December 31, 2010

Shabbat New Years Eve

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 6:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Join Temple Ner Tamid for Shabbat on New Years Ever. Toast with Rabbi Kushner and Cantor Meredith Greenberg with a “Champagne Kiddush.”
Where: Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 at 6 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973.338.1500 for more information.

Black, White, and Pink New Year’s Eve at the Plaza

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 5:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, NYC
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Bring in the New Year Eloise style! This fun family celebration includes dinner at the Palm Court with Chef’s Chocolate Factory display of giant lollipops, gumdrops, a chocolate fountain, sundae bar, and more! There will be games, arts and crafts, and Eloise-themed activities in the Eloise at the Plaza shop. Screenings of Eloise cartoons and Home Alone 2 will be played with guests return to the Palm Court for a delicious dessert.
Where: The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave. at Central Park South, NYC, NY.
When: Friday, December 31 at 5:30 pm. Choose between a 5:30 pm or a 6:30 pm dinner seating.
Cost: $120 for adults, $85 for children 12 and under. Advance registration required. Call 212.546.5300 to reserve your spot.

Little Scoops New Year’s Bouncing “Early Eve”

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 5:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Toddlers, Tweens, Union
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Little party revelers and their parents.
What: Ring in the New Year at Little Scoops with healthy snacks, fun fruit punches, hats, blowers, and ice cream sundaes. Bounce in the inflatable and dance to different decades of music.
Where: Little Scoops, 9 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.
Cost: $25 per child / $20 per adult.

Black, White and Pink New Year’s Eve at the Plaza

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 5:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, All ages, Families, NYC
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Ring in the new year  in typical Plaza (and Eloise) fashion at this over-the-top, family-friendly celebration.  The celebration begins with dinner in The Palm Court, including a Chef’s Chocolate Factory display for kids featuring giant lollipops, gumdrops, a chocolate fountain, sundae bar and more.  Next, kids will have fun in the Eloise at the Plaza shop, with games, arts & crafts, and Eloise-themed activities for all ages, followed by a screening of Eloise cartoons and Home Alone 2.  End the night back at The Palm Court for a dessert and a hot fudge sundae bar.
Where: The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave. at Central Park South, NYC.
When: Friday, December 31 starting at 5:30 pm.
Cost: $120 for adults /$85 for kids up to 12-years-old.  Advance reservations required.  Call 212.546.5300 to reserve a spot. If you want to spend the night: rates are $995 per night, based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum.

First Night Montclair 2011

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 5:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Fun, family New Year’s Eve celebration featuring the Big Apple Circus to Go, Magician Joe Fischer, Wild ‘n Wacky, Jazz House Kids, and Terry’s Serendipity Café.
Where: Big Apple Circus, Magician Joe Fischer and Wild ‘n Wacky to Go will be at Hillside School Auditorium, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.  Jazz House Kids and Terry’s Serendipity Café will hold shows at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Thursday, December 31 from 5 pm – midnight.
Cost: $15 for Big Apple Circus and $5 general admission for all other shows. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 13 and may be purchased at Montclair Recreation, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair (cash or check), Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

New Year’s Family Overnight Encampment

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What:
Spend New Years’ Eve aboard a real New Jersey Battleship! Enjoy dinner and breakfast from the chow line, tour the battleship, ride the 4D flight simulator, and sleep in the bunks where the crew of the Big J once did! Plus, get the best view of the Delaware River fireworks shows at midnight!
Where: Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31. Call for boarding times.
Cost: $60.95 per person for overnight encampment. $8 person for fireworks show only. Advance reservation required. To reserve your bunk, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 203. Click here for more information.

First Night Maplewood / South Orange

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Maplewood, South Orange
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: First Night Maplewood / South Orange is a fun family New Year’s Eve event. Enjoy a magic show, puppets, hip hop peformance, comedy show, music and more.
Where: South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 31 from 3 pm – 11 pm.
Cost: $15 per person. Kids under 3 free.

