Calendar of New Jersey Events

 

Ways to have summer fun with your kids

 

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.

 

For information on having your event listed on the Jersey Family Fun Calendars of New Jersey Events, please visit our event submission directions.

 

Here’s how best to use this Calendar of New Jersey Events

  • 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.

 

 

Aug
30
Tue
2016
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Aug 30 @ 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. 

Summer Concert Series – Tenafly @ Huyler Park
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Concert Series - Tenafly @ Huyler Park | Tenafly | New Jersey | United States

HUYLER PARK

Tuesdays – 7 PM

(Intersection of Hillside & Piermont)

July 5

The Kootz

Rock N Roll Favorites

July 12

52nd Street Band

Billy Joel Tribute Band

July 19

James Dean Orchestra

Sinatra Stylings

July 26

Party of Five

Acapella – Early Rock

August 2

Guthrie Brothers

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Band

August 9

Sweet Dreams

Music of Carole King

August 16

Jazz Lobsters

Big Band Standards

August 23

The Beatniks

The Music of the Beatles

 

August 30

Reminisce

Solid Gold Soul

Rain Venue:

Clinton Inn

Aug
31
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Summer Concerts in the Park – Ridgefield Park @ McGowan Park
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Concerts in the Park - Ridgefield Park @ McGowan Park | Ridgefield Park | New Jersey | United States

Ridgefield Park Summer
Concert’s in the Park Series
Please join us as Ridgefield Park kicks off its 2016 Summer Concert Series with its first concert on Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00pm. All concerts will take place at the Gazebo in McGowan Park which is located along Bergen Turnpike. PLEASE REMEMBER CONCERTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY EVENINGS @ 7:00 P.M. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, THE RAIN DATE IS THE VERY NEXT EVENING (THURSDAY) AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy a warm summer night’s breeze along the water as you listen to the sounds of our featured artists/bands.
June 29th: George De Feis – Sounds of Sinatra

July 6th: LARRY UMAÑA y Su Pequeño Son – Latin Jazz & Salsa

July 13th: JOE KENNEY – Ridgefield Park’s own home town boy sings the music that you want to hear

July 20th: RUTHERFORD COMMUNITY BAND – Broadway, Popular, & Classical Music

July 27th: NASH EAST COUNTRY BAND – Country Western Music

Aug. 3rd: ANGEL FELICIANO – Famous “boleros”, Broadway favorites and flamenco dance “Cantando Asi” with guitarists Lisa Spraragen & Josué Perez

Aug. 10th: THE WALDWICK COMMUNITY BAND – Broadway, Popular, & Classical Music

Aug. 17th: JULIAN & DOMINIQUE – This dynamic duo presents a “Show of 1000 voices

Aug. 24th: CORNUCOPIA – Swing to the Big Band Music from the 1930’s & 40’s

Aug. 31st: TAXI – Rock, Pop, & Roll through the Years

COME & ENJOY THE MUSIC ALONG THE WATERSIDE

For further information, contact the Ridgefield Park Village Clerk’s Office at (201) 641-4950; or LISSET TORRES at (201) 641-1681; or JOHN ANLIAN at (201) 943-1110.

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Public Viewing - Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory | Lyndhurst | New Jersey | United States

Open Public Viewing Nights
Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public free of charge on Wednesday evenings. The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check this website often for details and updates.

Viewing requires a clear sky, so the Observatory is closed on cloudy, rainy, and snowy nights. Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

Weather permitting, the Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday from 8:30PM until 10:30PM.

Please check our Announcement section on the homepage for the Observatory’s operating status.

