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July 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...

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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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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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
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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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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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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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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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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Back by popular demand, The Bounce Factory is hosting an open bounce session with Mr. Conductor and all things Thomas the train. There will be trains and activities for the children to play with....

Cost: $12/child

Where:
The Bounce Factory
150 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, NJ  07059
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Sponsor: The Bounce Factory
Telephone: 908-647-5867
Contact Name: Cheryl Taylor
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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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JULY 16 & 17 (10AM, 12PM, & 2PM) OASIS PIRATE ADVENTURES! Ahoy, me hearties! Are you ready for a pirate adventure? There's treasure just waiting to be plundered! Captain Lucky needs your...

Cost: $14.95 per participant

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
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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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into The Delaware River Railroad Excursions for a larger-than-life experience. Hop aboard the 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine. A ticket for Day Out...

Cost: $17-36

Where:
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.
Phillipsburg, NJ
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Telephone: 866-468-7630
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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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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THE READY, SET, GO TOUR 2016 MOVES FULL STEAM AHEAD TO DELAWARE RIVER RAILROAD EXCURSIONS FOR THOMAS’ BIGGEST YEAR EVER! This fun-filled event offers children and their...

Cost: $21 per tickets ages 2+

Where:
Delaware River Railroad Excursion
99 Elizabeth St
Phillipsburg, NJ  08812
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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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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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July Weekend Crafting is here! Become a pirate! Create a treasure map, play on our pirate ship, and even get to walk the plank! Join us every weekend in July for a special craft!

Cost: free with general admission

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That!!!
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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Discover some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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JULY 9, 10, 16 & 17 (10:30am - 4pm) BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL ​ THEY'RE BERRY GOOD FOR YOU! NO U-PICK Farm fresh blueberries for sale Fresh baked blueberry pies Blueberry muffins Blueberry jam Homemade...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Come experience the thrill of picking your own blueberries right off of the bush. They are sweet and delicious! Fun also includes jumping pillows, inflatable attractions, wagon rides, playground,...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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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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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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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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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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Bring the family and celebrate with: Delicious Blueberry Treats made with Our Own Local Blueberries including Blueberry Shortcake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Ice Cream and more!...

Cost: various options - see website for details

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Comic book festival featuring artists, writers, celebrities, vendors, crafts. Guests include Simpsons writer Tony Di Gerolamo and actor Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead).

Cost: 5.00

Where:
Toms River Elks
600 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ  08753
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Sponsor: Little Shop of Comics
Telephone: 609-242-7756
Contact Name: Mary Campbell
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Get ready for six days of thrills with rides, music, a visit from Howling Woods Farm (meet wolves!), 4-H animals, craft demos, kids' games, horse shows, vendors, and more old-fashioned fun at...

Cost: $7, kids under 10 are free.

Where:
Robert J. Miller Air Park
Route 530
Berkeley, NJ
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Telephone: 732-914-9466
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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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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join Kings Food Markets this Sunday, June 17 for a special tasting event to celebrate National Ice Cream Day at our Boonton store. From 11:00 a.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Food Market
115 Hawkins Place
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Kings
Telephone: 215-790-4374
Contact Name: Ashley Conde
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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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The Somerset County Park Commission summer of Sunday evening live concert performances continues at the Duke Island Park band shell on Old York Road in Bridgewater. All concerts are free and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Cindie Sullivan
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Does anything scream summer at the Jersey Shore more than fresh seafood?   This season, Monmouth Park is throwing the Shore's biggest seafood festival!  Enjoy everything from...

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

Where:
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Ave
Oceanport , NJ  07757
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Telephone: 732-222-5100
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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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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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An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands where you'll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Small children may need to be...

Cost: Free. ($5/car State Park parking fee.).

Where:
Skylands New Jersey Botanical Garden
1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood, NJ
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Telephone: 973-962-9534
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Visit the Discover Den the 3rd weekend of each month for Story Time. It’s summer and what better way to experience the Jersey Shore while staying home than to follow Sue as she gathers sea shells...

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Sponsor: New Jersey State Museum
Telephone: 609-292-6464
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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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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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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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This seven-week parenting workshop was developed by the pediatric psychotherapists at Children's Specialized Hospital to help parents learn how to manage their child’s behavior. The course will...

Cost: $99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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Yeehaw is a top 40 Country band, whose members have all been musicians that toured with other bands including Adam Lambert, Blue Oyster Cult, and My Chemical Romance.  But now they are pure...

Cost: free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Bridgewater, NJ


Telephone: 908 722-1200
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Concerts In the Park will run Sundays at 7pm to 7:30pm starting July 10th to August 14th. Hainesport Township One Hainesport Centre, Hainesport, NJ. 

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Hainesport Concerts in the Park
Hainesport , NJ  08036
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Sponsor: Hainesport Recreation
Telephone: (609) 267-2730 ext. 107
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Free evening of concerts held at beautiful Taylor Park in downtown Millburn off Millburn Avenue and Main Street. June 26: British Invasion Tribute July 10: Bazooka Hoe and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Millrun Township Department of Recreation and Parks
Telephone: 973-564-7097
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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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A double bill of classic rock! Eric Burdon was at the forefront of the British Invasion, known for such iconic hits as “House of the Rising Sun,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “We...

Cost: $39 - $79

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Steet
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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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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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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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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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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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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The Somerset Valley Players present a delightful children’s story of a shy and absent minded Prince who is browbeaten into marrying the Sleeping Beauty who is 100 years his senior....

Cost: Adults $12 - Seniors/Students $10

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

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 898-2300, ext. 18
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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

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

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

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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Pinocchio Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena Based on the children's classic, we follow the beloved character on his quest to become a real boy. Friday and Saturday at 11am, Sunday at 4...

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

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ
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Telephone: 267-885-9857
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

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

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

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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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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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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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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Need to hone in your basketball skills and be around your friends or make new lifelong friends? Come check out our camp held at the NEW Rider University practice Facility! Dates are July...

