Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

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.

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Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in the Fall on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: There's nothing like a quintessential fall on Long Island. Have fun at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!

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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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Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Head to the Oculus for a Star Wars™ Virtual Reality Experience

Step onto the main floor of the Oculus with your family and you’ll find the VOID, a virtual reality pop-up now offering a Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire mission experience that adults and kids will all love. Labeled as “The most immersive virtual...

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How to Help Your Differently-Abled Child Succeed in the Classroom

How to Help Your Differently-Abled Child Succeed in the Classroom

Good parent-teacher communication is crucial for any successful school year, but being on the same page becomes even more important when your child has a learning disability. There are a few steps–from understanding your rights to communicating on ...

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Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Cover Kids Grand-Prize Winners!

It’s official: You, dear readers, have cute kids! We knew picking finalists wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, it wasn’t easy times 1,000—that’s how many children were entered. Well, 1,006 to be exact. Once our editors were done exclaiming, “I love ...

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Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

There's almost nothing that beats the fun of finding a surprise in the mail. Keep the kids entertained with one (or a few!) of these kid-tested subscription boxes, including Little Global Citizens, KidArtLit, Little Sous Kitchen Academy, Banyan Tre...

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The NYC DOE Will Allow Students to Walk Out for Climate Strike on September 20

The NYC DOE Will Allow Students to Walk Out for Climate Strike on September 20

September is full of holidays students will be excused from school for–but a climate strike march is not usually one of them. However, the New York City Department of Education will be allowing students to leave school, as long as parents give cons...

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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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NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

NYC's School Bus Tracking System Doesn't Work as Planned–and Parents are Angry

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced a Department of Education partnership with Via that would allow New York City parents to track school bus routes through “Via for Schools”, a GPS system and app, in August. All 9,000 buses were supposed to be...

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Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Despite its reputation, Times Square is perfect for a family outing, offering a variety of things to do with kids in the heart of New York City.

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The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

The Sloomoo Slime Institute Opens in Soho on October 25

Soho is full of interactive, sometimes-gooey, always-fun spaces for kids to play. After you check out the Museum of Ice Cream that’s opening this fall, take the kids over to the Sloomoo Institute at 475 Broadway for a day full of slime. The 8,000 s...

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Meet The Westchester Mom from the Popular BabyGotChat

Meet The Westchester Mom from the Popular BabyGotChat

Meet Andrea Worthington, the Westchester mom behind BabyGotChat, a parenting blog full of tips and tricks for raising kids in Westchester County. Worthington is one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

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Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend in Nassau County

Looking to plan an awesome weekend packed with fun for the whole family? Whether you are planning a day trip in close to the New York metro area or are looking for kid-friendly fun that's close to home, we've got you covered! There’s a lot of kid-f...

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Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Westchester County

UPDATED JULY 2019: From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Hops and Harvest benefit, and making app...

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Apple Picking in Rockland, Westchester, Ulster, Orange, and Dutchess Counties

Apple Picking in Rockland, Westchester, Ulster, Orange, and Dutchess Counties

Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at that age where they're ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Fall Food Events and Festivals in the New York Area

Fall Food Events and Festivals in the New York Area

Check out these fantastic food festivals and edible events in the New York area.

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Meet the Manhattan Mom Behind Stroller in the City

Meet the Manhattan Mom Behind Stroller in the City

Meet Brianne Manz, the Manhattan mom behind Stroller in the City, a parenting blog site all about raising kids in Manhattan. She is one of the parenting influencers we love in the New York metro area!

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When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.

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Thousands of NYC Kids Ditch School for Climate Strike September 20

Thousands of NYC Kids Ditch School for Climate Strike September 20

Thousands of New York City kids left school on Friday, September 20–excused by the DOE–and headed down to Foley Square, marching through the streets to advocate for action in the wake of destructive climate change as part of a global climate strike...

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The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

The Museum of Ice Cream Flagship Is Coming to NYC This Fall

Your family can be one of the first to visit the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC this fall if you join the early access waitlist that’s live now on the MOIC site! The flagship is coming to Soho soon and will span nearly 25,000 square feet, cover three f...

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Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to sp...

