New York Family’s November 2013 Issue

Photo by Mark Abrahams / Trunk Archive

Amanda’s Second Act
After years on both the big and small screens, actress Amanda Peet has added a few more plum roles to her resume: mother of two, childhood vaccination advocate, and playwright

Lights! Camera! Celebration!
Our annual birthday party guide—inspired by some of our favorite kids’ movies—is your roadmap to the city’s best party venues—plus, plenty of fun themes, décor and game ideas, and tasty treats

Work It Out
Our career blogger Barri Waltcher helps at-home parents navigate their return to the workplace


Family Fun Guide

Ten Great Events For November
Power of Poison exhibit, Intrepid Museum’s Scout Day, “Ballerina Swan,” and more


Home & Away

Moms Of Real Estate: Part 2
In the second installment of our “Parents & Real Estate” series, four moms—and real estate power players—dish on neighborhood gems and making smart choices for family living

A wanderlustful winter destination guide to suit every family’s interests (and climate preferences)

Quality Time
Set your Thanksgiving table in style with our picks for seasonal décorcrafting, and baking



Editor’s Note
Giving thanks

Events & Offers
An Art Farm in the City semester class and membership giveawayupcoming camp fairs, and the scoop on our weekly newsletters

Julianne Moore’s new children’s booka kids’ clothing store on the LESthe latest tech toy, and more

A Special Place
For 20 years, Eastside Westside Music Together has been helping parents and kids bond over the joys of singing and movement

Starting Out
Renowned parenting expert Priscilla Dunstan shares her insights on managing a crying baby and the importance of early infant-parent bonding

Special Needs
In Raising Henry, her book about parenting a child with Down syndrome, Columbia professor Rachel Adams examines the broader issues faced by families raising children with disabilities.

A Good Idea
No one has done more to help adoptive families and orphaned children around the world than local mom and “orphan doctor” Jane Aronson

Activity Of The Month: Music
A parent’s guide to helping their budding musician select a first instrument—with tips from local instructors and experts

Hot Trends
Get set for the winter sports season with our roundup of awesome city basketball programs

The Last Word
A local mom has visions of raising another baby as her teen nears the end of high school