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Celebrating Thanksgiving, Macy’s Kicks Off Christmas Season!

Celebrating Thanksgiving, Macy’s Kicks Off Christmas Season!

  Beginning at Central Park West and 77th Street — where on Thanksgiving Eve crowds gathered to watch the massive balloons being blown up — the parade traveled around Central Park to Sixth Avenue, where it headed south to Herald Square before turning right on 34th Street on the way to the Macy’s flagship store. […]

Kids Dancing For Kids

In an afternoon of kids dancing for kids, the National Dance Institute presents “Words With Wings,” featuring more than 200 dancers – school kids 9 to 15 drawn from the metropolitan area — with choreography and music inspired by poets including Langston Hughes, Aja Monet, X.J. Kennedy, and Walt Whitman. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony […]

Kids Do Art in NYC

Kids Do Art in NYC

“P.S. Art 2016” is the latest in an annual celebration of arts achievement in New York’s public schools. This juried exhibition of the work of talented young artists showcases the creativity of 90 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings. The collection […]

Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field & the Polo Grounds

Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field & the Polo Grounds

For a decade beginning in the late 1940s, New York City was home to three of the best Major League baseball teams — the Yankees, the Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1951, the Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit an unforgettable three-run homer against Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca, giving New York the pennant over Brooklyn, and […]

A True Museum Take-Away

A True Museum Take-Away

Typically, museum-goers consume art only by looking at the paintings, sculptures, or photographs on view. Touching is a no-no. Defying that standard, “Take Me (I’m Yours)” extends an invitation to visitors: from the work of more than 40 artists from different generations and around the globe, feel free not only to get in close touch […]

Safety Tips for Outfitting Youngsters With a New Backpack

Safety Tips for Outfitting Youngsters With a New Backpack

BY CAROL HEADLEY | When it comes to backpack safety, most people tend to think about injuries caused by a heavy backpack, or one worn improperly. But there are other dangers associated with backpacks, as well, one about which caution should be exercised. Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes and can be a handy tool […]

Imagine If Park Avenue Were One Big Summer Carnival

Imagine If Park Avenue Were One Big Summer Carnival

BY JACKSON CHEN | Nearly seven miles of Park Avenue were car-free as well as carefree as New Yorkers cycled, jogged, and trekked from the Upper East Side nearly as far as the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge — part of the city Department of Transportation’s ninth annual Summer Streets event. On August 6 from […]

No Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center This Coming Fall

No Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center This Coming Fall

BY GINA MARTINEZ | Big Apple Circus, a beloved non-profit that entertained families for decades, won’t be coming back for the 2016-17 season after not meeting its $2 million fund-raising goal. The New York staple has entertained families since 1977 with annual performances at Lincoln Center as well as in Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows, Queens. […]

Saturday Morning Storytelling

For more than 60 years, children have gathered around the Hans Christian Andersen statue near Central Park’s Conservatory Pond to hear Andersen’s and others’ fairy tales and other stories told by a master company of storytellers. Today, you can hear the Japanese tall tale “Three Strong Women” and Freya Littledale’s folk tale “The Magic Fish.” […]

El Pulpo in the Park

El Pulpo in the Park

Master percussionist and Havana native Joaquín “El Pulpo” Pozo, descended from a long line of revered Afro-Cuban musicians, is known for his unique style, a melodic approach to four-conga drumming identified by its percussive inventiveness, and an authentically African approach to making the drums “talk.” As a composer and band director, Pozo leads his tight […]

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