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Check out the Fall Harvest Festival on Sept. 28 in Brewster
P.T. Barnum's Magic, Crazy Cool Cars, Turtle Shell Art, and Cleaning Up for a Cause
September 13-15

Does your kid play soccer?

Does Your Kid Play Soccer? Your child's team can win a free team outing to a New York Red Bulls match with the Celebrate Soccer challenge. Bonus: Every participant instantly scores a $10 coupon from Sports Authority.

Prizes also include soccer equipment for your team, a gift card for the coach, Red Bulls t-shirts, and a donation to America Scores. Get 10 parents to enter your child's team to qualify. Better hustle: Enter now--contest ends October 11.

Bounce! now open in Syosset

Sponsored Events

Sunday, Oct. 6
Expecting Parents Expo
Hilton Long Island, Melville
Expectant Long Island parents can explore new products, services, and activities in a fun-filled and informative environment.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Everything Kids Expo
Aviator Sports and Events Center, Marine Park
Discover the latest kids services and products with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and entertainment galore.

Sunday, Oct. 20
Special Needs Expo and Educational Conference
Be The Best Sport, Port Washington
Meet experts who can offer advice on sports, nutrition and diet, or legal issues for parents of children with special needs.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, September 13

• Girls–and boys!–can pirouette to their hearts’ content in free trial classes at the Long Island School of Ballet. (Also on Saturday)

Witness Corduroy come to life at a Barnes & Noble story time in Rockland

• The whole famiglia will have a blast at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Italian Feast on Long Island (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• See what all the buzz is about at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx where kids can float like butterflies and get crafty with bees. (Also on Saturday and Sunday)

Score big with the New York Cosmos at a back-to-school clinic for your soccer stars in Brooklyn

Saturday, September 14

• Cheer on elite equestrian athletes at the 43rd American Gold Cup in Westchester (also on Sunday)

• Create and show off your very own turtle shell in the Bronx

• Listen and learn about why being an only child isn't so bad as storyteller and author Gayle Byrne reads from his new book 'Sometimes Just One Is Just Right' in Manhattan

• Help shape up the shore on Long Island as volunteers all over the world join together to make the ocean a little cleaner

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Wizard of Oz at the AMC Kips Bay in IMAX 3D. Use code PARENTF7TC.

Experience Central Park and the NYC Waterfront on Two Wheels

Bike and Roll

Save $10 on rentals and tours at Bike and Roll with code: CG13.

Save at
Toys “R” Us
Times Square

Toys R Us

Save $5 off your purchase of $25 or more at Toys “R” Us Times Square and Babies “R” Us Union Square.


Get even more NYC offers in our
Savings Pack.

Florastor for digestive health

Saturday, September 14 (continued)

Bird’s the word for kids and their feathered friends at the High Rock Park Ranger Station on Staten Island

• Get cultured with family drip painting workshops at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center on Long Island

• Experience the world of P.T Barnum at a magical demonstration at the Barnum Museum in Fairfield County, CT

Sunday, September 15

• Join the Parent Resource Lifeline's Family Fun Day Kick-Off Event in Rockland to help raise awareness for children with special needs

• Kids with sensory needs can develop motor skills at a special BounceU class in Fairfield, CT

• It's okay to get a little gross at the Long Island Children's Museum

• Open your eyes and ears to the wonderful world of opera in Westchester

• Experiment with colors and see what makes your favorite sweets look so tasty at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens

• Celebrate The Chinese Moon Festival and make your own Crystal Moon Cake in Manhattan

• Check out some awesome antique autos on Long Island at the Vanderbilt Museum's classic car show

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