Calendar of New Jersey Events

 

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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.

 

Nov
27
Thu
2014
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen on Ice @ Izod Center
Nov 27 all-day

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Disney-On-Ice-presents-Frozen-Presented-tickets/artist/1976977

Nov
28
Fri
2014
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen on Ice @ Izod Center
Nov 28 all-day

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Disney-On-Ice-presents-Frozen-Presented-tickets/artist/1976977

Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Nov 28 @ 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.

Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am

Calling all toddlers! C’mon down for the toddler play group. It’s toys, toddlers, and fun here at the library! It’s toddler-tastic! Please click here for more information. 

Model Railroad Show
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The New York Society of Model Engineers exhibition of the layouts is held in early spring and again before Thanksgiving.

 

“A world of miniature trains”, that is how the Society of Model Engineers has been described. For the members of the nonprofit group dedicated to model trains it is even more. The excitement and the “History of Railroads”, have combined with their enjoyment of building and displaying model trains. This has kept the Society of Model Engineers going for eighty-seven years and making it the oldest model train group in the United States. The members of the Society, located in Carlstadt, NJ, have a devoted love of trains and have joined together to operate a model train museum and two large “Railroad Empires”.

 

2014 FALL EXHIBITION
November 14th, 15th, and 16th
November  21st, 22nd, and 23rd
November 28th, 29th, and 30th

 

Exhibition Hours
Friday Night November 14th and 21st – 7 pm to 10 pm
Friday November 28th Only – 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday Afternoon – 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday Afternoon – 1pm to 5 pm

 

 

Recommended Donation For Entry
Adults – $7.00
Children – $1.00 (ages 5-12)
Children under the age of five – FREE

http://www.modelengineers.org/exhibition.html

Hasbrouck Heights Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Official Tree lighting will  be held on November 28, immediately following the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade along the Boulevard (which starts at 7 p.m. at Williams Avenue.)

http://www.hasbrouck-heights.nj.us/

Nov
29
Sat
2014
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen on Ice @ Izod Center
Nov 29 all-day

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Disney-On-Ice-presents-Frozen-Presented-tickets/artist/1976977

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Nov 29 @ 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.

Moostletoe the Musical @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mooseltoe is the charming story about a Moose who wants to fly with Santa’s reindeer. Mooseltoe sets out to find the great wise Mooseking for advice, and along the way meets a variety of characters, all of whom teach Mooseltoe valuable life lessons. Meanwhile, there is trouble at the North Pole. Will Mooseltoe be able to save Christmas?

http://www.bergenpac.org/events/detail/mooseltoe

Nov
30
Sun
2014
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen on Ice @ Izod Center
Nov 30 all-day

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Disney-On-Ice-presents-Frozen-Presented-tickets/artist/1976977

Ramapo Valley Railroad Holiday Open House @ Ramapo Valley Railroad
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Ramapo Valley Model Railroad Club will host its annual holiday open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 and 30; December 7, 14 and 28.   Donations are $5 for adults; $1 for children under 12.

http://ramapovalleyrailroad.com/2010/07/20/specialevents/

The Wild Kratts Live! @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story.

Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home “Living Free and in the Wild!

To purchase tickets click here

 

In full disclosure this is a sponsored post by the Bergen Performing Arts Center who are providing Jersey Family Fun with tickets to see the show. To find out how to get your family events listed on our calendar please email Crystal@JerseyFamilyFun.com
Dec
1
Mon
2014
Playtime at the Zoo @ Bergen County Zoo
Dec 1 @ 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

Family Story Time @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Dec 1 @ 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. 

Barnes & Noble Grinch Day @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for the Grinch’s special day! We will feature the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and have some activities, fun and snacks, too!

Burlington County

  • Marlton
  • Moorestown

Camden County

  • Cherry Hill

Essex County

  • Livingston

Passaic County

  • Woodland Park
  • Clifton

Monmouth County

  • Holmdel

Middlesex County

  • East Brunswick
  • Menlo Mall
  • North Brunswick

Gloucester County

  • Deptford

Bergen County

  • Paramus

Mercer County

  • Princeton

Somerset County

  • Bridgewater

 

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/storelocator/stores.aspx?cat=SPE&brandID=016&pagetype=eventList&storecount=all&radius=100&month=&day=ANY

Dec
2
Tue
2014
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Story Time

December 2nd and 6th – 11am

Bring your holiday spirit for a reading of the beloved tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. After Story Time, children are invited to continue the fun with a coloring station, Rudolph postcard writing, and more!

