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Winter Fun in Nantucket

Winter Fun in Nantucket

Nantucket has plenty of great things to offer for the whole family, even in the off-season.

Kykuit: Exploring the Rockefeller Estate

Kykuit: Exploring the Rockefeller Estate

Spend the day exploring Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, a New York historical site located in Sleepy Hollow.

Exploring History at Islip Grange in Sayville

Exploring History at Islip Grange in Sayville

As a repository for historic buildings, Islip Grange is home to pre-Civil War living on Long Island.

Allaire Village: Family Outing

Allaire Village: Family Outing

The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum offering historic re-enactments, craft demos, hearth cooking, and more, open to the public April through December.

Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us. Here are some commemorative events in the NYC area where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost on that sad day.

Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

If you’re looking to add more Italian culture into your family life, check out these events, festivities, attractions, and other Italian spots in new York City.

Where to Experience Jewish Culture and History in NYC

Where to Experience Jewish Culture and History in NYC

Where to experiencing Jewish history and culture in NYC with your kids, that is easy, fun, and educational.

New-York Historical Society to Recreate the Hamilton-Burr Duel

New-York Historical Society to Recreate the Hamilton-Burr Duel

Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society continues this Sunday, July 10 at 1pm and 3pm with a recreation of the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

Spend the day visiting and learning about historical landmarks in NYC and the surrounding area that were part of U.S. military battles and milestones.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.

Alice Austen House: Family Outing

Alice Austen House: Family Outing

The Alice Austen House, also called Clear Comfort, is a historical landmark and vibrant cultural center, which exhibits parts of Austen’s extensive photography collection with the mission of keeping the spirit of the early American photographer alive.

The New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

The New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems now has an exhibit all about his work at the New-York Historical Society.

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

UPDATED February 2017: March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.

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

UPDATED January 2017: Celebrate and honor Black History Month this February 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

UPDATED February 2017: 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

UPDATED DECEMBER 2016: 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.




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One lucky child (age 5-12) will appear in a performance of Circus 1903 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden at on April 15, along with receiving four premium seats.* Two second-prize winners will each get a family four-pack of tickets.


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