We love June, don't you? After a chilly spring, the first official month of summer brings the end of school, miniature golf, fairs and festivals, strawberry picking and Father's Day! You name it, June has it—even a Renaissance Faire with turkey legs and a roving Shakespeare. We've picked our favorite family events of the month, so pack up your kids and go, New Jersey. Enjoy the start of summer and happy June!
June brings lots of outdoor fun to Westchester with cultural celebrations, fairs and festivals throughout the county.
Sample international culture and cuisine at the Greek Food Festival and the Ukrainian Heritage Festival, among others, or journey back in time at Colonial Day. High-end entertainment featuring assorted folk musicians perform in a bucolic setting at American Roots Music Festival. And families can get hands-on art instruction in assorted media from museum educators at Summer Family Festival.
These are just a few of our top picks for June. Get your calendars ready and read on for all our best bets for the month. If you're looking for even more options, check our Event Calendar, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook!
Connecticut has more than 100 certified CT Grown Farmers' Markets in the state, so it is easy to take the family out for a fun day of shopping for fresh, local produce. Many of the markets are mini destinations where children can be entertained while learning about the importance and nutrition of locally grown food. We love to pick our own berries when they are in season, too, so check out our list of our favorite Pick Your Own Farms in CT.
Here are suggestions on kid-friendly markets, so get out there, eat some healthy food, have fun, and explore!
It's almost summer, which means it is time to celebrate some of the coolest spots in town - the amazing network of trails and paths that the greater Philadelphia area has to offer. With National Trails Day coming up on June 4, you can mark you calendar for a great way to catch some shade (and also note some amazing trails or parks you may not have already known about). National Trails Day events highlight the importance of the outdoors, healthy activity and supporting your local resources. Whether you are an avid hiker, or just looking for an opportunity to share some nature loving with your kids, National Trails Day has tons of events that you can access, no matter where you live in the region. Here is our roundup of some of the best.
We've rounded up the absolute best things to do in June so that you won't miss out on all that's happening this first month of summer. It's CT Trails Day Jun 4th - 5th and CT Open House Day on June 11th so we've included just a few of the fun events occurring during those days. Highlights this month include lots of festivals, horse shoe crabs, food trucks and a butterfly party. Of course our Summer Fun Guide is a terrific resource for family fun, too!
Here are 18 of our favorite things to do with kids in Connecticut this June. Have fun!
Get your calendars ready! Here are the top 16 things to do with kids in New York City this June, almost all of which are 100% FREE. The first month of summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities. But while no-cost festivals, fairs and parades abound, there are a handful of truly spectacular ones that are musts for families.
Many of our favorite FREE annual events take place this month, including Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, the Lower East Side's Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival, the Museum Mile Festival and Governors Island's Figment NYC. Plus we've got the scoop on some new happenings like the opening of a swinging interactive art installation at Brookfield Place, a no-cost Dan Zanes concert and a pair of FREE SummerStage Family Days in Brooklyn.
There are few children's stories as iconic as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. Any Disney version of a tale so classically kid-friendly would seem like a no-brainer, but adding Tim Burton into the mix is always a wild card. If you're wondering where Alice Through the Looking Glass falls on a scale of dark to light, and whether it's a family outing or a find-a-sitter moment, you wouldn't be alone. The film is rated PG, but how PG is it? And to 3D or not to 3D?
It's a great week in NJ! Not only do we kick off with Memorial Day and all kinds of fun, almost-summery ways to celebrate like brilliant kites at Wildwoods International Kite Festival, cool stunts and rides at Diggerland’s Stunt Show, Monmouth Race Track’s Strawberry Fair and Wonder’s Birthday Bash in Ocean City, but this is the week we get to introduce our NJ Guide to Preschools! With a directory to all the amazing education choices in our fair state and new information being added frequently, our new Guide will help parents to make great preschool choices, so check in frequently. And don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more family-friendly options for this coming week in New Jersey!