July 4th Fireworks Cruises in NYC: See Macy's Show on a Boat

The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks display is ready to light up the city skyline, and some of the most spectacular views can be seen from the water. The display illuminates the East River annually, and nothing quite compares with watching the celebration up close from a boat. Plus, you don't have to battle the crowds with the kids.

Of course, these special cruises don't come cheaply and many are only open to ages 21 and older. We set out to find the lowest-cost July 4th fireworks cruises in NYC that also welcome children. If you're interested, book quickly. Some already have sold out and the remaining tickets will go quickly.

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

The school year is winding down, and summer fun is heating up. Most of NJ's amusement and water parks are now open for the season, and Jersey Shore beaches are ready for summer revelers.

June also brings a fresh crop of fairs and festivals, along with strawberry picking, Father's Day fun, and the start of free summer movies. You can camp out by a lake, celebrate fireflies and fairies, and step back in time to the Italian Renaissance and the American Civil War.

Of course, you can always find more fun in our daily Event Calendar.

Read on for more of our favorite family events of the month. Enjoy the start of summer, and happy June!

LA Summer Camps with Availability — Yes, Even Now!

How stressful is the end of the school year? Let me count the ways. Oh sure, there's the silver lining coming of not having to drive to school or argue about homework for 10 blissful weeks; but blissful loses its luster pretty quickly in the face of, "What are we going to do today?" – particularly if you already know that what YOU need to do doesn't involve sprinklers or beaches. We know we should have figured out summer camp by now, really we do. We have a stack of flyers for neat-o programs that are probably filled up already with kids whose parents got on this weeks ago.

Summer vacation may be staring you in the face, but there's no need to panic; all of the camps listed below still have availability as of this publish date. Some of the programs even allow families to book by the day, for ultimate spontaneity. After all, you have to leave some time to bum around doing the fun things in our Summer Guide.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Boston

When you're not attending a graduation or making special treats for dad, we know you want the lowdown on the best things to do with your kids this month. June brings the start of summer and school vacation, which makes it the perfect time of year to get active, get outdoors, and explore nature. It's also a great time to introduce your kids to Boston's rich cultural scene, with festivals and performances filling our Event Calendar throughout the month. 

June GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

Summer is finally here! Don't get stir crazy - there are lots of things to do with the kids this month, like arts and crafts at the Museum of Fine Arts, music and dancing at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, and $1 movie screenings.

It's an exciting month for Mommy Poppins - on June 3 we are kicking off summer with Brain Quest at Chick-fil-A in Sawyer Heights, and we are inviting all Houston families to party with us! There will be gift bags, entertainers, and delicious chicken to eat, of course.

This month you can also cool off at a Houston area splash pad, or if you're feeling adventurous, head to a nearby water park. For the movie fanatics, be sure to check out our roundup of free and cheap summer movies, from outdoor to indoor screenings.

If you are still looking for last-minute summer camp options (no judgment), check out our comprehensive camp guide for ideas from art camps to science camps. Read on for more family fun this month.

June GoList: Best Things To Do with Philly Kids This Month

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than to get outside and play! There are loads of fun activities in our event calendar this month, and our summer guide holds even more fun for Philly area kiddos. We've rounded up all the best strawberry picking, spraygrounds, free outdoor movies and concerts, and more! And if you're heading to the shore, we've got things to do with toddlers, best boardwalks, and best beaches.

Make sure you grab your tickets to kick off summer with Mommy Poppins at the Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party at Smith Memorial Playground! 

Weekday Picks: Fiesta Hermosa, Topanga Days, and a Birthday in Pasadena

Monday is Memorial Day, and what better place to say hello to summer than the beach? Hermosa throws in a kiddie carnival, petting zoo, live music, and more into the mix for its 44th annual Fiesta Hermosa. If a funky canyon vibe is more your family's scene, check out the Topanga Days Country Fair. Monday's highlight is the annual parade through the center of town—which is just one of the Memorial Day parades making Angeleno streets festive on Monday.

After starting the week with a holiday, you can end it with a birthday party, and it's free! The Pasadena Museum of California Art is playing host to a special event featuring refreshments, art activities, and more to celebrate its 15th anniversary. 

Read on for some of our picks for the week. Be sure to check out the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar for all of the fun activities available.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Art, Market Day, and Jazz; May 29-June 2

As we ring in summertime with Memorial Day Monday, we'll collectively cross our fingers that June brings more sunshine than May. But no matter what Mother Nature brings us this week, there's a lot to do around town to keep kids smiling. It's a big week for sparking creativity, with interactive events at the Museum of Fine Arts and Fox Library, and a performance celebrating simple materials at the Puppet Showplace Theater. Music will be in the air at a farmer's market in Lexington and the Boston Public Library. Don't miss our Events Calendar for more family-fun ideas. 

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