Family Fun Articles
This Week in New York City: Orchids and Puppet Theater, plus Top of the Rock & the Upper West Side
Now that spring is in full bloom, you must make Rockefeller Center a stop this week with its International Orchid Show. Tens of thousands of orchids in all colors and sizes are on view on the concourse at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Then it's just an elevator ride to Top of the Rock...
This Week in New York City: Art and Cherry Blossoms in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is blooming with cherry blossoms and art. This week, we’ll take you across the river to see for yourself. Plus: High- & low-tech fun for kids.
Spring Sightseeing Special
Whether this is your first visit to Manhattan or your one-hundredth, there's always something new on the sightseeing scene, or an old favorite it's time to revisit. Here are some of the city’s top tours and attractions.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Greatest Show on Earth Becomes a Hair-Raising “Bellobration”
Ready for some hair-raising fun? The silver train carrying the 137th "all new" edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus pulled into Madison Square Garden on Mar. 31 with one of its greatest shows in years. It runs through Sunday, Apr. 15.
This Week in New York City: Rockefeller Center, All That Glitters Is Gold & More
It's getting to be springtime, and that means that ice-skating days are dwindling. Don't miss the unforgettable experience of a twirl around The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Since opening on Christmas Day in 1936, it's attracted over a quarter-million visitors a year. It's easy to understand why.
The Gazillion Bubble Show (...But Who's Counting?)
To say The Gazillion Bubble Show is unique is like saying Titanic did well at the box office: it totally disregards the "wow" factor -- and this show is nothing short of one whopping "wow" after another
This Week in New York City: Beautiful Views on a Presidential Weekend
As we head into the midwinter three-day weekend, better known as President's Day, we'll send you off in some diverse directions -- both indoor and out.
This Week in New York City: The 'Wonders' of Technology
Ladies and gentlemen...children of all ages... No, it's not the circus that's come to town -- it's an indoor world of techno-wonder, perfect on a cold day when you want to bend your mind in a few futuristic directions.
Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter at the American Museum of Natural History
Visited by millions of children and adults, the Butterfly Conservatory has returned to the American Museum of Natural History. Now in its ninth year, this popular wintertime destination flourishes in 80-degree temperatures and features up to 500 hovering iridescent butterflies, blooming tropical flowers, and lush green vegetation.
Time for the Holidays at Grand Central Terminal
With over 50 stores, the world's most famous train station is already a shopper's paradise. But December's events make it even more of a "must-stop" destination, with the Holiday Train Show, Holiday Gift Fair, and Kaleidoscope Light Show.
This Week in New York City: The Holidays Begin With Tree Lightings, Store Windows & More
It’s the week of the tree lightings! Christmas Trees, that is. The grandest of them all has turned into a prime-time, nationally televised event: The lighting of the giant tree at Rockefeller Center on Tuesday evening, Nov. 28. It’s the 74th time, and each year more and more stars make it onto the stage.
Inside NY: The Big Apple Circus, History Downtown & the Chelsea Art Scene
"Step Right Up!” to the greatest little one-ring circus you’ll ever see here or anywhere. How’s that for a claim straight from the midway? Plus: Fraunces Tavern Museum, Federal Hall National Memorial, Veteran's Day, and the Joyce Theater presents the Limon Dance Company's 60th anniversary.
CultureFest 2006: 10/14 & 15
One of my favorite cultural events of the year takes place this weekend: CultureFest. You know how you’ve often wondered about certain museum excursions, but never went because you weren’t sure what you would find there?
'Deal or No Deal' at Toys'R'Us Times Square
The NBC game-show phenomenon has found a home at the Center of the Toy Universe with a game boutique -- and the chance for visitors to play the game themselves
Inside New York: 9/1-9/10
Labor Day weekend...summer’s last hurrah. There’s always a bittersweet kind of feeling over this long holiday with another summer gone by. But New York City takes your mind off all such musings: there’s no time to think — just take advantage of everything going on.
Inside New York: 8/11-8/20
Now that we’re into August, you might find the usually crazed pace of New York slowing down...just a bit. But that doesn’t mean there’s any slowing down of the fun — especially with some great free entertainment this week.
Circle Line Downtown: Harbor Cruises, Happy Hours, Thrill Rides, and More
A favorite way of tourists and New Yorkers alike to take in the breathtaking sights of New York City is to hop on a boat and view the glittering skyline from the water
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie Pitt Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds
Pose for a family photo with Shiloh Nouvel and her (wax) parents, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, in a special African-themed nursery at the interactive Times Square attraction
Harlem Week 2006: '...And Still...We Rise!'
New York City’s largest outdoor festival, HARLEM WEEK, returns in August with a spectacular line up of concerts and activities.
New York Insider: 6/30-7/9
Sailing into a red, white, and blue weekend with fireworks, snakes and lizards, Top of the Rock, and much more.
Rockin' and Rollercoasting at NJ's Six Flags Great Adventure
Can you imagine a summer made memorable by screams? Not likely? Well, it could be if you spend a portion of it at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, America’s number one seasonal theme park.
NBC Toyota Concert Series on “Today”
Once again, NBC's “Today” has assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series.
Family Fun for June 2006: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for the Entire Family
There’s no better place for the family to find things that everyone will enjoy than New York City, with its reputation as a place for young and old to enjoy in equal measure. Here are some great places in the city people of all ages can enjoy together.
Summer in New York City: The Greatest Tours & Attractions in the World
Whether this is your first visit to Manhattan and the outer boroughs or your hundredth, there’s always something new on the sightseeing scene, or an old favorite it’s time to revisit. Here are some of the top tours and attractions for you to hit while you're here...
19th Annual Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum
In partnership with New York City, the United States Navy, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, more than a dozen Navy and Coast Guard ships will visit New York Harbor May 24th through May 30th