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10 Best Family Activities for February

10 Best Family Activities for February

From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

We put together a list of some of the New York region's important public monuments and statues that commemorate famous African Americans who contributed to American history, from the Civil War through Civil Rights. Check out these historical landmarks and buildings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut .

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Celebrate and honor Black History Month by visiting one of these attractions in the New York area.

Presidential Landmarks in the New York Area

Presidential Landmarks in the New York Area

Celebrate and honor our country this President’s Day by visiting some Presidential and historic landmarks in the NYC area.

Where to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the New York City Area

Where to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the New York City Area

Celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a variety of events and memorials in your community. Here are some suggestions for families to experience.

Best Kept Secrets of the Tenement Museum

Best Kept Secrets of the Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum shows NYC history and what life was like for immigrants in the U.S. Here are the best kept secrets of the museum, and what to know before you go.

What to Do on Roosevelt Island

What to Do on Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island, the 2-mile-long strip of land between Manhattan and Queens, has more to offer families other than housing. The island houses many NYC historical sites, including a lighthouse and an old asylum, and makes for a great family day trip.

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

Built in 1755 and rebuilt in 1779 after the Revolutionary War, the Burr Homestead has hosted visitors, such as George Washington and Samuel Adams, and events, such as John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy's wedding. Here's why you should take a day trip and visit this historical place with your kids.

Best Kept Secrets of the South Street Seaport Museum

Best Kept Secrets of the South Street Seaport Museum

Relive Downtown Manhattan's maritime history at the South Street Seaport Museum on the waterfront, where you can board a historic ship, go for a sail, check out exhibits, join family programs, and stroll this historic NYC district.

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.

Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Kids

Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Kids

A visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a must-do at least once with your kids. Here's how to make the most of your visit to these iconic, historic landmarks.

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

Planning a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC with kids in tow? Here is your guide to the best things to do at this Manhattan landmark with children, plus all the details you need to make your trip fun for the whole family.

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Use this as your family's guide when visiting Historic Hyde Park, where you'll find a healthy dose of American history starring former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Stop by for a seasonal festival or just let your little ones loose on the grounds at Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion in Oyster Bay, a Long Island Gold Coast estate that has more than 400 acres of gardens, trails, and historic buildings to discover.

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

Updated August 2015. Looking for fun day trips that will keep you and your kids entertained while learning during the summer and on weekends? We've compiled a chronological list of 16 historic places in the New York metro area that offer plenty of fun while keeping the kids engaged.

Chinese Lunar New Year Events in NYC

Chinese Lunar New Year Events in NYC

Wondering where to celebrate the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year in New York City? Here are 24 fun and low-cost family events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, including festivals at museums, libraries, and cultural centers in Chinatown and across the city.

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).

Family Outing: Old Westbury Gardens

Family Outing: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is a National Historic Site on Long Island known for its family-friendly outdoor activities and gorgeous gardens and grounds.

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Active duty military and their family members can enjoy free admission to 70 museums, cultural centers, and historical sites in the NYC area this summer through the Blue Star Museums program.

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style.

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town, a living history village on Staten Island, invites kids and families to experience the wonders of the old world. See costumed interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned trades, go on guided tours through hundreds of years of history, experience a colonial County Fair, take candle light tours at Christmas, and much more at this NYC historic site.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.




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