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Sunday, October 31, 2010

November News & Lots to Do This Teacher Convention Weekend!

@ the Library: Programs

Note:  Toddler Times & Infant Lap Sit Times resume  the Nov. 3rd.
The Library is closed Election Day, Nov. 2nd
Don't forget to vote!  Polls are open 6 a.m.-8p.m.  For voting locations and other information about the ballot, go to http://www.njvoterinfo.org/


Storytimes will resume on Nov. 9th.   
On Thursday Nov. 11th (Veteran's Day) we will only be open 9-5 p.m. and there will be no programs.

Story Times (ages 2-6) are Tuesdays at 10 & 1:30 
Toddler Times (ages 18 mo - 3 years) are Wednesdays at 10 & 11 and Thursdays at 10:30
Infant Lap Sit (ages birth to 18 mo.) is Thursday at 9:30
See our program calendar for more details on these and other upcoming programs. 

Harry Potter Party (Limited to students in grades 5 - 12) 
Registration Required
Friday, November 5 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join fellow Harry Potter fans just in time for the next chapter — Part 1 of “The Deathly Hallows” will be in theaters November 19!  We will celebrate the adventures of Harry and his friends with trivia, snacks, and an all around Potter Party.


Toy Story 3 (Rated G)  
(Recommended for families with children 3 and up)  Saturday, November 6 at 10:30AM
Join Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the rest of the gang as their adventures take a turn when Andy heads off to college. 


Check out more images from our master Lego Builders at: 
Lego Club (For grades K - 2) 
Monday, November 8 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Registration Required
Lego Club (For grades 3-5) 
Wednesday November 10 from 4:30 -5:30 Registration Required
Get together with other Lego-maniacs, Library Legos will be available for building. Share ideas and tips on building, and have a great time.

Tuesday November 9 at 7:00 pm No registration required
Join us for family drop-in storytime now in the evening and hear stories, songs and more!

Alex Mitnik and the Kaleidescope Band No registration required
(For families with children 3 and up)
Saturday, November 13 at 10:30 am
They’re Baaaack!!!! And rockin’ and rollin’ your Saturday morning! Join Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band for kid friendly, interactive, magical music that will get your toes tappin’ and your hands clappin’!

@ the Library: Displays & Materials

On display behind the Reference Desk (below the Bulletin Board) are this year's nominees for the Garden State Book Award.   Come check out the books on this list and vote for your three favorites in any category.  Our display will be up and voting will continue through  December 31st.

Take a look at our Veteran's Day Display atop the Holiday Books.  Have a soldier in your family?  A friend who is deploying/returning from the war?  -- Our Military Deployment Bibliography has both book and internet resources for helpful information for all ages.


Around the Community


Have you discovered the online site officially titled Hillsborough.Macaroni Kid?  Even though it says "Hillsborough,"  it lists a slew of family events in many surrounding area towns as well -- many more than we can possibly list in this blog!  Check this week's calendar here.  You can subscribe to receive a weekly calendar in your email and/or go to the site from the link at the top right side of our blog at any time.

Here are some other exciting possibilities for things to do  this Teacher Convention Weekend:


WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS DURING TEACHERS’ CONVENTION RECESS @ THE HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM

The kids are off from school because of Teachers’ Convention and you haven’t a clue what to do with them? The Hunterdon Art Museum has some classes that will keep their little brains and imaginations involved:

Hunterdon Art Museum center for art, craft & design
School's Out / NJEA Conference Workshops

THURSDAY, November 4 
950 Nature's Gallery with Nan Krochta (Age 6 and up)
9:00 PM – 12:00 PM, Tuition: $42; member $37
Supervised Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 PM. $10

951 Painting Pals with Lisa Grasso-Earl (Age 6 and up)
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuition: $42; member $37

FRIDAY, November 5
952 Draw, Paint and Sculpt with Nan Krochta (Age 6 and up)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Tuition: $42; member $37
Supervised Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, $10

