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Monday, July 16, 2018

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

Nutrition: Promote your children’s hands-on learning by helping them open a neighborhood lemonade stand. Refresh yourself and your neighbors by featuring something slightly different – Watermelon Lemonade from Whole Foods Market. Read more…

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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…

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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…

Saturday, July 7, 2018

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…

Sunday, July 1, 2018

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…

Saturday, June 30, 2018

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…

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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 molds, rake, roller, sand spinner, sifter and shovels in a variety of sizes. There’s a sturdy nylon shoulder strap for easy portability and the collapsible folding case makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when it’s time to go. Retail Value, $14.99. Contest ends July 26, 2018. Enter now at WestchesterFamily.com/BeachBasket. 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 lens. Amloid’s one-size-fits-all Aqua Creatures Water Squirterz can launch a steady stream of water up to 10 feet! It’s the perfect accessory to add to any water toy box or beach bag. Win one of the three designs shown. Retail Value, $18. Contest ends July 26, 2018. Enter now at WestchesterFamily.com/AquaCreatures. Read more…

Monday, June 25, 2018

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…

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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…

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