Cruise Through The Streets Of Beacon, NY & Its Natural Wonderlands With The Family
For families looking to swap the bustle of city life in favor of some fresh air and outdoor fun, look no further than Beacon, NY. Located about 90 minutes north of NYC in the Hudson Valley, Beacon is a charming city with a small town vibe. Beacon offers farm-to-table dining, world-class art institutions, cultural activities, and a ton of outdoor adventure that’s great for a fun-filled family day trip.
Student athletes who step in the huddle with Huddle Up NYC learn the fundamentals of football and how to improve their skills.
With the NFL season underway, football fans around the city are once again daydreaming about making the same big plays—the ones that end up on ESPN SportsCenter’s top ten plays. But before your future wideout can catch it like Beckham or throw it like Brady (Tom, that is), they will need to learn the fundamentals.
Get the scoop on all the fun happenings slated for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day this year on August 26.
Tennis fans, the wait is almost over. The summer’s biggest family tennis event is almost here! On Saturday, August 26—just a couple of weeks away—young tennis fans get to take over the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. So grab the clan and head over to Flushing Meadows for an entire day of non-stop fun that includes interactive games, family activities, chart-topping musical performers, and big name tennis players—all to pay homage to tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Asheand to help raise money for the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL).
Keep your child happy and healthy on the field with the help of these tips.
All parents want their kids to be safe, secure, and healthy. And for some parents, being healthy includes participating in sports. Playing sports is a great way for kids to get some exercise, boost their self-confidence, build leadership skills, learn how to handle adversity, and overcome obstacles. Unfortunately, with the increasing number of kids participating in sports, there’s also an increase in the rate of sports-related injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.”
With a fantastic lineup of former and current tennis players, skill activities, and live entertainment, the whole family will love this two-day tennis festival.
For tennis lovers around the world, August means only one thing: the US Open. Tennis’ final and last Grand Slam of the year and the highest-attended sporting event in the world.
Adventurous kids will love tearing up the mountains!
For kids that love bike riding and have a thirst for adventure, mountain biking is a great activity to introduce them to. Mountain biking is “a healthy, fun, and low impact way to build fitness, gain confidence, and enjoy time outdoors,” said Ross Rushin, mountain bike instructor and mountain bike assistant brand manager at Trek Bicycle Corporation.
Swap the city sidewalk for a walk on the wild side in one of NYC’s natural wonderlands.
Every once in a while it’s great for the family to escape the busyness of city life and connect with nature. Thankfully, the fam doesn’t have to travel to some far-flung place. That’s right, instead of schlepping upstate for some fresh air and outdoor fun, swap your shoes for some hiking boots and enjoy a family hike in one of NYC’s iconic parks that’s sure to create Instagram-worthy family memories. What’s more, it’s an activity you can do almost all year round.
Mini ninjas can live out their dreams at this fun, kid-friendly obstacle course inspired by the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior” and parkour.
For urban families who love to watch “American Ninja Warrior,” it can be very challenging (and unsafe) to recreate the wildly popular TV show at home. Thankfully, Chelsea Piers recently debuted the perfect activity, the Ninja & Parkour camp, to satisfy your kids’ inner ninja. That means instead of rearranging the living room furniture, you can now take your weekend warriors to Chelsea Piers to live out their American Ninja dreams in a kid-safe environment.
Parents learn tips on how to teach their children to surf from a pro at Locals Surf School.
When most people think of a surfer’s paradise, Hawaii and California come to mind, not New York City. Nonetheless, aspiring surfers and fearless kids who love water sports can learn how to surf in their own backyard.
Kids can quench their thirst for adventure by conquering a one mile obstacle course mud run.
Everyone has heard about Tough Mudder, the muddy obstacle course for adults that tests your mental fortitude, stamina, and physical prowess. But did you know there’s one for kids?