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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.

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.

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield in 2015

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015. Find out where 'The Nutcracker' will be performed in Fairfield County, CT.

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.

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2016

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2016

UPDATED November 2016: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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.

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.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

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.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island

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.

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT

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.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City

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.

July 4 Fireworks and Festivals in Rockland County

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.

11 Fun Father's Day Events on Long Island

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.

11 Fun Things to Do for Father's Day Events in NYC

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.

7 Fun Father's Day Events in Westchester

7 Fun Father's Day Events in Westchester

Looking for something fun to do for Father's Day in Westchester County? Here are 7 great low-cost events for kids and families in Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and nearby in the Bronx.

Things to Do for Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Things to Do for Father's Day in Rockland and Bergen Counties

For families in Rockland County, NY and neighboring Bergen County, NJ, we've compiled a list of fun and low-cost Father's Day 2013 events and activities, from a special baseball game in Pomona, NY to a Dad-themed nature walk in Tenafly, NJ.

14 Fun Mother's Day Events on Long Island

14 Fun Mother's Day Events on Long Island

Looking for fun Mother's Day events on Long Island? See our list for where to make Mother's Day gifts, where moms get free admission on the holiday, and more in Cold Spring Harbor, Glen Cove, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and beyond.

22 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in NYC

22 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in NYC

Our list of 22 fun and low-cost things to do for Mother's Day 2013 in New York City includes outdoor activities, special shows, kids' workshops, and more things to do for the holiday in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

6 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in Fairfield County, CT

6 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in Fairfield County, CT

Our guide to fun Mother's Day events in Fairfield County, Connecticut, includes Mother's Day crafts, free admission for moms at local museums, and more in Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, Norwalk, and Wilton.

14 Fun Mother's Day Events in Westchester

14 Fun Mother's Day Events in Westchester

Looking for fun things to do for Mother's Day in Westchester County, NY? Our list includes Mother's Day crafts, shows, and outdoor activities in Katonah, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, South Salem, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yonkers.

12 Fun Things to Do in Rockland this May

12 Fun Things to Do in Rockland this May

This May, fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County, NY, include a sheep shearing festival in Paramus, NJ; the March for Babies in Pearl River; the Bossy Frog Band in Nyack; and Mother's Day events in Rockland, Orange, and Bergen counties.




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