Love is in the air this weekend so spend it with your kids experiencing fun and interactive events throughout New Jersey. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Asbury Park’s Valentines Market, Tenafly Nature Center’s Natural Sweethearts, and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Family Date Night. Have breakfast with your favorite superheros at Imagine That!’s Superhero Breakfast or your favorite princesses at the 2017 Princess Breakfast or enjoy six more weeks of winter at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum’s Snow Moon Hike and Garden State Discovery Museum’s Frosty Ball.
Here are our top picks for family events in NJ this weekend:
1. Asbury Park Valentines Market
February 11-12, 2017 | Saturday 12:00PM – 6:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Love is in the air…and Asbury Park is the place to celebrate it! Bring your loved ones to the Grand Arcade in Convention Hall for a jam packed day filled with gifts, workshops, and roller skating. Your kids will have the chance to buy hand-tied flower bouquets, handcrafted jewelry, or make soap at one of the workshops. There will also be plenty of live music, food, drinks, an photo ops like the one above for all those attending the market. This is an event your family doesn’t want to miss because there will be something for everyone!
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
2. 2nd Annual Winter Market!
February 11, 2017 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Join Om Sweet Home, Milk Sugar Love, Sugar Suckle, Hudson Cakery, and Chef Breanne as they team together for the ultimate sampling event, featuring all the best sweet treats Hoboken and Jersey City has to offer! Along with sweet treats, there will also be a heart warming hot chocolate bar. There is no registration or signing up required, so make sure you stop by the Hudson Table and satisfy your sweet tooth!
1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
3. Frosty Ball
February 10, 2017 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Garden State Discovery Museum is holding its Third Annual Frosty Ball event. Kids will have the chance to meet a range of quirky characters, enjoy tasty treats, and dance the night away. Along with all of that, there will also be crafts to keep them going throughout the day, as well as many surprises for all event goers!
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Costs: $25 Member Children, $30 Non-Member Children, $5 Adults, Pre-Registration is required here
4. Celebrate Second Sunday at the Newark Museum
February 12, 2017 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Continue to Honor Black History Month at the Newark Museum! Watch performances, participate in workshops, or strengthen your artistic eye by examining the various art pieces. To add to this great event, there will be art and science demonstrations, tours, and baked goods for all attendees!
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Costs: $8+ Children, $13+ Adult, Free for Members and Newark Residents
5. Superhero Breakfast
February 11, 2017 | 10:00AM
It’s a bird…It’s a plane… It’s your favorite Superhero Breakfast!! Get Up, up, and away with your favorite superheros at Imagine That!’s Superhero Breakfast which includes: bagels, juice, coffee, and admission to the museum. Guests are encouraged to stay and play all day so don’t forget your capes and superpowers!
4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Cost: $14.99 Children, $16.99 Adult, Registration is required here
6. 2017 Princess Breakfast
February 11, 2017 | 9:30AM – 11:00AM
As we all know it is always very important to show our little girls that they are to be treated like princesses, and what better way to celebrate that than at the Riverdell Middle School for the 2017 Princess Breakfast! This event features five elegant princesses to take pictures, and enjoy a charming breakfast with. Throughout the event, there will also be games and manicures that your little ones can enjoy so don’t forget your princess dresses, tiaras, and some gorgeous pearls!
River Dell Middle School
230 Woodland Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
Cost: $12 Children, $10 Adults
7. MEGA Bubble Show!
February 12, 2017 | 1:00PM & 4:00PM
Prepare to be dazzled and awed with The MEGA Bubble Show, that will take your kiddies through Fan Yang’s “unbubblelievable” magical kingdom! Hailed by many as the greatest bubble artist in the world, Fan Yang, from the Gazillion Bubble Show, showcases his skills in an interactive show that features lights, special effects, lasers, and never before seen bubble art. Those special guests attending might get the chance to be encapsulated within a bubble, and even have the pleasure of seeing Fan Yang recreate his amazing bubble wall that stands 165 feet in the air! You and your family will be certain to walk away from this event with a whole knew experience and love for bubbles!
