NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 3/14-3/15

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of birds chirping and snow melting.Conquering those long winter months with your children cooped up inside is (almost) a thing of the past! This weekend Diggerland reopens for it’s second season, Princeton celebrates the largest Pi Day party in the state, the Circus is in town, and there are two Springfests; one in Seaside Heights and one in Sussex County. Save your spring cleaning for another day and enjoy some outside family fun this weekend! 

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photo via Diggerland USA

Diggerland Grand Re-Opening Weekend {Featured Event}
Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th 11:00am-6:00pm
Diggerland USA is the only construction themed amusement park in the United States.  Your children will love to drive, ride and operate heavy machinery at this family-friendly attraction located in South Jersey.
Diggerland USA 100 Pinedge Drive Berlin NJ
Cost: $29.95/ticket or $24.95/ticket after 2pm Save $5 with promo code DIGNJM5 on full day tickets purchased online through 4/1! 

1) Save a Spider Day
Saturday March 14th 10:00am-3:00pm
Spiders are important for environment and on Saturday, New Jersey’s Bug Museum will be holding a special day dedicated to all things spider.  Join author Paul Czajak at 1:00pm for a special reading of Seaver the Weaver.  Throughout the day, Insectropolis will be sharing facts about spiders, crafts, spider art, stores and more!
Insectropolis 1761 Route 9 Toms River, NJ
Cost: $8/visitor, under 2 is free

2) Milk and Cookies
Saturday March 14th 10:00am and 12:00pm
Start your Saturday morning off with some Milk and Cookies at the State Theatre and enjoy storytelling, music and more!  Perfect for ages 3-8.  This week storyteller Queen Nur will be debuting with her You Go, Girl! Stores of Female Heroes in celebration of Women’s History Month.
State Theater 15 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: FREE

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photo via Princeton Pi Day

3) Princeton Pi Day
Saturday March 14th 7:00am-7:30pm
Albert Einstein was a long time resident of Princeton, so for residents of Princeton, 3/14 (Pi Day, get it?) is cause for celebration! The day kicks off at 7am with a Walk a Pi event, followed my events including a pie eating contest, an Einstein look-a-like contest, a concert by Mercer county’s favorite Grammy Award winning artist Miss Amy, Dinky rides with Albert, hands-on events at the Princeton Public Library, pie throwing contests and much more!
Various locations throughout Princeton
Cost: Most events are FREE, while others are a small fee under $5/child

4) Go shopping!
Saturday March 14th 10:00am-6:00pm
New Jersey’s largest consignment event is happening this week and on Saturday don’t miss your last chance for some great gently used and new clothing, toys, baby gear, furniture and much more at the half price sale!  This is the perfect chance to start your spring shopping or even get ahead for next year!
Kidzsignments Children’s Consignment Sale New Jersey Expo Center 97 Sunfield Ave Edison, NJ
Cost: Entrance is FREE

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5) It’s a Pancake Party!
Saturday March 14th 10:00am-11:00am
52 New Foods invites your children ages 5-13 to their local Williams and Sonoma Saturday morning for a pancake party!  They will have a blast making batter and then flipping their pancakes!  The best part will be adding healthy toppings and learning how to make a hazelnut-chocolate spread (are we too old to attend?)!
Your local Williams & Sonoma store in New Jersey
Cost: FREE

6) Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th multiple times
The Greatest Show on Earth is coming to the Prudential Center this week!  A day at the circus is a lifelong memory for any child.  Their signature three-ring act, acrobats, comical clowns and the breathtaking animals will have your family in awe!
Prudential Center 25 Lafayette Street Newark, NJ
Cost: $33-44/ticket

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photo via New York Society of Model Engineers

7) Spring Exhibition of the New York Society of Model Engineers
Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th 1:00pm-6:00pm
The New York Society of Model Engineers will hold their 89th Spring Exhibition this weekend and every weekend in March in Carlstadt, NJ.  Train lovers young and old will enjoy three model railroad layouts, including the ever famous Thomas and Friends.
New York Society of Model Engineers 341 Hoboken Road Carlstadt, NJ
Cost: $7/adults, $1/children (ages 5-11), FREE/Ages 4 and Under – Save $1 here

8) Casino Pier Spring Festival
Saturday March 14th 12:00pm-2:30
After a long winter, Casino Pier is ready to kick off the Spring Season.  In celebration of Read Across America, join in activities such as a reading of Cat in the Hat, arts and crafts, games, and contests!
Casino Pier Arcade 800 Ocean Terrace Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: FREE

