Weekday Picks: Handwriting Day, Matilda, and More Indoor Fun, Jan. 23-27

With all the recent (much-needed) rain, we head indoors for the most part with our list of weekday activities. These include the Kids' Handwriting Day Craft Program and Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum at branch libraries, CAAM: After School and Free Day at the Long Beach Art Museum at local museums, and movie screenings such as the Disney Moana Sing-Along and Mulan (Throwback Thursday)

For more indoor inspiration, check out our list of 10 free indoor activities for a rainy LA day and 25 indoor play spaces in LA and OC.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Stars, Movement, and Crafts, January 23-27

Explore museum collections, sing and move, or learn about the solar system this week. Whether it's raining, sleeting, or snowing, you'll find lots of fun things to do in our Indoor Family Fun Guide. Our frequently updated Event Calendar and Winter Guide are always full of great info too. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing. And don't forget to vote for your favorite biz in our Bestie Awards Contest!

Chinese Lunar New Year Parades and Celebrations in NYC

Lunar New Year is one of our favorite winter celebrations in New York City, and we're particularly excited for 2017's family activities.

Often referred to as Chinese New Year, although many Asian nations celebrate it, the holiday takes place Saturday, January 28, 2017, and ushers in the Year of the Rooster. Mark this cultural holiday with a family-friendly celebration. We've got the scoop on the best Lunar New Year parades, family dance parties, museum events, crafts, and more for NYC kids.

Commemorating Lunar New Year is a great way to learn about Asian culture and enjoy the food. We just profiled nearly a dozen NYC eateries where you can enjoy Lunar New Year banquets, snacks, or desserts. With celebrations and parades in almost every borough, it's also an opportunity to get out and explore a new-to-you neighborhood such as Manhattan's ChinatownFlushing in Queens, Sunset Park in Brooklyn, or Midtown Manhattan's Koreatown.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Popovich Pet Theater, Join the Circus

What a motley assortment of fun and enriching activities in store this week for Westchester families! Fortunately, there are five days to take it in; our top picks are below.

Develop a life skill that may come in handy on the job market at Web Design Workshop. Immerse your family in Asian culture at the Chinese New Year Celebration (one of several we’ve identified for the season in our roundup). And just try to stay seated at the dazzling and amusing The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.

So don’t sit home when you can get out and enjoy all this great stuff! There’s even more to choose from on our Event Calendar.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Winter Festival, StarLab, Valentine's Crafts

Conquer the winter doldrums this week with multiple opportunities for artsy fun and nature exploration. Get the creative juices flowing at a Pop-Up Card Workshop or a Mommy/Daddy & Me Valentine's craft session. Bundle up and discover the nature of winter at Tree Time for Tykes and Maple Tree Tapping. Or, for a taste of arts and culture, stop by the Lambertville Winter Festival all week long.

Read on for our best children's events the week of January 23–27, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and January GoList for even more midwinter events.

Weekday Fun for LI Kids: Toddler Time, Winter Wonderland, Movies

Finally, a full week of school, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of fun things to do around Long Island, especially for the littlest ones in your life.

From wintry crafts to open play and sing time for babies, kids and parents have plenty of fun activities from which to choose this week. For additional ideas, don't forget to check our January GoList and our full calendar listing. 

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Snowflakes, Sheep, and Scrabble; Jan 23-27

If our weekday picks are any indication, it's an embrace winter and enjoy nature kind of week. There's snowflake making at the library, furry fun on Drumlin Farm, and nature story time in the Blue Hills. This could also be the week to try the skating path at City Hall Plaza (if the weather cooperates).

Not so keen on nature? Got the winter blues? The opportunity to school your kids in board game strategy and a musical about a boy who finds his passion in the dance studio might cheer you up. Plus, our Event Calendar is chock full of story times, theatergoing, and STEM activities this week, so take a look for more ideas each day.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Cyber School, Science, Nature January 23-27

Despite chilly temperatures, it is important to keep children engaged and active so they can learn new things and achieve milestones. The week ahead offers a multitude of opportunities as can be seen in our events calendar.

Little ones and their parents can see what the Schuykill Center for Environmental Education's Nature Preschool has to offer at its Open House. Children who are homeschooled or cyber schooled can participate in an educational experience at the Academy of Natural Sciences's first ever Super Science Cyber School. Foster a love for learning about nature at Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy or learning about the stars at West Chester University. Be sure to carve out some time for exercise by visiting the roller rink, bowling alley, or trampoline park.

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Weekday Fun: Interactive Art, Toddler Yoga, Live Powwow

Author and illustrator meet-and-greet, live cultural concert, toddler yoga, and interactive art? Yup, just another week full of amazing kid-friendly happenings in NYC. We've rounded up details on our top weekday picks to help you plan the week ahead.

We've also highlighted not-to-be-missed events for all 2017, fantastic winter theater like Elephant & Piggie and Peter Pan, great art exhibits, and 50 family-friendly things to do in Brooklyn to keep kids having fun all winter long.

Read on for our weekday highlights, and be sure to peruse our Event Calendar and January GoList for more ideas.

Kids' Shows Coming to the Boston Area This Winter and Spring

From musicals and live character shows to sports showcases, Boston is a hub of special performances suitable for all ages. Live shows are a fun way to get out of the house, learn something new, and experience the arts. Whether you've got a preschooler or a preteen, there are some great shows happening in the area. To help you plan ahead, we’ve rounded up this list of shows coming to the area this winter and spring.

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