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Refer to the site index at left to look for places to go and things to do by category and use the convenient links to access the most up-to-date information on exhibitions, events and activities. Email entries for HOT PICKS to or submit event using the form on the top menu bar.

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1-31 Mar
21st Annual Stages Festival
Annual celebration of live theater for all ages includes free and low-cost performances, workshops and readings. Visit website link for a full schedule of events.

24 Mar
Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny
South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 973- 313-2787. 2pm.
       A production of the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia based on stories by Margaret Wise Brown. Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals. Before his bedtime, the rabbit goes around the room and notices items within eye sight and says goodnight to all of them. As the story continues, the rabbit gets more and more tired before finally saying "Goodnight noises everywhere," just as he falls asleep.
       The Runaway Bunny is the tale of a little bunny who tells his mother that he is going to run away, becoming variously a fish, a rock on the mountain, a crocus in a hidden garden, a bird, a sailboat, a circus acrobat, and finally a little boy, until he resigns himself to stay where he is and remain her little bunny. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations. Recommended ages 3-8. Use code Kid15 to save 15% on tickets to two or more Kids 'N Family performances purchased in the same order.

Grand Opening
Morristown National Historical Park
Discover History Center
Washington's Headquarters & Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, 973-539-2016 x210
           The new Discover History Center at Washington Headquarters Museum is designed especially with kids in mind with hands-on, interactive exhibits.

18 Apr
HudsonWay Immersion School Open House
2018 opening at new school location: 249 Bebout Ave., Stirling, 908-598-8088
        Learn more about this independent day school providing preschool and elementary curriculum in a full language immersion model. Language tracks include Mandarin/English and Spanish/English. In conjunction with the move, the school will be expanding their "LEIP" program (Late Entry Immersion Program) to allow students without a foundation in Mandarin or Spanish to enter the school at a later age and bridge the gap between monolingual and multilingual education. Attend an open house to tour the new Stirling facilities and learn more about the school. Visit website link to register for an open house.

The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. (at Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Philadelphia, PA, 215-448-1200. Hands-on science learning doesn't get any better than The Franklin Institute. Classic attractions and exhibits include Your Brain, the museum's newest and biggest exhibition helping to unravel age-old mysteries about the brain. In SportsZone, a new permanent ehibition, you can test your skills at pitching, jumping, surfing and running while investigating the fundamental concepts of health, materials science, mechanics and motion. Museum memberships available.

Sesame Workshop at Gateway National Recreation Area
See the new videos released by Sesame Workshop featuring Gateway (and Ranger Shalini Gopie) as well as Grand Canyon National Park. Visit website to watch.

new events

        New events for the Kids Guide NJ calendar are posted below. Typically, these events and activities are open to all and do not require advance tickets or registration in order to attend.
         But don't stop can find so many more fantastic children and family events in NJ, NY and PA by visiting the category pages under "Places to Go, Things to Do" on our site index to the left. Browse dates under specific destinations and use the convenient website links for complete schedules of events for everyone, from kids and teens to adults. Some of our favorite categories for events include Outdoor Education, Museums, Historic Sites, Music & Dance, Theater, Big Shows & Concerts, The Shore and Zoos in addition to New York and Pennsylvania.

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2018-2019 NJ theatre and music & dance announcements

Links to new season announcements will be posted below as they come in over the summer and fall, 2018. Venues for children, family and adult music, dance and theater performances can be found under the Music & Dance, Theatre, Big Shows & Concerts and New York categories. Check links often for newly added events.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Ave, Madison, 973-408-5600