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Top Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield County CT - September 2011
We've hand-picked the best events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, from our September 2011 calendar. This month, catch a few family-friendly shows, like Phineas and Ferb live on stage in Bridgeport, a ballroom showcase in Fairfield, Kicking Daisies in concert in Ridgefield, Skippyjon Jones the musical in Westport, and The Laughing Pizza in concert in Rowayton. You can also enjoy the season's harvest at an oyster festival in Norwalk, hang out with pirates at the Maritime Aquarium, and participate in fundraising runs in Wesport and Norwalk. Read on for all the details! (read the story...)

September 11 Memorial Events in Fairfield County CT
Commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this September at this family-appropriate events in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We've also included several memorial events in NYC that are suitable for the whole family. (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Queens - September 2011
We've hand-picked the best kids' events in Queens from our September 2011 calendar. Among tons of family-friendly things to do this month, our top picks include Sesame Street Live at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York City Honey Festival at Rockaway Beach, the Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum, an overnight adventure at the Queens Zoo, and a special Muppets program at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. (read the story...)

September 11 Memorial Events in Queens
This September marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Commemorate the events with your family at these memorial events in and near Queens. (read the story...)

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...)


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