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A 'See-Worthy' Festival in Port Washington, NY
Celebrate the nautical heritage and artistic talent of Long Island at the 21st Annual HarborFest Dock Day and Craft Festival in Port Washington this June. (read the story...)

Queens Zoo Welcomes Olympia the Elk
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo embraced a new tenant in May: Olympia the Roosevelt elk. (read the story...)

Kids Bowl Free this Summer
Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer. (read the story...)

How to Throw a Great BBQ
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long. (read the story...)

Fun Summer Events for Families with Dogs in Fairfield County, CT
If you have a canine in the family, check out these June activities in Fairfield County, CT, that are both kid-friendly and dog-friendly. (read the story...)

Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day in Fairfield County with Your Family
Connecticut Trails Day 2011, part of National Trails Day, will be celebrated June 4-5 this year. If you're in Fairfield County, CT that weekend, check out these kid-friendly outdoor activities and nature walks. (read the story...)

Cheap Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Three-Day Weekends
With a three-day weekend ahead, it’s time to start brainstorming entertainment options for that inevitable moment when someone asks “what’s next?” Whether going out of town for a fun weekend away, or opting for a budget-friendly, relaxing weekend at home, games are a great option to have on hand to keep everyone in the family happy and entertained. (read the story...)

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area
As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds in the New York City Area
We've put together a list of the most family-friendly playgrounds throughout the New York City area, including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs. Plus, we offer tips and advice for getting the most out of your visit. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds in Fairfield County, CT
From twisty slides to pedal-powered carousels, kids love to jump, climb, swing, and slide. Why not venture beyond your family’s go-to park for a change of pace? We’ve zeroed in on some of the best playgrounds for families in Fairfield County, Connecticut. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds in Rockland County, NY
From twisty slides to pedal-powered carousels, kids love to jump, climb, swing, and slide. Why not venture beyond your family's go-to park for a change of pace? We've zeroed in on some of the best playgrounds in Rockland County, New York. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds in Westchester County, NY
We consulted Arin Gornstein, mom and Rivertown Play Group co-founder, to pinpoint the most fun, kid-friendly playgrounds around Westchester County, NY. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds on Long Island
From twisty slides to pedal-powered carousels, kids love to jump, climb, swing, and slide. Why not venture beyond your family's go-to park for a change of pace? We've zeroed in on some of the best playgrounds for families across Long Island. (read the story...)

Best Playgrounds in NYC
From twisty slides to pedal-powered carousels, kids love to jump, climb, swing, and slide. Why not venture beyond your family's go-to park for a change of pace? We've zeroed in on some of the best playgrounds for families in New York City. (read the story...)

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families
More than 30 miles of diverse, scenic hiking trails exist in NYC – do you know where? (read the story...)

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know
Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations. (read the story...)

Summer Events in Socrates Sculpture Park
Head to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City this June for some great family events, including the Long Island City Bike Parade, Summer Solstice Celebration and Silent Disco, a Makers Market, and a GrowNYC Greenmarket. (read the story...)

Queens Family Activities: Top Picks for June
Check out some great family events happening this June in Queens! (read the story...)

Family Travel: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
Our top suggestions to get the most out of your family vacation to beautiful Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale, Arizona, where the sunny weather is accompanied by a high dose of Southwest culture. (read the story...)

Urban Fishing in NYC
Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and...fishing? When people think about the Big Apple, planning a fishing excursion is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, NYC boasts plenty of fine watering holes across the five boroughs. Not convinced? Check out the following videos from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation about catching Blue Fish in the East River and the I Fish NY program. (read the story...)

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut
If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout. (read the story...)

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts
Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for watermelon donuts. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will devour their favorite summer treat as a dessert. (read the story...)

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY
Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June. (read the story...)

Top Picks for June: Family Activities in Westchester County, NY
Check out some of the best family events happening this June in Westchester County, New York, including kid-friendly shows, outdoor activities, and Father's Day celebrations. (read the story...)

Fun Indoor Activities For Kids
Outdoor play is great for kids, but what do you do on those cold, rainy, or blustery days when Mother Nature seems to be conspiring against you? The next time the sun refuses to shine, try these fun and unique ideas to avoid cabin fever. (read the story...)


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