Summer Viewing Schedule (PDF version)

June 2016 (8:30 PM-10:30 PM)

22nd Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, M13, Mizar & Alcor, Arcturus, Vega

29th Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Arcturus, Vega

July 2016 (8:30 PM-10:30 PM)

6th Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Arcturus, Vega

13th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Arcturus, Vega

20th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Arcturus, Vega

27th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

August 2016 (8:30 PM-10:30 PM)

3rd Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

10th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

17th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

24th Moon, Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

31st Mars, Saturn, M31, M13, NGC457, Mizar & Alcor, Almach

Key:

M31- The Andromeda Galaxy

M13- A globular cluster in Hercules

NGC457- An open cluster in Cassiopeia

Mizar & Alcor- Visual binaries in Ursa Major. Alcor is a binary and Mizar is a quadruple system. A sextuple star system.

Arcturus- A Bright, orange star

Vega- A bright, blue-white star

Almach- A quadruple star system appearing as a bright, orange star with a blue companion (actually 3 stars)

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Movies Under the Stars – Lyndhurst
Sep 1 @ 2:12 am – 3:12 am
Movies Under the Stars - Lyndhurst @ Lyndhurst | New Jersey | United States

The schedule for our Annual Movies Under the Stars has been announced – this year we will be having three movies!

This Years Movies & Dates are Thursdays:
July 28, 2016 – “Minions”
Augut 11, 2016 – “Inside Out”
September 1, 2016 – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 1 @ 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.

Music at the Marina – Edgewater @ Grand Cove Marina
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music at the Marina - Edgewater @ Grand Cove Marina | Edgewater | New Jersey | United States

Thursday, June 30
*The Rummies* Traditional Rock Covers

 

July 7 ~ Alternative Groove Band

 

July 14 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Danny Batch Band

 

July 21 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ 8th Grade Science

 

July 28 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Susan & Gerard’s Irish Band

 

August 4 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Lenny and the Shots

 

August 11~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ The Revivers

 

August 18~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Jam Straight

 

August 25~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Johnny Cash Tribute Band

 

September 1~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Too Many Godz

September 8 ~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Rapid Descent

Movies at the Marina – Edgewater @ Edgewater Marina Park
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies at the Marina - Edgewater @ Edgewater Marina Park | Edgewater | New Jersey | United States

Weather permitting,free to Edgewater residents

 

August 1* Movies at the Marina * Now Showing “A Bug’s Life”

 

August 8 Norm of the North

 

August 15 Daddy’s Home

 

August 22 Shaun the Sheep

 

August 29 Matilda

 

 

Zoo Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park @ Van Saun Park
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 4:00 am
Zoo Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park @ Van Saun Park | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

8/5 – Star Wars the Force Awakens

8/11 – Pan

8/12 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

8/18 – Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip

8/19- Creed

8/25 – Kung Fu Panda 3

8/26 – Good Will Hunting

9/1 – We Bought a Zoo

9/2 – Jurassic World

 

 

Movies Under the Stars – Hackensack @ Atlantic Street Park
Sep 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Movies Under the Stars - Hackensack @ Atlantic Street Park | Hackensack | New Jersey | United States

Alien Invasion at Atlantic Street Park
The Dept. of Cultural Arts. is having a showing of “Independence Day” on May 19th 8:30pm.

What: Movies Under the Stars “Independence Day”
When: May 19th 2016 8:30pm
Where: The new Atlantic Street Park (corner of Atlantic and Warren)
Cost: FREE

Hackensack, NJ: The Dept. of Cultural Arts, is having their first Movies Under the Stars feature May 19th at the Atlantic Street Park. To kick off this summers season, the Department chose the blockbuster “Independence Day”starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum, in anticipation of the summer release of “Independence Day: Resurgence”. The Movies Under the Stars series is completely free, all that is needed to attend is a blanket or lawn chair.

 

 

May 26th – Mean Girls

June 2nd – On the Waterfront

August 11th – The Wizard of Oz

August 18th – Finding Nemo

August 28th – Singing in the Rain

September 1 – Citizen Kane

Sep
2
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 2 @ 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. 

