Fireworks and Other Fourth of July Events in the NYC Area

Fireworks and Other Fourth of July Events in the NYC Area

Let freedom ring at a Fourth of July event near you. From historical reenactments, fairs and festivals, parades, concerts, and more, find patriotic ways to celebrate around the New York Area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County...

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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

A roundup of cultural events and festivals in the New York Metro Area

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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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What’s Open in NYC on Christmas Day

What’s Open in NYC on Christmas Day

Christmas day is a wonderful time to explore the attractions of the New York City area. While some places close for the holiday, lots of spots are open to enjoy and are great for kids of all ages.

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Where to Meet Santa in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Where to Meet Santa in Westchester and Rockland Counties

It's time to meet the guy in the red suit to tell him your Christmas wishes! We've compiled a list of where to meet and take photos with Santa in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield counties.

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Where to Meet Santa on Long Island

Where to Meet Santa on Long Island

Wondering where to take photos with Santa? We've put together the best places to meet Santa in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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The Best Places to Meet Santa in NYC 2017

The Best Places to Meet Santa in NYC 2017

There are so many places to meet Santa in New York City, and we've put together a list of the best spots to meet and have photos taken with the guy in the red suit in NYC.

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Where to Celebrate Kwanzaa in New York Metro Area

Where to Celebrate Kwanzaa in New York Metro Area

This year, Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2018. Here's where you can learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa in the New York metro area.

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Where to Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island

Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island with this roundup of kid-friendly Hanukkah events in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC

Celebrate Hanukkah in New York City with this roundup of kid-friendly Hanukkah events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

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Celebrate Hanukkah in Westchester and Rockland

Celebrate Hanukkah in Westchester and Rockland

Celebrate Hanukkah with this roundup of kid-friendly Hanukkah events in Westchester and Rockland counties, plus Bergen County, NJ.

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Menorah Lightings in the New York City Area

Menorah Lightings in the New York City Area

Menorahs are lit during Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the little oil that burned for eight days and to honor Jewish ancestors. Keep the tradition alive by attending one of these special ceremonies.

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Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on Long Island

There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than to attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with your family. Here’s where you can view Christmas tree lighting ceremonies on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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2017 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Rockland and Westchester

2017 Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Rockland and Westchester

Kick off the holiday season by attending a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with your family in Rockland or Westchester counties.

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2015 Holiday Events in Long Island

2015 Holiday Events in Long Island

A roundup of 2015 holiday events in Long Island.

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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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2017 Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in NYC

2017 Holiday Markets, Fairs, and Festivals in NYC

Check out this roundup of holiday markets, fairs, and festivals in New York City this year to find gifts for everyone on your list.

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New York Theatre Ballet is Showing Free Productions of 'The Nutcracker'

New York Theatre Ballet is Showing Free Productions of 'The Nutcracker'

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.

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American Museum of Natural History’s Annual Origami Tree Lighting Ceremony

American Museum of Natural History’s Annual Origami Tree Lighting Ceremony

The American Museum of Natural History will be lighting their annual Origami Tree on Nov. 23.

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5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

Between the ice-skating rink, carousel, and Winter Village restaurants and shops, it’s easy to spend a fun-filled afternoon there and is worth the trip, even from the ‘burbs.

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