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STEM Camps in the NYC Area
Find a STEM camp for your child in our guide to math, science, and tech camps for kids in the NYC area, including programs in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.... (more...)


What To Do with Kids This Weekend in New York City
Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens this Saturday and Sunday.... (more...)


Indoor Play Spaces and Activities on Long Island
A roundup of indoor activities and play spaces on Long Island.... (more...)


Where to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the New York City Area
Celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a variety of events and memorials in your community. Here are some suggestions of where to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the New York City area with your family.... (more...)


What’s Open in NYC on Christmas Day
Christmas day is a wonderful time to explore the attractions of the New York City area. While some places close for the holiday, lots of spots are open to enjoy and are great for kids of all ages.... (more...)


Thank You to Our LI Parents Day Sponsors!
Our annual day of fun and information was a huge success, thanks to these local businesses and professionals.... (more...)


Activities for NYC Families with Children with Special Needs in January
We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in New York City in January, including sensory-friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania at AMC theaters, mouth and foot painting at Children's Museum of Art in Soho, and art classes at MoMA.... (more...)


Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in January
Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this January, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square. ... (more...)


Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in January
Want your kids to learn something new while having fun? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in January, including The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, college essay writing in Midtown, and Family Fridays at MoMath.... (more...)


Help Crayola Name Its Newest Crayon and Win a Trip to Orlando
Crayola needs your help in naming its newest blue crayon. In return it's giving away one of six grand prizes for an all-expense paid trip for four to the Orlando Crayola Experience.... (more...)


Long Island Camps for Kids
UPDATED MARCH 2015: The best Long Island day camps and specialty camps are here! Whether your child is interested in dance, theater, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, or other specialty camps, or you're looking for academic summer programs, you'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive guide to camps and summer programs in Nassau County, Long Island. Our guide includes Nassau day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings for campers and families in Hicksville, Melville, Great Neck, Roslyn and the rest of Nassau County, NY. We also have Suffolk day camps, specialty camps, sleepaway camps, and outings in Northport, Oyster Bay, and all over Suffolk County, Long Island. ... (more...)


Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in NYC, Long Island, and CT
Find the best zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens in New York City; Long Island; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT.... (more...)


The Westchester Children’s Museum Celebrates Its First Birthday
The Westchester Children’s Museum is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, April 29.... (more...)


Autism Awareness Month Events in the New York City Area
UPDATED April 2017: April is Autism Awareness Month. Help raise awareness and have some fun with Autism Awareness Month events and more in the New York metro area.... (more...)


Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area
Whether your kids are just out for Presidents Day or a longer mid-winter recess, we've rounded up a slew of family activities, mini-camps, and day-camps to keep your crew entertained during their time off.... (more...)


Manhattan Camps and Summer Programs for Kids
UPDATED January: Our listings for summer camps in Manhattan, NYC offer day camps, summer activities, programs, and specialty camps for Manhattan kids. Search speciality camps and programs for children interested in theater, sports teams and programs, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, even find tutoring and academic summer programs for kids in Manhattan. You'll find what you're looking for in our comprehensive kids camp guide for Manhattan, from the Upper West Side, to the Lower East Side, SoHo, Midtown, and all Manhattan neighborhoods. ... (more...)


Where to: Maple Sugaring
February-March marks the peak of the maple sugaring season. Here's where you can learn all about the history and process of making maple syrup throughout the New York area.... (more...)


Top Events for Families in Queens in January
Find the best things to do with kids in Queens this January from this hand-picked list of events and activities selected by our calendar editor. These are the can't-miss events in Queens in MONTHNAME.... (more...)


Top Things to Do in Brooklyn With Kids in January
These are the best things to do in Brooklyn for kids this January, including including exciting indoor and outdoor events, seasonal fun, entertaining shows, and more!... (more...)


7 Staycation Itineraries for the Holidays in the NY Metro Area
Seven ideas for a week's worth of staycations in the New York metro area during the holidays... (more...)


Full STEAM Ahead! Science, Math & Art Programs for Kids Abound in NY Area
We've rounded up a bunch of STEM (nay, STEAM!) programs for kids in the NYC area, including classes and camps with a science and math bent, fun family outings that immerse kids in STEM concepts, and some expert advice for parents thrown in for good measure.... (more...)


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.... (more...)


How to Navigate Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is 9,000 picturesque acres of nature, fresh air, and opportunities for outdoor family fun. ... (more...)


Art Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC
UPDATED January: Does your child have a knack for drawing or painting? Enrolling your child in art lessons can help them develop their talents. Here's a list of art studios in Manhattan that offers art classes for kids in New York City, including studios in TirBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, and Midtown.... (more...)


