As all parents know, children outgrow their clothes at an alarming rate. One way to avoid breaking the bank each season on a new wardrobe is by shopping consignment sales. Each Spring and Fall, these weekend mommy markets pop up all over the Philadelphia area and offer families a great way to buy gently used clothes, shoes, toys, baby gear, and other items at a large discount off retail. Consignment sales are also an opportunity to sell outgrown items for some extra cash.
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).
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!
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 Chinatown, Flushing in Queens, Sunset Park in Brooklyn, or Midtown Manhattan's Koreatown.
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.
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.
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.
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.