Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the New York Area

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the New York Area

Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York area for the holiday season.

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Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

There's Halloween activities for families in Westchester all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Westchester!

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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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The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.

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Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Where to Find New York-Area Mini Golf Courses

Miniature golf promises a fun time for all. Here's a listing of putt-putt courses throughout the New York City area, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

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Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area

Find horseback riding stables in the New York area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ. Find where to take a riding lesson or pony ride near you.

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Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Find indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks in the New York area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, and Fairfield County, CT.

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Apple Picking in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Apple Picking 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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Pumpkin Picking in the New York Metro Area

Pumpkin Picking in the New York Metro Area

October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking.

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Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Our skiing and snowboarding guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Beginner lessons and kid-friendly sl...

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Pick Your Own Pumpkins in NYC

That's right - there's pumpkin picking right here in New York City! Read all about the Queens County Farm Museum's own pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own orange gourd in preparation for Halloween.

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Rockland County NY

These two pick-your-own farms in Rockland County, New York, offer visitors the full fall experience, complete with pumpkin and apple picking. Tramp through the pumpkin patch with your little ones, then enjoy seasonal activities like hayrides and a ...

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Fairfield County CT

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, pumpkin carving, haunte...

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms on Long Island

Find out where to go pumpkin picking on Long Island. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes,...

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Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Find u-pick farms and orchards near NYC that offer pick-your-own berries, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the summer and fall. Our list includes berry picking in New York state and Long Island, New Jersey...

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Suffolk County that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, animal shelters, nursing homes, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Nassau County, Long Island

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Nassau County, Long Island

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Nassau County, Long Island, that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, animal shelters, nursing homes, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Manhattan that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2019: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Fairfield, CT, that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food ...

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Queens that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Brooklyn that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Westchester County that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Rockland County that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Go Maple Sugaring Near NYC: Southeast NY and Connecticut

UPDATED Feb. 4, 2014: Maple sugaring is a favorite family activity during February and March in Southeast New York and Connecticut. Here's a list of where to go maple sugaring in Connecticut as well as Orange County, Putnam County, Rockland County,...

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Westchester County, New York. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout Westchester that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Ha...

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Manhattan Activities for Kids and Families - August 2011

We've hand-selected the best kids' events from our August calendar, including free outdoor concerts in Madison Square Park and on the Lincoln Center plazas, Broadway in Bryant Park, children's theater at Galli Seaport, sensory friendly movie screen...

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Making Magic...at Schneider Children’s Hospital

A chronically ill child faces weeks or even months of this; many times these children spend more time at the hospital than at home. Michael Raccuiam hopes to alleviate some of the kids’ anxiety at Schneider Children’s Hospital through magic.

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How to Find Childcare in NYC

Securing safe and loving childcare is one of the most complex jobs a parent can face. The choice of how your child will spend the day when you cannot be there is a personal one that must be tailored to the individual needs of each family.

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Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down

Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of d...

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New Places, New Programs for Kids in Westchester County - March 2010

Check out some new additions to Westchester County, NY, catering to kids and families.

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New Places, New Programs for Kids in Rockland County - March 2010

Check out some new additions to Rockland County, NY, catering to kids and families.

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Jessica Hecht: Stage and Screen Actress, Mother of Two

When she's not acting on Broadway or prime time TV, Jessica Hecht shines as an involved mom who strives to instill a "generosity of spirit" in her two young children.

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Suffolk County, Long Island, Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these family-friendly activities and events - including theater, museums and galleries, outdoors, and holiday events - scheduled for the month of March in Suffolk County, Long Island.

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Nassau County, Long Island, Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these family-friendly activities and events - including theater, museum and galleries, outdoors, and holiday events - scheduled for the month of March in Nassau County, Long Island.

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Manhattan Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these family-friendly activities and events - including theater, museums and galleries, outdoors, and holiday events - scheduled for the month of March in Manhattan.

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Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the NY Metro Area

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - ...

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The Family Side of New Orleans

Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a cul...

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Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers.

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Queens Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these family-friendly activities and events - including theater, museums and galleries, nature/outdoors, and holiday events - scheduled for the month of March in Queens.

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Brooklyn Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these family-friendly activities and events - including theater, museums and art galleries, nature/outdoors, and holiday events - scheduled for the month of March in Brooklyn.

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Westchester County Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these kid- and family-friendly events and activities scheduled for the month of March in Westchester County, NY.

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Rockland County Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - March 2010

Check out these kid- and family-friendly activities and events scheduled for the month of March in Rockland County, NY.

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How to Teach Your Child Not to Give Up

Of all the life lessons parents try to impart on their children, "Don't give up on yourself," is certainly one of the most important. Read Dr. Susan Bartell's tips on how to recognize the opportunity to reinforce this lesson when it arises.

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Just for Moms: How to Save Dry Skin

The winter months - with the cold biting outside and the heat blazing inside - can be tough on skin. Check out our editor's picks for the best lotions to keep your hide healthy and hydrated.

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Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight for Parents

Kim West, known as The Sleep Lady®, reveals the truth behind common sleep myths and offers tips for parents on how they can help their babies and children get asleep and stay asleep.

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Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - February 2010

Check out our editor's picks on the best products out there for kids of all ages and stages - and their parents, too!

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How to Choose a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities

It can be hard for parents of children with disabilities to find a summer camp that's just the right fit for their child. Here, Gary Shulman, program director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., offers helpful tips on navigating th...

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New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - February 2010

Check out these new additions to Suffolk County, Long Island, catering to kids and families.

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New Places, New Programs for Kids in Nassau County, Long Island - February 2010

Check out these new additions to Nassau County, Long Island, catering to kids and families.

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Sluggish, Anxious, Exhausted? It Might NOT Be Just the Baby...

New moms: find out about the postpartum disorder your doctor may be overlooking.

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