June GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

Summer is finally here! Don't get stir crazy - there are lots of things to do with the kids this month, like arts and crafts at the Museum of Fine Arts, music and dancing at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, and $1 movie screenings.

It's an exciting month for Mommy Poppins - on June 3 we are kicking off summer with Brain Quest at Chick-fil-A in Sawyer Heights, and we are inviting all Houston families to party with us! There will be gift bags, entertainers, and delicious chicken to eat, of course.

This month you can also cool off at a Houston area splash pad, or if you're feeling adventurous, head to a nearby water park. For the movie fanatics, be sure to check out our roundup of free and cheap summer movies, from outdoor to indoor screenings.

If you are still looking for last-minute summer camp options (no judgment), check out our comprehensive camp guide for ideas from art camps to science camps. Read on for more family fun this month.

Weekday Picks: Fiesta Hermosa, New Exhibits, and Free Donut Day!

Monday is Memorial Day, and what better place to say hello to summer than the beach? Hermosa throws in a kiddie carnival, petting zoo, live music, and more into the mix for its 44th annual Fiesta Hermosa. If a funky canyon vibe is more your family's scene, check out the Topanga Days Country Fair. Monday's highlight is the annual parade through the center of town—which is just one of the Memorial Day parades making Angeleno streets festive on Monday.

After starting the week with a holiday, you can end it with a birthday party, and it's free! The Pasadena Museum of California Art is playing host to a special event featuring refreshments, art activities, and more to celebrate its 15th anniversary. 

Oh, yes—and never let it be said we forgot Free Donut Day.

Read on for some of our picks for the week. Be sure to check out the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar for all of the fun activities available.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Art, Market Day, and Jazz; May 29-June 2

As we ring in summertime with Memorial Day Monday, we'll collectively cross our fingers that June brings more sunshine than May. But no matter what Mother Nature brings us this week, there's a lot to do around town to keep kids smiling. It's a big week for sparking creativity, with interactive events at the Museum of Fine Arts and Fox Library, and a performance celebrating simple materials at the Puppet Showplace Theater. Music will be in the air at a farmer's market in Lexington and the Boston Public Library. Don't miss our Events Calendar for more family-fun ideas. 

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Parades, Concerts, and Trolleys, May 29-June 2

On Monday, you can find plenty of parades to honor those who've sacrificed all for our freedom, including the parade and barbecue in Darien and celebrations in Mystic, Fairfield, and Unionville. Throughout the week, enjoy concerts, crafts, and a special storytime in honor of National Doughnut Day. 

For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week! 

June GoList: Best Things To Do with NYC Kids

Get your calendars ready! Here are the top things to do with kids in New York City this June, and many are 100% FREE. The first month of summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities. But while no-cost festivals, fairs, and parades abound, there are a handful of truly spectacular ones that are musts for families.

Many of our favorite FREE annual events take place this month, including Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, the Lower East Side's Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival, the Museum Mile Festival, and Governors Island's Figment NYC. Plus we've got the scoop on some new happenings, like an upper Manhattan arts hub, a magical exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, and plenty more.

Find more great happenings this June in our event calendar and Guide to the Best Summer Events for NYC families.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Memorial Day, Carnivals, Sushi Making

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, so get ready for lots of seasonal celebrations for Westchester families!

With the deluge of rain this past week, we can hope for clear skies and warm temps to enjoy the many outdoor activities ahead. Celebrate the red, white and blue at any of the Memorial Day parades we've identified, and then honor the red, white and green at Festa Italiana. For fun in the raw, try your hand at Sushi Making.

This is just a sampling of all that awaits you on our Event Calendar, so head there after reading on for each of our top picks for mid-week.

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Memorial Day, Storytimes, Pet's Night Out

Kick off this last week of the month on a festive note, with Memorial Day activities that include the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival and Memorial Day Weekend at Diggerland. May transitions into June with a bunch of fun freebies, such as Preschool Story and Music Time, Mommy & Me Storytime, First Friday Storytime, Let’s Fly a Kite, and Otto the Auto. And bring your furry family member to Friday's night free event, Pet's Night Out.

Read on for our best children's events the week of May 29 – June 2, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and Spring Fun Guide for even more late-spring fun.

June GoList: Best Things To Do With Kids on Long Island This Month

You’ve heard of the June swoon, right? It’s originally a baseball term, defining a team that plays well in April and May only to fall apart once the calendar stretches past Memorial Day.

Kids might swoon in June, too, as the anticipation of summer vacation usurps whatever lessons still remain on the school calendar. Well, we at Mommy Poppins don't want to contribute to that, but we must say there is plenty about June that just tickles us with excitement. 

On Long Island alone, there is a host of things to do in the four weeks before school lets out, including street fairs and festivals, concerts, Father’s Day celebrations, and more. The highlight might be the Mattituck Strawberry Festival, one of the largest North Fork gatherings of the year, but from Nassau County to Suffolk and out to the East End there’s plenty to keep your kids engaged until the school year concludes.

So away we go. Remember, our Long Island Events Calendar offers exciting family options as they develop throughout the month. You might also want to visit our Themes Parks and Water Parks Guide as the weather (hopefully) gets warmer.


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