Bring your preschoolers to the Liberty Science Center every Thursday and Friday for Junior Days. Photo courtesy of LSC
Bring your preschoolers to the Liberty Science Center every Thursday and Friday for Junior Days. Photo courtesy of LSC

Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend and Beyond: Ice Harvest, Groundhog Day, and More

This January weekend features two ice-centric events: Witness amazing ice sculptures at the Mount Holly ice exhibition or get a hands-on lesson in the historic ice harvesting industry at Howell Living History Farm's ice harvest. Plus, the search for Wally the Woodchuck is on with H20 Quest: Groundhog's Day.

If you're looking for indoor activities, check out our Poppins@Home site, where little ones can burn energy with Happy Feet's online soccer series and brush up on art skills while learning to draw an iconic cartoon character.

As always, you can find more things to do in our Event Calendar and our Winter Fun Guide, which are filled with seasonal happenings.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


OC Parks Administrative Offices

Rockaway Townsquare Mall

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Liberty Science Center
upcoming events
(Thu Nov 12, 2020 - Thu Jul 1, 2021) LSC Junior Days

Cattus Island County Park
upcoming events
(Sat Jan 9, 2021 - Sat Aug 28, 2021) Cattus Island Nature Walks

Jake Branch County Park Nature Center
upcoming events
(Sun Jul 11, 2021 - Sun Sep 19, 2021) Live Animal Talks
Next Step Virtual Financial Camp
Zoom link provided with registration - 9:30 AM
Field Station: Dinosaurs Reopens
Field Station: Dinosaurs - 10:00 AM
Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 10:15 AM
Intro to Excel Sheets Programming Course
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 11:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides