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New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low cost family activities. Just take a look at our Calendar of New Jersey Events. Follow the links below for more information on these New Jersey events and events in the surrounding area that we think your family will enjoy.

 

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 Click on the + sign for an event to get more brief details about the event. Clicking on the read more link will take you to a blog post with more information about the event. You can use the drop down menus under categories or tags to find events by the type of event or the county of the event’s location. Underneath the Calendar of Events, you can subscribe to the calendar in a number of ways.

 

Oct
31
Fri
2014
Kids in Costumes Eat Free – Applebee’s @ Your Local Applebee's
Oct 31 all-day
Trick or Treat Trail and Holiday Movie @ Edgewater Marina
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL and MOVIE SPOOKTACULAR – Friday October 31 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Edgewater Marina, 989 River Road. Trick or treat along the goody trail sponsored by numerous businesses and organizations, enjoy free refreshments, and a Halloween movie. In the event of rain, event will be held at the Community Center, 1167 River Road.

http://www.edgewaternj.org/gba_special.asp

Fair LawnTrunk or Treat
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Mayor and Council is pleased to announce the Borough will host its 3rd annual FREE Trunk or Treat Event on Friday, October 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Fair Lawn High School. Trunk or Treat provides an opportunity to distribute, and also have your children receive, their candy and treats in a community-based safe and secure environment.  

Children may still trick or treat in their neighborhood if you choose not to participate in Trunk or Treat. 

WHAT IS TRUNK OR TREAT?  Adults decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy and treats.  Children dress in their Halloween costumes and go from car to car collecting candy and treats. 

PARTICIPATING CARS:  Please enter the rear parking lot of the High School from Fairclough Place off Berdan Avenue between  5:30 p.m. and 6:15.p.m.   All cars must be parked prior to the start of event.   Please bring plenty of candy and treats.

PARTICIPATING CHILDREN:  If you will not be decorating your trunk or providing candy and treats, please enter the rear parking lot from Burbank Street or Romaine Street.

Trunk or Treat Guidelines:

  • Free, no registration required
  • Participating vehicles must arrive and be parked between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
  • For safety purposes, participating vehicles will not be allowed to leave the parking lot until the end of the event at 8:00 p.m.
  • If participating, please bring an adequate amount of candy and treats, as there was a large turnout last year
  • Participants will be directed where to park
  • Decorations should be appropriate for younger children
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted
  • All candy and treats must be individually wrapped in sealed manufacturer wrapping
  • No animals or pets permitted
  • Electricity will not be provided to decorate your vehicle
  • The Borough reserves the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather.

 

 

http://www.fairlawn.org/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=252

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
  • FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Be sure to visit this link to register to attend and to see what projects are coming up

  • October 4 – How to Build an EMS Truck
  • November 1 – How to Build a Pallet Coaster
  • November 29 – How to Build a Save and Give Bank

 

You can read about Home Depot Workshops Here

 

 

 

 

Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Kids ages 3 and up are invited to explore their creativity at Michaels Craft Stores! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

November 1st: Thankful Turkey Craft

November 8th: Happy Snowman Ornament

November 15th: Reindeer Painted Canvas

November 22nd: DIY Felt Stocking

 

For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am

Please join us every Saturday for a family movie matinee starting at 10:30. Visit the website to see what movie will be playing.

Drop-in Playdough Playdate @ Wyckoff Library @ Wyckoff Library
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Wyckoff residents ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.

Come make playdough creations with your friends!

No registration required. Please click here for more information. 

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Pajama Jam at Pottery Barn Kids @ Pottery Barn Kids
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm

put on your PJ’s and join us for some fun before bedtime. Discover their holiday collection while kids enjoy story time, coloring, cookies and milk

NJ Stores

  • The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton (Burlington County)
  • Princeton Marketfair, Princeton (Mercer County)
  • Grove West, Shrewsbury (Monmouth County)
  • Short Hills Mall, Short Hills (Essex County)
  • Riverside Square, Hackensack (Bergen County)

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html?cm_type=fnav

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Nov
2
Sun
2014
Fort Lee Farmer’s Market @ Jack Alter Community Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Fort Lee Farmer’s Market season opens Sunday, June 29th at the plaza of the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center. The market is open every Sunday from June 29th through November 23rd from 8 AM to 2 PM in the plaza of the Community Center. Among the vendors are Stone Point Farms, Vesco Foods, Mortgage Apple Cakes, Johnny Cookies, and the Callahan’s Food Truck.

