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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.

Best Beaches for Families in Connecticut

Best Beaches for Families in Connecticut

UPDATED JUNE 2014: Check out the best beaches in Connecticut for swimming, fishing, picnicking, sailing, and just plain relaxing in the sun. Round up the swimsuits, sunscreen, and sand toys and try out a new spot this summer -- it might just become your favorite.

Best Beaches on Long Island for Families

Best Beaches on Long Island for Families

UPDATED JUNE 2014: Whether you prefer the dramatic cliffs and rocky shores of the Sound, the ocean’s rough waves, or the calm of local bays and lakes, there’s a beach for every taste along Long Island’s miles of coastline. So grab some towels, pack up the kids’ sand toys, and discover a different beach each week. We bet you’ll have a new local favorite by the end of the summer!

Fun Family Events on Governors Island this Summer

Fun Family Events on Governors Island this Summer

Governors Island, just a short ferry ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn, will host several fun family- and kid-friendly events this summer, all free or low cost.

Fun July 4 Events in Brooklyn

Fun July 4 Events in Brooklyn

Check out these fun Fourth of July cultural events for kids happening in Brooklyn and nearby, including historical activities in Prospect Park and Historic Richmond Town's holiday celebration.

Historical Activities in Fairfield County this Summer

Historical Activities in Fairfield County this Summer

Fun and low-cost historical events happening this summer in Connecticut, including history tours and activities in Fairfield, Mashantucket, Norwalk, Rowayton, and Wilton.

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

A Parent's Guide to Getting into the Olympic Spirit

While the 2012 summer medal action is taking place in London, there are plenty of chances to get into the Olympic spirit closer to home.

Collect and Trade Pins with Friends to Show Your Olympic Spirit

Collect and Trade Pins with Friends to Show Your Olympic Spirit

Do you want to show Team USA your support but can't make it to the 2012 Olympic Games in person? Collecting the official pins and trading them with friends is a great way for kids and their families to be involved in the Olympics this summer.

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Rockland

Check out these free outdoor summer concert series in Rockland County, NY, hosted by Clarkstown, Nyack, Stony Point, and Suffern in July and August. Each offers a variety of family-friendly music.

Jungle Bob Opens Interactive Visitor Center in Centereach

Jungle Bob Opens Interactive Visitor Center in Centereach

Jungle Bob's Reptile World will have a new family adventure this summer: The Outback. Jungle Bob, a nature conservationist, wants to educate people about the unusual animals he loves.




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