Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Amazon’s Holiday in July Is Coming Near Union Square Next Week

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a family classic, but Amazon is bringing a little winter wonderland to Union Square on July 25 with its Holiday in July event. The event will feature performances from several groups that kids will love, food and dri...

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How to Get Free Treats on National Ice Cream Day in NY Metro Area

How to Get Free Treats on National Ice Cream Day in NY Metro Area

Mark your calendars: Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day—certainly a day worth celebrating! The national holiday is observed each year on the third Sunday in July as part of National Ice Cream Month. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, we com...

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Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube Exhibit Educates Families on How Everyone Can Help Save Our Oceans

Ocean Cube, an interactive pop-up exhibit in Soho that brings readers into a futuristic undersea world, is now open through August 18. The exhibit encourages visitors to do their part in repurposing plastic to help save our oceans and their animals...

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53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

53 Public Pools Are Now Open for the Summer in NYC

Today, NYC’s 53 outdoor public pools have opened and will remain open through Sept. 8. Last summer, 1.7 million people used the pools, and the best part of the city’s pools? They’re all free!

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3 New Rides Are Coming to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk This Summer

3 New Rides Are Coming to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk This Summer

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach is full of attractions, rides, food, and fun for the whole family–with rollercoasters and thrill rides as some of the biggest draws of the experience. The Flitzer Roller Coaster was one of the most popu...

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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Has Opened a New Rooftop Playscape Just in Time for Summer

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Has Opened a New Rooftop Playscape Just in Time for Summer

Kids can embrace the rooftop fun just like adults this summer thanks to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new NEST rooftop jungle gym. The design is meant for kids ages 2-8 and is inspired by baya weaver bird’s nests to bring a little bit of flair t...

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Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Belvedere Castle Is Open Again for the Summer in Central Park

Now that summer is in full swing, many parents are looking for unique activities for their kids beyond the usual sports games, beach trips, and outdoor concerts. The historic Belvedere Castle in Central Park, which reopens on June 28, has been rest...

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The Bruce Museum's Seaside Center Opens June 23

The Bruce Museum's Seaside Center Opens June 23

On June 23, the Bruce Museum's Seaside Center will open for the season in conjunction with Greenwich Shellfish Commission's Experience the Sound event, a family-friendly event that is open to the public–no beach pass required. This is the 13th annu...

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Badger Swim Club and School District’s Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program Have Partnered to Teach Kids Water Safety This Summer in Mamaroneck

Badger Swim Club and School District’s Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program Have Partnered to Teach Kids Water Safety This Summer in Mamaroneck

Drowning is the second-biggest cause of accidental death in children younger than 12, and more than 400 Mamaroneck and Larchmont children do not have access to swim instruction and pool memberships this summer, which compounds their risk of drownin...

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Mamaroneck’s Renovated Spray Park Opened on June 8

Mamaroneck’s Renovated Spray Park Opened on June 8

The Village of Mamaroneck installed its original spray park in Harbor Island Park in 2002, and has renovated it just in time for kids to have fun this summer. The renovation project improved surface safety, added a 12-foot wavy palm tree, and added...

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A NYC Mom Has Created a Food Tour for Families This Summer

A NYC Mom Has Created a Food Tour for Families This Summer

I'm reaching out to let you know of a new family-focused world food tour I've just launched in diverse and delicious Jackson Heights, Queens, the neighborhood I've called home for 11 years. I've run regular group food tours in Jackson Heights for m...

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26 Ways to Have the Most Fun This Summer

26 Ways to Have the Most Fun This Summer

With school coming to a close, you may be wondering what the heck you’re going to do to keep your kids entertained if they’re not going to summer camp this year (or they’re going for a week or two). We’ve got you covered! From boat rides and visits...

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The Cutest Mini Jurassic Land to Craft With Your Little Ones

The Cutest Mini Jurassic Land to Craft With Your Little Ones

Summer is full of great opportunities to go outside, explore nature, and revel in the warm weather. Help foster that desire to engage with the natural world with a craft that puts your little one’s rock collection and outdoor souvenirs to a good us...

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Sands Point Preserve Opens Woodland Playground

Sands Point Preserve Opens Woodland Playground

Monday, May 27 at 2-6pm will be the grand opening of the Woodland Playground at the Sands Point Preserve. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 2pm.

