10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: March 25 – 27


Forget the snow and celebrate the blooming of a new season at the Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms, see what other little creature lays with the Wetlands Institute at their Turtle Fest, witness a spectacular of dance and brilliance with the Moscow Festival Ballet’s performance of Romeo and Juliet, or bounce and take pictures with superheroes at The Bounce Factory’s Super Hero Saturday.

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1. Easter and Springtime Family Festival
March 25th & March 26th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Everyone’s tired of the snow, so who wouldn’t love a springtime festival? Enjoy the cuteness of the baby farm animals, take a relaxing hayride through the farm, roast tasty marshmallows by a fire, and take part in a chaotic Easter egg hunt. Additionally, there will be many family-friendly games, a stellar moon bounce, and gleeful pony rides for young children.
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ
Cost: $19.99 for children 12 and under, $6.99 per adult, $4.99 per senior adult

2. Turtle Fest
March 26th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bunnies aren’t the only little creatures that lay eggs, and at Wetlands Institute you can learn all about another creature that lays eggs—the terrapin turtle. Create terrapin turtle arts and crafts with the naturalists at the Wetlands Institute and learn all about the terrapin turtle through activities and a fun terrapin turtle egg hunt along the Salt Marsh Trail.
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ
Cost: $6-$25

3. Moscow Festival Ballet
March 25th, 2016 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Any little dance lovers out there will absolutely adore the spectacular talents of dancers in the Moscow Festival Ballet performance of the classic Romeo and Juliet. Performed by brilliant Russian dancers and produced by masterly professionals in the ballet arts, families will be dazzled by this performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Bergen Performing Arts Center.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ
Cost: $29-$59

4. Super Hero Saturday
March 26th, 2016 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The Bounce Factory is back with another Super Hero Sunday, brought back by popular demand. Take pictures with the super heroes themselves—superman, spiderman, and batman. Not only will they be happy to take photos with your little super hero, they will also be interacting by bouncing in the Bounce Factory with them. Make your child’s reservation today to meet a super hero.
Bounce Factory
150 Mount Bethel Road, Warren, NJ
Cost: $20 per bouncer

5. The Wiz Live
March 26th, 2016 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dorothy and her friends take on the challenge of their lives as they make their way down the yellow brick road, fight flying monkeys, and confront evil forces in The Wiz Live. Hip Hop, pop, disco, and Motown melodies enhance The Wiz to a new experience of a classic tale that has been loved for decades. Appropriate for all ages, The Wiz will amaze with its originality.
The Walter Edge Theater at ACCC
5100 Black Horse Pike, Building C, Mays Landing, NJ
Cost: $10-$25

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6. Princess and Pirate Lunch
March 25th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Enjoy the buffet style lunch while interacting with princesses and pirates in Congress Hall. The event will include a delicious buffet of lunch foods and exquisit desserts, fun music that will get everyone dancing, and activities and crafts. Children who want to be pirates will be encouraged to create eye patches and a treasure chest while the princesses will decorate tiaries and wands. Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities.
Congress Hall, Cape May
200 Congress Pl., Cape May NJ
Cost: $35 per child, $15 per adult

7. Frog Frenzy
March 25th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Frogs can be hard to spot, even during the warmer month. By taking a trip to the Great Swamp Outdoor Educaion Center this Friday, children can learn all about these mysterious amphibians and see them upclose in person. Learn about the frogs’ metamorphosis with a naturalist and listen to the different voices of the frogs on the trails of the center.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ
Cost: $30 per child

8. Easter Cookie Decorating at Johnson’s Farm
March 25th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Johnson’s Farm invites families to their farm for a special Easter cookie decorating event that will enhance the abilities of cookie artists of any arge. Let the little ones create their own baking masterpieces with Easter-themed giant egg cookies.
Johnson’s Farm
133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ
Cost: $8 per child

9. Easter Eggstravaganza
March 25th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Stroll through the Downtown Hammonton streets collecting eggs and goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza! During this free, one-of-a-kind Easter event, children will be able to hunt through Downtown Hammonton for Easter treats with their families while enjoying a lovely spring day. The opportunity to meet the Easter bunny will also be taking place, as well as exciting Easter-themed giveaways, games, and a gravity testing egg drop.
Downtown Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free

10. Seal-abration
March 26th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jenkinson’s Aquarium is holding a birthday celebration for their beloved seal friends, Seaquin and Luseal. Both of these lovely little seals will be rewarded with a birthday treat while children get to observe. Additionally, there will be sweet cake and a chance to do some awesome crafts.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Cost: $15 per person




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