Featured Central Jersey Events

These are our featured events going on this week, this weekend, and this month in Central Jersey. This regional list features events chosen by our editors and sponsors from all over the region. You’ll find events from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union County.

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Rutgers Day – Experience NJ’s State University

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Get ready to celebrate Rutgers Day with activities in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark on April 29, 2017. All are welcome and admission is free! This spring, Rutgers is rolling out the scarlet carpet and inviting New Jersey residents and beyond to experience hands-on learning activities in the sciences, arts, and …

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2017 Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Travel through New Jersey's wine country! The Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend offers unique, special ways to celebrate the important women in your life! Each winery offers their own take on the wine trail weekend across the state, but expect special wines, complimentary tastings, live music, delicious brunches, food pairings, and …


Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017: On Wednesday, March 22, April 5, April 19, and May 10 at 12:15 pm, head to the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick for a free recital followed by a free lunch. The first recital of 2017: "Star-Crossed Love" with Lynda Saponara, Samantha Dango and Jeremy Blossey has been announced. It …

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Dance Night at Luciano's Italian Ristorante

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: You can go to dance and practice new steps or just go to dance your heart out!! They will be featuring all types of dance styles, ballroom, cha cha cha, salsa, etc. …

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Bolero Snort Pairabull Beer Tasting Dinner

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Chef Wayne has created an exclusive culinary work of art you won't want to miss! Experience an innovative, daring dining experience carefully crafted to pair perfectly with the subtle flavors …


Drug Addiction Epidemic in Our Back Yard

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: The panel will discuss opioid misuse; the warning signs of addiction; the impact on academics, school life, peers and family; treatment and recovery; support that is available to patients and …

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The Impact of Trauma on Children & How You Can Help

Friday, April 28, 2017: Participants will learn about the prevalence of different types of childhood trauma and the impact it has on neurobiological development, learning and emotional growth. The program also will review evidence-based …

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A Collaborative Mexican Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017: The Frog has invited Chef Daniel Mena and his team from Hecho en Dumbo to collaborate on a special dinner Friday, April 28. With the authenticity of their cuisine and an …


Theresa's Trails

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Theresa's Trails 2nd Annual 5K Run/1M Walk to Benefit The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia. Saturday, April 29. Rain Date Sunday, April 30. Race starts and ends at Frist Campus …

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Clinton Township Country Run

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 1 Mile at 8:30am - 15K at 9:00am - 5K at 9:15am. Music, Food, Long Sleeve T-Shirts (New - Ladies' sizes this year, Cash awards for 15K, Participation medals for …

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Raritan Borough Environmental Commission Arbor Day Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Come celebrate Arbor Day with the Raritan Borough Environmental Commission and receive free tree seedlings to Borough residents. Guidance will be provided on how to plant and care for your trees. …

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Rutgers Ag Field Day Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Pick up the new Rutgers Scarlet Strawberry and classic Rutgers 250 Tomato! Don't forget your plant wagon! Info


43rd Annual NJ Folk Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Showcasing Turkish Traditions and featuring the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. There will be live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors, children's activities & games, and heritage …

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Superhero Day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Dust off your superhero costume and unite with other caped crusaders at Liberty Hall! Participate in a variety of fun activities to test your superhuman powers, make a craft and …

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8th Annual Clinton Township Community Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining in at Bundt Park for food, games, activities and music for the entire family! Celebrate Clinton Township with your neighbors and friends. Activities will …



Saturday, April 29, 2017: This is the annual fundraising gala to benefit the Hunterdon Art Museum. Info

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Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride

Sunday, April 30, 2017: This year is the Tour de Franklin’s 28th year, and it has grown into a community tradition. Every April, the event kicks off the riding season for many avid cyclists, …


Oysterfest at Beneduce Vineyards

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Join in for the much anticipated release of their 2015 Estate Grown Dry Riesling! Freshly shucked oysters, cold, crisp Riesling, lawn games and live music, what’s not to love? Tickets will go …


Genesis Biotechnology Group Spring Career Fair 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Hiring for a variety of positions! Visit www.genesisbiotechnologygroup.com for more information. Meet the hiring managers, sign up for an on the spot interview and to win giveaways!


