Holidays

President's Day Fun in Fairfield County

This arctic blast makes me want to hole up on my cozy couch under some cozy blankets, but by the time Monday rolls around, which is only the first day of a full week of school vacation for my kids in Fairfield County, I'm sure we'll be suffering from a serious case of cabin fever. Happily, not everything is closed for President's Day, and there's a whole range of activities for kids of all ages whether you're looking for a drop-off camp or something to do together as a family. Here are some of our favorites.

February School Break: 35 Fun Things to Do with NYC Kids

Kids can stop praying for snow days. Midwinter recess kicks off for New York City public school kids starting this Presidents Day weekend, serving up nine days of uninterrupted holiday playtime. To help you make the most of the winter holiday, we've rounded up our top 35 things to do with kids across all five boroughs, right up through Sunday, February 21.

Lucky for us, NYC museums, ice rinks, parks and other institutions host a slew of special activities and promotions during the school break. Some of our picks take place on specific dates, others run the entire time and all are great ways to celebrate the freezin' season

Need to get some work in next week? Try one of these February winter break camps for last-minute openings.

14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in NJ with the Family

Roses are red, violets are blue. We now have three kids, what are we to do? Right behind New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday around the world. Originally known for its romantic themes, parenthood gives new meaning to this holiday. If you're looking to go kid-free, we've already told you about great NJ Valentine's Day Drop-Off venues, but what if you want to go all-family on Love Day? Well, then, NJ offers many family-friendly alternatives! 

Family Presidential Activities for Presidents Day in LA

Unlike other holidays, Presidents Day is not a day replete with family rituals; if your family does have a tradition, it's more likely to be hunting for the snow chains before heading off skiing than anything presidential. If you are staying in town for the three-day weekend, though, why not find an activity that makes sense out of Presidents Day? After all, you're more likely to raise a president yourself if you keep your eye on the ball! Check out these five special Presidents Day activities for LA's little POTUS-in-training; and maybe someday your kiddo will add a third presidential museum to the LA landscape.

Date Night! Valentine’s Day Drop-Off Fun For NJ Kids

Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned professional, we all need a night off. Especially when it comes to a night dedicated to romance. A date night for V-Day doesn’t have to be a distant memory! Check out one of these fab NJ places offering drop-off services and Valentine’s Day fun on and around the big day for the kiddos and slow down for a much-needed break with your Valentine. And for other fun stuff this month, check out our February GoList.

Valentine's Day Activities for NYC Kids to Share the Love

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love—a theme that resonates with kids of all ages. So we’ve pulled together a list of the best Valentine’s Day events to hit up with the kids in tow. From V-Day crafts for toddlers to volunteering with teens, there are many ways to celebrate this oh-so-sweet time of year with the whole family—many of which are FREE!

Read on for the scoop on the best outings with kids in NYC this Valentine's Day. If something piques your interest, be sure to click through to the event listing for full details. For more fun happening this month, check out our February GoList, and remember, our Event Calendar is chock-full of activities and events happening everyday in New York City.

Allergy Aware Bakeries in Connecticut

There are so many great bakeries in every corner of Connecticut. But, like many of you, my daughter’s school is a nut free facility. For everyone’s safety, if we want to send in treats for celebrations and birthdays, they have to be store bought and in their original sealed containers. For really special celebrations, like birthdays and holidays, I like to bring in something a little more festive than a box of Oreo Cookies. Thankfully, Connecticut has a growing list of bakeries that can provide a fresh-baked treat that everyone can enjoy.

10 Valentine's Day Activities: Cards, Crafts, and Things To Do

Valentine's Day is always on February 14, and yet somehow it seems to sneak up on our family each year in plain view, taking us by slow motion surprise. For weeks we've known that we need to come up with Valentine's Day cards for every kid in the class (and we all know what's happened to class sizes). Putting two and two together to make 27 construction paper hearts, though, always proves harder than we think. To avoid a late-night glue stick session on February 13, or a last minute defeated run to Target for a package of Dora and Diego cards, we have assembled a list of events to get help and inspiration for Valentine's Day card craft projects—before February 14. And the photo above? It speaks for itself.

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