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Terri Fedonczak, a life coach, parent counselor, and author helps you answer the question, "What should I do with my kids this summer?" from finding childcare, to summer hours, to finding activities to cure a lazy afternoon. The answer will be different for every parent, and here are a variety of solutions to beat the summer blues.
Stop by for a seasonal festival or just let your little ones loose on the grounds at Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion in Oyster Bay, a Long Island Gold Coast estate that has more than 400 acres of gardens, trails, and historic buildings to discover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids Play, an indoor play space for children, recently opened in Nanuet. The free-play facility also hosts birthday parties.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to teach your kids about the increasing need for Internet safety, including rules and tools for safely using social media and other websites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?