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…
Dad Stuff: Like many dads in his community Dereck works long hours - plus a commute to his offices in New York City – and he looks forward to family ime on the weekends. He envisioned playing soccer, hosting cookouts, celebrating holidays; that all seems like a lost dream now. When did parenting become so difficult? Read more…

Hemlock Hill Farm

Hemlock Hill Farm

Tweens: Show your kids where real food comes from. A day out at the farm is the perfect way to combine fresh air, wholesome food, physical activity and respect for the food chain. Even better, Hemlock Hill Farm (HHF) is right here in Westchester. Read more…
Media: Walk down the street and you’ll probably see multiple strollers with babies holding iPhones or children playing with tablets, while parents chat or just take a much-needed break. Then there are preschoolers who are mesmerized in front of the television screen for hours while mommy cooks dinner or tends to other children. When it comes to screen time and preschoolers, it’s hard to ignore all of the devices around you. Let’s face it, some provide proper learning tools, but in some cases, they just make easy babysitters. Read more…
Tweens: From the moment your child wakes up until they go to sleep at night, their eyes are working to help them take in the world around them. We spoke with Kelly Hutcheson, M.D., MBA, and the Director of Ophthalmology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network for tips on how to keep your child’s eyes healthy from infancy and throughout the school years. Read more…
Entertainment: Two parts – an afternoon and evening OR consecutive evenings – for Potter fans it’s not an issue. For others, perhaps, a little bit of an endurance test. With that said, this is one of the most magical staging of any show ever to hit Broadway. Parents turn into children right before your eyes. Gravity is not an issue. No strings attached. Really. You won’t see how they do it – and that’s half the fun. Read more…
Tweens: Eating outdoors is one of the many pleasures of summer. Try these locations that offer much more than just a patch of grass for dining al fresco. Read more…
Contests: Dad has enough ties! This Father’s Day, enter to win a gift that dad and the whole family can enjoy together – Trex Cornhole boards! Perfect for dads who love to spend time outdoors, this set provides regulation-sized boards and eight all-weather, re-washable bean bags. Unlike traditional wooden sets, the boards are constructed from weather-proof materials that won’t rot or warp – ensuring a smooth, flat surface for decades of play. trexcornhole.com. Retail Value $423.99. Contest ends June 21, 2018. Enter now at WestchesterFamily.com/Cornhole. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win Educational Insights’ first collectible product: Playfoam Pals. Open this special pod of Playfoam and find a hidden animal surprise nestled inside. Pop your new pal apart and swap its head and body with pieces from other Playfoam Pals collectibles to create unique combination critters all your own! And mess-free, non-toxic Playfoam never dries out! Retail Value, $7.99 (two pack). Contest ends June 21, 2018. Enter now at WestchesterFamily.com/Playfoam. Read more…

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