This time of year is all about maple sugaring, Chinese New Year celebrations, Dr. Seuss celebrations, and circus time! Hope you  have a great weekend!


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze. Feb 27th to March 3rd. Sat: 10am, 3pm , 7:30pm; Sun: 1pm and 5pm. Experience a mega-dose of excitement at this show! Prudential Center. Newark, NJ. $15 to $150. Link here.


Leprechaun Fairy Circus. 3pm. A marionette puppet show that has over 20 handcrafted trick puppetry. $12. Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, Upper Saddle River. Link here.

BCA China Care’s Annual Lunar New Year Festival/Fundraiser. 11am to 2pm. Buy tickets to participate in activities that are set up in booths such as origami, photos, arts and crafts and more! 12pm lunch will be served. All proceeds go to Chinacare.org. Bergen County Academies, Hackensack. Please RSVP to bcachinacare@gmail.com.  Link here.

Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 1pm. Starts on Harrison Street and heads west onto Franklin Ave then North to Chestnut Street. 3pm there is a post parade party with kids activities. Link here.

Peking Acrobats. 3pm and 7:30pm. With gravity defying contortion, dangerous wire-walking, trick-cycling and daring chair maneuvers, these acrobats will keep you on the edge of your seat! $25 to $39. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.Link here.

Read Across America Seussology Celebration. 2pm to 3pm. Explore the background of Dr. Seuss and his beloved works. Maywood Library. Link here.

Children’s Baseball Book Program. A multi-media presentation based on a new children’s book called “Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio.” Yogi Berra Museum, Little Falls. Link here.

Jack & Jill in the Forgotten Nursery. 11am. Mr. Fish uses circus skills like boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, and magic to introduce principles in science like inertia, friction, sonic boom, air pressure and more! South Orange Performing Arts Center. Link here.

Dr. Seuss Family Festival. 11am to 4pm. Craft a Truffala Tree and puppets of Seuss characters. Mix a batch of Oobleck, make clay green eggs and ham, play Seussical Bingo and more! $10 adult/$7 child. Morris Museum, Morristown. Link here.

Worm World. 10am to 12pm. Learn all about worms! Preregistration required. Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Link here.

Maple Sugaring Demos and Festival. 12pm to 4pm. Maple syrup snow cones and taste tests. Wagon rides, tree tapping demos, walks, games crafts and more! $4. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham. Link here.


Chinese New Year Celebration. 12pm to 1:30pm: Chinese Food Fair; 1:30 to 3:30pm: New Year Show and Food drive for Center for Food Action (bring a non-perishable food item); 3:30 to 5:30pm: Raffle and Prizes. Hackensack Middle School, 360 Union Street, Hackensack. Link here.


Maple Sugaring Workshop. 12:30pm and 2pm. Discover history of syrup making, check tapped trees and boil sap down to make fresh syrup to taste! $10. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.

Bill Blagg, Illusionist. 1pm and 4pm. Introduce your child to the world of magic–where anything is possible! BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.

Purim Carnival. 10:30am to 1:30pm. Angry Birds game, treats, spin and sand art, games nad prizes. Open to all! Fair Lawn Jewish  Center. Link here.

Maple Sugaring at Van Vleck. 10:30am, 11, 11:30, 12:30pm and 1pm. Take a tour to see how maple sugaring happens. Then, have a yummy pancake breakfast. $10 adult/$5 child. Scouts in uniform are free!  Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair. Link here.

Fancy Nancy. 11am to 1pm. Nancy and her friends are going to perform in a show “Deep Sea Danes.” Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway. Link here.

Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 12pm to 5pm. Floats and Irish dancers. Link here.