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Grab and Go: Something For You — And The Kids!

From Jazz to badminton, yoga to meditation, you've got plenty of options to shake up your weekend.

Grab and Go: Something For You — And The Kids!

Union County Happenings:



A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

 Where: Kean Stage 1000 Morris Avenue, Union

What:  Madcap merriment ensues when mismatched lovers, loutish laborers, feuding faeries, and one spirited sprite collide under a magical midsummer moon in a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s most cherished comedy

When: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $15 

Why: Dream within a dream… 

Log on:  http://www.keanstage.com/

Call: 908-737-SHOW (7469)


Breakfast and Pictures with the Easter Bunny 

Where: Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church 888 Stuyvesant Ave. Union

What: Breakfast with the furry friend includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. 

When: 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday 

How Much: $5

Why: Hop on down…

Log on:  http://www.ctfarms.org/ 

Call: 908-688-3164



Inner Journey H&W Grand Opening

Where: Inner Journey H&W, 361 South Ave East (2nd floor), Westfield

 What: New studio will hosting events throughout the afternoon: noon-12:40p.m., Guided Meditation;  1 p.m.-1:40 p.m. – Everyday Intuition mini course; 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Gallery connecting you with loved ones

When: noon – 4 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $10

Why: Their mission says it all: "To provide a positive atmosphere that offers instruction, classes, guidance, alternative wellness methods and services to support and facilitate multi-level healing, self-healing, and overall wellness of the mind, body and spirit." 

Log on:  http://www.innerjourneyhw.com/index.html 

Call: 908-472 -1948 or 609-578-8728



Songs For A New World 

Where: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit  

What: The show is an abstract musical, a series of songs all connected by theme rather than narrative, performed by a cast of four, each playing multiple characters representing the different facets of life’s journey — from birth to death, relationship to breakup, adversity to redemption — set to soaring melodies and complex harmonies.

When: April 2, 2011 @ 8 p.m., Saturday 

How Much: $20

Why: Captures characters on the verge of that “one moment”

Log on:  http://southmountaintheaterworks.org/ 

Call: 973-275-9836




Weekend Tea Party 

Where: Just Bead Yourself, 113 Central Ave., Westfield

When:  1:30pm – 3:30 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $35 per child; includes two-hour Tea Party, Iced Tea, Lemonade & Cookies 

What:  Bring your American Girl Dolls, Webkins, or other favorite "guest" as your guest to Afternoon Tea.  You will enjoy an afternoon Tea and create matching Jewelry for both you and your doll!

Why: A very special tea-time for children to share with a favorite doll or teddy bear.

Log on:  http://www.just-bead-yourself.com/ 

Call: 908-232-3411


Learning to Meditate

Where: Inner Journey H&W, 361 South Ave East (2nd floor) Westfield, NJ

What: Being at peace in your core is very powerful.  When centered you are able to move through life more easily in times of challenge as well as joy.  You are better able to have compassion and understanding for others and for yourself.  Also you are better able to manage stress, heal from life’s challenges and have appreciation and gratitude for all you encounter and attract in life.  This meditation will help you to relax and enter your core and sit there mindful while listening to chanting.  You will remove yourself from the day to day and sit in Peace.

When: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $7

Why: Who doesn't want to have inner peace and harmony?

Log on:  http://www.innerjourneyhw.com/index.html 

Call: 908-472 1948



FAZIOLI Piano Loft Concert Series- Fred Hersch

Where: Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway

What: Pianist and composer Fred Hersch has been called a ”one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation” by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. From the late 70′s onward as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz, he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as well as a relentlessly probing composer and conceptualist.

When: 6 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $15

Why: Witness a leader in a new movement of jazz.

Log on:  http://www.ucpac.org/

Call:  732-499-8226


A Taste of Summit

Where: The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit

What: This annual fundraising event for the Summit Historical Society provides attendees with an opportunity to sample fine foods from 20 of Summit’s restaurants and food shops.  Food is served buffet style, with a cash bar.

When: 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

How Much: $40

Why: Enjoy specialties from  local restaurants while helping a good cause. 

Log on:  http://summitdowntown.org/ 

Call: 908-277-1747


Essex County Happenings:



Click, Clack, Moo 

Where: Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn 

What: “Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!” Farmer Brown cries. This play is based on the children’s book.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday

How Much: $15, Orchestra; $12, Mezzanine 

Why: Children and adults will enjoy this sweet story about a barn full of cows!

