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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Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: There's nothing like a quintessential fall on Long Island. Have fun at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!

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Where to Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Where to Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

UPDATED AUGUST 2019: Take advantage of the crisp fall weather and venture out to the orchards for equally crisp and delicious apples, plucked straight from the tree. Many of the local apple farms and orchards listed here offer low-hanging branches ...

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Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

It’s official: You, dear readers, have cute kids! We knew picking finalists wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, it wasn’t easy times 1,000—that’s how many children were entered. Well, 1,006 to be exact. Once our editors were done exclaiming, “I love ...

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Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

There's almost nothing that beats the fun of finding a surprise in the mail. Keep the kids entertained with one (or a few!) of these kid-tested subscription boxes, including Little Global Citizens, KidArtLit, Little Sous Kitchen Academy, Banyan Tre...

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How to Help Your Differently-Abled Child Succeed in the Classroom

How to Help Your Differently-Abled Child Succeed in the Classroom

Good parent-teacher communication is crucial for any successful school year, but being on the same page becomes even more important when your child has a learning disability. There are a few steps–from understanding your rights to communicating on ...

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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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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Looking to plan an awesome weekend packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-f...

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Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Rockland County, Westchester County, Ulster County, Orange County, Dutchess County, and Upstate New York

Where To Pick Your Own Apples in Rockland County, Westchester County, Ulster County, Orange County, Dutchess County, and Upstate New York

Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at that age where they're ...

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NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced a Department of Education partnership with Via that would allow New York City parents to track school bus routes through “Via for Schools”, a GPS system and app, in August. All 9,000 buses were supposed to be...

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Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

The Birthing Centers of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), are recipients of Healthgrades’ highest maternal care honors. Both ...

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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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Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

UPDATED JULY 2019: From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Hops and Harvest benefit, and making app...

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The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

The “3-K for All” Preschool Program Now Available in All 5 Boroughs

3-K for All, the nation’s “most ambitious effort to provide universal free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for every three-year-old,” is now available borough-wide in Staten Island and available in all of the city’s five boroughs ...

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Fall Food Events and Festivals in the New York Area

Fall Food Events and Festivals in the New York Area

Check out these fantastic food festivals and edible events in the New York area.

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

On Friday, October 25, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammographies, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and above with no insurance or who are underinsured. You can head to the...

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A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports in New Rochelle will now be offering special Little Athlete Academy programming for kids ages 3-6. These 1-on-1 sports lessons with an experienced coach, Jordan Gurganus, will be tailored to each child’s individual level and help them...

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What 'Savoring Each Moment' With Your Kids Really Means

What 'Savoring Each Moment' With Your Kids Really Means

They were everywhere when my kids were small: older women smiling at me in the grocery store or approaching me at the library, their expressions softening at the sight of my baby’s plump cheeks, my toddler’s irrepressible grin. Before they opened t...

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Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to sp...

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In the Magazine: September 2019

In the Magazine: September 2019

Our September issue is here to gear you and your kids up for the beginning of a new school year along with all of the road bumps that may come along with it. Are you concerned about settling down in a new neighborhood? Are you having second thought...

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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

Every day, the New York City Department of Education transports 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes to and from school. This school year, for the first time, parents can track all 9,000 bus routes on a mobile app and receive information on bus loc...

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Kids In Sports Scarsdale Opened a Pre-School Program

Kids In Sports Scarsdale Opened a Pre-School Program

On September 4, Kids In Sports, which has been around for for twenty years, will premiere its pre-school program in their Scarsdale location. The program, which is geared towards children 2 and ½ years old to 4 years old will not only offer a struc...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Healthy moms, babies and families are the focus of Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s New Moms Circle Support Group, which kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 21 from 11am-1pm. “Maximizing Love and Managing Stress” will be presented by B...

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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. ...

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Lil Chameleon to Premier Kid's Club Drop-Off Childcare Program

Lil Chameleon to Premier Kid's Club Drop-Off Childcare Program

On September 3, the Tuckahoe-based resale boutique Lil Chameleon unveiled a drop-off care program for kids called Lil Chameleon Kids Club. Owner CC Benitez says this new feature aims to further deliver the intended purpose behind Lil Chameleon, whi...

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Where To Pick Your Own Apples Out East on Long Island

Where To Pick Your Own Apples Out East on Long Island

UPDATED AUGUST 2019: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are  just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at th...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 12

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 12, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

If you're like us, weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or you're looking for fun things to do with your ki...

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How to Prepare Your Child for NYC's Gifted and Talented Test

How to Prepare Your Child for NYC's Gifted and Talented Test

Every year, tens of thousands of kids across New York City—and some in the suburbs of NYC—opt to take a test to qualify for the Gifted and Talented program. The program holds classes (within public schools) that are geared to the test’s highest sco...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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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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11 Ways Your Family Can Become Part of Your New Neighborhood

11 Ways Your Family Can Become Part of Your New Neighborhood

It’s super exciting to move to a new neighborhood—new cupcake shops to discover, new playgrounds for your kids to explore, and new friends for you all to meet. However, it can also be a challenge to feel like you are part of the community, which ca...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 9

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 9, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in t...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fu...

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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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White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

White Plains Public Library Is Looking for Teen Volunteers This Fall

The White Plains Public Library had such success with its Reading Buddies and STEM Buddies programs for teens this summer, it will be expanding these programs into the fall along with its usual Do Gooders teen volunteer program. Applications are no...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fu...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on September 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fu...

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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-September 9

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, September 9, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the p...

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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on September 13

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, September 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on September 9

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 9, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in t...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: You don't need to worry about the cold when there are so many fun things to do in winter on Long Island. Go back in time to explore old fashioned Christmas villages, go skiing and sledding, and hang out in awesome indoor play spa...

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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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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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