June GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Boston

When you're not attending a graduation or crafting keepsakes or 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. 

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

We've rounded up 28 of our favorite things to do in June so that you won't miss out on all that's happening during this first month of summer. It's CT Trails Day June 2nd - 3rd so make sure you get outsie with the kids that day. Highlights this month include lots of festivals, horse shoe crabs, food trucks, and a butterfly party. Of course our Summer Fun Guide is a terrific resource for family fun, too! And make sure to follow us on our Instagram page

Here's the list of 28 of our favorite things to do in June with CT kids. Have fun!

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

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a perpetual state of June?

Think about it: In what other month on Long Island are the flowers blooming quite so brightly; is the sky a more colorful blue; are the temperatures quite so, temperate?   

June on Long Island is a month of transition—from spring to summer, from the end of the school year to the beginning of vacation time. But it also a month of remarkable possibilities, 30 days to celebrate all we love about life on our overcrowded, traffic-strewn stretch of real estate.

Four weeks remain in the school year. That’s plenty of time to cherish dad, enjoy a seasonal festival, tap into your inner STEM self, or even join in Triple Crown horse racing anticipation. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty to keep you and your kids engaged until the school year concludes.

A word of caution, however. Long Island is hosting two of the nation’s premier sporting events in June. Traffic might be heavy in Nassau County for the Belmont Stakes on June 9. And it certainly will be heavy on the East End on Father’s Day weekend with the U.S. Open golf championship being played in Southampton. Allow extra time if driving on either weekend.

Otherwise, away we go. Remember, our Long Island events calendar offers exciting family options as they develop throughout the month. You might also want to visit our guide to Long Island theme parks and water parks as the weather (hopefully) gets warmer.

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June GoList: Best Things To Do with NYC Kids

Get your calendars ready! Here are the top things to do with kids in New York City this June, and many are 100% FREE. The first month of summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities. But while no-cost festivals, fairs, and parades abound, there are a handful of truly spectacular ones that are musts for families.

Many of our favorite FREE annual events take place this month, including Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, the Lower East Side's Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival, the Museum Mile Festival, and Governors Island's Figment NYC. Plus we've got the scoop on some new happenings, like an upper Manhattan arts hub, a magical exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, and plenty more.

Find more great happenings this June in our event calendar and Guide to the Best Summer Events for NYC families.

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

The school year is winding down, and summer fun is heating up! Most of NJ's amusement and water parks are now open for the season, and Jersey Shore beaches are ready for summer revelers.

June also brings a fresh crop of fairs and festivals, along with strawberry picking, Father's Day fun, and the start of free summer movies. You can camp out by a lake, celebrate fireflies and fairies, and step back in time to the Italian Renaissance and the American Civil War.

Of course, you can always find more fun in our Event Calendar.

Read on for 15 of our favorite family events of the month. Enjoy the start of summer, and happy June!

June GoList: Best Things To Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley with Kids

June ushers in summer, Father’s Day, and the end of school, as well as loads of outdoor fun in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. This month, be on the lookout for cultural celebrations, music under the clouds, carnivals, and camping out.

The beloved Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival returns for more inspiring music, environmental activism, food trucks, boating, and amazing activities for kids—this time with a discounted rate for older kids. On the subject of good causes, the Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk continues to serve the community of people on the spectrum with fundraising, consciousness-raising, and camaraderie.

We’ve already told you about the ICS Carnival, which continues in the early days of June; this is followed by several other carnivals throughout the month, as well as festivals that include carnival attractions. Among these is the annual Ukrainian Heritage Festival, whose added appeal is the cultural immersion.

Another standout this month is The Big Bounce America, a traveling inflatable playground that touches ground locally for three days, wielding 20,000 square feet of (exhausting) fun for all ages. Craving more action? Scale new heights at the treetop Glow in the Park.

If you’re looking for the return of A Night on Fire, we’re told this show will take a hiatus this year, but a new event by Historic Hudson Valley will be offered this summer.

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

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

This spring may have brought freak snowstorms and lots of rain, but now we turn our warm sunny thoughts to summer where kids can stay outside and play all day. From strawberry picking, splash pads and splaygrounds, to free outdoor movies and concerts, Mommy Poppins is your go-to for what-to-do in the Philly area this month. 

Headed to the shore? We've got things to do with toddlers, best boardwalks, and best beaches. Looking for day trips to historical places or planning a big trip to celebrate summer vacation? We've got those, too. 

Get started on your June planning with 13 of our Top Picks below, and from everyone here at Mommy Poppins Philadelphia...Welcome, Summer!! 

Free Outdoor Concerts for Philly Families

This summer, there are lots of things Philly families can do that are heavy on fun but lean on the budget, especially when it comes to the many summer concert series happening from the city to the suburbs. Our comprehensive list of the outdoor concerts includes plenty of options throughout the Delaware Valley. Venues hosting some of the more popular bands can get packed, so be sure to arrive on the early side.

Read through the post to discover a favorite venue, band, or genre of music. Text some friends, gather up the kids, pack some chairs, a blanket, a picnic basket, and the bug spray. Find the perfect spot for your family and friends, sit back, and relax to the sweet sounds of summer at these free local concerts.

Nickelodeon Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort with a Side of Slime

If your dream vacation is one where the kids are out of their minds with fun, while you sip piña coladas by your private plunge pool, have I got a place for you. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, gives little ones all the fun of a theme park visit while providing adults with a luxurious, all-inclusive vacation that doesn’t leave you needing another getaway when you get back.

From the best rooms, pools, experiences, and eats, read on for our review of everything you need to know to enjoy your Caribbean family vacation at Nick Resort Punta Cana.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Free (or Cheap) Family Nights Out

And... action! As summer kicks off, a familiar annual scene is playing out at locations throughout the Southland: the season of free, nearly free, and gloriously cheap outdoor summer movie series has started rolling. At museumsparks, beaches, and malls, 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!)

Below you can find our comprehensive guide to free (and darn close to it) summer movie screenings and festivals. Click on the event names for more details, including movie titles. And keep checking back, because we'll continue to post more listings as they are announced, throughout the 2018 summer movie season.

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