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Best NJ Places to Take Preschoolers in August

Can you believe it’s August already? (Neither can we.) But summer fun isn’t over—not by a long shot. We’ve found some perfect things for you to do in NJ this month with your 2-to-5 crew. Don't miss these great picks for places to take your preschoolers.

Free Things to Do in NJ in August with Kids

Have fun with the family without taking out your wallet. Check out these free activities around the state.

Thomas the Tank Engine Pop-Up Hotel Suite for Kids

Got a kid who is obsessed with Thomas the Tank engine? You can give them the ultimate gift, with this all-Thomas overnight room. The iconic New York Hilton Hotel welcomes families to an over-the-top Thomas & Friends suite decked out with exclusive toys, themed bedding, feature scenes, and more.

Things To Do In NJ This Weekend

Our picks for the best things to do with kids in NJ this weekend.

3 Things to Book a Sitter for In August

We've found three fun date night ideas for the month, that are not just going to dinner and a movie.

Great Weekend Road Trips You Should Take

Take a getaway with the family! These five destinations aren't too far away, and promise to bring lots of fun.
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Back-to-School Doctor Checklist

Before the kids go back to school, here are the vaccines and screenings they recommend to keep them healthy.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Places to Eat

We polled our readers to find the best kid-friendly restaurants, diners, pizza places, burger joints, cupcake shops, donut shops, ice cream shops, date night places and more.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: The Best of South Jersey

We polled our readers for the best food in NJ. Here are the results.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: The Best of Central Jersey

We asked our readers to vote for their favorite restaurants and foods, from burgers and diners to ice cream and cupcakes.

The Golden Popsicles 2016: The Best of North Jersey

We polled our readers for their favorite restaurants, diners, burger spots, ice cream places and more.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Donuts

We polled our readers to find out the very best donut shops in NJ.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Cupcakes

We polled our readers to find the best places to indulge in a sweet cupcake treat.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Ice Cream

We asked our readers for their favorite ice cream spots around NJ.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Breakfast Spots

We polled our readers to find out their favorite breakfast spots.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Date Night Restaurants

We polled our readers to find their favorite spots for date nights.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Burger

We polled our readers to find the best burgers in NJ.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Pizza

We polled our readers for the best pizza in New Jersey.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Diners

We polled our readers to find the best diners across the state.

The Golden Popsicle Awards 2016: NJ's Best Family-Friendly Food

We polled our readers to find the best family-friendly restaurants in the state.

Perfect Bento Lunchboxes for School Days

Skip the brown bags. Send the kids back to school with a waste-free bento box.

The Pros and Cons of Full-Day Kindergarten

The debate heats up over whether kids need to be in school all day to prepare for first grade, or if half-day is a better option.

What To Do When Your Kid Needs Glasses

Is your kid suffering from blurry vision? Bad eyesight? How to make sure you find eyewear options that are the perfect fit for your kid.

Keep Kids Safe Around Prescription Drugs

What you need to know about keeping your medicines out of the hands of your little ones.
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July 2016

Polevault competition and exhibition on the Sheridan Avenue Beach. Vault, surf, swim, and enjoy the best music on the beach! This is the biggest & best beach vault, attracting many of the...

Cost: see website

Where:
Sheridan Avenue Beach
Seaside Heights , NJ  08751


Telephone: (856) 231-0769
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Enjoy a Hay Wagon ride around our beautiful farm and a delicious ‘all you can eat’ breakfast including pancakes with our own fresh peach topping, eggs, bacon, sausage, and assorted beverages....

Cost: Adults $12.99 Kids $7.99, Kids under 2 are free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Don’t miss this all-things-peaches fair, starting with a morning canning class followed by a sampling of peach wine and farm-to-fork dishes made  with the NJ staple by local restaurants....

Cost: $5

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Terhune Orchards
Telephone: 609-924-2310
Contact Name: Farm Store
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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The Art Star Craft Bazaar returns to Asbury Park, NJ. Shoppers can expect over 40 curated Art / Craft Vendors from the region, many of whom will be showing in Asbury for the first time. All work...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Bradley Park
Ocean Ave and 5th Ave
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
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The fair includes 4-H animal shows and exhibits; food and homemade ice cream; hay rides; pony rides; music; farm tours and demonstrations; milking demonstrations; spinning, felting, and fiber...

Cost: Free

Where:
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Ln.
Lambertville, NJ
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Telephone: 609-989-6833
Contact Name: Altaira Bejgrowicz
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Learn more about the Olympic Sport of Fencing! Meet Olympic fencer and Olympic Coach Jed Dupree. See real fencing in action and try a fencing class to see if you have what it takes to become an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave
behind the PowerHouse Gym
South Hackensack, NJ  07606
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Sponsor: Durkan Fencing Academy
Telephone: 201-880-7029
Contact Name: Amy Durkan
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

Cost: (Adults: $10.00 / Kean Alumni: $8.00 / Seniors, College Students, Children(3 - 1

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908.527.0400

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Enjoy treats such as farm fresh corn, roasted corn, corn muffins, a corn eating contest, pony and wagon rides, and other free games and activities for kids. No U-Pick available.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Sponsor: Oasis Family Farm
Telephone: 609-259-7300
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“Forage in our misty swampland's to see who will complete their list first!” The hunt is on with our guest paleontologists, available for pictures! Travel back in time to an exciting land of...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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July Weekend Crafting is here! The sweet smell of summer! Everyone loves watermelon!! Come & make one! Join us every weekend in July for a special craft!

Cost: free with general admission

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That!!!
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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JULY 23, 24, 30 & 31 (10:30am - 4pm) SHUCKS, CORN'S GREAT! NO U-PICK Farm fresh corn for sale Roasted corn Corn muffins Roasted corn eating contest Pony rides Wagon ride around the farm Free game...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square's 10th birthday celebration with cake and plenty of fun, FREE activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: (215) 629-4026
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Want to make art in the great outdoors? Visit our Free Art Outpost on Governors Island throughout the summer for free hands-on art making led by CMA’s Teaching Artists. Free Art Island...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Nolan Park, Governors Island
Outside Buildings 11 & 14
New York, NY  10004
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Sponsor: Children's Museum of the Arts/Free Arts Island Outpost
Telephone: 212-274-0986
Contact Name: Anna Dubose
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Every Saturday and Sunday starting April 9, head to the farm for pony rides, moon bounces, wagon train rides and much more. Times vary.

Cost: Call for cost

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-7189
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For 3 weekends enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: homemade peach ice cream, peach cake, peach pies and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own peaches! We will have...

Cost: see website for details

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Attune your eye to dragonfly behavior and diversity on this Naturalist-guided walk. With voracious appetites, dramatic lifestyle and flying ability, these predators in the sky are sure to please!...

Cost: $5/person, $20/family

Where:
Spring Lake Entrance Of Roebling Park
Sewell Ave
Hamilton, NJ  08610
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Telephone: 609-888-3218
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT Sunday, July 31 12:30 – 4:30 pm The whole family will find something new and delightful to discover. Explore everything that takes to the air: birds and bees (at our hives...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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The Morris County Park Commission and The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum invite you to participate in the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend. Discover the beauty and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Community Gardens throughout Morris County
, NJ


Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission and The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: 973.326.7603
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The fifth annual Eat Drink Local Week, which celebrates the bounty of New Jersey farmers and the culinary skills of dozens of our state’s most talented chefs, will take place July 22 to 31 at...

Cost: n/a

Where:
All Locations
All Locations
All Locations, NJ  00000
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Sponsor: Edible Jersey
Telephone: 201-240-5858
Contact Name: Edible Jersey
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The 2016 PGA Championship will be played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey from July 25-31, 2016. The event annually features one of the deepest international fields in golf and...

Cost: Single-day tickets range from $25 to $115.

Where:
Baltusrol Golf Club
201 Shunpike Rd
Springfield Township, NJ  07081
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Disney's The Little Mermaid - Show dates: July 29 at 7:30 pm July 30 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm July 31 at 2:00 pm In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave...

