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Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday.

Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online

Thousands Volunteer to Make 1940 U.S. Census Data Available Online

More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free.

Free Online Game Teaches Kids About Weather Science and Safety

Free Online Game Teaches Kids About Weather Science and Safety

Here in the Northeast, we've had no shortage of severe weather lately. While you're family is hunkered down during a hurricane alert or snowstorm, keep your kids busy with this free, interactive online game that will teach them about severe-weather science and safety.

Top 20 Things to Do on Long Island this November

Top 20 Things to Do on Long Island this November

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island this November, including Thanksgiving events, family shows, and more in Amityville, Bellmore, Bethpage, Centerport, East Hampton, East Islip, Glen Cove, Greenvale, Hicksville, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Roslyn Harbor, St. James, and Uniondale.

Thanksgiving Events for Kids on Long Island

Thanksgiving Events for Kids on Long Island

Check out these Thanksgiving-themed events for kids on Long Island, including crafts, classes, and more in Babylon Village, Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and Yaphank.

Family Outing: The New York Botanical Garden

Family Outing: The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is a fun destination for families, with regular nature programs in the Children's Garden and Family Garden plus a variety of annual events like the Orchid Show and the famous Holiday Train Show.

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

Black Violin, the dynamic duo that includes violinists Kev and Wil B, astounds audiences with a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Catch a concert at Manhattan's New Victory Theater this November.

Top 10 Things to Do in Manhattan this November

Top 10 Things to Do in Manhattan this November

Ten fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Manhattan this November, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Balloon Inflation, holiday tree lightings and gift markets, the return of Harry Potter, and the 2012 New York Chocolate Show.

Top 5 Things to Do in Queens this November

Top 5 Things to Do in Queens this November

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this November, including a pirate show in Long Island City, Wildlife Weekends in Floral Park, a train-themed workshop in Jamaica, and a family-friendly concert in Flushing.

Top 7 Things to Do in Brooklyn this November

Top 7 Things to Do in Brooklyn this November

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this November, including Olympic gymnasts and Disney princesses at the Barclays Center, family concerts in Boerum Hill and Gowanus, a walk/run to benefit Prospect Park, and history and mystery at Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park.

5 Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut

5 Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids in Connecticut

Find fun and low-cost Thanksgiving-themed events for kids in Fairfield County, CT, including Fairfield, New Canaan, and Wilton.

Top 10 Things to Do in Westchester County this November

Top 10 Things to Do in Westchester County this November

Find fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Westchester County this November, including a bonfire night in Garrison, The Pop Ups concert in Mamaroneck, a family-friendly ballet in Valhalla, and post-Thanksgiving walks in Bedford, Rye, and White Plains.

Thanksgiving Weekend Walks and Turkey Trots in Westchester

Thanksgiving Weekend Walks and Turkey Trots in Westchester

A roundup of Thanksgiving weekend walks and turkey trots in Westchester County, including Bedford, Rye, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.

Tips on How to Prep for the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze by a Westchester Mom of 2
Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this October

Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this October

We've rounded up the top 7 kids' events on Long Island this October, including an autism-friendly movie screening of Frankenweenie, Thrill the World @ Islip, and fun family shows, plus tons of great Halloween events!

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this October

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this October

We've rounded up the top 5 events for kids and families in Manhattan this October, including the return of the Big Apple Circus, the annual Meet the Breeds event, and the NYC Wine & Food Festival, plus tons of great Halloween events!

Family Outing: Old Westbury Gardens

Family Outing: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is a National Historic Site on Long Island known for its family-friendly outdoor activities and gorgeous gardens and grounds.

We Turned a Sesame Place Trip into a Bucks County Family Weekend
Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this October

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this October

Our top 5 list of things to do with your family in Queens this October includes a new exhibit at NYSCI, children's garden sessions at the Queens Botanical Garden, and tons of fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids.

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this October

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this October

Find fun and low-cost family events in Brooklyn this October, including the Harlem Globetrotters first show in the borough, a Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the WCS Run for the Wild on Coney Island, and spook-tacular Halloween activities.

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

"Secret of the Wings," Tinker Bell's first 3D adventure in the Disney Fairies series, takes her to the far reaches of Pixie Hollow, where she flies with new friends and uncovers a secret that changes her world.

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield this October

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Fairfield this October

Find fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Fairfield County, CT this October, including the Ringling Bros. circus in Bridgeport, a superheroes-inspired exhibit in Stamford, an Enchanted Castle in Fairfield, and family-friendly Halloween events throughout the county.

Get Free Museum Admission on Sept. 29

Get Free Museum Admission on Sept. 29

During Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!, you can get free admission to participating museums in the NYC area and beyond.

Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk this September

Top Things to Do with Kids in Suffolk this September

Our roundup of fun and free/low-cost things to do with kids in Suffolk County, Long Island, this September includes fall festivals and fairs, pirates on stage, art classes and workshops, and the annual Duck BBQ and Race.

Top Things to Do with Kids in Nassau this September

Top Things to Do with Kids in Nassau this September

Our roundup of fun and free/low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau County, Long Island, this September includes Sesame Street on stage, fall fairs and festivals, and Dora the Explorer at the Long Island Children's Museum.




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