The September/October 2016 Issue Of New York Family

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Photo by Karilyn Sanders Photography. Hair by Terry Mathis; Makeup by Nicky Saunders; Styling by Kareem James. Renée Elise Goldsberry wears a Billy Reid dress and Dannijo earrings.

FEATURES

Telling Her Story: As the Tony-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry approaches her final days in “Hamilton,” she continues to find strength, fulfillment, and balance by prioritizing meaningful professional projects and time with family

Class Consciousness: Our annual fall guide to the best classes and enrichment programs for all ages–plus, a cool sports resource

Geek Out!: Local science and tech programs share fun ideas for bringing innovation home

All About Admissions: Expert advice on nursery and independent school tours, interviews, and more

Words Of Wisdom: The city’s brightest teachers offer advice to parents on how to help their children thrive in school and beyond

FAMILY FUN GUIDE

15 Great Events For Fall
The Brooklyn Book Festival, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, Carnegie Hall’s Fall Family Days, and more–plus, super-scary Halloween happenings

HOME & AWAY

Real Estate: A guide to some of NYC’s most impressive new residential buildings and classic properties

Quality Time: Add some spooky swag to your Halloween candy carriers with three easy DIY ideas

At Home: Two local moms offer an innovative solution for family keepsake storage

COLUMNS

Editor’s Note: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Events & Offers: New York Family’s Independent School Fairs, the Blackboard Awards for Schools and Principals, and First Candle’s upcoming gala

Scoop: Pokémon catching at the Met, rock-climbing in Brooklyn, designer baby gear, the coolest kids’ classes service, and French-inspired birthday parties

It’s My Party: Birthday celebrations at NYC Elite, Riverpark, and 202 East

Spotlight: Music: How to introduce your child to the songs and artists you love

Treats: Coolest back-to-school clothes and shoes for kids of all ages

Special Place: Founded by a former rocket scientist, LAUNCH Math & Science Centers encourage a lifelong appreciation of STEM subjects

Starting Out: Food blogger and mom-of-two Leena Saini brings global flavor to baby food

Giving Back: First Candle fights for infant safety through a mix of education, advocacy, and research

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Parent In Profile: Gymboree founder Joan Barnes shares her story of success, struggle, and soul-searching in an empowering new book

Growing Up: A new parenting book draws on the wisdom of Jewish mothers

Education: In Helping Children Succeed, Paul Tough explores how parents and educators can create environments that allow students to flourish

Wellness: In his book Self-Reg, Dr. Stuart Shanker breaks down five simple steps to helping children manage stress

Sports: Two of NYC’s premier youth basketball programs have joined forces, giving kids more opportunities to get on the court

Good Idea: A conversation on finding personal fulfillment at the office and at home with work-life expert Samantha Ettus

Must Read: MomTrends founder Nicole Feliciano celebrates moms who make it work with her debut book

Last Word: One mother’s struggle to set limits with her special needs child

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Athletic Association of Yorkville Youths

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">Serving the families and children of NYC for over 50 years with high-quality recreational activities that foster life-lessons which empower young people to succeed beyond sports. Our programs encourage positive attitudes and growth through teamwork and sportsmanship, attendance, fair play, respect, hard work, integrity and fun. Your child can participate in clinics and leagues in such sports as baseball, basketball, flag-football, lacrosse, soccer, hockey, wrestling, track, and tennis. We also offer weekly dodgeball tournaments, drama and musical theater workshops, and after school programs.</span></p>

Speakitaly NYC

<p>SPEAKITALY NYC offers stimulating and entertaining lessons for children 0 to 16 years through a wide combination of activities based on the communicative approach anchored in the Common European Framework of Reference: active learning (group work, role plays, etc.) and practice exercises aimed to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Kids will start speaking and using Italian in a very natural way.  Small classes capped at 6 students to make sure each one gets the needed attention and facilitate learners' progress. </p> <p>Our method is driven by a didactic method that is the result of constant updates, professional certifications and more than 10 years of experience in working with non-native speakers from different native languages and levels of knowledge.</p> <p>Our aim is to develop a range of Italian language skills while improving accuracy that will enable the students and participants to interact without stress or feeling rushed. We want to help those in the community really embrace not only the true culture in Italy but the Italian culture within New York City… Who doesn’t love what Italy represents in the kitchen, in history & in the arts?</p> <p>Speakitaly wants to support multilingual families who want to learn a new language or pass along their ancestor’s heritage and culture. Raffaella, the founder said: "We see language awareness and intercultural sensitivity as the milestones for an inclusive society. Italian, like all other languages, is an enrichment and a growth in every way. Vi aspettiamo!"</p>

TADA! Youth Theater

<div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>TADA! Youth Theater Summer Camps (July 10-August 25, 2023)</strong> Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! TADA! is excited to be back in person with our popular Week-long Musical Theater Summer Camps!  Every week your child will:</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <ul> <li>ENGAGE IN MUSICAL THEATER TRAINING</li> <li>CREATE, REHEARSE & PERFORM AN ORIGINAL MINI- MUSICAL</li> <li>EXPLORE THEIR INTERESTS AND IDENTITY</li> <li>SHARE THEIR VOICE AND BE HEARD</li> <li>RECEIVE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION AND SOLO OPPORTUNITIES</li> <li>EXPERIENCE ENSEMBLE-BASED INSTRUCTION BY TWO PROFESSIONAL NYC TEACHING ARTISTS</li> <li>MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH NEW FRIENDS</li> </ul> On the last day of camp, we invite friends and family to attend the debut of your child’s original mini-musical!<br /> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr">Limited spots available! All of our classes take place in-person at 15 W. 28th Street (between Broadway & 5th) and culminate in a final sharing for an invited audience.  </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>For more info or to register for our Summer Camps, visit our website <a href="https://tadatheater.com/summercamps/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://tadatheater.com/summercamps/&source=gmail&ust=1682524227382000&usg=AOvVaw1jPPuT0S0YVPJg0I1oXofv">HERE!</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Looking for a sample class before registering?</strong> Join us Saturday, June 3rd for an in-person sample class, Q&A, and the best discount of the summer!  Registration required to attend! </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><strong>For more info. or to register for our Summer Open house, click <a href="https://tadatheater.com/open-house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://tadatheater.com/open-house/&source=gmail&ust=1682524227382000&usg=AOvVaw2CheiFLQooj66wqzmTeKCc">HERE!</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><strong>No child should be turned away because of their inability to pay. </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://tadatheater.com/financial-assistance/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://tadatheater.com/financial-assistance/&source=gmail&ust=1682524227382000&usg=AOvVaw1-oTxJlL31iv2yEG3kUDrj">Financial Assistance available. </a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Questions?</strong></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Email us at <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[email protected]</a></strong></div> </div> <div> <div dir="ltr" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>