Family Fun Calendar (Central NJ)

The Family Fun Calendar is your resource to find family-friendly events in Central NJ. All events take place in Central NJ unless noted otherwise.

*Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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Black History Month Celebrations in Central NJ
Feb 25 all-day
Black History Month Celebrations in Central NJ

Black History Month, or African American History Month, is celebrated nationally each year during February. It is a time to highlight the contributions and achievements of African Americans, as well as the struggles for freedom and equality. Celebrate the beauty and history of African American culture. Below you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate and learn about Black History with your family. Although Black History Month is celebrated nationally in February, don’t limit it to only one month of the year. Below you will also find activities to do at home with your kids, book recommendations and ways to get involved in the community all year long.

Events in Central NJ

The Art of E.B. Lewis Display (all ages)
February 1-28, 2018
Watchung Library Branch (Watchung, NJ)
Throughout February, Watchung Library branch will display the art and books from the illustrator, E.B. Lewis.
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Black History Month Sports Bulletin (all ages)
February 1-28, 2018
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Learn about famous African-American athletes. Throughout February, visit the Youth Services Department to learn about famous African American athletes. Browse our book displays and participate in a matching game for a chance to win a prize.
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The Sounds of Motown: Featuring Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio
February 3, 2018 at noon – 1 p.m.
Manville Library branch (Manville, NJ)
With its distinctive, upbeat, and infectious rhythms, Motown brought together pop and soul, and became the beat of America.
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Black History Month Program “Telling Our Stories”
February 3, 2018 at 1pm – 4pm
New Brunswick Public Library (New Brunswick, NJ)
The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Inc. presents their annual Black History Month Program, “Telling Our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social Justice”, at the library. The keynote speaker will be Deborah Salahu-Din, Curator for the African American History Museum at the Smithsonian. An exhibit highlighting New Brunswick African American issues will be on display in the library’s Community Room for the entire month. The program will also have a “Collection Day” on February 24.
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African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 7, 2018 at 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
Warren Twp. Library branch (Warren, NJ)
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African Storytelling: Games and Crafts (grades K-6)
February 7, 2018 at  5-6 p.m.
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Explore the history of African culture through folklore, games, and crafts.
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West African Dance Featuring Live Drumming (adults)
February 7, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn the history of African dance through movement and music.
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African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 8, 2018 at 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
North Plainfield Memorial Library branch (North Plainfield, NJ)
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In the Key of Stevie: Featuring Rhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Trio 
February 10, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm
Bound Brook Memorial Library branch (Bound Brook, NJ)
Songs from the ‘60s through the ‘80s — celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder.
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Hip Hop History: How it all Began (grades 7-12)
February 10, 2018 at 2-3:30 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn about hip-hop during the ‘70s, then write and produce your song.
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The African American Story of the Sourlands (adults)
February 13, 2018 at 7-8:30 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Discover the extensive African-American history of the Sourlands area.
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African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 15, 2018 at 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
Bridgewater Library branch (Bridgewater, NJ)
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What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years (adults)
February 15, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
Warren Twp. Library branch (Warren, NJ)
Armed with precious rare footage, Ricky Riccardi from the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, New York, will bring Armstrong to life.
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Middlesex County Celebration
February 16, 2018 at 12:30PM
Middlesex County Courthouse Jury Room (New Brunswick, NJ)
The Middlesex County Black History Month Celebration will be Friday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Jury Room of the Middlesex County Courthouse, 56 Bayard St., New Brunswick. This event is free and open to the public. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Sammons, a well-renowned Professor of History at New York University.
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Actor Marvin Jefferson as York (adults)
February 17, 2018 at 1-2:30 p.m.
Somerville Library branch (Somerville, NJ)
Actor and historian Marvin Jefferson will portray African-American explorer York.
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“From Africa to America”
February 17, 2018 at 2pm
Plainsboro Library (Plainsboro, NJ)
Celebrate Black History Month with Plainsboro Public Library. Join us when Carol Watson-Johnson Dance Company performs. The presentation will chronicle the history of African Americans in the United States. The journey from Africa to slavery through the Civil Rights up to the election of Barack Obama.
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Black History Month: Poetry Reading
February 17, 2018 at 2PM – 4PM
South Plainfield Public Library (South Plainfield, NJ)
In Honor of Black History Month “Something Beautiful is coming your way … Poetry reading and book signing with Ms. Zey.
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Celebrate Black History Month: Family STEM!
Feb 17, 2018 at 2:30PM
Ewing Branch (Ewing, NJ)
Activities for the whole family, featuring STEM activities inspired by African American inventors!
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Black History Month Movies: The Rosa Parks Story (2003)
Feb 18, 2018 at 2PM
Hickory Corner Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash. Angela Bassett portrays Rosa Parks, and Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her mother.  No registration.
