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Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes Owner Opens Toy Store
Stacey Fauci, owner of Runnin' Wild Kids Shoes, recently opened an independent toy store in Carroll Gardens: Runnin' Wild Toys. The toy store in Brooklyn offers brands such as Lego and Pokémon, and offers music and art classes. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best
Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!). (read the story...)

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC
Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family. (read the story...)

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Suffolk County
Find the best kids' Halloween activities in Suffolk County, Long Island, including Halloween events at the museums, Halloween parties, harvest fairs and festivals, family shows, haunted houses, spooky walks, and more. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan. Here, we've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone, from a Night at the Museum and Halloween Murder Mystery to spooky concerts and trick-or-treating. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens
Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spooktacular events, including a harvest festival in Long Island City, haunted days at the Queens County Farm Museum, Halloween fun at the Queens Zoo, and more! (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn
See our top recommendations for kids' Halloween events and activities in Brooklyn, including Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and many more. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
Find fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including a Teen Zombie Night in Westport, a Halloween festival weekend in Ridgefield, a spooky cemetery tour in Norwalk, Halloween parades and hayrides at the Beardsley Zoo, and safe trick-or-treating in Stamford. (read the story...)

Halloween Events & Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen
Check out these fun Halloween events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ, including the annual Halloween Parade in Nyack and the popular Zoo Boo in Paramus. (read the story...)

Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning
Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events & Activities in Westchester
Get all the details on the six best Halloween events in Westchester. This year, we've rated the top celebrations in the area from tamest to scariest, so you'll know which events are best for your kids and family. (read the story...)

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, happening weekends in October. The festival will include costumed characters, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving contest, and a giant pumpkin contest. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to Sesame Place Spooktacular and Hotel Stay
Dress the kids in their scariest costumes and head over to The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place to trick or treat with Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. NYMetroParents is giving away four tickets to Sesame Place and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Langhorne. (read the story...)

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum allows visitors to learn about the 9/11 tragedy and pay tribute to its victims and survivors. If you're thinking of visiting the site with your kids, here's what to expect and some tips on how to prepare for the experience. (read the story...)

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area
Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Find apple picking, fall festivals, autumn harvest fairs, Halloween activities, corn mazes, Thanksgiving parades, and much more in our guide to fall fun. (read the story...)

Billy Beez Offers Date Night Drop-Off Program
Billy Beez, a Rockland County indoor play space, is now offering its Date Night drop-off program on Friday and Saturday nights. The facility will also offer an after-school program this fall and a soccer program for kids ages 3-6. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, provides young visitors with learning opportunities through its interactive and accessible exhibits and programs. (read the story...)

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet
A retail and consignment store, The Sunshine Gallery opened in Nanuet in May. The store offers kids clothing, furniture, toys, shoes, and strollers, as well as maternity clothing. Owner Colleen Vanderhoef, a teacher at the Rockland Center for the Arts, also offers kids’ art classes at the store. (read the story...)

Ninjago Laser Training Camp Opens at Legoland Discovery Center
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester recently debuted its newest attraction, Ninjago Laser Training Camp, which was inspired by Lego's Ninjago line. (read the story...)

Madeline’s 75th Anniversary Celebrated with New-York Historical Society Exhibit
To celebrate Madeline's 75th anniversary, the New-York Historical Society is hosting the exhibit Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. The exhibit includes works of art, the original manuscript, and special artifacts. (read the story...)

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations
The FDNY and Roger Yurt, M.D., director of Hearst Burn Center, share tips, including safe grilling tips, to prevent burns and other fire injuries this summer. (read the story...)

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th
Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, and not just by viewing professional displays. If you choose to light your own, follow these safety tips for using fireworks. (read the story...)

Your Season-by-Season Guide to Fun in the New York City Area
There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)


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