March 31, 2013

Bunny Chase

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Princeton
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Who: All ages.
What: Follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Make a bunny to take home and munch on a bunny cookie. Pony rides offered, too.
Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information please call 609-924-2310 or email info@terhuneorchards.com.

Freedom Art Jam – Art and Dance Party for Passover

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: 3 and up, NY, NYC
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Who: Ages 3 and up.
What: Set yourself free to the tunes of Baby Loves Disco DJs, paint a celebratory scene inspired by Chagall’s dancing figures, hear beloved songs from David Grover+Grover’s Gang, create matzah Pop art, share a story on a freedom mural, get involved with Reboot‘s Beyond Bubbie project and more.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY.
When: Sunday, March 31 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, NY, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: Each year on Easter the best of the bonnets are showcased along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday by roaming the streets in their most festive spring gear from 10am to 4pm. The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 49th Street, but the best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Where: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue (between East 50th and East 51st Streets), New York, NY.
When: Sunday, March 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information click here.

The Easter Bunny is Coming!!!

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Florham Park
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Who: All ages.
What: The Easter Bunny is coming to Imagine That!!! Children & adults will enjoy a bagel, juice or coffee and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny!! All children will receive a special gift from the bunny too!!! After breakfast with the Easter bunny, all children & adults are welcome to stay and play all day!
Where: Imagine That!!!, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ.
When: Sunday, March 31 at 10:00 am.
Cost: $10.99-$14.99. Registration is required. To register, call 973-966-8000.

 

March 30, 2013

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express 2013

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

Easter Tea at the Peacock Café

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Hamilton
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Who: All ages.
What: Welcome spring with family and friends at the Peacock Café with a delightful array of teas, fresh baked scones, finger sandwiches, Petit Fours and more.
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Free with park admission. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Peacock Café at (609) 890-6015. Park admission required, Café fees apply.

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express 2013

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express 2013

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

M is for Murder: a Comic Con Murder Mystery

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: Grades 6-12, Montclair
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Who: Grade 6 to 12.
What: The Teen Advisory Board plan to host their very first Comic Con at the Montclair
Public Library when – Alas! – their plans are put to a halt as they discover…the
dead bodies of three of their very own TAB members!
Do you think you have what it takes to put the pieces together and solve the
mystery? Join us as we figure out who is behind these murders and why. You do not
want to miss out on all the fun, intrigue and who-done-its!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

M is for Murder: a Comic Con Murder Mystery

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm
Filed Under: Grades 6-12, Montclair, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Grades 6-12.
What: The Teen Advisory Board plan to host their very first Comic Con at the Montclair
Public Library when – Alas! – their plans are put to a halt as they discover…the
dead bodies of three of their very own TAB members!
Do you think you have what it takes to put the pieces together and solve the
mystery? Join us as we figure out who is behind these murders and why. You do not
want to miss out on all the fun, intrigue and who-done-its!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Bunny Chase

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Princeton
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Who: All ages.
What: Follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Make a bunny to take home and munch on a bunny cookie. Pony rides offered, too.
Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information call 609-924-2310 or email info@terhuneorchards.com.

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express 2013

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

Bunny Chase

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Princeton
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Who: All ages.
What: Follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Make a bunny to take home and munch on a bunny cookie. Pony rides offered, too.
Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free. For more information please call 609-924-2310 or email info@terhuneorchards.com.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Union
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Who: All ages.
What: Explore the grounds searching for plastic eggs hidden through the landscape, filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Cost: $8/child and adult, $5/all additional children, $4/all additional adults. Registration is required. To purchase tickets, call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu.

Watchung Plaza Easter Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: 6 and under, Montclair
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Who: Kids ages 6 and under.
What: Annual egg hunt on Watchung Green. It’s a BYOB event – Bring Your Own Basket. Meet the Easter bunny!
Where: Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 at 11 am.
Cost: Free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: Ages 1-10, Montclair
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Who: Ages 1 to 10.
What: Redeemer Montclair Church is proud to announce the return of our annual Easter Egg Hunt. We are inviting family, friends, and the general public to come out and have some fun!  Enjoy a time of food, story time, craft activities, and of course, hunting for Easter Eggs! Ages 1-10 are welcome to hunt for eggs. Children will be divided up into 3 separate groups to hunt forEaster eggs.
Where: Redeemer Montclair Church, 19 North Willow Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 am.
Cost: Free. For more information, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brookdale Park

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
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Who: All ages.
What: Super large egg hunt sponsored by Skyline Community Church. Meet the Easter Bunny, play games, face painting, music and more.
Where: Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 from 10 am – 12 pm.
Cost: Free.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Union
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Who: All ages.
What: Explore the grounds searching for plastic eggs hidden through the landscape, filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Cost: $8/child and adult, $5/all additional children, $4/all additional adults. Registration is required. To purchase tickets, call 908-527-0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu.

