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Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester residents can meet and take pictures with Santa at DreamWorks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure at Westchester's Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!).

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan

Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan in 2015. We've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone!

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Queens

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Queens

A roundup of the top Halloween 2015 events for families in Queens.

Best Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn

A roundup of the best Halloween activities for Brooklyn families in October 2015.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for families in Fairfield County, CT.

Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen

Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen

A roundup of Halloween 2015 events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ.

Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning

Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning

Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to.

Best Halloween 2015 Activities in Westchester

Best Halloween 2015 Activities in Westchester

Get all the details on the best Halloween 2015 activities in Westchester County.

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, happening weekends in October. The festival will include costumed characters, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving contest, and a giant pumpkin contest.

Win 4 Tickets to Sesame Place Spooktacular and Hotel Stay

Win 4 Tickets to Sesame Place Spooktacular and Hotel Stay

Dress the kids in their scariest costumes and head over to The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place to trick or treat with Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. NYMetroParents is giving away four tickets to Sesame Place and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Langhorne.

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum allows visitors to learn about the 9/11 tragedy and pay tribute to its victims and survivors. If you're thinking of visiting the site with your kids, here's what to expect and some tips on how to prepare for the experience.

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Find apple picking, fall festivals, autumn harvest fairs, Halloween activities, corn mazes, Thanksgiving parades, and much more in our guide to fall fun.

Billy Beez Offers Date Night Drop-Off Program

Billy Beez Offers Date Night Drop-Off Program

Billy Beez, a Rockland County indoor play space, is now offering its Date Night drop-off program on Friday and Saturday nights. The facility will also offer an after-school program this fall and a soccer program for kids ages 3-6.

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, provides young visitors with learning opportunities through its interactive and accessible exhibits and programs.

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet

The Sunshine Gallery Retail and Consignment Store Opens in Nanuet

A retail and consignment store, The Sunshine Gallery opened in Nanuet in May. The store offers kids clothing, furniture, toys, shoes, and strollers, as well as maternity clothing. Owner Colleen Vanderhoef, a teacher at the Rockland Center for the Arts, also offers kids’ art classes at the store.

Ninjago Laser Training Camp Opens at Legoland Discovery Center

Ninjago Laser Training Camp Opens at Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester recently debuted its newest attraction, Ninjago Laser Training Camp, which was inspired by Lego's Ninjago line.

Madeline’s 75th Anniversary Celebrated with New-York Historical Society Exhibit

Madeline’s 75th Anniversary Celebrated with New-York Historical Society Exhibit

To celebrate Madeline's 75th anniversary, the New-York Historical Society is hosting the exhibit Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. The exhibit includes works of art, the original manuscript, and special artifacts.

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

The FDNY and Roger Yurt, M.D., director of Hearst Burn Center, share tips, including safe grilling tips, to prevent burns and other fire injuries this summer.

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, and not just by viewing professional displays. If you choose to light your own, follow these safety tips for using fireworks.

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer on Long Island

Have the most fun on Long Island this summer! Presenting the top 20 must-do events for your family, including Long Island Ducks games, outdoor music festivals and concerts, a pirate festival, an authentic pow wow, and more!




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