December 2018
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King Kong

King Kong

Entertainment: Some critics has been harsh on the new Broadway show King Kong, saying it’s all about animatronics - the use of cable pulled devices or motors to animate an inanimate object - in this case, to bring the 20-foot tall 2,000-pound marionette to life. In fact, Kong requires 14 performers and 16 microprocessors to operate. But while central to the story and, of course, the reason for the show, that’s not what blew me away about this production. There is a non-stop sense of motion and excitement even before Kong is seen. I don’t think I looked away from the stage for the entire first act. Read more…
Safety: Perhaps you’ve heard the incessant radio commercials promoting “juuling” as a safer alternative to traditional cigarette smoking but don’t believe the hype, according to Sankaran Krishnan, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatric pulmonologist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital affiliated with Boston Children’s Health Physicians and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, both in Valhalla. Krishnan also has done extensive research on juuling as the Research Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley. Read more…
Entertainment: On one special evening this winter, kids take over Broadway! The Broadway League invites young people ages 18 and under to attend a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Read more…

Enter to Win: Movie Tickets for Four

Contests: The gorgeous and fully renovated Beford Playhouse will treat one lucky family to four movie tickets plus a small popcorn for each guest! Contest ends Dec. 12, 2019. Enter now! Read more…
Holidays: With holiday season upon us, (in our faces since – what – the day after Halloween now!?) you may have been preparing traditional family celebrations since the leaves began to turn. After all, it’s those traditions that make holidays so special. Doing the same activities, eating the same foods, wearing the same special clothes ... these are the rituals that make the holidays meaningful and memorable. But family traditions don’t have to be limited to holiday celebrations. In fact, some of the most unforgettable and important traditions you can create with your family are likely to happen when celebrating life’s “small” moments. Read more…
SPYSCAPE

A New Museum and Expereince

SPYSCAPE

A New Museum and Expereince

Entertainment: It was raining heavily as my family and I arrived in the city. We were headed to SPYSCAPE, a new spy museum, and the turn-your-collar-up weather was helping us get in the mood. We checked the address twice because 928 8th Avenue looked like a sleek modern office building. Read more…
Contests: Win a Family-Four-Pack of tickets to see The Play Group Theatre’s production of Mama Mia! Enjoy this enchanting tale of love, laughter, family, and a woman’s search for her dad. Featuring the music of ABBA (“Dancing Queen’) this jukebox musical will have you dancing right out of your seats! Select from five performances in January. Enter now! Read more…
Family Values: Traditionally, the holiday season is marked by thoughts of giving. Yet for many children the focus is on getting. Giving doesn’t come naturally to children, sharing has to be taught. Yet, giving is a behavior that can be cultivated and celebrated. Read more…
Camps: Yes, believe it or not it’s time to think about your children’s summer camp plans. To help make the process easier and more efficient we would like to personally invite you to attend the free Westchester Family 2019 Camp Fairs. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win Kids@Work big Block Bin from Amloid. Little ones can build with 250 sturdy and stackable building blocks that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Enhance budding builders’ cognitive and fine-motor skills as they continuously create new structures. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win Geomag Classic from Geomagworld the leader in magnetic toys. Childre learn how to control invisable magnetic forces and anyone can easily build abstract sculptures, futuristic buildings and 3D sculptures. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win a Family Four-Pack of tickets to see The Rainbow Fish on Dec. 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College. See this Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winng book. The show will enchant even the youngest child with its shimmery scenery and and innovative puppetry. Enter now! Read more…

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