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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families
More than 30 miles of diverse, scenic hiking trails exist in NYC – do you know where? (read the story...)

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know
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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Urban Fishing in NYC
Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and...fishing? When people think about the Big Apple, planning a fishing excursion is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, NYC boasts plenty of fine watering holes across the five boroughs. Not convinced? Check out the following videos from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation about catching Blue Fish in the East River and the I Fish NY program. (read the story...)

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut
If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout. (read the story...)

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts
Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for watermelon donuts. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will devour their favorite summer treat as a dessert. (read the story...)

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer
If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport. (read the story...)

Tips to Make Memorial Day Trips Memorable
Start your summer right by enjoying a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend with the family. Here are nine tips for planning a stress-free vacation, stay-cation, or day-trip adventure that will delight grandma just as much as the kids. (read the story...)

Wanderlust Yoga In The City Offers a One-Day Yoga, Music, and Community Event in NYC
Have you ever dreamed of doing the warrior pose on a pier in the middle of the peaceful Hudson River in New York? This spring, Wanderlust and smartwater have partnered to make those scenarios a reality through a series of one-of-a-kind yoga events held at some of the nation’s most popular venues. Each Wanderlust Yoga In The City event will feature yoga instruction by each city's top teachers and live music, all in a beautiful outdoor setting. (read the story...)

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities
May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely. (read the story...)

2011 Jones Beach Air Show Welcomes Summer on Long Island
Break out the beach towels and welcome summer with the Air Show at Jones Beach. The eight annual Air Show will help celebrate America's Centennial of Naval Aviation. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Indoor Water Parks in the Northeast
Indoor water parks are a perfect family vacation option during the cold winter months. We've rounded up six awesome indoor water parks that are within easy traveling distance of the New York metro area. (read the story...)

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Maine's Kennebunk Region
The Kennebunk region of southern Maine offers visitors a taste of old New England charm by the sea. Find out what family-friendly attractions this area has in store, from fabulous seafood to beautiful beaches and resorts, all in the air of a rustic sea town. (read the story...)

Summer Activities at Bayville Adventure Park
If you're looking for a family outing on Long Island this summer, see what attractions and pirate-filled fun awaits you at Bayville Adventure Park in Bayville, NY. (read the story...)

How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming
Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean. (read the story...)

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water on Long Island
Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. (read the story...)

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in New York City
Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. (read the story...)

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties
Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY, and Fairfield, CT. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Families looking for some outdoor activity in Brooklyn are sure to find something that interests them in Prospect Park. Spanning 585 acres, the park is situated between many popular neighborhoods and attractions and has something to offer everyone, from picnics to carousel rides to sea lion shows. (read the story...)

Summer Family Outing in Westchester County, NY: Rainbeau Ridge's Open Farm Days
See what activities and events Rainbeau Ridge, a local produce and animal farm, has in store for kids and families this summer. (read the story...)


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