Chill Out

Photographs: Cookies by Globalphotogroup –; sledding: Irina Schmidt –; others, contributed;

No. 1

You and your family are invited to a Valentine’s Day Party. The family open house benefiting the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) will include crafts, cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, activities and sweets for children ages four to ten (and spiked treats for adults). Join the BCA, Greenwich Moms and Local Moms Network sister sites for an afternoon full of heart.

Sunday, February 5, 3 to 5 p.m.
Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Avenue


No. 2

It’s not too late for some festive fun. New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show has been making memories for over thirty years. See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

Plus, take in New York City’s largest outdoor holiday light experience at the Botanical Garden’s GLOW. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient lights and whimsical installations create quite the spectacle. Both events feature music, food and more—making for the ultimate night out this season.

Through January 16, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx


No. 3

Jurassic World comes to life at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. Return to Isla Nublar, and among forty-foot animatronic dinosaurs go on an action-packed adventure to save Jeanie the dinosaur. Join a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The show runs March 10 through 12 but get tickets now!
600 Main St, Bridgeport


No. 4

Bored with our local sledding hills? Plan a day trip for tubing. In two hours or less you and your littles can be flying down the mountain at these nearby resorts.

Campgaw Mountain Mahwah, New Jersey
About forty-five minutes from Greenwich

Catamount Mountain Resort Hillsdale, New York
About two hours from Greenwich

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area Cornwall, Connecticut
Just under two hours from Greenwich

Mount Peter Ski Area Warwick, New York
About an hour from Greenwich

Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort Middlefield, Connecticut
About an hour from Greenwich

Every month Layla Lisiewski, Greenwich mom of four and founder of Greenwich Moms and its parent company, The Local Moms Network, shares some of her favorite things to do—from seasonal activities to can’t-miss events. Follow @greenwich_moms on Instagram, sign up for the newsletter and check out the calendar at


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