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Community Cleanups in Rockland for Earth Day
Looking for a way to give back on Earth Day? Join a Community Cleanup in Congers, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Spring Valley, or Stony Point this April. These kid-friendly volunteer events are sponsored by Keep Rockland Beautiful, a nonprofit partner of Keep America Beautiful that helps volunteers beautify their neighborhoods. (read the story...)

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street
Our theater editor reviews a new Off-Broadway musical version of 'Alice in Wonderland' presented by the Literally Alive Children's Theatre group at the Players Theatre in NYC. Join her on a magical, musical underground adventure for theatergoers young and old, down a most awesome rabbit hole in the heart of Greenwich Village. (read the story...)

Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo!
Oreo just celebrated its 100th birthday, and to celebrate, we have a delicious Oreo recipe, some Oreo trivia, and also consider the question: how can we let kids "be kids"--and how can adults get in on the fun, too? (read the story...)

Sensory Friendly Screening of The Lorax
AMC Theatres partners with the Autism Society to provide monthly sensory-friendly screenings of kid's movies in an accepting, safe environment. (read the story...)

Fun St. Patrick's Day Events for Kids in Nassau
Find fun things to do with your kids to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our roundup of festive events happening across Nassau County, Long Island this March. Whether you want to create a St. Paddy's Day craft or learn about Irish music and culture (or both!), you'll find all the details here on fun and affordable family activities in your area. (read the story...)

St. Patrick's Day Events in Suffolk
Find fun things to do with your kids to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our roundup of festive events happening across Suffolk County, Long Island this March. Whether you want to dye your hair green or learn about Irish music and culture (or both!), you'll find all the details here on fun and affordable family activities in your area. (read the story...)

Splendiferous Story Hours in NYC
In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday this March, we've compiled a list of some splendiferous (and mostly free!) story time events happening across Manhattan. Bring your child to one of these events to introduce her to a fun new book and help instill a love of reading early on. (read the story...)

Celebrate Women's History Month with Kids in Brooklyn
Thinking about bringing the kids out to a cultural event to celebrate Women's History Month in March? If you live in Brooklyn, check out these family-friendly events that honor notable women and their achievements. (read the story...)

Top 5 St. Patrick's Day Events in Rockland
St. Patrick's Day may have a less-than-innocent reputation, but there are plenty of family-friendly ways to enjoy this holiday in Rockland County. Get the details on our top 5 Irish-inspired events for kids in your area. (read the story...)

Maple Sugaring Events in Westchester this March
March is maple sugaring time in the Northeast! We've rounded up the top 12 maple sugaring events happening in Westchester County this month, each affordable and full of family fun. Tap a tree, boil down your maple sugar into maple syrup, and enjoy this sweet creation over a short stack of steaming pancakes--what better way to welcome spring? (read the story...)

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival
The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong. (read the story...)

Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level
Blue Man Group has taken its tongue-in-cheek techno passion to the next level with some awesome new additions to its long-running show at NYC's Astor Place Theatre. Get the scoop on the larger-than-life thrills in store for audience members young and old at this interactive experience the creators like to call "alternative Broadway." (read the story...)

16 Environment-Friendly Ideas and Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s prescient 1971 kids’ book The Lorax is a whimsical tale with a powerful message about conservation and caring. Here are 16 ideas specifically for kids to help the environment and to learn about making the world a cleaner, greener place, courtesy The Lorax Project. (read the story...)

More Summer Camp Fun for the Winter Months
As a way to combat the cold winter months and psych your kids (and yourself) up for summer that currently seems just out of reach, we’re bringing camp home with an array of slightly modified camp activities that can easily be implemented indoors. Our official guide starts in the February issue, but as promised we’ve got many more ideas, so here they are… (read the story...)

Re-Create Summer Camp at Home this Winter
As winter descends, it can be tough to keep kids entertained indoors. Recreate summer camp activities in the comfort of your home and quickly become the coolest counselor/parent around. (read the story...)

Believing in 'War Horse'
The Tony Award-winning "War Horse," now playing at Lincoln Center in NYC, brings two horse puppets to life to give theatergoers one jaw-dropping experience. Read on for details on this stunning play based on a story that's captured the hearts of millions, from the book up to the big screen. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town, a living history village on Staten Island, invites kids and families to experience the wonders of the old world. See costumed interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned trades, go on guided tours through hundreds of years of history, experience a colonial County Fair, take candle light tours at Christmas, and much more at this NYC historic site. (read the story...)

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City
In classic New York style, there are plenty of festive shows to choose from this holiday season, from classics like the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" to new treats like "Peter Pan" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Get all the details on these fun family shows here, including age ranges, running dates, and ticket prices. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Swim with sharks, feed massive stingrays, or just marvel at the marine life from habitats as diverse as Africa, the Amazon, and even Atlantis, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. A recently completed expansion gives you just one more reason to visit. (read the story...)

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!
Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke! (read the story...)

Family Activities and Your Child with Special Needs: Get Out There, Together
Despite the obstacles—potential stares, insensitive comments from strangers—including your child with special needs in family outings, even everyday errands, is worth it. The father of a teen with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome shares his insights on how and why to make it work. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor
Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours. (read the story...)

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall
Whether you want a quick day trip with the kids or a long weekend getaway this fall, there are a plethora of options throughout NYC and the outskirts for leaf peeping. The entire state of New York boasts a wide selection of broad-leafed trees in the autumn, and there is a terrific pattern of brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades splattered across the landscape! (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Westchester County, New York. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout Westchester that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing. (read the story...)

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz
The Voca People, an octet of audio-crazed aliens, have landed at NYC's Westside Theatre in an Off-Broadway hit musical fueled by cosmic choreography and amazing a capella. (read the story...)


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