Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in Rockland and Westchester

Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in Rockland and Westchester

Check out this roundup of holiday markets, fairs, and festivals in Rockland and Westchester to find gifts for everyone on your list.

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2018 Holiday Markets and Fairs in Suffolk and Nassau Counties

2018 Holiday Markets and Fairs in Suffolk and Nassau Counties

The holidays are a time for relaxing, spending time with family, and, of course, shopping. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Roosevelt Field Mall and dodge the crowded parking lot at the Walt Whitman by gift browsing at one of the many...

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How to Suck the Fun Out of the Holidays in 8 Easy Steps

How to Suck the Fun Out of the Holidays in 8 Easy Steps

From taking the perfect family photo for your holiday cards to decorating your house so it’s picture-perfect and scurrying around finding the must-haves on your children’s gift wish lists, it’s easy to suck the joy right out of the holiday season. ...

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The Pros and Cons of Elf on the Shelf

The Pros and Cons of Elf on the Shelf

Happy holidays! Many of you who celebrate Christmas have already unpacked your Elf on the Shelf and begun plotting the hijinks your little guy will get into for the ’gram. But is Elf on the Shelf really for everyone? While he’s loved by many, there...

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5 Ways to Involve Your Nanny in Holiday Celebrations

5 Ways to Involve Your Nanny in Holiday Celebrations

Holidays are an important time for your family and your nanny, but taking the time to think ahead, discuss, and plan properly will help ensure your nanny feels appreciated and knows your expectations during the holiday season. Gifts are an importan...

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester to Host Holiday Bricktacular Events in December

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester to Host Holiday Bricktacular Events in December

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, a 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction for kids located in Yonkers, will celebrate the season with brand-new elements for its annual Bricktacular holiday events, which are happening all December long. In addit...

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Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

Seaport District Announces Seaport Winter 2018 Featuring Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings

After the success of Seaport Summer 2018, The Howard Hughes Corporation announced its winter series of events, Seaport Winter 2018, which will begin in early December. Seaport Winter 2018 will feature seasonal and holiday activities and entertainme...

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The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

The 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is Set for Wednesday, Nov. 28

This year's tree made its grand arrival to Manhattan this Saturday via flatbed truck, according to NBC New York. The two-day, 75 mile journey from Wallkill in the Town of Newburgh to Midtown, Manhattan will prove well worth it on Wednesday, Nov. 28...

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First-Ever Winterfest Holiday Fair & Market to Open at the Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 23

First-Ever Winterfest Holiday Fair & Market to Open at the Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 23

Winterfest, a new holiday festival for families in New York City, is coming to the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights beginning Friday, Nov. 23. For six weeks, a portion of the Brooklyn Museum’s grounds will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland...

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Opening Date Set for Macy's Santaland at Herald Square

Opening Date Set for Macy's Santaland at Herald Square

It's the most wonderful time of the year—Santa is headed to Macy's Herald Square location. Beginning November 23, shoppers can visit Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy's flagship store in New York. The special 13,000-square-foot Christmas villag...

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Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Announced Lineup and What's New for the 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s announced today the official lineup of the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including musical guests, performance groups, the participating marching bands, the character balloons, floats, clowns, and more. The parade will be held ...

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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 Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick ap...

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Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Things to Do When School's Out For Rosh Hashanah

Here are all the best family events in the neighborhood for when school's on vacation for Rosh Hashanah! (Because whether you're celebrating the Jewish New Year or not, we can all appreciate a few days off from school.) From secular things to do an...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special eve...

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Family-Friendly Pride Events in the New York Metro Area

Family-Friendly Pride Events in the New York Metro Area

Celebratory and educational Pride events for the whole family take place throughout June, the official LGBT Pride Month, and we have found some of the best family-friendly Pride events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Rockland County, Westchest...

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How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

This year, instead of buying Valentine's Day cards for your kids' classes—ones they're likely to receive multiples of—make these pompom critters with your kids! Michaels shares an easy craft for kids that will keep your little ones busy for an afte...

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Westfield World Trade Center Announces #HowDoYouHoliday Program

Westfield World Trade Center Announces #HowDoYouHoliday Program

Westfield World Trade Center's #HowDoYouHoliday program includes shopping, live performances, food, and festive attractions.

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What's New at the Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village

What's New at the Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village

The Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village in Augusta, NJ will be open on select days now through late December

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Macy's Believe Campaign Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Macy's Believe Campaign Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter to Santa collected in-store or online through Dec. 24 as part of its 10th annual Believe campaign.

