Kids get free rein over many NYC roads during Summer Playstreets
Wed Jul 1
Playing in the streets will be safe and fun for NYC kids thanks to the Police Athletic League's annual, free program As a part of its Summer Playstreets Program, the Police Athletic League will close off certain city roads to traffic, giving kids plenty of safe space for outdoor activities. Since 1914, the program has blocked off public areas each summer to maximize playtime for NYC kids. From July 6 through August 21, 8am to 5pm, kids in all five boroughs will have the opportunity to jump in sports, sidewalk games and other free summer activities, including Double Dutch, basketball and hopscotch in designated areas. They'll also take in art and culture thanks to community education, recreation and cultural arts stations. With 40 locations, there's bound to be a streetful of fun to ensure your kids have the best summer ever. Check out the full list of playstreet locations below and visit palnyc.org or call 212-477-9450 for more information. MANHATTAN PLAYSTREETS 109th Street ...
See who won the 2015 Father's Day photo contest!
Mon Jun 29
The votes are in! Take a look at the adorable winning photo in this year's Father’s Day photo contest A big congratulations to the winners of our Father's Day photo contest, Adrian and his daughter Alyse, 6, from Bay Ridge! We love this shot of Alyse taking the wheel with dad at one of NYC's awesome amuseument parks! This adorable pair is taking home the grand prize of four tickets to see Matilda the Musical on Broadway—we hope you enjoy the show! Thank you to all the readers who submitted photos and voted for their favorite of the top 10. Now get out and enjoy 4th of July in NYC with the kiddos! You might also like Summer activities for kids in New York City 4th of July in NYC Outdoor activities for kids The best family vacations from NYC
Here's this summer's lineup for Broadway in Bryant Park
Wed Jun 24
Catch free, live Broadway performances from shows like Finding Neverland, The King and I, Wicked and Matilda starting July 9 Your family's lazy afternoons in Bryant Park are about to get amped up with lots of star power! Broadway in Bryant Park, hosted by 106.7 Lite FM, returns to one of our favorite NYC parks in July, bringing cast members from our favorite Broadway shows for kids to the outdoor stage for free performances. Thursdays at 12:30pm from July 9 through August 13, families can catch live dance numbers and hear hit showtunes from big-name productions like Wicked, Finding Neverland, Phantom of the Opera, Matilda and The King and I. Radio DJs, famous co-hosts and the stars of some Off Broadway shows will be in the mix as well, bringing tons of top-notch theater to you and the kids at no cost—a whole lot less than the price of tickets for the Great White Way! Check out the full schedule below and get the the park early to make sure the kids have a great view. Thursday, July...
NYC kids will now get the Lunar New Year off school
Tue Jun 23
Mark your calendars! Mayor de Blasio announced this morning that Lunar New Year is the newest NYC school holiday Just this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Lunar New Year is now an official school holiday for New York City students. Families can now ring in the traditional Asian holiday together without the kids missing school. The designation of Lunar New Year as a holiday on the school year calendar comes after the Muslim holy days Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr were added earlier this year. During the announcement this morning, Chancellor Carmen Farina stated, "The addition of Lunar New Year to the public school calendar champions our continued commitment to respecting and honoring the extraordinary diversity of our students." Schools are now scheduled to close on Monday, February 8, 2016, allowing families to enjoy special events at NYC museums honoring the holiday, as well as traditional Lion dances and other theater for kids. Don't forget to sample special foods...
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