15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ, Feb 24-26


Spend this weekend with your kids experiencing fun and interactive events throughout New Jersey. Celebrate moms at Moms Who Brunch, Mardi Gras at Asbury Park’s 2nd Annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras, or Children’s Dental Health Month at Liberty Science Center’s Family Weekend Labs: I Scream for Ice Cream!. Create bubbles at Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble, cupcakes at Dozzino Restaurant for Cupcakes & Sprinkles, and bridges and mini-catapults at Roebling Museum’s Kids Create: Labs! STEM Saturdays.

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

Here are our top picks for family events in NJ this weekend:


1. Moms Who Brunch (Featured)
February 25, 2017 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Hey Moms! Goodwill is hosting an all day Brunch event that is the perfect way to spend your Saturday; there will be plenty of fun for your and your kids! The WHO Brunch event features an elegant  DIY mimosa bar, plenty of informative workshops, and a ton of yummy food stations. Lastly, to occupy your kids there will be face-painting, kiddie craft tables, and snacks for all. This is an event you just cannot miss, so don’t forget to invite your friends as well!
509 West Union Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Cost: Free, Please register here

2. 2nd Annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras
February 25, 2017 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Mardi Gras at Asbury Park is back for another year full of great events for the whole family! Join plenty of event goers for free family fun that includes: mask making, face painting, plenty of themed music, which is all followed by the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball during the night time.
Downtown, Asbury Park
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

3. Black History Month Celebration
February 25, 2017 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM
The Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County continues its celebration of Black History Month with a grand event that highlights the rich culture, history, and achievements of African Americans. This great event will be filled with museum tours, African dance exposes, crafts, and light refreshments for attendees.
Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, The Undeground Railroad Museum Historic Smithville Park
803 Smithville Road, Eastampton Township, NJ 08060
Cost: Free


Kidabaloo, Photo via Instagram @Kidabaloo

4. Kidabaloo!
February 25, 2017 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Kidabaloo is an event showcasing some of the greatest displays of family fun to be offered with special guest and endless activities! To start, you can get a chance to witness the great Jack Griffo “Max” from The Thundermans at Kidaboloo! Next, you can get awestruck with Magician Chad Juros, or take part in the petty zoo and pony rides! Other attractions include: face painting, moon bounces, balloon making, cupcake decorating, a circus, live animals, crafts, and a Boardwalk Photo Booth so everyone can take silly pictures with their families! If you thought that was everything, events are still being added so don’t think twice about a day filled with family fun!
Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cost: $10 Children, $35 Family 4-Pack

5. Family Weekend Labs: I Scream for Ice Cream!
February 25, 2017 | 10:00AM – 12:30PM
The Liberty Science Center is reigning in Children’s Dental Health month with a fantastic event for the whole family, as well as feeding your sweet tooth…which we all should do on occasion right? Come join museum goers of all ages to learn about dental health, then wait around for your serving of some incredible LSC-made Liquid Nitrogen ice cream! Family Weekend Labs are hosted at the Science Center once every month, some make sure you come join us in fun and scientific activities along with some cool ice cream.
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: $24 LSC Members, $40 Non-LSC Members

6. NJ Flower & Garden Show
February 23-26, 2017 | Thursday 1:00PM – 8:00PM, Friday 10:00AM – 8:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM – 8:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
The New Jersey Flower & Garden Show hosts over 25,000 floral and garden lovers every year, why not be one of them? At the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show, you should expect the beautiful ambiance of fragrances in breathing displays, a waterfall of gorgeous flower color combinations, plenty of seminars to peak your gardening interests, and lastly a variety of shops for you to find the best take home gift for you or your loved ones that is all brought to you by the Garden Club of New Jersey.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: $8 Children, $15 Adults


Jeff Boyer Bubble Trouble

Jeff Boyer Bubble Trouble, Photo via Facebook at @BoyerBubbles

7. Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble
February 26, 2017 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
“Have you ever wondered what A Bubble volcano, a Bubble roller coaster, or an actual kid inside of a bubble could look like? Jeff Boyer, who is the master of crafting life-sized bubble works of art, brings you into a world that is centered around his bubble extravaganza. His bubble-icious event is the craziest and most creative bubble show around. Bubble Trouble features the perfect mix of comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic that is guaranteed to engage and delight audiences of all ages.
Shea Center for Performing Arts – William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Cost: $12 – $15

8. Cupcakes & Sprinkles!
February 26, 2017 | 5:15PM – 6:00PM
There aren’t many combinations that go together so perfectly other than Cupcakes and Sprinkles! Cupcakes & Sprinkles, sponsored by Sugarsuckle, is the perfect event to satisfy either for you or your kids’ sweet tooth! Event goers will receive two vanilla and two chocolate cupcakes that they can decorate any way their heart desires. The cupcake workshop will be lead by Jennifer Choi, owner of Sugarsuckle, who will demonstrate different piping techniques. Attendees will also be able to top their cupcakes with a variety of sprinkles and candy. Also as a reminder, Dozzino will be serving dinner as well, so if your kiddies opt not to take their cupcakes home, they can eat them after dinner!
Dozzino Restaurant
534 Adams Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $30 (15% sibling/family discount), Please register here