For further info, call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.

http://www.fortleenj.org/

Oradell Farmer’s Market @ Oradell Post Office
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vegetables, Fruits, Honey, Bread,
Pickles, Olives, Jams, Jelly, Pies, Cheese, Plants, Herbs, Flowers and Heritage Breed
Beef, Pork, Turkey, Chicken, Lamb and Eggs.

http://www.oradell.org/vertical/sites/%7B0418B744-B928-4F36-8386-91D9DCEA88C6%7D/uploads/Farmers_Market_2014.pdf

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Guided Nature Walk at Tenafly Nature Center @ Tenafly Nature Center
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Arrive early while it’s still light and meet several live forest creatures; last year’s animals included a wolf, flying squirrels and a porcupine. Come late after dark and see how they adapt to their environment. Small groups will depart every 15 minutes with a guide to meet the forest folk along the trails for tours lasting 1.5 hours. Program is entertaining and educational – not scary – perfect for people of all ages who love animals. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and crafts around the campfire. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows, but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Please click here for more information. 

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Paramus Barnes & Noble Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us in the Children’s Department as we read our favorite stories and enjoy fun activities!

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2597?cat=KAT&subtype=detailList

Playtime at the Zoo @ Bergen County Zoo
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Admission is charged every day from May through October. The admission fee schedule is listed below. The admission fees reflect county resident prices, out of county are charged more

  • Free – Children Under 3/Active Military
  • $1 – Seniors age 62 and above/Disabled
  • $2 – ages 3-14
  • $4- ages 15 & Above

Playtime at the Zoo
Mondays, September 8th to December 15th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free program is for toddlers and their caregivers in our Education Discovery Lab, play with animal themed toys, interact with other visitors and meet an animal at 11:00 each Monday.

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=145

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Family Story Time @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Nov 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Family Story Time Ages 2-5

Looking for more flexibility with story time? This program does not require advanced registration and is perfect for families with kids of multiple ages.

Monday Mornings 11:30-12:00

September 22-December 15

Please click here for more information. 

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Nov
4
Tue
2014
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am

3 & 4 Year Old Story Time is Tuesdays at 10:30 am.There is no need to sign up or call ahead for these programs. For more information please click here.

Hackensack Barnes and Noble Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am

Come join us in the Children’s Department as we read our favorite stories and enjoy fun activities! http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2228?subtype=detailList&cat=KAT&month=&day=ANY&sat=20#content

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids @ Pottery Barn Kids
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am

Join us every tuesday at 11am for a new story

Become a book club member and receive a special gift after 5 visits

Some special themes for this season will include

  • 8/26 – Wheels on the Bus
  • 9/2 – Grandparents Day

NJ Stores

  • The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton (Burlington County)
  • Princeton Marketfair, Princeton (Mercer County)
  • Grove West, Shrewsbury (Monmouth County)
  • Short Hills Mall, Short Hills (Essex County)
  • Riverside Square, Hackensack (Bergen County)

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html?cm_type=fnav

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am

Free story time every Tuesday at 11:30 am for ages birth to two years. All are welcome. No need to register but for more information please click here. 

Pajama Jam at Pottery Barn Kids @ Pottery Barn Kids
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm

put on your PJ’s and join us for some fun before bedtime. Discover their holiday collection while kids enjoy story time, coloring, cookies and milk

NJ Stores

  • The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton (Burlington County)
  • Princeton Marketfair, Princeton (Mercer County)
  • Grove West, Shrewsbury (Monmouth County)
  • Short Hills Mall, Short Hills (Essex County)
  • Riverside Square, Hackensack (Bergen County)

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html?cm_type=fnav

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Nov
5
Wed
2014
Paramus Barnes & Noble Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us in the Children’s Department as we read our favorite stories and enjoy fun activities!

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2597?cat=KAT&subtype=detailList

Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us at our new craft time for children ages 5 and younger. After we finish our craft, we’ll read a related story. No registration is required. Please visit http://rplibrary.org for more information.

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Zoo Kids @ Bergen County Zoo
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Admission is charged every day from May through October. The admission fee schedule is listed below. The admission fees reflect county resident prices, out of county are charged more

  • Free – Children Under 3/Active Military
  • $1 – Seniors age 62 and above/Disabled
  • $2 – ages 3-14
  • $4- ages 15 & Above

Zoo Kids
Wednesdays, October 15th to November 19th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children aged 3 years to 5 years learn about animals in this six week program through activities, animal visitors and safaris through the zoo to visit animal related to the topic of the week.

