Featured North Jersey Events

These are our featured events going on this week, this weekend, and this month in North Jersey. This regional list features events chosen by our editors and sponsors from all over the region. You’ll find events from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren County.

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Family Winter Mystery Hunt

Saturday, January 21, 2017: For families. Getting outdoors in the winter can be refreshing and can lift our spirits. Families or groups will follow the numbered clues on the trails to find a surprise box.  Dress warmly. Advance registration is required; call 973.228.8776. Minimum number of participants required. Fee: $10 per adult, $8 per …


Turtle Back Zoo

Date Night at Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Tired of the same old dinner and a movie? Curious about the dating habits of some of the wilder residents of Turtle Back Zoo? Plan for you and your valentine to embark on an exciting learning adventure of the “birds and the bees” of the animal kingdom.   Event includes …


Cucina Calandra

Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing Night!

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Get ready for a wonderful night of dinner and dancing at Cucina Calandra on Saturday, February 11th from 7 PM - 11 PM.   Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while professionals from Arthur Murray Dance Studio perform! After dinner, it is your turn, as they facilitate instruction of popular dances. The buffet …


Turtle Back Zoo

Zoo Explorers Program

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Monday, January 16, 2017: Join in as Turtle Back Zoo uses stories, games, and crafts for these interactive, science-based lessons about the wonderful and fascinating world of animals. Supervised outings to specific areas of the zoo that support the lesson are included as weather permits. This is a drop-off program. Age group: 4 & …


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Breakfast with a Dragon

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017: Slither into some morning fun! Learn about the Komodo dragon from the reptile keeper at the Turtle Back Zoo and enjoy a unique behind the scenes peek of the Reptile House. Ticket includes breakfast, activities, and admission to the zoo for the day. A portion of the proceeds to this …


Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Join New Jersey wineries from Sussex to Cape May for a weekend of your favorite pairing- wine and chocolate! Each winery will have its own features for the trail weekend, but most will have something CHOCOLATE-related to enjoy! You’ll find special wine tastings and new releases, pairings, entertainment, specials and sales. …


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NJ Devils Viewing Parties

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Come out and root for your favorite team on January 21st at The Executive Lounge, adjacent to Cucina Calandra, and on January 31st at La Taverna Bar & Lounge located inside Calandra’s Italian Village for two NJ Devils’ Viewing Parties!   Watch the New Jersey Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers …


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Super Bowl Catering from Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Sunday, February 5, 2017: Calandra's Italian Market & Deli, voted Best Italian-style Deli in NJ and Essex County for the past three years, has created various catering packages perfect for any size get-together. Just looking for a few side dishes or a custom sub sandwich? They have created the ultimate "build-your-own" package that includes …


Turtle Back Zoo

See the Seas Mini-Camp, Parts I and II

Monday, January 16, 2017 - Monday, February 20, 2017: Start 2017 off with some fun at the zoo! Sign up for See the Seas mini-camps at Turtle Back Zoo. You will be exploring life in and around the ocean over the course of two mini-camp days. Part I will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9am to …



More Events in Northern New Jersey

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MLK Day HealthBarn USA Camp

Monday, January 16, 2017: An exciting one-day program for children, ages 5-12 from 9:00 – 3:00 pm that includes being a chef for the day, a natural protector of the environment, and a participant …


Kinard Family MLK Day

Kinard Family Helping Hands' MLK, Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2017: The Kinard Family is a family organization formed to perform a Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.  They feed and clothe the homeless in Newark, NJ. …


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Celebrate Dr. King Explore the Dream Through Art

Monday, January 16, 2017: Express Yourself Studios invites children ages 4-12 to participate in an art project exploring the themes of peace, equality and friendship, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sessions: 11am-12pm, …


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2017: 9th annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop. Children ages 4-12 are invited to learn about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement through art. Participants will …


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Hot Chocolate Open House

Monday, January 16, 2017: Spend the day at the Arboretum to learn about the programs they offer and register for ongoing classes.  Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and a fireside story, go on a …


MLK Day

Celebrating Freedom & Community

Monday, January 16, 2017: This event features a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with films, musical performances, tours and hands-on workshops. Info


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2017: Join family, friends and neighbors to celebrate this great American, whose vision continues to change lives today. Programs and performances for all ages. MLK Jr. Fun Facts Scavenger Hunt, Button …


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MLK Crafts at Morris Museum

Monday, January 16, 2017: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by making a Peace Bus. Handouts and information about the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. will be available. Free with museum …


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MLK Day Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2017: For children ages 7 to 14. Participants will set out on a winter walk, scavenger-hunt style, uncovering facts and stories about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his great achievements. …


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Parkinson's Support Group

Thursday, January 19, 2017: This meeting is open to those with Parkinson’s disease as well as caregivers and family members. New members are welcome. The aim of the meetings is to help those affected …


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Colin Hay

Thursday, January 19, 2017: Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work.  Hay has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters. …


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Bobby Collins

Friday, January 20, 2017: Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as …


