Somehow we lived through the blizzard and made it to February, so yay for polar vortex-surviving us! Luckily, we live in a state where there are incredibly fun activities in every season, and this month is no exception. Whoop it up indoors munching out at a Chocolate Festival, see a Mega Bubble being created, celebrate our beloved Dr. Seuss' birthday, or brave the outdoors with a sweet day of maple sugaring. Happy February, NJ!
Chocolate Festival at Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ)
February 6, 2016
Do we really need to explain why this is on our Top Ten list? Can't we just say "chocolate" and be done with it? Movies, contests, crafts and a game of 'Name That Chocolate' sweeten up the fun. Call 973-971-3706 for more information.
Chinese New Year Events (various locations)
February 6, 2016
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a visit to the primates at the Bergen County Zoo, or a Chinese lantern release at the Garden State Discovery Museum.
Valentine's Day Fun (various locations)
The kids are itching to do some V-day prep, so take them on a Valentine's Day sleigh ride, create a Valentine for nature, or sip a Valentine's Day Tea together. Of course, after they get all ready, then feel free to hand them over on the actual day to one of the fun Valentine's Day Drop-Off venues in our romantic state.
Maple Sugaring (various locations in NJ)
'Tis the season for liquid sugar pouring out of trees and New Jersey has a ton of locations for maple sugaring, including Tenafly Nature Center, Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Sweeeet.
Family Day at the State Theater (New Brunswick, NJ)
February 15, 2016
A big ol' family day spread across five venues—the State Theatre, the Hub City Big Top (heated tent), Crossroads Theatre, United Methodist Church, and George Street Playhouse. Monday, February 16 from 10am to 3pm. Mostly free, although some venues/workshops have fees. Call 732-246-7469 for more info.
Mike Super: Magic and Illusion (Englewood, NJ)
February 20, 2016
Mike Super, winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’ and a top finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ brings his magical skills to Bergen Performing Arts Center. His family-friendly performance combines amazing illusions, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, and comedy.
Mega Bubble Show! (Red Bank, NJ)
February 21, 2016
Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the "unbubblelievable" magical kingdom of Fan Yang's Mega Bubble Show at the Count Basie Theatre. The first and only interactive stage production of its kind features fantastic light effects, lasers, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live (Morristown, NJ)
February 21, 2016
Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the Mayo Performing Arts Center audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing themes of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences.
Dr. Seuss Family Festival (Morris, NJ)
February 27, 2016
Families are invited to the Morris Museum for this fun festival celebrating all things Dr. Seuss! Activities include Dr. Seuss story times, ooblek experiments, craft activities, and more.