From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.
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Your guide to the best things to do in winter in and near NYC, including Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, and Southeast New York. You'll find Christmas and holiday shows and events, places to ski and ice skate, where to go maple sugaring, lots of indoor activities, and much more!
There are tons of fun things to do in the spring across New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, and Westchester and Rockland counties, from Easter egg hunts and spring festivals to carousel openings, National Train Day fun, and much more!
Leprechauns, shamrocks, and gold, oh my! The holiday honoring Irish culture and heritage is upon us. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in and near Brooklyn with a parade in Prospect Park, Irish stepping on Staten Island, and more!
This is your guide to the best things to do with your kids in Westchester County, NY, this November. Take advantage of fall in the Hudson Valley at these fun family events, in Croton-on-Hudson, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.
This March, celebrate the holidays in Rockland with family-friendly activities for Easter and Purim. Meet the Easter Bunny in West Nyack, attend a Purim carnival in Upper Nyack, and more!
What to do when the kids have a week off of school? Our calendar editors picked the top events during winter break, February 16-21, in Brooklyn. Children can investigate plant life, be an astronaut for a day, learn about animals, and more!
Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the holiday of love at these family-friendly Valentine's Day events in and near Brooklyn. Kids can create jewelry, learn how to knit, make valentines for friends and family, and more!
The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in late January and February. Welcome the Year of the Sheep with events and activities taking place in and near Brooklyn, including parades, crafts, and fireworks!
Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn with family-friendly events and activities. Listen to stories, hear and sing songs, see graceful dancers, get creative with crafts, and more!
Planning a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC with kids in tow? Here is your guide to the best things to do at this Manhattan landmark with children, plus all the details you need to make your trip fun for the whole family.
Emelin Theatre brings performing arts programs and performances to the residents of Westchester County. The theater's Off the Grid dance series brings new dancers and choreographers to perform this year.
The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits.
Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, recently opened a second Long Island location in Mount Siani. The fitness facility for families offers a range of classes including a toddler trampoline fitness class and a special needs jump time.
Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.
From the 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the two-story-tall sculpture of Torosaurus outside, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT, is sure to give your kids their dino fix, plus a whole lot more!
Ring in the New Year with kids at these family-friendly New Year's Eve parties in NYC's Times Square. You can enjoy all the excitement of a Times Square New Year's party without having to leave any family members at home.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, which provides art education programs for families, recently launched two new programs: Sunday Afternoon Concert Series and Assembly Program for Schools & Families.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) proves that museums don't have to be boring. This NYC museum for young kids offers a full day of fun that will leave your tots with a love of hands-on learning.
Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the New York metro area.
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, 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, which offers clay and pottery classes for children and adults, now offers a Saturday drop-in class for families in the area.
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.