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'Annie' Shines on Broadway

'Annie' Shines on Broadway

"Annie" the musical, now playing on Broadway, is winning over a new generation of kids who connect with Annie's spirit and classic rags-to-riches tale. Our theater critic goes behind the scenes with Katie Finneran, who plays the comically villainous Ms. Hannigan.

Chinese Lunar New Year Events in NYC

Chinese Lunar New Year Events in NYC

Wondering where to celebrate the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year in New York City? Here are 24 fun and low-cost family events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, including festivals at museums, libraries, and cultural centers in Chinatown and across the city.

15 Fun Things to Do in Queens this February

15 Fun Things to Do in Queens this February

These 15 fun kids events in Queens this February include Valentine's Day programs, Black History Month activities, family shows, and what to do on school vacation in Astoria, Bayside, Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Jamaica, Queens Village, and Whitestone.

Fun Valentine's Day Events for Kids in NYC

Fun Valentine's Day Events for Kids in NYC

Find fun and low-cost things to do with your kids for Valentine's Day in NYC, including craft programs, cooking events, story time, family shows, and more in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

5 Fun Events that Celebrate Black History Month in Queens

5 Fun Events that Celebrate Black History Month in Queens

These 5 fun and low-cost Black History Month events for kids in Queens this February include performances, family workshops, and historical exhibits in Bayside, Corona, Jamaica, and Flushing.

17 Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn this February

17 Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn this February

Our list of 17 fun things to do with kids in Brooklyn this February includes a film festival, concerts and shows, and where to celebrate Black History Month in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Boerum Hill, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights.

12 Black History Month Events in Brooklyn

12 Black History Month Events in Brooklyn

Check out these 12 fun events celebrating Black History Month in Brooklyn this February, including family shows and kids' workshops in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Canarsie, Crown Heights, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights.

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2015: A comprehensive selection of kid-friendly museums in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Fairfield County, CT, and beyond. Our museum guide features science exhibits, nature, transportation and technology innovation, and art exhibits; you'll find something for every member of your family.

15 Fun Things to Do in Connecticut this February

15 Fun Things to Do in Connecticut this February

These 15 fun and low-cost events for kids in Fairfield County, CT, this February include family shows, Valentine's Day activities, and more in Fairfield, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, and nearby in Hartford.

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Connecticut

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Connecticut

These 7 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events in Fairfield County, CT, include valentine crafts, baking workshops, and more in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, South Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton.

13 Fun Things to Do in Rockland and North Bergen this February

13 Fun Things to Do in Rockland and North Bergen this February

These 13 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland County, NY, and northern Bergen County, NJ, include Presidents Day, Black History, and Chinese New Year events in East Rutherford, Paramus, West Nyack, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Garnerville, Airmont, Suffern, and Upper Nyack.

15 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this February

15 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this February

These 15 fun and low-cost kids' events in Westchester County, NY, include activities celebrating Black History Month, Valentine's Day events for kids, things to do during Presidents Week/February school vacation, and more in Croton-on-Hudson, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, White Plains, Chappaqua, South Salem, and Tarrytown.

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

At the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center in Airmont, NY, more recently known as the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center, kids can become astronauts for a day and families can go on space missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Westchester

7 Valentine's Day Events for Kids in Westchester

Check out these 7 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids in Westchester County, NY, including craft workshops, a fun family festival, and more in Chappaqua, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Living in the New York metro area means you can expose your children to the world's cultures without traveling to foreign countries. We've compiled restaurants, festivals, and other activities to introduce your children to the world.

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

Our children will one day inherit the world—and global travel helps them know it, experience it, and understand it. Here, an excerpt from Keith Bellows's "100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life" explains why the world is the best classroom for children and how they can learn from their cultural experiences.

A List of Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

A List of Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area

We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the cultures of the world in your own backyard by attending one of these celebrations in Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience.

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change.

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

The Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, in Manhattan is a dynamic and interactive museum that focuses on enhancing public understanding and perception of math in daily life. It is the first museum of its kind in the country.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

"The Velveteen Rabbit," a Theatreworks production playing at DR2 Theatre in Manhattan, is a charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed in to kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family. Plus, his list of top 10 current kindie albums.

Top 11 Things to Do on Long Island this January

Top 11 Things to Do on Long Island this January

Here are 11 fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island in January 2013, including museum exhibits, concerts, and more in Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Garden City, Huntington, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Uniondale, and beyond.

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Looking for places to go sledding on Long Island? Here's a list of 5 official locations that allow sledding, including state parks in East Meadow, Farmingdale, Hewlett, Sayville, and Seaford.

Top Things to Do in Manhattan this January

Top Things to Do in Manhattan this January

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan in January 2013, including shows and seasonal events for NYC families in Harlem, Midtown, Chelsea, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and beyond.




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