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OUR PICKS OF THE WEEK

Disney’s Frozen Jr.
Disney’s Frozen Jr.

Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College

Friday, February 28, 2020

7:00 PM

Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by Tomato Patch Workshops.

Age: All ages

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Figure Skating Exhibition
Figure Skating Exhibition

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink, Edison

Sunday, March 1, 2020

12:30 PM

Come to the Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Outdoor Rink for a FREE figure skating exhibition. The show includes solo preformances, synchronized skating and theatre production.

Age: All ages

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A LOOK AHEAD

Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters

Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton

March 7, 2020

2:00 PM

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, will bring their ALL-NEW show, “Pushing the Limits” to a city near you. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personable with a star-stuffed roster including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George*. Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills including ball handling, high flying dunks, and a new record-breaking attempt. The Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a kind experience putting a new spin on family time. You won’t want to miss these memories worth repeating, so get your ticket today!

Age: All ages

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Orli Shaham's Bach Yard Concert
Orli Shaham's Bach Yard Concert

Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

March 14, 2020

1:00 PM

"Orli Shaham's Bach Yard" concert features wind players from Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, with host/pianist Orli Shaham. This year's program, "Welcome the Winds!" will introduce youngsters to the instruments of the wind family through interactive storytelling and live performance.

Age: 3 - 6

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GIVEAWAYS

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The Ultimate Gaming Experience! Giveaway

Enter Now for your chance to win The Ultimate Gaming Experience! at Colonial Bowling and Entertainment, a birthday party package valued at $229. Giveaway ends on 2/29/20 at noon

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Playtime Giveaway

Enter our Playtime Giveaway for your chance to win a box full of playtime fun! Among the goodies inside you will find books, games and a super hero cape and mask as worn by our KIDS on the go! Guide cover model. Giveaway ends May 30, 2020, at noon.

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THE WEEK AHEAD

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Princeton Public Library, Story Room

Details: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 18 months and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age: 18 months and up

 

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park, Ice Skating Center

Details: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

Age: All ages

 

Baby Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Princeton Public Library, Story Room

Details: Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 17 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age: birth - 17 months

 

Baby Playgroup

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Princeton Public Library, Story Room

Details: Following Baby Storytime at 11 a.m., parents, caregivers and children up to 17 months old are invited to stay for our play group. No big kids allowed.

Age: birth - 17 months

 

Skating On The Square

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Palmer Square, Princeton

Details: You’re invited to make lasting memories and start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor skating rink! Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel.

Age: All ages

 

Dragon Karate Class

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

Details: Family-friendly Karate Classes for 10-14 year olds. No experience needed. We also meet Sat 9:30-10:15 AM

Age: 10-14 (depends on child)

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

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: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

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

 

Tiger Tales

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

Details: You're invited to join us at our very special, very interactive story time. We begin with a picture book and end with a creative hands-on project to take home! Note: This program is run on a first-come, first-served basis and has restrictions on class size and age range.

Age: 3 - 5

 

Pre School Open Gym

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court Hamilton NJ

Details: This is a parent/guardian participation class that is supervised by one of our experienced Toddler Class Instructors. It is a wonderful way to introduce your baby to the thrill of basic movement/motor development as well as socialization and interaction with others. 19 months–36 months This is also a parent/guardian participation class that is supervised by one of our experienced Toddler Class Instructors. In addition to basic movement/motor development, socialization, and interaction with others, more 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. 3 years – 6 years Children 3 years old and up have an extra opportunity to work on skills they have been learning in classes or to reinforce skills they have already acquired. Instructors are on hand to provide guidance to your child.

Age: 4 months to 6 years

 

Skating On The Square

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Palmer Square, Princeton

Details: You’re invited to make lasting memories and start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor skating rink! Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel.

Age: All ages

 

Little Ninjas Karate Classes

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Karate Fit USA, 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville

Details: Our Little Ninjas Program is for 3-5 year olds, and is a fun introduction to karate while working on Focus, Flexibility, Fitness and Fun! Try a class free and see what you think!

Age: 3-5 (flexible, depends on child)

 

Woodcock Watch

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington

Details: Join Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Walk is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Age: 6 and up

 

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

7:00 PM

Location: Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College

Details: Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by Tomato Patch Workshops.

Age: All ages

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Fun with Fundraising at My Gym

1:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: 625 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ

Details: The Princeton, NJ My Gym Children’s Fitness Center will sell raffle tickets throughout the month of February, culminating in an event at the gym on Saturday, February 29. Funds raised will go to 3-year-old New Jersey resident Izabella Gonzaly, who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by a lack of oxygen during birth. Specifically, the funds will allow for the purchase of a Firefly Upsee. The item is an upright mobility device designed to allow children with motor impairments to stand and move with the help of an adult. Aside from the raffle drawing on Saturday, February 29 from 1-3:00pm, the gym will be open to members and non-members for ‘free play” with a suggested donation of $5 per-person to go towards Izabella. There will be a ball pit, a rock wall, gymnastics and a trampoline, as well as games and other activities. Parents who wish to bring their children are required to stay at the gym while the kids play.

Age: 0-12

 

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

 

Maple Sugar Brunch

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington

Details: Join us for this sweet and popular annual event. Discover the history, folklore and science of maple sugaring. Take part in our taste test and head out to our trees to learn how they are tapped. The highlight of the morning is a delicious pancake brunch, served with real maple syrup.

