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10:00 am

Toddler Time at the Paws Discovery Farm

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Paws Discovery Farm 1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 United States
$10

Join us every Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm for Toddler Time! $10 per child; adults are free. It includes story time, animal encounters and crafts!

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Weekend Toddler Time at the Paws Discovery Farm

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Paws Discovery Farm 1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 United States
$10

Weekend Toddler Time will be held at the Paws Discovery Farm on Saturdays from 10:00am - 11:00am. $10 per child - adults are free! Includes story time, animal encounters and crafts!

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Story Time at Lovin’ Oven – Frenchtown

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Lovin Oven, 62A Trenton Avenue
Frenchtown, NJ United States
Free

Story Time with Lolly - Fridays at 10:00am | Songs & Stories

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Little Learners’ Morning Craft Class at Warren Fox Nature Center

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 21, 2019 at 10:00am

Warren Fox Nature Center, 109 Rt 50 State Hwy
Mays Landing, NJ United States
Free

Little Learners' Craft Class: May 17 ~ 10:00am - 11:00am June 21 ~ 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Warren Fox Nature Center 109 Rt 50 State Hwy, Mays Landing, NJ Open to 3-5 year old preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Transform everyday objects into works of art. Time permitting; children will have the opportunity to “show and tell.”...

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10:30 am

Sing-a-Song at Cedar Grove Public Library

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 17, 2019

Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plz
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 United States
Free

Children ages 2.5-5 years old and their caregivers are invited to join us for this fun and interactive music program. No sign-up necessary.

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Toddler Story Time at Oakland Library

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until May 24, 2019

Oakland Library, 2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ United States
Free

Terrific Two's and Three's! Join us for story time and a fun craft!  No registration is required.

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11:00 am

Story Time at Delanco Library

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Delanco Library, 1303 Burlington Ave.
Delanco, NJ 08075
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Free

Friday @ 11 a.m. - PreK-4 years Hour long program with themed story and craft. Snack served. Registration Required 24 hours prior to program

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Story Time – Barnes and Noble Princeton

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.    Join us every Friday for Storytime in our Children's Department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow. 

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Mommy and Me Story Time at Hofman Library

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Hoffman Branch Library – Warren County, 4 Lambert Rd
Blairstown, NJ 07825 United States
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Free

Mommy and Me Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 15 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills.

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Pop Up Story Time – Hoboken

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

Pop Up Library – Hoboken, 124 Grand St
Hoboken, NJ 07030 United States
Free

Join us in our Pop Up Library location at 124 Grand Street for a very special story time. For ages 2 1/2 and up.

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Toddler Story Time at Bloomfield Library

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until May 24, 2019

Bloomfield Library, 90 BROAD ST
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 United States
Free

Toddler Time (Ages 18 mo-3 yrs) Stories & Craft Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:00

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11:30 am

Open Play & Play-Doh Playdate at Cliffside Park Library

May 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

Cliffside Park Library, 505 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 United States
Free

Children can play with age appropriate toys while parents have the chance to socialize! Ages 5 years and younger. This is a drop in program. After Open play, head into the children's department to have fun playing with play doh. Drop in for this program. Ages 5 and under.

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12:00 pm

St. George Greek Festival in Piscataway

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 18, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Rd
Piscataway, NJ United States
Free

All your favorite Greek foods return from spanakopita to gyro, pastitsio to mousaka, and the pastries! Get the best, May 16 - 19, 2019

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St. George Greek Festival in Hamilton

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 18, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

Saint George Greek Orthodox Church – Hamilton, 1200 Klockner Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619 United States
Free

Please join us for FESTIVAL 2019! May 16, 17, 18, 19, 2019!!     FESTIVAL 2019 The 44th Anniversary of our Greek Festival will be taking place on May 16-19! Experience a little taste of Greece!

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1:00 pm

Jersey Shore Festival – Seaside Heights

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 18, 2019

Seaside Heights Boardwalk, 715 Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 United States
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Free

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Jersey Shore Festival will be coming back to Seaside Heights – May 17th & 18th, 2019! The Jersey Shore Festival is a FREE ADMISSION, rain-or-shine music and arts festival that kicks off the summer festival season and proves that summer really does start sooner at the Jersey...

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Little Learners’ Afternoon Craft Class at Estell Manor

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Warren Fox Nature Center, 109 Rt 50 State Hwy
Mays Landing, NJ United States
Free

Little Learners' Craft Class: May 17 ~ 1:00pm - 2:00pm June 21 ~ 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Warren Fox Nature Center 109 Rt 50 State Hwy, Mays Landing, NJ Open to 3-5 year old preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Transform everyday objects into works of art. Time permitting; children will have the opportunity to “show and tell.”...

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1:30 pm

Story Time Rocks! at Hackettstown Library

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

Hackettstown Library, 110 Church St
Hackettstown, NJ United States
Free

Children ages 0 – 5 years and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Michelle every Friday for a special musical storytime. The session will last about 30 minutes. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. (Please note, the library is closed on Friday, April 19th.)

