Family Fun Articles
Toys"R"Us Times Square - The World’s Greatest Toy Store
Toys"R"Us Times Square -- an acclaimed “must-see” destination in New York City -- offers kids and kids at heart an unparalleled shopping experience with dedicated areas for interactive play, spectacular views of Times Square, and 110,000 square feet of the best and broadest assortment of toys, games and electronics.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Spreading Holiday Cheer by the Sleigh-full
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is back at the Marriott Marquis Theatre for the second straight holiday season, bringing to Broadway the warmth of a lighthearted romantic comedy and the elegance of the composer’s quintessentially American songs.
FAO Schwarz - A Magical Place for the Holidays
More than 145 years ago, Frederick August Otto Schwarz, namesake of the world-famous retailer FAO Schwarz, and his three brothers from Westphalia, Germany founded FAO Schwarz, opening their first shop in Baltimore, Maryland. From there, each of the brothers opened a Schwarz “Toy Bazaar” -- in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Kicks Off the Holiday Season
The unofficial start of the 2009 holiday season is, as it is every year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, taking place on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, beginning at 9am. For the first time in many years, the parade route for the 83rd annual parade has been altered, heading through Times Square along Seventh Avenue instead of Broadway.
Celebrating Mother's Day in New York City
This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 10th...and what luck! -- you and your mother (or a mother you care about) are in one of the greatest cities in the world on that special occasion. Here are some great ideas for how to spend your time together.
Celebrate Earth Day in Central Park
Established as a response to growing concern about the degradation of the Earth’s environment, the very first Earth Day was commemorated on April 22nd, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and now more than 500 million people and governments in 175 countries observe the day every year on April 22nd, 2009 should be no different.
The More Things Change... Inside the New Yankee Stadium
For the upcoming 2009 season and beyond, the home of the most successful and storied franchise in the history of sport will be located in a new, state-of-the-art stadium just a home run distance away from Yankee Stadium.
The Circus Is In Town and Ringling Bros. Delivers Zing, Zang, Zoom and Magic
It’s spring and that means the circus -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, to be exact -- has arrived, and with an improbable title you never would expect for a three-ring extravaganza: Zing, Zang, Zoom. There’s been no shortage of “Big Top” magic throughout the years, but with this 139th edition, encamped at Madison Square Garden through April 13th, there’s a cutting-edge magician and the type of illusions usually synonymous with Las Vegas shows.
Animals! Rides! Discovery! New York Wildlife Habitats Have Them All
Children of all ages have been flocking to see the bevy of animated movies starring all manner of adorable and frisky animals and mammals. But right here in the City and its boroughs, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the largest system of urban wildlife parks worldwide, has it all. And it’s live and in person.
From Infants to Teens, Toys “R” Us Has Holiday Gift-Giving Covered
For the last seven years, Toys “R” Us has been a fixture in Times Square, the crossroads of the world. From the outside, the store looks a lot like it did when it first opened, but one must travel inside to see all of the fun new things going on at The World’s Greatest Kid Store™!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: It’s Officially the Holiday Season
Five…4 …3 …2 …1… Let’s have a parade! It happens each year—to kick off the holiday season—the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and this, the 82nd one, promises to be even more exciting than those of years past.
The Babies are Coming! Look What's Crawling into Toys 'R' Us Times Square
Toys R Us Times Square the biggest toy store on earth. It’s a simple statement, but when thinking about places to visit in the bright shiny heart of New York City, the awe-inspiring interior of Toys“R”Us is a must see. Their trademarked slogan proffers that it’s "The Center of the Toy Universe" decide for yourself
Getting Up Close to the New York City Waterfalls
On June 26th, and running through October 13th, the latest work from internationally renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, The New York City Waterfalls, will be unveiled.
The Great Outdoors, New York City Style - The City’s Top Zoos, Aquariums, and Gardens
When you think of New York City, the first things that might come to mind are the glass-and-steel buildings that make up the skyline, the big Broadway shows, internationally renowned museums, and the amenities of modern life. But outside of a trip to Central Park, you might not think to experience some of the “wildlife” and outdoor fun the city has to offer. Here are some of our favorites places to get in touch with nature.
Miley Cyrus Has Arrived at Madame Tussauds
Are you -- or perhaps a younger acquaintance of yours -- Miley's biggest fan? Are you one of the lucky ones who made it to her concert? Come to Madame Tussauds where all of Miley's fans get "backstage" access to the teen superstar.
Baseball '08: New York's Baseball Teams Begin Final Season in Old Homes
"Wait 'til next year" takes on a different meaning entering the 2008 baseball season here in New York City. The Yankees and Mets are playing the final season at their present home parks as both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium will be replaced by brand-spanking-new, state-of-the-art retro ballparks for the 2009 season.
It's Circus Time Again! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Goes 'Over the Top!'
What's great about spring in New York City is that winter is no more: Park Avenue is alive with a blaze of tulips, the Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center are abloom with an array of colorful flowers, and the circus comes back to town. That circus is, of course, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, known the world over as "The Greatest Show On Earth."
Win FREE Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets!
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is one of New York City's most beloved annual traditions. This year, City Guide Magazine has 4 complimentary tickets for one lucky family. Step right up and enter to win here!
Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island: Must-Sees Outside of Manhattan
Too many visitors only take in the towering spires of midtown Manhattan and the glitz of Times Square. But New York is really a gateway city, combining the unique cultural aspects of not one, but five diverse boroughs - Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island - each with its own distinct personality and appeal that, when taken together, create the "New York experience." Here are some of the wonderful attractions located in the outer boroughs.
The Center of the Toy Universe: Feature Attractions at Toys "R" Us Times Square
Take a ride on the only indoor Ferris Wheel in the heart of New York City -- at Toys "R" Us Times Square. Buzz through the 5,500-square feet Videogame department; stop in at Geoffrey's Universe on Level One to find New York City memorabilia; romp through the gates of Jurassic Park; or visit visit Barbie in her two-story, 4,000-square-foot, "contemporary" Barbie Dollhouse.
Police Museum Hosts Holiday Party Dec. 1
Come to the Police Museum for a day of holiday cheer, festive goodies, and arts activities, and help Toys for Tots.
Harlem Week Celebrates Its 33rd Anniversary
New York City's largest outdoor festival returns with another spectacular lineup of concerts, events, and activities. Themed Discover: "Our Harlem," this year's event is a personal invitation to re-discover the people and places that make up one of the world's most celebrated, historic neighborhoods.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Times Square Odditorium
Something bizarre has arrived in Times Square. No, it's not an underpants-clad opera singer or some guy in a homemade Star Wars costume...it's the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium.
Bigger, Brighter, Louder: The 31st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebrate the Hopes and Dreams of a Nation
On the fourth day of July, light and thunder will roar over Manhattan as the 31st annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks burst into the night sky, marking a day 231 years ago when patriots created a rumble heard around the world and a nation was born.
Fleet Week 2007: May 23-30
With the fabled aircraft carrier Intrepid in dry dock and its museum undergoing a restoration and refurbishment until the fall of 2008, Fleet Week in New York City is going to be a little different this year.