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Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New York City, Long Island, and CT

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New York City, Long Island, and CT

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Celebrate the great outdoors with a family day trip to one of these seasonally splendid spots in the New York metro area, including New York City; Long Island; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT.

Celebrate Earth Day in Rockland

Celebrate Earth Day in Rockland

Earth Day is April 22, but it can be celebrated all month long! There are lots of things to do in and near Rockland County to promote a greener world and have fun, such as meeting farm animals in Cornwall and picking up litter in Tenafly, NJ.

Celebrate Easter and Passover in Rockland

Celebrate Easter and Passover in Rockland

April may bring showers, but it also brings holidays! Celebrate Easter and Passover in Rockland County this month with fun things to do with the whole family, including an egg hunt in Pomona and a porch party in Nyack.

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in Nassau in May

Kid-Friendly Theater Performances in Nassau in May

A round-up of family-friendly performing arts events in Nassau in May, including a dog show in Oyster Bay, the Big Apple Circus in Fresh Meadows, and summer theater in the park in Oyster Bay.

Educational and Fun Activities for Kids in Nassau in May

Educational and Fun Activities for Kids in Nassau in May

Who says learning has to be boring? Here are 10 educational activities in Nassau, Long Island, during which kids are sure to have fun while learning, a World War II re-enactment in Old Bethpage, and a musical workshop in Greenvale.

Concerts and Music Classes for Kids in Nassau in May

Concerts and Music Classes for Kids in Nassau in May

Exposing your kids to music and culture just got a lot easier. Here's our round-up of family- and kid-friendly concerts and music classes in Nassau County, including the Astoria Big Band in Little Neck, a young musicians concert in Old Westbury, and The Who's concert in Uniondale.

Things to Do That Keep Kids Active in Nassau in May

Things to Do That Keep Kids Active in Nassau in May

A round-up of the best sports and fitness classes to keep kids and families active in Nassau County, Long Island, in May, including soccer clinics in East Meadow, Tai Chi in Old Westbury, and music and movement in Garden City.

Free Things for Families to Do in Nassau in May

Free Things for Families to Do in Nassau in May

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities in Nassau County, Long Island, including a Memorial Day art show in Long Beach and a concert in the park in Oyster Bay, in May don't fall short.

The Best Things to Do with Kids in Nassau in May

The Best Things to Do with Kids in Nassau in May

We've hand-picked the best family-friendly things to do in Nassau County in May, including family fun in Garden City, Uniondale, Port Washington, and Wantagh.

Classes and Support Groups for NYC Parents in April

Classes and Support Groups for NYC Parents in April

We've rounded up the best parent support groups, workshops, and information sessions for moms and dads in Manhattan in April, including locations in the West Village, Chelsea, and on the Upper East and West sides.

Fun with Kids at Tenafly Nature Center

Fun with Kids at Tenafly Nature Center

The Tenafly Nature Center is a 400-acre preservation area full of New Jersey greenery and wildlife, plus 7 miles of trails and a 3-acre pond. Stop by for a weekend nature program or a seasonal event like maple sugaring or apple cidering.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

We've got specific advice on how to make a family cruise stress-free and cost less. Our cruise-planning secrets will make sure your next sailing is easy and memorable from booking to disembarking.

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

Your guide to the best things to do in winter in and near NYC, including Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, and Southeast New York. You'll find Christmas and holiday shows and events, places to ski and ice skate, where to go maple sugaring, lots of indoor activities, and much more!

Top 100 Things to Do in Spring in the New York City Area

Top 100 Things to Do in Spring in the New York City Area

There are tons of fun things to do in the spring across New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, and Westchester and Rockland counties, from Easter egg hunts and spring festivals to carousel openings, National Train Day fun, and much more!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn

Leprechauns, shamrocks, and gold, oh my! The holiday honoring Irish culture and heritage is upon us. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in and near Brooklyn with a parade in Prospect Park, Irish stepping on Staten Island, and more!

Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

This is your guide to the best things to do with your kids in Westchester County, NY, this November. Take advantage of fall in the Hudson Valley at these fun family events, in Croton-on-Hudson, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Celebrate Easter and Purim in Rockland

Celebrate Easter and Purim in Rockland

This March, celebrate the holidays in Rockland with family-friendly activities for Easter and Purim. Meet the Easter Bunny in West Nyack, attend a Purim carnival in Upper Nyack, and more!

Winter School Break Events in Brooklyn

Winter School Break Events in Brooklyn

What to do when the kids have a week off of school? Our calendar editors picked the top events during winter break, February 16-21, in Brooklyn. Children can investigate plant life, be an astronaut for a day, learn about animals, and more!

Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events in Brooklyn

Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events in Brooklyn

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the holiday of love at these family-friendly Valentine's Day events in and near Brooklyn. Kids can create jewelry, learn how to knit, make valentines for friends and family, and more!

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Brooklyn

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Brooklyn

The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in late January and February. Welcome the Year of the Sheep with events and activities taking place in and near Brooklyn, including parades, crafts, and fireworks!

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn with family-friendly events and activities. Listen to stories, hear and sing songs, see graceful dancers, get creative with crafts, and more!

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

Planning a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC with kids in tow? Here is your guide to the best things to do at this Manhattan landmark with children, plus all the details you need to make your trip fun for the whole family.

Emelin Theatre's Dance Series Returns with New Performances

Emelin Theatre's Dance Series Returns with New Performances

Emelin Theatre brings performing arts programs and performances to the residents of Westchester County. The theater's Off the Grid dance series brings new dancers and choreographers to perform this year.

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.




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