Things to DO this weekend- April 14 + 15

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Things to DO this weekend- April 14 & 15 Things to DO this weekend- April 14 & 15 Things to DO this weekend- April 14 & 15

Spring has finally arrived! With weather predicted in the 70’s and sunny, this is no time to stay indoors! We’ve got the glorious Cherry Blossom Fest, an Earth Day Celebration, puppet shows, plays and Spring fairs and the opening of Van Saun Park’s Zoo so let’s go!

Saturday April 14th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Jersey City) Come on out to Liberty State Park and help clean up the interpretive gardens around the Nature Interpretive Center just in time for spring! Please dress to work outdoors, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them. Meet up at the Nature Interpretive Center located on Freedom Way. This program is appropriate for adults, volunteer groups, and children ages 5 and older with caregiver. Any volunteers ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the entire time they are volunteering. For more information or to register, please contact the Nature Interpretive Center at 201-915-3400 x202 or email LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov.

Saturday April 14th 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Newark, NJ) 30 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Join the fun at Branch Brook Park’s Cherry Blossom Festival including a Fun-Run (9-12) Family Fun Day including a Fishing Derby (12-2) and beautiful blossoming trees!  All ages FREE

Saturday April 14th 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Jersey City)  Newport Centre is teaming up with Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez and Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari to offer child identification kits. Hudson County Prosecutor Detectives and Sheriff Officers will be on hand to fingerprint and assist in completing the ID kits for parent retention in Center Court at Newport Centre.

Saturday April 14th  10:00 AM -12:00 PM (NYC) Brookfield Place presents the Saturday Morning Show at Hudson Eats with great entertainment for children.

10 AM – Suzi Shelton  is an award-winning singer/songwriter who been performing for families or over 15 years, including some of the most prestigious venues and programs that are offered to families throughout NYC.

11 AM – Yellow Sneaker Puppets presents an interactive singalong with puppets, combining original songs, oldies, and traditional kids music. Sing, clap, dance, and shake! All ages FREE

Saturday April 14th  11:00 AM -12:00 PM (Union, NJ 30 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Head to the Wilkins Theater for “Journey to Oz” Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Wizard of Oz character for this interactive show. They become part of the story of The Marvelous Land of Oz – singing, dancing, creating sound effects and acting along with the cast of this beloved tale. Audience members will take on the roles of Munchkins and other characters, including flying monkeys! Best for ages 5 and up. Tickets $12-$20

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (Edison, NJ 30 minutes from Hoboken and JC) This weekend animal-lovers should not miss the Super Pet Expo at the New Jersey Convention Center. Kids will marvel at pigs, cats and dogs showing how smart they are and at the numbers of different reptiles there are to see—like boas, pythons, bearded dragons, monitor lizards, skinks, turtles and tortoises, dart frogs. There will be over 2,000 dogs, cats and an occasional pig, pony, parrot or iguana in attendance. Sheryl Rotondi of the Pig Placement Network is bringing her pet pigs with names like Puddin’ Pie, Harley Doodle, Kevlar, Sherman and Spartacus, for a pig agility demonstration. Did you know that pigs can wave and give a hoof? This event joins others such as cat agility, a best dressed pet competition, a wolf education program, dog games, and information about living with reptiles. At the Ultimate Air Dogs competition four-legged athletes will soar through the air into a four-foot deep pool vying to win at four games: jumping the farthest; knocking down a “Fetch-It” bumper; “Catch It,” and being fastest in the “Chase-It” swimming contest to win a coveted ribbon at the finals on Sunday. All ages. Tickets: One Day Adult (12+) $13.00. One Day Child (4-11) $8.00. Weekend Pass (Adult) $20.00. Weekend Pass (Child) $10.00. Kids 3 & Under Free (one per adult). Pets are welcome. Leashed pets admitted free. (No retractable leashes)

Saturday and Sunday April 14 +15 11:00 AM and 2 :00 PM (NYC) New York City Children’s Theater presents The Little Red Fish Created by Puppet Kitchen at  The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. When Jeje is finally allowed to accompany his grandfather to the library, he brings his pet fish in a bowl along with him. But after the fish disappears into a book, Jeje must dive in and travel through the adventure-filled pages to follow his friend 50 min. Best for ages 3 and up. Tickets, $29.25 each

Saturday and Sunday April 14 +15 1:30 PM and 3 :30 PM  (Upper Montclair, NJ 30 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Go on an adventure with Stuart Little and the Studio Players. The classic children’s story is coming to life on stage! Join everyone’s favorite mouse on a mission, Stuart Little, and his neighborhood friends on Stuart’s many adventures! Boat races, dastardly cats, toy car road trips, and much more await you! Best for ages 3 and up. Tickets $8.00

Saturday and Sunday April 14th +15th Times vary Lincoln Center Education proudly presents Big Umbrella Festival, the first month-long festival focused on artistic programming for children on the autism spectrum. Big Umbrella Festival will feature music and theater performances as well as films specially designed to accomodate the developmental needs of this particular audience and their familes. All ages.

Sunday April 15th 10:00 AM-4:00 PM  (Paramus, NJ 30 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Party for the Planet at Van Saun Park.  Party with the porcupines, prairie dogs and other critters at the Bergen County Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration. Check out exhibitors throughout the park to learn about eco -friendly products, programs, and services or stop by the Education Center to learn about ways to connect to your local environment. All children will receive a Party for the Planet “passport.” Get the passport stamped by the exhibitors and receive a small prize. Afterward, take a ride on the zoo’s train and the nearby carousel. All ages. FREE

 at the most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country! This annual outdoor Earth Day event features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids’ activities, and live performances. With more than 70 organizations represented, there is something for everyone.  All ages. FREE


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