Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Love Bug Hats, Toddler Fun, Feb 22-26

February break is over, but there's still plenty happening around Long Island to keep kids occupied either during the day or after school. Sample all of the classes at bubble before deciding which one works for you, make love bug hats and LICM, play vintage video games at the Cradle of Aviation or enjoy some toddler time at The Dolphin Bookshop and Bounce!

For more, check out our Long Island events calendar. 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 Boston Kids: Rockabilly, Bubbles, and Space Chupacabra, Feb 22-26

After a whirlwind of activity during February vacation, it's nice to get back into a regular routine with school, work, and quality one-on-one time with our littlest ones. We're keeping things low-key and mostly free this week with our picks of storytimes, playdates, and music. If you've recovered from school vacation by the end of the week, you may want to consider a night out with the family for pizza and a bubble show or an evening at the theater with The Wong Kids

We hear that a storm's brewing, so please check with the venue before heading out in inclement weather. If the rain, snow, or wintry mix does keep you indoors with bundles of energy (a.k.a. kids), our list of indoor activities for kids and easy craft projects may help. 

Have a great week, and remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas!

10 Science Classes for NYC Kids That Are Actually Fun

With Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement last year that New York City schools must focus on a strong STEM track over the next decade, including computer science, it’s no surprise that enrichment classes have popped up all over the city – from the Y After School Academy (offered at most local branches of the YMCA) to the American Museum of Natural History. But these 10 awesome options up the fun factor with quirky takes on science and technology, which means your kids will hooked from the start.

Find more STEM classes in our NYC directory.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Flamenco, Finger Knitting, African Jewelry-Making, Feb. 22-26

It may be back to the daily grind this week, but there's nothing routine about the activities in store for Westchester families! With all the cultural opportunities at your doorstep, you’ll feel like you’re still on vacation.

All but one of our top picks for the week are FREE—the exception being Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, a live performance of traditional Spanish dancing in full costume. February is Black History Month, and there are a couple events this week that honor African American culture, including Black History Month Jewelry-Making Workshop. If you’re interested in more ways to get crafty, learn the self-sufficient art of Finger Knitting.

Read on to learn more, and then consult our Event Calendar for other options!

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Ten Things My Preschooler Loves at the California Science Center

Where does rain come from and where does it go? What does it feel like to be in a 78 mph wind? How big is a humpback whale? Kids love science! We recently shared 10 teen and tween favorite features at the Science Center, but there are at least as many things to fascinate little ones at LA's oldest, freest science museum. Yes, we Angelenos are lucky: with the exception of IMAX films and special exhibits, our California Science Center is free and open to the public 7 days a week, 362 days a year.

Weekday Fun: Circus Arrives, Flat Stanley, Kids Film Festival

Combat back-to-school blues for New York City kids with these great post-midwinter break weekday happenings, several of which are FREE. Highlights include a Flat Stanley adventure, after-school winter sports, opening night of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's latest circus spectacular and the kickoff of the New York International Children's Film Festival. Read on for this week's top picks and look for more ideas in our February GoList, our Event Calendar and Winter Fun Guide.

Outside Fun: Maple Sugaring Activities for Kids in Westchester

If you're feeling anything like me, the term "cabin fever" has been given an entirely new meaning. With below-freezing temperatures and a few snowy days, finding enough family-friendly activities in the cold weather months can be a challenge. Luckily, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley offers lots of ways for families to beat the winter blues.

Maple sugaring is a great winter activity for kids. The season begins in February and usually runs through late March. Ideally, temperatures must dip below freezing at night and warm up during the day so that the sap flow increases. Another fun fact: To make just 1 gallon of pure maple syrup, it actually takes more than 40 gallons of sap. Who knew?!

We've rounded up maple sugaring fun in and around Westchester. Read on for details on where to learn and celebrate this centuries-old tradition. Looking for more winter fun? Check out our Event Calendar

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