BY Kristin Wald | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 10:00am |
Visitors solve cubes and add them to the mosaic!
The Liberty Science Center has just what you need to break up the mid-summer slump with your kids. With its beautiful views of Manhattan and perennial must-dos like the Touch Tunnel and Pixelpalooza, not to mention walking the steel beams in the Skyscraper! exhibit, this Jersey City gem hardly needs to supplement its attractions. But it does!
Just in time for summer visits, the Liberty Science Center has two exhibits that make it easy for parents and children to connect with a new twist on old favorites. Beyond Rubik’s Cube will challenge and entertain with puzzles to solve and activities for younger children as well as older kids and adults. There is even a robot that can solve the Rubik’s Cube. Younger children will love exploring Birdwell Island with Clifford and all his friends in the Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 8:00am |
Calling all Breastfeeding Mamas! Put that baby (or toddler) in a sling and head over to HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital on Saturday, August 2 to join other nursing moms in solidarity at the annual The Big Latch On Nurse In.
The event is held in honor of World Breastfeeding Week and will feature a workout demonstration, massage station, prizes and refreshments.
“There is significant evidence that breastfeeding provides both immediate and long-term benefits such as a reduced incidence of gastrointestinal disturbances, strengthening of the immune system and a decreased risk of childhood obesity,” said Diana Durham, Director of Maternity Services at HackensackUMC Mountainside.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 8:45am |
Our favorite parenting tweets from this past week, many from local moms and dads:
BY Announcement | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 11:00am |
Congratulations to these local teens who each received a $500 scholarship and a certificate for their volunteer work from the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc. They volunteered more than 1200 hours:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8:00am |
If the kids have been begging for a pet and you’ve been convinced then you might want to attend the Montclair Township Animal Shelter’s upcoming “Kitty & Poochie Pajama Party” on Friday, August 1.
Get the kids in their PJs and head to the pajama party starting at 7 pm. You can see all the cuddly pets who are available for adoption and enjoy some refreshments too. Find the pet you love, and you’ll get 1/2 price on adoptions that night.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 1:00pm |
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BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 10:00am |
What to do, what to do? It’s another weekend full of great family events.
Don’t forget about the “Flick and Float” screening of The Blind Side and swimming fun at Nishuane Pool in Montclair, the New Jersey Renaissance Faire at OSPAC , the NJPAC Family Fair at Theater Square, the last Essex Running Club’s Junior Track Meet of the season, and the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning— and there is more!
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Step back in time and enjoy a day of good old-fashioned fun with the family at Liberty Hall Museum in Union! Activities include Colonial- and Victorian-era lawn games, a croquet tournament, relay races, crafts and much more! (Saturday, July 26)
BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 8:00am |
For more than six years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first “rock show” experience. With the release of their fifth album, Raise Your Hand, this Seattle “Kindie Rock” quintet will have children and their parents on their feet Raising Their Hands for more.
The Not-Its! are Sarah Shannon (former singer Sub Pop band Velocity Girl), Danny Adamson (rhythm guitar), Tom Baisden (lead guitar), Jennie Helman (bass player) and Michael Welke (former drummer of Harvey Danger). Like many Kindie bands, the Not-Its are parents — with 10 young children inspiring them.
Raise Your Hand offers 15 really catchy songs with fun subject matter covering family, bugs, haircuts, reading, 80′s nostalgia, and more.