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Outdoor Jewish Family Fun in New Jersey

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Pack up your picnic blanket—and your kids—for this spring and summer events series for kids ages 6 and under hosted in local parks. Events have been planned on multiple days, dates, and times in an attempt to accommodate varying schedules. RSVP requested but not required, siblings are welcome. Special accommodations provided upon request.

Shabbat in Bloom

It is never too early in the week to start getting in the Shabbat spirit with an interactive musical experience held in parks near you. Come early or stay late for playtime with other families. RSVP is requested but not required. Inspired by the 92nd Street Y’s Shababa program.

May 18 – Randolph – Lag B’Omer
Gottesman RTW Academy, 146 Dover Chester Rd
Wednesday, May 18, 10 – 10:45 a.m.

June 21 – Scotch Plains
Ponderosa Farm Park, Cooper Rd
Tuesday, June 21, 10 – 10:45 a.m.

July 28 – Montclair
Edgemont Memorial Park, 274 Valley Rd
Thursday, July 28, 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Popsicles in the Park

Bring a picnic lunch and have popsicles for dessert along with holiday-themed singing and storytelling. No one likes grass stains, so be sure to bring a picnic blanket! RSVP requested but not required.

May 12 – Chatham Township – Israeli Independence Day
Castle Park, Shunpike Road
Thursday, May 12, 11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

June 10 – Verona – Shavuot
Verona Park, Bloomfield Ave & Lakeside Ave
Friday, June 10, 11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Stories Under the Stars

Pack a picnic dinner (or pick up a pizza) and enjoy post-dinner popsicles and some pre-bedtime stories and singing. RSVP requested but not required.

July 13 – Millburn
Taylor Park, Main Street
Wednesday, July 13, 6:15 – 7 p.m.

August 2 – Westfield
Mindowaskin Park
Tuesday, August 2, 6:15 – 7 p.m.

For more fun family events, check out the JFamily Community Calendar.

As always, we have included the most up-to-date information available, but we all know how much it stinks to get the snack bags packed and the kids loaded into the car, only to find out a program is canceled. So do us a favor and confirm all events before schlepping out, OK?


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