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New events and listings received after publication for New Jersey's print Kids Guide Calendar are listed below. Refer to the site index at left to look for upcoming activities 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 kids@kidsguidenj.com or submit event using the form on the top menu bar.

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upcoming spring events with the easter bunny

Call your Rec Department for the date and time of your community Easter Egg hunt or begin a new family tradition with one of the holiday activities below. Some events have limited space and sell out quickly, so reserve early.

Train Rides with the Easter Bunny
Use the links under Museums–Trains, Planes and Ships to make reservations for a train ride with the Easter Bunny. Trains operate in Whippany, Phillipsburg, Flemington, Wayne, Glen Rock, Allaire and New Hope. More special Easter Bunny trains listed below under Hot Picks.

Jenkinson's Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 13
Jenkinson's Boardwalk,, Ocean Ave. & Parkway (exit 98GSP), Point Pleasant Beach, 732-892-0600. 1pm.. Plenty of prizes inside over 15,000 eggs for age groups: 0-4 years old, 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old. Please no shovels or digging utensils. Limit 3 eggs per child.

Imagine That!!! Easter Bunny Breakfast – April 20
Imagine That!!! Discovery Museum for Children, 4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, 973-966-8000.
10am. Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, receive an Easter basket, stay and play all day. Reserve tickets online.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt – April 19
Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden, 856-365-8733. Seatings 10-11:30 and 12:30-2pm. Adults $16, children $25; member adults $12, children $20. Hop on over to the Garden for a buffet brunch with the Easter Bunny catered by Tortilla Press. Easter Egg hunt will follow. Children's tickets include catered brunch, Garden admission, Easter egg hunt, printed picture with the Easter Bunny, crafts and a ride on the Garden Carousel. Advance reservations required, 856-365-9741.

Eggs Bunnydict – April 13
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, 201-568-6093. 2-4pm. Adults and children ages 4 and up are invited to meet a furry friend and learn about these gentle, curious, and affectionate mammals. Create a basket using recycled paper and search for hidden candy eggs in the "magical" rabbit habitat along the woodland trails. Use natural dyes from fruit and vegetables to produce beautifully colored eggs (bring four hard-boiled eggs to dye).

Egg Family Festival – April 12
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3718. 11am-4pm. Visit the Egg-zibit: the Art, Science & Culture of Eggs and participate in egg activities and crafts. Create a clothespin chick, make an animal that lives in an egg, design an egg, craft egg animals.Bee installation begins at 11am. See a demonstration by beekeepers on starting a bee hive. Watch as workers and the queen are moved into their new home and begin to prepare for the honey making process.

Bunny Chase – April 19-20
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, 609-924-2310. 10am-4pm. Free. Chidlren ages 2-8 can follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt. Each child can make a bunny to take home. Fun for all ages, enjoy bunny cookies, wagon rides, pony rides, farm food tent, vineyard tour and the winery tasting room.

Nature Camouflage Egg Hunt – April 19
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, 609-737-3735. 10-11am. $8 per child, adults free. Children ages 3-10 can wander through the fields and forests of the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalists to see how many naturally dyed eggs they can discover. Children should bring a basket or bag for egg gathering. Registration is requested.

Turtle Fest – April 19
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. (GSP exit 10), Stone Harbor, 609-368-1211.9am-3pm. Adults $10, children $8, family of 4 $30, member discounts. Pancake breakfast, turtle crafts, terrapin-themed egg hunt, turtle hatchling nature walk, aquarium feeding and children's book reading with Donna Zappala.

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Thru Apr 20
Egg-zibit: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hts. Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3706. Hands-on exhibition encourages children and family visitors to unscramble the mysteries and marvels of eggs as they examine more than 75 eggs from the smallest--a sample of a hummingbird--to a model of the giant elephant bird egg to the different types of animals that hatch from eggs (fish, reptiles, even dinosaurs have all hailed from eggs).

25 Apr-May 18
3rd Annual New York Children's Theater Festival
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St. at Central Park West. Tickets at Ovationtix (866-811-4111) or online. Innovative theatrical experiences for children.
Apr 25-27
         Rescue Rue, inspired by a true story, an original musical fairytale withpuppets tells one dog's journey from shelter to adoption. Ages 3-8.
May 2-4
         Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio! A musical, one-man puppet show tells the classic story in a new and exciting way. Ages 6 and up.
May 9-11
         Cinderella, The Fairy God Mother's Tale, re-telling of the classic story with a magical twist. Ages 4 and up.
May 16-18
         Mythos. When a young puppet wonders about the troubles of our world, an ancient Greek poet leads him on a journey through four fantastic myths to discover the cause of our problems, and what we can all do to make things better. Ages 5 and up.

