You may have been so completely consumed by news of Hurricane Matthew's devastation and the presidential race that you missed a few local goings-on, so here's a quick rundown: Roxbury has a new place for kids to romp, Marcella Playground, and Henry Bear's Park opened a new location at Legacy Place in Dedham. (Stellabella Toys has closed, but Henry Bear's Park is accepting unused gift cards and coupons from Stellabella until the end of this year, which takes away some of the sting.) A cool new exhibition, Shakespeare Unauthorized, opens this Friday at the Boston Public Library and runs through March. Also, did you know the The Octonauts are coming to town next month? If you're still on the fence about getting tickets to Octonauts Live, read our review of the show.
Below, check out our top picks for kid-friendly fun in Boston this week, including a couple of Halloween-themed events and a free neighborhood celebration we look forward to all year. It's also time to register for winter classes and we have the scoop on everything from parent-child swim classes to ice skating lessons in our Classes Guide.
Itching for a vacation? Take a look at 15 ideas for a fun-filled New England getaway, and don't forget to vote for your favorite family spots in Boston – you'll be entered to win some seriously amazing prizes, including a vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
Here's to a great week!