Kite Day. Sat/Sun: 10am to 5pm. Bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the store. You can test it out at the 10 acre pasture. Country music, entertainment, wagon rides and food. Kids games and activities in the barnyard. Terhune Orchards, Princeton. Free! Link here.
Bank of America Museums on Us. The first full weekend of every month gives cardholders a free general admission to 150 museums nationwide. Link here.
Tenafly Street Fair and Craft Show. 11am to 5pm. Washington St and Railroad Ave. Link here.
NJ Goes Native. 12pm to 4pm. An educational celebration of native plants. Nature hikes, talks on organic gardening, horticulture, workshops/demos on wood carving, composting, tea making, and kids crafts. Plant sale too! Free admission and parking. State Line Lookout, Alpine. Link here. We went to this event last year. It was a gorgeous location with lookouts over the Hudson. Not that many vendors but it’s a nice 1-2 hour activity to do with the family.
Fresh & Fancy White Barn Grand Opening. 10am to 5pm. All-day crafts and planting for kids, complimentary farm-made teas, jams and breads. New Milford. Link here.
Open Cockpit Day. 10am to 4pm. Discover the cockpits of airplanes, helicopters, etc. Teterboro Airport, Teterboro. Link here.
Sheep Shearing. Bergen County Zoo, Paramus. Link here.
Make Believe and Melodies by Mozart. 10am to 11am. Story time and live music by Mozart to Monet. Papillon Bambino Children’s Boutique, Westwood. Link here.
Rec Night. 7pm. Kids can play soccer, football, baseball, kickball, dodgeball, relay races and more! Pizza and prizes too. $20/child. Superdome Sports, Waldwick. Link here.
15th Annual Jersey Cares Day. In honor of the 15th anniversary of Jersey Cares Day, there are a variety of new projects including Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, trailblazing in public parks, hosting children’s recreational activities, and so much more. Participating volunteers raise pledges for the time they are contributing, making the event an inspiring way to give back to the community! Link here.
3rd Annual Green Summer Festival. 10am to 4pm. Petting zoo, hot air balloon rides, bike auction, magic show, paper shredding and more! Secaucus Xchange. Link here.
Fishing Derby. 9am. Ages 6 to 12yrs get to fish! Liberty Park, Upper Saddle River. Link here.
Teacher LOVE Card Craft. 11am to 3pm. National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 7th! Free! Hackensack. 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. Blues is Underneath Jazz @ NJPAC, Newark. (Arrive early as seating is first come/first served) FREE! Link here.
Church Street Family Fun Day/GLAM Street Fair. 11am to 6pm. Music, crafts, bicycle parade, boundy house, dunk tank, stilt walker, fire breather and more! Montclair Center (Church St. and Glenridge Ave.) Link here.
Miles with Moms 5K and Fun Run. 9:30am to 11am. Help support The Mothers Center of Central NJ. Cranford. Link here.
…Morris County and West
Ar-B-Que. 11am to 2pm. Celebrate Arbor Day with activities for kids and families like Japanese fish printing, stuffed animal parade, all you can eat barbecue, etc. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Short Hills. Link here.
Kool Kidzignments Spring Children’s Consignment Sale Event. Thurs: 11am to 6pm; Fri: 9am to 6pm; Sat: 8am to 1pm: half price sale. New and gently-used infant and children’s clothing, costumes, shoes, toys,
DVD’s, baby equipment, furniture, bedding, stroller and more! Wayne Methodist Church, 99 Parish Drive, Wayne. Link here.
Tunes for Thomas. 11am to 3pm. Live music by children’s musiciansand an opportunity for parents to find out about local preschools and activities. Lewis Morris Park, Morristown. Link here.
…by the Shore
NJ Marathon Weekend. 8:30am to Noon. 3 mile fun run/walk; Kids races; family events. Clowns, face painting, music, games, crafts and awards. Oceanfront Promenade, Long Branch. Link here.
Family Funathlon. 8am to 5pm. Competitive families wanted! Outdoor challenges like canoeing, archery, problem solving and more! Thompson Park, Lincroft. Link here.
Up, Up and Away. 11am to 3pm. Learn about things that fly in the sky. The Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill. Link here.
33rd Annual Super Science Saturday. 10am to 4pm. NJ State Mueseum, Trenton. Link here.
Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. 11am to 6pm. Three stages of live music and over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople. Free! Washington Street (btwn. Observer Hwy and 7th Street). Link here.
Ridgewood Spring Craft and Street Fair. 12pm to 5pm. 140 exhibitors, kids activities, food, entertainment and more! Free admission. East Ridgewood Avenue. Link here.
2013 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. 8:30am Registration; 10am: 5K run and 1.5 mile walk. About 10,000 people expected to turnout. Survivor tent, procession and ceremony, expo area, Kids for the Cure area: moon bounce, sand art, clowns, and coloring. The Infernos will perform on the Main stage. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange. Link here.
1st Annual Kids Milk and Cookies Baking Contest. 12am to . Kids can enter in 3 categories: Vegan, Gluten Free and Whole Wheat Flour. All proceeds will be distributed to Toni’s Soup Kitchen. Montclair Municipal Building. Link here.
Dinosaur Day. 10am to 4:30pm. 15 foot long animatronic T-Rex will wow your kids. Fossil rubbings, animal presentations, and real life geologists, engineers and paleontologists on hand. Newark Museum. Link here.
An Evening with Buddy Valastro. 3pm and 7pm. Valastro gives live demos, answers questions, and more! Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. $39 to 89. Link here.
Laurie Berkner Band. 1pm. $16-$97. NJPAC, Newark. Link here.
Cinco de Mayo. 10am to 5:30pm. Imagine That Museum, Florham Park. Link here.