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Places to Play This President’s Day

Posted by: Sarah Graves - February 01, 2015

Kids from all across the country are excited there is no school on Monday February 16 as we celebrate the holiday that honors two of our greatest Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Many companies closed as well.  It’s a great time to head out to one of the many fun filled activities going on all month long throughout New Jersey and the tristate area.

Lincolns Birthday at iPlay America

110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728.  http://www.iplayamerica.com
Thurs Feb 12 at 3:00 PM Ride for $5
President’s Day Mon Feb 16 extended hours 11 – 9 PM   

Free “Uncle Sam’s U.S. Mask” Craft at Lakeshore Learning

Cherry Hill, East Brunswick, and Hackensack
Sat, Feb 14 11 AM - 3 PM
Make a patriotic mask

Roving Park System Naturalist at Henry Hudson Trail (Popamora Point lot), Highlands

Sat Feb 14, 10 a.m.J
Join their Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk along the trail as you learn about seasonal points of interest. FREE! 

Washington’s Birthday Ball at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

421 East 61st Street, New York, NY  10065
Sun, Feb 15 from 1 to 3pm
Celebrate the birthday of our Nation's First President with live music and dance as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional and country dances and encourage everyone to join in. Festivities include toasts to George Washington, historic refreshments, and museum tours. All ages welcome.  Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Members & Children under 12 

Presidents Day is State Theatre Family Day!

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Mon, Feb 16
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly entertainment! Adding to the festival atmosphere is their unique venue—the Hub City Big Top—set up on Livingston Avenue in front of the State Theatre. Under the Big Top families can enjoy food, FREE face painting and balloon animals, live characters from popular children’s shows, and more.    Check out a show for all ages of animal lovers! America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his Emmy® Award-winning television series to the stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s spectacular animals. Shows at 10:30, 1:00, & 3:30 PM. 

Presidents Day Mini-Bead Camp and Workshops at Just Bead Yourself

113 Central Ave, 2nd Floor Westfield, NJ 07090. http://www.just-bead-yourself.com/
Mon, Feb 16
Off of school for the upcoming Monday holiday? Bring a friend to our Mini Bead Camps & Events! They've taken their most popular camps and squeezed them into one fun-filled day! Take an AM or PM half day, or hang out all day!   Glamour Girl Camp:  9:00am-12:00pm Come in and make lip gloss using a cool combination of all-natural coloring, flavors, and sparkles! Also, make a one-of-a-kind bracelet!
Wire Jewelry Camp: 1:30pm-4:30pm; Learn how to make pendants, bracelets, and earrings out of wire! Use a wig-jig and colorful wire to make your projects, and get glitter tattoos to go with your new jewelry!

New PJ Parties at Parteaz

1860 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon, Feb 16, 11 - 2 PM
Hangout for up to 3 glorious hours in our “tie-dye for” party room. No school so chill w/ us!
Choose your activities: Manicures, Glitter Tattoos, Themed Crafts, Hair Beading, reading magazines or watching a themed movie. Pizza and beverages provided! $40 / 1 child $60 / 2 children($30 each)

President's Day Skate & Play at International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre

Locations in Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill & Deptford
Mon, Feb 16
$9.00 Special Includes: Slice of Pizza, Small Drink, Roller Skating Admission, FunZone & Bounce House Admission. Skate Rentals Additional. Visit www.insports.com for more information.

Splashtastic President’s Day Savings at Sahara Sam’s

535 N Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
Mon, Feb 16 from 10 AM – 7 PM
From Washington to Obama, they’re celebrating all of the great men who have led our country with a special $8 discount! Enjoy a full day of weatherproof fun. Always 84 and Sunny, even in February! From the Congo Bongo to the Lizard Lagoon, there’s an attraction for every member of the family! 

President’s Day for Kids at Crane House and Historic YWCA

110 Orange Road, Montclair
Visit the Crane House and Historic YWCA, through hands-on activities and crafts, discover how our past presidents (and their wives and children) lived.  Admission is $10/child, which includes the cost of all supplies and materials.  Call 973-744-1796 to reserve a place by Wednesday, February 11.  Appropriate for children in grades 2 to 6.

