Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events in NJ

Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement, is memorialized annually on the third Monday of January. This floating holiday has evolved into more than just a day off from school. Now deemed a National Day of Service, MLK Day encourages volunteers across the country to donate their time in order to make a difference. This day reminds us of hope, compassion, and the ongoing potential for social change. Many New Jersey towns are hosting local activities, and we've put together a list that includes both celebrations and service activities.

Bounce and Jump: Indoor Trampoline Parks in and around Westchester

Where do you go when the kids are bouncing off the walls on a cold or rainy day? Somewhere they’re allowed to bounce off the walls, of course! 

We’ve rounded up the indoor trampoline parks in and around Westchester and Rockland where kids can jump, hop, leap and bounce to their heart’s content. Take note that these these spots also offer birthday parties, making them an option for those winter (or even extra-hot summer) birthdays. 

8 Must-See Houston Museums You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Houston's Museum District may be home to some of the city's classic destinations (Children's Museum of Houston and Houston Museum of Natural Science, to name a few), but if you look outside of the loop you'll find some more...eclectic options, shall we say. And maybe you're just not up for fighting the downtown traffic. We hear you. From the history of caskets and coffins to a look at the evolution of the cowboy, here are eight museums to visit with your kiddos.

Fun for LA Kids this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend, Jan 14 - 16

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'" This weekend, families can join together to answer that question, by participating in the MLK Day of Service. (We have some great suggestions for kid-friendly volunteer opportunities to get you started!) A day spent giving back is just one way to honor Dr. King's memory. There are parades, celebrations, and concerts throughout the weekend to bring our families and communities together in honor of his legacy.

Little ones can learn from Dr. King's example as well, with a number of events this weekend particularly geared toward young children. Kids can listen to stories, celebrate the diversity our world has to offer, and share their dreams for a better world.

Inspiration can be found on other fronts with Ben Franklin, Moana, and the Pandorans of Avatar all serving as examples of what one can achieve. As change is afoot in our country, now is a good time to ask our children: what do you hope to achieve? And where do you find your inspiration?

Keep reading for some of our most inspired picks for this weekend.

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.

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

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.

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