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Top Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn - September 2011
We've handpicked the best things to do with kids in Brooklyn from our September 2011 calendar. Check out this month's best events, including the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, a kids' film festival on Governors Island, the Richmond County Fair on nearby Staten Island, a fundraising walk for Prospect Park, and the Urban Parent Expo in Brooklyn Heights. (read the story...)

September 11 Memorial Events in Brooklyn
Commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with these family-appropriate memorial events in the Brooklyn area, including the Run to Remember on Governors Island, a spiritual concert at Church of Saint Ann, and a family art project at Wave Hill in the Bronx. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester County NY - September 2011
We've selected the best family events in Westchester County, New York, from our September 2011 calendar. This month, don't miss the Yorktown Grange Fair (including the tractor parade and dog show), a Chinese festival in North Salem, the John Jay Homestead Barn Dance and Country Fair in Katonah, and a special family day at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. (read the story...)

September 11 Memorial Events in Westchester County NY
Westchester County families can commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at several local memorial events. Read on for details. (read the story...)

Six Ways For Kids to Create Lasting Memories With Their Grandparents
Marriage and family therapist Sharon Nolfi lists six activities and ways for kids to stay in touch with their grandparents. (read the story...)

'Traces' Delights Families With Acrobatics, Music, and Comedy
7 Fingers, a Montreal-based performance art troupe unleashes its latest creation, 'Traces,' to New York City audiences. Having recently performed on 'America's Got Talent,' 'Traces' features an impressive mixture of gravity-defying acrobatics, contemporary music, comedic banter, and much more. (read the story...)

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies
Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat. (read the story...)

Volunteer Events on 9/11: Helping Homeless Americans
Get your kids involved in a Family-to-Family sponsored volunteer project on September 11 to help homeless Americans in your community. (read the story...)

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year
Volunteering with your kids in the community brings a sense of pride and satisfaction. Helping others and getting involved in charities also presents a bonding experience for the whole family. Find out why you should and how you can donate time with your kids in a fun way this year (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Nassau County, Long Island this August
We've handpicked the best family events in Nassau County, Long Island from our August 2011 calendar. Check out the top events to bring your kids to this month, including a performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk" in Westbury, a 3D art workshop at the Nassau County Museum of Art, a variety of children's theater shows throughout the county (including "The Jungle Book" and "Dora the Explorer LIVE"), and the popular Long Island Scottish Games and Festival at Old Westbury Gardens. (read the story...)

Why It's Important For Siblings to Cheer Each Other On
In her new book "Tending the Family Heart," Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker discusses why it's important for siblings to attend each other's sports games, dance recitals, and other extracurricular activities. (read the story...)

How To Encourage Siblings to Attend Each Other's Events
In her new book "Tending the Family Heart," Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker lists a few easy ways to encourage siblings to attend each other's sports games, dance recitals, and other extracurricular activities. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island this August
We've hand-picked the best family events from our August 2011 calendar. Check out the top events to bring your kids to this month, including a princess tea party in Amityville, a performance by Billy Bones in Westhampton Beach, a jam-making workshop for tots in Riverhead, a Bari Koral concert in Bridgehampton, and a silly silent film in Huntington. (read the story...)

Storybook-Inspired Kids' Shows on Long Island this August
Quite a few familiar storybook characters are appearing on stage across Long Island this August, including Pinkalicious, Angelina Ballerina, and Blues Clues. Read on for details on these musicals and more kids' shows appearing in theaters this month. (read the story...)

City Parks Foundation Offers Free Golf Lessons in NYC Parks this August
The City Parks Foundation is offering free golf lessons to kids in New York City this August, at East River Park and Eugene McCabe Field in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Visiting Children's Literature Landmarks in New York City
Help bring your child's favorite books to life by taking them to kid lit landmarks all over New York City. On your trip, you'll find Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza from Knuffle Bunny, party in the Plaza Hotel like Eloise, and hang out in the Upper East Side like Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and more. (read the story...)

Manhattan Activities for Kids and Families - August 2011
We've hand-selected the best kids' events from our August calendar, including free outdoor concerts in Madison Square Park and on the Lincoln Center plazas, Broadway in Bryant Park, children's theater at Galli Seaport, sensory friendly movie screenings for kids, "The Voice" in concert, and a Civil War Weekend on Governors Island. This month is jam-packed with great things to do across the city, and we've got all the details! (read the story...)

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area
Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!). (read the story...)

Indoor Rock Climbing Centers In and Near NYC
Rock climbing is great exercise, and indoor climbing takes away some of the safety risks of the sport, making it a great activity for kids and families. Check out these spots in and around New York City that offer indoor climbing walls. (read the story...)

Hiking and Nature Trails in Upstate New York
Upstate New York is rife with mountains, forests, falls, state parks, nature preserves, sanctuaries, and conservation areas. Check out our list of these natural havens that include scenic hiking trails fit for all skill levels. So pack up the kids and spend the day or weekend reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors (and getting some great exercise!). (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Rock Climbing and Hiking With Kids
Have your kids put down the video game controls and keep them active by going rock climbing up a climbing wall or hiking on one of the New York City area's many nature trails. Read on for suggestions on where to go, what to bring with you, and how to keep the kids safe during your trip. (read the story...)

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC
Check out these scenic outdoor hiking options near New York City, in Southeast New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties, on Long Island, and in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mountains, parks, and other nature areas listed here are all offer easy hiking and nature trails that kids and families of all skill levels can enjoy. So pack a picnic and get outdoors! (read the story...)

New Spider-Man Musical Brings the Action to Broadway
After much media attention and the longest preview period in Broadway history, the epic new musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark" brings action and rock n' roll to the stage. With a cast of characters that literally soar through the theater, 'Spider-Man' will keep both kids and adults on the edge of their seats. (read the story...)

August 2011 Family Events in Fairfield County, CT
We've hand-picked the best kids' events in Fairfield County, Connecticut, from our August 2011 calendar. This month, there's plenty of things to do with your brood: Free concerts and kid-friendly shows in the parks and at the libraries, a teddy bear festival at Beardsley Zoo, a new exhibit at the Discovery Museum, and tons of outdoor festivals and family events. (read the story...)

Queens Calendar Highlights: Activities and Events for Kids and Families - August 2011
We've hand-selected these Queens activities for kids from our Augsut 2011 calendar of events. This month in Queens, check out a variety of cultural fairs and festivals in Flushing, Corona, Sunnyside, and Jamaica; stop by NYSCI for some creative projects; take a Mexican Dance class; or catch a Broadway show at Queens Theatre in the Park. Whether you live there or are just visiting Queens this August, there's plenty to keep your kids entertained! (read the story...)


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