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Grammy-Nominated Jazz Singer Jazzmeia Horn
February 19, 2018 at 1PM – 2:20PM
Raritan Valley Community College, Nash Theatre (Branchburg, NJ)
Jazz Singer Jazzmeia Horn will perform and speak on “Black Women of Song and Their Impact on History.” Free.
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Movie: Marshall (2017) (PG-13)
February 20, 2018 at 2PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Celebrating Black History Month
This film tells the story of young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.  Directed by Reginald Hudlin.  Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson. Biography/History – 1 hour 58 mins.
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African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 20, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Hillsborough branch – Program Room AB (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn about West African culture and make your own African Clay Mask with actress and artist, Ivy Omere. Be prepared to get a little messy.
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The Roots of Resistance: The Artistic Voice of W.E.B. Du Bois (adults)
February 20, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
North Plainfield Memorial Library branch (North Plainfield, NJ)
A conversation about W.E.B. Du Bois, led by Dr. Randall Westbrook, professor from the School of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Westbrook’s work on Du Bois has appeared in numerous academic journals and college textbooks.
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Black History Month Film Festival: Get On Up (2014)
Feb 21, 2018 at 2PM
Twin Rivers Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Rated PG-13. Running time:  139 minutes. Pre-registration is preferred.
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Black History Month – Learning Scavenger Hunt
February 21, 2018  All day
Peapack & Gladstone branch (Peapack, NJ)
Test your knowledge of African American history by participating in our scavenger hunt throughout the month of February. Participants with completed and correct answers sheets will receive a prize.
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Documentary Film: Step (2017) (PG)
February 21, 2018 at 2PM and 6:30PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Special Documentary Screening Celebrating Black History Month
STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.  As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.   Directed by Amanda Lipitz.  Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, and Corin Grainger. Documentary – 1hour 24 minutes.
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Author Talk: Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War by Dr. Jeffrey Sammons
February 23, 2018 at 2PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Celebrating Black History Month
Professor Sammons’ books will be available for purchase and signing.
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“Telling Our Stories” Collection Day
February 24, 2018 at 10am – 4pm
New Brunswick Public Library (New Brunswick, NJ)
The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Inc. presents their annual Black History Month Program, “Telling Our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social Justice”, at the library. The program kicks off on February 3 with keynote speaker Deborah Salahu-Din, Curator for the African American History Museum at the Smithsonian. An exhibit highlighting New Brunswick African American issues will be on display in the library’s Community Room for the entire month. February 24 is the program’s “Collection Day”: Participate in collecting your family history, photos, interviews and all about you.
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Black History Month Concert
February 24, 2018 at 11AM – 1PM
Christ Temple Ministries – formerly Covenant Presbyterian Church (Trenton, NJ)
Hymn to Freedom
Celebrate the Black History Month with TCC!
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Follow the Drinking Gourd
February 24 & 25, 2018 at 11AM
NJ State Museum Planetarium (Trenton, NJ)
In recognition of Black History Month, the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium presents “Follow the Drinking Gourd”. This NJSM original production is set during the time of slavery in the United States. It explains how slaves used the Big Dipper, also known as the Drinking Gourd, to find the North Star (Polaris). Join us as we follow a family that uses this celestial navigation along the Underground Railroad to reach freedom. Best suited for children over seven.
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Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
February 24, 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Somerset County Vo-Tech – Auditorium (Bridgewater, NJ)
Celebrate the beauty of African culture with a spirited performance featuring dance, drumming, traditional songs, stilt walking and dancing, and much more.
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America, We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers
February 24-25, 2018 at 10AM-5PM
The Old Barracks Museum (Trenton, NJ)
At the Old Barracks, come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history, and learn about the integral role they played in our military.
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Black History Month Film Festival: Loving (2016)
Feb 28, 2018 at 11AM
Twin Rivers Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision. Rated PG-13. Running time:  123 minutes. Pre-registration is preferred.
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African-American Film “Tringo”
February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Celebrate a history of African-Americans in film with movie & trivia night. Participate in film “tringo” (trivia bingo) and win prizes. Stay for a short viewing of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”
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African-Americans and the Academy Awards – Part of MJL’s Film Celebration Series
February 28, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
A fascinating review of the history of African-Americans and the Academy Awards, including film clips of some truly exceptional performances.
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Home Activities

Celebrate Black History Month all year long with these home activities.

Black History Social Studies
This unit also contains 17 unique templates for craftivities to help the children remember, practice writing and better comprehend the important achievements of African Americans.

Black History Learning Resources
Get inspired to teach with this wide array of resources. Learn about African Americans’ contributions in music (pop, jazz, soul, and other genres), politics, writing, science, sports, and other areas.

Black History Bingo
Black History Month Bingo Game is an interactive and creative way to celebrate and discuss Black History.

