Spring is in the air in the Garden State! Get out there this weekend to celebrate Makers Day with multiple events taking place across the state, see the new lambs at Howell Living History Farm or celebrate the beauty of daffodils at Allentown’s first annual festival. Happy exploring!

All Weekend

Allentown Daffodil Days Festival
Downtown Allentown
Saturday – Sunday
Celebrate Spring with thousands of flowers, food and fun for the whole family in Historic Allentown. Main events include a parade on Saturday and special activities on Sunday. Daffodil finery and decorations welcome for the parade. Bring the family and your lunch to enjoy the first picnic of the season with thousands of blooms in the park.

Wine & Chocolate Weekend
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Celebrate wine and chocolate on this special weekend. Enjoy a special wine and chocolate pairing of locally made chocolates and Terhune wines. Chocolate pairing includes wine flight, chocolates and a souvenir glass. Terhune has partnered with Pierre’s Chocolates of New Hope, PA known for their old-world recipes and single origin artisan chocolates.

Stony Hill Player Present: Unnecessary Farce!
The Oakes Center, Summit
Saturday – Sunday
Two Cops. Three Crooks. Eight doors. Go! It’s the perfect setup for a laugh-filled evening at the theatre. An embezzling mayor, his female accountant who can’t stay dressed, two undercover cops, nefarious hit men, and of course, a video camera. In this side-splitting escapade, playwright Paul Slade Smith has reinvented the in-one-door innuendo, and out-the-door comic shtick. Stony Hill Players exceptional cast will leave you howling with laughter.

Hoboken Public Libraries Maker Days
Hoboken Public Library, Hoboken
Friday – Saturday
The maker movement in the US isn’t just a hobby, it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum and boosting local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, the Hoboken Public Library is participating in the statewide Makers Days festival with events including an escape room, slime making, story time and more.

Garden State 63rd Annual Model Railroad Show
575 High Mountain Rd., Haledon
Saturday – Sunday
This model train show featuring working model trains and interactive layouts is fun for the whole family. There will be a kiddie section with Thomas the Tank plus yummy refreshments.

Maple Sugaring Open House
Lusscroft Farm, Sussex
Saturday – Sunday
There’s still time to enjoy a maple sugaring event this season. See how maple sugar is made and purchase some fresh syrup. Funds go toward the restoration of this historic farm.


Star Wars Night
Tom’s River High School South Cafeteria, Toms River
Meet Star Wars characters, compete in Star Wars trivia, participate in light saber training and watch “A New Hope.” This will be a night of food and family fun to support the choir.

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End-of-Winter Tree Walk
NJ Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Join former NJBG Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn as he leads this perennial favorite. The walk includes a visit to many of NJBG’s stunning specimens, where you’ll learn the differences between trees, how to tell them apart and how to use them in your garden.

New Jersey Makers Day
Cranford Community Center, Cranford
NJ Makers Day is a statewide event that celebrates making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. Stop by the maker stations to test out coding robots, create a DIY water filtration system and make art using recycled materials. Later, join for a virtual reality demonstration led by a local designer who has created a virtual reality app that allows users to play classical music with a wave of a wand.

Open Air Holi Patio Party
The Brown Stone, Metuchen
Come join to celebrate the festival of colors. E4U in association with Diya Care presents a Holi party with organic colors. This family-friendly event includes complimentary Thandai shots at the gate, complimentary food for kids and complimentary Indian Appetizers.

Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
On this day, visitors will see new lambs, meet expectant ewes and learn all about the farm’s flock of period Romney-Suffolk sheep. Other signs of spring are in the air: horses are beginning to shed their winter coats, bees are flying in search of early nectar and if it’s not too windy, farmers will likely be out spreading manure or plowing the fields.

Guided Family Day Hike: Torrey Memorial
Harriman State Park, Chestnut Ridge, New York
Kick off the spring season with a hike along the Long Path to Torrey Memorial, where participants will enjoy sweeping views of Bear Mountain, Popolopen and Turkey Hill Lake.

Special Needs Resource Fair and Family Fun Day
Union County College, Cranford
Join for a special needs resource fair and family fun festival featuring more than 50 providers. There will be games, activities, door prizes (gift cards up to $100) and even your favorite characters: Spiderman, Captain America, Minnie Mouse and Elmo.

Community Day: We Be Bayan a Celebration of Filipino American Culture
The Newark Museum of Art, Newark
Join The Newark Museum of Art to celebrate the Filipino American community through stories, language, crafts, song and much more. The court at NMOA will be filled with artists and artisans sharing activities for the whole family.

Celebrating Girls & Women in Sports Day: She’s On Point — Find a She-Ro in You
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, New York City
Join for a day filled with sports, arts and more. Participate in soccer, basketball, pickleball, fitness classes, jumbo games and challenge yourself on the Grit N’ Wit obstacle course. Activities for all ages and children available in celebration of Title IX.

Easter EGGspress
DiDonato’s Family Fun Center, Hammonton
Hop aboard the Easter EGGspress through the Spring Village, meet the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt, and giggle through the Spring Hedge Maze! There will be a free snack, prizes, endless fun on the giant slide and so much more for kids to do.

Geology Hike
New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation, Ringwood
Join for an easy/moderate hike through the forest to focus on an area that’s often overlooked: geology! Taking advantage of the leafless trees to survey the landscape and look for geologic clues to piece together a picture of the forces that shaped the land.

History Kids Club
The Historic Village at Allaire Chapel, Wall Twp.
History Kids Club is an interactive program that invites children and young adults, ages 5 to 12, into the Historic Village at Allaire to experience history firsthand. Club members learn all about what it meant to live and work in an industrial village like the Howell Iron works in the 1830s by participating in hands-on activities that range from basket weaving and butter making to historical nature walks.



The Westerlies
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield
Sound the trumpets! Blow the trombones! The Westerlies are coming to Westfield. The celebrated brass quartet will perform in concert. Adults and students alike, all who enjoy jazz, new classical and folk music, or hybrids thereof, are invited to attend this live, in-person Steeple Concert, which will also be live streamed.

Audubon: Spring Bird Walk
NJ Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society will lead a walk through the Botanical Garden to look for early spring birds visiting NJBG, as well as the many different species that inhabit the region.

Kidz Cook: Tomato Soup
Staten Island Children’s Museum, New York
Ms. Becky will be hosting a cooking workshop throughout the day where participants will learn how to make Amelia Earhart’s favorite dish, Tomato Soup when she wasn’t making any Trans-Atlantic trips, in celebration Women’s History Month. 

Larry Fuller Trio
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown
Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed American jazz pianist, band leader and composer known by critics and fans to ”swing like a beast!”  He has also performed, toured and recorded with guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli.

Maker’s Day At the Arboretum at Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall Museum, Union
New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across New Jersey. This all-ages event connects individuals with maker spaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. Join Liberty Hall as visitors of all ages will enjoy lots of fun activities and learning stations throughout the Arboretum. Recommended for ages 5 years old and up. 

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Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Twp.
Thursday – Sunday
Grounds For Sculpture announced a two-year partnership with Klip Collective to present a distinctive after-hours multi-sensory experience. The Night Forms series will directly interact with a selection of contemporary artworks and signature horticultural features across the park’s 42 acres, furthering the nonprofit’s commitment to creating unique experiences bringing art and nature together. *Show extended to April 3.

Winery Weekend Music Series
Terhune Orchards., Princeton
Saturday – Sunday
Grab a glass of one of Terhune’s award-winning wines, sit back, relax and enjoy live music from local artists each week. Styles range from Jazz and Blues to Folk and Rock. Music is from 1 pm-4 pm.

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