Start the day off with a pancake breakfast at Tyler Arboretum or Churchville Nature Center as they both celebrate maple sugar season. Or, perhaps you prefer Green Eggs and Ham... Then get ready for Dr. Seuss story times held at Barnes & Nobles in Rittenhouse Square, Exton, and Bensalem, or Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash at King of Prussia's Lakeshore. Finish off family fun by seeing a show such as Miss Nelson is Missing at Bristol Riverside Theater or The Jungle Book presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet II at Prince Theater.
Some parents dread the end of February vacation; others are counting down the minutes. Regardless, finding things to fill those few remaining days before school is back in session can be just the thing to end the break on a high note. Vacation week activities are still going on at the Boston Children's Museum, with a slew of planned activities happening throughout the day on Saturday. Also extended hours continue at the Museum of Science on Saturday. The popular (and free) family Play Date is happening at the ICA, with a brand-new theme for February.
Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday, take a tour to learn all about maple sugaring, and stop by Gore Place for some tea and tunes. Looking to take in a show? You can find the Tanglewood Marionettes performing a classic tale, and the Puppet Showplace Theater is bringing audiences on a trip down under. Also arriving in town this weekend: the always entertaining Harlem Globetrotters, starting a four show run.
Also on Mommy Poppins this week:
- Sometimes the best sporting events to take the kids to are not necessarily the biggest.
- Heading to Ottawa? We'll make your trip the best ever.
- We've got the scoop on co-op preschools west of Boston.
Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.
With beaches, boardwalks, camping, hiking trails, and canoeing in easy reach, South Jersey often brings family fun to a whole new level. But during the chilly winter months—or when rain threatens your warm-weather plans—you can find plenty of fun inside at one of South Jersey's many indoor playgrounds.
For the shortest month, February offers no shortage of kid-friendly events in NYC. This weekend, STEM-like events abound, with the National Museum of Mathematics hosting a polyhedral box-making workshop, the New York Transit Museum offering a chance to build a model subway, and BAM opening the inaugural Teknopolis, an interactive digital art exhibit. Black History Month finishes strong with a free musical at the Brooklyn Public Library.
It's also a weekend of unique musical events, though it might be tough to top STEVENSTEVEN at Brooklyn Bowl, where musician and original Blues Clues host Steve Burns joins forces with Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd for songs off Foreverywhere, their new kids' album. You can also catch The Gustafer Yellowgold Show at Symphony Space and Elena Moon Park, one of our favorite NYC-kindie artists, on the Lower East Side.
Our February GoList has more options to help round out the month, and please continue to avail yourself of our roundup of 35 fun things for kids over school break, as this weekend technically qualifies. More fun can be found in our Winter Fun Guide and, as always, see our Event Calendar.
Winter break may be winding down, but February fun is far from over for Westchester and Hudson Valley families! The weekend before the return to school features plenty of entertaining and enriching activities from which to choose.
A highlight this weekend is the inaugural three-day Aye West African Art Festival, a multicultural extravaganza featuring performances, food, film and more. The pinnacle of the Chinese New Year celebrations we told you about takes place this weekend at Chinese New Year Festival, with acrobats, dance, martial-arts demos and more. Sports fans can enjoy not only spectating but getting in the action at Superhero Night & Kids' Sunday Funday, and entertainment can also be found at the pop-ular show Bubble Trouble, while fans of Downton Abbey can get the early-20th-century dirt at the Historic Mansion Gossip Tour.
Read on for more options to choose from, including where to go maple sugaring, and find even more options on our Event Calendar! If you haven't done so already, sign up for our newsletters to stay in the know.
Close out the February school break with a bang! Celebrate winter in Sag Harbor at Harborfrost. Learn how to tap a tree for sap at Benner's Farm's maple sugaring demonstration. Get up close with some Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs at Caleb Smith park. Hunt for shark teeth and have a toothy good time at the Whaling Museum's Toothpalooza celebration.
For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our February GoList or Winter Fun Guide. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Winter.
So your child wants to a be a rock n roll star? Then listen now to what we say ...
In response to a growing demand, several music schools here in Westchester have either added rock to their repertoire or opened to exclusively teach the sound to a new generation of aspiring artists. The schools differ in their approaches but all offer both group and individual instruction. Some also encourage public performing or offer opportunities for recording.
Read on to learn about places in our area that offer rock lessons for budding musicians with either amateur or serious aspirations. Looking for more classes in Westchester? Consult our Classes Guide and sign up for our newsletters.
Unseasonably mild weather is expected across the state, creating a perfect chance to get back outside for some family fun, like a maple sugaring workshop. For those who prefer their activities indoors, how about a puppet-making workshop or a new interactive dinosaur exhibit? Either way, there's plenty to do with the family in Connecticut this weekend.
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