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 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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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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Governors Island to Open Early This Year

Governors Island to Open Early This Year

Governors Island will open one month early for the 2017 season.

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Fun Summertime Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter

Fun Summertime Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter

There are so many fun summer activities we must forgo when the weather is too cold. But in fact, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to enjoy some summer fun. Gather the family and check out these great summer activities you can do in winter,...

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Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort may offer ski slopes and an indoor water park in the winter, but you can visit the outdoor water park, zip line, and rides during warm-weather months.

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Visiting Storm King Art Center with Kids

Visiting Storm King Art Center with Kids

A family guide to visiting the sculpture garden Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY.

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Top Activities for Kids in September in the NYC Region

Top Activities for Kids in September in the NYC Region

Discover our top recommendations for September things to do with kids in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield, and beyond!

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SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach, located in Fishkill, is an outdoor waterpark that is the perfect size for families.

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The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

The New York Renaissance Faire: Where Fantasy Rules

UPDATED September 2018: The New York Renaissance Faire is back in the Orange County town of Tuxedo for its 41st season, and it will be held Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 30 from 10am-7pm. The 65-acre Elizabethan village celebrates life in the...

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Enjoy NYC Summer Streets Before They Come to An End

Enjoy NYC Summer Streets Before They Come to An End

Families are invited to enjoy the last few weekends of summer at the annual Summer Streets event. Nearly seven miles of NYC streets will be closed to traffic so that families can run and play.

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Summer Olympic-Themed Activities for Kids in the New York Area

Summer Olympic-Themed Activities for Kids in the New York Area

A roundup of activities to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which includes, crafts, sports, gymnastics, and more.

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Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

Rye Playland: A Westchester Family Amusement Park Since the Early 1900s

A mom's take on visiting the Rye Playland amusement park with little children, from Kiddyland to the Whip.

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Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

An in-depth look at how the dedicated and well-trained crew of lifeguards keep everyone safe at water parks.

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Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

How to help ensure that kids' time in the swimming pool or water park is safe and fun.

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Parents and Pols Want Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Parents and Pols Want Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The popular Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park opened on Tuesday for its fifth and final season, but if some parents and politicians get their way, the pool will stay open beyond this summer.

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Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Hear Accordion Music From Around the World at Bryant Park

Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series, has announced the free series Accordions Around the World to kick off June 29.

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Top Family Activities for July in the NYC Region

Top Family Activities for July in the NYC Region

Here are our top suggestions for things to do with kids in NYC and the surrounding suburbs in July.

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Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

Summer Theater Performances for Youth in New Canaan

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan is presenting two new, original productions its 13th season, James and the Giant Peach, and Cinderella, A Fairy’s Tale.

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State Fair Meadowlands Opens Today

State Fair Meadowlands Opens Today

The State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ—kicks off on June 23 for 17 days of fun.

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Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

Where To Catch a Boat Ride in the New York City Area

The New York metro area offers a wide variety of cruises and sails sure to delight all ages, and we’ve collected the very best ones for you right here.

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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts on Long Island

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts on Long Island

Check out this list of free summer concerts for kids on Long Island.

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Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in New York City

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in New York City

Check out this list of free summer concerts for kids in NYC.

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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

Check out this list of free summer concerts for kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties.

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