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Splish Splash: 8 Ways to Have Water Fun
It's wet and it's cool—need another reason to head to the water? Here are 8 ways to have fun getting wet! (read the story...)

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties
One of the best things about summer is eating outside, whether it's at a picnic, BBQ, street festival, or even a restaurant. Here are more than a dozen creative and fun ways to eat outside this season, including tons of summer-inspired recipes. (read the story...)

Guide to Stargazing in the NY Metro Area
New York City has a beautiful skyline, but the lights on all of those buildings can sometimes blind us to the real beauty–the sky itself! This guide gives great locations to stargaze in the NY metro area. (read the story...)

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies
Find outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

20 Plants to Grow in Your Kid's Garden
Roots, Shoots, Buckets, & Boots, by Sharon Lovejoy, shares 20 plants that are ideal for your kid's first garden. Lovejoy's suggestion include plants with vibrant colors, fast-growing plants, and plants that are useful in everyday life. Happy growing! (read the story...)

Where to Launch Your Boat in NY Metro Area
Own an aquatic vessel and ready to take on the open sea? Take your boat, canoe, or kayak to these public boat launches in the NY metro area to captain your own adventure! (read the story...)

Guide to Boating in New York City Suburbs
You're away from the hustle and bustle of the city, now get away from land too, and head out on the water! Find details on boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, tours, and events in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield, CT counties. (read the story...)

Guide to Boating on Long Island
With so much water nearby, it's no surprise Long Island boasts many spots to catch a wave. Here's a guide to boat, canoe, and kayak rentals and tours in Nassau and Suffolk counties. (read the story...)

Guide to Boating in New York City
New York City isn't just a concrete jungle-there are plenty of places to get out on the water. Find details on boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, tours, and events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. (read the story...)

Where to Go Boating in the NY Metro Area
Feeling like captaining a ship? Prepare your crew, and take on the open sea–or the nearest river or lake–at one of many New York metro area locations. See our list for details on boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, tours, and events, and public boat launches. (read the story...)

Build Your Own Water Bombs
It doesn't have to be a water "fight" if it's all in good fun! Create these water bombs out of paper following instructions from Boy Craft by Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks, then prepare to get wet! (read the story...)

How to Create a DIY Boat
All you need to create a boat that floats is paper and tape! Follow those DIY instructions from National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide and become captain of your own ship. (read the story...)

View the Stars Through a DIY Telescope
You don’t need to own a NASA telescope to view the stars, you can make your own! Follow instructions from National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide to make your own telescope using paper towel tubes, tape, paint, and convex lenses so you can study the stars. (read the story...)

What Will I Do This Summer?
Terri Fedonczak, a life coach, parent counselor, and author helps you answer the question, "What should I do with my kids this summer?" from finding childcare, to summer hours, to finding activities to cure a lazy afternoon. The answer will be different for every parent, and here are a variety of solutions to beat the summer blues. (read the story...)

30 Fun Things to Do on Long Island this August
Our list of fun things to do on Long Island this August includes low-cost and free family shows, festivals, and more in Bellmore, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, East Islip, Garden City, Great Neck, Huntington, Old Westbury, Port Washington, Riverhead, and beyond. (read the story...)

Family Shows on Long Island this August
See what shows are playing on Long Island this August, including outdoor concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and family-friendly theater in Albertson, Centerport, East Islip, East Meadow, Elmont, Garden City, Manhasset, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Riverhead, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Wantagh. (read the story...)

15 Fun Things to Do in Connecticut this August
Our list of fun things to do with kids in Fairfield County, CT this August includes low-cost family activities in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hartford, Middlebury, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Outdoor Shows in Connecticut this August
Want to watch a show under the stars this summer? Here's where you and your family can enjoy outdoor theater in Fairfield County this August, including shows kid-friendly shows in Bridgeport, New Canaan, and Ridgefield. (read the story...)

10 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this August
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this August includes fairs, festivals, shows, and more in Crompond, Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Mahopac, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains, and beyond. (read the story...)

Farmers' Markets in Westchester: Dates and Locations
Find a full list of farmers' markets and greenmarkets in Westchester County, NY, including Bronxville, Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Ossining, Pleasantville, Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains, and Yonkers. (read the story...)

18 Fun Things to Do on Long Island this July
Check out our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids on Long Island this July, including sandcastle contest in Montauk, 'Pinkalicious' in Westbury, the Zoppe Circus in Westhampton, and more events in Centerport, Elmont, Northport, Riverhead, Wantagh, and beyond. (read the story...)

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this July
Our roundup of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan this July includes a Global Family Day in Central Park, a festival for MLB fans in Midtown, outdoor concerts at Madison Square Park, and more family events throughout New York City. (read the story...)

9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this July
Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this July includes outdoor movies in Long Island City, Shakespeare in the Park in Bayside, a pow wow in Floral Park, and more family events in Corona, Flushing, Woodhaven, and beyond. (read the story...)

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn this July
Check out our guide to fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn this July, including a free concert in Fort Greene, City of Water Day in Brooklyn Heights, and a new Cirque du Soleil show at the Barclays Center. (read the story...)

17 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut this July
Check out our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Fairfield County, CT this July, including a visit with camels in Bridgeport, an Egg Fair in Greenwich, and more family events in Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and beyond. (read the story...)


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