MAY 2023

(NJ) Montclair State Arena, PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE, All ages. Montclair State Arena, 1 Arena Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424, 973-746-7744, info@montclairstatearena.om. Monday Mornings: 7:10-8:30 am; Monday-Friday, 12:40-2:00 pm; Friday Nights: 9:00-11:00 pm; Saturdays: 1:30-2:50 pm; Sundays: 4:00-5:30 pm. Fee: $20 includes skate rental. Open skating for all ages. Dress warmly. www.montclairstatearena.com.

(NJ) New Jersey State Museum, SMALL EXPLORERS, 2nd Saturday of each month through June 2023, 9:45 or 11:00 am, Ages: 0 to 5 years, NJ State Museum, 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08060, njsmfsmallexplorers@gmail.com. Small Explorers is a FREE program for children 5 and under and their families to assist with developing school-readiness. Every month we explore a new theme through storytelling, museum objects, crafts, games, and playtime! Program takes place in-person in the Museum from October-June. Two sessions to choose from: 9:45 or 11:00 am. Space is limited, registration required. Registration link available each month on the Museum’s website or Facebook page. Free.  www.statemuseum.nj.gov.

(PA) York County History Center, HOMESCHOOL DAYS, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, through May 2023. Sessions generally run from 11 a.m. to noon, with additional sessions added as needed based on interest. Elementary age students. Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street, York PA 17401, 717-848-1587, schools@yorkhistorycenter.org, $5 per student, adults admitted free. Each Homeschool Day at the York County History Center features a different student-centered workshop led by our museum staff and free time to explore our museum and interactive exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. Your family will be encouraged to work together, ask questions, and engage with our museum’s STEAM content! www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, BILINGUAL STORY TIME, every Thursday at 10:30 AM. Ages 0-8 and their caregivers. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220804. 474.7000, info@cmorva.org. Join us Thursday in October for a bilingual story time in the Downtown Playhouse! We’ll sing, dance, read and learn Spanish! Free with Museum admission. www.cmorva.org.

(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, SPECIAL NIGHTS, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­every third Friday of the month from 5-7 pm, alternating between our Downtown and Chesterfield locations; first Special Night of 2023 takes place Downtown. All ages. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 & Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112, 804.474.7000, info@cmorva.org. The Children’s Museum is excited to host a FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm. The event will be open for registration about a week prior to each event. Free. www.cmorva.org.

(VA) Children’s Museum of Richmond, TUTUS & TIES, Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM. Ages 0-8 and their caregivers. Children’s Museum of Richmond – Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, 804.474.7000, info@cmorva.org/ Movement and Play are good for children’s bodies and brains. In fact, movement can help increase memory, perception, language comprehension, attention, emotional understanding, and decision making! Join us in the Downtown Playhouse where we’ll dress up and move! Free with Museum admission. www.cmorva.org.

(NJ) May 13, 2023, HOORAY FOR BOLLYWOOD! 2:00 pm. For all ages. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102, (800) 255-3476, information@njsymphony.org. Take a musical journey inspired by Bollywood, the Indian Hindi-language film industry. Hear captivating stories of Bollywood’s meteoric rise to international fame and dance along with special guests to signature music, moves and lyrics of this thrilling genre. New Jersey Symphony family concerts are held in Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark so the children in your life can sit closer to the action! Tickets start at $10. https://www.njsymphony.org/.

(MD) May 17, 2023, BUDDING BOTANISTS, 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Recommended for Grades 2 to 5. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. 1000 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21226, 410-354-7180, vbandell@livingclassrooms.org. This day is All About Plants!  Students will explore Masonville’s Nature trails and learn how to identify different native plants and test their skills at identifying the different plant parts in nature.  In the lab, students will learn about plant anatomy beginning with a seed dissection and then get up close and personal- viewing leaves, roots, stems, and flowers through a microscope.  But plants aren’t just on land!  Discover how aquatic plants adapt in our watery environments by modeling adaptation in this hands-on lab. $20/participant. www.masonvillecove.org.