How to Pick an After School Class

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Children, Education, Other, Sponsored

The start of a new school year can be pretty nerve-wracking – new routines, new faces, and new friends. This is as true for moms as it is for children! Moms are always on the front line – trying to make sure all details are squared away and that their children have the best possible chance for success.

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Delicious Desserts on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Children, Coffee and Tea, Desserts and Bakeries, Food & Drink, Locals

Is there a more comforting word in the English language? Dessert is what you crave, and luckily there are some delicious desserts on the Upper West Side just waiting for your aggressive consumption. You always say you’ll just have a bite, then you finish the whole thing. It’s the sweet or savory end to a good day or a good meal, and the pick-me-up when your day or meal isn’t quite as good.

The Upper West Side is chockfull (no pun intended) of places to satisfy your dessert fix. But gone are the days where just going for a scoop of ice cream is doing it justice. I’ll concede up front, I’m a lover of rich desserts, and not everyone has the same palate. That being said, there are several options that hit the spot without emptying your wallet if you’re looking for some yummy desserts on the Upper West Side.

We gave ice cream shops their own article. 

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Central Park Horse Show 2017

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Children, Community, Events, Family, Other

The Central Park Horse Show 2017 is set to return this fall from September 20th to 24th. It is the first outdoor sport of its kind to be held in New York City. The show takes place in Wollman Rink and attracts the best riders in the equestrian world. Learn more about the horse shows and the scheduled program of events by reading on!

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Robofun – 20 Years of STE(A)M Innovation

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Children, Community, Education, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Sponsored

Looking for fun and exciting STE(A)M activities for your child this fall? Look no further! Robofun is the place to be! For the past 20 years, Robofun has been a leader at the forefront of STE(A)M education, offering Coding, Robotics, and Stop Motion Animation classes to kids in grades pre k – 6. This year, in addition to all of our tried and true favorites, we are featuring a new Circuits & Making curriculum, specially designed to bring out the inventive and creative side in all kids. What sets Robofun apart from all other STE(A)M activities and courses? Read on to find out!

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Cool Down in Central Park’s Lasker Pool

Posted by in Children, Community, Family, Fitness, Other, Parks

During the summer, this Central Park Ice Skating Rink transforms into an Olympic-sized swimming pool – Lasker Pool. As the temps heat up, the pool’s clean and cold water offer some pleasant relief and a chance to exercise outdoors. Enjoy this popular spot now that summer’s in full swing and enroll in one of the free swimming classes offered to people of all ages.

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Sports Leagues on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Children, Community, Family, Fitness, Other

There are a number of sports leagues on the Upper West Side available for both kids and adults. They provide a lively social environment where you can meet new people and stay active. The neighborhood is home to major leagues in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and many other sports. It’s time to blow off some steam and have fun!

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Day Cares on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Children, Other

Here is a full list of day cares on the Upper West Side. Once you choose the right fit for your kids, you can start thinking about preschools and then, elementary and high school!

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Preschools on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Children, Education, Other

Now that you’re little one is getting too old for his or her day care, it’s time to start planning for pre-school!

There are many great preschools on the Upper West Side. The good news is that this means there are plenty of good choices available for your child. The bad news is that it can also make the search process a tad more complicated. That’s why we’ve put together this guide. Find the program that best suits your child’s needs by taking a look at the guide below!  And then you can start thinking about public schools

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Easter 2017 on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Children, Community, Events, Family, Locals, Museums, Other, Places of Worship

Easter Week is upon us and that means it’s time to gather with friends and families to observe Christ’s resurrection day. We’ve rounded up some of the best events taking place on the Upper West Side this Easter. Get ready to celebrate one of the most festive holidays of the year by enjoying the activities listed below!

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Tales of the Moon

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Children, Community, Theater

You will be over the moon when you bring your child to the puppet show, “Tales of the Moon,” created by the Twelves and Thirteens class at The Studio School.  After an in-depth study of puppetry and storytelling, the children selected classic stories about the moon, designed their puppets, props, and backdrops, and built an eight-foot-tall puppet theater. See these well-loved lunar tales brought to life and then join us for a trip to our outdoor yard to say hello to the moon through our telescope!

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