'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

'Fairy Island' New Pop-up Exhibit Debuts in NYC

You go to work every day, you take the kids to soccer practice, maybe squeeze in a manicure or a workout class… but what do you really want? Fairy Island, a new and interactive pop up exhibit targeted at women, was created to help women explore the...

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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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PBS and Zappos Adaptive Announce PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS and Zappos Adaptive Announce PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand...

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Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

Innovative New Puppet Show Supported by Jim Henson Foundation Premieres in NYC

In 2017 Doppelskope brought its puppet musical about climate change (GRUFF!) to NYC. This month, with the support of a Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, they're premiering their newest and most innovative puppet show at The Tank in Midto...

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Fun Family-Friendly Amusement Parks, Play Spaces, Museums, and Planetariums For Parents to Visit With Their Kids in Manhattan

Fun Family-Friendly Amusement Parks, Play Spaces, Museums, and Planetariums For Parents to Visit With Their Kids in Manhattan

UPDATED October 2018 Looking for something to do with the family can be overwhelming. If you need something everything will agree on, something affordable, and something local, we’ve got the answer for you! These family-friendly businesses, amuseme...

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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 October 2018: 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 are...

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Restaurants, Stores, & Resources for Families in Westchester County

Restaurants, Stores, & Resources for Families in Westchester County

UPDATED October 2018: In a family filled with kids, it may feel like there is always something that needs to be purchased. Whether it’s affordable clothing, baby equipment, toys, craft supplies, books, sporting equipment, or even maternity clothes,...

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Family-Friendly Amusement Parks & Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces in Brooklyn

Family-Friendly Amusement Parks & Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces in Brooklyn

UPDATED October 2018: Finding family fun that the whole family can agree on, while also staying within your budget, can be difficult. Whether you want the thrill of an amusement park, want to stay indoors because of the rain, or you want to travel ...

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Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society and is bringing a little extra magic to the Upper West Side. Whether you’ve read all the books, seen every movie, and spend a little too much time on Pottermore, or j...

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Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

Symphony Space Kicks off 2018-2019 Show Season This Weekend

Symphony Space, a performing arts venue on the Upper West Side, has kicked off a series of new shows for the 2018-2019 season. The series, entitled Just Kidding, aims to bring music and theater to children and will run October 6 to March 30.

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Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

Fall is the perfect time of year for festive events and the Rolling River Fall Festival plans to deliver another kid-focused, outdoor extravaganza! The 22nd Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00-4:00pm (raindate Sunda...

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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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The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Family Series

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Family Series

The 128-year-old 14th Street Y, the NYC staple that focuses on social awareness and change through art and theater, will continue to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of East Village throughout the upcoming season. The series will begin on ...

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In the Magazine: October 2018

In the Magazine: October 2018

See what we have in store for you in our October issue, from major milestones for teenagers to important advice on finding the right retirement plan for you. And you won't want to miss our articles on what kids really want at their birthday parties...

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Dance Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Dance Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

These dance activities for kids and families on Long Island this October will have your little ones hopping and twirling.

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Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities on Long Island in October

Kid-Friendly Concerts and Musical Activities on Long Island in October

Music lovers, have fun with local kid-friendly concerts and musical activities for kids on Long Island this October.

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Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in October

Free Things to Do With Kids on Long Island in October

They say the best things in life are free, and these family- and kid-friendly activities on Long Island, including things to do in Nassau County and Suffolk County, are no exception this October.

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Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in October

Top Things to Do with Kids on Long Island in October

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening on Long Island this October, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

This October, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities on Long Island. Find things to do with artistic children in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in October

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in October

Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for Long Island animal lovers this month.

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Theater Performances on Long Island this October

Theater Performances on Long Island this October

We've picked the best theater performances this October in both Nassau County and Suffolk County. With tons of kid-friendly productions, your kids might get bitten by the acting bug!