Cost: 315

Where:
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Telephone: 609-895-5686

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

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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Each day students will follow along as they learn a step by step acrylic painting techniques creating their own masterpieces of the featured artist and/or movement of the day. Covered artists...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn about the history of your favorite animated stories and characters and explore the origins of animated movies and TV shows. Here you will try your hand at the old styles of animated...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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New Jersey children have much to look forward to as The Garden State Community Kitchen (GSCK) gears up once again for their fun, educational and healthy summer program beginning Tuesday, July 5th...

Cost: $400/week

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

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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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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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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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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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Summer 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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Facilitated by Renee Riley, FSO Family Partner Family Partners, a New Jersey Family Service Organization serving Morris and Sussex Counties, is initiating a monthly, peer-led support group for...

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: Renee Riley
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Have fun with a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. Here you will learn about the history of graffiti art as practiced around the world, and explore your own ideas using several of these...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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This class is good for beginners as well as those continuing with their figure drawing practice. Draw the human figure from life – warming up with quick, gesture sketches, and continuing the...

Cost: $155 Member, $165 non-member, short supply list

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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Come in from the heat and enjoy our all time favorite movie playing on the big screen for FREE! Tickets: FREE but must be obtained through the box office. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Telephone: 732-224-8778
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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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Music Under the Stars” Summer Concert Series, Rain location:  Memorial Junior School Auditorium, 61 Highland Avenue, Whippany.

Cost: Free

Where:
Brickyard Field
Whippany, NJ


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

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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

Cost: $250 - $1,620

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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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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The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering programs to introduce people to the enjoyment of trail...

Cost: $35 $45 $330

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

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join 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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After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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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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Bring along the whole family this summer and enjoy a fun-filled family-style whitewater raft trip!  Eight miles and 3 to 4 hours long, the plentiful riffles and mild Class I and II water...

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

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Prices vary

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

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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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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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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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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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
Chester, NJ  07930
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Need to hone in your basketball skills and be around your friends or make new lifelong friends? Come check out our camp held at the NEW Rider University practice Facility! Dates are July...

Cost: 315

Where:
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Telephone: 609-895-5686

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

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

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

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Learn about the history of your favorite animated stories and characters and explore the origins of animated movies and TV shows. Here you will try your hand at the old styles of animated...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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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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Read & Pick is an innovative program that combines picking fruit with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the fruit. Parents and young children (ages preschool to 8 years) are...

Cost: $7

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Terhune Orchards
Telephone: 609-924-2310
Contact Name: Farm Store
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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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Each day students will follow along as they learn a step by step acrylic painting techniques creating their own masterpieces of the featured artist and/or movement of the day. Covered artists...

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

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

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
Website »

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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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SUMMER preschool schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30AM We recommend that children (and adults) come dressed for summer-y weather (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers not sandals, hat and water...

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

Where:
Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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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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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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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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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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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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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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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: $12/adult, $8/child, free/under 3 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-527-0400
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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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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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Located at the Freehold Raceway Mall, outside the Cheesecake Factory. July 5: The Benjamins July 12: The British Invasion Tribute July 19: 2U- A U2 Tribute Band July 26: CSN...

Cost: Free

Where:
Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 US 9
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-440-7000
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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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An extra-terrestrial (E.T.) is accidentally left behind on Earth, where he is discovered by a young boy named Elliot. Along with his brother and sister, Elliot tries to help his new friend contact...

Cost: free

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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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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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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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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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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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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This class is good for beginners as well as those continuing with their figure drawing practice. Draw the human figure from life – warming up with quick, gesture sketches, and continuing the...

Cost: $155 Member, $165 non-member, short supply list

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
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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Have fun with a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. Here you will learn about the history of graffiti art as practiced around the world, and explore your own ideas using several of these...

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

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3718
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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Search the garden for roly poly bugs and discover their role in the backyard habitat. Hear a story and make a craft. Activities are for children ages 3-5 years old with a caregiver. Second...

Cost: $8-12/pair

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
Telephone: 973-538-2404 ext. 16
Contact Name: Cynthia Winslow
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This fun-filled, educational program teaches children and their families about the importance of good nutrition, the value of local agriculture, and the role farms play in enriching our communities...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $8 per person

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

Cost: $8 per person

Where:
Planetarium/Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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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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Annual fair held by Saint Ambrose in Old Bridge. The carnival has rides for all ages, games,BBQ Ribs, Brick Oven Pizza and much more tasty food, Super 50/50 up to $25,000 !!!!! (ONE WINNER)...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Ambrose Parish
83 Throckmorton lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Telephone: 732-713-2295
Contact Name: Anthony Cosentino
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Kids entering grades 2+ are invited to a class for beginner chess players. A professional instructor will guide our group on the basics. For more information or to register:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Peapack & Gladstone Library branch
Municipal Complex on School St
Peapack, NJ  07977
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-234-0598
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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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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Get up on your feet and move to awesome music and original stories. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory-experiences. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
6 Rockview Ave.
North Plainfield, NJ  07060
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-755-7909
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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An extra-terrestrial (E.T.) is accidentally left behind on Earth, where he is discovered by a young boy named Elliot. Along with his brother and sister, Elliot tries to help his new friend contact...

Cost: free

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Presented by Investors Bank, the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series has become a favorite summertime tradition in the City of Summit. Gather on the Village Green to enjoy some of the best bands of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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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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Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy these outstanding concerts in the great outdoors.

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Shipyard Park
13th Street & McFeeley Drive
Hoboken, NJ
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Sponsor: The Applied Companies & Apple Montessori Schools
Telephone: (201) 420-2207
Contact Name: Geri Fallo
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Monday and Tuesdays in July and August. Located at the Town Green and Brookside Park.  Tuesday July 5: American Tribute (Town Green) Monday July 11: Best of the Season 2 (Town Green)...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomfield , NJ  07003


Telephone: 973-743-9074
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July is parks and recreation month! Save the date for a summer of fun with Bernards Township Parks and Recreation. July 5:  Reminisce & Classic Car Show at 5PM! July 12:  Asbury...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pleasant Valley Park
Bernards Township, NJ  07920


Sponsor: Bernards Township Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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July 12: Minions Warinanco Park July 19: Hotel Transylvania 2 Warinanco Park July 26: Good Dinosaur Warinanco Park August 2: Zootopia Meisel Park August...

