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.


Princess Breakfast

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Are you ready for a magical Saturday morning? Back by popular request, Cucina Calandra will be hosting a princess breakfast on March 4! Parents and children will have an unforgettable experience as they enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with your child’s favorite princesses! Come dressed in your princess best and …

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Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race

Saturday, April 8, 2017: Race through Branch Brook Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, an official New Jersey Bicycling Association event! Various races will occur throughout the morning with the opportunity to win cash prizes. Registration fees apply to racers. If you won't be racing, come cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in …

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Cherry Blossom 10K Run

Sunday, April 9, 2017: Race through Branch Brook Park's historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K Run long-sleeved T-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. …

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Essex County One-Mile Fun Run

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Join your family and classmates in Branch Brook Park on Saturday, April 22 for the 2017 Essex County One-Mile Fun Run, part of the 41st annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2016, over 1,000 children aged six through 14 ran through the park to celebrate the blooming of the historic cherry tree groves. …

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Branch Brook Park Fishing Derby

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Branch Brook Park 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 …

Family Day

Essex County Family Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Visit the recently renovated and landscaped Branch Brook Park concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your family. Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted or grab food from one of the many food vendors that will be …

Cherry Blossoms at Essex County Parks


Sunday, April 23, 2017: Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more! For more information, visit their site. The celebration continues at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center and the Prudential Concert Grove!

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Earth Day Celebration at ECEC

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Bring your family, friends and neighbors for the annual outdoor Earth festival. On this special day, celebrate nature with crafts, games, and recreational opportunities, such as canoeing and hiking. Enjoy demonstrations, information and a local eco-vendors’ sale, with Environmental Center staff and partner groups on hand to guide you throughout the …


Takeout Pizza – Now Only $8.99!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: Only at Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli All 16’’ pizza pies from Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli are now only $8.99 each. Made from wholesome ingredients such as Calandra’s semolina crust, your choice of toppings, and cooked to perfection in their stone-deck, wood burning oven, they promise it’ll transport you …


Springtime Flavors at LuNello

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: LuNello's spring farm to table menu features decadent dishes as well as light and refreshing flavors. Dine and indulge in the flavors of the season! Info


Take Out 20% Off at Calandra’s

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: il Vecchio Café | Cucina Calandra | Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Takeout is now 20% off at any Calandra’s restaurant location! Tasty and wholesome takeout is difficult to find and sometimes, after a long day, you want to be able to feed your family a meal that is both delicious and …

Sunday Supper Chilean Sea Bass at Blue Morel

Sunday Supper at Blue Morel

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017: Every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Blue Morel features a special 3-Course menu for $34 per person. Enjoy Blue Morel favorites with family and friends during their Sunday Supper. Blue Morel has selected more than 50 wines by the bottle offered at 50% off on Sunday evenings. For …

Thursday Local Night Oysters at Blue Morel

Thursday is Locals Night at Blue Morel

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017: Thursday is Locals Night at Blue Morel! Every Thursday evening, Blue Morel will feature a different variety of oyster for $1.00 in the dining room and at the bar. For more information, click here. Located in the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, you can also hold your big event or …

Friday Night Wine Lovers at Blue Morel

Friday Night is for Wine Lovers at Blue Morel

Friday, February 3, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: On Friday nights, Blue Morel selects approximately 50 wines from their wines by the bottle list that they offer at 50% off. They have selected a variety of wines that hail from different regions around the world at a wide price range. Click here for more information. Located in the Westin …

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Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Get a sneak peek at where the zoo's giraffes spend their off time. Ticket includes: - 30 -45 minute Behind the Scenes Tour - Meet and greet the Giraffe Keeper - Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members) All tours begin at 2pm. The cost is …

More Events in Northern New Jersey

Weed Warriors

Weed Warriors

Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Join the Weed Warriors at 9 am in the Puffin Way Parking lot. Info

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Workshop for Special Needs Families and Educators

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Navigating The Transition From Education to Adulthood. A workshop to guide and support special needs students, their families and educators during the transition after high school. In the workshop, attendees will …


Tommy Emmanuel

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians …


Member Night

Friday, March 3, 2017: In appreciation of your support, they open their doors exclusively to their members on Member Nights. Visit the science center after hours on these special nights and explore your favorite exhibits. Enjoy special …

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

Friday, March 3, 2017: The Grammy-winning music legend celebrates her 50th Anniversary! Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick. Tickets: 201-227-1030.