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photo via Sunshine Sam

9) Freestyle Art
Saturday March 14th 3:30pm
Sunshine Sam is celebrating National Craft Month and they invite you to join in some freestyle art Saturday afternoon.  Children ages 6-10 are welcome to make a variety of arts and crafts to make, draw and create!
Sunshine Sam 40 West Passaic Ave. Bloomfield, NJ
Cost: $25/artist

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10) Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at a St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Part 2

Saturday March 14th:

  • Morristown 12:00pm
  • Wildwood 12:00pm
  • Morris County 12:00pm
  • Union 1:00pm
  • Hamilton 1:00pm
  • Trenton 1:00pm
  • Atlantic City 1:00pm
  • Sea Isle 3:30pm

Sunday March 15th:

  • Freehold 12:00pm
  • West Orange 12:15pm
  • Somerville 1:30pm
  • West Hudson 2:00pm
  • Bergen County 2:00pm
  • Hackettstown 3:30pm

11) Parent’s Night Out
Saturday March 14th 6:30pm-9:30pm
Mom and dad do you need a night out?  Drop the kids off at Pump It Up in Freehold for Parent’s Night Out!  For three hours you get to go to enjoy a movie, dinner or just some time alone while your children enjoy pizza, drinks, snacks, crafts, jumping, games and a movie!  This weekend’s movie will be Big Hero 6.  Children must be Potty Trained to attend and at least 5 years of age.
Pump It Up Freehold 40 Asbury Ave. West Freehold, NJ
Cost: $20/child

Kids Yoga12) Kids Sports and Fitness Festival
Sunday March 15th 10:00am-2:00pm
Join the Katz JCC this Sunday to learn about how you get can get your kids active and moving!  The event will feature sports clinics, sport equipment sales and demos, sign ups for local sports teams from sponsors like Jersey Shore Gymnastics, The Running Center, Oceanside Wellness & Sport, among others.  Children’s activities include a basketball free-throw, a rock climbing wall, football toss and more.
Katz JCC 501 N. Jerome Avenue Margate, NJ
Cost: FREE

13) Luck of the Farm: Farm Hands and House Maids
Sunday March 15th 12:00pm-4:00pm
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the Irish who worked at the Fosterfields, help with the farm chores and learn about Irish culture through dance, crafts and music! 
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 73 Kahdena Road Morris Township, NJ
Cost: $8/adult, $6/child (ages 4-16), and $4/child (ages 2 & 3)

14) St. Patrick’ Day Party at Bev & Wally’s
Sunday March 15th 1:00pm-5:00pm
Enjoy a day of free family fun at Bev & Wally’s in Keansburg – photos, skeeball, hats & beads for the kids, refreshments and snacks, face painting and more!  Have your kids dressed in green and they will receive $5.00 in free tokens!
Bev & Wally’s 46 Beachway Ave. Keansburg, NJ
Cost: FREE

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photo via springfestgardenshow.org

15) Springfest Garden Show
Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th 10:00am-5:00pm
After this long and dreary winter, your family must be ready for the sights and smells of spring!  Enjoy over 35,000 square feet of gardening and outdoor living trends.  Children can enjoy the The Kids Plant Your Own Zone and a Treasure Hunt!
Springfest Garden Show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road August, NJ
Cost: $12/adult, Children under 12 are FREE

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things to do in new jersey this weekend16) Sit Down Shut Up & Eat
Sunday March 15th 5:15pm
Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat is deliciously relatable. It’s about four Italian-Americans who are waiting to participate in a group session with a shrink. But when it becomes obvious they’ve been stood up, they decide to give the therapy thing a shot on their own. Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat is dubbed a “plomedy” because it mixes a traditional play with stand-up comedy.
Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat at the Snapple Theater 1627 Broadway, New York City, NY
Cost: $72/ticket Use code FUN to save 50% off tickets

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17) Do you need date night ideas for when the children are at Parent’s Night Out?  Check out NJ Mom’s Date Night ideas or 50 Top Spas in New Jersey!

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20) Looking for the best playground in your area?  Check out NJ Mom’s Parks and Playground Guide with over 275 parks in New Jersey!

SAVE THE DATE!

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photo via Momma Lew’s Blog

In search of more things to do this weekend in New Jersey? Visit NJ Mom’s event calender for more events happening around the state. Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.

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