Zoo Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park @ Van Saun Park
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 4:00 am
Zoo Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park @ Van Saun Park | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

8/5 – Star Wars the Force Awakens

8/11 – Pan

8/12 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

8/18 – Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip

8/19- Creed

8/25 – Kung Fu Panda 3

8/26 – Good Will Hunting

9/1 – We Bought a Zoo

9/2 – Jurassic World

 

 

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
  • September 3 -Back to School Whiteboard

    Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.

    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

You can read about Home Depot Workshops Here

 

 

 

 

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Sep 3 @ 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.

Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

 

August 6 – Dinosaurs Love Underpants & Aliens Love Dinopants Storytime
Join us for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow.

August 13 – Milk Goes to School Storytime
The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to School. Activities to follow.

August 20 – Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled Storytime with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 03, 2016 11:00 AM Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

Ada Twist, Scientist Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 10, 2016 11:00 AM The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Join us as we discover Ada Twist, Scientist at Storytime.

Curious George Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 17, 2016 11:00 AM 2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00 AM From the ‘Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!’ series comes The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! The Cookie Fiasco is about four friends with three cookies and one big problem! And in We Are Growing!, eight friends are growing up fast, just like you! Activities, coloring and fun to follow.

 

 

New Jersey Barnes and Noble locations

  • North Village Shopping Center 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Brunswick Square Mall 753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square Space 318, East Brunswick
  • Menlo Park Mall 55 Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Somerset Shopping Center 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater
  • 1180 Raritan Road, Clark
  • 240 Route 22 West, Springfield
  • The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel
  • 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton
  • 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold
  • 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
  • The Hamilton Marketplace, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown
  • 1940 Route 10 West, Morris Plains
  • Lanes Mill Marketplace 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell
  • Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton
  • Ledgewood Mall, 375 Route 10, E Ledgewood
  • Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, Woodland Park
  • 44 Brick Plaza, Brick
  • 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
  • East Gate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • The Shops @ Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack
  • 200 West Route 70, Marlton
  • Towne Place at Garden State Park, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
  • The Court at Deptford II, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford

 

Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning
Sep 3 @ 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:

August 13th: Slice of Fun Door Hanger
August 20th: Make a Face Hand Mirror
August 27th: Summer Dreaming Dream Catchers
September 3rd: Blue Sky Binoculars
September 10th: Bright & Beaded Pencil Holder
September 17th:  My Fall Masterpiece! Puzzle
September 24th: Falling Leaves Mobile

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

Movies and Music Under the Stars- Fort Lee @ Jack Alter Community Center
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies and Music Under the Stars- Fort Lee @ Jack Alter Community Center | Fort Lee | New Jersey | United States

For more information click here

All events will begin at 7:00PM, rain or shine. All events are free to the public. Please bring a chair or blanket.

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All Saturday Night Events – “Movies and Music Under the Stars”- are presented by the Fort Lee Film Commission and Office of Historic & Cultural Affairs and will begin at 7 PM, RAIN or SHINE.
The Wednesday Evening Concerts will begin at 7:30 PM, with rain dates scheduled in case of inclement weather.

Sat. – July 2nd: Music: Joe Leo Bwarie & Orchestra / Movie: Jersey Boys – 2014

Sat. – July 9th: Music: Double Down / Movie: The Peanuts Movie – 2015
Sat. – July 16th: Music: The Nerds / Movie: Star Wars – the Force Awakens – 2015
Sat. – July 23rd: Music: Rockabilly by Gas House Gorillas/ Movie: Batman – 1966
Sat. – July 30th: Music: Slombovian Circus of Dreams/ Movie: A Christmas Story – 1983
Sat. – Aug. 6th: Music: The Swingeraroos / Movie: Hollywood or Bust – 60th Anniv. ScreeningSat. – Aug 13th: Music: Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools / Movie: The Martian -2015
Sat. – Aug. 20th: Music: Doug Deming w/ Dennis Gruenling & the Jewel Tones / Movie: Rocky

