Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Nature, Performances, Amusement Parks April 29-30

Bees buzzing, lawn mowers humming, birds singing, and the voices of children playing outside have become familiar sounds throughout Philadelphia. Now that spring is in full bloom, Philly parents can be sure our event calendar is set to deliver some springtime fun.

Head outdoors to play with slime, learn about DNA, and visit live animals at the Science Carnival. Go for a bird walk in the morning or plan to stargaze at night. Dance the day away with rockin' preschool tunes or expose kids to a new variety of music. Splurge with a visit to either Dutch Wonderland or Sesame Place since both parks celebrate opening for the season this weekend.

With so many events from which to select, be sure to use our filters to narrow down the options by age and location. Now, continue reading for our top picks.

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Baseball, Shadow Theater, and a Sound Sculpture; April 29-30

Like most Bostonians, one thing I look forward to in the spring (along with the warm weather, of course) is baseball (go Sox!). This weekend, the Museum of Science is hosting a brand-new event with our beloved team that will include all kinds of baseball-related STEM activities, a pitching station, face painting, and even photos with Wally the Green Monster. While you're hanging out on that side of the river, head to Harvard Square for the Harvard ArtsFirst Festival or enjoy live music, shadow theater, and free admission to the Peabody Museum. 

Speaking of art, the MFA is celebrating spring with their annual Art in Bloom family event; the ICA is having a playdate; and Spring ArtWeek is happening all over the city, including this interactive public art display that kids won't want to miss. 

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Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Day of the Child, Festivals, Family Music, April 29-30

The last weekend of April is here - we can't believe it either! Make the most out of this wonderful weather at the many festivals this weekend, such as the FUNomenal Family FestivalTexas Crawfish and Music Festival, or a good old-fashioned community spring festival in Northwest Houston. Or maybe check out the newly renovated Evelyn's Park in Bellaire

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For more family fun ideas, our event calendar has things to do every day, and our April GoList to find the best things to do this month. Did you know can also submit your own events? And for great posts like this delivered to your inbox, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Read on for more things to do this weekend.

Weekend Fun: Farm Days, Baseball, and a Frog Frolic, April 29-30

The upside of all the rain that we've had lately is that the flowers are blooming, the fields and meadows are lush, and with a forecast looking pretty cooperative for the weekend, we are just itching to get outside! The spring fair season kicks off this weekend with the Daffodil Festival in Meriden, the Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival in Vernon, the McKinley School Carnival in Fairfield. and the charming Frog Frolic in Redding, among many others. We also welcome baseball back with a weekend full of events with the Bridgeport Bluefish, including fireworks, a family fun day, and even a special giveaway.

Visit with animals and check out the face of modern farming with events at Common Ground in New Haven and Ambler Farm in Wilton--and Stew Leonards' welcomes the animals back to their outdoor "Little Farms" in Norwalk and Danbury with special events on Saturday. 

Our Event Calendar is constantly updated with the latest, greatest activities. To keep up with everything going on in CT, subscribe to our newsletters and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a fabulous weekend!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Arbor Day, Kids Fest, Touch a Truck

Bid farewell to April this weekend with a family fun festival.

The Arbor Day Family Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum or the Spring Festival at The Common Ground in Sayville are all on the docket this weekend. Enjoy a fiesta at CMEE's Feria, a celebration of Latin culture. Stop by the weekend-long Kids Fest in Merrick. Rock out with Darlene Graham and friends at a family-friendly concert. Or ooh and ahh over the massive vehicles at Touch a Truck events in East Meadow and Middle Island. 

Check out our April GoList for the best family events all month. For more activities to fill the weekend, pop over to our Spring Fun Guide.  

12 Indulgent Brunch Spots for Mother's Day in Houston

Whether you're looking for a spot to take your own mother (or grandmother, or any other mom figure in your life you'd like to celebrate), or you would like to forward this list along to the significant other as a mildly subtle "hint hint," we have 12 ideas for a drool-worthy Mother's Day brunch. Many of these spots, which are listed in no particular order, offer lunch and dinner if brunch isn't your thing and range from elegant to casual chic.

Weekend Fun: Cherry Blossoms, South Street Fest, Street Games

New York City kids hit the streets for fun events this weekend, namely the Street Games 2017 extravaganza in East Harlem, where they can enjoy some hopefully arriving mild weather. Downtown fun includes an all-weekend 50th Anniversary Celebration for South Street Seaport.

More kid-friendly outdoor fun lands over in Brooklyn, with the two-day Sakura Matsuri/Cherry Blossom Festival, two-day Brooklyn Folk Festival, and Saturday's Park Slope Fifth Avenue Family Festival. We hear that Swale, the floating food forest, is making a surprise opening at Pier 6 in Brooklyn this weekend, too! (It was scheduled to open earlier this month in Manhattan but delayed.)

Not to be beat, Sunday offers sheep shearing on Staten Island, a poetry-rich spring festival at the Morgan Library in Manhattan, and arbor festivals in Queens and in the Bronx

Too much? Keep it simple with our guide to miniature golf spots. As always, you have our April GoList (farewell to it!) as well as our Spring Fun Guide and our Event Calendar to keep your kids busy when those May flowers return on our rainy April investment.

Weekend Fun for Kids: Westchester Children's Museum Party, Comic Con

It wasn't easy narrowing down our top picks for the last weekend in April—there are so many incredible events worth mentioning, our Event Calendar is bursting with possibilities!

Everyone’s favorite rubber-duck race returns at Y Healthy Kids Day (which we’ve profiled in our review). Lyndhurst Design & Build Weekend will get kids to practice problem solving, basic city planning, architectural concepts and, above all, creativity.  The Westchester Children's Museum 1st Birthday Party takes place this weekend—and you’re invited! For those who love FREE: At Comic Con, aficionados of comics and manga can indulge their pleasure by participating in assorted graphics-related fun, while at Family Fun Day kids can visit assorted stations and participate in fun workshops like circus techniques.

Would you believe that’s not all? Earth Day fun also continues this weekend, too. Read on for all this and more, but definitely don’t stop there. We've got oodles more in our Event Calendar

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