Weekday Fun for LI Kids: Stuffed Penguins, a Party, Storytime and More

Despite the possibility of rain, sleet, or snow this time of year, there is still plenty of fun and warm things on Long Island to keep your child smiling all week long.

Open play abounds on Long Island, including Wood Kingdom, The Sandbox Playspace, and Tots on Track. For those with older children, check out a volunteer opportunity in North Merrick, making sandwiches at Sacred Heart Church, or the after-school art program with artist Qin Han. For even more to do, check out our full calendar listing.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Music, Stories, Groundhog Day Jan 30-Feb 3

This week, Philly families await Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, and his weather prediction. If he sees his shadow, more winter is ahead. If not, spring arrives in 6 weeks. Either way, our events calendar has lots of fun in store for Philly kids.

Take a music class at Tildie's Toy Box, The Children's Boutique, Old Pine Community Center, or Momo's Treehouse. Listen to stories at the Central Parkway Library, Pottery Barn Kids at King of Prussia Mall, or Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Discover the history of Valentines at Peter Wentz Farmstead or learn about groundhogs at Norristown Farm Park.

Whether Philly sees more winter temperatures, or spring arrives in the City of Brotherly Love sooner than expected, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Don't forget to help us choose The Philadelphia BESTIES by voting for your favorite Philly spots!

Weekday Fun: Winter Carnival, New Exhibits, STEM Night

We survived the first full month of winter! Celebrate with a glow-in-the-dark castle, FREE ice skating and juggling lessons, and more family-friendly activities at Bryant Park's Winter Carnival

A reminder that spring isn't too far off: Groundhog Day is approaching and the New-York Historical Society is marking the occasion with a reading of Gregory's Shadow by Don Treeman. Other weekday fun includes a STEM Night for teens, Coqui Club for toddlers, and a new weather-themed exhibit at the Children's Museum of the Arts.

We've rounded up details on our top picks for weekday fun with kids in NYC, Monday, January 30-Friday, February 3. Also, be sure to peruse our new February GoList, full of the city's best events happening all month long. As usual, you can also peruse our daily Event Calendar and our Winter Fun Guide for more outing options. 

8 Robotics Birthday Party Spots for NYC Kids

Given the STEM movement in education and the always popular DIY-birthday party theme, it’s no surprise city kids are requesting robotics-fueled shindigs to celebrate their birthdays. At a robotics party, kids construct their own models—sometimes in 3D—that move and roll while also learning about the mechanics behind it all.

We've rounded up a collection of fun-and-educational spots to celebrate your kids next birthday robotics style where creativity—and sometimes little robotic creatures themselves—run wild.

Check out our NYC Kids' Birthday Party Guide for more inspiration.

Boston Kids' Activities That Fit Working Parents' Schedules

Music, art, swimming, dance, playgroups: When you're the parent of a young child, the opportunities to introduce your son or daughter to new experiences and friends can seem limitless. But if you're a working parent, the last thing you want to do is cram your already packed calendar with classes that happen at inconvenient times. Luckily, Boston is home to many stellar programs that are particularly accommodating to working parents' schedules. Here are some of our favorites.

February GoList: Best Things To Do with LA Kids

February is a time to appreciate where we live perhaps more than any other - not simply because of the opportunity to celebrate the valentinespresidentsparades, and whales below, but also because we live in a place where we can ski if we want to without ever having to move our cars out of the way of snowplows. Our hearts go out to our friends and family in other states, of course; they really should come to visit. We'll use our weekend event roundups, our 100 Things List, and our February GoList to show them a good time, while they escape that winter thing they're all wound up about.

All of the cooler-than-cool activities below are on our daily events calendar, but a little extra notice can be helpful to make sure your kids don't miss out. Click through to the full listings so that you can automatically add them to your calendar. Happy February!

February GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

February is the shortest and coldest month of the year but that doesn't have to stop all of the fun. The Mommy and Me Valentines Dance, Family Disco, and Outdoor Survival Class will get you out of the house in no time. Check out our Indoor Play Guide and CT Winter Fun Guide on even more ways to spend your days.  Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events and don't forget to vote in our CT Besties Contest for your chance to win a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge! And now....enjoy 26 of our favorite events this month.

Best Things to Do with NYC Kids: February GoList

Get your calendars ready! Here are the top 15 things to do with kids in New York City this February, several of which are FREE.

Even though it's the shortest month, there are still plenty of awesome family activities in NYC. Our February GoList includes annual favorites such as Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade; the Intrepid's activity-filled Kids Week during public school midwinter break; and the city's biggest movie fest for families: the New York International Children's Film Festival. And, of course, there are some brand-new, exceptional-sounding shows, concerts, and other special experiences for kids of all ages. We made sure to highlight a range of options, whether you have toddlers, elementary schoolers, or tweens.

Given that the February school break is coming up, you might also want to check out our Camp Directory and Day Trip and Family Getaway Guide, including ski trips.

You can find more seasonal fun in our NYC Winter Activities Guide and our daily Event Calendar.

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