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Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning

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.

Best Halloween Events & Activities in Westchester

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.

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

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.

Win 4 Tickets to Sesame Place Spooktacular and Hotel Stay

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.

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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.

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

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.

Billy Beez Offers Date Night Drop-Off Program

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.

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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.

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet

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.

Ninjago Laser Training Camp Opens at Legoland Discovery Center

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.

Madeline’s 75th Anniversary Celebrated with New-York Historical Society Exhibit

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.

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

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.

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

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.

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

Top Things to Do Each Season 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.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring on Long Island

There is plenty of fun to be had on Long Island in the springtime, including Maple Sugaring Day, the Huntington Tulip Festival, Nunley’s Carousel, the Bethpage Air Show, Mother's Day activities, and a classic Easter Egg Hunt.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in New York City in the summer, including paddle boat rental at Central Park in Manhattan, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens, and wet and wild fun at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in New York City

We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in New York CIty, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan, Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn, an awesome Easter egg hunt in the Bronx, and Mother's Day fun!

Aerial Forest Ropes Park Opens on Long Island

Aerial Forest Ropes Park Opens on Long Island

The Adventure Park at Long Island, an aerial zip lining and ropes course in the trees, recently opened in Wheatley Heights. The course has options for children and adults, from beginner to expert climber.

Sky Zone Offers Programs for Toddlers, Those with Special Needs

Sky Zone Offers Programs for Toddlers, Those with Special Needs

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center in Deer Park now offers two special jump times: a sensory jump time for children with special needs and a toddler jump time. During both times, the facility is closed to others to provide a safe jumping environment.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Enjoy a Connecticut spring with our top 20 best spring activities in the Fairfield, CT area, including activities in Greenwich, Westport, Norwalk, Danbury, and Bridgeport. Find fun, local things to do in Fairfield County this spring, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a local Bridgeport Bluefish baseball game, and stop by the big top when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town.

Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island

Small Amusement Park to Open on Staten Island

New York Carousel, which operates Fantasy Forest at Flushing Meadows Carousel and the Forest Park Carousel, is finishing construction on Fantasy Shore, a small amusement park on Staten Island. New York Carousel has also added new features to its two carousels in Queens.

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Westchester County

Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home in the winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in Westchester County handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including learning how to make maple syrup, cutting your own Christmas tree, and going ice-skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and skiing.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Westchester County

We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in Westchester County, NY, including St. Patrick's Day parades, farmers' markets, Disney Live!, and where to ride trains—even Thomas the Tank Engine!

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Honey Harvest Party at the Greenburgh Nature Center, and making apple cider.

Top 20 Spring Activities in Rockland County

Top 20 Spring Activities in Rockland County

Enjoy the spring season in Rockland County with our top 20 best spring activities in Rockland County, including activities in Ramapo, Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown, and Haverstraw. Find fun, local things to do in Rockland this spring, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to town, and a local zoo's annual Sheep Shearing event.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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