The March 2020 Issue of New York Family


Mom Hacks: Goodbye Plastic!

The best reusable bags now that New York has banned single-use plastic bags

Spring Clean Your Life

Channel the power of springtime to give your whole life a makeover

Jodie Patterson: Bold and Brave

The author and activist talks about her experience parenting a trans child and her new book, The Bold World


Moms share their powerful stories of surviving the premie experience

Stories & Columns

Ask the Expert

Building play skills for children with special needs

Parent’s Book Club

We talk with Megan Angelo about her new book, Followers

Why Day Camp?

How the experience of day camp can benefit your child

 Mom Stories

Why it’s hard to raise a feminist, even when you are one

Home & Away

Neighborhood Guide: The Upper West Side

Is the west side really the best side?


When in Rome… with kids!

Family Fun

Family Volunteering

Teach your kids about service and giving back in NYC

Take a Hike

The best family-friendly trails and hikes in the city


Unmissable events in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Relevant Directory Listings

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Asphalt Green

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">Asphalt Green’s high-quality sports programs start at 4 months old. Two beautiful facilities in vibrant Manhattan neighborhoods provide the optimal space for children to learn the fundamentals, play for leisure, or compete at the highest level.<br />As the leading sports and fitness facility in Manhattan, Asphalt Green’s never-before- seen training methods focus on improving your mental and physical game. Whether participating in swim, soccer, flag football, martial arts, basketball, baseball, tennis, or volleyball, coaches instill values that set athletes up for success in life and bring out their full potential in sports.</span></p>

Plugged in Band

<div>Plugged In is a nonprofit program that offers online programs to student musicians (Ages 10-18) in a non-competitive environment and provides band and individual performance opportunities in support of community and charitable causes.</div> <div> </div> <div>Our programs include:</div> <div> </div> <div>Rock Band Classes</div> <div>Private Music Lessons</div> <div>Summer Camp</div> <div>Digital/Audio Production</div> <div>Songwriting and Recording Workshops</div> <div> </div> <div>Oh and hey parents, we are now offering private music lessons and our rock band program for adults too. Reach out to us for more information. </div>

USC Gymnastics & Baseball Training Facility

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">We offer sports activities, after school programs, birthday parties & private lessons for kids ages 3–13 years! Our gymnastics classes are a great way to keep your child active and healthy. We strive to empower and challenge children through the sport of gymnastics.</span></p>