We are big fans of Mario the Magician here at New York Loves Kids - he currently has a Kickstarter Campaign for a feature length documentary. Have a look here - there are some great rewards on offer!



Make Meaning, the creative DIY gift making and events destination, and ANNIE: The Musical are hosting an event at Make Meaning’s Upper East Side location to decorate your own ANNIE-themed cake or your own creation.

Wednesday July 24, from 5pm to 6:30pm. Door prizes include goody bags and free...

Make Meaning NYC

Just because school’s out, doesn’t mean kids can’t hit the books this summer.

Make Meaning, the ultimate experiential creativity-based retail destination, is now offering their guests a new hands on activity – Bookmaking – after its acquisition of Scribble Press, a retail DIY book publishing concept. The company has also acquired Scribble Press’ extensive library of storytelling and art classes that will be available at Make Meaning locations over the next year. Bookmaking was launched at Make Meaning’s Upper West Side location on July 16th.

With summer now here, there are so many fun ways to spend family time.

Why not have a look at today's diary for some inspiration.

See here for events.


Crawl through a human size ant hill and move larvae from chamber to chamber, try on an exoskeleton, watch butterflies being born and bees working on their hive, jam with the Insect Orchestra. Our collection of arthropods will amaze and inform you.

Where: Staten Island Children's...

NYC Eco-House. Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden
Cost: Free...

For one magical evening, the children will be transformed into lords and ladies and travel back to Medieval Times. They will join the royal family on an unforgettable quest through the enchanted forest in our state-of-the-art gymnasium! There, they will develop their gymnastics skills while climbing castle walls, balancing across a mote and rolling across a drawbridge. They will save a princess from the fiery dragon and knock down the castle gate with their own battering ram. In art, they will learn about medieval creatures such as unicorns, griffins and dragons.