Top July events for kids and families in Northern NJ

Fun family and kid-friendly events in the Summit / Short Hills / SOMA area

By Julie Lepore, Macaroni Kid Summit/SH/SOMA Publisher June 24, 2019

So much to do this month! These are my top picks for the month but be sure to check the calendar too! Some of these require advance registration so look a few weeks in advance to plan out your month.

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| Multiple dates throughout July

Free movie series at Bow Tie Cinemas, South Orange - Every Tuesday and Wednesday in July at 10am. Full schedule in the image here.

| July 1

Build a rocket with Pearl Observatory - Ages 5+, registration required, and it sounds so awesome! More details here.

| July 2-4

Fourth of July celebrations! Check the round-up HERE to find out where you can catch your fireworks locally.

| July 8

Lizard Guys at Millburn Library - Because I love a reptile show. More details here.

| July 9

Rizzo's Reptiles at Madison Library - Did I mention I love a reptile show? More details here.

| July 10

Galaxy Bears at Springfield Library - Stuff your own teddy bear! Registration required and limited. More details here.

Family Campfire at Trailside - Indulge in a classic summer tradition! Registration required. More details here.

| July 12

Stream Stroll at Trailside - Look for salamanders and aquatic insects. More details here.

Meet a therapy horse at Summit Library - Meet a horse! What more is there to say?! More details here.

| July 13

Family Fun Day - Celebrate the opening of New Generation Learning Center with face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more! More details here.

Ice'd Cream Family Fun Day - A free, very sweet day at METC! More details here.

| July 14

Family Fun Day - Celebrate the opening of New Generation Learning Center with face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more! More details here.

Westfield Winter Wonderland in July - Decorate cookies, T-shirts, ornaments, and more! More details here.

| July 18

Sciencetellers show at Livingston Library - An educational alien adventure with live science experiments! More details here.

| July 20

Buzz Into Action - Insect education and admission to the live butterfly tent. More details here.

| July 24

Traveling Lantern Theater at Springfield Library - A fun space-themed show. More details here.

| July 25

Outragehisss Pets at Livingston Library - Another fun animal show! More details here.

| July 27

Butterfly gardening workshop - Learn to garden for butterflies as a family. More details here.

| July 29

Eyes of the Wild at Madison Library - Can you tell I love animal shows? More details here.

| July 31

Zoom Balloons at Millburn Library - A fun balloon art show for all ages. More details here.

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