Stuff to DO This Weekend 3.25 + 3.26

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Stuff to do

stuff to do this weekend 3.25-26Open All Weekend! Asbury Park, NJ A museum visit can be a gamble – it’s so hard to find one everyone will like- ’til now. The Pinball Hall of Fame in Asbury Park makes an off-season visit down the shore fun for all. With video games, arcade games (like basketball and skeeball) and pinball machines all set to free play, everyone will find their own kind of fun! Admission is by the hour but a $15 pass gets you 5+ hours of fun!

 

stuff to do weekend 3.26 + 3.26

Saturday March 25th  11:00-1:00  Bronx, NY Discover glorious Wave Hill in the Bronx this weekend and let your little ones begin the day making giant flower monoprints. The activity is from 10-1 and is FREE, as is admission to Wave Hill before noon. Get details here and get the jump on Spring!

stuff to do this weekend 3.25 + 3.26Saturday March 25th 9:00-2:00 Denville + Woodbridge NJ Maker’s Day gives kids a look at all sorts of STEM related activities and a chance to “meet the makers” Two events are 9:00-12:00 at the Morris County School of Technology  and 11:00-2:00 at the  Woodbridge Library fromBothe events are FREE!

Macy's Flower Show 2017

Sunday March 26- Sunday April 9th 10:00 am-8:00 pm Enjoy millions of flowers in a Carnival theme at the Macy’s Flower Show which starts this weekend. In addition to flowers there will be demonstrations and events throughout the store.

Stuff to do this weekend 3.25 + 3.26

Sunday March 26 5:00-6:00 PM Hoboken, NJ Join Hoboken Mom and owner of Sugarsuckle at Dozzino Jennifer Choi in Hoboken for a dinosaur cookie decorating workshop. We love Jennifer’s classes and your children will too! $35 per child. 15% sibling discount!

Macy’s Flower Show Begins This Weekend!

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Macy's Flower Show

Macy’s Flower Show

I absolutely adore gardening. By this time of year I am glaring out my back door at persistent piles of slush and dead leaves covering my own garden, longing for warmer weather.

The cure for my longing comes early each Spring with the advent of the Macy’s Flower Show, happening at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC this Sunday March 26 through Sunday April 9.  For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted flower lovers with displays of  lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. This show combines flowers from across the world that would never be seen blooming alongside each other. Tropicals flowering alongside cold weather bulbs. The resulting display is stunning.

This year’s carnival theme features a colorful two-tiered carousel complete with animated column horses blooming with thousands of rhododendrons, bromeliads and other exotic flora. In addition there is a kaleidoscope of color as the displays reveal classic fair favorites, including a roller coaster, bumper cars, a Ferris wheel and games of whimsy, all recreated using more than 5,000 types of florals and plants.

In addition to the floral wonders, your family can enjoy special in-store events, including floral, food and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.

Escape Room Adventures-A Great (Family) Escape

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The need to escape isn’t a foreign concept to mums who have spent a rainy Saturday in an apartment with a bored tribe of kids. So WHY would you lock yourself in a room with your family for an hour on purpose? Because it’s FUN when its a new entertainment trend called an Escape Room.

 

Escape rooms are the latest fun for those not too claustrophobic to take on the challenge. Up to 10 people get “locked” in a thematic room with a fun storyline like getting off a deserted island, escaping a mysterious location, or avoiding becoming the victim of a dire curse. You are given an hour to solve problems and puzzles using clues, some as simple as a color or a number. They can be in code; they can be subtly hidden in a picture or painting, on a piece of paper, in a decorative item in the room. A Game Master monitors the room at all times and available to help if needed.

 

While many of these Escape Rooms are designed with cultural references and landmarks familiar to adults, there are several venues that can be fun for kids as young as 10 years old.

Last Minute Escape has one room at its Morristown location, three rooms at its Wayne location, and one room at its Montclair location. Their most popular room for kids is The Mayan Tomb in Morristown, which is best enjoyed by ages 12 and older.

My Adventure Rooms has three rooms at its Montclair location. All three are similar in difficulty, but he suggests The Swiss Original for families with kids ages 14 and older.

Amazing Escape Room has six rooms at its Princeton location, five rooms in Freehold, and four rooms in Montclair. For families with kids age 10 and older, manager Heidi Neufeld suggests Case Closed and Hemingway in Freehold, Dorm Room and Time Travel in Princeton, and Crusaders Alley and Case Closed in Montclair. Additional locations in Cherry Hill, Paramus, Bridgewater, and Red Bank Last summer, Amazing Escape Rooms modified the rooms at all of its New Jersey locations so that they’re suitable for ages 10 and older.

Puzzle Out currently operates one room in Hoboken which can be enjoyed by families with kids ages 10 and older and a second location, with two rooms, in Jersey City.