Basketball Exhibit at Yogi Berra Museum Is a Slam "Dunk" for NJ Kids

What do you get when you mix basketball and baseball? A new exhibit called Dunk! at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Falls.

The exhibit, on loan from Science and Arts Engagement New York, will be up through June 1, 2019. This hoops-focused installation combines memorabilia and interactive stations that kids can delve into. 

Located just north of Montclair on the campus of Montclair State University, the museum is a quick and easy day trip destination for sports-loving kids and families in NJ. Read on for more about its newest attraction.

Launch Opens in Queens with Trampolines, Ninja Obstacle Course, Games

With the cold weather officially here, most NYC parents are looking for a few good indoor play options. With the opening of Launch in Queens, another fun indoor attraction can be added to the list. Brand new as of November 2018, this trampoline park (and much more) boasts sparking clean attractions, super friendly staff, and lots of ways for kids of all ages to jump out their winter wiggles. Read on for the low down on everything this awesome space has to offer.

New Year's Eve Weekend: Best Things To Do with LA Kids this Weekend

Get yer 2018 fun before it’s gone! Get yer Nutcracker and yer Panto and yer holiday trains, yer adventures in the snow and in the culinary sciences. Get ready to ring in the New Year with some distinctly kidfriendly and totally SoCal soirees

I have it on good authority that 2019 is going to be awesome. (Because, seriously, how could life with kids in LA be anything but?). We have a lot to look forward to, starting with our own Rose Parade and continuing with a yet-to-be-revealed Girl of the Year, the year of the Pig, and a practically perfect adventure with cousin Mary from across the pond. So take the plunge and dive in for what is bound to be our best year yet.

Grab your party hats and keep reading for some of our most forward looking picks for the coming year...

6 Philly Area Spots for Family Snow Tubing Fun

As a kid, snow tubing was one of the first winter “sports” I first experienced. I call it a “sport” because actually my tubing adventures consisted of our dad pulling snow tubes behind his 4-wheeler around our house. Safety standards have changed since the 1980s, so now we don’t have to resort to such…creative…measures to entertain our kids and get in on the snowy fun. We can easily take a quick trip from the city-limits and enjoy a day-long adventure of snow tubing down carefully crafted snow lanes! Winter fun doesn’t get more exciting than this!
 
If tubing isn’t your thing, many of the resorts also offer skiing, gorgeous wintery views, and in some cases nearby ice skating as well. 
 
If you don’t mind the trip and want to check out other great resorts, check out New York snowtubing locations for more adventures. 
 

New Year's Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids

The coming weekend is chock-full of holiday events for Westchester families, some of which have been listed in our roundup of New Year’s Eve activities. Below we’ve compiled a baker’s dozen of fun ways to spend the four-day weekend, including both New Year’s Eve celebrations, First Day hikes, post-holiday attractions, and other sources of entertainment.

Whether you opt for joining a New Year’s Countdown to Noon, watching the Harlem Globetrotters work their magic on the court, or any of the other fun events we’ve identified, we’re confident that 2019 will be off to a swinging start.

Be sure to consult the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar to craft the perfect itinerary for your family holiday, and don't miss our roundup of Winter Day Trips for Westchester Families if you feel like hitting the road.

All of us at Mommy Poppins wish you and your families a very happy New Year!

New Year's Weekend Fun for Connecticut Kids: Dinner, Dancing, and International Celebrations

As we near the finish line in yet another holiday season, we start looking ahead to 2019. New Year's Eve events abound in the state, including torchlight skiing in New Hartford, First Night celebrations in Hartford and Westport, and family-friendly daytime celebrations in Middlebury, Simsbury, and Darien. If you're not quite ready to let go of the Christmas spirit, this is the last weekend for the annual holiday festivities in Meriden, New Haven, and Hartford

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Best Lincoln Center Restaurants for Families

Though many of the restaurants and cafés surrounding Lincoln Center might seem too upscale for family dining or a quick, inexpensive snack, there are plenty of affordable, kid-friendly eats hidden in plain sight. As a plus, most of these places cater to the pre-theater crowd, know local productions and schedules, and are more than happy to make sure you're in and out with time to spare before the curtain rises. Whether you're in the neighborhood for a concert, the circus, or the ballet, or just to check out the famous fountain, here are our favorite spots to grab a bite without breaking the bank—or your patience.

Find more great kid-friendly eateries in our NYC restaurant guide.

New Year's Weekend Fun for New Jersey Kids

It's the final countdown to 2019! Make the last weekend of 2018 a memorable one, with holiday lights, amusements, and family-friendly New Year's eve celebrations. If you haven't experienced New Jersey's most dazzling light displays, catch the grand finales at Turtle Back Zoo, Smithville, and Skylands Stadium. Plus, bundle up for last-chance holiday festivities at Six Flags and Storybook Land.

Party like it's 2019 at New Year's Eve events the whole family will enjoy. Celebrate with aquatic friends at Adventure Aquarium's New Year's Eve Splash, count down with farm friends at PAWS Discovery Farm's "Ewe" Years Celebration, and ring in the new year a few hours early at Kids Daytime NYE Party, New Year's at Noon, and Kidville New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Find even more weekend and New Year's week options in our Winter Guide, including Winter Day Trips and Ice Rink Bumper Cars. And look to our event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and into the new year.

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