Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston

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25 Things to Do with Kids in Rye as a Local or a Tourist

While Rye is probably best known for its famous theme park, Playland, this family-friendly destination features excellent community facilities, parks, shops, restaurants and attractions—all within a 45-minute train ride to Manhattan.

It's no wonder that Rye and the Rye Brook village are among the most sought-after areas to live in Westchester. We've gathered a list of our favorite things to do with kids in Rye, both indoors and out. 

Looking for more family fun? Consult our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Summer Bucket List for Westchester Kids

It’s hard to believe there’s less than a month until school starts. While a part of you—OK, a big part—may be doing silent cartwheels, another part is still seeking the fill the days ahead. Lucky for you, we know how to make the time fly with some amazing activities and family fun.

In honor of these last few weeks, we’ve created a summer bucket list just for Westchester families. See how many of these you can complete while you’re hunting down school supplies.

As always, our Event Calendar is full of even more ideas, and you can sign up for our newsletters to have them delivered straight to your inbox.

Slide the City's Massive Water Slide is Coming to Mt. Vernon

Slide the City, the giant town-hopping water slide for kids and adults, arrived in Goshen over the weekend, and we were there bright and early to check it out. This inflatable slip-and-slide is scheduled to stop in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, August 26, and we have everything you need to know ahead of time.

Looking for more summer fun? Consult our Summer Activity Guide and follow us on Facebook.

Listen to the Music: Westchester's Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in August

We’re at just about the half-way mark for summer vacation, and seeing these outdoor concerts are still one of our favorite things about the season. Held in the evenings, when the weather has cooled a bit and everyone could use a little chill, an outdoor concert is the perfect way to end the day with kids. Best of all? They're FREE!

We’ve already told you about the concerts in July, and we hope you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging for August. Check out the complete list below, and sign up for our newsletters to stay in the know about all things summer.

15 Things to Do in Goshen with Kids

Located in the heart of Orange County, the name Goshen might ring a bell because of the headlines surrounding its potential location for a Legoland amusement park. While the contentious issue has yet to be finalized, Goshen remains a year-round family-friendly destination—with or without the colorful bricks.  

We’ve gathered up a list of our favorite things to do in this sleepy Hudson Valley town, conveniently located off Route 17 and just south of I-84. For even more things to do in the Hudson Valley, consult our Family Day Trips Guide and sign up for our newsletters. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss Slide the City's Epic Water Slide in Goshen

What would happen if you took every slip-n-slide in your neighborhood and attached them together?

Seeking to answer that age-old childhood question, Sack Lunch Productions is bringing its massive inflatable slip -n-slide here to the Hudson Valley for one day only.

We have everything you need to know about this crazy summer event. Looking for more ways to spend your summer? Consult our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Day Trip Guide: Top 10 Things to Do at Bear Mountain State Park

Now that school's almost out and schedules are a little looser, it's a great time to explore with the kids. There’s no shortage of day trips to take in the Hudson Valley, and we know it's hard narrowing down a spot that keeps every family member happy. Nestled against the Hudson River and featuring something for kids of all ages, Bear Mountain State Park in Rockland County is one place our family has returned to each year.

With hiking, paddleboat rentals, a large playground, ample room for picnicking and even a zoo, the park has plenty of options to fill an entire day. Our summer readers will be especially happy to learn the swimming pool opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, June 17. We recently visited the park and have what you need to know about this year-round destination, including our top 10 favorite things to do.

Looking for more things to do in and around the Hudson Valley? Consult our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook.