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Top Things to Do in Summit, NJ This Fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Sep 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM

There are so many wonderful activities happening this fall right in our backyard! See below for our list of some of the top things to do in Summit, NJ this fall, and make sure to bookmark this page as we add events throughout the season.



Mother Goose Morning-Storytime & Songs

September 25, 2019 - 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (2 sessions)

ACL: The Physical and Mental Prevention and Recovery

September 23, 2019 - 6:30-8 p.m.

A panel discussion on both prevention and recovery of the ACL injury. Our panel of doctors will discuss both physical and mental aspects and how proper training is vital to both the prevention and recovery of such a prevalence injury. The conversation will focus on preventative techniques and post-injury recommendations. Free and open to the public but pre-registration suggested. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Sharon Wood: The First North American Woman to Climb Mount Everest

September 26, 2019 - 7-8:30 p.m.

Risk is a factor tied to much of what we do. Risk is often the deterrent to acting on what we need to do to live a more fulfilling life. Join us for a discussion with Sharon Wood as she conveys the strategies and essential components she has used to push through her fears and barriers. She speaks to preparation, a clear vision, intention and desire as being essential components to minimizing and calculating a risk. Most important, she speaks to rewards of being a risk taker and winning in life. Free and open to the public, but pre-registration suggested. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Apple Pie Contest

September 29, 2019 - 11 a.m.

Back by popular demand! Amateur bakers are invited to bring their best apple pie to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 29. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Pies will be judged on their crust, filling, and appearance. After the pies are judged, the public will be able to sample them! Pies must be made from scratch; canned ingredients or premade crusts allowed. Entrants must bring a copy of their recipe to the contest with them. Pre-register here. Sponsored by Summit Downtown 

Elementary Cartooning Class

October 3, 2019

Does your child have a great sense of humor to compliment his or her artistic skills? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class. We'll get the party started with our drawing of lively, party animals. Ordinary, school items are brought to life as we illustrate and personify inanimate objects. Another challenging lesson will help our students visualize sounds, and what's a cartooning class without learning how to draw expressions? Many of our lessons will introduce students to drawing exciting, dynamic characters. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. Enroll your student today!

Fall Family Photo Day

October 27, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free photo booth at the Summit Farmers Market! Wear your Halloween costume or dress the family up in their finest plaid for some Fall fun. Learn more. Sponsored by Summit Downtown 

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

October 31, 2019 - 2:30-4 p.m.

Children are invited to don their costumes and venture into downtown Summit after school on Thursday, October 31. Downtown businesses displaying a Trick-or-Treat poster in their window will be waiting to hand out treats. Sponsored by Summit Downtown 

CNN Hero and BlinkNow CEO Maggie Doyne

Maggie Doyne is an American philanthropist who has built a children's home, women's center and school in Surkhet, Nepal. Traveling outside the United States for the first time after graduating high school, Maggie wandered into Nepal and faced horrors she never imagined: children orphaned by Nepal's civil war left to fend for themselves. Only 19 years old, Maggie felt compelled to act. She used babysitting money and funds raised in her community to begin a home for orphaned children in war-ravaged Nepal. Today, Maggie (now 31) is mom to over 50 children. In 2010, she opened a school for Nepal's most impoverished children. The school now serves 420 students and is rated top in the region. She was honored as a Forbes "Top 30 under 30" Social Entrepreneur and by the Dalai Lama as an Unsung Hero of Compassion. Free and open to the public, but pre-registration suggested to secure your seat. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Re-Coding Literacy

November 13, 2019 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The first in a three-part Parent Education Series at Oak Knoll will explore coding as a key literacy in the 21st century. Attendees will gain an understanding of how learning to code at a young age will enhance problem-solving skills, give children a competitive edge, prepare them for the future and much more! Free and open to the public but pre-registration suggested. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

25th Annual Royal Boutique

November 14-16, 2019

It’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Join us November 14-16 during Oak Knoll School's annual Royal Boutique shopping extravaganza! More than 50 exclusive vendors with an exceptional array of unique gifts, toys, specialty food, jewelry, clothing and much more! Admission is free. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

A Parent's Guide to Digital Citizenship

December 3, 2019

In this always-connected world, it has become increasingly important to raise children as good, responsible digital citizens. We do this by being positive role models and reinforcing smart behavior online. In this one-hour session, parents will gain an insider’s look at how students (even as young as 5 years old) are taught about internet safety, privacy and security, communication, cyberbullying and reputation management so that they can support and reinforce the safe use of technology at home. Free to YMCA members; $20 for nonmembers. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Is it Wise to Specialize?

December 11, 2019 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The second in a three-part Parent Education Series at Oak Knoll will evaluate the medical, social and emotional impact associated with sports specialization at a young age. Free and open to the public but pre-registration suggested. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Understanding Anxiety: Helping Your Young Child Cope

January 14, 2020

Anxiety and stress are normal aspects of early child development and play an important part in growth. But how much anxiety is too much? Learn from Adriana B. Dunn, Ph.D. and Laura K. Palmer, Ph.D., ABBP how to identify the difference between normal stress and levels of anxiety that should raise concern. Understand why telling them “there’s nothing to worry about,” does not work. Develop strategies for reducing your child’s stress and for helping them cope with stressors that they cannot avoid. Even very young children can learning coping skills that set the stage for life long habits to enhance health and happiness. Free to YMCA members; $20 for nonmembers. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School


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