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Gardening Activities for the Whole Family

Gardening Activities for the Whole Family

Whether you want to start growing your own produce or your child has expressed interested in digging in the soil, we've compiled a list of 17 ways to a grow a green thumb, including gardening activities for kids, gardening tools for kids, what to plant in a kid's garden, how to create small container gardens, and how to start composting.

Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Mel Bartholomew, who developed the Square Foot Gardening method, shares five tips for a successful and enjoyable gardening experience with your kids.

DIY Grassy Garden Gnomes Craft for Kids

DIY Grassy Garden Gnomes Craft for Kids

If you're growing a garden this year, or if you want to try growing something small before committing to a garden, have your kids help make grassy garden gnomes. The DIY garden decoration—a chia-pet like project—is a great craft for kids.

12 Fun Ideas to Wear Kids Out

12 Fun Ideas to Wear Kids Out

With a little elbow grease and a lot of creativity, we guarantee these options will run your kids ragged. From games to hikes, it'll be nap time before your kids know it.

Where to Watch and Play Sports This Summer

Where to Watch and Play Sports This Summer

Summer is the time for some good, clean fun with your family. From cheering on the home team to competing alongside your kids, all our ideas for getting into the game are surefire winners.

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.

17 Best Activities for a Lazy Sunday

17 Best Activities for a Lazy Sunday

After a rambunctious summer Saturday, it can feel great to get back to center with a mellow Sunday. Skip the urge to hibernate—just turn down the volume with the 17 best activities for a lazy day.

5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

Indulge your kids' dinosaur obsession this summer with any of these fun outdoor activities taking place across the Tri-State area.

Rainy Day Dino Fun in the NYC Area

Rainy Day Dino Fun in the NYC Area

From flying dinos at the American Museum of Natural History to arena shows featuring "living" dinosaurs, you can enjoy prehistoric fun even on the rainiest days this summer.

Splish Splash: 8 Ways to Have Water Fun

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!

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

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.

Guide to Stargazing in the NY Metro Area

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.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

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.

20 Plants to Grow in Your Kid's Garden

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!

Where to Launch Your Boat in NY Metro Area

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!

Guide to Boating in New York City Suburbs

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.

Guide to Boating on Long Island

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.

Guide to Boating in New York City

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.

Where to Go Boating in the NY Metro Area

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.

Build Your Own Water Bombs

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!

How to Create a DIY Boat

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.

View the Stars Through a DIY Telescope

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.

What Will I Do This Summer?

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.

30 Fun Things to Do on Long Island this August

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.

Family Shows on Long Island this August

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.




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