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President’s Day Aktivitäten

Schon wieder ein Tag Schulfrei und das Wetter ist immer noch nicht so schön, als dass man mit den Kindern einfach in den nächsten Park gehen könnte. Zum Glück lassen uns die Museen nicht im Stich und haben einige “Presidents Day Aktivitäten” ins Leben gerufen.

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Karnevals Kostüme mit dem Thema “Reise um die Welt”

Am 23. Februar ist es endlich wieder so weit. CityKinder feiert Karneval! Es ist eine Rarität, in New York ein echtes Karnevalerlebnis zu bekommen, mit Kamellen und Luftschlangen und vielen Spielen und Leckereien – doch CityKinder macht es auch für die Kleinen möglich.

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Die 5 schönsten Valentinstag-Aktivitäten mit Kindern

Der Tag der Liebe! Und Liebe kann ganz unterschiedlich aussehen und wird in Amerika nicht nur von romantischen Paaren zelebriert. Man kann auch einiges mit und für Kinder machen: Von dem Zeichen des Herzens, kleinen Geschenken über eine schöne Wanderung, bis hin zum kreativen Bastelangebot.

Hier sind ein paar Unternehmungen, die ihr am, oder um den Valentinstag herum machen könnt.

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Silvester Familien-Events in NYC

Silvester in Amerika und Deutschland wird ziemlich unterschiedlich gefeiert. Für die Kinder ist in Deutschland das Feuerwerk das Highlight zum neuen Jahr – in Amerika wird eher zum 4th of July geknallt, da es vielerorts verboten ist. Es gibt aber trotzdem einige schöne Events, die man mit der gesamten Familie besuchen kann. Von kostenlosen Outdoor Events bis hin zu höherpreisigen Buffet und Open Bar Events. Es ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei.

Und wer Lust auf ein Feuerwerk in Manhattan hat – um Mitternacht steigen die Knaller über dem Central Park.

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Die besten Weihnachtsmärkte in New York und Umgebung

New York hat inzwischen mehrere große und kleine Weihnachtsmärkte – wir haben hier eine Übersicht für euch zusammengestellt:

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Thanksgiving 2018 – Macy’s Parade and more

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade New York in CityKinder German Blog CityErleben

Thanksgiving steht vor der Tür, ein Feiertag, der in Deutschland nicht gefeiert wird, in Amerika aber sehr wichtig ist. DAS Thanksgiving-Ereignis in New York ist jedes Jahr die Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Ein Erlebnis für groß und klein!

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Halloween 2018 mit der Familie in und um New York City

Halloween steht vor der Tür! Nun müsst ihr nicht nur Kostüme und Süssigkeiten kaufen, nein, ein gutes Program für die Kids muss auch her!

CityKinder hat für euch die besten Paraden und Aktivitäten für Halloween 2018 zusammen gestellt.

Für Anregungen zu Kostümen, Rezepten für die Halloween-Party und natürlich Deko, schaut doch mal auf unserer Pinterest Seite vorbei!

Und wenn das Basteln gescheitert sein sollte, dann könnt ihr hier auch noch kreative familienfreundliche Kostüme kaufen.

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Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family

Are you already done with shopping for this year’s Christmas gifts? If you, like us, still need some great ideas, take a look at our list below for some inspiration! All the companies we have listed, were founded and are run by German-speaking entrepreneur women in NYC or the USA!

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Great Christmas Gifts for the whole family by German entrepreneur women in the US

For the Kids

 

KinderBooks is an online rental for children’s books in German.

Did you know that reading daily for just 10 minutes in German to your child can have a huge impact on his/her German? But finding the right books in German can be hard and costly. KinderBooks offers a curated selection of classics and new releases in German for children 0-10 years. And deliver them to your door. So you and your child can have fun reading.

KinderBooks-Founder, Beatrice Beckmann, grew up in a house with ten meters of floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with books (de-cluttering was not a thing yet). No wonder she developed a passion for books as soon as she could read and wanted to be a writer. She has worked in publishing all her professional life and speaks four languages. Today she lives in New York and is the mother of two children. Frustrated with the choices for children’s books in German she found in New York, she founded KinderBooks, to share her passion for books and language and help other parents on the sometimes difficult quest of raising a bilingual child.

