October 18, 2019
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The AKC Museum of the Dog

The AKC Museum of the Dog

Tweens: What better way to celebrate the four-legged members of our families than at the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog? Returning to midtown Manhattan after 32 years in St. Louis, Missouri, this unusual museum is all about — yes, dogs! The museum’s new location in the Kalikow Building is an easy two-block walk south from Grand Central Terminal. Read more…
The air is crisp, the sun is shining and it’s still comfortable to be outdoors all day long. Here’s a list of our favorite places in Westchester and the surrounding area that offer tons of fall fun. Note that pumpkin patches generally feature a vast display of pumpkins off the vine. It’s Instagram heaven to get a shot of your little ones with huge pumpkins! Take a look at who has pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes this season! Read more…
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF started in 1950 when girls and boys across the United States collected coins in hand-painted milk cartons to help children affected by World War II. Since then, generations of children in the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with the signature orange collection boxes, calling out, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” The funds help UNICEF with their goal of providing health care, immunizations, access to safe water and sanitation services, basic education, and emergency relief to children around the world. Read more…

Get Into the Zone

Education: Parenting can be stressful, and guess what, so can childhood. Margie Ferris (speech-language pathologist) and Melissa Wassil (teacher and preschool director) are looking to remedy that with their Zen Zone Sensory Gym. Read more…

52 Free Things to Do for FREE in Westchester

Whether you’ve just moved to Westchester (yes, moving can be expensive) or have been here for a bit, entertaining the family can be costly. Fear not, there are so many absolutely great things to do here that cost nothing. That’s right - zero, nil, nada, all for free! Read on for these thrifty, keep-everybody-happy, finds. Read more…

Let’s Go to the Apple Orchard!

Summer in Westchester can feel so … manufactured. Between splash pads, amusement parks, zoo trips, and indoor play places where the air conditioning is cranked up, come September we long for some unfiltered fresh air. There’s no better way to detox from chlorine and hot plastic play equipment than a trip to an orchard to pick apples the good old-fashioned way. Our favorite spot to get back to nature is on Hardscrabble Road in North Salem, home to Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard and its neighbor Outhouse Orchards. Read more…
Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Make a little time for some good family fun this season. Yes, the top fun-for-all family activity in September is apple picking. You can easily get apples in the grocery store, but here in the Northeast pick-your-own is a time-honored tradition. Read more…
The dog days of August means keeping the kids busy until school starts. Shake things up taking a trip into the city. If you’re wondering what do once you’re there take a look at these choices - all fun, family-friendly, economical adventures. Read more…
Let’s celebrate! Get a close look at a range of helicopters and try simulator rides at Independent Helicopters’ hangar at Stewart Airport. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New York Stewart International Airport, 1032 1st St., Building 112, New Windsor. Tons of fun for all ages. This is a FREE event. Read more…

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

Tweens: Lately when I mention the idea of a family outing, I am usually greeted by at least one ‘tween giving me an eye roll. This is not a proud parenting moment as I am trying to keep my three children (with an age gap of five years between the oldest and youngest) entertained and educated this summer. So when I mentioned a family outing to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome complete with air shows featuring antique biplanes, their collective antennae went up. All of my kids love flying and with the extra bonus of seeing 40 vintage vehicles from 1900-1940 onsite, their curiosity was piqued. Read more…

Rediscover the Catskills!

Rediscover the Catskills!

Travel: It’s summer and the Catskills are calling. The premier Hudson Valley destination of decades ago is once again making a splash with the opening of The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark. Read more…
Tweens: Try these fun outings for the kids to keep summer happy and exciting. They are also all free! Read more…
Tweens: Rain happens ... be prepared! There’s no need to call any day a rain out this summer. In Westchester there’s always something fun to do! We dare you do get thruogh this activity list! Read more…
Pre-Schoolers: Try this 18-hole miniature golf course in Playland Park then stroll the boardwalk where you can grab an ice cream cone or play old-fashioned arcade games. Read more…

Summer Fun in Westchester County

Tweens: You don’t have to go far to have fun this summer because there’s a wealth of family-friendly activities and venues right here in our county! Read more…

Sesame Place

Sesame Place

Travel: Go Before They Grow” is the slogan of this toddler-centric amusement park, and it couldn’t be truer. Sesame Place is nothing short of magical for children under 6. Featuring gentle rides, choreographed shows, carnival games with a generous prize policy, and a waterpark to splash and slide, it’s a place parents will miss when kids graduate to the more extreme parks. Read more…

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