NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 2/21-2/22

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Only five more weekends until spring is officially here! In the meantime, there is still plenty of winter fun to be had throughout our great state of New Jersey. Head to Laurita Winery this weekend to enjoy some award-winning Ice Sculptures or get out and enjoy some of the animals of the Cape May County Zoo.

What will your family enjoy this weekend in New Jersey?

sesame street liveSesame Street Live {Featured Event of the Week}
February 20th – March 1st; various times
No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY
Cost: $15-$45 (Use code BWAY for up to 35% off ticket prices)

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via All Fired Up

1) Story Time at All Fired Up
Saturday February 21st 10:00am
Enjoy a relaxing morning listening to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George”, followed by some paint your own pottery fun at All Fired Up!  After finding out if George’s lucky clover comes through to him, turn your child’s hand or foot prints into a shamrock on a coupe salad plate.  The session lasts about one hour and you are welcome to stay to paint a second piece after story time for a reduced sitting fee.
All Fired Up 602 Haddon Avenue Collingswood, NJ
Cost: $12.95 + tax ($4 sitting fee if you choose to stay for a second piece)

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Michael’s Kids Club

2) Michael’s Kids Club – Make a Tissue Paper Frame
Saturday February 21st 10:00am
Drop on in to Michael’s this Saturday morning to create a Tissue Paper Frame.  The class is approximately 30 minutes and includes fun and supplies!  Perfect for ages 3 and up!
Your local Michael’s store in New Jersey
Cost: $2/child

things to do in new jersey this weekend3) Try Hockey for Free
Saturday February 21st
More than ten arenas throughout New Jersey will be opening their rinks on Saturday as part of the Hockey Weekend Across America program.  The program is for children ages four to nine to come try youth hockey. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.
Find locations here
Cost: FREE

4) Art for Families: Degas’ Dancers
Saturday February 21st 10:00am-1:00pm
Join the Princeton University Art Museum’s Saturday morning Art for Families to immerse yourself in color and movement, exploring the art of Edgar Degas.  The morning includes an engaging gallery activity, followed by a related art project.  All ages are welcome.
Princeton University Art Museum McCormick Hall Princeton, NJ
Cost: FREE

5) If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Saturday February 21st 11:00am
This hilarious children’s book comes to life at the Centenary Stage Company.  Your children will watch the adventures of a young girl and her moose friend with delight!
Centenary Stage Company 715 Grand Ave Hackettstown, NJ
Cost: $10/children under 12, $12/adult over 12

6) Kids Week at the Intrepid
Saturday February 21st 10:00am-6:00pm
Kids Week 2015 concludes Saturday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.  Find special exhibits including Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience, Robofun, Mad Science, Liberty Science Center, a pop-up planetarium, education demonstrations, special tour guide talks and more!
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY
Cost: FREE with general admission

7) Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum
Saturday February 21st 10a-3p
Go back in time to teach the family all about south New Jersey sports history  The Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum includes photos, equipment, scrapbooks and other memorabilia of nationally known men and women renown in sports.
Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum Burt Avenue Recreation Center Bridgeton, NJ
Cost: FREE

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via SOPAC

8) Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Saturday February 21st 2:00pm
The classic Emmy award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series is making a comeback as a stage show around the country.  Reminiscent with your children over songs like “Unpack Your Adjectives”, “Conjunction Junction” and “Do The Circulations” and introduce them to history, grammar, math, science and politics.  The show runs for one hour and is recommended for ages 6 and up.
South Orange Performing Arts Center One SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ
Cost: $25/Adults, $18/Children under 12

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Laurita Winery

9) The Laurita Ice Sculpture Festival
Saturday February 21st & Sunday February 22nd 11:00am-7:00pm
The beautiful Laurita Winery is hosting their family-friendly winter event this weekend for all ages!  The winery is transforming into a vineyard ski lodge for the weekend and included in the day are beautiful ice sculptures displays, classic winter activities, entertainment, food and the winery’s award-winning wines for mom and dad.  Be sure to stay for the fireworks at 7:00pm.
Cost: $6/General Admission, $4/children, seniors and active military

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Duck Duck Goose Playroom

10) Dino Day
Sunday February 22nd 10:00am-11:00am
The Duck Duck Goose Playroom is painting dinosaurs and them rescuing them from the ice this Sunday morning!  Perfect for kids ages 2-5 years old.
Duck Duck Goose Playroom 702 Haddon Ave Collingswood, NJ
Cost: $12/child

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Washington Crossing Historic Park

11) Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday
Sunday February 22nd 10:00am-2:00pm
Celebrate George Washington’s 283rd birthday at the Washington Crossing Historic Park on Sunday.  Children’s activities will be held throughout the day in the visitor center and park buildings.  Children are encouraged to bring homemade birthday cards to present to General Washington.  Be sure not to miss singing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy some cake that he will cut with his sword at 1:00pm.
Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, NJ
Cost: $1/each admission

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Cape May County Zoo

12) Spend a Day at the Zoo
Sunday February 22nd 10:00am-3:45pm
Enjoy more than 85 acres with over 550 animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo year-round.
Cape May County Park & Zoo 4 Moore Road Cape May Court House, NJ
Cost: FREE

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Mayo Performing Arts Center

13) Dance Party with Laurie Berkner
Sunday February 22nd 3:00pm
New Jersey native Laurie Berkner makes her final New Jersey stop at the Mayo Performing Arts Center for a dance party!  Get ready to jump, shake, sing and dance to all of Laurie’s hits from her new album “The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Collection”
Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South Street Morristown, NJ
Cost: Tickets range from $29-100/each

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Summit Public Library

14) Chinese New Year Party
Sunday February 22nd 2:00pm
Children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the Summit Free Public Library to celebrate the year of the goat with stories, songs and performances.
Summit Free Public Library 75 Maple Street Summit, NJ
Cost: FREE

things to do in new jersey this weekend

Photo via Pete’s Place

15) Sing-along with Jersey Jason and Miss Nina
Sunday February 22nd 4:30pm-5:30pm
Join “Parent’s Choice Award” winner Jersey Jason and Miss Nina, two great Kindie musicians at Pete’s Place for a rockin’ good time of family-friendly songs and fun!
Pete’s Place at Yogoccino Cafe 442 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights, NJ
Cost: $12/Family (2 adults + all children)

best sledding hills in nj16) Go Sledding down one of NJ Mom’s 50 Best Sledding Hills in New Jersey.

Ideas for mom and dad only!

17) Have a spa day!

18) Enjoy a date night with one of NJ Mom’s 25 Totally Unique Date Night Ideas in New Jersey.

 

In search of more ideas for family fun this weekend? Check out NJ Mom’s event calender for more activities! Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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