New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Contact: Jeanne Byington
Age recommendation: All Ages
Crafts and carnival style games will entertain the kids at the Creativity Zone at the 32nd Annual New Jersey Home & Garden Show, February 25-27. While their parents check out 100 remodeling, design and landscape professionals and hear tips from a popular repurposing/DIY expert at the New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, the children will focus on craft making and balloon animals as well as old-fashioned games like bean bag and ring tosses, tic-tac-toe and a mini fishing pond. Children under 16 are free.
Repurposing and do-it-yourself tips will be offered by Doreen Stovenour, whose video blog and YouTube videos are attracting a growing audience. She said she comes from a family that was 'no waste' before it was fashionable, and she’s repurposed or redesigned mirrors, suitcases, Radiola and furniture from as far back as 1933. “Good bones can always be reused,” she said “I never pass up anything promising that's free. Most people's trash is typically my treasure." She’s turned an old piano into a desk, a grill into a potting station, a headboard into a bench and old shutters into a raised garden.
Handcrafted work of artisans and craftsmen will be for sale in the Marketplace area.
Among the exhibitors is Designblendz Architecture. Its design team uses 3D and immersive technology so clients can see, virtually, inside their home addition or renovation project before the work begins. The tool also saves construction time and money by clarifying the project beforehand for contractors.
New Jersey based Builder Exhibitors and Building Products include: Window World of Jersey Coast, Edison; RTI Builders LLC, Holmdel; Natural Stone Kitchen And Bath LLC, North Brunswick Township; Green Power Energy, Annandale; Garden State Brickface & Siding, Rahway and First Choice Heating & A/C, Metuchen as well as from Staten Island, Richmond Tile. Garden products and Landscaping: Paradise Grills, Montclair; Longford Landscapes & Excavation, Inc., Hamilton Township and Brothers Landscaping, Freehold.
Website: Visit https://www.newjerseyhomeshow.com
Where: New Jersey Convention Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
Hours: Fri. Feb. 25, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat. Feb. 26 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for everyone 16 and older. Children under 16 free.
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