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Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms as a Family in NYC

There are few more delightful ways to celebrate the arrival of spring than by viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms flowering all over New York City. In Japan, cherry blossom-viewing is taken to almost religious heights. Blooming flowers are carefully watched, enjoyed, and celebrated. Traditional Sakura Hanami parties feature eating, drinking, and music.

Everyone seems to know about the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, but there are other places to enjoy these gorgeous blossoms without the crowds this April and even deeper into the spring season. Here are the best places to see cherry blossoms in New York City this spring.

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in May

The month of May provides perfectly mild weather, the kind of weather that puts even the grumpiest toddler or moodiest teen in a pleasant, hopeful mood. Similarly, Philly parents are sure to be delighted with both the weather and the free (or nearly free) events that can keep the entire family entertained. From playground trips to picnics at city and suburban parks, families can make lasting memories while being budget-friendly.

We have rounded up some of our favorite economical options including free admission festivals, nature exploration opportunities, musical experiences, and deeply discounted museum discovery. Of course, we can't forget about Mom so be sure to carve out some time mid-May to celebrate Mother's Day by making an art project together or hiking through scenic Lorimer Park. At the end of the month, it's time for the red, white, and blue! Honor those who have served at local Memorial Day parades in Warminster, Downingtown, or West Grove.

Free fun is always best with family and friends, so gather up the crew and get ready to entertain on a budget!

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in April

Don't let April showers or the family fun budget get you down! Our events calendar is exploding with amazing and educational events throughout the Delaware Valley. Philly parents are sure to appreciate making memories with the family that won't drain the bank.

As the weather breaks, nature lovers can take a hike, search for birds, or learn to fish. Girls who love technology can learn how to make a website, design a mobile app, or explore machine learning. Babies can enjoy one of the many Read, Baby, Read programs while older kids can explore science during the Philadelphia Science Festival's Neighborhood Science After School programs or learn about constellations at Star Parties held at venues throughout the area. Easter provides plenty of free springtime activities including the annual Easter parade while Earth Day on April 22 provides lots of opportunities to celebrate our beautiful planet.

Continue reading to find our top picks for the month ahead and then add a few to your family's schedule, without spending a dime. 

15 Free and Fun Things to Do in April with Boston Kids

April is the month when spring really gets buzzing, and motivation to get out and about is even higher when activities don't break the bank. Of course, you can embrace free fun from the month's start with these priceless pranks to play on your kids. Then, as you enjoy the increasingly sunny days, try some of our top suggestions for (free!) family activities and adventures. From spring festivals to a science extravaganza to patriotic parades, April in Boston proves that quality family time needn't cost a thing.

50 Free Things to Do With NYC Kids in April

This April in New York City, we get ready for warmer weather and a lengthy list of FREE events and activities across all five boroughs. 

Celebrate Easter with animals (balloon or otherwise), appreciate the outdoors on Earth Day, or get involved in the arts. Don't worry about April showers, there are plenty of flowers to enjoy before May, and there are numerous upcoming festivals and events so we can all enjoy the outdoors as skies clear and the days lengthen, including the Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration, the Little League Season Opener Parade, Street Games, and the dragon-filled St. George Day.

Here are 50 FREE kid-friendly and family-friendly events to keep the whole brood busy this month—without breaking the bank. 

40+ Free Things To Do in April with New Jersey Kids

Get out your umbrellas—and your calendars: In addition to showers, April will bring nearly 50 fun freebies. The month is hopping with free Easter festivities, such as Cape May's ExtravaganZOO, Easter at the Pier, and Bunny Chase Weekend.

S​treet fair and festival season makes its debut in April with free events in TenaflyStirling, and Maywood. Plus, Rutgers Day is like one big street fair throughout three campuses. And the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring with free events through the first half of the month. 

Earth Day rounds out the month with no-cost events like Northern Valley Earth Fair and Jersey City Earth Day Celebration.

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our April GoList and Easter Egg Hunts in New Jersey, most of which are admission-free.

Free Things to Do With Houston Kids in April

The month of April is full of some of our favortie things! Spring weather makes for great outings to the park and to Houston's many family-friendly festivals. Our calendar has ideas for you everday, and this list has the best FREE family events around Houston your family won't want to miss.

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