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QUIZ: What Is Your Child's Ideal Halloween Costume?

QUIZ: What Is Your Child's Ideal Halloween Costume?

Instead of opting for the usual witch or vampire Halloween costume, consider dressing them up as one of these fun characters by taking our quiz.

The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

The New York Renaissance Faire is back in Tuxedo, NY, for its 39th season, which runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through Oct. 2.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

Free Circle Line Cruises For Kids This November

Free Circle Line Cruises For Kids This November

This November Circle Line Cruises is offering kids free tickets.

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center 2015 Season Info

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens its ice to the public on Tuesday, October 13. Read on to find out about opening day activities, the 2015 season schedule, and fun extras that Rockefeller Center has in store for visitors this winter.

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.

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.

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Find apple picking, fall festivals, autumn harvest fairs, Halloween activities, corn mazes, Thanksgiving parades, and much more in our guide to fall fun.

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area

There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

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.

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.

Top 5 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes in Queens

Top 5 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes in Queens

Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Queens, and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume.

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume on Long Island

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume on Long Island

Head to one of Long Island's best Halloween parties to show off you and your family's creative costumes. Many of the parties will host a costume party so your child can enter for his chance to win a grand prize.

Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall

Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall

Hiking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Author Jeff Alt provides a kid-friendly guide with family hiking tips.

Sneak Peek: Dinos After Dark at Field Station in NJ
Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend

Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday.

Tips on How to Prep for the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze by a Westchester Mom of 2
The Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in the New York Area

The Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in the New York Area

Whether you've spent hours sewing together your family's Halloween costumes or you've run to the store to pick up a all-in-one Halloween get-up this year, you've got to have places to go to show off all the effort you put into your outfits. Here are some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties and events to show off your family's costumes.

Top 4 Outdoor Halloween Activities for Kids in NYC

Top 4 Outdoor Halloween Activities for Kids in NYC

Spend time with your kids enjoying the fall weather while taking advantage of all the outdoor Halloween activities the city has to offer. Here are the top four outdoor Halloween activities for kids that should not be missed.

Top 5 Spooky Halloween Parties for Kids at Cool NYC Attractions

Top 5 Spooky Halloween Parties for Kids at Cool NYC Attractions

Kids are excited to don their costumes, go trick or treating, and participate in spooktacular fun activities throughout the city, and cool attractions in New York City, including museums and observatories, are hosting their own Halloween parties for kids. We pick the top five you should take your little ones to this year.

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods is currently hosting their 14th annual Harvest Festival Season, which features a multitude of family friendly events.

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Whether you want a quick day trip with the kids or a long weekend getaway this fall, there are a plethora of options throughout NYC and the outskirts for leaf peeping. The entire state of New York boasts a wide selection of broad-leafed trees in the autumn, and there is a terrific pattern of brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades splattered across the landscape!

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Hiking and Nature Trails Near NYC

Check out these scenic outdoor hiking options near New York City, in Southeast New York's Westchester and Rockland Counties, on Long Island, and in nearby Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mountains, parks, and other nature areas listed here are all offer easy hiking and nature trails that kids and families of all skill levels can enjoy. So pack a picnic and get outdoors!

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