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Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

UPDATED: July 2015. Find outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT.

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

Check out the highlights of this year's New York International Children's Film Festival in Manhattan, including when and where to get a sneak peek of "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Rio 2," meet the stars of Broadway's "Annie," and go behind the scenes of "Coraline."

French Organization Hosting 10th Anniversary of French Cinema

French Organization Hosting 10th Anniversary of French Cinema

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich has partnered with Focus on French Cinema to host the 10th anniversary of the French film festival in Greenwich this year. Festivalgoers can screen French films, meet French celebrities, attend Q-and-A sessions with film stars and directors, and attend an opening night gala.

Family-Friendly Movie Theater Revamps Seating

Family-Friendly Movie Theater Revamps Seating

Family-friendly movie theater Movieworld Cinemas in Douglaston recently replaced its old seating to make the movie-watching experience more comfortable. The theater offers competitive rates on tickets and snacks. The cinema also hosts children’s birthday parties, as well as private screenings for groups, such as schools and camps.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Updated: July 2015. We've put together a full schedule of the outdoor concerts happening this summer in parks throughout Rockland County, including Clarkstown, Congers, Haverstraw, Stony Point, and West Nyack.

PBS Kids Premieres 'Curious George Swings into Spring' on Earth Day

PBS Kids Premieres 'Curious George Swings into Spring' on Earth Day

On Earth Day (April 22), PBS Kids invites viewers to join America's favorite monkey for a new Curious George special: "Curious George Swings into Spring," which will encourage kids to go outside and explore the world around them.

What to Watch at the 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival

The 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival will present more than 100 children's films and shorts at several theaters in Manhattan this March. Here, a sneak peek at the movies you won't want to miss.

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America

A new documentary, "A Place at The Table," shines a light on hunger in America. The film seeks to enlighten Americans that most people in the country are "food insecure"—they don't know where their next meal is coming from.

PBS Kids' 'Dinosaur Train' Will Air One-Hour Special on Presidents Day

PBS Kids' 'Dinosaur Train' Will Air One-Hour Special on Presidents Day

PBS Kids will air a special one-hour episode of 'Dinosaur Train' on Presidents Day called 'Submarine Adventure,' in which kids will learn about the Shonisaurus, Archelon turtles, and more prehistoric creatures.

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Living in the New York metro area means you can expose your children to the world's cultures without traveling to foreign countries. We've compiled restaurants, festivals, and other activities to introduce your children to the world.

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed in to kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family. Plus, his list of top 10 current kindie albums.

Our Top 10 List of Current Kindie Rock and Family Music CDs

Our Top 10 List of Current Kindie Rock and Family Music CDs

One local music-loving dad give us his list of top 10 current kindie albums that will be popular with the whole family.

3 Must-Do Halloween Ideas for Music-Loving Families in Manhattan

3 Must-Do Halloween Ideas for Music-Loving Families in Manhattan

Bust out your dance moves with the kids at these Halloween activities in Manhattan that bring music entertainment alive.

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

"Secret of the Wings," Tinker Bell's first 3D adventure in the Disney Fairies series, takes her to the far reaches of Pixie Hollow, where she flies with new friends and uncovers a secret that changes her world.

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains

“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds.

Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC

Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC

UPDATED 2013: There are many family-friendly outdoor movie screenings this summer throughout the NYC boroughs. Here, you'll find the full August schedule, including outside film series in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

How Do Spiderman's Powers Compare to a Real Spider?

How Do Spiderman's Powers Compare to a Real Spider?

With the recent launch of the fourth Spiderman film and the reign of Broadway's "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," your kids might be showing interest in arachnids. So, how do Spiderman's abilities stack up against those of a real spider?

Did You Know? Blue Man Group Trivia

Did You Know? Blue Man Group Trivia

Think you know everything about Blue Man Group? Guess again -- here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the cobalt-colored trio.

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival

The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong.

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year.

Cheap Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Three-Day Weekends

Cheap Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Three-Day Weekends

With a three-day weekend ahead, it’s time to start brainstorming entertainment options for that inevitable moment when someone asks “what’s next?” Whether going out of town for a fun weekend away, or opting for a budget-friendly, relaxing weekend at home, games are a great option to have on hand to keep everyone in the family happy and entertained.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters' Golf Video Game Hits Stores

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters' Golf Video Game Hits Stores

Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters has shipped in North America. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to become a Masters champion.

The Grand Dame of Pelham Returns

The Grand Dame of Pelham Returns

The Picture House in Pelham, NY, reopened this March in time for its 90th anniversary celebration.

Family Outing: 2011 New York International Children's Film Festival Comes to Manhattan this March

Family Outing: 2011 New York International Children's Film Festival Comes to Manhattan this March

The New York International Children's Film Festival includes family screenings and film workshops throughout Manhattan.




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