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Top Nearby Family Vacation Spots

Top Nearby Family Vacation Spots

Eight great family destinations for weekends away or short vacations, all within a few hours’ drive.

Tallman Pool Set to Open After Seven Year Dry Spell

Tallman Pool Set to Open After Seven Year Dry Spell

After seven years closed, Tallman Mountain State Park pool in Sparkill is set to open on Memorial Day.

NYC Parks' 'Movies Under the Stars' 2016 Summer Schedule Announced

NYC Parks' 'Movies Under the Stars' 2016 Summer Schedule Announced

Nothing says summer like taking in family-favorite films under the night sky.

Top 7 Playgrounds for Southern Westchester Families

Top 7 Playgrounds for Southern Westchester Families

One mom's favorite parks and playgrounds in Southern Westchester, including Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Bronxville, and Pelham.

Come Out & Play Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Come Out & Play Festival Announces 2016 Dates

Come Out & Play Festival returns to New York City this year with After Dark and Family and Field day events.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.

Untermyer Gardens: 'American’s Greatest Forgotten Garden'

Untermyer Gardens: 'American’s Greatest Forgotten Garden'

Untermyer Gardens is a secretive 43-acre public park perched on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, NY

10 Best Long Island Playgrounds & Parks

10 Best Long Island Playgrounds & Parks

One mom's list of the top playgrounds and parks in Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY.

Rocking Horse Ranch: Dude Ranch Lite

Rocking Horse Ranch: Dude Ranch Lite

Rocking Horse Ranch is situated on 600 acres in the Hudson Valley and features skiing, a water park, snow tubing, a zip line, rock climbing, and more.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

Directory of the 38th Annual Westchester Camp Fair

Directory of the 38th Annual Westchester Camp Fair

The Westchester Camp Fair took place on February 7 at Crowne Plaza in White Plains, where over 50 camps gathered to share their summer offerings for kids.

What To Do With Kids This Weekend On Long Island

What To Do With Kids This Weekend On Long Island

From concerts and performances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids on Long Island this Saturday and Sunday. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Fairfield, and Rockland Counties

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Fairfield, and Rockland Counties

From concerts and performances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids in New York and the northern suburbs this Saturday and Sunday. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties.

Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

Summer Streets is back! Don't miss this annual family fun fiesta. This year it includes a mega water slide and a zipline! The best part? It's all free!

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.

The High Bridge, New York City’s Newest Park

The High Bridge, New York City’s Newest Park

The High Bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting Washington Heights to the Bronx, reopens as a park, after 40 years of being closed to the public.

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

2015 Rockland Boulders Home Games, Giveaways, and Promotions

Catch a Rockland Boulders minor league baseball game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY, this summer. Plus, get details on Boulders giveaways, promotion nights, and special events throughout the season.

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

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.




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