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Take The Kids: Adventure Aquarium

Before you pack up and head off to the (amazing) Adventure Aquarium in Camden for the day, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your trip.

Things To Do In NJ This Weekend

Looking for one last hurrah with the little ones before Labor Day? Check out our roundup of the best things to do in New Jersey this weekend!

Pick-Your-Own Apples in NJ

Get outside at these pick-your-own apple farms this fall for a great family-bonding experience.

Laurie Berkner Talks About Her Music

The “Queen of Children’s Music” and head of The Laurie Berkner Band talks about how she got her start and reveals what inspired her latest album.

We Got a First Look at iPic Hudson Lights and It’s Awesome

Here's what you need to know about Fort Lee's swanky new dine-in theater, and why you should plan your night out now.

Awesome Things to Do In Upstate New York

Looking for a great family day (or weekend getaway!) you’ll never forget? These New York attractions are worth the drive.
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The Controversy Around EpiPen's HUGE Price Jump

The controversy surrounding the price hike of EpiPens—and what it means for your family.

Second Grade Teacher Implements No-Homework Policy

Love this! A Texas teacher’s decision to not give her second graders homework has gone viral. We're hoping more teacher's follow suit.

Why Your Kids Need Chores

Giving your children responsibilities around the house helps them in school and beyond.

Montclair Author Elisabeth Egan On Balancing Work and Family

The “Queen of Children’s Music” and head of The Laurie Berkner Band talks about how she got her start and reveals what inspired her latest album.

The Right Chores For Kids By Age

Help your child learn responsibility (and help around the house) with a list of age-appropriate chores — from 2 to 16.

Take The Kids: Adventure Aquarium

Before you pack up and head off to the (amazing) Adventure Aquarium in Camden for the day, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your trip.

Huge News: Dave & Buster’s Could Be Opening in Wayne

Thanks to a change in an outdated 1959 law, arcades are now allowed to serve alcohol in New Jersey—and the Willowbrook Mall is taking full advantage.

Pick-Your-Own Apples in NJ

Get outside at these pick-your-own apple farms this fall for a great family-bonding experience.

Do You Bail Out Your Kid at School?

One principal is asking parents to stop coming to their kids’ rescue when they forget stuff

The Best Shampoos to Remove Chlorine From Your Kid’s Hair

Stop the damage with some of our favorite products or make your own treatment at home.

Laurie Berkner Talks About Her Music

The “Queen of Children’s Music” and head of The Laurie Berkner Band talks about how she got her start and reveals what inspired her latest album.

Big News for Girl Scout Cookie Fans

Move over, Thin Mints, a brand new Girl Scout cookie flavor has been released - and it’s bound to become the new fan favorite.

The PARCC Test Will Soon Be a Graduation Requirement

New Jersey high school students must pass two PARCC exams.

Awesome Things to Do In Upstate New York

Looking for a great family day (or weekend getaway!) you’ll never forget? These New York attractions are worth the drive.

The Perfect Gifts for the Harry Potter Fan in Your Life

Know someone who can’t get their nose out of the latest book? Then they’ll be sure to love these Hogwarts-themed gifts.

NJ's First Luxury Dine-in Movie Theater is Coming to Bergen County

The highly-anticipated dinner-and-a-movie spot is set to open in Fort Lee on Friday.

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.
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August 2016

See the Lehigh River Gorge by Train and Bike! You and your bike will take a train ride on the Lehigh Valley Scenic Railway for 25 miles from Jim Thorpe to White Haven. You'll then ride your...

Cost: $25/ train shuttle $42/ bike rental and train shuttle

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903
Jim Thorpe, PA  18229
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Telephone: 1-800-944-8392
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The County Caper is a one day game that takes families and friends on an interactive tour of Somerset County Parks and facilities. It is designed to encourage everyone to explore, learn, and...

Cost: free

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-2489
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Join hike leader and Schiff trustee Janis Slutsky for a brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at Schiff's McVickers Brook parking lot at 239 Pleasant...

Cost: Free for Schiff members; $10 per person for nonmembers

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
239 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Jeanne Rice
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Planning summer activities? Love to win prizes? Sign up to participate in “The County Caper”! Once again the Naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in...

Cost: $20

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Kurt Bender
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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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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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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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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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August Weekend Crafting is here! Temporary Tattoo Day at Imagine That!!! Join us every weekend in August 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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More than 175 juried crafters and fine artists from throughout the country will offer their latest works at the 12th Annual Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts Festival! Ceramics for home or garden,...

