• New York Family’s Ultimate Guide To Raising Kids In New York City, 2014-15

    From attractions, shopping, and birthdays to classes, education, and health–our annual Ultimate Guide covers it all!


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    Illustrations by Holly Morrison and Rachael Tucker

    COLUMNS

    Editor’s Note: Time to Play

    Events & Offers: Our annual readership survey and a chance to win a fab parent-moon, our e-newsletters, and our new online calendar

    Last Word: The Awakening

    FEATURES

    In My Room: We stepped into the bedrooms of seven décor-savvy kiddos (including three sets of siblings sharing rooms) to capture snapshots of urban family living

    Spend City: Our budget blogger—and local mom of two—offers some savvy tips on saving money in all aspects of city life

    It’s Super Dad!: In the hospital with leukemia, a Brooklyn father reassures his young son by sketching heroes from the comics

    SPECIAL SECTIONS & DIRECTORIES

    Classes
    From new and cool offerings to classic favorites, our guide to the city’s best classes is sure to delight kids of all ages — plus, hot class trends

    Museums
    The city’s many museums aren’t just grown-up affairs—most offer special programming for children as well

    Attractions
    Our hit parade of the top family-friendly adventures and attractions in the city — plus, the best apps to help you get around, and scoop on seeing the city by foot, boat, or by bus

    Education
    Some of the city’s brightest teachers offer advice to parents on how to help their children thrive–plus, great education resources

    Birthdays
    Our favorite birthday party venues and entertainers are sure to make any child’s special day the best ever–plus, the 10 top birthday cakes in NYC and awesome cake alternatives

    Shopping
    Our guide to the best family retailers— from boutiques to big box stores—offers the inside scoop on shopping the city in the smartest way–plus, cool second-hand shops

    New & Expectant Parents
    A selective guide to local bump and baby essentials—plus, the Best in Show picks from the 2014 New York Baby Show and a guide to doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants

    Health & Wellness
    A selective list of New York City’s best family-friendly health and wellness pros–plus, tips on how pick a pediatrician

    Theaters & Live Performances
    Take a seat and check out the most kid- friendly theaters and live shows in town–plus tips on saving on ticket prices and our guide to the kindie music scene

    Special Needs
    A local mom of two (and special needs consultant) shares her wisdom about raising children with developmental challenges–plus, a resource guide and tips on entering kindergarten with special needs