953 Webs, Wings and Watercolor with Lisa Grasso-Earl (Age 6 and up)
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuition: $42; member $37
Hunterdon Art Museum
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809
908.735.8415
www.hunterdonartmuseum.org



RVCC PLANETARIUM SETS CHILDREN’S SHOWS DURING
TEACHERS CONVENTION BREAK
The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Planetarium in Branchburg will present star and
laser shows for children and their families to enjoy during the Teachers Convention break. The
following shows will be offered:
The Little Star that Could, Thursday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Learn how there are different kinds of stars in the galaxy, but only the most special have
planets around them. (Recommended for ages 6-10)
Laser Kids 2, Thursday, November 4, 3 p.m.
Listen to songs such as “Fireflies” and “Hot Hot Hot” while lasers draw pictures on the dome
overhead. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Tickets cost $6 for one show, $11 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly
suggested.  For additional information, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.


A GROOVY SHOW FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

WHEN: Saturday, November 6, at 4:00 PM.
WHERE:
 Historic Palace Theatre, Route 183, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong
TICKETS: $12.00
Call 973.347.4946 or click here to order!

Brady Rymer was a founding member of the much-loved roots/rock bandFrom Good Homes, a band with deep Northern New Jersey roots, touring for thirteen years with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, before parenthood broadened the audience of his music to include young and old alike.

First class, all-American rock ‘n’ roll with a feel-good R&B foundation is Rymer’s calling card; his show with the Little Band That Could creates a happy, rollicking back-porch vibe that gets children and their families up and dancing, and smiling from ear to ear. People Magazine calls Rymer a “fave” of families everywhere; kids love the energy and Rymer’s magnetic, good-times-guy charm, and the band’s musicianship is something even the most discerning music-loving parent can appreciate.

Nina Music’s blending of sign language, movement and music has been a big hit in live performances, most recently as a featured children’s performer at Musikfest, one of the country’s largest music festivals. Her performance will get the audience joining her to Sing – Sign – Dance!

Presenting music with the whole family in mind, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will showcase favorites from all of Brady’s albums, including tunes from the GRAMMY-nominated Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. They’ll be sure to perform their hit Jump Up (It’s A Good Day)”; whose percolating rhythms are as uplifting as they are infectious, bringing audiences to their feet – and some into the air!  They will also play “Love Me For Who I Am,” inspired by Brady’s work with children on the autism spectrum at Celebrate the Children School in Wharton.

The New York Daily News sums it all up nicely:  “Rymer and his Little Band That Could get the whole family groovin’!”


LENAPE INDIAN FAMILY DAY AT THE MORRIS MUSEUM

clip_image002[5]Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at theMorris Museum’s Lenape Indian Family Day
WHEN: Saturday November 6, Noon – 4 PM
WHERE: The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown
TICKETS: free with museum admission
Enjoy an afternoon at the Morris Museum and learn about New Jersey’s first people—the Lenape Indians.

MM John Kraft Lenape ArtifactsJohn Kraft, Creator and Director of Lenape Lifeways, will give presentations that focus on the culture of the Lenape Indians. Participants will see and hold authentic and replicated objects, including stone and bone tools, masks, pottery, clothing, musical instruments, games, and more. Mr. Kraft will be dressed in period costume (17th century) when he discusses Lenape history and shares Lenape stories. Families will be invited to create corn husk dolls and to design a woven textile in a craft workshop run by Morris Museum educators. All activities are drop-in, throughout the afternoon.
John Kraft, Director of Lenape Lifeways, is an archaeologist and educator who has presented thousands of programs on the Lenape or Delaware Indians of New Jersey. His goal is to share with others his knowledge, enthusiasm and appreciation for the remarkable people called the “Lenape.” In his work discovering and excavating Lenape villages and artifacts, Mr. Kraft has found trade goods given to the native people by the early Dutch and English settlers, and has documented his findings about their family life, dwellings, diet, spiritual beliefs and technology. He is the author of The Indians of Lenapehoking, an educational unit on the Indians of New Jersey, and has illustrated The Lenape or Delaware Indians and other books. John Kraft has been creating museum exhibits and lecturing for over 20 years. 

