10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: April 8 – 10


Experience the ultimate bee display at Oasis Family Farm’s Honey Festival, catch Clifford the Big Red Dog and his friends in their live musical, have some tea with Monmouth Museum at the Teddy Bear Tea Party, or jive to the wonderful sounds of Jazz during the Kids Jazz Concert Series performed by Brianna Thomas and the Jazz Travelers.

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1. Honey Festival
April 9th, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Check out a bee hive, taste a honey hot dog, or engage in the farm’s free games and activities. The Honey Festival has something for everyone in the family and will be featuring all things bees.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Trenton, NJ
Cost: Free


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2. Clifford the Big Red Dog
April 10th, 2016 | 1:00 PM + 4:30 PM
Spend a few hours with your favorite giant, red dog. Clifford and his friends T-Bone, Cleo, Mac, Charley and Jetta are lighting up the stage at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. During this unique performance, Clifford and his friends will learn how to work together, how to give respect, and how to be responsible and honest. Through this journey, children will laugh and learn, and families will by charmed by Clifford.
bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ
Cost: $15-$49

3. Teddy Bear Tea
April 10th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Monmouth Museum is hosting a Teddy Bear Tea Party filled with a grand afternoon of gourmet treats, lessons in manners, an extravagant teddy bear parade, a sensational live performance, and of course, TEA. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Museum’s programs.
Navesink Country Club
50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown, NJ
Cost: Members: Adults $40, Children $25, Non-Members: Adults $45, Children $30


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4. Kids Jazz Concert Series
April 9th, 2016 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Introduce your children to the wonderful genre of Jazz music with Brianna Thomas and the Jazz Travelers. Swing and sing to the soultry music of the past at this free, musical event.
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Cost: Free

5. Classic British Car Show
April 9th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Join in Atlantic City’s tradition of showing off classic cars of Historic Smithville. Brought over from England, these antique cars are sure to intrigue young children and their families. Afterwards, families are encouraged to explore the village green and take in the beauty of a historical area.
1 Route 9 North, Galloway, Atlantic County, NJ
Cost: Free


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6. Superhero Day
April 9th, 2016 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Calling all superheroes, it’s time to unite at Liberty Hall for a three hour event filled with engaging activities, superhero crafts, and delicious treats to re-energize. The most experienced superhero himself, Captain America, will be at the event to take pictures.
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
Cost: $20 for one adult and one child, $5 for additional

7. Anthony Salazar: Kidz Cabaret Series
April 9th, 2016 | 1:00 PM + 3:00 PM
Witness the remarkable magical talents of Anthony Salazar through jaw-dropping choreographed illusions. Meant for the entire family and audiences of any age, Anthony Salazar will perform in the Kidz Cabaret Series featuring up-beat music and a quality display of magic, comedy, and dance.
bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ
Cost: $17


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8. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
April 10th, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Ever wanted to witness a cat climb upside-down or a dog do some unlikely tricks? Than the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is the perfect way to spend this Sunday. Clowning, juggling, balancing, and performing pets; become enchanted by the famous Popovich, known for his talented crew of cats, dogs, white doves, parrots, and even geese.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $20-$39

9. 5th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show
April 8th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The train is back in town and making a brief, one day stop in North Haledon for the annual spring model railroad show. With 1,200 square foot train layout featuring passenger trains, freight trains, and Thomas the Tank Engine, there is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
Garden State Model Railway Club Inc.
575 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon, NJ
Cost: Adults $6, children 12 and under are free

10. Spring Migration at Plainsboro Preserve
April 9th, 2016 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Hummingbirds and bluebirds are returning to the garden state while Owl’s have already been preparing for the spring season by hatching their eggs. Follow an associate naturalist in a nature walk to see active nests and the beginning of the bird migration.
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road, Cranbury, NJ
Cost: Members $5, nonmembers $7

11. Asbury Park Film & Music Festival
April 8th – April 10th, 2016
The annual Asbury Park Film and Music Festival is finally back and waiting for movie and music lovers to check out all of its showcases and premieres. Get the perfect cinematic experience and embrace the role of music in film while enjoying the art of it all.
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Price listed online

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