Log on:  http://www.papermill.org/ 

Call: 973-376-4343


Sensory Friendly Films: “Hop” 

Where: AMC Essex Green 9, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

Description: First-release family-favorite films shown in a comfortable way for children with autism.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday 

How Much: $4 – $6. For more information visit the Autism Society.

Why: Movie going is safe and fun! 

Log on:  http://support.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sensoryfilms 

Call: 973-731-8378

 Bird Day: Skies Alive Family Festival

Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark

What: Fun-filled bird-themed day featuring hands-on activities. Each visiting family assimilates a flock of migrating birds, receives a passport, and migrates from one activity to another. Visitors go on bird walks in the garden, participate in a bird migration challenge, play bird bingo, dissect owl pellets, imitate bird movements at the bird exercise activity, and get their faces painted. 

When: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday 

How Much: Free for members!; Nonmembers: Adults, $10; Children, Seniors & Students, $6

Why: Birds of a feather will flock together… 

Log on:  http://www.newarkmuseum.org/Default.aspx 

Call: 973-596-6550 


Indoor Fossil Dig 

Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave # B, Roseland

What: For children grades 1 through 5. Join us to learn about how fossils form and where they can be found. We will discuss the fossils typically found in New Jersey including the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever uncovered right here in the Garden State. The class will include an indoor fossil hunt for all participants who can then take their finds home with them.

When: 10:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday 

How Much: $6 per child (advanced registration required) 

Why: Kids love dinosaurs and fossils! Dig up some fun! 

Log on:  http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=env/o 

Call: 973-228-8776


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade with Radio Disney

Where: Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston

What: Disney Junior is celebrating the debut of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade” with a fun, interactive family event hosted by Radio Disney.  Kids and families are invited to enjoy themed activities including do-it-yourself masquerade masks and the chance to win Disney Junior themed prizes.  The Radio Disney Road Crew will provide on-stage entertainment inviting kids to sing and dance to Radio Disney Junior songs from their favorite Disney Junior series.

When: Saturday

Cost: Free!

Why: Meeska! Mouseka! Mickey Mouse! 

Log on:   http://radio.disney.go.com/music/yourstation/newyork/index.html 

Call: 212-613-8900



Downtown Millburn Week

Where: Local retailers in Downtown Millburn

What: Downtown Millburn Week is a time in which retailers offer promotions, discounts and special Events. Many retailers will also hold free drawings for a $25 gift certificate for their store. Shoppers also can register for a Grand Prize drawing!

When: Saturday - April 9, 2011

How Much: Visit local stores in Millburn for special promotions.

Why: Support your local retailers and enjoy your shopping day!

Log on:  http://www.downtownmillburn.org/index.cfm 

Call: 973-379-2341


Saturday Afternoon Songswap

Where: Rockn’ Joe, 63 Main St, Millburn

What: This month’s songswap will feature songwriters who have recently recorded at Snowdome Studios in Montclair: Myrna Marcarian (of Ruby On The Vine) will be playing songs from her about-to-be-released album, Along King’s Highway,  Bob Carr (The Swales) culls from his outstanding new CD, Stranger Things, while Christine Kelly of  Angels Garage & Dave Kleiner round out the bill.

When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Saturday

How Much: Free!

Why: After shopping, enjoy a cup of Joe and enjoy the entertainment.

Log on:  http://www.rocknjoe.net/ 

Call: 973-761-0937


Shanghai Quartet – Spring Concert 

Where: Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair

What: With the return of spring comes the gorgeous sounds of the Shanghai Quartet. This beguiling sonic banquet includes classics that may be new to you, including the work of English Composer Frank Bridge(1879–1941). Bridge was a mentor to many artists, most notably Benjamin Britten. His works represented the bridge between late-period Romanticism and the chromatic Expressionism of the early 20th century.

When: 8 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $15 

Why: Great classical music and eloquent sounds bring about a unique composition.

Log on:  http://www.peakperfs.org/performances/spring_concert 

Call: 973-655-5112




Celluloid Candy: Academy Award Nominated Animated Shorts 

Where: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood

What: Screening of 8 animated short films, followed by discussions meant to get children involved in thinking about the films: what this kind of filmmaking means, what the characters are all about, experiencing dialogue in a film. 

When: 3 p.m., Sunday 

How Much: $3, kids; $5, adults 

Why: Positive entertainment for the kids! 