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NJ Trail Winter Series

Saturday, January 21, 2017: All Races will start at Sunrise Lake in Lewis Morris Park. 5K, 10K or 13.1M run, hike, or walk on the trails. Info


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Family Winter Mystery Hunt

Saturday, January 21, 2017: For families. Getting outdoors in the winter can be refreshing and can lift our spirits. Families or groups will follow the numbered clues on the trails to find a surprise …


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, January 21, 2017: C. S Lewis’ beloved and magical novel, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, comes to life on the SOPAC stage through dance! Info


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So Good For The Soul! A Tribute To The Music of Motown

Saturday, January 21, 2017: So Good for the Soul is a non-stop, high energy trip down memory lane performed by a cast of 8 veteran entertainers and their bands. This amazing show features the songs …


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Lego Minecraft Free Day of Gaming

Sunday, January 22, 2017: Play Minecraft, Lego Video Games, Legos (Minecraft themed) Lego Dimensions! No cost to attend, Snacks all day, Prizes raffled every hour. Email sue@powerplaygaming.net in advance for 30 minute reservation. Info


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NJ Bridal Show

Sunday, January 22, 2017: A wedding planning show for engaged couples looking for service providers held on Sunday January 22 at the Hyatt hotel in Morristown NJ. Show hours 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Call …


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Pinkalicious The Musical

Sunday, January 22, 2017: In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis! Performancees at 1 & …


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A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly

Friday, January 27, 2017: Grammy-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly arrives with this one-of-a-kind concert experience – a genre-busting event that lends a symphonic twist to his greatest hits! Info


Jessies Girl

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl

Friday, January 27, 2017: Jessie’s Girl has mastered stunning renditions of the world's most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that decade! A performance like no other and a party …


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Family Nature Crafts: Teeny, Tiny World

Saturday, January 28, 2017: Create your own small world in this family terrarium making workshop. Make your own or work together and learn what plants work best, how a terrarium works and how to …


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Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Saturday, January 28, 2017: The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their resume, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become "hits" to …


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Hoboken Mutzfest 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017: The best mozzarella that Hoboken has to offer! Live entertainment! Mutzfest 2017 Tickets Now Available! Info


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Sing-a-Long Movie: Wizard of Oz

Sunday, January 29, 2017: Sing-Along version! Follow the yellow brick road to Oz and sing along with Dorothy and her friends in this all-time classic movie for the family. Feel free to come in …


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The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare

Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Light Wire Theater (in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance) bring their use of cutting edge technology, moving sculpture, and dance to an unforgettable theatrical experience. Tickets


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Groundhog Prediction Party

Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Join the education staff at METC to make your Groundhog Day prediction! Children will meet Phil, our favorite groundhog puppet, and they will learn about the custom of Groundhog Day …


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Rick Springfield

Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy …


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Masters of Illusion

Thursday, February 9, 2017: Believe the impossible! The hit television series, Masters of Illusion, breaks out of the box and into bergenPAC. You'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, …


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Snow Moon Hike

Friday, February 10, 2017: Did you know the February full moon is called the Snow Moon?  Explore the Arboretum under the light of the moon and discover why winter nights are much quieter than …


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Valentine’s Day Masked Ball at Lambert Castle

Friday, February 10, 2017: Don a mask and join in at Lambert Castle for some dancing. Light refreshment will be served. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire requested. No one under 21 will be admitted. Reservations required. Call …


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Jorge Celedón

Friday, February 10, 2017: Jorge Celedón, known as "The Prince of Vallenato," is a Colombian singer-songwriter. Celedón is recognized for his talent, charisma and simplicity. Tickets: 201-227-1030.


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Valentine Drop-in Craft

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Love is in the air at the Museum! Tour the new exhibit, “Garden State” and make a Valentine’s Day craft to take home to your friends and family. Included with $5 Admission. …


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Valentine's Day Storytime

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Join in for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine's Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine's Day Is Cool. Don't miss out! Info


Turtle Back Zoo

Date Night at Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Tired of the same old dinner and a movie? Curious about the dating habits of some of the wilder residents of Turtle Back Zoo? Plan for you and your valentine …


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Valentine's Dinner Cruise

Saturday, February 11, 2017: This year, share an unbeatable experience with your sweetheart when you cozy up on deck!  Buffet-style Valentine Dinner Menu. Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Includes a rose for …


Cucina Calandra

Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing Night!

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Get ready for a wonderful night of dinner and dancing at Cucina Calandra on Saturday, February 11th from 7 PM - 11 PM.   Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while professionals from …


Darlene Love

Darlene Love

Saturday, February 11, 2017: She’s back again for Valentine’s Weekend! Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Tickets: 201.227.1030


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The St. Valentine's Tradition: Marc Anthony

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Two-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Marc Anthony will return to Prudential Center for his third consecutive Valentine’s Day weekend celebration! The February performance marks the first in Prudential Center’s …


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Valentine's Brunch Cruise

Sunday, February 12, 2017: This year, share an unbeatable experience with your sweetheart when you cozy up on deck! Buffet-style Brunch. Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm. Includes a champagne toast for adults …


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