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Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles

May 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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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10th Annual Fairy & Pirate Festival

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

 Turkey Brook Park will again this spring be turning it into a magical wonderland of games, rides and activities. Adding more for our 10th anniversary!   Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Liz, lmeininger@mtolivetwp.org VIEW EVENT DETAILS

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

Beer, BBQ, Bacon Showdown

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

HELP US CELEBRATE THE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BREWTASTIC EVENT! 30 NEW JERSEY BREWERIES IN ATTENDANCE!!!!! The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s only festival, featuring only New Jersey Craft Beer, coupled with New Jersey restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouthwatering BBQ VIEW EVENT DETAILS

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

Cheesefest!

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Join for an afternoon where it’s all about cheese. Taste it. Pair it. Crack it. Meet the animals that give it to us. Discover how it’s made the old-fashioned way. Live music with Watchung Riders, games, and all you can eat cheese! Sponsored by Schuman Cheese. Presented by the Montclair VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Art (crafts, fine art, jewelry making, pottery), Festivals (fairs, parties, parades), For Families, For Grown-ups, Indoor Activities, Kids (5-9), Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours), Outdoor Activities, Preschooler (2-5), Special Needs (for families with children with special needs), Tweens & Teens (10+)