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Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Egg Hunt, Purim, March 21-25

This week, visit the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at Wood Kingdom or head over to Barnes & Noble in Manhasset to celebrate Purim. There's also scrapbooking at Key to My Art, as well as a live performance of The Wizard of Oz in Bellmore. For more, check out our Long Island events calendar. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in NYC

There are few more delightful ways to celebrate the arrival of spring than by viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms flowering all over New York City. Everyone seems to know about the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, but there are other places to enjoy gorgeous cherry blossoms without the crowds.

In Japan, cherry blossom viewing is taken to almost religious heights. Blooming flowers are carefully watched, enjoyed and celebrated, and traditional Sakura Hanami parties feature eating, drinking and music.

Here are the best places to see cherry blossoms in New York City this spring.

Kite Festivals and Places for LA Kids To Fly Kites

"With tuppence for paper and strings / You can have your own set of wings..."

Okay, so the Mary Poppins tune is a bit dated; kites cost more than tuppence these days. But not much. And now that it's spring, and the sea (and mountain) breezes are tickling our cheeks, why not let them lift our kites as well? Read on for suggested places to buy (and ways to make) a kite—as well as where you and your kids can set them to soar—with your fist holding tight to the string of your kite. Come on! Let's go fly a kite!

Volunteer Opportunities for Long Island Kids

It's never too early to teach your child how to give back to others. Whether it's donating their old toys to serving food to needy families, there are plenty of opportunities on Long Island to volunteer your time and show your kids the importance of giving back. Since service projects abound all year-long be sure to check out our guide on getting kids involved in community service. And you may also want to check in with your local church, synagogue or mosque, as many are looking for volunteers to assist with their soup kitchens.

Summer Art Camps for Philly Area Kids

Summer will be here before we know it, and many parents are starting to think about camps. If you have a budding young artist in your family, there is no shortage of camp options available for you in the Philadelphia area.  From museums and neighborhood art leagues to paint-your-own ceramic studios, we have assembled a list to fit all levels of artistic ability. So, if your children have created enough crafts at home this winter and are ready for a new learning experience, read on for our ideas.

Be sure to browse the Mommy Poppins Camp Directory for even more ideas!

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Springtime Fun, Shows, Outdoors Mar 19-20

It's official! Spring begins on Sunday. Enjoy welcoming the new season by participating in some of the fantastic activities throughout the Delaware Valley that can be found in our Events Calendar.

To start, Philly families can search for eggs, take a hike, sit by a campfire, or dig for artifacts. Other ways to prepare for spring include dyeing Easter eggs, making springtime crafts, or building a birdhouse. If there are scouts in your family, help them finish some badge requirements with a visit to Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education or the National Constitution Center. Complete the weekend with a show such as The Sound of Music or the Galway Girls.

Browse through the rest of our top picks for the weekend. Be sure to check out our March GoList as well as our Kids' Consignment Sales post which is constantly updated to include the latest sales information. Happy Spring!

Weekend Fun: Egg Hunts, Breakfast with Easter Bunny, March 19-20

Hop on over to the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City this weekend for their annual Spring Eggstravaganza or to the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton for a Mad Hatter Egg Hunt. More egg hunts and spring celebrations are on the slate for this weekend as well. A family-friendly Purim Community Carnival is being hosted by the Friedberg JCC on Sunday. Kids can also help get ready for spring by planting a Snap Pea Seed at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. Warm up your interior decor with a original masterpiece at As You Wish's Mommy & Me Painting Class.

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'Our City' Exhibit Delves into NYC Neighborhood Ties

Whether it's Park Slope, Williamsburg, the Upper West Side or Tribeca, we all identify with the unique NYC neighborhoods we call home.

New York City is comprised of numerous diverse neighborhoods each with its own characteristic buildings, vibe and mix of people. A new exhibit called Our City at the Brooklyn Children's Museum features six contemporary artists examining different aspects of neighborhoods and life in New York City.  

Check our NYC Museum Guide for more current art exhibits and tips like FREE times to visit or how to score discounts.

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