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.
UPDATED: November 2015. Find out where 'The Nutcracker' will be performed in Fairfield County, CT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATED November 2016: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've rounded up the best Halloween 2015 family-friendly activities in the NY metro area, including events in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Fairfield, Long Island, and Rockland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.