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3:30 pm

LEGO Story Time at the Haddon Heights Library

May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Haddon Heights Library, 609 Station Ave
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 United States
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Free

Join us on the third Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. for LEGO Story Time.  Parents and children K – 6 are welcome to enjoy a story, followed by time for building LEGO masterpieces!

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Nintendo Switch Club at Cresskill Library

May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Cresskill Library, 53 Union Ave
Cresskill, NJ 07626 United States
Free

Kids and teens of all ages are welcome to join our Nintendo Switch club on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Play the library’s console with your friends. No registration necessary.

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3:45 pm

Kids in the Kitchen Program at Closter Library

May 17 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 3:45pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 3:45pm

Closter Public Library, 280 High Street
Closter, NJ 07624 United States
Free

Friday 3:45-4:45 pm Kids in the Kitchen Program      4/12, 5/17, 6/28. Come cook with us!  Rita Rusin, Registered Dietitian from Inserra Supermarkets Inc, Shoprite of Emerson, will teach children how to make tasty treats based on delicious healthy choices. Register online at: http://closter.bccls.org/YS_signups.html

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4:00 pm

NJ Seafood Festival – Belmar

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:00am

Belmar, Main Street
Belmar, NJ United States
Free

33rd Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar The Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar: Friday May, 17th from 4pm to 8pm Saturday May 18th: 11am to 8pm Sunday May 19th: 11am to 6pm One of the largest seafood festivals in the nation. Great seafood, crafters, and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Belmar Tourism...

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4:30 pm

Hackettstown Library Drop in Lego Club

May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

Hackettstown Library, 110 Church St
Hackettstown, NJ United States
Free

Calling all Master Builders and Lego Novices! We’ve expanded the hours of Lego Club to better fit the needs of busy families! Drop-In once a month on designated dates (anytime between the hours of 4:30-7:30 pm) for creative building, and display your structures in the children’s room until the next Lego Club! Recommended for grades...

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5:00 pm

Berlin Market Family Fun Fridays

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

Berlin Farmers Market, 41 Clementon Rd
Berlin, NJ 08009 United States
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Free

The Berlin Farmer's Market Hosts a free Family Fun Night every Friday night from 5 pm - 7 pm. What's better is this Berlin event is an indoor event. Rain or shine join the free family fun. 1st Friday of every month - free face painting! 2nd Friday of every month - free glitter tattoos!...

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Kohr’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Franklin Ave Stage, Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ United States
Free

Jersey Shore Country and Kaptain Jack are extremely PROUD to be a part of the 100th ANNIVERSAY of boardwalk icon KOHRS Frozen Custard. The Anniversay Celebration will bring a FREE COUNTRY CONCERT with artists Matt Kennon and Bryan White to the Franklin Ave stage on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights on May 17 from 5-9pm....

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6:00 pm

Special Needs Event at Sahara Sam’s

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park 535 N Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091 United States
$18.95

Judgment-Free Evenings for Individuals with Special Needs Upcoming Special Needs Events       Ticket Price is $18.95   Friday, May 17th, from 6 to 9 pm     Tickets Options Special Needs Events, hosted by Sahara Sam’s Oasis, provide fun, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends. Special Evenings...

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7:00 pm

Horseshoe Crab Tagging in Shark River – Neptune City

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Park – Neptune City, 1-41 Riverview Ave
Neptune City, NJ 07753 United States
Free

Fri May 17th 7:00pm - 9:00pm Memorial Park, Neptune City, 1-41 Riverview Ave, Neptune City Meet at Memorial Park in Neptune City. Training will be held on May 17. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get wet.

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Friday Bonfires on the Beach in Asbury Park

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

One event on September 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Free

Bonfires on the beach, a beloved summer-long happening in Asbury Park, are open to all and will be held weekly on Fridays at 7pm in May and June, Wednesdays at 8pm in July and August and Fridays at 7pm in September (subject to change based on weather and special events). Each week the bonfire will...

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7:30 pm

Full Moon Storytelling at The Watershed Institute

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534 United States
Free

Step away from the screen and into the moonlight! Listen to our storytellers spin yarns from several cultures that will spark your imagination! Roast a marshmallow as you lend an ear to stories from far and near. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society. Free. Ages 3 and up. CONTACT E-MAIL: education@thewatershed.org CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received at...

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8:00 pm

Burlington County Outdoor Movie Series

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 24, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on June 7, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

Free

Burlington County Movie Series is ready to go this season with not one but TWO 40ft Drive-ins!!!! This year's free movies in Burlington County will take place at different locations throughout the county such as the Smith's Woods, Smithville Park, Pennington Park, Crystal Lake Park, Amico Island, the Fairgrounds, and the Prison Museum.   2019...

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Gloucester County Movies in the Park

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

One event on June 5, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on June 24, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on June 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on July 17, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on August 21, 2019 at 8:00pm

Free

Free Movies in the Park Gather the family and bring your blankets and chairs to catch a free movie anywhere throughout the county all summer long. Unless otherwise noted, the rain date for all movies will be the next day. All shows begin at dusk (8:00-8:30). Movies are provided by the County and titles are...

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