The warm weather is finally here! Let’s rejoice and get outside. Fairs and festivals are popping up all over the Garden State in May. If you enjoyed our guide to NJ’s April Spring Festivals, you will love our round up of May Spring Festivals in NJ! Get your NJ family to one of these fun-filled festivals in NJ.
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Many parents recognize the value of being a “team player,” but what if your kid’s team isn’t on the soccer field or in the swimming pool? What if he prefers singing to soccer? Writing to running? Maybe her team is more creative or curious than competitive. Westchester colleges welcome these teens and pre-teens with summer and after-school enrichment programs that let these artistic or scientific individualists come together with like-minded peers.
Kids are known for bringing home a suitcase-sized amount of artwork each month. Pottery, however, seems to stand apart from the coloring pages and fingerpaints, perhaps because of its sheer durability. We’ve rounded up some of the places in Westchester and Rockland that offer paint-your-own pottery for kids. All have unstructured studio time for kids and adults, as well as happy hour times for parents to get together.
These studios are open year-round and feature a rotating selection of crafts to match the seasons and annual holidays. Call ahead to find out the lead time for firing and getting your piece back when you want it.
The short, dark days of winter are over but long, sunny days are still ahead of us. February seems like a wedge between winter and spring: stores are already tempting us with swimsuits and garden gear yet the weather still beckons us to either bundle up or head indoors. Luckily, Westchester families have some new options to get them in a warm weather mindset.
Even though I’m a parent in the New York area, I'm always looking for easier options for my kids to see live theater than to head into the city. Manhattan is still the only place to see Broadway shows and a great place to take older kids, but bergenPAC, in Englewood, offers an alternative that’s friendlier on the wallet and generally easy to navigate with a toddler in tow. Check out our insider's guide to Bergen Performing Arts Center and enjoy your family-friendly theater-going experience!