Kids' USTA tennis lesson wins Guinness Record (slide show)
Mon Mar 3
The day before World Tennis Day on Monday, March 3, kids gathered at the USTA tennis center for a 30-minute tennis lesson, crowned the largest ever. On Sunday, March 2, one day before World Tennis Day, more than 400 children took part in a 30-minute tennis lesson, the largest in history, winning them all a chance to boast that they were part of the successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the category. Led by coach Judy Murray, who's coached tennis players of all ages for about 25 years, the lesson began at 9am at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park for an amazing number of young players from organizations including Harlem Junior Tennis and Education and New York Junior Tennis and Learning. Click through our slide show to see the kids in action. We wish congratulations to all!RECOMMENDED: Download our March 2014 events calendar You might also like 20 things to do indoors Best new exhibits 2014 50 things to do this...
New School of Rock outpost to open in Gowanus in March
Fri Feb 28
Starting next month, budding rock stars can learn from (and jam with!) the pros at the new Brooklyn franchise of the rock & roll–centric School of Rock. Brooklyn’s first-ever School of Rock is poised to debut in Gowanus sometime in March, so grab your guitars, mics, and drum sticks, and get ready to rock! The Gowanus franchise is just one of School of Rock’s 100-plus U.S. locations, at which kids receive individual or group music lessons from professional and well-known musicians. In a three-month-long program, mini Baezes and McCartneys from ages 7 to 18 can begin their musical journey in Rock 101 or hone in on their talents with other like-minded young musicians by forming their own bands. Each program culminates with a show at a local venue in the heart of one of the music capitals of the world. The school's after-school music program is set open its doors on Douglass Street to budding musicians between the ages of 3 and 18 with a Grand Opening party on March 22 from 1-4...
Check out our photos of the 2014 Orchid Show (slide show)
Fri Feb 28
Head to NYBG as winter turns to spring to experience the splendor of Key West’s tropical orchid gardens without ever setting foot outside the city. With the return of the cold weather, you probably want to escape to Key West like every other New York family. As luck has it, you can do just this weekend and in the months ahead—without ever leaving the city! We were invited to a sneak preview of the New York Botanical Garden’s 12th annual Orchid Exhibition, "Key West Contemporary," which showcases Key West’s vibrant tropical charm. From March 1 to April 21, you and your little ones can wander inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to explore Key West’s signature natural elements alongside the town's contemporary architecture, a juxtaposition inspired by the award-winning work of landscape architect Raymond Jungles. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do with kids in New York City during winter 2014 Get lost among fountains, lush garden walls and orchid-enveloped pergolas that reach to the...
Five awesome new amenities coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 (slide show)
Fri Feb 28
The popular waterfront green space is getting picnic tables, shuffleboard courts and other upgrades we’re excited about! The expansion of Brooklyn Bridge Park continues apace: The green space will gain five acres once Pier 2—located just south of the Squibb Park Bridge—opens to the public in late April. Get the scoop on the five things we’re most excited for in the new parkland!RECOMMENDED: New mini-aquarium coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this fall A roller rink Take a spin around this full-size rink, equipped for in-line and leisurely skating, as well as roller-derby matches and roller-hockey games. If your family doesn’t have a pair of quads, no worries: Skate rentals will be available on-site. Old school games If your tot's never tried bocce or shuffleboard, now’s her chance to practice these retro favorites. In addition to two covered bocce spaces and three shuffleboard courts, Pier 2 will also feature six handball courts. Exercise equipment Get out of the gym and head...
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