It’s the first full week of fall, and there are lots of reasons to celebrate! Get in the pre-Halloween spirit at Field Station Dinosaurs’ Dinosaurs After Dark, or party German-style at Morey’s Piers' Oktoberfest 2017. The new season brings new museum excitement with Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit at Liberty Science Center and The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts' After School experience. Plus, relish the fall weather (if it ever comes!) at great festivals, pumpkin farms, and corn mazes.
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As summer transitions into fall, what better way to spend the week than autumnal festivities and lots of freebies? Celebrate the new season at events like Ort Farms’ Apple Cider Kindermusik Playdate and Alstede Farms’ Harvest Moon Hayride and Night Time Corn Maze. Plus, have fun without spending a dime at Holmdel Library’s Magic Show, Long Hill Library’s Food Fun, Barnes & Noble's Storytime, and a Story Hour at Historic Cold Springs Village.
And if your schools are closed on Thursday and Friday for Rosh Hashanah, it's the perfect time to explore everything fall with activities such as corn mazes, pumpkin farms, day trips and more seasonal fun.
While it’s technically still summer, there’s a whiff of fall in the air this mid-September week. Corn maze season is here at The Farm in Harmony and Alstede Farms, among others. Marlboro Library offers a Fantastic Fall Craft, and there’s fall festival fun to be had at St. Benedict Parish Carnival. Plus, stop by free events such as the Free Music Together Class in Randolph, Uptown Storytime in Hoboken, and Creative Stories on Thursdays in Gillette.
It’s a momentous week for New Jersey kiddos. This first full week of September marks the tail-end of summer break for many and the start of school. Kick off the week with fun Labor Day events such as the Rutherford Street Fair, St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival, and Airfest 2017. Top off the busy week with Greek delights at Union’s Greek Festival and the Flemington Opa! Greek Festival.
If you’re craving a final taste of summer, this last week of August features sunny, outdoor fun, with a little learning thrown in the mix. Embark on those last shore adventures at Casino Pier’s Eat, Putt, and Play, Margate’s Thrilling Thursdays, and Jenkinson’s Kiddie Beach Show finale. Spend time outdoors while learning about nature this week at Tinkergarten’s Free Trial Class, Let’s Get Growing at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and Tulpehaking's First Friday Storytime.
Read on for our best children's events the week of August 28 – September 1, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more say-goodbye-to-summer fun.
Don’t panic that summer is coming to a close! This week's agenda offers tons of fun in the sun. Free outdoor movie events this week include Cape May Movies on the Beach, Zoo-Vies at Turtle Back Zoo, and Zoo-Flix After Dark at Van Saun. Spend more time outdoors at Smithville Car Cruise and Donaldson Farms’ Summer Nights. Plus, don’t miss a unique opportunity to view the Solar Eclipse at RVCC’s Planetarium. Monday's calendar spotlights more eclipse-viewing events.
It’s mid-August movie madness! Milk those last few weeks summer movie freebies and cheapies, including this week’s Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express, Free Movie Nights at OSPAC, Thrilling Thursdays in Margate, and Summer Blast in Plainsboro.
August is county fair season! In this first full week of the month, there are county fairs popping up all over the state. Bring the family to fairs in Sussex, Salem, Somerset, and Atlantic counties. Plus, soak in those summer evenings at events like Seaside Heights Movies at the Beach, Downtown Concert Series at METC, and the pet-friendly Outdoor Movies for Dogs and Their Humans.