Sports and Fitness Classes for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
UPDATED JUNE 2016: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.... (more...)


4 Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island in the Off-Season
Beach vacations don't only have to happen in the summer. Here are four reasons to visit Hilton Head Island, SC, in the off-season.... (more...)


Can't-Miss Family Activities on Long Island
Our bucket list of things to do with kids on Long Island.... (more...)


Can't-Miss Family Activities in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties
Our bucket list of things to do with kids in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties.... (more...)


Top Nearby Family Vacation Spots
Eight great family destinations for weekends away or short vacations, all within a few hours’ drive. ... (more...)


Where to: Botanical Gardens in NY, NJ & CT
Spring has sprung, & botanical gardens across the area are in full bloom with flowers, exotic plants, & trees. Stroll through floral gardens, see amazing landscapes, & your family can experience the world’s most beautiful forests — all in our own backyard.... (more...)


Learn About How Vikings Actually Lived at Discovery Times Square’s New Exhibit
Learn how the Vikings actually lived their lives and walk out of this exhibit at Discovery Times Square with a whole different perspective. ... (more...)


Why Do You Love Your Hometown? #NYMP Contest
Win FREE family memberships to great area attractions, such as Legoland Westchester, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, and Long Island Children's Museum. To enter, just tell us why you love your hometown or borough!... (more...)


Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Family Outing
Wildlife abounds at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY. The nature center was founded in 1959 with a focus on environmental education. ... (more...)


In the Magazine: December 2015
Check out our December 2015 issue, which includes great things to do in Manhattan during the holidays, how to make a museum trip a success for kids of all ages, interviews with the stars of Broadway's School of Rock, and how you can protect your family from third-hand smoke. Plus, where to cut your own Christmas tree, a snow globe DIY, and the best holiday movies for kids.... (more...)


Get Your Dinosaur Fix at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
From the 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the two-story-tall sculpture of Torosaurus outside, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT, is sure to give your kids their dino fix, plus a whole lot more!... (more...)


Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Westchester County
Don't let the cold keep you and the kids cooped up at home in the winter. Keep this list of the top 20 winter activities in Westchester County handy for ideas to keep cabin fever at bay, including learning how to make maple syrup, cutting your own Christmas tree, and going ice-skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and skiing.... (more...)


Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island
Have fun in the fall on Long Island at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!... (more...)


Temple Sholom Expands Nursery School Curriculum this School Year
The Selma Maisel Nursery School at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, is expanding its preschool curriculum to include more science, cooking, and interactive theater classes.... (more...)


Outdoor Activities for Kids in New York City in August
Bring your family to one of these fun outdoor activities in New York City this month, including outside events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Summer is a great time to learn about nature and spend more time outdoors!... (more...)


Top Educational Activities for Kids on Long Island in January
Kids will gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for families on Long Island this January.... (more...)


Outdoor Activities for Kids in Rockland County in January
Love the great outdoors? Enjoy nature with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Rockland in January. Go on a seasonal scavenger hunt at Tenafly Nature Center, pick your own apples at a nearby orchard, help clean up the waterways in New City, and more!... (more...)


Fun Educational Activities for Kids in Rockland in January
Learn while having fun at these events in and near Rockland in January. Go on a public space mission in Airmont, check out Lighthouse Day in Stony Point, meet a popular author at Barnes & Noble, and more!... (more...)


After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Westchester County, NY: Section 2
UPDATED JULY 2015: We have Westchester County after-school programs for kids. Our listings for kids after-school activities in Westchester feature academic programs and tutoring, theater, music, and dance classes, sports teams and programs for kids, and more fun after-school activities for kids in Westchester. NYMetroParents gives you the most complete guide. After-school programs in Westchester County are here!... (more...)


Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan
The Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, in Manhattan is a dynamic and interactive museum that focuses on enhancing public understanding and perception of math in daily life. It is the first museum of its kind in the country.... (more...)


Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.... (more...)


Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is New York City's largest zoo, and there's no shortage of animals to see or things to do there. Here, we break down what the zoo has to offer and how to plan an outing there with your family.... (more...)


The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special
The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY is a 33-acre nature preserve that serves as both a wildlife refuge and environmental educational center. The center holds fun family activities during each season of the year, from maple sugaring in early spring to a holiday train show in December.... (more...)


Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park
Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park. ... (more...)


Aerial Forest Ropes Park Opens on Long Island
The Adventure Park at Long Island, an aerial zip lining and ropes course in the trees, recently opened in Wheatley Heights. The course has options for children and adults, from beginner to expert climber.... (more...)


Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area
There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.... (more...)


Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT
Have the most fun this summer in Fairfield County, CT, with our list of the top 20 must-do events for your family. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy free outdoor Shakespeare, hit a local beach, and much more, all close to home!... (more...)


Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!
Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.... (more...)


Things to Do with Kids Who Love Animals in Rockland in January
Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in Rockland and nearby this January. Meet live animals at Tenafly Nature Center, join a biodiversity celebration at Bear Mountain, and head into the city to see spiders of all shapes and sizes.... (more...)


Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in January
Gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for kids in Queens this January. Check out a Hunger Games exhibition, take a poetry walk, and pair up with a Book Buddies volunteer.... (more...)


Events for Active Kids in Brooklyn in January
Get moving this month! Step away from the screens and enjoy these active events for kids and families in Brooklyn in January, such as fitness and fun in Prospect Park, fresh-air yoga in Park Slope, a roller disco party, and more!... (more...)


Celebrate Mother's Day and Memorial Day in Rockland
Mothers are important every day, and we have a special Mother's Day dedicated to them on May 10 this year—celebrations in Rockland are happening prior to and on the holiday. Memorial Day is May 25—get excited for a 3-day weekend!... (more...)


UES Full-Day STEM Preschool Registration Now Open
Iken Science Academy, a STEM-focused full-day preschool opening on the Upper East Side, is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.... (more...)


Best Kept Secrets of the American Museum of Natural History
Discover the best things to do and see at the American Museum of Natural History with your kids. Plus, get tips for making the day easy and relaxing for the whole family. ... (more...)


Celebrate Earth Day in Rockland
Earth Day is April 22, but it can be celebrated all month long! There are lots of things to do in and near Rockland County to promote a greener world and have fun, such as meeting farm animals in Cornwall and picking up litter in Tenafly, NJ.... (more...)


Celebrate Easter and Passover in Rockland
April may bring showers, but it also brings holidays! Celebrate Easter and Passover in Rockland County this month with fun things to do with the whole family, including an egg hunt in Pomona and a porch party in Nyack.... (more...)


Your Complete Guide to Raising Kids in Manhattan
This is your ultimate guide to life in Manhattan with kids, a cheat sheet to everything you need for your family, from the best events each weekend to the top birthday party places, summer camps, schools and child care, sports and after-school activities, doctors and hospitals, parent support groups, and more.... (more...)


Your Complete Guide to Raising Kids in Fairfield County
Here is your ultimate guide to life in Fairfield County with kids. Consider it a cheat sheet to everything you need for raising a family in Connecticut, from the best events each weekend to the top birthday party places, summer camps, schools and child care, sports and after-school activities, doctors and hospitals, parent support groups, and more. ... (more...)


Winter School Break Events in Brooklyn
What to do when the kids have a week off of school? Our calendar editors picked the top events during winter break, February 16-21, in Brooklyn. Children can investigate plant life, be an astronaut for a day, learn about animals, and more!... (more...)


The Discovery Museum Launches Wonder Workshops Series for Kids
The Discovery Museum & Planetarium, a museum for kids in Connecticut, is launching a new series of educational workshops for kids, including a Lego workshop series and art workshops.... (more...)


Where to: Zoos and Nature Centers in the NY Area
Celebrating Earth and its creatures all around the New York area...... (more...)


Where To Guide: Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in the New York City Area
Embrace spring by paying a visit to a zoo, nature center, or botanical garden in the New York metro area, many of which offer outdoor, nature-based activities for kids and families. Our guide this month has all the information you need for a fun family outing to celebrate the great outdoors. So, if you've thawed out enough, put a spring in your step and hop to some seasonal fun at any one of the locations in your area.... (more...)


Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs
Traveling with children can be a challenge, but traveling with children with special needs can be even more challenging. Here are seven vacations, including Autism on the Seas and AdventureSmith, that cater to special needs to make your vacation an actual vacation, plus tips for traveling with a wheelchair.... (more...)


Feb. 13-16 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
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Stuff We Like: For Traveling with Kids
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Unique Kids' Gifts from New York City Museums
Looking for an original gift for a special little person in your life? Look no further than those amazing NYC cultural hubs -- the museums! Here, our friends over at ThoughtGallery.org present a gift guide featuring presents for future engineers, vintage kids, aspiring artists, and wee New Yorkers.... (more...)


What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut
Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.... (more...)


Health and Wellness Exhibit Healthyville Opens at the Long Island Children's Museum
Children’s health matters. Healthyville is a place for everybody. The bilingual, interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing.... (more...)


Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November
This is your guide to the best things to do with your kids in Westchester County, NY, this November. Take advantage of fall in the Hudson Valley at these fun family events, in Croton-on-Hudson, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.... (more...)