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Where Can Kids Eat Free Today?

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

New Jersey restaurants NJUnited States
Free
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Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for where kids can eat free today.

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Museums and Attractions with Free Admission Today

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

New Jersey NJUnited States
Free
Free Places to Visit in NJ

Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for where they can take kids for free today.

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See Special & Unique Scarecrows in New Jersey

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 9, 2019

New Jersey NJUnited States
Free
New Jersey Scarecrow Trails

Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a free fall fun activity of seeing unique scarecrows across New Jersey.

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8:00 am

Where to Pick Apples Today

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

New Jersey NJUnited States
varies
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Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for places to go apple picking in New Jersey today.

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Medford Scarecrow Contest

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 20, 2019

Shops of Medford Medford,NJUnited States
Free

The Woman's Club of Medford hosts the annual Scarecrow Contest from October 5 - 20. Scarecrows will be displayed by the shops of Medford.   Click over to see more New Jersey Scarecrow Trails.

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Brigantine Beach Scarecrow Exhibit

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Brigantine Beach, 14th St South
Brigantine,NJ08203
Free

Scarecrows at the beach -why not! The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission brings the scarecrows back for the Fourth Annual Scarecrow Exhibition! Visit the island before October 31 to view the creations!   Want to see more unique scarecrows? Click on over to our guide of New Jersey scarecrow trails to find one near you.

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Vineland Scarecrow Display

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 26, 2019

Landis Ave. Vineland,NJUnited States
Free

Main Street Vineland is again planning two downtown major events for the Halloween season—a month-long Scarecrow Challenge on The Ave contest and a Pumpkin Patch Party on Saturday, October 26. The Scarecrow Challenge on The Ave is returning this year, again in partnership with the Vineland Board of Education. All Vineland public and private schools,...

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Scarecrow Contest at Smithville Park in Eastampton

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Historic Smithville Park Eastampton, 803 Smithville Rd.
Eastampton,NJ08060United States
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Free

Scarecrows on Parade returns to Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton the month of October. The winners are based off of votes from daily park visitors!   Want to see more unique scarecrows? Click on over to our guide of New Jersey scarecrow trails to find one near you.

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Hackettstown Scarecrow Stroll

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 9, 2019

Main St- Hackettstown, Main St
Hackettstown,NJUnited States
Free

October 8th – November 9th ~ Theme: Fairy Tales HKTWN BID businesses will be displaying Scarecrows around town, taking inspiration from diverse characters, creepy and cute alike! This year the BID again invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie! The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or...

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Branchville Scarecrow Stroll

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Broad Street Books, 1 Mill Street
Branchville,NJUnited States
Free

Branchville Borough Historical Society and Broad Street Books are hosting the 4th Annual Branchville Scarecrow Contest founded by Brad and Jeanne Heinke to once again “build community!” 4th Annual #BranchvilleScarecrowContest Our renowned guest judges: SusanSpencer KenDruse RobYaskovic Rules: Must use a REAL PUMPKIN for the head! Please keep it family friendly! Must be a Branchville...

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10:00 am

Toddler Storytime at Absecon Library

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Absecon Public Library, 305 New Jersey Ave
Absecon,NJ08201
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Free

All toddlers age 3-5 are invited for story/craft time at the Absecon Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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iPlay America Halloween Happenings

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold,NJ07728United States
Free

Details about the daily Halloween events in Freehold at iPlay America.

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hayrides at Johnson's Locust Farm

Weekday Fall Farm Fun at Johnson’s Corner Farm

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Johnson’s Corner Farm 133 Church Rd.
Medford,NJ08055United States
$5

Details about weekday fall activities at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford.

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10:30 am

Preschool Story Time in Linwood at Linwood Library

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood,New Jersey08221
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Free

Linwood Preschool Story Hour Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:30AM All Children are welcome to attend story hour with Miss Ariel. Children will particiapate in the reading of a book followed by a craft.

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Preschool Story Time at Woodbridge Library

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza
Woodbridge,NJ07095United States
Free

A storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years-old and an accompanying adult, consisting of stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. This program is open to Woodbridge township residents and no registration is required.

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11:00 am

Go Karts at iPlay America

iPlay America is Open for School Holidays!

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold,NJ07728United States

On the following school closing weekdays, iPlay America is open for extended weekday hours September 3,  12 PM-9 PM September 4, 12 PM-9 PM September 30, 11 AM-9 PM October 1, 11 AM-9 PM October 9, 11 AM-9 PM October 14,11 AM-9 PM October 15, 11 AM-9 PM October 16, 11 AM-9 PM October 17,...

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Pre-K Story Time at Bloomfield Library

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Bloomfield Library, 90 BROAD ST
Bloomfield,NJ07003United States
Free

Preschool Stories, Songs, and Crafts with Ms. Cheryl     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing. 

