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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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.
  • You can use the arrows at the top and bottom of the calendar to scroll to the previous listings or the next set of listing of New Jersey events.

 

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Dec
6
Tue
2016
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

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
Dec 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. 

Park Ridge Tree Lighting @ Depot Square
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 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. 

Dec
7
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Hackensack Tree Lighting @ Courthouse Green
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm
Hackensack Tree Lighting @ Courthouse Green | Hackensack | New Jersey | United States
  • Victorian Carolers
  • Costume Characters
  • Free Popcorn, Cookies, Hot Cocoa
  • Appearance from Santa
  • Free Gift for Children Under 12
  • Free Trolley on Main St
  • Singing, Festivities and More

 

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

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

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

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

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

Dec
10
Sat
2016
Backstage at Garden State Plaza @ Westfield Garden State Plaza
Dec 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

Michael’s Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael's Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Check your local Michaels store for participation

 

FELT GINGERBREAD
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10AM-NOON
$2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Kids Club® – Sprout® Stockings

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included
Kids

 

Kids Club® – Clay Pot Elf

Date: Saturday, December 10
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included
Kids

 

 

 

 

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

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 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.

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

 

 

Penguin Problems Storytime Saturday November 12, 2016 11:00 AM

In Penguin Problems, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like. Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities… or is it? This book is sure to tickle kids’ funny bones. Don’t miss out on this Storytime!
Thanksgiving Storytime

Saturday November 19, 2016 11:00 AM In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.

Moana and the Ocean Storytime

Saturday November 26, 2016 11:00 AM Join us for a Storytime featuring the Moana and the Ocean picture book based on the upcoming Disney Animation Studios’ film Moana. In this engaging picture book Moana’s unique relationship with the Ocean is playfully interacted with stylized artwork.

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Storytime

Saturday December 03, 2016 11:00 AM “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Storytime

Saturday December 10, 2016 11:00 AM Join us for a Storytime featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime

Saturday December 17, 2016 11:00 AM It’s a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way!

 

Hap-Pea All Year Storytime

Saturday December 31, 2016 11:00 AM Just in time for New Year’s, the peas from the bestselling LMNO Peas are back for more fun — this time exploring the months of the year! Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Hap-Pea All Year.

 

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

 

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Ramapo Valley Spectaular Holiday Train Show @ Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen County, NJ) VFW Hall
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ramapo Valley Spectaular Holiday Train Show @ Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen County, NJ)  VFW Hall | Ho-Ho-Kus | New Jersey | United States

The Ramapo Valley Model Railroad Club will host what may very well be its last annual holiday open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,  November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11 and 18.   To celebrate more than 50 years of operation, donations will be reduced to $1 per person so as many people as possible can enjoy the shows.

 

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

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
Dec 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
Dec 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. 

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Family Movie Night-Dumont Library @ Dumont Library
Dec 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

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

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

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

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

Dec
16
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 16 @ 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. 

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Santa Visits Maywood Train Station @ Maywood Train Station
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa Visits Maywood Train Station @ Maywood Train Station  | Maywood | New Jersey | United States

Santa will make a special visit to the Maywood Station Museum for the 15th Annual Santa at the Maywood Station Museum event on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10am to Noon. Santa will meet with each good little boy and girl and every child will receive a bag of treats courtesy of  New Jersey Operation Lifesaver; Atlas Model Railroad Company; the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway; and the Maywood Station Museum. Each child attending will also be given a free chance to win special raffle prizes including a BMW Junior Bike Tricycle courtesy of Park Ave BMW and an Atlas H.O. Starter Train Set courtesy of Atlas Model Railroad Company. Remember to bring a camera for a unique photo opportunity with Santa inside the historic Maywood Station Museum!

Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

 

 

Penguin Problems Storytime Saturday November 12, 2016 11:00 AM

In Penguin Problems, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like. Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities… or is it? This book is sure to tickle kids’ funny bones. Don’t miss out on this Storytime!
Thanksgiving Storytime

Saturday November 19, 2016 11:00 AM In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.

Moana and the Ocean Storytime

Saturday November 26, 2016 11:00 AM Join us for a Storytime featuring the Moana and the Ocean picture book based on the upcoming Disney Animation Studios’ film Moana. In this engaging picture book Moana’s unique relationship with the Ocean is playfully interacted with stylized artwork.

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Storytime

Saturday December 03, 2016 11:00 AM “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Storytime

Saturday December 10, 2016 11:00 AM Join us for a Storytime featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime

Saturday December 17, 2016 11:00 AM It’s a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way!

 

Hap-Pea All Year Storytime

Saturday December 31, 2016 11:00 AM Just in time for New Year’s, the peas from the bestselling LMNO Peas are back for more fun — this time exploring the months of the year! Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Hap-Pea All Year.

 

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

 

Pottery Barn Kids Storks Event @ Pottery Barn Kids
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pottery Barn Kids Storks Event @ Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us for a fun morning of coloring and activity pages and enter for a chance to win the Storks DVD

  • 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

 

Nature Story Time at the Tenafly Nature Center @ Tenafly Nature Center
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
18
Sun
2016
Ramapo Valley Spectaular Holiday Train Show @ Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen County, NJ) VFW Hall
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ramapo Valley Spectaular Holiday Train Show @ Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen County, NJ)  VFW Hall | Ho-Ho-Kus | New Jersey | United States

The Ramapo Valley Model Railroad Club will host what may very well be its last annual holiday open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,  November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11 and 18.   To celebrate more than 50 years of operation, donations will be reduced to $1 per person so as many people as possible can enjoy the shows.

 

Dec
20
Tue
2016
Garden State Plaza Toddler Tuesday @ Garden State Plaza
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

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
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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. 

Dec
21
Wed
2016
Musical Storytime at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Library
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Weekly Story Time – Paramus @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weekly Story Time - Paramus @ Barnes and Noble | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

11:00 AM Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with a fun-filled activity or craft in the Children’s Department.

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

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

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

Dec
22
Thu
2016
Story time at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 22 @ 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.

Dec
23
Fri
2016
Toddler Play Group at the Bogota Library @ Bogota Public Library
Dec 23 @ 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. 

Dec
24
Sat
2016
Family Movie Matinee-Rochelle Park Library @ Rochelle Park Library
Dec 24 @ 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.