Hurricane Sandy- What’s Opened for the Kids in NJ this weekend Nov 3 & 4th

The New Jungle Gym in Hamilton NJ (Kid Netic)


Editor’s Note: My awesome in-laws have allowed us to stay with them during this power outage, so I’m happy to at least contribute some information about what’s opened in NJ during this Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. I can’t say how touched I am looking at status updates of people’s generosity and kindness during this tough time. We hope you and your family are doing ok, our hearts go out to everyone that was affected by this storm. Please let us know what else is opened, I’m using a slow computer here, so I haven’t been able to research as efficiently as I’d like.

November 3rd, Saturday

Trick or Treating at Bridgewater Commons from 12-2pm (while supplies last)

Garden State Plaza- OPEN w/ outlets to share

Rockaway Townsquare- OPEN regular hours

Mall at Short Hills- OPEN w/ outlets (something set up by Macys)

Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge NJ- (message from FB: “Come on in and charge your electronics! We understand that most of you don’t have power at home. We have places our benches near floor outlets to make it more convenient for you to recharge your electronics…come on in, rest, grab a bite to eat and charge up your communication devices!”)

Mall at Short Hills- OPEN (check with curfew for Saturday for closing time in case it is later, yesterday was 6pm)
Play Your Way, Riverdale NJ- (message from email:  email this morning -” Join us tomorrow for EXTENDED HOURS!!  10am to 4pm. Don’t forget your electronic toys :o) and we’ll charge them while you and your child play!!”

Kid Netic, Montville NJ- (message from email: “Saturday, November 3rd Open Play from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Feel free to bring your electronic devices for a recharge!”

Imagine That Museum, Florham Park NJ- Saturday, 10am-5PM, Feel free to recharge your equipment, also special craft going on this weekend.

Kidz Village, Kenilworth NJ- Sat- 10am-9PM-

Kidz Village, Woodbridge NJ- Sat-10am-9PM-website same as above

***November 4th, Sunday

Garden State Plaza, Paramus- giving partial access on Sunday via AMC theaters to recharge, free wifi (lots of restaurants opened too)

Rockaway Townsquare: open

The Mall at Short Hills: open

Woodbridge Center: open

Imagine That Museum- message: “WE ARE OPEN 10:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. ON SUN., NOV. 4, 2012.
YOU MAY REACH US HERE: (973) 966-6003.

Kidz Village- Sunday- 10am-7pm  Kenilworth, NJ 908-445-7220; Woodbridge, NJ 732-826-8577.

 Jump On In Boonton- Join us on Sunday, November 4th for an All Age Open Jump from 2:00-3:30PM, please call to reserve a spot if possible. Monday, November 5th we’ll be open at 10:00AM feel free to camp out, recharge and warm up! Spread the word!

Play Your Way, Riverdale NJ- From email: “Hi PYW Friends. We will be open tomorrow from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Again, please feel free to bring your portable electronic devices to charge.” –Ms. Mimi
72 Hamburg Turnpike

Riverdale, NJ 07457

Funtime Junction, Fairfield NJ – Open this weekend.  Please call 973.882.9777 for hours

FunPlex, East Hanover NJ- Power restored; Open today at noon!!

Kid Netic, Hamilton NJ (formerly Kids Towne USA)- Sunday, November 4, 2012; Daddy & Me Morning 9:30 11:30; 1:00 pm 6:00 pm; Bring your phones or laptops to recharge, we have power and heat.

Will Update as I get more info

Other helpful links I’ve come across:

JP&L Customer Status Update:

Twitter Updates on Gas:  Look for #njgas

NJ.Com live feed of twitter updates on where to find gas, (don’t need twitter account, it just scrolls):

Why is power restoration taking so long?  We need 2500 ft of wire, and more technical info in case your are interested-

One touching story out of thousands out there… my friend, Eva Abreu shared this from her friend Chris: “”Today was one of the most humbling days of my life. I was joined by my children and friends to dismantle my beloved beach house. Our hearts were heavy as we packed what we could salvage onto a rental truck until we can figure out where we go from here and what we need to do to make things right. Throughout the day we were approached by complete strangers who offered to help lug, lift and carry the dripping wet contents from out home. Other drove around offering dunkin donuts, fresh baked cookies, pizza and and coffee. Finally, tonight as we were locking up, wet, tired, and beat down a car pulled up from Saint Mary’s Church. Out popped a man and his son offering us dinner a hot dinner from Joe Leone’s. My Joe said we are ok, and the man looked at him and said no your not. You look like you need a hot meal to warm you. I NEVER thought I would be on the receiving end of a volunteer. I am ALWAYS the volunteer. I can tell you that there is nothing more humbling and wonderful as being touched by a random act of kindness from another person. I never realized the impact that I had on those I helped until tonight when I become the person who was helped by someone who felt the need to do something so someone else. I hope next week brings with it some peace, comfort and the strength to move forward. Good night all.”

Got some info to share, post below…