Weekday Fun: Toddler Theater, Star Wars Day, Free Museums

NYC kids of all ages will delight in the coming week's activities. Tots are sure to enjoy Treehouse Shakers' Hatched: Life on a Farm, a travel-themed book reading and no-cost visit to the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Older kids will thrill at the international circus troupe NoFit State as they take over Brooklyn Bridge Park with their cutting edge show, BIANCO. And fans young and old can celebrate Star Wars Day on May the Fourth, when Owl's Head Park screens the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Looking to explore a new-to-you spot? Why not hit Central Park, the Upper West Side or Williamsburg? Our in-depth coverage shows you the best places to play, eat and hang at with kids. Discover more to see and do throughout NYC in our Neighborhood Guides.

Thinking ahead to summer? Check out our coverage on awesome family destinations including the best water and amusement parks in the Northeast and our favorite aquariums across the country.

Don't forget, there's more family fun to be found in our Event CalendarNYC Spring Guide and just released May GoList.

May GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Connecticut

May brings Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend, which we all know marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Everywhere you turn throughout the month, there are fairs and festivals. Here are 19 of our favorite things to do with kids in May in Connecticut. If you click through to the full listings, you can add them to your calendar. Of course, our Event Calendar always has more fun listed each and every day. Have fun planning!

Ahoy! 5 Sailing Camps for Kids in Westchester and Rockland County

Before you commit your kids to a traditional camp for the entire summer, you may want to explore some specialized programs. Learning to sail is a great way for children to become self-reliant, learn a life-long sport, and make lasting friendships and memories. Being able to pilot his or own craft will certainly earn your kids bragging rights, so set them on the right course with one of these full- or half-day programs.

May GoList: Best Things to Do in Westchester with Kids

May is quite the festive month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! We continue to celebrate spring with lots of festivals and fairs like the annual Kite Festival, and there’s a lineup of fun performances like The Olate Dogs and high-tech programs like STEM-tastic Saturday.

Historic Hudson Valley is keeping visitors entertained with two big events in May: Lightscapes, which dazzles with its illuminated flora and fauna displays, and Discover Pinkster!, an African-American celebration of spring.

In May we also celebrate Mother’s Day (our calendar will soon be bursting with ways to honor Mom!) and Memorial Day, with events like the Annual Memorial Day Races & Fair.

We've rounded up our top picks for family outings this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, so get your calendars ready! If you're looking for even more options, check out our Event Calendar and sign up for our FREE newsletters to stay in the know.

May GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

The weekends of May are packed with activity; there's Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and that one weekend without a holiday. With so much going on, it's easy to miss something. To help you keep track, here's a list of the biggest, most once-a-year-ish events happening this month. We still send our weekend events newsletters each Thursday and weekday suggestions on Monday, of course, and we'll keep adding to our Event Calendar daily; but we figured you'd appreciate some advance notice on these May favorites.

Click through to the full listings, and you can automatically add them to your personal calendar.

Celebrate Mother's Day in the Hartford Area

Mothers usually put their children and everyone else first, before even thinking of themselves. So why not take full advantage of the one day that is dedicated just to moms and celebrate being a very special lady! Kick back, relax, and enjoy being a top mom at one of these fun events as your family shows appreciation for all that you do. Click here for fun ways to celebrate this week in Fairfield County too.

May GoList: Best Things To Do with Long Island Kids This Month

April showers bring May flowers, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of outdoor activities happening all over Long Island this month. From Huntington's annual Tulip Festival and a May Day celebration, to Hofstra's annual Dutch Festival and celebrating turtles, it's time to enjoy everything Long Island has to offer this season. And don't forget to take a look at the other Spring Festivals happening this month, as well as our Event Calendar for other family-friendly activities throughout May. Have fun!

Best Things To Do with NYC Kids: May GoList

May is beloved in NYC for warming temperatures, impromptu meals at the city's sidewalk tables and parks and family-centric holidays: Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day weekend, of course, marks the unofficial start of summer as beaches and water parks and amusement parks often open for the season.

But you don't have to wait for the last weekend of the month to enjoy wonderful family outings. There are fairs and festivals everywhere you turn in May, and our GoList includes the top 15 things to do with kids in New York City this month, including FREE annual favorites such as Governors Island family fun day and Lincoln Center's Spring Fling. Head to Astoria for New York On Location, a television and movie-themed event, or the very first outdoor Kids Fair at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Also debuting is Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World at the American Museum of Natural History, and the musical, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.

But if that wasn't enough, we've even thrown in a bonus spring day trip to Hudson Valley for Lightscapes. Or, head in the opposite direction for these seven must-do family spots on Long Island.

Now get your calendars ready. Here are the top things happening this May in NYC, seven of which are FREE.


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