7 Kid-Friendly Virtual NJ Events To Check Out this Week


It’s May and while the weather is getting nicer, these virtual events are bound to spice up your week no matter what. Whether it’s Bollywood dancing in your living room with NJPAC, folding paper into origami art with Arts Council of Princeton, or learning improv with Count Basie Theatre, there’s plenty happening on a screen that will keep you and your kids entertained.

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NJPAC’s In Your Living Room Learn Bollywood Dancing
May 6, 8 PM

Ever wanted to learn to dance Bollywood style? Here’s your opportunity Zoomed into your living room—gather the whole fam together to learn the epic moves from Bollywood dance instructor Raj Kurani of the Satrangi School of Fusion. You’ll master the vah-vah-vah and many other classics during this hour-long class. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

MPAC Presents: Munah
May 8, 12:30 PM

Take a break from distance learning and join The Mayo Performing Arts Center for an originally produced Facebook Live concert with Munah, who’s previously performed with Purple Hayes as part of the MPAC Arts int the Community series. Eat lunch as you listen live on their Facebook page.

Ready, Set, Fold! Family Origami Arts Workshop
May 8, 4 PM

Learn a new skill with the entire fam—origami. In this one-hour workshop sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton, you’ll learn to create origami hearts and whales. Register online for a Zoom code, gather your materials like newsprint, construction paper, or scrap paper, and get ready to create these paper works of art.

Virtual Guided Nature Hike
May 10, 1 PM

Enjoy a guided walk on Facebook Live (free, but donations are encouraged) along the trails and wetlands of historic Whitesbog Village with Jess, the Education Coordinator for the Pinelands Institute. Each walk will follow a different path and there are many things to see along the way—frogs, birds, budding trees, native pitcher plants, turtles, cranberries, and blueberries.

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Storytime
May 13, 3:30 PM

Take out your mats and get in those downward dogs—the Bendy Bookworm teaches cognitive, social, & emotional skills to children ages 18 months to 5 years through books and yoga. Join in this weekly class (sponsored by the Teaneck Public Library) for a fun story and lots of bending.

Improv Night with the Count Basie Theatre
May 13, 6 PM

Skip the usual game night and join instructor and actor Chris Tomaino for a night of theatre games and improv as he does a Zoom class in your living room. Your family will have a ball, lots of laughs, and create a fun night of memories.


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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.