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.
UPDATED JUNE 2015: Find fun summer activities for kids in Fairfield County, CT. Use our guide to find kids classes, Fairfield County summer camps, summer programs, activities near Fairfield County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan and the rest of Fairfield County, CT are easy to find.
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.
UPDATED JUNE 2015: Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County.
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.
UPDATED JUNE 2014: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.
Take a cue from guerrilla gardener Liz Christy and toss seed grenades in vacant lots in your neighborhood to plant wildflowers. This form of "Do-Nothing Farming" is the perfect way to get in on the greening act even if you don't have land to call your own.
Our list includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in Rockland County and Westchester County in New York as well as Bergen County, NJ. Get details on carousels in Bear Mountain, Rye, and West Nyack, NY, as well as nearby in Paramus, NJ.
This guide features carousels and merry-go-rounds in Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, and Hartford, CT. It includes a description of each carousel as well as its location, the hours it's open, and the price per ride.
This guide includes information on carousels and merry-go-rounds on Long Island, New York, including Farmingdale, Garden City, Greenport, Medford, and West Hempstead. We've included location, hours, price per ride, and a description for each carousel.
The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard.
A geocaching adventure is like a modern day treasure hunt, and you can do it with the whole family.
Find miniature golf courses in New Jersey, including indoor and outdoor mini golf and putt-putt courses from Bergen County to Monmouth to Atlantic County. You'll find address, contact info, hours, prices, and a description for each course in our list.
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.
Traveling with the whole family can be difficult. Spring and summer means a family vacation, and we can help you prepare. Read these tips for easy family travel that will benefit your summer vacation and let you get right to the family fun.
One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience.
One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change.
Check out these 8 kids' shows on stage this August across Long Island, including Dora the Explorer in Smithtown, Freckleface Strawberry in Lindenhurst, and Disney's 101 Dalmatians in Patchogue.
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.