Have you adjusted to the time change yet? I have to say, Monday morning was a toughie! If you are back on schedule then check out one of the great shows this weekend like Kodo Drummers from Japan or head into the city for their Children's Film Festival. Even better, stop to smell the roses at the Springfest garden show and get excited for Spring!
Springfest Flower & Garden Show. Sat to Sun. 10am to 5pm (till 7pm on Sat.) Get inspired with beautiful garden displays, lectures, Kids Zone, etc. Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ. $11; kids under 12 free. $1 off coupon on website: Link here.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (through April 10th). A slapstick farce musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn. Link here.
New 2 You Kids Spring Consignment Sale. Fri: 9am to 5pm; Sat. 9am to 8pm. 70 to 90% off retail on clothes, toys, furniture, videos, and more. Free admission! Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Link here.
New York International Children's Film Festival. Four weeks of short films, 100 new films, q&a's, workshops and awards. Asia Society and Museum. Link here.
Kodo Drummers of Japan. 7:30pm. The world's greatest Japanese drummers transcend the barriers of language, cultures and customs. Especially moving as our thoughts and prayers extend to the people of Japan during this difficult time. $42 to 67. Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown. Link here.
Happy Birthday NJ Children's Museum! 10am to 5pm. Celebrate your favorite museum's birthday with princesses, super heroes, DJ Ron Albanese, Polka Dot & more! Cake, punch, party games, giveaways and goody bags too. Free with paid admission ($10/adult or child). Paramus. Link here.
The Three Prince Charmings. 12pm and 3pm. What happens when two dueling Prince Charmings meet a narrator named Steve? An overbearing queen, some nasty witches, and a few beautiful princesses will all work towards a happy ending. UC PAC Studio Theatre, Rahway. $16 regular admission & get one child's ticket free! Link here.
Matilda's Bunny Brunch and Ten Carrot Tea Party. 1:30pm. Meet rabbits and learn about domestic and wild rabbits. Enjoy some tea as well and make a craft to welcome spring. Recommended for ages 6+. Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown. Pre-register, $30 non- members. Link here.
Swimming Lessons Open House. 11am to 2pm. Up Stream Swim School presents an ope house. Meet instructors, learn about the program, etc. Swimming lessons available for all ages and skill levels. East Rutherford. Link here.
Festival of Storytelling & World Music. 12:30pm to 4pm. Award winning author Rafe Martin will be featured as well as master NJ storytellers. $6 admission. County College of Morris, Randolph. Link here.
Peter and the Wolf/Beauty & the Beast. 1pm to 3pm. The NJ Ballet features wonderful dancing, colorful costumes ad beautiful music. Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg. Link here.
Rubach Family Purim Carnival. 1pm to 4pm. Bring your child in Purim costume to this carnival featuring life size cartoon characters, train rides, junior bounce, games, prizes, food and cotton candy. 3pm costume parade. JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly. Link here.
28th Annual Costume Carnival Day. Those in costume receive free day lift ticket. Judging at 1pm. Shawnee Mountain, PA. Link here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for these UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, March 23rd. Momma's Night Out. 7:30pm. Food, open bar, raffles, music, gift bags, etc! (In my post this week I forgot to include the link to buy tickets–sorry about that!) 201 Supper Club, Englewood. Link here to buy tickets!
Sunday, April 10th: 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. Click here to register!
Saturday, April 2nd. Kimmy Schwimmy Concert. 11am. Catch the hottest show in town. Her last one at the JCC was sold out! This one is free and sure to draw a large crowd. Paramus Park Mall.