With just a few weeks left to go, summer is winding down soon. Check off your summer bucket lists before it’s too late! Here’s this week’s lineup of fun>
Thursday, August 9
Declare Random Acts of Kindness Day
Make someone smile today! Here’s a list of 100 different acts of kindness from Coffee Cups and Crayons for kids to do.
Friday, August 10
Special Trip Day – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
Enjoy a summer day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, where you can soak up some sun, ride the waves, check out the aquarium, play games on the boardwalk and even hit the Amusement Park. Plan to spend the whole day!
Saturday, August 11
Go stargazing with the Amateur Astronomer’s Association in Great Kills Park. Spot some constellations using the telescopes provided for free. Setup starts at sundown, around 8:30pm.
Sunday, August 12
Family Adventure Race
CityParks Foundation is hosting its annual Family Adventure Race in Conference House Park, where families team up on an obstacle course featuring javelin throw, jump rope, hurdles, mini climbing wall and more in an exciting race to the finish line. Click here to register for the 9am race or click here to register for the 10am race.
Monday, August 13
Ultimate Crafting Day
We’ve been busy this summer perusing Pinterest and pinning the coolest crafts for kids. Click here to check out our Kids Crafts Pinterest Board featuring over 100 of our favorites!
Tuesday, August 14
Special Trip Tuesday Wild West City
TWO special trips in a week??? Yup! It’ss ummer! And there’s only a few weeks left so make the most of it while you can. Check out Wild West City in Stanhope, NJ for an entirely new experience for families. The Western theme park has 22 different live action shows, old western trains, stagecoach and pony rides, and much more.
Wednesday, August 15
Visit the Zoo
Spend an afternoon with Amur leopards or the sweet sea otters at the Staten Island Zoo. Admission is free for all from 2-4:45 pm every Wednesday (donations welcome).