Fans of Stranger Things take note: Just in time for the holiday season, the first official Stranger Things-themed pop-up store has opened in the heart of Times Square. If you're biding your time waiting for Season 4, head over to the store which offers a one-of-a-kind immersive retail experience with exclusive merchandise and interactive photo-ops. Read on for details on how to get your foot in the door.
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Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings—and to spend hours in the kitchen, right? Eh...we New Yorkers of small-space kitchens and rapid-fire takeout options often prefer to let someone else handle our annual Thanksgiving feast. Of course, in New York City we can choose from many award-winning restaurants for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 25 restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island to make this Thanksgiving—which falls on Thursday, November 25, 2021—as easy and delicious as possible. Be sure to book your reservations soon.
Now, instead of deep-cleaning your apartment to host those far-flung relatives (and their expectations), you can spend Thanksgiving morning at the parade. What's more NYC than that?
Find even more family-friendly NYC eateries in our local restaurant guide. Visiting and still looking for a place to stay? Check out these family-friendly NYC hotels, or these Midtown gems offering views of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Brooklyn families have a brand new space to browse and check out books, read, and gather. The Brooklyn Public Library recently celebrated the opening of its 60th branch on Adams Street in Dumbo. The Adams Street Library is the first new branch in nearly four decades and the first library serving Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, and the Farragut Houses.
Hailed as one of the wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a must-see destination for families. Its breathtaking beauty and wonder can't be overstated...and yeah, the pictures never do it justice. But planning a family vacation to Niagara Falls can be a little overwhelming, including trying to decide where to stay, which sights to see, what to do, and how to avoid the crowds. My family and I recently visited the falls, and we've got all the information you'll need to plan a successful trip with the kids.
The fall brings with it not only a smattering of seasonal changes and outdoor fun like apple picking but New Yorkers can also look forward to an exciting roster of new museum exhibits to explore at NYC's top culture spots.
We've rounded up 12 exciting museum exhibits citywide that we can't wait to see with kids this season. From museum exhibits honoring history makers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Obamas, to interactive picks at our favorite children's museums, and two huge fashion installations, there's something on this list for everyone, from toddlers to teens.
While East Hampton is known for its ideal summer weather, beautiful beaches, and outdoor activities, it's also home to LongHouse Reserve, one of my favorite outdoor sculpture parks.
LongHouse is an outdoor art museum surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush plants and trees. My kids and I love spending a few hours admiring the art while being surrounded by such natural beauty. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the East End or merely interested in outdoor roadside art.
Read on to learn more about LongHouse and what you need to know before you go.
There's so much to see and do in New York City on any given day that it can be a little overwhelming. There are world-class museums, restaurants, and attractions in every borough. Special events are a seemingly everyday occurrence, yet New Yorkers can be guilty of avoiding some of the city's best attractions—labeling them as just for the tourists. But, we're here to tell you those tourist attractions are part of the allure of living in this metropolitan mecca, and to prove it, we've come up with this list of 20 tourist attractions even jaded locals should visit regularly.
Whether it's for self-defense or just for fun, karate classes and martial arts classes for kids offer a great way for your child to get exercise, learn discipline, and gain self-confidence. Karate and taekwondo seem to top the list for most popular practices in NYC, and we've found studios offering both to NYC kids.
Find more enrichment opportunities in our guide to the Classes and Activities for New York City Kids.