Pop-Up Collaborative Art Studio Opens for Kids in Queens

Inside a 4,000-square-foot studio at the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, Queens, Frank Kiernan, a father of two, recently opened a pop-up printmaking workshop for kids. An extension of his professional printing business, LittlePulp, preview workshops were held recently for kids as young as 4. Each 2.5-hour session led by Kiernan and assistants focused on collaborative art, teamwork and, of course, printmaking. Read on to learn more, and if you're looking for more Queens kids' play spaces, we've rounded up the top ones. 

Spring Activities For You and the Kids in the Hartford Area

After a long winter, families are eager to get outside with their kids.  While sledding and ice skating are fun, being stuck inside for four months is not, so springtime is always welcome for families with energetic little ones!  So, when you're ready to kick off the snow boots and to lose a few layers of clothes, and get outside in Connecticut, check out a few of our top spring activities in the Hartford area. And for more springtime fun make sure to check out our Mommy Poppins spring fun guide

Tea and Treats at Flushing's Rose House with Queens Kids

Flushing has many unsung treasures, but one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets is Rose House inside the Queens Crossing Mall. Queens residents no longer have to travel into Manhattan and battle the crowds for a fancy afternoon tea and treats date with their little ones. Families can enjoy a tower of sweets, a warm cup of brisk black tea, and classical music inside this colonial-inspired teahouse.

St. Patrick's Day for SoCal Kids: Parades, Parties, and Irish Events

Here comes Saint Patrick's Day; time to brush up the Irish brogue for the one time per year (unless you're really Irish) that you use it. The holiday falls on a Friday this year, which has resulted in a celebration spread over two weekends of paradesfestivals, and corned beef. So top o' the marnin' to ye; Erin Go Bragh; that shade of green looks bonny on you, and let's go find that pot o' gold!

The Wackiest Art Exhibit in NYC Is Free

This winter NYC is spoiled with incredible art, and now we've stumbled upon another fully immersive exhibit that's totally wacky and totally fun to see with kids. Toiletpaper Paradise presented by Visionaire at the Cadillac House in Soho, takes its cue from the "wild aesthetic" of Toiletpaper magazine, according to organizers.

Visitors can explore multiple areas set up like an apartment (bedroom, kitchen, and so on), and all bedecked in psychedelic colors and outfitted with offbeat props that are sure to thrill kids and adults alike.

Read on to see more photos and hear more about this cool and totally FREE installation that's only open until Wednesday, April 12.

Tee Up for Family Fun at New Jersey's Newest Golf Spot

Driving golf balls has gone upscale—and digital—at Topgolf, a new, family-friendly golf spot in Edison that features micro-chipped balls, computerized targets, and a top-notch menu. The Edison location opened in December, and a second New Jersey spot is scheduled to open at the end of the year in Mount Laurel.

Top CT Community Youth Orchestra Programs

If your kids -- like mine -- love playing their musical instrument, there is no better place to encourage their blossoming musical skills than to have them audition for a place in their community youth music ensemble.

Fortunately for us, Connecticut is rife with well-organized youth symphonies and orchestral groups. Most cater to ages 10 and up; all are audition-based, highly skilled at developing musical skills and encourage a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to the list of Connecticut's community youth orchestras below, you might also be interested in summer music camp! Check out Art & Music Camps in New Haven and Classical Music Camps in Fairfield County.

Spring Festivals for Kids & Families Around Houston

Spring in Houston is all about going to the Rodeo, eating crawfish, listening to music, and spending time outside enjoying the weather before the temperatures start to rise. There are many beautiful parks in the Bayou City to enjoy in the Spring, including the new and improved Levy Park, which kids of all ages are sure to love. This is also the perfect time of year to explore Houston's bountiful Farmers' Markets. For even more fun, check out one (or more - or all!) of these family-friendly festivals.


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