You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.--Pablo Neruda
The cherry blossom petals flutter like the beats of your heart, racing with the expectation of another season. Spring. The one that doesn't let you forget that it's a fresh start. Brimming with memories of past warm evenings spent around cafe tables, on picnic blankets, in stadium seats, strolling in the city well-past the kids' bedtime, just taking in the heady newness of this, the best season. Fortunately NJ feels the same way, so there are lots of wonderful things to do, like running with your coat off and shedding the winter blahs. And in honor of my dad, who spends winter forlornly waiting for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training: The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.--Bill Veeck
Bonnets, baskets and bow ties, oh my! Getting our little ones to dress up and sit still is considered a modern marvel in our household. To capture these rare and precious moments, many local shopping malls are hosting photo opportunities with the tall white rabbit himself, the Easter Bunny. Hosted daily all over the state of New Jersey, through March 30, no appointments are necessary!
Oh, faith and begorrah (whatever that means), it's the weekend of St. Patty's, and there's much greenery abounding. But even if that holiday is not appealing to ye, there's much in New Jersey that's fun for families, like Nano Day at Newark Museum or Dinosaur Day in Roseland. Read our top picks and find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar. And don't forget to enter to win a week of Pony Camp at Dapple Hill Farm on our Giveaways Page!
Easter is early this year--March 31!--but we're still excited for the festivities. And just as there are a million stories in the big city, there are a million Easter Egg Hunts for kids in New Jersey. But, as usual, we’re here to bring you the best of the best (and quite a few of them FREE, which fills our hearts with bunny love). So Happy Easter and Happy Hunting!
We so love to give good gifts to our readers that we now have a Giveaways Page just for free stuff--huzzah! And our giveaway this week is a particularly happy one, because who doesn't love horse camp, ponies and foals? So how about a free week of Pony Camp at the wonderful Dapple Hill Farm in Whitehouse Station, NJ? We can feel your smile through the computer... Read on for all the info on how to enter to win!
It’s that time of year again! March rolls around and all you want to do is drink green beer, eat corned-beef and cabbage and celebrate your Irish roots (even if you don’t officially have any). But, are there any child-friendly St. Pat’s Day activities in NJ? You bet your lucky charms! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – grab your little leprechauns and march on over to any of these great family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations for NJ kids and families!
Well, winter seems to be hanging on with its icy fingers, but we can still have fun, right? Especially with some of the cool (cold?) activities in New Jersey this weekend. Celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday with some pie on Pi Day in Princeton or Jersey City, catch Cesar Milan on his Dog Whisperer Tour, or build Montclair, New Jersey in Legos at the Montclair Art Museum. Read on for our top picks and find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five New Jersey railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include an Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Easter bonnets not required.
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