Cost: free

Where:
Warinanco Park
Roselle, NJ


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
400 N Wood Ave
Linden, NJ  07036
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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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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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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Concerts take place every Tuesday and Thursday night (except July 5th) at the Band Shell at Veteran's Field. Bring a chair or blanket, and be sure to not cross the baseball field if games are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran's Field
Ridgewood, NJ  07450


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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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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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An antique tractor parade and farm fair queen pageant are just two of the events that make this 4-H event a standout. Plus, the kids get a taste of farm life by watching equestrian shows, pig races...

Cost: $10 donation/day/car; $25 donation for a Multi-day Parking Pass available

Where:
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Springfield, NJ


Telephone: 609-784-8369
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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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Really love dinos? Liberty Science Center is transforming its backyard into a paleontological dig site for the special limited-engagement “Dino Dig.” Guests will experience a...

Cost: Admission

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

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

Where:
Pocono Whitewater
Jim Thorpe, PA


Telephone: 1-800-WHITEWATER
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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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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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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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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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Unleash your creativity and make something! Stop by each week for a different free, hands-on making program. All ages are welcome!

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Sponsor: New Jersey State Museum
Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

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

Cost: $400/week

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Telephone: 908-202-4528
Contact Name: Rebecca Secchiano
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

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

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

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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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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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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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 some family fun with the help of puzzles, games, and the park's mobile app. Try a ranger hat on for size, and share your knowledge of America's National Parks. Available daily...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Explore unique habitats all around the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalist Vicky Allen! Dress for summery weather and outdoor adventure. Wear a hat and bring a refillable water bottle....

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

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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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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Learn about the history of your favorite animated stories and characters and explore the origins of animated movies and TV shows. Here you will try your hand at the old styles of animated...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Each day students will follow along as they learn a step by step acrylic painting techniques creating their own masterpieces of the featured artist and/or movement of the day. Covered artists...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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This classic tale is brought to life by a talented cast of singers, actors and dancers. The real story is the aftermath of the famous race. Crushed and demoralized, our Hare loses his sense of...

Cost: $12

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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The NJ Drone Academy will demonstrate how to build and fly a drone and answer questions about this exciting new technology. For more information or to register:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Peapack & Gladstone Library branch
Municipal Complex on School Street
Peapack, NJ  07977
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-234-0598
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Here comes summer and let’s head outside with Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson! Experience nature with your toddler as Miss Allison shares stories, simple crafts and a short outdoor...

Cost: $7 for Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association members, $10 for non-members

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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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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Need to hone in your basketball skills and be around your friends or make new lifelong friends? Come check out our camp held at the NEW Rider University practice Facility! Dates are July...

Cost: 315

Where:
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Telephone: 609-895-5686

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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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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
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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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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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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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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This classic tale is brought to life by the talented cast of singers, actors, and dancers. the real story is the aftermath of the famous race. Crushed and demoralized, our Hare loses his sense of...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
, NJ


Telephone: 973-971-3706
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Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this displaying hand crafted instruments that have been passed down through generations.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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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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For live music, pony and hay rides, games, food prepared with the farm's fresh ingredients and sprinklers (grab your bathing suit!), head to Donaldson Farms. Donaldson Farms produce will be...

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

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

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

Where:
The Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
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Sponsor: The Garden State Discovery Museum
Telephone: 856-424-1233
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Have fun with a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. Here you will learn about the history of graffiti art as practiced around the world, and explore your own ideas using several of these...

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

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

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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This class is good for beginners as well as those continuing with their figure drawing practice. Draw the human figure from life – warming up with quick, gesture sketches, and continuing the...

Cost: $155 Member, $165 non-member, short supply list

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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The Golden Blaze - Two young boy's schoolyard rivalry spirals out of control when their father's develop superpowers. Rated G, 87 mins.

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Summer is officially here, and although children are ready to take full advantage of the long relaxing days off from school, it’s crucial parents make summer learning a top priority. City Kidz...

Cost: $250 - $1,620

Where:
Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
57 Sand Hill Road
Kendall Park, NJ  08824
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Experiment with science and explore new ideas with fun hands-on activities, exciting demos, and more! Every Wednesday from July 6th to August 17th, with the exception of August 3rd.

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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Explore Ancient Greece as we introduce you to a variety of archaeological recoveries from our Museum Loan collection. You will discover the influence Olympians, artists, and architects of Ancient...

Cost: $10.00, Advanced registration required

Where:
Morris museum
6 normandy heights road
morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
Contact Name: colleen mackenzie
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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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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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Get up close and personal with creepy crawlies. Meet some live arthropods such as a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Giant Black African Millipede, Emperor Scorpion and a Chilean Rosehair Tarantula! A...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ  08553
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 609-924-7073
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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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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HIGHLIGHTS • Join us for a MAGICAL DAY! • Our magician will delight the kids with his amazing magic show! • Kids can explore the museum pre-show! • Featuring a very furry special guest!...

Cost: Price for child: $15.99 Price for adult: $9.95

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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Annual fair held by Saint Ambrose in Old Bridge. The carnival has rides for all ages, games,BBQ Ribs, Brick Oven Pizza and much more tasty food, Super 50/50 up to $25,000 !!!!! (ONE WINNER)...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Ambrose Parish
83 Throckmorton lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Telephone: 732-713-2295
Contact Name: Anthony Cosentino
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Join 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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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...

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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The Hon. Donald M. Payne, Sr. - Follow the life and legacy of a Newark son, and the first Black Congressman from NJ. 37 mins. Speakers: The Hon. Donald M. Payne Jr., Congressman & The Hon. William...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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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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Come to Flood’s Hill early on concert night to enjoy a full menu of food trucks and arts and crafts activities for children. July 6th – Pinwheels July 13th – Wooden Maracas...

Cost: Free

Where:
Flood’s Hill
South Orange, NJ


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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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June 15        The Nerds   June 22        The Weeklings June 29        Matt O’Ree Band July 6 ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Beach E
Sandy Hook, NJ  07732


Sponsor: Sandy Hook Foundation
Telephone: 732-291-7733
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Date: 6/23/16    Band: Swing Sabroso (Latin/Salsa) Date: 6/30/16   Band: The Blawenberg Band (American Brass Band) Date: 7/7/16       Band:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Monday and Tuesdays in July and August. Located at the Town Green and Brookside Park.  Tuesday July 5: American Tribute (Town Green) Monday July 11: Best of the Season 2 (Town Green)...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomfield , NJ  07003


Telephone: 973-743-9074
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Films in Van Vorst Van Vorst Park, 257 Montgomery St, Jersey City Come to the park this summer and bring a chair and bring a friend – the movie and popcorn are on us. June 8:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Van Vorst Park
257 Montgomery St
Jersey City, NJ  07302
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SUMMER FAMILY CAMP FIRES - Join the Trailside staff for a campfire to celebrate the summer season. Start with lemonade & toasting marshmallows, then be a part of interactive stories, songs and...

Cost: $7-8

Where:
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Rd.
Mountainside, NJ
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Telephone: 908-789-3670
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In inclement weather, concerts are held in the  Darress Theatre, 615 Main Street, Boonton Rain location signs will be posted near the park and on the town bulletin boards.  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Lord Park
Boonton, NJ  07005


Sponsor: Boonton Area Cultural Arts
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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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Bring your family and friends and enjoy the music!  In the event of rain concerts will be held in the Old Tappan Fire House.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oakes Park
184 Central Ave
Old Tappan, NJ  07675
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Sponsor: Old Tappan Arts and Entertainment Committee
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Come to the zoo Wednesdays at dusk for Family Fun Night and stay for the "Zoo-vies" (that's movies at the zoo). See Zookeeper July 20 in celebration of National Zookeeper Week!...

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

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Celebrating its 24st Anniversary Season, the highly anticipated 2016 Free Concerts in the Park series returns this summer at Flood’s Hill in Meadowland Park, South Orange. For five...

Cost: free

Where:
Flood’s Hill
North Ridgewood Road and Mead Street
South Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-378-7754 ext. 1
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June 8 –  Creed  PG-13 June 15 –  Joy  PG-13 June 22 –  Star Wars: The Force Awakens PG-13 June 29 –  The Big Short Rated R ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pier A Park
Hoboken, NJ


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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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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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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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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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An antique tractor parade and farm fair queen pageant are just two of the events that make this 4-H event a standout. Plus, the kids get a taste of farm life by watching equestrian shows, pig races...

Cost: $10 donation/day/car; $25 donation for a Multi-day Parking Pass available

Where:
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Springfield, NJ


Telephone: 609-784-8369
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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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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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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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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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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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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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Explore various sand specimens, learn about sea life, and make sand art.

Cost: $30/child/day for Members, $40/child/day for Non-Members

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3710
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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  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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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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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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Join us for a fun morning of free sample classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip Hop (Jazz sample classes will be offered on 9/15). Reserve your space by visiting www.princetondance.com or email us...

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

Cost: free

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

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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
Chester, NJ  07930
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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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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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Need to hone in your basketball skills and be around your friends or make new lifelong friends? Come check out our camp held at the NEW Rider University practice Facility! Dates are July...

Cost: 315

Where:
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Telephone: 609-895-5686

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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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Each day students will follow along as they learn a step by step acrylic painting techniques creating their own masterpieces of the featured artist and/or movement of the day. Covered artists...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn about the history of your favorite animated stories and characters and explore the origins of animated movies and TV shows. Here you will try your hand at the old styles of animated...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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SUMMER preschool schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30AM We recommend that children (and adults) come dressed for summer-y weather (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers not sandals, hat and water...

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

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

Cost: $400/week

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

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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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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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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The Owl and the Pussycat By Annika Bennett Writer of "Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree" at Lewis Center for the Arts An adaptation of an Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat follows an owl...

Cost: Tickets for the show are $12, free for kids under 3.

Where:
Princeton Summer Theater
Hamilton Murray Theater
Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544
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Sponsor: Princeton Summer Theater
Telephone: 732-997-0205
Contact Name: Alice Terrett
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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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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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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. SPECIFICATIONS The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging...

Cost: $35 for up to 3 entries

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Pure Health Services
280 State Rt 35
Suite 204
Red Bank, NJ  07701
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Sponsor: Pure Health Services
Telephone: 732-747-0083
Contact Name: Mai Tran
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Charenée Wade - Vocalist. Rain or Shine.

Cost: Members FREE; Non-Members $5

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
see description
, NY

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This class is good for beginners as well as those continuing with their figure drawing practice. Draw the human figure from life – warming up with quick, gesture sketches, and continuing the...

Cost: $155 Member, $165 non-member, short supply list

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

Cost: $250 - $1,620

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

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Have fun with a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. Here you will learn about the history of graffiti art as practiced around the world, and explore your own ideas using several of these...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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A Bubble Volcano! A Bubble roller coaster! A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this bubble extravaganza. It's the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles...

