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OUR PICKS OF THE WEEK

Junior Chef Passport to Culinary Adventure
Junior Chef Passport to Culinary Adventure

WIlliams-Sonoma, Market Fair Mall, Princeton

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10:00 AM

Hey Kids! If you love to eat Chinese Food, this is the class for you! We’ll learn to make yummy Chinesefood that you can make at home for friends and family.

Age: 8 - 13

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z
Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Saturday, January 12, 2019

11:00 AM

A robot named Z discovers a message signed "Love, Beatrice," and decides to find out what "love" means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding all along. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Age: All ages

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Read & Explore: Gingerbread Man
Read & Explore: Gingerbread Man

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Terhune Orchards Read and Explore Program is our winter education series, following the popular seasonal Read and Pick Program. Our first Read and Explore program is when we will read The Gingerbread Man and then each child will decorate a big gingerbread man cookie to take home. Everyone is welcome.

Age: 2-8, parents

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A LOOK AHEAD

Wassailing the Apple Trees
Wassailing the Apple Trees

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

February 2, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Raise a glass of hot cider with us as Terhune Orchards honors the trees that give us our wonderful apples. The ancient British tradition of wassailing the apple trees to protect them from harm is a popular winter celebration at Terhune Orchards that you won’t want to miss! Activities include singing, dancing and playing of primitive instruments, toasts of hot cider and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise and New Year. Warm yourself next to our bonfire (marshmallow roasting included) or in our store. Live music will be performed all afternoon in the wine barn by Spiced Punch.

Age: All ages

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THE WEEK AHEAD

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Baby Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our stroller fitness class is a 60-minute class format for moms with stroller-age children. Fitness for you. Fun for your child.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years

 

Preschool Nature Class

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Details: Get wild with us weekly, as we learn about a variety of nature topics! Each class includes outdoor exploration, stories and a craft. Dress for the weather because we always go outside. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age: 3 - 5

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Tumbles Open Gym

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Details: Looking for FUN indoor activities? Come to TUMBLES, the Newest & Cleanest Indoor Learning Playground where kids can enjoy PLAYING in the GYM with lots of brand new equipment including trampoline, rock wall, ladder, gymnastics equipment & MORE! Please call or follow us on Facebook (@tumblesPrinceton) for specific hours and details. Today's sessions at 11:30am and 3:30pm.

Age: 4 months - 12 years

 

Storytime Yoga

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Location: Princeton Playspace, 745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Our certified yoga instructor will incorporate yoga which as you know has profound benefits on our bodies, minds, and hearts, so why not start early! Our class is also designed to teach kids to stay healthy, use their imagination, and think positively - all valuable life skills they can use into adulthood. All of the exercises & breathing and meditation techniques will be child-appropriate. Crafts, movement, singing, dance, and puppetry will be also be incorporated into our storytime to expose them to the various layers literature. There will always be a language-based game at the end of each storytime to review concepts learned during a book. It's a great way to practice paying attention, following directions, developing pre-reading skills, and socializing. We believe that is it is never too early to read to your children, so join us for some stories at Princeton Playspace!

Age: 0-10

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Baby Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our stroller fitness class is a 60-minute class format for moms with stroller-age children. Fitness for you. Fun for your child.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years

 

Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Sky Zone Hamilton

Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Sessions at 10am and again at 11am.

Age: 4 and under

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Friday Fun Day Storytime

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: Join us every Friday for Storytime in our Children's Department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.

Age: 6 and under

 

Kids and Critters Prescool Program – Feeding Feeder Birds

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: Plainsboro Preserve

Details: Bright pictures, lively stories, and learning about animals and nature – come hear an animated telling of a favorite children’s book, followed by meeting a live animal, a walk on our trails, or making a simple craft. Appropriate for children ages 3 – 4 years old. Pre-registration is required by calling 609-427-3052 at least a day in advance.