 

Handmade in Manhattan

Glückskind is a German word, meaning “darling of fortune”, a child that is followed and surrounded by luck and happiness. Glückskind‘s main goal is to offer practical, cute, and comfortable clothes for babies and toddlers, that can be worn and loved for a long time.

They chose a distinct selection of fabrics from American, Canadian, and German manufacturers, that are in many cases certified organic, and follow the Childrens Product Compliance guidelines. All clothes are handmade right here in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.

Glückskind was founded by Juliane and Sara, two German moms from Berlin who met on the playgrounds of Greenwich Village in Manhattan. While their children started to play together, the moms discovered their similarities in their love for individual, local, and handmade products, as well as their sewing passion. Out of many playground chats and play dates grew a friendship, and the idea to bring a bit of their Berlin hometown style and flair to Manhattan.

 

MINIMAINS only uses highest quality materials for their products that comply with U.S. and the much stricter German standards and federal regulations for eco-friendly products.

Their affiliated manufactory in Nepal works with the highest ethically standards and guidelines and gives local women the chance to get back into the workforce and support their families by following all rules for environmentally friendly manufacturing. All of MINIMAINS products are handmade with love. Their cotton designs are all designed and handmade in NYC. Every piece is expertly handcrafted by cashmere specialists with extensive experience with this delicate fiber.

Founder & President Nataly Rothschild was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, and after moving to New York in 2010 now lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and twin daughters. Her love for all things cashmere lead her to design MINIMAINS 100% eco-friendly and ethically made cashmere collection, when she couldn’t find high quality, beautiful clothing at reasonable prices. After all they wear it just for a short time.

 

For the Parents & the Whole Family

 

  Porcelain Jewellery & Tableware

Stephanie Dubsky has been designing porcelain jewelry and ceramic tableware since 2005. Every piece is one of a kind and made by hand.

Growing up in Vienna, a city with an extraordinary history in art and design, had a great impact on her very early on. Art, architecture and design have been very important to her all her life. In 1999 she came to New York to work in the curatorial department of the Guggenheim Museum. Since 2005 she has been working independently in her own studio, where she has been enjoying working on commissions for custom-made pieces, including bathroom murals, personalized tableware, and most recently jewelry such as rings, necklaces, and earrings.

 

Ex Ovo is a line of progressive sterling silver and acrylic art jewelry that is architectural, minimalist and modern. Katrin Zimmermann is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

She is also a Professor at New York’s Pratt Institute. Katrin’s constant search for technical and design innovation allow her to bridge the divide between manus and machina, making each crafted piece unique in approach and execution.

A native of Germany, Katrin Zimmermann studied and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia before setting up her studio in Harlem. Educated in Switzerland, England, China and the United States, she holds a degree in Chinese and Art History as well as one in Jewelry Design. Katrin founded Ex Ovo in 1992. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). She is also a Professor at New York’s Pratt Institute. She has exhibited her jewelry at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian Institute of Washington DC, and at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Her jewelry is sold at many modern art and design museums in the US and Europe.

 

e-Cook Books

The Oma Way shares traditional, authentic German recipes to be used in home cooking.

Authentic German recipes and food are more than sauerkraut and schnitzel. Oma has created two cookbooks with old time German recipe and Chrismas baking recipes, that are both available as e-books in German as well as English in her store.
On her blog she also provides basic baking recipes and tips on how to decorate cakes, simple gardening tips, continental knitting, arts and crafts, and traditional classic kids activities with games and books.

Oma grew up in Germany and lived there until she moved to the US with three small children in 1989. She has raised four children and within two years became the grandmother of four. Before becoming the ultimate full-time stay-at-home mom, she was a teacher.

Servus Cookies is a home-based family business located in Brooklyn, New York. They bake the most delicious all natural butter cookies and cakes in the Austrian pastry tradtion.

All their baked goods are handmade in small batches thus ensuring the perfect consistency and flavor you would expect from your favorite pastry. Try their fabulous cookies and cakes and judge for yourself! We are convinced you will come back for more and more and more …

Founder Daniela grew up in Austria, doing all the baking for Christmas and family birthdays from the early age of 9. After having lived in New York for some time she wanted to try out whether the New Yorkers would also fall for her Austrian butter cookies and started baking in May 2011 with her tiny home stove and sold at first only at private events and small local craft fairs. The cookie business really took off around Christmas time this year.

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