June 14, 2016

Interview With New York Post Baseball Columnist Ken Davidoff

Editor's Note: Our boys are teammates on the same little league team, so I know first-hand how people like to ask Ken Davidoff, a baseball columnist for the New York Post, about his job, with the hope that they'll get some inside scoop. It's also kind of nice to watch a little league game and have a pleasant, even-tempered parent around who really does know the rules. To kick off our new monthly sports newsletter for families, I thought it would be nice to include a Q&A with someone from the world of baseball whose special vantage (as a sports writer and a local dad) might offer insights into some of the really important issues of the game, like which is the best food concession and whether it's more fun watching your child's game, or a Yankee's or Met's game. Enjoy!  --Eric Messinger, Editor, New York Family, emessinger@manhattanmedia.com

Fun Summer Baseball Promos For Kids 

Whether you’re a Harry Potter wizard, a Jedi, or just a baseball fan, the area's baseball teams--pros and minors--offer all sorts of theme days, interactive activities, and giveaways throughout the summer. Batter Up! »

Water Safety Tips For Summer

Jim Spiers, of SwimJim and the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, shares life-saving tips and info on keeping children safe in the water. Swim safe! »


New York Family Partner: Advantage Day Camps

Advantage Day Camps deliver more activities, more locations and more fun! Choose All-City Junior Tennis for lots of tennis, plus optional sports and arts…or Sports & Arts for lots of sports and arts, plus tennis. Both at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.  For even more action, there’s Sports & Arts at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, located in midtown, with tennis, swimming, rock wall climbing, field trips and arts! Or for tournament training under the personal direction of Tennis Director Salifu Mohammed, opt for the High Performance Elite Academy at New York Tennis Club in Throgs Neck.There’s still time to get in on the summer fun! Enroll today at advantagecamps.net!

Our Favorite Sports Stories This Month

  1. family man: Steph Curry is a back-to-back MVP, world champion, and destroyer of NBA defenses. He's also a full-time dad and husband. He breaks down how he balances fatherhood and court time in this adorable interview with his wife, Ayesha. Golden dad! »

  2. Road to riO: USA gymnast Simone Biles is breaking all sorts of barriers at the ripe age of 19, and the world champion is predicted to continue to set new heights at the Olympics this summer. Who is her big source of inspiration? Her mom, Nellie. All in the family! »

  3. wise words: In addition to his prowess in the ring, Muhammad Ali left behind a legacy of memorable quotes. Kids of all ages can learn a thing or two from Ali--check out these 13 quotes from "The Greatest" himself! Sting like a bee! »

More Resources from New York Family:

Classes Spotlight: Golf, Swimming & Tennis

Now that summer's here, the timing is perfect to get kids feeling confident & independent in three of summer’s coolest activities. We spoke with instructors at notable city sports programs in each sport (one golf, one swimming, and one tennis) to get the scoop on what kids can glean from each respective activity. Summer sports! »

NYC Kids' Classes Directory

New York Family's Classes Search Directory allows you to search for class listings and filter by any combination of age range, type of class (from art to sports and everything in between), and location. With over 290 classes venues (from throughout the five boroughs) included, we’re sure that you’ll find something that fits your family’s needs. Start searching! »