February GO List: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month
It's time for our GO NJ List, a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids in NJ for the upcoming month. It's a month of groundhogs and talking (and skating) mice and Name That Chocolate; there's even a Cabin Fever party to break you out of your winter doldrums. Check out our faves and remember, we always have our Event Calendar for all the fun family-friendly events throughout our state. Happy February, NJ!
Playing With Shadows in Honor of Groundhog Day at Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
If you've never been to MP favorite Grounds for Sculpture, this might be the start of something beautiful. And furry. The Annual Groundhog Day Celebration on Saturday, February 1 from 11am to 4pm includes a musical performance of "Two of a King" and many shadow-inspired activities. Children under 6 get in free, but this celebration is best for kids between the ages of 6 and 10, so you might want to leave the free ones home. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.
Disney on Ice--100 Years of Magic at Sun National Bank Center (Trenton, NJ)
Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Of course there's the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you'll remember forever. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-298-4200 or visit the venue Box Office. For more information, visit www.sunnationalbankcenter.com
Chocolate Festival at Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ)
Do we really need to explain why this is on our Top Ten list? Can't we just say "chocolate" and be done with it? Oh, okay. Movies, contests, crafts and a game of 'Name That Chocolate' sweeten up the fun. Saturday, February 8 from 11am to 4pm. Call 973-971-3706 for more information.
Hoboken Family Alliance Cabin Fever 2014 (Hoboken, NJ)
Local kid musicians, Hoboken dance performances, face painter, balloons, spin art, arts & crafts, games, and much more. Oh, and the representatives from ten NJ summer camps will be on hand to answer any and all of your questions, which is a nice little extra. Sunday, February 9 from 10am to 2pm. $20 per family, free for HFA members.
Masters of Illusion at Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ)
Have a mini-magician in the house? The live version of the TV show that has been revived numerous times over the last decade comes to one of our favorite venues, the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Comedic magic, exotic animals, beautiful dancers, escapologists, quick change artists, sleight of hand--who can ask for anything more? Saturday, February 8 at 7:30pm. For more info call 973-539-8008.
Maple Sugaring (various locations in NJ)
'Tis the season for liquid sugar pouring out of trees and New Jersey has a ton of locations for maple sugaring, including Tenafly Nature Center, the Environmental Education Center, and Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Sweeeet.
Family Day at the State Theater (New Brunswick, NJ)
It's President's Day, a day off from school, and a big ol' family day spread across five venues—the State Theatre, the Hub City Big Top (heated tent), Crossroads Theatre, United Methodist Church, and George Street Playhouse. With performances, workshops, food, face painting, balloon animals, and Turtle Back Zoo's Amazing Animal Adaptations, this sounds like a blast. Monday, February 17 from 10am to 3pm. Mostly free, although some venues/workshops have fees. Call 732-246-7469 for more info.
Doktor Kaboom! at Shea Performing Arts Center (Wayne, NJ)
Science taught by comedy? We're in. In a one-man interactive variety show, Doktor Kaboom keeps crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter while creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Join Doktor Kaboom for a sidesplitting journey of spectacular science experiments designed to engage, excite, educate and entertain. Saturday, February 22 at 2pm.
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