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Halloween Food Drive

Oct 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

You are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for an out of this world Halloween Food Drive! On Wednesday October 28th through Sunday November 1st from 10 to 4pm join us and support MCFOODS. In exchange for canned and dry goods or a monetary donation donors can receive a bag packed VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: For Families, Free Events, Holiday (seasonal events)

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Skeleton X-Ray

Oct 28, 2020 @ 04:00 PM

Combine science with art to make a skeleton x-ray. Virtual program from the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ). VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Art (crafts, fine art, jewelry making, pottery), Books (storytelling, author events, library programs), Free Events

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Family Field Trips at Absecon Lighthouse

Oct 29, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Take a break from the dining room table to explore New Jersey’s tallest and the country’s third tallest masonry lighthouse!  Our new Family Field Trip is designed to educate using the STEAM set to develop curiosity and learning around the amazing simplicity and design of historic coastal beacons.  This trip also includes a climb VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Jersey Shore (from Sandy Hook to Cape May), Kids (5-9), Museums (workshops, exhibits, tours), Nature (science, outdoors, gardens, animals), Outdoor Activities

Wheaton Conversations: Allan Wexler and Virgil Marti

Oct 29, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

Allan Wexler and Virgil Marti each create installations that ask their viewers to reconsider the relationship between the fine and applied arts. Their work stems from their astute observations of our built environment’s aesthetics – making them ideal artists to work with the WheatonArts Glass Studio and Museum of American VIEW EVENT DETAILS

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

Wheaton Conversations: Allan Wexler and Virgil Marti

Oct 29, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

Allan Wexler and Virgil Marti each create installations that ask their viewers to reconsider the relationship between the fine and applied arts. Their work stems from their astute observations of our built environment’s aesthetics – making them ideal artists to work with the WheatonArts Glass Studio and Museum of American VIEW EVENT DETAILS

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

(Almost) Full Moon Night Hike!

Oct 29, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

Don your costume and join us for a night hike as we follow our winding trails under the light of an (almost) full moon! As we walk amongst the trees, we'll look and listen for signs and sounds of nocturnal creatures of the forest. We'll climb to a secret viewpoint VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: For Families, Holiday (seasonal events), Kids (5-9), Nature (science, outdoors, gardens, animals), Outdoor Activities, Tweens & Teens (10+)

The Borgen Project Informational Event

Oct 29, 2020 @ 07:00 PM

Come and learn about different volunteering opportunities within the influential non-profit, which focuses on downsizing global poverty. It has been a difficult year for many of us, but it is important to understand that there are still many people that continue to live under far worse conditions. Third-World poverty is VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Free Events, Tweens & Teens (10+)

Children’s Halloween Parade & Party at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub

Oct 30, 2020 @ 05:00 PM

Put on your best costumes and join us for our socially distant children's costume contest party & parade for a chance to win free kids' meals for a year. Kids in costume will also receive a free special Halloween dessert when dining in-pub on October 30 and October 31. VIEW EVENT DETAILS

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

Harvest Moon Hayrides at Alstede Farms

Oct 30, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

Spend the night soaking in the moonlight at Alstede Farms. Traverse acres of scenic farmland in a tractor-drawn wagon ride at night, navigate the corn maze by flashlight and cozy up to a crackling bonfire while listening to live music.  Included is your choice of hot or cold apple cider VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Holiday (seasonal events), Nature (science, outdoors, gardens, animals), Outdoor Activities

Virtual Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 30, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

The New Jersey State Museum’s annual Halloween event is going virtual this year! The 9th Annual Halloween Spooktacular will take place at 6 pm on Friday October 30 and will feature a special online Halloween show by our friends from Mad Science and a special goody bag for each participant. VIEW EVENT DETAILS

CATEGORY: Free Events