Where:
Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108


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WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter's Family Day, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. Over 80 antique fire trucks...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Telephone: 856-825-6800
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Planning summer activities? Love to win prizes? Sign up to participate in “The County Caper”! Once again the Naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in...

Cost: $20

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Maria Rossi
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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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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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  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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Open Cockpit days is a chance for kids to get the feeling of flying. Visitors can sit in 6 vintage aircrafts and learn how the flight systems work with pilots and guides on...

Cost: Adults- $8.00, Seniors and children under 12- $6.00, kids 2 and under are free

Where:
The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ  07608
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Telephone: 201-288-6344
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Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering an Introductory English-style horseback ride on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 10:00am-noon. Enjoy a brief group lesson with one of...

Cost: $35.00 in-county residents/$45.00 out-of-county

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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“Peter Rabbit is causing mischief at Edaville USA” Easter in the summer!? Yes, you heard it right! Peter Rabbit will be available throughout the day for meet and greets where you and your...

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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AUGUST 20 & 21 (10:30am - 4pm) NECTARINE & PEACH FESTIVAL! NO U-PICK Local nectarines & peaches for sale Grilled nectarines & peaches Peach salsa & chips Peach cobbler Jersey peach preserves...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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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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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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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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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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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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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As a part of Philly’s multicultural series, spend your day at the 30th annual Caribbean Festival. Join the Cultural Organization of Pennsylvania for this great festival. See the website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Great Plaza
101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: PECO's Multicultural Series
Telephone: (215)879-9352
Contact Name: Barbara Wilson
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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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8th Annual Wash Ave Rocks Food-Music-Culture Sunday, September 14th from 11am to 5pm On Sunday, September 14th, the residents of Washington Avenue on the Prospect-Crown Heights border will take to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Between St. Marks and Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY  11238


Sponsor: WAPHA AND PACC
Telephone: 347-823-5700
Contact Name: Dale Charles
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This NEW event is sure to bring some spicy to the Jersey Shore! Celebrate the entertainment and culture of the Latin world with authentic food, great music, dancing, games and so much more!...

Cost: Children 12 and under always FREE. General Parking $5 General Admission $5

Where:
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ  07757
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Telephone: 732-222-5100
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Enjoy the bounty of the Garden State! Alstede Farms will be serving Jersey Fresh culinary samples made with local homegrown fruits and vegetables. The recipes will give you new ideas on how to...

Cost: free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: (908) 879-7189
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On August 21, 2016, from 1-5pm, stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., to savor the best flavors of traditional tomatoes in nearly every color of the rainbow. The Jersey-fresh...

Cost: free

Where:
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: Hoboken Historical Museum
Telephone: (201) 656-2240
Contact Name: Bob Foster
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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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This amazing gem of a house is an intact time capsule of life in the early 20th century. Wait until you see the woodwork, the Delft fireplace surround, the science equipment in the library!...

Cost: $6

Where:
Charles Shultz House
30 North Mountain Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Historical Society
Telephone: 973-744-1796
Contact Name: Angelica Kane
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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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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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Visit Sat. or Sun. to learn the basics of space exploration with a charming mousetronaut guide named Meteor. See the inside of a space shuttle and learn what astronauts do in space and why they...

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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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jack & the Giant Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena ​The newest children's theatre show by Open Air Theatre Artistic Director Louis Palena based on the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ  08560
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Telephone: 609-737-0609
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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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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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Gather your little yodas, wookies, and storm troopers as we shamelessly geek-out over one of our favorites. More than just a film series, the Star Wars saga has tied generations together through...

Cost: $17

Where:
Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Telephone: 215-581-3181
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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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Enjoy arts and crafts, vendors, live music, and food all day long.

Cost: Free

Where:
Brunswick Square Mall
East Brunswick, NJ  8816


Telephone: 732-238-3601
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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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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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Gather in downtown Cranford for a low-key day wandering this street festival, which features more than 200 artists, kids’ activities like inflatable slides, bounce houses, a train ride and...

Where:
Downtown Cranford
Cranford, NJ  07016


Telephone: 908-654-1400
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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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There's plenty to do at Camp Pump It Up! Your 3-12 year old will have a fun-filled week between the games, crafts, and activities offered. Be sure to pack them a snack and drink! Registration...

Cost: $100

Where:
Pump It Up
8 Commerce Way Suite 135
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do you love disco fries? Cheeseburgers? Milkshakes? Then this camp is for you. Be your own short order cook. Learn how to make all your favorite diner foods and create blue-plate specials....

Cost: $300

Where:
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Cooking Studio
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammara Baird
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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, 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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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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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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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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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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In this session, we will cover 3rd-party storefronts such as Etsy, eBay and Society6. For more information or to register: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=41518&lib=

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Hillsborough Library branch
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-369-2200
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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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 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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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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There's plenty to do at Camp Pump It Up! Your 3-12 year old will have a fun-filled week between the games, crafts, and activities offered. Be sure to pack them a snack and drink! Registration...

Cost: $100

Where:
Pump It Up
8 Commerce Way Suite 135
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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 Morris County Park Commission is hosting weekly hikes for parents and their babies. Explore the stunning trails while embracing nature from 9:30am-11am. Locations change weekly.

Cost: $2 per adult

Where:
Various
, NJ

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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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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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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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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
View map »


Website »

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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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Drop your child off at the farm to spend their morning with us on an adventure. This program is designed to introduce your child to safety and survival in nature. We will learn about fire, water,...

Cost: $7/ $5

Where:
Valley Crest Farm and Preserve
14 Allerton Rd
Lebanon, NJ  08833
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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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: (508) 866-8190
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: (215) 965-2305
Website »

More information

  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
View map »


Telephone: 856.365.3300
Website »

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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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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 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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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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We have fun programs for kids ages 4-7 if you have little ones! We will be focusing both on baseball and learning about the Olympics, just in time for the games to start in Rio this August. We will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ  07424
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Sponsor: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Telephone: 973-655-2378
Contact Name: Nikki Morton
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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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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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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
View map »


Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
Website »

More information

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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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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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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Your teen won't want to miss the screening of this sing-along edition of her favorite movie!  Sing along with the "Barton Bellas" during this hilarious, laugh-out loud movie...

Cost: $5

Where:
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St
Red Bank, NJ
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Sponsor: Count Basie Theatre Cinema Society
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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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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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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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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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The free concerts are held from 7 - 9 p.m. on the Middletown Art Center's northern lawn. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Alcohol is prohibited. Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street
Middletown, NJ
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Sponsor: Middletown Arts Center
Telephone: 732-706-4100
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Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game Promotion: Bark In The Park All dogs get in free! A Pre-game pooch parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fans who are interested in...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
TD Bank Ballpark
860 E Main St
Bridgewater, NJ
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Telephone: (908) 252-0700
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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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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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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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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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June 15 – To Kill a Mockingbird June 29 – Vertigo July 13 – Grease **We’ll also feature live 50’s music, a sock hop & more, so come to the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Memorial Park
S Walnut St
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
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Sponsor: The Ridgewood Guild
Telephone: 201-493-9911
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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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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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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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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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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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Presented by Suruchi Saini, Holistic Bonfire This workshop provides tips and skills to manage daily challenges with ease and improved self-control. A 20-minute meditation/muscle relaxation session...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Memorial Presbyterian Church
51 West Blackwell Street
Dover, NJ  07801
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Cheire Lozaw
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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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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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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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Do you love disco fries? Cheeseburgers? Milkshakes? Then this camp is for you. Be your own short order cook. Learn how to make all your favorite diner foods and create blue-plate specials....

Cost: $300

Where:
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Cooking Studio
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammara Baird
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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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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 parent workshop was developed by the pediatric psychologists 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 Road
Toms River, NJ
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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This program is for children ages 2-5 with one adult select Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30am $12 for single class for Non-Members/$10 for a single class for Members. Join us as you and your youngster...

Cost: $12 for non-members

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856-365-8733
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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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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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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 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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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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Finish summer right at Summer Send-Off in NYC! Bring the kids or hang out with friends from 11:30am-2:30pm any day between August 24-26. The event features face painting, arts and crafts, raffles...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Central Station, Vanderbilt Hall
89 East 42nd St.
New York, NY  10017
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Appropriate for all ages, PRISMATICA features popular chart-topping music and is the freshest, most exciting Laser Show to come out in years! Experience the very latest advancements in Laser...