About the Morris MuseumThe Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year.  These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

MAD SCIENCE PRESENTS “CSI:LIVE” IN ENGLEWOOD

Prepare for an Exciting Interactive Experience…
Mad Science Presents CSI: LIVE
WHEN: Saturday November 6, 4:00 PM
WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
TICKETS: $25, $15

mad science logoChildren and adults alike will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to share in the adventures of CSI: LIVE!, the latest Mad Science® production at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey.


The world’s number one television franchise is about to hit the stage!  Mad Science presents CSI: LIVE!, an exciting, interactive journey through the fascinating world of crime scene investigations.

When a crime is committed at the Las Vegas premiere of the Max Spade Magic Show, the CSI team springs into action. Sydney Mathis and David Hart play the roles of CSI investigators and are on the case, assisted by supervisor Gil Grissom through a live video connection from the Las Vegas Crime Lab.

Audience members will jump up on stage and become part of the action; becoming witnesses, suspects and CSI recruits. Together they will use their superior logic and forensic know-how to uncover hidden details, investigate the evidence and test their theories.

Whether it’s analyzing mysterious gasses, launching projectiles into a target or firing a laser beam across the stage, the CSI recruits will have to be on their toes to help solve the crime before it’s too late!

How was the crime committed? Who is guilty? Only you can find the answers. It’s CSI: LIVE!—join the adventure! (age appropriate for ages 8 and older)

About The Mad Science Group®
Mad Science® is the world’s leading fun science brand. Its entertaining and engaging productions spark the imagination of children and family audiences with shows conducted in amusement parks, theme parks, fairs, schools, camps and homes. Based in Montreal, Canada, the Mad Science Group has developed more than 300 hours of original science content with over 2,000 interactive activities delivered by an extensive network of 150 franchises across 20 countries and 5 continents. Mad Science Productions®, a division of the Mad Science Group conducts large-scale touring stage shows. Mad Science conducts a quarter million presentations a year, for 5 million customers! Visitwww.madscience.org!

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in USA is a trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. and outside USA is a trademark of Entertainment AB Funding LLC. CBS and the CBS Eye Design TM CBS Broadcasting Inc.  ©2000 - 2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Entertainment AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved.


Children's Book Festival—Sunday, November 7, 2:00-5:00 pm at Bernardsville Library

Come to the library to meet a group of talented children’s authors and illustrators: Danny and Kim Adlerman, Pat Cummings, Doris Ettlinger, Megan Halsey, Dar Hosta, Trinka Hakes Noble, Lena Shiffman, and Javaka Steptoe. Purchase their autographed books for great holiday gifts! The original illustrations and artwork will be on display at the library throughout the month of November. Free. No sign-up is needed.


TRAVEL ACROSS THE PRAIRIE WITH PTNJ & THE GROWING STAGE IN NOVEMBER: BRING THE KIDS

If you and your daughter/granddaughter/great-granddaughter/niece enjoyed Little House on the Prairie last year, here’s a story about a friendship forged on a wagon train crossing the country from the folks at The Growing Stage and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Best of all, it will be performed in an intimate black-box theater for a singular dramatic experience:

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
by Julie Jensen
Directed by John Pietrowski
Featuring Jane Keitel and Lori Lawrence
Appropriate for ages 8 and up
WHEN: November 4–21, 2010
WHERE: Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road, Madison
TICKETS: on sale on the PTNJ websiteor by calling the box office at 973.514.1787 X10.



Migrating with their parents on the Oregon Trail in 1847, two thirteen-year old girls become fast friends as they grow up together on their humorous and harrowing journey. Bill Westhoven, The Daily Record, called the January 2010 studio presentation "a stirring night of theater with performances worthy of a larger audience."

The Growing Stage will be touring the production and performing the piece at its home, The Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong, throughout March and May and information can be received by contacting the theater directly at www.growingstage.com

Thanks to Ruth Ross at njartsmaven.com for these listings.

