15 Things To Do This Weekend in NJ, Mar 10-12

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Spend this weekend with your kids experiencing fun and interactive events throughout New Jersey. Celebrate Pi Day at the Princeton Pi Day Celebration, St. Patrick’s Day in Jersey City, Union County, or Atlantic City, or Spring at Quakertown Fire Company’s  “Welcome Spring” BBQ. Buy crafts at the 20th Annual Cranbury Craft Show, learn all things Pine Barrens related at the 12th Annual Lines on the Pines in Egg Harbor, or participate in interactive stories at 11th Annual CCM Festival of Storytelling & World Music.

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are our top picks for family events in NJ this weekend:

Princeton

Princeton Pi Day, Photo via Facebook @PrincetonPiDay

1. Princeton Pi Day Celebration
Saturday, Sunday, & Tuesday, March 11,12, & 14, 2017
Saturday from 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuesday All Day
The Princeton Pi Day Celebration is New Jersey’s best celebration of the great Albert Einstein’s birthday as well as the celebration of the numeric equivalent, Pi! The weekend of March 11th will be celebrating this amazing combination of events that is seen nowhere else! Celebrations will start off with a birthday party for Einstein, a Pi Recitation Contest, an Einstein Look-A-Like Contest, and a Pi-Rade. To add to the fun, there will also be a Pi(e) Throwing event, followed by a Live Performance of “Einstein!”, and a YMCA Pie Celebration & Contest that lasts all day. This is a three day event that your family surely won’t want to miss!
Princeton, NJ
Cost: Varies by event

2. Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30PM
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start at Lincoln Park and end in Journal Square near the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater.
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

3. Atlantic City’s 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00AM
Atlantic City will be celebrating it 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade this weekend! The Parade will start north of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk and end on Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk. This event will be great for kids and other parade goers since it will be on the boardwalk right next to the ocean!
Parade will start north of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk and will end at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Free

Union County NJ

Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Photo via UnionCountyStPatricksDayParade.com

4. Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Street Festival
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Street Festival is coming to Union, NJ. The festivities will start at 9AM with the traditional Thornstick Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Elizabeth. Following the mass, at noon, will be more festivities at the corner of Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues at the “Kid’s Zone”, which is open for children of all ages. The Parade will begin at 1PM sharp on Morris Avenue and proceed along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues. It will end at Roosevelt Avenue. Also there will be a Reviewing Stand at Morris and Caldwell Avenues, where parade announcers will announce all the details of the participants, history and other important information.
Parade will start on Morris Avenue
Street Festival will be on Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Cost: Free

For more St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, please visit our 30 Free March Events post.

5. Monmouth Museum Family Concert
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM
The Monmouth Museum Family Concert is a fun filled event for the whole family! Incredible characters like “Jersey Jason”, “Bruce” the Jersey Dinosaur, and “Awesome Amy! will all be in attendance partaking in humorous and knowledgeable skits about the great Bruce Springsteen, and the first near-complete dinosaur found in New Jersey. Kids will have a chance to shake maracas and click rhythm sticks at this highly interactive show. There might also be a meet and greet with “Bruce” The Jersey Dinosaur after the show!
Monmouth Museum – Wonder Wing
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Cost: $10 Member-Child, $12 Member-Adult, $20 Nonmember-Child, $23 Nonmenber-Adult, Tickets can be purchases here.

6. The Winter Season Doll & Bear Show
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
The Winter Season Doll and Bear Show combines every kind of doll and bear you can think of and wraps these two extravagant combinations into a fantastic event! There will be dolls and bears that span over 300 years; as well as many dollhouses, accessories, certified appraisals, and an accredited doll hospital.
Hilton Hotel Hausbrouck Heights Meadowlands – Grand Ballrooms
650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Cost: $1 Children, $7 Adult

Cranbury NJ

Love, Lori Crochet, Photo via Facebook @CranburyCraftShow

7. 20th Annual Cranbury Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017 from 10:00AM to 04:00PM
The 20th Cranbury Craft Show and the historic village of Cranbury invites your young ones to partake in an event showcasing: 120 artisans, handmade jewelry, toys, wood crafts, clothing, and more! There will also be food, a 50/50 raffle, a marvelous face painting expose for the kids, and a designated area for sand art! This exquisite attraction includes plenty of one-of-a-kind hand made selections for you to take home, and is sponsored by the Cranbury Education Foundation.
Cranbury School
23 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Cost: $2 Children under 17, $5 Adults

8. South Jersey Book Expo
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
The Deptford Mall invites you to partake in the South Jersey Book Expo. At the Expo you can discover classics such as Alice In Wonderland or some more recent adventures of Jack and Annie from Magic Tree House, so be prepared to build your little one’s book shelves!
Deptford Mall
1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, NJ 08096
Cost: Free

9. Kinda!Con Artist Expo
Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:00PM – 10:00PM
The Second Annual Kinda!Con Artist Expo is a great event for your little artists to attend. There will be an Artist Alley that will be open from 12pm to 8pm showcasing over 30 Artist’s work, a Game Room that will be open from 2pm to 5pm where Super Smash Bros & Pokemon DS tournaments will be held, and the crowd favorite Cosplay Contests at 2pm and 6pm. After all those spectacular displays, there will also be a mini rave with live music hosted by DJ Phantom so make sure your kids don’t forget their rainbow socks and glow sticks!
American Legion Post #238
410 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Cost: $10 (CASH ONLY – wristbands at the door), $5 (CASH ONLY – if you’re in cosplay)

