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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...)

Queens Events for Kids: July 2011
We've rounded up the best July events for kids and families in Queens. Find fun things to do throughout the month. (read the story...)

Bronx Zoo Debuts New LEGO Exhibit for Summer
LEGOs take over the Bronx Zoo this summer in an interactive new exhibit that's perfect for families. (read the story...)

What to Do with Kids in Brooklyn: July 2011 Family Events
We've rounded up the best July events for kids and families in Brooklyn. Find fun things to do throughout the month. (read the story...)

Broadway in Bryant Park 2011 Summer Series
Broadway in Bryant Park's summer series, presented by 106.7 Lite FM, will include a host of family-friendly performances this July and August. Bring the kids for a taste of some of Broadway's best shows in a manageable, one-hour dose. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County, a short trip from nearly anywhere in the New York City area, offers visitors a glimpse into the Revolutionary War battle over the Hudson Highlands. Read on for the site's family-friendly attractions. (read the story...)

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area
Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year. (read the story...)

Fourth of July Events in Westchester County, NY
Check out our picks for the best way to celebrate Independence Day with your family this year in Westchester County, New York. (read the story...)

July 2011 Family Activities in Westchester County, NY: Our Top Picks
Check out the best events happening this July in Westchester County, NY. You'll find shows, concerts, festivals, and more for kids and families. (read the story...)

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids
As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible. (read the story...)

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens
The New Rochelle Farmers Market opens for its third season of delicious locally grown food and vibrant locally based atmosphere on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Library Green. (read the story...)

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