5 Boston-Area Museums With Big Membership Perks for Families

Let’s be honest: Going to the museum can be an expensive proposition, especially with a whole family. Buying a membership might save you some money if you visit on a regular basis, but it has considerable up-front costs as well. When you’re thinking of making a commitment like that, it’s good to know which museums have special perks for their members. Some offer reciprocal memberships to other museums in the area and beyond, some provide entry to special events, and others give you a discount on food or items for sale in (or even outside) the museum. Whichever you choose, be sure to make the most of your membership (which, by the way, is 100% tax-deductible). Our city has some of the best museums for families in the U.S.!

Immerse Yourself in Another Dimension at VR World in Midtown

Looking to earn some cool-mom (or dad) cred with your teen or tween? Take them to the newly opened VR World in Midtown Manhattan for an out-of-this world experience.

Whether you choose to climb a mountain in Vietnam (like me) or explore a Matrix-like fighting scene (like my 11-year-old son), you've surely never experienced an afternoon like this in the shadow of the Empire State Building.

Ultimate Halloween Events for Philly Kids

When it comes to Halloween, every kid knows it is all about the treats! As this spooky holiday settles into the Delaware Valley, Philly families must capitalize on every opportunities for sweet, scary, and downright terrifying fun that can be found in our event calendar. So, put on your Halloween costume, grab a plastic pumpkin bucket, and check out the ultimate Halloween activities for the little monsterswizards, witches, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls in your haunted house.

Don't forget to plan out the rest of your fall family fun by viewing our Fall Activity Guide including the best fall events for preschoolers, kid-friendly fall hikes, and perfect fall family weekend getaways. For now, get spooked with our ultimate list below.

16 Free Ways to Have Fun with Westchester Kids this Week

Halloween is drawing near, and this week’s activities for Westchester families are largely reflective of that. Below we’ve rounded up 16 fun things to do for kids of all ages—all of which are free!

You’ll find eclectic takes on Halloween fun—like making a mask using objects found in nature and navigating a spooky Halloween maze (if you dare!)—plus a smattering of alternatives like Coding the Droids from Star Wars and a Harry Potter party if you’re all pumpkin-ed out.

Read on for all this and much more; then visit our Event Calendar which is practically exploding with exciting activities every day of the week! 

12 Sweet Events for Babies and Toddlers in NYC This Week

Home with your NYC baby or toddler this week? Break out of your usual routine with these fun events around the city. There are FREE performances and storytimes, multiple sing-alongs, Halloween puppets, and even Halloween parties just for little ones under age 2.

Find more daily events in our continually updated calendar, or head over to the Mommy Poppins Baby Guide for cool classes, play spaces, and more need-to-know info for new parents.

Long Island Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2017

A Thanksgiving feast is usually prepared and served in our homes. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break from tradition. Drop the daylong prep for Thanksgiving and head out to one of these Long Island restaurants serving up a traditional turkey dinner. Who knows, maybe you can enjoy a Thanksgiving run, volunteer, or (gasp!) relax a little.

For those who aren’t fans of turkey, many of these restaurants offer regular menu items. so everyone can have what they prefer. Just be sure to call ahead for reservations.

Have a happy Thanksgiving! And for more tips and activities this season, check out our Long Island Fall Fun Guide.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in New Jersey

Not feeling up to hosting Thanksgiving this year? Here's something to be thankful for: There are plenty of restaurants open throughout the state on Thanksgiving Day. Having your holiday out means that you can sit back and enjoy the party—and you won't have to wash a single dish.

We've chosen 20 of New Jersey's best spots to enjoy a holiday feast. Call ahead for a reservation, and then use your extra time to plan some fall fun with the family, or try out one of these Thanksgiving crafts. Happy Thanksgiving!


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