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Hunt for Waldo in Queens!
Waldo is hiding out in 20 stores across Astoria and Long Island City this July. Join the scavenger hunt to win prizes and celebrate Waldo's 25th anniversary. (read the story...)

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
In Broadway's Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook. Is the show for kids? Yes and no, says our theater critic. (read the story...)

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series in Rockland County, NY, hosted by Clarkstown, Nyack, Stony Point, and Suffern in July and August. Each offers a variety of family-friendly music. (read the story...)

4th of July Fireworks and Festivals in Westchester
UPDATED JUNE 2013: Find out where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Westchester County, NY, from White Plains to Katonah and beyond. Plus, get the details on fun July 4 festivals for families in the area. (read the story...)

Summer Fun in the Shade
This summer, whether it’s a rainy day or you’re trying to take a break from the sun, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep your child active, healthy, and anything but bored. (read the story...)

CT Open House Day
June 9 is the 8th annual Connecticut Open House Day, when museums and cultural establishments all over CT will roll out the red carpet, offering free admission and special incentives. (read the story...)

SPY Exhibit Hits NYC with Plenty of Kid-Friendly Features
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens at Discovery Times Square in NYC, giving kids and families a fun and interactive peek into the world of CIA intelligence. (read the story...)

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'
From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Green Chimneys
Green Chimneys, the nonprofit based in Brewster, NY, strives to educate and heal its visitors and students through animal therapy and nature activities. Get the scoop on its family programs and fun festivals, including the popular Birds of Prey day. (read the story...)

How to Plan a Safe, Stress-Free, and Fun Family Vacation
Planning a family vacation? Whether you're plotting a weekend getaway or a longer trip with your kids, get experts tips to make your vacation safe, stress-free, and most of all, fun for everyone! (read the story...)

Fun Day Trips for Families Near NYC
Check out our picks for the best day and weekend trips, short road trips, and mini vacations in the New York City area. These kid-friendly destinations are within easy traveling distance and offer fun for the whole family. (read the story...)

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride
"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" is an NYC show with Vegas flair, welcoming kids into a world of quirky and energetic magic that they (and their parents) won't soon forget. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
A National Landmark, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx is a cultural haven hidden away from the bustle of the borough that offers plenty of fun festivals and activities for families throughout the year. (read the story...)

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'
A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style. (read the story...)

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...)


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