WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Central Park Zoo is celebrating the arrival of New York City’s first royal baby – a king penguin chick.
The chick is the first king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) ever hatched in New York City. The landmark hatching is the result of the expertise and careful husbandry techniques practiced by the zoo’s keepers and curatorial staff.
“This hatching is a wonderful accomplishment for our staff. It will be a treat to watch this penguin mature,” said Craig Piper, WCS Director of City Zoos. “This was the first year that the king penguin chicks were old enough to potentially produce a fertile egg and we’re thrilled that conditions proved right for them to incubate, hatch, and care for the chick.”
WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo has become a winter wonderland having received several inches of snow in the past week. These photos highlight a few animals enjoying the week’s weather.
Beat the winter blues by participating in the High Line's Snow Sculpt-Off! Each time it snows from January 5 through February 28, you'll have the opportunity to create a snow sculpture on the High Line and enter it into their contest. Join for a chance to win prizes from The Standard Hotel, High Line; Chelsea Piers; REI; Melt Bakery; La Newyorkina; Blue Bottle Coffee; People’s Pops; and L’Arte del Gelato.
What a year we have had! We launched a new big update to our website back in October, have seen our website traffic increase dramatically over the year, along with our amazing social media followers. We can happily say that 2014 was a great year for us at New York Loves Kids.
Behind the scenes we are squirreling away with new ideas, and collaborations, to make the family life experience in NYC even more memory making.
The South Street Seaport's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Fulton Street on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND at 5:45pm in honor of Giving Tuesday. The event will feature live music performances by featured artists, family fun and much more!
Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends after (or during) the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but before you gorge yourself on turkey, stuffing, and pie? Fear not - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will be open on Thanksgiving!
Hours of Operation (November 15, 2014 - February 23, 2015)
Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 9pm
Friday, 12pm - 10pm
Saturday, 10am - 10pm
Sunday, 10am - 8pm
Admission, $10 (children 5 and under receive FREE admission)
Skate Rental, $6 Helmet Rental, $6 Bag Check, $8 Skate Sharpening, $12
*Residents living in 10038, 10004, and 10005 zip codes, with valid ID, receive 50% off Admission, Skate Rentals and Helmet Rentals. This promotion does not include Membership Passes.
The Jewish Museum will present its annual Hanukkah Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities, on Sunday, December 14 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Kids can construct a sculptural Hanukkah menorah with funky found objects, dance to the music of Shirlala, see the Hanukkah story brought to life through a drawing performance with Jeff Hopkins, and explore the Museum’s world-famous collection of Hanukkah lamps.
Then wonder no more! Why have it sitting on your stoop, or in your home rotting after Halloween is over. Why not make an event of it, and have the best time smashing it up!
Once they are smashed, they are then composted - what's not to love!