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New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
On the train ride to my in-laws for Passover on Friday night, five young women, some in college, some graduates, started cracking each other up with stories about babysitting for Manhattan families. Of course, I couldn't get enough of it. I tried to maintain a facade of middle-age disinterest, keeping my eyes on my newspaper, until I just lost it. I literally had to put my hand over my mouth I was laughing so much. My cover blown, I identified myself as one of those Manhattan parents, not to mention the editor of this family magazine...[more here]


--Eric Messinger emessinger@manhattanmedia.com   
Parenting Tips

*Now in its 11th year, the Tribeca Film Festival--which takes place April 18-29--always offers gems for parents and tweens, five of which we've hand-picked, along with three great mega-events for families


*If you're still looking for a day camp this summer, there are still many great general and specialty camps in and around the city with openings. Our handy guide will help you find one (or more) that's a good fit for your child.


*Dr. Oz once described women's wellnessNJ Camp Fair Dates expert Latham Thomas as a "fitness and nutrition powerhouse." Check out our interview with Latham to learn more about this NYC mom's new wellness hub, Mama Glow, and her big event on Monday night--the East Coast debut of Ricki Lake's More Business Of Being Born. More info and tickets here.    

Contests & Giveaways

*The Jazz for Young People program at Jazz at Lincoln Center is hosting a family concert--What is New Orleans Jazz?--on Saturday, April 21 that will get your toes tapping! And we have a family four-pack of concert tickets to the 1pm performance to give away! To enter, simply email familygiveaways@manhattanmedia.com with "Jazz" in the subject line. Deadline is Wednesday, April 18.


*The writer who brought young readers the Mysterious Benedict Society returns with his newest book, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas NJ Camp Fair DatesBenedict, about a down-on-his-luck orphan who also happens to be a genius. Two New York Family readers will win a copy of the book while another lands a 4-pack of tickets to this literary event at Symphony Space on Sunday, April 22. Simply email familygiveaways@manhattanmedia.com with "Extraordinary" in the subject line. Deadline is Monday, April 16.


NJ Camp Fair Dates*In preparation for NYC Bike Month in May, we've gathered some of the hottest new bike gear to keep kids safe and stylin'. Check out our slideshow that takes you beyond bells & whistles.  


For more shopping finds from our Treats blog, click here.    

The Week @NewYorkFamily.com   
*Put a healthful twist on a traditional Italian favorite by whipping up this avocado pesto pasta. Adding the green goods from your local farmer's market to pesto creates a rich and creamy texture without using cheese.  

 NJ Camp Fair Dates

*Looking for toy storage solutions? Elisabeth Frankel Reed suggests six organizers that will get you your space back!  


For more articles and tips, visit newyorkfamily.com. 


Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Ready to laugh? Jon Stewart offers some insights about marketing Passover and Easter to kids. (The Daily Show)

*For all its fun, Instagram can also be used for cyber-bullying. The website Yoursphere for Parents has some good ideas for how to talk to kids about it. (The Washington Post)


For more of our favorite articles from the web this week, click here

Bonus Tip 

*Making Books Sing is a true theatrical gem for city kids, with an arts-in-education philosophy that jumps right off the page and onto the stage. We recently caught up with Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Zinn Krieger to see what's in store for the program and take the pulse on their upcoming production, The Butterfly.

April 11-17, 2012

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