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=145

Creative Crafts @ William Dermody Library
Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Ages 4+yrs. Make a unique craft from things found at home or from a local craft supply center. Create a gift or make something just for you! Children ages 4 and up are welcome on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:15pm to join us for a craft. Younger children will need assistance from a parent or caregiver. This series of crafts will run through mid-December, excluding holidays.

http://carlstadt.bccls.org/kids.shtml

Mosaic Makerspace-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Wednesdays in November, drop in between 3:00 and 4:30 and create mosaics during this self-directed activity time. No need to sign up and all materials are provided. Please click here for more information. 

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Family Story Time @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Family Story Time Ages 2-5

Looking for more flexibility with story time? This program does not require advanced registration and is perfect for families with kids of multiple ages.

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:00

September 17-December 17 (cancelled 11/26)

Please click here for more information. 

 

Nov
6
Thu
2014
St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church Annual Festival @ St. Anthony's Orthodox Church
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 9:00 pm

St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church Festival is a three day extravaganza of shopping, entertainment, and most importantly, food! We will be selling authentic food made by our Greek, Arabic, Russian and Slovic parishioners. We’re talking spanikopita, pirogies, shish kabobs, gyros and more! Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and an entire booth of kids toys! We also have a huge flea market as well as raffle deals for trips to tropical locations!

http://www.stanthonysorthodox.org/shop-now.php?c=8

ABC Read to Me Story Time @ William Dermody Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Ages 0-4yrs. Join Miss Kate every Thursday morning at 10:30am for stories, rhymes and wiggles! Children of all abilities up to age 4 and their caregivers are encouraged to sing and play along. Storytime is a wonderful, interactive way for caregivers to learn about library services and how to interest children in books. This storytime series will run through mid-December, excluding holidays. No registration is required, just come on in! 

http://carlstadt.bccls.org/kids.shtml

Hackensack Barnes and Noble Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am

Come join us in the Children’s Department as we read our favorite stories and enjoy fun activities! http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2228?subtype=detailList&cat=KAT&month=&day=ANY&sat=20#content

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Zoo Babies @ Bergen County Zoo
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Admission is charged every day from May through October. The admission fee schedule is listed below. The admission fees reflect county resident prices, out of county are charged more

  • Free – Children Under 3/Active Military
  • $1 – Seniors age 62 and above/Disabled
  • $2 – ages 3-14
  • $4- ages 15 & Above

Zoo Babies
Thursdays, October 16th to November 19th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children aged 18 months to 36 months learn about animals in this 6 week program through activities and an animal visitor in the classroom as well as a stroller safari through the zoo to visit animals related to the topic of the week.

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=145

Movie Day @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Movie Day

A popular movie will be shown on the library’s big-screen projector. Title to be announced. No registration is required. Please click here for more information.

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Beaver Moon Hike at Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey @ Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Guided hike with Colin Keegan • Meet 6 PM by the entrance to Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin. 3 mi., 1 hr., easy. Bring flashlights. For more information: 201 768-1360 ext. 110.

Family Movie Night-Haledon Library @ Haledon Library
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

All ages are invited to come to our family movie night. Title to be determined. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via their website.

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us at our new craft time for children ages 5 and younger. After we finish our craft, we’ll read a related story. No registration is required. Please visit http://rplibrary.org for more information.

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Public Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 11:00-11:30 a.m until November 18th. Please register for this event. All events are free of charge, but you must register in person, by phone 973-790-3808, or via our website 

Book Bingo @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Book Bingo

Friday, November 7 2:00-2:45 pm Grades K & Up Play Bingo on a board featuring all your favorite book characters. Win books as prizes! No registration is required. Please click here for more information. 

Preschool Story Time-Haledon @ Haledon Library
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Children ages 2-5 years are welcome to join us for a story and craft every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. until November 18th. Please register for this event in person, or via their website. 

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michaels Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Kids ages 3 and up are invited to explore their creativity at Michaels Craft Stores! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!

November 1st: Thankful Turkey Craft

November 8th: Happy Snowman Ornament

November 15th: Reindeer Painted Canvas

November 22nd: DIY Felt Stocking

 

For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com