25 Spring Festivals and Fairs for Westchester and Hudson Valley Families

Despite the mild winter we’ve had, it’s always exciting to anticipate the arrival of spring! We've rounded up a host of spring festivals, fairs, and related festivities happening throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley. These include sheep-shearing festivals, Earth Day festivals, cherry-blossom festivals, cupcake festivals, spring-themed festivals, and assorted others.

Note: The White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival, held annually in June, has announced a hiatus this year, and the return of the Hudson Valley Fair doesn’t look promising in light of storm damage suffered last year. Still others haven't yet announced their plans, so stay tuned for updates.

Be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide for more seasonal fun, sign up for our newsletters, and keep tabs on our Event Calendar to stay informed of more great family events!

Easter Bunny Photo Ops and Events: Where To Find the Bunny in LA & OC

Hippity hoppity, hippity hoppity: your kids might not want to sit still, but at least the Easter Bunny will! There are plenty of spots to set up the perfect Easter photo in LA and Orange County in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. We've lined up a whole Bunny Trail to hop down, ranging from mall photo ops to trains and spring festivals. Have fun catching up to Peter Cottontail in one of the following Southland locations.

Insider’s Guide to Haines, Alaska: 21 Top Things to Do with Kids

Alaska is a dream destination on many family travel bucket lists. The way most people experience the state is to hop on one of the many cruises that travel up the Inside Passage. Cruising is particularly suited for Alaska travel because the scenery from the ship is beautiful and the destinations are hard to reach otherwise. But, as with many things in travel, the easiest road often passes by the best destinations.

Haines, Alaska, is one of those gems that is often missed by family cruisers. If you have the option to take a cruise that stops in Haines, or can take an excursion to Haines (an option from Skagway), I highly recommend it. Or, if you want to plan your own Alaska trip, you could easily spend a week in Haines without running out of amazing things to do with the kids, from bear watching and fishing to exploring some really unique museums.

Where to Find the Easter Bunny Around Houston: The Best Photo-Ops & Breakfasts

The Easter bunny is back, and he's packed his basket full of more than just eggs. While traditional pictures at the mall are always an option, we've found a bunch of events in Houston that offer more than just your standard four-by-six family keepsake. This year take your bunny photos up a notch by incorporating some family fun and food throughout the morning to go along with them. For some extra special Easter activities, check out these events around town, including massive Easter egg hunts, crafts and games and breakfast with your favorite bunny make these Easter Bunny photo ops a hop above the rest!

For more season fun, check out our Spring Fun Guide for Houston Families!

Easter Bunny Breakfasts and Brunches for Kids and Families in Boston

Getting a picture taken with the Easter Bunny is a major rite of passage for many kids. Make the tradition even more special this year when you take your child to a breakfast or brunch where the famous rabbit will be milling about—for photo ops or just some shy gawking. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to celebrate Easter or just want to find a kid-friendly spot to eat a spring-themed breakfast or brunch, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to make reservations (many of these events fill up quickly); and take lots of pictures.

Meet the Easter Bunny in NYC for a Photo Op with the Kids

The Easter Bunny is making appearances all over New York City this spring, including on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019—so you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap a picture with your child cozied up to the festive rabbit.

We've rounded up some of the top places in all five boroughs to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, beginning in March. These range from professional shots you can have taken ahead of time to DIY opportunities at your local egg hunt. Get those reservations booked!

Why All the Butterflies, and What Are Good Spots To See Them?

If you're one of the three remaining Angelenos who haven't yet noticed, run outside, quick, and take a look at the steady stream of butterflies flying north up your street! People all over social media are trying to photograph and video them, but the truth is it's tough to do; smart phones just aren't doing justice to this breathtaking phenomenon. So what's going on? Why is getting swarmed by magical winged creatures as easy as walking outside? We can explain—and we can offer some ideas of where to head, if the butterflies aren't outside your own front door. 

14 Easter Bunny Encounters for Westchester Kids

Just as Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa, for many Westchester families, the same holds true for Easter and the Easter Bunny. While encounters are often possible at town egg hunts (we’ll cover that separately), there are many other opportunities to meet the bunny this spring.

Below we’ve rounded up 14 ways to say cheese with the rabbit. These include breakfasts, train rides, photo-ops for kids with special needs, and even the chance to go ice skating with the Easter Bunny. And more! Read on for the rundown and additional details.

Looking for more? Hop across the border to find out where you can dine with the Easter Bunny in Connecticut. And keep tabs on our Event Calendar for numerous other ways to celebrate Easter.

Easter Bunny Breakfasts and Brunches Across Long Island

Dust off your spring hats and get those baskets ready because the Easter Bunny is on his way.

Easter is a fun time for kids, but adults can enjoy the holiday, too. Many Long Island establishments celebrate with a special Easter breakfast or brunch with treats for the whole family. From waffles and freshly baked pastries to omelet stations, eggs Benedict, and even chocolate fountains, these holiday breakfasts and brunches are a feast for the eyes and stomach. Hop on over to one of these spots, where families can indulge while sharing quality time with the Bunny himself. 

These Easter festivities are listed by date to better aid in your holiday planning. Easter is, of course, Sunday, April 21, 2019.Venues below require or strongly suggest reservations. For more Easter and seasonal events, check out our Events CalendarMarch GoList and guide to Spring Fun on Long Island

Where Nursing Moms Can Find Private Lactation Rooms in NYC

Raising kids in New York City isn't for the faint of heart. City parents have plenty of worries to contend with that our suburban counterparts don't, from car seats in cabs to finding the right stroller for your lifestyle, and how, exactly, to navigate the subway with a baby in tow.

But one thing city mamas shouldn't have to worry about is where to feed their babies, specifically where to breastfeed or pump when you're on the go. While state law protects a mother's right to breastfeed in public, saying "a mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be," not all mothers are particularly comfortable baring it all, and certainly pumping isn't easy on a city bench. When mama's not comfortable, neither is baby.

To help ease the stress of breastfeeding or pumping on-the-go, we've rounded up some private or semi-private spots for you to feed your wee one while you're out-and-about checking things off our NYC baby bucket list.

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