New Year’s Eve Puppet Show

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy a puppet with by Jennifer Levine as Princess Moxie! Each show is half an hour long followed by a half-hour puppet making workshop.
Where: StudioKids Art, 211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 at 3 pm – 4 pm, 7 pm – 8 pm, and 9 pm – 10 pm.
Cost: $10 per person. Click here or call 973.744.6484 to register.

Class Registration at the South Mountain YMCA

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Registration for winter classes at the South Mountain YMCA is now open. Classes are offered in: Crazy Cooks, Fun & Fitness Games, Young Explorer, Pee Wee Tennis, Gymnastics, Kinder Sports, Chess 101, Creative Ballet, Karate, Zumbatomic, Basketball, Baseball Skills. Winter classes run from January 3 – February 27.
Where: South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 until 3 pm.
Cost: Call 973.762.4145. Click here to register online.

School of Rock’s Winter Camp Concert

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 12:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: End 2010 with a bang with School of Rock’s special New Year’s Eve lunchtime concert! Winter Camp students will be playing hits by Kiss, The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Green Day, Metallica, Eric Clapton, U2, The Clash, and James Brown.
Where: Just Jake’s, 30 Park Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 at 12:30 pm.
Cost: $5 for adults / Children and teens under 17 are free. Tickets can be purchased at School of Rock, 125 Valley Road in Montclair or at the door of Just Jake’s Call 973.337.5296 for more information.

Drop-in and Play with Caregiver

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 9:30am
Filed Under: Little Kids, South Orange, Toddlers
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 18 months – 3 years and their caregivers.
What: Come get messy while exploring and creating with paint, glue, and more!
Where: The Messy Artist, 60 Valley Road, Rear Entrance, South Orange, NJ.
When: Friday, December 31 from 9:30 am – 12 pm.
Cost: $15 per child / $10 for each participating sibling. Bring a friend and pay only $10 for each child. No registration required, simply drop in.

Holiday Break Arts Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, Dec 31, 2010 9:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Age 5-12.
What: Spend your holiday break creating paintings through a mix of various mediums and other projects from different materials.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Monday – Friday, December 27-31 from 9 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Workshop fee: $150 or $45 per child/per day. All materials are included. Call 973.763.5256 for more information.

December 30, 2010

Maplewood Karate Kickboxing with Kids Mini Camp

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 4:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Families, Little Kids, Maplewood, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Kids ages 5 and up and their parents.
What: A fun hour of fitness to do as a family.
Where: Maplewood Karate, 530 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30 at 4:30 pm.
Cost: $20 per adult / $10 per child. Contact Louis Toledo here or 973.996.8066.

Mathnasium Winter Programs

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Mathnasium will be hosting math session couples with a game hour over winter break.
Where: Mathnasium, 147 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30. Game Hours are from 3 pm – 4 pm. One and a half hour math sessions in any topic can be arranged on either side of this hour.
Cost: Call 973.707.7081 for more information.

Sewing Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 2:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 4 and up.
What: Learn to sew in It’s Sew Crafty’s sewing workshop!
Where: It’s Sew Crafty, 1860 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30:
 Ages 4-6 – 2:30pm – 3:30 pm.
Ages 7-10 – 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm.
Ages 11 and up – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – includes pizza dinner.
Cost: Ages 4-6: $20 / Ages 7 and up: $30. Call 862.205.7239 for more information.

Harlem Globetrotters 2011 World Tour

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: The Harlem Globetrotters will be taking the court at the Prudential Center for two games only!
Where: Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30 at 2 pm and 7 pm.
Cost: Ticket prices begin at $17. Click here for online ticketing or call 800,745.3000.

Little Explorers Winter Camp

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Roseland
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Children in kindergarten to third grade.
What: Camp sessions available for Forest explorers (kindergarten to first grade) and Wildlife Adventurers (second grade to third grade).
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $75 per child for all three days or $30 per child per day. Click here or call 973.228.8776 for more information.

Les Misérables

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Millburn, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Adults and older children.
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the musical Les Misérables will be showing at the Papermill Playhouse from November 19 – December 30. Les Misérables is the legendary story of Jean Valjean as he tries to escape his past as Prisoner 24601 set during the Paris Rebellion of 1832.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25 -$92 per person. Click here for online ticketing or call the theatre box office at 973.376.4343.

