We gained’t know till February 2 whether or not winter shall be quick or linger on, however there are many FREE issues to do with the fam all month lengthy. Rejoice Groundhog’s Day with native legend Milltown Mel in Milltown, watch dancers, make crafts and revel in tales on the Lunar New 12 months Celebration in Metuchen, or take a look at ice sculptures, firepits, and chocolate distributors on the Hearth and Ice Pageant in New Egypt. And for extra concepts to do that winter, don’t neglect to take a look at our winter actions information.
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(Notice: Since COVID-19 guidelines and rules are regularly altering, it’s greatest to examine forward for in-person occasions)
Milltown Mel – Groundhogs Day
February 2 at 6:45 AM
Bundle up and take a look at the actual deal when the legendary groundhog Milltown Mel predicts whether or not we are going to see an finish to winter or one other six weeks of chilly climate. Attendees are really useful to reach simply earlier than 7:00 AM to attend for Milltown Mel to get up and make his prediction.
Joyce Kilmer American Legion Put up 25 – 4 JFKennedy Drive, Milltown, NJ 08850
Arts Institute of Middlesex County’s Black Historical past Month
Wednesdays in February at 4:30 PM
Seize your littles and kiddos for afternoon storytime with a DIY craft with the Civic League of Higher New Brunswick. Take heed to Dave The Potter, The Candy and Bitter Animal Ebook, Why Mosquitos Buzz In Folks’s Ears, and Dancing In The Wings.
Winter Seashore Stroll at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Space
February 4 at 11 AM
Prepare to gather some shells and pure treasures through the winter seashore stroll in Manasquan. A Park System Naturalist will take you on a guided stroll. Ensure that to decorate warmly.
391 Third Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Faucet The Sugar Maples
February 5 at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and three PM
The banks of Moore’s Creek are full of sugar maple timber and much more on the foot of the Baldpate Mountain. Be part of Howell’s Farm for a lesson on tapping yard maple timber and making syrup at house.
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
Lunar New 12 months Lion Dance
February 6 at 1 PM and 4 PM
Observe the magic of the standard lion dance to supply good luck and fortune within the Lunar New 12 months at Bridgewater Commons. Fong’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Affiliation shall be readily available to deal with guests to a full of life efficiency celebrating the 12 months of the Tiger. Don’t miss the prospect to take photographs on the occasion and obtain particular presents too.
Bridgewater Commons, Middle Court docket (Decrease Stage close to Pottery Barn), 400 Commons Means, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Wonderous Winter Stroll
Manasquan Reservoir, February 9 at 10 AM and Clayton Park, February 23 at 10 AM
Bundle up and lace up your boots—a Park System Naturalist will information you thru the wintry park. This occasion is open to all ages, however beneath 18 have to be with an grownup.
Manasquan Reservoir – 331 Georgia Tavern Street, Howell, NJ 07731 (732) 751-9453
Clayton Park – 161 Emley’s Hill Street, Higher Freehold, NJ 08526 (609) 259-5794
A Tiger New 12 months
February 10 at 4:30 PM
Go to the Somerville library for a drop-in program all about tigers to rejoice the 2022 Lunar New 12 months.
35 West Finish Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876
Bark, Branches, and Buds
February 10 and 14 at 3:30 PM
Figuring out timber in winter might be troublesome with out the leaves that can assist you, however variations in bark, buds, and branching patterns can change into obvious as soon as you start to look intently. Be taught the tips to establish timber on a guided stroll with a naturalist.
Pyramid Mountain Pure Historic Space, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township, NJ 07045 (Intersection of Mars Court docket and Boonton Avenue)
Outdated-Customary Valentine’s Day at Howell Dwelling Historical past Farm
February 12 at 10 AM
Cozy up for Valentine’s Day experience on a two-seater sleigh or carriage, or households can take a bobsled or hay wagon. There shall be soup on the range, and a kids’s craft is out there for a small charge between 11 AM and three PM.
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
Metuchen Lunar New 12 months
February 12 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Come to City Plaza in Metuchen to rejoice the Lunar New 12 months. Be taught in regards to the tradition, watch Lion Dancers, and revel in crafts and tales at this household occasion.
Downtown Metuchen, NJ 08840
Asbury Park Valentine’s Bazaar 2022
February 12 at 12 PM
Store native and regional distributors promoting items and presents handmade with love at each The Asbury Resort and Grand Arcade of Conference Corridor. There shall be handcrafted jewellery, artwork, house items, and sweets to your Valentine’s Day sweetheart.
