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9 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Visit with Kids in NYC

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Visit with Kids in NYC

Winter is coming and it is time to sharpen those ice skates. Many of New York City’s outdoor rinks are open for family fall, er, winter fun. If you prefer to twirl with the tourists at Rockefeller Center and Central Park’s Wollman Rink or go off the beaten path to a Mommy Poppins favorite such as Lasker… Read More

11 Halloween Events in NYC Perfect for the Preschool Set

The ongoing Boo at the Zoo in the Bronx is the perfect way to enjoy the season with preschooler fun like daily costume parades and hay mazes

Over the years, I’ve learned that NYC really knows how to celebrate Halloween. There are a dizzying number of FREE Halloween celebrations, kid-friendly costume parades, and close-knit communities that dole out copious amounts of candy to trick-or-treaters. We’ve put together a list of 11 Halloween events perfect for the preschool set. Ease them in and enjoy the… Read More

10 Fall Foliage Nature Walks on Long Island

10 Fall Foliage Nature Walks on Long Island

Although the leaves will be turning into beautiful fall colors, Long Island has some of the best trails around, perfect for looking at that gorgeous fall foliage and as a hiking opportunity for the entire family. So, strap on your hiking shoes, pack a few snacks and head out to one of these hiking spots… Read More

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Enchanted Forest Trail, Spooky Fest October 15-16

A fresh take on The Wizard of Oz comes to the John W. Engeman Theater

As the temperature starts to drop, is the perfect time to peruse our Long Island Classes Guide to find indoor, educational opportunities for children of all ages. All Weekend Kids Not So Scary Days – Bayville At the Bayville Adventure Park, these days feature less scary versions of the nighttime haunted house. No live actors. Fun house, mirror maze,… Read More

20 Fun Things To Do with NYC Kids on Columbus Day

21 Fun Things To Do with NYC Kids on Columbus Day

There are plenty of New York City kid spots and activities ready to entertain you and your brood on Columbus Day.Fall weather offers the perfect chance to hit up one of New York City’s many destination playgrounds, of course, but we’ve also scoured our event and museum listings, favorite children’s shops, and combed through our day… Read More

Columbus Day Weekend in NYC: Free Festivals, Parades, Ice Skating

Get a close up look at gorgeous falcons, owls, and more

Kids in NYC have another long weekend on the horizon and we will have many activities.  Check out the New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit The Battle of Brooklyn, take to the ice for the first skate of the season at Rock Center’s Opening Day, or celebrate Italian heritage at Rome Through Richmond Town. This weekend… Read More

Weekend Fun: Blessing of the Animals, Kids Theater, Halloween

Kids Theater

A long weekend is on the horizon for NYC kids. If you’re planning to skip town, we’ve got lots of day trip and weekend getaway ideas to consider. If you’re staying close to home, this weekend is packed with annual favorites like the Chili Pepper Festival in Brooklyn, Honey Weekend in the Bronx, and Blessing… Read More

7 Easy Fall Family Hikes in NYC

7 Easy Fall Family Hikes in NYC

It already feels like fall in New York City, which means my family is headed to the hiking trail. At least once a quarter, usually coinciding with the change of seasons, someone in the family decides it’s time to escape to the woods for a little urban relief. And really, there’s no need to head upstate or to the… Read More

6 Easy but Meaningful Birthday Rituals Kids Will Treasure

doughnut cake

When it comes to birthdays, we all go kind of nuts. In fact, it’s not uncommon for multiple celebrations to take place across multiple days and to have many discussions about presents, party themes…and food. Lots of food. As I share in my new book How to Celebrate Everything, in our house, we don’t celebrate… Read More

The Best Free Annual Family Festivals for NYC Kids

best free annual outdoor family festivals for kids

I’m one of those parents who likes to plan. You know the type: I buy a big wall calendar every December and take strange pleasure in filling it all up with birthdays, class schedules and my family’s favorite annual events. There are certain New York City celebrations we love so much, my daughter and I… Read More