Age: All ages

 

Cinderella

11:00 AM

Location: Music Mountain Theatre

Details: This bright version of the classic children’s fairy tale has all the charm of the original story and all of the familiar characters: Cinderella and her stepsisters, the mean stepmother, the Fairy Godmother and, of course, the handsome prince. But Porter and Perry have added extra charm to their version. Simple, spry musical numbers add sparkle... and Cinderella has acquired a faithful dog, Rover, who is given the power of speech by the Fairy Godmother. Shows at 11am & 1pm.

Age: All ages

 

Family Open Studios: Time Capsules

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton

Details: Time Capsules. What can you learn about someone’s personality, environment, culture, and place in history from the objects they collect and the art they create? Create a personal time capsule that will send your story to someone in the distant future. This all day drop-in workshop invites all ages to create together.

Age: All ages

 

Planetarium

12:00 PM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 12:00pm - Stars; 1:00pm - One World, One Sky; 2:00pm - Laser Space Chase; 3:00pm - Black Holes

Age: All ages

 

Skating On The Square

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Palmer Square, Princeton

Details: You’re invited to make lasting memories and start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor skating rink! Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel. Open skate from 12-3pm and again from 4-7pm.

Age: All ages

 

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

1:00 PM

Location: Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College

Details: Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by Tomato Patch Workshops. Shows at 1pm & 4pm.

Age: All ages

 

Open Gym

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court Hamilton NJ

Details: Children 5 years old and up have an extra opportunity to work on skills they have been learning in classes or to reinforce skills they have already acquired. Coaches are present to provide supervision and guidance to all participants.

Age: 5 years old - Adult

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Planetarium

12:00 PM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 12:00pm - Stars; 1:00pm - One World, One Sky; 2:00pm - Laser Space Chase; 3:00pm - Black Holes

Age: All ages

 

Figure Skating Exhibition

12:30 PM

Location: Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink, Edison

Details: Come to the Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Outdoor Rink for a FREE figure skating exhibition. The show includes solo preformances, synchronized skating and theatre production.

Age: All ages

 

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

1:00 PM

Location: Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College

Details: Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by Tomato Patch Workshops. Shows at 1pm & 4pm.

Age: All ages

 

Public Skate

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Mercer County Park, Ice Skating Center

Details: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

Age: All ages

 

Spring Open House

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: West Windsor Arts Center

Details: Join us for a taste of all the great things coming to the West Windsor Arts Center this spring! Tour the art center and learn about classes, workshops, camps, membership, volunteering, and more! Participate in demonstrations and activities and light refreshments will be served.

Age: All ages

 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park, Ice Skating Center

Details: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

Age: All ages

 

Bookscape Babies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

Details: Cotsen’s smallest patrons are encouraged to get active, social, and build those vocabularies in a special play space in our Bookscape gallery. Soft ramps, tunnels, and plush alphabet letters await!

Age: 0 - 2

 

Little Ninjas Karate Classes

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Karate Fit USA, 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville

Details: Our Little Ninjas Program is for 3-5 year olds, and is a fun introduction to karate while working on Focus, Flexibility, Fitness and Fun! Try a class free and see what you think!

Age: 3-5 (flexible, depends on child)

 

Panther Children's Karate Classes

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: Karate Fit USA, 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville

Details: Karate Classes for any ability level, ages 6-9. We also meet Sat mornings 9:30-10:15AM

Age: 6-9 (flexible, depends on child)

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pre School Open Gym

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Gymland, 6 Tennis Court Hamilton NJ

Details: This is a parent/guardian participation class that is supervised by one of our experienced Toddler Class Instructors. It is a wonderful way to introduce your baby to the thrill of basic movement/motor development as well as socialization and interaction with others. 19 months – 36 months This is also a parentguardian participation class that is supervised by one of our experienced Toddler Class Instructors. In addition to basic movement/motor development,socialization, and interaction with others, more 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. 3 years – 6 years Children 3 years old and up have an extra opportunity to work on skills they have been learning in classes or to reinforce skills they have already acquired. Instructors are on hand to provide guidance to your child.

Age: 4 months to 6 years

 

Toddler Nature Class

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ

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

 

Preschool Nature Class

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ

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: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

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

 

Dragon Karate Class

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

Details: Family-friendly Karate Classes for 10-14 year olds. No experience needed. We also meet Sat 9:30-10:15 AM

Age: 10-14 (depends on child)

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Public Skate

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park, Ice Skating Center

Details: Drop in for general public skating. Skates can be rented for $4 per pair. Frequent skater passes and season passes also are available.

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

 

To Be Continued

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

Details: Pull up a pillow, relax, and listen! We'll read a chapter book to you over a series of weeks, then celebrate at the end with a cool project or activity. Best of all, you can work your way towards a book of your very own. Five visits = one brand new book of your choice!

Age: 6 - 8

 

Little Ninjas Karate Classes

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Karate Fit USA, 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville

Details: Our Little Ninjas Program is for 3-5 year olds, and is a fun introduction to karate while working on Focus, Flexibility, Fitness and Fun! Try a class free and see what you think!

Age: 3-5 (flexible, depends on child)

 

Family Bounce

6:00 PM - 7:30 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

 

Panther Children's Karate Classes

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: Karate Fit USA, 570 Lawrence Square Blvd S, Lawrenceville

Details: Karate Classes for any ability level, ages 6-9. We also meet Sat mornings 9:30-10:15AM

Age: 6-9 (flexible, depends on child)

 

 

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