Community Gardens in Hartford County: Gardening With Children

Experts (I am not one of them!) agree that horticulture is great for kids: it allows them to design, plant, and maintain a garden, while teaching them about nutrition, teamwork, cooking, and food sharing.

The expert who propelled our family gardening endeavor about five years ago was Curious George. Yeah. The cartoon monkey. After watching an episode about gardens, my daughter begged for one of her own, and with a little help from good neighbors at The Pickin’ Patch in Avon and Home Depot, a little girl’s dreams of becoming a farmer came true.

Best Easter Egg Hunts for NJ Kids

Easter is a few weeks away, but we’re still excited for the festivities and the warm weather. From train rides to photo shoots, the Bunny is making his way through the Garden State. And just as there are a million stories in the big city, there are a million Easter Egg Hunts in NJ. But we’re here to bring you the best of the best, so Happy Easter and Happy Hunting!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 7 Festive Springtime Brunches for NYC Kids

We've already told you about all of the Easter egg hunts happening in New York City, but how about kicking your celebration up a notch with a festive meal with the big bunny of the season? At these special Easter Bunny breakfasts and brunches, families can enjoy face time and photo ops with the holiday mascot along with tasty eats and a host of other seasonal activities.

From inexpensive pancake breakfasts hosted by community organizations to lavish spreads at high-end restaurants to a pair of dining cruises, here are the best places to brunch with the Easter Bunny. Regardless of which you choose, be sure to bring your camera—and your appetite.

Best Things To Do with LA Kids This Weekend: CicLAvia Valley, Steampunk & Swallows Mar 21-22

Spring, sprang, sprung! Spring is here, though honestly it seems like it never left (and frankly we've been feeling more like the dead of summer this past week anyway). Those reliable harbingers of the season, the Capistrano swallows, come flying in, the grunion are wriggling their way up SoCal beaches, and the cherries are blossoming.

It's time for a little spring cleaning (Bonus: cleaning out your closet means you have room for new stuff!). It's time to get out and explore your neighborhood. (Who are the people in your neighborhood, anyway?)

And just to alert you, Easter is on the early side this year: April 5 to be exact. Which means you'll barely have finished cleaning up the leprechaun foot prints before it's time to make discover bunny tracks throughout your house. Better get hoppin'!

Keep reading for our most springy picks for this weekend...

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids Mar 21-22: Egyptomania, Kids Corner MusicFest and Easter Fun

Astronomically speaking, spring begins on the March equinox which is Friday, March 20. And, despite the wintry mix predicted for that day, the Mommy Poppins event calendar sees hints of spring fun ahead. Spring Walks, Spring Consignment Sales (including the huge JBF Sale in Oaks) and Spring Celebrations fill the weekend's list.

But the surest sign of spring has to be the Easter events that are popping up throughout the Delaware Valley. East Passyunk Avenue's Easter Egg Hunt, Greater Plymouth Community Center's Brunch With the Bunny and Egg Scramble and a multitude of train rides with the Easter Bunny are happening this weekend.

On the other hand, if your family is looking for indoor fun, celebrate World Culture at Penn Museum's Egyptomania, get ready to dance about and sing along with the performers at World Cafe Live's Kids Corner MusicFest or see a show like The Frog Prince, Tony Kenny's Irish Celebration or Storytime: It's Snow White.

Read on to find the rest of our top picks for the weekend. Don't see your event? Please feel free to submit it to our calendar.

Weekend Fun in Boston - Spring Sing, Bunnies, Matzah & More, March 21-22

Signs of spring are everywhere this weekend, beginning with the annual Revels Spring Sing on Saturday in Watertown. Other unmistakable signs that we've turned the corner include local Easter Bunny sightings and Passover events for the whole family. Passover in the City in Boston and the Easter Egg Hunt on the Winslow Nature Trail in Norton are two holiday highlights this weekend kids will love.

Families also have their pick of performances this weekend. The North Cambridge Family Opera stages Kids' Court, its 2015 family-friendly production. Other options include the Shadows Around the World at Puppet Showplace Theater, Open Door Theater's production of Shrek: The Musical, and a stage adaptation of The Rainbow Fish by ArtsPower. Boston Ballet's Shades of Sound opens Thursday night and runs through next weekend. 

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full events calendar!

Long Island Kids' Activities March 21-22: Egg-stravaganzas, St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, Live Plays, Family Sundays & More

Spring officially arrives this weekend, and while we're still waiting for the warmer weather to make an appearance, there is plenty to do across the Island. Catch a play in Smithtown or Bellmore, head out on the high seas on a seal cruise out of Freeport or enjoy some hands on science learning in Port Jefferson. Long Island has it all for families.

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Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do In CT With Kids This Weekend March 21-22: Parades, Pancakes, and Petting Zoos

It's finally here: the first official weekend of spring! As the weather slowly catches up with the calendar, the weekends are beginning to provide more and more excuses to be outside and savor the almost seasonal temperatures. We are finishing up the St. Patrick's Day holiday with parades in Mystic and Greenwich, and the countdown to Easter is officially under way with the Easter Bunny in position and ready for photos at Stamford Town Center, Westfarms, and the Shoppes at Buckland Hills among other locations.

If the warmer weather has you looking ahead to summer, be sure to check our Summer Camp and Day Camp Guide as some of the more popular options are filling up quickly (our handy guide to Summer Camp Open Houses is a good place to start).

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Without further ado, here are our suggestions to get the most fun out of this weekend.

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