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May 1-7: May's Best Family Shows, Festivals and Fairs

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - May 01, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:  WEEK OF MAY 1 - MAY 7

May's Best Family Shows, Festivals and Fairs


                         Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NJPAC

May is jammed pack with family shows - whether you are looking for play, musical, movie.... or any other type of show, there is something for the entire family! Festivals and fairs start up as well.  From the Bluebird Festival in New Egypt to Dinosaur Day in Newark to a free WBGO jazz concert for kids and a Kid Fest at the oldest zoo in NJ, we are sure to please. Also coming up is the exciting NJ Renaissance Faire...go experience the merrymaking!  Now all you have to do is go, purchase tickets or preregister if needed and get ready for some show-stopping fun!  Link

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WEEKEND CALENDAR

Here is just a sample list of what's going on this weekend!  
Go to our website for lots more!!
Hooked on the Hudson
Saturday, May 3
Fishing contest, exhibits & more. Fishing contest. Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee, Free.  Link

PrincetonKIDS Family Fun Day @ Quaker Bridge Mall
Saturday, May 3, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
PrincetonKIDS and Gymland School of Gymnastics welcomes the public to attend the "6th Annual Family Fun Day". FREE ... Princeton.  Link

Montclair Film Festival
thru May 4, 07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Our FAMILY category features three presentations, including a 75th anniversary screening of The Wizard of Oz, with attendees encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. ...  Link

Autism Awareness Day at the Bergen County Zoo
Sunday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Free Tours, Free Train Rides, Live Animal Demonstrations. Find out about the many services provided in Bergen County. All FREE with applicable zoo admission. Paramus.  Link

Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival
Sunday, May 4
Over 300 artists, crafters and more. Great food. Kids area on 3rd Street. 3 stages of live performances. Hoboken.  Link

FREE AND FABULOUS EVENTS

JOIN NJ KIDS AT SPRING FLING WESTFIELD

Sunday, May 4,10 AM - 5 PM
With the closing of the streets, the downtown is transformed into a safe and fun family festival.   There is no admission fee and parking is free.   Link

JOIN NJ KIDS AT LORD STIRLING STABLE FAMILY FUN DAY

May 4, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Games on horseback are the centerpiece of this fun-filled day at Lord Stirling Stable, but that's not all we've got! Free pony rides and hayrides make horses accessible to everyone; local vendors offer their specialties for sale; and child-friendly arcade games ensure that everyone is a winner.  Link

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FEATURE EVENT

DINOSAUR DAY AT NEWARK MUSEUM  

Saturday, May 3, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This is the 7th installment of Dinosaur Day at the Newark Museum featuring fun educational activities for kids and the dinosaur lover in all of us.  Come see a 15' interactive T-Rex courtesy of Field Station.  There will be face painting, Dinosaur Origami, Planetarium shows and lots more.  Link

FEATURE FIELD TRIP IDEA

TUCKERTON SEAPORT & BAYMEN'S MUSEUM

Explore the art, history and environment of the Barnegat Bay.  Climb 40 steps to the tower of Tucker's Island Lighthouse.  Visit the decoy carver & boat builder.  View live horseshoe crabs, fish and diamondback terrapins.  Be a privateer or pirate.  Putt and learn on the historic theme miniature golf course.  Link

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| May 01, 2014
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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