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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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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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75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

75 New York Museums Will Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, D.C. offer guests free admission year-round, and the Smithsonian invites other museums, zoos and cultural centers around the country to embody that same spirit every year on Museum Day. This year, Museum Day ...

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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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National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week Informs Families About Schools Available in New York

National School Choice Week, which began Sunday and continues through Jan. 26, raises awareness about the different educational opportunities available to families and children in the New York metro area. Over the course of the week, the events thr...

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The Long Island Science Center Opens in Riverhead

The Long Island Science Center Opens in Riverhead

The Long Island Science Center will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Riverhead location on Thursday, Jan. 17, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm. The much-anticipated opening comes after a two-year hiatus, following a temporary reloc...

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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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Karts Indoor Raceway Changes Name and Adds New Attractions

Karts Indoor Raceway Changes Name and Adds New Attractions

This month, Karts Indoor Raceway in Ronkonkoma began renovations to add several new rides and attractions to its facility. The new rides include a Frog Hopper ride (quick vertical motion to stimulate rising and falling), a Whip Ride (sudden spins a...

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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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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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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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Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

Adventure Park at Long Island Introduces New Loyalty Program

The Adventure Park at Long Island, a ropes course in Wheatley Heights, announced a special new membership program called “The Adventure Club.” The program, open to the public, offers members significant ticket savings, plus a host of other benefits...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

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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Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Kid-Friendly Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a family-friendly spot nearby or are looking for things to do that are close to home on Long Island. There’s lots to do in Suffolk Co...

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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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LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

LI Parents Day 2018: Fun for the Kids, Informative for You

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2019: Long Island Parents Day, a NYMetroParents event, is returning for another fun-filled day of information for you and activities for your kids. This year’s family-friendly festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 in the Pratt Re...

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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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Exploring Port Jefferson, Long Island With Kids

Exploring Port Jefferson, Long Island With Kids

Port Jefferson located on Long Island's north shore is a picturesque waterfront location with plenty of things to do for kids and families. It is located about 50 miles east on New York City and is easily accessible by car, Long Island Railroad, or...

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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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Farmers Markets in the New York Area

Farmers Markets in the New York Area

From fruits and vegetables to locally raised meat and dairy, handmade soaps, candles, and jewelry, there is something for everyone to enjoy at one of the following farmers markets in the New York area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Is...

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