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The Best Kids & Family Events in New Jersey

Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Kids & Family Events in New Jersey.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Boy, & Dear Girl,

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Morris Plains – 04/25/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Saturday April 25, 2020 11:00 AM Storytime is featuring our Picture Book of the Month! We'll be reading these sweet stories to promote self-confidence along…


Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Boy, & Dear Girl,

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Livingston – 04/25/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Saturday April 25, 2020 11:00 AM Storytime is featuring our Picture Book of the Month! We'll be reading these sweet stories to promote self-confidence along…


Street Fair
Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show

Where: Downtown Tenafly – 04/25/2020 - 04/26/2020: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show. Free admission for Spectators! Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Art.


Family Camp Out

Where: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum – 04/25/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: April 25th-26th, 4:30pm – 8:00am Pitch a tent in the woods, go on a night hike, and more. This is a great opportunity for a…


March For Babies

Where: Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment Complex – 04/26/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Meadowlands March for Babies is the North Jersey signature walk event that raises money to support research, provide programs and advocate for policies for healthy…


March for Babies

Where: Meadowlands Racetrack – 04/26/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Meadowlands March for Babies is the North Jersey signature walk event that raises money to support research, provide programs and advocate for policies for healthy…


Ort Farms Storytime: Earth Day

Where: Ort Farms – 04/26/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Come celebrate Earth Day on the farm! We will read a story, visit the animals, and plant something special to take home. Preregistration is required…


Llama Llama - Live!

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 04/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Llama Llama - Live!


Carriage House Concerts at the Woman's Club of Englewood

Where: Woman’s Club of Englewood – 04/26/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sunday, April 26, 2020 3 p.m. Artistic Director & Cellist Ani Kalayjian is joined by award-winning violinist & Director of Strings at Dwight Englewood Annaliesa…


Llama Llama - Live!

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 04/26/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Llama Llama - Live!


Teen Volunteer Hour

Where: Lee Memorial Library – 04/27/2020: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Looking for volunteer opportunities? Come to this open volunteer hour at the library. For information, call 201-327-4338 ext. 2 or visit leememoriallibrary.org.


Paws to Read

Where: Rutherford Public Library – 04/27/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Rutherford Public Library welcomes back Rodney for our Paws to Read program. Rodney, a registered Bright and Beautiful therapy dog, will visit our library…


Ort Farms Storytime: Get Moo'vin

Where: Ort Farms – 04/28/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: We will read stories featuring cows, go for a ride on the cow train, visit and feed the cows on the farm, and then visit…


After-School Storytime with Ilene Dudek

Where: Rutherford Public Library – 04/28/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Rutherford Public Library will hold a special storytime with author Ilene Dudek on Tuesday, Apr. 28, at 4:00pm. Dudek will be reading her new…


Tinker Club

Where: Teaneck Public Library – 04/28/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tinker Club is a STEM club designed for children age 6 and up to imagine, discover and create together. No sign up required.


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Where: Community Recreation Center – 04/28/2020: 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: $5 per team, teen/adult and family categories. Prizes awarded. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at CliftonRec.com or call (973) 470-5956.


Middle School Graphic Novel Book Club

Where: Lee Memorial Library – 04/29/2020: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Grades 5 and up. Talk about the book, do some activities and have some snacks. Books available at the library. For information, call 201-327-4338 ext. 2 or visit leememoriallibrary.org.


Bubblegum Book Club

Where: Teaneck Public Library – 04/29/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Children in grades 2 & 3 meet for reading, discussion, and book related activities. Register with the Youth Services Department.


Annual Herb and Heirloom sale

Where: Montclair History Center – 04/30/2020: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Our Annual Herb Sale is here! Visit the Montclair History Center’s Orange Road site and pick up unique, organic herbs for your garden! We will…


Ice Cream Day
Free Ice Cream Day at Alstede Farms

Where: Alstede Farms – 04/30/2020: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Free Ice Cream Day at Alstede Farms. It’s Farmer Kurt’s birthday - so come and celebrate and enjoy a free small ice cream cone!


Ort Farms Storytime: Get Moo'vin

Where: Ort Farms – 04/30/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: We will read stories featuring cows, go for a ride on the cow train, visit and feed the cows on the farm, and then visit…


Spring Festival
28th Annual Spring Festival

Where: Hatchery Hill Elementary School – 05/01/2020 - 05/03/2020: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: The 28th Annual Spring Festival will return to Hackettstown May 1, 2, 3. On the fields behind Hatchery Hill Elementary School on Fifth and Reese Aves


First Friday: Details TBA

Where: Boonton Holmes Public Library – 05/01/2020: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: First Friday: Details TBADetails TBA!


Daddy Daughter Date Night

Where: Community Recreation Center – 05/01/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: $10 per daddy/daughter, $2 each additional daughter. Come enjoy refreshments, crafts, dancing, photos, games & more. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at…


Castle Point Anime Convention 2020
Castle Point Anime Convention 2020

Where: The Meadowlands Exposition Center – 05/02/2020 - 05/03/2020: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Castle Point Anime Convention 2020. A variety of exciting events. Including anime showings, game tournaments, and more.


