Weekday Event Picks for NJ Kids: Italian Festival, Birding Cruise, August 31-September 4

The countdown to school is on! While fall may be on the brain, there are technically a few more weeks until autumn.  Stay in the summer spirit a little longer at Point Pleasant’s final Kiddie Beach Show and the kickoff of the Labor Day Italian Festival in Scotch Plains. Try out some free classes at Kick Dance Studios Open House and the Music Together Demo Class. And don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more options!

Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Legos, Free Classes, Motorcycles, August 31-September 4

Many Long Island kids are back to school this week, but there are some districts going back after Labor Day. Whether your child still has one more week of sweet freedom or you have smaller kids that need to be occupied during the day, there is plenty going on this week. From building with Legos to taking a free trial class at Kidville, check out some of our favorite events for the week. And for more on enrichment programs, be sure to look at our Long Island Classes Guide, as well as our Long Island Calendar for additional events in the area.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Summer Fun & Fall Art, August 31-September 4

This week's picks include some of the last activities to close out summer vacation, including a final outdoor movie and concert. It's also time to sign up for fall classes, so if your kids love art as much as mine, be sure to check out the open house events going on all week at the Kidcasso art studio (pictured). As always, there are plenty more fun happenings this week listed on our Event Calendar!

After-School Classes in NYC: Sports, Dance and Nature

Returning to the back-to-school routine is challenging enough for most NYC families, but add in finding enriching after-school care to the mix and suddenly we're feeling totally overwhelmed.

Luckily, Mommy Poppins is here to help you sort this all out. Recently we told you about the city's FREE after-school care program that runs 3 to 6pm every school day at recreation centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Now we're rounding up the best NEW after-school class options for NYC kids so you can wish those summer days good-bye a little easier and possibly–maybe?–turn that "school's starting" frown upside down.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Back to School, Lego Documentary, Circus Open House, August 31-Sept. 4

True, the days of summer vacation are dwindling for Westchester families, but it’s not too late to squeeze in some family-oriented summer fun!

After a summer of stimulating fun, kicking back with a good film may be the right speed. It’s a great week for cinema in Westchester, with several intriguing flicks being shown on the big screen, including Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary. If your kids are dreading the return to school, psych them up at Back-to-School Bingo. Whether you’re exploring extracurricular options or just want to dangle upside down, pop into Circus Arts Open House.

These are just a few of our top picks for the coming week--but don't stop there! The fun doesn't end, and neither does our search for the best family events in Westchester. Be sure to peruse our Event Calendar for more of our great finds!

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Music, Storytime, and the Woodstock Fair August 31-September 4

Well, this is it: this week the last few holdout school districts (including mine) head back to school, but there's still fun to be had for the preschoolers whose programs may not have begun yet, and, of course, for everyone in the afternoons and evenings. We've collected some of our favorite activities for the week from across the state, including the last performance in a fun, free outdoor concert series, a super fun and convenient parents' morning out session, and a fabulous, family friendly agricultural fair. Whatever you decide to do this week, don't forget to check the full Event Calendar for even more ideas!

Weekday Fun: Soccer Clinics, Free Music, School Jam at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

We’re bringing back our NYC weekday event picks starting Sunday to help make the most of your week as back-to-school returns and summer slips away.

There’s design class for the artists, free soccer lessons for the sporty kids, free music and festivals in Brooklyn and one last summer movie in Queens. Check out our top weekday picks each day, or click through to the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar to see even more options.

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September GoList: The Best Things to Do With Kids in Westchester

September is here, summer is winding down and a new school year is upon us. Not to worry, the fun doesn't end with the final days of summer. In fact, there are so many fantastic events for families in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, it was hard to narrow down our favorites! Prolong outdoor time with any of the many festivals, including the Cider & Donut FestivalCORNucopia and the annual Fall Harvest Festival.

The diverse cultural offerings this month are numerous, including a family performance by Yo-Yo Ma, Circus Latino and Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats. For a sportier special event, catch the prestigious American Gold Cup.

Beyond these, there are many reasons to keep tabs on our Events Calendar this month, where you’ll find activities that celebrate Labor Day, the return to school, Grandparents Day, the Jewish holidays and the start of autumn, among other occasions. Stay in the know with our FREE newsletters.

Grab your calendar, get ready for a great time and read on for our favorite things to do with kids in Westchester this month.

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