New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
We don't see these friends that often, mostly because of life being so busy, partly because we live on the East Side and they live on the other side of the planet: the West Side. But we finally had a family catch-up dinner last week, and what was most notable (to me at least) were the kids. One for his burgeoning maturity, and one (my Adam) for his comedy...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*Hey, sun worshipers! For parents navigating the world of sunscreens, natural products are the way to go. Here are ten suggestions for products that protect your children's skin from harmful rays.


*The perfect companion for a day at the beach? A good book! Bury your sun-kissed nose in one of our ten recommended reads. Looking for the perfect beach? Check out eight of our faves, amongst other outdoor hot spots. 

Contests & Giveaways

*Situated comfortably in ultra-cool SoHo,NJ Camp Fair Dates the eco-friendly and all-natural home furnishings store Coco-Mat is a haven for green-loving folk. New York Family grabbed an exclusive scoop on their mini-store for kids opening this week, plus three chances for our readers to win a $300 or $100 gift certificate! For details on how to enter to win, click here


NJ Camp Fair Dates*Before you hit the beach, check out our favorite fun-in-the-sand items to make sure every ocean-side moment goes swimmingly!


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

The Week   

*Hark! Zarkana--the two-hour enchantment at Radio City Music Hall--is spectacular, spine-tingling fun for families. Read one family's take on the spellbinding performance   


*Summer is quite different from the parent perspective. Lani Serota considers her daughters' months without school with mixed feelings. 

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Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Movie theaters don't have to be scary places. When speaking to your children about the tragedy in Aurora, make sure to include these three major points. (Huffington Post)


*If you haven't yet weighed in, what do you think of Marissa Mayer's plan to take a "maternity pause"? (New York Times)


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

Bonus Tip 

*With the Olympics upon us, you're surely wondering who to watch this year. And did you know that four sprinters competing in the London games trained in Central Park? Plus, our sister publication caught up with two former Olympic athletes, now married and living on the Upper West Side. Let the games begin!  

July 25-31, 2012

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