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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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
Website »

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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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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
Website »

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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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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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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Liberty State Park is home to over 250 different species of birds. Join us as we explore varied habitats and learn to identify some of our resident and migratory...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

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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Come to the zoo Wednesdays at dusk for Family Fun Night and stay for the "Zoo-vies" (that's movies at the zoo). See Babe the Gallant Pig on August 24: Babe, a pig raised by...

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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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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Appropriate for all ages, PRISMATICA features popular chart-topping music and is the freshest, most exciting Laser Show to come out in years! Experience the very latest advancements in Laser...

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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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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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Do you love disco fries? Cheeseburgers? Milkshakes? Then this camp is for you. Be your own short order cook. Learn how to make all your favorite diner foods and create blue-plate specials....

Cost: $300

Where:
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Cooking Studio
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammara Baird
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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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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 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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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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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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  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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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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Bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott, pianist Rossano Sportiello and friends pay tribute to jazz legend Blossom Dearie.

Cost: $17 per person in advance. $20 at the door

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3706
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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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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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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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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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College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is sponsoring a free community workshop, ideal for parents of college-bound high school sophomores and juniors, on strategies for maximizing your family’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wayne Elks Club
50 Hinchman Ave.
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: College Benefits Research Group
Telephone: 888-802-2740
Contact Name: CBRG
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This seven-week parent 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 cover:...

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Auditorium A
Mountainside, NJ  07092
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Telephone: (908)-389-5679
Contact Name: Dr. Shoshana Isenberg
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There's plenty to do at Camp Pump It Up! Your 3-12 year old will have a fun-filled week between the games, crafts, and activities offered. Be sure to pack them a snack and drink! Registration...

Cost: $100

Where:
Pump It Up
8 Commerce Way Suite 135
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) is sponsoring a free community workshop, ideal for parents of college-bound high school sophomores and juniors, on strategies for maximizing your family’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wayne Elks Club
50 Hinchman Ave.
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: College Benefits Research Group
Telephone: 888-802-2740
Contact Name: CBRG
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August 10 - The Sandlot:  August 17 - Peanuts the Movie  August 24 - Jurassic World August 31 - Cool Runnings

Cost: Free

Where:
Floods Hill
North Ridgewood Road and Mead Street
South Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-378-7754 ext. 1
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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 15 – To Kill a Mockingbird June 29 – Vertigo July 13 – Grease **We’ll also feature live 50’s music, a sock hop & more, so come to the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Memorial Park
S Walnut St
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
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Sponsor: The Ridgewood Guild
Telephone: 201-493-9911
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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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We have fun programs for kids ages 4-7 if you have little ones! We will be focusing both on baseball and learning about the Olympics, just in time for the games to start in Rio this August. We will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ  07424
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Sponsor: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Telephone: 973-655-2378
Contact Name: Nikki Morton
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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Join us for a stroll along the beach to see what the tide has brought ashore. We will meet at the Park Office at 200 Morris Pesin Drive. Please dress to be outdoors and wear old shoes that can get...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

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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We have fun programs for kids ages 4-7 if you have little ones! We will be focusing both on baseball and learning about the Olympics, just in time for the games to start in Rio this August. We will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ  07424
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Sponsor: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Telephone: 973-655-2378
Contact Name: Nikki Morton
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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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There's plenty to do at Camp Pump It Up! Your 3-12 year old will have a fun-filled week between the games, crafts, and activities offered. Be sure to pack them a snack and drink! Registration...

Cost: $100

Where:
Pump It Up
8 Commerce Way Suite 135
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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 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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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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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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Come explore an acre of colorful flowers with your little ones, or even come with your friends. Take your pick of blooms such as marigolds, ageratum, and amaranth for 30 cents to $1 a stem. Enjoy...

Cost: Free admission, 30 cents-$1 a stem

Where:
Robson's Farm
33 Rahilly Road
Wrightstown, NJ  08562
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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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Finish summer right at Summer Send-Off in NYC! Bring the kids or hang out with friends from 11:30am-2:30pm any day between August 24-26. The event features face painting, arts and crafts, raffles...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Central Station, Vanderbilt Hall
89 East 42nd St.
New York, NY  10017
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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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Outdoor concerts held at the Memorial Park Gazebo.

Cost: Free

Where:
Memorial Park Gazebo
Little Falls, NJ  07424


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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 Spaghetti Dinner Block Party was an event that was started in 2005 to celebrate Hoboken’s 150th Anniversary. The idea was to recreate a community event that took place in 1955 for...

