21 reasons you know you’re a Park Slope mom
Wed Jul 30
If you’ve experienced at least ten of the following, it’s official: You have some true “Park Slope mom” street cred 1. You feel like every single thing your child does is being noted by the other moms and written down in their special “reasons why everyone else’s kids suck” journals. 2. You are totally convinced you know the best shortcut across the park to the Botanic Garden. 3. You have a crush on your kid's 23-year-old folk-music teacher. 4. You now consider the steps at the Seventh Avenue subway stop to be your own personal nemesis, and you have vivid nightmares about them at least once a week. 5. Your child already has opinions on what the best Pavement album is. 6. You have occasionally “dropped your iPhone in the toilet” just to get out of a conversation about whatever parent activist group is being organized this week. 7. You think it should be legal to punch your single, nonparent friends in the face any time they try to give you life advice. 8....
Catch a sunset with the kids at these 10 NYC locations
Wed Jul 30
These peaceful spaces are the best places to watch the sun set in NYC. Take the kids for an evening stroll and experience the beautiful colors for yourself! Looking for the perfect way to unwind with the family without taking the entire team on vacation? Desperately seeking the best places to chill out in NYC? Here's where to find a sunset NYC tourists haven't already invaded and settle in for a half hour of just... well, enjoying nature. Hint: Some of these sweet spots can be found on our list of NYC's 13 best parks for families. You might also like 50 things to do this summer Festival and fair guide for families 25 reasons NYC is the best place to raise a family 50 best family attractions in NYC
The 11 best family-friendly Fringe Festival events
Tue Jul 29
Looking for a show the whole clan can enjoy? This year's fest presents all-ages options and a unique lineup of knee-slapping shows for the tots Impressed by your kid's living-room rendition of Frozen? Then you may have a budding theater aficionado on your hands. Nurture their show-stopping talents by taking them to FringeJR shows and other family-friendly events at this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. FringeJR shows—a smaller roster of musicals, plays and comedy routines specially recommended for families and kids ages 5 to 12—will take the stage at the Theater at 14th Street Y (344 East 14th St at First Ave). Tickets can be purchased the day before each performance at FringeCENTRAL (114 Norfolk St between Rivington and Delancey Sts) or at the 14th St Y box office 15 minutes prior to curtain. Take a look at the must-see shows and events for you and your family at this year’s festival. FringeJR Shows (at the Theater at 14th Street Y) Alienne: The Musical...
Cirque du Soleil comes to Brooklyn in July
Wed Jul 23
Brooklynites rejoice! For the first time ever, Varekai will be performed at Barclays Center. Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s eye-catching live performance, has toured Australia, Europe, Asia and South America over the past decade. Now, it’s paying a visit to our very own Barclays Center in Brooklyn starting July 30. Whether you’re up high or sitting close to the stage, you’ll have a great view of Varekai’s 300-tree forest and the magical creatures within it. RECOMMENDED: 25 reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family The show features a young man falling into a dreamlike world where he’ll go on an epic adventure; expect balancing acts, contortionists, winged creatures, juggling and Russian swings. Grab snacks for the youngsters (and a beer for yourself) from Barclays Center's extensive food courts and settle in for a kid-friendly show that will actually keep your attention. Catch Varekai from July 30 through August 3 at Barclays Center. Tickets range from $61.65 to...
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