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.
This July, there are tons of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester County, from a pirate festival in Sleepy Hollow to outdoor concerts in Katonah, and more low-cost family events in Mount Vernon, Ossining, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.
Check out our guide to fireworks and other July 4 events that celebrate Independence Day on Long Island, including things to do in East Northport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Lake Grove, Old Bethpage, Patchogue, and Wading River.
Find out where to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairfield County, CT. Our guide includes July 4 events in Fairfield, Middlebury, Mystic, Wilton in Connecticut and some that are nearby in Westchester County, NY.
If you're in New York City this July 4, here's where to watch the Hudson River fireworks show and where to find other family-friendly Fourth of July events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Coney Island is home to the New York Aquarium, Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, and of course, the famous beach and boardwalk. See our guide for what to do when visiting Coney Island with your family.
Updated: July 2015. We've put together a full schedule of the outdoor concerts happening this summer in parks throughout Rockland County, including Clarkstown, Congers, Haverstraw, Stony Point, and West Nyack.
Wondering where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Rockland County? Check our guide to Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays in the area, including Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, and Pomona.
Look up great summer activities for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island. NYMetroParents' guide helps you find kids classes, Nassau County summer camps, summer programs, activities near Nassau County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities for kids in Northport, Dix Hills, Commack, Sayville, Cold Spring Harbor, and more in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Looking for fun summer activities for kids? We've got 125 awesome ideas to keep kids entertained all summer long, including cool day trips and historical locations in the NYC area, fun summer toys, and free activities to do outside and in your own backyard.
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.
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.
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.