10 Kid-Friendly Virtual NJ Events To Check Out This Week


It’s mid-May and while staying home may be getting old, it’s still the safest spot right now. But thankfully, there’s plenty of fun on the screen to keep the fam from feeling bored—show off your science know-how with Liberty Science Center Virtual Trivia, kick back at sunset to listen to a Sunset Friday Night Concert Livestreamed from LBI, or take a virtual tour with your favorite farm animals with Tamerlaine Sanctuary and Preserve. So, go ahead and log in—and make your living room the place to be.

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Virtual Music With Miss Lynne
May 15, 11 AM

Have the littles gather around the laptop for this virtual sing-along music class. Miss Lynne will perform live on Zoom, and your kids can follow along and sing their hearts out too.

Liberty Science Center Presents Virtual Science Trivia For Kids & Families
May 15, 11:30 AM

Make e-learning fun—have the whole family compete in this interactive science trivia game, that will ask questions about space, animals, health, tech and science-centric pop culture, and beyond. You’ll compete against other families and show off your science skills in this Facebook live event.

Sunset Friday Night FB Live Concert
May 15, 7 PM

Missing sunsets at the shore? Mix up cocktails for the adults, and mocktails for the kids, pull out the beach chairs on the patio and fire up the screen. Calista Quinn & Friends will perform on Facebook live during sunset at Bayview Park in Long Beach Island—a perfect way to wind down on Friday.

Virtual Pennington Day
May 16, 10 AM

Pennington is taking its annual street fair celebration online with a lineup of musical performers on Facebook Live and a virtual tour of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council Art Show featuring conversations with the artists. Be sure to also check out the local vendors by taking an “E-stroll” along Main Street.

Westfield Garden State Plaza Presents Storytime With Glass Slippers Princess
May 16, 10 AM – 11 AM

Get the littles together for this fairytale event: The Glass Slippers Princess will be reading from her favorite book and will keep your kids entertained—long enough so you can actually drink a cup of coffee interruption-free.

Virtual Saturday Workshop: Add A Little Fancy, Just Like Nancy
May 16, 11:30 AM

If you’ve got a house of Fancy Nancy fans, this is for them: This virtual class will explore themes of family and friends through music, movement, and theatre activities, all while letting your little’s inner spirit shine through.

Tamerlaine Virtual Tour Series
May 16 & 17, 1 PM – 2 PM

Missing the animals?  This virtual tour takes you behind the scenes of the sanctuary and preserve and introduces you to the most popular residents and their amazing caregivers. There’s also a sneak peek of their new avarian area where turkey, fowl, chickens, and ducks call home.

Brunch With The Birds – Tenafly Nature Center Fundraiser
May 17, 12 PM – 3 PM

Grab your laptop and party like an animal when you take in this live concert from Shake, Rattle & Pianos in your living room. Make a song request and order a boxed brunch from a local restaurant that will be delivered to your doorstep—all money received will be donated to the Nature Center to maintain the environment and support the animals that live there.

De-Stress Day With The Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ
May 17, 2 PM – 3 PM

We could all use a little stress relief, so have the whole family join this Girl Scout sponsored online event. During the hour, make a stress ball and a calming jar, learn deep breathing techniques, and discover other ways to bring a little calm and relaxation to your world.

Learn To Draw A Dinosaur With Field Station: Dinosaurs
May 20, 4 PM – 5 PM

Rawr, let’s draw dinosaurs—get out your pencils, crayons, and join paleoartist, science teacher, and creator of Prehistoric Beast of the Week, Christopher DiPiazza on an hour-long live video. Your kids will learn fun facts about dinosaurs, as well as get a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw one. After, show off your drawings by sharing them in the comments on Facebook.


About Author

Cyd is proud to be born and raised in New Jersey. She spends most days exploring the Garden State looking for the best diners, coffee shops and outdoor activities. She also loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, as well as being a dedicated Fraunt (friend/aunt). Her favorite spots in NJ include Asbury Park, Cape May and Hunterdon County.