Shop the Market - North Jersey

Where: Bethany Community Center – 05/02/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Meet the Shop the Market | North Jersey event. The goal of this event is to bring unique, local businesses together under one roof to…


Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fiesta
Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fiesta

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza – 05/03/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fiesta. Think spicy food, sangria, taco trucks and more mariachi bands than you can tip your sombrero to


Empanada Extravaganza and Sangria Fest
Empanada Extravaganza and Sangria Fest

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza – 05/03/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Join in the Empanada Extravaganza and Sangria Fest. Features local gourmet food vendors and their unique twists on empanadas. Vote for your favorite!


Teen Advisory Board meeting

Where: Montclair Public Library – 05/06/2020: 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: TAB meets the first Wednesday of each month, October through May. Members receive community service hours for participating. Refreshments will be served; advise of food…


Youth Craft

Where: Rochelle Park Public Library – 05/06/2020: All Day
Details: Youth Craft


Story Time Boogie February - June 2020

Where: Shooting Star Dance Center – 05/06/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Come join us for this all new collaboration with the Children’s Library and Miss Cheryl! During Storytime Boogie we will be bringing the books to…


Kids Monthly Book Club - Grades 4-5

Where: New Milford Public Library – 05/06/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kids Monthly Book Club - Grades 4-5


Kids Monthly Book Club - 2-3 grades

Where: New Milford Public Library – 05/06/2020: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kids Monthly Book Club - 2-3 grades


Surprise Movie Matinee for Kids

Where: New Milford Public Library – 05/07/2020: 3:45 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Surprise Movie Matinee for Kids


Lodi Library Anime Club

Where: Lodi Memorial Library – 05/07/2020: 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Teens in grades 6-12 can come to the library for anime movies, discussions, crafts, and japanese snacks.


Mothers Day Artisan Market
Lovlee Chic Mothers Day Artisan Market

Where: Lovlee Art Studios – 05/09/2020: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: Come to Lovlee Chic Mothers Day Artisan Market for a unique Mothers Day shopping experience. Shop from local artisan vendors


Mother's Day Jewelry Making Party
Mother's Day Jewelry Making Party

Where: The Eclectic Chic Boutique – 05/10/2020: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Mother's Day Jewelry Making Party. A great way for mom and child to spend an afternoon together. Join in for a fun afternoon to make one-of-a-kind jewelry.


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Mother’s Day Traditional Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Where: Four Sisters Winery – 05/10/2020: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Mother’s Day Traditional Dinner at Four Sisters Winery. Free wine tasting and a free glass of wine for each Mom attending.


Laker 55

Where: Mountain Lakes Library – 05/15/2020: 12:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: 5/15/20 – Cyber Security, How Facebook & Google share personal data – Khizar Sheikh


Pop Culture Toy Show
Pop Kings Pop Culture Toy Show

Where: VFW Post 4591 – 05/16/2020: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Come to the Pop Kings Pop Culture Toy Show. This show will be wall to wall pop culture goodness. Come check out the dealers


Dinosaurs & Fossils
Community Day - Celebrating Dinosaurs & Fossils

Where: Newark Museum – 05/16/2020: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to Community Day at Newark Museum. Celebrate Dinosaurs & Fossils. Features animatronics, birds of prey, fossil stations, art-making


Bark For Education Canine Carnival Dog Show & Adoption Event

Where: Cresskill Middle/High School – 05/16/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Calling all dog lovers and their furry friends! Check out the 5th Annual Bark for Education Canine Carnival Dog Show and Adoption Event at 12…


Street Fair
Maplewood Street Fair and Craft Show

Where: Downtown Maplewood – 05/17/2020: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Maplewood Street Fair and Craft Show. Free admission for Spectators! Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Art.


Ort Farms Storytime: Honey!

Where: Ort Farms – 05/19/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Did you know that honey bees make A LOT of honey?Did you know that honey never goes bad?Join us for a fun morning of stories…


PAWS for READING

Where: Allwood Branch Library – 05/19/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “PAWS for READING” at the ALLWOOD BRANCH! Join us and READ with our Certified Therapy Dog MOLLY Come and spend 10-15 minutes reading to Molly,…


Ort Farms Storytime: Tractor Lovers Playdate

Where: Ort Farms – 05/26/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Hey, tractor lovers! You are going to love this one! We are going to read stories, visit animals, and take turns climbing up into a…


Ort Farms Storytime: Tractor Lovers Playdate

Where: Ort Farms – 05/28/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Hey, tractor lovers! You are going to love this one! We are going to read stories, visit animals, and take turns climbing up into a…


World Dog Expo 2020
World Dog Expo 2020

Where: The Meadowlands Exposition Center – 05/30/2020 - 05/31/2020: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Dog lovers won't want to miss the World Dog Expo 2020 at The Meadowlands Exposition Center. This weekend spectacular event will celebrate dogs everywhere.


Street Fair
Glen Rock Street Fair and Craft Show

Where: Downtown Glen Rock – 05/31/2020: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Glen Rock Street Fair and Craft Show. Free admission for Spectators! Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Art.


First Friday: CATFEST!!!

Where: Boonton Holmes Public Library – 06/05/2020: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: First Friday: CATFEST!!!Our inaugural CatFest 2019 was so much fun that we're doing it again! CatFest 2020 will be funner and furrier than ever. Details…


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