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    A new proposal may bring more public breastfeeding zones to NYC

    Fri Apr 17

    Great news for new moms—Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is urging city council to create citywide Breastfeeding Empowerment Zones Though there are some decent places for breastfeeding in NYC, including playgrounds and specialized centers like Bed Stuy's Lactation Station, many think these spaces should be more readily available to NYC moms. As part of the Family Friendly Brooklyn initiative, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams is working to expand the public breastfeeding zones for new parents, proposing that more public areas and private spaces in offices be designated for feeding and pumping. Though federal law requires offices to provide a private space for their employees to breastfeed, Adams hopes that encouragement of Breastfeeding Empowerment Zones (BFEZ) will provide moms with more easily-accessible and comfortable locations. He's already put some effort into the cause, introducing a community breastfeeding room with a hospital-grade pump inside Brooklyn Borough...

    Peppa Pig is coming to Century 21 in NYC

    Thu Apr 9

    Pictured:  Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon.

    Pictured: Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon. Photograph: Nick Jr.

    Grab the kids and head to Century 21 in NYC this weekend to meet Peppa and George from Nick Jr.’s hit show Peppa Pig Your kid's favorite pink piggy is coming to Century 21 in NYC for a fun-filled afternoon! Peppa and George of Nick Jr.'s TV series Peppa Pig will be making an appearance in the department store to celebrate the DVD launch of "Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles." Be prepared for "Peppa-perfect" photo ops (bring your cameras!) plus "Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles"-themed coloring activity sheets. Families also have a chance to win a Peppa Pig prize pack with toys, books and other fun surprises. Last, if you want to walk away with some other Peppa gear, there will be a full range of DVD releases available on-site for purchase.  While you're waiting, check out our favorite kids' apps, kids' movies on Netflix and the 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family. The event will be held at Century 21 Department Store, 22 Cortlandt Street (between Church and Dey Street) at the 6th floor...

    Last call! These cool museum exhibits are closing in early May

    Mon Apr 6

    If you haven’t seen these museum exhibits yet, now’s the time! All of the exhibits below are closing soon, so check ‘em out while you still can We love NYC museums as much as you do! Trust us when we say it's time to check out these  exhibits for kids before they're gone. At least it means our favorite institutions are making way for some cool new stuff, right? Put the best new kids' movies on Netflix aside and plan your afternoon trip to see 'em before it's too late! "Sesame Street presents The Body Exhibit" Explore the way the body works with help from Elmo, Oscar and the rest of the Sesame Street crew. At Liberty Science Center's newest exhibition, kids get schooled by their favorite characters on how different body parts function and learn ways to stay healthy through fun, hands-on activities. The large, interactive exhibit takes youngsters through a re-creation of Sesame Street where they'll get a look inside Oscar's digestive system, pull the lever on a giant sneeze machine...

    The LeFrak Center's roller rink opens this weekend!

    Thu Apr 2

    Prospect Park's favorite roller rink is almost back for the season—be sure to stop by their opening day on Saturday Your ice-skating days in NYC parks may be over for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spin around a rink in style. LeFrak Center’s 16,000 sq. ft. roller rink opens Saturday April 4 to all ages! Skating admission is $6 per person on weekdays and $8 per person on weekends/ holidays, and skate and helmet rentals are  $6 and $5 (you’re certainly allowed to bring your own, too)! While you're out and about, be sure to visit cool local carousels (there's one in Prospect Park) or drop by one of the 25 best playgrounds in New York City. You might also like 50 things to do with kids this spring NYC street fairs and festivals for families Free things to do with kids Indoor activities for kids in NYC
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