May GoList: Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month

May is bursting with things to do with the family, be it Cinco de Mayo fun, Mother's Day events or the gazillion fairs and festivals around the state. But of course, we have our favorites, and this post highlights 10 of them, such as Kite Day at Terhune Orchards, an arbor day celebration at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, or an Obstacle Course run with options for disabled participants. Have a great May, NJ!

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Yallwest, Arroyo Adventures, and Cinco de Mayo, April 30 - May 1

Look, we here at Mommy Poppins don't play favorites, but even we have to admit that this weekend little Santa Monica is really something special. It becomes the geographic center of the YA world with Yallwest, earns a standing O for outstanding children's theater, takes a last bow for the kiddie concert on the pier, offers up tricks on two wheels (like trading out our old bikes and maybe teaching us to ride), and composes a love poem to literacy in Virginia Park.

Not that our other 'hoods aren't making us proud with their accomplishments: Santa Ana celebrates Cinco de Mayo and May Day. Downtown celebrates Cinco de Mayo, children's film, Children's Day, and opera (because it's classy). Van Nuys celebrates vegan eats; Downey celebrates Open Streets; Fillmore and Fullerton celebrate railroads, and Sun Valley celebrates sanitation.

Public service announcement to sons, daughters, grandchildren, spouses, and friends: May is the time for honoring mothers. As in Mother’s Day. As in next Sunday. There’s still time to prepare. Your momma will love you regardless, but who's to say a little extra effort couldn't win you a spot as new favorite?

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

Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County

Mother's Day, and the brunching is easy—and when we say easy, we mean the culinary version of a chick flick. This is not a day for the Denny's Lumberjack Slam (not that there's anything wrong with that); Mother's Day brunch begs sprigs of rosemary, ocean views, and maybe a harp plucked with a rose. Or, if that's not your thing, Fillmore & Western Railway is happy to Throw Mama on the Train. The key is Mom's Choice—all day!

Read on for some of our favorite restaurants that offer a pretty darn fabulous Mother's Day brunch.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals and Springtime Holidays Apr 30-May 1

Please be sure to check directly with venues holding outdoor activities this weekend as the predicted rain could alter planned events.

April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. However, May also brings a variety of celebrations and festivals to the Philadelphia area. This weekend you can enjoy Brick Fest LiveCinco de May Festival and Wyebrook Farm Music Festival, which are all full of family fun.

In addition to festivals, children and adults alike can enjoy the outdoors this weekend with some Earth Day activities. In fact, both Rolling Hill Park and Narberth Park host events this Saturday. Celebrate the month of May at Everhart Park's May Day event or acknowledge Arbor Day by planting a tree at Pennypacker Mills.

Find more options by browsing through our entire Event Calendar. Narrow down your search by location, age and type. Read below for our top picks for the weekend ahead.

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids : Concerts, Fairies, and Walk for Hunger, April 30-May 1

As we spring into May this weekend, I'm going to find it hard to choose between indoor and outdoor fun for my family, with lots of options for both types of activities all around town. The arts come alive indoors with a youth orchestra concert (pictured), a family concert featuring a magician, open studio tours, and last but not least, children's activities on Community Day at Art in Bloom.

Some tempting outdoor activities this weekend include garden days and a festival for young fairies, a couple of sheep shearing festivals and the chance to give back by participating in the Walk for Hunger or at one of the Volunteer Day events going on at several Mass Audubon and DCR parks. So many great reasons to hit the trail!

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Hike It Baby, May Day, April 30-May 1

A new, free exercise program launched on Long Island recently, encouraging families to work out together. Join Hike It Baby at Jones Beach in Wantagh this weekend to see what it's all about. Celebrate Earth Day at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge or Latin culture at the Children's Museum of the East End at the Feria festival.

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Weekend Fun: Daffodil Festival, Duck Races, and Little Farms, April 30-May 1

The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and we are just itching to get out and explore our great state. This weekend kicks off the beginning of the spring fair season, with the Daffodil Festival in Meriden, the Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival in Vernon, and the charming Frog Frolic in Redding, among many others. It's also a great weekend for bargain hunting with the Boy Scouts' Tag Sale in Darien, The Giant Flea in Hamden, the Kids Stuff Tag Sale at the Lutz Museum in Manchester, and the Kids Closet Consignment Event in Ansonia.

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Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Lightscapes, Clown Finances, Apr. 30-May 1

Such a fun weekend lies in store for Westchester families! There are so many tantalizing activities, our Events Calendar is bursting with possibilities.

Earth Day activities continue, and this weekend marks the return of Lightscapes, a walk-through art and light installation with the new Bubble Tunnel making its debut. Kids might not be excited to learn about personal finances from a financial analyst—but what if that financial analyst is also a Ringling Bros clown? Such is the case at FUNance: Where Fun and Finance Collide. At Raid the Sanctuary II, participants are challenged to find their way out of the woods in the face of some deceptive trickery and—gasp!—no GPS. With or without their grown-up companion, kids can learn to make homemade pasta at Italian Cooking Class, and everyone’s favorite rubber-duck race returns at Y Healthy Kids Day (which we’ve profiled in our recent review).

Read on for our top picks for weekend fun in Westchester, but definitely don’t stop there. In addition to the many more events on our Events Calendar, we’ve also posted our May GoList to help you plan the entire month! 

There are even more options to choose from, so read on and consult our Event Calendar. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletters to remain in the know! 

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