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Easter Celebrations and Egg Hunts in Nassau County

Easter Celebrations and Egg Hunts in Nassau County

Don your Easter bonnets and celebrate the bunny holiday at one of these Easter celebrations in Nassau County, egg hunts and bunny visits in Valley Stream, Westbury, Bellmore, and Elmont.

Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

Celebrate Earth Day at one of these family-friendly Earth Cay celebrations in Manhattan, including park events, green living festivals, and Arbor Day events.

Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

Don your Easter bonnets and celebrate the bunny holiday at one of these Easter celebrations in Manhattan, including the NYC Easter Parade and egg hunts in New York City.

14 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids

14 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Kids

Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids? We've rounded up 14 kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities to get the whole family involved in the celebration.

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Ring in the New Year with kids at these family-friendly New Year's Eve parties in NYC's Times Square. You can enjoy all the excitement of a Times Square New Year's party without having to leave any family members at home.

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa—complete with a North Pole postmark! The Letters to Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is perfect for interesting youngsters in letter writing.

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

What's made of 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,320 pounds of sugar, and 5,000 candies? No, it's not the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel. It's the life-size, dine-in gingerbread houses you'll find at Great Wolf Lodge during the holidays.

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester residents can meet and take pictures with Santa at DreamWorks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure at Westchester's Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: 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.

Local Easter Egg Hunts and Springtime Family Fun

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.

Stop Bickering and Stay Connected Through the Holidays

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.

Choosing The Right Holiday Toy

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.

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year

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.

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 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 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

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.

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

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.

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area

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.

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year

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.

Holiday Markets in NYC

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.

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year

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.

2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC

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.

Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut

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.

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

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.

Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Rockland

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.

Halloween Events and Activities for Kids in the NYC Area

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.




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