September 26, 2017
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Family Favorite Winners 2017

Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

Dutchess County Fair

Entertainment: Since 1842 the Dutchess County Fair has delighted visitors with an old-fashioned celebration of farmers, agriculture and homesteading. As the second largest fair in New York State, this classic country fair sets up shop for six days in late August every year in the charming Hudson Valley village of Rhinebeck. Though the Dutchess County Fair is certainly a major highlight, the 147-acre fairgrounds play host to other events throughout the year including the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest, classic car shows, craft and antiques fairs, and the annual New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Read more…

4 Best Water Parks In and Around Westchester

Vacations: When the temperatures soar there’s nothing like a refreshing dunk. A visit to a water park means the kids are entertained all day and it’s even pleasurable for adults. Read more…

Go Zoe!

Movies: You might recall our cover story from February 2016 when we featured Zoe Manarel, the Katonah 10-year-old who was appearing as Lavender on Broadway in Matilda the Musical. Read more…

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Entertainment: For those of you not familisr with the 1964 novel or the popular 1971 film Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factroy, the story revolves around an eccentirc maker of chocolate (Willy Wonka) who has been out of the public eye for mnay years and is now looking for an heir to take over his chocolate mpire. Read more…

The Staue of Liberty and Ellis island

Entertainment: I waited far too long to visit the Statue of Liberty, considering my own family’s immigration story. A cold weekend seemed like a good (and uncrowded) time to finally take the kids, so we could all get a sense of what our Italian ancestors experienced on their very first day in America. Read more…

Choosing a Tallit

Entertainment: Take your time whne choosing a tallit for the bar/bat child. Here are some pointers from an expert. Read more…

Mazel Tov! Trendy Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties Any Young Adult Would Love

Entertainment: A young adult’s bar/bat mitzvah is one of the most anticipated and celebrated event in a Jewish person’s life. As the adolescent prepares to end the first phase of their religious education, the family begins plans to mark the momentous occasion of their son or daughter’s passage into adulthood. The following four places specialize in throwing bar/bat mitzvahs and promise to deliver the trendiest party any sophisticated young adult could want. Mazel tov! Read more…

A Magical Event

Entertainment: Presto, chango … with a little magic you can transform your bar or bat mitzvah into a surprising, mind boggling event. All it takes is the help of a professional magician. Providing fun for kids and adults, magicians can capture the crowd and have guests talking about your entertaining event for seasons to come. Read more…

The Nature of Things

Entertainment: Springtime often brings out the ‘nature lover’ in us all. Who can resist tumbling in the green grass, inhaling the heady soil smell in the air and cuddling with newborn baby animals. Understanding and appreciating our natural world is important for everyone – adults and children alike. Read more…

Meet the Baby Animals

Entertainment: Spring welcomes warmer weather, blooming flowers and baby animals. Visit these four venues that are sure to be showcasing some new additions to their animal families. Read more…

Music for Kids with Special Needs

Entertainment: Kerry Fenster has a new CD, Songs About Us, and it’s designed to help kids with special needs develop basic social and developmental skills. Read more…

Birthday Parties

Entertainment: Throwing an economical birthday party in Westchester doesn’t mean giving up all the bells and whistles when it comes to having a fabulous party; it just means scouting out the perfect venue, getting a little creative or thinking outside of the box. In order to save you some time, we’ve done the research for you. Here are nine fun ideas for economical parties that any kid (and parent) would love! Read more…

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Entertainment: Steeped in history, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard St., offers visitors, young and old alike, a glimpse of what life was like for immigrants on the bustling Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 19th and early 20th century. The five-story building contains apartments for visitors to tour and “meet” some of its inhabitants whose stories are told through costumed interpreters. Read more…

Kids’ Night on Broadway

Entertainment: Yes, Kids’ Night on Broadway® the annual New York City event that allows kids ages 18 and under to attend a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult, sells out fast. But be sure to check for last minute tickets this month as there are a few left. Don’t miss this chance to introduce your children to live Broadway theater for free. Read more…

Eaglefest

Entertainment: The bald eagle is the U.S. national emblem, in part, because of its long life, great strength and majestic appearance. Yet few citizens can say they have actually seen a bald eagle up close. Good news! At EagleFest 2017 you can introduce your children to bald eagles and other wild birds of prey. Read more…