Phone: 973-763-9357 


Drop-in Art and Science Activities

Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark

What: Art: Hocus Pocus View tiny talismans from Ancient Egypt, believed to magically protect the wearer from harm and bring good luck. Then make your own “lucky charm.” Science: Paleo-possibilities Explore some of the fossils from our Teaching Collection and learn what a fossil footprint can tell us about the dinosaur that left it behind.

When: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday

How Much: Free, with price of admission

Why: Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Log on:  http://www.newarkmuseum.org/Default.aspx 

Call: 973-596-6550



Inspire Sunday Workshop: Unleashing Your Calling: Creating the Work and Life You Love 

Where: Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey, 662 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange

Why: Focusing on giving you practical tools that you can use to bring success into every area of your life. 

When: 12:30 p.m., Sunday 

How Much: $20

What: Workshop by author Tama Kieves based on her book 

Log on:  http://www.cslnj.org/home.html

Call: 973-669-1900



Restaurant Week in Millburn

Where: Participating restaurants in downtown Millburn, NJ

What:  Downtown restaurants, and the Hilton-Short Hills dining room will offer prix-fixe meals or discounts.

When: Saturday-April 9

How Much: Pre-fixe menus, priced by each restaurant

Why: Get ready to taste even more of what’s delicious in Millburn!

Log on:  http://www.downtownmillburn.org/index.cfm

Call: 973-379-2341


Taste of the Caldwells

Where: Caldwell College Student Center, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell

What: Sampling of signature dishes from area restaurants; proceeds benefit Caldwell/West Caldwell school districts

When: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $50

Why: Great night packed with delicious food, all for a good cause

Log on:  http://www.cwcef.org/

Call: 973-228-4390


Morris County Happenings:



Fosterfields Living Historical Farm Opening Day

Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd at Co Hwy 510, Morristown

What: Opening day at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm will include a chance to meet farm animals, take part in farm work, and see how life on an estate farm was in the early 20th century.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children four-16, $2/children 2 and 3, free/children younger than 2

Why: Lots of great activities in a farm.

Log on:  http://www.morrisparks.net

Call: 973-326-7645


The Fuzzbox Teen Center

Where: The Fuzzbox 214 W Mill Rd, Long Valley

What: The Fuzzbox is a place for students in grades 7 through 12 to hang out in a fun, supervised atmosphere. It is a location where teens can go to be involved in sports, games, music and art. Plus: free food and drinks.

When: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday

How Much: Free!

Why: Rather than wander around a mall…

Log on:  http://fuzzboxtc.tripod.com/

Call: 908-876-4376


Healthy Cooking for Kids

Where: The Health Shoppe, 66 Morris St, Morristown

Description: Cooking with kids is fun and easy. Join our experienced chef to prepare kid-friendly recipes and culinary skills. TSIPI KAPLAN, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, will teach the preparation of vegetarian, chicken and shrimp spring rolls. Recipes will be provided.   Recipes include vegetable “dim sum” (steamed) with soy lime dipping sauce, Vietnamese chicken or vegetable spring rolls (rice paper), ‘crazy’ noodle salad with ginger/mint dressing. (for children 8 & older with parent)

When: April 3, 2011 from 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $30

Why: Healthy cooking classes for kids will teach children at an early, impressionable age, to be aware of what they eat.

Log on:  http://www.thehealthshoppes.com

Call: 973-538-9131


Empowering Numerology Salon

Where: 192 Casterline Rd, Denville

What: Betty A. Houser will discuss the practice of numerology and how the practice can help with decision-making

When: 10 a.m. - noon, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Lunch: noon– 2 pm

How Much: $90 per salon; $180 for all three

Why: She will help guide and empower you!

Log on:  http://www.trustfengshui.com

Call: 973-366-3570




Where: Community Theatre, 100 South St, Morristown

What: The storied "dance company for those who don’t like dance,” Pilobolus’s unique collaborative dance merges the physical entanglement of bodies with irreverence and invention that suggest complex and simple ideas and emotions through movement alone.

When: 8 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $32-$57

Why: Pilobolus performances have long been characterized by a strong element of physical interaction between the bodies of the performers and exaggerations or contortions of the human form.

Log on:  http://www.mayoarts.org

Call: 973-539-8088

 Taste of Italy Wine and Food Tasting

Where: Michelangelo’s Ristorante 91 Elcock Ave., Boonton

What: The event will have more than 30 different wines, 5 scotches, bourbon and beer tasting too!