Friday, October 29, 2010

And one more very offbeat Halloween Weekend Activity

While not exactly a cultural event, this one looks like fun…and a great way to get rid of those pumpkins rotting on your front steps:

WHEN: October 30 & 31, 2010, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
WHERE: Hensler Farms, 369 County Route 519, just outside of Belvidere, NJ
TICKETS: Adults: $8; Children 5-12: $5; Children 4 & Under Free
Free Parking

The Last Fling Pumpkin Sling is not a new idea. Each year a large "Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival" is held in the state of Delaware. The idea to have one in Northern New Jersey was inspired by the abundant farmland and natural beauty of our area (and of course, the creative team down in Delaware.)

Sponsored by the Highlands Tourism Partnership, a newly formed group whose mission is to promote the natural beauty of the Highlands area, encouraging visitation to our farms, natural resources and historic sites.

The Highlands Tourism Partnership will encourage school groups to build a device—a catapult or trebechet—that can “sling” a pumpkin. The project will be a collaboration of brain and brawn as students work together as a team. The teams will come together to compete. (Adults may enter as well.)

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Deliver pumpkin(s) to the farm market at Hensler Farms on October 30 from 10–11 AM. Judging will be from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration fee is $3.

Late entries will not be considered. If you would like the pumpkin returned please pick up at Hensler Farms between the hours of 5-6 PM  on Sunday, October 31.

Divisions:
Youth:    12-17
Adult:     18 & older

Winners: All pumpkins will be on display at the Hensler Farms in the greenhouse from October 30 and 31. $20 prize for each division.

And what would a Pumpkin themed event be without a Pumpkin Recipe Contest?

Rules are now POSTED! Click here to download or stop by Hensler Farms to pick up a printed copy.
On Saturday from 10-11 AM, they will accept:
Adult Categories:
Best Pumpkin Pie
Best Apple Pie
Open Category: Your Favorite Pumpkin Recipe

Youth Category:
Pumpkin Cookies
On Sunday from 10-11 AM, they will accept:
Adult Categories:
Best Pumpkin Bread
Best Pumpkin Muffins
Best Apple Cake

Youth Category:
Pumpkin Cookies

The Pumpkin Patch Childrens' Activity Tent
The Last Fling Pumpkin Sling is a family-oriented event.

There will be plenty to do to keep your children busy including the Pumpkin Patch for Kids—a children's activity tent. Be sure to stop by with the Pumpkin Patch to paint some pumpkins, create some festive spider webs and spiders, and make other hands-on crafts. There will also be fac painting and other fun things to do. The creative staff will make sure your child has a great time during their visit.

reposted from njartsmaven.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Area Halloween Programs Around the Area

Courtesy of The Star Ledger via nj.com:
http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2010/10/halloween_calendar_for_somerset_county.html