Chef Melody McGinley Whitehall at Willowbrook Mall

Date & Time: Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Wayne
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Who: All ages.
What: Bloomingdales Willowbrook Mall welcomes Chef Melody Mcginley Whitehall of Kids Green Kitchen. Get your little sous chefs ready! Chef Melody guides them through the fundamentals of green cooking using only the freshest fruit, vegatables,and grains. Each child will also recieve a gift bag from Chef Melody herself!
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ.
When: Wednesday, March 30.
Cost: Free. Please RSVP to 973-582-2612 to reserve a spot,as space is limited.

March 29, 2013

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries

Date & Time: Friday, Mar 29, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 5 - 12, Morristown
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Who: Ages 5-12.
What: Jeepers! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! This hilarious live production based on the cartoon features groovy musical numbers and outrageous antics, that will have audiences on the edge of their seats like only Scooby can do! Golden Circle comes with meet-and-greet package.
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ.
When: Friday, March 29 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $29-$59 ($59 tickets come with VIP package).

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries

Date & Time: Friday, Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm
Filed Under: Ages 5 - 12, Morristown
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Who: Ages 5-12.
What: Jeepers! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! This hilarious live production based on the cartoon features groovy musical numbers and outrageous antics, that will have audiences on the edge of their seats like only Scooby can do! Golden Circle comes with meet-and-greet package.
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ.
When: Friday, March 29 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $29-$59 ($59 tickets come with VIP package).

Mothering-in-Awareness

Date & Time: Friday, Mar 29, 2013 11:30am
Filed Under: Moms, Montclair, New Moms and Newborns
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Who: New mothers and their babies.
What: Come together in sacred circle to meet new moms, share stories, experiences and to discuss various topics related to your transition into motherhood. This circle offers mother compassionate support in a loving and nurturing environment. With Kelli DeFlora and Guest Speakers. Dates and topics include:

  • March 29: Baby wearing / Learn the Benefits of wearing your baby.
    You will also have the opportunity to try on many different slings and baby
    carriers. Guest speaker: Safiya Oni Brown

Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y., 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Cost: $120 for the 8-week series and $20 for a drop-in class.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Friday, Mar 29, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

Spring DROP IN & PLAY at THE MESSY ARTIST

Date & Time: Friday, Mar 29, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: 18 months-5 years, East Hanover
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Who: 18 months to 5 years with an adult.
What: Don’t let the fun stop! In between our regularly scheduled sessions and during school vacations, join us for our Drop-In and Play art classes!
Finger paint, shaving cream, collaging and more! Come join us for some creative fun before our Spring Session begins.
Children aged 18 months – 5 years, with Caregiver, are invited to come get messy while exploring and creating with paint, glue and more!
Come discover the joy of art with your child in our art classes!
Where: The Messy Artist, 400 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ.
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, March 27, 29 and April 3 and 5 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $15/Child (if currently enrolled with us), $25/Child (if NOT currently enrolled with us), $10 for participating siblings.

March 28, 2013

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 7:30pm
Filed Under: Grades 2-6, Nutley
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Flashlight Egg Hunt
Who: Nutley kids in grades 2 – 6.
What: A fun evening egg hunt! Bring your flashlight and baskets. Over 1500 eggs to hunt! Every egg filled with a prize or candy and 1 egg will have the Grand Prize gold token and receive a huge chocolate basket.
Where: Reinheimer Park, Bloomfield Avenue, Nutley, NJ.
When: Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. (rain date Saturday, March 30)
Cost: Free

The Day My Brain Exploded

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 7:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Maplewood
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Who: All ages.
What: After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to relearn everything: how to eat, how to walk and to speak, even things as basic as his sexual orientation. With humor and insight, he describes the events of that day, as well as the long, difficult recovery period.
Where: Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Space is limited, reserve now by emailing events@wordsbookstore.com.

Easter Chocolate Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 5:15pm
Filed Under: children, Little Kids, Montclair
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Who: Little kids.
What: Join us for a fun filled chocolate making workshop that would make the Easter bunny proud. Families work together to create delicious chocolate treats. Create chocolate-covered Peeps, cake pops, bunny molds, and more!
Where: Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, March 28 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm or 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $15 per child – members or $20 per child – non-members.
For more information please contact Whitney McOmish at wmcomish@montlcairymca.org. To register call Member Services at 973-783-7640.

Special Needs Club Junior Swim and Yoga

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: Ages 8 - 12, Special Needs, West Orange
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Who: Ages 8-12 with special needs.
What: A sports and recreation program including group swim and yoga targeted to children diagnosed with Asperberger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD.
Where: JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Thursdays, January 31 to May 16 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $420 Member / $490 Guest. For more information click here, or contact Jessica Walder at 973.530.3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org.

Easter Chocolate Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 4:15pm
Filed Under: children, Little Kids, Montclair
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Who: Little kids.
What: Join us for a fun filled chocolate making workshop that would make the Easter bunny proud. Families work together to create delicious chocolate treats. Create chocolate-covered Peeps, cake pops, bunny molds, and more!
Where: Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Thursday, March 28 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm or 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
Cost: $15 per child – members or $20 per child – non-members.
For more information please contact Whitney McOmish at wmcomish@montlcairymca.org. To register call Member Services at 973-783-7640.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

Community Montessori Academy Opens Its Doors

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Parents, Verona
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Who: Parents of future preschoolers.
What: Verona, NJ (February 2013) – Community Montessori Academy (CMA) has announced times for its 2013 Open House season! Families interested in learning more about CMA’s preschool and kindergarten programs for children ages 2-6 years are invited to visit any Tuesday or Thursday morning at 9:30am throughout the months of February and March. During this visit, parents will receive a tour of the school, see current classes in action, learn about Montessori education philosophies, and have the opportunity to speak directly with Director Elaine Martorelli.
Where: Community Montessori Academy, 23 South Prospect Street, Verona, NJ.
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am throughout February and March.
Cost: Free. For those unable to make these times, private tours can always be arranged by calling 973-239-3999.

Artists’ Beit Midrash

Date & Time: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Bloomfield
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Who: All ages.
What: An exciting new offering for Temple Ner Tamid this year, offering the artistically inclined a chance to combine their talents with the study of sacred text. The course will begin with group text study and an introduction to midrash. The class will meet monthly to discuss the text and share and discuss the progression of their artwork. Students will do the majority of their artwork at home or in their personal studio. The class is a unique way to study, meet other Temple members and express your Judaic soul through an atristic medium.
The artists and instructions, Cantorial Assistant Ronni Pressman and Vicki Reikes Fox, are each exceptional artists, and have been participating and leading similar groups for many years both in NYC and locally.
Where: Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Thursdays, January 31, February 28, March 28 and April 25.
Cost: $36.

March 27, 2013

Books & Bites: Beginner Reading Club

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 4:30pm
Filed Under: Grades 1-5, Montclair
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Who: Grades 1-5.
What: Encourage and develop a lifelong love of literature in your child with the Books &
Bites Reading Club! Each month a new book is discussed followed by a craft and a
tasty treat to eat. Don’t miss out on the fun – this is not your mother’s book club!
For students in Grades 1-3 and Grades 3-5, books are available to check out on your
library card when you register.
Grades 1-3 ‘Stink, The Incredible Shrinking Kid’ by Megan McDonald
Grades 3-5 ‘Chasing Vermeer’ by Blue Balliett
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, March 13 (Grades 1-3) and March 27 (Grades 3-5) from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Registration required.

Garden Discoveries: Tomatoes from Seed

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 1:15pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
What: Garden Discoveries classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesday, March 27 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm.
Cost: $7 for friends, $12 for others. No fee for accompanying adults. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

Garden Discoveries

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 1:15pm
Filed Under: 3-5 years with adult, Montclair
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Who: Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.
What: Join us at Van Vleck House & Gardens for an afternoon of discovery in and around the gardens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Parents or caregivers must accompany each child.
Where: Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Wednesdays, January 30 (Discovering Winter), February 13 (Cards from Nature), February 27 (Maple Sugaring), March 13 (Nature Frames), March 27 (Tomatoes From Seed), April 17 (Birds and Nests), April 24 (Recycled Crafts), May 8 (Flower Fun), May 22 (Pizza Gardens), June 12 (Bug Life) and June 26 (Sun Catchers) from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm.
Cost: $7 per child who are friends of Van Vleck and $12 per child for others. No fee for accompanying adults. To register, call (973) 744-4752 ex.11 or email Michelle Wiessner at education@vanvleck.org

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

Spring DROP IN & PLAY at THE MESSY ARTIST

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: 18 months-5 years, East Hanover
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Who: 18 months to 5 years with an adult.
What: Don’t let the fun stop! In between our regularly scheduled sessions and during school vacations, join us for our Drop-In and Play art classes!
Finger paint, shaving cream, collaging and more! Come join us for some creative fun before our Spring Session begins.
Children aged 18 months – 5 years, with Caregiver, are invited to come get messy while exploring and creating with paint, glue and more!
Come discover the joy of art with your child in our art classes!
Where: The Messy Artist, 400 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ.
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, March 27, 29 and April 3 and 5 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $15/Child (if currently enrolled with us), $25/Child (if NOT currently enrolled with us), $10 for participating siblings.

