Weekday Fun: Hands-On Art Projects, Kite Flying, Maker Faire Preview, September 21-25

Many NYC kids are looking at another abbreviated week of classes with the just opened public schools closed on Wednesday and Thursday for Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, respectively. We've added extra options for cool kid weekday activities on those days for families not observing the holidays. And don't forget, we told you last week about the great upcoming fall theater, local festivals and pumpkin patches and a newly opened Environmental Educational Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Our best bets for Monday, September 21-Friday, September 25 include the grand opening of the Children's Museum of Manhattan's interactive, NYC-themed installation, FREE collaborative lantern-making workshops, kite flying and a sneak peek at Maker Faire. Of course, you can find lots of other ideas in our jam-packed Event Calendar.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: STEAM, Locker Craft, Sewing, Sept. 21-25

The week ahead has lots of fun activities in store for Westchester families. If the building of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has piqued your kids’ curiosity, sign them up for Building Suspense. In honor of the upcoming Banned Book Week, which raises awareness that censorship remains an issue in the U.S., kids can take part with Banned Book Art. Kids can also get artsy with a sewing machine at T-Shirt Backpack Workshop.

Read on for our top picks for the coming week—all of which are FREE. There’s also plenty more where that came from! Head to our Event Calendar for multiple listings every day of the week.

Corn Mazes in PA: Take the Kids for Hayrides, Pumpkin Picking and Fall Harvest Fun Near Philly

The Fall season brings so many new activities that families can enjoy this time of year.  Traditional favorites such as apple picking and harvest festivals provide great fun for kids, but if yours are ready for a different adventure, add a corn maze to your weekend plans.

We have listed many farms in the area that have professionally designed mazes spanning several acres that can take up to two hours to complete.  Many of the large mazes have special themed games where visitors follow clues along the way, testing their knowledge and navigational skills.  Older kids will appreciate the nighttime flashlight mazes or scary Halloween themes while the younger set will enjoy the smaller hay mazes available at most farms.  Whatever your family’s adventure level is, this list is sure to have something for everyone.

Best Places to Trick or Treat This Halloween in Litchfield County

Litchfield County is a beautiful place to live and play especially this time of year. The rural setting makes for a very pretty picture indeed. In many areas, that same rural setting might not be the most conducive for trick or treating if the next house is a mile away! We have to get creative and go where the candy is so we've rounded up a few options for you. For more Halloween fun and ideas check out our CT Halloween and Fall Fun Guide which includes places to trick or treat in other areas as well. Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter so that you can keep up with all of the fun events happening across Connecticut. 

Theater Classes for Boston Kids with a Flair for Drama

Whether your child got a taste of theater in summer camp and is hungry for more, you have a kid who acts like all the world's a stage, or your little one is a bit shy, there's a theater class ready to feed creativity, channel theatrics into performance skills, and foster self-confidence. From preschool to high school, Boston kids have class options galore for exploring the theater, honing their craft and showing how much they've learned in a culminating performance – with dramatic flair, of course. 

Westchester News: New Eateries, Special Needs, Halloween

Westchester is full of new places to see and explore. We recently told you about new fall classes for kids; now we're turning our attention to other new developments around town! There are new eateries, relocated establishments, provisions for special-needs kids and a new source for Halloween costumes. Plus, this month local bibliophiles honor Banned Books Week. Read on to learn about all this and more!

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Talk Like a Pirate Day: It's Real & Celebrates with FREE stuff in LA

Well shiver me timbers, ahoy there buccaneers, fly the jolly roger, and any other piratical cliché you can think of: September 19 is a national holiday called Talk Like a Pirate Day, and no, we arrrgh not making that up. How could we? This peculiar celebration of all things pirate has grown in popularity each year, until we've finally decided that it merits a post of its own. So hold onto your eye patches, because we know 6 great ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day in LA!

Halloween Events for Kids in Hartford County

What would fall be without some fun, Halloween-themed activities? Whether you are a fright fest fan or looking for something tamer for young children, there are many spooky-themed events taking place in the Hartford area -- a great opportunity to show off all those creative costumes more than once during the Halloween season! From scary movie viewings to haunted attractions, there are many activities to keep you and the family busy from now until Halloween night.

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