8 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


It’s mid-June with lots to celebrate—stay-at-home orders are easing up, kids are winding down with online school, and pools will be open soon (cue the applause). So, why not mix it up this week with a few socially-distant events and virtual ones at home? Enjoy takeout streetside with live sidewalk music during Summit Street Sounds, get a groove on with NJPAC’s House Music DJ Dance Party on Facebook Live, or have your kids strike a yoga pose during a Virtual Yoga Class with Wayne Public Library.

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Elysian Family Dance Party with Derrick Ladson
June 10, 7:15PM – 8:15PM
Let’s celebrate the end of school: Everyone’s fave hip-hop guru, Derrick Ladson, will be the DJ for this family dance party via ZOOM. Although this event is free, a small donation is suggested, or pay-what-you-wish—all proceeds will support the Elysian Charter School of Hoboken. And be sure to register in advance to receive all the info for attendance.
Register here

Kids Can Cook: Flavorful Bites
June 10, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Improve your culinary skills in the comfort of your own home with this kid-friendly virtual cooking class by Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and led by Althea Llewellyn. She’ll teach your little ones, ages 5-10, step-by-step how to make a bunch of yummy snacks. You can pick up your ingredients from the Stackhouse Education Center on Wednesday morning between 10 AM and 2 PM.
Members: $20/per child, non-members: $30/per child
Register here

DJ Dance Party: House Music on Facebook Live
June 11, 7 PM – 9 PM
Make it a family affair at this dance party sponsored by NJPAC. Join in on Facebook Live this Thursday for an epic party of house music by DJ Jihad Muhammad and show your kids all your best moves.
Facebook live

Summit Street Sounds
June 11-12, 5 PM
Order up some takeout and listen to live music Thursday and Friday nights. Stroll on by, stop for a listen, and see what’s starting to open in Summit (outdoor dining happening soon, stay tuned).
23 Beechwood Rd, Summit

The Great New Jersey Camp-In Camp-Out
June 12, 7 PM – June 14, 11 AM
Get a taste of Girl Scout Camp— at home! Your girl scout will get to join up to 1,000 other girl scouts around New Jersey as they camp at home to receive two Great New Jersey Camp-In Camp-Out patches, plus a weekend full of Girl Scout experiences for girls in grades K-12.
Register here

Virtual Yoga for Kids
June 12, 1 PM
Join Miss Nicole, of Wayne Public Library, in this playful yoga class that emphasizes self-expression, coordination, and creativity. Your littles will learn how to move and strengthen their bodies, as well as connect to their breath to relax and release.
Register here

The Family Promise 5K
June 14, 11 AM
Here’s a chance for the whole fam to complete a 5K at their own pace—The Fund Racing Alliance is hosting a virtual 5K to benefit Family Promise, which provides resources, assistance, and referrals for homeless families. Share a page with your friends and family to donate, take a walk, run, or hike to complete the race and be sure to send in photos to win prizes. 
Register here

West Windsor Arts Center Family Art Hour
June 15, 3 PM – 4 PM
Get creative with West Windsor Arts Center for an hour of building art skills through a wide range of techniques and imagination. This week’s project is a mixed media turtle and the center encourages kids and adults to join in.
Register here


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.