Goldfish Swim School Yorktown Heights is now open! Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a state-of-the-art swimming facility with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), and a shiver-free 90-degree pool. THE PRIZE: Goldfish is giving awayfree registration and a month of lessons to one lucky winner ($135 value). TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post with the ages of your little swimmers to be entered to win! Contest … [Read more...] about GIVEAWAY: Goldfish Swim School Yorktown Heights is Now Open!
Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it's time to get into the holiday spirit! The Winter Wonderland is back at Kensico Dam, and it's bigger and better than ever. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from tonight through New Year's Eve, you can drop in on the outdoor event starting at 5pm. Included in the admission of $20 per person are unlimited visits with Santa, ice skating, a holiday circus, the new FUNderland Village, a spectacular light show, and more. We've been a few times in past years, and … [Read more...] about Kensico Dam’s Winter Wonderland is Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Sometimes I can't believe how old my kids are getting. So old, in fact, that I've been thinking about how to tackle questions that might get a bit awkward as they enter teenage-hood. A friend of mine recommended a book on the subject, for getting the conversation jump-started. It's called The Care and Keeping of You, and there are two versions, one for younger girls (7 to 9 years old) and one for older ones (10 and up). I gave my daughter the one for older girls, and it really was a great way to broach the topic of … [Read more...] about Tackling Tricky Topics with Books
And now for something completely different … we checked out the brand new Museum of Illusions in NYC this weekend, and it was so much fun. It’s less of a museum, more of a trippy experience. The space features two floors of optical illusions, trompe l'oeil photo ops, and lots of tricks with mirrors. My kids, ages 9 and 7, were at the perfect age to enjoy something like this. There was the anti-gravity room, which had the kids literally falling over (and me doing my best to keep down my breakfast) even though nothing … [Read more...] about Visiting the New Museum of Illusions in NYC
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Tired of crowded apple orchards and overstimulating fall festivals? We’ve had our share of that this season, and the sheer number of people at these events can make things downright miserable. This past weekend we experienced the complete antithesis to all that. We spent the morning at Storm King Art Center in nearby New Windsor with some friends, and it is the perfect fall activity. The rolling pastures and towering hills of this outdoor art display afford spectacular views, particularly as the leaves put on their … [Read more...] about Enjoying the Fall (Without the Crowds) at Storm King