Summer Hot Spot: Long Beach

By Nicole Goldstein

Pack up the whole family and head to Long Beach for plenty of fun for all

Cool off with an ice cream cone from Marvel Long Beach, located on Long Island, is a hot spot for families to visit during the summer. Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach hard, but that didn’t stop it from thriving! Close enough to NYC that you can plan a day trip there this summer. Take part in the laid back atmosphere and enjoy the food, activities, and of course the [more]

Giveaway: apple seeds

By New York Family

Sign up for apple seeds’ Play For Free promotion and enter to win a free class

summer 2014 membership promo For the first time ever, all families that sign up for a membership at apple seeds prior to September 1, 2014 will "Play For Free" for the remainder of July and August at apple seeds! This is a great way for families to play and enjoy the summer in a clean, safe, and fun environment. Plus, everyone who signs up for [more]

Sponsored Scoop: Only 3 chances left to see UNSUNG & HEROES!

By New York Family

Don’t miss your chance to see TADA! Youth Theater’s latest productions

tada sponsored Don't miss your chance to see TADA! Youth Theater's productions of "Unsung" and "Heroes" -- now through August 1! A WORLD PREMIERE dance-theater piece, "Unsung" and an original family musical, "Heroes" performed by kids for kids together at one performance with a brief pause in between the pieces. Check out our Show Companion for fun family activities and games! For more info on both [more]

Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (July 25-27)

By New York Family

American Indian Pow Wow + Family Day At Lincoln Center + Free “Lightning Thief” Show + Much More

Join the Kratt Brothers for a live animal demo at the Bronx Zoo! Photo from   Join the Kratt Brothers for a live animal demo at the Bronx Zoo. Photo from HOT OFF THE BLOG Enjoy the beauty of the summer season with our favorite cool outdoor activities in and around New York City--from parks and gardens to hikes and camping to great beach destinations. Nature Calls! TADA! Youth Theater has a new musical out called "Heroes." We spoke [more]

NYC’s Best Free Pools

By Nicole Goldstein

Beat the heat in the coolest way with swimming pools across the city

John Jay Pool Cool off this summer at one of New York City’s free public pools. Yes, you heard correctly, free! You and your family can enjoy a day full of splashing and water fun this summer! John Jay Pool Bronx Claremont Pool: There outdoors pool is open from June 27 through September 1 there is plenty of time to visit. From [more]

Free Family Events This Weekend! (July 25-27)

By New York Family

Ghostbusters II at Hudson River Park, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and much more!

A Batalha do Passinho at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From A Batalha do Passinho at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From Have all the fun without spending a dime! For even more weekend ideas, check out our Weekend Planner. Friday, July 25 Free Friday Family JamBrooklyn Children’s Museum12:30pm-1:30pmAll AgesJoin the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this Friday for a festive summer celebration! This Learn and Play Date will encourage families to [more]