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African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

African American History Landmarks in the New York 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 .

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Check out these Roller Skating Rinks in the New York City area.

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities on Long Island

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities on Long Island

A roundup of indoor activities and play spaces on Long Island.

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities in New York City

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities in New York City

A roundup of indoor activities and play spaces in New York City.

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties

Indoor Play Spaces and Activities in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties

A roundup of indoor activities and play spaces in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield counties.

Family-Friendly International Restaurants in Queens

Family-Friendly International Restaurants in Queens

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!

Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday

Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday

This fall, events all over New York City are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Find the After-School Activity That Makes Your Kid Smile

Find the After-School Activity That Makes Your Kid Smile

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?

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities for Kids Around NYC

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities for Kids Around NYC

Whether you’re looking for something spooky or just outdoor fall fun, these haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin blazes, and autumn activities in New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are sure to make this Halloween one to remember.

Gyms with Child Care in NYC, Long Island, and CT

Gyms with Child Care in NYC, Long Island, and CT

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.

Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

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.

The Best Kids' Bookstores in the New York City Area

The Best Kids' Bookstores in the New York City Area

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!)

16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

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!

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island

UPDATED APRIL 2015: 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.

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in NYC, Long Island, and CT

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in NYC, Long Island, and CT

UPDATED APRIL 2015: Find the best zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens in New York City; Long Island; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT.

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.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the New York metro area.

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

Best Beaches in the New York City Area

UPDATED JUNE 2015: What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach? Pack up your suits, towels, and sunscreen and head to one of these family-friendly sandy spots for a day full of sun, swimming, and sandcastle construction. There are many places to enjoy the miles of coastline in the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area in 2015

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area in 2015

Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties) for the 2015 holiday season.

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Miniature golf promises a fun time for all. Here's a listing of putt-putt courses throughout the New York City area, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Our guide features horseback riding stables in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ. Find where to take a riding lesson or pony ride near you.

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area

UPDATED OCTOBER 2015: Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs.

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, animal petting zoos, and apple cider pressing.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT

UPDATED FALL 2015: 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.

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

UPDATED DECEMBER 2015 - Our skiing and snowboarding guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are readily available at most mountains.




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