The best new kids' movies on Netflix in June
Fri May 22
These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon There are so many fun summer activities in store this season, including everything from street fairs and festivals to free outdoor movies that you and the kids can watch under the stars. If the weather doesn't cooperate (or the little ones just need some time to chill), qeue up one of these new kids' movies on Netflix or catch one of the awesome summer movies hitting theaters. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Avail 6/13 This fourth installment of the Transformers film series takes place five years after the Battle of Chicago, which left humanity in fear of all alien robots. When robotics expert Cade Yeager (played by Mark Wahlburg) joins a CIA unit to hunt down the Autobots, he crosses paths with their leader, Optimus Prime. Bot-loving big kids will love seeing Optimus back in action, with a whole new cast of characters. Curious George (2006) Avail 6/16 Our favorite...
Celebrate the Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo reopening with Peppa Pig
Thu May 21
Love Peppa Pig? Celebrate the grand re-opening of the Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo with crafts, photo ops and more The Bronx Zoo's Children's Zoo is about to reopen with starpower! Nick Jr.'s favorite pink piggy, Peppa Pig, will help host a weekend of fun at the Zoo on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. At these times, little ones will be able to pose for photo ops with Peppa herself (bring your camera!), create their own Peppa masks to wear out and about, pick up a free bookmark upon entering the zoo and learn about cool animals big and small. The Children's Zoo itself will be open from 10:00am-5:30pm, offering exhibits that let kids see nature through magnifying glasses and binoculars, meet animal keepers, check out updated graphics and new species and pet animals in a farmyard area. The farmyard, open as of April 3, offers a petting zoo including goats, sheep and alpaca (plus grain to feed them)! Bronx Zoo admission $33.95, children $23.95, children...
Ample Hills starts serving scoops at Jacob Riis Park this weekend
Wed May 20
Grab some ice cream at the shop's brand-new beachfront stall and Brooklyn Bridge Park kiosk, opening for business over Memorial Day weekend Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, signaling the unofficial start of summer and finally making it acceptable to have ice cream for dinner again (we won't tell!) Ample Hills Creamery, one of our favorite ice cream shops in NYC, is making it easy to seek out scoops with the kids over the long weekend, with two kiosks opening for the season, in addition to their existing storefronts. Brand-new this year is a beachfront stall at Jacob Riis Park—on our list of the best NYC beaches for families—which launches this Friday, May 22 and will be open from 11am–9pm daily through Labor Day. Make sure to ask about a special TBA flavor, made exclusively for this beachy location! The shop's Brooklyn Bridge Park kiosk (at Pier 5 near Joralemon St) will also open full-time this weekend, serving 12 flavors daily starting on Monday, May 25 (Mon–Fri 11am–10pm,...
Winter getaways from NYC
Tue May 19
The best fall and winter getaways from NYC, including Hull-O Farms, Mohonk Mountain House, Rocking Horse Ranch and more RECOMMENDED: The best family vacations from NYC Cooler temperatures around Thanksgiving and Christmas can make you and the kids want to hunker down and hibernate, but why hole up at home when you can visit all sorts of cool family-friendly places? These action-packed fall and winter getaways from NYC are perfect for families, and they're all within three hours of the city for easy traveling with kids in tow. While you're at it, keep busy with our favorite outdoor activities for kids! Fall and winter getaways from NYC Hull-O Farms, Durham, New York Travel time: 2 hours and 25 minutes by car Youngsters can get a real taste of what life is like on a fully functioning family-run farm in the Catskills. Farmer Frank is the genial host, cracking jokes and sharing country wisdom as he teaches city folk how to work with the land and animals on his 200-year-old...
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