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.

 

Feb
9
Tue
2016
Spanish Story Time – Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library
Feb 9 @ 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Spanish Story Time - Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library | Bergenfield | New Jersey | United States

Spanish Story Time (2-5 year olds)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bergenfield – Children’s Program Room

For more information click here

Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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.

Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library | Englewood Cliffs | New Jersey | United States

Children ages birth to 4 years old can join Mr. C for a story time. No registration required but please call to confirm.

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 9 @ 11:30 am
Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Preschool Pals – Wood Ridge
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Preschool Pals - Wood Ridge

For more information click here
Preschool Pals
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
For children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and a craft! To register, please call the Library at 201.438.2455.

Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Feb
10
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Movie Night-Dumont Library @ Dumont Library
Feb 10 @ 6:15 pm
Family Movie Night-Dumont Library  @ Dumont Library | Dumont | New Jersey | United States

Join us every second Wednesday of the month for night of fun, free evening spent with family watching a movie at the Dumont Library. Please call the library to see what is playing each month. The library’s phone number is 201-384-2030. Refreshment served.

http://dumont.bccls.org

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am
Story time at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

 

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.

Valentine’s Card Workshop – Paramus @ Paramus Library
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

VALENTINE’S CARDS WORKSHOP Grades K – 5 Make some fun Valentine’s Cards for your family and

friends.
Thursday February 11 3:30 – 5pm

Register 1 week in advance.

Please click here for more information.

Author Visit and Story Time – Hasbrouck Heights @ Hasbrouck Heights Library
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information click here

 

 

Author Visit and Story Time
Thursday, February 11, 2016
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Author Eleni Theodorou will do a live reading of her enchanting African tale “Noko The Knight” for the kids of Hasbrouck Heights! Exciting activities are planned for both parents and kids!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM All ages event!

Limit: 40 Children Registration is required.
Hasbrouck Heights – Large Meeting Room

 

Happy Valentine’s Day – Paramus @ Paramus Library
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! Grades K – 4 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories, a craft, and a

heartwarming treat!
Thursday, February 11 4 – 4:45 pm

Register beginning January 15.

Please click here for more information.

Chinese New Year – Fair Lawn @ Maurice Pine Free Public Library
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chinese New Year - Fair Lawn @ Maurice Pine Free Public Library  | Fair Lawn | New Jersey | United States

Family Fun Night: Chinese New Year
Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Join us to celebrate the year of the Monkey!! Related games, crafts and activities will be enjoyed.
Grades Kindergarten and Up
Fair Lawn – Meeting Room

Please click here for more information.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Valentine’s Day Craft -Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Valentine's Day Craft -Emerson @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

Valentine’s Day Craft, Ages 6-8
Friday, February 12, 2016
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Emerson – Conference Room Please click here for more information. 

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Michael’s Kids Club- January/February @ Michaels Craft Stores
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael's Kids Club- January/February @ 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 10 AM – 12:00 PM. See a store associate to join the fun!

January 30th – Love in Bloom Valentine

February 6 – Cupids Arrow Valentine

February 13 – Valentine Dreamcatcher

 

 

 

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

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library  @ Rochelle Park Library | Rochelle Park | New Jersey | United States

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

Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning

Come drop in to Lakeshore Learning on Saturday between 11am and 3 pm for a FREE make and take craft.  No registration is required.

Here are the upcoming crafts:

  • January 23rd Cozy Winter Puppet
  • January 30th Peekaboo Groundhog
  • February 6th Lots of Love Sun catcher
  • February 13th President’s Day Masks
  • February 20th Chore Chart Door Hanger
  • February 27th Fantastically Funny Fish

 

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore also offers FREE crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

Feb
16
Tue
2016
Spanish Story Time – Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library
Feb 16 @ 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Spanish Story Time - Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library | Bergenfield | New Jersey | United States

Spanish Story Time (2-5 year olds)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bergenfield – Children’s Program Room

For more information click here

Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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.

Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library | Englewood Cliffs | New Jersey | United States

Children ages birth to 4 years old can join Mr. C for a story time. No registration required but please call to confirm.

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am
Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Preschool Pals – Wood Ridge
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Preschool Pals - Wood Ridge

For more information click here
Preschool Pals
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
For children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and a craft! To register, please call the Library at 201.438.2455.

Young Jedi Camp – Tenafly @ Tenafly Public Library
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Young Jedi ages 6 to 8 are invited to attend Jedi themed activities, crafts, and snacks. No lightsabres, please!
Registration is requested so that we are sure to have plenty of space and supplies for all who wish to participate.

 

For more information click here

Make it Day at Lee Memorial Library-Bergen @ Lee Memorial Library
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Make it Day at Lee Memorial Library-Bergen @ Lee Memorial Library  | Allendale | New Jersey | United States

Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn a more intricate craft or trade item during Make-It Day. This requires supervision from the parents or sibling to use hot-glue guns, staplers, sewing machines, scissors, and other more advanced crafting materials. All crafts are first-come, first-serve. No registration required.

Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Crafternoon – Carlstadt @ Carlstadt Library
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Crafternoon - Carlstadt @ Carlstadt Library  | Carlstadt | New Jersey | United States

Crafternoon: Life Size Candyland!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
A very special Crafternoon presentation! Get in the game– literally! We’ll be playing life-size Candyland. Hop through the Lollipop forest and experience the game in a whole new way!
Carlstadt – Meeting Room

 

For more information click here

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am
Story time at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

 

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.

Feb
19
Fri
2016
Music with Teri Merliss – Oakland @ Oakland Public Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Music with Teri Merliss - Oakland @ Oakland Public Library | Oakland | New Jersey | United States

For more information click here

Music with Teri Merliss
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Teri Merliss, will present her special blend of imaginative stories, original songs, and audience participation for children, ages 2 & up.

Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library  @ Rochelle Park Library | Rochelle Park | New Jersey | United States

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

Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning

Come drop in to Lakeshore Learning on Saturday between 11am and 3 pm for a FREE make and take craft.  No registration is required.

Here are the upcoming crafts:

  • January 23rd Cozy Winter Puppet
  • January 30th Peekaboo Groundhog
  • February 6th Lots of Love Sun catcher
  • February 13th President’s Day Masks
  • February 20th Chore Chart Door Hanger
  • February 27th Fantastically Funny Fish

 

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore also offers FREE crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

Nature Story Time at the Tenafly Nature Center @ Tenafly Nature Center
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Nature Story Time at the Tenafly Nature Center  @ Tenafly Nature Center | Tenafly | New Jersey | United States

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.Please click here for more information.

Feb
21
Sun
2016
Flat Stanley – Fair Lawn @ Maurice Pine Free Public Library
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flat Stanley - Fair Lawn @ Maurice Pine Free Public Library  | Fair Lawn | New Jersey | United States

Travel the world with your library passport and discover activities and crafts from other lands. No registration required.

Please click here for more information.

Feb
23
Tue
2016
Spanish Story Time – Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library
Feb 23 @ 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Spanish Story Time - Bergenfield @ Bergenfield Public Library | Bergenfield | New Jersey | United States

Spanish Story Time (2-5 year olds)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bergenfield – Children’s Program Room

For more information click here

Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am
Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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.

Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytime at Cliffside Park Library-Bergen @ Cliffside Park Library | Englewood Cliffs | New Jersey | United States

Children ages birth to 4 years old can join Mr. C for a story time. No registration required but please call to confirm.

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am
Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson  @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Preschool Pals – Wood Ridge
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Preschool Pals - Wood Ridge

For more information click here
Preschool Pals
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
For children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and a craft! To register, please call the Library at 201.438.2455.

Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Feb
24
Wed
2016
Fireflies Story Time – River Edge @ River Edge Public Library
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Fireflies Story Time - River Edge @ River Edge Public Library | River Edge | New Jersey | United States

FIREFLIES STORYTIME for 3 and 4 Year olds on their own
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Share stories, fingerplays. flannelboards and filmstrips
with Mary Anne Guiliano/Youth Services Librarian

Register for all six sessions in person or by calling 201-261-1663, ext. 3. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SESSION ON FEBRUARY 17th.

River Edge – Main Meeting Room

For more information click here

Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Feb
25
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am
Story time at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

 

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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover -Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover -Emerson @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

Children will read stories with Miss Victoria and then tuck their stuffed animal friends in bed for their very own sleepover at the library! Then, stop in Friday to pick up the animals and see what mischief they got into over night.
This special story time is suitable for ages 3-12. ONE (1) stuffed animal per child. Registration required.
Emerson – Conference Room Please click here for more information. 

Feb
26
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library  @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

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. 

Feb
27
Sat
2016
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library  @ Rochelle Park Library | Rochelle Park | New Jersey | United States

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

Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning

Come drop in to Lakeshore Learning on Saturday between 11am and 3 pm for a FREE make and take craft.  No registration is required.

Here are the upcoming crafts:

  • January 23rd Cozy Winter Puppet
  • January 30th Peekaboo Groundhog
  • February 6th Lots of Love Sun catcher
  • February 13th President’s Day Masks
  • February 20th Chore Chart Door Hanger
  • February 27th Fantastically Funny Fish

 

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore also offers FREE crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

Feb
28
Sun
2016
Museum at the Train Station Open House @ Main Line Train Station
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Museum at the Train Station Open House @ Main Line Train Station | Glen Rock | New Jersey | United States

Come visit the Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society’s Museum at the Station, open on the last Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 pm. Permanent and rotating displays showcase items and events from Glen Rock’s past. Free admission although donations are gratefully accepted. Appropriate for all ages. Please click here for more information.