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Featured Event: It’s thrills, chills, and more at this spookfest on Oct. 28. Read more…
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Featured Event: Don those costumes and get ready for a autumnal fun at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Oct. 27. Read more…
Featured Event: This year’s festival on Oct. 27 is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors. Read more…

Micro-poems for short people: Discover a new children’s book featuring haiku

“H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku From A to Z” introduces the poetry of Sydell Rosenberg to a new generation of young readers. Read more…
Healthy Living: The abrupt hormonal changes after pregnancy and delivery can be responsible for the postpartum blues, but it can also cause postpartum thyroiditis. Read more…

Chop, slurp, laugh

New & Noteworthy: The funny, lavishly illustrated cookbook from the editors at Delish.com provides plenty of dinner inspiration for reluctant cooks. Read more…
Featured Event: The Laurie Berkner band is leading the Halloween master bash at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Oct. 20. Read more…

Putting students in office: Teens in Politics helps kids find internships

Politics: The organization helps high schoolers start their journey in government. Read more…
Featured Event: Kids explore the artistic process and discovery Afro-Caribbean and African contemporary artists now through Nov. 17. Read more…
Featured Event: Kids can explore their artistic nature at the museum’s studio on Oct. 14. Read more…
Sleep: Sleep is crucial to adolescents’ well-being. Researchers have found that a later start time can have many benefits for high-school students. Until then, here are tips parents can heed right now to help their student put their best foot forward. Read more…

Flashback to the ’80s

Technology: Technology can have its downfalls, but I’m envious of all the ways my teen has it better than I did growing up. Read more…
Hot Topics: Knowing there’s a high likelihood you will develop breast cancer can be scary. Preventive surgery — otherwise known as prophylactic mastectomy — is one choice, but breast-imaging specialist Heather Frimmer says it may not be the right one for everyone. Read more…

Adventure Course at Alley Pond Park

Featured Event: Experience thrills in great outdoors on Sundays through Oct. 28. Read more…

The best finds of October a la Lyss Stern

Have you had your pumpkin spice latte yet? There’s lots to love this month, including a literary podcast for parents and a new play based on the life of Gloria Steinem. Read more…
Featured Event: Families enjoy music preovided by the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra and finger-licking ribs every Sunday. Read more…
Featured Event: Childen 3 years and older will enjoy the telling of two of Hans Chrstian Andersen’s classic stories through Dec. 16. Read more…
Featured Event: The annual event, now through Oct. 28, offers families a great way to embrace the season and the animals at the zoo. Read more…
Featured Event: Furry friends and kids will have a blast at this fun space open now through Nov. 12. Read more…
Featured Event: The mouseling returns with her friends from Oct. 6 through Nov. 25. Read more…

Treats sans tricks: Cute Halloween lollies are OK for all

New & Noteworthy: The all-natural line of lollipops from Strawberry Hill Grand Delights features a quartet of shapes in four flavors made free of allergens. Read more…

‘Animaniacs in Concert’ starring Rob Paulsen at Joe’s Pub

Featured Event: The legendary voice actor returns for a special children’s matinee on Oct. 7. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy the seasonal activities at the fifth annual Halloween Harvest festival now through Oct. 28. Read more…

Delicious disguise: Chef and lobster costume gets laughs

New & Noteworthy: Everyone knows babies are delicious and this Halloween costume capitalizes on that law of the universe! Read more…

This read’s a treat: New book helps kids enjoy Halloween even more

New & Noteworthy: The latest collaboration from author Jean Reagan and illustrator Lee Wildish, “How to Scare a Ghost,” is a sweet, funny introduction to Halloween traditions, such as trick-or-treating, warm cider, and pumpkin carving. Read more…
Featured Event: Get your spooky on with the band at Just Kidding costume dance party on Oct. 6. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy chorale music and stories in the opera “a biography of 7 o’clock” on the High Line from Oct. 3 through Oct. 7. Read more…
Featured Event: Stroll through the grounds in this family-friendly festival on Oct. 6. Read more…

Demands on today’s preteens and teens different from our experiences

Letter from the Publisher: New pressures, new realities, and, of course, being kids in a major and busy metropolis all add their effects to what used to be innocent times in one’s growth. Read more…
Safety: A Queens woman who survived childhood molestation now works to help change laws for fellow victims. Read more…
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