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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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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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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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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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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Annual fair held by Saint Ambrose in Old Bridge. The carnival has rides for all ages, games,BBQ Ribs, Brick Oven Pizza and much more tasty food, Super 50/50 up to $25,000 !!!!! (ONE WINNER)...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Ambrose Parish
83 Throckmorton lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Telephone: 732-713-2295
Contact Name: Anthony Cosentino
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
94 Stevens Rd
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Telephone: 888-CHILDRENS ext. 3
Contact Name: Dolores Switaj, Ph.D.
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The Arts Council of Princeton, in partnership with the Princeton Shopping Center and Edens, presents Supreme Love Orchestra on Thursday, July 21st at 6 pm in the Princeton Shopping Center...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Princeton
Telephone: 609-924-8777
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Join us to discuss the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs. Meet other families in the community experiencing challenges with children and grandchildren who struggle with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Celebrate the Children (School)
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ  07834
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Christie Farber
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Youth Partnership is a peer-support and advocacy group for teens and young adults ages 13 through 21. Our mission is to break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health by offering a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Celebrate the Children (School)
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ  07834
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties
Telephone: (973) 940-3194
Contact Name: Cheire Lozaw
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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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Attend an Open House to learn about Stevens’ stimulating academic programs, innovative curriculum and exceptional faculty and staff. See how far your child can go in a learning community that...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Stevens Cooperative School
100 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ  07310
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Enjoy a movie night experience, complete with a 36′ x 24′ outdoor screen, cinema sound, and the projection clarity of today’s best Blu-Ray player. As part of the experience, we invite you to...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Spring Academy - Scotch Plains
1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
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Sponsor: SA
Telephone: 908-301-6168
Contact Name: Jill Ji
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

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

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

Cost: $29.95/adult, $24.95/child

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia , PA  19103
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Telephone: 215.448.1200
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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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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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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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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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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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A bubble volcano! A bubble roller coaster! A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff...

Cost: $10 Members/$12 General Public, $15 Combo Theater Ticket and Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3706
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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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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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Come join in the fun and be part of a custom mural to be displayed in downtown Rahway. Community Mural Arts Project 5:30-8:30 pm at the Train Station Plaza. Movies begin at Dusk. July 7 -...

Cost: Free

Where:
City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ


Sponsor: City of Rahway
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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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This program’s longevity is more than great music! Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room...

Cost: Free

Where:
Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road
Flemington , NJ  08822
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Sponsor: Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Rec
Telephone: 908-782-7275
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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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  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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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Bring the family for a movie night in the park! Movies in the park are free! All movies begin at dusk. The screen is located by the Browning and Collings intersection, near the gazebo. This event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intersection of Browing and Collings
Collingswood, NJ  08108


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hutzel Memorial Bandshell
Lincoln Park
Rutherford, NJ
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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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Concerts take place every Tuesday and Thursday night (except July 5th) at the Band Shell at Veteran's Field. Bring a chair or blanket, and be sure to not cross the baseball field if games are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran's Field
Ridgewood, NJ  07450


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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Gardner's Basin
Atlantic City, NJ


Telephone: 609-344-8338
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Take the kids to bowl for free all summer long (and in some cases, beyond!) at various bowling alleys throughout New Jersey. Registered kids get to bowl two free games a day—and you don't...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


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

Cost: Admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: (201) 200-1000
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Princeton University Summer Concerts will present four free concerts this summer starting at 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the following dates: • Thursday,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
68 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ  08544
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Telephone: 609-258-5000
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An antique tractor parade and farm fair queen pageant are just two of the events that make this 4-H event a standout. Plus, the kids get a taste of farm life by watching equestrian shows, pig races...

Cost: $10 donation/day/car; $25 donation for a Multi-day Parking Pass available

Where:
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Springfield, NJ


Telephone: 609-784-8369
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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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Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Our Freehold Rocks! concert Series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Freehold, NJ  07728


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

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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The mouthwatering smell from the amazing food vendors as it wafts through the air as you enjoy shows, animals, strolling entertainment, and more.

Where:
4-H Fairgrounds
355 Court House-South Dennis Rd.
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Telephone: 609-465-5115
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Rollercoasters, arcade, bumper cars and bumper boats, archery, tennis courts, laser tag, a driving range and a rock climbing wall are among the fun attractions at this park.

Cost: Prices vary

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

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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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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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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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warinaco Park, Elizabeth
Meisel Park, Springfield
, NJ
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Sponsor: Union County Department of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 908-527-4900
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A one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, PoliticalFest will consist of nonpartisan exhibits at seven participating locations, with the National...

Cost: Free-$15

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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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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Explore our Mega Model Trains and make your own train art. Tot Tours are fun and enriching programs for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Activities include story time or a mini gallery...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
, NJ


Telephone: 973-971-3718
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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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“Every family needs a pinch of chaos!” Paddington Bear is on yet another adventure, this time at Edaville USA! Paddington Bear will be available for meet and greets near the train station. For...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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Assemble the minions and drop them off at Club MAC! We are going to have a movie party and go ba-ba-ba-ba-bananas playing theme-related games. Pizza, drinks and snacks included. 

Cost: $25 per child & 15 per sibling

Where:
The Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street
Middletown, NJ  07748
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Sponsor: The Middletown Arts Center
Telephone: 732-706-4100
Contact Name: The Middletown Arts Center
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Meet the Ranney School admissions team and learn more about our Age 3-Grade 12 independent school. Schedule your summer tour at www.ranneyschool.org/visitus or call 732.542.4777, ext. 1109.

Cost: free

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

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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
Chester, NJ  07930
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Each day students will follow along as they learn a step by step acrylic painting techniques creating their own masterpieces of the featured artist and/or movement of the day. Covered artists...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Learn about the history of your favorite animated stories and characters and explore the origins of animated movies and TV shows. Here you will try your hand at the old styles of animated...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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Camp Premiere at Premiere Stages THE PERFECT SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING THEATER ARTISTS Session 1 (Students entering Grades 6-8) Dates: July 18 - 29, 2016 (M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Students...

Cost: $295

Where:
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-737-4077
Contact Name: Courtney
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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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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

Where:
Swedish Cottage, Central Park
81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY  10023
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Certified Health Coach and author, Theresa Bonner, will lead a brief story time, followed by a presentation. There will be healthy treats to sample as well as coloring books with recipes to take...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Somerville Library branch
35 West End Ave.
Somerville, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-725-1336
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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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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The Owl and the Pussycat By Annika Bennett Writer of "Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree" at Lewis Center for the Arts An adaptation of an Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat follows an owl...

