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Family Day Spa Opens in Hartsdale
Sweet Heaven Family Spa recently opened in Hartsdale. The Westchester County spa offers services for boys and girls of all ages, as well as spa parties. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Year-Round Fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, there's something beautiful to see and something fun for families to do year-round at events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring, Ghouls and Gourds in fall, and Illuminated Festival in winter. (read the story...)

Go Wild for National Park Week
Go wild for national parks during National Park Week, April 19-27. Celebrate with free admission and special events across the country. The theme encourages visitors to "go wild" for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. (read the story...)

Classic Outdoor Games for a Birthday Party
Looking for some birthday party entertainment for your child's outdoor party? We've compiled eight classic outdoor games for kids, including a potato sack race, three-legged race, and the limbo. (read the story...)

Flushing Town Hall Reopens After Renovation for Spring 2014 Season
Flushing Town Hall reopened March 14 after a five-month renovation. With a fresh look, the theater kicked off its spring 2014 season, which will include many family-friendly performances and festivals. (read the story...)

Little Tykes Ropes Course Opens at Palisades Climb Adventure
Palisades Climb Adventure, a ropes course for families, recently opened its Sky Tykes Ropes Course, a ropes course for kids 48 inches tall and shorter. (read the story...)

Indoor Playground-Like Play Space Opens in Nanuet
Kids Play, an indoor play space for children, recently opened in Nanuet. The free-play facility also hosts birthday parties. (read the story...)

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." (read the story...)

Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area
Whether your kids are just out for Presidents Day or a longer mid-winter recess, we've rounded up a slew of family activities, mini-camps, and day-camps to keep your crew entertained during their time off. (read the story...)

Feb. 14-16 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
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Family Travel: Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations
Upon returning from a family vacation, you might want to consider preserving your memories by scrapbooking. We spoke to two experts (and fellow busy parents) about how to get started, getting your whole family involved, and two alternatives: scrapboxes and digital scrapbooking. (read the story...)

A Little Inspiration for Scrapbooking Your Family Vacation
If you've decided to scrapbook your family vacation but need a haven't quite figured out where to start, Darcy Miller and Chrissy Guido share some of their scrapboxes and scrapbook pages to inspire you. (read the story...)

Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining
One mother, whose family has a serious case of wonderlust, shares 10 tips to put a stop to backseat whining when traveling with kids, including car games to play and having your child help plan the trip. (read the story...)

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special
The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY is a 33-acre nature preserve that serves as both a wildlife refuge and environmental educational center. The center holds fun family activities during each season of the year, from maple sugaring in early spring to a holiday train show in December. (read the story...)

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility
Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline center, recently opened a Deer Park location. The trampoline center hosts birthday parties and fitness classes, and houses 21,000 square feet of trampolines. (read the story...)

Olympic-Inspired Activities in the NY Metro Area
Want to get in the Olympic spirit for the 2014 winter games without flying across the globe to Sochi, Russia? We've compiled a list of Olympic-inspired activities for the whole family in the NY metro area, including the Stars on Ice tour and the USOC Road to Sochi Tour. (read the story...)

Internet Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe
Dr. Stuart Leeds of Morris Psychological Group offers tips for parents to teach their kids about the increasing need for internet safety. (read the story...)

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016
Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Paint Your Own Pottery at Bayside Studio
Bayside creative studio Mud Genius recently opened, offering paint-your-own pottery and ceramics. The Queens studio offers Ladies’ Night Out on Thursdays and will soon offer Kids’ Night Out on Fridays. (read the story...)

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Special
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this month—catch the games on NBC! We've got the scoop on ways your family can catch the Olympic spirit without traveling across the globe, Olympic fun with Elmo and Sesame Street, an interview with Fairfield, CT, resident Julie Chu who is competing on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team, and eight other local athletes competing in the 2014 winter games. Plus, Chu's mom's pork rib recipe. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area
Wondering where to go sledding in the New York City area? Look no further. Be prepared for snow day fun with our roundup of local sledding hills in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

9 Sledding Hills in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Wondering where to go sledding with your kids in Fairfield County, CT this winter? We've put together a list of the best sledding hills in parks, schools, and ski areas across Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, and Woodbury. (read the story...)

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC
Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company, brings the rich heritage of Chinese legends to life, sweeping audiences away with colorful dance, vibrant music, and spectacular sets. What beautiful secrets are in store this year? (read the story...)

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island
Fly with the Blue Angels, meet an astronaut, and soar into space at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, an institution that celebrates the grand history of aviation on Long Island. (read the story...)

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more. (read the story...)


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