Columbus Day: What To Do With the Kids

Monday, October 14 is Columbus Day and kids in Bloomfield, Essex Fells, and Nutley have the day off. If you have to work, we’ve added a vacation camp option and if you happen to be off with your kids, we have some ideas on how to spend the day:

Fun Things to Do

1) Go pumpkin picking!

2) Go apple picking!

3) Go to the Met:

Met Holiday Monday
 Kids ages 5 – 12 and their families.
What: The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open for families to enjoy fun discussion and sketching!
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC.
When: Monday, October 14 from 9:30 am – 5:30 am.
Cost: Suggested admission – Adults $25 / Kids under 12 Free.

4) Take a Day Trip!

5) Go to Liberty Science Center in Jersey City:

Liberty Science Center Brings Back the Fun of Discover-It-Yourself with Retro Science!
Who: All ages.
What: Exercise your brain and flex your creativity with Retro Science. For the next year, join us each month to work together as a family to figure out how to cushion eggs against breaking before they are dropped from our two-story atrium, trek across pools of goop, power devices using potatoes, or launch water-powered rockets on our lawn! There’s a new theme every month!: October 12-14: Don’t Be A Chicken – What is fear? Fear is one of the most basic survival instincts programmed into our nervous systems. What are you afraid of? The dark? Insects? Feeling afraid is very natural and can be fun! Challenge yourself to complete scary tasks like daring to put your hand in a mystery box or eating chocolate-covered bugs.
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City NJ.
When: Monday, October 14
Cost: Most are FREE with Museum Admission.

6) Go to the NYC Columbus Day parade

NYC Columbus Day Parade
Who: All ages.
What: Annual NYC Columbus Day parade down 5th Avenue.
Where: The parade starts at 11:30 at East 47th and travels north on Fifth Avenue till it reaches its destination of East 72nd Street.
When: Monday, October 14 from 11:30 am– 3 pm
Cost: Free.


Vacation Camp Options

Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in grades 1 – 8.
What: A day filled with fun activities.
Where: Montclair YMCA at Hillside School, 54 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, October 14 from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Cost: Members – $55 a day / Non-members – $65 a day. Download your registration form here.

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