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Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

Our list of fun and low-cost holiday events in Connecticut includes many places to meet Santa and his elves, Christmas tree lighting festivals, historical holiday events, and a variety of holiday concerts and shows across Connecticut, including activities in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Mystic, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, and beyond.

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

Get in the holiday spirit at these fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County this December, including tree and menorah lightings, holiday shows like "The Nutcracker," breakfast with Santa events, and more in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, and nearby in Bergen County, NJ.

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December

Our list of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this December includes holiday shows, children's events, and more in Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains.

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is the only museum of its kind in the country. Visitors young and old can get a behind-the-screen view of films, TV shows, and video games, from classics to modern-day favorites.

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

A new play space on Long Island features separate themed play spaces that foster pretend play and encourage children to use their imaginations.

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes

Active Kidz Long Island, a family entertainment center on Long Island, recently added bowling lanes and new blasters for its Cannonball Blast game. The birthday party location in Jericho also offers laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, an arcade, and a virtual game center.

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out.

Holiday Markets in NYC

Holiday Markets in NYC

A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list.

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism.

Rockland's Bounce! To Add More Space and New Features

Rockland's Bounce! To Add More Space and New Features

Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights.

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way.

26 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this November

26 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this November

Our list of fun and low-cost kids' events on Long Island this November includes family shows, Thanksgiving events, and holiday activities in Centerport, East Hampton, East Islip, Elmont, Floral Park, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Riverhead, Wantagh, and beyond.

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this November includes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation, a new space show at the American Museum of Natural History, Thanksgivukkah events throughout NYC, and more.

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this November

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this November includes the all-new Gingerbread Lane at NYSCI, family shows in Bayside and Flushing, Disney on Ice in nearby Uniondale, and Thanksgiving events in Douglaston, Flushing, and Garden City.

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this November

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this November includes Disney on Ice at the Barclays Center, a family jazz party in Fort Greene, fun family concerts in Park Slope and Crown Heights, and more.

20 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut this November

20 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Connecticut this November includes Thanksgiving events, a festival of lighthouses, family shows, and more in Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton.

Top 20 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

Top 20 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

Check out our top 20 list of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester this November, including menorah and Christmas tree lightings, Thanksgiving events, and family shows in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, North Salem, Ossining, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Jump to Get Fit at Ronkonkoma Facility

Jump to Get Fit at Ronkonkoma Facility

Ronkonkoma’s indoor trampoline center Air Trampoline Sports recently opened. The Long Island trampoline fitness center offers open jump, basketball, dodge ball, and birthday parties.

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights.

10 Fun Events for Kids in Rockland/Bergen this November

10 Fun Events for Kids in Rockland/Bergen this November

Looking for fun things to do with kids in the Rockland/Bergen county area this November? Check out Disney on Ice at the IZOD Center, ice skating at Bear Mountain, play time for tots at the Bergen County Zoo, and several Hanukkah and Thanksgiving events.

Family Outing: Liberty Science Center

Family Outing: Liberty Science Center

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, is all about giving kids (and their grownups!) hands-on opportunities to learn about the world around them. Here's what to do at this New Jersey science museum on your next family visit.

Camp Countdown: Watch and Learn

Camp Countdown: Watch and Learn

Parents make the most of summer camp by having kids teach family members what they learned at camp during weekly family activities.

Paint Your Own Holiday-Themed Gifts in Forest Hills

Paint Your Own Holiday-Themed Gifts in Forest Hills

Forest Hills’ Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio now offers paint-your-own ceramic ornaments and personalized holiday gifts. The arts and crafts studio also offers glass fusing, jewelry making, and canvas painting. Oliloli Arts & Crafts also hosts birthday parties on the weekends.




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