The Asbury Resort – 210 fifth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Grand Arcade of Conference Corridor – 1300 N. Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Winter Tree ID: It’s NUTS!
February 12 at 1 PM
Learn to establish some tree species by their leaves, bark, buds, and nuts. Decide the age of a tree and study in regards to the many merchandise we make from timber. Take a look at your newfound data into the park and see if you happen to can establish the tree species in Roebling Park.
Tulpehaking Nature Middle, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08610
Black Historical past Month Pop Up
February 12 at 11 AM
Assist native Black-owned companies at this maker and artisan pop-up market. Store from vendor stalls, uncover new companies within the space, after which seize one thing to eat with the fam.
Pop Up Subsequent Door, 1169 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Valentine’s at Historic Walnford
February 12-13 at 12 PM
Make your individual valentine and get impressed by the historic nineteenth century Valentine’s on show at Historic Walnford.
62 Walnford Street, Higher Freehold, NJ 08501
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
All kids ages 12 and beneath will obtain free admission to the refuge once they convey a hand-crafted Valentine to one of many resident animals.
4 Sawmill Street, Medford, NJ 08055
February 19 at 9 AM at Freneau Woods Park, February 20 at 9 AM at Huber Woods Park, and February 22 at 9 AM at Crosswicks Creek Park
In celebration of the Nice American Yard Chook Depend, seek for winter birds with a Park System Naturalist and learn to establish completely different birds alongside the way in which.
Freneau Woods Park – 360 Monastary Lane, Aberdeen, NJ 07747 – (732) 264-7277
Huber Woods Park – 25 Brown’s Dock Street, Locust (Middletown), NJ 07760 – (732) 872-2670
Crosswicks Creek Park – County Route 537, Higher Freehold, NJ 08514 (609) 259-5794
February 19 and 26 at numerous occasions
Assist farmers accumulate sap within the woods, make syrup within the sap home, and style entire wheat pancakes after visiting the farmhouse kitchen. Guests can learn to maple sugar of their yard.
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530
February 20 at 8 AM
Discover the New Egypt Flea Market to see ice sculptures, cling by the firepit, and style handmade sweets. There may also be a Pet Adoption at Doggie Sweets. The rain dates are February 25 and 27.
933 Monmouth Street, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
February 20 and 21 at 12 PM
Ice Sculpture Philly shall be again for a two-day reside ice sculpting occasion in Palmer Sq.. You’ll be able to watch big ice blocks rework into 3D figures. Princeton College’s all-male a cappella group, the Tigertones, may also be there to entertain the gang.
On the Inexperienced at Palmer Sq., 40 Nassau Road, Princeton, NJ 08542
February 27 at 2 PM
Convey the entire household to this occasion with distributors, giveaways, performances, video games, and extra. There shall be a portray exercise for youths with Mr. Aidoo. This occasion is free.
The YMCA Turell Gymnasium, 314 Williams St., East Orange, NJ 07017
King George’s Winter Stroll
Run, stroll, or roll 22 miles at your individual tempo by means of Washington’s Birthday (February 22). This stroll is open for all ages. Return a accomplished walker’s log by March 1 to enter a lottery for a Washington’s Birthday shock.
Value: Donations appreciated
Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market – Develop It Inexperienced
Now-March 27 at 9:30 AM
The Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market options greater than 20 farmers and native meals distributors to develop a neighborhood meals system that patrons can eat regionally and seasonally. There shall be freshly grown produce, farm-raised beef, pork and poultry and recent seafood, baked items, farm eggs, and a lot extra.
Convent Practice Station, Convent Street, Morris Township, NJ 07960
Now–into Winter 2022
Wrap your self within the heat of the season because the grounds of Cape Could’s solely Victorian Home Museum—the Emlen Physick Property—shall be lit up and glowing all winter. Take a self-guided stroll on the grounds and look at these enjoyable and eccentric show of winter’s previous.
1048 Washington Road, Cape Could, NJ 08204
RWJBarnabas Well being: Digital Cooking Courses for Youngsters
Dates and occasions differ relying on this system
Youngsters of all ages will love cooking up wholesome treats in these digital hands-on cooking lessons (grownup supervision required throughout class): Strive Wholesome Youngsters in Hannah’s Kitchen for youths 8-12, the place they’ll study to make use of a recipe, prepare dinner with nutritious components, and make the most of kitchen fundamentals or attempt My First Cooking Class in Hannah’s Kitchen, a starting cooking class for 4-7-year-olds.
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