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In the Magazine: September 2019

In the Magazine: September 2019

Our September issue is here to gear you and your kids up for the beginning of a new school year along with all of the road bumps that may come along with it. Are you concerned about settling down in a new neighborhood? Are you having second thought...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Offers Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings For Underinsured or Uninsured Women in Rockland County

On Friday, October 25, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will offer free breast exams, mammographies, and if needed, pelvic exams with PAP tests for women ages 40 and above with no insurance or who are underinsured. You can head to the...

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Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Rockland and Bergen Counties

We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do ...

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NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

NYC Parents Can Track Their Kids' School Bus Routes This Year

Every day, the New York City Department of Education transports 150,000 students on 9,000 bus routes to and from school. This school year, for the first time, parents can track all 9,000 bus routes on a mobile app and receive information on bus loc...

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Apple Picking on Long Island

Apple Picking on Long Island

UPDATED AUGUST 2019: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Whether your children are  just learning about healthy eating, or whether they're at th...

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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island-September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Nassau today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Nassau's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fu...

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Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

Brooklyn Kids Can Now Join Free Girls Who Code Club

A Girls Who Code Club has launched in Bedford-Stuyvesant for girls in grades 3-5 who would like to learn more about computer languages while working on leadership skills. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to c...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Montefiore Nyack Hospital New Moms Circle Support Group Series Kicks Off This Month

Healthy moms, babies and families are the focus of Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s New Moms Circle Support Group, which kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 21 from 11am-1pm. “Maximizing Love and Managing Stress” will be presented by B...

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Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

Suffern and Warwick Hospitals Receive National Recognition in Women’s Care from Healthgrades®

The Birthing Centers of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), are recipients of Healthgrades’ highest maternal care honors. Both ...

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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. ...

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The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservancy Unveils Design for Restoration and Reunification of North End on Upper West Side

The Central Park Conservatory unveiled its plan to reunify the northern part of the park with the Harlem Meer on September 18 at a media briefing at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. For years, the Lasker Pool (and seasonal ice rink) has stood ...

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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on September 14

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 14, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fu...

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Things to Do With Kids in Brooklyn on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Brooklyn today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Brooklyn's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

If you're like us, weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or you're looking for fun things to do with your ki...

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How to Choose Who Should Care for Your Baby

How to Choose Who Should Care for Your Baby

Adding a new baby to your family, whether it’s your first or your fifth, is probably life’s most memorable milestone. And of course, along with the excitement and joy comes a long list of to-dos, including the task of identifying the right child ca...

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How to Co-Parent Successfully When You Are Separated or Divorced

How to Co-Parent Successfully When You Are Separated or Divorced

If you’re separated or divorced, you know how important it is to make a plan for sharing time with your child. However, this isn’t always easy, and can lead to frustration or even anger when schedules don’t match, kids feel like a go-between, or pa...

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A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports Introduces Individualized Sports Lessons for Kids Ages 3-6

A-Game Sports in New Rochelle will now be offering special Little Athlete Academy programming for kids ages 3-6. These 1-on-1 sports lessons with an experienced coach, Jordan Gurganus, will be tailored to each child’s individual level and help them...

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Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2019: You don't need to worry about the cold when there are so many fun things to do in winter on Long Island. Go back in time to explore old fashioned Christmas villages, go skiing and sledding, and hang out in awesome indoor play spa...

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Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and on Long Island

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special eve...

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Moshi Twilight App's New Story for Kids Will Feature Goldie Hawn's Voice

Moshi Twilight App's New Story for Kids Will Feature Goldie Hawn's Voice

“Goldie the Mindful Moshling,” a new story on the Moshi Twilight app that helps kids get to sleep peacefully, will be voiced by Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn, Mind Candy announced September 18. Goldie is the newest character in the Moshi world and w...

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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on September 15

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, September 15, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the...

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11 Ways Your Family Can Become Part of Your New Neighborhood

11 Ways Your Family Can Become Part of Your New Neighborhood

It’s super exciting to move to a new neighborhood—new cupcake shops to discover, new playgrounds for your kids to explore, and new friends for you all to meet. However, it can also be a challenge to feel like you are part of the community, which ca...

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Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Check Out These 11 Adaptive Clothing Lines for Kids with Disabilities

Getting dressed can be one complicated endeavor too many for parents of kids with special needs, who might run into trouble when trying to fit traditional kids’ clothing over a wheelchair, leg brace, or onto a little one that doesn’t like certain f...

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Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on September 17

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, September 17, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in ...

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