• President’s Day Activities in NJ

    Best Presidents’ Day Activities in New Jersey

    This year Presidents’ Day falls one day after Valentine’s Day on February 15th, which is all the more reason to celebrate with some fantastic activities in NJ! With the kids off from school, why not fill up the day with learning about historic New Jersey, enjoying nature and remembering America’s forefathers with your New Jersey community.


    American Pride

    Celebrate President’s Day and the spirit of American innovation, discovery, and exploration with the American Pride Laser Spectacular in Morristown. The exciting musical and laser extravaganza by Prismatic Magic, Inc. touches on several U.S. historical highlights and features pop/rock and patriotic music.

    Where: Morris Museum

    Show Times: 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM

    Website: http://www.morrismuseum.org/childrens-theater/

    Address: 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960


    Presidents’ Day Camp

    School's out, but the fun is just beginning! Children ages two through seven are invited to Montclair to enjoy a day full of learning, fun and laughter! Counselors supervise as children work on their creativity by making arts & crafts, stay fit and healthy at gym time, explore movement and instrument play, listen to educational stories at group story time and more!

    Where: Kidville Montclair

    When: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Website: http://www.kidville.com/montclair

    Address: 516 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043



    What better way to enjoy your day off than by joining teacher-naturalists for bird watching and brunch at the Great Backyard Bird Count. Bundle up for a trek outdoors in Pennington where you’ll visit tapped maple trees at the 'evaporation station.'  Afterwards, head inside for a delicious pancake lunch served with homemade maple syrup.  Don’t forget your winter gear and waterproof boots!

    Where: The Watershed Center

    When: 10:00AM to 02:00PM

    Website: http://thewatershed.org/news-and-events/

    Address: 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534


    Annual Wreath-Laying

    Jersey City’s wreath-laying ceremony takes place every year on Presidents’ Day at the historic Apple Tree House on Academy Street. The building is famous for being the meeting place of George Washington and French General Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. Join Mayor Steven Fulop and many other Jersey City officials as they commemorate the occasion.

    Where: Apple Tree House

    When: 11AM

    Address: 298 Academy St, Jersey City, NJ 07306


    Snakes & Turtles of NJ

    Spend your day in Mountainside meeting live snakes and turtles from Trailside Nature Science Center’s reptile collection. During the local event in NJ you’ll find out what turtles and snakes have in common, where they go during the winter months and the different kinds of snakes and turtles living in New Jersey. 

    Where: Trailside Nature Science Center

    When: 1:00 – 2:00 PM             

    Website: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/trailside-nature-science-center/

    Address: 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092



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