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We’ve rounded up some of the best local events near you. Be sure to check out the best places to take your preschoolers, free things to do this month, Earth Day activities, Easter events and egg hunts for the best bunny hopping around. Looking for more? Search for additional events in your county in our calendar.  Don’t forget! This Saturday is the first day of National Park Week, which means free admission.

Atlantic

Saturday, April 20

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Where: Historic Smithville, Smithville
Price: Free
Deets: Make reservations to hit a buffet breakfast with the Easter Bunny, then grab a photo with the bunny of the hour.

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Twp.
Price: $25.50/online, $28.50/door
Deets: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, plus collect eggs to score fun prizes.

Bergen

Thursday-Sunday, April 18-21

Overpeck Park Carnival
Where: Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park
Price: $2/ticket, $30/unlimited wristband
Deets: Come out for amusement rides, games, food, prizes and more excitement for the family.

Bogota High School Athletics Carnival
Where: Olson Park, Bogota
Price: $23/advance, $30/armband
Deets: Grab an unlimited armband for carnival games, rides and other amusements.

Friday-Saturday, April 19-20

Photos with the Bunny
Where: The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Price: Varies
Deets: If you haven’t snapped one of those precious annual photos with the Easter Bunny yet, now’s your last chance!

Saturday, April 20

All-Natural Easter Egg Dyeing
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, New Milford
Price: $15
Deets: The kiddos can dye six eggs using natural dyes made with beets, blueberries, grapes and more, plus work on other springtime crafts.

Burlington

Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20

Easter Egg Hunt on the Farm
Where: Paws Discovery Farm, Mount Laurel
Price: Included with admission
Deets: Kids can pick up eggs and redeem them for prizes at the welcome center, then check out the rest of the farm.

Friday-Saturday, April 19-20

Egg Hunt Hayrides
Where: Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Price: $9/egg hunting rider, $4.50/non-egg hunting rider
Deets: Jump on a hayride before searching for precious eggs filled with various goodies. After, hit the Discovery Barnyard for more animal fun.

Camden

Saturday, April 20

Easter Bunny Brunch
Where: Camden Children’s Garden, Camden
Price: $16/adults, $25/ages 12 and under, $20/ages 2 and under
Deets: Grab lunch with the family, then work on seasonal crafts, hop on rides and go crazy at the egg hunt.

Ongoing

Berlin Farmers Market
Where: Berlin Farmers Market, Berlin
Price: Free admission
Deets: Every Saturday and Sunday, you can check out wares from more than 85 stores selling Amish baked goods, furniture, jewelry, footwear, antiques, collectibles and more.

Cape May

Saturday, April 20

Easter Kegg Hunt
Where: Cold Spring Brewery, Cape May
Price: Free
Deets: Scavenge for Easter eggs through Historic Cold Spring Village, each one giving you a clue to find the next. When you’ve found them all, leave your answers inside the Easter Kegg and try your luck at winning a free growler. All ages welcome.

Sunday, April 21

Morey’s Piers Easter Celebration
Where: Morey’s Piers, Wildwood
Price: Free
Deets: Grab a last minute photo with the Easter Bunny, visit the balloon artist and check out a performance done by Easter Bunnies before you leave.

Ongoing

Crafts with Critters
Where: Cape May County Park Zoo, Cape May Court House
Price: $5/craft
Deets: Ages 3-12 can race to the Discovery Outpost, where they can meet a different ambassador animal every week and create a craft. Every Sunday.

Cumberland

Saturday, April 20

Chick-fil-A Cumberland Egg Hunt
Where: 3849 South Delsea Dr., Vineland
Price: Free
Deets: Get the kids out of bed and over to Chick-fil-A for a morning of egg hunting.

Essex

Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20

Guided Historic Branch Brook Park Tours
Where: Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Newark
Price: $8
Deets: Take a 45-minute bus ride around the Essex County Branch Brook Park, learning about its history, structure, design and, of course, the blooming cherry blossoms.

Saturday, April 20

One Night of Queen
Where: Victoria Theater, Newark
Price: $49.50-59.50
Deets: If you saw Bohemian Rhapsody last year, this live concert performed by Gary Mullen & the Works will recreate some of Queen’s greatest works shown in the film.

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

Storytime with the Easter Bunny
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
Price: $0-12
Deets: Listen to stories, meet the Easter Bunny and stick around for an animal presentation.

Gloucester

Saturday, April 20

Glassboro Egg Hunt
Where: New Street Park, Glassboro
Price: Free
Deets: Kids can meet a giant bunny then organize into groups of ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12 for an hunt with more than 25,000 prize-filled eggs. There’ll also be coffee and donuts for parents.

Hudson

Saturday, April 20

Secaucus Town Wide Earth Day Cleanup
Where: 3 Mill Creek Dr., Secaucus
Price: Free
Deets: This day is all about celebrating Mother Earth and sprucing her up. This Earth Day, bring your brawn and lend a hand, supplies will be provided. Teach the kids a thing or two about keeping the planet clean.

Family Easter Celebration
Where: Rapha Wellness Center, Bayonne
Price: Free
Deets: The kids can get their faces painted, dig into cupcakes and meet the Easter Bunny.

Easter Celebrations
Where: North Bergen Library, North Bergen
Price: Free
Deets: The kids can gather around for a storytime, then snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, play beanboozled and be sure to grab a goodie bag before you leave.

Ongoing

Storytime
Where: Fire Department Museum, Hoboken
Price: Free
Deets: Staff and guest readers will read stories and sing songs on the first Sunday of each month. After, take a tour of the museum. Reservations not required.

The Lion Guard Exhibit
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Price: Included with admission
Deets: Mini scientists ages 2-8 can hit ecology-themed exhibitions that explore the African Savanna, teach kids about animals in the Pride Lands and encourage interactive play through missions and trainings in the Lion Guard’s secret space. Ends September 8.

Hunterdon

Friday-Saturday, April 19-20

Easter Bunny Express
Where: 80 Stangl Rd., Flemington
Price: $10/ages 3-11, $16/ages 12+
Deets: Climb aboard the Easter Bunny Express for a chance to meet Peter Cottontail, plus kids get their own goodie bag.

Saturday, April 20

Easter Bunny Fly-In
Where: Solberg Airport, Whitehouse Station
Price: Free admission
Deets: Check out airplanes and walk-through hot air balloons, take an introductory flight lesson, explore aircraft displays  and of course, await the Easter Bunny’s arrival via plane.

Mercer

Saturday, April 20

Family Matinee: The Great Muppet Caper
Where: Hopewell Theater, Hopewell
Price: $6
Deets: Ages 5 and up can check out The Great Muppet Caper, and watch the Muppets work to clear Miss Piggy’s name after a jewel heist.

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

Bunny Chase
Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Price: Free admission
Deets: Ages 2-8 can follow treasure hunt clues around the farm, which is blooming and full of farm animals. There’ll also be a bunny craft, wagon and pony rides and the chance to meet real bunnies.

Ongoing

Sunday Music Series
Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Price: Free admission
Deets: Fill your glass with Terhune vino, munch on light fare and kick back in the new wine barn for live music from local artists, ranging from classic rock to jazz to blues. Every Sunday through May 26.

Objects Count: A Decade of Collecting
Where: New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
Price: Free
Deets: Take a look at objects that collectors have preserved and displayed over the years. See a caribou antler from Ice Age-era New Jersey, a 1930s flight suit from a South Jersey female pilot, Native American projectiles and more. Every Tuesday-Sunday through April 28.

Jersey Crocs Rule!
Where: State Museum, Trenton
Price: Free
Deets: Check out the evolutionary history of crocodiles by seeing preserved tracks, fossils and skull reconstructions dating back 200 million years, plus recent discoveries and specimens that once lived in NJ. Ends September 8.

Middlesex

Saturday, April 20

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: PAL Memorial Field, South Plainfield
Price: Residents only
Deets: BYO basket and make sure you’re phone is charged—you’ll want to snap tons of cute pics of your kids with the Easter Bunny and in the field collecting colorful eggs.

