This season, the Seaport District NYC is offering a fun, family-friendly winter activity that’s guaranteed to get everyone out of the house –Sea of Light, a free, interactive light “playground,” open now through the end of March 2018. It's open during the day but is best seen after dark. Best seen at night, the unique experience features colorful,...

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Discover History Center Grand Opening

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018

Join park staff and the Washington Association of New Jersey for the grand opening of the Discover History Center. The new exhibits at the Washington's Headquarters museum offer something for everyone: interactive activities for children, videos, artifacts, and more! The event will feature special activities all weekend, and the Ford Mansion- Washington's headquarters- will be open for...

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Frozen in Ice: Wild West

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018

ALL-NEW THEME! Open select dates from January 27–February 25, 2018 for COOL FAMILY FUN! Are you looking for something really cool to do this winter? Frozen in Ice is an incredible ice sculpture extravaganza held at the Skylands Stadium Event Center. This year we have an all-new interactive Wild West theme! This indoor/outdoor...

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Located in Manhattan’s Seaport District, the Black Gotham Experience is an immersive and interactive visual storytelling project, which celebrates the impact of African diaspora on New York City. The project incorporates interactive walking tours, graphic novels and exhibits. The experience will last through March 31st 2018 and will be open daily. During the month of February only, the Black...

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THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT Saturday, February 17 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. FREE, no Preregistration required. The Great Backyard Bird Count is one of the most popular annual events among bird watchers. The Plainsboro Preserve invites you to join us for a festival of feathered fun! Count and identify birds at the feeding station, build nesting boxes for spring, create your own “flying”...

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Voted Reader’s Choice Winner 2017 for one of the best camps in Somerset County, HRC Summer Camp has been operating and entertaining children since 1982. HRC Fun & Fit Summer Camp aims to provide families of children ages 4-15 a safe and caring environment in a premier facility where children can grow, learn, and enjoy their summer. Our fundamental goal is to foster an environment promoting...

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Teen Marine Science Institute

Feb 17, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the third Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

Are you looking for a way for your teen to gain practical experience in Marine Science? The Teen Marine Science Institute not only gives high school students hands-on experiences, advanced marine science content and opportunities to discover biology related careers, but will set them apart from their peers when applying for college.

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Maple Sugaring Weekends at the EEC

Feb 17, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday and Sunday.

Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the past and present, and experience the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey Maple Syrup. Public...

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Newport Skates

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018

The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at 95 River Drive South. Tickets to skate cost $7 (Newport residents get half price admissions with their residential ID cards), and skate rental is $6. Season passes and group rates are also...

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