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus,NJUnited States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing. For information on advertising your events with Jersey Family...

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Barnes and Noble Story Time in Marlton

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Marlton, 200 West Route 70
Marlton,NJUnited States
Free

Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays!     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of...

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Diggerland USA Open for School Holidays!

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

Diggerland USA 100 Pinedge Court
West Berlin,NJ08091United States
$29.95

Details and schedule for school holidays where school is closed but Diggerland is open.

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12:00 pm

Sahara Sams

Sahara Sam’s is Open For School Holidays

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park 535 N Route 73
West Berlin,NJ08091United States
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$32.99

School closed? Head to Sahara Sam's! The waterpark is open these weekdays in Fall 2019: September 30, 12PM - 7PM October 9, 12PM - 7PM October 14, 10AM - 7PM November 5, 12PM - 7PM November 7, 10AM - 7 PM November 8, 10 AM - 7 PM November 11, 12 PM - 7 PM...

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1:00 pm

Free Admission Days at Proprietary House

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy,NJUnited States
Free

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...

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3:30 pm

LEGO Book and Build Club at Linwood Public Library

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood,New Jersey08221
Free

The weekly Book & Build Club for children ages 5 and up will begin Wednesday, September 18, 2019 with Miss Ariel. Each week, we’ll have a themed story time followed by building with LEGOs. Registration is not required.

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Crafternoon at Carlstadt Library

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Carlstadt Library, 420 Hackensack St.
Carlstadt,NJUnited States
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Free

Kids aged five and up are welcome at this interactive crafting experience! Miss Nina will instruct your child on how to do each craft. Please have your child wear play clothes. Caregivers should attend if the child is under the age of 10.

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Lego Club at Bradley Beach Library

October 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Bradley Beach Library Bradley Beach,NJUnited States
Free

Come build with your friends on our Lego table!     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing. 

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4:00 pm

Halloween Inflatable Village in Wayne

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 3, 2019

Martorana Christmas House, 396 Fairfield Rd
Wayne,NJ07470United States
Free

The Martorana Christmas House you love at Christmas also offers Halloween fun. Check this out with your kids!     Over 170 Halloween inflatables, life size animatronics and people dressed up.   Feel free to come by to see them and take pictures. Everything is kid friendly. On Halloween there are scary characters. Gina, homeowner...

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Ridgewood Halloween Maze

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

One event on October 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Sheriden Terrace Ridgewood, 124 Sheridan Terrace
Ridgewood,NJUnited States
Free

Ridgewood Halloween Maze Schedule October 7 - October 31 Monday to Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Halloween 12:00-9:00 pm   Ridgewood Halloween Maze address 124 Sheridan Ter, Ridgewood, NJ   About the Stewart Family Haunted Backyard Maze In the spirit of Halloween, SPACEStv toured The World's Only Life-Size "Loops and Traps"...

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6:30 pm

Free Movies in Belvidere at Warren County Headquarters Branch Library

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

Headquarters Branch- Warren County, 2 Shotwell Drive
Belvidere,NJUnited States
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Free

Family Movie Night at Warren County Headquarters Branch Library Schedule All movies are in the Headquarters Branch (White Twp) Meeting Room:   Schedule of Free Movies in Belvidere at Warren County Headquarters Branch Library  June 12 - How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World July 10 - Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase August 14...

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Pajama Story Time at Rockaway Library

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Rockaway Library, 82 East Main St
Rockaway,NJUnited States
Free

Come Listen to a Story and do a craft with your favorite Stuffed Friend and in your Jammies! Ages 2 and up. Pre-registration Required.

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7:30 pm

Freehold Fall Concerts

October 9 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 16, 2019

Downtown Freehold Freehold,NJUnited States + Google Map
Free

Fall evenings in Downtown Freehold are the perfect time of year for upbeat and entertaining music. Downtownfreehold.com Fall Concert Series, produced in association with OceanFirst Bank and CentraState Healthcare Systems features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater Freehold area and beyond. Wednesdays in September and October 2019 SCHEDULE OF...

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McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst,NJUnited States
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Free

THE WILLIAM D. MCDOWELL OBSERVATORY IS NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. (Click here to view the full fall 2019 schedule) The state-of-the-art Observatory features a research-grade, Classical-Cassegrain telescope housed within a six-meter retractable dome with a 20-inch mirror and is capable of viewing objects millions of light years away. The...

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McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst,NJUnited States
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Free

THE WILLIAM D. MCDOWELL OBSERVATORY IS NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. (Click here to view the full fall 2019 schedule) The state-of-the-art Observatory features a research-grade, Classical-Cassegrain telescope housed within a six-meter retractable dome with a 20-inch mirror and is capable of viewing objects millions of light years away. The...

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