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.
A roundup of family concerts and kid-friendly shows this August in Fairfield County, CT, including Norwalk, Stratford, Stamford, and Westport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: 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.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: 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!
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.
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.
Fun and low-cost historical events happening this summer in Connecticut, including history tours and activities in Fairfield, Mashantucket, Norwalk, Rowayton, and Wilton.
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.
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.
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'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.
This summer, whether it’s a rainy day or you’re trying to take a break from the sun, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep your child active, healthy, and anything but bored.
Have a craving for the open water this summer? Disney and Carnival Cruises and The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge are offering cruises right from the heart of NYC. All three options are sure to quell your boat cravings.
Summer is around the corner and that means lots of time spent on the beach with your kids. Use these experts' tips and tricks to build a sandcastle like a pro.
The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter.
See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.
Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.
Check out these scenic outdoor hiking options near New York City, in Southeast New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties, on Long Island, and in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mountains, parks, and other nature areas listed here are all offer easy hiking and nature trails that kids and families of all skill levels can enjoy. So pack a picnic and get outdoors!
Enjoy the miles of coastline in Westchester County, New York, at these family-friendly beaches.
Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year.
As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible.