Five places to see the cherry blossoms in New York
Tue Apr 21
Peep pretty cherry blossoms with the kids at these public gardens and parks in New York City—don't forget your camera! Spring has finally sprung, which mean it's time to browse all the fresh blooms popping up around the city! Sakura Matsuri—a long-awaited item on our list of 50 things to do with kids in NYC this spring—is coming up this weekend, showing off the cherry blossoms at their very best. If you and the kids can't get enough of the pink-petal landscapes, you might want to visit a few other New York destinations that boast the pretty Japanese shrubs. That's why we’ve mapped out five spots in public gardens and NYC parks where you can gaze at the flowers while the trees are still blooming. 1. New York Botanical Garden This 50-acre forest features some of the oldest trees in the city, which just so happens to include quite a few cherry blossoms for your photo-snapping pleasure. 2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Offering the most lavish celebration of cherry blossoms in New York City,...
Watch these blindfolded kids pick their moms out of a crowd
Tue Apr 21
In this amazing video, a bunch of adorable little kids find their moms without seeing them. Pass the tissues! While you're cruising the 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family, browsing our 8 best kids' apps feature and checking out the best new kids' movies on Netflix, take a break to watch this video. We never thought a jewelry ad would get us emotional …but this one? It’s pretty great. We’re feeling it (and are doing our very best not to well up at the office). See how these little ones find their moms without seeing them in Pandora’s “Unique Connection” video. You might also like NYC restaurants where kids eat free 25 best playgrounds in New York City The 50 best family restaurants in NYC NYC street fairs and festivals for families
10 things to do with kids when it's raining in NYC
Mon Apr 20
Beat the rainy-day blues at these fun NYC venues that will keep the kids entertained (and dry) with workshops, readings, screenings and more Don't let the gloomy weather rain on your family's parade! There's no shortage of indoor activities for you and the kids to enjoy, even when there are puddles on the ground. New kids' movies on Netflix will only keep them busy for a while, so pull on those galoshes and venture out for some rainy day fun throughout the city. While you're out and about, make sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery—as these heart-stopping photos of NYC in the rain prove, a few raindrops only make our city more beautiful! Get some air at BounceU What is it about rainy days that makes kids extra rambunctious? Get them out of the house and let them blow off some steam in this inflated wonderland. Supervised by the experienced staff, kids can take off their shoes and bounce in a soft boxing ring, play indoor dodgeball or kick back with a cheesy slice of pizza at the...
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...
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