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A Sporty Family Vacation in Lake Placid
In Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, families can participate in winter events year-round, and in summer enjoy even more outdoor athletic pursuits. (read the story...)

Mohonk Mountain House - A Family Vacation
In these uncertain economic times, many people want to turn to a sure thing. Mohonk Mountain House, which has been entertaining families for 140 years, virtually guarantees a fabulous family vacation. (read the story...)

Sing Along with Lomax: The Hound of Music on PBS
Kids will have plenty to sing about when they watch “Lomax: The Hound of Music,” a new children’s musical series on PBS. (read the story...)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Indoor Activities
Outside it’s cold, but here are some options – from high tech to board games to crafts – to get your family through the winter doldrums. (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...)

The Family That Gives Together…
During the holidays, many families choose not just to give to each other but also to give back to their community. There are hundreds of ways your family can make a difference. This is a great way to show your children how to give back during the holidays. Contact the Salvation Army in the New York area or consider these family-friendly suggestions for volunteering. (read the story...)

A Historical Christmas - Westchester
Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, New York is hosting, By Candlelight — Holiday Traditions Tour and Concert. Tour the historical grounds with your children and entire family, which will be decorated for the holidays. Learn about Dutch and British holiday traditions and find out why we hang stockings. The evening tours have a holiday choral performance. The perfect holiday outing for your family to attend. (read the story...)

A Heartwarming Holiday - Westchester
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, an all-time holiday favorite is being presented at the Emelin Theatre, in Mamaroneck in Westchester. Ebenezer Scrooge changes his life after a Christmas eve encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This family-friendly show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as the entire family. (read the story...)

Gingerbread Town - Bronx
The Gingerbread Adventures program at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, renowned New York area bakers display their creations of an entire “town." Your children and entire family will love the gingerbread people displays. Kids can also step inside a larger-than-life model of a decorated gingerbread house, and make their own creations. (read the story...)

Global Holidays - Brooklyn
Children will learn about the cultures of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other festivals of light that are celebrated around the world during Festival of Lights at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Activities include “Linked by Lights,” “Holiday Decorations,” “Winter Mittens” and “Frosted Sun Catchers.” The event is at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Children of all ages, in addition to the entire family wil love this holiday event. (read the story...)

Hanukkah Celebrations - Manhattan
The 92nd Street Y is the place to be for Hanukkah celebrations. The Hanukkah Festival allows children to “travel around the world." They’ll enjoy a Hanukkah puppet show and make menorahs. Children will light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah at a special Hanukkah Dinner. They can dance and sing for the annual Hanukkah Lights. A perfect way for children to learn about the Jewish culture and bond as a family. (read the story...)

All Aboard! - Bronx
Replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks form a seasonal wonderland at the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and the old Yankee Stadium — everything’s made entirely from pieces of plants. Children and parents will enjoy watching the model trains go around the track. The perfect family outing. (read the story...)

Festive Tunes - Westchester
Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event. (read the story...)

A Sweet Holiday - Westchester
Get creative this holiday season at the Rye Historical Society, Square House Museum, Rye, Westchester. Children, parents, and families, can make and decorate holiday ornament, as well as learn how to make cookies, peppermint drops and other treats. This will definately get you and your family in the holiday spirit. (read the story...)

Protecting Kids from the Dangers of the Cold
It might look like a winter wonderland, but the cold weather can have dangerous side effects. (read the story...)

Advice from Edwina
It isn’t often that a parent will leave a children’s production having enjoyed it as much as her kids, but I had that pleasure after seeing the opening performance of Dear Edwina at the DR2 Theatre. (read the story...)

Slope-side Deals
Skiing is not a bargain sport for you and your family to partake in, but there are some good deals. Taking your family there early or late in the winter season is usually a good bet pricewise. If you get some time off midweek in a non-holiday period, there are many options. Check out these offerings in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Canada. (read the story...)

Festive Low-Fat Dessert
No holiday dinner would be complete without a yummy dessert to end the meal. (read the story...)

Christmas Cookie Recipes
Delicious cookie recipes for the holidays! (read the story...)

Holiday Crafts
Looking for crafty activities to occupy the kids? These Christmas-themed crafts will put them in the holiday spirit. (read the story...)

It’s Showtime!: Round-up of Holiday Shows
Holiday events are abundant in New York, especially family friendly shows. All over Manhattan, you can find shows and events that not only your children will enjoy seeing, but your whole family will love as well. (read the story...)

Preventing the Flu in Your Family
With the fall and winter seasons comes influenza, also known as the flu. No parent wants their children or any member of their family to get sick. (read the story...)

Where to: Hot Chocolate - Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland
As the weather turns cold as winter and the holiday season approaches, hot chocolate and other cozy drinks will have your child and your whole family feeling warm. (read the story...)

Kids: Skate Through Winter Injury-Free !
Children love to be outside during the winter, participating in outdoor activities, inlcuding hockey, ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. But, doing these vigorous activity outside can possibly cause your child and your family to sustain injuries. (read the story...)

Fall Cultural Highlights for Families 2008
This fall from art exhibits to theater, dance, and music performances there is something for everyone. (read the story...)


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