April GoList: Best Things To Do with Westchester Kids

Spring has arrived in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, and there's an abundance of fabulous family activities springing up this month!

April marks the start of the spring festival season, which includes the annual Sheep-to-Shawl, full of woolly fun. April is also loaded with numerous Earth Day activities, such as Green Ossining’s Earth Day Festival, plus various clean-up days, crafts, and celebrations.

This is also a good month for family-friendly performances, including Rosie Revere, Engineer. Fans of comics and anime can get their fill at the White Plains Comic Fest.

If you’re looking for Y Healthy Kids Day, traditionally held in April, note that this year’s event will take place in May, and Colonial Day will be held in June.

There’s always more! Sign up for our weekly newsletters and keep tabs on our Event Calendar to stay up-to-date. And don't forget: We've got you covered for spring break!

April GoList: Best Things To Do with NJ Kids This Month

April's jam-packed schedule will put some spring in your step, with Easter celebrations, the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark, the Earth Day celebration in Jersey City, Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and many more spring festivals and fairs.

Other signs of spring include the season openings of amusement parks, including Morey's Piers and Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, plus outdoor concerts and ball games

If April showers are in the forecast, head indoors to see a performance! Tons of favorite characters and shows are taking the stage this month throughout NJ, including PinkaliciousJungle Book, and Sesame Street Live.

Read on for our top picks for April. To stay up to date on all the latest happenings, be sure to sign up for our newsletters and check out our Event Calendar, with new activities added daily. And for even more seasonal fun, don't miss our Spring Fun Guide for NJ Kids. Happy spring!

April GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids

Discover 13 different ways to explore Philly and the surrounding areas in April (and that's no joke!). Philly families can embrace all the fun this season holds. Easter arrives early in the month so be sure to check out our round-ups of egg huntsbunny brunchestrain rides, and farm fun. But the adventures and fun don't stop there. Peruse our events calendar for exciting science activities with many local events making up the annual Philadelphia Science Festival, loads of springtime festivals, Brick Fest for Lego lovers, Earth Day and Arbor Day activities for the environmentally aware, and amazing consignment sales for those looking for a bargain.

Time to get out your family calendar and plan some family fun with our top picks for the month. Life is good in April!

100 Things to Do in New York State with Kids Before They Grow Up

We might be biased, but we think New York state has it all for families. From the gorgeous Hamptons beaches to the rugged state forests, serene lake regions, and deafening Niagara Falls to the culture and arts found in New York City on up through the Hudson Valley river towns and beyond—we feel pretty lucky.

As a state, we’re pretty good at making delicious food items, from ramen burgers and bagels to ice cream, and even wine at family-friendly vineyards on Long Island and through the Finger Lakes. There are children’s museums galore. Kids have no shortage of water and theme parks, cool playgrounds, zoos, parks, and nature, of course.

And yet, the thing about childhood is that it’s finite. The kids grow up, maybe move away. Sniff, sniff. We want to soak up every moment. So we put together this list of 100 of our favorite things to do around New York, from upstate and the Adirondacks to East End of Long Island. We collected suggestions from Mommy Poppins contributors, past and former, to fuse it all together just for you (OK, for us, too). Whether you're planning a long weekend getaway or a family day trip, you're sure to find some ideas here. Enjoy!

CuriousCity: Pop-Up Children's Museum Opens in Peabody

There's a new kid-friendly museum on the block! CuriousCity, a pop-up children's museum, opens Sunday, March 31st in Peabody, and after an exclusive sneak peek just before opening day, we learned that this new addition to our region of world-class museums is worth a visit—and soon. For just three months, this children's museum will occupy the George Peabody House Museum & Peabody Leather Workers Museum in the downtown area, offering kids seven different exhibits that invite learning, creative play, and interactive fun. Here's a preview of the unique, imagination stoking exhibits you'll see at CuriousCity, as well as some helpful hints for taking the kids.

April GoList: The Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

Spring is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. That's because, in April, there is just so. much. to. do. From tasty crawfish and spring festivals to Easter celebrations, like breakfasts and photos with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts, there's no excuse to be bored this month.

There's Free Cone Day on April 9, where you can grab some delicious free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's and a fun Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit to take the kids to in The Woodlands. Don't miss a chance to take advantage of the outdoor rollar rink at Discovery Green, either. Read on for more family fun.

Easter Egg Hunts for Kids in New York City

Easter Sunday is April 21 this year—later than usual, but really just a hop, skip, and a jump away. One of the best ways to celebrate with kids is to attend one of NYC's treat-filled egg hunts. Most are outdoors in playgrounds and parks, zoos, and gardens, but a few are indoors at museums and other cultural spots. Many offer additional spring fun, including seasonal crafts, face painting, and live entertainment.

Remember, Easter egg hunts in NYC are extremely popular so arrive early and expect hordes. If you dislike crowds, avoid the free hunts and opt for those that carry a small fee as they usually cap the number of participants. Or get your photo op with the Easter Bunny in ahead of time at these brunches.

40+ Spring Festivals for New Jersey Kids and Families

It's time to kiss winter good-bye and spring into outdoor festival and fair season. Whether you choose to hop on carnival rides, stroll the streets of your favorite downtown, dance to live music, sample delicious eats, or do all of the above, there's something for everyone at these lively and family-friendly New Jersey spring fests. 

Read on for more than 40 of our picks, from Earth Day celebrations to kite festivals. And for more spring action, check out Mommy Poppins' Spring Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids.

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