First Full Week of Spring

Play

Spring is in the air and so is music.  Inspire your little virtuoso with an outing to the Symphony Hall for a family concert with the talented Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.  There’s nothing like children to inspire children.  Children are free and adult tickets are $20. (Saturday March 27th at 11:00)

Majestic Yoga, a cute little yoga studio in Huron Village now offers wonderful children’s yoga classes on Friday afternoons.  It is a great way to end the week and start the weekend grounded, relaxed and open to whatever comes their way.  My daughter loves Tara who keeps the class moving along with stories, soothing rites, and child appropriate yoga poses.  Classes are available on a drop in basis.  Hi Rise is a great pre-yoga stop or post yoga treat. (Fridays 2:45 for ages 2.9 – 4 and 3:30 for ages 5 – 11 )

Woolapalooza Baby!  It’s coming up on Saturday at Drumlin Farm.  Say hello to the new babies on the farm, watch some sheep shearing and sheep herding demos.  There will be plenty of activities for children of all ages and children under 2 get in free.  Tasty treats will be all natural, locally grown and harvested Drumlin farm food now if only our schools could provide some of that! (Saturday March 27th from 10-4)

Playgrounds are the top entertainment spot this time of year with the warmer weather.   Head home for a quick snack and homework or off to lessons, then pack a dinner picnic and enjoy an evening at the playground.  On Tuesday, the weather might be a bit wet so you can check out the new Muckykids Art Studios.  Drop in hours are from 10-2:00 on Tuesdays.

Eat

Father, Celebrity Chef  and allergy activist Ming Tsai’s famed Blue Ginger is adding a noodle bar which débuts NOT this week, but next Tuesday, March 30th.  So if you have a noodle loving child plan a special lunch date or if you just want to have some time to sit and savor the new bar with a lunch cocktail, make arrangements to check it out alone or with a friend some time next week. (Tuesday, March 30th)

If tacos are calling your name then you’ll be glad to know that El Pelón Taqueria has reopened after their fire at a new location 2197 Commonwealth Ave./ Brighton Ma 02135/Phone: 617-779-9090.


Planning for Passover? Give yourself a break whether you love to cook it all or you love to cater it all.  There are so many options.  Tony Maws has his seder open to guests at Craigie on Main for goodness sake!  If you haven’t gotten to the point where you’re saying “Next year at Craigie!” then check out these other Passover menus to help you get it all done while keeping your sanity.  Formaggio KitchenWilson FarmBakers’ BestRusso’sThe Butcherie, or Whole Foods.


We’re not quite getting to farmer’s market season, but it is fast approaching.  Start prepping your raised beds and plant some seeds in egg cartons or newspaper pots and soon you’ll have your own farmer’s market spread.  We uncovered some nice baby chives as we cleared the leaves from our yard this weekend.


Shop

Have you looked at your children’s feet lately?  Are they still wearing their Uggs or Kamik boots trying to climb the spider web at the playground?  Do their shoes look smaller than their socks?  The Stride Rite Outlet at the Arsenal Mall is having a buy one get one 50% off sale.  It’s the perfect time for a fitting and a seasonal update in the shoe department.

Grand Opening of Nordstrom at the South Shore Plaza will be March 26th!

Shop or stretch at a Lululemon store near you.  Free yoga classes and sometimes pilates classes too are offered.  Check out the site for your closest store.

To Do List

Camp Registrations continue…

Massachusetts Audubon Camps

Meadowbrook Day Camp

Fayerweather Street School Camp

Summer at Park

Shady Hill Day Camp

Arsenal Center for the Arts Camp

Boston.com Camp Guide

Family Camp

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