African Drumming with Wolves, Flower Festival and Parade, Harvest Fests, and Nocturnal Week August 16-18
Roller-Coaster Fun: Summer's quintessential activities include eating cotton candy, playing carnival games, and going on thrilling rides (whether that's the teacup ride or a huge roller-coaster). Check out our guide to amusement parks in the NYC area, including the revamped Luna Park at Coney Island. Hitch a round-trip ride from Manhattan to the People's Playround, plus more perks like game tickets and unlimited rides with this Coney Island Package.
If you head to Coney Island this weekend, keep an eye out for the A&E Real Life Series Modern Dads trailer (outside Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park) from 3:30-7pm on Sunday. You can get your free family photo souvenir inside the truck along with fun toys for the whole family. Check out Modern Dads when it premieres on A&E on Aug. 21!
Considering a Move? Find your family's dream house on the easy-to-use NYMP real estate database. It has updated listings for thousands of houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses on Long Island and in Westchester, Fairfield, and other suburbs. Check out this open house for a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom colonial home in Levittown on Long Island this Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11am-1pm, and search for more at realestate.nymetroparents.com
Aug. 15-Sept. 8 'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan, NY A little girl forms an unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster in this warm-hearted show. Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free with code: PPFREE.
Aug. 25 EcoFest Times Square, Manhattan, NY Celebrate the environment with magic shows, art exhibits, face painting, a 10-foot snowman, and more.
Sept. 1 and Oct. 6 Family-Friendly Comedy Brunch Levity Live, West Nyack, NY Laugh with nationally-touring professional comedians and enjoy Sunday brunch with the whole family.
The 4Kid Share App is all about turning organization into an interactive learning experience. The app allows children to click on a day, choose one of 56 event-specific stickers, and record an audio message to encourage them to plan their days, weeks, and months.
You can win a free download of the 4KidShare App from the iTunes store.
Modern Pregnancy Rules: Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to following today's pregnancy rules? Economist and mom Emily Oster uses numbers and data to rewrite pregnancy guidelines, including whether pregnant women should avoid sushi, wine, or changing the kitty litter. Take our quiz on modern pregnancy rules to see how many you get correct.