Age: 3 - 4

 

Tumbles Open Gym

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Details: Looking for FUN indoor activities? Come to TUMBLES, the Newest & Cleanest Indoor Learning Playground where kids can enjoy PLAYING in the GYM with lots of brand new equipment including trampoline, rock wall, ladder, gymnastics equipment & MORE! Please call or follow us on Facebook (@tumblesPrinceton) for specific hours and details. Today's sessions at 12:15pm and 3:30pm.

Age: 4 months - 12 years

 

Babies, Toddlers, and Big Kids play time at Gymland!

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

Details: Fun, supervised gymnastics for all ages. No pre-registration required . . . Open gym is a wonderful way to introduce your baby to the thrill of basic ovement/motor development as well as socialization and interaction with others. Also some time is spent on skills that challenge this age group more. Gymnastic apparatus is utilized to teach hanging, balancing, swinging, jumping, rolling, stretching, twisting and turning as well as familiarity with basic gymnastic skills for the 3 – 6 year old participants.

Age: 4 Months - 6 Years Old

 

STOMP

8:00 PM

Location: State Theatre New Jersey

Details: STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Age: All ages

 

GLOW

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Sky Zone Hamilton

Details: We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. Waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow. The 2-Hour Jump Session includes Live DJ & Includes GLOW T-Shirt (SkySocks sold separately)

Age: Teens

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Baby Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our stroller fitness class is a 60-minute class format for moms with stroller-age children. Fitness for you. Fun for your child.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years

 

Toddler Time

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Sky Zone Hamilton

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

Age: 4 and under

 

Junior Chef Passport to Culinary Adventure

10:00 AM

Location: WIlliams-Sonoma, Market Fair Mall, Princeton

Details: Hey Kids! If you love to eat Chinese Food, this is the class for you! We’ll learn to make yummy Chinesefood that you can make at home for friends and family.

Age: 8 - 13

 

Storytime and Activities Featuring Love, Z

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: A robot named Z discovers a message signed "Love, Beatrice," and decides to find out what "love" means. They embark on an adventure that leads to Beatrice, and back home again, where love was hiding all along. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Age: All ages

 

Mini - Owl Stand by You

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Pinot's Palette - Princeton

Details: Mommy & Me Class - You paint one canvas and your child paints the other - hang them together for a memorable masterpiece. Create an experience and art piece you and your child will treasure for years to come. Pinot’s Palette leads the paint and sip experience – a wonderful way to enjoy wine and art, de-stress and bond with family and friends.

Age: 8 and up

 

Winter Exploration Geocache Event

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Details: This “event-cache” is a great introduction to the hobby of geocaching as well as the ecology of winter. Track animals, meet winter weeds, talk with birds and much more.

Age: All ages

 

Public Skate

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Open Bounce

2:50 PM - 4:05 PM

Location: Bounce U, West WIndsor

Details: Join us for one hour and 15 minutes of Bouncing FUN! Must be 34 inches to Bounce. Don't forget your socks! Reservations will not guarantee a spot unless it is prepaid.

Age: All ages

 

Open Gym

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

Details: Here, the participant will have an extra opportunity to work on skills he or she has been learning in classes or reinforce skills already acquired. Instructors are on hand to provide guidance to all participants.

Age: 5 and up

 

Parent's Night Out

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Schafer Sprts Center, Ewing

Details: Are you in serious need of a date night? Now’s your chance! No more last minute babysitter cancellations or scrambling around to find someone to watch your kids. Parent’s Night Out gives you the opportunity to have a relaxing night sans kids, while your children have an amazing night in, right here at Schafer Sports. We provide gymnastics, relay races, trapeze, trampoline, pizza dinner, and group games.

