August 3, 2013

Urban Youth Farmer: A 4H Presentation

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Montclair

Who: All ages.
What: Outdoor agricultural learning allows youth to put knowledge directly into practice as they connect more with nature.
Young horticulturalists of the extraordinary Urban Youth Farmers program talk about their hands-on work with plants.
The program offers teens a broad view of plant growth and use, with a focus on horticulture in an urban environment, strengthening the bonds between plants, people and community.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Friday, August 2 at 3:00 pm.
Cost: Free. In-person registration begins Monday, July 22 at 10:00 am and Phone registration begins Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 am.

New Voices of 2013: Swing Awakening

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 1:30pm
Filed Under: All ages, Millburn

Who: All ages
What: New VoicesSwing Awakening is a celebration of the rich history of standards and jazz hits that are the soul and heart of musical theatre performed by Conservatory students.
When: Friday, August 2 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 3 at 1:30 pm. and 7:30 pm
Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ
Cost: Single tickets range in price from $25 to $45.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343 or online.

Babies R Us Breastfeeding Expo

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, East Hanover, Totowa

Who: Expecting parents and parents of babies.
What: Enjoy product demos, giveaways, games and prizes and special offers.
Where: Your Local Babies R Us:
465 46 West,  Totowa  973.256.2566
98 RT. 10 West,  East Hanover  973.503.1411
When: Saturday, August 3 from 12 pm – 3 pm
Cost: Free

Girl Scouts Family Music Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 12:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Hillsborough

Who: All ages.
What: Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) will host the 2013 CAMPLIFIED tour during our first-ever Family Music Festival on Saturday, August 3 from 12-5pm at Camp DeWitt (605 Montgomery Road, Hillborough, New Jersey). Admission is only $8 for all and includes sponsored activities, live performances, tons of giveaways and prizes! Event Details: This event is rain or shine! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic for an afternoon of outdoor entertainment! Food may be purchased from onsite vendors. Tour Sponsors and Activities: Tour sponsors will provide hands-on activities for families before the concert. Activities include: a guitar clinic and jam session powered by You Rock Guitars; vocal training powered by Roland’s VT-12; CAMPLIFIED Adventure Race powered by High Sierra and “Oh Sit” powered by Scholastic, free swim in Camp DeWitt’s Olympic-sized swimming pool and Girl Scout program workshops. Live Performances: This summer’s CAMPLIFIED ( tour will bring several talented emerging artists to the stage during the festival including: • Audio Revival ( • Nic Neufeld ( • Mia Bergmann ( For more information including registration visit:
Where: Camp DeWitt, 605 Montgomery Road, Hillsborough, NJ.
When: Saturday, August 3 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Cost: $8. For more information click here or contact Rose Crosby by calling 973-842-4221 or email


Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Clifton

Who: All ages.
What: That’s right! Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to our Storytime!
Where: Barnes & Noble, Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ.
When: Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am.
Cost: Free.

Summer Social Picnic

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Hamilton

Who: All ages.
What: Beat the heat and celebrate summer in our first Summer Social Picnic! Explore the park during one of our specially themed summertime tours or make your own work of art in our Neon Structures Workshop (based on the work of Jason Peters on view in the Museum) or Face Jugs Workshop! Visit The Gazebo BBQ, grab a partner for the Egg Toss, or relax to some good ol’ Dixieland classics!
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ.
When: Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

How Thumbelina Found Her Wings

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 11:00am
Filed Under: All ages, children, Little Kids, Princeton

Who: All ages.
What: Our new adaptation brings this beloved fairy tale to life as you’ve never seen it before! With silly characters and wild adventures, this show promises fun for all ages. We also have post-show talk-backs at every performance so the kids can meet their favorite characters and talk about the play.
Where: Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
When: Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $9. To purchase tickets call 1-877-238-5596 or click here. For more information contact Emma Watt by calling 1877-723-85596 or emailing

Face Jugs Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 10:30am
Filed Under: All ages, Hamilton

Who: All ages.
What: During Summer Social Picnic, go wild expressing yourself by creating a face jug. We’ll supply the jug and clay, you create the face. For families (kids 15 and younger will require adult assistance) or adults, as well as for beginner or intermediate potters, this workshop is sure to sell out quickly. Jugs will be available for pickup after firing within a few weeks. Instructor: Greg from Laplaca Pottery Works. Cost per face jug includes materials, firing cost, and park admission the day of the workshop. $40 Members; $45 Non-Members. To register, call (609) 586-0616.
Where: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ.
When: Saturday, August 3 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

New York Renaissance Faire

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NY

Who: Lords and ladies of all ages.
What: The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food music and dance. Join in on the fun and go in costume!
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day from August 3 – September 22 from 10 am – 7 pm.
Where: Sterling Forest, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY.
Cost: General admission – Adults: $22/ Children 5 – 12: $11/ Children under 5: Free. Advance ticket discounts available. Click here for more ticket and event information.

Museums on Us Weekend

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Jersey City, Montclair, Morristown, Newark, NYC

Who: Lovers of arts and culture of all ages.
What: Bank of America / Merrill Lynch offers free admission for cardholders to participating museums the first weekend of each month.
Where: Participating Museums:

  • Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Whitney Museum of Art
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • El Museo de Barrio

When: First weekend of the month–Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4
Cost: Free for each cardholder.

LaQ DinoTrux Weekend

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Secaucus

Who: All ages.
What: What’s the best combo since peas and carrots? Dinosaurs and trucks! They’re both big and loud-and on display-from Compsognathus to Ford F-150 and everything in between. LaQ is the hottest new kids construction system, and FSD will feature interactive displays including a giant LaQ mural kids create and an enormous LaQ dinosaur. Kids Extra: DinoTrux Story time. Sponsored by LaQ DinoTrux Chris Gall 2009.
Where: Field Station Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus, NJ.
When: Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Regular admission. For more information on admission click here.

Bike Right – Defensive Bike Skills Training

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 9:00am
Filed Under: Ages 14 and up, Roseland

Who: Ages 14 and older
What: Would you like to improve your biking skills and learn how to share the road? TransOptions’ bike coaches will train bike riders and beginner bike riders to Bike Right! In a hands-on training course, bikers will learn skills such as traffic navigation, crash avoidance, NJ bike laws, route planning, flat tire repair, proper gearing and more. Participants will also be given a bike rider’s student manual as well as free Bike Right merchandise.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ
When: Friday, August 2 at 5 pm and Saturday, August 3 at 9 am
Cost: $9 per person. Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776.

Kids Workshops at Home Depot: Make a Home Depot Load ‘n Go Truck!

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 9:00am
Filed Under: Ages 5 - 12, Bloomfield, Clifton, Vauxhall

Who: Young carpenters ages 5 – 12.
What: The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.
Where: Your local Home Depot:
60 Orange Street, Bloomfield, NJ
955 Bloomfield Avenue, Clifton, NJ
2445 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ
When: Saturday, August 3 from 9 am – noon.
Cost: Free.

Summer Streets NYC

Date & Time: Saturday, Aug 03, 2013 7:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NYC

Who: All ages.
What: On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. Activities include: dance performances, sand art, interactive photo booths, water sprinklers, rock climbing wall, zip line, learn to bike classes, food, music, and much more!
When: Saturdays, August 3, 10 and 17  from 7 am – 1 pm.
Where: Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, NYC.
Cost: Free.

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