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Best Beaches on Long Island for Families
UPDATED JUNE 2014: Whether you prefer the dramatic cliffs and rocky shores of the Sound, the ocean’s rough waves, or the calm of local bays and lakes, there’s a beach for every taste along Long Island’s miles of coastline. So grab some towels, pack up the kids’ sand toys, and discover a different beach each week. We bet you’ll have a new local favorite by the end of the summer! (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Nassau this July
Find free and low-cost things to do in Nassau County, Long Island this July, including fun family and children's events in Cutchogue, Elmont, Garden City, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, and Sands Point. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk this July
Find free and low-cost things to do and fun family events in Suffolk County, Long Island this July, including Babylon, Brookhaven, Cold Spring Harbor, East Hampton, Riverhead, and Smithtown. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this July
Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this July, including fun family shows in the parks, outdoor festivals and fairs, and new theater openings and museum exhibits. (read the story...)

Fun Family Events on Governors Island this Summer
Governors Island, just a short ferry ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn, will host several fun family- and kid-friendly events this summer, all free or low cost. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens
Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Queens this July
Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens, including fun family shows and concerts, outdoor movies, and the annual pow wow at Queens County Farm Museum. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this July
Find free and low-cost family and kids' events in Brooklyn this July, including fireworks in Park Slope, outdoor movies in Brooklyn Heights, and free outdoor family programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (read the story...)

Fun July 4 Events in Brooklyn
Check out these fun Fourth of July cultural events for kids happening in Brooklyn and nearby, including historical activities in Prospect Park and Historic Richmond Town's holiday celebration. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield this July
Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield County, CT this July, including fun family events in Bridgeport, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton, Westport, Weston, and beyond. (read the story...)

Historical Activities in Fairfield County this Summer
Fun and low-cost historical events happening this summer in Connecticut, including history tours and activities in Fairfield, Mashantucket, Norwalk, Rowayton, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Hunt for Waldo in Queens!
Waldo is hiding out in 20 stores across Astoria and Long Island City this July. Join the scavenger hunt to win prizes and celebrate Waldo's 25th anniversary. (read the story...)

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
In Broadway's Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook. Is the show for kids? Yes and no, says our theater critic. (read the story...)

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series in Rockland County, NY, hosted by Clarkstown, Nyack, Stony Point, and Suffern in July and August. Each offers a variety of family-friendly music. (read the story...)

4th of July Fireworks and Festivals in Westchester
UPDATED JUNE 2013: Find out where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Westchester County, NY, from White Plains to Katonah and beyond. Plus, get the details on fun July 4 festivals for families in the area. (read the story...)

Father's Day Fun on Long Island
Looking for something fun to do for Father's Day on Long Island? Try one of these free/low-cost and family-friendly events, including everything from story time to fishing. (read the story...)

Father's Day Fun in Manhattan
Looking for something fun to do on Father's Day in Manhattan? Here are some free and low-cost activities that dads and kids will love. (read the story...)

Summer Fun in the Shade
This summer, whether it’s a rainy day or you’re trying to take a break from the sun, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep your child active, healthy, and anything but bored. (read the story...)

Fun Things to Do for Father's Day in Queens
Find fun things to do with your dad this Father's Day in Queens, including a car show, a blues concert, and a workshop where kids can create a special gift. (read the story...)

Father's Day Fun in Brooklyn
Looking for something fun to do with Dad this Father's Day? Check out our roundup of family-friendly events in Brooklyn this June that dads are sure to love. (read the story...)

CT Open House Day
June 9 is the 8th annual Connecticut Open House Day, when museums and cultural establishments all over CT will roll out the red carpet, offering free admission and special incentives. (read the story...)

SPY Exhibit Hits NYC with Plenty of Kid-Friendly Features
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens at Discovery Times Square in NYC, giving kids and families a fun and interactive peek into the world of CIA intelligence. (read the story...)

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'
From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Green Chimneys
Green Chimneys, the nonprofit based in Brewster, NY, strives to educate and heal its visitors and students through animal therapy and nature activities. Get the scoop on its family programs and fun festivals, including the popular Birds of Prey day. (read the story...)

Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day on Long Island
Wondering what to do on Mother's Day on Long Island? Check out our roundup of fun and family-friendly things to do for the holiday, including local places that offer free admission and specials. (read the story...)


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