There are craft fairs, fun runs, and shows galore across the Garden State. Have a great time, whatever you do!


Bike Right: Learn to Ride. 10am to 12pm. A safe, easy way for kids to learn to ride, using the balance first method. Bring a helmet and a bike. Advance registration required. For kids age 5 and up. $6/child. Call: 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland. Link here

Open Cockpit Day. 10am to 4pm. Discover the cockpits of airplanes, helicopters, etc. Teterboro Airport, Teterboro. Link here

Spring Family Day. 12pm to 4pm. Old-fashioned springtime fun! Pony rides, maypole, bubble station, crafts, races and more. $7 non member children; free for adults. Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains. Link here. 

Walk With Me NJ 2012. 10am to 1pm. Walk/Run begins at 10am on the 50 yard line. 1 mile walk through the stadium levels. 5K run around the outskirts of the stadium. Kids fun football toss at 11am. Health Fair throughout event. Race awards, too! MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford. 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

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Robots! First Lego League Competition. 12pm to 4pm. See some amazing youngsters participate in a district competition. Will they be able to navigate the tricky competition course? They  need you to cheer them on! Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. Link here

Annual Spring Festival. 10am to 4pm. Tours, activities and more. Garretson Farm, Fair Lawn. Link here

Night Moves. 8pm to 9pm. Learn about animals behavior at nighttime. Bring your flashlight. Admission closed after 8:30pm. Pre-registration required. Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange. Link here. 


West Side Story. 8pm to 10pm. A revival of this classic Broadway show! NJPAC, Newark. Link here

Rainbow Fish. 10am to 11:30pm. A timeless tale about self-less deeds. Papermill Playhouse, Millburn. Link here

House at Pooh Corner. 11am. Some of the stories included are: Eyeore's house, Tigger's arrival at the Hundred Acre Wood, game of Pooh Sticks, and Christopher Robin going to school. South Orange Performing Arts Center. $12 to 15. Link here

A bit of a drive…

PrincetonKids Family Fun Day. 11am to 4pm. Live entertainment at the Mall's Center Court, circus performance, magic show, science show, vendors, balloon twisting and more! Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville. Link here

17th Annual Plant Sale. 10am to 2pm. A wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials and more. The Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown. Link here

Green Weekends. 1pm to 2pm. Help farmers plant heirloom varieties of beans and marigolds. Learn about horse-drawn farming techniques. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown. Link here

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. A party celebrating Mexican heritage. The Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill. 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

2012 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

Springtide. 11am to 3pm. Music, games, riverside fish bake, and learning opportunities. Alpine Boat Basin and Picnic area. 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

Wild Earth Fest. 11am to 5pm. Live animal demos, educational displays, music, eco-art giveaways, food and more! $3/person; 6yrs and under FREE! Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside. Link here

Escape to the Palisades Half Marathon and 5K Family Run. 9am. Proceeds help rehab the roads and trails of the Palisades Interstate Park. Ross Dock at PIP, Fort Lee. Link here

A bit of a drive…

Sleeping Beauty. NJ Ballet's family friendly production. Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway. Link here

Red Bank International Flavour Festival. 12pm to 7pm. Music, food, wine, vendors and family friendly activities. White Street Parking Lot. 

Monmouth Festival of the Arts. 225 artists from all over the Northeast, workshops, children's crafts, entertainment and more! Tinton Falls. Link here