Where:
Hoboken, NJ


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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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May 19 - Independence Day May 26 - Mean Girls June 2 - Hairspray Sing-A-Long Aug 11 - The Wizard of Oz Aug 18 - Finding Nemo Aug 25 - Singing in the Rain Sept 1 - Citizen Kane

Cost: Free

Where:
Atlantic Street Park
Warren and Atlantic
Hackensack, NJ
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Sponsor: The City of Hackensack Dept of Cultural Affairs
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Staycation Days at the Monmouth Museum! Thursday, August 25th 10:30 am - 5:00 PM All Day Fun! Nature Area Explorations, Arts & Crafts in the Green Arts Studio, Movies in the Media Center & Random...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission $8, Members are Free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-747-2266
Contact Name: Helen Brown
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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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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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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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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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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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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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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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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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Engage in hands-on making with different activities every 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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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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Do you love disco fries? Cheeseburgers? Milkshakes? Then this camp is for you. Be your own short order cook. Learn how to make all your favorite diner foods and create blue-plate specials....

Cost: $300

Where:
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Cooking Studio
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammara Baird
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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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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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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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There are many paths that can be taken to get into business. This two hour seminar will explore the pros and cons of those various paths. This is a must attend seminar for those thinking of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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Sponsor: SCORE Business Mentoring
Telephone: 908-354-6060
Contact Name: José Ruiz-Alvarez

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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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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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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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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 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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See 14-time Grammy® nominated country star Martina McBride bring the house down on August 25! With 13 studio albums, two greatest hits compilations, one live album, and two additional compilation...

Cost: $45-$95

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
Contact Name: Kelly Blithe
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 explore an acre of colorful flowers with your little ones, or even come with your friends. Take your pick of blooms such as marigolds, ageratum, and amaranth for 30 cents to $1 a stem. Enjoy...

Cost: Free admission, 30 cents-$1 a stem

Where:
Robson's Farm
33 Rahilly Road
Wrightstown, NJ  08562
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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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Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to the park on Friday through Sunday, August 25-28. A fee free day is a great opportunity to discover new programs, new stories or for those who have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550 x11
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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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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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  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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Please Join us for another lovely fundraising ART EVENING of a little Painting, a little Vino, and ALOT of FUN! Paint under the stars surrounded by over 350 years of beautiful Nature and history!!...

Cost: $25 donation

Where:
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ  07302
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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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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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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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Take your little firefighters-in-training to this fair featuring carnival rides and games, local food and tours of the town on an actual fire truck.

Cost: free

Where:
Fair Haven Fire Department
645 River Rd.
Fair Haven, NJ  07704
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Telephone: 732-747-9199
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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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Finish summer right at Summer Send-Off in NYC! Bring the kids or hang out with friends from 11:30am-2:30pm any day between August 24-26. The event features face painting, arts and crafts, raffles...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Central Station, Vanderbilt Hall
89 East 42nd St.
New York, NY  10017
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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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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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Parents: here's your chance to enjoy a night out! Join Clicks and Bricks NEXT FRIDAY 8/26 from 6PM-9PM Email: clicksandbrickslc@gmail.com for more information and to reserve your spot ! $25 1st...

Cost: $25

Where:
Clicks and Bricks Learning Center
20 Hillside Ave
Metuchen, NJ  08840
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Telephone: 732-243-9393
Contact Name: Isabel Molina
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August 12: Top Gun August 19: E.T. August 26: The Peanuts Movie

Cost: Free

Where:
Windward Beach Park
260 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ  08723
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Telephone: (732) 929-0730
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“I’m a kiss kiss fish with a kiss kiss face for spreading cheery cheeries all over the place!” The Pout Pout Fish is coming to Edaville USA to spread his cheery cheeries all over the place!...

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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SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the large scale, annual anime convention of the Pocono Mountains. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is...

Cost: $15 - $60

Where:
Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA  18624
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Sponsor: SaikouCon
Contact Name: Michael Meade
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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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11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. 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...

Cost: $5 per family - member or $7 per family - 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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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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Learn how music was enjoyed through the ages, test your sense of sound, and make your own music craft. Tot Tours are fun and enriching programs for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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Do you love disco fries? Cheeseburgers? Milkshakes? Then this camp is for you. Be your own short order cook. Learn how to make all your favorite diner foods and create blue-plate specials....

