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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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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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 Best Places to See the Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn

The Best Places to See the Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn

Seeing the Statue of Liberty is a must on everyone’s bucket lists (yes, even those who grew up in Brooklyn!), but seeing Lady Liberty up-close may not be worth the hassle, price, or time when your little ones are in tow. We found the best, quickest...

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5 Ice Cream Shops You Must Visit on the Upper East Side

5 Ice Cream Shops You Must Visit on the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side of Manhattan has plenty of shops for delicious ice cream. We found the five most unique ice cream experiences for you and the kids on the UES—we aren’t just talking about your run-of-the-mill neighborhood ice cream shop. After a...

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10 Best Doughnut Shops in Brooklyn

10 Best Doughnut Shops in Brooklyn

Doughnuts seem to be the new cupcake in terms of treat popularity, so we found the top 10 doughnut shops in Brooklyn, from classic and old-school shops to vegan treats and unusual flavors. While we’re not suggesting you put yourself in a sugar coma...

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10 Brooklyn Parks with the Best Views of Manhattan

10 Brooklyn Parks with the Best Views of Manhattan

The best views of the Manhattan skyline can be found right in your Brooklyn backyard. These ten family-friendly parks (listed from north to south in neighborhoods including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, and Sunset Park) are you...

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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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12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

12 NYC Classes for Working Out with Your Baby

Working out is a wonderful way to unwind and release some much-needed endorphins post-partum. What better way to destress without taking time away from your little one than working out with your baby right by your side (or even in your arms!)

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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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Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Despite its reputation, Times Square is perfect for a family outing, offering a variety of things to do with kids in the heart of New York City.

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7 Date Night Ideas in NYC That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

7 Date Night Ideas in NYC That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Re-create some favorite childhood memories—or fulfill childhood dreams—with these date ideas that will bring out your inner child.

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Where to Get Cereal as Dessert in Manhattan

Where to Get Cereal as Dessert in Manhattan

Cereal lovers rejoice: You can now find cereal desserts in Manhattan!

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South Shore Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menu Options

South Shore Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menu Options

Dining out with gluten-free family members is easy on the South Shore of Long Island.

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Hidden Gems of Long Island

Hidden Gems of Long Island

Long Island is home to some hidden gems for families to do and see. We found five can't-miss destinations and things to do that are family-friendly.

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Escape Room Games in the New York Area

Escape Room Games in the New York Area

A roundup of escape room games in the New York area, including New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, and Long Island.

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Unexpected Fun in NYC

Unexpected Fun in NYC

37 things to do in New York City that are unique, unusual, and off the beaten path

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Things to Do That are Uniquely New York

Things to Do That are Uniquely New York

Eight things to do in NYC that are Unique to New York

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Where to Explore Nature in NYC

Where to Explore Nature in NYC

Six ways to explore nature in New York City

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Things to Do and See in NYC for the 'Gram

Things to Do and See in NYC for the 'Gram

Eight things to do in NYC for the 'gram

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Unexpected Things to Do in NYC with Kids

Unexpected Things to Do in NYC with Kids

Seven unexpected things to do with kids in New York City

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5 Hidden Gems of Westchester County

5 Hidden Gems of Westchester County

Five best-kept secrets of Westchester County

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Hidden Gems of Rockland and Bergen Counties

Hidden Gems of Rockland and Bergen Counties

Five best-kept secrets of Rockland and Bergen counties

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See Animals in NYC Without Going to the Zoo

See Animals in NYC Without Going to the Zoo

Where to see animals in NYC—all without stepping foot in a zoo.

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Cat Cafés in New York City

Cat Cafés in New York City

Play with adoptable cats at 1 of 3 cat cafés in New York City

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Where to Experience Chinese Culture in NYC

Where to Experience Chinese Culture in NYC

New York City is home to the biggest Chinese-American population in the U.S., so it’s a great place to explore Chinese customs, history, and of course, food!

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Indoor Play Spaces in the New York Area

Indoor Play Spaces in the New York Area

If your kids are looking for a fun place to get the sillies out, don’t let the cold weather keep you home. Check out our handy guide to boredom-busting indoor play spaces, bounce houses, and sports centers for kids.

