Easter Bunny Breakfasts and Brunches Across Long Island

Dust off your spring hats and get those baskets ready because the Easter Bunny is on his way.

Easter is a fun time for kids, but adults can enjoy this holiday too. Many Long Island establishments celebrate with a special Easter breakfast or brunch with treats for the whole family. From waffles and freshly baked pastries to omelet stations, eggs Benedict, and even chocolate fountains, these holiday breakfasts and brunches are a feast for the eyes and stomach. Hop on over to one of these breakfast or brunch spots where families can indulge while sharing quality time with the Bunny himself. 

These Easter festivities are listed by date to better aid in your holiday planning. Easter is, of course, Sunday, April 1 this year. Venues below require or strongly suggest reservations, so call and make arrangements. For more Easter and seasonal events, check out our Event Calendar and March GoList

Meet the Easter Bunny in NYC for a Photo Op with the Kids

The Easter Bunny is making appearances all over New York City this spring, including on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap a picture with your child cozied up to the festive rabbit.

We've rounded up some of the top places in all five boroughs to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, beginning in March. These range from professional shots you can have taken ahead of time to DIY opportunities at your local egg hunt. Get those reservations booked!

Find bunny brunches or egg hunts in NYC, too! Or lean on our March GoList for more must-do events and activities.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Azalea Trail, March 3-4

Houston, bust out your cowboy boots and hats because it's time to RODEO! If you're planning a family trip to see all that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has to offer, make sure you read up on everything you need to know before heading to Rodeo first; it'll make an already fun event even better!

No rodeo plans on tap? Don't worry! We have lots of recommendations for fun things to do, such as visiting the Lone Star Flight Museum, celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday, and checking out Distroller World, the unique and unconventional toy store that just opened up in the Galleria.  

We also have an event calendar that is home to a wealth of events and activities in and around all of Houston and the surrounding cities, as well as our February GoList, where you can find the top activities and events happening throughout the month. For even more inspiration, we recommend looking over our Top 100 Things to Do With Houston Kids, which highlights some of the best Houston area landmarks and things to do that make our city unique. To stay in the loop and up to date with everything we cover on our website, be sure to sign up for our free weekly newsletter so we can deliver all of our content straight to your inbox.

For all of you businesses and event planners out there, we LOVE to promote new, great events to our readers. Help us help you by taking a minute to submit your event to our calendar. Once we receive it we'll get it published on our site calendar for everyone to see. 

Now let's wrap this up and check out what the weekend has in store!

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Dr. Seuss, Family Expo, Superheroes

Head into March like a lion with this family-friendly roundup of weekend events on Long Island. Help Dr. Seuss celebrate his big ol' birthday at Maritime Explorium or on stage at the Engeman Theater, seeing The Cat in the Hat.

Bounce over to the free family expo at Broadway Commons in Hicksville or sway to funky indie pop rock beats as Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band rock out at the Long Island Children's Museum.

Remember, you can always pop over to our March GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal entertainment. Mark your calendars this winter and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids. Or pad your wallet with a list of FREE family activities this month.

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

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Where Nursing Moms Can Find Private Lactation Rooms in NYC

Raising kids in New York City isn't for the faint of heart. City parents have plenty of worries to contend with that our suburban counterparts don't, from car seats in cabs to finding the right stroller for your lifestyle, and how, exactly, to navigate the subway with a baby in tow.

But one thing city mamas shouldn't have to worry about is where to feed their babies, specifically where to breastfeed or pump when you're on the go. While state law protects a mother's right to breastfeed in public, saying "a mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be," not all mothers are particularly comfortable baring it all, and certainly pumping isn't easy on a city bench. When mama's not comfortable, neither is baby.

To help ease the stress of breastfeeding or pumping on-the-go, we've rounded up some private or semi-private spots for you to feed your wee one while you're out-and-about checking things off our NYC baby bucket list.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Sloth Weekend, Rodeo Run, Feb 24-25

Everyone, giddy-up! Rodeo season (it is a season, right?) is upon us. This weekend kicks everything off with the some finger-licking good food at the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, informally known as cook-off. Before you head out, make sure you check out our guide to tackling the rodeo; coming up with a game plan ahead of time will make the whole experience much less overwhelming! And don't forget to check out the best places to purchase rodeo gear for your kids so they can show up in style. 

On a more serious note, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the most recent school shooting. Our hearts go out to the families who are suffering right now. The current culture of fear is both sickening and heartbreaking, and we know firsthand how difficult it is to know the right course of action when addressing this. There are ways both parents and children alike can feel empowered in the wake of this event, however, and we hope these tips provides some small measure of hope and confidence moving forward. 

As you plan out your upcoming week and weekend, keep in mind that our event calendar always features events and activities in Houston and the surrounding cities. We also highlight the best events happening throughout the month in our February GoList, and our Top 100 Things to Do With Houston Kids list is the perfect place to find something unique to do with the family. We know it can be hard to stay on top of everything that's happening, so we also have a FREE weekly newsletter that will deliver the best of the best straight to your inbox.

Have an upcoming event you want to share with the city? Let us help! Simply submit your event to our calendar, and we'll take care of the rest. 

Without further delay, let's check out what the weekend has in store! 

12 Books that Make Kids Proud to be Bostonians

Boston is a city steeped in history, and one of the best ways to learn about all of its famous landmarks and residents is through books. Next time you head to one of our city's great libraries or bookstores, look for one or more of these 12 great children's books, including a brand-new, beautifully illustrated story about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. From landmark lore to rich biographies, these great reads will inspire hometown pride in Boston kids in different, age-appropriate ways.

14 Best Indoor Birthday Party Ideas for LA Kids

There is a special kind of stress—both emotional and financial—that planning a birthday party can cause if you have kids born between the months of November and March. Oh sure, everyone struggles with the great birthday party question, but those moms who gave birth in LA in August are pretty safe claiming a corner of a public park or throwing down some blankets on the beach. If you have a December baby, you may have tried that, but at some point probably cried "Never again!" LA might not have a proper winter, but it has a proper Indoor Birthday Party season, if only for the sanity of the parents. Allow us to share some of our favorite options for entertaining the masses without stressing about the weather.

Indoor Play Spots for NYC Toddlers with Weekend Hours

Indoor play spots are essential for NYC families with young children (and limited square feet) as temperatures begin a steady decline into winter.

Unfortunately, so many of the city's indoor play spots are limited to weekday hours. That's great for caregivers Monday through Friday, but mom and dad are left out in the cold, scrambling to fill up those chilly fall, rainy spring or snowy winter weekends with their preschoolers in other ways.

Luckily, we've uncovered nearly two dozen fantastic play spaces that get it, and are keeping weekend, drop-in play hours for kids, no membership required. All include playthings sized just right for the little ones, including for babies in many instances. They are stroller-friendly and equipped with changing stations, making them no-fuss options for the toddler squad.


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