If it’s a Sunday morning and my daughter wants to go on a trip, I often head over to Lucy Banta’s Twitter account njfamilymag. Every day she tweets activities in New Jersey, most for children but some for adults, too. This past Sunday I found out about a play called “If You Give a Pig a Pancake & Other Story Books” at Raritan Valley Community College Theater. So the daughter and I headed over to Raritan Valley Community College to watch the show. It was a lot of fun; I especially liked the dramatizations of How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and the Lily’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes.
Our main disappointment with the show, however, was that the actors did not come meet us outside the way we had experienced at the Forum Theater in Metuchen. RVCC also has strict rules about no photography during the show.
This coming Sunday, however, I won’t be needing to check Lucy’s account; I’ll be heading over to the Highland Park Public Library to watch the annual Teen Film Festival. My son told me he wrote the script for one of the films and put together a short animation film as well. It’s my birthday that day, so come join me in the celebration!
I found out by reading Carl in Jerusalem that the National Museum of American Jewish History will be opening in November 2010 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is only a little over an hour away from Highland Park by car, so we will aim to head to the new museum after it opens.