Verona Family Night

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Verona
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Who: All ages.
What: Public Library invites families with kids from preschool age through fourth grade to spend some quality time together at the Library!
Where: Verona Library, 17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ.
When: Wednesday, March 27.
Cost: 
Free.

March 26, 2013

Prenatal Peace and Calming

Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 6:30pm
Filed Under: Montclair, pregnant women
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Who: MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
What: The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health is now offering prenatal services for MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  Using the principals of infant mental health and the evidence from Lamaze International, the childbirth education workshops are open to all expectant women, men and parents at any point in their pregnancy.   We engage in meaningful and authentic exercises to feel comfortable and confident at every stage of pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting.  The seminars will instill confidence in your passage into parenting with resources and tools for a healthy and empowered pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Come experience the wonder and wisdom of giving birth and being born.
Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Session 1:  March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2 and 16.
Session 2: April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14 and 21.
Session 3:  June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.
Session 4:  August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3.
Session 5: September 17 and September 24, and October 1, 8, and 15.
Session 6:  November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3.


Cost: $100 per family for a package of 5 sessions.

Game Day at Just Kidding Around

Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair
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Who: All ages.
What: We will be testing out new and classic games by Blue Orange! Prizes will be given so stop by and get your game faces on!
Where: Just Kidding Around, 507 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Tuesday, March 26 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

Community Montessori Academy Opens Its Doors

Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 9:30am
Filed Under: Parents, Verona
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Who: Parents of future preschoolers.
What: Verona, NJ (February 2013) – Community Montessori Academy (CMA) has announced times for its 2013 Open House season! Families interested in learning more about CMA’s preschool and kindergarten programs for children ages 2-6 years are invited to visit any Tuesday or Thursday morning at 9:30am throughout the months of February and March. During this visit, parents will receive a tour of the school, see current classes in action, learn about Montessori education philosophies, and have the opportunity to speak directly with Director Elaine Martorelli.
Where: Community Montessori Academy, 23 South Prospect Street, Verona, NJ.
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am throughout February and March.
Cost: Free. For those unable to make these times, private tours can always be arranged by calling 973-239-3999.

The Children’s House Open Houses

Date & Time: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 12:00am
Filed Under: Parents, Verona
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Who: Parents of preschoolers or future preschoolers.
What: Every Tuesday through the spring, The Children’s House will open its doors for prospective parents to see teachers and their students at work. Parents can observe two different programs—the Young Three Program, for students who will turn three by April of the current school year, and the Three to Six Program, for students turning three by October through age six.
Where: The Children’s House, 26 Montrose Avenue, Verona, NJ.
When: Every Tuesday morning through the Spring.
Cost: Free.

March 25, 2013

Mindfulness in the Modern World

Date & Time: Monday, Mar 25, 2013 7:00pm
Filed Under: Maplewood, Parents
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Who: Parents.
What: Tamra Malaga, a candidate in the Hand In Hand instructor certification training program. She will discuss how to set limits with an emotional understanding and stay listening using the Hand In Hand Parenting tools.
Where: Wellspring Health Collective, 697 Valley Street, Suite B1, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Monday, March 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Kodo

Date & Time: Monday, Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Newark
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Who: All ages.
What: Kodo, Japan’s internationally acclaimed power drums corps, invokes the spirit of the Samurai in a program that is part athletic feat and part musical phenomenon. These “demon drummers” attack their instruments (the largest weighing 900 pounds) with a warrior intensity that preserves the primal power and bravura beauty of traditional taiko drumming. Based in a village on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, the Kodo drummers have delivered the sound of taiko to more than 46 countries from war-torn Croatia to Carnegie Hall. “If there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world,” says The Boston Globe.
Where: NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
When: Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 pm.
Cost: $25-$90. Click here to purchase tickets online

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

Date & Time: Monday, Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: 5 and up, Morristown
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Who: Ages 5 and up
What: Follow the wonderful adventures of a tiny caterpillar as he progresses to a butterfly in this delightful tale based on the book by Eric Carle. Plus other tales, including “Little Cloud” and “The Mixed-up Chameleon.”
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ.
When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4 pm
Cost: Tickets: $12

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date & Time: Monday, Mar 25, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: Ages 12 and under, Wayne
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Who: Kids 12 and under.
What: Meet the Easter Bunny, take a photo with him and receive a gift at the mall.
Where: Willowbrook Mall, 1400 Willowbrook, Wayne, NJ.
When:  Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30. Monday through Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 12 am – 6 pm.
Cost: Pricing varies on photo package. Click here for details.

March 24, 2013

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express 2013

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 4:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

21st Annual Easter Bunny Express

Date & Time: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Bring the kids for a fun-filled train ride with the Easter Bunny!
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10 West & Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ.
When: Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Cost: $13/adults, $8/children under age 12, free/babes-in-arms. For more information call 973-887-8177.

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