Sure, it may feel like the only place to "GO" this month is school, but there are actually some really fun New Jersey events, venues and festivals in September that you might not want to miss. As always, we've chosen our favorites, so catch the last blast of a big block party, get your little fliers inside a real cockpit, visit an old-time fair, listen to master storytellers, experience a moon festival or pick some apples. So grab the family, get out there and GO, New Jersey!
The smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the crunch of a fresh apple -- it's time for school again! There are so many books out there to get your kid in the mood for everyday academia. Kids starting school for the first time may be experiencing excitement peppered with anxiety over separation from parents. First graders may be having trouble with the transition to longer days, new teachers and new friends. Starting a new school year can be tough on kids of any age. Try some books that use humorous storylines and positive ideas to help ease your child's transition into a new year. Check out our list of the best back to school books for your NJ kids preschool - 7 grade.
The unofficial last weekend of summer is here, Jersey, and it’s time to enjoy one last carefree family outing before diving into school, schedules and busy September. Luckily, there’s something to do in every corner of our state, like the final weekend of the Grossology and Block Party exhibits at Liberty Science Center, the TieDye Dash and some canine water fun at Ocean Oasis in Wildwood. And remember, you can find more weekend activities in our Event Calendar. Happy Labor Day!
It's back-to-school time, when parents heave a joint sigh of relief/groan of pain as they send their kids off to be educated for another year. To help you ease back into the new school routine, we're doing a huge giveaway with back-to-school essentials and swag.
We've got some amazing prizes that you and your children will love. Brand-new bikes, a year's supply of school uniforms and vitamins, backpacks, books, school supplies and more. Click on each link to enter that giveaway. You must enter each giveaway separately to be eligible to win that prize.
There are multiple ways to enter. Plus you can share with your friends to earn even more entries, and spread your entries out throughout the giveaway week. Pay attention, though, because each giveaway ends on a different date. Good luck!
September is almost here and the carefree days of summer are drawing to a close. Fortunately there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the Garden State, with many great fairs and festivals on the calendar. Cavort with butterflies at the Monarch Festival, chow down on delicious seafood at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival or listen to fabulous tales at the NJ Storytelling Festival. Check out these eight not-to-be-missed festivals and visit our Events Calendar for more suggestions.
With three year old twin boys, our criteria for summer outings have strict criteria: Family friendly amusement park? Caters to children 12 and under? Water rides? Lunch under $20? Friendly Staff? We opened up our NJ day trips guide and sorted through our options. With five checks off our list, we strapped the boys into their car seats and headed towards the Delaware Water Gap to the magical-sounding Land of Make Believe.
It’s Back-to-School time! (I know, I’m just as bummed as the kids). A new year, a new teacher and a new curriculum sometimes results in the same academic struggles. Whether your child needs extra help in Reading, Math or Science, investing in a tutor can’t hurt. Tutors help inspire and encourage students, giving them that extra push they need to become head of the class—or close to it. Here is a comprehensive list of NJ-based tutoring centers ready to help guide your child.
New Jersey is definitely closing out summer with a bang! Our state is brimming with family-friendly activities, like the Seafarer’s Weekend in Cape May and the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival. And for one last fix of the great outdoors, check out Bats for Beginnings at Tenafly Nature Center or pick some juicy late-season fruit and spread out a picnic at Fresh and Fancy Farms. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
And to ease you back into the school year, we have a national Back to School Giveaway coming up, a Swagapalooza that will include prizes like Schwinn bikes, $150 worth of personalized school supplies from My Chronicle Books (think Ivy & Bean and other great titles), a years supply of school uniforms from French Toast and $100 gift card at Famous Footwear. More details coming soon, now on to summer events.
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