American Pride Laser Spectacular at Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Mon, Feb 16, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
This incredible show returns with a dazzling display of laser magic to celebrate America’s spirit of innovation, discovery, and exploration. Using the most advanced visual technology, Prismatic Magic has been captivating the imagination of over one million children since 2003.

Winter Survival (President's Weekend) @ Plainsboro Preserve

80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08512
Spend your President’s Day Holiday discovering winter wildlife at the Plainsboro Preserve. You will learn about animals’ winter survival skills, practice tracking animals, and explore the ins and outs of identifying plants and animals in the winter. Depending on the weather, you may try your hand at building a traditional snow shelter or warm ourselves up over a campfire.   Cost: $55 per day. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Casey Carle's "BubbleMania!" at Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305
Audiences will be bubbling with excitement as they enjoy this high-energy mix of visual comedy, quick wit, swing music, and amazing soap bubble manipulations from Master Bubble-ologist Casey Carle. Great for all ages.  Shows at 1 PM & 2 PM and tickets are an additional $5.00 over general admission.   Also check out their new exhibit: Sesame Street Presents: The Body.  What’s inside us? Find out in this interactive exhibit featuring Elmo, Grover, and the Sesame Street gang. Children can play with 17 activities in three zones as they learn how the body works, and how to stay healthy.

Dinosaurs of the Deep Invade Adventure Aquarium

1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront for a limited-time exhibit. Five thousand square feet of large-scale skeletons, ancient fossils and more than 20 life-size replicas will be on display to teach guests about the most intriguing sea monsters that ever existed – from massive pliosaurs and prehistoric armored fish to the whales, sharks and turtles that inhabit our oceans today.  As part of Dinosaurs of the Deep, visitors will get the chance to come face-to-face with a 24-foot Liopleurodon, one of the oceans’ most dangerous predators, a view a life-sized coral reef teeming with trilobites, touch a horseshoe crab at the “Touch a Living Dinosaur” exhibit and become a paleontologist by examining a variety of fossils.

Kids Week at the Intrepid

Pier 86/Hudson River, NYC
Take off for Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum! Kids Week is six days of fun-filled activities, hands-on workshops, live shows and much more, all exploring FLIGHT. From the science of aviation to sustaining life in outer space, every day offers unique opportunities for discovery. Kids can learn how to grow food in space, create their own telescopes and master the physics of flight while making a perfect paper airplane. Families can learn about the stars in our pop-up planetarium, watch exciting science demonstrations or brace for a breathtaking display with live birds of prey. Each day features special guests and award-winning children’s book authors. Come investigate, tinker, play and imagine a soaring future! Kids Week activities, including planetarium presentations and special Tour Guide Talks, are free with general admission.

Meet George Washington at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum

355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560-1517
Sun, Feb 22, 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m
Reenactor Sam Davis will portray General George Washington and discuss his life from his childhood through the Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776.  The Center's exhibit galleries explore the many facets of America's revolutionary conflict with an emphasis on the military campaign known as "The Ten Crucial Days." The events of these ten days, December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777, include the Continental Army's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. The Center is open Monday through Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, year round. For more information, call (609) 737-9303.   

George Washington's Birthday at Washington Crossing Historic Park

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Sun, Feb 22, 10 AM - 2 PM
Come celebrate George Washington’s 283rd birthday on Sunday, February 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Admission is $1. During the day, various children’s activities will be offered in the park buildings and visitor center. Children are encouraged to bring homemade birthday cards to present to General Washington. At 1 PM, visitors will sing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy cake that he will cut with his sword.

1830’s George Washington Birthday Celebration at Historic Allaire Village

4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 within Allaire State Park
Sun, Feb 22, 12 – 3 PM
Special church program at 1 PM in the chapel.   Patriotic tribute, militia muster, & campfire cooking. 

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Posted by: Sarah Graves| February 01, 2015
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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