11 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: March 8-10


This weekend head to the annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Atlantic City, enjoy all the books you can imagine at Picture Book Palooza in Cranford, or jam with Jumpin’ Jamie in Hopewell.

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Here are 11 kid-friendly things to do this weekend around New Jersey:

22nd Annual Cranbury Craft Show
March 9-10, 10AM – 4PM
A crowd favorite, head over to Main St. in Cranbury for a fun day of arts and crafts. Shop over 100 vendors selling unique, quality, handmade items.
23 N Main St.
Cranbury, NJ
Cost: Adults $5, 12 and under free

Ghostbusters Celebrates 35 Years at Brook Arts Center
March 9, 7PM 
Enjoy a night out with your family at Brook Arts Center, celebrating everyone’s favorite team of ghost hunters. That’s right, the classic Ghostbusters film turns 35 – enter in costume contests and answer trivia questions. Who you gonna call?!
Brook Arts Center
Bound Brook, NJ
Cost: $10

The Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 9, 12PM – 3PM
Grab all the green you can find for this annual celebration in Atlantic City. Celebrate being Irish (or not) with friends and family while you enjoy the historic parade. There will be floats, music, fun food, and tons of green!
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: free

Wonder Park Kids Night Out
March 9, 6PM – 8:30PM
Wonder Park is a new children’s movie coming out in March. Head over to Color Me Mine with your kiddos for a fun night of pottery and movie-watching. Kids will go home with a goodie bag, and snacks and drinks will be provided.
Color Me Mine
Summit, NJ
Cost: $35 per child, $5 discount for each additional child when booked altogether

Jersey Crocs Rule! at New Jersey State Museum
Beginning March 2nd
Crocodylians have been on Earth for over 200 million years, according to the New Jersey State Museum. So why not learn a bit about them and bring the family too? Many people are amazed to see the amount of crocodile fossils that come from the Garden State. At this exhibit, you can see modern crocs on display, a six-foot skull reconstruction, and interactive displays as well.
New Jersey State Museum
Trenton, NJ
Cost: free, donations suggested

Family Fun Concert: Jumpin’ Jamie
March 9, 12PM – 2PM
Family concerts are a way to sing, dance, and play with your littles! Check out Jumpin’ Jamie’s “kindie rock.” Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station: Dinosaurs, but with the release of his debut album, “Kookie,” the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection that will keep the whole family smiling.
Hopewell Theater
Hopewell, NJ
Cost: $15

JC Kids Obstacle Run 2019
March 9, 10AM – 12PM
Do your littles love obstacle courses and challenges? Bring them to the very first JC Kids Obstacle Run, where they’ll enjoy fun and challenging obstacles as they race through courses designed for their specific age group, ages 4 to 12. Please register in advance.
158 Erie St.
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $25

Family Weekend Series: Volcanic Action
March 9, 10AM – 12:30PM
Spend a day learning about science and technology with your little scientists at Liberty Science Center. Why do earthquakes and volcanoes happen in some places and not others? You’ll learn the answer to this question during this family weekend series which features all kinds of fun.
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $25 per participant, $20 for LSC members

Cranford Public Library’s 2nd annual Picture Book Palooza
March 9, 10AM – 2PM
Join the Cranford Public Library for its 2nd annual Picture Book Palooza! Picture book authors and illustrators will be sharing books and crafts. This event, for children ages 4-8 and their families, will provide young readers with an opportunity to meet the creators of some truly amazing stories. All participants will receive tickets for a book raffle. Books will also be on hand for purchase and autographing.
Cranford Community Center
Cranford, NJ
Cost: free

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 10, 1PM – 4PM
Over the past 5 years, the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade has attracted over 10,000 visitors to Asbury Park. The parade features local participation from honored veterans, local Boy & Girl Scout troops, dance school, high school marching bands, bicyclists, animal rescue groups, classic cars, regional pipe and drum groups and first responders. There will be appearances from national and international award winning mummers, clowns, roller girls, live bands on floats, Asbury Park’s beloved zombies and so much more.
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: free

Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 10, 1:30PM
The Woodbridge parade is Central Jersey’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade features more than 80 marching units, including traditional Irish Pipe Bands and Step Dancers, Irish-themed parade floats and displays, marching bands representing all three Woodbridge Township high schools, representatives from Township fire departments, first aid and emergency response squads, and members of the Woodbridge Township education community.
Woodbridge Town Hall
Woodbridge, NJ
Cost: free

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.