Six Flags Great Adventure’s newest event, HALLOWFEST, will feature daytime and nighttime Halloween-themed fun, thrills, and chills from Sept. 18 through Nov. 1. “Thrills by Day” will feature family-friendly Halloween activities and “Chills by Night” will include rides on monster coasters in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. The park will operate 2-10pm Saturdays and […]
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New York City has long been home of some of the most fun and unique stores for kids in the country—like the Hersey’s Chocolate World, M&M’s World, and FAO Schwarz. If you love Sour Patch Kids, look no further for your new favorite NYC store. On Thursday, the first-ever Sour Patch Kids store is opening at 665 Broadway in Greenwich Village. […]
With little concrete information from the NYS DOE on the 2020-2021 school year, some parents are taking matters into their own hands and facilitating “micro-schools.” Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve watched the debate of whether or not kids should go back to school perpetuate, with vocal advocates on both sides. In the […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that NYC will provide free childcare for 100,000 students on the days they are not learning in classrooms to help families manage the hybrid online and in-person schooling in the fall, according to AMNY. The city will utilize community centers, libraries, cultural organizations, and “whatever we can find […]
Like any outdoor activity, there is a certain amount of risk in swimming in backyard pools due to the coronavirus. Should you choose to take it, here’s how you can do so as safely as possible. Many families are wondering if it’s safe to swim in backyard swimming pools as restrictions begin to lift after […]