It’s not too late to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Sussex and Bayonne host their annual parades this weekend, so grab your green gear and hit the streets. Attend the season re-opening of construction-themed amusement park Diggerland, or watch drones take to the skies above Liberty Science Center. Family-friendly shows include New Jersey Ballet's production of Cinderella at Mayo Performing Arts Center and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey at Sun National Bank Center. Take your little hockey fan to NJ Devils Kids Day at the Prudential Center, where giveaways, entertainment, and a kid-friendly fan zone complement the main event on the ice. For more, be sure to check out our March Go List and Events Calendar, with fun new activities added daily.
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March is finally here, and that means spring is just around the corner! This weekend brings some great shows to New Jersey, including Steve Petra's Animal Games at Bergen PAC, Aesop Bops! with David Gonzalez at SOPAC, and A Year With Frog and Toad at the McCarter Theatre Center. The first weekend in the month also gives Bank of America customers free admission to seven family-friendly museums. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a family festival at the Morris Museum or a fish-themed party at Jenkinson’s Aquarium. To find fun happenings this weekend and beyond, check out our March GoList and Event Calendar.
Love is in the air this weekend! Get into the Valentine's Day spirit with a special Art from the HeART drop-in program at the Princeton University Art Museum, a cozy Valentine's Sleigh Ride at Howell Farm, or High SocieTea's chocolate-themed tea party. Save money on a sitter and take everyone to Family Date Night at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant.
We're past the halfway mark of winter (yay!), so enjoy what's left of it at Skyland Stadium's Frozen in Ice Carnival. And who doesn’t love bubbles? Get your family’s fix at the Mega Bubble Show, featuring a Guinness Book of World Record holder for largest bubble ever blown.
There’s a lot to celebrate this weekend (other than the simple fact that it’s the weekend). First up, ring in the Year of the Rooster at NJPAC with a performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Party at the grand opening of chic new kids space Kidoolo Play Club. And jump start Groundhog Day festivities with a visit to local hideouts of the furry forecasters. For even more ways to celebrate all the fun winter has to offer, check out our January GoList and Event Calendar.
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to do more fun things with your kids, why not kick off 2017 by taking advantage of all the great places that are open on New Year's Day? We came up with six resolutions for NJ families and found activities to fulfill each one—all at places that are open on January 1, 2017. Just a few options include skating at a roller rink, and meeting the underwater occupants of Adventure Aquarium. If being outdoors is more your speed, you can hit the slopes, visit a Winter Wonderland, or see some dazzling light displays. Read on for the full scoop on super-cool adventures to celebrate your family’s first day of 2017. And if you're still looking for things to do on New Year's Eve with the kids, we've got that covered, too. Happy New Year!
With just one full weekend left until Christmas and Hanukkah, it's time to tackle that holiday bucket list! This weekend you can take a dip with St. Nick, go on a hot chocolate hike, rock out at the Hip Hop Nutcracker at NJPAC, or make a light-up Christmas card. And it’s not too late for pictures with Santa. For even more holiday happenings, check out our Holiday Guide and December GoList. Let the Christmas countdown begin!
NOTE: As of January 2019, Kidoolo is not offering open play for toddlers. It does offer open laser tag sessions for kids ages 6 and up, along with arcade and video games, and it is available for birthday parties and events.
Kidoolo Play Club, a new indoor play space in Springfield, aims to appeal to kids and parents alike. The stylish space is currently open for business but will celebrate its grand opening on January 28. It's located next to PM Pediatrics between BMW and Fiat on Route 22 East.
On a recent rainy Monday I wondered – as most parents do on cold, wet days at home with their kids – “What are we going to do today?” Of course, a visit to my daughter’s favorite playground was out of the question. Then I remembered hearing about Catch Air, a new indoor play space that had recently opened in Paramus. I loaded my rain-slickered preschooler into the car and we headed up the Garden State Parkway. “Where are we going?,” she asked. Turns out, we were headed on an aquatic adventure.