February 12, 2011

Bye Bye Birdie!

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Maplewood, South Orange
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Who: All ages.
What: Maplewood Middle School students present the musical Bye Bye Birdie!
Where: Maplewood Middle School auditorium, 7 Burnett Street, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Friday, February 11 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 13 at 2 pm.
Cost: $10. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door on the day of the performance.

Annie

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 7:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Glen Ridge
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Who: All ages.
What: Gas Lamp Players presents the musical Annie.
Where: Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Friday, February 11 at 7 pm. Saturday, February 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, February 13 at 2 pm.
Cost: $8 student / senior / $15 adults. Tickets may be purchased the week of the show at the theater box office from 6 – 9 pm, 2 hours before each performance, or online here.

Young Chef Classes – Be My Valentine

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Short Hills
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Who: Ages 7-9 with adult.
What: Learn how to create a special Valentine’s meal! On the menu is heart-shaped ham and cheese Panini, creamy baked pasta with 4-chese sauce, Linda’s favorite sour cream cookies, ornamental frosting, and Valentine punch.
Where: Kings Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 2 pm – 4 pm.
Cost: $45 per pair. Class #908 – click here to register online and for more information.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Chatham
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Who: All ages.
What: The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center is celebrating the maple sugaring season! Join the fun by attending one of the weekend tapping demonstrations and learn how to identify and tap maple tree, make syrup over a wood-fried evaporator, and taste different syrups!
Where: The Great Swamp OEC, 247Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 2 pm – 3 pm.
Cost: $3 per person. Call 973.635.6629 for more information.

Annie

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Glen Ridge
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Who: All ages.
What: Gas Lamp Players presents the musical Annie.
Where: Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Friday, February 11 at 7 pm. Saturday, February 12 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, February 13 at 2 pm.
Cost: $8 student / senior / $15 adults. Tickets may be purchased the week of the show at the theater box office from 6 – 9 pm, 2 hours before each performance, or online here.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 1:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Millburn
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Who: All ages.
What: The Tony Award winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is now at Papermill Playhouse! Follow of the story of six quirky competitors and three eccentric adults as they search for spelling bee glory!
Where: Papermill Playhouse, 12 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 1:30 pm and 8 pm.
Cost: Tickets available for $25-84 per person. Click here for information and online ticketing or call the Box Office at 973.376.4344.

NYCB Once Upon a Ballet Series: Cinderella

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, NYC
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Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: New York City Ballet is beginning their Once Upon a Ballet Series that brings storybook ballet classics to the stage in special hour long performances perfectly suited for younger audiences. Now showing Cinderella.
Where: The French Institute/Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th, New York, NY.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 1 pm.
Cost: Adults: $46 / Children (12 and under): $41. Click here for online ticketing.

Studio Saturdays

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 1:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood
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Who: Age 5-12.
What: Come participate in a guided art project. Every week is a new project with a new medium from a different art master.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 1 pm – 2pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $15 per child. Call 973.763.5256 for more information.

Valentine Treats With Tweety

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
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Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy Valentine-themed snacks, games, arts & crafts and a goody bag to take home!
Where: Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 12 pm.
Cost: $12 per child / $10 per adult. Reservation required by calling 973.429.0960.

Valentine’s Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 11:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood
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Who: Little Kids.
What: Join Strawberry Shortcake as she shows you how to create your own original Valentines. Enjoy a Valentines project, stories, lunch, dancing and more!
Where: Stories in Motion, 1874 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 11 am – 1:30 pm.
Cost: 25 per child/lunch included. An RSVP is required as space is limited- 973.313.1050.

Third Annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Walk

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
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Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy chocolate treats as you shop, dine, and explore Maplewood Village. All you have to do is follow the red balloons!
Where: Maplewood Village, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 11 am – 4 pm.
Cost: Free admission. Click here for more information and a full list of participating retailers.

Chocolate Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 11:00am
Filed Under: Adults, Morristown
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Who: All ages.
What: The Morris Museum is hosting their Third Annual Chocolate Festival. Have a fun day with filled with chocolate tastings, sampling, decorating, and more!
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free. Call 973.971.3718 for more information.

NYCB Once Upon a Ballet Series: Cinderella

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, NYC
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Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: New York City Ballet is beginning their Once Upon a Ballet Series that brings storybook ballet classics to the stage in special hour long performances perfectly suited for younger audiences. Now showing Cinderella.
Where: The French Institute/Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th, New York, NY.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 11 am.
Cost: Adults: $46 / Children (12 and under): $41. Click here for online ticketing.

Circus Science

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:30am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Newark
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Who: All ages.
What: Fun-filled day of circus activities: balancing clowns, face painting, treasure hunt, learn juggling techniques, plate spinning and much more. See clown shows and magic shows throughout the day.
Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Clowns at 11 am, 2 pm and 4:30 pm. Magic shows at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
Cost: Free with suggested museum admission: Adults $10 / Children 12 and under $6. Includes choice of one clown or magic performance. Additional tickets can be purchased.

Young Chef Classes – Valentine’s Lunch

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Short Hills
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Who: Ages 5-6 with adult.
What: Do you love lunch? Bring your favorite grown up and learn to create a special Valentine’s Day menu with a heart-y theme. Learn how to make mini pizzas, heart shaped cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit salad, and chocolate milkshakes.
Where: Kings Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: $45 per pair. Class #905 – click here to register online and for more information.

Valentine’s Day Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood
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Who: Age 2-10.
What: Get ready for Valentine’s Day by creating a mixed media heart painting using acrylic pains, pastels, and other materials.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 anytime between 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: $15 per child. Registration required. Call 973.763.5256 for more information and to register.

African-American Arts Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Babies, Little Kids, NYC, Toddlers
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Who: Little kids and their families.
What: The Children’s Musesum of Manhattan (CMOM) is celebrating Black History Month. Meet artists, listen to jazz, make crafts, and write blues songs. See a dramatization of Harriet Tubman leading slaves to freedom during the Civil War, scat down the lazy river with Louis Armstrong to the place where jazz was born, and make artwork that tells a story.
Where: CMOM, The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, NYC.
When: Saturday, February 12 adn Sunday, February 13. Saturdays 10 am – 7 pm / Sundays 10 am – 5 pm.
Cost: Activites free with paid museum admission- Childrens and adults $10.

Sensory-Friendly Film: Gnomeo & Juliet

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Families, Little Kids, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens, Wayne, West Orange
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Who: Autistic children and their families.
What: Family favorite films shown in a comfortable way for children with autism.
Where: Local AMC Theaters:
AMC Essex Green 9, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
AMC Wayne 14, 67 Willowbrook Blvd, Wayne, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 10 am.
Cost: $4 – $6 depending on location. For more information visit the Autism Society.

Crafty Toddlers

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Maplewood
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Who: Toddlers age 2-4.
What: Come play with paint! Bring mom and dad along too!
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1912 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 from 10 am – 11 am.
Cost: $15 per child. All materials included. To register or for more information, call 973.763.5256 or send an email.

Superhero Breakfast

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 9:45am
Filed Under: Florham Park, Little Kids
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Who: Children and caregivers.
What: Come have breakfast with your favorite superhero! Ask Spiderman and Batman how they save the planet everyday! Children are welcome to come dressed in their best superhero costume too!
Where: Imagine That, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ.
When: Saturday, February 12 at 9:45 am.
Cost: Children: $13.99 / Adults: $10.99. Price includes breakfast. Pre-registration is required. Call 973.966.8000 to reserve your spot.

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