December 29, 2010

Video Games Live! – Bonus Round

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
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Who: All ages.
What: This live immersive concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing the best video game music from games like Mario, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Mega Man, Final Fantasy VII, Bioshock, and more! The performance will be accompanied by game imagery and dazzling rock and roll lighting effects. Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to play their favorite games in the Prudential Hall Lobby!
Where: NJPAC Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Prices range from $21-$82 depending on seating area. Click here for information and online ticketing.

The Deedle Deedle Dees Concert

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Springfield
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Who: All ages.
What: Educational rock band from Brooklyn, NY sings movement-based tunes inspired by history and science.
Where: Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 7 pm.
Cost: Free.

Meet the Author Series: Antoinette Gelin

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
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Who: All ages.
What: Antoinette Gelin author of Dream Princess, The Secret Behind a Dream will be discussing her writing at the Bloomfield Public Library. Gelin’s book follows the story of Princess Jade as she has to come make a life-changing decision. Should she venture out into the storm to find her missing best friend or stay in the hospital at her mother’s bedside?
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, Conference Room, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 7 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973.566.6200 ext.502 or email for more information.

Teen Movie Night

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 5:30pm
Filed Under: Glen Ridge, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Ages 10 and up.
What: Showing: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rated PG.
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 5:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required due to space limitations. Call 978.748-5482 to register.

Maplewood Karate Kickboxing with Kids Mini Camp

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 4:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Families, Little Kids, Maplewood, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Kids ages 5 and up and their parents.
What: A fun hour of fitness to do as a family.
Where: Maplewood Karate, 530 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30 at 4:30 pm.
Cost: $20 per adult / $10 per child. Contact Louis Toledo here or 973.996.8066.

Mathnasium Winter Programs

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: Mathnasium will be hosting math session couples with a game hour over winter break.
Where: Mathnasium, 147 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29. Game Hours are from 3 pm – 4 pm. One and a half hour math sessions in any topic can be arranged on either side of this hour.
Cost: Call 973.707.7081 for more information.

Little Explorers Winter Camp

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Roseland
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Who: Children in kindergarten to third grade.
What: Camp sessions available for Forest explorers (kindergarten to first grade) and Wildlife Adventurers (second grade to third grade).
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $75 per child for all three days or $30 per child per day. Click here or call 973.228.8776 for more information.

Les Misérables

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:30pm
Filed Under: Adults, Millburn, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Adults and older children.
What: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the musical Les Misérables will be showing at the Papermill Playhouse from November 19 – December 30. Les Misérables is the legendary story of Jean Valjean as he tries to escape his past as Prisoner 24601 set during the Paris Rebellion of 1832.
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Wednsday, December 29 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25 -$92 per person. Click here for online ticketing or call the theatre box office at 973.376.4343.

Houdini Inspirations

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 1:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, NYC, Toddlers, Tweens
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Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: Houdini inspired many artists – it’s time for you to be one of them! Design your own whimsical work  of art inspired by Houdini: Art and Magic.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission. Call 212.423.3200 for more information.

Mr. Ray

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 11:00am
Filed Under: West Orange
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Who: Families with children of all ages.
What:  Mr. Ray learns how to play guitar and keyboard with none other than Bruce Springsteen and Meat Loaf. Now, he has his own indie rock band, Blue Van Gogh, whose music can be heard on Blue’s Blues, radio Disney, and XM Kids. In this live concert Mr. Ray will be performing your favorite songs.
Where: JCC Metro West, Galen Center for the Arts, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 11 am.
Cost: General admission: $16/ Members, Students, Seniors: $13. Click here for box office information or call the Box Office at 1.800.494.TIXS.

You & Me Toddler Program: New Year’s celebration craft

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:30am
Filed Under: Millburn, Toddlers
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Who: Toddlers and their parents / caregivers.
What: Enjoy stories, music and arts and crafts. Each week is different and includes a complimentary snack and beverage.
Where: Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
Cost: Free.

Mommy and Me at Doin’ Dishes

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: Adults, All ages, Montclair
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Who: Kids and a parent.
What: Have fun painting ceramics together! Kids get a free tile and paint time.
Where: Doin’ Dishes, 50 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 at 10 am.
Cost: Cost depends on the ceramic you choose. Call 973.744.8589 for more information.

Vacation Art Days

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: Come paint, create collages, and create cool murals just like artist Jennifer Levine has in her studio. Enjoy some hot chocolate and cider too!
Where: StudioKids Art, 211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ.
When:  Wednesday, December 29 from 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm.
Cost: $10 per person. Click here or call 973.744.6484 to register.

Fun & Frolic Days: Nutcracker Winter Wonderland

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 9:39am
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
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Who: All ages.
What: The Sugar Plum Fairy is coming to Stories in Motion for a visit! Dance pieces from the Nutcracker Ballet, hear stories, decorate gingerbread cookies, and make ornaments!
Where: Stories in Motion, 1874 Springfield Ave in Maplewood, NJ.
When: Wednesday, December 29 from 9:30 am – 12:30pm.
Cost: $25 per child. $15 per sibling.

Holiday Break Arts Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 9:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood, Tweens
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Who: Age 5-12.
What: Spend your holiday break creating paintings through a mix of various mediums and other projects from different materials.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Monday – Friday, December 27-31 from 9 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Workshop fee: $150 or $45 per child/per day. All materials are included. Call 973.763.5256 for more information.

Winter Vacation Day Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 8:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, South Orange
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Who: Ages 3-8.
What: Sign up for three days of art and fun at The Messy Artist!
Where: The Messy Artist, 60 Valley Street (rear entrance), South Orange, NJ.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, December 28-30.
Cost: $35 for the first day and $30 for each additional day. Registration required. Registration form available online here. Click here for class information. Call 973.378.2425 ext.1 or mail form and payment to reserve your space.

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