Summer Fun: How to Make Seed Grenades
Take a cue from guerrilla gardener Liz Christy and toss seed grenades in vacant lots in your neighborhood to plant wildflowers. This form of "Do-Nothing Farming" is the perfect way to get in on the greening act even if you don't have land to call your own.
Three NYC Area Musicians Selected by Carnegie Hall for First-Ever National Youth Orchestra
Carnegie Hall selected 120 exceptional young musicians from across the U.S., including three from the New York metro area, for its first-ever National Youth Orchestra.
Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online
More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free.
Raising Autism Awareness on the Green
A Melville family affected by autism hosts "T Off 4 Autism" to increase awareness about autism and to raise money for research that will ultimately help find a cure.
To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports
What happens when you are raising a boy who has no interest in sports? Society has deemed that raising boys to play sports is the norm, and often times as a result, these boys become the targets of bullying. Written by a psychologist and an educational consultant, "The Last Boys Picked" shows parents how to help their child built resilience and a healthy self-esteem.
Kids' Earth Day Events in Westchester
Fun Earth Day events for kids and families are popping up like April flowers in Westchester County. Here's our roundup of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children throughout the month, including plenty of nature programs, outdoor festivals, and spring-themed activities. Pledge to go green or just enjoy the great outdoors at these family-friendly events.
No Name, No Rules, Just Art
This fall, for the first time in the history of In The Making, the Museum of Modern Art’s popular and competitive free art program for teens, the museum offered a class with no rules and no agenda, fittingly calling it “A Class With No Name.”
Best Events for Kids in Westchester - October 2011
Find fun and free things to do with kids in Westchester County, New York, this October, including a fundraising walk for pets in New Rochelle, an Italian festival in Tuckahoe, Horse & Carriage Day in Garrison, a fun-filled fall festival in Ossining, Sesame Street Live in White Plains, and some Halloween events in Mamaroneck and Yonkers.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union Awards 10 Scholarships to Long Island Graduating Seniors
Bethpage Federal Credit Union of Long Island announced the 10 graduating seniors who received $1,000 college scholarships through its 2011 Foundation Scholarship program.
X Games for Kids
If your kids catch "extreme sports" fever after watching the X Games, don't worry. Skateboarding and BMX racing can be fun, safe sports for children that teach valuable life skills.