New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium to Open at American Dream Spring 2020

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium to Open at American Dream Spring 2020

SEA LIFE, the world’s largest network of aquariums, recently announced its newest location: East Rutherford, NJ—at American Dream to be exact. The 25,000-square-foot New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium has been dubbed City Under the Sea, in a nod to the b...

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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids in New York City

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens that the whol...

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around the New York Metro Area that need your help, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield C...

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NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

NYC Public Libraries Have Added 17 Institutions to the Free Culture Pass Roster

If you have a library card, you now have access to 50 cultural organizations across New York City. In its first year, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and Queens Public Library (QPL) Culture Pass initiative iss...

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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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Family Fun in Manhattan This March

Family Fun in Manhattan This March

With the winter months finally coming to a close, your family can hang up those ice skates and put away the gloves and look for some fun ways to appreciate the outdoors of NYC. However, because it's still cold, you and the kids can start your Earth...

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DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

Is your little one obsessed with Superman? Are you raising the next Wonder Woman? We’ve got just the craft for you! Kids can design their ideal costumes, perfect for a day of dramatic play. Can’t decide on just one design? Well, like any good hero ...

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This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

Experiment with chemistry, astronomy, and art with this out-of-this-world Starry Slime craft for kids! Slime is huge these days—what kid doesn’t have a can full of this stuff to squish, pull, and shape? Your kids may already have a batch slime or t...

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Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Glittery Crafts for the Holiday Season

Add a little sparkle to your holiday season with these crafty gift ideas, perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just because! Create a cozy mug with some added flair to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, an abstract art canvas to unleash your in...

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Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Give your family something to be thankful for with these unforgettable, family-friendly activities in Manhattan this November. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is only open until February and displays all things mouse from artwork to fashion an...

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Easy Science Craft for Kids

Easy Science Craft for Kids

With the kids home from school for a few days this Thanksgiving break, why not take the time to do some hands-on learning? Consider making a craft that gives you and your child an opportunity to spend some time exploring science and creating togeth...

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PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS Announces 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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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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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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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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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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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

Going to bed alone can be scary for children, especially those who tend to have nightmares or difficulty getting settled down for the night. One thing that can help relieve bedtime anxiety is the reassurance that a dream catcher can provide. Becaus...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

50 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever in New York

No matter where you live in the New York metro area—Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, or Rockland County—there are lots of fall activities for families to explore and enjoy. Family fun in autumn can inc...

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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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In the Magazine: September 2018

In the Magazine: September 2018

Check out what we have in store for you in our September issue, from dealing with friendship breakups to the hottest kitchen trends of 2018. And you won't want to miss our articles on the benefits of baby classes, the rights your child has in schoo...

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The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

The Perfect DIY Craft to Teach Your Little One About Trajectory

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time for the kids to put their thinking caps back on. And what better way to kick off the back-to-school season than by making a science craft? Get down to learning business by making this bottle rocket fro...

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Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill Shopping Center Hosts Movie Series and Welcomes Community Garden

Ridge Hill opened the gates to its new community garden, located at the center's South Lawn, on April 26 this year. The South Lawn will also serve as the location for this year's Summer Movie Series. The lawn is located near the Whole Foods at the ...

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6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

6 Must-See Revolutionary War-Era Historical Sites in Orange County

The state of New York—and Orange County, in particular—played a pivotal role in American history, and now, in partnership with Orange County Tourism, current residents and visitors can visit the many Hudson Valley sites that were at the epicenter o...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Those summer days are long, and finding something to fill every afternoon gets expensive! Treat the kids to a fun-filled afternoon that won’t break the bank at Build-a-Bear’s special event this month. To kick off its new birthday experience “Count ...

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4 Sensory-Friendly Amusement Parks in the NY Metro Area

4 Sensory-Friendly Amusement Parks in the NY Metro Area

“I’m bored.” It’s the most common two words any parent hears during the summer months. And to stay ahead of that boredom, many families plan trips to beaches, pools, and local amusement parks. But many of these classic summertime locales present ch...

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10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

So often we turn to technology for fun, whether it’s a show, a game, an app, or connecting with friends, but we find that we’re missing the good ol’ days of playing four-square, freeze tag, or drawing with sidewalk chalk. And with screens and techn...

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New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

It's fun to stay (and learn) at the YMCA! This year the YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day will be held on Saturday April 21 at all 22 locations across New York City. The free event is geared toward educating kids on how to keep their minds and bodies ...

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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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Fun Things to Do in NYC During Mid-Winter Break

Fun Things to Do in NYC During Mid-Winter Break

Mid-winter break is upon us and after some much needed rest, check out these awesome activities in NYC the whole family will love.

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Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

As a travel writer, I’m on the road with my kids quite a bit, but one of the things I always try and do each year is take each one of my boys on a solo trip with mom. Our trip to the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya did not disappoint.

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Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest boasts amazing food and drink options for kids and adults alike. These are the standout places to dine onboard.

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How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

Cruises are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market. But how do you decide which one is perfect for your family? We’ve gathered cruise tips to help you decide.

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Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

We’ve gathered some of the best family-friendly cruise lines departing from the New York area, including Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International.

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Where to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in the New York Area

Here’s where to celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November in the New York area.

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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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Vacation in Tahiti-Style Bungalows Right in the Caribbean

Vacation in Tahiti-Style Bungalows Right in the Caribbean

Sandals South Coast in Jamaica is the perfect romantic getaway, featuring over-water bungalows, floating water hammocks, a private patio, and more.

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Israel with Kids (and Grandparents, Too!)

Israel with Kids (and Grandparents, Too!)

A vacation in Israel can be fun and meaningful for families.

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New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

New York International Children’s Film Festival will be taking highlights from its Oscar-qualifying film festival on tour throughout all five boroughs from October through December.

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Vacationing with Kids When Things Go Awry

Vacationing with Kids When Things Go Awry

I'd planned a Cancun trip filled with excitement but ended up in the hospital. Here's how we all coped.

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A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

A vacation to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the City of Brotherly Love included amusement parks, museums, and plenty of sweets factories.

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Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Plan a family vacation to Grand County, Colorado, with activities such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, alpine sliding, and hiking.

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Family Adventure in the Yukon

Family Adventure in the Yukon

From exploring glaciers to white water rafting to horseback riding, a vacation to Canada's Yukon Territory is a great trip for kids.

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Six Flags Great Adventure to Debut Gravity-Defying Ride in 2018

Six Flags Great Adventure to Debut Gravity-Defying Ride in 2018

Six Flags Great Adventure is adding a new DC Comics thrill ride called CYBORG Cyber Spin in late spring of 2018.

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A Family Adventure on California’s Southern Coast

A Family Adventure on California’s Southern Coast

A short getaway to Terranea Resort offered amazing views, memorable adventures, and plenty of relaxation and pool time.

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Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Prescott Playground in Staten Island will be getting a $4 million redesign including new equipment that will provide more sensory stimulation for children with autism.

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Atlantic City With Kids

Atlantic City With Kids

Atlantic City may not have the reputation of a family-friendly city, but there's plenty of things to do with kids there.

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Wild West City: Family Outing

Wild West City: Family Outing

Step back in time to the 1800s and get a taste of the Wild West at this western-heritage theme park in Stanhope, NJ.

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