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Friday, October 16, 2015

Late-Breaking Weekend Activities–Meet Illustrators and Get a Head Start on Halloween…


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Bring Cans for the Food Bank and Meet Real-Live Authors & Illustrators in Metuchen this Sunday:


Plus Special Needs Workshop at the Bridgewater Library this Saturday:


And Halloween Fun on Monday:





WHERE: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

Apple Harvest Time:

Stroll our orchard and pick your own apples. You don’t have to travel far for some fun fall, shop local! Subject to Supply.  Please call 908-527-0400 to ensure the apples are ripe to pick!
ADMISSION: Apple Picking Fee: $5 per person. Apple Bag Fee: Small Bag: $8; Large Bag: $10. Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Ghost Tours:

Join us for a spine-tingling tour of Liberty Hall Museum, after hours! Museum staff will share their own paranormal experiences with you before embarking on a guided, candlelit tour of the museum. Perhaps you'll even come away with your own ghost stories! Light refreshments will be served; space is limited and fills quickly, so make your reservation today! Friday, October 23 at 7pm or 9 pm.
ADMISSION: $20 for adults; $18 for LHM Members/Kean Alumni/Students; $13 for children (16 years and younger). Reservations required, please call 908-527-0400

Pumpkin Patch Day:

Join us for our Annual Pumpkin Patch day – a fall tradition for so many families! Enjoy a day filled with pumpkin picking, hayrides, pumpkin carving and painting, crafts and much more! Saturday, October 24 (Rain date; October 25) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: Children: $12.00, Adults: $6.00, Under 3: Free,  Additional charge for pumpkins; lunch available for purchase from vendor.  Reservations suggested; please call 908-527-0400

A Day in the Life of American Girl Samantha Parkington:

Experience a day in the life of American Girl Samantha Parkington! Treat that special girl in your life to an authentic Victorian afternoon, featuring a turn-of-the-century tour of Liberty Hall, hands-on activities and crafts Samantha herself might have enjoyed, and a Victorian-era tea party! Recommended for ages 6 – 12.Saturday, November 14 from 1-3 pm.
ADMISSION: $20 per child & one adult; $15 for LHM Members. Reservations required; please call 908-527-0400 

NJ Familypresents:

Looking for events and ideas to make your Halloween a spine-chilling sensation? We've got you covered—from farm fun, including pumpkin-picking in NJ and pick-your-own apples to Halloween tricks and treats like freakishly delicious Halloween Witches’ Brooms and a Cookie Monster jack o' lantern.

So get crafty and head outside to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather with our following list of things to do in NJ with kids this spooky holiday season. Enjoy!

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Free Halloween pumpkin stencil of your home state—New Jersey!

Haunted Halloween Attractions In NJ

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How to Manage the Leftover Halloween Candy

Consider these sweet-stuff strategies before hitting the trick-or-treat trail this Halloween.

Farm Fun in NJ

Hay rides, corn mazes, and more!

Pumpkin-picking in NJ

Fall would not be complete without a visit to your local pumpkin patch.

Pick-Your-Own Apples in NJ

Get your apple recipes handy!

DIY Halloween Costumes for Families

Get the whole family decked out in these easy, homemade looks.

Easy Cat and Dog Costumes
Don't forget to dress up your pets for the holiday! 

Real Haunted Houses of NJ
Are you brave enough to visit one of NJ's real haunted locations? 

DIY Halloween Costumes

Make these budget-friendly costumes for your kids.

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These are no-fuss, no-muss ideas that don't involve scooping out pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin-Carving Ideas

Inspiration for creating that one-of-a-kind jack o' lantern

Halloween Parties

Celebrate your birthday, or Halloween, on a farm or at home with these party ideas.

5 No-Cost Halloween Decorations

5 No-Cost Halloween Decorations

There are plenty of ways to decorate for the season without spending a dime.

Halloween Treats

Simple, and simply delectable, eats

Things to Do in NJ in the Fall

Looking for more inspiration? NJ moms and dads weigh in on their favorite things to do in the fall.

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