Cost: Tickets from $14.00 to $18.00

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701
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Sponsor: BCCT
Telephone: 732.920.9041
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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Hansel & Gretel Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena September 10 & 11, 2016 September 17 & 18, 2016 Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm Based on the original tale, take a trip...

Cost: $5

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ  08560
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Telephone: 609-737-0609
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Free Guided Garden Tours - Sundays, 2 p.m., May through October. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center and wear comfortable shoes.

Cost: Parking $5; Admission $5, Under 12 free

Where:
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood, NJ  07456


Telephone: 973-962-9534
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Concerts will be held at the Park Lake Gazebo on Mt. Hope Road at 3 p.m. on Sundays during July and August (rain location Rockaway Townsquare Mall).

Cost: Free

Where:
Park Lake Gazebo
Rockaway, NJ  07866


Telephone: 973-627-2000
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Event Description So it is 25 mins via 126 path train from NYC! We are looking to have team shirts sponsored, a huge Pikachu, perhaps a poke drink included in price, pokemon hoboken hunt, gogo...

Cost: $2.50

Where:
Hotel Victor Bar & Grille
77 Hudson Street
hoboken, NJ  07030
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This seven-week parenting workshop was developed by the pediatric psychotherapists at Children's Specialized Hospital to help parents learn how to manage their child’s behavior. The course will...

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
94 Stevens Rd
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Telephone: 888-CHILDRENS ext. 3
Contact Name: Dolores Switaj, Ph.D.
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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The 20th Annual Somerset County Park Commission Bayou Fest is scheduled for Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater on Sunday, July 31, 2016, beginning at the special time of 5:30 P.M. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Cindie Sullivan
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This county fair aims to please youngsters with a huge slide, games, heart-stopping rides, juggling acts, hula-hooping and a petting zoo. Also don’t miss the fireworks on opening night. 

Cost: General admission is $8 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free

Where:
East Freehold Showgrounds
Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ
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Telephone: 732-975-9735
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ZYDECO-A-GO-GO 5:30pm- 6:30pm Dance band Zydeco-A-Go-Go loves what they do, bringing partygoers and revelers the music that they can’t resist…zydeco with a blend of Cajun...

Cost: free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ
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Telephone: 908-722-1200 x 351
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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Free evening of concerts held at beautiful Taylor Park in downtown Millburn off Millburn Avenue and Main Street. June 26: British Invasion Tribute July 10: Bazooka Hoe and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Millrun Township Department of Recreation and Parks
Telephone: 973-564-7097
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Concerts In the Park will run Sundays at 7pm to 7:30pm starting July 10th to August 14th. Hainesport Township One Hainesport Centre, Hainesport, NJ. 

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Hainesport Concerts in the Park
Hainesport , NJ  08036
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Sponsor: Hainesport Recreation
Telephone: (609) 267-2730 ext. 107
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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FOOTLOOSE, one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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The Growing Stage is continuing its summer theatre intensive for high school and college aged students through a production of A BOY CALLED CINDER, written by the company’s executive...

Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.

Where:
Growing Stage
7 Ledgewood Avenue
Netcong, NJ  07857
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Sponsor: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: (973) 347-4946
Contact Name: Danny Campos
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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An “old-time country fair” filled with family fun In addition to the displays and shows of 4‑H projects, visitors can look forward to "A Day on the Farm" interactive...

Where:
4-H Fairgrounds
275 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77)
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Telephone: 856-307-6450 x 3
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Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. But this musical reminds us that dreams really can come true. ...

Cost: $5/NJ residents, $7/non-residents

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ
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Telephone: 267-885-9857
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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The Somerset Valley Players present a delightful children’s story of a shy and absent minded Prince who is browbeaten into marrying the Sleeping Beauty who is 100 years his senior....

Cost: Adults $12 - Seniors/Students $10

Where:
Somerset Valley Players Theatre
689 Amwell Rd. (Rt. 514)
Hillsborough, NJ
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Telephone: 908-369-SHOW
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Hands-on History Jun 11 , 2016 - Jun 12 , 2016 Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26...

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 898-2300, ext. 18
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Explore fine art, crafts, and fabric art styles and work with different mediums to make your own creations. Create your own jewelry, hair, and clothing accessories.

Cost: $140/child/week for Members, $180/child/week for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Learn to create birds and other animals from around the world – colorful, exotic, not your everyday brown fuzzy North American forest dweller – using an array of techniques, textures, and...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Children will work with both polymer clay, which comes in an array of colors and air dry clay which will be painted with acrylic paints. Students will learn hand molding techniques and to work with...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Free parent/child preschool play group with bible story time, music, play stations, and outdoor play (weather permitting). Suggested ages 18mos-4 years. Mondays 10:30-11:30 til August 29th. Please...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grace Christian Church
1961 Wayside Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Sponsor: Grace Kids
Telephone: 732-493-5033
Contact Name: Bonnie Deroski
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, four-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack...

Cost: $100/child

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Drop in for a Naturalist led tour of the NEW Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Learn about the nectar and host plants we have selected to grow, the butterflies that inhabit the house and how you can...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.
Telephone: 609 737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Summer is officially here, and although children are ready to take full advantage of the long relaxing days off from school, it’s crucial parents make summer learning a top priority. City Kidz...

Cost: $250 - $1,620

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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On July 5th, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport....

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $20 supply fee to instructor (includes all materia

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Hone your skills in the formal elements of art – line, shape, value, color, composition – while exploring and creating fire-breathing dragons, flying gryphons, unknown creatures of the depths...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative, a rigorous pre-college program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research...

Cost: $999

Where:
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St/7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
New York, NY  10007
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Sponsor: Amber Schaub
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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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This seven-week parenting workshop was developed by the pediatric psychotherapists at Children's Specialized Hospital to help parents learn how to manage their child’s behavior. The course will...

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
94 Stevens Rd
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Telephone: 888-CHILDRENS ext. 3
Contact Name: Dolores Switaj, Ph.D.
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join Steve the Magic Conductor to search for clues and solve a mystery in this high energy train themed magic show! Packed with magic, audience participation, and tons of fun for the whole family!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Denville Public Library
121 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ  07834
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Sponsor: Friends of the Library
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Apple Montessori and the Seth Morris 9/11 Heroes Foundation are hoping for approval to donate a toddler appropriate playground at Maxwell Park. Members of the public are invited to attend a public...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: Apple Montessori Schools
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Join us on the beach at Jenkinson's across from the ride park train station for Kiddie Shows June 27th: Ron Valentine Comedy Variety Show July 11th: Pinao Hawaii Hula Show July 18th: Doc Swan...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ  08742
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Telephone: 732-892-0600
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Music Under the Stars” Summer Concert Series, Rain location:  Memorial Junior School Auditorium, 61 Highland Avenue, Whippany. A variety of Food Trucks will be on site at 6 pm to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brickyard Field
Whippany, NJ


Sponsor: HANOVER TOWNSHIP RECREATION
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At Dykstra Park, there will be a DJ prior to the movie, and face paintings and refreshments to purchase. June 18: Minions July 16: Inside Out August 20: Zootopia​...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dykstra Park
22 Woodport Road
Sparta , NJ  07871
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Sponsor: Sparta Township Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 973-729-2383
Contact Name: Marianne Dilworth
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Come enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars on the Green! Saturday, June 18 - DespicableMe Friday, July 15 - Charloette's Web Friday, August 19 - Cloudy with a Chance of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ  08542


Telephone: 609.921.2333
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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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June 18: Star Wars: The Force Awakens July 16: Jurassic World August 20: Zootopia

Cost: Free

Where:
Kennedy Park
807 Washington Road
Sayreville, NJ  08871
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Sponsor: Sayreville Recreation
Telephone: 732-390-2918
Contact Name: Jerry Ust
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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Glassworks Studio opened in December 2002 in Morristown, NJ as the only public, walk-in glass fusing studio in the country. Now glass fusing is available in a variety of venues and in almost every...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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STREAM STROLL  Beat the heat as you search the babbling brook for crayfish, salamanders and aquatic insects. Carefully collect, identify and release these tiny creatures and learn how they...

