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Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles

May 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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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Lake Hopatcong Block Party

May 11, 2019

Hopatcong State Park The Lake Hopatcong Block Party brings visitors together with businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups crafters and food vendors for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life.   Event Sponsorships Starting at $500, Block Party sponsorships offer an array VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Festivals (fairs, parties, parades), For Families

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National Public Gardens Day

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Enjoy Macculloch Hall’s historic garden buzzing with family activities and presentations. Children and their caregivers create art and explore the garden. Includes a visit from Insectropolis. FREE. Pre-registration requested for all programs: 973-538-2404, ext. 16 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org. VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Art (crafts, fine art, jewelry making, pottery), For Families, For Grown-ups, Free Events, Kids (5-9), Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours), Nature (science, outdoors, gardens, animals), Outdoor Activities, Preschooler (2-5), Tweens & Teens (10+)

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Mother’s Day Fairy Homes

May 12, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

All Ages. Get outdoors with mom, and create a mystical house made of natural materials. Enjoy a story on fairy home etiquette, and finish with a tour of the newly constructed fairy homes. Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Festivals (fairs, parties, parades), For Families, Holiday (seasonal events), Kids (5-9), Nature (science, outdoors, gardens, animals), Outdoor Activities