Presidents Day, Feb. 15, is also “Family Day” at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, with ticketed presentations of the children’s show “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites” plus free offerings at the theater and the nearby Crossroads and George Street Playhouse theaters, and the United Methodist Church. These will include performances by children’s musician Brady Rymer (who is also a member of the band From Good Homes) and juggler/magician Will Shaw, and theater and dance workshops.
Here is the complete list of activities; for information, visit State TheatreNJ.org.
STATE THEATRE, 15 Livingston Ave.
10 a.m. and 12:30 and 3 p.m.: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites” ($15).
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Photo booth with props.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Coloring station; sand art.
In front of the theater: New Brunswick Fire Department.
CROSSROADS THEATRE, 7 Livingston Ave.
10 a.m.: “Fables in Performance” workshop with coLAB ARts. Creating and telling stories.
10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.: Will Shaw (juggling and magic).
11 a.m.: “Hand in Hand” workshop with American Repertory Ballet. Dancing for children and their parents.
11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.: Brady Rymer (music).
Noon: Jazz Dance workshop with American Repertory ballet.
12:45 p.m.: Drum circle.
1 p.m.: “A Bug’s Life” workshop with coLAB Arts.
2 p.m.: Beginning ballet workship with American Repertory Ballet.
3 p.m.: “Intro to Improv” and theater games workshop with coLAB Arts.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Craft stations “Create Your Own Caterpillar” and “Build Your Own Butterfly.”
GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE, 9 Livingston Ave.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Face painting; balloon animals.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 323 George St.
11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m.: “Who’s Who at the Zoo,” by Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels.