Weekend Fun for LA Kids: BrickFest, Wings over Camarillo, Los Lonely Boys, August 22-23

It's sad, so very, very sad: the kids are going back to school. Whatever will we parents do with our own free time that we can do whatever we want with now? Sure, we'll still have the weekends to fill with child-centric merriment.  Like this weekend for instance: there's a LEGO-inspired festival of bricks, a sing-a-long version of Frozen, (don't pretend you don't still know all the lyrics), two chances to learn what happened when The Crayons Came Home, and lots of free movies the kids will love.

Yes, school may have started (depending on your district), but the summer lives on! Which is really good, on the weekends, as long as the kids are in school, Monday to Friday. So go kite flying, watch an air showlook at the stars, do all manner of things that require looking up, but do them on the weekend. Because the weekdays are your time, Momma meant for your child's creative and intellectual development.

Speaking of which, you might want to consider looking into after school classes and programs. For even more Momma-me-time ways to give your kid every opportunity.

Got a few quiet moments to yourself? Why not use them to catch up on the laundry our favorite picks for this weekend....

Visiting the Enchanted Castle at Burr Homestead in Fairfield County

It can be hard to reconcile the adorable, innocent kiddo in the perfect costume, with the freakout factor of Halloween.  Where, exactly, are you going to take your lollipop lovin' cowboy, or scared-of-the-dark Little Red Riding Hood?  In Fairfield County, the answer is Fairfield's Burr Homestead.  For 20 years now, they've put on the Enchanted Castle, a Halloween-time event geared toward children ages 2-10. For even more ideas in your inbox, sign up for our weekly newsletter.  Check out our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide for lots of other great info!

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Airplanes, Star Wars, Performances August 22-23

How could this have happened? How could there only be two (or in some cases one) more weeks of summer left before school begins? Make the most of these remaining summer days by turning to our Event Calendar which offers lots of fun for Philly families.

Meet characters from Star Wars at the Please Touch Museum. Check out New Garden Flying Field's Festival of Flight Air & Car Show. Catch Media Theatre's Aladdin Jr. or Hedgerow Theatre's Beauty and the Beast as they close this weekend. Or, get outside to learn about bugs, butterflies and mushrooms. On the other hand, embrace that school is almost here and get some 'Back to School' deals at an area consignment sale.

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Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: GreenFest & Junk Fest, August 22-23

Families can find plenty of outdoor fun in Boston this weekend, including two super-cool festivals: one to celebrate the environment and another to celebrate ways we can reuse junk to create something fantastic. Both of these festivals have similar goals, and they both offer fun for local families.

Besides the festivals, this is a perfect weekend to check out the stars or go play in the park. With only a couple of weeks remaining before school starts up again, I plan on soaking up every possible minute of summer with my kids!

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

Enjoy your weekend, and don't forget to check out the full Event CalendarNote: due to projected bad weather, be sure to check with venues before heading to any outdoor events.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Turtle Hatch Day, Cardboard Race, Theater, August 22-23

Start packing in the fun as summer winds down to its last few weeks. Go on a scavenger adventure outdoors in Hampton Bays or indoors in Hicksville.

Catch the last run of Mary Poppins at the Long Island Children's Museum or Cinderella's Glass Slipper at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center

Remember, you can find even more options in our jam-packed Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide. To receive our posts in your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletters.

Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Festivals, Fireworks, and Pancakes with Penguins August 22-23

Many of children in Connecticut begin school over the next few weeks, so this weekend is a bit of a last hurrah for summer. The CT Science Center in Hartford is hosting its 5th Annual Back 2 School Bash to get everyone in the mood, with visits from all your favorite super heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and more. CT Fair season is beginning to get underway, and there are several to choose from, including the 114th Hamburg Fair and the Bridgewater Country Fair, which are described below.

If you're starting to map out fall activities, check out our guide to After School Programs, Classes and Activities and keep an eye on the event calendar as we continue to add open houses.

And if it's too soon to think about fall, we have plenty of suggestions to stretch out the in our Summer Fun Guide. For the latest and best family-friendly events, subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Here are some suggestions for the weekend ahead. Enjoy! 

Weekend Fun for Westchester Families: Fairy Walk, Country Fair, Falconry, Aug. 22-23

If you’re looking for fun family activities in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! For a FREE performance by a troupe that’s played at Carnegie Hall, catch the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Pixie lovers will delight in a Fairy Walk, while baseball fans can enjoy extra entertainment at Rockland Boulders Beach Day. For midway fun, try the Otisville Country Fair, and the most intriguing nature program on our radar is Sky Hunters in Flight, which introduces visitors to the uncommon sport of falconry.

For more summer fun in and around Westchester, look no further than our Event Calendar, where you'll find many more great ways to enjoy August with your family—many of which are FREE. 

Weekend: Carousel Opens in Battery, Clifford Hits NYC, Queens Art Party, August 22-23

The Battery's aquatic-themed SeaGlass Carousel is about to debut, and we can't wait to experience this virtual ocean ride. Plus, Volkswagen Beetles take over Governors Island, Clifford the Big Red Dog meets his young fans in Bryant Park, Long Island City hosts an art-filled block party and family-friendly shows continue at the Fringe.

Read on for all of our best bets. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide.

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