Get our weekly guide to the best local family events!
UPDATED APRIL 2017: The Minor League Baseball season in the New York metro area runs through September and many of these venues have special offers for families, making one of these games a perfect family outing when the kids are off from school. Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Brooklyn CyclonesClass A Short-Season New York-Penn League (New York Mets) MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn Season begins June 17 Tickets: $10-$17 in advance Through the Field of Dreams program, youth baseball, softball, and Little League teams can stand side by side, in uniform, with the Cyclones while the national anthem plays at the start of the game (you must purchase a minimum of 15 tickets to participate in this program). Fireworks are free after every Friday and Saturday home game. On Sunday Fundays, kids can run the bases after the game and get the chance to play catch on the field before the game.
Staten Island Yankees Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (New York Yankees) Richmond County Bank Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Season begins June 19 See website for ticket prices. The stadium offers group tickets that include discount ticket prices, fan gear, and a chance for kids (ages 12 and younger) to run the bases after the game.
Hudson Valley Renegades Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Tampa Bay Rays) Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls Season begins June 19; home game on June 21See website for ticket prices. The Renegades offer special discounts and packages for groups of 15 or more. There will be an All-Scout Sleepover on June 1.
Rockland Boulders CanAm League, Palisades Credit Union ParkPalisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park, PomonaSeason begins May 18Tickets: $11-$16Kids ages 12 and younger can get on the field every Sunday and run the bases after the game. Kids are also allowed to play catch on the field after the games.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies Double-A (New York Mets) NYSEG Stadium, 211 Henry St., Binghamton Season begins April 13 Tickets: $9-$11Groups of 10 or more qualify for ticket discounts and other limited benefits, including an on-field performance. Girl Scouts Night is June 2. Check the website for information about joining Buddy’s Kids Club.
Tri-City ValleyCats Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Houston Astros) Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Ave., Troy Season begins June 21 See website for ticket prices. Youth league players can join the ValleyCats players on the field for the national anthem through the Baseball Buddies program.
New Jersey JackalsCanAm LeagueYogi Berra Stadium, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little FallsSeason begins May 18; first home game is May 27 Tickets: $12-$17The Baseball Buddies program allows youngsters to be introduced like the pro players and take the field with the Jackals for the national anthem. See website for details.
Trenton Thunder Double-A (New York Yankees) Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road, Trenton Season begins April 13 Tickets: $8-$13The team offers Boomer’s Kids Club, presented by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at University Medical Center Princeton at Plainsboro. The club is for fans younger than 12 and features special discounts, one-of-a-kind experiences, and on-field opportunities. Memberships are $25 for the first child and $10 per child after.
Lakewood BlueClaws Single-A (Philadelphia Phillies) FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood Season begins April 13 Tickets: $8-$13With the Future BlueClaws package, your child’s Little League team can take the field with the BlueClaws during the starting lineups and the national anthem, and join the Kid's Club for free.
Connecticut Tigers Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Detroit Tigers) Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave., Norwich Season begins June 19 Tickets: $10-$20; groups of 15 or more receive a discount rateFun birthday parties and group outings available at Connecticut Tigers games. Baseball clinic on Aug. 10-11 for young, aspiring players ages 6-15.
Hartford Yard Goats Double-A (Colorado Rockies)Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main St., HartfordSeason begins April 6; home game on April 13Tickets: $6-$22Kids ages 12 and younger can become members of the Red Robin's Kid's Club (free membership). They’ll also get a chance to receive invitations to special events, exclusive Yard Goats giveaways, a 10-percent discount at the team store, and club ticket packages for parents of members. See the website for details.
Lehigh Valley IronPigsTriple-A (Philadelphia Phillies)Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, AllentownSeason and home opener begins April 6Tickets: $9-$16 (save $2 per ticket by purchasing any single game ticket in advance to day of game)Youth baseball or softball teams can take the field with the IronPigs players with the Field of Dreams package and stand alongside the future Phillies during the singing of the National Anthem before the game.
Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders Triple-A (New York Yankees) PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic Season begins April 6; hoome game on April 10 Tickets: $9-$14; $1 line seats on Mondays; $2 line seats on WednesdaysSundays are Family Fun Day, when kids can run the bases after the game and get autographs from the players. Youth sports teams can be a part of the Field of Dreams program, and stand with RailRiders during the National Anthem. Visit the website for details.
Reading Fightin Phils Double-A (Philadelphia Phillies) FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave./Route 61 S., Reading Season begins April 13 Tickets: $5-$25Several group ticket packages are available, including those with access to the pool pavilion and third base picnic area.
Harrisburg Senators Double-A (Washington Nationals) Metro Bank Park, 1 Championship Way, Harrisburg Season begins April 6 Tickets: $9-$35Offers a Kids Club membership that gives children younger than 12 access to special events held at Sunday home games, including autograph sessions, fireworks, and free admission to select games.
Williamsport Crosscutters Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Philadelphia Phillies)BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St., Williamsport Season begins June 19 Tickets: $8-$15; reduced ticket pricing available for groupsThe Picnics in Cutters Cove package offers groups of 15 or more third base deck seating and an all-you-can-eat pregame meal ($25; $15 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5).
Double A - Triple A
Long Island Ducks Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY Season begins April 20; home game on April 28 Tickets: $12-$15; discounts for groups of 25 or moreKids ages 14 and younger can join the Kids Club for discounts and special events. Members are invited to Kids Club Day, when they can go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bethpage Ballpark and get a chance to run the bases.
Somerset Patriots TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ Season begins April 21 Tickets: $9-$25Children can join the Somerset Sluggers Kids Club for special opportunities such as posing with the entire Somerset Patriots team in the Somerset Sluggers team poster, exclusive Q-and-As with Patriots Players, and ballpark tours. All-Star birthday parties are available.
Bridgeport Bluefish The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main St., Bridgeport, CT Season begins April 28 Tickets: $12, discounted rates for groups of 20 or moreKids ages 13 and younger can join the Kids Club for special events and activities throughout the season and the off-season. Young athletes can join a Youth League Outing to accompany the players on the field during the national anthem, join the players on the field during team introductions, play catch with the players before the game, and more; see the website for details.
Lancaster Barnstormers Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA First home game is April 28 Tickets: $7-$13Several ticket packages available for groups and families. Children ages 12 and younger can gain one free lawn admission ticket if they wear their local, organized sport uniform to any home game.
York Revolution Santander Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA Season begins April 28 Tickets: $8-$14 Kids can join the Rookie Revs ($27) for special events like a pregame autograph session.
Also see: Our Online Calendar, for upcoming family events in the New York metro area
2127 Lakeland Ave., suite 5
1 Elm St.
Ardsley, New York 10502
One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
180 Michael Drive
FIND LOCAL EVENTS:
Sep 22, 2017
May 18, 2015
Jun 26, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
NYMetroParents directories list the best businesses, professionals, and resources in your area. Click your region and get started!
Get NY MetroParents via Email