Mediterra - California Wine Dinner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: “Where the Surf Meets the Turf” Dinner. Join in as you take a trip from the north coast to the south of California, and discover how the weather transitions from moody to mild, …

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Governors’ Ball

Wednesday, May 3, 2017: At this elegant event, guests will be treated to an evening of dinner and dancing under the stars on the Liberty Hall grounds. All of New Jersey’s Governors, past and …

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A Conversation about Childhood Vaccination

Thursday, May 4, 2017: Speakers to Address Concerns Regarding Childhood Vaccinations. Parents Gather for an Insightful Conversation About Childhood Vaccination. The much anticipated event – second in a series -- will be addressing such questions as: …

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Swirling with the Swine Pig Roast

Friday, May 5, 2017: Crew Catering will be cooking up a Hawaiian-themed pig roast, including pineapple chicken skewers, Polynesian noodles, and other goodies besides the whole roasted pig. Jersey blues legend Mike Dugan will …

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Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, May 5, 2017: Do you love Kate Spade, Coach or Michael Kors bags? And do you love Bingo? Then don't miss the Piscataway Education Foundation's first ever Designer Bag Bingo! Twelve games of Bingo …

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West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Saturday, May 6, 2017: The fourteenth year of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market kicks off on Saturday, May 6 at 9am. With sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community …

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Kite Day @ Terhune Orchards

Saturday, May 6, 2017: The sky above Terhune Orchards will be filled with brightly colored kites in a variety of shapes and sizes as farm visitors enjoy the high-flying festival! Kite Day is a perfect …

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The Malvern School of Robbinsville Open House

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Robbinsville families and the community are invited to this first-time opportunity to tour the brand new facility. Join in during the Open House and enjoy family-fun games, activities, art projects and …



Saturday, May 6, 2017: Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance of the fairytale classic Cinderella for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. …

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Mommy & Me Tea & Craft Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Just in time for Mother's Day, you and your child will create a beautiful spring crepe paper flower arrangement. The best part is, these flowers will last forever! After the …

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Rosé Walk Around

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Join The Pluckemin Inn for a sampling of rosés that are perfect for the season! Several of their importers and representatives will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the …


Pink Party

Saturday, May 6, 2017: A Night Supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Save the date for this special Group Therapy where Beneduce Vineyards will donate $5 of every cover charge and $2 for every …

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Toast 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017: Toast 2017 features a scrumptious brunch, champagne toasts, silent auction and more. This annual fundraiser benefits CASA of Middlesex County, which recruits, trains and supports volunteers to stand up for the …

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11th Annual Teal Tea

Sunday, May 7, 2017: Doors open at noon for cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by lunch. Festivities include Parade of Hats, Mr & Mrs Teal Tea competition (come dressed in the spirit of …

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JCC Spring Community Festival

Sunday, May 7, 2017: JCC Spring Community Festival- Celebrating Yom Ha'Atzmaut. Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's 69th birthday! The Y-Studs NYC's elite a cappella group will be performing all their smash hits. Take the Inflatable Boot …


Tricky Tray Basket Raffle

Friday, May 12, 2017: To raise money towards a new reading book series, STEM materials and electronics, which will aid in the education of the children! Bring food, friends, and family (must be over 18 years old). …

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19th Annual Buffalo Watch

Saturday, May 13, 2017: 19th annual Buffalo Watch fundraiser benefits the local rescue squad in Readington. New vendors and entertainment always being added. Fun, affordable time for the entire family, right in the heart of …

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Spring Wine and Music Festival

Saturday, May 13, 2017: This festival includes a day of fine wine, great food, swing & big band music, winery tours, vineyard walks, and more! Info

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Hunterdon Students' Art Show

Saturday, May 13, 2017: You are invited to the 2017 Hunterdon Students' Art Show and an open reception on May 13th. Join in and meet the artists! Info


Make Her Day - Reserve a Bay for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom to food & fun without the wait on Sunday, May 14 for Mother’s Day at Topgolf Edison! Secure your Topgolf bay for up to 8 guests. She won’t have …

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Mother's Day Brunch at Due Mari

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat your mother by bringing her to Due Mari for Mother's Day! 2-Course Menu to include pastry plate and coffee. $42 menu, children 10 and under for $16. Info

