It's back, and Connecticut kids have another summer freebie. More than 100 of the state's museums will provide free admission for Connecticut kids and an accompanying adult this summer. The state's aquariums and zoo make the list, too.
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Rose Gordon Sala is a mom to three but also a longtime editor and journalist. She's covered all the capital 'P' subjects, including pets, politics, PR, and parenting. She's written for MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, the New York Post, and Mom.com.
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Summer road trip season is on the horizon, and that means it's time hit the road for one of these summer day trips from NYC. We're itching to get out and explore, from beaches and water parks to cool nature spots and pick-your-own fruit farms, we’ve rounded up three dozen of our favorite summer day trips from NYC. All of these day trip destinations are less than two hours away because, well, who wants to day trip for longer than that with kids in the backseat?
The best dad jokes are sometimes the silliest or most cliché jokes around. The cringier the better, right? But we’re showing up for you, Dad. We've rounded up 50 of our favorite one-liners, puns, and corny dad jokes sure to make someone in the family chuckle this Father's Day and all year long. Maybe.
Read on for 50 funny dad jokes, from sports and Star Wars jokes to parenthood jokes and gags. Once Dad has gone through all this new material, it's the kids' turn with our list of 40 jokes for kids that will keep the whole family in giggles.
New York City has opened applications for its Summer STEM Matters NYC program, which includes FREE STEAM summer camps for elementary school students and hands-on internships and classes for high schoolers. Don't delay: Applications for all programs are due Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The popular annual summer day camps are available to NYC kids entering kindergarten through ninth grade in September. Students entering grades 10-12 can apply for STEM courses and internships.
The programs occur at more than a dozen popular NYC institutions known for STEAM programming, including popular family-friendly spots like the Bronx Zoo, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, the Queens Botanical Garden, and more museums, gardens, zoos, and maker spaces. Public, charter, and home school students in NYC may all apply.
Read on for all the details on the STEM Matters NYC program. Find more summer camps in New York City, including our picks for free and affordable summer camps, in our Summer Camp Guide and Camp Directory, where you can search for summer camps by type, age, and neighborhood.
Family travel is on the rebound and that has lots of families plotting their next getaway. While we have plenty of picks for budget-friendly day trips and weekend getaways, many families are wondering if there is a way to travel for cheap with kids during spring break? The short answer is...yes!
While some might automatically head to Orlando or even the Caribbean for spring break, airfare for a family of four can quickly add up to waaaay over budget. Families-in-the-know deploy a few tricks to plan a fun spring break vacation for the kids without blowing their mortgage payment, from scoring a secret deal to compromising a bit on the location.
There are plenty of family-friendly cities and destinations that cost a bit less but don’t scrimp on the family attractions, including top museums, eateries, beaches, and even amusement parks.
Read on for some of our favorite hacks in planning a cheap spring break.
The NYC Department of Education's popular free STEM Matters program is back in 2022 and offers FREE week-long camps during New York City's spring break, with programming running from Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22, 2022. The deadline to apply for these hands-on programs, serving kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, is fast approaching.
Eighteen different sites are offering programs across the five boroughs, and many are hosted by New York City’s top cultural institutions and kid hot spots like the Bronx Zoo and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The subjects are diverse but focus on the sciences.
Give everyone a little comedic relief with these Christmas jokes for kids. Shopping deadlines, cookie baking, and lights untangling can make the final weeks of anyone's holiday season stressful. Lighten the mood by telling a few holiday jokes for kids while frosting gingerbread men or just enjoying a family meal.
We rounded up our favorite reindeer jokes, snowmen jokes, Hanukkah jokes, holiday riddles, and plenty of Santa and Christmas jokes for kids. All of these two dozen jokes are rated G and most are simple enough for kids to memorize and retell to their friends.
Once you're done giggling at these Christmas jokes, check out these cool (under $10) stocking stuffers, the best Christmas cookie recipes, the funniest Elf on the Shelf antics, and more Christmas Activities and Holiday Fun for Kids.
My family relishes checking out the many holiday displays and Christmas lights in New Jersey. It’s one of our can’t-miss holiday traditions, so we couldn’t wait to see the brand-new Christmas village decked out with holiday lights, Santa, a gingerbread house, and more holiday activities at the Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm in Manalapan, New Jersey.
We’ve enjoyed the drive-thru Christmas lights popping up, but we also love the chance to get out of the car for an in-person stroll. The Village at Anne Ellen allows kids to do just that all while sipping hot chocolate, walking along an outdoor trail, and popping into different experiences from a North Pole post office to a model train room.