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Fun July 4 Events in Brooklyn

Fun July 4 Events in Brooklyn

Check out these fun Fourth of July cultural events for kids happening in Brooklyn and nearby, including historical activities in Prospect Park and Historic Richmond Town's holiday celebration.

Historical Activities in Fairfield County this Summer

Historical Activities in Fairfield County this Summer

Fun and low-cost historical events happening this summer in Connecticut, including history tours and activities in Fairfield, Mashantucket, Norwalk, Rowayton, and Wilton.

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

While the 2012 summer medal action is taking place in London, there are plenty of chances to get into the Olympic spirit closer to home.

Collect and Trade Pins with Friends to Show Your Olympic Spirit

Collect and Trade Pins with Friends to Show Your Olympic Spirit

Do you want to show Team USA your support but can't make it to the 2012 Olympic Games in person? Collecting the official pins and trading them with friends is a great way for kids and their families to be involved in the Olympics this summer.

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland

Check out these free outdoor summer concert series in Rockland County, NY, hosted by Clarkstown, Nyack, Stony Point, and Suffern in July and August. Each offers a variety of family-friendly music.

Jungle Bob Opens Interactive Visitor Center in Centereach

Jungle Bob Opens Interactive Visitor Center in Centereach

Jungle Bob's Reptile World will have a new family adventure this summer: The Outback. Jungle Bob, a nature conservationist, wants to educate people about the unusual animals he loves.

Summer Fun in the Shade

Summer Fun in the Shade

This summer, whether it’s a rainy day or you’re trying to take a break from the sun, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep your child active, healthy, and anything but bored.

Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC

Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC

Have a craving for the open water this summer? Disney and Carnival Cruises and The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge are offering cruises right from the heart of NYC. All three options are sure to quell your boat cravings.

Expert Tips and Tricks to Build a Better Sandcastle

Expert Tips and Tricks to Build a Better Sandcastle

Summer is around the corner and that means lots of time spent on the beach with your kids. Use these experts' tips and tricks to build a sandcastle like a pro.

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter.

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.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Check out these scenic outdoor hiking options near New York City, in Southeast New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties, on Long Island, and in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mountains, parks, and other nature areas listed here are all offer easy hiking and nature trails that kids and families of all skill levels can enjoy. So pack a picnic and get outdoors!

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County, NY

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County, NY

Enjoy the miles of coastline in Westchester County, New York, at these family-friendly beaches.

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year.

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids

As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible.

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens

The New Rochelle Farmers Market opens for its third season of delicious locally grown food and vibrant locally based atmosphere on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Library Green.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

The famous Cirque du Soleil launches its newest show, "Zarkana," at Radio City Music Hall in NYC with all the troupe's signature razzle dazzle -- and then some.

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town.

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer.

How to Throw a Great BBQ

How to Throw a Great BBQ

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long.

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area

As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long.

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

More than 30 miles of diverse, scenic hiking trails exist in NYC – do you know where?

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area

Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations.

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond

Don't let summer brain drain (the regression in math and reading skills that occurs over school vacation) happen to your children. Keep their brains active this summer at one of these great programs in the New York City area and beyond.




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