Black History Flash Cards
This 52-card series gives a strong foundation of the many untold stories and unknown figures that have given shape, color, and definition to the worlds of academia, science, civil rights, education, the arts, and more.

Book Recommendations 

Use this list as a starting point for conversations with your child about African American history.

Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Anansi The Spider by Gerald McDermott

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Let Them Play by Margot Theis Raven

Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson

Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: The Brown vs. Board of Education Decision by Joyce Carol Thomas

My Name Is Truth: The Life Of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Get Involved in the Community

1. Join the NAACP. Did you know that you do not have to be a person of color to belong to the NAACP? You just have to believe in civil rights for all!

2. Attend local NAACP branch meetings. Find your closest branch here.

3. Make sure your friends and family are registered to vote. NJ Voter Registration Form

Children’s Programs at the Library (Multiple Locations)
Feb 25 all-day
Children's Programs at the Library (Multiple Locations)

Most libraries offer activity programs for children. See what your local library has to offer and take advantage of all the wonderful resources. Here is a listing of libraries in Central NJ by town.

Public Libraries in Central NJ

Guide to the Best Maple Sugaring Events in Central NJ and Beyond
Feb 25 all-day
Guide to the Best Maple Sugaring Events in Central NJ and Beyond

Can you smell it in the air? It’s maple sugarin’ season! Every year, local nature centers gear up for their annual maple sugaring events, enabling kids and families to learn about the process in a hands-on, interactive way. It’s the perfect time to explore nature with your kids. So head to one of these local events and learn how nature is turned into that sweet stuff that we love so much – maple syrup!

Events in Central NJ

Duke Farms (Hillsborough, NJ)
Sugar Maple Time Storytime
February 15, 2018 at 10am-11:30am
Children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for a 90-minute nature themed monthly program. Each month our “sprouts” will use their senses to connect to the natural world through nature stories, short hikes, songs and nature crafts.
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Duke Farms (Hillsborough, NJ)
Sugar Maple Celebration
March 3 & 4 at 10am – 2pm
Come celebrate the Sugar Maple and the magic it brings to your table. Tap a tree and enjoy the maple sugaring process with Duke Farms Executive Director Michael Catania. Participate in activities and nature hikes focused on wildlife, tree identification, best forestry practices, and climate change as it relates to the Sugar Maple and our native forests. Experience the flavor of New Jersey maple syrup, visit live demonstrations, and have fun!
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Environmental Education Center (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Maple Sugaring
February 17, 18, 24, 25
March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11
Saturdays – 10:00am, Noon, and 2:00pm
Sundays – Noon and 2:00pm
Maple sugaring is a tradition in the Northeast that began centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life at the Environmental Education Center (EEC). You will see how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 90-minute program is conducted at our Sugar Shack, a ½-mile hike from the EEC. Please arrive at the EEC 20-30 minutes before the program start time and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Boots are recommended as the trails can be wet, muddy, and/or covered by snow. Organized groups (such as schools) may schedule weekday demonstrations by calling the EEC at 908 766-2489, ext. 332. Suggested donation: $1 per person
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The Watershed Center (Pennington, NJ)
Maple Sugaring Brunch and Hike
March 3, 2018  (2 sessions: 9:30AM – 11:30AM OR 11:00AM – 1:00PM)
Join us at the Watershed Center for this popular annual event.  Hike with the Teacher-Naturalists to our tapped trees, learn about the process to convert maple sap to syrup and visit the evaporation station. The highlight of the morning is a delicious pancake brunch, served with our homemade maple syrup made from trees on the Reserve!  Part of this program is conducted outdoors – winter gear, including boots, is necessary.  Sign up for one session – registration and prepayment are required.
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Events Beyond Central NJ

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center (Chatham, NJ)
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
January 20, 21, 27, 28
February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25
March 3
Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different, delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.
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Tenafly Nature Center (Tenafly, NJ)
Maple Sugaring
February 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center’s tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome.
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Van Vleck House & Gardens (Montclair, NJ)
Garden Discoveries: Maple Sugaring
February 21, 2018 at 1pm-2pm
Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine.
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Howell Living History Farm (Lambertville, NJ)
Tree Tapping
February 24 – March 3, 2018 (occurs on Saturdays) at 10am – 4pm
The time of freezing nights and thawing days has come … and the smell of maple syrup is in the air!  Help us collect sap in the woods, make syrup in the sap house, and taste pancakes in the farmhouse kitchen.
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Reeves Reed Arboretum (Summit, NJ)
Tap That Tree
February 25, 2018 at 1pm – 4pm
Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup!  Take part in our family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the “Maple Syrup Challenge.”  Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup made here at the Arboretum!
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Lusscroft Farm (Wantage, NJ)
Maple Sugarin’ Open House
March 24-25, 2018 at 10am-3pm
Live demonstations on how syrup is made from sap. Fresh syrup available for purchase.
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Echo Hill Park (Flemington, NJ)
Maple Sugaring Living History Programs

Kid-Friendly Chinese New Year Events in Central NJ and Beyond
Feb 25 all-day
Kid-Friendly Chinese New Year Events in Central NJ and Beyond

Each year there is plenty of excitement surrounding the Chinese New Year. On February 16, 2018, many celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Dog. Expand your child’s appreciation of world cultures and attend one (or more) of these many local events. Here are our favorite family-friendly events happening in Central NJ and beyond.

