Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Piff the Magic Dragon, Mardi Gras

So many occasions to celebrate for Westchester families as we transition from February to March this week—and so many ways to celebrate them!

The week kicks off with Mardi Gras, and one way to honor the occasion is to make your own Mardi Gras Mask along with other holiday fun. No sooner does March roll in than we turn to Read Across America Day and the celebration of all things Seussian. A good laugh is in store for the performance by Piff the Magic Dragon, made famous as a finalist on America’s Got Talent or for exotic fun, learn some Bollywood-style moves at the Masala Bhangra Dance Class.

After reading on for all this and more, head to our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook!

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Animal Fun, Storytimes, Tooth Fairy Day

There’s plenty to keep kids busy this week, whether you choose to stay warm at indoor storytime freebies or soak up early spring with animal-themed activities. Put away your wallet and take the little ones to free storytimes, including More Fun for Munchkins, Storytime at the Rancocas Nature Center, Mommy & Me Storytime, and First Friday Storytime. And as March comes in like a lion, enjoy animal time with Playtime at the Zoo and Paws Discovery Farm Grand Re-Opening.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 27 – March 3, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for even more late-winter fun.

Weekday Events: Dr. Seuss Fun, Nature Walks, Wind Socks

We're just a few weeks from being able to escape the outdoors with our families. But for now, as kids return back to school, this week is the perfect time to take advantage of the many fun indoor options on Long Island. From open-play sessions and nature walks to events that celebrate Dr. Seuss week. you won't run out of amazing things to do. 

Check out our Events Guide and February and March GoLists for even more great ideas.

Weekday Fun: ARTech, Small Activists, Toddler Dance Party

Coming off the heels of the February winter break, the coming week in New York City provides a bit of a breather before the coming avalanche of spring celebrations in March including St. Patrick's Day, Purim, spring break, and Easter. But nifty events persist—many of them FREE.

Help kids get politicly active in Park Slope, investigate the origins of the $1 bill, create and learn at a brand-new (and FREE) STEM fest, ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology, and more.

Our best weekday picks are below and more options are available in our Event Calendar. Party planning on the brain? Our NYC Party Guide can help. We have ideas for celebrating baby's first birthday in Brooklyn, or in Manhattan, a variety of party venues in the Bronx, 10 new NYC party places, and more. 

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Seuss, Stories, Swim Night February 27-March 3

February comes to an end this week. But, this weather has made it seem like it ended weeks ago! Our events calendar is exploding with activities for everyone in the family.

Get ready to celebrate the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with birthday celebrations featuring stories, crafts, and games at Katharine Drexel Library, Wynnefield Library, Queen Memorial Library, and Cobbs Creek Library. Load up the stroller for a Squeaky Wheels tour of Winterthur. Visit Smith in the playhouse for its Family Mornings or see what's hopping at the Academy of Natural Science's Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibit and grab a bite to eat nearby afterwards. Finish out the week with a dip in the pool at Fitness Works.

Be sure to browse through our recently released March GoList to plan family activities for the month ahead. And, don't forget to cast your vote in our Philadelphia Besties for your chance to win FREE admission to Diggerland USA and Sahara Sam's.

7 Mommy and Me Classes You Can Take on the Weekend

Whether you’re interested in music, dance or yoga, Westchester has no shortage of classes you can take with your child. But for working parents—or any parent who’s short on time during the week—it can be tough to find a class that fits your family’s schedule.

The good news: There are a number of classes that meet on the weekends. Here, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite parent/child classes that take place on either Saturday or Sunday.

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12 Outdoor Camps for Your Houston Kid

Looking for a dynamic, hands-on nature encounter? Does your daughter want to learn how to sail? Is your son looking to step-up his tennis game? All these activities are available in the Houston area and the guide below will help you narrow your choices for outdoor spring and summer camps.  

In addition to these camps, Mommy Poppins has a comprehensive summer camp directory to help you plan the perfect camp experience for your children.  

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