Family Fun




  • Carve out more family time this Halloween

    This holiday is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together

    By the time Halloween rolls around, many families are deep into the hustle and bustle of the school year. The holiday provides a great opportunity to focus on family and spend some quality time together. read more »
  • Fall bird migration is underway!

    See hawks, eagles, falcons and more

    Fall migration is an exciting time for birding. With migrants on the move your favorite birding site can change within a few days, with different species traveling in and out. read more »
  • DEC announces completion of final three segments of NYS Birding Trail

    Statewide trail provides birding opportunities for all New Yorkers, regardless of age, ability, identity, or background

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the grand opening of the final three regions of the New York State Birding Trail, highlighting the state’s world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities. The Adirondacks-North Country, Catskills, and Southern Tier segments bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to more than 300, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy. read more »
  • New York State Parks Welcomes Harry Potter

    A Forbidden Forest Experience to Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park This Fall

    New York State Parks today announced that “Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience,” a nighttime adventure for all ages, will be coming to Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park – filling the park with magical creatures and wonder celebrating the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” films. Beginning Saturday, October 22, this family-friendly attraction will leave visitors spellbound as they wind through the woods along an illuminated light trail while discovering more of Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Westchester County, approximately 40 miles north of New York City. read more »
  • The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Returns This September

    New York’s best fall events are back in the Hudson Valley and Long Island

    Get ready for a magical fall season in New York with two locations of The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® and Legend of Sleepy Hollow-themed experiences. Blaze: Hudson Valley returns to its location at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson for the 18th year and Blaze: Long Island will return to Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage for the third year. On the grounds of Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in Tarrytown, visitors can enjoy two special celebrations of the author’s most famous work: Home of the ‘Legend,’ during the day and dramatic evening performances of Irving’s ‘Legend.’ read more »
  • HV Libraries that offer a “Library of Things”

    8 libraries with cool and useful stuff you can borrow

    Local libraries are branching out with their lending. Now you can borrow all kinds of stuff from tools to crafting items to tech and more. See what these libraries below have to offer. read more »