Weekend Family Fun: Movies, StoryTime, Teddy Bear Picnic and More!


Now that school is back in session, it’s time to make sure the weekend really shines! We’ve rounded up lots of fun and family friendly activities in and around town to help you fill your time.

Saturday Morning Author/Illustrator Storytime is back at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair). This week, Tara Laza will present 7 Ate 9, a fun story kids will love. Storytime begins at 10:30 AM.

Barnes & Noble at Clifton Commons (395 Route 3 East, Clifton) will host How to Catch a Monster Storytime on Saturday at 11:00 AM. This fun and inventive picture book reminds us that things aren’t always as scary as they seem. Activities to follow.

The Creativity Caravan (28 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair) will host a Back to School Bash to help raise funds for the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence on Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Make your own set of stickers to put on a notebook and trade with friends, as well as a set of marbled pencils. All materials supplied. Cost is $15 ($5 goes directly to MFEE for programming).

Glen Ridge Public Library (240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge) will host Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Children’s Area. Bring your teddy for a fun picnic at the library and enjoy crafts, activities, stories, and a snack.

Join Powerflow Yoga Kids (1283 Broad Street, Bloomfield) at the grand opening of their new studio on Saturday. Free classes are scheduled throughout the day between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Sign-ups are strongly recommended. The full schedule is listed on the Powerflow Yoga – Bloomfield Facebook Page. From 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, there will be a Fashion Show with Lotus & Bug with music, vendors, and refreshments.

Also on Saturday, Michaels of Clifton (348 Route 3 West, Riverfront Center, Clifton) will host a Kids Club Clay Pot Critters workshop from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Children ages 3 and up can make a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. Cost is $2 and includes supplies.

This weekend, Montclair Film Center (505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) will continue its the Mastery of Miyazaki Series with Kiki’s Delivery Service. This beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service is a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. The film is presented in English (dubbed). Admission is $10 ($8 for members). You can catch the film on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and on Sunday at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

On Sunday, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm (73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township) will host Family Activity Center: Corn Husk Dolls from 10:00 PM to 3:300 PM. Make a family-friendly craft of corn husk dolls and play games that were popular long ago. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2-3, and free for children under age 2.

Also on Sunday, the Drop-In Studio at Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair) returns between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio will be stocked with a range of art materials to explore with a seasoned MAM studio instructor. Open ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities. This is free for members and included in Museum admission for non-members.

For more upcoming events, check out the family friendly events, showcased in green, on Baristanet Calendar.

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