Please follow each link for event details and additional information. Registration may be required.

Events in Central NJ

Celebrate the Lunar New Year
February 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Old Bridge Library (Old Bridge, NJ)
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional snacks, learn your fortune for the year ahead and make a Chinese New Year Lion mask.
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Chinese New Year Celebration
February 3, 2018 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble (Princeton, NJ)
Ying Hua International School Bookfair and Chinese New Year Celebration Bookfair
Celebrate Chinese New Year with some very special events throughout the day by Ying Hua International School. There will be singing, dancing, calligraphy, a Chinese Tea Ceremony and more!
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Celebrate the New Year with Dog Tales
February 9, 2018 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Clara Barton Branch (Edison, NJ)
2018 is the Year of the Dog. Join us as we celebrate our loyal canine friends with doggie stories, songs and a craft.
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Chinese New Year Open House
February 10, 2018 at 12 pm – 2 pm
Robbinsville Branch (Robbinsville, NJ)
Celebrate the Year of the Dog! Experience Chinese games and traditions, and sample some authentic Chinese food.
This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary! Please call the library at 609-259-2150 with any questions.
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Year of the Dog Event
February 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Holmdel Library (Holmdel, NJ)
Celebrate Chinese New year and create a paper spring dog. Registration is required.
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Explorations! Chinese New Year Banner Craft
February 14 and 15 at 6:30 pm
Lawrence Branch (Lawrenceville, NJ)
The word “Fu” means good luck in Chinese.  Learn how to calligraphy “fu” using gold paint to decorate red 8”x8” paper – also good luck! It’s the ‘Year of the Dog’ (like the book Year of the Dog by Newbery award-winning writer Grace Lin) so come find out about the Chinese zodiac and in what animal year you were born! Take home your lucky red banner to hang up to bring much good luck to you and your family in the New Year! No registration required.
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Kids! Year of the Dog – School-age Activity
February 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Headquarters Library (Manalapan, NJ)
Registration is required.
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Paper Plate Dog Craft
February 16, 2018 at 10:15am – 11:15am
Princeton Playspace (Princeton, NJ)
Join us for a Chinese New Year craft and orange slices for a snack. 
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Chinese Story for all ages
February 16, 2018 at 12 pm – 12:30 pm
West Windsor Branch (Princeton Junction, NJ)
Visit the library to celebrate Lunar New Year! Listen to a story about the holiday and join us for snacks.. No registration necessary. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.
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Chinese New Year Craft
February 16, 2018 at 2 pm – 4 pm
Twin Rivers Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
Make a Chinese New year craft at the library.
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Lunar New Year Celebration
February 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
East Brunswick Library (East Brunswick, NJ)
Lunar New Year Celebration Celebrate the start of the Year of the Dog with a variety of games and activities for the whole family.
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Chinese New Year for Kids
February 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Piscataway Library (Piscataway, NJ)
Join us at Kennedy Library, on Sunday, February 25, 1:30-2:30 PM, as we welcome the Year of the Dog! Kids will learn about the history and holiday traditions of the Lunar New Year through an interactive storytime, and adults will enjoy an exhilarating music and dance performance by the GYH Club! We will also have crafts, giveaways, and refreshments to celebrate this special holiday for all ages!!
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Lunar New Year Celebration
February 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Metuchen Library (Metuchen, NJ)
Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Metuchen Library Lunar New Year Celebration. There will be musical performances, cultural dances and songs, calligraphy, crafts and much more!
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Chinese New Year Celebration
March 4, 2018 at 1:30pm – 4pm
New Brunswick Public Library (New Brunswick, NJ)
The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Dog with an afternoon of crafts and performances. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, paper cutting, colorful folk dancing, and music performances led by the students and teachers from the Edison Chinese School. Delicious food will also be served. Bring the whole family to learn about Chinese culture and celebrate the New Year with us! This event is free and open to all.
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Events Beyond Central NJ

