5 Free NJ Events This Weekend: April 8 – 10


Attend the multi-day Special Olympics Basketball Finals at the Wildwood Convention Center, meet and greet the Cat in the Hat during story time at Barnes and Nobles, or behold one of the largest and most impressive LEGO displays at the LEGO Americana Roadshow.

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5th Annual Wellness Expo (Featured)
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 11:00am-4:00pm
Over 50 wellness practitioners/vendor exhibitors, free workshops, raffles, door prizes, rain or shine free event for everyone!
Exhibitor registration/payment page wil be posted soon at its webpage http://georgian.edu/wellness-expo
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood, NJ

1. Special Olympics NJ Basketball Finals
April 9th, 2016 + April 10th | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Catch a glimpse of New Jersey’s Special Olympics Basketball Finals at the Wildwood Convention Center. The basketball competition is a multi-day event going from Saturday into Sunday that showcases the talents of over one thousand special olympics athletes from all across New Jersey.
Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ

2. Meet the Cat in the Hat
April 8th, 2016 | 11:00 AM
The quirky Cat in the Hat is making a special stop at Barnes and Nobles in Freehold to stir up some excitement. He will be meeting and greeting anyone who attends, and he’ll be prepared to pose for some pictures. Additionally, there will be a fun craft and a reading time. The Cat in the Hat will be at the event until 11:45 AM.
Barnes and Nobles
3981 U.S. 9, Freehold, NJ


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3. LEGO Americana Roadshow
April 9th, 2016 | All Day Event
Behold one of the biggest, larger-than-life, LEGO displays in New Jersey. Made from purely LEGOS and the hardwork of LEGO creators, families will be astounded by LEGO replicas made to match buildings such as The White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Children will also be given the opportunity to make their own tiny replicas to take home.
Bridgewater Commons
Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

4. Somerset Patriots Fanfest
April 9th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hit the baseball field this Saturday for the Somerset Patriots Fanfest. Enjoy the live music, Run the bases, take part in some carnival games, capture your silly side in the photobooth, experience an 1800’s style baseball game, get an autograph from the pros, or get your face painted.
Somerset Patriots Stadium
860 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ

5. Children’s Fishing Tournament
April 9th, 2016 | 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Put your families fishing skills to the test during the opening day of Birch Grove Park. To celebrate the opening of a beautiful park, children are invited to enter in this exciting fishing competition, and they might even win some prizes.
Birch Grove Park
1700 Burton Ave., Northfield, NJ

6. JC Fitness Fair 2016
April 10th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
From intense fitness like crossfit to a more relaxing workout like yoga, the JC Fitness Fair has a display of vendors that can suit every member of the families needs when it comes to staying healthy.
City Hall Plaza
280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ




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