10 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


It’s September, mamas, and however your back to school is looking like this year, we’ve still got one last (official) summer hoorah this Labor Day Weekend. After a long wait, you can finally get back to visiting a museum at Liberty Science Center’s Reopening in Jersey City, jam out at a Labor Day Outdoor Concert in Scotch Plains, or celebrate Labor Day by watching patriotic jets take flight overhead at Airfest 2020 in Cape May.

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Cinderella Live at Surflight Theatre
September 2-6, 6PM – 7PM
If you’re down on LBI this week, don’t miss this Disney classic performed live at Surflight Theatre under a tented stage. You’re little will be enchanted as they watch Cinderella become a princess right before their eyes.
$12 per ticket
Surflight Theatre
201 Engleside Avenue
Beach Haven 

Roxbury Arts Alliance 16th Summer Concert Series: A Night of Eagles Music
September 3, 6PM – 9PM
Head out to the bandshell and set up your chairs and blankets for an outdoor concert featuring music from the 70s favorite the Eagles. Performers Joe and Mark of the “Best of the Eagles” tribute band will be performing The Eagles’ greatest hits by the pretty Horseshoe Lake.
Horseshoe Lake Bandshell
72 Eyland Avenue

iPlay America Moonlight Movies 
September 3-4, 7PM 
Pack the car and the kids up and head to iPlay America’s outdoor movie theater every Thursday and Friday, with sidewalk concessions and a fun family-friendly movie everyone will enjoy. This week will feature School of Rock and Transformers: The Last Knight.
$25 per car
110 Schanck Rd

Airfest 2020
September 5-6, 10AM – 4PM
Bring your little airplane lovers to this celebration of aviation that will have them staring into the sky at the planes passing by with wonder in their eyes. There will also be food, drinks, and live music happening all day long.
$12-16 per ticket, kids two and under are free
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Rd
Cape May

Liberty Science Center Re-Opening Labor Day Weekend
September 5 – 7, 10AM – 5PM
The time has come— Liberty Science Center is officially reopening to the public this weekend. They’ll have exciting new programming designed with your health and safety in mind, and have made modifications to exhibitions to help reduce contact. Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time and bring your masks.
$24.99 to 34.99 per adult, $19.99 to $29.99 for children 2-12
Liberty State Park

222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City

Corn Maze Train with Delaware River Excursions
September 5, 11AM – 3:30PM
It may not be fall yet, but it’s never too early to get in the spirit. Take a ride on the historic River Train along the beautiful Delaware River. After, spend time playing games in the corn mazes—littles will love figuring out the hidden numbers and monsters throughout the maze.
$11 per child, $18 per adult, $5 add on to Corn Maze
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg

2020 Barn-B-Q Trail Festival: Live and In Real Life
September 5, 11AM – 4PM
Get ready for an epic day celebrating Labor Day by hiking through Watchung Reservation’s trails, eating delicious food, sipping wine and beer, rocking out to tunes, playing fun games, and spending good times (at a social distance, of course).
Deserted Village Of Feltville
19 Cataract Hollow Rd
Berkeley Heights

Keansburg Recreation Floatopia Labor Day Festival
September 5, 12PM – 8PM
Pump up your coolest floats and float the day away at Keansburg Beach off Baywalk East. From swans, pizza slices, and flamingos, you’ll see it all as you pass by. Plus, while you float, enjoy yummy treats from food trucks, music by a DJ, and a live performance by Anyone’s Guess.
Keansburg Beach
Baywalk East (Beachway & Main)

American Labor Museum Labor Day Celebration Parade
September 6, 1PM
Get your flags ready for this historic march, which will honor and show our support for our essential workers,  Register ahead of time, park at the school up the street (about a block from the site), and head to the museum. Speeches start at 1PM, and the parade step off begins at 1:30PM; be sure to bring your mask as you wave the marchers on.
83 Norwood Street

Labor Day Outdoor Concert
September 5, 2PM – 8PM 
Sway to the live notes of Valarie Adams and the Dimensions band, with DJ Kevin McAllister and DJ Jost. To practice social distancing, purchase tickets in advance. Choose from table or lawn seating—food like fried fish, crab legs, and shrimp will be available for purchase by Two Fish Five Loaves.
$20-30 per ticket 
Jerseyland Park Community Center
783 Jerusalem Road
Scotch Plains


About Author

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.