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Planetarium

Planetarium

Sunday, January 20, 11:00 AM

New Jersey State Museum

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: 11:00 am - The Little Star hat Could (for younger audiences.); 12:00pm - Earth, Moon, Sun (all ages); 1:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk (all ages); 2:00pm Asteroid: Mission Extreme (all ages); and 3:00pm Dark Universe (all ages).

Balloon Cookie Bouquet

Balloon Cookie Bouquet

Sunday, January 20, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Princeton North SHopping Center, Sweet Gourmet, Suite 16

Learn how to create a sugar cookie bouquet at Sweet Gourmet. Class open to ages 13+ with a paying adult.

Public Skate

Public Skate

Sunday, January 20, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Sunday Stories

Sunday Stories

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM

Princeton Public Library

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

Family Barn Dance for All Ages

Family Barn Dance for All Ages

Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Suzanne Patterson Center

The Princeton Country Dancers present a family dance with square dances, contra dances, play party games and other traditional American dances; it’s great fun for the whole family, from children to parents and grandparents and other folks of all ages. Dances will be led by caller Janet Mills with live music provided by the Mixed Age Dance Band. Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the MAD Band - there is a rehearsal immediately before each family dance.

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Monday, January 21, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event: A celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy through art and music

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event: A celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy through art and music

Monday, January 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

Join the Arts Council of Princeton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with hands-on art and history activities, music, and discussions as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings, and civic engagement. The morning begins with a free community breakfast featuring speakers Tracy K. Smith and Rev. Lukata Mjumbe. This community event is held in collaboration with the Paul Robeson House, Princeton University, JaZams, Princeton Family YMCA, and the Historical Society of Princeton.

A Morning with Blue Dog

A Morning with Blue Dog

Monday, January 21, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Art Sparks Studio, Hopewell

Please join us for a morning of art-making inspired by the colorful iconic work of George Rodrigue. We will combine mixed media on canvas to create our own colorful pet...be it blue dog, red dog, violet cat, green cat....*For this day of service, we will also be collecting art supplies for The Bag Project.

Fun with Projectile Physics

Fun with Projectile Physics

Monday, January 21, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

scienceSeeds Main

Physicists study how everything in the universe has an effect on everything else. It relates to all other sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, Engineering, etc. If you can name it, chances are physics is involved. In this one-day workshop, we will explore the physics of motion. Projects will depend on the age of the participants but may include Lego challenges, building challenges, and - of course - a catapult or other siege machine. Early Drop-off/Late pickup (5:30pm) available

Kids Pie Baking Class

Kids Pie Baking Class

Monday, January 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lillipies, Princeton

Learn pie baking at Lillipies.

Family Fun: Pizza at Home

Family Fun: Pizza at Home

Monday, January 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sur La Table, Quaker Bridge Mall

Forget pizza delivery and make your own savory pies at home. Kids and adults alike will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce. Plus we'll churn gelato for a sweet finish.

Public Skate

Public Skate

Monday, January 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Kids Collage Card Making

Kids Collage Card Making

Monday, January 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paper Source, Princeton

Follow creative prompts to collage colorful, optomistic cards using papers, stamps and stickers from some of our favorite trending designers.

Little Brushes: Foxy Winter Delight

Little Brushes: Foxy Winter Delight

Monday, January 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Pinot's Palette - Princeton

An adorable furry friend discovering the magic of winter - MLK Day Special!

Tumbles Open Gym

Tumbles Open Gym

Monday, January 21, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

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.

Chameleon

Chameleon

Monday, January 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Painting with a Twist, Robinsville

Kids paint with us, too! Children 10 and up are welcome to come and paint!

Public Skate

Public Skate

Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime

Tuesday, January 22, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pottery Barn Kids, Market Fair Mall

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

Tumbles Open Gym

Tumbles Open Gym

Tuesday, January 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

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.

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

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

Playtime at Gymland!

Playtime at Gymland!

Wednesday, January 23, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

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.

Public Skate

Public Skate

Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings

Wednesday, January 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center

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.

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 AM

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

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

Tumbles Open Gym

Tumbles Open Gym

Wednesday, January 23, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

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.

