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Thanksgiving Weekend Walks and Turkey Trots in Westchester

Thanksgiving Weekend Walks and Turkey Trots in Westchester

A roundup of Thanksgiving weekend walks and turkey trots in Westchester County, including Bedford, Rye, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.

Tips on How to Prep for the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze by a Westchester Mom of 2
The Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in the New York Area

The Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in the New York Area

Whether you've spent hours sewing together your family's Halloween costumes or you've run to the store to pick up a all-in-one Halloween get-up this year, you've got to have places to go to show off all the effort you put into your outfits. Here are some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties and events to show off your family's costumes.

Top 4 Outdoor Halloween Activities for Kids in NYC

Top 4 Outdoor Halloween Activities for Kids in NYC

Spend time with your kids enjoying the fall weather while taking advantage of all the outdoor Halloween activities the city has to offer. Here are the top four outdoor Halloween activities for kids that should not be missed.

Top 5 Spooky Halloween Parties for Kids at Cool NYC Attractions

Top 5 Spooky Halloween Parties for Kids at Cool NYC Attractions

Kids are excited to don their costumes, go trick or treating, and participate in spooktacular fun activities throughout the city, and cool attractions in New York City, including museums and observatories, are hosting their own Halloween parties for kids. We pick the top five you should take your little ones to this year.

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods is currently hosting their 14th annual Harvest Festival Season, which features a multitude of family friendly events.

Fundraising Walks in Fairfield County, CT this September

Fundraising Walks in Fairfield County, CT this September

These fundraising walks and runs in Fairfield County, CT, encourage the whole family to participate while raising awareness and support for national and local charities. Join one in Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, or Southport.

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Whether you want a quick day trip with the kids or a long weekend getaway this fall, there are a plethora of options throughout NYC and the outskirts for leaf peeping. The entire state of New York boasts a wide selection of broad-leafed trees in the autumn, and there is a terrific pattern of brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades splattered across the landscape!

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Westchester County, New York. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout Westchester that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Check out these scenic outdoor hiking options near New York City, in Southeast New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties, on Long Island, and in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mountains, parks, and other nature areas listed here are all offer easy hiking and nature trails that kids and families of all skill levels can enjoy. So pack a picnic and get outdoors!

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

More than 30 miles of diverse, scenic hiking trails exist in NYC – do you know where?

Children's Theater: Cool Fall Shows in NYC - October 2010

Children's Theater: Cool Fall Shows in NYC - October 2010

Check out the best shows for kids playing this October in Manhattan - from Angelina Ballerina's stage debut to New York Music Festival's "Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical." You'll find all the information you need here, from plot summaries to show times.

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Connecticut

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Connecticut

Check out our comprehensive guide to farms in Connecticut that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Many also offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals, so families can get the full fall-on-the-farm experience.

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins on Long Island

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins on Long Island

Check out our comprehensive guide to farms on Long Island that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Many also offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals, so families can get the full fall-on-the-farm experience.

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in New York

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in New York

Check out our comprehensive guide to farms in New York state that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Many also offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals, so families can get the full fall-on-the-farm experience.

Fall Festivals in Westchester County, NY

Fall Festivals in Westchester County, NY

Autumn is a beautiful season to get outside with the family to carve a pumpkin, sip warm apple cider, or take a hayride — and Westchester County, NY, is a great place to find lots of activities. Check out our picks for the best festivals in the area this October.

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Can Family and Football Get Equal Play Time on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving seems to represent two tenets of American life: food and football. Here are some tips on how to integrate them both into your holiday tradition.

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

If you decide to host a big family gathering during the holidays, you can make it into fun activity, and even get your kids involved in the process. Older children can help in the kitchen, while younger kids can be occupied with other activities. You can have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah and an overall memorable holiday season you, your children and your family will remember forever.

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008

This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone.

Turkey Basket Centerpiece

Turkey Basket Centerpiece

Thanksgiving’s more fun when the kids get involved. Here is a fun-filled craft for that all-important table centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Kugel

Thanksgiving Kugel

Kugel (Yiddish: n. kugl or koogel, or kigel, in Galicia/Central Europe) is any one of a wide variety of traditional baked Jewish side dishes or desserts, and can be sweet or savory. It is sometimes translated as "pudding" or "casserole." This Thanksgiving Kugel took home the best non-savory title at my Third Annual Casserole Party, and was a Jewish (Brian Tooze)/gentile (Lacey Tauber) collaboration.

Thanksgiving Pie

Thanksgiving Pie

The Conservative Synagogue of Westport, Weston and Wilton, in cooperation with the Interfaith Housing Association (IHA), continues its annual Thanksgiving tradition of Share the Pie.

City Fall Preview

City Fall Preview

There are all kinds of fun activities for families in Manhattan this fall!




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