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10:00 am

Hawk Rise Hot Chocolate Hike 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hawk Rise Sanctuary, 1811 Lower Rd
Linden, NJ 07036 United States
Free

Don’t let the chilly weather keep you indoors! We will hike the trails of Hawk Rise Sanctuary and enjoy the winter scenes while we sip some hot chocolate to keep warm. Bring a travel mug if you have one! Dress for the weather and potentially snowy or muddy trails. This program is FREE and open...

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Valentine’s Craft Making Event – Trenton 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Free

Saturday, February 9  10 am – 2 pm Riverview Court Stop in for this free program and create some awesome Valentines! Make an “I Think You’re Dino-mite” dinosaur-inspired Valentine while you learn about dinosaur history and habits; craft a Pop-(h)art – Valentine’s decoration, a pop-up hanging Valentine inspired by pop art of the 20th century;...

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Maple Sugar Event at Forest Resource Education Center 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Forest Resource Education Center, 495 Don Conner Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527 United States
Free

Join Forest Resource Education Center Naturalists as we boil down collected maple sap into maple syrup. We will have several tapped maples in the adjoining forest so participants can see the process of tapping trees and collecting the sap and boiling the sap in our sugar shack. We will also discuss the bottling methods and...

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11:00 am

The Shops at Riverside Celebrates Lunar New Year – Hackensack 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ United States
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Free

Celebrate The Year of the Pig with The Shops at Riverside featuring performances by the Korean Traditional Dance Group, Choomnoori. Dancers will be dressed in beautiful costumes performing traditional Korean dances, such as the fan dance and the drum dance. Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 AM Location - Level 1 near Godiva and Tumi

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Nature in Winter Walk – High Point State Park 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
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Free

February 9: Nature in Winter Walk: A to Z Family Edition 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee: None High Point State Park 973-875-1471 For families with children ages 5 and up. Come join us for a short walk to look for signs of nature in winter that start with all the letters of the alphabet. "I"...

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11:30 am

National Skating Month Celebration – Farmingdale 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Howell Ice Arena, 269 Squankum Rd
Farmingdale, NJ 08701 United States
Free

Garden State Skating Club (GSSC) in conjunction with Howell Ice Arena is proud to celebrate National Skating Month on February 9, 2019. This is US Figure Skating’s biggest annual campaign to celebrate skating and increase awareness and participation in the U.S. Figure Skating programs and Learn to Skate USA. Clinic Schedule 11:30am – 12:00pm Free Group Lessons with...

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12:00 pm

Hearts on Fire – Princeton 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Palmer Square on the Green, Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Free

Hearts On Fire, Palmer Square on Ice – February 9th – 10th Don’t miss this weekend-long Winter Festival on the Square! Marvel at LIVE ice carvings on Saturday from 12pm – 3pm, and throughout the weekend Enjoy live strolling music Pose for whimsical caricatures of you and your sweetheart Create special gifts at the Valentine...

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1:00 pm

Make a Victorian Valentine – Paterson 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Road
Paterson, NJ United States
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Free

Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10 Make your own Victorian Valentine 1p.m.-4p.m. at Lambert Castle. Join us at Lambert Castle on Valentine’s Day and make your own Victorian style Valentine. Learn about early Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday. Regular museum admission applies. Admission Prices: Adults – $5.00 Senior Citizens (65+) – $4.00 Children...

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2:00 pm

Celebrate National Inventors’ Day at Princeton Library 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Free

Celebrate National Inventors’ Day February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ever wonder how the speedometer in a race car works? Or how a roller coaster stops? Learn about these cool inventions and many others during an afternoon of hands-on science activities in celebration of National Inventors’ Day. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.

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2:30 pm

Mats Zuccarello Meet & Greet at iPlay America

February 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$25

  Venue: Event Center Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 Door Time: 2:30PM Start Time: 3:30PM Event Type Meet and Greet with Autograph Signing   New York Rangers Fan Favorite Mats Zuccarello To Spend the Afternoon with Fans at iPlay America   Freehold, N.J., December 27, 2018 – Winger and alternate captain for the New York Rangers, Mats Zuccarello, will be making an...

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7:00 pm

Lunar New Year Concert at Englewood Library 2019

February 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Englewood Public Library, 31 Engle St
Englewood, NJ 07631 United States
Free

Program includes selected Chinese and English songs. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the "Year of the Pig" at the Englewood Library, Bergen County NJ to rejoice the year of prosperity, opportunity, and abundance!

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