Our family likes going to the Erie Maritime Museum. We've done this as a family since the kids were 4 and 2, and they are now 14 and 12. There are videos, buttons to push, movies, and there's a "mate's cabin" inside the museum, that the kids can go into and play house in. (It's pretty small, but it's exactly what they look like on the ship.) You can also take tours of the ship, but it's not rigged for sailing during the winter. It's still a good visit, and the kids can hit the buttons to turn on the movies.
We are members of the league, so we go free now, and I crew on the Niagara. Let me know if you go, and if it was fun. (____@____.com -- that means I'm from Maine, it's still my first love, but we live in the North East area now)
Another option is the zoo, and you can get a membership there so it's free the rest of the summer months. I think it's open on weekends now -- but you might want to call and check. It's small, so the kids won't get tired, there's a trainride (in the summer anyway) that kids will love, and it goes through an exhibit and thru a tunnel that everyone screams as they go through -- prepare your kids, cuz it's noisy -- there's an old fashioned merrygoround, and a children's zoo. The train and the merry-go-round cost extra, but with a membership, the zoo is free. The membership also gets you in free to zoos in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and a whole bunch of others in the network.
And then there's the Tom Ridge Center, which is free. It's a whole lot of exhibits, which I found kind of boring, but the kids went with the school and thought it was cool. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood the day we were there ?? My children loved the giftshop best. and that says something about the exhibits -- it's a "green" building, and it highlights the environment.
In the summer, Blasco Memorial Library has a children's reading program, and they used to give a gift a month, one every time you read a book,returned it and got another. I don't know what McCord Library does in North East, but my guess is that they have a children's time, too, when kids can come and join a reading circle, where an adult reads to them.
Our church has an Easter party going on this weekend on Saturday morning, from 10 until noon, for ages 2 thru' 4th grade. You get there by taking Buffalo Road and turning onto Williams Road, just west of the Ford Dealership. 5 miles up hill from there, the church is on the right. It's the only big thing in Greenfield, so it's easy to locate.
Sunrise Service is at 7:00 on Sunday, and then we have an eggs and ham (and toast and muffins, I believe) breakfast in the gym. That's about as "eastery" I guess as it gets. If you go to it, catch me on the way out of church -- I'll be the first greeter on your way out the main door.
We also do a cool Vacation Bible School program in the summer That's usually the week after school ends, and it's ages 2 thru high school. 7 to 9, which is kind of late for little ones, but we had to run it after our workers got home from work. :-)