10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: February 5 – 7


Meet Minnie Mouse, sample chocolate at the Chocolate Festival, check out the amazing boats and activities at the 2016 Atlantic City Boat Show, attend the Winter Eagle Festival and learn more about an endangered creature, or laugh for hours with The Gizmo Guys at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

Wherever you go this weekend, make sure to share your adventures using the hashtag #NJMOM on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Photo via Erin Nicastro Photography.

learning express holdallMeet Minnie Mouse {Featured Event}
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35
Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free


Free Museum entrance at over 25 Museums in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania {Featured Event}

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
A classic has returned to the South Orange Performing Arts Center by popular demand. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the traveling Little Cloud, and the mixed up Chameleon are back to delight children of all ages with their wonderful stories of metamorphosis and discovery of oneself.
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 Sopac Way, South Orange NJ
Cost: Adults: $25, children: $20

2. Restore Your Core Workshop: For Moms in All Stages of Motherhood
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to have a more efficient and effective postnatal workout at Zenspace. You will learn a new and improved way to get the healthy body you want with a workout that is focused on your bodies specific needs. The professionals at Zenspace will help you understand basic core anatomy, how to access core muscles in your body, and the proper way to breathe, sit, stand, and move to help build a toned core.
450 7th Street at Adams
(inside the Citadel, Street Level, Enter the “BOYS” door on 7th Street) Hoboken NJ
Cost: $40

3. 2016 Atlantic City Boat Show
Friday, February 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Boats of all different shapes and models will be gracing the Atlantic City Convention Center grounds this Friday and Saturday in the 2016 Atlantic City Boat Show. While parents get to catch a glimpse of the magnificent boats set to be featured at this convention, kids will be able to join in on some interactive, boat activities: Balloon art, kids boating, and much more.
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City NJ
Cost: Adults: $16, children: free

4. Winter Eagle Festival
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Once considered one of the most endangered birds, the Eagle has come back from the brink of extinction as it’s population is on the rise. At the Winter Eagle Festival, families will witness this beautiful creature that was nearly extinct. The event will have presentations such as the Cape May raptor banding project, naturalist speakers and authors, bird experts, and trail walks through different locations.
Mauricetown Firehall
2544 Nobile Street, Millville NJ
Cost: Adults: $10, children: $5

5. The Gizmo Guys
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Have a good laugh this weekend and join The Gizmo Guys in spreading the humor with their rapid-fire acts and techniques. From older generations to younger ones, The Gizmo Guys can make any audience laugh. You don’t want to miss out on this unique performance.
Stockton Performing Arts Center
101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway NJ
Cost: $7 – $10

6. Valentine’s Princess Tea Party
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Valentine’s day is just around the corner which makes it the perfect time for you and your little ones to attend a Valentine festive princess tea party with some of the most beloved princesses. Perfect Princess Parties, LLC NJ is having their 2nd annual princess tea party that will provide each little princess with a tea cup to fill with all the goodies they want.
Planet Swirl
119 E Main St., Ramsey , NJ
Cost: Children: $20, adults: free

7. Frozen in Ice
Friday, February 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Continues until February 28th, 2016
The groundhog predicted an early spring this year, so experience the beauty of ice while you can at the Frozen in Ice event at Skylands Stadium. Over 100 tons of ice will fill the stadium, sculpted by ice artists from all around New Jersey including a 50 foot ice slide, ice thrones, and an ice carriage. See the wonders of winter before it all melts away.
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place, Augusta NJ
Cost: $20, children under 3 years old are free

8. Chocolate Festival
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
You can’t go wrong with chocolate this February, that is why the Morris Museum is holding a chocolate filled extravaganza that will include live music, chocolate crafts and activities, and even a professional chocolatier who will be there to answer all of your questions. There will be chocolate bingo, hot chocolate, and a craft that consists of creating your own candy bar wrapper.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown NJ 07960
Cost: Adults: $15, children: $9

9. Game Raver
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Calling all comic book and gaming lovers out there, the Middletown Arts Center is holding a game raver where children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character. Included in the event will be dancing, music, and video gaming on a jumbo screen. With the price of admission, children will receive a slice of pizza and a beverage.
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street, Middletown NJ
Cost: $20

10. Stir Fry at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
At participating Williams-Sonoma locations children and teens will have the chance to learn how to prepare an awesome stir fry meal for their family and friends. This event will include an interactive stir fry demonstration and cooking lesson.
Event is happening at any participating Williams-Sonoma location.
Cost: Free




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