The igokids blog
Spreading joy to New York audiences, Galli Fairytale Theater presents innovative and up-beat adaptations of classic stories to young audiences. The opening show of this year’s fall line-up, “The Princess and the Pea,” is fun and definitely fits the company’s mission of presenting shows that are “not too grim.”Read more
Just because the weather is starting to shift, doesn’t mean that tennis is going out of season. Brooklyn kids are getting a new tennis club to join this Fall and it’s state of the art.Read more
Hello friends! If there’s one phenomena every young parent tries to wrap his or her brain around, it’s Yo Gabba Gabba! Kids just can’t get enough of singing and dancing along to the beats of DJ Lance Rock, Biz Markie and the Gabba gang.Read more
It’s only September and Halloween fever is already in the air. Pop-up costume shops are showing up all over NYC and pumpkin patch visits are just a few days away from opening up for the season. But that's not all. This week is all about book festivals, kids parties and pre-Halloween festivities. Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more
As kids and teens settle into new classes, teachers and social environments, it is always good to keep them motivated with supplemental educational and recreational activities. Book readings have always been one of my favorite options, especially when it’s an author appearance. They provide kids with a chance meet writers who have taken their love of reading and creativity to the next level. It’s also a great way to learn about new books that would otherwise fly under the radar.Read more
Darn you NYC! You have too many great events happening this weekend. So hard to choose between a kite festival, honey festival, waterfront festival, folk festival, biking events, a skateboarding event, family fundraising event, art and craft fair, motorcycle show, the classic San Gennaro Feast, and a 1776 Peace Conference Celebration! There are so many more fun things to do, please remember to check our event listings. And don't let us catch anyone saying they have "nothing to do" this weekend! Here are this weekend's picks.
Another school year has begun, and back-to-school shopping can easily turn into big time spending. New clothes and/or uniforms, supplies, sports fees, and music lessons can quickly add up. But what to do with all those clothes after a summer growth spurt? Or, are you a new mom looking to get rid of your maternity clothing? Or are you simply looking for a way to avoid retail prices? Try a children’s consignment store--you bring your outgrown clothes and gear, and get a percentage of the sale. It’s a great way to save a little money, grab some like-new designer threads, or just free up some closet space.
This week is all about family, culture and the arts in NYC. Families can learn about Brooklyn’s rich history with the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy, enjoy a special performance of Romeo and Juliet, see Mulan live for the last time and enjoy family activities while supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is a great time to check out all the artistic works that this city has to offer, while selecting the right after school programs for your kids. Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more