5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: April 1 – 3


Experience a live butterfly feeding when the butterflies are at the last stages of their metamorphosis, embrace the rain of springtime by creating a rain barrel at the Spring Celebration at Tuckerton Seaport, or meet the newborn pigs, lambs, and chicks at the Lambing event with Howell Living History Farm.

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1. LIVE Butterfly Feeding
April 1st, 2016 | All Day Event
Paramus Park Mall will be hosting a LIVE Butterfly extravaganza until the end of May, pretended by NYC Butterfly. Witness the butterflies as they enter their last stages of metomorphasis and get a chance to feed them inside the butterfly house before NYC Butterfly heads back to New York.
Paramus Park Mall
700 Paramus Park, Paramus, NJ

2. Spring Celebration at Tuckerton Seaport
April 2nd, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Prepare for April showers by creating your own rain barrel at a workshop or explore a historic old Captain’s house while stopping for some tea at the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum. Celebrate the beginning of Spring by getting out of the house and joining in on some of these awesome activities at the Spring celebration.
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum
120 W Main St., Tuckerton, NJ

3. Lambing at Howell Living History Farm
April 2nd, 2016 | All Day Event
Howell Living History Farm invites you and your family in celebrating the birth of some lovely little creatures—twin lambs, freshly hatched chicks, and quirky baby pigs. Additionally, there will be a chance to see intricate colonies of bees that are kept-up by the farmers and an opportunity to visit all of the farm animals.
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Ln., Lambertville, NJ


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4. Munch Madness in Rahway
April 2nd, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rahway’s family-oriented festival is back this year with top of the line food trucks, juicy barbecue, and an intense basketball competition at the Rahway Recreation Center. For the kids, there will be carnival-style games and other activities to suit everyone in the family.
City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ

5. Play-a-Thon Music Fest
April 3rd, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jersey Gardens Mall presents their annual Play-a-Thon Music Festival. This free community event features over 500 talented performers that will be entertaining throughout the mall starting in the afternoon. Some of the talents will include The Paterson Music Project, Wharton Music Center, New Jersey Youth Symphony and much more.
651 Kapkowski Rd., Jersey Gardens, NJ




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