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Events for May 17, 2019
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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!Find out more »
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!Find out more »
Story Time with Lolly - Fridays at 10:00am | Songs & StoriesFind out more »
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.”...Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Friday @ 11 a.m. - PreK-4 years Hour long program with themed story and craft. Snack served. Registration Required 24 hours prior to programFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
All your favorite Greek foods return from spanakopita to gyro, pastitsio to mousaka, and the pastries! Get the best, May 16 - 19, 2019Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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.”...Find out more »
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.)Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.htmlFind out more »
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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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!...Find out more »
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....Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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: firstname.lastname@example.org CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received at...Find out more »
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...Find out more »
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...Find out more »