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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...)

Brooklyn Activities and Events for Kids and Families - August 2011
Check out the top activities for kids that we've selected from our August 2011 calendar of events. This month, go to an outdoor movie in Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Coney Island, or Red Hook; find a free family concert; venture to Governors Island for a Volkswagon festival or the Civil War Weekend; or take the hop to Staten Island to have Breakfast with the Beasts. Whether you're a native or just visiting Brooklyn in August, there's plenty to keep your kids entertained! (read the story...)

Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester County NY - August 2011
Check out our favorite events for kids happening this August in Westchester County, New York. You'll find some great things to do as a family, including kids' shows and concerts in Scarsdale and Larchmont, a steamboat festival in Kingston, a special nature program at South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center, a Jewish storytelling performance in Sleepy Hollow, and science and nature workshops for kids aboard the Science Barge in Yonkers. (read the story...)

The Berenstain Bears' New Musical Brings Laughs and Life Lessons to NYC Kids
"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical" hits Manhattan after a 35-city theater tour, bringing the classic children's books to life on stage. (read the story...)

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County, NY
Enjoy the miles of coastline in Westchester County, New York, at these family-friendly beaches. (read the story...)

July Family Activities in Fairfield County CT
We've rounded up the best family events happening this July in Fairfield County, CT. Check out these great activities with your kids this month. (read the story...)

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Fairfield County CT
There are plenty of events offering history, music, and fireworks throughout the Fourth of July Weekend in Fairfield County, CT. Check out these patriotic activities for kids and families. (read the story...)

NYC Kids' Theater: 'The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden'
The Ohmies combine song, dance, adventure, and yoga moves in their interactive summer show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in Manhattan. (read the story...)

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