Things To Do This Weekend
From plays to tea parties to wintry hikes, there's plenty to do this weekend with your loved ones.
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Take a gander at this free exhibit of puzzle pieces decorated by local students. The pieces are children's literature themed. Check out the rest of the Morris Museum in Morristown afterward.
Also at the Morris Museum is Brick Art, an astounding exhibition of over 30 LEGO masterpieces. If your kid loves building his own, this is a can't-miss for your crew.
Grab scones, desserts and a DIY craft with your little one. Get all dressed up to meet with Cinderella, too. This classy affair is from 4-5:30 pm at Parteaz in West Hanover.
See the Devils face the Montreal Canadiens at Newark's Prudential Center from 7:30-10:30 pm. Hockey games are a great winter activity for families and grown-up fans alike.
Plainsboro Preserve in Cranbury is hosting a nature-centric workshop from 11-11:45 am. This is perfect for kids ages two to four. Listen to kids stories, meet a live animal, make a craft and take a walk around the nature trails.
What little kid doesn’t adore Cinderella? Head to St. Luke's Church in Gladstone at 1 pm for this interactive play that gets audiences involved in Cinderella's royal transformation. Small groups of kiddies will love helping her get ready for her big night. Registration required.
Any little scientists in your house? Introduce their budding minds to Dr. Kaboom at New Brunswick's State Theatre at 1 pm as he explains the history and basics of electrical energy. Dr. Kaboom has plenty of props (even a robot that shoots ping-pong balls!) to explain concepts such as current, magnetic fields, plasma and more. Your kids will love the audience participation.
This classic story gets an elegant dance performance makeover. Your kid will recognize Lucy, The White Witch, Tumnis and more while seeing them in a whole new light. See if the heroes make it through the winter to break the Witch’s spell from 2-3 pm at SOPAC in South Orange.
From noon to 1 pm at Green Meadow School in Chestnut Ridge, NY, you can take your kiddo to this free presentation by master camper and storyteller, Chuck Stead. The theme of this storytime is winter, snow and cold weather.
Head to the final show to discover secrets of the sun, moon and planets on a galactic journey with Jack and Annie. Make the trip to the Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg at 3 pm.
This is an absolute must for the season. There's plenty for the whole crew, including ice sculptures, a parade, live entertainment, a chili cook off and more. Head to winterfestival.net for more information.
These brief 45-minute events will teach your three-and-unders about humor and vocal improvisation. Performed by Moving Star Vocal Ensemble and Friends at Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall in NYC, this show will introduce your little ones to storytelling and musical theatre. Head there at noon or 2 pm.
Does your kid love scavenger hunts? Take tweens and teens to this short geocaching trail at Plainsboro Preserve in Cranbury from 2-3:30 pm for a modern-day treasure hunt. Learn the skill and how to use your GPS or your smart phone while on your venture.
Head to Power Play Gaming in Denville to geek out over Minecraft, video games, LEGOs and prizes. Come through any time between noon and 6 pm to this free get-together.
Head to the Asbury Park Boardwalk for a delicious dinner for a bargain. Family night is from 4:30-7 pm, and it features a prix-fixe menu as well as a $5 kids menu.
*Please note: All events are subject to change. Call venues before you head out.