Get out and active at The Camden Children’s Garden’s Fit and Fun Family Festival. Professionals will be on hand to teach creative ways for the entire family to keep moving and stay healthy. There will be crafts and classes on nutritious eating, and you can even take home your own planted veggie plant to encourage healthy eating at home. May 25 and 26, 1-4 p.m. at The Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, (856) 365-8733, free with admission
Fun for All
Families living with autism spectrum disorder know the struggle that can come with finding activities to meet their children’s individual needs. To help, the Garden State Discovery Museum opens its doors for a free evening of bonding for children with autism spectrum disorder and their loved ones. The event offers open play programs that are customized to entertain special needs children, while giving family members a stress-free space to talk with families like their own. May 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, (856) 424-1233, DiscoveryMuseum.com, free
All in the Family
The whole gang is invited to the Cherry Hill Public Library’s Family Fun Night. Throw on your favorite pair of pajamas and join the library’s Middle School Teen Activity Board as they lead families through a fun night of singing, crafts, snacks and kid-friendly bedtime stories. You’ll leave with your newly crafted creation and some new memories for the whole family to enjoy. May 29, 6:30-7:15 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy. N., Cherry Hill, (856) 903-1229, CHPLNJ.org, free with registration
Main Street Celebration
Keeping with the spirit of spring and summer festivals, Moorestown Day returns yet again for a full day of fun. Food and craft vendors shut down Main Street to sell their unique crafts, snacks, toys and house wares. Meanwhile, live musicians and performers from the Moorestown Theater Company take center stage to entertain onlookers all day. June 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Main St., Moorestown, (609) 932-2672, MoorestownBusiness.com, free
Wet and Wild
Gloucester County Waterfest celebrates our planet’s most important feature with a full-day party including crafters, water displays and exhibits, live music and plenty of food. There will even be live demonstrations, like the annual live animal show, where alligators, tropical snakes and birds of prey always grab kids and adults’ attention. June 2, 11 a.m-4 p.m. at Scotland Run Park, 980 E. Academy St., Clayton, (856) 384-6900, Co.Gloucester.NJ.us, free
Once Upon a Time…
The classic fairytale Cinderella comes to life onstage at the Broadway Theatre. Follow Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming through this beloved story that will thrill both children and nostalgic adults. June 7, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and June 8, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, (856) 384-8381, $9
It’s the end of another school year, that time your kids have been waiting for since last September. So celebrate with Downtown Glassboro’s School’s Out Family Fun Night, featuring live music and movies to help kids let loose. Grownups can sip beer and wine from local wineries, while children can dive into plenty of food and drinks from local eateries. June 20, 5-11 p.m. at Rowan Blvd., Glassboro, DowntownGlassboro.com, free
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 3 (May, 2013).
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