Parenthood adds a whole new dimension to Valentine's Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with the kids this year, we've got you covered. You can have a family date night at Jenkinson's Aquarium and Pavilion, create a valentine birdfeeder, or grab your sweethearts and feel the beat of ancient Japanese drumming. You can even go for a Valentine's Day–themed swim (indoors, of course).
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It looks like New York City dads can no longer get out of diaper duty! Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law Tuesday, January 9, requiring that new public buildings make diaper changing stations available to all New York City parents regardless of gender identification. That's right, baby changing stations will be coming to a men's room (or gender-neutral restroom) near you—and soon. As early as July, all new or recently-renovated public buildings in the five boroughs will need to provide this amenity to all parents or face fines of up to $1,600.
We honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with a federal holiday on Monday, and that means school will be closed. If you're trying to figure out how to spend the long weekend, you've got plenty of options, whether you want to visit the colorful, underwater world of Bubblelandia, take part in a celebration of Dr. King, or pretty much anything in between.
You can spend the morning as a Junior Keeper at Jenkinson's Aquarium and the afternoon crafting your very own masterpiece at the Drop-In Studio at the Montclair Art Museum; cure cabin fever with outdoor options that include a Day Off With Nature at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center and an MLK Day of Service opportunity for ages 4 and up at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
It may be winter, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp. From day camps to art camps to riding and horse camps, the options in New Jersey are endless. If you’re looking to get your little Serena Williams some fundamental instruction or give your beginner basic lessons, try a week long tennis camp for fitness, team play and overall summer fun! And to find out all the day camp options in NJ, check out our New Jersey Summer Day Camp Guide.
Let the New Year's countdown begin! We've made it to the final weekend of holiday break, and there is still time to delight in holiday lights, enjoy a winter wonderland, catch a performance of Annie, and ring in 2018 with underwater creatures. Resolve to carve out some fun-filled family time with these great events.
While it might be too chilly to do any outdoor stargazing, solar system enthusiasts of all ages can marvel at the wonders of the universe from the indoor comfort of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at Liberty Science Center. The Jersey City–based educational center celebrated the grand opening of its latest and greatest addition—which happens to be the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the entire Western Hemisphere—on Saturday, December 9.
The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching, and if you're looking for ways to celebrate this holiday season, Bergen County is offering festive fun for the whole family. Winter Wonderland at Van Saun County Park is back for its second year with exciting additions that will appeal to all age groups.