Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Ideas for NY, CT, and LA LLD Families

Want to mix up your weekend routine a little? With January coming to a close, LLD has found some exciting events to kick off February and keep your lil’ ones entertained for the whole weekend!

First, for all you New Yorkers out there, it is an absolute MUST to stop by some of these kid-friendly Chinese New Year Events. This Saturday the 28th, stroll on over to the Children’s Museum of Art at 103 Charlton Street for the Around The World With CMA: Lunar New Year Event. From 10 to 5 your family can explore the arts and culture of New York’s Chinese community. It promises to be an afternoon to remember filled with puppet performances, dances, and beautiful selections of art.

If inside isn’t your thing, why not head over to Heather Garden in Fort Tyron Park (at the intersection of Cabrini Boulevard & Ft. Washington Ave.). This Saturday from 1-2:30 take your kids on their own little adventure: A Nature Scavenger Hunt! Using a more playful approach to learning, environmental educator Robin Sanchez will help your lil’ ones discover the great outdoors in one of their very own parks.

Don’t worry all our CT families, we haven’t forgotten about you. This weekend and almost every weekend for the next couple months the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield will be hosting Family Friendly Drop In Weekends. With self-guided and hands-on projects for the kids, you just can’t lose!

And that’s not all folks! If you pass through Stamford on Sunday, you could enjoy a winter hike, perform science experiments like making slime and crystal snowflakes, or even meet some animals up close and personal at the Stamford Museum’s Sunday Explorers, Admission is free and they’ll be there from 1 to 3:30!

Last, but certainly not least, we found some Chinese New Year themed events for all our families in LA. Who could resist the Golden Dragon Parade in downtown LA. The colorful celebration notes the first day of the lunar New Year. Beginning at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Broadway, your kids will love the bands, entertainers, cultural groups, giant floats, and of course, the enormous golden dragon.

To continue the festivities, stop by Monterey Park where 130 different booths will fill with vendors selling food, music, arts and crafts and so much more! Your kids will love the traditional firecrackers, the Lion and Dragon dances, martial arts, and a sparkling carousel. This Chinese New Year Festival is not one to miss!

Have a delightful weekend to all our families!!

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