Sat. – Aug.27th: Music: Michael Aranella & his Dreamland Orchestra /Movie: Hail Ceasar – 2015

Sat. – Sept. 3rd: Music: The Royal Teens 60th Anniversary Concert / Movie: Cry Baby – 1990

Sep
5
Mon
2016
Labor Day Street Fair – Rutherford @ Park AVenue
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm
Labor Day Street Fair - Rutherford @ Park AVenue | Rutherford | New Jersey | United States

For more information click here

 

Labor Day Street Fair
When
Mon, September 5, 2016, 9am – 5pm
Where
Park Avenue, Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070, USA (map)
Description
*Rain or Shine

Park Avenue, including Lincoln Park

Bring your family and friends to New Jersey’s oldest fair on September 5th! This will be the 41st anniversary of Rutherford’s popular Labor Day Street Fair. This event, which has attracted more than 25,000 attendees in the past, is also known as the Rutherford Antiques Festival.

There will be something for everyone: antiques, community and outside organization
information tables, food for sale, live entertainment, rides, children’s entertainment, crafts,
specialty items, and a beer garden. Enjoy one last relaxing stroll down Park Avenue before the slow pace of summer gets replaced by a return to the business of the fall.

Please be sure to support Rutherford vendors at the Fair!

Lego Store Minifigure Swap @ Lego Stores
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

It’s Minifigure Swap Monday at the LEGO Store!

Join in the swap! Here’s how it works: Bring 1 minifigure and you can trade it with other LEGO fans or a Brick Specialist. It’s a fun way to change up your collection! ages 6-14 only

See a Brick Specialist for details.

Lego Store Locations in NJ

Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater

Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold

Jersey Gardens, Elizabeth

Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

http://stores.lego.com/en-us/

Sep
6
Tue
2016
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

Join us every Tuesday at 10am in our PlaySpace (located in the Food Court) for fun children’s activities, giveaways and of course, playtime!

For more information click here

Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Sep 6 @ 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.

Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Don’t miss this season’s special themes and activities.

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August 30th, Grandparents Day!

 

Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are:

PRINCETON MARKET FAIR
3535 US-1
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-7916

GROVE WEST
546 Broad Street
Shewsbury, NJ 07702

RIVERSIDE SQUARE
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601

MALL AT SHORT HILLS
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

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

 

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Sep 6 @ 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. 

Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 6 @ 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. 

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pokemon Go: Walk & Train Club – Ho-Ho-Kus @ Worth-Pinkham Library
Sep 7 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Pokemon Go: Walk & Train Club

9/7/2016 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Ho-Ho-Kus Outdoors
Join our neighborhood walk to nearby PokeStops and gyms, work on hatching your eggs, trade tips, and help to shape the future of the club. Bring your smartphone/device! Children must have a parent or guardian accompany them. Leaves promptly from the children’s room.
Event Type(s): Gaming
Age Group(s): Family, Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12

Sep
8
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 8 @ 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.

Crafternoon: Minecraft Portraits- Allendale @ Lee Memorial Library
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Crafternoon: Minecraft Portraits

9/8/2016 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Allendale Children’s Room
Come make a self-portrait using construction paper tiles. The end result will look like a Minecraft character.
Event Type(s): Crafts
Age Group(s): Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8

For more information click here

Angry Birds Movie Night – Bogota @ Bogota Library
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Angry Birds Movie Night - Bogota @ Bogota Library | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

Movie Nite: Angry Birds

9/8/2016 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bogota 2nd Floor Senior Center
Join us for a FREE MOVIE NITE right here at the Bogota Public Library. This month, we will be showing ANGRY BIRDS at 6PM.

The Friends of the Library will be selling movie snacks and drinks for $1.00 each as a fundraiser for the library.

