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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Find local Christmas tree farms in the New York metro area and head out to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a great family activity at Christmastime. There are Christmas tree farms in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties). These cut-your-own farms have a selection of live Christmas trees and allow you to pick your own tree from its natural setting, cut it down, and cart it home. Most Christmas tree farms in the New York City area are slated to open on Thanksgiving weekend, but please call to confirm dates and availability before visiting. (read the story...)

Local Easter Egg Hunts and Springtime Family Fun
The New York metro area has many places for families to enjoy fun Easter events for kids. Whether you're looking for a traditional local Easter egg hunt or an Easter Bunny meet and greet, we've got you covered. (read the story...)

Stop Bickering and Stay Connected Through the Holidays
The holidays can be tough for couples. The intense dose of all the stuff that’s already stressful — family, finances,“fun” (i.e., obligatory) activities — can bring familiar patterns of conflict to the surface. Here, Dr. Brent Bradley and Dr. James Furrow offer tips on sidestepping seasonal landmines and forging a stronger relationship. (read the story...)

Choosing The Right Holiday Toy
Pediatric occupational therapists say items that focus on motor skill development, cognitive learning provide best value when it comes to kids. Ask yourself these 8 questions when buying holiday toys for your children. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2013 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like A Christmas Story and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here. (read the story...)

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut
Our list of fun and low-cost holiday events in Connecticut includes many places to meet Santa and his elves, Christmas tree lighting festivals, historical holiday events, and a variety of holiday concerts and shows across Connecticut, including activities in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Mystic, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, and beyond. (read the story...)

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December
Get in the holiday spirit at these fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County this December, including tree and menorah lightings, holiday shows like "The Nutcracker," breakfast with Santa events, and more in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, and nearby in Bergen County, NJ. (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County. (read the story...)

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year
Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury. (read the story...)

Holiday Markets in NYC
A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year
Where to see "The Nutcracker" ballet in NYC, including 11 kid-friendly performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, from classic shows at Lincoln Center and Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan to other versions in Fort Greene and Midwood in Brooklyn, as well as Long Island City in Queens. (read the story...)

2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC
Check out these fun and low-cost things to do with kids for Thanksgiving in New York City, including turkey-themed crafts, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and holiday shows in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. (read the story...)

Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut
Looking for Thanksgiving kids' events in CT? Our list includes Thanksgiving crafts in Norwalk, the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford, a Thanksgiving Day pancake breakfast in Fairfield, day-after movies in Wilton, and a Turkey Walk in Westport. (read the story...)

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights. (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Rockland
Looking for Thanksgiving-themed events in Rockland County, NY? Check out a Thanksgiving story time in Orangeburg, make Thanksgiving side dishes in Bardonia, learn all about turkeys in Cornwall, and join a gobble fest for tots in West Nyack. (read the story...)

Halloween Events and Activities for Kids in the NYC Area
Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! Halloween is rapidly approaching, so this month in filled with opportunities for kids and families to have some fun! Here are our comprehensive lists of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more—all in neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan and tri-state area. (read the story...)

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals. (read the story...)

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island
Check out our guide to fireworks and other July 4 events that celebrate Independence Day on Long Island, including things to do in East Northport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Lake Grove, Old Bethpage, Patchogue, and Wading River. (read the story...)

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT
Find out where to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairfield County, CT. Our guide includes July 4 events in Fairfield, Middlebury, Mystic, Wilton in Connecticut and some that are nearby in Westchester County, NY. (read the story...)

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City
If you're in New York City this July 4, here's where to watch the Hudson River fireworks show and where to find other family-friendly Fourth of July events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. (read the story...)

July 4 Fireworks and Festivals in Rockland County
Wondering where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Rockland County? Check our guide to Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays in the area, including Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, and Pomona. (read the story...)

11 Fun Father's Day Events on Long Island
Looking for fun and low-cost things to do with your dad on Father's Day in Long Island? Our guide includes 11 family-friendly events in Baldwin, Cold Spring Harbor, Floral Park, Old Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and Rockville Centre. (read the story...)

11 Fun Things to Do for Father's Day Events in NYC
Looking for fun and low-cost things to do for Father's Day in NYC? Our list includes everything from baseball games to family dance parties to craft workshops for kids in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. (read the story...)


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