Cost: $6-7/person

Where:
TMA Field (behind old museum)
Trailside Nature Center
Mountainside, NJ
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Telephone: 908-789-3670
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
136 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville, NJ  08721
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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At the Municipal Parking Lot, Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave. May 21: The Iron Giant June 4: Raiders of the Lost Ark July 16: Tron July 30: Clash of the Titans...

Cost: Free

Where:
Municipal Lot
Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ  08904
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Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, four-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack...

Cost: $100/child

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
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Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. With a bunch of odd animal friends, Babe realizes that he has the talent to become the greatest (and probably only) sheep-herding pig of...

Cost: free

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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In this unique tour, children and their parents will view the Museum through the eyes of its youngest former occupants: the children who inhabited Liberty Hall over the past 240 years. History has...

Cost: $8 per child; $10 per adult.

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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Explore fine art, crafts, and fabric art styles and work with different mediums to make your own creations. Create your own jewelry, hair, and clothing accessories.

Cost: $140/child/week for Members, $180/child/week for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Learn to create birds and other animals from around the world – colorful, exotic, not your everyday brown fuzzy North American forest dweller – using an array of techniques, textures, and...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Edaville USA wants to reward good students once again! Students K - 12th grade who bring in their completed summer reading assignments qualify for FREE admission! This offer is valid at the gate...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to Camp in a Day, five single day camps held in the month of August. Come spend a day at METC and have summer fun like it’s...

Cost: $45 per session/$35 for METC Members

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Telephone: 973-377-2982
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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Join us to practice your English! Discussion topics will be: health, food, shopping, culture, customs, and more! (you must be 18 years or older to attend)

Cost: Free

Where:
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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Sponsor: Literacy NJ
Telephone: 908-486-1777

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Encounter an incredible diversity of marine life as you help pull a twenty-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape MayHarbor.  You will learn about the lives of the animals that inhabit...

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, children under 3 free

Where:
1600 Delaware Ave.
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: New Jersey Audubon Society
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SUMMER preschool schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30AM We recommend that children (and adults) come dressed for summer-y weather (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers not sandals, hat and water...

Cost: Members of SBMWA: $10; Non-members: $15

Where:
Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Located at the Freehold Raceway Mall, outside the Cheesecake Factory. July 5: The Benjamins July 12: The British Invasion Tribute July 19: 2U- A U2 Tribute Band July 26: CSN...

Cost: Free

Where:
Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 US 9
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-440-7000
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WHEN I’M SLEEPY Come in your P.J.’s for stories about animals and their sleeping habits. Say “Good-night” to Trailside’s snakes, turtles and fish and take a short...

Cost: $6-7/person

Where:
Trailside Nature and Science Center
Mountainside, NJ


Telephone: 908-789-3670
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Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy these outstanding concerts in the great outdoors.

Cost: Free

Where:
Ginty Field
50 Woodland Ave
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Township of Morris Parks and Recreation Department
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June 7 – Yosi   June 14 – Preschool of Rock June 21 – Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band June 28 – The Fuzzy Lemons July 12 –  Ron Albanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shipyard Park
13th Street & McFeeley Drive
Hoboken, NJ
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Sponsor: The Applied Companies & Apple Montessori Schools
Telephone: (201) 420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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Monday and Tuesdays in July and August. Located at the Town Green and Brookside Park.  Tuesday July 5: American Tribute (Town Green) Monday July 11: Best of the Season 2 (Town Green)...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomfield , NJ  07003


Telephone: 973-743-9074
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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July 12: Minions Warinanco Park July 19: Hotel Transylvania 2 Warinanco Park July 26: Good Dinosaur Warinanco Park August 2: Zootopia Meisel Park August...

Cost: free

Where:
Warinanco Park
Roselle, NJ


Telephone: (908) 527-4000
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Join Linden's summer concert series for an evening of great music and entertainment!

Cost: Free

Where:
Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
400 N Wood Ave
Linden, NJ  07036
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Bring the family for a movie night in the park! Movies in the park are free! All movies begin at dusk. The screen is located by the Browning and Collings intersection, near the gazebo. This event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intersection of Browing and Collings
Collingswood, NJ  08108


Sponsor: Collingswood Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 856-854-0720
Contact Name: Nancy O'Neill
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Set on a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, the film follows a young Brachiosaurus named Arlo, who meets an unlikely human friend while traveling through a harsh and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
4 Boland Drive
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-669-7385

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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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Concerts take place every Tuesday and Thursday night (except July 5th) at the Band Shell at Veteran's Field. Bring a chair or blanket, and be sure to not cross the baseball field if games are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran's Field
Ridgewood, NJ  07450


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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Read & Pick is an innovative program that combines a hands-on activity with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the activity. Parents and young children (ages preschool to 8...

Cost: $7

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Terhune Orchards
Telephone: 609-924-2310
Contact Name: Farm Store
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Children will work with both polymer clay, which comes in an array of colors and air dry clay which will be painted with acrylic paints. Students will learn hand molding techniques and to work with...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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The Morris Museum is offering a wonderful and musical experience this summer. Children of all ages will have an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of different musical instruments each week...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3718
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On July 5th, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport....

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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Hone your skills in the formal elements of art – line, shape, value, color, composition – while exploring and creating fire-breathing dragons, flying gryphons, unknown creatures of the depths...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $20 supply fee to instructor (includes all materia

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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It’s the TOD SQUAD at BSC! Toddlers get their own amazing program to climb, bounce, explore and make things! Our toddler club includes; soft play equipment, PlayMaze, Bounce Houses, special...

Cost: $10 Per Child

Where:
Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative, a rigorous pre-college program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research...

Cost: $999

Where:
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St/7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
New York, NY  10007
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Sponsor: Amber Schaub
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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Bring those prehistoric creatures back to life as kids become amateur paleontologists. Registration is required. For more information or to register:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ  08553
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 609-924-7073
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Young star gazers join Magic Tree House Characters Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Who can help them answer the questions posted by...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he's a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character(adapted from Native American oral traditions)in a fast-paced and fun, full-dome...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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A lecture and CD tour of the Broadway stage including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Les Miserables, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Current Broadway productions such as The King and I, will also be included....

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater , NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-526-4016
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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FREE food, FREE entertainment, FREE ice skating, and giveaways! Explore a variety of emergency vehicles: fire trucks, police motorcycles, squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain and military vehicles,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Police & Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7654
Contact Name: Morris County Park Police
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This seven-week parenting workshop was developed by the pediatric psychotherapists at Children's Specialized Hospital to help parents learn how to manage their child’s behavior. The course will...

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
94 Stevens Rd
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Telephone: 888-CHILDRENS ext. 3
Contact Name: Dolores Switaj, Ph.D.
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
136 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville, NJ  08721
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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Glassworks Studio opened in December 2002 in Morristown, NJ as the only public, walk-in glass fusing studio in the country. Now glass fusing is available in a variety of venues and in almost every...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. With a bunch of odd animal friends, Babe realizes that he has the talent to become the greatest (and probably only) sheep-herding pig of...

Cost: free

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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June 28    Cinderella (2015)         July *05    Minions *Tonight’s movie may be postponed if the Fireworks are held over due...

Cost: Free

Where:
Excursion Park
JFK Blvd and Pleasure Ave
Sea Isle City, NJ  08243
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Telephone: (609) 263-8687
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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Explore unique habitats all around the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalist Vicky Allen! Dress for summery weather and outdoor adventure. Wear a hat and bring a refillable water bottle....

Cost: Class fee per child: $12M/$18NM; Series Fee: $30M/$45NM

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Who could resist the beloved story of the little wooden puppet whose dearest wish is to become a real boy? Lovingly told, this new rendering of the timeless tale is woven with spirited music and...

