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.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, but the celebrations will occur all weekend! Honor the men and women who have served our country at special events in Brooklyn and Queens, such as a parade in Bay Ridge, historic music and games in Sunset Park, and more!
Remember those who have served our country and teach your kids about the importance of veterans with these Memorial Day activities in Westchester.
Honor your mom and moms everywhere this May with these fun Mother's Day activities in Westchester. Celebrate Mother's Day with the 12th Annual Mamapalooza, or, moms, enjoy a quick escape with Mom's Nite Out!
Whether you have a preschooler, a grade-schooler, a teen, or all three, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City will teach and thrill with exhibits on Long Island's history of flight and interactive flying simulators.
Make the most of summer with our list of the top 100 things to do in and near New York City from June through September. Get details on fun summer festivals, outdoor concerts and movies, and much more in NYC, Long Island, Southeast New York, and Connecticut.
No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!
These Earth Day activities in Westchester will teach kids about giving back to our planet. Find Westchester Earth Day celebrations, including an Eco Fair, in Chappaqua, Scarsdale, and South Salem!
Looking for fun things to do with children with special needs in Nassau County, then look no further! We've picked the best activities for children with special needs, including sensory-friendly theater and walks to raise awareness.
Put down the technology and get your family outside at one of these activities that celebrates nature and the great outdoors in Nassau County in May, including nature walks in Muttontown, Old Westbury, and East Norwich; sheep shearing in Queens, and birding in Sands Point.
Step right up and have a blast at one of these carnivals, festivals, or street fairs in Nassau County in May where you can eat, shop, and play games for a day of family fun on Long Island, including the Dutch Spring Music Festival in Hempstead, the spring Fair in Oyster Bay, and the Art and Craft Fair in Hicksville.
Take your little film buffs to one of these family-friendly movies at a film screening for kids in Nassau County, including Into the Woods in Mineola, a sensory-friendly showing of Tomorrowland in Levittown, and Hidden Universe in 3-D in Queens. Bonus: Some of these film screenings are FREE.
Celebrate Earth Day at one of these family-friendly events in Nassau County, including fun in Glen Cove, Roslyn Harbor, Garden City, Old Westbury, and Oyster Bay.
Don your Easter bonnets and celebrate the bunny holiday at one of these Easter celebrations in Nassau County, egg hunts and bunny visits in Valley Stream, Westbury, Bellmore, and Elmont.
Your guide to visiting MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, with your kids. Get the most out of a trip to this modern art museum, which presents a different experience every time you visit.
Teaching your kids to give back to the community can make them grow up to be thoughtful adults. Here are the best volunteer opportunities for families in Nassau County in May, including making blankets for veterans in Floral Park, the teen volunteer fair in Mineola, and the American Heart Associan's 5K in Cutchogue.