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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!

Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

Have fun in the fall on Long Island at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

There are tons of fun things to do on Long Island in the winter. Our list of the top 20 winter events includes ice skating and sledding spots, holiday theater and performances, awesome indoor play spaces, and more!

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring on Long Island

Have the most fun with your family this spring on Long Island. We've picked the top 20 events of the season to make it easy. Gather your brood for maple sugaring, the tulip festival, a classic Easter egg hunt, the famous Bethpage Air Show, and more!

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Have the most fun this summer with our list of the top 20 things to do in New York City, including Fourth of July Fireworks, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens, and wet and wild fun at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in New York City

From the peeping the changing leaves to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of family activities in New York City to keep you having fun all fall, including old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in New York City

Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home all winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in NYC handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including going ice-skating, sledding, and some spectacular holiday shows.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in New York City

We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in New York CIty, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan, Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn, an awesome Easter egg hunt in the Bronx, and Mother's Day fun!

Aerial Forest Ropes Park Opens on Long Island

Aerial Forest Ropes Park Opens on Long Island

The Adventure Park at Long Island, an aerial zip lining and ropes course in the trees, recently opened in Wheatley Heights. The course has options for children and adults, from beginner to expert climber.

Sky Zone Offers Programs for Toddlers, Those with Special Needs

Sky Zone Offers Programs for Toddlers, Those with Special Needs

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center in Deer Park now offers two special jump times: a sensory jump time for children with special needs and a toddler jump time. During both times, the facility is closed to others to provide a safe jumping environment.

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Presenting the best things to do with your family in Fairfield County, CT, this spring. We've narrowed our list to the annual events that offer the most fun every year, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Greenwich, Bridgeport Bluefish baseball games, and a visit from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

Have the most fun this winter with our guide to the 20 must-do events in Fairfield County. Don't miss winter seasonal fun like ice skating at a local rink, visits with Santa and his reindeer, performances of The Nutcracker and Disney on Ice, and more!

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

From an apple picking outing at a local Connecticut orchard, to watching the fall foliage change, there are plenty of family activities in Fairfield County, to keep you busy during Connecticut's autumn season. Don't miss the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, fresh made chowder to warm up a chilly fall day, and tons of Halloween activities in Fairfield County.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Have the most fun this summer in Fairfield County, CT, with our list of the top 20 must-do events for your family. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy free outdoor Shakespeare, hit a local beach, and much more, all close to home!




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