The dose of warmer weather this past week has my whole family yearning for spring so we're delighted to welcome March on Wednesday! If you're planning ahead, be sure to check out our March Go List, with suggestions for our favorite activities all month long (St. Patrick's Day parades begin *next* weekend!). If you're more of a day-to-day planner, our Event Calendar has new activities listed every day, including a whole range of celebrations in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday in Niantic, New Milford, and Wilton among other locations. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses in our Bestie Awards Contest!
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A three-day weekend is ahead and plenty of fun awaits around the state. We've got all kinds of ideas to get outside from seal spotting cruises to a guided nature hike to a farm tour. If you're feeling more of an indoor vibe, check out the Harlem Globetrotters, a puppetry festival or museum adventures in Ridgefield and Newtown.
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For many schools in Connecticut, schools are closed some or all of this week which, after a week of snow days and delays, is not entirely welcome news for those of us not wending our way to warmer vacation destinations. Happily, there's a lot going on here in Connecticut, from Valentine's Day fun to nature adventures to drop off school vacation activities for busy parents who need a moment to themselves (I'm not alone in this, am I?). For even more suggestions, be sure to check our our Winter Guide and the frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses in our Bestie Awards Contest!
Connecticut is located firmly in Patriots country, so for many of us this weekend is all about the Super Bowl. If you've got little ones, you know they can only sit still for so much non-animated TV so we've lined up all sorts of activities to wear them out before kickoff, whether they're interested in eagles, LEGOs, or anything in between. It's also a fantastic weekend to do some cultural exploration, with Lunar New Year celebrations in New Haven and New Canaan as well as a wonderful storytelling workshop in honor of Black History Month.
But wait—there's more! This weekend is also Take Your Child to the Library day, and libraries across the state are hosting all kinds of fabulous activities from live animal demonstrations to robots to magic shows (all events are free, but check to see which require advanced registration). At most events there will be staff on hand to sign kids up for their own library cards if they don't already have them.
We update our Events Calendar daily so be sure to check for even more great activities. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, be sure to also sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you haven't had a chance, be sure to vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses with our BESTIE awards—we're offering some terrific prizes for sharing your input.
When it's cold and grey but not very snowy, this time of year can be a bit of a slog. We've been working hard to beat back those winter doldrums by chasing down the best family activities to be enjoyed across the state this week. Whether you're interested in exploring the great outdoors at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, enjoying a bit of Zumba at Stepping Stones, or hearing what Chuckles the Groundhog has to say about the arrival of spring at the Lutz Children's Museum, there's lots of options. For more ideas, be sure to check our frequently updated Event Calendar and our Winter Guide. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses in our Bestie Awards Contest!
This weekend includes not one but two Winterfest celebrations: the last weekend for free skating in Bushnell Park and the annual celebration at Earthplace in Westport. If, on the other hand, you're having a case of the winter blahs and looking to stay warm and toasty inside, there are some fantastic children's theater opportunities, including adaptations of Fancy Nancy and Biscuit, some sweet and messy cooking, and an art adventure at the Bruce Museum, just to name a few.
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This week begins with a bonus day off in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.. We have a whole range of suggestions to celebrate the day, and it's also a wonderful time to spend the day outside together at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, where there will be activities celebrating heroes in nature. You can continue talking about the history of civil rights in the U.S. with a movie screening at the New London Public Library on Tuesday. The rest of the week has opportunities for a new kind of family fitness class, a winter-themed science lab, and even an indoor camp out.
Check out our January Go List for our recommendations for don't miss events across the state. For even more suggestions take a peek at our frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing!
From crafting dream clouds and peace doves to planting seeds of diversity, there are so many incredible ways to honor MLK Jr.. Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King next Monday, January 16th at The Yale Peabody Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, or the Bruce Museum where day-long events paying tribute to Dr. King will be offered. Here's a listing of fun events happening around CT on MLK day.