Time to fire up that grill, kick back and have a welcome summer BBQ! But if charcoal's not your thing, there's lots of non-food related fun to be had with your NJ kids too. You can check out the Fit Family Festival at the Camden Children's Garden, take your little adventurer to Pirate Day at Blackbeard Cave or experience small town charm at the West Orange Downtown Street Fair. Craving a little bit of the great outdoors? Check out the Memorial Day Paddle at Essex County Environmental Center or go Stream Stomping at Plainsboro Preserve. Read on for our top picks and remember, you can always find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
As New Jersey editor, I am very excited to tell you about something that I'm doing--in New York City. If you're looking for a wonderful and unusual way to spend Mother's Day, consider coming out to the "Listen To Your Mother" reading series at Symphony Space! Showcasing moving, socially relevant and hilarious stories about motherhood from moms, non-moms and even a couple of dudes, "Listen To Your Mother" will be a memory-making end to the day that honors mothers everywhere. (Which means New Jersey, too, as there are five NJ writer/performers in the show!) Read on for all the exciting details about this Mommy Poppins-sponsored show.
Don your sombrero, dust off the marimba, and head out for some Cinco de Mayo family fun! There’s music to dance to (at a library, if you can believe it), food and drink to consume (everywhere), Monarch butterfly celebrations, parades, and a 5K to run (to negate the cheese calories). With all this going on, your kids will surely siesta well, and you can mix up that margarita you so richly deserve.
It's Easter Weekend, it's early, and it's cold enough to snow on the Parade, but there are a plethora of outdoor and indoor events for New Jersey families to enjoy, nonetheless. Egg Hunts abound, StarKid and Children of the Moon are beckoning from the Newark Museum, and there's even an "antidote to sugar" event, so get out and have fun! Read on for our top picks and remember, you can always find a listing of all NJ activities in our Event Calendar.
Passover is early this year—it begins at sundown on Monday, March 25th—but that shouldn't stop you from picking up some baked goodies for this year's family seder; or to bring over to your favorite Jewish family. Below is a list of some New Jersey-based bakeries that sell kosher sweets for the holiday (many of which do not have websites, only phone numbers--and delicious products, of course).
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