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Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Fourth of July Craft, Water Fun and More

Happy Independence Day Weekend! We’re staring down another holiday that’s bound to look unlike anything it has in the past, but there’s still plenty of room for fun. Check out some of the neat...

Making Virtual Summer Work for Families with Remote Camps, Fun and Learning

Summer vacation is going to be very different this year for everyone, but especially for school age children.  Baristanet has shared lists of activities for breaks before, but summer is a bigger challenge than...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Virtual Shows, “Ice” Breaking, Crafts and More

Another week gone by, another weekend upon us! With social distancing still in full swing, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to spend time with the family while spending time at home....

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Father’s Day, Jellyfish, Laurie Berkner and More

Happy Father’s Day weekend! Here’s a shout out to all the dads and dad-like figures! Even as things start to open back up, social distancing is the way to go. So we’ve rounded up...

Turtle Back Zoo To Reopen Thursday, June 18

Turtle Back Zoo at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Thursday, June 18th. Visitors must purchase tickets in advance at www.turtlebackzoo.com. Procedures have been put in place to promote social...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Saturday Storytime, Escape Rooms, Bubbles and More

Happy weekend, everyone! As we continue to social distance and spend lots of time at home, you can never have too many activities on hand to keep everyone engaged. Here are some of the...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Rainbow Experiment, Fishing, Water Bombs and More

June is here and so is the weekend! Social distancing is still the way to go so we’re back with a roundup of the best things to do with kids while safely staying at...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Space, Ice, Kites and More

Here we are, another weekend! As we continue to social distance, we have to keep finding new ways to keep the kiddies occupied. We’ve gathered up some of the best things on the internet...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Balance Boards, Grass Heads, and More

Weekend Family Fun (At Home) is sponsored by Kate McDonough. Memorial Day Weekend is here! We’ve combed the internet for the best ideas for family fun to entertain everyone. Take a look at these ideas! Springtime...

Paddle Boating Reopens Friday at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex

A (socially distant) outdoor recreational past time is back. Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Friday, May 22nd, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have...

Playing Through The Changes: Jazz House Kids Announces Two New Online Programs for Summer...

Jazz House Kids is playing through the changes. Every year, the Jazz House Kids summer program culminates with the Montclair Jazz Festival, this year's People's Choice pick for Best Music Festival, and a summer highlight...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Chalk Art, Rock Candy, Soap Sculptures and More

Weekend Family Fun (At Home) is sponsored by Kate McDonough. With another week of social distancing behind us and another week of it ahead, you may be starting to feel like you’ve done everything there...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Celebrate Mom Concert, a Mother’s Day Craft and More

Weekend Family Fun (At Home) is sponsored by Kate McDonough. Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! It should prove to be an interesting one with social distancing still going on and some unseasonably cold weather just to...

Cinco de Mayo Fun At Home With Kids (And Local Tacos)!

Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday that is celebrated throughout the United States and parts of Mexico on May 5th each year. Contrary to what many believe, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican...