A Father's Letter to His Children on Wilderness and Love
Author and father Charles R. Scott of NYC writes a letter on boredom, wilderness, and love to his two young children with whom he has taken on a 46-day cycling adventure around Iceland.
New Life for Landmark Church in Washington Heights
A groundbreaking ceremony held on April 7 marked the $10 million renovation and expansion of the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Washington Heights.
Raising a Bicultural Child
One mom shares her thoughts on raising her half-Filipino, half-all-American children in a way that honors her multicultural
Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Instillation
After Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden decided to use the trees that fell to create Tree House Instillation. The tree house in the Discovery Garden, which was designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, will serve as an open-air classroom for children’s workshops.
20 Earth Day 2013 Events in New York City
Our list of 20 fun kids' events for Earth Day 2013 in New York City includes Earth Day and Arbor Day festivals, outdoor programs and volunteering events, and shows about Earth Day in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
'Cinderella' on Broadway: A Magical Musical with a Modern Message
In 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' on Broadway, the beloved fairy-tale princess makes her debut (in glass slippers, of course) in a musical filled iconic songs, loveable characters, and a few modern surprises.
A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in the NYC Suburbs and Fairfield County in Connecticut
Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and nature around you at these national parks in Fairfield, Westchester, and Rockland counties, including parks in Monroe, Nyack, and Yonkers, that have been approved wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.
How to Get Kids to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Winter
The average child in the U.S. spends less than 15 minutes a day outside, and even less than that during the cold winter months. But, getting outside in the snow is fun and healthy. The Early Years Institute offers advice on how to enjoy the outdoors this winter.
Group and Private Tutoring Center Opens in Sheepshead Bay
Thinking Tree Learning Center, recently opened in Sheepshead Bay, offers group and private tutoring for students in Brooklyn. It also offers Gifted & Talented exam and citywide exam prep, homework or project help, and extracurricular activities in chess, Russian, computers, and creating art portfolios for admittance into art school.