Stacey Fauci, owner of Runnin' Wild Kids Shoes, recently opened an independent toy store in Carroll Gardens: Runnin' Wild Toys. The toy store in Brooklyn offers brands such as Lego and Pokémon, and offers music and art classes.
Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.
Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to.
Dress the kids in their scariest costumes and head over to The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place to trick or treat with Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. NYMetroParents is giving away four tickets to Sesame Place and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Langhorne.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum allows visitors to learn about the 9/11 tragedy and pay tribute to its victims and survivors. If you're thinking of visiting the site with your kids, here's what to expect and some tips on how to prepare for the experience.
Billy Beez, a Rockland County indoor play space, is now offering its Date Night drop-off program on Friday and Saturday nights. The facility will also offer an after-school program this fall and a soccer program for kids ages 3-6.
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, provides young visitors with learning opportunities through its interactive and accessible exhibits and programs.
A retail and consignment store, The Sunshine Gallery opened in Nanuet in May. The store offers kids clothing, furniture, toys, shoes, and strollers, as well as maternity clothing. Owner Colleen Vanderhoef, a teacher at the Rockland Center for the Arts, also offers kids’ art classes at the store.
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester recently debuted its newest attraction, Ninjago Laser Training Camp, which was inspired by Lego's Ninjago line.
To celebrate Madeline's 75th anniversary, the New-York Historical Society is hosting the exhibit Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. The exhibit includes works of art, the original manuscript, and special artifacts.
The FDNY and Roger Yurt, M.D., director of Hearst Burn Center, share tips, including safe grilling tips, to prevent burns and other fire injuries this summer.
Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, and not just by viewing professional displays. If you choose to light your own, follow these safety tips for using fireworks.
There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.
Have the most fun on Long Island this summer! Presenting the top 20 must-do events for your family, including Long Island Ducks games, outdoor music festivals and concerts, a pirate festival, an authentic pow wow, and more!
Have fun in the fall on Long Island at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!
There are tons of fun things to do on Long Island in the winter. Our list of the top 20 winter events includes ice skating and sledding spots, holiday theater and performances, awesome indoor play spaces, and more!
UPDATED March 2017: Have the most fun with your family this spring on Long Island. We've picked the top 20 events of the season to make it easy. Gather your brood for maple sugaring, the tulip festival, a classic Easter egg hunt, the famous Bethpage Air Show, and more!
Have the most fun this summer with our list of the top 20 things to do in New York City, including Fourth of July Fireworks, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens, and wet and wild fun at Coney Island in Brooklyn.
From the peeping the changing leaves to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of family activities in New York City to keep you having fun all fall, including old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.
Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home all winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in NYC handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including going ice-skating, sledding, and some spectacular holiday shows.
UPDATED March 2017: We've gathered the top 20 activities for family fun in the spring in New York CIty, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan, Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn, an awesome Easter egg hunt in the Bronx, and Mother's Day fun!
The Adventure Park at Long Island, an aerial zip lining and ropes course in the trees, recently opened in Wheatley Heights. The course has options for children and adults, from beginner to expert climber.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center in Deer Park now offers two special jump times: a sensory jump time for children with special needs and a toddler jump time. During both times, the facility is closed to others to provide a safe jumping environment.
UPDATED March 2017: Presenting the best things to do with your family in Fairfield County, CT, this spring. We've narrowed our list to the annual events that offer the most fun every year, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Greenwich, Bridgeport Bluefish baseball games, and a visit from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.