Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Exploring Our Universe, Bye Bye Spiders, and Christmas... Wait, What? November 7 - 8

Hasta la vista, Halloween; it was real. We may have pulled a muscle or two dragging those overloaded trick-or-treat bags around, but at least we earned a break before the next onslaught of holiday overload comes a calling. That's why we're going to fill this weekend with Santa Claus.

What's that? I meant science. There's some serious science happening on the UCLA campus this Sunday. Your kids can prepare for careers in astrophysics, pharmacology, food science... Speaking of putting the food in science, anyone up for a tree lighting?

Tree lighting? No, that was supposed to be "pumpkin launching."  A fitting end for the Halloweeny squash. And it's science, because launching and trajectories and, well, squashing. (Squashing! So nice, you say it ice!)

Keep reading for our merriest picks for this weekend....

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Apples, Performances, Veterans Nov 7-8

November brings kids playing in piles of colorful leaves, crispy cool mornings, Thanksgiving Day and lyrics from Guns-N-Roses' November Rain to my mind. But, the reality is that the first two weeks of the month provide a brief pause for Philly families before the hustle and bustle of the holidays set in.

If you are looking to spend some QT with the family, there are many options going on throughout the Delaware Valley this weekend. Explore an art museum, see a show, go outside and embrace nature or celebrate a Veteran.

Read on to find our top picks for the weekend but make certain to browse through our recently published November Go List as well as the entire Events Calendar. However you enjoy the weekend, make it a great one!

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Fall Shows & Veterans Day Cruise, November 7-8

The ideal fall weather this week has me thinking both about ways to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and the exciting indoor events of the chilly winter to come. Taking a hike through piles of leaves is always a favorite outdoor activity with my family, but another great option this weekend is the Veterans Day Cruise to Georges Island (pictured).

Indoors, local stages are starting to light up with tons of family-friendly productions, including shows starring swans, a little elephant, and even a magician. The days are going to start to fly by now with the approach of the holiday season, and plenty of other cool goodies are just on the horizon.

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Colors of Fall, Family Hour, November 7-8

With warm temperatures still hit or miss around Long Island, get outside and play before old man winter hits. Enjoy the Colors of Nature program at Sherwood Jayne Farm or Family Crew Hour at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.

Several local productions are still on stage this weekend as well if you choose to stay indoors: Jungle Book in Smithtown, James and the Giant Peach in Northport and Sleeping Beauty in East Islip.

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Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Gemstones, Parades, and a Samurai Box, November 7-8

Welcome to November! Time for cozy sweaters, frolicking in crunchy leaves, and roasting marshmallows in outdoor fire pits. If you enjoy the increasingly longer evenings and relish in cuddling with good stories, you will enjoy scouring the book sales happening this weekend at libraries in Ansonia, Southbury, and Farmington (it's never too early to stock up for snowy days!).

November is National American Heritage Month, so consider a visit to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, which is hosting the Honoring the Veterans Powwow on Saturday and closing for the season at the end of the month. You might also enjoy visiting The Institute for American Indian Studies where older children can learn how to build a fire using only what nature provides. 

Weekend Fun: Pumpkin Smash, Maker Faires, Free Lincoln Center Show

This weekend brings four of our top family event picks for the month, including the awesome annual Canstruction display at Brookfield Place and the first-ever Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire.

Also on tap is a no-cost concert by kindie rockers, the Okee Dokee Brothers at Lincoln Center, Wildlife Weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum and a pair of anniversary screenings of the Disney classic Fantasia.

All of our best bets for this weekend, November 7-8, are below. Find even more kid fun in our Event Calendar or the Mommy Poppins November GoList with top picks for the entire month.

Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Fantasia Anniversary, Special Needs Expo, Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 7-8

Fall fun continues for Westchester and Hudson Valley families this weekend, with a diverse assortment of activities to choose from.

Leave the electronics behind in exchange for adventure and male bonding at Clearpool Father-Son Weekend. Fans of the Disney classic Fantasia can celebrate its 75th birthday with a new restoration, while STEM fans can get their fill of robotics, Lego architecture and more at the FREE Mini Maker Faire. The Special Needs Expo offers a FREE overview of resources for both kids and adults, and you can cheer on those who’ve fought for our freedom at the Veterans Day Parade.

These are just a few of our top picks for the weekend; the rest can be found below, and there are even more fun and enriching opportunities on our Event Calendar. Consult our November GoList to plan ahead, and sign up for our FREE weekly newsletters to stay current with all our great findings!

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