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Healthy eating is a habit that starts at a young age. Which is why Lisa Suriano started her company, Veggiecation, a cooking class for kids that shows them how yummy veggies can be! Her 163+ recipes are simple and kid-friendly, which make them easy to replicate at home. Check the website to schedule a class for a party, Scout troop, or classroom.

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Bitty City Players

Looking for a new after-school activity? Bitty City is a wonderful program where kids can let their imaginations run wild, with improv classes and theater games that inspire creativity, teamwork and communication. They also do birthday parties!

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Bitty City Players

2537 Broadway




A Home Cooked Meal

Heidi’s House by The Side of The Road will make you actually feel like you’ve stumbled upon a cheery country family cottage and been invited in for a warm, home-cooked meal. Serving up comfort foods made with fresh and organic ingredients, Heidi’s is a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Try their Macaroni & Cheese (“better than Grandma Lola’s”) ($13), or the Paella piled high with scallops, chorizo, shrimp, lobster, and slab bacon ($24).

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Heidi’s House

308 E. 78th St.




Time Travel

The Auction House is an upscale bar and restaurant set in a Victorian lounge complete with velvet couches, a mahogany bar and fireplace. The cozy, elegant room is great for a romantic evening or a casual drink, with a warm atmosphere that invites conversation.

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The Auction House

300 E. 89th St.

(212) 427-4458



Play Us A Song

Brandy’s Piano Bar is a hidden gem on the Upper East Side. This off-the-beaten-path local favorite offers live talent every night of the week. So next time you feel like having a night out, Brandy’s is the place to go.

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Brandy's Piano Bar

235 E. 84th St.

(212) 744-4949



Ice Cream Pizza?

It’s the season for ice cream! And if that isn’t exciting enough, it’s also time for Ice Cream Pizzas from Emack & Bolio’s. This tasty delight is made with a brownie crust topped with vanilla bean speck ice cream, hot fudge, and marsh “mellow.” It’s the perfect party treat now that the weather’s warm.

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Emack & Bolio’s

1564 1st Ave.

(212) 734-0105



Vilebrequin Swimwear

Vilebrequin is a men’s and boys’ swimwear company that originated in the beautiful beach town of Saint-Tropez. Their most famous product, the Moorea, comes in many styles including this shark print ($250).

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1007 Madison Ave.

(212) 650-0353


The Hollywood Treatment

Red Carpet Kids provides the coolest children’s parties around. Each kid gets a full day of stardom, including filming their own green screen movie with special effects, props, make-up, and costumes, and a paparazzi photo shoot down the red carpet for the movie premiere (popcorn included).

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Red Carpet Kids

231 E. 62nd St.

(646) 678-4563


April Showers Bring May Flowers

Spring means finally shopping for warm weather clothes. Oh, the excitement of a new pair of sandals! But Yigal Azruel’s Spring 2013 collection makes April the month to shop for. With these chic raincoats, you’re going to stop wishing for sun and start doing rain dances.

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Yigal Azrouel

1011 Madison Ave.



Picnic in the Park

Michelin rated food made with local and seasonal ingredients, from a food cart? That’s what Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman and Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano bring you with the Rouge Tomate Cart. It’s perfect for an al fresco lunch break, or totally worth walking through the park to pick up a sandwich from any time of the day.

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Rouge Tomate Cart

64th & 5th Ave in Central Park