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Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Lead Testing for Westchester Residents

Westchester residents who are concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can now take advantage of a free testing kit available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All residents are eligible whether they are served by a private well or a public water system. Read more…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Choosing a Tallit

Take your time whne choosing a tallit for the bar/bat child. Here are some pointers from an expert. Read more…

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mazel Tov! Trendy Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties Any Young Adult Would Love

A young adult’s bar/bat mitzvah is one of the most anticipated and celebrated event in a Jewish person’s life. As the adolescent prepares to end the first phase of their religious education, the family begins plans to mark the momentous occasion of their son or daughter’s passage into adulthood. The following four places specialize in throwing bar/bat mitzvahs and promise to deliver the trendiest party any sophisticated young adult could want. Mazel tov! Read more…

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fabulous Nature Centers

Our rubber boots squelched along the banks of the Cross River as warm, spring mud oozed out from beneath our footsteps. It had taken a while for the weather to turn warm this season and the purplish-green fronds of the skunk cabbages that dotted the wetland had just begun to unfurl. We were at the tail end of a morning hike – a hike that would culminate in a visit to the Trailside Nature Museum at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. It was our plan to join that afternoon’s family program, Amphibians for Kids, after a quick picnic lunch at the sun-warmed picnic tables nearby. Read more…

A Magical Event

Presto, chango … with a little magic you can transform your bar or bat mitzvah into a surprising, mind boggling event. All it takes is the help of a professional magician. Providing fun for kids and adults, magicians can capture the crowd and have guests talking about your entertaining event for seasons to come. Read more…

A Dozen Egg-cellent Ways to Use up Your Easter Eggs

Your children convinced you it was a great idea that they should each color a dozen Easter eggs. It was fun, but know the refrigerastopr is bursting to the seams with eggs that no one wants to eat. Try these creative solutions for some egg-cellent meals. Read more…

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Nature of Things

Springtime often brings out the ‘nature lover’ in us all. Who can resist tumbling in the green grass, inhaling the heady soil smell in the air and cuddling with newborn baby animals. Understanding and appreciating our natural world is important for everyone – adults and children alike. Read more…

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet the Baby Animals

Spring welcomes warmer weather, blooming flowers and baby animals. Visit these four venues that are sure to be showcasing some new additions to their animal families. Read more…

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Music for Kids with Special Needs

Kerry Fenster has a new CD, Songs About Us, and it’s designed to help kids with special needs develop basic social and developmental skills. Read more…

Monday, April 10, 2017

Aspiring Sports Broadcasters

Is your 13-year-old a pro at giving play-by-play commentary? Is your teen obsessed with everything sports – the players, the teams, the standings? Sounds like you have a sports broadcaster in the making. Read more…

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Prevent Baseball Shoulder Injury

As the warm weather approaches young athletes will begin hitting the baseball fields for spring training. In the spirit of competition, it will be tempting for these young athletes to start throwing and swinging for the rafters. However, a little pre-season conditioning is vital to build strength and flexibility to prevent a shoulder injury that could take a young player out of the game. Read more…

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Wolf Conservation Center

Forget what you’ve heard about big bad wolves in children’s stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Wolves can be big, but they’re certainly not bad (they’re actually afraid of humans). You can learn all about them, and see a few of these beautiful animals up close, thanks to the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem. Read more…

Sunday, April 2, 2017

What’s YOUR Favorite? Vote to Win!

Vote in the Westchester Family 2017 Family Favorites Awards. Share your opinion and vote for your personal family-favorites. We’d like to thank you for participating so just complete the form and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize – your choice of a four-night/four-day summer or winter vacation for a family of four at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont – the #1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the Eastern U.S. and Canada! Click here to vote! Read more…

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder

They say timing is everything, and that’s especially true when it comes to identifying and treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a broad variety, or “spectrum,” of presentations, including delays in communication and social interaction and atypical behaviors is often accompanied by general developmental delays. ASD affects one in 68 children, according to the latest estimates. Read more…

Celebrate National Library Week

Authors, illustrators and publishers around the globe are producing innovative, beautiful, educational and exciting books every year with one thing in mind – your children! These books allow children’s imaginations to soar, introduce a multitude of new concepts, world views and different perspectives and at the same time provide entertainment! That’s no small feat! Read more…

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birthday Parties

Throwing an economical birthday party in Westchester doesn’t mean giving up all the bells and whistles when it comes to having a fabulous party; it just means scouting out the perfect venue, getting a little creative or thinking outside of the box. In order to save you some time, we’ve done the research for you. Here are nine fun ideas for economical parties that any kid (and parent) would love! Read more…

Monday, March 27, 2017

Celebrating 80 Years of Dance

Anyone can dance and everyone should!” Read more…

Participate in Westchester Family’s Family Favorite Contest and be entered to win a 4-day/4-night family vacation for four to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont! Watch the video below to find out more about Smugglers’ Notch!