Children’s Respite Visits Music Festival and Aquarium

Children in The Arc’s Saturday Respite Program had an adventurous September. First the group attended the 12th Annual Weequahic Park House Music Festival in Newark on September 10, where they enjoyed live music that blended Caribbean and House music. On September 24, they explored the SeaQuest Aquarium in Woodbridge, where they observed a variety of marine life, fed and touched animals, and purchased souvenirs to remember the experience. And on October 1, the group celebrated Octoberfest by painting pumpkins, eating pretzels, and dancing together.

The Children’s Saturday Respite Program is a community-based program for children ages 5 to 21. The program participates in both community-based and in-center activities including visits to parks, festivals, cooking, arts and crafts, and more. The in-center location is based out of Maplewood. To learn more, click here or contact Children & Family Services Assistant Director Erica Zupkus at 973-535-1181 ext. 1275 or