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Summer Fun in the Shade

Summer Fun in the Shade

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.

Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC

Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC

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.

Expert Tips and Tricks to Build a Better Sandcastle

Expert Tips and Tricks to Build a Better Sandcastle

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.

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

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.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

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.

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

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!

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County, NY

Best Beaches for Families in Westchester County, NY

Enjoy the miles of coastline in Westchester County, New York, at these family-friendly beaches.

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

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.

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids

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.

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens

2011 New Rochelle Farmers Market Opens

The New Rochelle Farmers Market opens for its third season of delicious locally grown food and vibrant locally based atmosphere on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Library Green.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

The famous Cirque du Soleil launches its newest show, "Zarkana," at Radio City Music Hall in NYC with all the troupe's signature razzle dazzle -- and then some.

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town.

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer.

How to Throw a Great BBQ

How to Throw a Great BBQ

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long.

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area

A Parent's Guide to Summer in the NYC Area

As you gear up for a full summer with your family, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Check out our guide for parents in the New York City area, complete with great family activities and destinations, summer safety tips and advice, seasonal recipes, and more! We'll arm you with all the information you need to keep your kids active, entertained, and healthy, all summer long.

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

Best Hiking Trails in NYC for Families

More than 30 miles of diverse, scenic hiking trails exist in NYC – do you know where?

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area: Where to Go and What to Know

Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations.

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond

Don't let summer brain drain (the regression in math and reading skills that occurs over school vacation) happen to your children. Keep their brains active this summer at one of these great programs in the New York City area and beyond.

Urban Fishing in NYC

Urban Fishing in NYC

Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and...fishing? When people think about the Big Apple, planning a fishing excursion is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, NYC boasts plenty of fine watering holes across the five boroughs. Not convinced? Check out the following videos from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation about catching Blue Fish in the East River and the I Fish NY program.

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout.

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts

Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for watermelon donuts. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will devour their favorite summer treat as a dessert.

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

Tips to Make Memorial Day Trips Memorable

Tips to Make Memorial Day Trips Memorable

Start your summer right by enjoying a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend with the family. Here are nine tips for planning a stress-free vacation, stay-cation, or day-trip adventure that will delight grandma just as much as the kids.

Wanderlust Yoga In The City Offers a One-Day Yoga, Music, and Community Event in NYC

Wanderlust Yoga In The City Offers a One-Day Yoga, Music, and Community Event in NYC

Have you ever dreamed of doing the warrior pose on a pier in the middle of the peaceful Hudson River in New York? This spring, Wanderlust and smartwater have partnered to make those scenarios a reality through a series of one-of-a-kind yoga events held at some of the nation’s most popular venues. Each Wanderlust Yoga In The City event will feature yoga instruction by each city's top teachers and live music, all in a beautiful outdoor setting.




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