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Where to: Beaches in the NY Area
Take some time to enjoy the miles of coastline in the NY area and have some fun in the sun. So pack the car, hit the road, and don’t forget the sunscreen. (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...)

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...)

Beaches in the NYC Area
Round-up of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area beaches. (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: Zoos and Nature Centers in the NY Area
Celebrating Earth and its creatures all around the New York area... (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: 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...)

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...)

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: Ice Skate in Manhattan - 2011 Guide
There's nothing like ice skating amid the hustle and bustle of the city, so bundle up and head to one of these classic outdoor rinks. (read the story...)

Where to: Find New York Area Museums
Every museum -- for kids and others -- you thought you knew about and many more can be found in a new guide book. (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: Basketball in Your Backyard - NY, CT, and Long Island
Once all of the baseball and football gear is put away for the season, gyms across the region begin filling up with competitive basketball games in family-friendly settings. If you can't make it to a pro game, check out these other opportunities to catch quality basketball for a fraction of the price and hassle. (read the story...)

Where to: Go Apple Picking in NY, NJ & CT
What better way to celebrate this colorful time of year than by heading to the apple orchards, where you can steal some September sunshine while handpicking a bushel-ful of the season’s signature fruit. (read the story...)

Where to: Fish & Boat in Westchester
Westchester offers everything you need for a day of family fishing. Within the county, you’ll find small streams and ponds fit for young anglers, and larger lakes, reservoirs, and coastal fishing for more serious fishers-in-training. While this list doesn’t include every fishing area, it will help you to know where to start. (read the story...)

Where To Guide: Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the New York City Area
Embrace spring by paying a visit to a zoo, nature center, or botanical garden in the New York metro area, many of which offer outdoor, nature-based activities for kids and families. Our guide this month has all the information you need for a fun family outing to celebrate the great outdoors. So, if you've thawed out enough, put a spring in your step and hop to some seasonal fun at any one of the locations in your area. (read the story...)

Where to: Hot Chocolate and Teas for Holiday Cheer - 2009 Guide
Take a break from holiday shopping to find a warm mug of cocoa or tea to wrap your hands around and recharge your holiday cheer. Here's our 2009 guide for New York, Long Island, and Connecticut. (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...)

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...)

Where to: Celebrate July 4 in New York Area!
Family outings for young patriots! (read the story...)

WHERE TO CATCH THE MUSIC - Brooklyn
If you’re looking to introduce your young child to the wonders of musical education, here are some options throughout the borough: (read the story...)

2010-11 Guide: Where To Pick Your Own Berries in NY, NJ, and CT
Looking for a great family outing before summer winds down? Check out our comprehensive 2010-11 guide to farms that offer pick-your-own berries in the New York metro area, including Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. (read the story...)

Where to: Maple Sugaring
Your 2009 guide to Maple Sugaring in the NYMetro area. (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...)


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