Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, January 14-16

There are many ways to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, and one of the best is by volunteering in the community, like at the annual MLK Day of Service. Other great ways to celebrate MLK Day include free events at the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and special activities at the Spellman Museum of Stamps.

This weekend also features kids painting a snowman, Joyful Noise, and a miniature clay food making workshop. Swing by Club Passim for some family-friendly Celtic music on Saturday and then ring in the Japanese New Year on Sunday.

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We wish you an enjoyable weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!

MLK Jr. Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Tributes, Invention Convention, and OrKID Days

Philly kids may have an extra day off from school. But, this day off means more than just 'no homework.' Recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with one of the many opportunities that celebrate his legacy found in our events calendar. Museums throughout the area host family activities such as service opportunities, arts and crafts, and other unique experiences that commemorate Dr. King's life. If you don't have the day off but are looking for care for your child, be sure to check out our roundup of School Day Off Camps.

After observing the holiday, check our January GoList for something to do. Visit Historic Philadelphia to meet Phillis the Washerwoman, see the orchids at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, or explore science at Hagley Museum's Invention Convention or Delaware Children's Museum's Try Science sessions. Whatever you do, make the most of the long weekend ahead.

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MLK Weekend Fun: Bald Eagles, Bubbles, and Ice

With another cold weekend coming up, why not try your hand at ice fishing? If you're not quite ready for that level of back-to-nature, try a winter hike or just relax and watch a Disney on Ice show. This weekend you can enjoy a free visit to the Yale Peabody Museum for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s event or Pancakes with Penguins in Mystic. You can also celebrate and learn more at one of these awesome MLK Jr. events occurring across the state on Monday.

There's lots more happening across the state, so be sure to check our Events Calendar. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, be sure to also sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 Events for Kids in Connecticut

From crafting dream clouds and peace doves to planting seeds of diversity, there are so many incredible ways to honor MLK Jr.. Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King next Monday, January 16th at  The Yale Peabody Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, or the Bruce Museum where day-long events paying tribute to Dr. King will be offered. Here's a listing of fun events happening around CT on MLK day.

MLK Day Weekend with Westchester Kids: Brady Rymer, Snowshoe Hike

The coming three-day weekend is a great time to be in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! Our weekend picks include both indoor and outdoor activities ranging from celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., to communing with nature or catching a show. 

Reinforce the meaning of MLK Day by investing time at conscience-raising event. The whole family can volunteer at Martin Luther King Day of Service. Promising performances include Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, but for FREE admission, Bubblemania is a pop-ular choice. Embrace the winter at Awosting Falls Snowshoe Outing or think warm thoughts (and get a jumpstart on summer planning) at Westchester Family’s Camp Fair.

There's more! Be sure to check our January GoList and our Event Calendar to plan your entire weekend—and beyond! (Need a drop-off activity on MLK Day? Check out our list of drop-off camps.) 

Family-Friendly Skiing and Snowboarding Spots Around NJ

If you want to help your kids develop a lifelong love of skiing, snowboarding, and other snowy sports, this is a good place to start. We've rounded up some nearby ski resorts where you and your family can enjoy time on the slopes with minimal time in the car. We've also included safety tips for skiing and snowboarding from respected professionals. If you're looking for winter fun that's a bit less strenuous, snow tubing might be just the thing. And for even more options, check out our Ski & Snow Guide.

City Owlets: LIC's Newest Play Space for Tots and Preschoolers

New year, new indoor place space in Queens! City Owlets is Long Island City's newest hot spot for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. My 1-year-old and I were delighted with the space, which just opened on Jackson Avenue after months of development.

It features a pint-sized play cafe and market, sensory wall, costumes, classes, birthday parties, and so much more, including perks for grown-ups. Part of a growing trend of "play cafes," such as Good Day Play Cafe, which opened last year in Bayside, Queens, Sunnyside Plays in Queens, and The Coop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, there's a full espresso and snacks menu for parents (and kids) to enjoy. A welcome addition to the neighborhood, City Owlets is a definite go-to for curing cabin fever with fuss-free play and enrichment.

Find more Queens play spaces in our article on the top gyms and kiddie drop-in spots around the borough. Looks like we'll be adding one more to it!

MLK Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Princess Brunch, Animals, Dream Big

There are many places on the island to give your kids an introduction to the mission of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, including crafts-centered events at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, the Long Island Children's Museumthe Children's Museum of the East End, and As You Wish Parties.

Animal lovers will also find plenty of activities to kindle their love for furry friends, from the Center for Science Teaching & Learning's Junior Zookeeper Workshop to animal mosaics, rubber ducks, and Father Goose. After all that learning, take in a lighthearted play about the ups and downs of friendship.

For more activities to fill the three-day weekend, pop on over to our January GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal fun. And if you're keeping an eye on your wallet after the holidays, check out our list of 20 FREE Things to Do with Long Island Kids This Winter.

Of course, our Event Calendar is always loaded with fun daily events for Long Island kids. (Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself!

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