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July 2018

Broadway on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until July 23, 2018

Atlantic City Kennedy Plaza, Kennedy Plaza (on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia Avenues)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

Back by popular demand, Broadway on the Boardwalk returns to Kennedy Plaza this summer! Hosted by “One Funny Mother”, Dena Blizzard, this concert series features performances by the current casts of the hottest musicals on Broadway today! Dates: July 9, 16, 23 Time: 8:00 pm Place: Kennedy Plaza (on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia Avenues)   July 9- Chicago, Waitress, Spongebob Squarepants:The Broadway Musical July 16- Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Summer:The Donna Summer Musical, Getting the Band Back Together…

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Michael’s Summer Camp – Camp Creativity

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

$2

    This summer Michael's Summer Camp, Camp Creativity is offering a 7 week program where kids can create crafts focusing a new theme each week.    Michael's Summer Camp, Camp Creativity   Michael's Camp Creativity Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am - 12 pm. The cost is only $5 per day for ages 6 and up and $2 for ages 3-6. Projects are different for the two age groups, and coloring pages are available each day. Don't miss…

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Brick

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Brick, 44 Brick Plaza
Brick, NJ United States
Free

Come and hear assorted children’s stories read by our enthusiastic booksellers.

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Monday Morning at the Ventnor Library

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave.
Ventnor, NJ 08406
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Free

Monday Morning @ the Library 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Ventnor Branch Ventnor Storytime Space  Registration is open For children ages 3-5.  Registration requested. Start the week off right with a Monday morning of fun stories, felt boards, songs, rhymes, and more. Perfect for preschoolers. Event Type(s): Storytime Age Group(s): Children VentnorBranch (609) 823-4614 ventnorbranch@aclsys.org

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Hackettstown Library Storytime Rocks

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until August 13, 2018

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

Storytime Rocks! with Ms. Michelle July 9 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM |Recurring Event (See all) Children ages 0-5 are invited to join Ms. Michelle for a fun musical storytime. This program is free and open to the public and registration is not required!

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Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 6, 2018 at 11:00am

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One event on July 11, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 13, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on July 16, 2018 at 11:00am

Bayshore Waterfront Park, 719 Port Monmouth Rd
Port Monmouth, NJ United States

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!

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Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068 United States
$2

Butterfly Tent Safari At the Essex County Environmental Center Saturday, July 14 to Saturday, July 28 ~Open Tent Hours~ Monday through Friday from 12pm to 3pm Saturdays, July 14, 21 & 28 from 10:30am to 1:30pm $2 per person suggested donation to the Essex County Parks Foundation

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Summer Fun Series at Hofman Library

July 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2018

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

Summer Fun Series  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown) Meeting Room  Registration begins 6/18/2018 at 9:00 AM Bring your preschooler for a super special series of stories and activities! This week, we'll be reading Tops & Bottoms, then planting vegetable seedlings that you'll take home. Presented by Marlene Wilburn from the Children's Center Preschool and Kindergarten. For ages 3 to 5. Registration required. Event Type(s): Storytime, Maker, Crafts, Gardening Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 yrs) Presenter: Marlene Wilburn Kelly kdurkin@warrenlib.org

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Long Beach Free Paddle Boarding Lessons

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Bayview Park, LBI, 68th Street
Brant Beach, NJ United States
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free

Join South End Surf & Paddle to learn how to stand up paddle every Monday from 3-4pm at Bayview Park. A great activity for the whole family!

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Dinosaurs Rock! at Hoffman Library

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hoffman Branch Library – Warren County, 4 Lambert Rd
Blairstown, NJ 07825 United States
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Free

Dinosaurs Rock! 7/16/2018  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown) Meeting Room  Registration begins 7/2/2018 at 9:00 AM Calling all dinosaur fanatics! Are you ready to see REAL dinosaur bones this summer? Join Dinosaurs Rock! as they transform the CDH branch into a museum, and take us on a journey to prehistoric times with fossils dating back to over 500 million years old. Plus - every kid will walk away with a real fossil! Please register only the…

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Kids Karaoke Night in Wildwood

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Flow House Wildwood, Boardwalk & Cedar Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260 United States
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Free

Flow House, Cedar Ave., Wildwood.  The kids karaoke has prizes for the kids!  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 609.729.5600

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Yarn Over Time at Northeast Branch Library

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Northeast Branch Library- Warren County, 40 US Highway 46 West
Independence Township, NJ United States
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Free

Yarn Over Time  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Northeast Branch (Independence Twp) Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations. Age Group(s): Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+) Jody Anderson (908) 813-3858

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Lavallette Beach Treasure Hunt

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

President Avenue Beach, 1 President Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735 United States
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Bring the family to compete in a weekly beach treasure hunt at President Avenue Beach. Kids of all ages can plop down in the sand and dig to find some coins! Every kid will walk away with a prize and a fun memory with the family. Call (844) 365-6952 with any questions.

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk “Aquarium Beachcombing”

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave 08742
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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Explore our beach with our staff during this free program and see what treasures you can find! Great for families, couples or anyone who would like to learn about the critters that call Point Pleasant Beach home! All ages welcome, meet in front of the Aquarium to participate! *Weather permitting.

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Asbury Park Summer Concert Series

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Asbury Park Asbury Park, NJ United States
Free

Summer Concert Series We have something for everyone with our three free concert series that run throughout the summer with Music Mondays at Springwood Park (diverse music on Mondays), Asbury Park LIVE (emerging artists on Wednesdays) and Asbury Park Concert Band (big band music on Thursdays). Music Mondays in Springwood Park will run in 2018 from June 25 through August 27 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The series features diverse musical styles with a broad appeal to all of the Asbury…

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