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
8. Family Date Night
February 10-11, 2017 | Saturday & Sunday 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Looking for a family event for Valentine’s Day? Come on down to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk with your family for a fun filled day on the Boardwalk! A Family Four package will get you admission to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, a plain pizza, a pitcher of soda, a $10 PlayCard at the Pavilion Arcade, and 4 treats at the Sweet Shop. This great package is only for this weekend so don’t miss out!
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Costs: $49.95 for a family 4-pack
9. Cabin Fever Reliever
February 11, 2017 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Flander Pediatric Dentistry’s 7th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever is back just in time to save us from the winter blues! It’s an event filled with kid friendly activities such as: Emoji bracelet making, fun sports games, crafts, and many giveaways. Dj Louis and the Jamcats Thearter Dance crew will also be keeping everyone on their feet with rockin music all day long!
Mount Olive Senior Center
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders, NJ 07836
10. HAM It Up!
February 12, 2017 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
This year’s Hunterdon Art Museum’s fourth annual HAM It Up! is going to be the best one yet! The list of activities for the whole family will not only fill your day, but it can barely fit on this screen! Join in on various events such as: arts and crafts, snow globe and paper heart making, as well as a very special appearance from the Hunterdon County Regional High School fiddlers. That is just the start, however, along with all the live music and art displays, jump right in with Brenn Swanson as he brings you into the world of spinning plates, ropes, and Chinese yoyos! But that is not all of course, as you make your away around the venue, easels will be set up in the Museum where adults and children alike can stop by and draw whatever comes to mind. Next, make sure you find the crowd favorite, Dan the Balloon Man, who will shape and design an array of cool critters for the kids. Lastly, Flavorganics, the lead sponsor of HAM It Up!, will offer samples of its organic syrups to please your palate.
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809
11. Natural Sweethearts
February 12, 2017 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
February 11, 2017 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM
The Tenafly Nature Center will be hosting an event for the whole family to celebrate their love for animals, meet live animals, and learn about their sweethearts! Along with all that, your little ones will have a chance to meet the Environmental Educator, make Valentine’s cards, and decorate cookies!
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670
Cost: $8.00 Members, $12.00 Non-Members, Please register here
12. The Super Pet Expo
February 10, 2017 | 3:00PM – 8:00PM
February 11, 2017 | 10:00AM – 7:00PM
February 12, 2017 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
If your kids love to spoil your furry family members, then The Super Pet Expo is the place to be! They can learn great care and training tips, mingle with other pet owners, and shop for the latest products. Make sure your children join in on all the great festivities for pet lovers around New Jersey!
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
Costs: $8+ Children, $13+ Adult
13. Free Fun Family Concert
February 12, 2017 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The South Orange Symphony invites everyone to a day filled with music and the arts! Along with all the live events, your kiddies will get the chance to join in on interactive programs where children can march and sing to music, or participate in the instrument petting zoo. This event is complete FREE so there’s no reason not to go and enjoy a great concert!
South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ 07079
14. Frozen Sing-Along
February 12, 2017 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Come by to the Bergen Performing Arts Center to pay homage to the Frozen sing-along show! Frozen’s Academy award winning soundtrack accompanied by the lyrics on the screen for children to follow is sure to be a night filled with frozen fun! Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite characters and participate in this amazing movie sing-along experience!
BergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
15. Snow Moon Hike
February 10, 2017 | 5:00PM
Did you know the February full moon is actually referred to as the Snow Moon? At the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum your children will have the opportunity to participate in their popular Snow Moon Hike, as well as tackling far out questions such as: why summer nights are louder than winter nights. Along with a discovering great new facts, your kids will be able to explore through special hikes and wildlife track lookouts!
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, , NJ 07078
Cost:$5 Members, $8 Non-Members
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