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May 2018

Wildwoods International Kite Festival

May 26
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on May 27, 2018 at 12:00am

NJ United States + Google Map
Free

05/25/2018 - 05/28/2018 Wildwoods International Kite Festival On the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood, NJ and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the kite sales tent, a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly. Saturday includes the silent and loud auctions (open to all) and Saturday and…

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Waretown Founder’s Day

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frederic A. Priff Elementary School, 139 Wells Mills Road
Waretown, NJ United States
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Free

Township of Ocean Founder’s Day May 26th 9am-3pm at the Frederic A. Priff Elementary School 139 Wells Mills Rd. Waretown, NJ 08758 Free Children’s Inflatable Rides, Trackless Train Over 130 Craft, Business and Food Vendors Demonstrations by Ocean Township Police Dept. Waretown Volunteer Fire Dept. Waretown First Aid Squad WBNJ 91.1 FM and Local talent entertaining you on stage.  Children’s Cupcake Decorating Contest 2018FIREWORKS ON THE BAY AT 9PM VIEWING AREA WILL BE AT THE END OF BRYANT RD NEW…

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Memorial Day Festival – Bradley Beach

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on May 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Bradley Beach Bradley Beach, NJ United States
Free

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT at the beachfront promenade Friday, May 25, 2018 thru Sunday May 27, 2018

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Kick off to Summer – Memorial Day Weekend at Resorts AC

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on May 27, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on May 28, 2018 at 10:00am

Resorts Atlantic City, 1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

Kick Off to Summer Memorial Day Weekend Starts at 10AM - Beach Ball Drop at 5PM. This holiday weekend is from Friday May 25 - Monday May 28, 2018. Join us as all weekend long as we kick off summer with live music, contests and games on the boardwalk & giveaways!  

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Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lawrence Township High School Lawrence Township, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Memorial Day Parade The Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 26th. The parade will step off from Lawrence High School at 10:00am.

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Princeton Memorial Day Parade

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Princeton Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Leaves at 10 AM from the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau to the Monument Building.

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May Fair – Collingswood

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collingswood Collingswood, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Collingswood, New Jersey will be bursting with art, music and activities for all ages on Saturday, May 26, 2018 as Collingswood Partners hosts the 39th Annual May Fair. What began in 1979 as a small “clothesline art exhibit” now encompasses more than a mile of the business district along Haddon Avenue from 10am to 5pm. Rain date is May 27, 2018. An estimated 50,000 people attended the 2017 event which was expanded to include more blocks and attractions and we…

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Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Free

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 join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season. When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts? The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm. Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?…

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Highlands Memorial Day Parade

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Highlands HIghlands, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

On May 26, 2018 at 11am, please join the American Legion Post #143 and the community of Highlands for the annual Memorial Day Parade. Downtown Highlands will be filled with American Flags, marchers, pipe bands, veteran groups and spectators all coming out to support and remember those soldiers that gave it all to defend this great country. This year the Parade Committee has asked local hometown hero Tim Hallgring to be the 2018 Grand Marshal and lead the parade down…

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Go Outdoors Weekend – Bass Pro Shop

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 27, 2018 at 11:00am

Bass Pro Shops, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Saturday May 26th & Sunday May 27th Catch and Release pond 11am-4pm Kids come in and catch live fish! Free Photo Download 11am - 4pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday Crafts 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday color and decorate a wood turtle with a backpack. The first 200 kids will receive a punch card. They must complete the fishing pond and photo, then they will receive on Saturday a LED flashing wristband, Sunday will be a Fish drawstring bag Funnel cake samples Saturday…

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Union Beach Memorial Day Parade

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Union Beach Union Beach, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, SATURDAY, MAY 26TH. Union Beach Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 26th assemble at Boro Hall 12 noon step off at 1PM. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Little League, Girls Softball, Soccer teams, are all invited to honor those who gave their all in defense of our country. Call 732.620.2339 for more info. Our Grand Marshall will be former Union Beach Cheif of police Mike (Mickey) Ennis.

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North Hanover Memorial Day Parade

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Hanover North Hanover, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Parade will start at Myron Blvd and end at the Township Building. Join us at the firehouse after the parade for an open house and light lunch.

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Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe at the Edelman Planetarium

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on May 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on June 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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$5

In a feast of colors and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Mayan Archeoastronomy is being shown at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University. Tickets are $5 for adults,…

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Cattus Island Nature Walks – Toms River

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Cattus Island, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753 United States
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Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 38-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. DATE: Saturdays and Sundays (excluding May 19 & 20) TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm May 12 & 13 Mother’s Day Stroll May 26 & 27 Herps; A Search for Reptiles…

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Dark Matter Mystery at the Edelman Planetarium

May 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on May 19, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on May 26, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 2, 2018 at 2:30pm

One event on June 9, 2018 at 2:30pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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$5

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of. Dark Matter Mystery is being shown at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan…

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