July 20, 2018
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Vacations: We’ve asked you, our readers, what your family favorites are and then we tallied the numbers. So, drum roll please – here are the results. Read more…

Lasdon Park

Lasdon Park

Tweens: Situated on more than 200 acres in Somers, Lasdon Park offers a beautiful backdrop for a family picnic or a walk along the colorful gardens blooming with flowers. Summer is the perfect time to visit, although Lasdon offers special events catering to families throughout the year. The newly opened Conservatory featuring exotic flowers and plants is drawing visitors from all over the county and outdoor concerts are planned this summer. Below are highlights from the park that are sure to please the littlest nature lovers to history buff ’tweens. Read more…
Tweens: So, you think nothing is free? Think again. Just when you need a summer activity to keep the kids occupied, here comes this list of four outings that can tame the boredom monster. Read more…
Technology: Open up any newspaper or tune into any news program and there’s considerable coverage of the wildly popular video game, Fortnite: Battle Royale. Created by Epic Games, Fortnite can be played across multiple platforms including computers, gaming consoles and smartphones. While the ages of Fortnite players runs the gamut, step onto any elementary or middle school playground and chances are your kids or their friends have heard of it or are playing it themselves. Read more…
Feeding Your Family: Looking for some outdoor, Saturday family fun this summer? Then stop by The New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) Grand Market where the entire family can explore, play games, enjoy lunch, free entertainment, and of course, shop! The “Grand Market,” as it is affectionately known, runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 27, on the lawn of the downtown New Rochelle Public Library at 1 Library Plaza. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win the NextWave™ Jumbo Beach Basket from Amloid! This bright and colorful 15-piece activity set comes complete with assorted sea creatures and nautical forms, bucket with handle, castle […] Read more…
Contests: Enter to win an Aqua Creatures Swim Mask and Water Squirterz set by Amloid! The one-size-fits-all mask features an adjustable strap to fit kids ages 5-and-up along with a durable, high-quality kid-safe […] Read more…

Nature’s Candy: Summer Fruits

Feeding Your Family: Fruit. It’s the best kind of dessert, wrapped up by nature in a convenient and wholesome package. And summer is the best time to find the sweetest, freshest, seasonal local pickings. So many great fruits are grown right here in the Westchester region; they don’t have to travel thousands of miles, losing quality and nutritional value along the way. With the variety of fruits available now, this is the perfect time to encourage children to try all the colors of the rainbow. Read more…

Westchester Park Pass

A Westchester Park Pass is available to all Westchester County residents, ages 12 and up for $75 and is valid for three years. Residents must show proof of residency and apply in person at several area locations including County offices in Mt. Kisco and White Plains, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River and Playland Park in Rye. In the summer passes are also available at pools and golf courses. Read more…

Coping With Homesickness

Coping With Homesickness

Camps: This summer, millions of children will get their first taste of independence at a summer resident camp. For many, it will also be their first experience with homesickness. But parents don’t have to feel helpless when homesickness strikes. The prescription for camper homesickness is a simple solution of preparation and patience. Read more…
Vacations: Sometimes, it’s good for kids to get a reality check, with a firsthand look of what life was like before technology, when hard work was necessary for just simple living. Fortunately, there are several living history sites throughout the northeast that welcome families with interpretive, but fun, displays and activities. Read more…

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