Weekday Event Picks for NJ Kids: Haunted Seaport, Boo Zoo, October 19-23

With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities to get in the spooktacular spirit this week. Have a bewitching good time at Bergen County Zoo’s Boo Zoo, Tuckerton Seaport’s Haunted Seaport and Heaven Hill Farm’s Great Pumpkin Festival. It’s also a wonderful week for Alice in Wonderland-themed fun, including A Very Merry Un-Halloween Day and Alice in Yogaland. And don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more options!

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Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Crafts, Holiday Cookies, October 19-23

The Halloween season is in full swing, with pumpkin decorating, fall crafts and more happening this week. For even more fall fun, check out our Long Island Events Calendar, which is updated daily. And get the best of what's happening for the upcoming holiday with our Halloween Guide.

In fact, you can get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter

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Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Halloween, Pumpkins and Lollipops, October 19-23

Each week is beginning to look more ghoulish than the last as we inch toward Halloween. Spooky activities are available most days of the week, including a Halloween festival and trail this coming Friday and Saturday. One of the coolest-sounding events this week celebrates pumpkins themselves, so make sure to visit a local pumpkin patch to pick your own beforehand.

If you're not so into Halloween, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the fall. My kids and I recently went on a scavenger hunt at Gore Place (pictured), where plenty of other cool activities for families are offered in the coming weeks. Keep your eye on the full Event Calendar for more happenings all month!

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Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Pre-Halloween Fun, Back to the Future, Oct. 19-23

As we get closer to Halloween, even more family activities throughout Westchester focus on the holiday theme. This week, kids can do some Halloween Hand Sewing and combine a sweet tooth with some creativity. Or wax nostalgic at the big-screen showing of the Back to the Future trilogy—with three films for the price of one.

There are many more fun Halloween programs on our Event Calendar, and don’t miss our roundup of uncommon Halloween events that are FREE! Read on for our top picks for the week.

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50 Indoor Activities for Kids on a Rainy Day

When rain or cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained. Of course, NYC offers plenty of amazing children's museums and exhibitsindoor play spaces and classes and activities where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you know the right games.

Whatever the reason you're staying put, try one of these 50 indoor, boredom-busting games, crafts and other things to do with kids to turn a rainy day into a memorable one. 

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Weekday Fun: Circus Opens, Spooky Garden Tour, Puppets, October 19-23

With less than two weeks until Halloween, your calendar is probably filling up with festive celebrations, visits to kid-friendly haunted houses, and time spent searching for or making the perfect costume. But there are other cool things to do that have nothing to do with Halloween, like going on a tour of iconic NYC movie locations or exploring a recently opened museum exhibit with your kids.

You could also try one of our best bets for the week, including the opening of the Big Apple Circus' new spectacle, a spooky nighttime tour of the New York Botanical Garden, a FREE sing-along and hands-on museum activities.

As always, you can find lots of other ideas in our Event Calendar and our Fall Fun Guide.

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LA Zoo's Non-Scary Halloween Fun for Kids

LA really loves its Halloween. You can spook yourself silly just about anywhere: at the museum, the aquarium, every last theme park, at pumpkin patchesfarms, and railroads. So it makes sense that the Los Angeles Zoo and all of its party animals would want to get in on the action.

Unlike many other Halloween fests, Boo at the LA Zoo is not designed to scare the bejeebies out of you. Its haunts are played for fun, or to provoke amazement at animal oddities. The Zoo never loses sight of its greater mission: to inform kids about animals. So amidst the decorations and silliness, Halloween is presented through a lens of education and animal facts.

Top Ten Things to Do with Kids in East Haddam

East Haddam, a town in southeastern Connecticut that is rich in natural scenery and history, is a fabulous destination for a day trip and there is no better time to visit than the fall. Located along the Connecticut River, most of its charms are outside, so be sure to wear comfy shoes and bring a camera because there will be some spectacular fall foliage photo-ops. You might have to plan two day trips, however, to fit everything in.

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