8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


June is finally here and as New Jersey moves towards reopening, there’s no better time to head outdoors and get moving for family fun. Enjoy a fireworks show from your car’s sunroof at Skylands Stadium, dance to your favorite jams in your own yard or living room with Hoboken Relief Fund and DJ Cam, or run at your own pace during a virtual 5K to raise autism awareness with GoThe Distance For Autism.

Psst! We love seeing your stay-at-home New Jersey adventures. Be sure to tag your photos with #NJMOM and @njmom for a chance to be featured in our round-up next week.

RWJBarnabas Health #FitFortheFrontLine Fundraiser
Want to do something to help healthcare workers get protective gear or boost morale? Here’s an easy and fit way to do it with this statewide family fitness challenge that supports frontline workers at RWJBarnabas Health affiliated medical facilities. Get the family going by choosing the RWJBarnabas Health facility that you’d like to donate to, register, and post any healthy activity—like walking, running, or a fitness video class—with #FitfortheFrontline and #RWJBHStrong. Then challenge others to do the same: All funds raised will go towards goodwill programs and PPE gear and give our healthcare workers the help they need right now and going forward.

Liberty Science Center’s Return to the Moon on Facebook Live
June 4, 1 PM – 2 PM
With the recent SpaceX launch, your kids may have a ton of questions about the planets and space. Make it a night of science (and sneak in an e-learning requirement) when you virtually visit the Liberty Science Center Planetarium on Facebook Live for an out-of-this-world event to learn all about the moon and goals for a new mission to head into space.
Facebook Live

The Wild & Scenic Virtual Film Festival For Hoboken Relief Fund
June 4, 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Take the laptop outside to enjoy a live viewing party of short, heartwarming films about open spaces, nature, wildlife, and adventures outside. Buy an exclusive ‘Hoboken H’ t-shirt (100% of sales are donated to the Hoboken Relief Fund to help small businesses and individuals in need) and wear it proudly to show your support that night.
$10 registration fee for live access

Girls on the Run New Jersey North Virtual 5k
June 6, 8 AM – June 7, 10 PM
Got daughters? Join them in this Virtual 5K sponsored by Girls on the Run, with a mission to inspire all girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Once you’ve registered, print out your race bib along with your cheer signs and a completion certificate. Then start out in your neighborhood, backyard, or even your living room at any time to walk, run, bike, jump, or dance to show your support. And be sure to take pics and video, post, and tag Girls on the Run.
Register online here

Drive-Up Fireworks at Skylands Stadium
June 6, 7 PM
Why wait until July 4th when you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks show in person from your car— all while staying safe and socially distant. Gates open at 8:55 PM so be sure to arrive early to get a good view of the show. Purchase your tickets ahead of time online here.
$20 per carload
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822

Hoboken Relief Fund’s Virtual Dance Party with DJ Cam
June 6, 7 PM – 10 PM
Head out to the yard with the fam, light up the BBQ, and get ready to dance the night away at home for a great cause. Show off your best moves during this virtual Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Cam Nichols who will play all your favorite dance hits to raise much-needed funds for Hoboken small businesses and neighbors in need.
Watch here
Donate here

Good Grief’s Steps To Resilience Virtual 5K Event
June 7
Children who are grieving need us more than ever during this global health crisis, and this event is a small way to help them big. Just register, raise funds that will go towards free support services, and then on June 7th, take as many steps as you can and come together, virtually, to celebrate the courage and strength of these amazing children.

2020 Go The Distance For Autism Gone Virtual
June 7, 11 AM

Unite with communities across NJ to help change the lives of individuals with autism by raising funds and safely riding, walking, or running in your neighborhood. Before you head out, be sure to join in on their Facebook Live event at 11 AM for fun trivia, prizes, and more the whole fam will love.
Facebook Live




About Author

Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.