9 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: February 22-24


This weekend get freezin’ for a reason at the Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, bring your daughter to an inspiring event, Cabin Fever Festival in Hoboken, or go on a Family Guided Hike at Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair.

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 10 kid-friendly things to do around New Jersey:

AMA Expo East
February 22 – 24
This event features all you need to know about radio controlled airplanes, boats, cars, and drones. Your littles will go nuts over all they can see, the competitions, and more.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ
Cost: $15 for members, $18 for non-members, Kids 13-18 yrs $5, 12 and under free

Polar Bear Plunge
February 23, 8AM – 2PM
Freezin’ for a Reason! The Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters during the month of February. Make a team, plunge alone, or spectate! It’s free to stay inside and stay warm! 
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: free

Free Kids Expo
February 23, 1PM – 4PM
The Kids Expo features Inflatables, sports class stations, dance academy, camp open house, carnival games, and arts & crafts. We don’t think it can get any more fun than this on a cold winter day! 
Westfield YMCA
Westfield, NJ
Cost: free

Robots at the Children’s Museum
February 23, 10:30AM – 3PM
This annual event is a favorite for those who have attended before. This event features hands-on electronics, robots and more including Battle Bots waging war, Ozobot puzzling their way out of your maze, Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard and a demo of Andrew’s newest creation: a robotic hand. How cool!
Children’s Museum of Somerset County NJ
Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: $3 suggested donation

It’s Ecstatic Dance
February 24, 6PM – 9:30PM
This family-friendly dance party is sure to get you movin’ and groovin’ this Sunday. The goal of this dance party is to allow your body and soul to move into joy, transformation, and reconnection. This event is all-ages and begins with yoga, dance, a sound journey, and ends with a sharing circle. Live, love, dance together as a family.
Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center
Princeton, NJ
Cost: $12 online, $22 at door 

Cabin Fever Festival
February 24, 10AM – 2PM
Cabin Fever is Hoboken Family Alliance’s annual charity event that raises money for various grant recipients and the HFA Philathropy Fund. This year’s recipients include Hoboken Historical Museum, HOPES CAP, Inc., Hudson County CASA, In Jesus Name Charities, Mile Square Theater, True Mentors, and Women Rising. Enjoy tons of food, live music, learn about summer camps, and raffles while supporting the community.
The Brandt School
Hoboken, NJ
Cost: free for HFA members, $20 per family if non-members

Family Guided Hike
February 24, 9AM – 10AM
While some of us tend to go into hibernating in the winter, there are many animals and birds that are active all winter long. Take a guided hike at Van Vleck Gardens and learn all about these animal’s activities. Bring binoculars.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Montclair, NJ
Cost: $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers

Maple Sugar Festival
February 24, 1PM
Learn about the tradition of maple sugaring and all it entails at this hands-on workshop, for both children and adults. Play games, make art, and try syrup samples. There will be plenty of maple-flavored items available for purchase.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Summit, NJ
Cost: free

Nerd Fest
February 24, 10AM – 4PM
Nerds and comic book lovers unite! Nerd Fest features comics, toys, anime, action figures, Pokemon, DVDs, guest artists, cosplay groups and cosplay contests. Meet comic book legends and bid in the Chinese auction.
Lindenwold Moose Lodge
Lindenwold, NJ
Cost: $3, Kids 12 and under free

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.