Houdini Inspirations

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 1:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Newark, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: Houdini inspired many artists – it’s time for you to be one of them! Design your own whimsical work  of art inspired by Houdini: Art and Magic.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY.
When: Thursday, December 30 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Call 212.423.3200 for more information.

Family Festival: A Medieval Garden Treasure Hunt!

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 11:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, NY, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 4-12.
What: Get out your treasure maps and go on a hunt for gold, gems, unicorn horns, and other precious objects at The Cloisters! Families are invited to hour-long gallery workshops where they can explore the art collections and make their own treasure boxes to take home.
Where: The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park, New York, NY.
When: Thursday, December 30 at 11 am and 1 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Click here or call 212.923.3700 for more details.

Game Night

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Glen Ridge
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Drop in to play some games!
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30 10 am – 4 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 978.748-5482 for information.

YMCA Babysitter Training Course

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: Maplewood, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 11-15.
What: Gather the knowledge, skill, and confidence needed to be an excellent babysitter for infants and school-age children. Training will include videos, hands-on activities, and discussion. You will be taught how to handle emergencies, illnesses, child care, and good decision-making skills. Receive your American Red Cross Certification Card at the completion of the course!
Where: South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30 from 10 am – 4 pm.
Cost: $105/ Members or $155/ non-members. Call 973.762.4145 for more information. Click here for registration form.

Fun & Frolic Days: Snow Day

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 9:30am
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Wear your favorite hat and scarf and dance! Create and snack on edible snowmen, listen to snow stories, play dance games, make an art project, and more!
Where: Stories in Motion, 1874 Springfield Ave in Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 30 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Cost: $25 per child. $15 per sibling.

Toddlers in Motion Classes

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 9:15am
Filed Under: Babies, Little Kids, Montclair, Toddlers
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Parents and toddlers.
What: Toddlers in Motion is a learning program for toddlers 15 months to five years old. The program makes learning an adventure using children’s natural curiosity and desire to move and explore. Toddlers in Motion will be giving free sample classes to celebrate their 20th year of educating children. Regular Winter 2010 Session runs from December 2 – February 10.
Where: Unitarian Church, 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursdays, December 2- February 10.
Toddlers in Motion (15-30 months) at 9:15 am -10 am  
The Art Shop (18-30 months) at 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Music, Art & Storytime (24-48 months) at 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Artist Portfolio Art Class for (ages 3-5) at 1:15 am – 2 pm
Cost: Toddlers in Motion $160 per session / The Art Shop $165 per session / Music, Art & Storytime $200 per session / Artist Portfolio Art Class $165 per session. Call Jan Mckee at 973.783.1537 or click here for more information.

Toddlers in Motion

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 9:15am
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair, Toddlers
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Mommies and their toddlers ages 15 months – 5 years.
What: Toddlers in Motion is a Mommy and Me program offering a variety of classes for moms and their toddlers to enjoy and bond together.
Where: Unitarian Church, 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 30:
 Toddlers in Motion (ages 15-30 months) at 9:15 am – 10 am.
The Art Shop (ages 20-30 months) at 10:15 am -11 am.
Music, Art & Storytime (ages 24-48 months) at 11:15 am -12:15 pm.
Artist Portfolio  (ages 3-5 years) at 1:15 pm -2 pm.
Cost: Call for a free introductory class or for more information at 973.783.1537.

Holiday Break Arts Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 9:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Age 5-12.
What: Spend your holiday break creating paintings through a mix of various mediums and other projects from different materials.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Monday – Friday, December 27-31 from 9 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Workshop fee: $150 or $45 per child/per day. All materials are included. Call 973.763.5256 for more information.

Winter Vacation Day Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 8:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, South Orange
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 3-8.
What: Sign up for three days of art and fun at The Messy Artist!
Where: The Messy Artist, 60 Valley Street (rear entrance), South Orange, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30.
Cost: $35 for the first day and $30 for each additional day. Registration required. Registration form available online here. Click here for class information. Call 973.378.2425 ext.1 or mail form and payment to reserve your space.