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
February 8th – 10th
New Jersey Performing Arts Center – NJPAC (Newark, NJ)
Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons – they’re all a part of Year of the Dog, a dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year, courtesy of NJ’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.
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Lunar New Year Celebration
February 10, 2018 at 1pm
The Shops at Riverside (Hackensack, NJ)
Celebrate The Year of the Dog with The Shops at Riverside with performances by the Korean Traditional Dance Group, Choomnoori. Dancers will be dressed in beautiful costumes performing traditional Korean dances, such as the fan dance and the drum dance.
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Lunar New Year Festival
February 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Berkeley Heights YMCA (Berkeley Heights, NJ)
Get ready to welcome the Lunar New Year with the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council! Join us for this FREE event with awesome martial arts and cultural performances, music and dance, korean folk drum, asian snacks and beverage samples, children’s arts and crafts, photo booth, prizes and more
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Third Annual Lunar New Year and Welcome Spring Celebration
February 10, 2018 (Two sessions: Noon – 1:30 pm and 2pm – 3:30pm)
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary (Short Hills, NJ)
Join the naturalists at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and the Chinese Association of Millburn-Short Hills to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the Lunar New Year. Be prepared to make some noise as you welcome spring with games, trivia, crafts, and stories. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
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Chinese New Year Celebration at the Arboretum
February 16, 2018 at 1 pm – 2 pm
Reeves Reed Arboretum (Summit, NJ)
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Dog! Registration is required.
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Places Kids Eat Free (Multiple Locations)
Feb 25 all-day
Places Kids Eat Free (Multiple Locations)

It’s no secret that kids are expensive. So how about a break every now and then? Here is a great resource when you just don’t feel like cooking! If you want to take your family out without breaking the budget, here are some restaurants where kids eat free (or nearly free) in Central NJ.

Please note:

  • Restaurants change their specials frequently. Please contact the restaurant to confirm they’re still offering the deal before you pack the kids in the car!
  • Kids Eat Free deals may be restricted to certain hours. Please contact the restaurant to confirm.
  • Many restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree for the free kids meal. Age restrictions may also apply for the free kids meal.
  • If you find out that a restaurant no longer participates in the promotion, please comment below or contact us so the list can be updated accordingly.
  • Know of a restaurant we missed? Comment below or contact us so we can update the list accordingly.

Sunday

Boulevard Seafood Company (Somerville, NJ)

Brass Rail (Matawan, NJ) Sunday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Court Jester (Aberdeen, NJ) Sunday

Court Jester (Freehold, NJ) Sunday

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

Perkins (East Brunswick, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Eatontown, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Perkins (Freehold, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Hazlet, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Willie McBride’s (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday

Monday 

Arirang (Parlin, NJ) Monday and Tuesday

Blue Swan Diner (Oakhurst, NJ) On select Mondays

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Buffalo Wild Wings (Woodbridge, NJ) Monday

Buffalo Wild Wings (Eatontown, NJ) Monday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Perkins (Eatontown, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Perkins (Green Brook, NJ) Monday

Perkins (Hazlet, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Tuesday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Denny’s (Avenel, NJ) Tuesday

Denny’s (East Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Main Street Bar and Grill (Ocean, NJ) Tuesday and Thursday

Miller’s Ale House (Woodbridge, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (Branchburg, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (Hamilton, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (North Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

Pizzeria Uno (Hamilton, NJ) Tuesday

Red Oak Diner (Hazlet, NJ) Tuesday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

The Burger Shop (Matawan, NJ) Tuesday

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille (North Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

Wednesday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Buffalo Wild Wings (Bridgewater, NJ) Wednesday

Buffalo Wild Wings (Watchung, NJ) Wednesday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Moe’s (East Windsor, NJ), Wednesday

Perkins (East Brunswick, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Freehold, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Rosalita’s (Englishtown, NJ) Wednesday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Sycamore Grill (Manalapan, NJ) Wednesday

Stage House (Somerset, NJ) Wednesday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Thursday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (Trenton, NJ) Thursday and Friday

Main Street Bar and Grill (Ocean, NJ) Tuesday and Thursday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Friday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (East Brunswick, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Edison, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Hamilton, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Hillsborough, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Keyport, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Piscataway, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (Neptune, NJ) Friday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Somerset, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Trenton, NJ) Thursday and Friday

Saturday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (East Brunswick, NJ)
Feb 25 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (East Brunswick, NJ) @ East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

Visit Lakeshore for a Free Kids Craft Workshop every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., for kids ages 3 and up. No registration is required.

For details see link Lakeshore Learning Free Craft Workshop

*Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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Black History Month Celebrations in Central NJ
Feb 26 all-day
Black History Month Celebrations in Central NJ

Black History Month, or African American History Month, is celebrated nationally each year during February. It is a time to highlight the contributions and achievements of African Americans, as well as the struggles for freedom and equality. Celebrate the beauty and history of African American culture. Below you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate and learn about Black History with your family. Although Black History Month is celebrated nationally in February, don’t limit it to only one month of the year. Below you will also find activities to do at home with your kids, book recommendations and ways to get involved in the community all year long.

