Fun (and Free!) Things to Do with Kids in Essex CountySummer's in full-swing and so are the things for kids to do in Essex County, NJ! Here are a few of our top picks for fun and free things to do with kids:

Free Movies

  • BowTie Cinemas offers free movies at 10:30 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays at selected theaters including locations in South Orange, Upper Montclair and Hoboken through August 21.
  • CityPlex12 in Newark has free movies at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 28.

National Night Out

  • South Orange is hosting the 4th Annual National Night Out with lots to do from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Floods Hill, including live music, a Kids Zone and Despicable Me on the big screen at 8:30 pm.

Outdoor Concerts

Library Programs

In Essex County and beyond, other great outings with kids include visiting local spraygrounds, playgrounds and hiking spots.


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What's your favorite outing with the kids in the summer? Comment Below!