Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Strawberry Festival, Monster Truck Day, June 4-5

Say goodbye to the last of the chilly spring air as the first weekend of June rolls in. If you just can't wait to get outdoors with your gang, check out the Strawberry Harvest Festival at Alstede Farms, the Family Frogging event at Kateri Environmental Center or Monster Truck Day at Oasis Family Farm. For more early summertime fun, try your hand at juggling and tight rope walking during the Circus Dance Festival or wear your wackiest hat to the Mad Hatter Party at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. For additional activity options, take a look at our full Event Calendar.

Summer Festivals and Fairs in Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley

Summer has arrived—if not officially, then certainly on the thermometer—and with it comes some of the best family-friendly summer festivals and fairs in our area. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorites in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, all of which include fun activities for kids. Although plans were still being finalized for some of this season’s festivities, we’ll be sure to keep this roster updated as summer progresses.
 
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Free (or Almost Free) Summer Movies for LA Families

And... action! A familiar annual scene is playing out at locations throughout the Southland, as the season of free, nearly free, and glorious outdoor summer movies starts rolling. At malls, museums, and parks, indoors and outdoors, in the early morning and by the light of the moon, families can catch both recent blockbusters and timeless classics for free or close to it. (While free is awesome, we think a dollar is still pretty good!)

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.

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