5 Favorite Things: Presidents' Day Weekend!

It’s a long weekend, but we’ve got some ways to make it fly by with fun family activities!


Kidz Bop Live

Prudential Center

Friday, February 15th - 7 pm

The #1 music brand for kids is bringing back its most successful tour to date with a special encore performance in Newark with its first ever appearance at Prudential Center. KIDZ BOP Live Tour is the ultimate family concert experience with the most ambitious stage design and choreography to date. 

KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. Don't miss today's biggest hits "sung for kids, by kids."

Tickets: $25 - $95

Visit the website for info and tickets.


Junie B Jones

Papermill Playhouse

Saturday, February 16th - 10 am

The popular book character comes to life on stage at Paper Mill Playhouse. Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last.

Getting used to the whole new group of friends, a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her “top-secret personal beeswax” journal.

Tickets: $15

Visit the website for tickets.


Darci Lynne & Friends: Fresh Out of the Box


Saturday, February 16th - 3 pm

American's Got Talent sensation Darci Lynne Farmer makes her NJPAC debut, with musical friends Petunia, a diva-esque rabbit, Edna, a sarcastic old woman and Oscar, a shy and soulful mouse.

Tickets: $39.75 and up

Visit the website for info & tickets.

Maple Sugaring Demonstration

Great Swamp OEC

Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th - various times

Families can learn about the process of maple sugaring from start to finish—identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Afterward, taste-test different syrups, including syrup made at the Outdoor Education Center. 

Demonstrations Times: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and again 2:30pm - 3:30pm

No registration is required but seating is first come, first served basis.

Ages 3+

$3 per person

Visit the website for details.


Kids Mini Camp @ METC

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Monday, February 18th - 1 - 3pm

This special one day camp will explore the many things that inspired children in the 1800s and we will look at the ways they added their individual creativity to clothing, blankets and other textiles. Participants will draw inspiration from the quilts, embroidery and lace in our exhibits, to express their own creativity for an afternoon!

Grades: K – 5

$10 per child and $8 for Members. Registration is required and available hereNot a member with METC? Join prior to the event and receive the discount. Become a member online today and learn more about the benefits available here or by contacting us at operations@metc.org.