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

India Fair
Where: NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison
Price: Varies
Deets: Check out live performances, visit booths selling jewelry and handmade crafts, hop on kids rides and dig into Indian food.

Monmouth

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21

Tulips in Bloom
Where: Holland Ridge Farms, Cream Ridge
Price: $7-8/kids, $10-12/adults
Deets: Walk through a field of colorful tulips in full bloom. There’s no better spot to grab a picture of your kiddos!

Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21

Easter Express
Where: The New Jersey Museum of Transportation, Allaire State Park
Price: $5
Deets: Gather the fam and hop on a train Easter weekend with the special bunny himself. Trains leave every half-hour.

Morris

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21

Easter and Springtime Family Festival
Where: Alstede Farms, Chester
Price: $8.99/adults, $19.99/ages 12 and under
Deets: Hop on a wagon or pony ride and the moon bounce or visit baby farm animals and hit the Corn Kingdom Easter Egg Hunt. Wrap up the day by roasting marshmallows at the campfire.

Saturday, April 20

Whippany Railway Museum’s 27th Annual Easter Bunny Express
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany
Price: $17/adults, $12/kids
Deets: Take a 45-minute ride through the Whippanong Trail to meet the Easter Bunny and his helpers. Reservations recommended. Check out other Easter themed train rides here.

Ocean

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21

Casino Pier Annual Easter Sale
Where: Casino Pier, Seaside Heights
Price: Varies
Deets: Grab discounted tickets on rides, go-karts and the water park, plus meet a mermaid princess, and Mr. and Mrs. Mouse, then get their faces painted.

Passaic

Saturday, April 20

Early Spring Wildflower Walk
Where: New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Price: $5 donation
Deets: Pull on a pair of sturdy sneakers, then hit the Wildflower Garden’s woodlands for a peek at this season’s early bloomers.

Salem

Ongoing

Hancock House
Where: 485 Locust Island Rd., Hancocks Bridge
Price: Free admission
Deets: From private residence to tavern to museum, this building has a lot of history in its storied walls. Walk through the Hancock House, an important landmark first built in 1675 by a shoemaker.

Somerset

Saturday, April 20

Bedminster-Fair Hills 70th Annual Egg Hunt
Where: Far Hills Fairgrounds, Far Hills
Price: Call for info
Deets: Pre-K through grade 5 can come out for egg hunting, and try their luck at finding a golden egg. There’ll be more than 3,500 eggs, plus the chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Liberty Park, Peapack & Gladstone
Price: Call for info
Deets: Join the Peapack & Gladstone Fire Department for some classic egg hunting around Liberty Park.

Sussex

Saturday, April 20

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon
Price: Varies
Deets: Bring your basket for a massive egg hunt, then hit the carnival. There’ll be hay rides, face painting, gem mining, sand art, pony rides and more.

Union

Saturday, April 20

Rahway River Clean Up
Where: Multiple locations
Price: Free
Deets: It’s never too early to teach the kids about volunteering and conservation. This weekend, show them how important it is to keep their community clean.

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Where: FUMC Westfield, Westfield
Price: $8, free/ages 1 and under
Deets: After gobbling down a light breakfast, the kids can go hunting for eggs, participate in activities and grab a photo with the Easter Bunny himself.

Ongoing

Super Saturday Storytimes
Where: Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains
Price: Free
Deets: Every Saturday at 11 am, gather round for a fun and interactive storytime with a weekly theme. No registration required. Ends in August.

Warren

Saturday, April 20

Blairstown Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt
Where: North Warren Regional School District, 10 Noe Rd., Blairstown
Price: Free
Deets: Bring your own baskets to collect eggs sprawled across the grounds, plus have your camera ready to snap a shot with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Church of the Assumption, 302 High St., Hackettstown
Price: Call for info
Deets: Hit the lawn in search of special prizes, then join the Easter Bunny for an ice cream social indoors.

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