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Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Places to Commemorate 9/11 in the NYC Area

Pay tribute and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 at these commemorative events in the New York area.

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Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

Where to Experience Italian Culture and History in NYC

UPDATED September 2017: If you’re looking to add more Italian culture into your family life, check out these events, festivities, attractions, and other Italian spots in new York City.

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10 Places to Find International Sweets in NYC

10 Places to Find International Sweets in NYC

A roundup of places to find international sweet treats in Manhattan.

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When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.

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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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Strawberry Festivals and Pick-Your-Own Strawberries in the NYC Area

Strawberry Festivals and Pick-Your-Own Strawberries in the NYC Area

It's strawberry season! Here's a list of strawberry festivals and pick-your-own strawberry farms in the NYC area.

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Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area

Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area

A roundup of grocery, meal, restaurant, and make-your-own meal delivery services available in the New York metro area, plus snack box subscription services.

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Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Cultural Festivals & Events in the NYC Area

Part of what makes New York City great is that it is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. You can teach your kids about different cultures through museum visits and books, or you can take to the streets to experience these cultures for yourse...

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NYC’s Top 10 Playgrounds: One Mom’s View

NYC’s Top 10 Playgrounds: One Mom’s View

NYC has more than 1,700 parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs. Here are our top 10 favorite playgrounds.

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Awesome Places to Play Laser Tag in the Tri-State Area

Awesome Places to Play Laser Tag in the Tri-State Area

Kids love to play tag so why not take the game up a notch with laser tag? There are a bunch of places to play in the tri-state area that offer more than basic lasers. Kids can choose from ghoulish zombies, creepy caves, black lights, and more at th...

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African American Historical Landmarks in the New York Area

African American Historical Landmarks in the New York Area

We put together a list of some of the New York region's important public monuments and statues that commemorate famous African Americans who contributed to American history, from the Civil War through Civil Rights. Check out these historical landma...

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Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area

Roller skating isn't just a great way for kids to be active and stay healthy, it’s also a fun, inexpensive pastime that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it's too cold to play outside or it's too hot to handle to the sweltering summer, here’s whe...

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Family-Friendly International Restaurants in Queens

Family-Friendly International Restaurants in Queens

No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures, including Burmese, Malaysian, Russian, and Pakistani. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!

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Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday

Celebrating Alice's 150th Birthday

This fall, events all over New York City are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Find the After-School Activity That Makes Your Kid Smile

Find the After-School Activity That Makes Your Kid Smile

Ah, fall. Crisp air, shiny apples, and the squeak of new sneakers. After finally getting a handle on the morning rush, all the supplies and forms, and providing a lunch they’ll actually eat, it hits us. What about after school?

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Halloween for Kids: Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities in the NYC Area

Halloween for Kids: Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities in the NYC Area

Whether you’re looking for something spooky or just outdoor fall fun, these haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin blazes, and autumn activities in New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are sure to make this Halloween one to remember.

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Gyms with Child Care in the New York Area

Gyms with Child Care in the New York Area

Want the flexibility of working out at the gym without having to look over your shoulder every minute to make sure your child is safe and entertained? We've rounded up a list of local gyms with child care programs in Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Lon...

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The Best Kids' Bookstores in the New York City Area

The Best Kids' Bookstores in the New York City Area

If you typically order children’s books online (or scoop up hand-me-downs from friends and relatives), you’re missing out! Consult our guide to bookstores in the New York area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland Cou...

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16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

Each of these made-in-NYC kids' gifts is sure to thrill the recipient while you support local artisans and commerce--so go ahead, go shopping and show your city pride!

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Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island

Explore zoos, nature centers and botanical gardens in New Jersey and Staten Island. Read through our guide to find petting zoos, arboretums, nature preserves, farms and public gardens, all packed with fun nature activities for the whole family. Let...

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Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the NYC Area

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the NYC Area

Explore zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and the entire New York Metro area.

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Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

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Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the New York metro area.

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