Events in Central NJ

The Art of E.B. Lewis Display (all ages)
February 1-28, 2018
Watchung Library Branch (Watchung, NJ)
Throughout February, Watchung Library branch will display the art and books from the illustrator, E.B. Lewis.
Event Details

Black History Month Sports Bulletin (all ages)
February 1-28, 2018
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Learn about famous African-American athletes. Throughout February, visit the Youth Services Department to learn about famous African American athletes. Browse our book displays and participate in a matching game for a chance to win a prize.
Event Details

The Sounds of Motown: Featuring Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio
February 3, 2018 at noon – 1 p.m.
Manville Library branch (Manville, NJ)
With its distinctive, upbeat, and infectious rhythms, Motown brought together pop and soul, and became the beat of America.
Event Details

Black History Month Program “Telling Our Stories”
February 3, 2018 at 1pm – 4pm
New Brunswick Public Library (New Brunswick, NJ)
The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Inc. presents their annual Black History Month Program, “Telling Our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social Justice”, at the library. The keynote speaker will be Deborah Salahu-Din, Curator for the African American History Museum at the Smithsonian. An exhibit highlighting New Brunswick African American issues will be on display in the library’s Community Room for the entire month. The program will also have a “Collection Day” on February 24.
Event Details

African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 7, 2018 at 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
Warren Twp. Library branch (Warren, NJ)
Event Details

African Storytelling: Games and Crafts (grades K-6)
February 7, 2018 at  5-6 p.m.
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Explore the history of African culture through folklore, games, and crafts.
Event Details

West African Dance Featuring Live Drumming (adults)
February 7, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn the history of African dance through movement and music.
Event Details

African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 8, 2018 at 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
North Plainfield Memorial Library branch (North Plainfield, NJ)
Event Details

In the Key of Stevie: Featuring Rhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Trio 
February 10, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm
Bound Brook Memorial Library branch (Bound Brook, NJ)
Songs from the ‘60s through the ‘80s — celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder.
Event Details

Hip Hop History: How it all Began (grades 7-12)
February 10, 2018 at 2-3:30 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn about hip-hop during the ‘70s, then write and produce your song.
Event Details

The African American Story of the Sourlands (adults)
February 13, 2018 at 7-8:30 p.m.
Hillsborough Library branch (Hillsborough, NJ)
Discover the extensive African-American history of the Sourlands area.
Event Details

African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 15, 2018 at 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Learn about West African culture and make your own African clay mask with Ivy Omere.
Bridgewater Library branch (Bridgewater, NJ)
Event Details

What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years (adults)
February 15, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
Warren Twp. Library branch (Warren, NJ)
Armed with precious rare footage, Ricky Riccardi from the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, New York, will bring Armstrong to life.
Event Details

Middlesex County Celebration
February 16, 2018 at 12:30PM
Middlesex County Courthouse Jury Room (New Brunswick, NJ)
The Middlesex County Black History Month Celebration will be Friday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Jury Room of the Middlesex County Courthouse, 56 Bayard St., New Brunswick. This event is free and open to the public. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Sammons, a well-renowned Professor of History at New York University.
Event Details

Actor Marvin Jefferson as York (adults)
February 17, 2018 at 1-2:30 p.m.
Somerville Library branch (Somerville, NJ)
Actor and historian Marvin Jefferson will portray African-American explorer York.
Event Details

“From Africa to America”
February 17, 2018 at 2pm
Plainsboro Library (Plainsboro, NJ)
Celebrate Black History Month with Plainsboro Public Library. Join us when Carol Watson-Johnson Dance Company performs. The presentation will chronicle the history of African Americans in the United States. The journey from Africa to slavery through the Civil Rights up to the election of Barack Obama.
Event Details

Black History Month: Poetry Reading
February 17, 2018 at 2PM – 4PM
South Plainfield Public Library (South Plainfield, NJ)
In Honor of Black History Month “Something Beautiful is coming your way … Poetry reading and book signing with Ms. Zey.
Event Details

Celebrate Black History Month: Family STEM!
Feb 17, 2018 at 2:30PM
Ewing Branch (Ewing, NJ)
Activities for the whole family, featuring STEM activities inspired by African American inventors!
Event Details

Black History Month Movies: The Rosa Parks Story (2003)
Feb 18, 2018 at 2PM
Hickory Corner Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash. Angela Bassett portrays Rosa Parks, and Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her mother.  No registration.
Event Details

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Singer Jazzmeia Horn
February 19, 2018 at 1PM – 2:20PM
Raritan Valley Community College, Nash Theatre (Branchburg, NJ)
Jazz Singer Jazzmeia Horn will perform and speak on “Black Women of Song and Their Impact on History.” Free.
Event Details

Movie: Marshall (2017) (PG-13)
February 20, 2018 at 2PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Celebrating Black History Month
This film tells the story of young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.  Directed by Reginald Hudlin.  Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson. Biography/History – 1 hour 58 mins.
Event Details