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Mother's Day Brunch at Luciano's Italian Ristorante

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom and the whole family to Luciano's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Mother's Day. $38.00 Per Person. $20.00 Children Ages 12 Under. Executive Chef- Joseph Mastrella & Culinary Staff. …

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Mother's Day Buffet at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Seatings for the Mother's Day Buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Feast on Honey Glazed Jones Ham, Roasted Roasted Turkey, Garlic Rubbed Prime Rib, seafood and pasta selections. …

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Mother's Day at Red Rooster

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mother's Day at Matt's Red Rooster Grill. Brunch Buffet: seatings from 11am - 2:30pm or Dinner: seatings from 4pm - 8pm. There will be Mother's Day Specials along with the seasonal menu. Info

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Mother's Day Brunch @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Come celebrate mom at Hopewell Valley Vineyards' beautiful winery with a delicious brunch. Menu features their ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizzas and much more. Wine, mimosas and bellinis available for purchase. Info


Christopher’s Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take your Mom to Christopher’s for Mother's Day Brunch. Brunch Seating’s; 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Bloody Mary’s and Champagne Mimosa’s at $8.00 per glass. Info

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Mother's Day Brunch at Chambers Walk Cafe

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Happy Mother's Day! Join in for Brunch ~ 11:30-3:00. Reservations Recommended 609-896-5995. Info

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Mother's Day at the Frenchtown Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Now booking for Mother's Day, May 14. They will be serving a 3 course price fixed dinner menu from 12pm to 5pm. Enjoy your family and friends, allowing the Frenchtown Inn …


Mother's Day at The Frog and The Peach Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take Mom to The Frog and The Peach for their Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner. Open from Noon to 7:30. Info

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Mother's Day at Tre Piani

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Mother's Day - Full ala carte menu plus local Spring menu additions. Children’s menu available. Info

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Mother's Day Brunch at Just Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Join in for Mother's Day Brunch at Just Restaurant; a Zagat-rated casual contemporary American dining destination. Brunch menu and cocktails. Info

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Mother's Day Dinner at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Seatings for the Three-Course Prix-Fixe dinner in the dining rooms are from 12 pm to 6:30 pm and will include chef selections from Chef Heyer's Spring Menu, including organic Griggstown Chicken, Roasted Halibut, Filet …

NJ Events: Alba Vineyards

Mother's Day Festival at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mother's Day by treating mom to a Mother's Day Festival that features family and friends treating mom to a special event filled with a wine tasting, cellar tour, lunch, …

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Mother's Day Dinner at Due Mari

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat your mother by bringing her to Due Mari for Mother's Day Dinner! 3-Course Menu $65 per person. $99 per person with suggested wine pairing. Children's menu 10 and under …

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Mother's Day Dinner at Just Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Join in for Mother's Day Dinner at Just Restaurant; a Zagat-rated casual contemporary American dining destination. Regular dinner menu plus specials. Info

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Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

Thursday, May 18, 2017: Join in for Due Mari's exclusive Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner featuring a reception followed by a perfectly paired four-course seasonal menu. 6:30pm reception | 7:00pm Dinner. Info

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4-H Flea Market and Yard Sale

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Enjoy a day of Flea Marketing and more! Proceeds benefit 4-H programs. Info

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Exploring Italian Varietals

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Taste 10 different wines. Light bar snacks. All wines will be available for purchase. Info

Hair of the Dog 5k

Hair of the Dog 5k & Chesterfest!

Sunday, May 21, 2017: Come join in for The Tenth Annual Hair of the Dog 5K Race! (Proceeds from Hair of the Dog 5K benefit local pet rescues). Run to help these awesome four-legged friends. Two-legged …

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Watershed Trail Run 5/10k & Festival

Sunday, May 21, 2017: The new separate 5K & 10K routes are designed to tour the different types of habitat they feature on the Watershed Reserve with views of meadow and forest. The path tours their …

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The Winemaker’s Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting

Sunday, May 28, 2017: The Winemakers Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting will feature 32 fine wines from some of NJ's top producers. Attendees will mingle with winemakers and proprietors, with specific opportunities to learn how …

