Advice - Activities

Fun in the Age of Coronavirus: Playground Safety Reminders

After a dismally empty three months, NYC’s beloved playgrounds are once again up and running—but in the Covid era, even typically carefree activities like swinging from the monkey bars require an extra level of caution. These top tips can help keep your kids safe and keep you sane.

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Beaching during Coronavirus: Member Recommendations

Considering a day trip to the shore, but not interested in being jostled by hordes of maskless sunbathers? Before you make your getaway, read on for member reports and recommendations on the most and least crowded beaches.

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Fall Fun: It is Apple Picking Time!

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Park Slope Parents has an extensive list of apple and fruit picking destinations HERE with tips & suggestions from fellow parents. Make sure to call these places before you trek out (we got to one place and they were out of apples in one field and not opening another one for a few hours!). 


NOTE: As one member pointed out, "In my experience, the actual picking time is an hour or less. So it may be a good idea to schedule another outdoor activity collocated with or nearby to an orchard. The better to enjoy a fall day, and increase the ratio of outdoor family time to drive (& traffic) time."

Columbus Day is a DOE school holday, so if you don't make it out in the next few weekends, perhaps that's a day for an adventure!

Don't have a car?  We've got a list of places you can get to by public transport here.

Now all we need is the perfect Apple Pie recipe...

 

Fantastic farms for family fun

Craving some oinks, moos, and baaaa’s on your next family outing? Read on for PSP members’ advice on the best city-accessible spots to commune with some barnyard buddies.

 

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Taking Fall Photos of your Kids

It's FALL and the leaves are beautiful right now.  Take some time to use the backdrop of the fall to get some great photos of your family. 

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