Piff the Magic Dragon

Friday, March 3, 2017: Piff is back and funnier than ever in an all new magic show! Piff the Magic Dragon , the standout star of 2015’s America’s Got Talent, returns to MPAC with …

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Seventh Annual Community Garden Conference

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up to present their 7th Annual Community Garden Conference. This year’s keynote speaker is Peter Hatch, an independent …


Princess Breakfast

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Are you ready for a magical Saturday morning? Back by popular request, Cucina Calandra will be hosting a princess breakfast on March 4! Parents and children will have an unforgettable …

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Kegs and Eggs

Saturday, March 4, 2017: A huge annual Leprecon Day Event where every one wears green and PubCrawls around the city. This year in addition to the PubCrawl, and after-parties, they are starting in the morning …


Dr. Seuss Family Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Mix up a batch of Oobleck, enjoy readings of Dr. Seuss classics by the Cat in the …

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Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Celebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season with this annual Festival that hundreds of people attend. Enjoy ‘Hikes through Maple Sugaring History,’ on the trails, playing themed-games, eating delicious …

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The Big Brew Beer Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers …

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Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The parade will be March 4th on Franklin Ave. Step off is at 1pm. Info


Steve Petra’s Animal Games

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Get ready for Extreme Pickle Balancing, Champion Banana Wrestling, Coat Hanger Tug Of War, and the Ultimate Chicken Challenge. Steve Petra's Animal Games has a team of uproarious animal athletes ready …

Vic DiBitetto

Vic DiBitetto

Saturday, March 4, 2017: An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. …


Bergen County Audubon Society Walk

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: Look for Wintering Birds? Meet in the Puffin Way Parking Lot. Info


Seen and Heard

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: A solo exhibition of acrylic self-portraits by Kate Griffin. Reception: Tuesday, March 7. Exhibit March 2-30. These themes are explored both literally and figuratively and include, but are not limited to, love, loss, …


An Evening in Conversation with Yanni

Wednesday, March 8, 2017: For the first time ever, fans get up close with Yanni. The celebrated composer & innovative artist breaks barriers with an unscripted forum. Tickets: 201-227-1030

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Burnet Hill Bash 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017: Help Raise Money For Burnet Hill Elementary School! Burnet Hill Bash 2017 . . . Burnet Hill’s annual fundraiser will take place March 9, 2017 at the East Hanover Manor. …


Tricky Tray & Fashion Show

Thursday, March 9, 2017: The Elmwood Park Project Graduation Committee Presents…The Class of 2017 Candy Land Tricky Tray & Fashion Show. Dinner and Non- Alcoholic Beverages Included Cash Bar Available. Info

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley

Thursday, March 9, 2017: Betty Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television …


The Irish Tenors

Friday, March 10, 2017: The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in …

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Murder in the Wild West

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The mystery will begin at 7pm with dinner of garden salad, bread, and sausage and peppers and dessert of Cozy Cabin Bake Shoppe cupcakes around 8pm. Choose to be an …

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Grupo Niche

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Grupo Niche, a salsa band founded in 1981, is known for its music’s fast and vigorous dance as well as romantic themes of a much slower pace.  Grupo Niche is …

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New Jersey Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, March 11, 2017: This production is the full-length classical ballet that has drawn people to ballet for more than 100 years. Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, spectacular dancing and glorious Tchaikovsky …

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West Orange St Patrick's Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The parade route begins at the corners of Main Street & Mt. Pleasant Avenue (WO Town Hall) and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagle …

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Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Dr. Seuss’s most beloved character comes to life onstage to create an afternoon of mischief. With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, the fun's never …

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The Tools and Steps for a Beautiful Spring Garden

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Come learn how to rejuvenate an old garden or create a new garden from scratch from Master Gardener Bill Moran. From the tools needed, new annuals and perennials, and to …


Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: This Irish-American tradition attracts more than 14,000 visitors—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the …


The Five Irish Tenors

Tuesday, March 14, 2017: The Five Irish Tenors fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. Starring David Martin, Aaron Cawley, …

NJ Events: Community Events

The Legal Aspects of the Elder Care Journey

Wednesday, March 15, 2017: The Social Service Department of Preakness Healthcare Center will presents “The Legal Aspects of the Elder Care Journey”. The lecture will address the need for long term care and how …

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Go Green, Get Lucky

Thursday, March 16, 2017: Bring your friends to an after-hours adventure at Liberty Science Center! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by going green! Show up in your greenest gear and participate in eco-inspired activities …

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Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017: Come and see the largest family oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in all of NJ. Come celebrate with the Irish and their friends as we recognize their contribution in building …

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Newark St Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017: New Jersey's First and Finest -- Join in Friday afternoon, March 17, 2017 for the 82nd Year of the Newark Parade -- Keeping the Tradition Alive! Info

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, March 17, 2017: Join your favorite Leprechaun and Brook Hollow's favorite Irish Bartender as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. Live Music! Info

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Something Lucky This Way Comes

Friday, March 17, 2017: In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, this holiday special will feature works from famous Irish writers and Irish music. Info

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Sussex County St Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Parade Steps Off at 11:30 am. Join in the Fun! When Irish Eyes are smiling there is always sunshine! Info


The Wurst Night at the Winery

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Join in as Brook Hollow celebrates delicious German meats and cheeses (provided by Alpine Meats in Blairstown), wine, and live music. Info

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Bayonne St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Come out and enjoy the Bayonne St Patrick's Day Parade! Parade Kick-off at 5th Street and Broadway at 1pm. Info

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, …

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