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Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area
Wondering where to go sledding in the New York City area? Look no further. Be prepared for snow day fun with our roundup of local sledding hills in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

9 Sledding Hills in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Wondering where to go sledding with your kids in Fairfield County, CT this winter? We've put together a list of the best sledding hills in parks, schools, and ski areas across Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, and Woodbury. (read the story...)

Lakeside at Prospect Park to Host Grand Opening Weekend
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside at Prospect Park, Brooklyn's newest destination for year-round family fun, opens to the public Friday, Dec. 20 and will host a grand opening weekend full of ice-skating, music performances, Disney on Ice ticket giveaways, and more. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2013 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like A Christmas Story and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here. (read the story...)

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Find local Christmas tree farms in the New York metro area and head out to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a great family activity at Christmastime. There are Christmas tree farms in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties). These cut-your-own farms have a selection of live Christmas trees and allow you to pick your own tree from its natural setting, cut it down, and cart it home. Most Christmas tree farms in the New York City area are slated to open on Thanksgiving weekend, but please call to confirm dates and availability before visiting. (read the story...)

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year
Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury. (read the story...)

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights. (read the story...)

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: 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. (read the story...)

2013 Winter Festivals in New York State
Celebrate winter at these family-friendly festivals and carnivals across New York State, from a Winterfest on Long Island to a month-long Winter Carnival in Lake George, a wine and dessert festival in the Finger Lakes, an ice wine celebration near Rochester, and more. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island
Looking for places to go sledding on Long Island? Here's a list of 5 official locations that allow sledding, including state parks in East Meadow, Farmingdale, Hewlett, Sayville, and Seaford. (read the story...)

7 Sledding Spots in Queens
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to sledding in Queens, including official sledding locations in parks across the borough. Find sledding hills in Astoria, Cypress Hills, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middle Village, and Woodhaven. (read the story...)

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to official sledding locations in Brooklyn, including NYC parks that allow sledding and snow tubing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, and Sunset Park. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in Westchester
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: Looking for places to go sledding in Westchester County, NY? Here's a list of 8 sledding hills, including spots that allow sledders in Cortlandt, Cross River, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown Heights. (read the story...)

Ski New York with 10,000 Lift Tickets for $10 Dollars
Discover skiing in New York by purchasing one of 10,000 ski lift tickets available for just $10 dollars on January 10, 2013. (read the story...)

Fifth Graders Ski for Free with Ski Vermont's Fifth Grade Passport
Sign up for Ski Vermont's Fifth Grade Passport program, which enables fifth graders to ski and snowboard for free at Vermont mountains and winter resorts this year. (read the story...)

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013 - Skiing and snowboarding with the family this winter? Our 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. No need to haul your gear, either—you can rent skis, snowboards, helmets, and all of your winter sporting needs right on site. Please note: Hours and programs are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details before your visit. (read the story...)

Tyler's Trees Offers Christmas Tree Delivery Service in New York City
Tyler's Trees is a Christmas tree delivery service in New York City, specializing in delivering and setting up Christmas trees to your apartment in New York City, including Brooklyn and Queens. Read below to make your holiday Christmas tree hunt easier. (read the story...)

6 Christmas Tree Lighting Festivals on Long Island
Looking for Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies on Long Island in December 2012? Here are 6 festivals for families in Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, East Hampton, North Bellmore, Old Westbury, and Oyster Bay. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in Manhattan
A list of the 6 best hills for sledding in Manhattan, including three on the Upper East Side, two on the Upper West Side, and one in Hamilton Heights, all of which are overseen by the New York City Parks Department. (read the story...)

Holiday Events in Rockland County this December
Holiday events for kids in Rockland County, NY, including Christmas and Hanukkah festivals and activities in Pomona, Suffern, West Nyack, and just over the border in Paramus, NJ. (read the story...)

More Summer Camp Fun for the Winter Months
As a way to combat the cold winter months and psych your kids (and yourself) up for summer that currently seems just out of reach, we’re bringing camp home with an array of slightly modified camp activities that can easily be implemented indoors. Our official guide starts in the February issue, but as promised we’ve got many more ideas, so here they are… (read the story...)

Re-Create Summer Camp at Home this Winter
As winter descends, it can be tough to keep kids entertained indoors. Recreate summer camp activities in the comfort of your home and quickly become the coolest counselor/parent around. (read the story...)

How to Stay Safe on Your Snow Day: Winter Safety Tips for Kids and Parents
Heed these tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on how to keep you and your children injury-free while shoveling snow, snowblowing, sledding, and playing outdoors this winter. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Skiing at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont
A winter wonderland near Stowe, Vermont, Smugglers' Notch has much more to offer families than just spectacular skiing. (read the story...)


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