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Where to: Find New York Area Zoos and Wildlife Centers
A guide to zoos and wildlife centers in Connecticut, Weschester, New Jersey and NYC areas. (read the story...)

Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Northeast - 2011 Where To Guide
We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly mountains within easy traveling distance of New York City and the New York metro area. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get from here to there — without breaking the bank. (read the story...)

Where to: Catch the Music In New York City
If you’re looking to introduce your younger child to the wonders of music, here are some options throughout the borough. (read the story...)

Where to: Find Fall Fun in Dutchess
North of Westchester, Dutchess County is rich with activities and scenic beauty, especially in October with all its apples, pumpkins, crisp air and spooky delights. (read the story...)

Where to: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in New York Area
The best places to cut your own Christmas tree in Westchester, Rockland, Long Island and Central New Jersey...with an easy-to-follow map! (read the story...)

Where to: Ski in New York Area
The family that skis together often stays together, and ski resorts near and far offer a variety of ways that ‘hook’ the entire family. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski: January 2008
Where to find the best deals and the newest resort additions this ski season... (read the story...)

Where to: Amusement Parks In & Around NY
From the newest coasters that dangle you from high above the track to the latest water slides that keep you completely in the dark, the region’s amusement parks offer ways to cool off, face your fears, and experience plain old fun with the whole family. (read the story...)

Where to: Pumpkin Picking in New York & Connecticut
Whether you plan on carving a jack-o-lantern or baking pumpkin pie, now is the time to hit the pumpkin patch and pick the biggest, roundest, most orange pumpkin you can find in Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland County and other surrounding areas in NY. (read the story...)

Where to: Botanical Gardens in NY, NJ & CT
Spring has sprung, & botanical gardens across the area are in full bloom with flowers, exotic plants, & trees. Stroll through floral gardens, see amazing landscapes, & your family can experience the world’s most beautiful forests — all in our own backyard. (read the story...)

Where to: History at the Museums - In the Suburbs
We have your guide to local museums in the suburbs that are hosting programs, events, and exhibits for children. (read the story...)

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New York City, Long Island, NJ, and CT
UPDATED MAY 2014: Celebrate the great outdoors with a family day trip to one of these seasonally splendid spots in the New York metro area, including New York City; Long Island; New Jersey; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Holiday Charity Drives in Rockland County, NY
The following charitable organizations are accepting donations throughout the holiday season for needy families in Rockland County, NY. (read the story...)

Where to: Nature Centers
Check out our compilation of area zoos and nature centers! (read the story...)

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the New York Metro Area (NY, NJ, CT) - 2010 Guide
Consult our annual guide to find farms in New York state, New Jersey, and Connecticut that offer cut-your-own Christmas trees in December. (read the story...)

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Guide for NY, NJ, and CT - 2009
Whether choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a decades-old ritual in your family or a new addition to your holiday tradition, consult our guide for a location near you. (read the story...)

Holiday Charity Drives in the New York Metro Area
Find food drives, coat drives, toy drives, and more charitable causes that are accepting donations this holiday season in the New York metro area, including New York City, Long Island, and the suburbs. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski and Skate with the Family
Your guide for where to ski and skate with your kids in the NYC area. (read the story...)

Where to: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in New York Area
Find best places to cut your Christmas tree in New York! (read the story...)

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Southeast New York - 2010 Guide
Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew. (read the story...)

Where to: Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Peaches and Berries in the New York Area
Show your kids the source of our wonderful Northeastern fruits — New York and New Jersey farms. (read the story...)

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT
UPDATED MARCH 2014: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Fairfield, CT, that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference! (read the story...)

Where to Guide: Best Hot Chocolates and Teas in the New York Metro Area
We've highlighted some of the coziest cafes in the New York metro area where families can grab a steaming mug of cold-weather beverages like hot cocoa or tea. Our guide includes sweet stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the suburbs, including Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Where to: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree - New York, New Jersey, Long Island
A Christmas tree is special during the holidays, but a Christmas tree you choose and cut down as a family is even more special. Visit one of these tree farms in the New York, Long Island, and New Jersey. (read the story...)


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11 W. Main St.
Riverhead , NY
631-208-8000
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310 Michael Drive
Syosset, NY
516-762-1300
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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
111 Rodeo Drive
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631-392-2600
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Nature Place Day Camp (The)
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY
845-356-6477
Non-competitive and nature-oriented. Through exper...

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns
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516-252-3392
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