Thru May 4
Expressions of the Natural World
Monmouth Museum, on the Brookdale Community College Campus (GSP exit 109 to Newman Springs Rd. to Parking Lot #1), Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, 732-747-2266. Juried exhibition features organic and ecological artworks in a variety of styles and media.

5 May-Aug 15
The Honey & the Hive: the Sweet Story of Honeybees
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Celebrate the sweet story of the incredible honeybee and learn about how important they are to survival and how you can help to protect and conserve bees and their habitats. Learn about the life cycle of a bee and how different cultures revere this tiny architect.

Thru May 26
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, 973-596-6550. Exhibit traces the evolution of Rockwell's art and iconography throughout his career – from carefully choreographed reflections on childhood innocence to powerful, consciousness-raising images. Free smartphone tour available by typing nmtours.org into your smartphone. Courtesy of Prudential, complimentary shuttle service is provided on Saturdays and Sundays from Newark Penn Station and Broad St. Station every 20 minutes, 12-5pm.

Thru Sep 1
Jasper Johns: Regrets
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., New York, 212-708-9400. Exhibition premieres Jasper Johns's most recent body of work, including approximately 30 objects, developed over the last year and a half.

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Month of April
Autism Awareness Month

One in 68 children nationwide has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Find out more at Autism New Jersey.

5-13 Apr
Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Branch Brook Park, Newark. Celebrate the most diverse collection of cherry trees in the country, even larger than the national display in Wshington, DC with a picnic, photographs and a variety of family activities. Visit website for info.
Apr 11, 16, 18, 19
         
Guided Historic Park Tours, Fri. 12-3pm, Wed. 11am-2pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. 45-min. tours leave from the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Mill St. entrance, Belleville.
Apr 12
         
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, 10am. Concert Grove, Southern Division.
         Essex County Family Day, 11am-3pm. Concert Grove, Southern Division.
Apr 13
         
Bloomfest!, 11am-5pm. Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension.
Available all season
         
Historic Cell Phone Tours, free self-guided historic walking tour highlighting 72 stops can be accessed by cell phone or smart phone.

11 Apr
Night Hike Adventure

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham, 973-635-6629. 7-8:30pm. $6 per person. Bring your flashlight and take a guided nighttime adventure in the Great Swamp. Groups head out with a naturalist every 15 minutes to learn about and listen for nocturnal wildlife, participate in fun, educational activities, and walk along the trails in the darkness. Ages 5 & up.

12 Apr
Egg Family Festival

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3718. 11am-4pm. Visit the Egg-zibit: the Art, Science & Culture of Eggs and participate in egg activities and crafts. Create a clothespin chick, make an animal that lives in an egg, design an egg, craft egg animals. Bee installation at 11am. Visit the museum for a demonstration by beekeepers on starting a bee hive. Watch as workers and the queen are moved into their new home and begin to prepare for the honey making process.

The Recording Session: Joe Locke & Force of Four @ WBGO Kids Jazz
NJPAC Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark, 973-624-8880 x0. 12-1:45pm. Free. The band will share a look behind the scenes of recording from rehearsing and what the band needs to do get ready for a recording session. Discover America's original musical art form at the 3rd of 5 shows in the WBGO free Kids Jazz Concert Series. Interactive, hour-long concerts give kids opportunities to learn about and enjoy the distinct qualities of jazz. Q&A sessions with the artists, small gifts, and a chance to win a door prize follow performance. Tickets are handed out in the lobby of each venue on the day of performance only and on a first-come, first-served basis. Adults must be accompanied by a child. More show and group info is available online.

Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales
South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, 973-313-2787. 2pm. A giant genie, princesses, and wizards abound in the marvelous tales of Scheherazade, the storyteller heroine of Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales. Join them on a fantastic journey brought to life with stunning costumes, puppets, illusion and pantomime by the Enchantment Theatre Company.

Easter Bunny Train Ride
NJ Transit Center Rt. 23, Rt. 23S and West Belt Parkway, Wayne, 973-238-0555. Trains depart at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00pm. Adults $14, children under 12 $10, purchase tickets online or by phone. During the one hour ride cartoon characters entertain, the Easter Bunny hops through the train, visits each child and gives them a special gift. Bring your camera for photo ops. Sponsored by the Volunteer Railroaders Association and the Tri-State Chapter National Railway Historical Society. Advance tickets recommended.

