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8:00 am

Family Fun Day at Lord Stirling Stable

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lord Stirling Stables, 256 South Maple Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States
Free

Head over to the farm and join us for our 35th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Lord Stirling Stable! This unique community festival will begin at 8:00 a.m. with current Lord Stirling Stable students competing in games on horseback for fun and ribbons. Musical Stalls, Fit to Be Tied, Ride-A-Buck,...

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On Cloud Nine Treasure Hunt – Ocean City

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 8:00am

Ocean City NJ Ocean City, NJ 08226 United States + Google Map
$5

On Cloud Nine - May 18 & 19, 2019 - Ocean City, NJ The ECRDA's tenth annual open-to-the-public beach hunt, X Marks the Spot, will welcome hundreds of THers to family-friendly Ocean City NJ.  Kid’s Hunt (2-13 yrs) $5 per child (accompanied by adult please) 180 Attendees Max—DON’T MISS OUT ON THE EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!...

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9:00 am

Farmers Market at Hunterdon Land Trust

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hunterdon Land Trust, 111 Mine Street
Flemington, NJ United States
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Free

The regular season of our Farmers' Market opens May 19 with new vendors and returning favorites. Support your local farmers by visiting our market every week for organic fruits and veggies, beef, chicken, pork, vegan burgers, fresh-baked bread, honey, locally roasted coffee, seafood, hand-made butter, cream cheese, raw cheddar, native plant seeds, vegan burgers, garlic...

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10:00 am

Healthy Kids Day – Bridgewater

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TD Bank Ballpark, 860 E Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ United States
Free

On Sunday, May 19, Somerset County & Plainfield YMCA and Hunterdon County YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being for kids and families. HEALTHY KIDS DAY Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm TD Bank Ballpark | 860 East Main Street, Bridgewater ​FREE and open...

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Mayfest at Historic Smithville

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Historic Smithville, NJ – The Village Greene, 615 E Moss Mill Rd
Smithville, NJ 08205 United States
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Free

Mayfest at Historical Smithville offers an abundance of family fun! On May 18 and 19, 2019 from 10am-5pm there will be more than 100 juried crafters and vendors, an international food court, children’s activities, nonprofit organizations and live entertainment. Free Shuttle runs from 9:30am-5:30pm leaving from Smithville Blvd at the Smithville Square.

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Annual Bordentown Street Fair

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown, Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown, NJ 08505 United States
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Free

Saturday and Sunday ~ May 18 & 19, 2019 10 am - 4 pm (weather permitting) Free event in downtown Bordentown City  with fun for the whole family. Hand Made Crafters, local restaurants, free entertainment, kids area, Farnsworth Street merchants and local non-profits transform Farnsworth Avenue and surrounding streets. Over 20,000 people visit during the...

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Civil War Weekend at Lambert Castle

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Road
Paterson, NJ United States
Free

Saturday and Sunday May 18-19 Civil War Weekend at Lambert Castle, 10am-4pm The Historical Society is teaming up with New Jersey 2nd Brigade to bring the Civil War to life all weekend long. Join us for infantry, artillery and signal corp demonstrations as well as a chance to experience camp life and even visit a...

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Kenilworth Annual Street Fair

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Borough of Kenilworth, 525 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033 United States
Free

SAVE THE DATE! Kenilworth Annual Street Fair ~ Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ Kenilworth, NJ. Open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Free admission for spectators. Plenty of parking nearby. Hosted by the Borough of Kenilworth. (GPS: 525 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ) Join us at the 12th Annual Kenilworth Street Fair along Kenilworth's Boulevard from 14th St....

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Touch a Truck at Deptford Skating Center

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deptford Skating Center, 510 Deptford Ave
Westville, NJ 08093 United States
Free

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Come touch all the AWESOME trucks and cars right in our parking lot! We will have a fire truck, tow truck, limo, ambulance, police car and more. Free admission for skating included! May 19th from 10-12pm Special Savings on Camp Registration During Event! Stay and Skate after the event. FREE Skating Admission...

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Free Paddle Day at the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, 1 Nature Preserve Way
Franklin Lakes, NJ United States
Free

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM  The boat rental season will kick-off with a free "Paddle Day" on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It will be held at the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, 1 Nature Preserve Way, Franklin Lakes (off High Mountain Road). Come meet our knowledgeable staff and try...

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Asbury Fresh Farmers And Artisans Market

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Asbury Fresh, Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
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Free

Asbury Fresh returns for its 2019 outdoor season Starting Sunday May 12th. Shop weekly from over 50 local farmers, food purveyors, local artisans and more. We'll have lots of family activities, food & craft demos, live music and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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11:00 am

Blueberry Music Jam in Whitesbog

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015 United States
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Free

BLUEBERRY MUSIC JAM - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ. Open to all to listen or play along. Look for the group in the Barrel Factory, just down the road on the left. Visitors are free to drop in to listen anytime. Please call 609-893-4646 for more...

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Ocean Fun Day – Seaside Park

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Free

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Seaside Park 11:00am - 3:00pm Island Beach State Park Sunday, May 20 Sandy Hook 11:00am - 3:00pm NJ Sea Grant Consortium Join New Jersey Natural Gas and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium for our 16th annual Ocean Fun Days! This popular two-day event takes place on Saturday, May 18th at...

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Walnford Day – Upper Freehold

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Walnford, Walnford Road
Allentown, NJ United States
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Free

Walnford Day    Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.    Got an ITCH to try something different? We may have the experience you’re looking for: Ingenuity, Technology, Culture and History come together in one great event. See demonstrations and displays of historical crafts, trades, music, art, that illustrate the impressive ingenuity of our ancestors and 18th...

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Spring Street Fair in Metuchen

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street – Metuchen, Main Street
Metuchen, NJ United States
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Free

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Spring Street Fair along Main and New Streets in downtown Metuchen. The Spring Street Fair is visited by approximately 25,000 people; there are food vendors and restaurants represented, retailers, crafters and more, and is a great day to spend quality...

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Crafters and Artisan Fair at Donaldson Farms

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Donaldson Farms, 358 Allen Rd
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 United States
Free

Support local artists and crafters at Donaldson Farms CRAFTERS AND ARTISAN FAIR! A truly diverse event featuring creative and talented artists and crafters selling their work for one day only at Donaldson Farms! Don't miss out on this very unique outdoor shopping experience while surrounded by farm and mountain views! ART•stitution, Allamuchy Crafters & Artisan...

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Ocean Fun Days – Sandy Hook

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Gateway National Recreation Center – Sandy Hook, Hartshorne Drive
Middletown, NJ United States
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Free

Saturday, May 18, 2019 Seaside Park Island Beach State Park  Sunday, May 19, 2019 Sandy Hook NJ Sea Grant Consortium 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine both days. Celebrating Our Environment with Two Days of Free Family Fun! Plan to join us for NJNG's 16th annual Ocean Fun Days and celebrate the wonders of...

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NJ Seafood Festival – Belmar

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 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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12:00 pm

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale at Trailside Nature & Science Center

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ United States
Free

Sunday, May 19, 2019 12 - 4 PM Rain or Shine No Credit Cards Accepted * No Pets Please FREE ADMISSION * CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES GARDEN TOURS * LARGE VARIETY OF PLANTS FOR SALE For general information and a list of plants offered, visit the Union County Master Gardeners’ website http://mastergardeners-uc.org/ Or call 908-654-9852

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St. George Greek Festival in Piscataway

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 12:00pm

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

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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 19 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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Smithville History Fun Day at The Mansion of Smithville

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mansion At Smithville, 803 Smithville Rd
Mount Holly, NJ 08060 United States
Free

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Friends of the Mansion at Smithville will be hosting “Smithville History Fun Day” We will be having in addition to local artisans, local historical societies, musical entertainment, activities/games for families, tours of Smithville Mansion, Smithville Village, Worker’s House, Underground Railroad and food.

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1:00 pm

Junior Entomologists at Duke Farms

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:00pm

Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 United States
$5

During this program children (and their parents!) will learn all about the wonders of insects. In the sky and under water, Junior Entomologists will explore the local environment using nets, microscopes, field guides, and other tools that scientists use.  Part of each program is spent indoors learning about the topic of the month. Then we...

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Weekend Story Time at Montville Library

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 9, 2019

Montville Library, 90 Horseneck Road
Montville, NJ 07045 United States
Free

Join us for stories & a craft!

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Earthfest Overpeck in Hackensack

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Overpeck Park, Challenger Rd
Ridgefield Park, NJ United States
Free

Join us for the 6th annual EarthFest Overpeck, a celebration of clean water and a healthy environment, brought to you through a partnership between Hackensack Riverkeeper and Bergen County Parks! Highlights Of The 6th Annual EarthFest Overpeck Celebration Include: • The Recycled Regatta • Rain Barrel Workshop • FREE Kayaking and Canoeing • FREE Fishing Derby...

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1:30 pm

Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St
Hoboken, NJ United States
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Free

Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Museum hosts a weekly Storytime program at the Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield St. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join us downtown every Sunday at 1:30pm. Special guest readers from the Hoboken Public Library join us...

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Keansburg Memorial Day Parade

May 19 @ 1:30 pm
Keansburg Keansburg, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Annual Memorial Day Parade -  May 19 - 1:30pm

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Go Outdoors Weekend – Bass Pro Shop

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bass Pro Shops, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

It’s time to Go Outdoors at your Atlantic City Bass Pro Shops! We have a lot going on May 18th and 19th! Saturday the 18th we will have cooking seminars at 11:00 on fryer facts and functions, 1:00 on techniques for outdoor grilling and at 2:00 basics of smoking meats and more. The first 25...

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2:00 pm

Edelman Planetarium Shows for Kids in South Jersey

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
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$2

For visitors with children 5-10 years old, we suggest our shorter family shows. They run about half an hour, do not include a live presentation and cost only $2 per person! Each month we play a different title. Edelman Planetarium Show Schedule Sundays in February, 2 p.m.- Cosmic Colors  Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous...

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1761 Brearley House Tour – Lawrenceville

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm

Brearly House, 100 Meadow Road
Lawrenceville, NJ United States
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Free

Join us for a free tour of the historic 1761 Brearley House and grounds. Visitors can explore the house and 40 acres of surrounding park land, which is suitable for a picnic lunch. Easy access to the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail and the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath make the house a nice stopping point or a...

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Marlboro’s Memorial Day Parade

May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Municipal Complex Veteran’s Memorial Marlboro, NJ 07746 United States
Free

Marlboro Township is planning our 10th Annual Memorial Day Parade to be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm. We would consider it an honor if you would walk with us this year as we pay tribute to the brave citizens who have served and continue to serve to defend our country. Our...

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3:00 pm

Story Time for Children at Princeton Library

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Free

Sunday Stories: Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

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