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View the 'Comet of the Century' with Your Kids on Thanksgiving
This year, have some astronomy fun with your kids on Thanksgiving and view Comet ISON, the "Comet of the Century." We've got tips for viewing Comet ISON on Thanksgiving, as well as facts about comets, and ISON's path in space. (read the story...)

Family Nights at Old-Fashioned Burger Restaurant
Old-fashioned burger restaurant Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a family restaurant in Hartsdale, now offers family nights on Sundays. The Westchester County burger place serves fresh, high-quality burgers, made-to-order milkshakes, house-made potato chips, a kid’s menu, and more. (read the story...)

Family Play Space Opens at the Palisades Center
Indoor family play space Billy Beeze will open in the Palisades Center this fall. The family activity center features large rainbow wave slides, over-sized trampolines, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball courts, and a climbing wall that is safe for all ages. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Annual Halloween Party at The Scholastic Store in NYC on Oct. 27. The party includes food, games, crafts, and costumed characters for kids ages 3 and older and their parents. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan. Here, we've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone, from a Night at the Museum and Halloween Murder Mystery to spooky concerts and trick-or-treating. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield
Find fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including a Teen Zombie Night in Westport, a Halloween festival weekend in Ridgefield, a spooky cemetery tour in Norwalk, Halloween parades and hayrides at the Beardsley Zoo, and safe trick-or-treating in Stamford. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens
Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spooktacular events, including a harvest festival in Long Island City, haunted days at the Queens County Farm Museum, Halloween fun at the Queens Zoo, and more! (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn
Our Brooklyn editor, a dad of two, gives his top recommendations for kids' Halloween events and activities in the borough, including Ghouls and Gourds in Crown Heights, a weekend of Halloween fun in Prospect Park, and a festive Halloween fair in Fort Greene. (read the story...)

Halloween Events & Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen
Check out these fun Halloween events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ, including the annual Halloween Parade in Nyack and the popular Zoo Boo in Paramus. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events & Activities in Westchester
Get all the details on the six best Halloween events in Westchester. This year, we've rated the top celebrations in the area from tamest to scariest, so you'll know which events are best for your kids and family. (read the story...)

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze
Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns. (read the story...)

Top 5 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes in Queens
Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Queens, and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, happening weekends in October. The festival will include costumed characters, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving contest, and a giant pumpkin contest. (read the story...)

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume in Westchester
What are your kids going to be this Halloween? Whether they decide they want to be a witch, ghost, goblin, or a superhero, they'll fit right in with all the kids in costume at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Westchester. (read the story...)

Top 7 Places in Fairfield to Show Off Your Halloween Costume
Choosing a Halloween costume is a monumental decision for kids, one that they have been thinking about probably since last Halloween. Help them be proud of their Halloween costume and take them to show off at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Fairfield. (read the story...)

8 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes In or Near Rockland
Picking the "right" Halloween costume is a big deal for kids, who have probably been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween last year. Now that they've decided, take them to show off their costume at some of the most fun, kid-friendly Halloween events in and around Rockland County. (read the story...)

Fun Fall Festivals in Westchester and Rockland
UPDATED 2013: Celebrate the harvest season in the Hudson Valley at these fall fairs and festivals in Westchester and Rockland counties, including Bear Mountain, Brewster, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond. Bring the kids for apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, and more fun fall activities. (read the story...)

Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is New York City's largest zoo, and there's no shortage of animals to see or things to do there. Here, we break down what the zoo has to offer and how to plan an outing there with your family. (read the story...)

Win Tickets to Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Halloween Sleepover
Enter to win tickets to Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Times Square Slumber Fest, a Halloween-themed sleepover at Ripley's in Times Square on Saturday, Oct. 26. Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contest, Halloween scavenger hunt, and much more. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to Monster Mash at Stepping Stones
Enter to win a family pack of tickets to the 2013 Monster Mash Halloween party at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT, on Oct. 26. This popular event sells out quickly, but we're giving away 4 tickets to one lucky family who enters by Oct. 15! (read the story...)

WIN: 4 Tix to Sesame Place Spooktacular plus Hotel Stay
Dress the kids in their scariest costumes and head over to The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place to trick or treat with Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. NYMetroParents is giving away four tickets to Sesame Place and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Langhorne. (read the story...)

Win an Annual Family Pass to LEGOLAND in Westchester
Enter to win an annual family pass (a $230 value!) to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester, the indoor amusement park in Yonkers, NY, featuring more than 3 million Lego bricks as well as Lego-themed rides, games, and more. (read the story...)

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements. (read the story...)

Bounce! Trampoline Sports Opens Syosset Location
Bounce! Trampoline Sports recently opened its Syosset location. The indoor trampoline center on Long Island offers birthday parties, trampoline fitness classes, and open bounce time. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals. (read the story...)


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