Who Makes the Trails?
Carriage House Visitor Center, New Jersey Botanical Garden/Skylands, Morris Rd., Ringwood, 973-962-9534. 1pm. Free, $5 donation suggested. Learn about the miles of beautiful hiking trails at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in a program presented by John Leigh of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, whose volunteers maintain the trails around the Botanical Garden. Topics include the history of the trail conference, new projects that the trail conference is involved with, how you can become involved, and local environmental issues.

Austin the Unstoppable
Rosen Theater, 1 Pike Dr., Wayne, 973-595-0100. 1pm. Free. Reigning master of the X-box and junk food junkie, eleven-year-old Austin must face the long-term consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle when he learns his mother has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. In partnership with ShapingNJ, this new musical comedy explores the challenges of one family learning how to make healthy choices together.

Build A Better House
Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St., West Orange, 973-736-0550 ext. 89. 10-11am, program especially for children. Learn how Edison built poured cement houses and about some of his other ideas for using cement. Can you build a better structure than Edison? Join rangers and put your engineering skills to work. Reservations are required and space is limited, 973-736-0550 ext. 89.

Walk with Me NJ 2014
MetLife Stadium, One Metlife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, 732-955-8368. 9am. One Mile Walk through concourse levels of stadium; 5K Run through outskirts of stadium. Registration begins at 9am, opening ceremony at 10:15am, walk/run kick-off at 10:30am, after-party 11:30am, race awards 12pm, health fair and activities open 9am-noon.

Somerset Patriots FanFest
MetL, Bridgewater. 12-3pm. Free admission. Celebrate the opening of the ballpark with carnival games and activities, entertainment, live music, photo booth, 1800s baseball game and an opportunity to meet and get autographs from Sparky Lyle, manager Brett Jodie, Shane Spencer and Patriots players. All kids can run the bases at 2:30pm. One day ticket discounts will be available.

Searchlight Egg Search
Searchlight Church, 410 Broadway, Long Branch, 732-962-1522. 11am-1pm. Free community egg hunt--10,000 eggs, Easter Bunny, cotton candy, carnival games and prizes. Pre-register online. Four separate egg searches for kids birth to 6th grade. Raindate: April 19.

12-13 Apr
Travel the Triple Trail

Four Sisters Winery, 783 CR519, Belvidere, 908-475-3671. 12-6pm. $5 admission at each winery. Travel to Warren County wineries—Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia, Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere and Villa Milagro Vineyards in Finesville. Taste award-winning New Jersey wines and test your knowledge at each. Get all answers correct and you could win a Hot air Balloon ride at the Warren County Fair. Receive an embossed wine glass from each winery.

12-13, 18-19 Apr
Easter Egg Hunts

Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, 609-259-7301. $7. Egg hunts kick off at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Special zones for age groups 1 and up will be provided. Meet, greet, and take spring photos with the Easter Bunny. Prizes, fun activities and treats included. Each participant will have the chance to find 12 eggs filled with surprises. Bring your basket. Receive $1 off each admission when you RSVP.

12-13, 19 Apr
Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, 877-TRAIN-RIDE. 11am-4pm. Adults $17, children $10, children on laps $3. Your ride with Mr. E. Bunny, a banjo player and juggler leaves from the historic district of Phillipsburg, winds along the scenic Delaware River to the site of the historic Lime Kilns and a glade filled with Easter eggs. Get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather four Easter eggs.

13 Apr
Easter Bunny Train Ride

NJ Transit Glen Rock Boro Hall Station, Maple Ave. & Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 973-238-0555. Trains depart at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm. Adults $14, children under 12 $10, purchase tickets online or by phone. During the one hour ride cartoon characters entertain, the Easter Bunny hops through the train, visits each child and gives them a special gift. Bring your camera for photo ops. Sponsored by the Volunteer Railroaders Association and the Tri-State Chapter National Railway Historical Society. Advance tickets recommended.

Tackle the Trail 5K & 1-Mile Fitness / Dog Walk
Central Park of Morris County, 91 Central Ave., Parsippany, 973-236-7616. 9am. $20 preregistration; $25 race day. Join runners and their canine companions on a 5K course featuring soft rolling hills and a mixture of grass, gravel, and natural trail surfaces with beautiful views. Registrants enjoy custom t-shirts, awards, raffle prizes, music and refreshments.

15 Apr
Full Moon Hike: Moderate

Pyramid Mountain, 473 Boonton Ave., Montville, 973-334-3130. 7-9:30pm. $5 per person. Whether you call it the full pink moon, sprouting-grass moon, the egg moon, or the fish moon, join a hike to view the first full moon of the spring. Watch the sun set and the full moon rise from the Pyramid Mountain ridge top. Ages 7 & up.