Age: 3 - 13

 

GLOW

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Sky Zone Hamilton

Details: We're different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. Waivers are required for all persons entering the park during Glow. The 2-Hour Jump Session includes Live DJ & Includes GLOW T-Shirt (SkySocks sold separately)

Age: Teens

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Sweet Gourmet, 1225 State Road, Suite 16, Princeton

Details: Decorate sugar cookies with royal icing in theis hands on class. Students will take home their creations in a bakery box. Guests ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Age: 13 and up

 

Public Skate

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Open Bounce

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Location: Bounce U, West WIndsor

Details: Join us for one hour and 15 minutes of Bouncing FUN! Must be 34 inches to Bounce. Don't forget your socks! Reservations will not guarantee a spot unless it is prepaid.

Age: All ages

 

Sunday Stories

3:00 PM

Location: Princeton Public Library

Details: Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

Age: All ages

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Baby Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our stroller fitness class is a 60-minute class format for moms with stroller-age children. Fitness for you. Fun for your child.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Tumbles Open Gym

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Details: Looking for FUN indoor activities? Come to TUMBLES, the Newest & Cleanest Indoor Learning Playground where kids can enjoy PLAYING in the GYM with lots of brand new equipment including trampoline, rock wall, ladder, gymnastics equipment & MORE! Please call or follow us on Facebook (@tumblesPrinceton) for specific hours and details. Today's sessions at 12:15pm and 3:15pm.

Age: 4 months - 12 years

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Read & Explore: Gingerbread Man

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

Details: Terhune Orchards Read and Explore Program is our winter education series, following the popular seasonal Read and Pick Program. Our first Read and Explore program is when we will read The Gingerbread Man and then each child will decorate a big gingerbread man cookie to take home. Everyone is welcome.

Age: 2-8, parents

 

Toddler Nature Class: January

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Details: Start ‘em young! Toddler Nature Classes provide a fun introduction to animals, plants and nature in general. You and your toddler will experience nature together as we share a song, a story, and a walk outside. Dress for the weather because we always go outside! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age: 18-36 months

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Pottery Barn Kids, Market Fair Mall

Details: Join us for readings, activities and more at the Pottery Barn Kids Story Time at Market Fair Mall.

Age: All ages

 

Tumbles Open Gym

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Details: Looking for FUN indoor activities? Come to TUMBLES, the Newest & Cleanest Indoor Learning Playground where kids can enjoy PLAYING in the GYM with lots of brand new equipment including trampoline, rock wall, ladder, gymnastics equipment & MORE! Please call or follow us on Facebook (@tumblesPrinceton) for specific hours and details. Today's session at 12pm and 3pm.

Age: 4 months - 12 years

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Baby Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our stroller fitness class is a 60-minute class format for moms with stroller-age children. Fitness for you. Fun for your child.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years

 

Playtime at Gymland!

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

Details: Calling all babies, toddlers and big kids to open gym. Fun, supervised gymnastics for all ages. No pre-registration required . . . Open gym is a wonderful way to introduce your baby to the thrill of basic ovement/motor development as well as socialization and interaction with others. Also some time is spent on skills that challenge this age group more. Gymnastic apparatus is utilized to teach hanging, balancing, swinging, jumping, rolling, stretching, twisting and turning as well as familiarity with basic gymnastic skills for the 3 – 6 year old participants.

Age: 4 Months - 6 Years Old

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

Details: Open Skate at the Mercer County Ice Skating Center. Skate rentals available for $4.

Age: All ages

 

Bright Beginnings

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center

Details: This informative, relaxed group is for parents and caregivers of infants. Each week focuses on a different topic of interest to new parents, and guest speakers are occasionally featured. Infants and children under 4 years of age are welcome to attend with the parent or caregiver.

Age: Birth to crawling

 

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

Age: 6 and under

 

Tumbles Open Gym

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Details: Looking for FUN indoor activities? Come to TUMBLES, the Newest & Cleanest Indoor Learning Playground where kids can enjoy PLAYING in the GYM with lots of brand new equipment including trampoline, rock wall, ladder, gymnastics equipment & MORE! Please call or follow us on Facebook (@tumblesPrinceton) for specific hours and details. Today's sessions at 12:15pm and 3:30pm.

Age: 4 months - 12 years

 

 

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