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Where Can Kids Eat Free Today?

September 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

New Jersey restaurants NJ United 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

September 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

New Jersey NJ United States
Free
Free Places to Visit in NJ

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Ongoing

Irish Fall Festival in Wildwood

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - September 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 21, 2019

One event on September 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

Old New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, Old New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ United States
Free
Wildwood Irish Festival

28th Annual Irish Fall Festival Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22 Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:30pm Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Location The event will be held on Olde New Jersey Avenue.   Irish Fall Festival Activities Food Vendors Outdoor Entertainment   Entertainment Schedule Thursday - 9/19/2019 Golf –...

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8:00 am

Irish Fall Festival in Wildwood

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 21, 2019

One event on September 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

Old New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, Old New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ United States
Free
Wildwood Irish Festival

28th Annual Irish Fall Festival Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22 Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:30pm Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Location The event will be held on Olde New Jersey Avenue.   Irish Fall Festival Activities Food Vendors Outdoor Entertainment   Entertainment Schedule Thursday - 9/19/2019 Golf –...

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10:00 am

Babies’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Ages 1-17 months.

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WILD CON! Wildwood Comic Book Expo

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildwood Convention Center, Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260 United States
Free

Saturday, September 21, 10:00am to 5:00pm Admission fees $8.00 for adults. $4.00 for children 6 - 12 years old. Free for children under 6     Family friendly collectibles festival featuring vendors, artists writers, costume groups and crafts.   Special Guests at the Wildwood Comic Book Expo Special guests include artists Greg LaRoque (The Flash)...

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Weekend Story Time in Montville at Montville Library

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

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

Weekend Story Time - Saturdays at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:00pm. Come down for a story and craft!

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Free Robin Hood Day at the Monmouth Museum

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738 United States
Free

Robin Hood Day/Free Museum Day at the Monmouth Museum in cooperation with the Navesink Garden Club and in memory of our dear friend and patron Betty Jean Meyer. Date: September 21, 2019 10am-5pm Activities in the Betty Jean & Karl Meyer Nature Area and throughout the Monmouth Museum Admission is free for all guests; there...

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10:30 am

Saturday Story Time at Bernardsville Library

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019

Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd
Bernardsville, NJ United States
Free

For children ages 2 1/2-5 years. Saturday Story Time meets every week, even during the program breaks. Free. No sign up needed.

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Spanish (Bilingual) Story Time at Bridgeton Library

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bridgeton Public Library, 150 E Commerce St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302 United States
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Free

Children from age two to six are invited to join our library Spanish (bilingual) story time. Have fun with songs, stories, and a small craft. New members welcome. Registration is not required. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant for Library Programming

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Family Story Time at Hackettstown Library

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2019

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

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

Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us once a month for fun stories! This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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11:00 am

Movie at Lake Hiawatha Library

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Hiawatha Library, 68 Nokomis Ave
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 United States
Free

Come see Aladdin Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wise-cracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a...

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Irish Festival Weekend in Sea Isle City

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

Sea Isle City JFK Blvd. Beach, JFK Blvd. Beach
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 United States
Free

Irish Festival Weekend Friday, September 20, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019 Location: The event will be held along JFK Boulevard (west of Landis Avenue)    Irish Festival Weekend Activities live Irish music dancing Vendor's market great food vendors lots of wearing green!   Admission fees for the Event Title FREE!   For more information about this event,...

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iPlay America Book Club

Fall Book Club Kickoff at iPlay America

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
Free

FALL BOOK CLUB KICKOFF   Reading Adventure! Celebrate the launch of our fall Book Club with readings from local childrens authors Nancy Viau and Emmanuella Macri and story time and meet & greet with the Golden Beauty Princess! Activity station and FREE glitter tattoos! 94.3 The Point will be on hand playing music and with...

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Kids Story Time at Word Bookstore in Jersey City

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Word Bookstore Jersey City, 123 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ United States
Free

Come down to Word Bookstore in Jersey City for story time! 9/14: Trucker and Train by Hannah Stark Kindness and friendship triumph over bullying in this action-packed story that’s perfect for fans of Little Blue Truck and Loren Long’s Otis stories, and for every vehicle-obsessed little one.  9/21: Karate Kid by Rosanne Kurstedt Gain mindfulness, focus, and...

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Free

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Cat and...

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Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Free

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts. One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season. No registration required. Lakeshore Learning Stores...

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Toddlers’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Ages 18 - 36 months Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming

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Family Fun in the Kitchen – Greater Newark Conservancy

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

Greater Newark Conservancy, 32 Prince St.
Newark, NJ United States
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$5

In this hands-on, interactive series, families will experience farm-to-table cooking. Families will harvest ingredients, learn to make a simple, affordable recipe and then taste and enjoy their craft together. Registration is required. Please register for you and your child(ren).     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the...

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Story Time at Words Maplewood’s Bookstore

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Words Maplewood’s Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040 United States
Free

SATURDAYS AT 11 AM “FOR KIDS & THEIR ADULTS” Exciting stories are read by staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances!  Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult.     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed...

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Saturday Play Day at Belleville Library

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave
Belleville, NJ United States
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Free

It’s free play on Saturdays, with board games and Legos.

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11:30 am

Free Movies in Jersey City at the Library

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

Jersey City Main Library, 472 Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
Free

These movies are showing at the Bonetti Children's Room in the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, JC NJ. Check out http://www.jclibrary.org/programs for info about all of our other programs at the Main Library and 9 branch locations throughout Jersey City!   Jersey City Library Movie Schedule  September 14 - Dragon Ball Super: Broly September 21 - Missing...

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12:00 pm

Sporting Dog Days at Bass Pro Shops

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bass Pro Shops – Altantic City, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
Free

Sporting Dog Days is one of our favorite events held here in our store! We love when dogs come in and visit, not just on our Dog Day events (yes we have 2 a year) but all year round! Saturday and Sunday we have a free photo download, noon until 4pm. The first 50 dogs...

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1:00 pm

Back to School Event- Mays Landing

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brilla Learning Academy, 800 Cape May Avenue, Suite 2E
Mays Landing, NJ 08330 United States
Free

Brilla Learning Academy celebrates its one- year anniversary with a camping themed Back to School event. There will be themed storytime, light refreshments, crafts, games and giveaways. You must register to attend this free event here.  

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Free Admission Days at The West Milford Museum

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

West Milford Museum, 1477 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ United States
Free

Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM site is located in the center of this large Township, at 1477 UNION VALLEY ROAD, and contains numerous records of the Township's development through the...

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3:00 pm

Chess Club at Galloway Library

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Galloway Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
Free

Open to all ages. The chess club is meant to foster scholar's intellectual growth while having fun. We will be playing chess and holding club tournaments. Members will not only be able to interact with one another through learning the game, but will be able to coach each other into becoming better chess players. If...

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