Cost: Tickets for the show are $12, free for kids under 3.

Where:
Princeton Summer Theater
Hamilton Murray Theater
Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544
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Sponsor: Princeton Summer Theater
Telephone: 732-997-0205
Contact Name: Alice Terrett
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Taubenslag's Theater Camp at MCC performs "Pocahontas", a one-hour musical adventure. Come see the wonder of nature as Pocahontas displays her wisdom and kindness to all those she meets. Open to...

Cost: $3 per ticket

Where:
Middlesex County College
Performing Arts Center
2600 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ  08818
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Sponsor: Middlesex County College
Telephone: 732 906-2556
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Explore various types of early 20th century automatic entertainment: Coin-ops! Fortune-tellers and strength testers were popular coin-operated machines found in penny arcades, and Prohibtion-era...

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown , NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 972-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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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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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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The Simon & Garfunkel and Everly Brothers songbooks, and original harmony-driven music. Bring a lawn chair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. (Visit The Guthrie Brothers band...

Cost: free admission

Where:
Skylands New Jersey Botanical Garden
1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood, NJ
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Sponsor: Gina Auriemma Foundation.
Telephone: 973-962-9534
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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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Explore different methods and mediums of mosaic art through the week as you create your treasures. Some of the projects may include egg-shell mosaics; organic found objects as your medium; mosaic...

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

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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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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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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Have fun with a variety of off-the-wall mediums and projects. Here you will learn about the history of graffiti art as practiced around the world, and explore your own ideas using several of these...

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
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The fifth annual Eat Drink Local Week, which celebrates the bounty of New Jersey farmers and the culinary skills of dozens of our state’s most talented chefs, will take place July 22 to 31 at...

Cost: n/a

Where:
All Locations
All Locations
All Locations, NJ  00000
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Sponsor: Edible Jersey
Telephone: 201-240-5858
Contact Name: Edible Jersey
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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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  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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This class is good for beginners as well as those continuing with their figure drawing practice. Draw the human figure from life – warming up with quick, gesture sketches, and continuing the...

Cost: $155 Member, $165 non-member, short supply list

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-971-3740
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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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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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Annual fair held by Saint Ambrose in Old Bridge. The carnival has rides for all ages, games,BBQ Ribs, Brick Oven Pizza and much more tasty food, Super 50/50 up to $25,000 !!!!! (ONE WINNER)...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Ambrose Parish
83 Throckmorton lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Telephone: 732-713-2295
Contact Name: Anthony Cosentino
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Terhune Vineyard & Winery
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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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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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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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $99

Where:
Children's Specialized Hospital
94 Stevens Rd
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Telephone: 888-CHILDRENS ext. 3
Contact Name: Dolores Switaj, Ph.D.
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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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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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Every Friday during the summer is Parent's Night Out at My kinder club! So you can plan, and also have fun while the little ones have a blast! Pizza, Open Play, arts and craft, movie! They'll beg...

Cost: 50 per kid(sibling discount)

Where:
My Kinder Club
880 River Road
2nd floor
Edgewater, NJ  07020
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Sponsor: My Kinder Club
Telephone: 201.366.4501
Contact Name: My Kinder Club
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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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Today, the facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof...

Cost: Prices vary

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

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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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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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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Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors and many textures take on a special glow as the sun fades. Enjoy this intimate garden, a concert of live music, and a cold beverage...

Cost: $15 per person

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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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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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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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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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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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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Friday’s in Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair begins 7:30 pm July 1 - AM Gold along with a Fireworks Spectacular July 8 – Bronx Wanderers July 15 - Stylistics July 22...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brookdale Park
Bloomfield, NJ


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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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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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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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At our Summer Blast events we provide free snacks and drinks, live music, bouncy inflatables for the kids, games, face painting and more. At dusk, we enjoy a family-friendly movie together on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Plainsboro, NJ


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

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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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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Previous The Burlington County Amphitheater is located adjacent to the Burlington County Library in Westampton.  The amphitheater is home to a vast...

Cost: Free

Where:
Burlington County Ampitheater
5 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ  08060
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Telephone: 609-265-5858
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Special Time: 7:30P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Each month’s full moon gives us the chance to see evening wildlife activity in light almost as bright as day. We’ll hike without flashlights, and see the...

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

Cost: $20

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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There is no better way to kick off summer than with live entertainment, thirst quenching beer, and our flavorful guacamole! On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is inviting you to join the fiesta...

Cost: Varies

Where:
, NJ

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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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Join Us For FREE Movie Night! Friday, July 22nd at 8 pm This year we are showing Disney’s “Cars” Admission will be FREE as part of our customer appreciation weekend. Refreshments will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Pack a picnic basket, put the kids in their pajamas, pile everyone into the DeSoto (or the minivan), and head over to Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater for the Somerset County Park...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Karren Newman
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Enjoy a laser concert featuring a variety of classic rock songs including "Touch of Gray"(Grateful Dead), "Houses of the Holy"(Led Zeppelin),"Another One Bites the Dust(Queen), "You Took the Words...

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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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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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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Journey from a distant quasar to the Hubble Space Telescope orbiting the Earth. Light produces a spectrum. The spectrum changes as it travels towards Earth, allowing us to learn about the light...

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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Kick off Customer Appreciation Weekend with Movie Night at Alstede Farms! Join Us For FREE Movie Night! We’ll be showing Disney’s “Cars” movie in Harvest Hall –...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede's Farm
Harvest Hall
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ
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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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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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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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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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Friday, June 10th - Aladdin (Rated G) Friday,  June 24th - Ant-Man (Rated PG-13) Friday, July 8th - Jurassic World (Rated PG-13) Friday, July 22nd - Inside Out (Rated PG) Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Howell City Park
925 W Grand River Ave
Howell, NJ
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Telephone: (517) 546-0693
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The mouthwatering smell from the amazing food vendors as it wafts through the air as you enjoy shows, animals, strolling entertainment, and more.

