Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Easter Cookies, StarLab, Brown Bag Ballet

Bid farewell to March this week at fun museum events that include the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts' Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Monmouth Museum’s MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show, and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Uptown Storytime. Plus, start prepping for Easter this week at Johnson’s Corner Farm’s Easter Cookie Decorating event, and explore the backstage of a professional dance performance at Brown Bag Ballet.

Read on for our best children's events the week of March 27–31, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for more end-of-March fun.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: A New Museum, Lego Superheroes, and a Farm Fair; March 27-31

New is the theme as Boston families enter the month of April: We're celebrating a museum opening, the arrival (albeit a bit sluggish) of spring, and budding musicians, among other exciting events. Somerville is in the spotlight this week, with a special visit by a superhero to Legoland's weekly Toddler Tuesday and a fair featuring super-healthy, hyperlocal food. For more reasons to get out of the house with the kids, check out our Event Calendar.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Music, Dance, and Crafts, March 27-31

The last week in March does not look like it will be very lamb-like as promised, but never fear! We have tracked down some can't miss indoor activities that will keep you all cozy, dry, and entertained. Whether you're interested in a little inflatable fun, a family friendly dance party, or a safety-focused story and craft, there's no shortage of fun going on all over Connecticut this week. When the sun finally does come out, celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day with a stroll through Mill River Park. You can even bring your pooch!

For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: I Spy an Artist, Cupcake Day

As March winds turn to April showers, the fun continues for Westchester families with a variety of enriching activities coming up this week.

All of our top picks for the week are FREE! Story Dancing, one of the programs noted in our roundup of spring preschool programs, combines dance, music and literature, while I Spy an Artist (among the events in our guide to FREE STEAM programs) blends literature with art. Aspiring chefs have multiple opportunities to make use of their apron, and Women’s History Month wraps up March with Celebrate Women's History Month and more.

There’s a lot more on our Event Calendar and sign up for our newsletters to stay up-to-date.

Have you cast your ballot yet in The Westchester BESTIE Awards 2017? Vote for your favorite Westchester and Hudson Valley businesses—they’ll get the honor, and you might win a prize from Mommy Poppins! 

40 Things To Do on a NYC Staycation with Kids

With spring in the air and NYC public school spring break on the horizon, many parents may be dreaming of a far-flung destination. But bank accounts or scheduling constraints could mean local family outings are more palatable.

Luckily, we've pulled together a gold mine of activities for families looking to keep busy during spring break—or anytime in the Big Apple. The only fare we'll be paying is to the MTA, although even that hurts with the recent fare increases.

Looking for year-round fun things to do in the cty? Check out our 100 Things to Do with Kids in NYC, and of course, our always packed Event Calendar. Don't forget to peruse our NYC Museum Guide to learn about all the latest exhibits and children's museums, and wrap up your day with our guide to family-friendly city restaurants.

Weekday Events for LI Kids: Art Workshops, Video Games, Theater

Time to break out the floral prints and pastels...it's officially spring. Check out our Spring Guide for things to do all across Long Island with children of all ages. 

Beginning soon, Long Island families can track down the Easter Bunny for some fabulous photo opportunities. Plus, enjoy some family-friendly Easter Bunny Brunches and Breakfasts that pair time with everyone's favorite bunny and some delicious food.

Visit our March GoList for more kid-friendly fun throughout the week. Plus, check out our full Events Calendar for more great entertainment happenings near you.

Weekday Fun: Harry Potter, UniverSoul Circus, Preschooler Pop

Most New York City kids love the stage, and events this week don't disappoint. UniverSoul Circus brings acrobats to Brooklyn, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hits the stage, and Radio City Music Hall offers the cinematic music of Harry Potter.

But don't count out the smaller stuff. Head to Queens on Thursday for a FREE "Allergic to Salad" cooking class for kids. On Wednesday, 92Y hosts an affordable, regular parent get together. Also on Wednesday, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band throw a FREE concert for preschoolers in Brooklyn. For more preschooler-focused events, see our new guide to the best events for preschool-age kids in New York City this spring.

Our March GoList is in its final week! Our Spring Fun Guide is also at your service, loaded with Easter fun, seasonal art, and more family activities.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Music Class, Art Sessions, Storytimes March 27-31

This week's events calendar is filled with lots of great opportunities for Philly kids to spend quality time experiencing something new. From art opportunities to sing-alongs and storytimes, there are a variety of options to peak every child's interest.

Young ones can enjoy a musical sing along with Music Monkey Jungle at locations throughout Philly. Toddlers can bounce the day away at Skyzone or explore the outdoors with activities at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Older kids can make art at Chester County Art Association's drop-in class while children under 4 can attend a Mommy and Me alternative.

With Easter just around the corner, perhaps you want to plan out which egg hunt, train ride, or farm experience your family hopes to visit this year. But, for now, continue reading for our top picks of this fun-filled week!

10 Great Things to do in Fairfield County this Spring

After a seemingly endless month of snow days mixed with 60 degree weather, we all can probably agree that we are ready for spring. We're ready for some egg hunts and baseball games, some 5Ks and May days. From baby animals being born to the early forsythia and hyacinth blooms, springtime is just good for the soul.  Below you'll find a list of some wonderful things to do in Fairfield County this spring – and whether you’re wearing mittens or flip flops, I bet you’ll enjoy a few of these outings too!


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