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Thursday, January 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

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

Preschool Nature Class

Preschool Nature Class

Thursday, January 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

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.

Public Skate

Public Skate

Thursday, January 24, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Crybaby Matinee: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Crybaby Matinee: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Thursday, January 24, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Emily Hollinger

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Rated: PG

Tumbles Open Gym

Tumbles Open Gym

Thursday, January 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

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.

Storytime Yoga

Storytime Yoga

Thursday, January 24, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Princeton Playspace, 745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

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!

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Friday, January 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

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

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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. Sessions at 10am and again at 11am.

Public Skate

Public Skate

Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Friday Fun Day Storytime

Friday Fun Day Storytime

Friday, January 25, 11:00 AM

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

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.

Kids and Critters Prescool Program – Feeding Feeder Birds

Kids and Critters Prescool Program – Feeding Feeder Birds

Friday, January 25, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Plainsboro Preserve

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.

Tumbles Open Gym

Tumbles Open Gym

Friday, January 25, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

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.

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

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

Friday, January 25, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

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.

Kid’s Night Out - Winter TumbleLand

Kid’s Night Out - Winter TumbleLand

Friday, January 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tumbles, 1225 State Road, Princeton

Drop the kids off for 3 hours of FUN! We're making HOT CHOCOLATE! Play on Obstacle Courses, Zip-lining, Tumble Zone, Dinner & a Drink, Games & More!

Community Circus Night

Community Circus Night

Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Trenton Circus Squad

Young adults and families are welcome to join us to try out circus skills and meet our staff. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 7 must be closely supervised at all times.

Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Friday, January 25, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey

TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” featuring fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

GLOW

GLOW

Friday, January 25, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sky Zone Hamilton

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)

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Baby Boot Camp, Princeton Marketfair Mall

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

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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.

Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby

Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM

Quaker Bridge Mall

The Boys Scouts of America will be back for their Pinewood Derby troop race on Saturday January 26th. The voting will begin at 10am, with the races following shortly after. Racing will commence at 5pm, however volunteers from the Boy Scouts will be on site all day to take any questions or speak with familes.

Family Hike: To the Brook and Back

Family Hike: To the Brook and Back

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Join us as we hike the Stony Brook Trail on the Reserve to enjoy the wonders of winter. Hike past meandering streams, discover an old cattle path, and meet the Hobbit Tree on the way. Dress in warm layers and wear insulated waterproof boots. The hike will be about 3 miles in length. Co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Pug

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pig the Pug

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 AM

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug who has so many toys, yet he refuses to share with his poor friend Trevor. Little does he know that being greedy has its consequences. Will Pig learn to share? Find out at Storytime, plus get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Planetarium

Planetarium

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 AM

New Jersey State Museum

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: 11:00 am - The Little Star hat Could (for younger audiences.); 12:00pm - Earth, Moon, Sun (all ages); 1:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk (all ages); 2:00pm Asteroid: Mission Extreme (all ages); and 3:00pm Dark Universe (all ages).

Adult/Teen Mason Jar Class

Adult/Teen Mason Jar Class

Saturday, January 26, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Princeton North Shopping Center, Sweet Gourmet, Suite 16

Hands-on class for an adult/teen team to make 6 mason jar cakes they will take home. We will bake the cake, make the fillings and assemble the final products!

Public Skate

Public Skate

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mercer County Park Ice Skating Center

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

Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party

Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party

Saturday, January 26, 2:00 PM

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Celebrate National Puzzle Month with a Puzzle Party! This all-ages event has something for everyone including activities from Curious Jane Magazine, crosswords, word searches, a puzzle tournament, and jigsaw puzzles.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 PM

McCarter Theatre Center

Bring your wands, Potter fans! This gloriously goofy parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing (or “potting”) all seven Harry Potter books, and a real-life game of Quidditch involving the audience, into 70 hilarious minutes with songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. And even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter is perfect for ages 8 to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). Shows at 3pm & 8pm.

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Open Gym

Open Gym

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gymland, 6 Tennis Court, Unit B

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.

Parent's Night Out

Parent's Night Out

Saturday, January 26, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Schafer Sprts Center, Ewing

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.

GLOW

GLOW

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sky Zone Hamilton

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)

 

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