Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Jamtones, Jimmy Fund, and Giant Monkeys, June 6-10

Sunday's wet weather made it a perfect day for curling up with a good book, and that was just fine, since Saturday's sunshine was equally ideal for Hubbub, Boston's kid-centric book festival. Kip and her family enjoyed the festivities, which included performances, workshops, and author encounters. Puppet Showplace Theatre sponsored some awesome puppetry programming like the Giant Monkey Puppets pictured above, so we thought it would be fitting to choose a puppet show at PST as one of our picks for this week. There's plenty more fun to be had, including an annual favorite, Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, an all-you-can-eat ice cream bonanza for a good cause.

Want more? Take a look at our Events Calendar for ideas.

Weekday Picks for LI Kids: After School Bowl, Garden Club, Magic, June 6-10

This week, take the kids for some after school bowling in Riverhead, check out a live show at the Long Island Children's Museum and get their hands dirty at the Rock Hall Museum. Toddlers can also work on their social skills and more at the Children's Museum of the East End, while future magicians can learn trade secrets at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

There's even more going on this week, so be sure to take a look at our Long Island events calendar and our Spring Fun Guide. 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: Outdoor Movies, Concerts, and a Classic Cruise Night, June 6-10,2016

I cannot tell a lie: with the end of school year field days, class picnics, dance recitals, concerts, and final book reports that absolutely positively must be completed and turned in OR ELSE, things in my house are pretty crazy. And yet, it's also my favorite time of year to make things a little crazier by piling everyone into the car, picking up a pizza (my kingdom for children who eat sandwiches!), and dropping into a free outdoor concert or movie as the afternoon fades into evening. If you haven't checked out Ocean Beach Park, the Classic Cruise Night on Mondays is a great excuse–with special discounts and freebies, it's a great night for the whole family.

Be sure to check the Event Calendar as we continue to add new listings for the things that make summer in Connecticut so much fun. Check back here often and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so that you don't miss a thing.

Best Events for Preschoolers in NYC This Summer

New York City is bursting with great activities and events for preschoolers and toddlers this summer, outdoors and in. It can sometimes be more, uh, challenging to haul our littlest New Yorkers around to all of city's great summer day trips, like NYC beaches and nearby water parks or even the sometimes overwhelming street fairs. After all, some of us need to get back in time for nap!

So we're rounding up only the very best 19 happenings for preschoolers and tots this summer like a kite-making festival, tons of great music and performances, live crocodiles, a river cruise and much more.

Check out our June GoList, the 2016 GoList and our Event Calendar for even more summer family fun ideas. 

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Parades and Festivals, Jun 6-10

There’s weekend-style fun happening mid-week in Westchester, with three festivals and carnivals to keep families full of adrenaline.

The Katonah Fire Department Parade and Carnival is one such example, and the first night of its four-day run includes a festive parade through town. Another annual tradition, the Greek Food Festival, offers international flair, music and dancing and a Kids’ Zone. For more subdued fun, get started on Father’s Day preparations by making a special gift for him.

These are just a few of our top picks for the week. Read on for the rest and visit our Event Calendar for many more options to choose from. Consult our June GoList for highlights for the rest of the month!

Weekday Fun: Musical Swings, Juggling, Inside Out, NYPL Party

The coming week features lots of fun events for NYC families including a super cool interactive swing exhibit that kids can ride, a brand-new family musical, juggling lessons, and a Summer Reading Block Party hosted by the New York Public Library.

Looking for ways to cool down during another steamy week in the city? Check out our favorite play fountains and water playgrounds across NYC. We've also pulled together some important tips for keeping kids safe from downing at beaches, pools and lakes.

Our top picks for the week are below, four of which are completely FREE. Be sure to check out the June GoList to help you plan out the month ahead, as well as our favorite family festivals and street fairs. As always, you can find additional options in our Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide.

CT Summer Camps That Still Have Openings - Even Now!

How stressful is the end of the school year? Let me count the ways. Oh sure, there's the silver lining coming of not having to drive to school or argue about homework for 10 blissful weeks; but blissful loses its luster pretty quickly in the face of, "What are we going to do today?"—particularly if you already know that what YOU need to do doesn't involve playgrounds or beaches. We know we should have figured out summer camp by now, really we do. We have a stack of flyers for neat-o programs that are probably filled up already with kids whose parents got on this weeks ago.

Summer vacation may be staring you in the face, but there's no need to panic; all of the camps listed below still have availability as of this publish date. Some of the programs even allow families to book by the day, for ultimate spontaneity. After all, you have to leave some time to bum around doing the fun things in our Summer Guide.

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