NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 3/7-3/8

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Our favorite yearly celebration happens this weekend; The celebration of light! Enjoy an extra hour of daylight this Sunday when we spring our clocks ahead. New Jersey also happens to be celebrating the luck of the Irish with multiple parades happening throughout the state. If that isn’t for you, head over to one of seven museums and science centers on the house thanks to our friends at Bank of America or say hello to The Cat in the Hat himself, Dr. Seuss, as he ends his week long birthday celebration.

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via The Mother of All Baby Showers

1) The Mother of All Baby Showers {Featured Event}
Friday March 6th 6:00pm-9:30pm
Meet more than 50 products and services from strollers, to furniture, to babysitting, to doctors and much more at the Mother of All Baby Showers this Friday night at Home and Kidz Furniture Gallery.  Enjoy spa treatments thanks to The Fountain Spa, more than $20,000 in giveaways and educational sessions with Bravo Network star Jaime Primak Sullivan.  This is an adult only evening, although baby-wearing moms are welcomed.
Home and Kidz Furniture Gallery 577 Winters Ave. Paramus, NJ
Cost: $10/individual or $20/couple Save $5 off with code MOABS

2) Celebrate the Luck of the Irish
Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th
Many towns around New Jersey are hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade this weekend.

Saturday March 7th:

  • Seaside Heights, noon
  • Nutley, 1pm
  • South Amboy, 2pm
  • Mount Holly, 1pm
  • Hoboken, 10am

Sunday March 8th:

  • Rumson, 1pm
  • Asbury Park, noon
  • Woodbridge, 1:30

3) Cinderella’s Royal Ball
Saturday March 7th 9:00am
If you are a Disney Visa cardholder, head to your local Disney Store on Saturday morning one hour before the store opens.  Your little ones will learn how to waltz, learn courage with sword training and show off their Disney best.  Perfect for ages 3-10.
Your local Disney Store in Cherry Hill, Deptford, Eatontown, Edison, Freehold or Wayne
Cost: FREE

4) Astronomy Day
Saturday March 7th 10:00am-3:00pm
The Children’s Museum of Somerset county will be holding Astronomy Day on Saturday.  Explore planets and stars, make a star chart, build a Mars Lander and much more!  Recommended for ages three to nine.
The Children’s Museum of Somerset County at The PeopleCare Center 120 Finderne Avenue Bridgewater, NJ.
Cost: A suggestion donation of $3/child

5) Snake Meet and Greet
Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th 10:30am
Free nature programs are offered every weekend at the Manasquan Reservoir.  This week, meet a live snake and learn all about the ones that live in the reservoir.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Georgia Tavern Road Howell, NJ
Cost: FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Ocean County Library

6) Give a Pig a Pancake
Saturday March 7th 11:00am
Author Laura Numeroff’s tale of what happens when a demanding piglet eats pancakes and the adventures he has with a young girl.  This all ages show is presented by The New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the Centenary Stage Company.
Ocean County Library Waretown Branch 112 Main Street Waretown, NJ
Cost: FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Morris Museum

7) Dr. Seuss Family Carnival
Saturday March 7th 11:00am-4:00pm
The Morris Museum is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this Saturday.  The whole family can enjoy activities like making a Lorax and his Truffala Trees, a Lego-Seuss challenge, listen to Dr. Seuss classics read by the Cat in the Hat, and performances of Seussology in the theater.
Cost: FREE this weekend thanks to Bank of America / Seussology tickets $10 each
Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ

8) Handmade Charlotte
Saturday March 7th 11:00am
Join your local Pottery Barn Kids on Saturday morning and enjoy some fun DIY projects from blogger Handmade Charlotte.  This week your child can create an owl habitat or super hero cuffs!
Pottery Barn Kids Hackensack, Marlton, Princeton, Shrewsbury and Short Hills, NJ
Cost: FREE

9) Minecraft Madness
Saturday March 7th 12:00pm-2:00pm
Do you have a minecraft fanatic in your home?  Then they need to experience an afternoon of Minecraft Madness at Dibble and Dabble.  Each participant will mine and craft to create a customized experience and project.
Dibble and Dabble Creativity Center 4 Carteret Ave. Cartaret, NJ
Cost: $25/person

10) Harlem Globetrotters
Saturday March 7th 2:00pm
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are back in New Jersey at the Sun National Bank Center for all of their classic trick shots and slam dunks!  Stay after the game for autographs and some high fives from team members!
Sun National Bank Center 81 Hamilton Street Trenton, NJ
Cost: $17-$115/ticket

11) Macy the Lonely Pit Bull Finds a Home
Sunday March 8th 11:00am-12:00pm
The Liberty Humane Society presents Macy the Lonely Pit Bull Finds a Home at WORD Jersey City.  Join the author, Todd Jagemann as he reads his book to children ages three and up.  Liberty Humane Society will be talking to the children about animal adoption.
WORD Jersey City 123 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ
Cost: FREE

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Princess Dreams

12) Royal Brunch
Sunday March 8th 12:00pm-1:30pm
Join Queen Elsa at Princess Dreams for a Royal Brunch this Sunday morning.  Your child will enjoy dress up, games, activities, singing and dancing with Elsa, goodie bags and a royal brunch.
Princess Dreams 1 West Westfield Ave. Roselle Park, NJ
Cost: $45/child

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey

photo via Bergen Performing Arts Center

13) Fancy Nancy the Musical
Sunday March 8th 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Follow Fancy Nancy and her friends as they perform in their first school play.  When Nancy is not picked to be a mermaid, will she be able to bring her fancy flair to the role she was cast in?  The show is for ages two through ten and has been critically acclaimed since its opening in the Fall of 2012.
Bergen Performing Arts Center 30 North Van Brunt Street Englewood, NJ
Cost: $19-39/ticket

14) The Art of the Brick
Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th 9:30am-7:30pm
The world’s largest gallery of LEGO art is just across New Jersey’s border at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.  CNN called this a “top 10 must-see exhibit”!  Artist Nathan Sawaya created 100 different creations in eight different sections.  You will see creations such as a Tyrannosaurus Rex that is over 20 feet long and made up of 80,000 LEGO bricks or famous works of art such as the Mona Lisa.  Sawaya even recreated Philadelphia’s famous Liberty Bell!
The Franklin Institute 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $29.95/adults, $24.95/children (9:30am-5:00pm) or $19.95/adults, $14.95/children (5:00pm-7:30pm)

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey15) Bank of America Museum Days
Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th
Enjoy complimentary admission at 7 museums in New Jersey on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month by showing your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and identification to the ticketing agent at:

Garden State Discovery Museum (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ)
WheatonArts & Cultural Center (Millville, NJ)
Montclair Art Museum (Montclair Art Museum)
Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ)
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark Museum (Newark, NJ)
The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College (Oceanville, NJ)

16) Enjoy free kids meals all over the state.

Ideas for Mom & Dad:

fun things to do this weekend in new jersey17) Paint a Glass, Have a Glass at Cream Ridge Winery
Saturday March 7th 6:30pm-9:00pm
Enjoy two glasses to paint per person, your materials and instructions.  As well as a glass of your choice of wine to enjoy!
Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge, NJ
Cost: $30/per person

18) Enjoy a day of pampering at one of the 50 Best Spas in New Jersey, as voted on by NJ Mom’s

19) Have a mom + dad date night at one of NJ Mom’s 25 Totally Unique Date Night Ideas in New Jersey.

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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