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Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

At the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center in Airmont, NY, more recently known as the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center, kids can become astronauts for a day and families can go on space missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Westchester

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Westchester

Check out these 7 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids in Westchester County, NY, including craft workshops, a fun family festival, and more in Chappaqua, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Living in the New York metro area means you can expose your children to the world's cultures without traveling to foreign countries. We've compiled restaurants, festivals, and other activities to introduce your children to the world.

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

Our children will one day inherit the world—and global travel helps them know it, experience it, and understand it. Here, an excerpt from Keith Bellows's "100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life" explains why the world is the best classroom for children and how they can learn from their cultural experiences.

Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

Updated: August 2015. 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.




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