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Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT

Summer Activities in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JUNE 2015: Find fun summer activities for kids in Fairfield County, CT. Use our guide to find kids classes, Fairfield County summer camps, summer programs, activities near Fairfield County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan and the rest of Fairfield County, CT are easy to find.

Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids

Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids

One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2015: Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County.

Catch Disney's Dusty of 'Planes' at NYC's Air Show at Jones Beach

Catch Disney's Dusty of 'Planes' at NYC's Air Show at Jones Beach

Kids will delight when they see the surprise guest -- Dusty, the star of Disney's new movie "Planes" -- at this year's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend.

Mini Golf Courses in Fairfield County

Mini Golf Courses in Fairfield County

A guide to miniature golf courses in Fairfield County, CT, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Shelton, Connecticut. You'll find address, contact info, hours, and prices for each location.

Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY Part 2

Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY Part 2

UPDATED JUNE 2014: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.

Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY

Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2015: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.

Summer Fun: How to Make Seed Grenades

Summer Fun: How to Make Seed Grenades

Take a cue from guerrilla gardener Liz Christy and toss seed grenades in vacant lots in your neighborhood to plant wildflowers. This form of "Do-Nothing Farming" is the perfect way to get in on the greening act even if you don't have land to call your own.

Carousels in Rockland and Westchester Counties

Carousels in Rockland and Westchester Counties

Our list includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in Rockland County and Westchester County in New York as well as Bergen County, NJ. Get details on carousels in Bear Mountain, Rye, and West Nyack, NY, as well as nearby in Paramus, NJ.

Carousels in Connecticut

Carousels in Connecticut

This guide features carousels and merry-go-rounds in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, and Hartford, CT. It includes a description of each carousel as well as its location, the hours it's open, and the price per ride.

Carousels on Long Island

Carousels on Long Island

This guide includes information on carousels and merry-go-rounds on Long Island, New York, including Farmingdale, Garden City, Greenport, Medford, and West Hempstead. We've included location, hours, price per ride, and a description for each carousel.

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer

The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard.

Camp Countdown: Geocaching Adventure

Camp Countdown: Geocaching Adventure

A geocaching adventure is like a modern day treasure hunt, and you can do it with the whole family.

Mini Golf Courses in New Jersey

Mini Golf Courses in New Jersey

Find miniature golf courses in New Jersey, including indoor and outdoor mini golf and putt-putt courses from Bergen County to Monmouth to Atlantic County. You'll find address, contact info, hours, prices, and a description for each course in our list.

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.

10 Tips for Easy Family Travel

10 Tips for Easy Family Travel

Traveling with the whole family can be difficult. Spring and summer means a family vacation, and we can help you prepare. Read these tips for easy family travel that will benefit your summer vacation and let you get right to the family fun.

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience.

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change.

Summer Theater Roundup: Kids Shows on Long Island

Summer Theater Roundup: Kids Shows on Long Island

Check out these 8 kids' shows on stage this August across Long Island, including Dora the Explorer in Smithtown, Freckleface Strawberry in Lindenhurst, and Disney's 101 Dalmatians in Patchogue.

Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC

Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC

UPDATED 2013: There are many family-friendly outdoor movie screenings this summer throughout the NYC boroughs. Here, you'll find the full August schedule, including outside film series in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

Kid-Friendly Summer Concerts in Fairfield

Kid-Friendly Summer Concerts in Fairfield

A roundup of family concerts and kid-friendly shows this August in Fairfield County, CT, including Norwalk, Stratford, Stamford, and Westport.

Tips for Family Road Trips on a Budget

Tips for Family Road Trips on a Budget

Summer is a great time to embark on that family road trip you've been planning. Worried about the wallet? Taking a road trip doesn't have to mean big-budget expenses. Read tips from a financial expert on how to make your cross-country family trip affordable, fun, and memorable for everyone on board.

Take A Free Ferry Ride With Your Family This Summer

Take A Free Ferry Ride With Your Family This Summer

We've rounded up three options to quell your boat cravings in the past, suggesting cruises that leave from NYC and allow you to enjoy the open water for a while. But what does one do if you don't have time for a boating vacation? Take a free ferry and make the most of your short boat ride, of course. Here are three free ferry options to and from Manhattan.

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration.

Family Camping in NYC Parks

Family Camping in NYC Parks

Did you know many New York City parks host free Family Camping events in the summer? Get the details on those campouts here, including locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; 2012 dates; and how to register your family.




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