Call It a Comeback: Sea Lions Welcome You to Their New Home!

   New York Aquarium, normally the only Coney Island attraction open to the public every day of the year, opens its doors again today after having been closed since Hurricane Sandy hit our shores last fall. The partial re-opening allows guests to see otters, walruses, and plenty of other marine mammals, including the resident sea lions. NYMetroParents got a preview of the show in the fully remodeled aquatheater—and even in today’s autumn-like... Read More

A Dad’s POV: 5 Summer Getaways for Kids by Scott of Rockland

Scott Walters lives with his wife Ellie and three children in Nanuet. He is a freelance musician and music teacher currently a stay-at-home dad while seeking new teaching adventures. As a father, there is sometimes a different paradigm for discovery and exploration with children. Having three children (Sydney, 8, Andrew, 5, and Emma, 4), I find that although they have some common interests, they sometimes have disparate thoughts on where to go. I... Read More

5 Summer Getaways Every Child Should Have by NYC Single Mom

Linda Grant of NYC Single Mom, who lives in downtown Manhattan, shares with us her top five recommended summer getaways she believes every child should experience. She is the single mother by choice (through adoption) of an 8-year-old girl. Summer is upon us and for my daughter and me, it means mostly a break from the daily routine. As a child, my parents blended fun, family, and new experiences into our summer and I like doing the same for my daughter.... Read More