Best Candy Stores for New York City Kids

For many New York City kids, holidays like Easter (and Valentine's Day, and Halloween, and....) mean candy. And with New York City in the midst of a chocolate renaissance—Jacques Torres recently opened the city's first chocolate museum—it's a good time to be a kid. 

But what of the classic candy store, where kids can enjoy filling a bag, or a Mason jar, before they begin filling their faces. Many of these NYC spots are stores without seating or bathrooms; places sticking true to shelves and aisles stuffed with packages of colorful, cavity-creating treasures. A few offer more modern treats and additions like chocolate-making classes for kids.

April GoList: The Best Things To Do in Westchester with Kids

Spring has arrived in Westchester, as evidenced not only by the blossoms and warmer temperatures, but also by the abundance of fabulous family activities springing up this month! Our April GoList is bursting with colorful activities to choose from—and it wasn’t easy narrowing down our top picks.

In anticipation of reader questions, note that Lightscapes will not return to Van Cortlandt Manor, much to our disappointment. However, we’ve been assured that a new event will take its place at a later date, so stay tuned for news about that.

As for all the great events that are occurring, these include several events that revivify the Colonial era, including Sheep-to-Shawl, which boasts assorted wooly fun like yarn dyeing, weaving, border collies and a period fashion show. There are numerous family performances, including the Golden Dragon Acrobats; lots of FREE STEAM opportunities, such as the annual Engineering EXPO; and multiple events for comic lovers, including the return of the FREE Comic Con. April is also loaded with numerous Earth Day activities, and with Easter and Passover arriving late this year, there’s an abundance of holiday happenings heading our way.

With so many exciting events this month, even our top 15 picks below don’t capture everything—for the rest you’ll have to keep abreast of our Event Calendar and weekly newsletters. New events are added almost every single day, so don’t miss a beat!

April GoList: Best Things To Do with NJ Kids This Month

Grab your umbrella and head to one of the many awesome events happening throughout New Jersey this month. 

April is packed with celebrations of spring, including Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, and the Hindu festival of Holi in Jersey City. Storybook Land will reopen for the season on April 1 (and that's no joke), and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum will host the grand opening of its Stone House Nature Center on April 22—which happens to be, fittingly, Earth Day

There's also plenty of Easter fun happening across the state, from egg hunts and bunny brunches to Easter-themed train rides.

If an indoor day is in order, you can catch performances of Peter and the Wolf, The Rainbow Fish, and The House at Pooh Corner. Dino fanaticsbudding ballerinas, and train enthusiasts will find a lot to love this month, too.

Read on to learn more about our top 16 picks for April. As always, you can find even more options in our Event Calendar, with new activities added daily. 

April GoList: The Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

Spring is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. That's because, in April, there is just so. much. to. do. From tasty crawfish festivals to spring festivals to Easter celebrations, like breakfasts and photos with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts, there's no excuse to be bored this month.

There's Free Cone Day on April 4, where you can grab some delicious free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. This month there are also several fantastic shows you can catch, such as "Dreamgirls" at Theater Under the Stars, "Footloose, The Musical," at Miller Outdoor Theater, "Annie" at Jones Hall, and "How I Became a Pirate" at MATCH. Read on for more family fun.

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Boston

April is bursting with possibilities, beginning with April Fools' Day fun and Passover celebrations. April vacation week brings the endearing story of Charlotte and Wilbur to Boston, scientific explorations to Cambridge, and magical worlds to Providence.

This month, we show our Boston pride during Red Sox Opening Day, Boston Marathon, and Patriots' Day celebrations. Plus, a Volunteer Expo and Earth Day fests around town give us lots of opportunities to teach our kids about kindness and citizenship.

It's time to say goodbye to winter and try something new this month with our top picks for family fun!

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids

There's no joke about it. Mother Nature certainly has teased the Delaware Valley with a mild winter. Now, Philly families can finally embrace April and all the fun that awaits this spring. In our events calendar, families can find scientific fun at many local events associated with the Philadelphia Science Festival, multiple spring food festivals for foodies, Brick Fest for Lego lovers, Earth Day activities for the environmentally aware, and amazing consignment sales for those looking for a bargain.

But, wait! Easter arrives this month as well so be sure to check out our round ups of egg hunts, bunny brunches, train rides, and farm fun. Time to get out your family calendar and plan some family fun with our top picks for the month.

Museum of Ice Cream and Its Sprinkle Pool of Treats Hit Los Angeles

UPDATE: Tickets now on sale through December 17, 2017.

Evidently we all must have screamed, because that Museum of Ice Cream pop-up phenomenon that our NYC friends were taunting us with last summer is arriving for an LA run this spring. Organizers call it a "whimsical urban ice cream playground." The New York Times says it "evokes the Willy Wonka flair." And word on the street is you can wade barefoot through rainbow sprinkles. 'Nuff said? Tickets go on sale April 3 and are likely to sell fast, so read on for the scoop.

Spring Break Camps for Long Island Kids, 2017

Long Island schools are closed for nearly a week and a half for spring break this year. With so much time to fill, why not check out these daily and weekly offerings.

Whether you're entertaining your budding scientist or your Wild Kratt wannabe, there's a camp to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break ideas, be sure to check out our daily event calendar.

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