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Three Games That Encourage Kindness

Three Games That Encourage Kindness

Want to encourage people to be kinder to each other? These three games from "Unbored Games" by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larson encourage kindness and giving back year-round through Boom Boom! cards and random acts of kindness.

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

GenerationOn, which aims to inspire and mobilize a nationwide network of youth volunteers, recently launched two campaigns to get families to volunteer this holiday season: The Joy Maker Challenge and Family Volunteer Day.

Clay Art Center Begins Saturday Drop-In Class

Clay Art Center Begins Saturday Drop-In Class

Clay Art Center, which offers clay and pottery classes for children and adults, now offers a Saturday drop-in class for families in the area.

November Shows in Westchester for Families

November Shows in Westchester for Families

Want to see a show with your family in Westchester this November? Check out our guide to kid-friendly theater in the county, including shows in Bedford Hills, Elmsford, Irvington, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and Yonkers.

Top FREE Things to Do in Westchester this November

Top FREE Things to Do in Westchester this November

Think free events are no fun? Don't let the cost (or lack thereof) fool you! There are plenty of free things to do this November in Westchester County, NY, that are worth getting your kids out of the house.

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Use this as your family's guide when visiting Historic Hyde Park, where you'll find a healthy dose of American history starring former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.

Craft Events for Kids in Westchester this November

Craft Events for Kids in Westchester this November

These November events in Westchester County, NY, feature fall and seasonal crafts for kids as well as DIY projects, nature crafts, LEGO projects, hands-on museum workshops, and more in the area.

Fun Outdoor Events for Kids in Westchester this November

Fun Outdoor Events for Kids in Westchester this November

Before it gets too chilly outside, take advantage of these things to do outdoors in Westchester this November. Bring the kids to a fairy tea party or turkey scavenger hunt, and bring the whole family on a guided trail hike or discovery walk.

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids

When your kids are home sick, or if the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go outside, here are 10 mellow activities for kids to keep them entertained without wearing them out.

Holtsville Center Focuses on Holistic Healing for the Whole Family

Holtsville Center Focuses on Holistic Healing for the Whole Family

Healing Tree Family Wellness, a holistic healing family wellness center, recently opened in Holtsville. The center, owned by licensed marriage and family therapist, focuses on family togetherness and offers family therapy, family yoga classes, family counseling services, and more. Healing Tree Family Wellenss also offers family art classes and emotional training.

Toddler-Friendly Halloween Events in Fairfield County, CT

Toddler-Friendly Halloween Events in Fairfield County, CT

If you're celebrating Halloween in Fairfield County, CT, with a toddler or young child, check out our guide to fun, tot-friendly, not-too-scary Halloween events in the area, including costume parties, outdoor events, and much more.

Tot-Friendly Halloween Events on Long Island

Tot-Friendly Halloween Events on Long Island

If you're celebrating Halloween on Long Island with a toddler in tow, check out our guide to tot-friendly, not-so-spooky events in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including trick-or-treating events, costume parties, and museum celebrations.

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween on Long Island. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, museum parties, community celebrations, and more.

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

Your guide to free things to do for Halloween in New York City, including family festivals, carnivals, costume parties, spooky story times, and much more in the five boroughs.

Halloween Events for Toddlers in NYC

Halloween Events for Toddlers in NYC

Looking for things to do for Halloween with your toddler in New York City? We've put together a list of tot-friendly Halloween events in the boroughs, including costume parties and museum events that welcome young children.

Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes Owner Opens Toy Store

Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes Owner Opens Toy Store

Stacey Fauci, owner of Runnin' Wild Kids Shoes, recently opened an independent toy store in Carroll Gardens: Runnin' Wild Toys. The toy store in Brooklyn offers brands such as Lego and Pokémon, and offers music and art classes.

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester's Ridge Hill Welcomes Santa to Town at North Pole Adventure

Westchester residents can meet and take pictures with Santa at DreamWorks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure at Westchester's Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!).

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

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.

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Suffolk County

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Suffolk County

Find the best kids' Halloween activities in Suffolk County, Long Island, including Halloween events at the museums, Halloween parties, harvest fairs and festivals, family shows, haunted houses, spooky walks, and more.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan

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.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens

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!

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn

See our top recommendations for kids' Halloween events and activities in Brooklyn, including Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and many more.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

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.




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