Some highlights this weekend are the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Branch Brook Park. For more about this park, see my write up last year here. There's also a super cute Eggs Bunnydict event at the Tenafly Nature Center. On Sunday you have two great options: Kidfest in East Brunswick that's free or the Baby and Toddler Expo put on by our friends at NJ Moms Guide. In fact, all the events this weekend are sure to put a "spring" in your step!
Used Book, Movie and Music Sale. Thurs to Fri: 9:30am to 10pm; Sat. 9:30am to 7pm; Sun: 1pm to 7pm. College Women's Club of Montclair. 26 Park Street, Montclair.
Morris Open Figure Skating Competition. 10am to 6pm. Free admission! William G. Mennen Sports Arena, Morris. Link here. (call ahead to verify)
Dino Day and Bug Bonanza. Sat and Sun: 1pm to 4pm. Celebrate dinosaurs and insects while digging for fossils in the Dino Garden. Educational activities, planting activity and themed crafts. Camden Children's Garden. Link here.
Imagine That! Easter Bunny Breakfast. Sat: 9:30am; Sun: 10am. All kids receive an Easter basket filled with goodies. Pre-register price: $13.00/adult; $10.99 child. Includes breakfast. Florham Park. Link here.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. 7pm. Mr. Popovich and his pets have been featured on late night talk shows and NBC's America's Got Talent. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.
Cherry Blossom Festival Sat: 9am to 12pm. Race through the park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive NJ tradition or cheer on the cyclists. Free to watch! Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark. Link here. Map here.
Eggs Bunnydict! 10am to 12pm. Meet a live rabbit! Make a basket out of recycled paper to search for hidden eggs. Use creative dipping methods and natural dyes to produce beautiful eggs. Each participant can bring 4 hard boiled eggs to dye. Pre-registration required. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.
Japan Benefit Concert. 6:30pm. Vocal, piano, flute, violin and cello performances by IAAS (International Academy of Arts and Sciences) faculty and friends. Church of St. Mary, Closter. Donations accepted at the door. Link here.
American Girl Fashion Show. 2 shows: 10:30am and 3:30pm. A two part runway fashion show with an ice cream social at intermission. Raffles and prizes too. $35. Newark Museum. Link here.
River Edge Run. 8:30am to 12pm. Sponsored by River Edge Alliance Against Drugs. 8:30am to 9:45am: Check in and Registration; 9am: Fun Run (1 mile); 10am: 5K run; 10:05: Health Walk, 5K. Cherry Hill School, River Edge. Link here.
3rd Annual Montclair Center's Spring Treasure Hunt. 11:30am to 12pm for ages 1 to 5; 12pm to 12:30 for 6yrs+. Bring your basket and hunt for gifts and treats. Explore a fire truck, too! Aunt Jean's Toys and Treats, Montclair. Link here.
Born to Be Wild 3D Event. 10:15am. Before the viewing, kids can ask questions about animals, caring for your pets, and understanding the wildlife in our environment. Free "Born to be Wild" themed Silly Bandz. Imax Theatre at Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY. Link here.
The Baby and Toddler Expo. 10am to 12pm. Workshops (on Day Care 101), complimentary coffee and breakfast (9:30am to 10am). Shopping, giveaways, treats, sign language workshop, etc. Free if you bring new pajama as a donation to Pajama Project or $10 at door. L'Affaire Catering, Mountainside. Click here to register!
Kidfest 2011. 11am to 3pm. Live entertainment, sports zones, princesses, clowns, face painting, arts and crafts, balloon art, magicians, games, etc! FREE! The Fields Sports Complex, 8 Cornwall Court, East Brunswick. Link here.
10th Annual Multicultural Festival. 1 to 4pm. Interactive Movement & dance, arts & crafts, clowns, storytelling, etc. Richard Rodda Community Center, 250 Colonial Court,Teaneck.
10K and 1-Mile Fun Runs. 8am (registration). This USATF-sanctioned race includes a 1 mile children's fun run and a race for the disabled. Fun run starts at 9am, 10K race starts at 10am. Branch Brook Park, Newark. Link here.
Winnie the Pooh. 1:30pm to 3pm & 4pm. Sign Stage on Tour presents a wonderful story about Pooh and his animal friends. Both signing and spoken production. Ages 4-10. Mayo Theatre, Morristown. Link here.
Maywood Springtime Family Funfest. 10am to 5pm. Kiddie rides, pony rides, face painting, live entertainment, shopping, food vendors. 100 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood.