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Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

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 things to do for Father's Day in Manhattan.

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

Dads are important every day—let's celebrate them this Father's Day! Attend special events and activities in and near Brooklyn just for Dad, such as a jazz festival in Red Hook, the season opening game of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and more!

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

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.

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

Dads are important every day, and we have a special Father's Day dedicated to them on June 21 this year—celebrations in Rockland include father-daughter yoga in New City and a family nature walk.

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

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!

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

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!

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

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".

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

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 Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

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.

Sneakers as Art: Cool New Exhibit Steps into Brooklyn, Great for Adults and Kids Alike

Sneakers as Art: Cool New Exhibit Steps into Brooklyn, Great for Adults and Kids Alike

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!

Celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day in Rockland

Celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day in Rockland

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!

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

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.

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

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.

Best-Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Museum

Best-Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Museum

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.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn and Queens

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn and Queens

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!

Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Remember those who have served our country and teach your kids about the importance of veterans with these Memorial Day activities in Westchester.

Celebrate Mother's Day in Westchester This May

Celebrate Mother's Day in Westchester This May

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!

Best-Kept Secrets of the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Best-Kept Secrets of the Cradle of Aviation Museum

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.

Top 100 Things to Do in Summer in the NYC Area

Top 100 Things to Do in Summer in the NYC Area

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.

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

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!

Celebrate Earth Day in Westchester

Celebrate Earth Day in Westchester

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!

Things to Do with Children with Special Needs in Nassau County

Things to Do with Children with Special Needs in Nassau County

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.

Things to Do in the Great Outdoors in Nassau County in May

Things to Do in the Great Outdoors in Nassau County in May

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.

May Street Fairs, Carnivals, and Festivals in Nassau County

May Street Fairs, Carnivals, and Festivals in Nassau County

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.

Kid-Friendly Film Screenings in Nassau County in May

Kid-Friendly Film Screenings in Nassau County in May

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.




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