Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Tiny Tots, Tasty Tuesdays, Celebrate the Seasons, November 9-13

This week, parents can take the kids to explore a variety of subjects ;at the Center For Science Teaching & Learning. Families can also make chocolate, create a craft to celebrate the four seasons and celebrate Veteran's Day with a special performance by a ventriloquist. And if you're looking to get rid of all that excess Halloween candy, be sure to check out the many buy back programs going on around Long Island.

For even more activities, check out our Long Island Events Calendar, which is updated daily. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Veterans' Day, Toddler Tour, and Santa (yes, Santa!)

A confession: I am a person who likes to take the holidays as they come, one at a time. I get cranky when I see Halloween candy in the store before Labor Day and Christmas decorations on display before Thanksgiving. Not surprisingly, my kids do not agree, especially when it comes to early glimpses of the bearded fellow in the red suit. If your children are similarly inclined, they will be delighted to know that Santa's lap is ready to be sat upon at Stamford Town Center, Danbury Fair, and Westfarms. He and his lovely wife will also be paying a festive, free visit to the meeting of the Canterbury Historical Society on Friday.

If you're not quite ready to jump headlong into Christmas yet, we have rounded a host of other activities for the week, including a special way to honor veterans, a Harry Potter celebration, and a museum tour just for toddlers.

For more options check out our jam-packed Event Calendar and our November Go List. Have a great week!

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Veterans Day & Ski Expo, November 9-13

At the beginning of November, I noted all the days my kids have off from school so we could plan some fun activities, and now the Veterans Day holiday is upon us! A couple of events offer free admission just for those who have served in the military. You'll also find special activities for all ages on Wednesday, including a family-friendly show (pictured). It's not too early to think winter, either. Now's the time to reserve tickets on a local Polar Express, or if you're thinking of a winter wonderland, the Ski & Snowboard Expo can get you ready for fun in the snow that's sure to be right around the corner. Keep your eye on the full Event Calendar for other exciting happenings.

12 Must-Do Holiday Events for NYC Kids

There may be seven days of Kwanzaa, eight nights of Hanukkah and 12 days of Christmas, but as the festive displays popping up all over town attest, the holiday season really lasts from November 1 through New Year's Eve. That's two months jam-packed with tree and candle lightings, train shows, department store windows, eye-popping spectacles and Nutcrackers.

Of course, not all holiday activities are created equal. That's why we've rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season, regardless of what you celebrate. From splurge-worthy, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to annual favorites worth revisiting to a few fabulous FREE options, here are 12 super-outstanding events where you can give your kid the best gift of all: happy family memories.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Veterans Day, Zombie Night, Story Terrarium, Nov. 9-13

The week ahead is an exciting one, with a great assortment of uncommon activities to enjoy for Westchester families. Give Veterans Day the gravity it deserves at the Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, where you can honor and thank local heroes—and teach your kids to do the same. Prepare a novel conversation piece for your Thanksgiving celebration (or any time!) at the Story Terrarium workshop, and enjoy “corn-y” fun and education about Native American history at Make a Maize Maze.

These are just the first few of our top picks for the week—all of which are FREE. Read on for more; then browse through our Event Calendar for more options.  Want to receive reminders and updates? Sign up for our FREE weekly newsletters and  follow us on Facebook

Indoor Play Spaces in Connecticut (Fairfield County)

When cold and dreary days show up it’s always good to have a list of indoor play spaces you can take the kids to when they - and you – desperately need to get out of the house.  Burning off all of that creative energy is a must and what a better way to do it than take them out to jump, swing and climb somewhere else other than your home! We've listed some fun options in Fairfield County. For even more indoor fun check out our Connecticut Indoor Play Guide.

Weekday Fun: Veterans Day, Holiday Theater, Most Expensive Dollhouse Ever

Ready for another short school week in NYC? We're celebrating Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, but if you have to work, don't stress, we've rounded up dozens of enriching full-day camp programs to keep kids entertained, including one where they whip up a gourmet meal for our country's deserving veterans.

If that free day is an opportunity for a little extra parent-kid fun try popping into a free storytime in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, hitting the recently reopened East 72nd Street playground in Central Park, or going on a DIY Hamilton-inspired tour of NYC

Other highlights for the week of November 9-13 in NYC include superhero fun at the New-York Historical Society, a multimillion-dollar dollhouse on display at Columbus Circle, free flicks and the season opening of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater's holiday production.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Movies, Nature, Astronomy Nov 9-13

Grocery shopping, making lunches, doing laundry and emptying the dishwasher can become monotonous weekday chores. Why not change things up a bit and venture out to one of the many events featured on our Events Calendar?

From storytimes to sing alongs, from museums to farms, there are many options available all week long. Don't forget that this Wednesday is Veteran's Day, so fly your American flag and thank a soldier. Be sure to use our advanced search options to narrow down your options by age, area and type. This week, put down the laundry basket and have some fun with the kiddos. Enjoy!

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