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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.

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer

The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard.

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Children with special needs can have fun and make friends with kids of all abilities with special programming, workshops, and kid-friendly events and activities on Long Island, including in Plainview, Great Neck, and East Meadow.

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails on Long Island

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails on Long Island

Take a stroll through the nature trails on Long Island, including in Massapequa, Wantagh, and Smithtown, that have been approved as wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in NYC

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in NYC

Enjoy the fresh air and nature around you at these nature trails in New York City, including parks in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, that have been approved wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in the NYC Suburbs and Fairfield County in Connecticut

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in the NYC Suburbs and Fairfield County in Connecticut

Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and nature around you at these national parks in Fairfield, Westchester, and Rockland counties, including parks in Monroe, Nyack, and Yonkers, that have been approved wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island

Looking for places to go sledding on Long Island? Here's a list of 5 official locations that allow sledding, including state parks in East Meadow, Farmingdale, Hewlett, Sayville, and Seaford.

7 Sledding Spots in Queens

7 Sledding Spots in Queens

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to sledding in Queens, including official sledding locations in parks across the borough. Find sledding hills in Astoria, Cypress Hills, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middle Village, and Woodhaven.

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to official sledding locations in Brooklyn, including NYC parks that allow sledding and snow tubing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, and Sunset Park.

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).

Where to Go Sledding in Manhattan

Where to Go Sledding in Manhattan

A list of the 6 best hills for sledding in Manhattan, including three on the Upper East Side, two on the Upper West Side, and one in Hamilton Heights, all of which are overseen by the New York City Parks Department.

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday.

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs

Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC.

Family Camping in NYC Parks

Family Camping in NYC Parks

Did you know many New York City parks host free Family Camping events in the summer? Get the details on those campouts here, including locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; 2012 dates; and how to register your family.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Whether you want a quick day trip with the kids or a long weekend getaway this fall, there are a plethora of options throughout NYC and the outskirts for leaf peeping. The entire state of New York boasts a wide selection of broad-leafed trees in the autumn, and there is a terrific pattern of brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades splattered across the landscape!




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