Cost: $15 per person

Where:
Wilkins Theatre
Union, NJ  07083


Sponsor: Kean Arts Council
Telephone: 908-737-7469
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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Pre-school children and their caregivers are encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy stories under the Museum’s magnificent beech tree. Please enter the garden through the side gate. In the event...

Cost: free

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
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Trailside’s summer matinee entertainment series will feature a variety of kid-friendly, nature, science and earth-friendly entertainment. Live animals, magicians, music and more may take the...

Cost: $5/person, $4/seniors

Where:
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Rd.
Mountainside, NJ
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Telephone: 908-789-3670
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Friends School Mullica Hill is hosting an open house on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9 am. Families are invited to this special PreK3-8th grade event. This is an ideal opportunity to come...

Cost: Free (Please RSVP)

Where:
Friends School Mullica Hill
15 High Street
Mullica Hill, NJ  08062
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Sponsor: Friends School Mullica Hill
Telephone: 856-478-2908x102
Contact Name: Judy Corona-Karpowicz
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Explore fine art, crafts, and fabric art styles and work with different mediums to make your own creations. Create your own jewelry, hair, and clothing accessories.

Cost: $140/child/week for Members, $180/child/week for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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Individuals looking for brisk weekly walk are invited to join a weekly walking group that meets every Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center for a healthy walk through Duke...

Cost: 0

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Karren Newman
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Children will work with both polymer clay, which comes in an array of colors and air dry clay which will be painted with acrylic paints. Students will learn hand molding techniques and to work with...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn to create birds and other animals from around the world – colorful, exotic, not your everyday brown fuzzy North American forest dweller – using an array of techniques, textures, and...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange is extending its hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays this summer, allowing admission until 8 p.m. and keeping the zoo open until 8:30 p.m., a full four hours later...

Cost: zoo admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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The 4th Annual Groovin’ & Grubbin’, an outdoor concert series and food truck festival continues Wednesdays July-August! Grub from 5-8 pm, and groove at 7pm! July 6...

Cost: Free; museum admission $5 after 5 p.m.

Where:
The Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
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Sponsor: The Garden State Discovery Museum
Telephone: 856-424-1233
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Unleash your creativity and make something! Stop by each week for a different free, hands-on making program. All ages are welcome!

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Sponsor: New Jersey State Museum
Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Come to Flood’s Hill early on concert night to enjoy a full menu of food trucks and arts and crafts activities for children. July 6th – Pinwheels July 13th – Wooden Maracas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Flood’s Hill
South Orange, NJ


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June 15        The Nerds   June 22        The Weeklings June 29        Matt O’Ree Band July 6 ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Beach E
Sandy Hook, NJ  07732


Sponsor: Sandy Hook Foundation
Telephone: 732-291-7733
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Edaville USA wants to reward good students once again! Students K - 12th grade who bring in their completed summer reading assignments qualify for FREE admission! This offer is valid at the gate...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, four-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack...

Cost: $100/child

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Join us at Jenkinson's at the inlet beach for the Jenkinson's concert series. July 6th: Bronx Wanderers July 13th: The British Invasion Tribute July 20th: La Diva Tenors July 27th: B-Street Band...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ  08742
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Telephone: 732-892-0600
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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June 29: Open Season: Scared Silly July 6: Goosebumps July 13: Pixels July 20: Frozen July 27: Star Wars: The Force Awakens August 3: The Good...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stone Harbor Elementary School
275 93rd Street
Stone Harbor , NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Stone Harbor Recreation
Telephone: (609) 368-1210
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June 8 –  Creed  PG-13 June 15 –  Joy  PG-13 June 22 –  Star Wars: The Force Awakens PG-13 June 29 –  The Big Short Rated R ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pier A Park
Hoboken, NJ


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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to Camp in a Day, five single day camps held in the month of August. Come spend a day at METC and have summer fun like it’s...

Cost: $45 per session/$35 for METC Members

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Telephone: 973-377-2982
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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This imaginitive production brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky duo, Dustmop and Binny, "accidentally" stumble upon an audience and...

Cost: $10 Members/$12 General Public, $9 Groups of 20 or more

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3706
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Hone your skills in the formal elements of art – line, shape, value, color, composition – while exploring and creating fire-breathing dragons, flying gryphons, unknown creatures of the depths...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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The Anansi Spider Collection: Four popular folktales about the master trickster that are full of energy, and slapstick humor. Rated G, 47 mins. - Robinita Hood: Join Robinita and the "Merry Chicas"...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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On July 5th, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport....

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
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Summer is officially here, and although children are ready to take full advantage of the long relaxing days off from school, it’s crucial parents make summer learning a top priority. City Kidz...

Cost: $250 - $1,620

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $20 supply fee to instructor (includes all materia

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Celebrating its 24st Anniversary Season, the highly anticipated 2016 Free Concerts in the Park series returns this summer at Flood’s Hill in Meadowland Park, South Orange. For five...

Cost: free

Where:
Flood’s Hill
North Ridgewood Road and Mead Street
South Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-378-7754 ext. 1
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Experiment with science and explore new ideas with fun hands-on activities, exciting demos, and more! Every Wednesday from July 6th to August 17th, with the exception of August 3rd.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3718
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In inclement weather, concerts are held in the  Darress Theatre, 615 Main Street, Boonton Rain location signs will be posted near the park and on the town bulletin boards.  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Lord Park
Boonton, NJ  07005


Sponsor: Boonton Area Cultural Arts
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This imaginitive production brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky duo, Dustmop and Binny, "accidentally" stumble upon an audience and...

Cost: $10 Members/$12 General Public, $9 Groups of 20 or more

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3706
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SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative, a rigorous pre-college program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research...

Cost: $999

Where:
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St/7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
New York, NY  10007
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Sponsor: Amber Schaub
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Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. The show offers a lively experience for young people with selected music from Journey Into space by Jane...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Glassworks Studio opened in December 2002 in Morristown, NJ as the only public, walk-in glass fusing studio in the country. Now glass fusing is available in a variety of venues and in almost every...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by Mr. Ray("Family Ride", "Kalien the Alien") and Jane Murphy("Moon Rock", "The Planet Song"). Some songs are illustrated with lasers, while...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Reception & Award Ceremony at the Newark Museum. RSVP to 973.596.6550 or rsvp@newarkmuseum.org. Screenings to follow at CityPlex 12 Newark beginning at 7:30pm. For a full list of winners visit...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Bring your family and friends and enjoy the music!  In the event of rain concerts will be held in the Old Tappan Fire House.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oakes Park
184 Central Ave
Old Tappan, NJ  07675
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Sponsor: Old Tappan Arts and Entertainment Committee
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It’s not often you get a second chance … but this summer you do. We’re bringing Nightscape back with a few new surprises.  Come experience color, light, and sound as they...

Cost: $27/19 and up, $17/ ages 5-18, free ages 0-4

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennet Square, PA  19348
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Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Come to the zoo Wednesdays at dusk for Family Fun Night and stay for the "Zoo-vies" (that's movies at the zoo). See Muppets Most Wanted August 3: While on a grand world tour, The...

Cost: free

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County/Turtle Back Zoo
Telephone: 973.239.2485 or 973-731-5800 (zoo)
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
136 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville, NJ  08721
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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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  July 6: Jaws July 13: Shaun the Sheep July 20: Rocky July 27: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off August 3: Minions August 10: Inside Out...

Cost: Free

Where:
North End Pavilion
Spring Lake, NJ  07762


Sponsor: Spring Lake Recreation Department
Telephone: (732) 449-0800
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Hoooooowl! Join our pack for a fun, four-day nature program full of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and water play! This program will take place rain or shine. Pack...

Cost: $100/child

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
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Come on out to Liberty State Park and get up close and personal with the monarch butterfly! We’ll learn all about the life cycle, feeding habits, and migration journey of this amazing little...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

Where:
Liberty State Park Nature Interpretive Center
Freedom Way
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center Staff
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Explore fine art, crafts, and fabric art styles and work with different mediums to make your own creations. Create your own jewelry, hair, and clothing accessories.