BRANCHBURG
At Raritan Valley Community College’s planetarium, there will be two shows:
Spooky Skies will be presented on Saturday, October 30, at 3 and 7 p.m. It takes viewers back to medieval Ireland to explore the roots of the Halloween holiday, and then examines the sky to draw parallels between celestial objects and famous monsters. What does a werewolf have on an inescapable black hole, a noxious deadly planet like Venus, or a dangerous super nova?
Fright Light will be presented on Saturday, October 30, at 4 and 8 p.m. Enjoy a Halloween concert featuring such songs as “Alive” by Meatloaf and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. The 8 p.m. show contains more frightening content and is appropriate for audiences ages 13 and older.
BRIDGEWATER
Ghost tours of the historic Van Horne House will be conducted on Friday, October 29, by local psychic Jane Doherty
The event is sponsored by the Heritage Trail Association and the 2010 Leadership Somerset class.
Learn about local folklore, listen to stories that describe actual historical events that occurred in the Van Horne House and take part in the first paranormal exploration of the building. Guests will also hear stories from historian and author Donald J. Peck, detailing possible paranormal activity at other historic central New Jersey sites.
Two tours will be held — at 7-8:30 p.m., which will be open to everyone, including children supervised by a parent or guardian, and 9-10:30 p.m., which will be only for adults and (adult-supervised) teens over age 16.
The cost is $10 for adults and teens over 16 (either session) and $5 per child under age 13 attending the early session. Parking is free and available both at the Van Horne House and at Target. Light seasonal refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are required for each session. Call 732-356-8856 or go to heritagetrail.org/events_reg.htm.
Proceeds will be donated to the Heritage Trail Association to support historical and educational programs for the community.
* The American Heart Association will give a spooky twist to its Heart Walk rescheduled for Saturday, October 30, at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. It had been postponed from October 2 by flooding.
Highlights will include a children’s Halloween costume contest along with healthy trick or treating, plus a moon bounce, face painting, health screenings and more. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the official ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Activities will continue throughout until noon.
Learn more and register online by visiting centralnjheartwalk.org or call 609-208-0020.
RARITAN
* The borough’s Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will take place on Sunday, October 31. Participants will gather in the Municipal Building parking lot at 6 p.m. and parade downtown.
Back at the Municipal Building, doughnuts, cider and candy will be served to all participants and spectators. A costume contest will follow with prizes being awarded in different age groups.
SOMERVILLE
Kids are invited to put on their costumes and come downtown on Saturday, October 30, 2-5 p.m. and go trick or treating in the stores that have a pumpkin in the window.
There will be fun and games compliments of the borough library on the front lawn of the United Reformed Church at 100 W. Main St., and the Somerset Civic League will be handing out candy in Giardina Alley, which is off Main Street in the vicinity of Caf√© Picasso and the East Star Buffet. The alley will be decorated, and a professional photographer will be there to take pictures of kids in their Halloween attire. Parents can arrange to have the photos e-mailed to them. Members of the 4-H will be on hand to act as guides and escorting Sparkee and possibly Slider, the Somerset Patriots’ mascots, as they walk around downtown meeting their admirers.
This event is a production of the Somerville Business and Professional Association, coordinated by Mike Del Gaudio of the Bread Basket Deli.
* A Halloween party will take place at the Somerville YMCA on Friday, October 30, 7-9 p.m. There will be a DJ, snacks, crafts and a haunted house. Children and adults are encouraged to wear a costume. This event is free and open to everyone. Families are asked to bring a canned good item for the needy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Happenings

@ the Library: Programs
Note: there are no Storytimes, Toddler Times or Infant Lap Sit Times the week of Oct. 25th. These programs resume Nov. 3rd. (The Library is closed Election Day, Nov. 2nd).  See our program calendar for details.

Halloween Hootenanny!! Suggested for families with children of all ages.   No registration required Wednesday, Octobooooo 27 at 10:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m.  A special Halloween sing-along. Please feel free to come in costume.

Spooktacular Craftacular   For ages 3 - 8    Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 am Registration Required  Hey goblins and ghosties, join us for a storytime and craft!

@ the Library: Displays & Materials

Check out a shivery read from our SPOOKY BOOKS display.  We also have Halloween books, Math Books and Parenting Books on display this month.

We also have a "virtual display" of "October Chillers" (books to make you shiver) on our Children's Home Page.

Around the Community

Still looking for that Perfect Pumpkin?  Check out pumpkin picking locations in this article from Macaroni Kid. (Macaroni Kid has an extensive calendar of events for families all over our area!)

Mischief Night Madness - Colonial Park Putting Course
October 29, 2010 (Raindate - Halloween October 30)
Fee: $8.00 for family of two; $10.00 for family of three or more
Play miniature golf with the ghouls! Wear your Halloween costume and get a free Halloween goodie bag. Admission includes: Spooky Tales from the Witches Cauldron and Moonlight Hayrides (non-scary variety). Bring along your family Jack-O-Lantern and enter it in the Best Carved Pumpkin Contest. (Judging will take place at 6:30pm) Free apple cider and donuts.

