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September GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

September is bitter-sweet. The relief of having back all those hours in the day is tinged with the loss of long, balmy summer evenings without homework or lunches to prepare. And who among us is ready to hear the word "Halloween"? No, better to look to the September weekends as an opportunity to pretend that summer is still with us. Luckily the weather and the SoCal fun generally cooperate! Read on for the best of September in LA, Ventura, and OC. We'll keep adding to our calendar daily and sending our weekly newsletter in time for each weekend, but here's your chance to plan ahead for these September favorites.

September GoList: Top Things to Do with Kids in Boston

September is so bittersweet. All the excitement the new school year brings is tinged with feelings of nostalgia for the carefree days of summer. However, we still have the weekends and glorious days that are perfect for spending outdoors at a festival, getting out on the water, watching giant kinetic sculptures in action, and "honking" in farewell to summer. 

Add these top picks for September to your calendar now, because won't want to miss any of this month's spectacular lineup of events for Boston families.  

September GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

September: A month of transition. From summer to fall, from lazy summer days to hectic school schedules. The weather should cool down just a tad, so go enjoy breakfast on the bayou or shop your favorite farmers' market.

Drop into the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston on Saturdays for some free crafts, or let your little one be a marine biologist for a day at the Downtown Aquarium. This is also the last month to see the "Above and Beyond" exhibit at Space Center Houston, where you can ride an elevator to outer space!

For things to do every day of the week, check out our event calendar, and if you haven't already signed up for our free newsletter (where you'll receive our recent posts and things to do each weekend), subscribe now! Read on for the best events and activities going on this month around Houston.

September GoList: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month

Help the kids ease their back-to-school blues with some excellent events happening throughout NJ in September. From early fall fun to awesome animal encounters, we've hand-picked more than 20 of our favorite things to do this month. You can visit  African penguins or hang with friendly alpacas, sing along with princesses, ride a pumpkin train, have a sleepover on a farm, and so much more. 

For even more September fun, look to our roundup of September Fairs and Festivals and the best places to pick your own apples, and find a great selection of after-school activities in our Guide to Classes and Enrichment Programs for NJ Kids. Don't forget to check out our Event Calendar for a complete listing of happenings this month and beyond. 

September GoList: The Best Things to Do With Kids in Westchester

Though September signals the closing of beaches and pools and the return to school, there are so many scheduled events this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, it was hard to narrow down our favorites! With fall festivals, film festivals, a book festival, a maker's festival, and non-festivals, the events this month are true standouts.

Extremely corn-y fun awaits in various forms at CORNucopia—perfect for the younger set. For sportier action, catch an equestrian competition and more at the prestigious American Gold Cup. The Chappaqua Children's Book Festival (held in October last year) is a perennial favorite, with opportunities to meet beloved authors and illustrators. 

Though Halloween might seem a ways off, trust us: You don’t want to delay snagging your tickets to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, which go on sale September 4 (a moment’s delay, and you’ll wind up with a date closer to Thanksgiving). And the New York Renaissance Faire, which runs through the end of September, is worthy of a reminder after being featured in our August GoList.

Beyond these, there are many reasons to keep tabs on our Event Calendar this month, where you’ll find activities that celebrate Labor Day, the return to school, Grandparents Day, and the start of autumn, among other occasions. Stay in the know with our newsletters and check back frequently for updates.

September GoList: Best Things to Do With Long Island Kids

Summer is wrapping up, the weather is starting to cool down, and, let’s face it, most kids are dreading the start of school. So why not make the transition to fall a bit easier by scheduling some fun, family events?

September weekends are the perfect time to take advantage of the many happenings around Long Island. Join in the celebrations of Native American culture and traditions and our famed maritime history; spend a day on the East End visiting the many farms; explore a museum; attend a fall festival; or discover the island’s natural beauty.

Whatever you choose, your family is bound to have fun, learn something different, and make new memories. Here is our list of some of the best ways to keep your family happily entertained this month.

September GoList: The Best Things To Do with CT Kids this Month

September brings with it apple picking, fall fairs, hayrides, festivals, and many more fun outings. Our event calendar is a wonderful resource full of events for Connecticut families. Many of which are mostly free or inexpensive. Some September highlights include the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival in Westport and for oyster lovers, the Annual Oyster Festival in Norwalk. 

Here you'll find 31 of our top picks of fun things to do with kids in Connecticut this September. Click through to the full listing so that you can add your favorites to your calendar. Be sure to sign up for our FREE newsletters so you can get all our CT picks delivered to your inbox.

Best Things To Do with NYC Kids: September GoList

Just because the kids are heading back to school doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In fact, September is one of the best months for FREE outdoor fun. There are a slew of alfresco festivals for families, including Brooklyn's biggest street fair, Atlantic Antic; the perfect-for-preschoolers West Side County Fair; the loopy NYC Unicycle Festival on Governors Island; and there's farm fun at Historic Richmond Town's old-fashioned County Fair, as well as the Queens County Fair.

Other September highlights include fun on the water with the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. And we haven't even mentioned one of our annual favorites: The Maker Faire New York takes over the grounds of the New York Hall of Science on September 22-23.

It's also the last chance to take a dip at one of NYC's FREE outdoor public pools and beaches, many of which are staying open through Sunday, September 9.

Plus, tickets go on sale September 4 for the Hudson Valley's best Halloween activity, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. (If you want to see Blaze, it is best to get your tickets now.)

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