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Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles

May 03, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles showcases historic textiles from the collection of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. The exhibit also features pieces made by contemporary New Jersey textile artists who draw inspiration from the past, while continuing to forge an exciting new future for the craft. VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: For Families, For Grown-ups, Indoor Activities, Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours)

Pen to Paper: Investigating Famous, Historical Letters

May 03, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Examine documents from our Founding Fathers, past presidents, famous writers, and inventors, as we discover the clues that letters can reveal. Learn about the various writing tools used over the course of time and how communication has evolved, from the quill pen to text messaging. Find out how a leading VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: For Families, For Grown-ups, Indoor Activities, Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours), Tweens & Teens (10+)

A Cache of Kinetic Art: Simply Steampunk

May 03, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Airships and time machines…experience invention and imagination, creativity, and fantasy through Steampunk art! This form of kineticism unleashes a 19th century aesthetic combined with 21st century technology. The second installment of A Cache of Kinetic Art, a four-year exhibition series, Simply Steampunk, features makers who build fantastical creations and exhibit VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Art (crafts, fine art, jewelry making, pottery), For Families, For Grown-ups, Indoor Activities, Kids (5-9), Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours), Tweens & Teens (10+)

Fresh Perspectives

May 03, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Now in its 30th year, the Morris Museum is proud to display the superb work of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and video by New Jersey's most talented young artists. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM. 2nd and 3rd Thursday 11:00AM to 8:00PM. The VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Art (crafts, fine art, jewelry making, pottery), For Families, For Grown-ups, Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours)

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Parent Networking Support Group

May 03, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Don’t do it alone! 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 emotional, behavioral, mental health, and other challenges. Learn about services available to you, participate in personally VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Free Events, Parenting (seminars, workshops, events, mom/dad groups), Special Needs (for families with children with special needs)

Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

May 03, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

One of many activities sponsored by the Folk Project, a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. Friday night concerts generally include an opening act and a main act. Second Friday of the month is usually Open Stage. Adults $10 at regular concerts; children 12 and under, free. Wheelchair accessible; free VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Shows (concerts, dance, theater, movies)

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Chester Food Truck Festival

May 04, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Chester Borough! Join us in kicking off the Food Truck Season! Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling Spring day. Bring your VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Festivals (fairs, parties, parades), For Families, For Grown-ups

Yellowjacket

May 04, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Spend an evening with the two-time GRAMMY-winning Yellowjackets, one of the most influential and durable groups in jazz fusion. Since they recorded their first LP together in 1980, the Yellowjackets have released 22 albums, earned 17 GRAMMY nominations, and become known internationally for their fluid fusion of smooth jazz, post-bop, VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Shows (concerts, dance, theater, movies)