Paramount Reopens

Entertainment: The Paramount Hudson Valley, formerly the Paramount Center for the Arts, is excited to announce its re-opening with the Daisy Jopling Band and the Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony (WPYS). Together the two will debut The Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra, a highly anticipated collaboration between Jopling, WPYS, and acclaimed German composer Tristan Schulze. The concert event will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 7:00pm in Peekskill.   Read more…

Horticulture Kids

Entertainment: Contrary to what some people may believe, successful gardeners are not born but “grown,” and youngsters ages 5 through 11 can have fun as they learn some of the basics during the “Adventures […] Read more…

True Value Grill Party

Parties: Participating TrueValue stores in our area invite you to their June 8, 2013 GRILLING PARTY!Stop by and see a grilling demonstration, enter a chance to win a free four-burner Grill Zone gas grill. There […] Read more…

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Open to Adults

Entertainment: In sharing the unique and interactive experiences offered at the just launched LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester with adult LEGO® fans, the indoor attraction announced the launch of its first monthly Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoL) Night. Attend  Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (admission is from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at Ridge Hill in Yonkers.  The new monthly event is only open to adults (18 years and older) and allows guests to experience the attraction while enjoying special events and activities tailored to adults. Read more…

Autism Speaks Walk

Special Needs: Autism Speaks invites you to support and celebrate individuals and families living with autism at the 2013 Westchester Fairfield Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Read more…

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival

Entertainment: Attend the 51st annual juried art show in White Plains on Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2, 2013. The event is held in Tibbetts Park, 1 N. Broadway, White Plains from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There'a FREE admission, children's activities, a student art exhibit, food and much more!For further information see www.WhitePlainsOutdoorArtsFestival.com.  Read more…

The Big Bounce

Hot Topics: A fun findraising event, The Big Bounce, is being held at Bounce U in Elmsford, New York. Finds raised benifit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For an $8 donation our child has access to all the exciting Giant Inflatables as well as pizza and drinks. In additon to bounceing the event features give-aways for all attending kids, face painting, clowns and more. Reservations are required. Space limited. Bounce U of Elmsford, 150 Clearbrook Rd., Elmsford, NY. 874-5200. www.bounceu.com/elmsford. Read more…

Big Truck Tuesdays

Entertainment:  As part of the ongoing children’s event series, the Scarsdale Public Library is brining back Big Truck Tuesdays. Local children of all ages are invited to the library on May 14 and May 28 at 4 p.m. to explore trucks from the Scarsdale Highway Department and Scarsdale Police and Fire Departments.   Read more…

NEW: Dinosaur Safari

Entertainment: Dinosaur Safari is coming to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo beginning, Saturday, May 25, Memorial Day weekend. The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar and spit.     Read more…

Break for Breakfast

Health: As part of its sixth annual Wellness Through Prevention Month, White Plains Hospital is offering two outreach events specifically for women focused on cancer prevention and healthy living. Read more…

Raise Your Child to Lead

Child Development: In years past, it was quite common for parents to make nearly every decision for their children. Very few parents were enlightened enough to allow a child some independence, even with the choices that were not of paramount importance. For instance: what to wear to school, what sports to play, or the order in which their homework should be completed. Read more…

Father's Day Craft Project

Try this simple and easy craft ideal for just about any age. Read more…

The Family-friendly Madison Beach Hotel

Travel: If your family could use a few more days at the beach, the Madison Beach Hotel just might be the answer to those oceanfront dreams. Located on the shoreline of the quaint New England town of Madison, Conn., the newly reconstructed luxury property is a quick getaway from Westchester (approximately 75 miles) via car (I-95, exit 61) or rail (MetroNorth to New Haven and ShorelineEast to Madison). Read more…

Westchester Children's Museum Gala

Hot Topics:  Westchester Children’s Museum (WCM) will be a learning laboratory providing children, families, and school groups throughout Westchester County and the surrounding region with the opportunity to nurture curiosity, enhance knowledge, and ignite imagination through hands-on exploration. WCM is committed to broadening knowledge of the arts, the environment, multiculturalism, and the local and global communities in an educational and recreational atmosphere. For more information about WCM or to support the museum through a donation, please visit www.discoverWCM.org.    Read more…

Trails to Treasure: A Good Reason to Shop

While many popular vendors from years past will be in attendance at the annual Trails to Treasures event, this years committee strove to source new and diverse vendors that support women and children in developing countries. By choosing three socially responsible, non-profit vendors, shoppers will be able to buy handbags, totes, clothing, home décor, fashion accessories and body care products, that benefit deserving citizens of Afghanistan, Paraguay, Kenya, Cambodia, India, Uganda and Haiti. Read more…

Mama’s New Doo

Family Values: While brushing my teeth the other day I nonchalantly looked up in the mirror and did not recognize the person who was staring back at me. Who was this lady with the dark “I need more sleep” circles under her eyes? Surely that wasn’t me! This woman in the reflection had roots that were in desperate need of color and eyebrows that had taken on a life of their own. This was not the well-taken-care-of girl I had always prided myself in being. No this was Martyr Mom; the woman who puts everyone else’s needs before her own! Read more…

Matilda The Musical

Entertainment: Matilda, the quirky, exuberant new musical, which just opened on Broadway after an award-winning season in London, is a treat for the family. The play is based on the story by Roald Dahl, (Charlie and […] Read more…

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Entertainment: A family friend called to tell us about a great museum and nature center she recently discovered. It was the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Truth was, after the toddler years and another five years of being a Cub Scout leader I’d seen my share of nature centers, museums, petting zoos, and the like. Read more…

Easing Into Separation Over the Summer

Hot Topics: Separating from your child is a developmental milestone that frequently takes place through an early childhood program. While it’s impossible to predict how your child will separate the first time you leave him alone at childcare, preschool, kindergarten, or even a play date or birthday party, there are some tips and tricks that can help both you and your child make the transition as easy and painless as possible. Read more…

Am I Good Enough?

Work & Family: Sometimes, it’s the things moms hear: What are you going to do all day now that you’re a stay-at-home mom? How can you stand to be away from them so many hours a day now that you’re […] Read more…

How to Prevent Skateboarding Injuries

Safety: Every skateboarder is going to fall and, unfortunately, many are going to suffer an injury. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, skateboard injuries cause about 50,000 visits to the emergency […] Read more…

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