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Events for November 17, 2019
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Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, December 1 Scarecrows in the Garden Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows. If you’ve made your own and dropped it off, see your work of art showcased. Time: 8 a.m. - Sunset. Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris...Find out more »
November 16 & 17, 2019 Saturday 9 am– 4 pm Sunday 9 am—3 pm Featuring: 4-H HO Modular Layout NJ Southern NTRAK Modular Layout Combined TTRAK Layout Vendors: New & Used Merchandise Free Admission & Open to Public - Snacks & Refreshments Available Contact John at 609-517-8849 for more info. For more information about...Find out more »
Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Dates: October 15 – November 24, and December 21 through December 31 Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register. Cost: $10 per family...Find out more »
Asbury Fresh Farmers And Artisans Market Asbury Fresh returns for its 2019 outdoor season Starting Sunday May 12th. Shop weekly from over 50 local farmers, food purveyors, local artisans and more. We'll have lots of family activities, food & craft demos, live music and more. This event is FREE and open to the public....Find out more »
Join fellow L.L.Bean hikers for a Family Friendly Hike! Location, Time, and difficulty level vary depending on the hike. Please note that children must be 8 years or older. Check the location meet ups for the specific address, difficulty level AND reserve your spot for FREE at: https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001722 L.L.Bean Family Friendly Hikes Schedule: Sunday, November...Find out more »
Bring your family for the most magical of holiday happenings in South Jersey! Relive the memories from your childhood and make new ones with your kids in the ALL NEW "G Boys" Animation Wonderland at our Cherry Hill garden center! Plus, there will be Santa photos (see our event listing for specific times) and starting...Find out more »
Weekends starting November 2 and select dates in December, join Diggerland USA for the Annual Winterfest at Diggerland! They'll be having some festive foods, entertainment, and activities to celebrate the holidays! An on-going Winter Festival: Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Plus,...Find out more »
Baby & Me Story Time - Sundays at 11:00am Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Café stores only) For more information...Find out more »
Weekend Story Time - Saturdays at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:00pm. Come down for a story and craft!Find out more »
Tours of the Museum every Wednesday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and...Find out more »
A One Horse Open Sleigh Selfie Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17 from 1-4 p.m. We provide a pretty little red sleigh with jingle bells, and a variety of historical styled hats, bonnets and scarves for you to create a “Currier & Ives” style photo against a backdrop of green holly. You provide the...Find out more »
Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us...Find out more »
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. No registration required. LOCATION: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus...Find out more »
Details and schedule for the Edelman Planetarium shows for kids in South Jersey.Find out more »
Connect With Nature: Owls at Rancocas Sunday, November 17⋅4:30 – 6:00pm Join a Rancocas naturalist for a short sunset hike on the grounds of the nature center. It’s that time of the year when we start to hear our resident Great Horned Owls calling at dusk. Back in the Visitors Center classroom, we will learn...Find out more »