8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week

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Hey there, summer, we’re ready for you—whether you’re staying home or venturing out, this week is filled with plenty of adventures you can go on (or online) with the fam. Spend the night under a tent watching Elsa and Olaf perform in Frozen Jr. at Surflight Theater’s Broadway at the Beach in Beach Haven, tune in to a virtual African Dance Fusion Performance hosted by Jersey City Free Public Library, and take Insta-worthy pics of your littles picking sunflowers at Ward’s Farm in Mannington Township.

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Psst! We love seeing your stay-at-home and socially distanced 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.

Surflight Theater’s Broadway at the Beach: Frozen Jr.
July 8-12, 6 PM
Missing live shows? Littles will love seeing Frozen Jr. on stage at this LBI classic theater, which will have week-long performances outside under a tent with socially distance seating.
Tickets required,  Frozen Jr. is $12 per ticket
Cabaret is $41 for adult and $31 for children 12 and under
201 Engleside Ave.
Beach Haven

NJPAC Presents Sounds of the City: DJ Blazer One with Lizette Melendez 
July 9, 7 PM – 9 PM
Get ready to jam out to old-school freestyle, hip hop, and house music at home, whether it’s in your living room or out in the backyard. Join DJ Blazer One, who’s been spinning for more than 30 years, from Radio City Music Hall to the Starland Ballroom in NYC to Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Free
Watch on Facebook Live 

African Dance Fusion Hosted by the Jersey City Free Public Library
July 10, 2 PM – 2:45 PM
Take a midday break and learn some new moves by tuning into this dance performance that highlights African cultures performed by Nia Reid-Allen from Dance Fitness JC.
Free
Join on Facebook Live

Movies Under the Stars – The Sandlot
July 10, 7 PM – 11 PM
Drive up to the mall parking lot, pull out the chairs, and watch this family classic in a safe and socially distant setting. And be sure to get there early for music, food, and drink from onsite food trucks like Glazed-n-Confused Donuts, Mexi Boys, Pita Bowl, Ghost Hawk Brewing, and Chick-Fil-A.
Tickets required, $20 per car
Westfield Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus

Barnegat Recreation Summer Drive-In Movie Series: Grease
July 10, 8:30 PM
Stock the car with yummy snacks and popcorn and park at the dock where you can check out the original Grease on the big screen. Sing along with Danny and Sandy and the whole Grease gang–your kids will love the songs and music of this classic flick.
Free
Barnegat Public Dock
427 E Bay Ave, Barnegat

Cape May Lewes Ferry Drive-In Movie Night: A Dog’s Purpose
July 11, 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Pull up the car to a drive-in and enjoy this family flick, which showcases the life of a devoted dog who understands his existence through the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Free
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Boulevard
North Cape May
Pick Sunflowers at Ward’s Farm
July 11, 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Summertime isn’t the same without a sunflower field. Spend the day with the kids wandering the fields, picking sunflowers, and taking pics worthy of the ‘gram.
Tickets required, register here
No entry fee, $1 per flower picked

120 Bassett Road
Mannington Township
Storytime: Undoing Racism 
July 12, 12 PM
Want to help explain to your kids about race? Log on to this virtual storytime with Sharon Owens of Newark Public Library and therapist Moya Mathison, who will read a children’s book and explore tactics in dealing with the anxiety of racism and some steps to undo it.
Registration here


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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.

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