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Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Mel Bartholomew, who developed the Square Foot Gardening method, shares five tips for a successful and enjoyable gardening experience with your kids.

DIY Grassy Garden Gnomes Craft for Kids

DIY Grassy Garden Gnomes Craft for Kids

If you're growing a garden this year, or if you want to try growing something small before committing to a garden, have your kids help make grassy garden gnomes. The DIY garden decoration—a chia-pet like project—is a great craft for kids.

Where to Watch and Play Sports This Summer

Where to Watch and Play Sports This Summer

Summer is the time for some good, clean fun with your family. From cheering on the home team to competing alongside your kids, all our ideas for getting into the game are surefire winners.

Camping & Scout Inspired Summer Activities

Camping & Scout Inspired Summer Activities

From fly fishing to orienteering, the Great American Backyard Campout to stargazing as a family, summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and get in touch with nature.

Rainy Day Dino Fun in the NYC Area

Rainy Day Dino Fun in the NYC Area

From flying dinos at the American Museum of Natural History to arena shows featuring "living" dinosaurs, you can enjoy prehistoric fun even on the rainiest days this summer.

Air Trampoline Sports Dedicates Time for Kids with Special Needs

Air Trampoline Sports Dedicates Time for Kids with Special Needs

Air Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline facility in Ronkonkoma, now offers sensory jump time for children with special needs.

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

NYC zoos welcomed several newborn baby animals this spring, including baby baboons in Brooklyn, a pair of gorilla babies and four lion cubs in the Bronx, a tiny pudu in Queens, and snow leopards and a white-necked crane chick in Central Park Zoo.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Find outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT.

20 Plants to Grow in Your Kid's Garden

20 Plants to Grow in Your Kid's Garden

Roots, Shoots, Buckets, & Boots, by Sharon Lovejoy, shares 20 plants that are ideal for your kid's first garden. Lovejoy's suggestion include plants with vibrant colors, fast-growing plants, and plants that are useful in everyday life. Happy growing!

What Will I Do This Summer?

What Will I Do This Summer?

Terri Fedonczak, a life coach, parent counselor, and author helps you answer the question, "What should I do with my kids this summer?" from finding childcare, to summer hours, to finding activities to cure a lazy afternoon. The answer will be different for every parent, and here are a variety of solutions to beat the summer blues.

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Stop by for a seasonal festival or just let your little ones loose on the grounds at Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion in Oyster Bay, a Long Island Gold Coast estate that has more than 400 acres of gardens, trails, and historic buildings to discover.

Family Day Spa Opens in Hartsdale

Family Day Spa Opens in Hartsdale

Sweet Heaven Family Spa recently opened in Hartsdale. The Westchester County spa offers services for boys and girls of all ages, as well as spa parties.

Family Outing: Year-Round Fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Family Outing: Year-Round Fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, there's something beautiful to see and something fun for families to do year-round at events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring, Ghouls and Gourds in fall, and Illuminated Festival in winter.

Go Wild for National Park Week

Go Wild for National Park Week

Go wild for national parks during National Park Week, April 19-27. Celebrate with free admission and special events across the country. The theme encourages visitors to "go wild" for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks.

Classic Outdoor Games for a Birthday Party

Classic Outdoor Games for a Birthday Party

Looking for some birthday party entertainment for your child's outdoor party? We've compiled eight classic outdoor games for kids, including a potato sack race, three-legged race, and the limbo.

Flushing Town Hall Reopens After Renovation for Spring 2014 Season

Flushing Town Hall Reopens After Renovation for Spring 2014 Season

Flushing Town Hall reopened March 14 after a five-month renovation. With a fresh look, the theater kicked off its spring 2014 season, which will include many family-friendly performances and festivals.

Little Tykes Ropes Course Opens at Palisades Climb Adventure

Little Tykes Ropes Course Opens at Palisades Climb Adventure

Palisades Climb Adventure, a ropes course for families, recently opened its Sky Tykes Ropes Course, a ropes course for kids 48 inches tall and shorter.

Indoor Playground-Like Play Space Opens in Nanuet

Indoor Playground-Like Play Space Opens in Nanuet

Kids Play, an indoor play space for children, recently opened in Nanuet. The free-play facility also hosts birthday parties.

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

Check out the highlights of this year's New York International Children's Film Festival in Manhattan, including when and where to get a sneak peek of "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Rio 2," meet the stars of Broadway's "Annie," and go behind the scenes of "Coraline."

Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area

Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area

Whether your kids are just out for Presidents Day or a longer mid-winter recess, we've rounded up a slew of family activities, mini-camps, and day-camps to keep your crew entertained during their time off.

Feb. 14-16 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
Family Travel: Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations

Family Travel: Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations

Upon returning from a family vacation, you might want to consider preserving your memories by scrapbooking. We spoke to two experts (and fellow busy parents) about how to get started, getting your whole family involved, and two alternatives: scrapboxes and digital scrapbooking.

A Little Inspiration for Scrapbooking Your Family Vacation

A Little Inspiration for Scrapbooking Your Family Vacation

If you've decided to scrapbook your family vacation but need a haven't quite figured out where to start, Darcy Miller and Chrissy Guido share some of their scrapboxes and scrapbook pages to inspire you.

Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining

Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining

One mother, whose family has a serious case of wonderlust, shares 10 tips to put a stop to backseat whining when traveling with kids, including car games to play and having your child help plan the trip.

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special

The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY is a 33-acre nature preserve that serves as both a wildlife refuge and environmental educational center. The center holds fun family activities during each season of the year, from maple sugaring in early spring to a holiday train show in December.




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