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    7 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the kids

    Tue Mar 17

    Photograph: Grace Chu

    It's not too late to soak in the luck of the Irish today! Gather your little leprechauns and hit up these family-friendly events in NYC Happy St. Patrick's Day! The annual parade is in full swing, but if your family decided to avoid the throng this year, there's still plenty of Celtic-themed fun to be had throughout the city. Treat your little leprechauns to fun-filled events featuring traditional Irish music, step dancing and storytelling, plus hands-on art workshops and cooking classes. After the festivities, hit up one of the best Irish restaurants for families and grab a Guinness (or two) at the city's kid-friendly bars. Erin go bragh! St. Patrick's Day events for kids St. Patrick's Day Parade No St. Paddy’s Day in NYC would be complete without staking out a spot at this parade, which makes its 254th march up Fifth Avenue. (The event is even older than the United States; it was started by a group of homesick Irish conscripts from the British army in 1762.) More than 2...

    Celebrate Macaron Day NYC with 14 free samples

    Tue Mar 17

    Macarons from Vendôme

    Macarons from Vendôme Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Everyone loves a good macaron...especially when it's free. Go on an afternoon adventure to sample treats from fourteen different bakeries this Friday Love macarons? We do too. Chef François Payard—owner of FP Patisserie and Francois Payard Bakery—will host the 6th Annual Macaron Day NYC Crawl on Friday, March 20th to help usher in spring! This year, fourteen participating venues will dole out free macarons to sugar-hungry guests. If you're looking to put something in your stomach beforehand, try one of the 50 best family restaurants in NYC or NYC restaurants where kids eat free. Macaron Day NYC participants include:  Bisous Ciao Bouchon Bakery Chantilly Patisserie Eclair Bakery Épicerie Boulud FP Patisserie Francois Payard Bakery Macaron Café Macaron Parlour Mad-Mac, Whoops! Spot Dessert Bar The Todd English Food Hall Mille Feuille Bakery and Café Sugar & Plumm For those that want more than just one macaron per person (psst, that's pretty much everyone), the desserts will of course be...

    These baby names are about to go extinct

    Mon Mar 16

    We already know the most popular baby names in town, but what about the ones on their way out? Before you know it, names like Gary could be gone forever New York's top baby names boast well-known favorites like Jayden, Sophia and Isabella, but have you thought about the names that are slowly creeping out of fashion? According to a recent article by Yahoo Parenting, some formerly popular names will soon become fossils like those in our favorite NYC museums—Zelma, Elmo, Claudine, Alpha, Remus, Icarus and Gary (442 in 2013) are looking some of their lowest numbers.  We checked out New York's most recent data on ssa.gov, and it looks like we're phasing out Patrick, Brian, Jaxon, Declan, Maxwell, Jasmine, Fiona, Molly and Madelyn within state lines. Countrywide, it appears Rocky, Kenna, Tess, Broderick, Clyde, Tinley, Darien and Collins are about to slide from the 900s/1000th ranking into oblivion.  What names do you predict will rise to fame this year? You might also like 50 things...

    This Twitter account documents the most hilarious kids' tantrums

    Thu Mar 12

    World Science Festival

    World Science Festival Photograph Courtesy of World Science Festival

    Need a laugh? Check out Twitter account @WhyMyKidCried for hilarious parent-submitted photos of epic temper tantrums There are plenty of things kids get away with that grown-ups can't, and when things don't go their way, tears usually follow. In the middle of an irrational tantrum, sometimes the only thing moms and dads can do is laugh—a virtue that one opportunistic Twitter user has really taken to heart. The parody account @WhyMyKidCried, created earlier this year, has documented many an irrational meltdown, always to hilarious effect. The feed invites parents everywhere to snap a photo during their little one's hysterics and submit them via email, turning frustrating situations into laughable ones. Below, we bring you the best of the worst tantrums from the account. For more playful parenting advice, check out these awesome mommy and daddy bloggers. What's the silliest thing your kid has cried about? "He didn't want to share his leg hole." - Brian, Chantilly...

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