11 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: February 1-3


This weekend learn about a different culture at Chinese New Year Family Day in Long Hill, help protect and wassail the apple trees at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, or change it up with a visit to the Downtown Psychic Fair in Westfield.

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

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

State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Swan Lake
February 1, 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Do you have a little dancer at home? Or a lover of princesses, twirls, and swirls? Bring your family to Swan Lake for a greater appreciation of art and expression, with the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s incredible dancers. Stroll around downtown Red Bank beforehand and grab a bite to eat, we love Good Karma Cafe.
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $30-$60

Chinese New Year Family Day
February 2, 10AM – 1PM
This event kicks off with a lion dance, a kung fu demonstration, student performances, Chinese crafts and games, and plenty of hands-on activities. Bonus: NJMOM hears there’s going to be dumpling making! Yum!
HudsonWay Immersion School
Long Hill, NJ
Cost: free

Meet Pink Pig & Face Painting
February 2, 1PM – 3PM
Head over to Jenkinson’s South Arcade for a day full of fun – meet the Pink Pig, get a photo, and enjoy free face painting!
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: free

Wassailing the Apple Trees at Terhune Orchards
February 2, 1PM – 4PM
Join in on this popular winter tradition at Terhune Orchards, and help wassail the apple trees. Wassailing the trees helps to protect them from harm before the weather gets warmer. This event features hot cider toasts, singing, dancing, live music, and putting cider-soaked breads into the branches of the trees to celebrate the New Year.
Terhune Orchards
Princeton, NJ 
Cost: free

Annual Valentine’s Day Plunge in Manasquan
February 2, 12PM
Are you ready to take the plunge? We’re not talking about tying the knot, but rather the 13th Annual Valentine’s Day Plunge in Manasquan. Dubbed “the Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge”, all donations and proceeds from the fundraiser go towards supporting ALS patients. The event offers options for an individual or team registration, or you can be a spectator if jumping into the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean isn’t your thing.
Main Beach in Manasquan, NJ
Cost: free to spectate, please donate

Chinese New Year Performance & Celebration
February 2, 1:30PM – 3PM
Welcome the Year of the Pig at this Chinese New Year Celebration. It’s a great opportunity to learn about a new culture and it’s holidays. Enjoy a Chinese New Year performance and then mingle with local community members.
Princeton High School
Princeton, NJ
Cost: $10

Barlow’s Winter Makers’ Market
February 2, 10AM – 2PM
Head over to this winter makers’ market for its opening weekend. You can expect a variety of vendors lined up in Barlow’s greenhouse, a way to combat the winter blues with the family!
Sea Girt, NJ
Cost: free

Downtown Psychic Fair
February 3, 1PM – 6PM
Westfield, New Jersey, is back at it with this year’s Downtown Psychic Fair. This event features psychics, crystals, healers, essential oils, jewelry, tarot cards, Reiki masters, and more. Have a little psychic lover on your hands?
Downtown Hair Design
Westfield, NJ
Cost: free

Planetarium Valentine’s PJ Party Shows
February 3, 11AM – 12PM or 12:30PM – 1:45PM
Enjoy a planetarium show with your littles in your pajamas. It’s a chance to learn about the stars and planets in outer space and gaze up at them too. Learn, discover, and marvel at the stars. Fuzzy slippers not included.
Robert J. Novins Planetarium – Ocean County College
Toms River, NJ
Cost: $10 anyone age 2 and up

Pinkalicious Story & Paint
February 3, 9:30AM – 11AM
Head to Color Me Mine for a story reading and a fun craft. Pinkalicious will read “Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts.”  Then, your littles will paint personalized ceramic heart plaques and decorate pink and red cupcakes to take home. Pottery will be ready for pickup in one week.
Color Me Mine
Summit, NJ
Cost: $28

Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market
February 3, 10AM – 1PM
Take care of your body both inside and out by visiting a winter farmers’ market for fresh foods and finds. Grab what you need from this indoor market and maybe a few extra, because can you ever have too much fresh honey?
Alexander Hamilton School
Morristown, 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.