Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

UPDATED February 2019: Looking for something fun to do with your family in Rockland County? You’ve come to the right place. We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in the New York metro ar...

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Legoland New York Reveals New Details About the Anticipated Goshen Theme Park

Legoland New York Reveals New Details About the Anticipated Goshen Theme Park

Legoland New York, which announced its Goshen (Orange County) location in 2017, is slated to open in the spring of 2020. The theme park geared toward kids ages 2-12, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is going to be the biggest Legoland loc...

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7 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Lackawanna County, PA

7 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Lackawanna County, PA

If you’re looking for a fun day trip for your family or a weekend away, Lackawanna County, PA is a historic destination that is a less than 2-hour drive from New York City—and has plenty of family-friendly things to do for all four seasons. There a...

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What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

What to Expect at Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, NJ

Is your kid obsessed with all things dinosaur? Does she love dino crafts or never stops talking about the last exhibit on prehistoric creatures she saw? If so, you might want to check out Dinosaurs After Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Leonia, ...

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Things to Do in the New York Metro Area When School's Closed for Columbus Day

Whether you're an avid fan of Columbus Day or prefer to celebrate indigenous peoples instead, everyone loves a three-day weekend to spend a little extra time with the kids and do something fun as a family—and we have ideas for family activities in ...

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Family Where-to Guides for October

Family Where-to Guides for October

Get in the Halloween spirit and get ready for a fun-filled fall! Whether you’re looking for some ghoulish fun to scare the pants off your teens or some more light-hearted haunts for the little ones, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate Halloween...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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10 Tips for Apple Picking

10 Tips for Apple Picking

Fall is finally here! With Labor Day weekend behind us it’s time to bust out the pumpkin spice coffees and cinnamon-scented candles and get down to some seasonally inspired activities. And what better way to have a wholesome fall day than by going ...

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New Attractions Are Coming to Coney Island’s Luna Park

New Attractions Are Coming to Coney Island’s Luna Park

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Parks just announced plans to add a large-scale water ride, adventure park, a public plaza with open-air food options and, an arcade to Coney Island’s world-famous amusement park.

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Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

The Adventure Park at Long Island, a ropes course in Wheatley Heights, announced a special new membership program called “The Adventure Club.” The program, open to the public, offers members significant ticket savings, plus a host of other benefits...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This September

Family Fun in Manhattan This September

Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end! Take your kids to Manhattan for a variety of fun family friendly activities all over the city. Visit Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE festival to become one with the water, or visit...

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The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

As much as I love NYC’s parks and playgrounds, sometimes you just need to take a day trip and get out of the city for a little bit. Though the concrete jungle is beautiful, every now and then I just gotta hit the road and connect with nature. And l...

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Reasons We Love Red Hook

Reasons We Love Red Hook

Just a step out of the bustling New York City neighborhoods, Red Hook provides a quieter side to the Brooklyn borough. What was once home to one of the nation’s busiest seaports, Red Hook’s waterfront is now home to New York City’s only IKEA and cl...

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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. ...

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Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a family-friendly spot nearby or are looking for things to do that are close to home on Long Island. There’s lots to do in Suffolk Co...

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The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

If you're like us, weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or you're looking for fun things to do with your ki...

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Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Best Kid-Friendly Weekend Events for Families in Brooklyn

Weekends are the best because they're a chance to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip near New York City or you want to find fun things to do this weekend that are close to home. Check out our picks for kids' acti...

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The 6 Hidden Gems of Brooklyn Your Kids Will Love

The 6 Hidden Gems of Brooklyn Your Kids Will Love

You could take the family to the movies, your favorite pizza joint, or even to Smorgasburg. Or you could do something a little more adventurous—a trip to Coney Island or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, perhaps.

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian magazine has announced that Saturday, Sept. 22 will be the 14th annual Museum Day, which is an initiative in which participating museums nationwide open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. The event allows mu...

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Hidden Gems of Orange County

Hidden Gems of Orange County

Orange County, New York, an area of the Empire State a mere 60 miles north of New York City, is known for historic sites, farm-to-table restaurants, and gorgeous landscapes. But some of the most majestic sites and attractions are off the beaten path.

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5 Reasons We Love Astoria

5 Reasons We Love Astoria

Located in the Northwest region of Queens, Astoria is a family-friendly neighborhood home to many parks, museums, restaurants and more for all to enjoy.

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When to See Manhattanhenge 2018

When to See Manhattanhenge 2018

Manhattanhenge is a recurring phenomenon each summer that offers breathtaking views of the sunset through Manhattan’s grid. Here’s when to see it this year.

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QUIZ: Which NYC Park Are You?

