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Father's Day Fun in Queens

Father's Day Fun in Queens

Whether it's his first Father's Day, or he's an old pro at this dad thing, here are the best ways to celebrate with everyone's favorite guy from Astoria to Woodhaven.

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

Dads are important every day—let's celebrate them this Father's Day! Attend special events and activities in and near Brooklyn just for Dad, such as a jazz festival in Red Hook, the season opening game of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and more!

Story times and reading fun for kids in Fairfield County

Story times and reading fun for kids in Fairfield County

The best story times, library events, and fun with books for Fairfield County kids who like to read.

95 Days of Summer: Fun Things to Do Every Day with Your Kids

95 Days of Summer: Fun Things to Do Every Day with Your Kids

Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.

Browse and Buy in Rockland in June

Browse and Buy in Rockland in June

Shop 'til you drop at these browse and buy events in Rockland in June! Check out the Second Annual Nanuet Street Fair in Nanuet, attend the Greek Festival in West Nyack, and more!

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

Dads are important every day, and we have a special Father's Day dedicated to them on June 21 this year—celebrations in Rockland include father-daughter yoga in New City and a hands-on cooking class in Nanuet!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

Give your Rainbow Loom new life by using it to make rubber band critters. Here are directions, from Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals, to make a dragonfly. Bonus: Turn this kids' craft into a hair accessory!

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Here are directions for an Eco-friendly tie-dye option—tie-dye with food coloring—from "More Boredom Busters".

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs will offer a lower ticket price for its final season in Secaucus, NJ. It will also offer new attractions this summer, including a new show, new 3D movie, and a new hands-on activity where kids can dig for bones and learn about fossils.

Sneakers as Art: Cool New Exhibit Steps into Brooklyn, Great for Adults and Kids Alike

Sneakers as Art: Cool New Exhibit Steps into Brooklyn, Great for Adults and Kids Alike

A new sneaker exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum sheds light on how the utilitarian athletic shoe has taken on more meaning in recent decades. Stepping out in a pair of Chuck Taylors conveys something very different than wearing Air Jordans--a style statement even clueless parents can “get.” See why this design exploration is worth sharing with your kids!

Celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day in Rockland

Celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day in Rockland

Mothers are important every day, and we have a special Mother's Day dedicated to them on May 10 this year—celebrations in Rockland are happening prior to and on the holiday. Memorial Day is May 25—get excited for a 3-day weekend!

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.

Celebrate Mother's Day in Queens This May

Celebrate Mother's Day in Queens This May

Treat your mom or yourself to a special day this May with these fun Mother's Day activities in Queens. Celebrate Mother's Day with tons of craft projects, and an entire weekend of fun at the New York Botanical Garden.

Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this June

Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this June

These events are perfect for active kids get moving with physical activities. From Zumba to kayaking, keep active in Queens this June.

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in June

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in June

This June, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family. Go on a nature walk, take a gardening workshop, and learn about bees!

Best-Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Museum

Best-Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is at the heart of Brooklyn's cultural epicenter, and there are plenty of reasons to visit. Get tips on the best way to explore this art and history museum with your kids, including some lesser-known exhibits and activities.

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this June. Go birding in Marine Park, see a show at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, attend Pug Fun Day on Staten Island, and more!

Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in June

Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in June

Gather the family and head to a fun festival in Brooklyn this June! From a family cookout in Red Hook to puppetry festival in Park Slope, there's plenty for the kids to enjoy!

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in June

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in June

Get moving this month! Step away from the screens and enjoy these active events for kids and families in Brooklyn in May, such as yoga in Park Slope, roller-skating in Brooklyn Heights, archery on Staten Island, and more!

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn

Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, but the celebrations will occur all weekend! Honor the men and women who have served our country at special events in and near Brooklyn, such as a parade in Bay Ridge, historic music and games in Sunset Park, and more!

Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester

Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester

Remember those who have served our country and teach your kids about the importance of veterans with these Memorial Day activities in Westchester.

Celebrate Mother's Day in Westchester This May

Celebrate Mother's Day in Westchester This May

Honor your mom and moms everywhere this May with these fun Mother's Day activities in Westchester. Celebrate Mother's Day with the 12th Annual Mamapalooza, or, moms, enjoy a quick escape with Mom's Nite Out!

Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in May

Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in May

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in Brooklyn this May, including a sensory-friendly theater performance in Park Slope and open play time in Red Hook.




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