Admission is FREE
No registration required

Music at the Marina – Edgewater @ Grand Cove Marina
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music at the Marina - Edgewater @ Grand Cove Marina | Edgewater | New Jersey | United States

Thursday, June 30
*The Rummies* Traditional Rock Covers

 

July 7 ~ Alternative Groove Band

 

July 14 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Danny Batch Band

 

July 21 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ 8th Grade Science

 

July 28 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Susan & Gerard’s Irish Band

 

August 4 -~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Lenny and the Shots

 

August 11~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ The Revivers

 

August 18~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Jam Straight

 

August 25~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Johnny Cash Tribute Band

 

September 1~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Too Many Godz

September 8 ~*~ Music at the Marina~*~ Rapid Descent

Movies at the Marina – Edgewater @ Edgewater Marina Park
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies at the Marina - Edgewater @ Edgewater Marina Park | Edgewater | New Jersey | United States

Weather permitting,free to Edgewater residents

 

August 1* Movies at the Marina * Now Showing “A Bug’s Life”

 

August 8 Norm of the North

 

August 15 Daddy’s Home

 

August 22 Shaun the Sheep

 

August 29 Matilda

 

 

Sep
9
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 9 @ 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. 

Outdoor Movie Night – Ho-Ho-Kus
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Outdoor Movie Night - Ho-Ho-Kus @ Ho-Ho-Kus | New Jersey | United States

HHK Movie Night

9/9/2016 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Ho-Ho-Kus Off-Site
Find us downtown at Ho-Ho-Kus’ annual outdoor movie night! Visit our table for exclusive giveaways. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, you can also register yourself and/or your kids for library cards.
Event Type(s): Movies & Films, Special Event
Age Group(s): All Ages, Family, Adults, Grades 1-4, Grades 9-12, Grades 5-8, Infants & Toddlers, PreK & Kindergarten, Seniors

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Backstage at Garden State Plaza @ Westfield Garden State Plaza
Sep 10 all-day
Backstage at Garden State Plaza @ Westfield Garden State Plaza | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

Backstage presented by bergenPAC and Westfield Garden State Plaza
All performances are free admission, and take place at Westfield Garden State Plaza on the second level near Macy’s and Yo! Sushi.
Twinkle & Friends
Date: July 9

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

Twinkle and her friends bring you a colorful, high energy pop concert fusing education, language, arts and pop culture into the hottest kid’s phenomenon.
Casey Carle’s Bubblemania
Date: August 13

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

It’s a soapy spectacular with permanent bubble artist Casey Carle. Loaded with visual comedy, quick wit and big band music, not to mention big beautiful bubbles, Casey Carle’s BubbleMania is an interactive treat for the whole family! Ages 3 and up!
Petrapuppets: The Wacky Friends Show
Date: September 10

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

Professional puppeteer Steve Petra combines educational content with puppetry, illusions, props, sound effects, music and humor to keep students engaged. Join Steve and his “wacky friends” in an unforgettable adventure.
Spooktacular
Date: October 8

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

Wailing Banshees, soaring vampires, silly séances, and acrobatic zombies, aerial Witches, contorting from the beyond. Watch as the undead escape to the circus and discover what truly goes bump in the night through an acrobatic Halloween spectacular.
My Fairytale Party: Frozen Performance
Date: November 12

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

Experience an interactive and memorable performance by Elsa and Anna. The Snow Queen and Princess perform songs from the hit Disney movie “Frozen” through fun sing-a-longs, dancing and interactive games.
Michael Dubois: Solo Circus
Date: December 10

Time: 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

With appearances on NBC’s “Tonight Show” and “The Jay Leno Show,” Michael Dubois’ Solo Circus is a fast paced, audience interactive and technical skills variety show featuring an all-original presentation of magic, juggling, circus & sideshow stunts all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy.

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For more information click here

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Sep 10 @ 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.

