2019 Princeton Area Kids Activities Guide

We all want our kids to find their passions and develop friends beyond school. With so many great after school activities in the area, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites here for you! Whether you have a budding artist, an actor, an academic, or an athlete…there is something for every kid on this list! Read on…

-Team PrincetonScoop

PS: Has your kiddo seen the orthodontist yet? Or are you looking for a new one for your family (or yourself?) Get the Scoop from DeSimone Orthodontics at the end of this guide!

And don’t miss our 2019 School Guide! Local schools for kids all ages, from nursery to high school. Find your perfect match: Click here to check it out.

Fall is a favorite at the Arts Council of Princeton, where unique classes and workshops encourage creativity and confidence in artists of all ages and skill levels. Register in a painting, drawing, or mixed media class. How about beginners’ ceramics or plein air painting? Ever tried flamenco dancing? This fall, there are more than 60 classes for adults, tweens, teens, and children offered in a wide range of media. New this fall, the Arts Council is proud to introduce a Textile Arts Studio space, offering sewing, dyeing, and felting, as well as a revitalized Digital Arts Studio, with brand new equipment and software, offering classes such as Pet Photography, Digital Photography, Adobe Photoshop, and more. For more info, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777 x 103

An age-old story steeped in family tradition, McCarter Theatre presents A Christmas Carol this holiday season. Join us December 10-29 for a charming performance close to home, featuring a dedicated ensemble from our community. Easily accessible one of a kind family entertainment, McCarter offers a truly immersive experience filled with all the joy and wonder that Ebenezer Scrooge himself discovers.
Special $30 Offer for the following performances:
December 10, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm
December 27, 28 & 29 at 2pm
*subject to availability, restrictions apply  Dedicated link: http://bit.do/e2VQ5

Boys, girls and adults – enroll now for Princeton Ballet School‘s Fall session! Classes begin the week of September 9 in our three studios located in Cranbury, Princeton and the newly opened New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Our classes nurture the student in an age and developmentally appropriate way and feature live music in a supportive environment enabling students to grow. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Princeton Ballet School – A Place for Everyone! 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 609.921.7758 www.arballet.org

Does your 5th-8th grade daughter love basketball? Princeton Girls Hoops is the premier, girls-only club team in the Princeton area and they run year round! They want more young girls to have a basketball in their hands, learning and loving the game, as this will grow them into more confident and skilled players at the next level. The Fall season starts on 9/9 but act now: Email Coach Tump at pghoopsnj@gmail.com for more information or check out www.pghoopsnj.com to register and see their latest features.

Go check out Princeton Skating Club at the Princeton Day School skating rink, where members enjoy the advantages of a private club designed especially for families and figure skaters. They will hold Open Houses on Oct 12th 11:15 am – 1:15 pm and Oct 20th 1 pm – 3 pm where you can learn about membership and group lessons and have an opportunity to skate. Skate rentals available.www.princetonskatingclub.org

ProSkate Ice Arena is now enrolling for the Fall ‘Learn to Ice Skate’ and ‘Learn to Play Hockey’ classes that will begin the weekend of September 7th. Perfect for children ages 3-10 to learn a new activity! ProSkate also offers a variety of family fun events such as public skating and birthday parties! View www.proskatenj.com for all of our programs and events.

Revolution Prep’s convenient online tutoring programs optimize the learning experience with personalized instruction, easy scheduling, and top-quality tutors – anywhere at anytime, one-on-one or in small groups. To learn more or get a free individual prep plan for your student contact Rich at 201.241.2031 or Rich.Saperstein@revolutionprep.com, or visit www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138296

At The Watershed Institute, we offer programs aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards as well as inquiry-based nature programs. We serve students in preschool through college in our LEED-platinum certified Watershed Center and on our 950-acre Watershed Reserve. Programs and maximum group size vary by season. Price per student varies by program length; no charge for teachers and chaperones. We are open to partnering with groups to develop new programs; development fee applicable. Call today to book your visit to The Watershed Institute! 609-737-3735 info@thewatershed.org thewatershed.org

Build your skills and expand your personal development through arts classes for children, teens, and adults at the West Windsor Arts Center. Our teaching artists are accomplished in their fields and our class sizes are small, allowing for plenty of one-on-one instruction. We provide a personalized approach to help you achieve your learning goals, no matter the medium. Starting this fall, youth students are invited enter our Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) program and make a commitment to achievement in the arts! https://westwindsorarts.org/education/

Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, offers music lessons and classes for all ages and stages of ability. Become part of the Westminster Conservatory family by enrolling in either private or group classes in an instrument of your choice, early childhood classes, music theater, a variety of group classes, coached and reading instrumental ensembles, or instrumental and choral performing ensembles.www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/westminster-college-of-the-arts/westminster-conservatory-music 


Whether for children, teens, or adults, the orthodontic journey at DeSimone Orthodontics always begins with a complimentary consultation. That’s because the first step towards a great smile is about discovery. Discovering the “ideal” time for a child to begin treatment (the AAO suggests children first see an orthodontist by age 7); Discovering what treatment options are available to the patient; And, discovering how affordable and amazing your perfect smile will be with Dr. Karen DeSimone. www.desimoneorthodontics.com


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