Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

High Bridge Pedestrian Bridge – Best Scooter Riding Bridge in NYC
The oldest bridge in NYC is not the classic Brooklyn Bridge but a hidden relic uptown, High Bridge and it’s perfect for scooter riding. This is a pedestrian bridge which crosses the Harlem river, connecting Manhattan to the Bronx. The original version of this bridge was constructed in 1848... Read more
Best Playgrounds in NYC – Our Favorites
Something is happening to NYC’s playgrounds, and it’s awesome. New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities across the five boroughs and it’s investing a TON of money into them.  The Parks and Recreation Department’s budget for 2016 is in excess of $440 million! I... Read more
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, A Billion Bricks 3 Lego Exhibit
After an afternoon at this nature center, a 40 minute drive from Northern Manhattan, we felt like we spent the day in Vermont…or Connecticut 🙂 This not-so-little estate has a crazy range of offerings! Set on 118 acres, Stamford Museum & Nature Center has a pond, a working farm,... Read more
GingerBread Lane, New York Hall of Science
We visited one of our favorite children’s museums yesterday, New York Hall of Science. And as an added bonus their annual GingerBread Lane exhibit is already up. While my 4 year old’s holiday spirit is already in full bloom, seeing these charming edible houses helped get me there a... Read more
Canstruction, Battery Park City and Pier 25
Yesterday we spent the day exploring an art exhibit, feeding ducks, spinning around in a playground, strolling through a sculpture park and climbing a jungle gym as tall as a skyscraper all within a one mile radius in the Battery Park City neighborhood of NYC. It happened to be... Read more
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum – Target Family Design Festival
A friend of ours told us about a free family art event at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, sponsored by Target Stores’ Community Programs. So Monte and Brooklyn headed down Sunday to check it out. Monte described Cooper Hewitt as a crafting wonderland. The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden was... Read more
Maker Faire – interactive science fair
Yesterday we experienced the annual Maker Faire hosted by the New York Hall of Science in Corona Park. It was a science FRENZY! We first heard about the fair through our visit to the Hall of Science Museum earlier in the week. But I wasn’t sure if Brooklyn would... Read more
Seaglass Carousel, Staten Island Ferry
I’ve lived in NYC for 18 years and hate crowds and traffic. Sounds like a terrible fit but somehow I’m still enamored with the city. Even the classics. Today my daughter and I packed our backpacks for the day and took the subway to the end of Manhattan to... Read more
Central Park

Central Park

NYC with kids September 2, 2015 0

Today I realized summer is almost over. And it’s my last full week with my daughter before her morning pre-school and organized activities start up. We tackled today like we had a bucket list and we conquered Central Park. After living in NYC 18 years I can finally say... Read more