9 Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Week

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March is here, and spring is days away, so why not celebrate with activities the whole fam will love? Meet Wally, a two-toed sloth during a Scoop on Sloths experience at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant, set up your laptop to watch Justin Willman Magic For Humans with NJPAC, or make it a family crafting day by heading to the Family Studio Workshop at Montclair Art Museum in Montclair. 

featured image via @jenkinsonsaquarium

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Haddonfield Restaurant Week
March 9th-14th
Go out or pick up take out and stay in—the 2nd annual Haddonfield Restaurant Week is a great way to support local restaurants hit hard by the pandemic and give back to those in need. Participating businesses located throughout town will be offering special deals throughout the week, and collecting non-perishable food donations in partnership with NJ Farmers Against Hunger, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Cooks Who Care.
This event is free, restaurant prices vary
Participating restaurant locations throughout Haddonfield

The Scoop On Sloths
Friday, March 12th from 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
You’ll wave hello to Wally, the two-toed sloth, and learn how sloths spend most of their time upside down in this informative session. Once the session’s over, explore the rest of Jenkinson’s aquarium and see all the sea life there is to offer.
$20 per adult, $15 per child aged 5 and up (part of general admission to the park)
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach

Saint Patrick’s Day Tours, at the Historic Village at Allaire 
Saturday, March 13th from 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Even if you’re only a wee bit Irish, check out this tour, where the whole family can spend the day soaking up Irish history and culture. There will be demonstrations of traditional Irish cooking, folklore, music, and more from Allaire re-enactors, who will be dressed in period costumes.
$15 per person
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Township
Wall

Accordion Melodies of the 1890s
Saturday, March 13th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This unique exhibit keeps the magic of the accordion alive for everyone to enjoy. You’ll be dancing in the streets as this classic instrument adds to the 19th century magic of Historic Longstreet Farm.
Free
Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel

Justin Willman Magic for Humans
Saturday, March 13th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bring hilarious and heartfelt street magic right to your living room—this entertaining show features magic, comedy, and even some surprises via Zoom. Justin Willman will be able to see, hear, and interact with you in real-time, making this a truly unique experience.
$25 per device
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Virtual

2021 Shamrock Shuffle Virtual 5K
Saturday, March 13th from 12:00 AM – Monday, March 21st to 12:00 PM
If you’re looking for any excuse to get outside, sign up for this virtual 5K. You can do it wherever or head to the new USATF 5K course in Bernardsville to do it. It’s free to enter, and all proceeds benefit The School of St. Elizabeth and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. 
Free
Virtual

Pi Day Princeton
March 14th at 9:00 AM
Celebrate Pi Day and Einstein’s birthday virtually with the Princeton Tour Company. Join the tour group for some irrational fun with contests, tours, lectures, and more. Then get ready to start training for the 2022 Einstein look-a-like and pi recitation contests where each winner will take home $314.15.
Free
Princeton Tour Company
Virtual

Artbox Terrariums
Sunday, March 14th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kids will love to explore their creativity at Grounds for Sculpture with a unique ArtBox focused on reflecting, creating, and sharing. They can personalize their box and keep it as a treasured memento. This activity can be completed at GFS, or at home.
$15 per person
Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton

Family Studio Workshop: Family Profiles
Sunday, March 14th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by the Montclair Art Museum’s newest exhibition, Fragile Freedoms: Maggie Meiners Revisits Rockwell, your family will create a collage representing your family’s personal identity, values, hopes, and aspirations. Once it’s done, display it at home so you will always have a special reminder of what makes your family unique.
$35 for a four-person family (for non-members), $28 for a four-person family (for members)
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair

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Jillian is a born and raised Jersey Girl from Lincroft—where she currently resides. As someone who has taught preschoolers and middle schoolers, and also mentored elementary schoolers, Jillian understands the complexity of child development and is excited to introduce families to New Jersey activities that can accommodate anyone. You can typically find Jillian doing creative writing, having game nights with her family, and hanging out with her two teenage cousins. Jillian's favorite activities in New Jersey include hanging out with friends at Sandy Hook, going for a scenic walk or run through Thompson Park, and enjoying some mouthwatering donuts from Delicious Orchards.

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