• Making Magic

      Our editor and his family pay a reflective visit to Hogwarts on their vacation in the UK

    • Keeping It Personal

      Our editor's daughter questions the existence of this column

    • Bittersweet Summer

      Our editor finds a special moment at his children's summer camp

    • Our editor doubts that the researchers have his particular children in mind when they extol the benefits of eating together as family

    • Even though her son is on the other side of the world, a NYC mom is handling it better than she--and everyone else--thought she would.

    • In her moving book about parenting a child with Down's syndrome, Columbia professor Rachel Adams examines the broader issues faced by families raising children with disabilities.

    • As her daughter starts her senior year of high school, one local mom reflects on countdowns past and the upcoming lift-off to the next step.

    • When a mysterious guest suddenly shows up at his apartment, our editor wonders if he should offer long-term housing.

    • Our editor gets to know his daughter a little better with the help of ask.fm.

  • Calendar

    The 240th Commemoration Of The Battle Of Brooklyn At Green-Wood Cemetery

    Take a trolley into the past during this year’s Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery. The Battle... [more]

    40th Annual Brighton Jubilee

    Enjoy the final days of summer during the 40th annual Brighton Jubilee! It'll be a fantastic day at the beach... [more]

    Wash Day In Prospect Park

    Head to Prospect Park this Sunday for Wash Day! Learn how people cleaned their clothes during the 19th century, and... [more]

    The US Open At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis, anyone? The US Open begins this Monday and tennis fans won’t want to miss all the excitement at this... [more]

    NYC Souvenir Design Studio At The Children’s Museum Of Manhattan

    Kids ages 6 and up can make their own New York souvenirs using real ones like subway maps and MetroCards... [more]

    Graffiti Art Workshop At George Bruce Library

    Kids and teens can learn about the history of hip-hop during this workshop at the George Bruce Library. Visitors will... [more]

    Kayaking On The Hudson At Pier 96

    Head to Pier 96 for some free kayaking! The first come, first served boats are available to be paddled around... [more]

    PJ Party In The Heights At Fort Washington Library

    Bring your kids to the library in their pajamas, and listen to a night of stories! The party will also... [more]

    The US Open At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis, anyone? The US Open begins this Monday and tennis fans won’t want to miss all the excitement at this... [more]

    Double Dutch In Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Put your jump rope skills to the test and learn how to double dutch! The block party-style environment is perfect... [more]

    Drive-In Movie: “Ratatouille” At 53rd Street Library

    Create the feel of a drive-in movie at the 53rd Street Library! Kids will be able to decorate their own... [more]

    Intergenerational Coloring Bonanza At Stephen A. Schwarzman Building At 42nd Street Library

    Kids, parents, and grandparents can enjoy a coloring party this Wednesday! Head to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at the... [more]

    Human Chess In Riverside Park

    Be a King, Queen or Bishop this September in Riverside Park! Summer on the Hudson is unrolling a giant chessboard... [more]

    “The Titanosaur” Exhibit At The American Museum Of Natural History

    Starting this Friday, visitors to the American Museum of Natural History can see a cast of one of the largest... [more]

    “Liberty: A Monumental New Musical” At 42nd West

    Have you gazed at Lady Liberty a thousand times but always been unsure of her history? Learn about her journey to... [more]

    Star Trek: Mission New York At The Javits Center

    Attention all Star Trek Fans! Star Trek: Mission New York is hosting a three-day 50th anniversary event in collaboration with... [more]

    New York Caribbean Carnival Week: Stay In School College Fair At The Brooklyn Museum

    Head to the Brooklyn Museum this Friday for the Stay in School College Fair! Part of New York Caribbean Carnival... [more]

    Shoes In The Museum At The Children’s Museum Of The Arts

    Here is a good chance to walk around the museum and never miss an artwork. The Children's Museum of the... [more]

    Richmond County Fair At Historic Richmond Town

    Enjoy rides, attractions, contests and exhibits this Labor Day weekend! Historic Richmond Town is hosting a 3-day county fair that... [more]

    New York Caribbean Carnival Week: Junior Carnival Parade

    This Saturday, as part of this year’s West Indian American Day Caribbean Carnival, kids can march in their very own... [more]

    Eat The Rainbow In Socrates Sculpture Park

    Trying to find a way to teach your kids to eat healthily? Join a fun interactive workshop with your family... [more]

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