Weekend Fun: Rosie Revere, Maple Sugaring, Comic Book Fest

February comes to a sugar-coated close with a weekend full of sweet festivities. There's no shortage of maple sugaring event this weekend; check out demonstrations at Great Swamp, Reeves-Reed, and Tenafly Nature Center. Keep the sugar high going at Melick's Marshmallow Roast & Scavenger Hunt and Jakes Branch Birthday Bash

Relax at family-friendly performances this weekend of Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Storybook Showcase. Comic books, trains, and carnival games round out the weekend fun. 

Find even more weekend options in our Winter Guide, including the Top 12 Indoor Play Spaces for Kids Across New Jersey. And look to our February GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.

Review: I Heart Mac and Cheese Is a Tasty Addition to Patchogue

Comfort food lovers have a new reason to lace up their sneakers: I Heart Mac and Cheese has made a cozy home on Long Island.

Soft and melty pasta can warm your tummy at the new location in The Village Green in Patchogue, with additional locations expected to open soon in Syosset and Bayside, Queens. The chain, with stores and food trucks in Florida and Georgia, is known for its healthy and zesty twists on the classic baked delight.

For more fun Long Island dining with your littles, check out our roundup of Long Island restaurants where kids can eat free, part of our Long Island kid-friendly restaurant guide.

10 Best Brooklyn Craft Studios for Kids

In need of a little creative inspiration? Drop-in craft studios offer a great alternative indoor activity for wintertime when you've worn out the mat at your local indoor playspace and your home collection of broken crayons no longer thrills. 

Luckily my family lives in Brooklyn, which just may be the crafting mecca of the world (or at least New York City). There are a slew of craft studios where kids can paint pottery, work with wood, try fiber arts like knitting and sewing, or make something more offbeat (robot trash can anyone?)—and best of all, someone else cleans up after them. Although some spots require that you sign up for an entire semester of classes, many offer drop-in options for occasional crafters, summer camps, school break programs and even birthday party packages. Here are our top Brooklyn craft studios where kids can get creative.

NYC Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

Most NYC kids have a diet that's heavy on eating out, and why not? New York City has some of the best kid-friendly restaurants anywhere. Of course, dining out doesn't come cheaply, especially in this town—unless you happen to be a child. For NYC kids, there really is such a thing as a free lunch, brunch, and sometimes even dinner ... if you know where to go. At these local eateries, you can feed those hungry mouths for the unbeatable price of $0, while you get a break from playing chef. We know what you'll be making tonight: reservations.

21 Wacky Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with Kids

“If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you. If you’d never been born, well then what would you do?” Thank goodness Dr. Seuss’ birthday comes once a year—and it always gives us great reason to cheer!

On March 2, we’ll celebrate literacy and Seuss with fun crafts, treats, and other activities in honor of the literary rhyming master. Dr. Seuss’ birthday kicks off a nationwide reading celebration known as Read Across America Day. Schools, libraries, and community centers across the country observe the day with read-alouds, crafts, and Seuss-a-rific treats!

Use this list of 21 zany activities to commemorate the day at home with the kids. Whether you want to start it off with some green eggs and ham or plan your next family vacation to the birthplace of Dr. Seuss himself, there is something for everyone on this list of Dr. Seuss-themed crafts, recipes, and activities—no matter how small. 

Pennsylvania Maple Sugaring Season Events

It's maple sugaring season! And, if you have ever wondered what all the fuss was about when it comes to the run-of-the-mill syrup versus the true-blue maple, now is your chance to find out. The official tree-tapping season kicks off in February, but sugarings and tastings run through March across the state of Pennsylvania. Our list consists of demos in which visitors can watch an actual tree tapping to day-long experiences including syrup tasting to weekend festivals. Many are local events but some could require an overnight. Keep reading to check out what the syrup season has to offer!

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