8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


This week get ready for more summertime fun, whether it’s out and about or in your backyard. Cook up yummy no-bake treats during this Virtual Food and Nutrition Class for Kids, get zen with miniature goats at Beach Baby Goat Yoga LBI or enjoy a socially-distance day of sidewalk shopping at Celebration Saturday in Bradley Beach.

featured image taken pre-quarantine via @namaaastegoatyoga

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Virtual Food and Nutrition Class For Kids
July 15, 2 PM – 2:45 PM
Want to teach your kids to cook while enjoying yummy, nutritional treats? Gather up your ingredients and get the laptop ready to make No-Bake Oat Bars during this virtual Food and Nutrition class taught by a dietician with ShopRite in Succasunna. A parent or guardian must be present during the course.
Register here

Touch A Truck 2020
July 15, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Take your little truck lovers out for the 18th Annual Touch A Truck night. The event is modified this year due to COVID, but kids will still get a thrill seeing their favorite fire trucks and construction vehicles, even at a distance.
Neptune Middle School Parking Lot
2300 Heck Ave
Neptune Township

NJPAC Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Modern/Jazz Virtual Dance Class with Brandon Jones
July 15, 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Find space to spread out and join Brandon Jones, a senior company member of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, as he brings his fusion of Dorfman Technique and his passion for Jazz into this Modern/Jazz Fusion class. Brandon’s hallmarks are musicality, quick details, and full-body movement, and the whole family will have fun getting the energy out.
RSVP here

Liberty Science Center Planetarium Online: All About Mars!
July 16, 1 PM – 1:45 PM
Fire up your screen and follow along with LSC’s planetarium presenter as they celebrate the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. Along the way, you’ll explore how scientists search for life on the Red Planet, and plans for humans to someday live there.
Watch on Facebook Live here

Beach Baby Goat Yoga LBI
July 17, 11 AM – 11:45 AM
Join in on this beachside yoga with baby goats that will guarantee lots of laughter and animal therapy. Open to yogis of all levels (kids 5 and up only please), get in your best yoga pose and relax while giggling and smiling with these tiny cuties.
$38.44 per ticket
100 Engleside Ave
Beach Haven

Celebration Saturday
July 18, 11 AM – 5 PM
Head to the beach to celebrate the reopening of Bradley Beach businesses. You’ll have fun shopping at the sidewalk sale, listening to live music, and grabbing takeout from a local restaurant to picnic in the park.
Main Street at Riley Park
Bradley Beach

Red Bank Farmers Market
July 19, 9 AM – 2 PM
Get a taste of Hawaii without leaving NJ this weekend when you try an authentic Hawaiian açaí or pitaya bowl loaded with fresh, delicious, and organic ingredients from Aloha Tropical Bowls at this weekly farmer’s market. Remember to bring a mask and stay socially distant while you shop the farmers market for plenty of fresh and local goods.
2 Bridge Ave
Red Bank

Monday Night Fun in the Park
July 20, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Head over to Memorial Park on Monday evenings in July for lots of family fun, all while taking in the view of the Shark River. This week’s theme is Craft Night, so spread out a blanket and enjoy spending quality time together.
Memorial Park
Neptune City


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.