County College of Morris

Story Telling & World Music Festival, Photo via CCM.edu

10. 11th Annual CCM Festival of Storytelling & World Music
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 12:30PM – 3:15PM
The Festival of Storytelling & World Music is inviting you to spend an afternoon at County College of Morris (CCM) filled with the joy of stories and music for the entire family. The event includes storytellers like Ken Karnas, Rosemary Wright, and Robin Bady with Musicians Concetta Abbate and Skip LaPlante, and music performed by the “Tricksters, Rootabagas & Magical Moments”. As always, audience participation is encouraged to bring stories to life!
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road., Randolph, NJ 07869
Cost: $6

11. 12th Annual Lines on the Pines in Egg Harbor
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Enjoy a wonderful day with your family at the 12th Annual Lines on the Pines in Egg Harbor, and just as a reminder it is an INDOOR event! There will be a “Lines on the Pines for Kids” area, where children will have the chance to learn and enjoy all things Pine Barrens related. The day will be filled with Pine Barrens authors, artists, and music!
Renault Winery Resort and Golf
72 N Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Cost: Free

12. Voice In Harmony
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00PM
Voices in Harmony is a musical celebration featuring students from all over the New Jersey area. The Bergen Performing art center will bring in the students from 14 schools that stars these exceptional students.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
Cost: Free

Brick Nj

Tech Fest 7, Photo via Facebook @TechFestMusic

13. Techfest 7
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00PM
Tech Fest is a fundraising concert with the mission of providing high school students with real-world knowledge of the music industry. Students involved in this incredible event meet outside of regular school hours to expand their knowledge in areas such as live sound, lighting, event coordination, video production, and studio recording. This event will feature plenty of New Jersey’s up and coming artists and their music, as well as a family-friendly atmosphere that everyone will enjoy!
Brick Presbyterian Church
111 Drum Point Road, Brick, NJ 08724
Cost: $10

14. Quakertown Fire Company “Welcome Spring” BBQ
Sunday, March 12,2017 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Quakertown is holding their annual Spring BBQ this weekend! The BBQ features mouth watering choices such as: pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, beef brisket sandwiches, and wings for the whole family to enjoy!
Quakertown NJ Fire Company-91 Fire/Rescue
67 Quakertown Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867
Cost: Free

15. Drew Baldridge at iPlay America
Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Doors at 7:00PM
The marvelous Drew Baldridge will be performing at iPlay America. His authentic, straight from the heart music will capture children and adult alike. The music will surely speak for itself, so don’t hesitate to bring your family as it will be a fun time for everyone!
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: Free, Meet & Greet packages are available for $50

BONUS!

Jenkinson's Aquarium

Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Photo via Facebook @JenksBoardwalk

Breakfast With The Animals
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 8:30AM to 10:00AM
Your little ones can start their day with a continental breakfast as well as learning about the animals at the aquarium. The event will have them meet the aquarium keepers, animal ambassadors, and will get them a chance to ask any questions they have about animals. Breakfast and Aquarium watching, what better combination!
Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: $35 per Child & Adult pair, $10 each additional child. Aquarium admission included.
Pre-registration in required. To pre-register, please call 732.892.0600 ext. 130 or visit Jenkinsons.com

Adventure Aquarium Faith Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM
This is an exclusive offer for members, families and friends of any faith organization. Faith based groups can take advantage of our lowest ticket price of the year during Faith Weekend, March 11-12. Enjoy tons of indoor adventures while learning about sharks, sea turtles, hippos and 8,500 other aquatic species. Dare to cross over Shark Bridge – the longest, V-shaped rope suspension bridge in the world, where you will walk just inches above the 21-foot deep Shark Realm exhibit. Get up close and personal with little blues – aka, the CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER., inside Little Blue Beach!
Not only can you visit the aquarium, your group can also perform during Faith Weekend.
Adventure Aquarium,
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $14 Children, $14 Adults

OUTSIDE NJ

NYC Food Truck Fest
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Enjoy a day on the Upper West Side at the NYC Food Truck Fest. There will be 12 gourmet food trucks in addition to over 100 market vendors. Your kids can sink their teeth in Neapolitan Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Creps, award winning Empanadas, or stuffed Fresh Toast. There will be something for your whole family to enjoy!
Grand Bazaar NYC
100 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024
Cost: Free for Admission, Food prices vary by food truck

MORE FUN THINGS TO DO IN NJ THIS WEEKEND:

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.


 
 
     

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Paula is a short, bubbly writer for NJ Mom, who just graduated from Montclair State University. Everyone calls her Paula except for her family who calls her Pau. She loves to eat Thai food from Four Seasons in South Plainfield, NJ and anything that resembles an empanada (empanadas, samosas, spanakopitas, etc.) In the summer, she enjoys going to the beach with friends and family. At home, she has two blue nose pit bull puppies named Rosie and Rodney, who always have energy. Paula enjoys writing for NJ Mom because she loves sharing all things New Jersey with its readers. She aspires to become a visual merchandiser one day.

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