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May 2018

East Orange Memorial Day Celebration and Parade

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Orange East Orange, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Memorial Day Celebration and Parade Monday, May 28, 2018 Join us for our Annual Memorial Day Celebration and Parade, starting at 9am at City Hall Plaza, followed by a citywide parade at 11am. To sign up for the parade, please call the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs at 973.414.4141.

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Livingston Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Memorial Oval- Livingston, Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ United States
Free

2018 Memorial Day Parade: Line of March for Monday, May 28thThe Ceremony at Memorial Oval begins at 9:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the High School. If you have any questions, please email lbranquinho@livingstonnj.org or call 973-535-7925 ext. 260

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Verona Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Everett Field, 600 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ United States
Free

Everett Field to Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave. THE VERONA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018 BEGINNING AT 10:00 AM FROM EVERETT FIELD. A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE IN THE VERONA CIVIC CENTER. For more information click here

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Nutley Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 11:00 am
Chestnut St Nutley, Chestnut Street
Nutley, NJ United States
Free

99th Annual Memorial Day ParadeMay 28, 2018 at 11:00a.m. The Township’s 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28th at 11:00am. Weather permitting, a brief opening ceremony will be held in the Nutley Park Oval at 10:45, with the parade route being the same as previous years – Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue to Centre Street to Franklin Avenue, with reviewing stage in front of JHW Middle School. Reverend Pam Bakal from Grace Episcopal Church will…

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Cedar Grove Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cedar Grove NJ Cedar Grove, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

 CEDAR GROVE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE WHEN: Monday, May 28th 2018 TIME: 12:00pm Start The Parade will start at Cedar Grove High School at 12:00pm sharp, the parade will continue on Rugby Rd. towards  Ridge Rd., then will make a right onto Ridge Rd., a right onto Cedar St., a right on Pompton Ave. and turn right onto Bowden Rd., continuing back to the High School where the parade will end.

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Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

Free

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are: PRINCETON MARKET FAIR 3535 US-1 Princeton, NJ 08540 PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE 500 Route 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 983-7916 GROVE WEST 546 Broad Street Shewsbury, NJ 07702 RIVERSIDE SQUARE One Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601 MALL AT SHORT HILLS 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078 http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

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June 2018

Home Depot Kids Workshop

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until July 14, 2018

Free

Classic Car - June 2, 9 AM - 12 PM Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times.…

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Michael’s Kids Club

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 or $5 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Mothers Day Card May 5 Flower Bouquet May 12 Pineapple Craft May 19 Flamingo Craft May 26   Sloth Craft June 2 Cactus Project June 9 Father's Day Card June 16 Bug Project June 23 Sun Catcher/Ornament…

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XRoots Fest – Maplewood

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

XrootsFest: A Day of Music, Culture and Food from Around the World on Saturday, June 2, 2018 Maplewood, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is proud to present the 5th annual XRootsFest (CROSS-roots-Fest) at Maplewood’s Memorial Park on June 2, from 12 pm to 6 pm, a free annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its fifth season, XRootsFest will be a day filled with musicians,…

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Montclair Film Festival Summer Movie Series

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Free

Our annual series of FREE Movies Under The Stars Returns for Summer 2018! Montclair Film’s popular Summer Series kicks off 2018 at Presby Iris Gardens on June 2 with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, followed by D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film classic MONTEREY POP at the Van Vleck House & Gardens on July 8, COCO, directed by Lee Unkrich  and Adrian Molina at the Montclair Public Library on July 27, and Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster hit BLACK PANTHER on August 17 on Church St. Full descriptions…

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Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

Free

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books. Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are: PRINCETON MARKET FAIR 3535 US-1 Princeton, NJ 08540 PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE 500 Route 73 South Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 983-7916 GROVE WEST 546 Broad Street Shewsbury, NJ 07702 RIVERSIDE SQUARE One Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601 MALL AT SHORT HILLS 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078 http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

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Irvington Park Fishing Derby

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Irvington Park, Grove Street
Irvington, NJ United States
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Free

Irvington Park Fishing Derby June 7, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ stories and spending some quality time with your friends and families in some of the most beautiful parks in the area. We invite everyone to come out, cast their lines, experience Essex and take a look at…

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Verona Free Movies ~ Free Friday Flicks at Kip’s Castle

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 16, 2018

Kips Castle, 22 Crestmont Ave
Verona, NJ United States
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Free

Friday nights just got more exciting! Visit Essex County Kip's Castle Park for free movies on the lawn and under the stars. Arrive early for some pre-movie entertainment! Gates open at 7pm; movie begins at dusk. Concessions will be available for sale.   Free Friday Flicks at Kip’s Castle Schedule Friday, June 8, 2018 6:00pm Beauty and the Beast PG *Rain Date: Saturday, June 9th ~ Read our Beauty and the Beast movie review. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a…

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Monte Irvin Orange Park Fishing Derby

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Monte Irvin Orange Park, Center Street
Orange, NJ United States
+ Google Map
Free

Monte Irvin Orange Park Fishing Derby June 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ stories and spending some quality time with your friends and families in some of the most beautiful parks in the area. We invite everyone to come out, cast their lines, experience Essex and take a…

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Michael’s Kids Club

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 or $5 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Mothers Day Card May 5 Flower Bouquet May 12 Pineapple Craft May 19 Flamingo Craft May 26   Sloth Craft June 2 Cactus Project June 9 Father's Day Card June 16 Bug Project June 23 Sun Catcher/Ornament…

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