Here are some family-friendly events that look like a blast! And keep in mind, some of these events occur on multiple dates and/or times, so you're sure to find one that fits the whole family's busy schedule.

Kids Painting in Pajamas

Express Yourself Studios in Maplewood, NJ
Friday, January 6

Join Express Yourself Studios every first Friday of the month for Painting-N-Pajamas. Children are invited to wear their PJs and participate in a fun and creative art project and enjoy pizza and beverages. A different project each month (painting, pottery, collage, and more). Registration required.

Monster Truck at Monster Jam


Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam

Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ
Friday, January 6 – Saturday, January 7

Monster Jam features Grave Digger and stars Monster Jam monster trucks. These 12-ft.-tall, 10,000-lb. machines race and rip up a custom-designed track full of obstacles. Tickets required.

Magic Tree House: Space Mission Planetarium Show

Magic Tree HouseRaritan Valley CC Planetarium in Branchburg, NJ
Saturday, January 7

"How many stars in the starry night sky? If we flew to the Sun, how long would we fly? Will we travel to planets and will it be soon? Will we ever be able to live on the Moon?" From the authors of the novel series, join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the sun, moon, planets, space travel, and more. Tickets required.

Also catch Laser Light at the planetarium this Saturday, and see lasers illustrate songs by a variety of artists, including Usher and The Beatles!


Legend of La Befana Miller Cory House

The Legend of La Befana

Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield, NJ
Sunday, January 8

La Befana, the kindly Christmas witch, is one of Italy's oldest and most celebrated tales. Museum volunteers will bring the legend to life in a reenactment of her story.


Garden Sprouts: Treats on TreesGarden Sprouts Treats on Trees

Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Whippany, NJ
Monday, January 9

It's cold outside, but birds and other animals still need to find food. Young explorers seek out plants that have seeds and fruit for these animals to eat.


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