Calendar of Events

Things to Do! March 12, 2017 – March 18, 2017

You guys, New England weather is getting on my last nerve! Seriously, I posted blooming crocuses last week, and now my ground is snow covered and there is talk of a Nor’Easter on Tuesday. What. The. Heck. 

With that, I highly recommend you get out and enjoy the week while you can! At the moment, the week is full of activities but snow could put a damper on all of that come Tuesday. Hopefully it will only trap us indoors for a day or two! Remember, with the snow, to confirm that your event is still on by going to the activity’s website or Facebook page! 

Enjoy the week everyone, as much as you can! And hopefully this will be the end of winter! 

Make sure to have a Happy St. Patty’s Day too! Maybe wear some green, catch a parade or enjoy some corned beef if you can! 

Oh, and don’t forget to set those clocks ahead on Sunday! 

Sunday March 12, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Begins! Remember to set your clock ahead!

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy breakfast and then learn the history and folklore about maple sugar harvesting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be demonstrations, maple products for sale and more. Admission to the demonstrations is free, breakfast is $5 per person. 

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy educational demonstrations, hands-on activities and a fun take-away project for home. Today, learn all about reptiles! Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., see live demonstrations of how sap is transformed into syrup, explore the property and see where the trees are tapped, tour the house and barns, and sample the final product on pancakes cooked over an open hearth. Admission is $5 per person.

The parade steps off at 1 p.m. in downtown New London. Arrive early to get a great spot!

Stepping off at 1:30 p.m. from Chapel Street and ends on Grove Street. This parade is largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut! Don’t miss out! Arrive early for a good spot! See their website for the complete parade route.

At 3 p.m., kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a special story from the Book Nook. See our Blog Post

From 3:50 p.m. to 5:20 p.m., the rinks are open to the public for skating. Admission is $8 and skate rental is $3.

 

Monday March 13, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, rhymes and movement for children ages birth to 24 months. See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., meet new friends and play with lots of large and small toys. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

Tuesday March 14, 2017

HAPPY PI DAY!

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Playstrong Indoor Playground is open for crawlers to age 4. Admission is $5 per child. Babies and adults are free.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., enjoy a storytime full of nursery rhymes, songs, activities and books for children ages birth to 35 months. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 3 to 5 and a caregiver can share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 2 to 6 will enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft. Drop-In. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., take time out and bring your toddler to the aquarium for a special kid-friendly event. This week celebrate Pi Day by cutting out different size circles and making a Pi pie out of colorful clay! Included with admission. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come sing songs, play games and move to the beat in this music and movement program. For children ages 1 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. 

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 3 to 5 are welcome with their families to a fun storytime full of songs, stories, games, a snack, a short book-themed movie, and a craft. Drop in. See our Blog Post.  

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a toddler friendly story time followed by a craft. Storytime is held in the food court. Free event. All children will go home with a free book.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 11:30 a.m., children ages 3-5 can enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and a small craft or activity to help to develop school ready skills. See our Blog Post.

At 5:30 p.m., children ages 2 to 5 will enjoy stories, finger play, movement and a craft.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy songs, rhymes and movement for children ages birth to 24 months. See our Blog Post

 

Wednesday March 15, 2017

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy this special class while they explore and learn about colors of the world! Classes are free with admission but are on a first come, first serve basis. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., children ages 0 to 5 with their caregiver can enjoy  a fun playgroup with puzzles, art activities, photo booth, Dr. Seuss’ short stories on tablets, puppets, sensory bins, and Playdoh. Free with museum admission.

At 10 p.m., bring your curious little ones to explore colors through mixing and marbles! Best for ages 4 and under. Free with museum admission. No registration required.  See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children ages 0 to 7 are welcome to drop in for playtime and child-centered program. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a playgroup that includes developmentally appropriate toys, sensory materials, musical instruments and more. For ages 5 and under. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., join in for stories, songs and a craft for young children. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., children 3 to 5 will enjoy mixing paints together and exploring colors through science, stories and other hands on activities! Classes are free with admission but are on a first come, first serve basis. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., all ages are invited to drop in for this matinee on the big screen! See our Blog Post.

