Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Mad Hatter Tea Party, Basketball, Nutella Ravioli, Apr. 2-3

The first weekend in April offers many promising activities for Westchester and Hudson Valley families—from live performance to sports to workshops and more.

Don your fanciest hat and head to the woods for the outdoor Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Learn to make Nutella ravioli at Italian Cooking Class. Catch a D-League basketball game while indulging in added family activities at Kids Night. Get hands-on with filmmaking at Family Saturdays @ the Lab.

These are just a few of your options for the coming weekend, so read on for our top picks, then head to our Event Calendar for even more to choose from. Check out our April GoList to plan the entire month! 

April GoList: Best Things To Do with CT Kids

The days are getting longer and spring is in the air... and as always, our monthly CT GoList features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, family fishing and cherry blossoms are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we've got 22 top picks in total. Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more options and subscribe to our FREE newsletters to get posts like this delivered directly to your inbox.

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Long Island Kids This Month

Spring has finally sprung! And we're super excited to get outdoors and start enjoying everything the season has to offer on Long Island. There are plenty of activities, from attending an egg-cellent celebration and exploring LI's underwater world to a family fishing festival and CMEE's annual egg drop challenge. There's plenty of things to do both inside and outdoors.

Don't forget to also check out all of the spring festivals happening around Long Island. For more kid-friendly fun, visit our Event Calendar.

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids

As the first full month of spring begins, it feels like Mother Nature is playing an April Fools' trick on us - is today going to be snowy or 75 degrees? Either way, some spring activities are beginning to fill our Event Calendar. Plus, consignment sale season is really coming into full swing, so start taking inventory of what your kids might need for the upcoming warm weather. No matter what your focus is this month, Mommy Poppins has some great ideas for family fun.

Check out our top picks!

Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Model Railroad Show, Springtime Hike, April 2-3

April is just around the corner and springtime will soon be in full bloom, with mild, breezy weather to warm our weekends. Make the most of your two days off with a Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms, the Model Railroad Show featuring Thomas the Train himself, or the Puddle Garden: Springtime Story & Hike at the Watershed Reserve. You can also sit back, relax and take in one of the many wonderful springtime performances NJ has to offer including Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant and Rumpelstiltskin. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For additional activity options, check out our Event Calendar.

Preschool Picks in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Preschool.  How could something so full of fun and games be so, so, so agonizingly difficult to select?!  Surely, there was a time when it was either 'the one around the corner,' or that 'Montessori one across town. No more. The Montessori approach has been joined by Bank Street, Project Approach and Reggio Emilia (and no doubt, others I've never heard of). There's also a wide range in cost. And scheduling. And wait for it…admissions requirements. There are easily hundreds, if not thousands of options for preschool in Fairfield County. Mommy Poppins and her friends have, at least, HEARD good things about the following preschools, or have children enrolled in them. Surely, we've missed some good ones, so please jump into the conversation and let us know where they are (especially you city dwellers out there -- Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport)!

Cool College Enrichment Classes For Westchester Teens and Tweens

Many parents recognize the value of being a “team player,” but what if your kid’s team isn’t on the soccer field or in the swimming pool? What if he prefers singing to soccer? Writing to running? Maybe her team is more creative or curious than competitive. Westchester colleges welcome these teens and pre-teens with summer and after-school enrichment programs that let these artistic or scientific individualists come together with like-minded peers.

April GoList: Best Things To Do with NJ Kids This Month

Even though it was a fairly mild winter, we're still delighted to see spring arrive; Yay, April! For those who are hankerin' to move outdoors, there's a Cherry Blossom Family Day, Daffodil, Day, and the annual Earth Day celebration at Liberty State Park. And if it's still too cold for you, there's plenty of indoor fun like Newark's very first Maker Faire, or the 5th Annual Model Railway Show at Garden State Model Railway Club. As always, you can find even more options in our Event Calendar. Happy April!

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