Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay has opened a new Sensory Garden, the first of its kind on Long Island. The $1.3 million garden is a space where visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy multisensory experiences.
These top kid activities are made for active Long Island families…and fun...all August long!
Though school's out for the summer, we should never stop learning! Here are the best educational AND fun things to do with your kids in New York City, including STEM activities at museums and libraries, new exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, and author meet and greets.
Catch a show with your kids this August in New York City. Here's our list of free and low-cost theater and performances for kids and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Bring your family to one of these fun outdoor activities in New York City this month, including outside events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Summer is a great time to learn about nature and spend more time outdoors!
Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.
Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.
Catch a Rockland Boulders minor league baseball game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY, this summer. Plus, get details on Boulders giveaways, promotion nights, and special events throughout the season.
Dave & Buster's recently opened a new location in Pelham Manor. The family arcade features a restaurant, arcade, and prize area. Dave & Buster's also offers birthday parties and an area for parents to watch live sports while kids are playing.
Bowlmor Long Island, located in Melville, opened a new arcade last month to add to its family fun atmosphere. The arcade features games for kids and adults alike, and offers single- and multi-player games.
This exotic locale is not at the top of most family vacation lists, but it should be, especially for families with older kids. This one-of-a-kind place offers awesome animal encounters, adventures in nature, and pristine beaches. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget.
UPDATED June 2017: Father's Day is on June 18 this year and we've rounded up the best Father's Day activities in Westchester County. Celebrate the dads in your life with a craft project, live music, or by getting wild with some wolves.
UPDATED May 2017: Father's Day is on June 18 this year—and what better way to honor dad than by celebrating Father's Day at one of New York City's museums, parks, or baseball fields? We've gathered the best Father's Day activities in Manhattan.
UPDATED June 2017: Father's Day is on June 18 this year—and what better way to honor dad than by celebrating Father's Day at one of Brooklyn’s museums, parks, or baseball fields? We've gathered the best things to do around Father's Day in Brooklyn.
Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Give your Rainbow Loom new life by using it to make rubber band critters. Here are directions, from Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals, to make a dragonfly. Bonus: Turn this kids' craft into a hair accessory!
Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Here are directions for an Eco-friendly tie-dye option—tie-dye with food coloring—from "More Boredom Busters".
Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.
Field Station: Dinosaurs will offer a lower ticket price for its final season in Secaucus, NJ. It will also offer new attractions this summer, including a new show, new 3D movie, and a new hands-on activity where kids can dig for bones and learn about fossils.
A new sneaker exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum sheds light on how the utilitarian athletic shoe has taken on more meaning in recent decades. Stepping out in a pair of Chuck Taylors conveys something very different than wearing Air Jordans--a style statement even clueless parents can “get.” See why this design exploration is worth sharing with your kids!
Mothers are important every day, and we have a special Mother's Day dedicated to them on May 10 this year—celebrations in Rockland are happening prior to and on the holiday. Memorial Day is May 25—get excited for a 3-day weekend!
The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.
Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park.
The Brooklyn Museum is at the heart of Brooklyn's cultural epicenter, and there are plenty of reasons to visit. Get tips on the best way to explore this art and history museum with your kids, including some lesser-known exhibits and activities.