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20+ Free Events for New Jersey Kids in January

Happy 2019, everyone! A brand-new year brings a brand-new crop of free events for the family. Your post-holiday wallet will thank you.

January is the perfect time to keep the little ones busy and warm at free storytimes. Make the rounds at Tent Tales for Tykes, Storytime with Lolly, Storytime at Hoboken Fire Department, Story Time with Queen Elsa, and Barnes & Noble storytimes and activities. Catch admission-free performances of Big Jeff Music and Family Magic and Comedy Show

Festivals aren’t warm weather–only experiences. Bundle up and enjoy January festivals including the Fire & Ice Festival and Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival.

Read on for this month's picks, and don't forget to check out our Event Calendar and January GoList for more free and low-cost fun. 

Free Things to Do With Houston Kids in January

In the months of November and December, there were many things gained and lost; typically pounds and money, respectively. My husband and I always begin the holiday season with the best of budgeted intentions, but come out into the New Year avoiding those pesky bank statements. Luckily for all Houston families, there is lots of free kid-friendly fun happening around town in January. So, you don't have to start the new year locked inside - get out there and enjoy some free family fun!

30 Free Things to Do in NYC with Kids This January

The holiday festivities have fizzled, the bank account has been maxed out, and the winter weather has set in. But worry not: We have the low down on 30 awesome FREE events for New York City families happening throughout this January.

Though most of the holiday attractions are finishing up this month, January festivities celebrating the Three Kings and Martin Luther King, Jr. are just getting started. Several museums are offering free access, like Tours for Fours at MoMA, and there are great events for older kids like the Seventh Annual Black Comic Book Festival. Meanwhile, outdoor fun abounds at the annual Winter Jam

Looking for more FREE fun? Escape the cold with our guide to 20 indoor places where kids play for FREE. Know what else doesn't cost a thing? Signing up for our newsletters to get more posts like this delivered to your inbox!

Read on for 30 FREE activities for NYC kids and consult our NYC Event Calendar for a slew of alternative options. Find plenty more winter to-dos in our NYC Winter Guide for Families.

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in January

January is a time of new beginnings, resolutions, and goals. If one of yours is to focus on saving money in the new year, you are in luck! Mommy Poppins has rounded up an extensive list of free activities happening throughout the Delaware Valley. From art and computer activities to outdoor encounters with wildlife, there is plenty of variety for everyone in your tribe. Families with kids at any age can share quality time together with a visit to The Barnes, free festivals such as Lambert-New Hope Winter Festival and Fire & Ice Festival, free performances at The Kimmel Center, and service opportunities such as clean up day at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Continue reading for more ideas to fill your family calendar with free fun!

Free Fun Things to Do with Connecticut Kids in January

Now that the holidays are over and we are settling into the darker and colder months, that's no reason to stay in and miss out on all of the fun! There are still lots of things to do this winter, even FREE things. Here's a list of our favorite free events this January, and don't forget to browse through our Winter Guide for more winter fun.

Free Things to Do With Kids in January on Long Island

With the holiday season winding down, your family might find itself with free time on its hands. And what better way to spend that time than by doing fun, family-friendly activities that won’t cost you a thing?

To keep your kids and your wallet happy, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite FREE things to do with kids in Janury 2019. Enjoy talent competitions, library activities, mother-daughter bonding timenature discoveries, and more.

And for more things to do that won’t bust your budget, check out our roundup of free indoor play spaces on Long Island, our winter fun guide, and even our list of free and inexpensive kids’ ski programs in the Northeast. Don’t forget our January GoList and events calendar.

Where Westchester Kids Can Find FREE Drop-in Storytimes

Getting into a storytime group can be nothing short of cutthroat in some places. While the registration-only programs ensure you a seat on the carpet, drop-in programs can provide some much-needed flexibility. Who hasn’t suddenly found a morning with nothing planned (or plans abruptly canceled) and a burning desire to just get out of the house? 

We’ve rounded up 15 places with drop-in storytimes—and, best of all, they’re all FREE! Looking for more things to do with your kids in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley? Take a look at our Event Calendar and sign up for our FREE newsletters.  

20 Indoor Places Where NYC Kids Play for Free

We're staring down another long Northeast winter, and entertaining the kids during this long, chilly season isn't easy or cheap. Throw in a cramped New York City apartment and a shortage of vitamin D and of course, everyone is eyeing the exit. Luckily, in NYC some of the best things in life are FREE (really).

If your kids are bouncing off the walls and your wallet is screaming for a break after all the holidays, we've got you covered. Check out our list of 20 FREE indoor destinations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island for fun, games, or just a much-needed change of scenery.

For more great indoor places, check out our Indoor Family Fun Guide which is loaded with all-ages drop-in spots.

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