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Top 7 Playgrounds for Southern Westchester Families

Top 7 Playgrounds for Southern Westchester Families

One mom's favorite parks and playgrounds in Southern Westchester, including Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Bronxville, and Pelham.

Plans Proposed for New Park on Top of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Plans Proposed for New Park on Top of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

A new park is planned for South Williamsburg.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.

Untermyer Gardens: 'American’s Greatest Forgotten Garden'

Untermyer Gardens: 'American’s Greatest Forgotten Garden'

Untermyer Gardens is a secretive 43-acre public park perched on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, NY

10 Best Long Island Playgrounds & Parks

10 Best Long Island Playgrounds & Parks

One mom's list of the top playgrounds and parks in Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY.

NYC’s Top 10 Playgrounds: One Mom’s View

NYC’s Top 10 Playgrounds: One Mom’s View

NYC has more than 1,700 parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs. Here are our top 10 favorite playgrounds.

Wave Hill: My Favorite Spot in NYC

Wave Hill: My Favorite Spot in NYC

Wave Hill is an estate with more than 20 acres of rolling hills, about a dozen different gardens, small nature hikes through the woods, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

New Adventure Playground Opening in May on Governor’s Island

New Adventure Playground Opening in May on Governor’s Island

A local non-profit organization, play:ground, is gearing up to open a vast 5,000-square-foot playground on Governor’s Island in May 2016.

Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos: A Giant Water Park & Much More

Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos: A Giant Water Park & Much More

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Manor, PA, boasts 100,000 square feet of slides, water roller coasters, a lazy river, hot pools, and two play areas, Tiko's Watering Hole for toddlers and Splashdown Safari for older kids.

Riverside Park South is Getting Parkour Equipment

Riverside Park South is Getting Parkour Equipment

Parkour equipment geared toward older kids and teens will be part of an upcoming remodeling project for Riverside Park South.

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

We put together a list of some of the New York region's important public monuments and statues that commemorate famous African Americans who contributed to American history, from the Civil War through Civil Rights. Check out these historical landmarks and buildings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut .

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

5 Reasons We Love Prospect Park

5 Reasons We Love Prospect Park

From the Children's Corner to the bandshell and so much more. Here are things we love about Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

5 Reasons We Love the Upper West Side

5 Reasons We Love the Upper West Side

Hippo Playground, the 79th Street Boat Basin, and Magnolia Cupcakes are just some of the reason we love the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

Between the ice-skating rink, carousel, and Winter Village restaurants and shops, it’s easy to spend a fun-filled afternoon there and is worth the trip, even from the ‘burbs.

New Children's Park Coming to Chelsea

New Children's Park Coming to Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park pushed for a new playground in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, and it recently became a reality.

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens its ice to the public on Tuesday, October 13. Read on to find out about opening day activities, the 2015 season schedule, and fun extras that Rockefeller Center has in store for visitors this winter.

5 Reasons We Love DUMBO

5 Reasons We Love DUMBO

Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby Pier 6 playgrounds all make DUMBO a great place for a family outing with your kids.

The Uni: Pop-Up Reading and Art in Public Spaces

The Uni: Pop-Up Reading and Art in Public Spaces

A pop-up reading room and drawing cart is bringing arts, inspiration, and learning to public spaces across NYC for free. Learn more about The Uni!

Inspired Play at NYC's Imagination Playground

Inspired Play at NYC's Imagination Playground

Bring your kids to Imagination Playground on October 3-4 at FDR Four Freedoms Park to inspire them to get creative with self-directed free play.

Gyms with Child Care in NYC, Long Island, and CT

Gyms with Child Care in NYC, Long Island, and CT

Want the flexibility of working out at the gym without having to look over your shoulder every minute to make sure your child is safe and entertained? We've rounded up a list of local gyms with child care programs in Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Long Island, and Connecticut, so kids can stay fit and have fun while you do the same.

A Day Trip to Poughkeepsie: Three Activities for the Perfect Visit

A Day Trip to Poughkeepsie: Three Activities for the Perfect Visit

A Bronx family takes a day trip to Poughkeepsie where they visit the Walkway Over the Hudson pedestrian bridge and The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.

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.

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.

The High Bridge, New York City’s Newest Park

The High Bridge, New York City’s Newest Park

The High Bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting Washington Heights to the Bronx, reopens as a park, after 40 years of being closed to the public.




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