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14th Street Y Teams Up With Educational Alliance to Provide Family Pride Events

14th Street Y Teams Up With Educational Alliance to Provide Family Pride Events

June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a monumental fight for LGBTQ rights in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. In honor of this event and the change it brought about, WorldPride, a six-weeklong celebration of the LGBTQ community, is b...

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CAMP Store in Union Square Unveils New Theme

CAMP Store in Union Square Unveils New Theme

This spring, CAMP is embracing the new blooms and gardening with its newest theme—Cooking CAMP! The interactive shopping experience is focusing on food and the journey our ingredients make from farms to supermarkets to our dinner tables! Kids begin...

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YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

YMCA at Glen Cove Will Offer New Experiences This Summer

A convention in Orlando gave Peter Foster, the executive director of YMCA Glen Cove, several ideas to make the Y’s summer camps better this year, including a Ninja Warrior inflatable, competitive obstacle course, and an ice-skating rink where kids ...

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Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School Launches Summer Program

The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School is making a splash this summer by offering rising 3- and 4-year-olds and kindergarteners the opportunity to experience the same great curriculum in a new summer format.

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Governor Island’s Playground, The Yard, Reopens on May 4

Governor Island’s Playground, The Yard, Reopens on May 4

The Yard, an experimental playground filled with unconventional play items such as loose materials, spare parts, and tools, is reopening for its fourth season on Saturday, May 4. Located in beautiful Governor’s Island, The Yard offers kids the spac...

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6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

One of the big advantages of raising a family in the New York metro area is the sheer volume of things to do and places to go. That’s true for camp, too: There are hundreds of nearby day and sleepaway camps available for your child to attend. It’s ...

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The Big Bounce America Tour Is Bringing 20,000 Feet of Inflatable Fun to Brooklyn

The Big Bounce America Tour Is Bringing 20,000 Feet of Inflatable Fun to Brooklyn

Backyard bounce houses are fun, but they can’t compare to the world’s largest bounce house! Luckily for you and your kids, the Guinness-certified record holding bounce house is coming to Marine Park in Brooklyn, thanks to The Big Bounce America’s s...

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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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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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8 Things to Do on Roosevelt Island with Kids

8 Things to Do on Roosevelt Island with Kids

Home to many families, Roosevelt Island has a great selection of kid-friendly activities. Located in between Manhattan and Queens on the East River, the 2-mile Manhattan neighborhood has something for everyone, whether your child wants to run aroun...

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Park Slope to Host Brooklyn's Newest Food Festival

Park Slope to Host Brooklyn's Newest Food Festival

Don’t let anyone fool you—summer is still going strong. Before school starts and schedules get chaotic, savor those long, carefree days of summer by capping the night with an excellent meal at an even better price. Park Slope is welcoming a brand n...

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11 Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island to Take Your Family to This Summer

11 Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island to Take Your Family to This Summer

The only thing better than a backyard barbecue is a dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Long Island Sound. Picture it: A drink in your hand, a delicious meal in front of you, a gorgeous cotton candy sky, and a couple of quiet, well-behaved...

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3 Fun Programs at NY-Area YMCAs for Kids

3 Fun Programs at NY-Area YMCAs for Kids

In a perfect world, the whole family maintains a nice schedule all summer long. The kids wake up, have breakfast, brush up on their reading skills, do a few chores, and then play peacefully for the rest of the afternoon. Sound like your house this ...

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How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

Summer…the time of year most children look forward to, but with the extended time spent outdoors (and the summertime holidays), there are a lot of potential health risks associated with summer, from preventing bug bites and sunburns to staying safe...

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New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

New-York Historical Society to Host Free for Kids July Fourth Event

To celebrate America's 242nd birthday and the freedoms its citizens are afforded, the New-York Historical Society will host special programs and family-friendly activities throughout the day on July 4.

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New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden Honors 300th Anniversary of New Orleans at This Year's Summer Concert Series

New York Botanical Garden kicks off its Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute in collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment Friday, June 22nd on the Conservatory Lawn, according to a press release. The first...

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Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Keep your kids entertained while learning something new all summer long around the New York City area, including Westchester County, Rockland County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

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10 Ice Cream Shops You Must Try in Brooklyn

10 Ice Cream Shops You Must Try in Brooklyn

This borough has plenty of stops for a cool treat. Traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, unconventional sweets like saffron passionfruit, and even some guilt-free, organic options. Here are some of our favorites:

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When to See Manhattanhenge 2019

When to See Manhattanhenge 2019

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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The Museum of Ice Cream Is Opening Another Pop-Up in New York City with Target

The Museum of Ice Cream Is Opening Another Pop-Up in New York City with Target

This sweet collaboration between the Museum of Ice Cream and Target will include clothes for kids, pints of ice cream, and a pop-up in New York City called The Pint Shop.

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Cross County Shopping Center Announces Summer Fest Lineup

Cross County Shopping Center Announces Summer Fest Lineup

Westchester County residents and visitors will soon be able to celebrate all the fun things Summer has to offer at the Cross County Shopping Center's 8th annual Summer Fest. The lineup of events and activites was recently announced and there is som...

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American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

Any one who has visited the American Museum of Natural History is familiar with the lush surroundings that span from 77th street to 81st street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. In the past, the area known as Theodore Roosevelt Park wa...

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Visiting Citi Field With Kids

Visiting Citi Field With Kids

Baseball season has officially started and that means our favorite hometown heroes are back. Catching a game with my boys is one of our favorite things to do during the Spring and Summer. Citi Field, home to the New York Mets, is an incredibly kid-...

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Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Family-Friendly Beer Gardens in New York City

Spring is here and with that, New Yorkers are taking to the streets. My family and I love to be outside doing anything and everything once the weather gets nice, but lets face it you can only tolerate so many visits to the playground. it's good to ...

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The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The Big Bounce America is Coming to New York City

The largest bouncy house in the world, also known as The Big Bounce America, will be traveling across the country starting next month. The 20,000 square-foot inflatable house of bouncing joy will make a stop in the New York area this June.

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This Summer 'Glamping' is Coming to Governors Island

This Summer 'Glamping' is Coming to Governors Island

The Trust for Governors Island announced it has partnered with Collective Hotels & Retreats, to offer 'glamping' excursions.

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The New York City Fair Is Coming to Belmont Park in September

The New York City Fair Is Coming to Belmont Park in September

The New York City Fair will be held Sept. 1-4 at Belmont Park in Elmont, and feature rides, games, and kid-friendly guest appearances.

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Giant Water Slide Takes Over Manhattan Streets on Saturdays in August

Giant Water Slide Takes Over Manhattan Streets on Saturdays in August

The 10th annual Citi Summer Streets runs from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturdays from August 5-19.

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Mars Rover to Make Final Landing at the Intrepid Museum's Space and Science Festival

Mars Rover to Make Final Landing at the Intrepid Museum's Space and Science Festival

See a Mars rover concept vehicle, visit a massive NASA expo, meet astronauts, and more at the sixth annual Space and Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

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Kids in Larchmont Are Rewarded for Wearing Bike Helmets This Summer

Kids in Larchmont Are Rewarded for Wearing Bike Helmets This Summer

Skull Patrol is an initiative created by the Larchmont Recreation Department and Larchmont Chamber of Commerce to encourage children to wear bike helmets.

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Yonkers Public Library Offers Free Admission to New York Museums

Yonkers Public Library Offers Free Admission to New York Museums

The Yonkers Public Library is offering residents free admission to 11 museums and cultural centers in New York, including seven Manhattan museums, as part of its Museum Adventure Pass Program.

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Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

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Empire State Fair to Make First-Ever Appearance on Long Island

Empire State Fair to Make First-Ever Appearance on Long Island

Empire State Fair will make its first-ever appearance on Long Island when it comes to the Coliseum in Uniondale for 11 days from July 20-30.

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Come Out & Play Festival Returns to NYC This Summer

Come Out & Play Festival Returns to NYC This Summer

The Come Out & Play Festival will return to New York City for its 12th year this summer from July 21-22.

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Beat the Heat With Ice Cream Tours in NYC

Beat the Heat With Ice Cream Tours in NYC

Sugartooth Tours is gearing up for its Ice Cream Sundays Frozen Treats Tour for the fourth summer in a row.

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Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark to Open in April

Staten Island FunPark, formerly known as Staten Island Go Karts, will open on April 1, the new name a reflection of the park’s improvements and future new attractions.

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