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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.

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!

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.

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.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

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.

Camping & Scout Inspired Summer Activities

Camping & Scout Inspired Summer Activities

From fly fishing to orienteering, the Great American Backyard Campout to stargazing as a family, summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and get in touch with nature.

Go Wild for National Park Week

Go Wild for National Park Week

Go wild for national parks during National Park Week, April 19-27. Celebrate with free admission and special events across the country. The theme encourages visitors to "go wild" for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks.

Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area

Wondering where to go sledding in the New York City area? Look no further. Be prepared for snow day fun with our roundup of local sledding hills in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall

Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall

Hiking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Author Jeff Alt provides a kid-friendly guide with family hiking tips.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Updated: July 2015. 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, and West Nyack.




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