15 Things to Do This Weekend in NJ 11/20 – 11/22


Watch Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic or Mythbusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed!. Attend Six Flags’ Holiday in the Park or New Jersey Comic Expo, go on a Fall Bird Walk at Liberty State Park, or make slime at Slime Lab!

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1. Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 am, 3 pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1 pm & 5 pm
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown!
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: $18+

2. Fall Bird Walk
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10 am to 12 pm
Enjoy a leisurely stroll and look for and identify the birds that visit for the fall. Dress to be outdoors. Bring binoculars if you have them, there’s a limited number that can be borrowed. Pre-registration required
Liberty State Park – Nature Interpretive Center
Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Cost: Free; To register, please call (201) 915-3402, ext. 109

3. Holiday in the Park
Open Saturday, November 21, 2015 until January 3, 2016
Holiday in the Park will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments. A visual feast will await just inside the gates as six areas of the park undergo a massive makeover that showcases the world’s best holiday traditions. Each area will be an emotional journey, and bring the warmth of the season to guests in an entirely new way.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08752
Cost: $39.99+

4. Santa Arrives at iPlay America
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 12 pm to 2 pm
All guests will receive a free professional picture with Santa Clause, a holiday picture frame and the opportunity to win great prizes! In order to partake in the festivities, all you need to do is provide us with a donation of a new unwraped toy. All donations will go to support K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: Free

Photo via NJPAC

5. Mythbusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed!
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7 pm
Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science. This is a rare chance to see Jamie Hyneman, who has announced that he will end touring with the live show this year.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Cost: $39+

6. Art for Families: Don’t Eat My Pears
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Join Princeton University Art Museum as they consider Paul Cézanne’s use of basic shapes and forms. Participants will use these elements to create their own colorful composition.
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544
Cost: Free

7. Holiday Fair at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm
Take pictures with Santa, do some holiday shopping or enjoy some frozen gourmet foods. Ther will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
182 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ 07934
Cost: Free

Photo via Johnsons Farm

8. Toys for Tots Car Cruise
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
Cost: Free

9. Slime Lab
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 am
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11 am
Discover how to create slime out of household items. Don’t forget to bring a container to take home your slime!
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731
Cost: Free

Photo via JWCSparta

10. Festival Of Trees
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Spend a day celebrating the holidays! There will be beautiful hand decorated Christmas trees, predecorated wreaths for sale, and family entertainment!
The Barn at Hillside Park
145 Lake Iliff Road, Andover, NJ
Cost: Free

11. Special Needs Evening at Sahara Sams
Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Special Needs Evenings provide fun, judgment-free nights for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends. Special Evenings are offered to the community at a significantly reduced rate and are designed with the unique challenges of special needs individuals in mind. Our goal is to provide a comfortable evening that allows individuals to have fun and network with other families.
Sahara Sam’s Oasis
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091
Cost: $17.95

12. New Jersey Comic Expo
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm
Comics, Cosplay, Coolstuff – Whatever your geek, we got it! Comic books, action figures, celeb signings, cosplay, manga, anime, sci-fi, panels and programming.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Aveue, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $23+

13. Open Shoot Archery
Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm
If you are looking to try your hand at archery, join us for an open shoot. All equipment will be provided. No outside equipment permitted. Limited instruction. Program will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn is not heated or air conditioned. The cost is $10 per person, cash or check only. Open to ages 8 & up, under 18 with adult.
Thompson Park Activity Barn
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Cost: Free

14. Pedal for the Puzzle – Cases for the Cause
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 3 pm to 7 pm
Enjoy fine wine, good food, and a great cause, join us for a wine tasting fundraiser! All proceeds go to Pedal for the Puzzle, a charity bike ride to benefit autism, of which Cambridge Wines is a proud sponsor. Try before you buy! Take home a case of great-tasting wine just in time for holiday gifts and dinners, and more importantly, just in time to support a great cause!
10 Lafayette Avenue, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Free

15. BellyRhythm Middle Eastern Dance and Drum Festival
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 am
Experience Belly Dance and Drumming Workshops and Performances in this day long festival with nationally renowned artists. Shop the amazing vendors for Dance wear, Costumes Accessories, Drums and Drumming supplies. After the workshops students have the opportunity to perform in the evening showcase.
554 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Cost: Free

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