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Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us. Here are some commemorative events in the NYC area where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost on that sad day.

Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

If you’re looking to add more Italian culture into your family life, check out these events, festivities, attractions, and other Italian spots in new York City.

Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

Spend the day visiting and learning about historical landmarks in NYC and the surrounding area that were part of U.S. military battles and milestones.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.

The New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

The New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems now has an exhibit all about his work at the New-York Historical Society.

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.

10 Best Family Activities for February

10 Best Family Activities for February

From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.

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 .

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Celebrate and honor Black History Month by visiting one of these attractions in the New York area.

Presidential Landmarks in the New York Area

Presidential Landmarks in the New York Area

Celebrate and honor our country this President’s Day by visiting some Presidential and historic landmarks in the NYC area.

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

Built in 1755 and rebuilt in 1779 after the Revolutionary War, the Burr Homestead has hosted visitors, such as George Washington and Samuel Adams, and events, such as John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy's wedding. Here's why you should take a day trip and visit this historical place with your kids.

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Use this as your family's guide when visiting Historic Hyde Park, where you'll find a healthy dose of American history starring former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

UPDATED JULY 2016: Looking for fun day trips that will keep you and your kids entertained while learning during the summer and on weekends? We've compiled a chronological list of 16 historic places in the New York metro area that offer plenty of fun while keeping the kids engaged.

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Active duty military and their family members can enjoy free admission to 70 museums, cultural centers, and historical sites in the NYC area this summer through the Blue Star Museums program.

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours.

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.

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County, a short trip from nearly anywhere in the New York City area, offers visitors a glimpse into the Revolutionary War battle over the Hudson Highlands. Read on for the site's family-friendly attractions.

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

Take a curator-led tour of the Merestead mansion in Mount Kisco, a national historic site, and learn how it influenced decorating and furnishing trends across America.

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, will once again host its annual Green Corn Festival this September. The festival is a celebration of Hudson Valley Native American culture that the whole family can enjoy.

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital.

The Family Side of New Orleans

The Family Side of New Orleans

Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is opening the Keeping History Center, which presents the Museum's ideas and collections in a state-of-the-art, interactive, digital visitor experience.

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage.

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Plants and flowers significantly influenced her poetry and other writings, most of which were not published until after her death. The New York Botanical Garden's multi-venue exhibition, Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, will illuminate Dickinson's life and work, the connections that exist between her life and poems, and her study and love of flowers and gardens. Dickinson's poems have become an integral part of the American literary canon, yet the fundamental impact that plants and flowers had on her poetry is little known by the public. From May 1 through June 13, the Botanical Garden's exhibition will reveal this new perspective on one of the greatest Romantic poets of the Victorian era, immersing visitors in the garden, life, and poems of Emily Dickinson in contemporary, fresh ways.

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Curacao's balmy temperatures and white sand beaches may be enough to satisfy many families all day, but this Dutch island can provide lots of other fun activities as well.

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Read about the fun family activities available in Toronto!

River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester

River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester

This summer, explore local history and the landscape on the fifth annual River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor.

Tales of the Fish God

Tales of the Fish God

We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

“The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs.

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