NYC’s Best Free Pools

By Nicole Goldstein

Beat the heat in the coolest way with swimming pools across the city

John Jay Pool Cool off this summer at one of New York City’s free public pools. Yes, you heard correctly, free! You and your family can enjoy a day full of splashing and water fun this summer! John Jay Pool Bronx Claremont Pool: There outdoors pool is open from June 27 through September 1 there is plenty of time to visit. From [more]

Ghosts Of Parenting Past

By Lani Serota

Our blogger–a local mom of 2–reflects on the different lessons she’s learned from different phases of parenting

lani featured image Living in crowded Manhattan, we jostle and bump in to one another all the time and so do we Manhattan parents jostle and bump in to versions of our past selves at the playground, on the sidewalk, the school steps, in diners… On an usually low-key, unscheduled, brisk October day, I took my two girls up to a neighborhood park we [more]

Giveaway: apple seeds

By New York Family

Sign up for apple seeds’ Play For Free promotion and enter to win a free class

summer 2014 membership promo For the first time ever, all families that sign up for a membership at apple seeds prior to September 1, 2014 will "Play For Free" for the remainder of July and August at apple seeds! This is a great way for families to play and enjoy the summer in a clean, safe, and fun environment. And finally, all families who sign up [more]

Go #Back2Kipling With Megan Nicole

By Nicole Goldstein

Kipling’s new back-to-school items are making a splash with some help from Megan Nicole

main_variation_986_view_A_548x550 Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s time to start looking into back to school necessities, backpacks being the most important (of course!) Kipling started their #Back2kipling Campaign with Youtube star, Megan Nicole. Your children will love the new vibrant patterns and designs! Kipling is known for their lightweight bags that are appealing to all ages. The Back-to-School collection is inspired [more]

Ilili Box Releases Boxes For Kids

By Jaime Rochelle Herndon

Grab lunch for the whole fam this summer with yummy kid-friendly ilili boxes

Kafta Balls Lemonade Summer in the city means more outdoor activities, and when you’re on the go, there are plenty of outdoor food vendors from which to choose. If the kids can’t take the thought of another hot dog or slice of pizza, ilili Box has just the thing – their own kids’ menu. Just like grown-ups, kids can order their own Box, with [more]

Summer Hot Spot: Long Beach

By Nicole Goldstein

Pack up the whole family and head to Long Beach for plenty of fun for all

Cool off with an ice cream cone from Marvel Long Beach, located on Long Island, is a hot spot for families to visit during the summer. Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach hard, but that didn’t stop it from thriving! Close enough to NYC that you can plan a day trip there this summer. Take part in the laid back atmosphere and enjoy the food, activities, and of course the [more]