New York Family Magazine

New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note 

I drove from Manhattan to Coney Island and Brighton Beach on Sunday. I grew up in the area, so the bad news coming out of there after Sandy had an extra twinge of pain for me. I also have a religious hermit of a cousin who lives in the basement apartment of an attached home along Shore Parkway, not too far from Coney Island hospital. He lives with and cares for his friend and companion, an elderly Filipino American, who worked double shifts as a nurse most of her life to make it here. He's been cleaning up and tossing out many of their possessions since the surge came up to their knees on Monday night...[More Here]   


--Eric Messinger  

Parenting Tips

*If the aftermath of the storm, we'd like to encourage all New York families to volunteer and donate their time and resources as much as possible. Here's a quick list of organizations and relief efforts that need your help now.  


*Whether your daily life was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy or merely inconvenienced, coming together as a family can help the healing. Andrew Ackerman, Executive Director of the Children's Museum of Manhattan, gave us 7 tips for how parents can help ease their children's axieties and move forward.


*To make an informed decision about summer camp for your child, a great place to start is our highly-regarded Camp Fairs, which kick off this weekend on the Upper East Side on Saturday, and the Upper West Side on Sunday. Meet over 40 camp directors from local day camps and popular sleepaway camps. The Camp Fairs are free and children are welcome. For more info, click here


*If your child is considering taking a dance class, our poignant essay "The Dance Of Discovery" may open your eye's to the kid perspective. Plus, we've included 35 great local dance classes for children.  

Contests & Giveaways

*You'll shoot your eye out, kid! Children of all ages, and parents too, love the classic (and hilarious) holiday movie, "A Christmas Story." And now it's coming to Broadway! We have five sets of 6 tickets to give away to upcoming shows. For info on how to enter, click here.  

Bonus Tip 

 *Our sister publication, AVENUE magazine, is hosting a fabulous jewelry show this weekend at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée on the Upper East Side. This is a special chance to shop Chanel, Bulgari, Donna Vock Designs, and more. From 11am-7pm, woman will enjoy an extraordinary selection of luxury jewelry and one-on-one stylist consultations. Plus, New York Family readers who arrive on Saturday 11am-1230pm will enjoy a free mimosa at the show!

Hot Topics & Tips 

*How was election night for you? While your kids may be too young to grasp politics just yet, studies show that your parenting style may shape their future political leanings.   


*Get your kid to eat Brussels frying them! Yummy Delicious blogger Jenna Helwig has a four-ingredient recipe for this fall veggie. 


*Our favorite bargain hunting mom blogger, Hillary Chura, has some advice for how she haggles in New York City, for everything from car repairs to mattresses! 


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November 7-13, 2012
A Christmas Story
Chelsea Piers
Camp Fair  

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