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Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company, brings the rich heritage of Chinese legends to life, sweeping audiences away with colorful dance, vibrant music, and spectacular sets. What beautiful secrets are in store this year?

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island

Fly with the Blue Angels, meet an astronaut, and soar into space at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, an institution that celebrates the grand history of aviation on Long Island.

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more.

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

Jennifer Chung, co-founder of Kinsights, a parenting community and online health record, shares 10 tips for traveling with kids, including flying with kids, information to bring on trips, and easy flight activities for kids.

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton.

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

38 Fun Holiday Events in Connecticut

Our list of fun and low-cost holiday events in Connecticut includes many places to meet Santa and his elves, Christmas tree lighting festivals, historical holiday events, and a variety of holiday concerts and shows across Connecticut, including activities in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Mystic, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, and beyond.

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

23 Fun Holiday Events in Rockland this December

Get in the holiday spirit at these fun and low-cost family events in Rockland County this December, including tree and menorah lightings, holiday shows like "The Nutcracker," breakfast with Santa events, and more in Bear Mountain, Cornwall, Haverstraw, Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Suffern, and nearby in Bergen County, NJ.

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December

Our list of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this December includes holiday shows, children's events, and more in Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains.

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is the only museum of its kind in the country. Visitors young and old can get a behind-the-screen view of films, TV shows, and video games, from classics to modern-day favorites.

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

Ronkonkoma Play Space Fosters Children’s Imaginations

A new play space on Long Island features separate themed play spaces that foster pretend play and encourage children to use their imaginations.

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes

Active Kidz Long Island Adds Bowling Lanes

Active Kidz Long Island, a family entertainment center on Long Island, recently added bowling lanes and new blasters for its Cannonball Blast game. The birthday party location in Jericho also offers laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, an arcade, and a virtual game center.

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area

Thanksgiving Events in the NYC Area

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County.

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year

Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury.

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

Paint Pottery for Unique Holiday Gifts

A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out.

Holiday Markets in NYC

Holiday Markets in NYC

A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list.

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

Larchmont Ceramic Studio Allows for Parent-Child Bonding

Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism.

Rockland's Bounce! To Add More Space and New Features

Rockland's Bounce! To Add More Space and New Features

Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights.

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way.

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year

Where to see "The Nutcracker" ballet in NYC, including 11 kid-friendly performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, from classic shows at Lincoln Center and Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan to other versions in Fort Greene and Midwood in Brooklyn, as well as Long Island City in Queens.

26 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this November

26 Fun Things to Do with Kids on Long Island this November

Our list of fun and low-cost kids' events on Long Island this November includes family shows, Thanksgiving events, and holiday activities in Centerport, East Hampton, East Islip, Elmont, Floral Park, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Riverhead, Wantagh, and beyond.

10 Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids on Long Island

10 Fun Thanksgiving Events for Kids on Long Island

Looking for a fun Thanksgiving-themed event this November on Long Island? Our list includes Thanksgiving stories and crafts, family shows, and historical events on Long Island, including East Islip, Floral Park, Garden City, Lindenhurst, Oyster Bay, Riverhead, and beyond.

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this November includes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation, a new space show at the American Museum of Natural History, Thanksgivukkah events throughout NYC, and more.

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this November

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this November

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this November includes the all-new Gingerbread Lane at NYSCI, family shows in Bayside and Flushing, Disney on Ice in nearby Uniondale, and Thanksgiving events in Douglaston, Flushing, and Garden City.




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