 
A Miller's Halloween
Hear spooky stories, decorate pumpkins, play old-time games, and more!
WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 1–3:30 PM
Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke., Chester
COST: FREE. Donations are appreciated.
CONTACT: 908.879.5463
Spooky Trail
 
Historic Haunting
Enjoy Halloween fun with ghost stories, games and prizes!
WHEN: Sunday, October 31, 1–4 PM
Historic Speedwell, Speedwell Ave. & Cory Rd, Morristown 
COST
: Admission
CONTACT: 973.285.6550



HALLOWEEN IS JUST AN ILLUSION @ RVCC

Princesses, Vampires, Fairies & Firemen! Come to the show dressed in your Halloween costume and receive a treat!
 
Theatre of IllusionRVCC HALLOWEEN1 The Spencers
WHEN:
Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 PM
The Theatre at RVCC, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg TICKETS: $25

spencers 3 You will cross over a threshold of disbelief mere moments after the Spencers take the stage. Theirs is a place where artistry and theatre converge; where intellect and amazement collide; and where impossibility and inspiration are inseparable. Winners of the 2009 International Magician of the Year Award!

 
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WHEN: Saturday October 30, 11 AM – 4 PM (rain or shine)
WHERE:
6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike), Morristown
HOURS: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org 


TICKETS: The cost for the festival is $7/child, $10/adult (free for museum members), which includes admission to the museum and a 1 PM show of the movie Monsters, Inc.
Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in a costume, and to participate in the museum’s Halloween parades at noon and 3 PM.
Explore the museum’s current Hollywood-themed exhibitions, Icons of Costume: Hollywood’s Golden Era and Beyond and Bonus Features: Hollywood Posters, Props and Personalities. Costumes and props on display which are of special interest to children include:  the Robin mask worn by Chris O’Donnell in the movie Batman & Robin; a replica of the blue and white gingham pinafore worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz; and a “Shirley Temple dress” for a young girl, identical to a dress worn by Shirley Temple in 1933.
Then participate in a variety of fun drop-in activities:
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Create your own costume jewelry
  • Design a masquerade mask
  • Make a spider
  • Create a spooky ghost
  • Face painting
  • Take a family picture in a wooden cut-out of The Wizard of Oz characters
  • Enjoy the movie Monsters, Inc. at 1 PM
Large groups are welcome. For more information, please call 973.971.3718.
About the Morris MuseumThe Morris Museum explores and celebrates the arts, sciences and humanities through exhibitions, educational programs, performing arts and special events. Founded in 1913, the museum serves over 200,000 adults and children each year. These programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

CELEBRATE THE DAY OF THE DEAD @ THE NEWARK MUSEUM

Celebrate the age-old traditions of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with live music and dance, gallery tours, and art-making workshops.  Decorate a sugar skull and a dancing skeleton, make a paper marigold and taste Mexican hot chocolate.

Latino Heritage Festival: Dia de los Muertos
WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 12:30–4:30 PM
WHERE: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
973.596.6699
FREE with Suggested Museum Admission (includes bilingual presentations)

mexico beyond mariachiMexico Beyond Mariachi presents
Celebración del Dia de los Muertos: La Calavera Sonriente
Performance: 2:30 PM



Day of the Dead Ofrenda (Altar)Help decorate the ofrenda for deceased loved ones.

Take Part in Exciting Workshops:
  • Decorate Sugar Skulls
  • Papel Picado (Paper Cutting)
  • Dancing Skeleton Puppets
  • Marigolds for the Ofrenda
Enjoy Scrumptious Treats:
  • Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead)
  • Chocolate Caliente (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
New Members Perk: Early Admission!
Come at 11 AM before activities are open to the public!  Reserve show seats, nosh and do an activity.  Call 973.596.6699 to let us know you're coming.
Thanks to Ruth Ross at njartsmaven.com for this information!
Let Your Fingers Do the Walking

Don't have a costume yet?  Looking for some fun costume ideas to make?  Check out these sites!