Where:
4-H Fairgrounds
355 Court House-South Dennis Rd.
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Telephone: 609-465-5115
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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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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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An antique tractor parade and farm fair queen pageant are just two of the events that make this 4-H event a standout. Plus, the kids get a taste of farm life by watching equestrian shows, pig races...

Cost: $10 donation/day/car; $25 donation for a Multi-day Parking Pass available

Where:
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Springfield, NJ


Telephone: 609-784-8369
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Pinocchio Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena Based on the children's classic, we follow the beloved character on his quest to become a real boy. Friday and Saturday at 11am, Sunday at 4...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Adults $12 - Seniors/Students $10

Where:
Somerset Valley Players Theatre
689 Amwell Rd. (Rt. 514)
Hillsborough, NJ
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Telephone: 908-369-SHOW
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Starts Friday June 24th, check website for entire summer schedule/concert listings  

Cost: Free

Where:
Echo Lake Park
Mountainside, NJ  07092


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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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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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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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Since 1911, One of the most well known and beloved Italian festivals in the U.S. Rich in history and tradition, people travel from great distance to attend this celebration. Featuring 60+ vendors,...

Where:
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: (201) 659-1114
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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Friday, May 20 Minions              Harrison...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varies
, NJ


Telephone: 856-384-6900
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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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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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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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Experience Peace and Harmony! Learn: • Benefits of Meditation • What is Mediation • How to prepare for Meditation • Create a special space for Meditation • Meditation with a focus...

Cost: $60.00 per 3 week session

Where:
The School of Royal Yoga
57 Main Street
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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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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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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Cost: $2950

Where:
Purnell School
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ  07979
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Sponsor: Purnell School
Telephone: 908-439-4016
Contact Name: Monica Heinze
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Led by Dorothy Smullen, teacher/naturalist. It’s National Moth Week! Did you know there are 10 times more moth species than butterflies, and some moths are quite colorful and beautiful. After...

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

Where:
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ  07924
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Sponsor: NJ Audubon
Telephone: 908-396-7409
Contact Name: Mike Skagerlind
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Join us for a hands-on exploration of our estuary. You never know what you may find in and around the waters of the Hudson! We will meet at the Park Office at 10:00 AM, and then drive over to our...

Cost: $3.00 per person

Where:
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center Staff
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A one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, PoliticalFest will consist of nonpartisan exhibits at seven participating locations, with the National...

Cost: Free-$15

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Each year hundreds of new species, varieties, and cultivars of plants are introduced into commerce. These choice plants offer superior flowers, foliage, fruit, greater vigor and cultural...

Cost: $18 per person

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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Pastel is an exciting medium with seductive color and relatively quick results. Plein air takes you and your pastels outdoors to work on the excellent subject matter of landscape! This workshop...

Cost: Museum member $90, non-member $100, short supply list

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

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Trenton Makes-Words! invites the local parent community with children ages 0-5 to a fun Saturday of music, great food, arts & crafts, raffles, and much more at the New Jersey State Museum! The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
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Sponsor: Trenton Makes-Words!
Telephone: 609-292-2138
Contact Name: Andreina Castillo
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July Weekend Crafting is here! July 24th is Parents Day! Come in and make a special card to show Mom & Dad how much you love them! Join us every weekend in July for a special craft!

Cost: free with general admission

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That!!!
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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“Every family needs a pinch of chaos!” Paddington Bear is on yet another adventure, this time at Edaville USA! Paddington Bear will be available for meet and greets near the train station. For...

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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www.NewarkEXPO.org July 23rd, 2016 (10am - 7pm) Newark EXPO: Change My Life! Motivational Speakers: Bishop Loretta Smith-Johnson & Dr. Robin Eubanks Musical Concert with Gospel & Jazz Performers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ  07102
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Sponsor: WinfreyHR LLC
Telephone: 770-312-2773
Contact Name: Natasha Winfrey
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Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the...

Cost: $7-10

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

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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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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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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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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Come see this cool museum collection of toys from bygone eras (1850-1950), including board games, dolls and doll houses, trucks, rocking horses, puppets and more.

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

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Sponsor: Oasis Family Farm
Telephone: 609-259-7300
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Join us at Bessie Grover Memorial Park in Montgomery for an exploration of life in and around Rock Brook. Expect to meet a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs and aquatic insects....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bessie Grover Memorial Park
Camp Meeting Rd.
Montgomery, NJ  08558
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Want to make art in the great outdoors? Visit our Free Art Outpost on Governors Island throughout the summer for free hands-on art making led by CMA’s Teaching Artists. Free Art Island...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Nolan Park, Governors Island
Outside Buildings 11 & 14
New York, NY  10004
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Sponsor: Children's Museum of the Arts/Free Arts Island Outpost
Telephone: 212-274-0986
Contact Name: Anna Dubose
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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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Ahoy Matey! Gather your treasures because a grand feast awaits you at this nautical-themed celebration! Captain Cookie will host this special buffet meal and pirate festivities for his crew: Elmo,...

Cost: $29/under 11, $9/ages 2-9, under 2 free

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: (1-866-464-3566).
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Flutter on over and visit our live butterfly tent. All are welcome to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. Sessions are offered Monday July 18 through...

Where:
Essex County Environmental Center
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ
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Sponsor: Essex County
Telephone: 973.239.2485
Contact Name: Terri Guess
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Enjoy the sounds of live blues at this outdoor concert by the beach. Sip an adult beverage in the beer and wine garden while the kids play games tailor-made for them. Even man’s best friend...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bradley Park
1100 3rd Ave
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
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Telephone: 732-933-1984
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Rap artist, Nicco D will perform and lead an in-depth Rap-driven discussion at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 E. High...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bound Brook Library
402 E. High Street
Bound Brook, NJ
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Come for an afternoon of crocheting and collect a raffle ticket to be entered to win a prize.

