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10:00 am

Patcong Valley Model Railroad Open House

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 20, 2019

Patcong Valley Model Railroad, 1315 US-40
Richland, NJ 08350 United States
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Free

Come spend an hour or two at our highly detailed, museum quality HO scale model railroad. Let your mind wander and the kiddies dream. There is something to see for all ages! Click over to read our article about the Top 8 Reasons You Have to Bring the Kids to Patcong Valley Model Railway.   Come...

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Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 20, 2019

Patcong Valley Model Railroad, 1315 US-40
Richland, NJ 08350 United States
Free
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Details about the Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show and open house happening for the holiday 2017-2018 season.

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11:00 am

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman at iPlay America

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$25

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019 Door Time: 11:00AM Start Time: 12:00PM   If it’s got two legs and a heartbeat, or even four wheels and a flatbed, there’s a good chance Braun Strowman has destroyed it by now. And if he hasn’t, he will. Strowman teamed with 10-year-old Nicholas at WrestleMania 34 to defeat The...

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1:00 pm

Free Admission Days at Proprietary House

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

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 storms, neglect and restoration, to stand witness to 250 years of...

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Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on December 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$5

Roller Skating Returns to Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14 CAPE MAY, NJ:  A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins again at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14th.  Family roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to...

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Family Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on December 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
$5

Roller Skating Returns to Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14 CAPE MAY, NJ:  A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins again at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14th.  Family roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to...

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MLK Day Community Reception – Microsoft Store at Bridgewater Commons

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Store – Bridgewater, Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ United States
Free

Bring your whole family to your local Microsoft Store for our MLK Day Community Reception as we bring the community together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and view digital art created by local students. Join us for a very special thirty-minute fireside chat with celebrated co-author of the...

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Maple Sugaring Demonstrations- Great Swamp

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd
Chatham, NJ United States
$3

All Ages. The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped - it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp OEC! Experience the fascinating process of maple sugaring from tree to pancake topping. Watch as staff identifies and taps maple trees and collects sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different, delicious syrups,...

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Weekend Story Time at Montville Library

January 20 @ 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 March 31, 2019

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

Join us for stories & a craft!

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Observatory Open House – Glassboro

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

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

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

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1:30 pm

Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

January 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 14, 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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Turtle Meet & Greet – Howell

January 20 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 1:30pm

Manasquan Reservoir, 331 Georgia Tavern Road
Howell, NJ United States
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Free

Turtle Meet & Greet at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center January 19 & 20 1:30pm Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and meet one of our resident turtles and learn about these creatures. FREE!

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2:00 pm

Edelman Planetarium Shows for Kids in South Jersey

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 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. Sundays in January, 2 p.m. - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion  Legends of the Night Sky: ORION...

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4:00 pm

Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on December 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Roller Skating Returns to Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14 CAPE MAY, NJ:  A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins again at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14th.  Family roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to...

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Family Roller Skating at Cape May Convention Hall

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on December 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Boardwalk
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
$5

Roller Skating Returns to Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14 CAPE MAY, NJ:  A Cape May tradition continues when roller skating begins again at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, December 14th.  Family roller skating is offered on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Teen Skate from 6:30 p.m. to...

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7:00 pm

Observatory Open House – Glassboro

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

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7:30 pm

Observatory Open House – Glassboro

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

Find out more »

9:30 pm

Observatory Open House – Glassboro

January 20 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on March 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, Science Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone! Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They...

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