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Films and Movies for Kids on Long Island this October

Films and Movies for Kids on Long Island this October

Catch a movie on Long Island this October, from classic kid faves to the unexpected!

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Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

This month, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities on Long Island, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in October

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in October

From fun with critters to enjoying the great outdoors, these are the best activities on Long Island for kids who love nature this October.

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Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in October

Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this October.

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Story Time for Kids and Families on Long Island this month

Story Time for Kids and Families on Long Island this month

Attend a local story hour on Long Island for kids and turn the pages of their imaginations!

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Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in October

Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in October

Showing your children how to give back to the community helps them grow into thoughtful adults. So clean out those closets for clothing drives or walk to raise awareness with these volunteer opportunities for families in NYC in October.

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Cooking Classes for Manhattan Children in October

Cooking Classes for Manhattan Children in October

Your aspiring little foodies can learn to cook at one of these cooking or baking classes for kids in Manhattan in October.

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Films and Movies for Kids in Brooklyn in October

Films and Movies for Kids in Brooklyn in October

Grab the popcorn and catch a family movie in and near Brooklyn this October. See new and favorite films on the big screen across the borough, including kid-friendly flicks.

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Films and Movies for Kids in Rockland in October

Films and Movies for Kids in Rockland in October

There's just something about a big screen that makes movie watching more enjoyable. Take your family to these kid-friendly films and movies in October.

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Family Concerts & Music Festivals in Rockland County in October

Family Concerts & Music Festivals in Rockland County in October

Rock out at these family concerts in and near Rockland County in October, including fun and kid-friendly shows that will have your little ones and you moving and grooving to the music.

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Free Things to Do in With Kids in Rockland County in October

Free Things to Do in With Kids in Rockland County in October

These are the top free events and activities for families in Rockland County this October. Have fun with your kids and make memories that will last at these free family events.

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Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in October

Top Things to Do With Your Family in Rockland in October

We've picked the most fun things to do with your family in Rockland in October, including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in October

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in October

Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in October. Head to the the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Jewish children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, and other nearby s...

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Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in October

Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in October

These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this October, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!

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Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in October

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in October

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this October, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

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Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in October

Top Things to Do With Your Family in NYC in October

We've hand-picked the best things to do with your family in New York City in October. Family fun is all over Manhattan, across neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Upper West Side, and beyond.

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Fun Festivals on Long Island this October

Fun Festivals on Long Island this October

Get ready for one of the best kinds of family fun: an outdoor festival. Enjoy them this October right on Long Island while the season is here!

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Browse and Buy in Rockland in October

Browse and Buy in Rockland in October

Shop 'til you drop at these markets and shopping events in Rockland in October! Check out farmers' markets, craft fairs, and more.

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Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this October

Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this October

These events help active kids get moving with fun, physical activities. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to keep moving in Queens this October.

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in October

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in October

This October, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family.

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Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in October

Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in October

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this October, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

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Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in October

Fun Festivals in Brooklyn in October

Gather the family and head to a fun festival in Brooklyn this October! From cultural activities to the arts and more there's plenty of fun to be had this month!

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Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this October. Go birding in Prospect Park or explore several species of birds at Staten Island Zoo, check out the New Yo...

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Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in October

Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in October

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in Brooklyn this October.

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Shows to See with Kids in Rockland in October

Shows to See with Kids in Rockland in October

From kid-friendly performances to exciting shows for the whole family, here are the events you won't want to miss this month in and around Rockland County.

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Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this October

Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this October

Attend a local story hour in Queens for kids and turn the pages of their imaginations!

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Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in October

Enjoy a Fair or Festival in NYC in October

Whether you go for the whole day or just a few hours, any of these fairs or festivals in NYC will keep the whole family entertained.

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Story Time for Kids and Families in Brooklyn

Story Time for Kids and Families in Brooklyn

Once upon a time...attend a story time event for kids and families in Brooklyn in October for page-turning tales.

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