It's wet and it's cool—need another reason to head to the water? Here are 8 ways to have fun getting wet!
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.
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.
UPDATED: July 2015. 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.