You may be tempted to take a much-needed-break after a week of endless sibling fights and dashing all over town to entertain them, well that will be hard once you read all about the fun stuff going on around us this weekend. Have a great weekend!


2nd Annual Spring Model Railroad Show. 1pm to 5pm. A 30×40 foot operating HO model railorad. Thomas the Tank Engine and a character train too! Garden State Model Railway Club, North Haledon. Link here.

Eric Carle Stories. 2pm to 4pm. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia visits with an adaptation of three stories from Mr. Carle. Puppetry and visual effects will showcase The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Papa Please Get the Moon for Me, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. $20-22. NJPAC, Newark. Link here.


Global Hockey Legends for Sandy Relief. 1pm to 4pm. All proceeds will support the Sandy Relief Fund. NJ Devils greats Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant Marshall and others will face off against a Russian Squad of legends. $20 to $100. Prudential Center, Newark. Link here.

Dinosaurs Return! 10am to 6pm. Fossil tables, fossil hunt, listen to stories, join in a dinosaur play, and crafts too! NJ Children’s Museum, Paramus. Link here.

WGBO Kids Jazz Concerts 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Interactive hour-long concerts will allow kids to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz. Q&A sessions with artists. Mimi Jones presents We All Get the Blues @ Montclair Art Museum. FREE! Link here.

Mother’s Market and Birthday Party Fair. 9am to 12pm. There will be craft/story hour from 9-10 or 11-12. If you want to promote your birthday party venue or sell your gently used or new children’s clothing, items and furniture, send Beth a message so you can become a vendor. $3 to enter with a raffle ticket and entrance to both events. Phone 973-962-7131 Contact name Beth Heinzelmann ( Link here.

Garden Thyme: Volunteer Saturdays. 9am to 1pm. Donate an hour or two in gardening and landscaping chores and learn about history and nature too. Wear covered shoes and hats. Community service certificates provided and tools/bottled water as well. Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Memorial Park, Jersey City. Link here.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt. 2pm to 3pm. Families work in teams to find clues. For adults and kids 4yrs+. Nonmembers $10 to max of $30 per family. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.

The Crayola Experience. 11am to 3:30pm. Don’t want to travel far for the Crayola Factory? Then, go to the Crayola Experience…meet “Tip,” Crayola’s mascot, play with sidewalk chalk and star in your own coloring page. Imagine That! Museum, Florham Park. Link here.

Asian Martial Arts. 2pm. Featuring Okinawan Goju-ryu, Chinese White Crane kung-fu, Yamanni-ryu and more! $5. Shea Center for Performing Arts, Wayne. Link here.


Bloomfest. 11am to 5pm. Enjoy a family day in a beautiful setting! This park has 4,000 cherry trees over 360 acres. Cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, food and more! Free. Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark. Link hereMap here.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. 1pm and 5pm. Stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Toy Story. IZOD Center, East Rutherford. Link here.

Newark Bears Bat Boy/Girl Clinic. 10am. Learn fundamentals and your child may be selected to be in a home game. Riverfront Stadium, Newark. Link here.

Girls of Liberty Hall. 1pm to 3pm. Enjoy a delicious luncheon of scones, finger sandwiches, lemonade and more on real china and watch a fashion show of historic children’s clothing. Liberty Hall Museum, Link here.

Enchanted Musical Tales. 12pm and 4pm. Your favorite childhood costumed characters will dance and sing for boys and girls alike. Meet them after the show onstage. Smiling Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes. Link here.

Tackle the Trail 5K. 9am to 3pm. A tri-state affair with rolling hills, natural trail surfaces and beautiful views. DJ entertainment, refreshments, awards, and rafffle prizes. Also, a 1 mile fitness/dog walk. Central Park Sports Complex, Parsippany. Link here.

Dino Day & Bug Bonanza Family Festival. 1pm to 4pm. Educational activities, fun planting activity, dig for fossils and more! Camden Children’s Garden. Link here.