QUIZ: Which NYC Park Are You?

New York City may be the concrete jungle, but there are many ways to enjoy nature at a local park. Take our quiz to figure out which New York City park best matches your personality and get ideas on which one you should visit with your family.

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Experience the History of The Grand Carousel at The East Wind Shoppes in Wading River

Experience the History of The Grand Carousel at The East Wind Shoppes in Wading River

The Shoppes carousel is the focal point of your one-stop shop destination experience. Our carousel is handicap accessible with a unique variety of animals for all to enjoy!

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Macy's Flower Show Set to Open Soon

Macy's Flower Show Set to Open Soon

The 44th Annual Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square will open the first chapter of spring with Once Upon a Springtime. The annual floral spectacular will begin Sunday, March 25 and continue through Sunday, April 8.

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What You Can Expect at Lego Live NYC This Weekend

What You Can Expect at Lego Live NYC This Weekend

Children and adults will be able to play with millions of Lego bricks this weekend at LEGO Live NYC, which will be held Feb. 16-18 at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan. We got a sneak peek at what fans will expect.

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Say ‘Aloha’ to New York Botanical Garden’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit

Say ‘Aloha’ to New York Botanical Garden’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit

Get a taste of Hawaii life at the New York Botanical Garden this summer with a new exhibition called Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii.

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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Looking to plan an awesome weekend packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-f...

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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do ...

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Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to sp...

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NYC's Newest and Best Destinations That Opened Last Year

NYC's Newest and Best Destinations That Opened Last Year

2017 brought a number of new fun things to do and places to see in New York City for the whole family.

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5 Things We Love About Riverhead

5 Things We Love About Riverhead

Here are five things we love about visiting Riverhead with kids.

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Family Drip-Painting Workshops at the Pollack-Krasner Home

Family Drip-Painting Workshops at the Pollack-Krasner Home

A visit to the East Hampton home and studio of artists Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner

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Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Announces Lineup

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Announces Lineup

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Robert Bell Middle School in downtown Chappaqua.

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Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Despite its reputation, Times Square is perfect for a family outing, offering a variety of things to do with kids in the heart of New York City.

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It's Bird, It's a Plane, It's a New NYC Superhero Tour!

It's Bird, It's a Plane, It's a New NYC Superhero Tour!

A new bus tour takes superhero lovers to the New York City landmarks where the action took place in favorite movies and television shows.

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Spend the Day at Cantiague Park in Hicksville

Spend the Day at Cantiague Park in Hicksville

The best-kept secrets of Cantiague Park in Hicksville

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Spend the Day at Van Saun County Park

Spend the Day at Van Saun County Park

The best-kept secrets of Van Saun County Park in Paramus, New Jersey

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Wild West City: Family Outing

Wild West City: Family Outing

Step back in time to the 1800s and get a taste of the Wild West at this western-heritage theme park in Stanhope, NJ.

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Hershey’s Chocolate World to Move to a Bigger Location in Times Square

Hershey’s Chocolate World to Move to a Bigger Location in Times Square

Hershey’s Chocolate World is moving to a new store that will be three times bigger with new attractions.

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10 Things to Do with Kids in Syosset

10 Things to Do with Kids in Syosset

Trampolines, bowling, escape room—oh my!

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Governors Island Extends Closing Date This Year

Governors Island Extends Closing Date This Year

Governors Island is usually open only for the summer and will now be open for six months this year.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Adds $750,000 Interactive Play Area

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Adds $750,000 Interactive Play Area

LEGO Ninjago City Adventure, a 2,300-square-foot interactive play area, opened in April at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.

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Professional Bull Riders Return to Long Island This Fall

Professional Bull Riders Return to Long Island This Fall

The Professional Bull Riders will bring its Built Ford Tough Series back to Long Island this September.

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Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey: Family Outing

Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey: Family Outing

See real-life aircraft, learn about aerospace pioneers, and enjoy interactive exhibits at the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro, NJ.

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Unexpected Fun in NYC

Unexpected Fun in NYC

37 things to do in New York City that are unique, unusual, and off the beaten path

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Visiting the PepsiCo Sculpture Gardens, a Westchester Gem

Visiting the PepsiCo Sculpture Gardens, a Westchester Gem

Pepsi's world headquarters in Purchase feature a beautiful sculpture garden, recently reopened after several years, that is open to the public and free to visit.

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Spend the Day at Randall's Island

Spend the Day at Randall's Island

Randall's Island is home to a variety of facilities, events, and natural areas for the whole family to enjoy.

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A Tour of Yankee Stadium

A Tour of Yankee Stadium

A behind-the-scenes look at Yankee Stadium

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