Disney on Ice: Into the Magic
Sing along with Miguel from “Coco,” watch Rapunzel from “Tangled” twirl her beautiful hair and follow Moana on her journey across the ocean. You can also add a preshow Character Experience where the kids can do crafts with Belle and Mickey Mouse.
North Jersey Orchid Society Show
Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus has some areas of beautiful landscape and farmland, but probably none more beautiful in January than at the Douglass Cook Student Center where a thousand blooming exotic orchids from around the world will be on display.
Wild-Con Collectibles Festival
Take a day trip to Wildwood to meet comic book stars like Bob Petrecca (Batman, Superman), Philip McNulty (Marvel Comics), Jude Martys, Criss Madd, Tom Schloendorn, Tony DiGerolamo (The Jersey Devil) and Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker) – plus the Star Wars 501st Legion.
Snow Globes & MLK Day Activities
Celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. with this drop-in craft workshop. Your kids will engage in a hands-on activity by designing and creating their own snow globes. There will also be MLK-themed paper crafts and books at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison.
Year of the Black Water Rabbit
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the Lunar New Year at NJPAC to welcome the coming of spring. Red Lions move to a hip hop beat, performers dance Ashes of “A Dead Frog” and guest artists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York play on classical and folk Chinese instruments.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in Concert
The final battle begins! The New Jersey Symphony will perform Alexandre Desplat’s iconic score as the film is projected onto a high-definition screen at NJPAC. If your kids (or you) are into the “Harry Potter” series, this is a great new way to experience the movie.
“Llama Llama Live!”
If your kids have seen the Netflix series or have read the “Llama, Llama Red Pajama” books, they’ll be thrilled to see a live version at the State Theatre NJ in New Brunswick where Llama’s mother helps him find his favorite PJs. But when he can’t fall asleep and she doesn’t come back in, he wonders, will she ever return?
Little ones four years and older will be tickled pink at this show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown which follows a girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and gets a severe case of Pinkititis that turns her pink from head to toe. There’ll be two performances, including a special sensory-friendly version.
Cirque Zuma Zuma
As seen on “America’s Got Talent!” this African-style Cirque du Soleil will storm through MPAC, with the performers executing acts of balance, agility and flexibility. The kids will be clapping and tapping to the beats of African music, drumming and dance.
Night Forms: Infinite Wave
Through April 2
A sculpture park by day, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton transforms into a multi-sensory light and sound experience at night that uses projection mapping to give a new perspective to its works of art.