December 29, 2010

Video Games Live! – Bonus Round

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: This live immersive concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing the best video game music from games like Mario, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Mega Man, Final Fantasy VII, Bioshock, and more! The performance will be accompanied by game imagery and dazzling rock and roll lighting effects. Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to play their favorite games in the Prudential Hall Lobby!
Where: NJPAC Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Prices range from $21-$82 depending on seating area. Click here for information and online ticketing.

The Deedle Deedle Dees Concert

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Springfield
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Educational rock band from Brooklyn, NY sings movement-based tunes inspired by history and science.
Where: Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 7 pm.
Cost: Free.

Meet the Author Series: Antoinette Gelin

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Antoinette Gelin author of Dream Princess, The Secret Behind a Dream will be discussing her writing at the Bloomfield Public Library. Gelin’s book follows the story of Princess Jade as she has to come make a life-changing decision. Should she venture out into the storm to find her missing best friend or stay in the hospital at her mother’s bedside?
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, Conference Room, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 7 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973.566.6200 ext.502 or email for more information.

Teen Movie Night

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 5:30pm
Filed Under: Glen Ridge, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 10 and up.
What: Showing: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rated PG.
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 5:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 978.748-5482 to register.

Maplewood Karate Kickboxing with Kids Mini Camp

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 4:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Families, Little Kids, Maplewood, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Kids ages 5 and up and their parents.
What: A fun hour of fitness to do as a family.
Where: Maplewood Karate, 530 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30 at 4:30 pm.
Cost: $20 per adult / $10 per child. Contact Louis Toledo here or 973.996.8066.

Mathnasium Winter Programs

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Mathnasium will be hosting math session couples with a game hour over winter break.
Where: Mathnasium, 147 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29. Game Hours are from 3 pm – 4 pm. One and a half hour math sessions in any topic can be arranged on either side of this hour.
Cost: Call 973.707.7081 for more information.

Little Explorers Winter Camp

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Roseland
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Children in kindergarten to third grade.
What: Camp sessions available for Forest explorers (kindergarten to first grade) and Wildlife Adventurers (second grade to third grade).
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $75 per child for all three days or $30 per child per day. Click here or call 973.228.8776 for more information.

Les Misérables

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Millburn, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Adults and older children.
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the musical Les Misérables will be showing at the Papermill Playhouse from November 19 – December 30. Les Misérables is the legendary story of Jean Valjean as he tries to escape his past as Prisoner 24601 set during the Paris Rebellion of 1832.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Wednsday, December 29 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25 -$92 per person. Click here for online ticketing or call the theatre box office at 973.376.4343.

Houdini Inspirations

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, NYC, Toddlers, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: Houdini inspired many artists – it’s time for you to be one of them! Design your own whimsical work  of art inspired by Houdini: Art and Magic.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Call 212.423.3200 for more information.

Mr. Ray

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 11:00am
Filed Under: West Orange
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Families with children of all ages.
What:  Mr. Ray learns how to play guitar and keyboard with none other than Bruce Springsteen and Meat Loaf. Now, he has his own indie rock band, Blue Van Gogh, whose music can be heard on Blue’s Blues, radio Disney, and XM Kids. In this live concert Mr. Ray will be performing your favorite songs.
Where: JCC Metro West, Galen Center for the Arts, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 11 am.
Cost: General admission: $16/ Members, Students, Seniors: $13. Click here for box office information or call the Box Office at 1.800.494.TIXS.

You & Me Toddler Program: New Year’s celebration craft

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:30am
Filed Under: Millburn, Toddlers
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Toddlers and their parents / caregivers.
What: Enjoy stories, music and arts and crafts. Each week is different and includes a complimentary snack and beverage.
Where: Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
Cost: Free.

Mommy and Me at Doin’ Dishes

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: Adults, All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Kids and a parent.
What: Have fun painting ceramics together! Kids get a free tile and paint time.
Where: Doin’ Dishes, 50 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 10 am.
Cost: Cost depends on the ceramic you choose. Call 973.744.8589 for more information.

