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Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

UPDATED AUGUST 2014: Find u-pick farms and orchards near NYC that offer pick-your-own berries, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the summer and fall. Our list includes berry picking in New York state and Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families

Our theater editor reviews "Monkey: Journey to the West," playing at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and dubs it a family-friendly crowd-pleaser full of fantastical costumes, sets, and choreography with impressive acrobatic and martial art displays.

Quebec's Maritime Region: A Bit of France, and a Lot of Whales

Quebec's Maritime Region: A Bit of France, and a Lot of Whales

Quebec's Maritime Region is one of the best in the world for whale-watching, as it's home to 13 species, including Beluga whales. Here, one mom recounts her family's trip to the area with tips on what to do, where to go, and where to stay.

18 Fun Things to Do on Long Island this July

18 Fun Things to Do on Long Island this July

Check out our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island this July, including sandcastle contest in Montauk, 'Pinkalicious' in Westbury, the Zoppe Circus in Westhampton, and more events in Centerport, Elmont, Northport, Riverhead, Wantagh, and beyond.

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this July

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this July

Our roundup of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this July includes a Global Family Day in Central Park, a festival for MLB fans in Midtown, outdoor concerts at Madison Square Park, and more family events throughout New York City.

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this July

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this July

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this July includes outdoor movies in Long Island City, Shakespeare in the Park in Bayside, a pow wow in Floral Park, and more family events in Corona, Flushing, Woodhaven, and beyond.

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this July

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this July

Check out our guide to fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this July, including a free concert in Fort Greene, City of Water Day in Brooklyn Heights, and a new Cirque du Soleil show at the Barclays Center.

17 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut this July

17 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut this July

Check out our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield County, CT this July, including a visit with camels in Bridgeport, an Egg Fair in Greenwich, and more family events in Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and beyond.

18 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this July

18 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this July

This July, there are tons of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester County, from a pirate festival in Sleepy Hollow to outdoor concerts in Katonah, and more low-cost family events in Mount Vernon, Ossining, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates

Set Sail with Disney Radio, Circle Line, and Princesses and Pirates

Join New York Water Taxi, Radio Disney, and Cayman Islands for the first-ever Princess and Pirates Adventure cruise made especially for kids on the NY harbor this Sunday, June 30.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events on Long Island

Check out our guide to fireworks and other July 4 events that celebrate Independence Day on Long Island, including things to do in East Northport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Lake Grove, Old Bethpage, Patchogue, and Wading River.

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT

Fireworks and July 4th Events in Fairfield County, CT

Find out where to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairfield County, CT. Our guide includes July 4 events in Fairfield, Middlebury, Mystic, Wilton in Connecticut and some that are nearby in Westchester County, NY.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City

Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in New York City

If you're in New York City this July 4, here's where to watch the Hudson River fireworks show and where to find other family-friendly Fourth of July events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Coney Island is home to the New York Aquarium, Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, and of course, the famous beach and boardwalk. See our guide for what to do when visiting Coney Island with your family.

Sneak Peek: Dinos After Dark at Field Station in NJ
2010 Nassau Coliseum Fair in Uniondale, NY

2010 Nassau Coliseum Fair in Uniondale, NY

The 2010 Nassau Coliseum Fair, the largest event of its kind in the New York metro area, will take place weekend through July 11 this year and will feature family entertainment such as the Lance Gifford Magic Illusion Show, Great American Frontier Show, a petting zoo, Wolves of the World show, Old West Theatre's vaudeville show, carnival rides, games, and tons of other attractions.

33 Fun Things to Do in Rockland County this July

33 Fun Things to Do in Rockland County this July

Our guide to fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland County, NY this July includes Fourth of July festivals, a model rocket launch, and outdoor concerts in Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Pomona, Stony Point, and Suffern.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

We've put together a full schedule of the outdoor concerts happening this summer in parks throughout Rockland County, including Clarkstown, Congers, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Valley Cottage, and West Nyack.

July 4 Fireworks and Festivals in Rockland County

July 4 Fireworks and Festivals in Rockland County

Wondering where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Rockland County? Check our guide to Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays in the area, including Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, and Pomona.

Sesame Street Fans Meet at Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica

Sesame Street Fans Meet at Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica

Planning a family trip to Jamaica? The Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club is an all-inclusive vacation spot that features Sesame Street characters and other fun programs for kids as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more for the whole family.

Monster-Themed Indoor Mini Golf Course Opens in Nanuet

Monster-Themed Indoor Mini Golf Course Opens in Nanuet

Monster Mini Golf will open an indoor glow-in-the-dark course in Nanuet in late June. Monster Mini Golf hosts birthday parties, accommodates those with special needs, and is fun for the whole family.

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

A music therapist and award-winning children's musician offers tips on bringing your child to a concert or other live music performance, including how to choose the best venue, prepare kids for the show, and help them engage with the music.

125 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

125 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Looking for fun summer activities for kids? We've got 125 awesome ideas to keep kids entertained all summer long, including cool day trips and historical locations in the NYC area, fun summer toys, and free activities to do outside and in your own backyard.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion

Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season.

Historical Places to Take Kids in the New York City Area

Historical Places to Take Kids in the New York City Area

Now that the kids are out of school, you may be looking for fun day trips that will keep them learning. We've compiled chronological list of 16 historic places in the New York metro area that offer plenty of fun while keeping the kids engaged.




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