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African American History 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 landmarks and buildings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut . (read the story...)

Roller Rinks in the New York City Area
Check out these Roller Skating Rinks in the New York City area. (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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? (read the story...)

Gyms with Child Care in NYC, Long Island, and CT
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, Long Island, and Connecticut, so kids can stay fit and have fun while you do the same. (read the story...)

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 County, Long Island, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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 your little ones loose to try their hands at zoo feedings and touch tanks, explore wooded trails, and learn about exotic plants. The spring season is the perfect time to explore the outdoors. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Best Beaches in the New York City Area
What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach? Pack up your suits, towels, and sunscreen and head to one of these family-friendly sandy spots for a day full of sun, swimming, and sandcastle construction. There are many places to enjoy the miles of coastline in the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, New Jersey, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the NYC Area
Our guide features horseback riding stables in the New York City 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. (read the story...)

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the New York City Area
UPDATED OCTOBER 2016: Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Apples in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
UPDATED AUGUST 2016: Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, animal petting zoos, and apple cider pressing. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
UPDATED FALL 2015: With Halloween on the horizon, 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. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms. (read the story...)

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast
UPDATED DECEMBER 2016: 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 slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are readily available at most mountains. (read the story...)

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area
Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around the New York Metro Area that need your help, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield County, CT, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Volunteer opportunities are available for kids and adults alike - and remember, big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference! (read the story...)

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game
Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. (read the story...)

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA
Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Our guide to amusement parks covers all the excitement your family needs this summer all within reach of the New York Metro area. (read the story...)

A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area
Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description. (read the story...)

Greenmarkets, Flea Markets, and Farmers Markets in Manhattan
Before you battle the lines at the grocery or department store, consult our comprehensive list of Manhattan's seasonal markets, including greenmarkets, farmers' markets, and flea markets throughout the borough. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
UPDATED JULY 2016: 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, and Connecticut. (read the story...)


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