Vacation Art Days

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Come paint, create collages, and create cool murals just like artist Jennifer Levine has in her studio. Enjoy some hot chocolate and cider too!
Where: StudioKids Art, 211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ.
When:  Wednesday, December 29 from 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm.
Cost: $10 per person. Click here or call 973.744.6484 to register.

Fun & Frolic Days: Nutcracker Winter Wonderland

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 9:39am
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: The Sugar Plum Fairy is coming to Stories in Motion for a visit! Dance pieces from the Nutcracker Ballet, hear stories, decorate gingerbread cookies, and make ornaments!
Where: Stories in Motion, 1874 Springfield Ave in Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 9:30 am – 12:30pm.
Cost: $25 per child. $15 per sibling.

Holiday Break Arts Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 9:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Age 5-12.
What: Spend your holiday break creating paintings through a mix of various mediums and other projects from different materials.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Monday – Friday, December 27-31 from 9 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Workshop fee: $150 or $45 per child/per day. All materials are included. Call 973.763.5256 for more information.

Winter Vacation Day Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 8:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, South Orange
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 3-8.
What: Sign up for three days of art and fun at The Messy Artist!
Where: The Messy Artist, 60 Valley Street (rear entrance), South Orange, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30.
Cost: $35 for the first day and $30 for each additional day. Registration required. Registration form available online here. Click here for class information. Call 973.378.2425 ext.1 or mail form and payment to reserve your space.

December 28, 2010

Video Games Live! – Bonus Round

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: This live immersive concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing the best video game music from games like Mario, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Mega Man, Final Fantasy VII, Bioshock, and more! The performance will be accompanied by game imagery and dazzling rock and roll lighting effects. Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to play their favorite games in the Prudential Hall Lobby!
Where: NJPAC Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 28 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Prices range from $21-$82 depending on seating area. Click here for information and online ticketing.

Maplewood Karate Kickboxing with Kids Mini Camp

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 4:30pm
Filed Under: Families, Little Kids, Maplewood, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Kids ages 5 and up and their parents.
What: A fun hour of fitness to do as a family.
Where: Maplewood Karate, 530 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30 at 4:30 pm.
Cost: $20 per adult / $10 per child. Contact Louis Toledo here or 973.996.8066.

Rock-n-Roll Geology Club

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 4:00pm
Filed Under: Roseland, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Ages 7-12.
What: Explore geology in this rockin’ hands-on activity club! Discover what’s in local soil and learn how to identify different rocks and minerals.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28 at 4 pm.
Cost: $6 per child. Additional fees may apply. For more information and to register, call, 973.228.8776.

Little Explorers Winter Camp

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Roseland
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Children in kindergarten to third grade.
What: Camp sessions available for Forest explorers (kindergarten to first grade) and Wildlife Adventurers (second grade to third grade).
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $75 per child for all three days or $30 per child per day. Click here or call 973.228.8776 for more information.

Les Misérables

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Millburn, Teens, Tweens
COMMENTS (0)

Who: Adults and older children.
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the musical Les Misérables will be showing at the Papermill Playhouse from November 19 – December 30. Les Misérables is the legendary story of Jean Valjean as he tries to escape his past as Prisoner 24601 set during the Paris Rebellion of 1832.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28 at 1:30 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25 -$92 per person. Click here for online ticketing or call the theatre box office at 973.376.4343.

Holiday Family Fun Days

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy hands-on family workshops, beeswax candle making, stained glass making, tours of the Christmas decorated Victorian Ballantine House, the Holiday Café with treats, and carolers and musicians strolling around the museum.
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 28 from 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free with suggested museum admission. Click here for more information.

Holiday Family Fun Days

Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
COMMENTS (0)

Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy hands-on family workshops, beeswax candle making, stained glass making, tours of the Christmas decorated Victorian Ballantine House, the Holiday Café with treats, and carolers and musicians strolling around the museum.
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28 from 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free with suggested museum admission. Click here for more information.

Follow, Friend, Subscribe

NJ Spotlight