20 Things To Do with Kids at South Street Seaport

The South Street Seaport, one of New York City's oldest and most historic neighborhoods, is in the midst of a huge transition. Pier 17, although currently closed, is being redeveloped into a massive, multimillion-dollar, high-end retail and dining destination with a rooftop event space. (Target completion date: sometime in 2017!) But even though that part of the Seaport isn't accessible at the moment, there are still plenty of things for families to do, see and experience in this popular downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

A pair of exceptional play spots, including the Imagination Playground, an under-the-radar maritime museum, boat tours, landmarked buildings, a public pier with gorgeous views and a few FREE outdoor festivals make the Seaport a great place to visit this summer with kids—whether you're a tourist or a local.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Boston

When you're not attending a graduation or making special treats for dad, we know you want the lowdown on the best things to do with your kids this month. June brings the start of summer and school vacation, which makes it the perfect time of year to get active, get outdoors, and explore nature. It's also a great time to introduce your kids to Boston's rich cultural scene, with festivals and performances filling our Event Calendar throughout the month. 

Can Your Family Break Out of Hoodwinked Escape's Game Room?

Can you beat the clock to escape from a locked room? That's the challenge at escape rooms, the latest craze in youth entertainment. Escape rooms are interactive, physical puzzles where players are locked in a room for 60 minutes with nothing but their wits. They must decipher clues and interact with everyday elements to find their way out. These fun games have been popping up around NYC for the past decade but are still a mystery to many families. Hoodwinked Escape opened in Harlem this past winter and we decided to check it out. 

 My son and I had already tried a zombie-themed room escape during a kid birthday party several years ago. While we all became the ghoul's dinner, we enjoyed working together against the clock to free ourselves.  From corporate team-building to a night out for twentysomethings, these adventure games also make for great family and friend bonding time, especially for tweens and teens in need of something new to do. 

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro at these challenging adventure games you are in for a treat: Hoodwinked is so well thought-out, you just might linger to enjoy the experience rather than trying to break out in less than the required 60 minutes.

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

Summer finally arrives in June, and there is definitely excitement in the air across Long Island—just check out all of the cool events (both indoors and out) happening throughout the month. From strawberry festivals and HarborFest, to a pirate festival and learning about dolphins, there is something to keep every member of the family happy in June. For even more kid-friendly activities taking place this month, check out our Event Calendar. And also be sure to take a look at our Summer Fun Guide, too.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids This Month

Warm weather is finally here! The sun is shining, the scent of sun block is in the air and grills are fired up wherever you go. Summer has officially begun and we can't be more excited about it. There are so many fun things for Philly families to do this month, it's hard to choose just a few. It's the peak of festival season, strawberries are ripe for the picking, Father's Day is just around the corner and outdoor concerts and movies are in full swing. Go on a hike or even pack a picnic; there's a huge variety of fun summery events this month.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with NJ Kids This Month

We love June, don't you? After a chilly spring, the first official month of summer brings the end of school, miniature golf, fairs and festivals, strawberry picking and Father's Day! You name it, June has it—even a Renaissance Faire with turkey legs and a roving Shakespeare. We've picked our favorite family events of the month, so pack up your kids and go, New Jersey. Enjoy the start of summer and happy June!

June GoList: Best Things To Do in Westchester with Kids

June brings lots of outdoor fun to Westchester with cultural celebrations, fairs and festivals throughout the county.

Sample international culture and cuisine at the Greek Food Festival and the Ukrainian Heritage Festival, among others, or journey back in time at Colonial Day. High-end entertainment featuring assorted folk musicians perform in a bucolic setting at American Roots Music Festival. And families can get hands-on art instruction in assorted media from museum educators at Summer Family Festival.

These are just a few of our top picks for June. Get your calendars ready and read on for all our best bets for the month. If you're looking for even more options, check our Event Calendar, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook

Connecticut Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands Kids Will Love

Connecticut has more than 100 certified CT Grown Farmers' Markets in the state, so it is easy to take the family out for a fun day of shopping for fresh, local produce. Many of the markets are mini destinations where children can be entertained while learning about the importance and nutrition of locally grown food. We love to pick our own berries when they are in season, too, so check out our list of our favorite Pick Your Own Farms in CT.

Here are suggestions on kid-friendly markets, so get out there, eat some healthy food, have fun, and explore! 

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