Calendar of New Jersey Events

New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low cost family activities. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the days ahead, 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.

 

We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ and we would be thrilled to let our readers know about your events in New Jersey. Don’t you want families to know about your events in NJ? For information on having your event listed and advertised on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar 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 New Jersey 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.

 

After visiting our calendar you can find more great free things to do in New Jersey and free places to go in New Jersey in this Jersey Family Fun blog post, FREE Places to Go in New Jersey.

Free Places to go in New Jersey Free things to do in New Jersey

 

 

Apr 29 all-day Your Local YMCA
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,600 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids...
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bergen County Zoo
 No Admission  Free Train Rides*  Free Carousel Rides*  Live Animal Demonstrations  Meet Local Service Organizations *rides are weather dependent, hours of operation may be different than event hours.
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Michaels Craft Stores
Check your local Michaels store for participation $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...
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Your Local Barnes & Noble
  We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00 AM Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful...
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Lakeshore Learning
Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.     One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily...
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Bergen County Zoo
Come to the Bergen County Zoo to meet our 17 year old Baird’s Tapir. Spend time with zoo keepers and docents to learn all about these amazing endangered animals. Chats, crafts and story time are...
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fort Lee Library
BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, returns to New Jersey to premiere its new Out & About series program, Poetry Moves, created in honor of National Poetry Month to spotlight various...
May 2 @ 10:30 am Emerson Public Library
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Join Miss Victoria for story time geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
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...
May 2 @ 11:30 am Emerson Library
Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria.
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Barnes and Noble
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.
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Bergen Town Center
MOMMY AND ME PRE-K SERIES PRESENTED BY BERGENPAC TWO 30 MINUTE CLASSES IN CENTER COURT Mommy and Me Music classes are designed to introduce musically driven activities such as chants, finger plays, and small and...
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Emerson Public Library
Wednesdays in May from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Let your imagination and construction skills run wild with Legos during this unstructured playtime. No registration required, just drop in for all or part of the time....
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm William D. McDowell Observatory
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...
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Emerson Public Library
Drop in on Thursday afternoons to play video games on the big screen. All games rated E (Everyone) or E 10+, including Xbox One games like NBA 2k17, Forza Horizon, and Rocket League. No registration...
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ramsey Library
April 6 – The Jungle Book May 4 – Angry Birds June 1 – Ratchet & Clank
May 6 all-day
For information on all events click here, and read our article for our past experiences!
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Home Depot
Build a Flower PotJoin our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint...
May 6 @ 10:00 am – May 7 @ 4:00 pm MetLife Stadium
For the fifth consecutive year, NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU are teaming up with the four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants for the annual FREE family-friendly...
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Garretson Farm
 Heirloom and native plant sale Colonial kitchen, garden, and homestead tours Revolutionary War Reenactors Open Hearth cooking using recipes from the 1700s Maypole dancing and Colonial games for children Admission Free
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Bergen County Zoo
Shearing Demonstrations every 45 minutes   Crafts for Children   Story Times   Spinning Demonstrations
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Your Local Barnes & Noble
  We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00 AM Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful...
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Lakeshore Learning
Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.     One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily...
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm School of Rock Cresskill
Join us for our Open House/Talent Show on Saturday, May 6th from 11AM-3PM! Whether you’re already rockin’ with us or have been thinking about it for a while, come enjoy a day of musical fun....
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Toys R Us
Geoffrey’s birthday club members receive special surprises with coupons, including a FREE Geoffrey plush toy and storybook! Super fun activities like story time, featuring the Legend of Geoffrey children’s book!
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Garden State Plaza
The 13th annual Junior League of Bergen County Touch-a-Truck (TAT) fundraiser and community event is fast approaching! This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 7th at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus,...
May 7 @ 11:00 am Nam Knights of America MC Parent Chapter
Our 25th anniversary Car and Bike show benefits Law Enforcement, Veterans and Gold Star Families. This is a huge event and fun for the entire family. A great afternoon out for the kids or adults....
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hopper-Goetschius house
May 7, 2017 – Sunday – Maypole Dance Event – 1:00 – 4:00pm (Rain or Shine) Especially for the Children – Candle making & Crafts Make a gift for Mother’s Day – Stories in the...
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
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...
May 9 @ 11:30 am Emerson Library
Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria.