Let's face it. Some of us just aren't that crazy about football. I, for one, will be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, and maybe, just maybe, tuning in to the Super Bowl during commercial breaks. So what's going on for those of us who won't be watching the game? Lots! Here are just a few of the family-friendly, sports-less happenings around NJ this Sunday:
West Windsor, NJ
Celebrate Black History Month in a family event with storyteller, poet, and percussionist TAHIRA, a Young Audiences/NJ Master artist. She will combine stories and songs to pay tribute to those who made great sacrifices to obtain freedom and combat injustices. Traditional West African instruments help her tell her tales. Tickets required.
Did you know people lived in the Wick House until 1933? Thanks to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the house has been transformed to an original appearance. Join a Park Ranger at the Wick House to discover the ways in which the CCC restored the Wick House and farm.
Chatham Twp., NJ
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different syrups at the end. Every Saturday and Sunday in February except for February 12.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Children and adults witness how maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from past and present, and experience the boiling process that produces NJ maple syrup. Take a one-half-mile walk to the sugar shack from the environmental center. At 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm.
Tap maple trees, husk corn, churn butter, meet the farm animals, take an open-air tractor ride, and more.
These are not your standard Valentine's Day cards! Filled with tiny embellishments of cloth or metal; featuring puns, plays on words or silly rhymes; cut in unusual shapes; or made with materials other than paper, the Valentines on display at the museum will delight all ages. The program also includes a children's craft and storytelling.