Teacher from The Black Lagoon & Other Story Books
Monmouth University Theater, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, 732-263-6889. 10am. $10-12. A new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children's books including Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee), Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey), Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard), I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen), Lily's Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes), Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton), The Grasshopper and the Ant.

17 Apr
Maundy Thursday Family Event

1961 Wayside Rd., Tinton Falls, 732-493-5033. 6-8pm. Free. Families with children of all ages are invited to explore the events of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Resurrection featuring a craft, pia dinner, story time and interactive communion celebration. Suggested donation for pizza of $1 per slice. RSVP to bonniedgcc@comcast.net.

19 Apr
Brunch with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt

3 Riverside Dr., Camden, 856-365-8733. Seatings 10-11:30 and 12:30-2pm. Adults $16, children $25; member adults $12, children $20. Hop on over to the Garden for a buffet brunch with the Easter Bunny catered by Tortilla Press. Easter Egg hunt will follow. Children's tickets include catered brunch, Garden admission, Easter egg hunt, printed picture with the Easter Bunny, crafts and a ride on the Garden Carousel. Advance reservations required, 856-365-9741.

Nature Camouflage Egg Hunt
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, 609-737-7592. 10-11am. $8 per person, adults free. Wander through the fields and forests of the Watershed Reserve with Teacher-Naturalists to see how many naturally dyed eggs you can discover. Children should bring a basket or bag for egg gathering. Children 3-10 years old, registration requested. Rain or shine.

Easter Bunny Flys into Solberg Airport
Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Rd., Whitehouse Station, 908-534-4000. 3-6pm. Easter Bunny is free, optional activities at cost. Meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Gates open at 3pm and the Easter Bunny flies in at 4:30pm. Hot air balloons launch at 5:30pm. Aircraft displays, food, face-painting and more.

19-20 Apr
Bunny Chase

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, 609-924-2310. 10am-4pm. Free. Spring has sprung at Terhune Orchards. Chidlren ages 2-8 can follow the treasure hunt clues and find a spring surprise at the end of the hunt. Each child can make a bunny to take home. Bunny cookies, wagon rides, pony rides, farm food tent, vineyard tour and winery tasting room, fun for all ages.

Fee Free Days
Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St., West Orange, 973-736-0550. 10am-4pm. Free. Entrance fees are waived for all visitors to the park on April 19 and 20th. Thomas Edison National Historical Park joins national park sites around the country to celebrate National Park Week from April 19 to 27, 2014. The National Park Foundation is partnering with the National Park Service to spread the word about parks to millions of Americans. The joint website highlights activities and invite visitors to share their park photos, videos, and tips. This year's theme is "Go Wild!"

20 Apr
Barefoot Grape Stomping

Four Sisters Winery, 783 CR519, Belvidere, 908-475-3671. 2-5pm. $50 per person, plus tax. Spend the afternoon with a formal wine tasting, buffet style meal and some barefoot grape stomping fun.

21 Apr
Holistic Moms Network Essex County: Postpartum Rehab-Pelvic Floor

Tempo Music Studio, 145 Vreeland Ave., Nutley. 10am-noon. Free. Rebuild your pelvic floor after baby. Dr. Niva Herzig shows you how to rehab from the inside out. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum care, pelvic floor dysfunctions and women's health.
         The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit support and resource organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. Non-members are welcome to attend a meeting before joining.

22 Apr
Celebrate Earth Day

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, 609-737-7592. 5-7:30pm. $15 per family. Teacher-Naturalists will be on hand to lead hikes to the Stony Brook or into the forest, introduce you to resident critters and help you create simple Earth Day crafts. The "pop-up"' Nature Shop will also be open, offering 20% off all purchases. Registration requested.

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Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi
50 Mount Bethel Rd., Warren, 908-988-0779. Strengthen body and mind. Classes for kids, adults and seniors: Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Self-Defense and Meditation. Call for a free trial class and special trial period deal: 6 classes for $60.

Thru Aug 17
New Parents Support Group
Christ Hospital, Staff Room A, 176 Palisades Ave., Jersey City. 12-2pm weekly. No fee. New Parents Support Group, open to all expectant parents (both partners), meets for twelve weeks and provides social & emotional support as well as structured informational sessions on topics pertinent to the needs of expectant families. Light snacks and refreshments provided. For information or to sign up, contact April Latson, Pampered Pregnancy Coach, 201-821-8922 or email april.latson@carepointhealth.org.

Apr-May
Studio Art Classes & Workshops
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Hts. Rd., Morristown, 973-971-3740. See complete schedule online for spring art classes and workshops for children to adults. To register, call 973-971-3740 or email studioart@morrismuseum.org.

