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Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining
One mother, whose family has a serious case of wonderlust, shares 10 tips to put a stop to backseat whining when traveling with kids, including car games to play and having your child help plan the trip. (read the story...)

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special
The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY is a 33-acre nature preserve that serves as both a wildlife refuge and environmental educational center. The center holds fun family activities during each season of the year, from maple sugaring in early spring to a holiday train show in December. (read the story...)

Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility
Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline center, recently opened a Deer Park location. The trampoline center hosts birthday parties and fitness classes, and houses 21,000 square feet of trampolines. (read the story...)

Olympic-Inspired Activities in the NY Metro Area
Want to get in the Olympic spirit for the 2014 winter games without flying across the globe to Sochi, Russia? We've compiled a list of Olympic-inspired activities for the whole family in the NY metro area, including the Stars on Ice tour and the USOC Road to Sochi Tour. (read the story...)

Internet Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe
Dr. Stuart Leeds of Morris Psychological Group offers tips for parents to teach their kids about the increasing need for internet safety. (read the story...)

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016
Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. (read the story...)

Paint Your Own Pottery at Bayside Studio
Bayside creative studio Mud Genius recently opened, offering paint-your-own pottery and ceramics. The Queens studio offers Ladies’ Night Out on Thursdays and will soon offer Kids’ Night Out on Fridays. (read the story...)

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Special
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this month—catch the games on NBC! We've got the scoop on ways your family can catch the Olympic spirit without traveling across the globe, Olympic fun with Elmo and Sesame Street, an interview with Fairfield, CT, resident Julie Chu who is competing on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team, and eight other local athletes competing in the 2014 winter games. Plus, Chu's mom's pork rib recipe. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area
Wondering where to go sledding in the New York City area? Look no further. Be prepared for snow day fun with our roundup of local sledding hills in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

9 Sledding Hills in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Wondering where to go sledding with your kids in Fairfield County, CT this winter? We've put together a list of the best sledding hills in parks, schools, and ski areas across Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, and Woodbury. (read the story...)

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC
Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company, brings the rich heritage of Chinese legends to life, sweeping audiences away with colorful dance, vibrant music, and spectacular sets. What beautiful secrets are in store this year? (read the story...)

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island
Fly with the Blue Angels, meet an astronaut, and soar into space at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, an institution that celebrates the grand history of aviation on Long Island. (read the story...)

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids
Jennifer Chung, co-founder of Kinsights, a parenting community and online health record, shares 10 tips for traveling with kids, including flying with kids, information to bring on trips, and easy flight activities for kids. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2013 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 A Christmas Story and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County. (read the story...)

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year
Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury. (read the story...)


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