10 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


Time to rejoice, mamas–your homeschool teaching days are over, and this weekend is the first official day of summer and Father’s Day. While New Jersey is slowly opening, you can have socially-distanced family fun by getting out or staying in (after all, we’re still in the midst of a pandemic). Enjoy a movie under the stars at Free Family Movie Night Frozen 2 in Wildwood, celebrate dad with music at Bellview Winery, or jam in on Father’s Day with a special at-home performance by the Laurie Berkner Band.

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Free Kids Yoga with Ekatm Yoga and Meditation
June 17, 3PM
Gather the kids, your yoga mats, and a laptop for a yoga session out in your backyard. The whole family can join in to learn basic poses as well as brain exercises, games, coordination and body awareness activities and so much more.
Join Ekatm Yoga and Meditation by emailing on Facebook Live

Liberty Science Center’s Animal Update
June 17, 7PM – 8PM
Liberty Science Center may be closed temporarily but that doesn’t mean they don’t have 100+ fun animals to take care of.  Meet them at this live virtual update on the animals residing at LSC, like snakes, lizards, tarantulas, and more. Plus, be sure have questions ready because they may just be answered live.
Watch on Facebook Live here

ZOOM-ba For Kids
June 17, 7:15PM – 8PM
After a season of sitting in front of a screen, why not get your kids moving, grooving and active in front of it? Sign them up for this ZOOM-ba for Kids class that will be held every other Wednesday from June to August for ages 5 and up. Parents are welcome to join in the fun too.
To join, email rose.schulman@parsippanylibrary.org or message the event host here

Family Trivia Night
June 18, 7PM – 8PM
Get those brains ready and game faces on for this at-home trivia night with lively questions the whole fam will understand and can answer. While there are no prizes, the winning family can claim bragging rights.
Join ZOOM meeting here
Meeting ID: 822 3607 0075
Password: 044431

Family Storytime: Imagination with Somerset County Library System NJ
June 18, 7PM – 8PM
Cozy up on the couch with the little ones for this magical virtual live storytime visiting the land of make believe.
Register beforehand here

Washington Borough Farmers Market Opening Day
June 20, 10AM – 5PM
Head out with the fam for opening day at the farmers market where you’ll enjoy farm fresh fruits and veggies, shopping with local food and craft vendors, live music, and more. Check out their posting on how to maintain social-distancing during the event.
40 East Washington Ave.
Pocket Park
Downtown Washington Borough
Warren, NJ

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
June 20, 8AM – 12:30PM
Get outdoors and shop over 35 quality vendors for produce, baked goods and craft vendors offering ceramics, unique gifts, soy candles and soaps and so much more. Vendors and buyers will maintain social distancing and  wearing masks is required. 
Byrne Plaza 

3400 Pacific Avenue
Downtown Wildwood, NJ 08260

Father’s Day at Bellview Winery
June 21, 12PM – 5PM
Treat dad to a day out at Bellview Winery, where you can enjoy local wines among the vineyards outdoors. Enjoy mellow steel-drum music outside overlooking their lawn with food provided by Wipe Out Eats and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine.
Cost: $14 – $20
Belleview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326

Laurie Berkner Band Family Concert on Father’s Day 
June 21, 12PM – 5PM
Have the whole family up and dancing to this virtual Father’s Day concert with the Laurie Berkner band. You’ll sing, dance, and play games through your device with Laurie Berkner as she performs favorite songs, interacts with you through the screen, and brings in a few surprises–from her house to yours.
Regular Ticket: $20
Need-Based Ticket: $10
Purchase tickets here

Frozen 2 – Free Family Movie Night 
June 23, 8:15PM
Pop the corn, bring a bucket of it and the candy and head to Byne Plaza on Pacific Avenue for this family favorite flick outside. Be sure to bring your chairs and blankets, and look out for weather updates on their Facebook page here.
Byne Plaza
Pacific Avenue
Wildwood By the Sea
Wildwood, New Jersey 08260


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.