Autumn Festival Tea Party – Northvale @ North vale Public Library
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Autumn Festival Tea Party - Northvale @ North vale Public Library | Northvale | New Jersey | United States

For more information click here

 

9/10/2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Northvale
Celebrate the freshly colored leaves, the crisp breeze and beautiful pumpkins!
This Autumn Festival will bring in the new season with games, crafts, music, and food!
To RSVP please email or call Miss Emily at:
emily.pepe@northvale.bccls.org
201-768-4784
Registration is preferred, walk-ins are always welcomed!
Ages 1 & up!
Event Type(s): Special Event
Age Group(s): All Ages

Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

 

August 6 – Dinosaurs Love Underpants & Aliens Love Dinopants Storytime
Join us for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow.

August 13 – Milk Goes to School Storytime
The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to School. Activities to follow.

August 20 – Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled Storytime with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 03, 2016 11:00 AM Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

Ada Twist, Scientist Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 10, 2016 11:00 AM The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Join us as we discover Ada Twist, Scientist at Storytime.

Curious George Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 17, 2016 11:00 AM 2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! Storytime
Special Event, Children’s Event, Storytime (Childrens)
Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00 AM From the ‘Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!’ series comes The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! The Cookie Fiasco is about four friends with three cookies and one big problem! And in We Are Growing!, eight friends are growing up fast, just like you! Activities, coloring and fun to follow.

 

 

New Jersey Barnes and Noble locations

  • North Village Shopping Center 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Brunswick Square Mall 753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square Space 318, East Brunswick
  • Menlo Park Mall 55 Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Somerset Shopping Center 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater
  • 1180 Raritan Road, Clark
  • 240 Route 22 West, Springfield
  • The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel
  • 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton
  • 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold
  • 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
  • The Hamilton Marketplace, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown
  • 1940 Route 10 West, Morris Plains
  • Lanes Mill Marketplace 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell
  • Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton
  • Ledgewood Mall, 375 Route 10, E Ledgewood
  • Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, Woodland Park
  • 44 Brick Plaza, Brick
  • 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
  • East Gate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • The Shops @ Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack
  • 200 West Route 70, Marlton
  • Towne Place at Garden State Park, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
  • The Court at Deptford II, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford

 

Lakeshore Learning FREE Make and Take Crafts @ Lakeshore Learning
Sep 10 @ 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:

August 13th: Slice of Fun Door Hanger
August 20th: Make a Face Hand Mirror
August 27th: Summer Dreaming Dream Catchers
September 3rd: Blue Sky Binoculars
September 10th: Bright & Beaded Pencil Holder
September 17th:  My Fall Masterpiece! Puzzle
September 24th: Falling Leaves Mobile

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

Celebrate Haworth Day
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Celebrate Haworth Day @ Haworth | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate Haworth Day will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 1pm – 6p, with a rain date of Sunday, September 11th. Check back for more information!

Sep
12
Mon
2016
Lego Store Minifigure Swap @ Lego Stores
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

It’s Minifigure Swap Monday at the LEGO Store!

Join in the swap! Here’s how it works: Bring 1 minifigure and you can trade it with other LEGO fans or a Brick Specialist. It’s a fun way to change up your collection! ages 6-14 only

See a Brick Specialist for details.

Lego Store Locations in NJ

Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater

Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold

Jersey Gardens, Elizabeth

Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

http://stores.lego.com/en-us/

Sep
13
Tue
2016
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

Join us every Tuesday at 10am in our PlaySpace (located in the Food Court) for fun children’s activities, giveaways and of course, playtime!

For more information click here

Mother Goose Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Sep 13 @ 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.

Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Don’t miss this season’s special themes and activities.

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August 30th, Grandparents Day!

 

Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are:

PRINCETON MARKET FAIR
3535 US-1
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-7916

GROVE WEST
546 Broad Street
Shewsbury, NJ 07702

RIVERSIDE SQUARE
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601

MALL AT SHORT HILLS
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

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

 

Mother Goose Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Sep 13 @ 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. 

Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 13 @ 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. 

Sep
14
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Movie Night-Dumont Library @ Dumont Library
Sep 14 @ 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

Sep
15
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Sep 15 @ 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.