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids @ Pottery Barn Kids
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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

Dec
3
Wed
2014
Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 3 @ 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.

Creative Crafts @ William Dermody Library
Dec 3 @ 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

Rainbow Loom Makerspace-Emerson @ Emerson library
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rainbow loom is back Wednesdays in December from 3:00 to 4:30. The library will provide looms and bands for kids to create their own designs during this self-directed activity time. No need to sign up, just stop by anytime. Please click here for more information. 

Family Story Time @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Dec 3 @ 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. 

 

Dec
4
Thu
2014
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am

 

Take a journey through some amazing books and have fun along the way!

No Registration Required. Bring the little ones and come on down! Please click here for more information.

Hackensack Barnes and Noble Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 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

Carlstadt Tree Lighting
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gingerbread House Making @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gingerbread House Making Thursday, December 4 6:30-7:30 pm Grades K-Up

Children and their grown-ups are invited to make a personal gingerbread house that is fully edible just in time for the holidays. No registration . For more information please click here. 

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 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.

Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am

Calling all toddlers! C’mon down for the toddler play group. It’s toys, toddlers, and fun here at the library! It’s toddler-tastic! Please click here for more information. 

Polar Express Story Time @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on December 5 at 7:00 pm for our annual Polar Express Storytime. All aboard as we use our information to journey to the North Pole where you never what surprises await us. Join us for our annual pajama party and special treats.

Monmouth County

  • Holmdel

Bergen County

  • Paramus

Mercer County

  • Princeton

Middlesex County

  • Menlo Mall
  • East Brunswick
  • North Brunswick

Essex County

  • livingston

Gloucester County

  • Deptord

Passaic County

  • Clifton
  • Woodland Park

Burlington County

  • Marlton
  • Moorestown

Camden County

  • Cherry Hill

Somerset County

  • Somerville/Bridgewater

 

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/storelocator/stores.aspx?cat=SPE&brandID=076&pagetype=eventList&storecount=all&radius=100&month=&day=ANY

Dec
6
Sat
2014
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
Dec 6 @ 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

 

 

 

 

Santa arrives at Columbia Bank in his Fire Truck @ Columbia Bank
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 6 @ 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.

FREE Movie at Bowtie Warner Theatre “Nightmare Before Christmas” @ Bowtie Warner Theatre
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Story Time @ Pottery Barn Kids
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Story Time

December 2nd and 6th – 11am

Bring your holiday spirit for a reading of the beloved tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. After Story Time, children are invited to continue the fun with a coloring station, Rudolph postcard writing, and more!

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

Allendale Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting @ Allendale Bar & Grill
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us at the Allendale Bar & Grill for their annual tree lighting, and help welcome Santa as he arrives on the Allendale Fire Department firetruck before he is greeted by branch manager, Bill Ford, at his final destination at Bank of America.

http://allendalenj.gov/events/holiday-walk/

Dec
7
Sun
2014
Ramapo Valley Railroad Holiday Open House @ Ramapo Valley Railroad
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Ramapo Valley Model Railroad Club will host its annual holiday open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 and 30; December 7, 14 and 28.   Donations are $5 for adults; $1 for children under 12.

http://ramapovalleyrailroad.com/2010/07/20/specialevents/

Dec
8
Mon
2014
Playtime at the Zoo @ Bergen County Zoo
Dec 8 @ 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

Family Story Time @ Fair Lawn Library @ Fair Lawn Library
Dec 8 @ 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. 

Emerson Tree Lighting @ Borough Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us on Monday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. in front of Borough Hall for our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Refreshments will follow at the Emerson Fire House on Thomas Street. There will also be a surprise visitor from the North Pole!

http://www.emersonnj.org/

Holiday Family Craft: Build a Gingerbread House-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

This is a craft for the whole family. Build a gingerbread house together on EITHER Monday, December 8th at 7 pm OR Monday, December 15th at 7 pm. All materials provided by the library. Please, sign up in advance as space for this event is very limited. Please click here for more information and to register. 

Dec
9
Tue
2014
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Dec 9 @ 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.

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids @ Pottery Barn Kids
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Toddler Craft and Story Time-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 10 @ 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.

Creative Crafts @ William Dermody Library
Dec 10 @ 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