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Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

We've got specific advice on how to make a family cruise stress-free and cost less. Our cruise-planning secrets will make sure your next sailing is easy and memorable from booking to disembarking.

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area

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!

Top 100 Things to Do in Spring in the New York City Area

Top 100 Things to Do in Spring in the New York City Area

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!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn

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!

Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

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.

Celebrate Easter and Purim in Rockland

Celebrate Easter and Purim in Rockland

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!

Winter School Break Events in Brooklyn

Winter School Break Events in Brooklyn

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!

Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events in Brooklyn

Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events in Brooklyn

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!

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Brooklyn

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Brooklyn

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

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

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!

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

The Best Way to Visit the Intrepid Museum with Kids

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's Dance Series Returns with New Performances

Emelin Theatre's Dance Series Returns with New Performances

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.

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015

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 Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Mount Sinai

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 Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course.

Get Your Dinosaur Fix at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Get Your Dinosaur Fix at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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!

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 with Kids in Times Square

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 Launches Two New Programs

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Launches Two New Programs

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.

Your Guide to the Children's Museum of Manhattan

Your Guide to the Children's Museum of Manhattan

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.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

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.

Three Games That Encourage Kindness

Three Games That Encourage Kindness

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 Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

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 Begins Saturday Drop-In Class

Clay Art Center Begins Saturday Drop-In Class

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.

November Shows in Westchester for Families

November Shows in Westchester for Families

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.

Top FREE Things to Do in Westchester this November

Top FREE Things to Do in Westchester this November

Think free events are no fun? Don't let the cost (or lack thereof) fool you! There are plenty of free things to do this November in Westchester County, NY, that are worth getting your kids out of the house.




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