When: noon – 5 p.m., Saturday

How Much: $65 (visit website to purchase tickets)

Why: Food and drink? Why not!

Log on:  www.btpba.org




Tackle the Trail 5K

Where: Central Park of Morris County, Central Ave., Parsippany

What: Join the race in Morris County Park Commission’s 5K cross-country course in Central Park!

When: Registration:  7 a.m.;  Walk begins: 9 a.m.;  Awards party: 10 a.m., Sunday

How Much: Pre-registration: $20; Walk-day registration: $25.

Why: Get a jumpstart on Spring fitness!

Log on:  http://www.morrisparks.net/pdfs/11tackletrail.pdf

Call: 973-326-7616


Pancake Breakfast at Schooley’s Mtn. Firehouse

Where: Schooleys Mtn. Fire Protection Association, 231 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Long Valley

What: The Schooley’s Mountain Fire Protection Association will hold a Pancake Breakfast.  All proceeds benefit the fire company.

When: 8 a.m. – noon, Sunday

How Much: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $4/ages 4 to 10

Why: Support your local firehouse!

Log on:  http://www.35fire.org/events.htm


Pysanky Workshop

Where: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St, Madison

What: Learn the ancient art of Ukrainian egg decorating called Pysanky with Odarka Stockert & Marie Seilus.  Participants will get hands-on experience using the unique techniques needed to create these colorful masterpieces. (for children 13 & older)

When:  2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

How Much: $15/members; $20/non-members (includes all supplies).

Why: An ancient art form for egg decorating.  Something unique to try for your Easter egg hunt!

Log on:  http://www.metc.org

Call: 973-377-2982, x14



Learning to Meditate

Where: Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Rd, Madison

What: Each class will begin with a guided meditation, followed by a talk which allows time for questions and answers.

When: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday

How Much: $89/ series, $ 20/class

Why: Free!

Log on:  http://www.studioyoganj.com/meditation-and-pranayama.html

Call: 973-966-5311


Hudson County Happenings:




The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Where: Mile Square Theatre 720 Monroe St. Hoboken

What: A story by Rudyard Kipling about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose who protects his garden and owners.

When: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday

How Much: Children/$12; Adults/$20

Why: Expose the kids to live theater and a children's classic

Log on:  http://www.milesquaretheatre.org/

Call: 201-683-7014


Live Music @ Lamp Post Bar & Grille

Where: Lamp Post Bar & Grille 382 2nd St., Jersey City

When: Saturday

How Much: Live Entertainment is free! Visit website for details on menu.

What: Rely on this little hideaway for some of the funkiest bands in the city–plus a full menu of Panko-fried shrimp, giant burgers, and chili cheese dogs.

Why: Live music, good food & good times.

Log on:  http://www.lamppostjc.com/#!

Call: 201-222-1331




Wild At Play

Where: Wild At Play, 125 River Drive, Jersey City

What: Wild at Play is a 2300-square-foot indoor playground, offering a comprehensive program of play, music, art, and movement classes for children 3 months to 12 years old.

When: 9 a.m. – noon, Sunday

How Much: Membership costs apply please visit website or contact facility.

Why: Fun is only a few miles away!

Log on:  http://www.wildatplay.com/about_us.htm

Call: 201-333-4244


Indoor Badminton

Where: Hoboken Catholic Academy, 555 7th St, Hoboken

What: Four indoor courts at Hoboken Catholic School. Playing badminton, whether for fun as a hobby or on a more competitive level, will get your heart pumping and keep you in shape.

When: 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday

How Much: Free!

Why: Grab one of your friends and have a great time, unwinding from a long week!  Great way to exercise and spring into action!

Log on:  http://www.hobokencatholic.org/

Call: 201-255-0547 or email kim_fungt@hotmail.com



 Sunday Night Film Forum

Where: Jersey City Art School 326 5th St. Jersey City

What: Every Sunday, a different film or collection of short films will be screened and accompanied by an open conversation. Learn about the works of new, independent, foreign, and avant-garde filmmakers, as well as historical classics, while meeting other film lovers in Jersey City.

When: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday

How Much: Free! Donations appreciated. (Beverages will be provided).

Why: Love movies?

Log on:  http://www.jcartschool.com/index.html

Call: 732-877-9116


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