9. Meet & Greet with Olaf and Elsa
February 25, 2017 | 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Newport Skates is hosting the ultimate Frozen meet and greet with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen! Families are encouraged to dress in their Frozen best to meet the famous characters, as well as have the opportunity for an enchanted photo opportunity!
Newport Skates
95 River Drive South, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Cost: $13 (Admission and Skate Rentals)


Brain Candy Live

Brain Candy Live, Photo via Facebook @BrainCandyLive

10. Brain Candy LIVE: Adam Savage & Michael Stevens
February 26, 2017 | 3:00PM
Brain Candy Live is a mind-boggling, interactive theatrical showcase hosted by half of televisions’ fan favorite show MythBuster, Adam Savage as well as Michael Stevens from YouTube Vsauce! This program features more than three tons of crazy toys and incredible tools. Your hosts Adam and Michael will mystify audiences by showing us if it is possible to 3D print a human live onstage, tell us what happens if everyone on Earth jumps in the air at the same time, as well talking Mother Nature into doing some things she’s never done before! This performance offers the option of a VIP Meet and Greet as a bonus, so this is an event your family will not want to miss!
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: $39+

11. Exploring The Night Sky With Astronomer Paul Cirillo
February 24, 2017 | 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Astronomer Paul Cirillo shares his celestial skills as he will teach children how to identify constellations and locate planets within our very own sky. To add, if the weather is nice the kids will also be able to view the sky from the observation desk, and learn how to use a star map. Make sure you bring your little stargazers to this event that will surely leave you thinking that the sky is the limit!
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Cost: At-Will Donation, Pre-registration required, please call 908-396-6386 to pre-register

12. International Polar Bear Day
February 25, 2017 | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
The wonderful staff at Jenkinson’s Aquarium are doing their part in educating and raising awareness about the disappearance of the world’s beloved Polar Bears. International Polar Bear Day will surely teach your young ones more about these bears, as well as learning what we can do in our everyday lives to help save them.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: $7 Children, $12 Adults

Terhune Orchards

Read Explore: Fur, Feathers, Fluff: Keeping Warm in Winter, Photo via TerhuneOrchards.com

13. Read & Explore: Fur, Feathers, Fluff: Keeping Warm in Winter
February 25, 2017 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Keeping warm is always an essential part of the winter, and Terhune Orchards has your whole family covered! Their popular Read & Explore event that highlights Fur, Feathers, and Fluff will help everyone discover the sense of touch with wool, feathers, and fluff. To add, there will be stories about how animals keep themselves warm, and paper bag animal crafts for those of all ages.
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: $7, Registration is required, please call 609-924-2310 to register

14. Kids Create: Labs! STEM Saturdays at Roebling Museum
February 25, 2017 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
STEM/STEAM is bringing you fun and hands-on inspiration for the ENTIRE family! Spend the day making automated simple machines, constructing mini-catapults, or crafting virtual beam bridges in the Bridge-Builder Laboratory. This event will be hosted at the Roebling Museum and is open to all who have bright imaginations, and the knack to build. Who knows, your young ones could go home an inspired engineer!
Roebling Museum
100 2nd Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554
Cost: $5

15. “The Big Little Railroad” at the CRRNJ Terminal
February 25, 2017 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM
The CRRNJ Terminal brings to you an event that showcases the perfect guided tour and film event for young learners. Attendees will get a chance to discover more about the CRRNJ featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad”.
Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07304
Cost: Free

BONUS! – Outside New Jersey

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend, Photo via SesameStreetLive.com

Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend
February 24-26, 2017
Friday 12:00PM
Saturday 10:30AM, 2:00PM, 5:30PM
Sunday 10:30AM, 2:00PM, 5:30PM
There’s no better way to celebrate the universal joy of friendship other than a interactive live stage show! Sing and dance along with your favorite Sesame Street characters: Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and their Sesame Street friends – as they welcome Sesame Street’s newest resident, Chamki, who is Grover’s friend from India. Together, the group of playful characters explore the meaning of friendship, and celebrate cultural similarities through singing, dancing, and of course…sharing cookies! The ultimate experience can be had through the Sunny Seats Package, which includes premium show seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet with Elmo and another Sesame Street Live friend.
The Garden at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, NJ 10001
Cost: $15+


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


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Paula is a short, bubbly writer for NJ Mom, who just graduated from Montclair State University. Everyone calls her Paula except for her family who calls her Pau. She loves to eat Thai food from Four Seasons in South Plainfield, NJ and anything that resembles an empanada (empanadas, samosas, spanakopitas, etc.) In the summer, she enjoys going to the beach with friends and family. At home, she has two blue nose pit bull puppies named Rosie and Rodney, who always have energy. Paula enjoys writing for NJ Mom because she loves sharing all things New Jersey with its readers. She aspires to become a visual merchandiser one day.