10 Free Things to Do In NJ This Weekend


Things to do in NJ this weekend through January 25, 2015!

NJ Mom has gathered up 10 free events and things to do in NJ this weekend. Enjoy!

Winter Sweet 3D Light Show1. Winter Sweet 3D Light Show

January 23rd from 5:00pm – 11:55pm
Don’t miss the Winter Sweet 3D Light Show at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. This seven-minute 3D show features three segments. The first is Snow and Ice, complete with snow, a train, and ballerinas. The second is Winter Village with a candy wonderland, elves, and glowing candles. The third is Illumination, which transitions from ornaments to the first signs of spring. The show takes place every 30 minutes after dark.
Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
For more information, call 609-348-7000.

Arbor Rescue Indoor Flea Market2. Arbor Rescue Indoor Flea Market

January 24th from 7:00am – 3:00pm
Explore that vendors have to offer on a Saturday morning.
Arbor Rescue Squad
1790 West 7th St.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
For more information, please call 732-956-4141.

3. Winter Waterfowl Walk

January 24th from 10:00am – 12:00pm
When the weather gets cold, numerous species of migrating waterfowl head to Liberty State Park. Join us for a walk along the river to see which birds have arrived for the winter. We will meet at the Park Office on Morris Pesin Drive. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them, as we have a limited number that can be borrowed. Pre-registration is required.
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
To register, please call 201-915-3403 or 201-915-3404.

Great American Baby & Kids Expo4. Great American Baby & Kids Expo

January 24th from 10:00am – 8:00pm
The Great American Baby and Kids Expo provides a fun, FREE event for families to LEARN, PLAY and INTERACT with local and national companies providing products and services related to children. The Expo features something for everyone!
Brunswick Square Mall
755 New Jersey 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
For more information, please contact John Park at 732-998-1602 or info@jerseyshoremartin.com.

5. Winter Nature Video Series

January 24th from 12:45 pm – 1:45pm
Learn about what happens to nature during the winter through this educational video.
Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517
For information, please call 609-737-3647

Founding Fathers: A Healthy Constitution6. Founding Fathers: A Healthy Constitution

January 24th at 2:00pm
Learn about our founding fathers and the development of the U.S. constitution through this educational video.
Washington Crossing State Park Visitor Center Museum
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ 08560-1517
For more information, please call 609-737-0623 .

GainVille's Children's Italian Storytime7. GainVille’s Children’s Italian Storytime

January 24th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Giochiamo Insieme! Parli Italiano? Join Ms. Antonia of Napoli for an afternoon of Italian stories!
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
For more information, please call 201-507-1800.

8. PJ Havdallah for Tots at Temple Israel and JCC

January 24th from 06:00pm – 08:30pm
Havdallah is the traditional ceremony with candles and spices that concludes the Sabbath and welcomes the start of the new week. Cantor Caitlin Bromberg will lead PJ Havdallah and a brief, age-appropriate evening service. The cantor is known for her warmth and lively melodies on the guitar, guaranteed to appeal to young children. Older sisters and brothers welcome, too, along with parents and grandparents!
Temple Israel
475 Grove Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
For more information, please call 201-444-9320 or earlychildhood@synagogue.org

9. Chicken Whittle Demonstration

January 25th at 1:00pm
View a step by step demonstration on how to whittle a rooster from a tree branch. Ideal for children ages 9 and up
Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ 07747
For more information, please call 732-566-3208.

10. LiveRight with ShopRite Kids’ Day

January 25th from 01:00pm – 02:00pm
Youngsters can create and try new things while preparing a simple, healthy snack. Recipe cards will be distributed to all participants. Please note space is limited, and pre-registration is required.\
ShopRite of Wayne
625 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, N.J.
To register, please contact Natalie Nachef, M.S., R.D., at 201-419-9165 or Natalie.nachef@wakefern.com.

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