Cost: $140/child/week for Members, $180/child/week for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Welcome to the Hamilton Park Montessori School. We believe that education must nurture a child’s love of learning. Our mission is to provide each member of our diverse and thriving community the...

Cost: free

Where:
Hamilton Park Montessori School
1 McWilliams Place
Jersey City, NJ  07302
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Telephone: 201-533-1910
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Children will work with both polymer clay, which comes in an array of colors and air dry clay which will be painted with acrylic paints. Students will learn hand molding techniques and to work with...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn to create birds and other animals from around the world – colorful, exotic, not your everyday brown fuzzy North American forest dweller – using an array of techniques, textures, and...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to Camp in a Day, five single day camps held in the month of August. Come spend a day at METC and have summer fun like it’s...

Cost: $45 per session/$35 for METC Members

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Telephone: 973-377-2982
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SUMMER preschool schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30AM We recommend that children (and adults) come dressed for summer-y weather (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers not sandals, hat and water...

Cost: Members of SBMWA: $10; Non-members: $15

Where:
Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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Edaville USA wants to reward good students once again! Students K - 12th grade who bring in their completed summer reading assignments qualify for FREE admission! This offer is valid at the gate...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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PLEASE NOTE EXCLUDED DATE: AUGUST 18 TOUR RATES: In-County– Adults $10/person, Children & Seniors $8/person Out-of-County– Adults $12/person, Children & Seniors $10/person Tours run...

Cost: See Description

Where:
Mercer County Marina
Paxson Ave
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: Mercer County Park Commission
Telephone: 609-448-4004
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Woody Shaw Legacy Ensemble - Produced by Woody Shaw III. Rain or Shine.

Cost: Members FREE; Non-Members $5

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $20 supply fee to instructor (includes all materia

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Summer is officially here, and although children are ready to take full advantage of the long relaxing days off from school, it’s crucial parents make summer learning a top priority. City Kidz...

Cost: $250 - $1,620

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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On July 5th, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport....

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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Hone your skills in the formal elements of art – line, shape, value, color, composition – while exploring and creating fire-breathing dragons, flying gryphons, unknown creatures of the depths...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative, a rigorous pre-college program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research...

Cost: $999

Where:
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St/7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
New York, NY  10007
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Sponsor: Amber Schaub
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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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A family from another star system is seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet; sail through the rings of Saturn; feel Jupiter's lightning...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Enjoy a laser and video concert featuring songs by a variety of artists including "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood, "Campfire Song Song" by Spongebob Squarepants, "Best Day of My Life" by...

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Welcome to the Duke Farms Farm to Table Market. Each Thursday between 3 and 8 pm, join us to support local farmers while enjoying music, food tastings, classes, and our 18 miles of trails. (free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: Duke Farms
Telephone: 908-243-3643
Contact Name: Nora Wagner
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Youth Partnership is a peer-support and advocacy group for teens and young adults ages 13 through 21. Our mission is to break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health by offering a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Celebrate the Children (School)
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ  07834
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Cheire Lozaw
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Join us to discuss the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs. Meet other families in the community experiencing challenges with children and grandchildren who struggle with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Celebrate the Children (School)
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ  07834
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Christie Farber
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Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 22nd Annual Clam Fest from August 4th to August 7th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam...

Cost: Free

Where:
Huddy Park
301 Shore Dr.
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnership
Telephone: 732-291-4713
Contact Name: Diane Gunter
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The Arts Council of Princeton, in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center and Edens, presents Dirk Quinn Band on Thursday, August 4th at 6 pm in the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard. 301...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Princeton
Telephone: 609-924-8777
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Beca is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Enjoy a movie night experience, complete with a 36′ x 24′ outdoor screen, cinema sound, and the projection clarity of today’s best Blu-Ray player. As part of the experience, we invite you to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit's Village Green
356 Broad Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit DCP
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: Summit DCP
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Encounter an incredible diversity of marine life as you help pull a twenty-foot seine net through the shallows of Cape MayHarbor.  You will learn about the lives of the animals that inhabit...

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, children under 3 free

Where:
1600 Delaware Ave.
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: New Jersey Audubon Society
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange is extending its hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays this summer, allowing admission until 8 p.m. and keeping the zoo open until 8:30 p.m., a full four hours later...

Cost: zoo admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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Outdoor concerts held at the Memorial Park Gazebo.

Cost: Free

Where:
Memorial Park Gazebo
Little Falls, NJ  07424


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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Celebrate summer and the opening of the special exhibition A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art at our annual picnic on the lawn....

Where:
Princeton Art Museum
Brown/Dod Quad
Princeton, NJ
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Sponsor: Princeton YMCA
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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This program’s longevity is more than great music! Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room...

Cost: Free

Where:
Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road
Flemington , NJ  08822
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Sponsor: Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Rec
Telephone: 908-782-7275
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  A FREE Concert Series presented by Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative. SUMMERTIME THURSDAYS from 7 -9 Keyport Mini Park Corner of West Front Street & Main Street,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Keyport Mini Park
Keyport, NJ  07728


Sponsor: Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative
Telephone: 732-739-0690
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It’s not often you get a second chance … but this summer you do. We’re bringing Nightscape back with a few new surprises.  Come experience color, light, and sound as they...

Cost: $27/19 and up, $17/ ages 5-18, free ages 0-4

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennet Square, PA  19348
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Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Rain or shine. In case of inclement weather concert will be held in the  Long Branch Middle School  (350 Indiana Ave. & N. Bath Ave.)  

Cost: Free

Where:
Pier Village
Long Branch, NJ  07740


Telephone: 732-923-2044
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Mayor Samson D. Steinman’s Summer Concert Series returns every Thursday in August. Come out to enjoy these free outdoor concerts starting at 7:30 pm in front of the Historic Union County...

Cost: free

Where:
Outside of UCPAC
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: City of Rahway
Telephone: 732-669-3602
Contact Name: Anthony
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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July 7 - True Grit (2010) Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen August 4 - Brave (2012) Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell All films begin at sundown. In the event of...

Where:
Princeton Art Museum
Brown/Dod Quad
Princeton, NJ
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Bring the family for a movie night in the park! Movies in the park are free! All movies begin at dusk. The screen is located by the Browning and Collings intersection, near the gazebo. This event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intersection of Browing and Collings
Collingswood, NJ  08108


Sponsor: Collingswood Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 856-854-0720
Contact Name: Nancy O'Neill
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All concerts are FREE TO THE PUBLIC at the  at Lincoln Park June 23 - Rutherford Community Band June 30 - Lifespeed (Hard Rock) July 7 - Luke & The Troublemakers (Classic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hutzel Memorial Bandshell
Lincoln Park
Rutherford, NJ
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Join us on Thursday evenings in August in Veterans Park at approximately 8 pm. Rain date is Friday. August 4: Maleficent ​August 11: Dolphin Tale​ August 18: Aladdin​ August 25:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veterans Park
98 Madison Avenue
Westwood, NJ  07675
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Telephone: 201-664-7882
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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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Concerts take place every Tuesday and Thursday night (except July 5th) at the Band Shell at Veteran's Field. Bring a chair or blanket, and be sure to not cross the baseball field if games are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran's Field
Ridgewood, NJ  07450


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July 21: The Peanuts Movie July 28: Alvin and the Chipmunks August 4: The Book of Life August 11: Kung Fu Panda 3

Cost: Free

Where:
Village Green Field
356 Broad St
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Department of Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
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July 14: Grown Ups 2 July 21: Iron Man 3 July 28: After Earth August 11: Captain Phillips August 25: Hunger Games- Catching Fire August 28: Man of...

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Gardner's Basin
Atlantic City, NJ


Telephone: 609-344-8338
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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Our Freehold Rocks! concert Series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Freehold, NJ  07728


Sponsor: 33 East Car Wash
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Discover the true meaning of "Succulent Seafood" at the Highlands Business Partnership's 22nd Annual Clamfest. The Clam Festival is a four-day action packed event featuring the...

