Summer can't last forever, although that certainly would be swell. It's Back to School time and for many kids, that also means "Back to Cool." As in, what styles for boys and gals are cool and hip for the new academic year? We rounded up the best independent clothing stores in New Jersey--both storefront and online--and asked what kids under 10 are shopping for this days. (We also learned Montclair dominates the indie fashion scene for kids!) Here's the feedback; and be sure to check out our September GOList to make this the best month ever.
The unofficial last weekend of summer is here, Jersey, and it’s time to enjoy one final carefree family outing before diving into school, schedules and busy September. If you've decided to stick around town, there's some great events to keep the whole gang happy! Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine during the Budd Lake Scandinavian Fest, the Fair Haven Fireman's Fair or the Labor Day BBQ weekend at Sesame Place. For a jump on back to school, get little minds active again with a Corn Husk Craft at Fosterfields Historical Farm or a Children's Reading of My Backpack Pal at Scroll & Pen Bookstore. Whatever you decide to do this Labor Day weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For even more activity options, check out our Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide.
Sure, it may feel like the only place to "Go" this month is school, but there are actually some really fun New Jersey events in September that you might not want to miss. As always, we've chosen our favorites, so shake off the back-to-school blues and get your little fliers inside a real cockpit, listen to masterstorytellers, or munch on some apple fun. And for even more September fun, check out our post on September Fairs and Festivals.
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 this month. Explore nature at the NJ Wild Outdoor Expo, chow down on delicious seafood at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival or listen to some exciting tales at the NJ Storytelling Festival. Check out these ten awesome festivals and visit our Events Calendar for more fabulous ideas.
The very awesome—and very cool—movie Jurassic World hit theaters this summer and was a blockbuster hit with adults and children alike. Inspired by the 3D film, it may come as no surprise that your child wants a dinosaur-themed birthday party this year. Ok, so you obviously can’t bring a “real” hybrid T-Rex into your backyard, but you can certainly find places in New Jersey to host a fantastic party with a prehistoric theme. Here is a round-up of venues that offer cool dinosaur-themed birthday parties—book soon, and have an adventure out of this time period. P.S. Don’t forget to check out our Mommy Poppins party guide, chock-full of additional party ideas for the special kids in your life.
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