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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...)

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids
Jennifer Chung, co-founder of Kinsights, a parenting community and online health record, shares 10 tips for traveling with kids, including flying with kids, information to bring on trips, and easy flight activities for kids. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2013 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like A Christmas Story and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here. (read the story...)

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut
Our list of fun and low-cost holiday events in Connecticut includes many places to meet Santa and his elves, Christmas tree lighting festivals, historical holiday events, and a variety of holiday concerts and shows across Connecticut, including activities in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Mystic, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, and beyond. (read the story...)

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December
Get in the holiday spirit at these fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County this December, including tree and menorah lightings, holiday shows like "The Nutcracker," breakfast with Santa events, and more in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, and nearby in Bergen County, NJ. (read the story...)

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December
Our list of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this December includes holiday shows, children's events, and more in Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers. (read the story...)

Holiday Shows in Westchester
Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is the only museum of its kind in the country. Visitors young and old can get a behind-the-screen view of films, TV shows, and video games, from classics to modern-day favorites. (read the story...)

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations
A new play space on Long Island features separate themed play spaces that foster pretend play and encourage children to use their imaginations. (read the story...)

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes
Active Kidz Long Island, a family entertainment center on Long Island, recently added bowling lanes and new blasters for its Cannonball Blast game. The birthday party location in Jericho also offers laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, an arcade, and a virtual game center. (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County. (read the story...)

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year
Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury. (read the story...)

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts
A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out. (read the story...)

Holiday Markets in NYC
A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list. (read the story...)

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding
Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism. (read the story...)

Rockland's Bounce! To Add More Space and New Features
Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights. (read the story...)

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life
Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year
Where to see "The Nutcracker" ballet in NYC, including 11 kid-friendly performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, from classic shows at Lincoln Center and Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan to other versions in Fort Greene and Midwood in Brooklyn, as well as Long Island City in Queens. (read the story...)

26 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this November
Our list of fun and low-cost kids' events on Long Island this November includes family shows, Thanksgiving events, and holiday activities in Centerport, East Hampton, East Islip, Elmont, Floral Park, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Riverhead, Wantagh, and beyond. (read the story...)

10 Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids on Long Island
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving-themed event this November on Long Island? Our list includes Thanksgiving stories and crafts, family shows, and historical events on Long Island, including East Islip, Floral Park, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and beyond. (read the story...)

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this November includes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation, a new space show at the American Museum of Natural History, Thanksgivukkah events throughout NYC, and more. (read the story...)

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this November
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this November includes the all-new Gingerbread Lane at NYSCI, family shows in Bayside and Flushing, Disney on Ice in nearby Uniondale, and Thanksgiving events in Douglaston, Flushing, and Garden City. (read the story...)

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this November
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this November includes Disney on Ice at the Barclays Center, a family jazz party in Fort Greene, fun family concerts in Park Slope and Crown Heights, and more. (read the story...)

2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC
Check out these fun and low-cost things to do with kids for Thanksgiving in New York City, including turkey-themed crafts, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and holiday shows in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. (read the story...)


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