Weekend Fun for DC Kids: Science, Festivals, Nature August 10-11, 2019

The weekend is almost upon us, and DC has plenty in store for families looking to spend some quality time together, especially those in the nature and science loving crowd. From astronomy to nature walks to geocaching, our events calendar on Saturday and Sunday is brimming with activities and events geared towards the natural world.

Want to take advantage of the bustling summer festival season instead? We’ve got you covered too with agricultural fairs and cultural festivals.

Check out our top picks for weekend fun, and then head to our events calendar for more ideas.

Weekend Fun: Country Fair, Beacon Corn Festival, Movie on the Beach

Here’s hoping you’re staying in town this weekend, ’cause there’s plenty for families to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley!

The South Salem Fire Department's Carnival is in town, featuring rides, games, and food, as is the Otisville Country Fair, which offers distinctive twists like a chainsaw competition and a cast-iron frying-pan toss. Join a citizen-scientist project at the Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count, or join Hudson River–​philes at the Beacon Corn Festival. Ready to abandon yourself to summer? Take in a nighttime movie on the beach and don’t worry about the sand in your shoes.

Read on for more details on our top weekend picks—many of which are FREE. Planning the rest of the summer? Check out our August GoList for our top picks for the month. And remember to check out the extensive weekday and weekend events listed in our Event Calendar!

Making the Most of a Day Trip to Moody Gardens

If you have taken a trip to Galveston you most likely passed the massive pyramids of Moody Gardens. The complex of museums, rides, and exhibits has enough to entertain kids of all agues! But Moody Gardens' many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've broken down what you can expect to see and do.

10 Spots to Explore the Immigrant Experience with New York City Kids

No matter your political leanings, immigration is a hot topic of conversation these days, and New York has a rich and ongoing history as a gateway to our country. We've combed through our city's top museums and cultural institutions to pinpoint some of the most kid-friendly destinations for those curious about the immigrant experience, or looking to teach children about diversity and cultural acceptance.

Of course NYC often plays host to rotating art exhibits related to this theme, which you can always find in our event calendar. Read on for ten NYC spots where history leaps off the pages for interactive exploration.

Money-Saving Deals for NYC Kids Classes and Fall Programs

Hey, we know kids activities can cost a pretty penny, so we reached out to some of New York City's much-loved children's programs to see if they wanted to extend any special offers to our readers. Sure enough, we snagged 15 deals that'll help you save on kids classes this fall! Read on to find discounts on dance classes, kids cooking classes, art for kids, kids gyms, and so much more.

Don't dawdle, because these deals will quite literally disappear as they expire. If you don't see a deal listed below it means the offer is no longer available. If you're looking for even more kids classes, visit our NYC Classes Guide, or you can even search our Directory by location and age!

Weekend Fun: County Fairs, Festival of the Sea, Train Show

There's no better place to spend a mid-August weekend than the Jersey Shore—and this weekend, the shore is filled with fair and festival fun, including LBI's Festival of the Sea, the Keyport Fireman's Fair, and the Atlantic County 4-H Fair

Peachy celebrations continues this weekend with Alstede's Peach Harvest Festival and the Peach, Princess and Pirate Celebration at Camden Children's Garden. And don't miss more fair fun at New Jersey State Fair: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show and Montclair Jazz Festival.

Find even more weekend options in our Summer Fun Guide, including 20+ August Fairs and Festivals for New Jersey Families. And look to our August GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.

10 Science and STEM Classes for Boston Preschoolers

There’s no shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for kids in the Boston area, from summer camps to robotics classes. While most of these programs are geared toward older kids and teens, children as young as 2 or 3 years old are at a perfect age to start learning the basics of the scientific method. We've rounded up a list of local programs that offer science or technology programs specifically for curious preschoolers.

Flag Football and Parkour for Kids Come to Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford is one of the best sports complexes in Fairfield County, and a family favorite for athletic classes for kids. This fall, the 465,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility is expanding its Ninja + Parkour program and adding Flag Football to its wide array of offerings, which already includes everything from dance classes, gymnastics for kids, and ice skating to youth basketball, soccer, swimming, and field hockey. The fall semester begins September 4, 2019, with programs available for children ages 3 months to 18 years.

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