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“Love”-ly Crafts and Recipes

“Love”-ly Crafts and Recipes

Love is in the air, and there’s no better way to show it than by making a homemade card or a yummy treat for that special person.

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Partying, Kids in Tow

Partying, Kids in Tow

During the holiday season, you may be invited to many parties. Some will be adult-only and you will have to find a sitter to watch the kids while you’re out. But many hosts welcome children and encourage the little ones to come. Regardless of where the party is at, you need to pack a few essentials. Read all of our recommendation for when you are partying, with your kids in tow.

The Family That Gives Together…

The Family That Gives Together…

During the holidays, many families choose not just to give to each other but also to give back to their community. There are hundreds of ways your family can make a difference. This is a great way to show your children how to give back during the holidays. Contact the Salvation Army in the New York area or consider these family-friendly suggestions for volunteering.

A Historical Christmas - Westchester

A Historical Christmas - Westchester

Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, New York is hosting, By Candlelight — Holiday Traditions Tour and Concert. Tour the historical grounds with your children and entire family, which will be decorated for the holidays. Learn about Dutch and British holiday traditions and find out why we hang stockings. The evening tours have a holiday choral performance. The perfect holiday outing for your family to attend.

A Heartwarming Holiday - Westchester

A Heartwarming Holiday - Westchester

Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, an all-time holiday favorite is being presented at the Emelin Theatre, in Mamaroneck in Westchester. Ebenezer Scrooge changes his life after a Christmas eve encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This family-friendly show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as the entire family.

Gingerbread Town - Bronx

Gingerbread Town - Bronx

The Gingerbread Adventures program at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, renowned New York area bakers display their creations of an entire “town." Your children and entire family will love the gingerbread people displays. Kids can also step inside a larger-than-life model of a decorated gingerbread house, and make their own creations.

Global Holidays - Brooklyn

Global Holidays - Brooklyn

Children will learn about the cultures of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other festivals of light that are celebrated around the world during Festival of Lights at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Activities include “Linked by Lights,” “Holiday Decorations,” “Winter Mittens” and “Frosted Sun Catchers.” The event is at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Children of all ages, in addition to the entire family wil love this holiday event.

Hanukkah Celebrations - Manhattan

Hanukkah Celebrations - Manhattan

The 92nd Street Y is the place to be for Hanukkah celebrations. The Hanukkah Festival allows children to “travel around the world." They’ll enjoy a Hanukkah puppet show and make menorahs. Children will light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah at a special Hanukkah Dinner. They can dance and sing for the annual Hanukkah Lights. A perfect way for children to learn about the Jewish culture and bond as a family.

All Aboard! - Bronx

All Aboard! - Bronx

Replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks form a seasonal wonderland at the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and the old Yankee Stadium — everything’s made entirely from pieces of plants. Children and parents will enjoy watching the model trains go around the track. The perfect family outing.

Festive Tunes - Westchester

Festive Tunes - Westchester

Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event.

A Sweet Holiday - Westchester

A Sweet Holiday - Westchester

Get creative this holiday season at the Rye Historical Society, Square House Museum, Rye, Westchester. Children, parents, and families, can make and decorate holiday ornament, as well as learn how to make cookies, peppermint drops and other treats. This will definately get you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Protecting Kids from the Dangers of the Cold

Protecting Kids from the Dangers of the Cold

It might look like a winter wonderland, but the cold weather can have dangerous side effects.

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

Free Admission for Kids for Disney's Broadway Shows

Disney Theatrical Productions today announced a one-of-a-kind limited ticket offer for its three shows currently running on Broadway: THE LION KING, THE LITTLE MERMAID and Mary Poppins.

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family.

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

No holiday dinner would be complete without a yummy dessert to end the meal.

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Delicious cookie recipes for the holidays!

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Crafts

Looking for crafty activities to occupy the kids? These Christmas-themed crafts will put them in the holiday spirit.

Fairytale Holiday - Manhattan

Fairytale Holiday - Manhattan

A seasonal activity to take the family to is the The Magic Flute show at the Metropolitan Opera. Kids will be amazed at the visual effects, and the whole family will love the sweet tale being told. Seeing this show should be at the top of your lost of holiday events and activities to take your children and family too.

Next Stop: North Pole - Manhattan

Next Stop: North Pole - Manhattan

The New York Transit Museum’s 7th Annual Holiday Train Show is bcak at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Kids love watching the journey of the train to Santa’s workshop. This is the perfect holiday activity to take children and the entire family to see.

A ‘BID’ for Winter - Manhattan

A ‘BID’ for Winter - Manhattan

If you are in the Manhattan area, take your children and your entire family to the city’s largest holiday party at The Ninth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square. There are holiday activities galore here. Children will love the crafts and dance activity, while the rest of the family can enjoy the restaurants and stores in the Manhattan area.

Bah Humbug! - Fairfield

Bah Humbug! - Fairfield

The Quick Center at Fairfield University is showing A Christmas Carol, which will definately put your family into the holiday spirit. No other holiday activity will illustrate the kindness to your children. This holiday tale is something your kids will want to see again and again.

Chanukah Fun - Fairfield

Chanukah Fun - Fairfield

Those celebrating Chanukah can still get into the holiday spirit with the Eastern Fairfield County’s Chanukah Family Fun Day at the JCC of Eastern Fairfield County in Bridgeport. The whole family will enjoy all the activities planned.

Spectacular in Ridgefield - Fairfield

Spectacular in Ridgefield - Fairfield

Children will be begging you to take the family to Ridgefield Playhouse's annual Holiday Spectacular. There will be tons of childrens activites and family activities to do. Your children and your entire family will be put into the holiday mood and feel as though Chirstmas is already here.

Rappelling Santa - Fairfield

Rappelling Santa - Fairfield

Attention Fairfield parents, if you want your children to see Santa Claus like never before, take them and your whole family to Heights & Lights in downtown Stamford. The entire day is filled with holiday fun, the perfect start to the Christmas season.




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