15 Things to Do This Weekend in NJ 11/6 – 11/8


Attend KIDZ BOP Make Some Noise Tour or The Children’s Palace Holiday Bazaar. Learn about amphibians at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center’s Fascinating World of Amphibians event, make apple cider at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, or enjoy different cuisines at St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church Festival.

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1. Nimbus Presents: The Wizards Garden and Other Dances for the Young and Old
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1 pm & 4 pm
Enjoy an exciting afternoon of storytelling dances for all ages, including Honor Among Thieves and Wizard’s Garden by Madeline Cantor. Following the performance, youth audience members meet the performers for photo opportunities on the red carpet, and juice and cookies!
Nimbus Dance Works
209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: $15, tickets can be purchased here

2. Apple Cidering at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1 pm and 2:30 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1 pm and 2:30 pm
Learn the amazing apple’s place in history, as locally grown apples are pressed to make sweet cider right before your eyes. Take part in the hands-on process by helping to prepare and grind the apples, turn the old-fashioned press, and collect the cider. Discover that you have been looking at apples upside down your entire life, that the apple may not have been so American, and many more interesting facts. This engaging experience is topped off with a delicious sample of fresh, homemade cider. Arrive early, admission is based upon first-come, first-served, and demonstrations fill up quickly.
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township, NJ 07928
Cost: $3

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3. The Princess & Superhero Bash
Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 2 pm to 6 pm
Bring your little ones dressed as their favorite Princess or Superhero! Meet and take photos with Princess Jasmine & Princess Belle along with Batman, Spiderman & Superman. There will be lots of great entertainment for the kids and SHOPPING for the Adults! There will also be a raffle fundraiser supporting Justin n Jason journey X2.
Wayne PAL
1 Pal Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470
Cost: $10, tickets can be purchased here

4. 57th Annual African Violet Show
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 10:30 am to 3 pm
The Tristate African Violet Council will present its 57th annual African Violet show and plant sale. The theme is “Into the Woods with Violets”. The sale will include plants in bloom, plantlets, leaves and other gesneriads.
Arboretum Friends – Haggerty Center
353 E Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 08550
Cost: Free

5. The Children’s Palace Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm
Stop by for a day of fun! There will be a variety of crafters and vendors to start the holidays off right!
Children’s Palace Childcare
145 Drum Point Road, Brick, NJ
Cost: Free

6. Milk & Cookies
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10 am & 12 pm
Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive series featuring storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. Recommended for children ages 3-8 and their families. Milk & Cookies invites young people to discover the joy of watching, listening, and interacting with the arts. Free milk and cookies are distributed to children after the events (while supplies last).
State Theatre – Heldrich Room (Upstairs Lobby)
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: Free, space is limited. Advance registration is required here

big apple circus embraces autism
7. Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism
Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 2 pm & 5 pm
Created by New York’s Big Apple Circus especially for children on the autism spectrum, this performance features world-class artists and acts, with incredible feats of juggling, balancing, plate spinning, aerial acts, and of course, the Ringmaster! A shorter show length and carefully modulated sound and lighting make the program welcoming to all groups with children with autism. Additional accommodations include a calming center, space throughout the building for standing and moving around, and specially-trained ushers and volunteers for support.
Crossroads Theatre Company
7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: $25

8. Plantapalooza
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm
Plantapalooza provides children with an opportunity to spend time outside exploring and learning in a fun and exciting way! Through games, crafts, stories and hikes children will learn about how animals and plants are getting ready for the upcoming winter.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum – Stackhouse Education Center
165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
Cost: $60.00 Member | $75.00 Non-Member, to register please contact Jackie Kondel at j.kondel@reeves-reedarboretum.org

9. KIDZ BOP Make Some Noise Tour
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3 pm
These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the best-selling KIDZ BOP albums. They will be performing some of today’s top songs!
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Cost: $19+, tickets can be purchased here

10. St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church Festival
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 10 am to 10 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10 am to 10 pm
Get ready for an exotic adventure. There will be live entertainment and children activities that everyone can enjoy!
St. Anthony’s Orthodox Church
385 Ivy Lane, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Cost: Free

11. Deer Path Park’s 13th Touch-A-Truck DAY
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11:30 am to 3 pm
This annual event has been described as “a parade that stands still!” Imagine dump trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, military jeeps, and lots more, over 40 vehicles all in one place – parked so kids of all ages can get a close-up look! The atmosphere is relaxed, pressure-free and noncommercial.
Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08822
Cost: Free

12. Fascinating World of Amphibians
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 11 am & 2 pm
Learn about the fascinating world of amphibians. See various species of amphibians while learning different calls that these beautiful creatures make.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731
Cost: Free

13. Exit0 International Jazz Festival
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 12 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 12 pm
Cape May transforms into a jazz village as fans and musicians make their way to the little town by the sea to witness first-rate performances from award winning, critically acclaimed artists, exciting new artists on the scene, and local favorites.
Festival Main Stage – Schmidtchen Theater
687 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
Cost: $33.75+, tickets can be purchased here

14. Cider Making at The Howell Living History Museum
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm
Visitors can sample the work, fun, and tastes of a circa-1900 apple harvest. They will be invited to use the Farm’s old fashioned presses, peeler-corers, and “stomper-strainers” to help the farmers process apples. The techniques used on the Farm to make apple cider, applesauce and apple pie are healthfully reminiscent of those used a century ago, when people–not motors–powered the cranks, handles and other appliances used to process food. For the hungry, there will be apple pie and other apple treats.
The Howell Living History Museum
70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530

15. NJ’s 1st Annual Divali Nagar
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Come enjoy the music, shop at our booths, explore food items, and learn about Hinduism in a fun family friendly environment!
Infinity Institute
193 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: Free

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