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Secrets of Central Park

Secrets of Central Park

Stretching more than 800 acres in the center of Manhattan, Central Park offers so many fun things to do with kids, from boat rides and outdoor performances in the summer to ice-skating in the winter. Here, your guide to visiting this iconic park.

Incredible New Oddity at Ripley's!

Incredible New Oddity at Ripley's!

It's a curious kid's fantasy land, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square Odditorium. And you'll never guess what they trotted out now.

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

Tickets are now on sale to the first Thomas Land theme park in North America. Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor come to life at Edaville USA in South Carver, MA, this August.

Whitestone Lanes Adds Minions Bowling League for Kids

Whitestone Lanes Adds Minions Bowling League for Kids

Whitestone Lanes, a Queens bowling alley, offers bowling leagues for kids. This fall, the Flushing bowling alley will offer a minion-themed bowling club for kids on Saturday mornings.

SeaGlass Carousel Opening Date Announced

SeaGlass Carousel Opening Date Announced

You can take a ride with the 30 luminescent fish that make up the new SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery in Downtown Manhattan. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Woodland Gardens that encircle the carousel are also set to open to the public.

Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields

Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields

Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay has opened a new Sensory Garden, the first of its kind on Long Island. The $1.3 million garden is a space where visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy multisensory experiences.

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

This August, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities on Long Island. Find things to do with artistic children in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Dance Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

Dance Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

These dance activities for kids and families on Long Island this August will have your little ones hopping and twirling.

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities on Long Island in August

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities on Long Island in August

Music lovers, have fun with local kid-friendly concerts and musical activities for kids on Long Island this August.

Theater Performances on Long Island this August

Theater Performances on Long Island this August

We've picked the best theatre performances this August in both Nassau County and Suffolk County. With tons of kid-friendly productions, your kids might get bitten by the acting bug!

Films and Movies for Kids on Long Island this August

Films and Movies for Kids on Long Island this August

Catch a movie on Long Island this August, from classic kid faves to the unexpected!

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in August

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in August

From fun with critters to enjoying the great outdoors, these are the best activities on Long Island for kids who love nature this August.

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in August

Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this August.

Fun Festivals on Long Island this August

Fun Festivals on Long Island this August

Get ready for one of the best kinds of family fun: an outdoor festival. Enjoy them this August right on Long Island while the season is here!

The Most Fun for Your Active Family in August

The Most Fun for Your Active Family in August

These top kid activities are made for active Long Island families…and fun...all August long!

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July

Though school's out for the summer, we should never stop learning! Here are the best educational AND fun things to do with your kids in New York City, including STEM activities at museums and libraries, new exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, and author meet and greets.

Fun Activities for Kids with Special Needs in Fairfield County this August

Fun Activities for Kids with Special Needs in Fairfield County this August

This August, find a fun activity—or two!—especially for Fairfield County families with a child with special needs.

Theatre, Plays, and Shows especially for Fairfield County Kids this August

Theatre, Plays, and Shows especially for Fairfield County Kids this August

Look no further for the best shows for kids in Fairfield County this August.

Fun for Active Kids in Fairfield County this August

Fun for Active Kids in Fairfield County this August

Got a kid who likes to be on the move? These August family activities are geared to sporty fun sure to burn off that excess energy.

Free Things for Families to Do on Long Island in August

Free Things for Families to Do on Long Island in August

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities on Long Island, including things to do in Nassau County and Suffolk County, are no exception this August.

Shows and Performances in New York City in July

Shows and Performances in New York City in July

Catch a show with your kids this July in New York City. Here's our list of free and low-cost theater and performances for kids and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in July

Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in July

Bring your family to one of these fun outdoor activities in New York City this month, including outside events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Summer is a great time to learn about nature and spend more time outdoors!

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

Catch a Rockland Boulders minor league baseball game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY, this summer. Plus, get details on Boulders giveaways, promotion nights, and special events throughout the season.




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