Arts & Crafts Birthday Parties in CT (Fairfield County)

Whether your kid bedazzles like a future Betsey Johnson or just likes to make a mess with paint, glue or glitter, there's an artistic option out there for his or her next birthday party.  Yes, I said his.  Pottery is obviously gender-neutral, but even some of the others on our list consider the fact that boys have a right-brain, too.  Add in the fact that arts & crafts-based parties have built-in party favors, and something to focus that boundless energy on... just add cake and WHA-LAH!! For more fun party ideas check out our Party Guide! Here's some fun in Fairfield County.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Ice Cream, 4-H Fair & Mad Science, July 27 - 31

We've made it through July and now the summer is just getting into full swing! Below is just a sampling of the many great activities you’ll find in our Event Calendar. There are so many family-friendly concerts and free movies during the week. We especially love the idea of having an ice cream sundae on the Mark Twain House patio.
Read on for our top picks for weekday fun with kids.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Blue Moon and Superheroes, July 27-31

After the exciting Pluto flyby of the New Horizons mission, kids who've become more interested in astronomy will be delighted to know that there are plenty of other space-related activities they can catch over the summer. Not only does the Museum of Science host Astronomy After Hours every Friday, but this particular Friday night, a blue moon lights up the sky with some fun events to celebrate.

Here on Earth, I also love seeing all the great reading-list activities and family-friendly concerts during the week. On top of that, this Thursday marks the much-anticipated Grand Opening of the Boston Public Market – hurray! 

Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Live Music, Minion Art, Puppet Show, July 27-31

Enjoy the last days of July with a host of family-friendly events. Some of the fun includes a live concert, Minion-inspired art and a puppet show. But that's just the beginning--our event calendar is filled with activities that the kids will love, so be sure to soak up every last drop of summer!

For more ideas on how to enjoy the season on Long Island, check out our Summer Fun Guide. And if you're spending any time on the East End, visit our Hamptons & North Fork Family Guide.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Halloween in July, Flamenco, Pop Art, July 27-31

July may be winding down, but the fun for Westchester families sure isn’t! The coming week is full of exciting activities to keep little ones entertained. Be dazzled by a flamenco dance performance or learn a pop-art craft. And why wait for October when there’s Halloween in July?

This is just a sampling of the many great activities you’ll find on our Event Calendar. Read on for our top picks for weekday fun with kids—all of which are FREE!

August GoList: Best Things to Do with Kids in Boston

August in Boston is free and festive! There are free festivals almost every weekend in August, plus lots more free fun throughout the month. We've also picked a few things that aren't free, but we think they're well worth checking out, especially if you have a train aficionado in the house or you're thinking about taking the kids camping for the first time. 

We hope you'll be able to squeeze a few of these top picks for hometown fun into your family's last weeks of summer day trips and weekend getaways before the kids head back to school.

New York's Free Outdoor Kids' Concerts in August

NYC's FREE summer concert season comes to a close this August, but it goes out with a bang. We've rounded up 12 no-cost shows for families and kids that are worth the time, energy and schlep, including Grammy-nominated kindie band The Pop Ups and three entertainment-packed SummerStage Family Days.

Since most of these performances take place in parks and playgrounds, you can make a day of it by packing a picnic and soaking up some complimentary culture.

12 Places to Play in Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach offers plenty of sun-kissed fun for families. After all, it's the only place in all of New York City where surfing is allowed! But what lies beyond the soft sand and coastal waves? Plenty. 

So far we've offered a glimpse at everything this Queens neighborhood has to offer families, including what to see and do and the best places to eat with kids. Now, we round up the best places to play. In addition to its namesake beach, you'll find a ton of playgrounds and parks for picnicking, but also great indoor play spots, such as local libraries and even theater. Read on for details about our favorite places to romp and explore with kids in Rockaway.


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