2nd Sundays Jan-May
Winter Farmers Market
Visitors Center at Fosterfields LIving Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Twp. 10am-2pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm partners with the Foodshed Alliance Farmers' Access Network and local farmers to bring a monthly winter farmers' market to Morris County. Fresh, locally-produced goods will be available for purchase including meats, cheeses, artisan breads, prepared foods, honey, preserves and winter produce.
Apr 13, May 11

Jan-May
Sensory Friendly Theatre Series

Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, 732-499-8226. A series of performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and related disabilities. One hour performances begin at 2pm with no intermission. Accommodations include: general admission seating, lights remain up, sound volume lowered, children are free to talk and vocalize and may leave seats under parental supervision, private lounge area available, autism specialists on hand. Families may schedule an appointment to walk through the auditorium in advance. "This Is My Theatre" picture packet may be downloaded online.
May 18
       Aesop's Fables, starring puppeteer Jim West.

Jan-May
Special Evenings for Special Needs at Sahara Sam's
Sahara Sam's, 535 North Rt. 72, West Berlin, 956-767-7580. 5-9pm. $15 general admission. Limited tickets are sold for fun, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends. Special needs events include: quiet rooms; modified lighting and sound throughout the park; options to bring your own snacks; opportunities to network with other families and make new friends.
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Apr 27, May 18
The Sky Above: Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Show
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, 908-231-8805. 4:30-5:30pm. $5, reservations suggested. A sensory-friendly astronomy and music show, appropriate for audiences of all ages, is designed for families with children on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities. During the show, the doors will remain open so children may freely leave and return if they choose. Lights will be left dim (instead of dark) and the audio will be lowered and kept at a consistent level. The show will include music, laser lights, stories and information about the planets, the moon and constellations.

Ongoing
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.

Friday Nights thru Apr 25
Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

William G. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-326-7651. 8-10pm. Admission $7, skate rental $3.50. DJ Earl will be playing the newest hits and some favorite throw-backs under psychedelic lights. Requests are welcome. Skating, arcade games and snack bar.

Sundays through May 18
Jazz for Kids

Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St. (between Park & Lexington), New York, 212-576-2232. Doors open at 1pm, show 2-3pm. In lieu of cover charge, guests may give a $5 donation that benefits the Jazz Standard Discovery Program. Weekly Sunday brunch series features the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), a breeding ground for approx. 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18 to play new arrangements of big band classics. Blue Smoke's lunch menu and full bar are available as well as kids menu.

Yearround
Spring Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt
Haggerty Education Center in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-326-7601. Weekends anytime between 9am-3:30pm. $10/family. Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Changing monthly, visitors can pick up a list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item on the list, return to the Education Center and pick up a prize. Scavenger lists change every month according to theme.
Apr
         
Mellow Yellow.
May
         
Mother May I?
Jun
         
Follow Your Nose.

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Garden Sprouts
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. 11am-noon. $7. Nature-based program for preschoolers with a grownup includes a walk through the arboretum's gardens, story and activity. For more information and to sign up, visit website.
Apr 14
        In the Pink, why are so many spring flowers pink? Count all the shades of pink, figure out who or what likes pink and choose a favorite shade; start a couple of plants too.
Apr 21
        Hey Buddy!, buds are bursting out all over. Young explorers will look at and take apart all kinds of buds to discover what's inside.
May 5
        Are You My Mother? Young gardeners create new plants by using simple propagation – taking pieces from the mother plant.
May 12
        
Planting a Rainbow, look for all the colors of the rainbow outside and then young gardeners will plant seeds for a rainbow of flowers to take home.
May 19
        
Dogwood and Catmint!, discover what other kinds of plants are named after animals and why. Gon on a plant and animal safari and see what you can find.

3-18 May
Dear Albert Einstein

Theater 3, 311 W. 43rd St. (at 8th Ave.), 3rd floor, New York, 646-250-1178. Wed. 10:3am, Thurs. & Fri. 10:30am & 7pm, Sat. 2 & 7pm, Sun. 2pm. $25-45. Albert Einstein helps a 12-year old girl navigate middle school and mean girls in Dear Albert Einstein, a new musical from the critically acclaimed Making Books Sing. Set in 1954, the musical combines early rock-n-roll, swing, and classical music.

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2014-15 NJ theatre and music & dance announcements

See the Music & Dance and Theatre categories for selected children, family and adult events and use the convenient links to access complete season calendars and find newly added events.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Performances in Englewood, Morristown, Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton and Red Bank, 800-255-3476.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre (on the campus of Drew University), 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Rd.), Madison, 973-408-5600.

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