August 7, 2013

Popsicles in the Park and Stories Under the Star

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 6:15pm
Filed Under: Families, Randolph

Who: Families with young children.
What: Pack a dairy picnic lunch (or dinner!)  and join PJ Library at a local park story and playtime! They’ll provide the popsicles — just choose the park that works best for you. Feel free to go to all locations
Where & When: Popsicles in the Park: 11:45 am:

• Thursday, July 11: Verona Park, Verona
• Wednesday, July 17: Bee Meadow Park, Parsippany
• Tuesday, July 30: Brookside Park, Scotch Plains

Story Time Under the Stars: 6:15 pm
• Tuesday, July 23: Taylor Park, Millburn
• Tuesday, July 30: Brookdale Park, Montclair
• Wednesday, August 7: Freedom Park, Randolph

Cost: Free.

Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark

Who: All ages.
What: The Newark Black Film Festival’s Youth Cinema, a summer-long series of free children’s features and short films, debuts on July 8 at The Newark Public Library, and July 10 at the Newark Museum.
Screenings are free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For additional information, follow the Museum on Facebook
Youth Cinema will be held on Mondays at The Newark Public Library at 10:30 am and at the Newark Museum on Wednesdays at 1 pm unless otherwise noted.
July 8 and 10:
Follow The Drinking Gourd – Runaway slaves journey north by following directions in a song titled “The Drinking Gourd.”
The Outer Planets –  Alien space travelers Adi and Woops give students a lift to the outer planets.
George Washington Carver: His Life And His Work  – Carver’s  life story, from his birth into slavery  to his many accomplishments in the fields of science, agriculture and horticulture.
July 15 and 17
July 17 at 10 am at CityPlex12 Newark
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – The animal castaways end up in the African wilderness, where they meet Alex the Lion’s family.
July 22 and 24
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain – A young African boy brings rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.
Standing Up For Freedom: The Story of Rosa Parks – Rosa Parks made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.
Barack Obama: The Story Of Our 44th President –  Facts about President Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president in American history.
July 29 and 31
Myths, Legends & Traditional Holidays From Latin America -Two siblings introduce children to Latin American folktales and holidays.
Portugal – Travel to the capital city of Lisbon to snack on pastries and shop for salt-cod at a fish market.
South Africa: How Tortoise Won Respect ­– Find out how the tortoise uses his wisdom to outsmart the monster and save the animals.
Aug. 7
Akeelah And yhe Bee  –  Akeelah enters various spelling bee contests despite the objections of her mother.
Aug. 14
Global Wonders: African American –  Join twins Trey and Alisha and their friends Lee and Marisa on a play date of dreams and imagination
White Water ­ –  A journey of self-discovery that is based on a childhood experience of co-author Michael Bandy.
Where: Mondays at Newark Public Library 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ and Wednesdays at Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Mondays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm from July 8 through August 14.
Cost: Free. For more information call 973-596-6550 or click here.

Yoga, Art & Drama Camp

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 5-8, Montclair

Who: Ages 5 to 8.
What: This playful afternoon camp will combine kids yoga, which helps kids to release and circulate stuck or built-up energies in their bodies, art, which kids can use to further release these energies into a variety of creations, and drama, where the kids can feel free to fully express themselves. Each day will boast a different, fun theme, helping to educate the children about their bodies and selves through various breathing techniques, asanas, meditation, and relaxation. The art activities will further emphasize and incorporate each day’s topic, offering creative and unique projects. And the drama will allow the child to become different characters and to improvise to fully express the topic of the day. A healthy snack will be provided each day, and you may also send a small snack with your child if you choose.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Monday through Thursday, August 5, 6, 7 and 8 from 1:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cost: $160. Click here to register.

Shomrei Party on the Playground

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: 0-4 years, Families, Montclair

Who: Kids ages infant to 4 with their families.
What: A fun playground party where kids can climb like a monkey on the playground, hear stories in the shade, enjoy ice cream to cool off!
Where: Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Wednesday, July 17 AND August 7 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free. Bring a friend (open to the entire community)

Summer Fun Days Newark Museum

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, children, Newark

Who: Kids of all ages.
What: Explore the museum’s interactive exhibits; then enjoy hands-on science and art activities on weekdays throughout the summer. Click here for schedule of activities.
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
When: Wednesdays, July 24, August 7 and August 14, Thursdays, July 18, 25 and August 1 and 7, and Fridays, July 19, 26 and August 2, 9 and 16 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

Clearview Cinema Summer Kids’ Club

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: All ages, NJ

Who: Movie fans of G and PG films.
What: Free family movies played every Wednesday andThursday morning.
Where: Local Clearview Cinemas:
Bellevue Theaters, 260 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043. 973.744.2543
South Orange 5, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ.973.761.0256
Clifton Allwood Cinema 6, 96 Market Street, Clifton, NJ.973.788.9774
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays July 10 – August 22 at 10:30 am.
Cost: Free. Seating is based on availability – first come, first served.

Everywhere Fun Fair

Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 9:00am
Filed Under: Ages 4 - 11, Montclair

Who: Ages 4 to 11.
What: Through interactive Biblestorytelling, global games, rockin’ music, super science, cool crafts, andmore, children will discover that God’s love can be found everywhere, includingtheir own neighborhoods.
Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For registration and more information, contact Central Presbyterian at(973)744-5340, ext. 12 or

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