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95 Days of Summer: Fun Things to Do Every Day with Your Kids

95 Days of Summer: Fun Things to Do Every Day with Your Kids

Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.

Take the Kids to SummerStage in NYC

Take the Kids to SummerStage in NYC

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary season of SummerStage in NYC this summer. Presented by the City Parks Foundation, the 2015 SummerStage season includes lots of family-friendly programming, including performances by Laurie Berkner, Shine and the Moonbeams, and a tribute to Michael Jackson.

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs Lowers Ticket Prices for Last Season in Secaucus

Field Station: Dinosaurs will offer a lower ticket price for its final season in Secaucus, NJ. It will also offer new attractions this summer, including a new show, new 3D movie, and a new hands-on activity where kids can dig for bones and learn about fossils.

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park.

Top 100 Things to Do in Summer in the NYC Area

Top 100 Things to Do in Summer in the NYC Area

Make the most of summer with our list of the top 100 things to do in and near New York City from June through September. Get details on fun summer festivals, outdoor concerts and movies, and much more in NYC, Long Island, Southeast New York, and Connecticut.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

10 Unexpected Ways to Keep Boredom at Bay

10 Unexpected Ways to Keep Boredom at Bay

After the novelty of no more school! has worn off, and between camp sessions, there will be days when you wake up and wonder what the heck to do. Presenting 10 unexpected ideas to keep boredom at bay.

How to Save Money on Your Next BBQ

How to Save Money on Your Next BBQ

Want to host a traditional summer barbecue with all the classic food staples without breaking the bank? Follow these seven tips to slash costs without cutting flavor! Perfect for a patriotic 4th of July, or any time.

10 Ways to Make a Summer Barbecue Healthier

10 Ways to Make a Summer Barbecue Healthier

Dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share summer grilling tips and tasty recipe ideas for a healthy backyard barbecue cookout with friends and family.

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer on Long Island

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do on Long Island in the summer, including Long Island Ducks games, berry picking, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Shinnecock Indian Nation Pow Wow, and a Pirate Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum.

Free Family Fun Camp at Books-A-Million Every Saturday in July

Free Family Fun Camp at Books-A-Million Every Saturday in July

Books-A-Million will host a Free Family Fun Camp every Saturday in July at each of its 258 locations. Books-A-Million offers such programs as a refreshing way to help parents provide their children with creative outlets for learning during the summer break.

11 Ways to Enjoy the Night Sky

11 Ways to Enjoy the Night Sky

Look up! Here are 11 ways of where and how to go outside and see the sky, plus a bonus tip for enjoying the the stars indoors.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in New York City

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in New York City in the summer, including paddle boat rental at Central Park in Manhattan, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, outdoor music festivals and concerts, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens, and wet and wild fun at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in in the summer in Fairfield County, CT, from Greenwich to Westport, to Norwalk, and even Bridgeport, including where to pick strawberries, free outdoor Shakespeare, local Connecticut beaches, and the Westport Fine Arts Festival.

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Westchester

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Westchester

Summer is the perfect time to be outside, and we've compiled a list of the top 20 things to do in Westchester County in the summer, including where to pick strawberries, outdoor music festivals and concerts, county fairs, and where to see fireworks.

Top 20 Summer Activities in Rockland County

Top 20 Summer Activities in Rockland County

Have fun this summer in Rockland County with our top 20 best summer activities in Rockland County, including activities in Ramapo, Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown, and Haverstraw. We've got summer fun at Bear Mountain, the annual Strawberry Festival, and Nyack's Famous Street Fair.

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

UPDATED JUNE 2014: What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach? Pack up your suits, towels, and sunscreen and head to one of these family-friendly sandy spots for a day full of sun, swimming, and sandcastle construction. There are many places to enjoy the miles of coastline in the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Miniature golf promises a fun time for all. Here's a listing of putt-putt courses throughout the New York City area, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game

UPDATED APRIL 2015: The Minor League Baseball season in the New York metro area runs through September and many of these venues have special offers for families, making one of these games a perfect family outing when the kids are off from school. Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area

Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description.

Seven Simple Ways to Help Prevent Summer Slide

Seven Simple Ways to Help Prevent Summer Slide

When Summer break approaches, many parents worry about potential “brain drain” during this timeline. Patti Rommel, Director of Research and Development at Lakeshore Learning Materials, shares 7 great tips for how to prevent summer slide while having fun.

125 Ways to Have Fun Outside this Summer

125 Ways to Have Fun Outside this Summer

Make the most of your summer with these creative ideas for outdoor fun with kids. Our editors have compiled 125 reasons to get outside in the sunny season, from scout-inspired activities to eating outdoors, gardening with kids, dinosaur-focused fun, activities on the water, live sporting events, and much more.

Gardening Activities for the Whole Family

Gardening Activities for the Whole Family

Whether you want to start growing your own produce or your child has expressed interested in digging in the soil, we've compiled a list of 17 ways to a grow a green thumb, including gardening activities for kids, gardening tools for kids, what to plant in a kid's garden, how to create small container gardens, and how to start composting.

Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Tips for a Successful and Enjoyable Gardening Experience

Mel Bartholomew, who developed the Square Foot Gardening method, shares five tips for a successful and enjoyable gardening experience with your kids.




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