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    The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps (2012-13 Edition)
    New York Family’s Guide to Summer Camps

    FEATURES

    Editor’s Note: The Big Show

    Making A Match: 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Summer Camp

    The Friend Question: Should A Child Go To Camp With A Buddy?

    When Day Is The Way: Many Day Camps Now Attract Older Campers Who Appreciate Their Mix Of Programs And Attractions—And The Ability To Return Home At The End Of The Day

    Get Your Gear Here: Look Cool At Camp This Summer With These 10 Must-Have Items

    Nature Calling: Camps That Bring Campers Back To Basics

    The Long And Short Of It: How Long Should A Child Go Away For?

    Firsthand Evidence: Making The Most Of A Camp Visit

    It’s Not What You Wear: Why Some Camps Still Prefer Dress Codes

    How I Spent My Summers: A Lifelong Camp Lover Looks Back On Her Years As A Camper And Counselor


    The Ultimate Guide to Education (2012-13 Edition)
    New York Family Education Guide

    Issues

    The Loss Of Our “Secret Sauce”
    A Local Educator Worries That A Single-Minded Focus On Standardized Test Is Killing What’s Truly Great About An American Education

    The Hot Education Book For Parents
    A New Book Reports On The Surprising Ways That Traits Like Grit And Curiosity Can Improve Success In School And Life

    What Parents Can Learn From Teachers
    We Asked Some Of NYC’s Best Teachers For Advice On How Parents Can Help Raise Successful Students. Take Out Your Notepads

    Plans For The Precocious
    What You Need To Know About Raising A Gifted Child In The City

    The Revenge Of The POS (Parent Over Shoulder)
    To Put Together A Glossary Of Teenage Texting For Parents, We Knew Just Who To Ask: Our Summer Intern!

    Admissions

    Are All Those Crazy Things One Hears About NYC School Admissions True?
    New York Family‘s Editor Shares His Experiences As A Journalist And A Parent

    Looking Ahead
    A Talented NYC High School Senior Shares Her Thoughts On What Middle School And Early High School Students Can Do Now To Prepare For College (Without Driving Themselves Crazy)

    Enrichments & Extracurriculars

    Leaders Of The Pack
    Ask Your Kid: The Best Backpacks Are Sturdy, Stylish, And Fun

    Changing Their Environment
    Six Projects Show How NYC Schools Are Putting Green Teaching Into Practice

    15 Ways To Turn On Learning
    The Latest And Greatest Apps That Will Teach Your Kids To Love Learning (Seriously)

    Educate Yourself!
    Our Recommended List Of Education Resources For Local Parents, Plus Crib Notes On New Schools.


    The Ultimate Guide to Raising Kids in the City (2012-13 Edition)
    New York Family’s Guide to Culture, Parenting, Shopping, Classes and more!

    CLASSES: With New Venues And Programs Popping Up All Over The City, The Choice Is Yours For What Class Best Suits Your Child

    BIRTHDAYS: From World-Class Venues And Entertainers To Towering Cakes, The Big Apple Has All A Child Could Ask For When It Comes To Blowing Out Birthday Candles

    MUSEUMS: The City’s Diverse Museums Are Gearing Their Programs And Exhibits Toward Families—From Arts And Culture To Science And Technology

    THEATER & LIVE PERFORMANCE: From Theaters Devoted To Children’s Plays To Broadway’s Biggest Acts, There’s Always A Show-Stopping Performance To Be Seen In Our Wonderful City

    ATTRACTIONS: Our Annual A-Z Guide To The City’s Most Notable And Memorable Experiences

    SHOPPING & STORES: A Family Guide To The City’s Best Places To Buy Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Furnishings, Books & More

    PHOTOGRAPHERS: With So Many Great Local Photographers, You Can Find The Right Style And Snapshot For Your Family

    HEALTH & WELLNESS: The City’s Top Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, Nutritionists And Exercise Centers With A Focus On Parents And Kids

    CAMPS: Whether They Are Going To Day Camp Or Sleepaway, Most Kids Have Some Trepidation The First Time. Here’s How You Can Bolster Their Readiness (And Yours Too)

    NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS: A Selective Guide To Everything For Bump And Baby

    TEN TIPS FOR RAISING TWINS IN THE CITY: Priceless Advice From A Dynamic Mother Of Multiples

    EDUCATION: With So Many Options In The City—Public, Private, Charter And Parochial—Parents Need To Do Their Research

    SPECIAL NEEDS: Evaluations? Programs? Services? The Good News Is That There Are Lots of Local Services For Special Needs Children. The Bad News Is That There’s A Learning Curve For Parents

    REAL ESTATE: What To Look For In A Building

    FOOD & DINING: A Roster Of The “Best” Kid-Friendly Restaurants In NYC

  • Calendar

    Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop At Battery Park City Library

    Ages 4 and up are invited to the Battery Park City Library for a Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop! Margaret Yuen,... [more]

    Family Fishing Night In Prospect Park

    Families with children ages 8 and up can cast their line in the Prospect Park pond during Family Fishing Night.... [more]

    Truth Or Dare: Honesty and the High Holy Days At West End Synagogue

    The West End Synagogue will explore the topic of honesty in Judaism during a one-hour family program entitled "Honesty and... [more]

    Little Makers: Chill Out With A Fizzy Drink At The New York Hall of Science

    Want to know the secrets behind citrus fruits? Come to the New York Hall of  Science on Friday, August 22nd... [more]

    Movie: “The Wizard of Oz” In Hudson River Park

    Come to Hudson River Park's Pier 46 on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm to watch 1939's The Wizard of Oz as the sun... [more]

    Symbolic Selfies At The Children’s Museum of the Arts

    For the young artist in your life, come to the Children's Museum of the Arts on Friday, August 22nd between... [more]

    Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis fans and otherwise will have a blast at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park! With... [more]

    Blues BBQ At Hudson River Park

    Combine your family’s love of Blues and BBQ! Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 is hosting this scrumptious festival with America’s... [more]

    Sprinkler Day At Asphalt Green

    Get some relief from the summer heat at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day on Saturday, August 23rd.  Starting at 10:30 a.m., your kids... [more]

    Brighton Jubilee Festival At Brighton Beach

    Come to the annual Brighton Jubilee Festival on Sunday, August 24th to experience multiple entertainment stages, shopping booths, kiddie rides,... [more]

    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam At Governors Island

    If your little ones can’t get enough of cars, take them to see this classic VW show! The NYC Volkswagen Traffic... [more]

    August Hip Tot Family Day In Greenwood Park

    Greenwood Park is hosting an end-of-summer party for its monthly Hip Tot Family Day. There will be live music, crafts,... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibit At Discovery Times Square

    Suit up for the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit at Discovery Times Square! Visitors will be given access to "intelligence files"... [more]

    Art Adventure Mondays At The Jewish Museum

    Explore the galleries of the Jewish Museum with stories, sketching, and exciting themes each week.... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Cinderella on Broadway

    Originally produced for television in 1957 and starring an up-and-coming Julie Andrews, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical made its Broadway... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Cinderella on Broadway

    Originally produced for television in 1957 and starring an up-and-coming Julie Andrews, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical made its Broadway... [more]

    Gazillion Bubble Show

    This interactive show for all ages combines lasers, lights, and bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Audience members can even... [more]

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