New events and listings received after publication for New Jersey's print Kids Guide Calendar are listed below. Refer to the site index at left to look for upcoming activities by category and use the convenient links to access the most up-to-date information on exhibitions, events and activities. Email entries for HOT PICKS to email@example.com or submit event using the form on the top menu bar.
January is here! Time to think SUMMER CAMP and NJ Camp Fairs!
The NJ Camp Fairs
Camps of all kinds: day, overnight, adventure, computer, STEM, foreign language, sports, special interest, special needs, travel and more.
Meet Camp Directors, get door prizes, free giveaways from camps, free snacks, free DVDs of camps, free brochures, jobs available. Bring the family. Free parking. Bring a copy of the ad from page 117 in the Winter/Spring Kids Guide to receive a free gift or run out from kidsguidenj.com coupon page.
Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, 12-3pm.
Bergen Town Center, Rte. 4 East, Paramus, 12-3pm.
Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit, 12-3pm.
Quaker Bridge Mall, Rte. 1 North, Lawrenceville, 12-3pm.
Sheraton Parsippany, 199 Smith Rd., Parsippany, 12-3pm.
Menlo Park Mall, Rte. 1 South, Edison, 12-3pm.
Livingston Mall, Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, 12-3pm.
SAVE $4 ON ADMISSION
Two Rivers Landing, 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA, 866-875-5263. Hours vary by season, check online link. Learn how crayons are made, participate in three floors of hands-on art activities and play.
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787. 2pm. Tickets $20-25. Use code KID15 to save 15% on tickets to two or more performances purchased in the same order. C. S Lewis' beloved novel, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, comes to life on the SOPAC stage through dance.
Follow the characters through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787. 2pm. Tickets $20. Use code KID15 to save 15% on tickets to two or more performances purchased in the same order. Mammoth Follies explores the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.
This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Thru Aug 2017
Every Kid in a Park Program
All fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a free pass that provides access to federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid through August 31, 2017, and grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire non-commerical vehicle for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 sites across the country.
New events for the Kids Guide NJ calendar are posted below. Typically, these events and activities are open to all and do not require advance tickets or registration in order to attend.
But don't stop here...you can find so many more fantastic children and family events in NJ, NY and PA by visiting the category pages under "Places to Go, Things to Do" on our site index to the left. Browse dates under specific destinations and use the convenient website links for complete schedules of events for everyone, from kids and teens to adults. Some of our favorite categories for events include Outdoor Education, Museums, Historic Sites, Music & Dance, Theater, Big Shows & Concerts, The Shore and Zoos in addition to New York and Pennsylvania.
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Find after school enrichment, sports, theatre events and activities here! Use the index on the left for "enrichment classes" for every age and interest, "sports," "mommy & me," "theatre," "music & dance," "child care" and "nj school guide"!
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert
NJPAC in Newark, Radio City Music Hall, New York City. Cconcert features the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing the music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.™ Audiences relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Orchestra perform John Williams' score.
NEW! Aviation Summer Camp!
Cleared for Take-Off
Alexandria Field Airport, 63 Airport Rd., Pittstown, NJ 08867, 908-735-0870. Camp: 9am-1pm (separate flight option 1-5pm). Camp: $225 (flight current price).
The experiential curriculum takes students (4th grade–8th grade) on a quest for new learning to see what they can find looking at science, technology, engineering, and math through the lens of aviation.
Sesame Workshop at Gateway National Recreation Area
See the new videos released by Sesame Workshop featuring Gateway (and Ranger Shalini Gopie) as well as Grand Canyon National Park. Visit website to watch.
Saturdays and Sundays
Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt
Haggerty Education Center in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-326-7603. Weekends anytime between 9am-3:30pm. $10/family. Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt with a new theme each month. Visitors can pick up a list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item on the list, return to the Education Center and pick up a prize.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. 11am-noon. $10. Nature-based program for preschoolers with a grownup includes a walk through the arboretum's gardens, story and activity. For more information and to sign up, visit website.
vacation accommodations for the family
Find a large selection of low priced timeshare rentals available year round in destinations worldwide. These resort properties have spacious layouts with separate bedrooms/living rooms, perfect for families, and offer many more amenities than a standard hotel room.
Pick up a free copy of the print Kids Guide NJ or select and print the online coupons and save on some fantastic children's activities and services!
• The Fountain of Youth Spa: Call to receive 50% OFF your first organic facial or child's birthday party. Berkeley Heights, NJ, 908-464-6414.
• Palermo Show Stable: Mention Kids Guide NJ ad to sign up for FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON.Bedminster, NJ, 908-719-7500.
• Seaton Hackney Stables: Use coupon from online coupon page or on page 59 in the print Kids Guide NJ for 10% OFF ANYTHING (lessons, camps, parties, trail rides, more)! Morristown, NJ. Good thru December 31, 2017.
• South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC): Use code Kid15 to SAVE 15% on tickets to two or more Kidz 'n Family performances purchased in the same order. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at (973) 313-2787 or in person at the SOPAC Box Office.
• Starfish Aquatic Club: Mention Kids Guide NJ ad and get 50% OFF a second 4 week session of lessons.
• Wompy's World of Musical Play: Call for a FREE TRIAL CLASS, Warren, Summit, Westfield, Morristown, Bedminster and Montclair, NJ (no coupon necessary, mention Kids Guide ad).
Links to new season announcements will be posted below as they come in over the summer and fall. Venues for children, family and adult music, dance and theater performances can be found under the Music & Dance, Theatre, Big Shows & Concerts and New York categories. Check links often for newly added events.
Carnegie Hall, 57th St. & Seventh Ave, New York, NY, 212-247-7800.
Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ, 732-842-9000. Spring and summer schedule.
Kean Stage, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, NJ, 908-737-7469.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 60 Park Place, Newark, NJ, 800-255-3476.
Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ, 973-376-4343.
Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, 908-725-3420.
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-5600.
South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787.