Cost: $300

Where:
Kings Cooking Studio
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Cooking Studio
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammara Baird
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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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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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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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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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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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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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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Cruise on down to see some spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own.

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville and the Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Village Greene
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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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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Learn how music was enjoyed through the ages, test your sense of sound, and make your own music craft.  Tot Tours is a fun and enriching program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers....

Cost: $10 adult; $7 child

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: (973) 971-3700
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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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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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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 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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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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 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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This summer, get the outdoor movie experience, join us and watch "Back to the Future". Pizza, ice cream & popcorn specials available. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact...

Cost: $6 Children; $10 Family

Where:
Anchor Golf Center
21 State Route 10
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Telephone: (973) 887-0898
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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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There's plenty to do at Camp Pump It Up! Your 3-12 year old will have a fun-filled week between the games, crafts, and activities offered. Be sure to pack them a snack and drink! Registration...

Cost: $100

Where:
Pump It Up
8 Commerce Way Suite 135
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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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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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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A delicious daytime event dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants. Vote for your favorite ice cream flavor, and take a tropical smell test.  Join us for crafts and fun...

Cost: $4 for children, $6 for 12 yrs. and older

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Camden Children's Garden
Telephone: 856-365-8733
Contact Name: Valerie Frick
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Pirates invade the Village! Catch the action with exciting pirate fight shows throughout the weekend. Take in exhibits and activities such as antique boats, duck decoy carving and more. Plus, sea...

Cost: Children under 3: Free; Children 3-12: $10; Adults: $12

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN For Immediate Release August 1, 2016 Contact:...

Cost: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 12

Where:
Washington Park
Dunellen, NJ  08812


Sponsor: Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions
Telephone: 732-921-5919
Contact Name: Jane, Gail or Sue
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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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Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents,...

Cost: ages 2 and up: $21

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Enjoy free preseason entry to the 10-acre corn maze at Alstede Farms. Available as a free addition to general admission. Monday through Thursday from 9am-noon, there is free corn maze admission, as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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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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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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Come lend a hand clearing trails or helping with minor repairs around the preserve. Schiff’s volunteer work days are great for teens, adults, church groups, service groups, scout troops, or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Tom Doty
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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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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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Tessa International School is a new school opening in Hoboken in 2016. Tessa International School will welcome children from preschool to kindergarten. Children will receive a world-class education...

Cost: free

Where:
Monroe center, suite E315
720 Monroe street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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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! Goodbye Summer!! Make a picture of your favorite summer memory! Join us every weekend in August 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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“I’m a kiss kiss fish with a kiss kiss face for spreading cheery cheeries all over the place!” The Pout Pout Fish is coming to Edaville USA to spread his cheery cheeries all over the place!...

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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SaikouCon, which means "best convention", is the large scale, annual anime convention of the Pocono Mountains. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is...

Cost: $15 - $60

Where:
Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA  18624
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Sponsor: SaikouCon
Contact Name: Michael Meade
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AUGUST 27 & 28 (10:30am - 4pm) HAPPINESS IS MELON-SHAPED! NO U-PICK Local watermelon, cantaloupe, & honeydew for sale Melon slices for sale Homemade melon ice cream Watermelon eating contest...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Family Fun Music Festival with 10 Christian Performers. Games Free Pool Vendors area Food

Cost: Free admission (Food and Vendors only cost)

Where:
Malaga Camp Bal lfield
Delsea Drive and Spruce Street
Newfield, NJ  08344
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Come explore an acre of colorful flowers with your little ones, or even come with your friends. Take your pick of blooms such as marigolds, ageratum, and amaranth for 30 cents to $1 a stem. Enjoy...

Cost: Free admission, 30 cents-$1 a stem

Where:
Robson's Farm
33 Rahilly Road
Wrightstown, NJ  08562
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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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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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Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to the park on Friday through Sunday, August 25-28. A fee free day is a great opportunity to discover new programs, new stories or for those who have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550 x11
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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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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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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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This weekend only! Meet Michelangelo and Raphael, take a photo with them, and play in the amazing exhibit Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer. The exhibit...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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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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Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds. Lesson and theme changes monthly. Children must be accompanied by an adult; maximum of...

