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Secrets of Central Park

Secrets of Central Park

Stretching more than 800 acres in the center of Manhattan, Central Park offers so many fun things to do with kids, from boat rides and outdoor performances in the summer to ice-skating in the winter. Here, your guide to visiting this iconic park.

Incredible New Oddity at Ripley's!

Incredible New Oddity at Ripley's!

It's a curious kid's fantasy land, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square Odditorium. And you'll never guess what they trotted out now.

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

Tickets are now on sale to the first Thomas Land theme park in North America. Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor come to life at Edaville USA in South Carver, MA, this August.

Whitestone Lanes Adds Minions Bowling League for Kids

Whitestone Lanes Adds Minions Bowling League for Kids

Whitestone Lanes, a Queens bowling alley, offers bowling leagues for kids. This fall, the Flushing bowling alley will offer a minion-themed bowling club for kids on Saturday mornings.

SeaGlass Carousel Opening Date Announced

SeaGlass Carousel Opening Date Announced

You can take a ride with the 30 luminescent fish that make up the new SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery in Downtown Manhattan. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Woodland Gardens that encircle the carousel are also set to open to the public.

Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields

Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields

Planting Fields Arboretum State Park in Oyster Bay has opened a new Sensory Garden, the first of its kind on Long Island. The $1.3 million garden is a space where visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy multisensory experiences.

The Most Fun for Your Active Family in August

The Most Fun for Your Active Family in August

These top kid activities are made for active Long Island families…and fun...all August long!

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in August

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in August

Though school's out for the summer, we should never stop learning! Here are the best educational AND fun things to do with your kids in New York City, including STEM activities at museums and libraries, new exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, and author meet and greets.

Shows and Performances in New York City in August

Shows and Performances in New York City in August

Catch a show with your kids this August in New York City. Here's our list of free and low-cost theater and performances for kids and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in August

Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in August

Bring your family to one of these fun outdoor activities in New York City this month, including outside events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Summer is a great time to learn about nature and spend more time outdoors!

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

Catch a Rockland Boulders minor league baseball game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY, this summer. Plus, get details on Boulders giveaways, promotion nights, and special events throughout the season.

Dave & Buster’s Opens Pelham Manor Location

Dave & Buster’s Opens Pelham Manor Location

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 Adds Family-Friendly Arcade

Bowlmor Long Island Adds Family-Friendly Arcade

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.

The Galápagos Islands with Kids—Yes!

The Galápagos Islands with Kids—Yes!

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.

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City

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.

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

Celebrate Father's Day in Brooklyn

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!

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

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.

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

Celebrate Father's Day in Rockland

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!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

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!

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

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!

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

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".

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

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 Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

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.




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