10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: February 19 – 21


Experience the beauty of Disney’s Fantasia Live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, witness a unique talent create the impossible at the Mike Super: Magic and Illusion Show, see the world’s greatest bubble artist at the Mega Bubble Show in Red Bank, or have a relaxing day admiring ice sculptures at Laurita Winery’s Ice Sculpture Festival.

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hoboken family allianceCabin Fever Festival {Featured Event}
Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Celebrating its 14th year, Cabin Fever is the largest and only one of its kind open house for local businesses catering to kids. You will be amazed at how many options exist in our Mile Square town! Sample kids classes, activities, summer day camps. Enjoy live music and dance performances. While you check out the details and meet the instructors and camp counselors, the kids can cure their “cabin fever” with arts activities, face painting, balloons, and more.
The Brandt School
215 9th St, Hoboken, NJ
Cost: Free for HFA members; $20/family non- HFA members

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1. Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Friday, February 19th, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 come to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with a live performance featuring The Czech National Symphony Orchestra. With magnificent high definition footage from both of the films matching the beat of the live orchestra, crowds of all ages are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center St, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Cost: $39.50-$79.50

2. Mike Super: Magic and Illusion
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
As the first and only magician to ever win a competition on live television, Mike Super brings the wonders of mind blowing illusions and magic to Englewood, New Jersey. With this unique show that incorporates both magic and comedy, every member of the family will feel excitement and anticipation as they witness the phenomenon of live magic.
bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Cost: $15-$60

3. Laurita Ice Sculpture Festival
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Laurita’s Ice Sculpture Festival is back by popular demand this weekend with beautiful displays of ice. Featured at the event will be winter activities, themed food and beverages, souvenirs, fireworks, and unbelievable ice sculptures will amaze children of all ages.
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533
Cost: Adults: $10, children: $5

4. Mega Bubble Show
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! Known as the greatest bubble artist in the world, Fan Yang brings a whole new way of defying gravity to life with bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Witness the legend, who has broken Guinness world records for blowing the biggest and longest bubble wall, blend art and science with a bubble spectacular.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Cost: $39, $35, $30, $25, $20

5. Family Concert: A Musical Duel
February 20th, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Experience the musical heroes of the Phil Harmonic Orchestra at this annual concert. Featuring musical entertainers, Dave Rimelis and Brianna Tang, audiences of all ages are sure to be charmed by these talented performers.
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield NJ
Cost: FREE

6. MAM Family Art Adventure
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Children 5 and up are welcome to visit the Montclair Art Museum with their parents for an hour long family art adventure. Explore Montclair Art Museum’s spectacular sculpture garden, discuss the art, or engage in fun activities that are happening at the Museum.
Montclair Art Museum
3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Cost: $15 per family


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7. Meet Sophia the First
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
The compassionate little princess of Enchancia is making a grand, special appearance at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel. Bring your children to meet this courageous and kind-hearted princess. Sofia will take a photo with any little prince or princess that wants to meet her.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733
Cost: FREE

8. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Through interactive performance installation, educational tours, and fun workshops, the professionals at Grounds for Sculpture will teach your children about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through the beauty of art.
Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Cost: FREE with park admission

9. The Fab Four
Friday, February 19th, 2016 | 8:00 PM
The Ultimate Tribute Band has arrived and is ready to give generations, new and old, a performance that will have music lovers feel as though they are actually at a Beatles concert. The Fab Four travels the world performing cover songs such as “Yesterday,” “Penny Lane,” “Hey Jude,” and much more.
bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Cost: $69, $59, $49, $39, $29

10. Big Apple Circus
Friday, February 19th, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Don’t miss out on Big Apple Circus’s “Grand Tour” show in Bridgewater with its hysterical clowns, gravity defying acrobats, majestic rescue animals. Performers from all over the world will astound the audience with their tricks while the Big Apple Circus band plays live music for the whole family to enjoy.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater NJ 08807
Cost: $10-$50




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