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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this November includes Disney on Ice at the Barclays Center, a family jazz party in Fort Greene, fun family concerts in Park Slope and Crown Heights, and more.
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Connecticut this November includes Thanksgiving events, a festival of lighthouses, family shows, and more in Bridgeport, Danbury, Fairfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton.
Check out our top 20 list of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester this November, including menorah and Christmas tree lightings, Thanksgiving events, and family shows in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, North Salem, Ossining, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.
Ronkonkoma’s indoor trampoline center Air Trampoline Sports recently opened. The Long Island trampoline fitness center offers open jump, basketball, dodge ball, and birthday parties.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights.
Looking for fun things to do with kids in the Rockland/Bergen county area this November? Check out Disney on Ice at the IZOD Center, ice skating at Bear Mountain, play time for tots at the Bergen County Zoo, and several Hanukkah and Thanksgiving events.
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, is all about giving kids (and their grownups!) hands-on opportunities to learn about the world around them. Here's what to do at this New Jersey science museum on your next family visit.
Parents make the most of summer camp by having kids teach family members what they learned at camp during weekly family activities.
Forest Hills’ Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio now offers paint-your-own ceramic ornaments and personalized holiday gifts. The arts and crafts studio also offers glass fusing, jewelry making, and canvas painting. Oliloli Arts & Crafts also hosts birthday parties on the weekends.
Old-fashioned burger restaurant Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a family restaurant in Hartsdale, now offers family nights on Sundays. The Westchester County burger place serves fresh, high-quality burgers, made-to-order milkshakes, house-made potato chips, a kid’s menu, and more.
Indoor family play space Billy Beeze will open in the Palisades Center this fall. The family activity center features large rainbow wave slides, over-sized trampolines, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball courts, and a climbing wall that is safe for all ages.
Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.
UPDATED FALL 2015: Celebrate the harvest season in the Hudson Valley at these fall fairs and festivals in Westchester and Rockland counties, including Bear Mountain, Brewster, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond. Bring the kids for apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, and more fun fall activities.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is New York City's largest zoo, and there's no shortage of animals to see or things to do there. Here, we break down what the zoo has to offer and how to plan an outing there with your family.