J Summer Pop-Up Experiences

Summer time is family time at the J. In addition to all of our normal programming, we’re excited to offer fun and enriching pop-up experiences at the J and throughout the community.

Get messy, dive in, picnic with Teddy, let it all out, and learn the secrets to a good night’s sleep in these unique summer programs.

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There are no upcoming events at this time.


Sunday, June 23
10:00 – 11:30 am

Slime here! Paint there! Ooey-gooey messes everywhere! Leave your best clothes at home because we are going to get icky and sticky! Children (and adults) learn best when exploring with their senses, so let’s mess around! Make some mud pies, splatter paint all over, create potions and ice castles, and play with slime so yummy smelling you could eat it! Wear your swimsuits and bring a towel and a change of clothes!

Ages 1 – 5 | $10 | JCC Naturescape


Tuesday, June 25
9:45 – 10:45 am

You bring the suits, we’ll bring the fun. Our expert aquatics staff will share with you the best practices for swim safety in pools and open water while your children engage in some water fun! Children and parents will get into the water together to learn some great safety tips and ideas on how to help your children acclimate to the water.

Ages: any | FREE | JCC Aquatics Center


Due to the extreme heat, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and plan on scheduling an additional family fun pop-up event at the end of the summer. Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, July 10
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, come and play! Our teddies hold such a treasured place in our hearts, no matter our age. Let’s share a day together that is just as special as they are! Pack a picnic dinner and your favorite teddy bear and join us for some teddy-inspired fun! Settle in for dinner on your blanket as you share classic children’s stories with your teddy, enjoy yummy teddy bear snacks, and even transform into a teddy yourself!

Ages 1 – 5 | $10 | J On Wheels | Location: Coffee Park

Naomi Tabak, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. She owns a small private practice in Dallas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at SMU, where she directs the SMU Psychology Training Clinic. Dr. Tabak has trained extensively in mindfulness-based approaches to stress reduction and loves sharing mindfulness as a tool for managing the sometimes overwhelming demands of daily life.

Let It Go Day

Tuesday, July 23
7:00 – 9:00 pm

This is the time to let everything you have been bottling up inside OUT. Yes, it’s time for a big release and we are going to not only show you but do it with you! Enjoy an expert-guided exploration of tension relief, emotional unloading, and letting go mentally and physically. Learn how to take in the positive and let out the negative, one parent moment at a time. This is a great event for couples, friends, and parents alike.

PARENTS ONLY | $10 | At the J

Family Sleep Hacks

Tuesday, July 30
7:00 pm

Sleep is the key to healthy living. Learn tips for children 1 – 5 years old from sleep expert Mary Cantwell of Rest To Your Nest. Lesson will include sleep hacks, infant/toddler soothers, and relaxation techniques for parent and baby/child.

PARENTS ONLY | $10/person at the door (register below in advance)
Location: Aaron Family JCC