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"Enough is Enough" Empowerment Conference

Thursday, June 1, 2017: The Worthy Women's Enough is Enough Empowerment Conference is dedicated to the woman who has tried everything, yet still finds herself behind the eight ball. This event is for the …

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Father's Day Brunch Buffet at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, June 18, 2017: Treat Dad to a magnificent Brunch Buffet at The Bernards Inn on Sunday, June 18. This sumptuous buffet will feature a variety of breakfast and lunch selections including pancakes, French …

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Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or chair and join in at the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden at 6 pm. The music begins at 7 pm and ends at …

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Vineyard to Glass

Friday, June 30, 2017: Join in for a lively night of locally produced wines, fine regional cheeses, live music and great food at this summer wine tasting experience Vineyard to Glass:  A Local Winery & Fromagerie …

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Worthy Women's Wealth Walk

Saturday, July 8, 2017: The Worthy Women's Entrepreneurial Sisterhood encourages women entrepreneurs (and aspiring) to invest long-term in themselves and their businesses. The walk is their commitment as women to support one another in this …

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JC'S Pet Lover's Fair

Sunday, July 16, 2017: On Sunday, July 16 JC will bring it's very first Pet Lover's Fair held at the north side of the Fanwood Train Station. It will showcase pet friendly businesses, adoption …

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17th Annual Butterfly Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017: The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. The event will feature local crafts and products …

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Farm To Stable Fundraiser

Saturday, September 9, 2017: This event is the major fundraiser for Riding with Heart an equine therapy center. RWH is dependent on local business, resident donations and foundation grants for care and management of …

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Worthy Women’s Reinvention Convention

Thursday, November 9, 2017: The Worthy Women’s Reinvention Convention is an event dedicated to helping women reinvent themselves for bigger, better and bolder lives. This event will be an evening of women discovering their …



Friday, April 28, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017: HackHunterdon is Hunterdon County’s first annual hackathon – a 24-hour marathon tech product creation competition for technology innovators. They’ll have free food, swag, workshops, games, and prizes. HackHunterdon invites you …

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Walk MS

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: Walk to creat a world free of MS. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. See website to find a NJ location near you.

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UNCORK Spring at Mercer County Park

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: Mark your calendar for one of the best new events to come along in New Jersey!   “UNCORK Spring at Mercer County Park” is going to get the 2017 festival season started …

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Roxey Ballet Presents Cinderella

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017: Enjoy the story of the stepsisters' comic antics, some fairy dust, a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting …

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Vine to Wine Spring Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017: This annual Spring Festival celebrates the beautiful budding vineyard with a weekend of live music, food trucks, winery tours, beekeeper tours, arts and crafts vendors, art and much more. Info

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Mothers’ Day Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate mom on this special weekend. Free tastings for moms. What more wonderful way to treat your mom than with an afternoon of wine tasting. They will have special samplings from …

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RRA Plant Sale

Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017: May 19: 2pm to 5pm, May 20: 9am to 2pm. The annual RRA plant sale will take place on May 19 and 20!  The sale takes place rain or shine, and …


Honey and Strawberry Weekend

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017: Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life. This golden liquid has been shown to help fix ailments ranging from a pesky cough to …

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The COLECO Retro Gaming & Collectible Convention

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Sunday, August 6, 2017: From the company that has brought you COLECOVISION & Cabbage Patch Kids. An event for the whole family. Enjoy a wide variety of retro video games, toys, collectibles, comics, cosplay, …

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Baby Show Expo

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017: This is a family Friendly event for New or expecting Mom's to be. Local and Regional Baby and Toddler experts all on display.  Call 973-477-9101 for more info on this …

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Bowcraft Passover Special

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Thursday, April 27, 2017: Passover Special at Bowcraft! General Admission - All children & Adults are $19.95. Info

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Spring Flower Fair 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: The Ultimate Plant Sale! May 12, 13 and 14. The sale is on rain or shine. Come out to support the Gardens and the Student Internship Program. Info

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QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning

Friday, July 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017: The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. Headlining …

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Sciensational: Hover Craft Camp

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017: Build and keep an air-powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Build and take home your own car powered by more than one source of energy. We provide you …

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