Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Family Concerts & Nature Festival, May 30-31

Music fans certainly have their pick of concerts this weekend! A music festival at the Newton Free Library sounds pretty amazing, and there's also a family concert with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble that includes an instrument petting zoo.

Another great live entertainment option is at one of my family's favorite museums, the ICA Boston (pictured). This particular Play Date appears on our May GoList because of its combination of art-related activities along with a family-friendly performance. Other fun this weekend includes an Audubon Nature Festival with live owl presentations and an opportunity for stargazing.

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

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

Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Boating, Butterflies, and Archery May 30-31

Our calendar is bursting with summer-style fun for your family. Strawberry season is right around the corner, so take a peek at our roundup of pick-your-own berry farms in CT so you'll know where to go. Looking for more outdoor activities? We also have a great post about bird-watching with kids in Hartford County and a comprehensive guide to biking, hiking, climbing, and skateboarding in Fairfield County. If your kids are more into the mind (or, more accurately, the mine), read our post about Minecraft fun in Fairfield County. For even more options, check out our Event Calendar, which is constantly updated with new listings from across the state. To keep up with everything going on in CT, subscribe to our FREE newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Have a fabulous weekend!

Weekend Fun for NYC Kids: Free Fests, Children's Zoo Reopening, Ladybugs & Stargazing May 30-31

Summer fun heats up this weekend with a bunch of great outdoor activities including two of our top picks for May: the action-packed Ultimate Science Street Fair in Washington Square Park and the funky IDEAS CITY StreetFest on the Lower East Side. The best part is that both are 100% FREE.

Other weekend highlights include astronomer-led stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New Victory Theater's final show of the season, Paper Planet, a massive ladybug release in Washington Market Park and the grand reopening of the Bronx Zoo Children's Zoo.

These are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. All of our best bets are below. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide.

Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: ICS Carnival, Cultural Festivals, Snakes, May 30-31

It’s hard to believe that May is already winding down. Since temperatures have yet to soar, now’s the perfect time to enjoy all the outdoor family fun happening throughout Westchester.

This weekend, two great programs will take you back in time: the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, which includes period recreations and commemorative ceremonies, and a hike to the historic Spencer Optical Factory site, which offers a peek at the past.

Immerse yourself in another culture at the Asian Heritage Festival or Albanian Heritage Festival. If a nature program is more your speed, you can Shout Out for Snakes or ask Polly if she wants a cracker at Parrots of the World.

Other weekend highlights include the White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival, the ICS Carnival and your last chance to see Lightscapes.

Read on for all of our best bets, many of which are FREE. To stay in the know, sign up for our FREE weekly newsletters, and don't forget to check out our Event Calendar.

10 Places to Play in Prospect Heights: Billiards, Chess & Old-Fashioned Playgrounds

I've had a blast exploring Prospect Heights with my kids and getting to experience all this sweet Brooklyn neighborhood has to offer. From kid-friendly restaurants to family activities, it's got attractions for all ages. We continue our month-long spotlight on the area with a roundup of our top 10 places to play in Prospect Heights, both indoors and outside, from parks and gardens to chess and billiards.

Outdoor Play in Warwick: Where Hudson Valley Kids Can Romp, Splash and Skate

We began our month-long focus on Warwick with a list of our top 25 things to do with kids in the agriculturally rich community in Orange County. Now we're digging into some of our favorite places to run amok in this Hudson Valley town. Whether you're looking for an organized activity or just a wide-open space for unstructured cavorting, there are lots of wonderful spots to play outside in Warwick.

Father's Day Fun on Long Island

He's fixed the kids' broken toys, endured hours of piggyback rides, and maybe even been brave enough to teach the teens to drive. Whatever dad's done for the family, he's worthy of celebration. Father's Day is a great time to honor all the men who play a part in your children's lives: fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, uncles, brothers or your special man. Whether your father figure appreciates the arts, sports, nature or food, we've got suggestions for how to plan a memorable Father's Day weekend. And for more family-friendly activities, be sure to check out our Event Calendar.

Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Strawberry Festival, Legopalooza, Outdoor Adventures, May 30-31

Warm days, balmy nights and lots of outdoor family fun has arrived. Late May in New Jersey means strawberries are in season, so get your fill of the sweet fruit at Oasis Family Farm's Strawberry Festival or Alstede Farm’s Strawberry Harvest Festival. For more summer-style adventures, head to the Rubber Ducky Festival in Passaic River Park, get your blood pumping at Trailside Nature Center's Saturday Outdoor Adventure or Be a Field Biologist at Manasquan Reservoir.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy the wonderful weather with family and friends. For even more activity options, check out our Event Calendar.

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