Cost: Free

Where:
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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Telephone: 908-354-6060
Contact Name: Louisa Bann

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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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Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. July 12 - Minions, Warinanco Park July 19 - Hotel Transylvania 2, Warinanco Park July 26 - Good Dinosaur, Warinanco Park Aug 2 - Zootopia part of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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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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Previous The Burlington County Amphitheater is located adjacent to the Burlington County Library in Westampton.  The amphitheater is home to a vast...

Cost: Free

Where:
Burlington County Ampitheater
5 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ  08060
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Telephone: 609-265-5858
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June 3: Inside Out at Presby Iris Gardens July 8: Purple Rain at Van Vleck House July 29: The Wiz at Montclair Public Library August 19: Jaws at Church Street

Cost: free

Where:
various locations
Montclair, NJ


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Travel back in time with drive-in movies just like in the 50's - complete with large screen and popcorn. Join us at Duke Island Park for a bit of nostalgia, as we present our 2016 Movies....

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Island Park
Bridgewater, NJ  08807


Telephone: 908 722 1200 ext. 226
Contact Name: Karen Newman
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Wednesdays, 8:30 pm in Dunham Park July 6 - Hotel Transylvania 2 July 13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 20 - The Incredibles  July 27...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Bernard's Township Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 908-204-3003
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:00 PM.

Cost: Free

Where:
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


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

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

Where:
Growing Stage
7 Ledgewood Avenue
Netcong, NJ  07857
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Sponsor: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: (973) 347-4946
Contact Name: Danny Campos
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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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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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The Somerset Valley Players present a delightful children’s story of a shy and absent minded Prince who is browbeaten into marrying the Sleeping Beauty who is 100 years his senior....

Cost: Adults $12 - Seniors/Students $10

Where:
Somerset Valley Players Theatre
689 Amwell Rd. (Rt. 514)
Hillsborough, NJ
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Telephone: 908-369-SHOW
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An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.  July 9 - 23 Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM,  July 15 @...

Cost: $15

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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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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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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POND SEARCH Use Trailside’s strainers and dip nets to sample aquatic life at Seeley’s Pond. Gently catch and identify frogs, fish,tadpoles and aquatic insects before releasing...

Cost: $6-7/person

Where:
Seeley’s Pond
Trailside Nature Center
Mountainside, NJ
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Telephone: 908-789-3670
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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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Since 1911, One of the most well known and beloved Italian festivals in the U.S. Rich in history and tradition, people travel from great distance to attend this celebration. Featuring 60+ vendors,...

Where:
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: (201) 659-1114
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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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Pinocchio Music and Lyrics by Louis Palena Based on the children's classic, we follow the beloved character on his quest to become a real boy. Friday and Saturday at 11am, Sunday at 4...

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

Where:
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ
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Telephone: 267-885-9857
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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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Part game, part show, part history lesson and fun for all ages, the Flemington Neshanock will play two competitive matches of bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenway Meadows
275 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Historical Society of Princeton
Telephone: 609-921-6748 x102
Contact Name: Eve Mandel
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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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Philadelphia-based dance collective led by Brandon “Peace” Albright presents hip-hop with an uplifting message. They create work rooted in contemporary, West African, and old-school hip-hop...

Cost: Free

Where:
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center
Columbus Ave, bet. 63rd & 64th Sts,
Manhattan
New York, NY, NY  10023
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Sponsor: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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The Owl and the Pussycat By Annika Bennett Writer of "Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree" at Lewis Center for the Arts An adaptation of an Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat follows an owl...

Cost: Tickets for the show are $12, free for kids under 3.

Where:
Princeton Summer Theater
Hamilton Murray Theater
Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544
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Sponsor: Princeton Summer Theater
Telephone: 732-997-0205
Contact Name: Alice Terrett
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A special highlight of Lincoln Center's annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors 3-week summer festival of free events. "Family Day" offers an afternoon of performances and events for the entire family...

Cost: free

Where:
Lincoln Center Plazas
Bet. W. 64th & W. 65th St, & Amsterdam Ave
Manhattan
New York, NY  10023
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Sponsor: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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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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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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An antique tractor parade and farm fair queen pageant are just two of the events that make this 4-H event a standout. Plus, the kids get a taste of farm life by watching equestrian shows, pig races...

Cost: $10 donation/day/car; $25 donation for a Multi-day Parking Pass available

Where:
1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd.
Springfield, NJ


Telephone: 609-784-8369
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The mouthwatering smell from the amazing food vendors as it wafts through the air as you enjoy shows, animals, strolling entertainment, and more.

Where:
4-H Fairgrounds
355 Court House-South Dennis Rd.
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Telephone: 609-465-5115
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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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The fifth annual Eat Drink Local Week, which celebrates the bounty of New Jersey farmers and the culinary skills of dozens of our state’s most talented chefs, will take place July 22 to 31 at...

Cost: n/a

Where:
All Locations
All Locations
All Locations, NJ  00000
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Sponsor: Edible Jersey
Telephone: 201-240-5858
Contact Name: Edible Jersey
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Annual fair held by Saint Ambrose in Old Bridge. The carnival has rides for all ages, games,BBQ Ribs, Brick Oven Pizza and much more tasty food, Super 50/50 up to $25,000 !!!!! (ONE WINNER)...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Saint Ambrose Parish
83 Throckmorton lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Telephone: 732-713-2295
Contact Name: Anthony Cosentino
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While generations of fans know 1960s girl group songs by heart, many of these great singers aren’t known by name. In 2011, before the release of the Academy Award‒winning documentary Twenty...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
Outdoors, in front of Lincoln Center Theater
W. 65th Street, bet Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
Manhattan, NY  10023
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Sponsor: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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This seven-week parenting workshop was developed by the pediatric psychotherapists at Children's Specialized Hospital to help parents learn how to manage their child’s behavior. The course will...

Cost: $99

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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FOOTLOOSE, one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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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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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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