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Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this August, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.
Dave & Buster's recently opened a new location in Pelham Manor. The family arcade features a restaurant, arcade, and prize area. Dave & Buster's also offers birthday parties and an area for parents to watch live sports while kids are playing.
Bowlmor Long Island, located in Melville, opened a new arcade last month to add to its family fun atmosphere. The arcade features games for kids and adults alike, and offers single- and multi-player games.
This exotic locale is not at the top of most family vacation lists, but it should be, especially for families with older kids. This one-of-a-kind place offers awesome animal encounters, adventures in nature, and pristine beaches. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget.
What better way to honor Dad than by celebrating Father's Day at one of New York City's museums, parks, or baseball fields? We've gathered the best things to do for Father's Day in Manhattan.
Dads are important every day—let's celebrate them this Father's Day! Attend special events and activities in and near Brooklyn just for Dad, such as a jazz festival in Red Hook, the season opening game of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and more!
Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.
Shop 'til you drop at these browse and buy events in Rockland in June! Check out the Second Annual Nanuet Street Fair in Nanuet, attend the Greek Festival in West Nyack, and more!
Dads are important every day, and we have a special Father's Day dedicated to them on June 21 this year—celebrations in Rockland include father-daughter yoga in New City and a hands-on cooking class in Nanuet!
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Give your Rainbow Loom new life by using it to make rubber band critters. Here are directions, from Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals, to make a dragonfly. Bonus: Turn this kids' craft into a hair accessory!
Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Here are directions for an Eco-friendly tie-dye option—tie-dye with food coloring—from "More Boredom Busters".
Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.
Field Station: Dinosaurs will offer a lower ticket price for its final season in Secaucus, NJ. It will also offer new attractions this summer, including a new show, new 3D movie, and a new hands-on activity where kids can dig for bones and learn about fossils.
A new sneaker exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum sheds light on how the utilitarian athletic shoe has taken on more meaning in recent decades. Stepping out in a pair of Chuck Taylors conveys something very different than wearing Air Jordans--a style statement even clueless parents can “get.” See why this design exploration is worth sharing with your kids!
Mothers are important every day, and we have a special Mother's Day dedicated to them on May 10 this year—celebrations in Rockland are happening prior to and on the holiday. Memorial Day is May 25—get excited for a 3-day weekend!
The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.
Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park.
These events are perfect for active kids get moving with physical activities. From Zumba to kayaking, keep active in Queens this June.
This June, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family. Go on a nature walk, take a gardening workshop, and learn about bees!
The Brooklyn Museum is at the heart of Brooklyn's cultural epicenter, and there are plenty of reasons to visit. Get tips on the best way to explore this art and history museum with your kids, including some lesser-known exhibits and activities.
Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this June. Go birding in Marine Park, see a show at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, attend Pug Fun Day on Staten Island, and more!
Gather the family and head to a fun festival in Brooklyn this June! From a family cookout in Red Hook to puppetry festival in Park Slope, there's plenty for the kids to enjoy!
Get moving this month! Step away from the screens and enjoy these active events for kids and families in Brooklyn in May, such as yoga in Park Slope, roller-skating in Brooklyn Heights, archery on Staten Island, and more!
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, but the celebrations will occur all weekend! Honor the men and women who have served our country at special events in and near Brooklyn, such as a parade in Bay Ridge, historic music and games in Sunset Park, and more!