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So You Want to Be a Clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

So You Want to Be a Clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Ever wonder how someone gets to be a clown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? We attended Clown U to find out, and got a sneak peek at what to expect from the clowns in the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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The Parent's Guide to a Forgettable Thanksgiving

The Parent's Guide to a Forgettable Thanksgiving

If you want to have a turkey of a Thanksgiving, just follow these steps. (And in case you don’t, we have some suggestions for you!)

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Holiday Gifts That Bring Families Closer

Holiday Gifts That Bring Families Closer

The most meaningful holiday gifts are ones that create family memories. These thoughtful presents are brilliant ways to bond with loved ones.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 85th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Everything You Need to Know About the 85th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 85th annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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Six Flags Great Adventure to Launch Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Great Adventure to Launch Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ will transform into a winter wonderland for Holiday in the Park on weekends and select days Nov. 18-Jan. 1, 2018.

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Bryant Park's Winter Village Opens for the Season

Bryant Park's Winter Village Opens for the Season

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will officially return for its 16th season on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

The iconic toy brand is selling an exclusive collection at a department store near you.

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New York’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Festival Returns to the Upper West Side

New York’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Festival Returns to the Upper West Side

Festivities include free live music, food tasting from top local restaurants, and lots of winter-themed family fun.

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Macy’s Santaland Is Coming to Town

Macy’s Santaland Is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is coming to town—or rather, Macy’s Herald Square.

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The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Returns This November

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Returns This November

The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show returns on Nov. 22 and will feature new replicas of iconic New York City landmarks and buildings.

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Eid al-Fitr: What It Is and Where to Celebrate It in the New York City Area

Eid al-Fitr: What It Is and Where to Celebrate It in the New York City Area

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. Here's what Eid al-Fitr is, when Eid al-Fitr is, and a couple places to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the New York City area.

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The Magic of Eid

The Magic of Eid

My family celebrates the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, which takes place in June this year—here’s why it’s so special to me.

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Rare Shadow Puppet Exhibit to Debut at Flushing Town Hall

Rare Shadow Puppet Exhibit to Debut at Flushing Town Hall

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Flushing Town Hall will present a selection of rarely seen shadow figures, a shadow stage, scripts, and more from legendary puppeteer Pauline Benton.

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The Paley Center for Media Celebrates Black History Month

The Paley Center for Media Celebrates Black History Month

The Paley Center for Media celebrates Black History Month with a new exhibit experience, screenings, and workshops.

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Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

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.

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A LEGO Holiday Experience Is Heading to Brooklyn

A LEGO Holiday Experience Is Heading to Brooklyn

Brick Fest Live is hosting A LEGO Holiday Experience from Dec. 9-18 at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn.

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Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Our picks for holiday-themed books for kids, plus an Advent calendar idea for kids who love to read.

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Kids' Holiday Gift Markets with Young Entrepreneurs

Kids' Holiday Gift Markets with Young Entrepreneurs

The weekend of Dec. 10-11 enjoy holiday markets in Manhattan and Long Island with gifts made by kid entrepreneurs!

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Holiday Deals: Visit One World Observatory with Family

Holiday Deals: Visit One World Observatory with Family

One World Observatory announces special holiday packages.

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7 Staycation Itineraries for the Holidays in the NY Metro Area

7 Staycation Itineraries for the Holidays in the NY Metro Area

Seven ideas for a week's worth of staycations in the New York metro area during the holidays

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Bryant Park’s Winter Village Opens for the 2016 Holiday Season

Bryant Park’s Winter Village Opens for the 2016 Holiday Season

The popular holiday venue features shops, food vendors, and an ice-skating rink.

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Where to Celebrate Memorial Day on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day on Long Island

Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, but the celebrations will occur all weekend. Find out where to celebrate Memorial Day on Long Island, including Farmingdale, Old Bethpage, Mount Sinai, Riverhead, Seaford, and Wantagh.

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Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Part of what makes New York City great is that it is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. You can teach your kids about different cultures through museum visits and books, or you can take to the streets to experience these cultures for yourse...

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Top Activities for Kids in March in the New York Area

Top Activities for Kids in March in the New York Area

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!

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Top Activities for Kids in February in the New York Area

Top Activities for Kids in February in the New York Area

The best kids' activities happening in February, from Valentine's Day to Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Rockland and Westchester

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Rockland and Westchester

Say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether your children will be staying up to midnight on New Year's Eve or you want to celebrate earlier in the day, there's fun for everyone in Rockland and Westch...

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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in New York City

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in New York City

A roundup of family-friendly New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events in New York City for everyone to enjoy to ring in 2018. Enjoy events in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn for the whole family.

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