At 6 p.m., enjoy a movie and popcorn with the family at the library! Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

 

Thursday March 16, 2017

From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., come skate, play with scooters, jump in the bounce house and play with other toys during this toddler time.  Admission is $6.25 for children, includes skate rental, use of bounce house, and a snack.  Parents are free, but if you want to rent skates, that will cost extra. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy bounce houses, big slides, a foam square pit, plus lots of things to climb on, over and around! A great way to burn off some energy! Children are $15, parents are free. Book online or walk in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, finger play and movement. For all ages. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children 2 and under will enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and gentle movement. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

 

Friday March 17, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!! 

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Playstrong Indoor Playground is open for crawlers to age 4. Admission is $5 per child. Babies and adults are free.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children ages 5 and under can enjoy jumping on the trampolines and in the foam pit, with a parent. Make sure you wear green today, and you’ll get to eat lucky charm treats, do shamrock crafts and find the pot of gold! Cost is $10 per child, accompanying parent is free. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., children 2 and 3 will explore the colors of the rainbow through art and then get to make a painting or sculpture of their own! Dress for mess! Classes are free with admission but are on a first come, first serve basis. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy bounce houses, big slides, a foam square pit, plus lots of things to climb on, over and around! A great way to burn off some energy! Children are $15, parents are free. Book online or walk in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs and movement followed by unstructured play. For ages birth to 3. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children up to age can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Drop-in. Free. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this inclusive playgroup for children of all abilities. Children can meet and play with new friends and enjoy different sensory play, fine and gross motor activities and other sensory friendly activities. For ages birth to 5. Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a multi-sensory playgroup that encourages participation from both the parent and the child. Some activities may get messy so please dress accordingly. For ages 4 and under. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

At 11 a.m., children 3 to 5 will explore the colors of the rainbow through art and then get to make a painting or sculpture of their own! Dress for mess! Classes are free with admission but are on a first come, first serve basis. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., bring a board game or play with one at the library. Drop in anytime. For all ages. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., come watch “The Jungle Book” on the big screen and enjoy a snack! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 7 p.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. 

 

Saturday March 18, 2017              

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Playstrong Indoor Playground is open for crawlers to age 4. Admission is $5 per child. Babies and adults are free.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come meet Milli and Geo as they scoot away from Umi City to meet up with their Umifriends at Mystic Aquarium. You can even get a picture with them in Exploration: Wild! Free with admission, on a first come, first served basis. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., children ages 3 and up with enjoy this half hour of stories, activities and fun. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet two Disney princesses! Bring your camera for a photo, and then at 4 p.m., you can join a princess for afternoon tea at Chandlers. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate Turtle Power with a pictures photo booth, a chance to meet Michelangelo, a close up look at real turtles, art activities and more. Free with museum admission.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy this popular local event full of food, live music, face painting, live demonstrations, a quilt show, sugar house tours and more. See the full schedule of events on their website.  

At 10:30 a.m., young children can enjoy stories, songs and a simple craft. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the sugarhouse and taste warm syrup! There will be a kid’s activity table and an antique tractor on display. Maple syrup and maple candy will be available for purchase.

At 11 a.m., join for a reading of Egg and a craft. Free.

At 11 a.m., children ages 8 and under can enjoy this drop in storytime and have some fun!

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn all about sports safety, pedestrian safety, bike safety, dog safety, fire safety, water safety, home safety and road safety through hands on activities and information stations. This program is free with admission. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color and other elements of art with a special teaching artist. $7 per class for non-members ($5 for members). Drop-in students welcome, or you can register ahead. For ages 3 to 5 years.

From 7:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., the rinks are open to the public for skating. Admission is $8 and skate rental is $3.

 

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