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Fireworks and Other 4th of July Events in the NYC Area

Fireworks and Other 4th of July Events in the NYC Area

UPDATED June 2017: Let freedom ring! Here are the best 4th of July events in the New York City area, including historical Independence Day celebrations, where to see fireworks in NYC, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, and more!

Come Out & Play Festival Returns to NYC This Summer

Come Out & Play Festival Returns to NYC This Summer

The Come Out & Play Festival will return to New York City for its 12th year this summer from July 21-22.

Beat the Heat With Ice Cream Tours in NYC

Beat the Heat With Ice Cream Tours in NYC

Sugartooth Tours is gearing up for its Ice Cream Sundays Frozen Treats Tour for the fourth summer in a row.

When to See Manhattanhenge 2017

When to See Manhattanhenge 2017

Manhattanhenge is a recurring phenomenon each summer that offers breathtaking views of the sunset through Manhattan’s grid. Here’s when to see it this year.

Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark, formerly known as Staten Island Go Karts, will open on April 1, the new name a reflection of the park’s improvements and future new attractions.

Governors Island to Open Early This Year

Governors Island to Open Early This Year

Governors Island will open one month early for the 2017 season.

Fun Summertime Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter

Fun Summertime Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter

There are so many fun summer activities we must forgo when the weather is too cold. But in fact, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to enjoy some summer fun. Gather the family and check out these great summer activities you can do in winter, swimsuits required—seriously!

Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort may offer ski slopes and an indoor water park in the winter, but you can visit the outdoor water park, zip line, and rides during warm-weather months.

Visiting Storm King Art Center with Kids

Visiting Storm King Art Center with Kids

A family guide to visiting the sculpture garden Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY.

Top Activities for Kids in September in the NYC Region

Top Activities for Kids in September in the NYC Region

Discover our top recommendations for September things to do with kids in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield, and beyond!

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach, located in Fishkill, is an outdoor waterpark that is the perfect size for families.

The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

The New York Renaissance Faire is back in Tuxedo, NY, for its 39th season, which runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through Oct. 2.

Enjoy NYC Summer Streets Before They Come to An End

Enjoy NYC Summer Streets Before They Come to An End

Families are invited to enjoy the last few weekends of summer at the annual Summer Streets event. Nearly seven miles of NYC streets will be closed to traffic so that families can run and play.

Olympic-Themed Activities for Kids in the New York Area

Olympic-Themed Activities for Kids in the New York Area

A roundup of activities to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which includes, crafts, sports, gymnastics, and more.

Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

A mom's take on visiting the Rye Playland amusement park with little children, from Kiddyland to the Whip.

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

An in-depth look at how the dedicated and well-trained crew of lifeguards keep everyone safe at water parks.

Not-to-be-Missed Fairs in the Late Summer and Fall in the New York Area

Not-to-be-Missed Fairs in the Late Summer and Fall in the New York Area

Check out these late summer fairs happening in the New York area.

Top Family Activities for August in the NYC Region

Top Family Activities for August in the NYC Region

Make the most of the final month of summer break with these things to do with kids in NYC and beyond in the month of August.

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

How to help ensure that kids' time in the swimming pool or water park is safe and fun.

Parents and Pols Want Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Parents and Pols Want Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The popular Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park opened on Tuesday for its fifth and final season, but if some parents and politicians get their way, the pool will stay open beyond this summer.

Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series, has announced the free series Accordions Around the World to kick off June 29.

Top Family Activities for July in the NYC Region

Top Family Activities for July in the NYC Region

Here are our top suggestions for things to do with kids in NYC and the surrounding suburbs in July.

Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is presenting two new, original productions its 13th season, James and the Giant Peach, and Cinderella, A Fairy’s Tale.

State Fair Meadowlands Opens Today

State Fair Meadowlands Opens Today

The State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ—kicks off on June 23 for 17 days of fun.

Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

The New York metro area offers a wide variety of cruises and sails sure to delight all ages, and we’ve collected the very best ones for you right here.




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