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Safe Kids Day Celebrated in NYC with Celebrities and Fire Dog
"Safe Kids Day" (May 18) was celebrated at Highline Stages in Manhattan with Nigel Barker, Top Chef Josie Smith-Malave, U.S. Olympian Kristy Kowal, and dozens of kids with a focus on raising awareness and educating people about preventable accidents in the home. (read the story...)

Mini Golf Courses in Fairfield County
A guide to miniature golf courses in Fairfield County, CT, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Shelton, Connecticut. You'll find address, contact info, hours, and prices for each location. (read the story...)

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New York City, Long Island, NJ, and CT
UPDATED MAY 2014: Celebrate the great outdoors with a family day trip to one of these seasonally splendid spots in the New York metro area, including New York City; Long Island; New Jersey; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Carousels in Rockland and Westchester Counties
Our list includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in Rockland County and Westchester County in New York as well as Bergen County, NJ. Get details on carousels in Bear Mountain, Rye, and West Nyack, NY, as well as nearby in Paramus, NJ. (read the story...)

Carousels in Connecticut
This guide features carousels and merry-go-rounds in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, and Hartford, CT. It includes a description of each carousel as well as its location, the hours it's open, and the price per ride. (read the story...)

Carousels on Long Island
This guide includes information on carousels and merry-go-rounds on Long Island, New York, including Farmingdale, Garden City, Greenport, Medford, and West Hempstead. We've included location, hours, price per ride, and a description for each carousel. (read the story...)

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer
The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Geocaching Adventure
A geocaching adventure is like a modern day treasure hunt, and you can do it with the whole family. (read the story...)

Mini Golf Courses in New Jersey
Find miniature golf courses in New Jersey, including indoor and outdoor mini golf and putt-putt courses from Bergen County to Monmouth to Atlantic County. You'll find address, contact info, hours, prices, and a description for each course in our list. (read the story...)

24 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this May
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island this May includes family events in Cold Spring Harbor, Elmont, Floral Park, Garden City, Huntington, Riverhead, Sag Harbor, Sands Point, Southampton, Wantagh, Westbury, and beyond. (read the story...)

14 Fun Mother's Day Events on Long Island
Looking for fun Mother's Day events on Long Island? See our list for where to make Mother's Day gifts, where moms get free admission on the holiday, and more in Cold Spring Harbor, Glen Cove, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and beyond. (read the story...)

14 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this May
We've picked the top 14 things to do with your kids in Manhattan this May, including Super WHY on stage on the Upper West Side, the NYRR Youth Jamboree on Randalls Island, the annual HOWL Festival in the East Village, and several Mother's Day events. (read the story...)

13 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this May
Get details on fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this May, including the annual Mamas Expo in Flushing, the return of the Big Apple Circus to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows, the 2013 Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, and more. (read the story...)

13 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this May
Looking for fun things to do with your kids in Brooklyn this May? Our list includes the County Fair in Marine Park, a Cajun music festival in Columbia Heights, a fun concert in Prospect Heights, and more family events throughout the borough. (read the story...)

The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids
Free play is beneficial to all kids, but nature-based play is even better because it allows children to develop a range of science, math, and engineering skills. (read the story...)

22 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in NYC
Our list of 22 fun and low-cost things to do for Mother's Day 2013 in New York City includes outdoor activities, special shows, kids' workshops, and more things to do for the holiday in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. (read the story...)

16 Fun Things to Do this May in Fairfield County, CT
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield County, CT, this May includes the Ringling Bros. circus, a new dinosaur exhibit, and Mother's Day events in Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, and Wilton. (read the story...)

6 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in Fairfield County, CT
Our guide to fun Mother's Day events in Fairfield County, Connecticut, includes Mother's Day crafts, free admission for moms at local museums, and more in Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, Norwalk, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Theater Review: Off Broadway's 'Old Hats'
"Old Hats," the Off Broadway show by comedy duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner, combines old-school vaudeville with live music and modern technology for a mostly family-friendly show brimming with irony and hilarity. (read the story...)

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old. (read the story...)

21 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this May
Find fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Westchester County this May, including spring fairs and festivals, family shows, and more in Mamaroneck, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yorktown Heights, and beyond. (read the story...)

14 Fun Mother's Day Events in Westchester
Looking for fun things to do for Mother's Day in Westchester County, NY? Our list includes Mother's Day crafts, shows, and outdoor activities in Katonah, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, South Salem, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yonkers. (read the story...)

12 Fun Things to Do in Rockland this May
This May, fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County, NY, include a sheep shearing festival in Paramus, NJ; the March for Babies in Pearl River; the Bossy Frog Band in Nyack; and Mother's Day events in Rockland, Orange, and Bergen counties. (read the story...)

7 Mother's Day Events in Rockland
Looking for things to do for Mother's Day in Rockland County, NY? You can make a Mother's Day Gift in New City, Orangeburg, or West Nyack; treat Mom to a Mother's Day brunch in Pomona; or enjoy an outdoor Mother's Day event in Cornwall, the Bronx, or Tenafly, NJ. (read the story...)

Participate in Screen-Free Week as a Family
Take a step back and assess your family's technology use and take on the screen-free week challenge by turning off your TVs and iPhones to spend more time outdoors and increase quality family time. (read the story...)


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