UPDATED April: If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.
Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which this year takes place on March 21. Here's where you can celebrate it in New York City.
New York City is home to the biggest Chinese-American population in the U.S., so it’s a great place to explore Chinese customs, history, and of course, food!
If your kids are looking for a fun place to get the sillies out, don’t let the cold weather keep you home. Check out our handy guide to boredom-busting indoor play spaces, bounce houses, and sports centers for kids.
The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us. Here are some commemorative events in the NYC area where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost on that sad day.
If you’re looking to add more Italian culture into your family life, check out these events, festivities, attractions, and other Italian spots in new York City.
A roundup of places to find international sweet treats in Manhattan.
When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.
The New York metro area offers a wide variety of cruises and sails sure to delight all ages, and we’ve collected the very best ones for you right here.
A roundup of grocery, meal, restaurant, and make-your-own meal delivery services available in the New York metro area, plus snack box subscription services.
Check out our guide to New York's cultural events and festivals for 2016.
NYC has more than 1,700 parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs. Here are our top 10 favorite playgrounds.
UPDATED April 2017: Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to get outside with the family and celebrate our beautiful planet. Here are the Earth Day activities happening throughout the New York area.
Check out these nine places to play laster tag in the New York City area.
We put together a list of some of the New York region's important public monuments and statues that commemorate famous African Americans who contributed to American history, from the Civil War through Civil Rights. Check out these historical landmarks and buildings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut .
Check out these Roller Skating Rinks in the New York City area.
No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures, including Burmese, Malaysian, Russian, and Pakistani. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!
This fall, events all over New York City are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Ah, fall. Crisp air, shiny apples, and the squeak of new sneakers. After finally getting a handle on the morning rush, all the supplies and forms, and providing a lunch they’ll actually eat, it hits us. What about after school?
Want the flexibility of working out at the gym without having to look over your shoulder every minute to make sure your child is safe and entertained? We've rounded up a list of local gyms with child care programs in Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Long Island, and Connecticut, so kids can stay fit and have fun while you do the same.
UPDATED JULY 2016: If you typically order children’s books online (or scoop up hand-me-downs from friends and relatives), you’re missing out! Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Connecticut all have something unique to offer, whether your little one is just learning to read or pursuing a new favorite. (Bonus: These options are fun for Mom and Dad, too!)
Each of these made-in-NYC kids' gifts is sure to thrill the recipient while you support local artisans and commerce--so go ahead, go shopping and show your city pride!
Explore zoos, nature centers and botanical gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island. Read through our guide to find petting zoos, arboretums, nature preserves, farms and public gardens, all packed with fun nature activities for the whole family. Let your little ones loose to try their hands at zoo feedings and touch tanks, explore wooded trails, and learn about exotic plants. The spring season is the perfect time to explore the outdoors.
Find the best zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens in New York City; Long Island; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT.
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.