Every year during the holiday season, the New York Hall of Science in Queens transforms an area of its massive space into GingerBread Lane.
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When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.
Our picks for holiday-themed books for kids, plus an Advent calendar idea for kids who love to read.
The United States Postal Service is holding their Letters to Santa program to allow kids to write a letter to Santa and receive a response addressed from the North Pole.
Seven ideas for a week's worth of staycations in the New York metro area during the holidays
The 4th of July is upon us, so be sure to plan ahead with fireworks fun and other celebratory activities in the New York Metro area.
Where to celebrate Purim in New York City.
This March, look forward to St. Patrick’s Day revelry, an early Easter, and educational, fun activities for Women’s History Month. Go maple sugaring or plan any number of other exciting day trips!
Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2016 in New York City and the surrounding regions.
From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.
A roundup of Valentine’s Day events in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield counties.
A roundup of Valentine's Day events on Long Island.
Sugartooth’s Valentines Dessert Tour is a 1.5-mile tour in New York City that is sure to delight the sweet tooth of both couples and their kids.
UPDATED December 2016: A roundup of family-friendly New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events for everyone to enjoy to ring in 2017.
Check out these great ideas for what to do with kids on Christmas Day in NYC!
UPDATED November 2016: Visit New York Botanical Garden, Grand Central Terminal, and New-York Historical Society for their holiday train shows and plenty of other family-friendly activities for the 2016 winter season.
New York Theatre Ballet is premiering their production of The Nutcracker at Brookfield Place this winter and is one of the only performances with free admission.
From holiday windows in NYC to skating in Bryant Park, here's how to spend the day in NYC with children this holiday season.
Check out these places to celebrate Diwali in New York City.
Check out the new balloons and floats at the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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.
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids? We've rounded up 14 kid-friendly Valentine's Day activities to get the whole family involved in the celebration.
Ring in the New Year with kids at these family-friendly New Year's Eve parties in NYC's Times Square. You can enjoy all the excitement of a Times Square New Year's party without having to leave any family members at home.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa—complete with a North Pole postmark! The Letters to Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is perfect for interesting youngsters in letter writing.
What's made of 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,320 pounds of sugar, and 5,000 candies? No, it's not the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel. It's the life-size, dine-in gingerbread houses you'll find at Great Wolf Lodge during the holidays.
Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York City area, including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Southeast New York (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties) for the 2016 holiday season.
The New York metro area has many places for families to enjoy fun Easter events for kids. Whether you're looking for a traditional local Easter egg hunt or an Easter Bunny meet and greet, we've got you covered.
The holidays can be tough for couples. The intense dose of all the stuff that’s already stressful — family, finances,“fun” (i.e., obligatory) activities — can bring familiar patterns of conflict to the surface. Here, Dr. Brent Bradley and Dr. James Furrow offer tips on sidestepping seasonal landmines and forging a stronger relationship.
Pediatric occupational therapists say items that focus on motor skill development, cognitive learning provide best value when it comes to kids. Ask yourself these 8 questions when buying holiday toys for your children.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 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 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Check out our list of fun Thanksgiving events for kids in the NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as well as Long Island, Connecticut, and Rockland County.
A favorite tradition among many New York City-area families is strolling the city's pop-up holiday shops and markets. These seasonal gift fairs offer a less-stress alternative to prowling the malls or chain stores during the holiday shopping season, and they feature many unique items, including everything from locally made crafts to custom-designed jewelry to handmade housewares, so you're likely to find something special for just about everyone on your gift list.
We've rounded up the best Halloween 2015 family-friendly activities in the NY metro area, including events in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Fairfield, Long Island, and Rockland.
Find out where to see the Easter Bunny and go on Easter egg hunts in Queens this March. Our list includes low-cost and kid-friendly events in Jamaica, Flushing, Long Island City, and nearby in Garden City on Long Island.
These 5 fun and low-cost Black History Month events for kids in Queens this February include performances, family workshops, and historical exhibits in Bayside, Corona, Jamaica, and Flushing.
Try out a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family this year. This list includes ideas for DIY holiday crafts, fun Thanksgiving-themed games, charitable activities, and more, all of which can help your family show gratitude and give thanks.
In classic New York style, there are plenty of festive shows to choose from this holiday season, from classics like the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" to new treats like "Peter Pan" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Get all the details on these fun family shows here, including age ranges, running dates, and ticket prices.
With the holiday season always seemingly just around the corner, it's never too early to start holiday shopping for your kids this year. Not sure what to get your child for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza? Check out the top "hot" toys for 2011 according to Toy Insider.
With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town.
Start your summer right by enjoying a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend with the family. Here are nine tips for planning a stress-free vacation, stay-cation, or day-trip adventure that will delight grandma just as much as the kids.
This year, give the gift of financial finesse - these fun games help children learn the value of money.
If you've got a brainy little boy or girl on your holiday shopping list, take a look at our educational gift ideas!
We've rounded up some great gift ideas for the sports-loving kid on your list this year.
Fill your children's stockings with these fun and affordable goodies that are sure to bring a smile.
Whether you've been naughty or nice, we're sure you've been too busy worrying about your kids' holiday wish list to create your own — so here's some help!
The holiday season can be stressful, but we've rounded up a list of gifts that are sure to take the edge off. Consult our relaxation-inspired gift gallery for some zen ideas.
To help parents find more joy in the most wonderful time of the year (and all year-round) we asked experts in the New York metro area what their best advice is for stressed-out moms.
Encourage your kids to think of others this holiday season with these charity-minded gifts for young people.
The following charitable organizations are accepting donations throughout the holiday season for needy families in Queens.
Advice from a child psychologist on teaching your child to be appreciative and generous, especially during the holiday season.