Viewing: things to do in New York City with kids

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge – Fun and Free Family Fun!

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a fun outing to do with kids in New York City. It’s a good way to get outside in the city, take in some sites both in Manhattan and the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and it’s free too.   The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 and considered an engineering […] Read more

Spiders Alive! at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

Spiders seem to inspire reactions that are extreme – you either love them, or loathe them. I find myself on the “love” end of the spectrum, with most family and friends on the “loathe” end. So, when the American Museum of Natural History in New York opened their new exhibit, Spiders Alive! I was giddy […] Read more

Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the East Village. The kids like it there too, because of the unique shops and the excellent people watching. On a recent family trip, we headed down to Astor Place via the Lexington Line on the subway, where the big giant steel cube sculpture tempted […] Read more

New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is a magical place, full of wonder and joy. The Albany […] Read more

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Storybook Setting for The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

One of the many reasons that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great museum for kids is that it is the setting for two of the best-loved children’s books of all time: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The Lightning Thief. I first discovered From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. […] Read more

Street Fairs Satisfy Even The Finickiest Palates

One of the easiest ways to please the whole family when visiting New York City is to stop at a street fair. Cheap eats, bargains, street entertainment -  city street fairs have it all. On a recent weekend visit to the Big Apple, I explored the Children of the World Festival along 6th Avenue between […] Read more

Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square

When I heard that the Spiderman musical, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, was showing across the street from our hotel, it seemed like an opportune time to introduce my son to the theater at “the best Broadway superhero musical ever.” (Lamar) My eleven-year-old son will tell you quite candidly that he does not care for cities. A […] Read more