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Things to Do April 2017 in New Jersey

By NJ Kids Contributors on March 31, 2017

What’s Happening in NJ this April!

April 1, 2017Sperry Observatory Telescopes at Trailside Nature Center in Mountainside NJ, FREE, 7PM-10PM. Sperry Observatory telescopes will be open to the public. Come see the stars and hear about the upcoming Solar Eclipse. 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside NJ.

April 1, 2017 - Build a Bunny Basket at Home Depot Hackensack. 9AM-12PM. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. 450 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack NJ.

All Saturdays in April starting April 1, 2017
- Discovery Saturdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 9AM-1PM. Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience. Drop by for an interactive exploration of nature. Each week discover a new plant, animal or environmental topic through experiments, stories, games, and crafts. Borrow an Arboretum backpack loaded with binoculars, field guides, a magnifying glass and everything else needed for outdoor Arboretum adventure! No pre-registration is necessary. Free for RRA members. $5 per child for non-members. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit NJ. 908-273-8787.

All Sundays in April starting April 2, 2017 - Drop In Studio at Montclair Art Museum, 1PM-4PM. FREE with Museum admission. Explore a range of art materials and processes with a seasoned MAM studio instructor. Leave with your very own masterpiece. Montclair Art Museum, South Mountain Ave, Montclair NJ.

All Mondays in April starting April 3, 2017 - Bergen County Zoo FREE Admission. All April Mondays 10AM-11AM. Come to the Education Discovery Center to play with animal themed toys, interact with other visitors and meet an animal. 216 Forest Ave, Paramus NJ.

3 day Weekend April 7-9, 2017
- Overpeck Park Food and Fun Festival. FREE admission. Come and have fun at a full blown carnival, food tucks and music! This is Salute to the Marines Day. The group LCPL Jedi C Barker Marine Corps League Detachment 1211 will be honored. Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park NJ.

April 8, 2017 - Easterseals New Jersey 8th Annual Walk With Me & 5k Run. 9AM-12AM. We invite YOU to be a SHINING STAR at this year's fundraising event! Fun-filled day for kids, adults, families and friends to raise funds for people living with disabilities and special needs in our local communities. Walk, Run, Jog, Stroll...any way you do it. FREE for walkers (donations encouraged). There is a $25 registration fee for all 5K runners. Register at walkwithme.org/nj or visit eastersealsnj.org. MetLife Stadium, MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford NJ.

April 8, 2017 - Mr. Ray at State Theatre New Jersey. 10AM-11AM. FREE! Back by popular demand! Mr. RAY has performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Meat Loaf, and Bon Jovi. He has since become a Billboard Magazine top-ten bestselling children s performer. Little ones will relate to his catchy songs and adults will love them, too! Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This FREE program is the perfect way to introduce children ages 3-8 to live theater. A second performance at NOON. 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ.

April 8, 2017 - Somerset Patriots 2017 Fan Fest. 12PM-3PM. Fan Fest is a FREE admission event to kick off spring and the upcoming baseball season. Fan Fest includes a chance for fans to meet and get autographs from baseball legend and the team s manager emeritus Sparky Lyle, 2015 Atlantic League Manager of the Year, Brett Jodie and his coaches, as well as several players to be announced from this year’s team. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a Somerset Patriots Hat. Fans will be able to participate in carnival games and activities, as well as be entertained by clowns and face painters. All kids will get to run the bases after the game. 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater NJ. 908-252-0700.

April 8-9, 2017
- Open Cockpit Weekends at The Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey. 400 Fred Wehran Dr, Teterboro Airport (TEB), 400 Fred Wehran Dr, Teterboro NJ. $8/child, $10/adult

April 22, 2017 - Branch Brook Fishing Derby. 11AM-2PM. FREE for children 15 and under. Branch Brook Park fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System and some fishing. Create your own big fish stories. You are invited to come out and cast your lines. FREE to enter and you can win a prize! Bring your own fishing pole, bait, chair, bucket and family. Lake St & Park Ave, Newark NJ.

April 22, 2017British Car Show & Art Walk in Historic Smithville. FREE 10AM-4PM. Enjoy the day strolling the Village and seeing spectacular vintage British cars on display. Historic Smithville offers 60 Shoppes, 7 eateries, a carousel ride, train ride, paddle boats, arcade, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn, and over 26 free weekend events! Route 9 near Moss Mill Road, Smithville NJ. 609-748-8999.

April 22, 2017 - Essex County Family Day at Newark Branch Brook Park. 11AM-3PM. FREE Visit the recently renovated and landscaped concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your family. Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, our grab food from one of many food vendors. Other family activities include a fishing derby that runs from 12PM- 2PM with the award ceremony at 2:30PM. Concert Grove, Park Street Entrance, Newark NJ.

April 22, 2017 - Northern Valley Earth Fair. FREE Admission 11AM-4PM. This Earth Day event will feature Green exhibitors, electric vehicles, live music, children's activities, educational presentations, live animals, food trucks, and more. Over 100 participators!  Tenafly Nature Center shows, bee demonstrations by MEVO, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory displays, and more. Participating municipalities include Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Norwood, Old Tappan and Tenafly. Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter NJ.

April 22, 2017
- Earth Day Kid's Kingdom & Fair at Liberty State Park. 11AM-4PM. Celebrate the largest Earth Day event in the Garden State with Lady Liberty as the backdrop. Be inspired. Bring awareness and appreciation of the Earth's environment. The Earth Day Festival event will feature over 100 vendors and exhibits plus rides and activities for the whole family. Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City NJ.

April 22, 2017 - Earth Day at NJ Botanical Garden. FREE  visit to the Botanical Garden. Come and celebrate our world. Join in an Early Spring Wildflower Walk - $5 donation. Spring is peeking out everywhere! Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House. 2 Morris Road, Ringwood NJ.

April 23, 2017 - Earth Day Family Woodand Hike, NJ Botanical Garden, FREE, starts at 1PM. Child friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn about plants, nature and the outdoors. 2 Morris Road, Ringwood NJ.

April 23, 2017 - Newark Branch Brook Park Bloomfest, FREE, 11AM-5PM. Enjoy a family day in New Jersey's pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children s activities, live music, a crafter marketplace, food and more! For more information, visit their site. Branch Brook Park, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark NJ.

April 29, 2017 - Historic Smithville Spring Drum Circle Event, FREE, 10AM-5PM. Family fun drumming for all, listen to drums being played, workshops, vendors, demonstations and dancing. Located at The Green, Route 9 near Moss Mill Road, Smithville NJ.

April 30, 2017 - Touch-A-Truck at Watchung Reservation, FREE for Kids under age 6, $4/all others. 11AM-5PM. Youngsters can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units. Watchung Reservation, Union County, 908-654-9805.

April 30, 2017 - Wild Earth Fest at Trailside Nature and Science Center, Union County. FREE for Kids under age 6, $4/all others. Learn about the Earth and wildlife conservation. 908-789-3670.

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By NJ Kids Contributors| March 31, 2017
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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