Cost: free

Where:
Huddy Park
329 Bay Ave
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnerships
Telephone: 732-291-4713
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Start your weekend early each week with Thrilling Thursdays! Enjoy a local farmers' market, sidewalk sales, free beach access, and a family "Movies Under the Stars". All day Thursday,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Margate City Library
8100 Atlantic Avenue
Margate City, NJ
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
136 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville, NJ  08721
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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Glassworks Studio opened in December 2002 in Morristown, NJ as the only public, walk-in glass fusing studio in the country. Now glass fusing is available in a variety of venues and in almost every...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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The New Jersey State Fair at Sussex County Fairgrounds features horse shows, live entertainment, carnival rides and games, exhibits, delicious food and more. This event runs in conjunction with The...

Cost: Adult- $13, Child [6-12]- $6, Senior [60+]- $9

Where:
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
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Telephone: (973) 948-5500
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Meet live animals, hear exciting stories, go berry picking on the trails or discover frog songs by the lake.  Each day explores a different topic, and includes a simple craft to take home to...

Cost: $5 per member family; $7 per nonmember family.

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Plainsboro, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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Come celebration National Ice Cream Sandwich day, by competing in Casino Pier's 3rd Waffles and Ice Cream Eating Contest! Our own signature "ice cream sandwiches". Contestants will...

Cost: see website

Where:
Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights , NJ  08751
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Telephone: 732-793-6488
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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Kids Climbing Club (7-14 years old) is a great way to introduce children to new experiences and have a ton of fun with the help of our experienced, friendly staff. Rock climbing is a total mind...

Cost: $15

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: (856) 273-1370
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Kids Climbing Club (7-14 years old) is a great way to introduce children to new experiences and have a ton of fun with the help of our experienced, friendly staff. Rock climbing is a total mind and...

Cost: $15.00 per child

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: 856-273-1370
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Enjoy a well-deserved break from the rigors of 24/7 parenthood with our Kid's Night Out program. While you recharge with some precious "me" time, we'll keep your kids active and...

Cost: $20/ members, $25/ nonmembers

Where:
New York Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Telephone: 973-716-0999
Contact Name: Ashley
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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June 17 Two Bands:     Totally Wired and Velvet Rose Rock/Top 40   **(Teen Night) Sponsored by the Mun. Alliance**  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
DiLorenzo Park
Netcong, NJ  07857


Sponsor: Recreation Commission
Telephone: 973-347-7307
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It’s not often you get a second chance … but this summer you do. We’re bringing Nightscape back with a few new surprises.  Come experience color, light, and sound as they...

Cost: $27/19 and up, $17/ ages 5-18, free ages 0-4

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennet Square, PA  19348
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Telephone: 610.388.1000
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Friday’s in Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair begins 7:30 pm July 1 - AM Gold along with a Fireworks Spectacular July 8 – Bronx Wanderers July 15 - Stylistics July 22...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brookdale Park
Bloomfield, NJ


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Teens are invited to enjoy a responsible and safe way to have a night out with their friends. The night will be filled with unlimited games, rides, lights, rotating DJs, and giveaways.

Cost: $17.95-24.95

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-577-8200
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Teen Nights every Friday at 8:00pm ​Ages 13-18

Where:
Karma Nightclub
401 Boulevard
Seaside Heights, NJ  08751
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July 29: The Peanuts Movie August 5: Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb August 12: Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip

Cost: Free

Where:
Turkey Brook Park Activity Field
30 Flanders Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Sponsor: Mount Olive Recreation
Telephone: 973-691-0900
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July 1: Minions July 8: Pitch Perfect 2 July 15: Inside Out July 22: Jurassic World July 29: The Good Dinosaur August 5: Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mirror Lake Beach
3240 W Carleton Road
Pemberton Township, NJ  08068
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Sponsor: Pemberton Recreation and Pemberton Township Alliance Group
Telephone: 609-893-5034
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Explore fine art, crafts, and fabric art styles and work with different mediums to make your own creations. Create your own jewelry, hair, and clothing accessories.

Cost: $140/child/week for Members, $180/child/week for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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Friday, June 10th - Aladdin (Rated G) Friday,  June 24th - Ant-Man (Rated PG-13) Friday, July 8th - Jurassic World (Rated PG-13) Friday, July 22nd - Inside Out (Rated PG) Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Howell City Park
925 W Grand River Ave
Howell, NJ
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Telephone: (517) 546-0693
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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Jersey Fringe will take place in Downtown Hammonton, NJ on August 5, 6, and 7th, 2016. 16 Producing Organizations will offer eclectic, unique selections for the festivalgoers throughout the...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Downtown Hammonton
Hammonton, NJ


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 Bored with conventional workouts? Welcome to indoor rock climbing, an exciting alternative to stepping, spinning and pumping iron. Contrary to popular belief, climbing isn't just for...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
New Jersey Rock Gym
373 D Route 46W
Fairfield, NJ  07004
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Discover the true meaning of "Succulent Seafood" at the Highlands Business Partnership's 22nd Annual Clamfest. The Clam Festival is a four-day action packed event featuring the...

Cost: free

Where:
Huddy Park
329 Bay Ave
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnerships
Telephone: 732-291-4713
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. But this musical reminds us that dreams really can come true. ...

Cost: $5/NJ residents, $7/non-residents

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ
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Telephone: 267-885-9857
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This state fair, formerly known as the Sussex County Horse Show, is in its 76th year and highlights all things farming in addition to traditional festival fun. There are horse shows, an...

Cost: Costs vary.

Where:
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-948-5500
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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Dr. Frankenstein aims to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Drive
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
136 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville, NJ  08721
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Glassworks Studio opened in December 2002 in Morristown, NJ as the only public, walk-in glass fusing studio in the country. Now glass fusing is available in a variety of venues and in almost every...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Friday Family Movie Night is back for summer 2016! Bring the family and a blanket (or chairs) and join us each week on Alan Augustine Village Green. All movies begin at dusk June 17 - Hotel...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alan Augustine Village Green
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076


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PLEASE NOTE EXCLUDED DATES: JULY 15 & 22, AUGUST 5 & 19, SEPTEMBER 2 Enjoy a morning of paddling, exploration, and wildlife viewing during a Kayak Tour! Participants will kayak along the lake...

Cost: In County-$25/person, Out of County- $30/person

Where:
Mercer County Marina
Paxson Ave
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: Mercer County Park Commission
Telephone: 609-888-3218
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Children will work with both polymer clay, which comes in an array of colors and air dry clay which will be painted with acrylic paints. Students will learn hand molding techniques and to work with...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn to create birds and other animals from around the world – colorful, exotic, not your everyday brown fuzzy North American forest dweller – using an array of techniques, textures, and...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Taubenslag's Theater Camp at MCC will perform "Hercules", a one-hour musical production. See the mighty Hercules battle evil and use his strength for positive power! Open to the public. Appropriate...

Cost: $3 per ticket

Where:
Middlesex County College
Performing Arts Center
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ  08818
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Sponsor: Middlesex County College
Telephone: 732 906-2556
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She has been called “one of the most important artists of her generation” by the Walt Disney Company and “a creative genius” by the Discovery Channel. Ocean Galleries is delighted to...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to Camp in a Day, five single day camps held in the month of August. Come spend a day at METC and have summer fun like it’s...

Cost: $45 per session/$35 for METC Members

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Telephone: 973-377-2982
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Come visit the Urban Farm with your tyke (ages 3-5) to explore, read stories, do crafts, and more! Each week is a new farm or outdoor theme, and parents or caregivers must be present. This event is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Urban Farm
31 Hazel St.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Grow It Green Morristown
Telephone: (973) 206-4177
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“Come as your favorite Superhero or Princess!” Enjoy the day interacting with your favorite Superheroes & Princesses! Find them saving the day & looking exquisite at Edaville USA. Visit...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Gather with your little ones while our educators share a story worthy of the Abbott Marshlands, followed by a craft or activity. We’ve chosen the best stories of wildlife and history to enjoy...

Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

Where:
Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Ave
Hamilton, NJ  08610
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Sponsor: Mercer County Park Commission
Telephone: 609-888-3218
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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This summer, we will be doing Les Misérables School Edition. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic uplifting...

Cost: $14-44

Where:
Bergen PAC
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ
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Telephone: 201-816-8160
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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July 22: Elf July 29: Star Wars: The Force Awakens August 5: Cool Runnings​ August 26: The Good Dinosaur

Cost: Free

Where:
Howell Library Hill
318 Old Tavern Road
Howell Township, NJ  07731
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Sponsor: Department of Community Relations
Telephone: 732-938-4500
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $20 supply fee to instructor (includes all materia

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Hone your skills in the formal elements of art – line, shape, value, color, composition – while exploring and creating fire-breathing dragons, flying gryphons, unknown creatures of the depths...

Cost: $180 Member, $200 non-member, $10 supply fee to instructor

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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On July 5th, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people. The program concludes mid-to-late August, depending on the sport....

Cost: FREE

Where:
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SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative, a rigorous pre-college program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of 5 days, students will develop their own research...

Cost: $999

Where:
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St/7 World Trade Center
40th Floor
New York, NY  10007
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Sponsor: Amber Schaub
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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Come join us for Terhune wine, wine fare, relaxing music, and friend filled evenings every Friday night this summer (June, July and August) at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery from 4:00 - 7:00...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Terhune Vineyard & Winery
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sparta Teen Talk is a psycho-educational program for teens to overcome personal challenges in an active, hands on, creative manner using CBT/DBT and Solution Focused tools. Our motto is:...

Cost: $30.00 per session

Where:
DJB Counseling LLC
283 Sparta Avenue
Sparta , NJ  07871
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Youth Partnership is a peer-support and advocacy group for teens and young adults ages 13 through 21. Our mission is to break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health by offering a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Family Partners Community Center
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ  07860
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Cheire Lozaw
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Join us to discuss the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs. Meet other families in the community experiencing challenges with children and grandchildren who struggle with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Family Partners Community Center
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ  07860
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Christie
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 22nd Annual Clam Fest from August 4th to August 7th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam...

Cost: Free

Where:
Huddy Park
301 Shore Dr.
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnership
Telephone: 732-291-4713
Contact Name: Diane Gunter
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Join us on the beach at Jenkinson's for Movies on the Beach. All movies start at dark. June 24th: Pan (PG) July 1st: Minions (PG) July 8th: Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13) July 15th: Zootopia (PG) July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ  08742
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Telephone: 732-892-0600
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Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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iPlay turns down the lights for five hours of Friday night fun. Admission includes unlimited go carts, rides and laser tag plus a live DJ, music, dancing, giveaways, half price kids meals, chances...

Cost: $24.99

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Jennifer Quinn
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Exit 82 Theatre Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people...

Cost: $18.00 - $20.00

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701
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Sponsor: Exit 82 Theatre
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Sponsored by the Folk Project. Concerts nearly every Friday night, with the second Friday usually an open stage. Each performance includes a main act and an opening act. Wheelchair accessible....

Cost: Adults $9; 12 and under free

Where:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-335-9489
Contact Name: Mike Agranoff, Minstrel Chairman
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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“Take it from me, who’s been regularly attending high school musicals for more than four decades: I’ve never seen the likes of what the Centenary Young Performers achieve.” - Peter...

Cost: Adults $12.50 | Children $10.00

Where:
Little Theatre
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Catherine Rust
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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
116 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Dance & Theater
Telephone: 609-514-1600
Contact Name: Lila Marchese
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Whitewater raft the action packed Lehigh River Gorge and experience the best whitewater in the tri-state area! Surrounded by state park protected woodlands and mountains, you will enjoy 12 miles...

Cost: Individual - $65.99 (ages 8 & up)

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Telephone: 1-800-944-8392
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Experience a unique, first-time look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their unforgettable characters with The...

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

Where:
Ranney School
235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724
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Telephone: 732-542-4777

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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Action Fun Farm Fun for all ages. Over 30 activities! Bring your family, friends, school, class, birthday, scout, or church groups to Heaven Hill Farm for bushels of good, old-fashioned fun down on...

Cost: $10.00 per person age 2 and under are free.

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hill Farm
Telephone: 974-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Sahara's Sam Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ  08091
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Historic Riverton is the place to go for art and peach lovers alike. Savor desserts made with summer’s finest fruit—everything from peach ice cream to cobbler. 

Where:
Riverview Estates
303 Bank Ave.
Riverton, NJ
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Telephone: 856-829-2274
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Join us for a hands-on exploration of our estuary. You never know what you may find in and around the waters of the Hudson. Wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy. You will need your...

Cost: $3/person

Where:
Liberty State Park
Freedom Way
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: (201) 915-3403
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The New Jersey State Fair at Sussex County Fairgrounds features horse shows, live entertainment, carnival rides and games, exhibits, delicious food and more. This event runs in conjunction with The...

Cost: Adult- $13, Child [6-12]- $6, Senior [60+]- $9

Where:
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
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Telephone: (973) 948-5500
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90...

Cost: $10 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, children 12 & under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Lord Stirling Park at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable continue weekly on the spring and summer schedule. The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable...

Cost: $3

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Lord Stirling Stable
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Students will be able to choose from various still life arrangements set up around the studio or their own photographs of landscapes (No Portraits Please.) Fundamental elements of composition,...

Cost: non-member $100, short supply list

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740

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“Come as your favorite Superhero or Princess!” Enjoy the day interacting with your favorite Superheroes & Princesses! Find them saving the day & looking exquisite at Edaville USA. Visit...

Cost: $37.00 (Ages 4-59) $32.00 (Ages 2-3, 60+)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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She has been called “one of the most important artists of her generation” by the Walt Disney Company and “a creative genius” by the Discovery Channel. Ocean Galleries is delighted to...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to Camp in a Day, five single day camps held in the month of August. Come spend a day at METC and have summer fun like it’s...

Cost: $45 per session/$35 for METC Members

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Telephone: 973-377-2982
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August Weekend Crafting is here! Going on vacation? Make a postcard to send home to your friends! Join us every weekend in July for a special craft!

Cost: free with general admission

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That!!!
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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Join us for a hands-on exploration of our estuary. You never know what you may find in and around the waters of the Hudson! We will meet at the Park Office at 10:00 AM, and then drive over to our...

Cost: $3 per person

Where:
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center Staff
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After 20 years at Delbarton School, the Annual Mineral Sale sponsored by The Morris Museum Mineralogical Society is moving to The Morris Museum. The Museum will be selling choice specimens given...

Cost: Adults $5; Kids under 12 $3 ; admits you to everything in the Museum

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700

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Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Co-hosted by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties, NAMI-Sussex, and Saint Clare’s Intensive Family Support Services Presented...

Cost: Free

Where:
Family Partners Community Center
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ  07860
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Christie Farber
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AUGUST 6 & 7 (10:30am - 4pm) TOMATO, SQUASH & EGGPLANT FESTIVAL AUGUST JUST GOT TASTIER! FROM OUR FARM TO YOUR TABLE! Our tomatoes are born and raised on the farm, and have a superior flavor than...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Come ‘take tea’ with the butterflies of the Watershed Reserve! Begin by learning more about butterflies, and then try to catch them with a net for a close up look at their beautiful,...

Cost: Fee per child: $10M/$15NM

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Want to make art in the great outdoors? Visit our Free Art Outpost on Governors Island throughout the summer for free hands-on art making led by CMA’s Teaching Artists. Free Art Island...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Nolan Park, Governors Island
Outside Buildings 11 & 14
New York, NY  10004
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Sponsor: Children's Museum of the Arts/Free Arts Island Outpost
Telephone: 212-274-0986
Contact Name: Anna Dubose
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Come to the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate, and experience the annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival, what CBS New York named one of New Jersey’s top five summer festivals! This...

Cost: free

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08260
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Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns, and the countryside.

Cost: $10/adult, $7/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Come in from the heat to watch Inside Out for FREE on the big screen! Presented in part by a gift from Friends of Film Tickets: FREE but must be obtained through the box office.  (2015); 1h...

Cost: Free

Where:
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
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The Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County New Jersey alone is worth the trip! If you have never experienced the thrill of watching a bevy of colorful hot air...

Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

Where:
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ  08865
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Sponsor: Warren County Farmers' Fair Assoc
Telephone: 908-283-0721
Contact Name: Giulia Iannitelli
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Owls are amazing creatures who can be found in mythology and stories dating back for generations. Come find out some fun facts about these amazing birds! Class will begin in the...

Cost: $10/child

Where:
Bergen County Zoo
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 262-3771
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Hansel & Gretel Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena September 10 & 11, 2016 September 17 & 18, 2016 Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm Based on the original tale, take a trip...

Cost: $5

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ  08560
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Telephone: 609-737-0609
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Educational and fun, each of the Family Nature Programs is designed for beginning Naturalists ages 6 through adults.  Join us to explore different aspects of nature in New Jersey, lead by one...

Cost: $5 per member or $7 per non-member

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Persanti
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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

Cost: No entrance fee. Activities and menu items priced individually.

Where:
Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
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Telephone: 908-852-9122
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series: Proudly presented the City of Hoboken, these FREE Outdoor Performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park
Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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It’s not often you get a second chance … but this summer you do. We’re bringing Nightscape back with a few new surprises.  Come experience color, light, and sound as they...

Cost: $27/19 and up, $17/ ages 5-18, free ages 0-4

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennet Square, PA  19348
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Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Music from 7-8:30 pm. Movie starts at sunset Please bring a chair or blanket. July 2: Music: Joe Leo Bwarie & Orchestra / Movie: Jersey Boys – 2014 July 9: Music: Double Down /...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fort Lee Community Center
1355 Inwood Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ
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Sponsor: Fort Lee Film Commission and Office of Historic & Cultural Affairs

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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Plays-in- the-Park is pleased to present the classic SOUTH PACIFIC this 2016 Summer Season. Performances will run from July 27 through Aug. 6 with no performance on Sunday. All...

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and are FREE for children ages 12 and under

Where:
Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater
1 Pine Drive, Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ  08837
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Telephone: 732-548-2884
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While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display....

Cost: Adults: $7;Seniors (ages 65+): $4; Kids (3-12): $1; Kids age 2 and under: free

Where:
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Telephone: 732-257-8858
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Dr. Frankenstein aims to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Drive
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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The Growing Stage is continuing its summer theatre intensive for high school and college aged students through a production of A BOY CALLED CINDER, written by the company’s executive...

Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.

Where:
Growing Stage
7 Ledgewood Avenue
Netcong, NJ  07857
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Sponsor: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: (973) 347-4946
Contact Name: Danny Campos
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This summer, we will be doing Les Misérables School Edition. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic uplifting...

Cost: $14-44

Where:
Bergen PAC
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ
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Telephone: 201-816-8160
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This state fair, formerly known as the Sussex County Horse Show, is in its 76th year and highlights all things farming in addition to traditional festival fun. There are horse shows, an...

Cost: Costs vary.

Where:
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-948-5500
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Every Saturday and Sunday starting April 9, head to the farm for pony rides, moon bounces, wagon train rides and much more. Times vary.

Cost: Call for cost

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-7189
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. But this musical reminds us that dreams really can come true. ...

Cost: $5/NJ residents, $7/non-residents

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ
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Telephone: 267-885-9857
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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

Cost: $46.99–56.99/adult, $36.99–46.99/child

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Jersey Fringe will take place in Downtown Hammonton, NJ on August 5, 6, and 7th, 2016. 16 Producing Organizations will offer eclectic, unique selections for the festivalgoers throughout the...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Downtown Hammonton
Hammonton, NJ


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Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 568-6093
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: Kids Bowl Free
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With just toothpicks and Elmer's Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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For 3 weekends enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: homemade peach ice cream, peach cake, peach pies and more! Take a Scenic hayride to our peach orchard to pick your own peaches! We will have...

Cost: see website for details

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Drawing from the Morris Museum’s worldwide collection of 2,000 sand samples, this exhibition delves into the structure and color of sand, as well as the science of beaches and the effect that...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3700
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Bee Wise – Bee Surprised, a free program of the Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department, is scheduled to take place the Fragrance & Sensory Garden on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Colonial Park Gardens
156 Mettles Road
Somerset, NJ  08873
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-873-2459
Contact Name: Surina Rashid
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13th Annual March Against Child Abuse The mission of the annual march is to raise awareness in our community The event will begin with a march around the neighborhood beginning at the church...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Starting Location
1301 Atlantic Avenue
Ending: Whitman Park
Camden, NJ  08104
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Sponsor: Christian Pentecostal Church of Camden

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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD in children are on the rise, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. ADD/ADHD can effect your child's performance in school, relationships with peers and friends,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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CSC SUMMER JAMFEST Desert Highway presents a unique edge in performing The Eagles’ varied music catalogue. The Eagles are arguably the quintessential American band. They combine influences of...

Cost: $30 Adult | $25 Student

Where:
Sitnik Theatre
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Box Office
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Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Dance to a caller and live band! No partner necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30 pm. This event best for middle school age and up. Please carry in...

Cost: Adults $10; students $5

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
Parish House
14 Hanover Road
East Hanover, NJ  07963
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-295-6864
Contact Name: Gloria Friedman
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Discover the true meaning of "Succulent Seafood" at the Highlands Business Partnership's 22nd Annual Clamfest. The Clam Festival is a four-day action packed event featuring the...

Cost: free

Where:
Huddy Park
329 Bay Ave
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnerships
Telephone: 732-291-4713
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Exit 82 Theatre Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people...

Cost: $18.00 - $20.00

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701
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Sponsor: Exit 82 Theatre
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Our Motessori Preschool and Kindergarten program just relocated to 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at the end of March! 5% relocation promotion is offered for a limited spots that are available!...

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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“Take it from me, who’s been regularly attending high school musicals for more than four decades: I’ve never seen the likes of what the Centenary Young Performers achieve.” - Peter...

Cost: Adults $12.50 | Children $10.00

Where:
Little Theatre
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Catherine Rust
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Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, enjoy a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm!

Cost: admission cost

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 U.S. 9
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 898-2300
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Hub City Theatre Festival is the official kick-off event for the 5th anniversary of New Brunswick Cultural Center’s annual performing arts series- Hub City Sounds. The festival will feature a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Livingston Avenue
Between George Street Playhouse & New St
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: New Brunswick Cultural Center
Telephone: 732-729-0320
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Get a taste of the fine art of printmaking. Inks you can eat, a chance to make art from marshmallows, good food and a hands-on celebration of printmaking are among the fun activities. Foods will...

Cost: Tickets for art stations sold at Festival. Free admission.

Where:
Printmaking Center of NJ
440 River Road
Branchburg, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Printmaking Center of NJ
Telephone: 908-725-2110
Contact Name: Sandra Fernandez, Director
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The Wildlife of Plainsboro Preserve Saturday, August 6 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. The Plainsboro Preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, red fox, and beaver....

Cost: $5 per person members; $7 per person non-members

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Hands-on History Jun 11 , 2016 - Jun 12 , 2016 Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26...

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 898-2300, ext. 18
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A brand new event for the Historic Village at Allaire! Come join us for an evening of music and dancing on the village green. This is truly an not to be missed evening! The Historic Village...

Cost: Concert Only $20 Barn Dance Only $5 Combination Ticket $22.50

Where:
The Historic Village @ Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ  07727
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Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 22nd Annual Clam Fest from August 4th to August 7th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam...

Cost: Free

Where:
Huddy Park
301 Shore Dr.
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnership
Telephone: 732-291-4713
Contact Name: Diane Gunter
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Exhibit Dates: June 24 – September 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. This show is eagerly anticipated and is a great exhibition opportunity for artists at all levels of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join us every Friday night (weather permitting) for live music by local artists, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, and craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. This family...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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