African Mask Making (grades K-5)
February 20, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Hillsborough branch – Program Room AB (Hillsborough, NJ)
Learn about West African culture and make your own African Clay Mask with actress and artist, Ivy Omere. Be prepared to get a little messy.
Event Details

The Roots of Resistance: The Artistic Voice of W.E.B. Du Bois (adults)
February 20, 2018 at 7-8 p.m.
North Plainfield Memorial Library branch (North Plainfield, NJ)
A conversation about W.E.B. Du Bois, led by Dr. Randall Westbrook, professor from the School of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Westbrook’s work on Du Bois has appeared in numerous academic journals and college textbooks.
Event Details

Black History Month Film Festival: Get On Up (2014)
Feb 21, 2018 at 2PM
Twin Rivers Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Rated PG-13. Running time:  139 minutes. Pre-registration is preferred.
Event Details

Black History Month – Learning Scavenger Hunt
February 21, 2018  All day
Peapack & Gladstone branch (Peapack, NJ)
Test your knowledge of African American history by participating in our scavenger hunt throughout the month of February. Participants with completed and correct answers sheets will receive a prize.
Event Details

Documentary Film: Step (2017) (PG)
February 21, 2018 at 2PM and 6:30PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Special Documentary Screening Celebrating Black History Month
STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.  As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.   Directed by Amanda Lipitz.  Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, and Corin Grainger. Documentary – 1hour 24 minutes.
Event Details

Author Talk: Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War by Dr. Jeffrey Sammons
February 23, 2018 at 2PM
Headquarters (Manalapan, NJ)
Celebrating Black History Month
Professor Sammons’ books will be available for purchase and signing.
Event Details

“Telling Our Stories” Collection Day
February 24, 2018 at 10am – 4pm
New Brunswick Public Library (New Brunswick, NJ)
The New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Inc. presents their annual Black History Month Program, “Telling Our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social Justice”, at the library. The program kicks off on February 3 with keynote speaker Deborah Salahu-Din, Curator for the African American History Museum at the Smithsonian. An exhibit highlighting New Brunswick African American issues will be on display in the library’s Community Room for the entire month. February 24 is the program’s “Collection Day”: Participate in collecting your family history, photos, interviews and all about you.
Event Details

Black History Month Concert
February 24, 2018 at 11AM – 1PM
Christ Temple Ministries – formerly Covenant Presbyterian Church (Trenton, NJ)
Hymn to Freedom
Celebrate the Black History Month with TCC!
Event Details

Follow the Drinking Gourd
February 24 & 25, 2018 at 11AM
NJ State Museum Planetarium (Trenton, NJ)
In recognition of Black History Month, the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium presents “Follow the Drinking Gourd”. This NJSM original production is set during the time of slavery in the United States. It explains how slaves used the Big Dipper, also known as the Drinking Gourd, to find the North Star (Polaris). Join us as we follow a family that uses this celestial navigation along the Underground Railroad to reach freedom. Best suited for children over seven.
Event Details

Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
February 24, 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Somerset County Vo-Tech – Auditorium (Bridgewater, NJ)
Celebrate the beauty of African culture with a spirited performance featuring dance, drumming, traditional songs, stilt walking and dancing, and much more.
Event Details

America, We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers
February 24-25, 2018 at 10AM-5PM
The Old Barracks Museum (Trenton, NJ)
At the Old Barracks, come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history, and learn about the integral role they played in our military.
Event Details

Black History Month Film Festival: Loving (2016)
Feb 28, 2018 at 11AM
Twin Rivers Branch (East Windsor, NJ)
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision. Rated PG-13. Running time:  123 minutes. Pre-registration is preferred.
Event Details

African-American Film “Tringo”
February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
Celebrate a history of African-Americans in film with movie & trivia night. Participate in film “tringo” (trivia bingo) and win prizes. Stay for a short viewing of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”
Event Details

African-Americans and the Academy Awards – Part of MJL’s Film Celebration Series
February 28, 2018 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Mary Jacobs branch – Program Room (Rocky Hill, NJ)
A fascinating review of the history of African-Americans and the Academy Awards, including film clips of some truly exceptional performances.
Event Details

Home Activities

Celebrate Black History Month all year long with these home activities.

Black History Social Studies
This unit also contains 17 unique templates for craftivities to help the children remember, practice writing and better comprehend the important achievements of African Americans.

Black History Learning Resources
Get inspired to teach with this wide array of resources. Learn about African Americans’ contributions in music (pop, jazz, soul, and other genres), politics, writing, science, sports, and other areas.

Black History Bingo
Black History Month Bingo Game is an interactive and creative way to celebrate and discuss Black History.

