Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY
Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County.
Grammy Nominated Matisyahu Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Messages on YouTube
Grammy Award-nominated Matisyahu invites artists to spread messages of anti-bullying and self-empowerment by submitting their own covers of the song "Live Like a Warrior" on YouTube.
Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?
Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases.
Tips for Spring Wildlife Gardening with Kids
Teach your kids how to garden this spring with 16 tips from The National Wildlife Federation. Learn about choosing the right plant for your garden, types of soil, and which birds are attracted to certain plants. Wildlife gardening can be a fun activity for the entire family.
Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment.
Turf Wars: The City Vs. Suburbs Debate on the Blogosphere
Wee Westchester's "Westchester vs. Brooklyn" post caused a ruckus on the parenting blogosphere. Here's a sampling of the arguments for raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs.
2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces
From The Braces Cookbook, these two recipes are for foods that area easy to eat with braces, including a crustless quiche and a cranberry splash punch. Keep these handy for the next time your child gets his wires tightened at the orthodontist.
Westport Businesses Team Up to Keep Camp Mahackeno Alive
Westport’s Earthplace is partnering with the Weston Family Y to host Camp Mahackeno, a summer day camp for kids in Fairfield County on Earthplace grounds. The wildlife sanctuary will be used as an outdoor classroom for campers to learn about and see animals in their natural habitats. There is a day camp for younger campers, which includes field trips, games, and hikes, and a sleepaway or canoeing camp for older kids.
Annie Shines on Broadway
"Annie" the musical, now playing on Broadway, is winning over a new generation of kids who connect with Annie's spirit and classic rags-to-riches tale. Our theater critic goes behind the scenes with Katie Finneran, who plays the comically villainous Ms. Hannigan.
A List of Ethnic Restaurants to Mix Up Your Cuisine
We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the world at ethnic restaurants. Here are a few suggestions in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.