5 Free Events This Weekend: Jan 15-17


Things in life aren’t always free… thankfully, all of these amazing events happening this weekend are!

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(photo via Erin Nicastro Photography)

1. Passport to Discovery: Culinary Art
Sunday, January 17th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join the Garden State Discovery Museum in celebrating art from all around the world, including the best kind of art, food! Professionals from Rent-A-Chef of Gourmet Food Studio will be hosting the Passport to Discovery Culinary Art event by providing educational information and a bite to eat.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill 08003

2. Junior Chef Class: Sweet and Savory Crepes
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Creating savory, perfectly shaped crepes may seem like a difficult task, but the culinary creators at Williams-Sonoma in Shrewsbury are sure to make your child the perfect little chef. Suitable for ages 5-13, this crepe party will include lots of tasty and colorful fillings and a hands on experience with making one of the world’s most delectable treats.
The Grove at Shrewsbury, 579 Route 35, Shrewsbury NJ 07702


3. iPlay America Country Music Event
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | 9:00 PM
Rock out to some country music in Freehold at iPlay America on Saturday night. Featuring country performers Tom Baz and the Bullzeye Band, Thunder106 hosts a rockin’ country musical performance that is sure to knock the boots off any country lover. Not only will your Saturday night be filled with some great country tunes, there might also be a chance to win some prizes.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd, West Freehold NJ 07728

4. Meet Draculaura from Monster High
Sunday, January 17th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Meet the most ghoulish and beloved character in Monster High at the Learning Express Toys of Holmdel. Wearing her most fabulous outfit, Draculaura will appear to meet and greet anyone that comes to the event. Don’t forget your camera.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733

5. Embodying the Dream Workshops
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Learn about the life and dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through interactive activities and workshops that will engage, educate, and uplift. At this community event held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, families and communities will celebrate the meaning of a legendary dream expressed through dancing, singing, art, and the spoken word.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

6. Winterfest Monmouth County
January 10, 2016 | 1:30pm- 5:30pm
Celebrate Winter with the whole family at Winterfest. Enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, nature hikes on snowshoes, crafts, wagon rides, photo opportunities, living history displays, winter sports vendors, live music, food vendors and so much more!
Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft 07738
Cost: Free admission and parking




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