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A List of Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

A List of Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the cultures of the world in your own backyard by attending one of these celebrations in Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience.

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change.

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

The Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, in Manhattan is a dynamic and interactive museum that focuses on enhancing public understanding and perception of math in daily life. It is the first museum of its kind in the country.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

"The Velveteen Rabbit," a Theatreworks production playing at DR2 Theatre in Manhattan, is a charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed in to kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family. Plus, his list of top 10 current kindie albums.

Top 11 Things to Do on Long Island this January

Top 11 Things to Do on Long Island this January

Here are 11 fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island in January 2013, including museum exhibits, concerts, and more in Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Garden City, Huntington, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Uniondale, and beyond.

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Looking for places to go sledding on Long Island? Here's a list of 5 official locations that allow sledding, including state parks in East Meadow, Farmingdale, Hewlett, Sayville, and Seaford.

Top Things to Do in Manhattan this January

Top Things to Do in Manhattan this January

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan in January 2013, including shows and seasonal events for NYC families in Harlem, Midtown, Chelsea, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and beyond.

2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events in NYC

2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events in NYC

Looking for something to do with your kids on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend in New York City? Check out these NYC events happening Jan. 19-21, 2013, at venues in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

7 Fun Things to Do in Queens this January

7 Fun Things to Do in Queens this January

Here are 7 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in the Queens area in January 2013, including family shows and children's events in Bayside, East Elmhurst, Flushing, Jamaica, and just over the boarder in Uniondale, Long Island.

7 Sledding Spots in Queens

7 Sledding Spots in Queens

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to sledding in Queens, including official sledding locations in parks across the borough. Find sledding hills in Astoria, Cypress Hills, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middle Village, and Woodhaven.

7 Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn this January

7 Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn this January

Here are 7 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn in January 2013, including family shows and children's events in Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Midwood, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and beyond.

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to official sledding locations in Brooklyn, including NYC parks that allow sledding and snow tubing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, and Sunset Park.

Top 12 Things to Do in Connecticut this January

Top 12 Things to Do in Connecticut this January

Here are 12 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Connecticut in January 2013, including Disney On Ice, new museum exhibits, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport.

Top 6 Things to Do in Rockland/Bergen this January

Top 6 Things to Do in Rockland/Bergen this January

A list of fun things to do with kids in Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ in January 2013, including low-cost family shows and kids' classes in Cornwall, Nyack, Suffern, and Valley Cottage, NY, and East Rutherford and Englewood, NJ.

7 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this January

7 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this January

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY in January 2013, including family shows and winter-themed activities in Elmsford, Irvington, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, White Plains, and beyond.

Where to Go Sledding in Westchester

Where to Go Sledding in Westchester

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: Looking for places to go sledding in Westchester County, NY? Here's a list of 8 sledding hills, including spots that allow sledders in Cortlandt, Cross River, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown Heights.

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).

The Top 10 Best Places To Meet Santa In Manhattan

The Top 10 Best Places To Meet Santa In Manhattan

Have your kids been waiting all year to sit on Santa's lap? It's finally the holiday season and now is the time to take your kids to meet Santa. Lucky for parents, there are many options to meet Santa all around Manhattan. We've put together the top 10 places to meet Santa in Manhattan this December.

Family Outing: Katonah Museum of Art

Family Outing: Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art in Bedford, NY, is a non-collecting museum that hosts about a dozen art exhibits each year and corresponding programs for kids and families such as guided tours, story times, art programs, family days, and school vacation programs.

Fun Indoor Activities for When the Weather Keeps You Inside

Fun Indoor Activities for When the Weather Keeps You Inside

When the weather keeps you inside, grab this handy list of fun activities—with items found in the house—to keep your kids from saying, "I'm bored."

Top 15 Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this December

Top 15 Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this December

Here are 15 fun and low-cost things to do with your kids on Long Island in December 2012, including holiday shows and tree lightings, concerts for kids, and more in Cold Spring Harbor, East Hampton, Greenvale, Huntington, Locust Valley, Mount Sinai, Oakdale, Old Westbury, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Sag Harbor.

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

Looking for places to see "A Christmas Carol" on Long Island in December 2012? Check out these 5 family-friendly showings of Dickens's classic holiday tale in Bellmore, Northport, Oakdale, and Port Jefferson.

6 Christmas Tree Lighting Festivals on Long Island

6 Christmas Tree Lighting Festivals on Long Island

Looking for Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies on Long Island in December 2012? Here are 6 festivals for families in Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, East Hampton, North Bellmore, Old Westbury, and Oyster Bay.




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