Black History Flash Cards
This 52-card series gives a strong foundation of the many untold stories and unknown figures that have given shape, color, and definition to the worlds of academia, science, civil rights, education, the arts, and more.

Book Recommendations 

Use this list as a starting point for conversations with your child about African American history.

Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Anansi The Spider by Gerald McDermott

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Let Them Play by Margot Theis Raven

Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson

Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: The Brown vs. Board of Education Decision by Joyce Carol Thomas

My Name Is Truth: The Life Of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Get Involved in the Community

1. Join the NAACP. Did you know that you do not have to be a person of color to belong to the NAACP? You just have to believe in civil rights for all!

2. Attend local NAACP branch meetings. Find your closest branch here.

3. Make sure your friends and family are registered to vote. NJ Voter Registration Form

Children’s Programs at the Library (Multiple Locations)
Feb 26 all-day
Children's Programs at the Library (Multiple Locations)

Most libraries offer activity programs for children. See what your local library has to offer and take advantage of all the wonderful resources. Here is a listing of libraries in Central NJ by town.

Public Libraries in Central NJ

Places Kids Eat Free (Multiple Locations)
Feb 26 all-day
Places Kids Eat Free (Multiple Locations)

It’s no secret that kids are expensive. So how about a break every now and then? Here is a great resource when you just don’t feel like cooking! If you want to take your family out without breaking the budget, here are some restaurants where kids eat free (or nearly free) in Central NJ.

Please note:

  • Restaurants change their specials frequently. Please contact the restaurant to confirm they’re still offering the deal before you pack the kids in the car!
  • Kids Eat Free deals may be restricted to certain hours. Please contact the restaurant to confirm.
  • Many restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree for the free kids meal. Age restrictions may also apply for the free kids meal.
  • If you find out that a restaurant no longer participates in the promotion, please comment below or contact us so the list can be updated accordingly.
  • Know of a restaurant we missed? Comment below or contact us so we can update the list accordingly.

Sunday

Boulevard Seafood Company (Somerville, NJ)

Brass Rail (Matawan, NJ) Sunday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Court Jester (Aberdeen, NJ) Sunday

Court Jester (Freehold, NJ) Sunday

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

Perkins (East Brunswick, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Eatontown, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Perkins (Freehold, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Hazlet, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Willie McBride’s (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday

Monday 

Arirang (Parlin, NJ) Monday and Tuesday

Blue Swan Diner (Oakhurst, NJ) On select Mondays

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Buffalo Wild Wings (Woodbridge, NJ) Monday

Buffalo Wild Wings (Eatontown, NJ) Monday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Perkins (Eatontown, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Perkins (Green Brook, NJ) Monday

Perkins (Hazlet, NJ) Sunday and Monday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Tuesday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Denny’s (Avenel, NJ) Tuesday

Denny’s (East Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Main Street Bar and Grill (Ocean, NJ) Tuesday and Thursday

Miller’s Ale House (Woodbridge, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (Branchburg, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (Hamilton, NJ) Tuesday

Moe’s (North Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

Pizzeria Uno (Hamilton, NJ) Tuesday

Red Oak Diner (Hazlet, NJ) Tuesday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

The Burger Shop (Matawan, NJ) Tuesday

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille (North Brunswick, NJ) Tuesday

Wednesday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

Buffalo Wild Wings (Bridgewater, NJ) Wednesday

Buffalo Wild Wings (Watchung, NJ) Wednesday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

Moe’s (East Windsor, NJ), Wednesday

Perkins (East Brunswick, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Perkins (Freehold, NJ) Sunday and Wednesday

Rosalita’s (Englishtown, NJ) Wednesday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Sycamore Grill (Manalapan, NJ) Wednesday

Stage House (Somerset, NJ) Wednesday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Thursday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (Trenton, NJ) Thursday and Friday

Main Street Bar and Grill (Ocean, NJ) Tuesday and Thursday

Skylark Diner (Edison, NJ) Monday through Thursday

Stoney Brook Grille (Branchburg, NJ) Sunday – Thursday

Friday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (East Brunswick, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Edison, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Hamilton, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Hillsborough, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Keyport, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Piscataway, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (Neptune, NJ) Friday

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

IHOP (Somerset, NJ) Friday

IHOP (Trenton, NJ) Thursday and Friday

Saturday

Brother Jimmy’s (New Brunswick, NJ) every day

IHOP (Franklin Park, NJ) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

IHOP (Morganville, NJ) every day

IHOP (North Plainfield, NJ) every day

Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Bridgewater, NJ)
Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM
Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Bridgewater, NJ) @ Bridgewater | New Jersey | United States

Monday morning is cause for celebration with Monday Morning Storytime at 10AM! Enjoy new and classic stories by favorite children’s authors and illustrators. Participate in crafts and activities. All are welcome and sure to be delighted!

Somerset Shopping Center
319 Route 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ 08807