Roses are red, violets are blue. We now have three kids, what are we to do? Right behind New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday around the world. Originally known for its romantic themes, parenthood gives new meaning to this holiday. If you're looking to go kid-free, we've already told you about great NJ Valentine's Day Drop-Off venues, but what if you want to go all-family on Love Day? Well, then, NJ offers many family-friendly alternatives!
Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned professional, we all need a night off. Especially when it comes to a night dedicated to romance. A date night for V-Day doesn’t have to be a distant memory! Check out one of these fab NJ places offering drop-off services and Valentine’s Day fun on and around the big day for the kiddos and slow down for a much-needed break with your Valentine.
It’s time to start anew and sweep out all the bad luck of 2012. Celebrating Chinese New Year with your family can be a blast, not to mention cleansing! Of course, New York City's celebrations are wonderful, but there is fun to be in had in New Jersey as well. Bring in the Year of the Serpent the right way, with dance, family workshops, music or stay home for cleaning, food, crafts and more!
The chief spokesperson for the civil rights movement is memorialized annually on the third Monday of January. This floating holiday has evolved into just more than a day off from school. Now deemed as a national day of service, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages volunteers across the country to donate their time to make a difference. So instead of a trip to the outlets or hitting the slopes, take advantage of activities with lessons of hope, social change and compassion. Our list includes MLK celebrations, along with service activities. Make sure to visit your municipal and/or library calendars for local events.
For more information on the life and work of Dr. King, please visit The King Center.
New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that changes drastically once you become a parent. Any kind of grown-up fun usually involves weeks of planning. Who can babysit? How much do we pay on New Year’s Eve? Do we let the kids stay up until we get home? Do I even have a dressy outfit that fits? So unless you truly need a night out amongst adults (in which case, GO for it!), how about a happy compromise? Events in NJ for families who want to ring in the New Year together!
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