10 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week

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It’s getting hot, hot, hot, and there’s no better time than this week to head out with the fam for social distancing fun. Shop the sidewalks, eat, and jam out to family-favorites jams from the 60s at Summer Music 2020 in Princeton, celebrate the holiday halfway mark with Christmas in July Movie Night in Neptune City, or have a blueberry-filled day of fun and music at the Whitesbog Preservation Trust Mini-Market Day in Browns Mills.

featured image via @cancopark

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U-Pick Sunflowers
July 22 – 28, 8 AM – 3 PM
Head to Happy Day Farm any day this week for a day freshly squeezed lemonade, shaved ices, and of course, picking sunflowers.
$8 per person, children under 1 are free
Happy Day Farm
106 Iron Ore Road
Manalapan

Christmas in July Movie Night: Elf
July 23, 8:30 PM – 10 PM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…almost! Halfway to Christmas, come celebrate with a free showing of Elf in Memorial Park this Thursday.
Free
Memorial Park
Neptune City

Outdoor Movie Night of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
July 24, 8 PM – 11 PM
May the Force Be With You at this outdoor movie night. Rally up your little Star Wars lovers (that includes the hubs) and head on over early for a good viewing spot. The first 100 kids will also get free trading cards.
Free
Memory Park
111 Moran St Ext
Newton

July Flea Market! at the Historic Village at Allaire
July 25, 8 AM – 2 PM
Also known as “the best flea market on the Jersey shore,” head over to the Historic Village at Allaire’s opening weekend where you can shop for tons of bargains, vintage treasures, books, art, handmade and sustainable items, and more to support this fundraiser for the village. After, enjoy a picnic lunch from the Pilsen Gourmet Food Truck and explore the Historic Village at Allaire. Remember to bring a mask and practice social distancing while there.
$2 per person
4263 Atlantic Ave
Farmingdale

Yoga in the Park!
July 25, 9 AM – 10 AM
All levels and ages are welcome for this yoga session at Canco Park Conservancy, led by Jessica Strickler, a yoga instructor with over 800 hours of teaching certification through the Jivamukti method. Be sure to bring a mat and a (lightweight) mask, and register early because space is limited due to social distancing. Afterward, take a walk around Canco Park and explore Jersey City for some Saturday morning brunch.
Suggested donation of $5
70 Dey Street
Jersey City
Register here

Blueberry Season Mini-Market at Whitesbog 
July 25, 10 AM – 2 PM
Blueberry season is in full swing, and Whitesbog Preservation Trust is celebrating with a morning of blueberry picking, shopping with local makers, food, and music. Keep in mind social distancing and take a seat at a picnic table to enjoy fresh blueberries and yummy treats. You can also take a Blueberry Field Guided Tour at 1 PM.
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
120 West Whites Bogs Road #34
Browns Mills

Summer Music 2020
July 25, 12 PM – 2 PM
Stroll the charming streets of Princeton and have lunch outside as the streets come alive with your family-favorite songs from the ’60s by The Strictly 60s Band, one of the longest-running tribute bands in the US.
Free
Palmer Square
Princeton

Drive-In Car Concert Featuring Mars Landing formerly The Wrecks
July 25, 6 PM – 10 PM
Take the family out for an outdoor drive-in concert that’s sure to have you dancing in the street, er parking lot. Bring your chairs, table, pop-up tent, and tailgate games for a night of live music. Food is available with table reservations made in advance. There are 6 people max per car, and per spot, with security ensuring everyone is social distancing between spots. No vehicles will be permitted to enter after 6:15 and can leave only during intermission or after the concert ends.
$25 – $100
22 West Tap and Grill
1601 Route 22
Bound Brook

Camden Drive-In Movie
July 25, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Load up the kids in the car and head to this free pop-up, drive-in movie showing of Little The movie audio will be streamed through FM radio, and of course, social distancing measures will be in place.
Free
801 Delaware
Camden

Hoboken Summer Streets
July 23, 6 PM – 11 PM
Enjoy this Thursday night out on the town with the fam in Hoboken. With local restaurants setting up tables outdoors and shops displaying items outside, too, you’ll have a blast exploring Washington Street from 1st Street to 5th Street, socially distant, of course.
Free
200 Washington Street
Hoboken


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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.

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