Cost: cost of admission

Where:
Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton Township, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 586-0616
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Enjoy nature at Sickles Market's annual Peach and Butterfly Celebration. Learn how delicious a New Jersey peach truly is by tasting fresh peaches, peach jams and baked goods. Be sure to stick...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
Little Silver, NJ  07739
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Sponsor: Sickles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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We're calling on all mermaids, sea creatures and land-dwelling friends to dress up in their finest costumes, take a walk on the boards, and stay for the costume contest  (presided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ


Sponsor: Marilyn Schlossbach Group and the City of Asbury Park
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Vendors of exotic and regional NJ food and crafts people! Six great bands including Trudy Lynn Blues Review as the featured closing act! Featuring a stage for music, Kid's...

Where:
The Great Lawn
Boardwalk at Cooper Ave.
Long Branch, NJ
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Telephone: 732-933-1984
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NJ's premier music and food truck festival, family fun, good music, and great food! Rock the Farm is a premier music & food truck festival located in central coastal New Jersey. Family...

Cost: Kids 10+ Under are free! Tickets $40 and up

Where:
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ
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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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Farm Tours open to the public every other Saturday! 5/23, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22 2:30-4:00 pm We open our doors to groups of all ages and sizes because we understand the importance that...

Cost: Call

Where:
Fulper Family Farmstead
281 Rocktown Lambertville Road
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Telephone: (609) 651-5991
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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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Take your little firefighters-in-training to this fair featuring carnival rides and games, local food and tours of the town on an actual fire truck.

Cost: free

Where:
Fair Haven Fire Department
645 River Rd.
Fair Haven, NJ  07704
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Telephone: 732-747-9199
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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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Join moth expert Blaine Rothauser for an indoor presentation that introduces the audience to the over 110,000 species of moths found worldwide, with his own images taken from a multitude of varied...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Pkwy W
Hillsborough Township, NJ
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Telephone: (908) 722-3700
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Twice during the summer an animated movie will be projected on a very large screen with big sound, under the open sky. By 8:30 pm the crowd settles in. Rain date Sunday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopewell Station
2 Railroad Pl
Hopewell, NJ
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Sponsor: Hopewell Recreation Department
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Summer Fest will feature games for the whole family with a giant sized water slide, a kids water slide along with beach games like giant connect four and a water balloon toss. Take a walk along...

Cost: $10

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Sussex County Miners
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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New Jersey Family Con 2016...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
iPlay Ameria
110 Schanck Rd.
FREEHOLD, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: 360 Lifestyle Design
Contact Name: Megan Taylor
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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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~LAST UNION SUMMER EXPO BOOKING for our 4th Annual 2016 Worthy Women's Entrepreneurial Expo Saturday, August 27, 2016~ For the last 4 years, Lions Vision Productions in partnership with the Super...

Cost: Vendors: $100-$300

Where:
Super Stop & Shop of Union
1201 Stuyvesant Ave
Union, NJ   07083
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C2 Education of Hamilton NJ is offering Free College Counseling in your community throughout the month of August! As competitive as college admissions have become, it is never too early to start...

Cost: Free

Where:
C2 Education of Hamilton, NJ
632 Hamilton Marketplace
Hamilton, NJ  08691
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Telephone: 609 4503396

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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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Stream Walk Saturday, August 20 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Bring your boots and prepare to get wet and wild as we talk about the importance of water in an ecosystem while we take a leisurely hike in...

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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Discover the many beautiful trails that Vernon has to offer by joining this self guided challenge to complete 50 miles on any of our trails between July 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016. Sounds...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vernon Township
, NJ

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It's a kids' music mashup the whole family will love! Miss Nina (http://mymissnina.com) turns classic kids' books into delightful pop music and visual treats, which have been enormously successful...

Cost: $10 (kids under age 1 free)

Where:
Crossroads
78 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ  07027
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Sponsor: Knock-Knock Records
Telephone: 201-838-1205
Contact Name: Jason Didner
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Ultimate Storytime, presented by Playlist Live and produced by Reboot the People, takes the digital format that Thomas Sanders coined, and follows the storylines of Michael and Marissa. Join...

Cost: $30

Where:
Gamechanger World
798 U.S. 9
Howell, NJ  07731
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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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Audiences will get swept away into a sublime world of kings, queens, fairy godmothers and storybook creatures. The tale of Sleeping Beauty comes to life in the most majestic classical ballet of all...

Cost: Tickets $35 Orch/Loge, $25 Mezz, $20 Seniors, $15 Students (Plus $5 fee per tick

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701
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Sponsor: The Atlantic City Ballet
Telephone: 732-367-7789
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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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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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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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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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