March GO List: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month
We've suffered through a winter of winters and there's an (unsubstantiated) rumor that spring starts this month so... let's GO: March! We carefully investigated and curated a list of family-fun stuff like Matilda's Tea Party, Ringling Bro. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents LEGENDS, the end of maple sugaring season, and so much more. And let's face it, we're all dying for some almost-spring activities, so enjoy our top picks for the month of March in NJ!
Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance (Newark, NJ)
A true NJ event. The best of the Garden State’s diverse dance companies gather for a showcase at NJPAC featuring excerpts from works that span the globe and dance genres, such as the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and 10 Hairy Legs, the new company under the artistic direction of Randy James. Saturday, March 8 at 8pm.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva at Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown, NJ)
This unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form. Saturday, March 8 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm.
Maple Sugaring (various locations)
Maple sugaring season is drawing to a close so don't miss it! At The Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, Tenafly Nature Center, and Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield.
Matilda's Tea Party at Frelinghuysen Arboretum (Morristown, NJ)
We just can't resist a tea party, no matter if it's Matilda's from the famous children's book, or Matilda Frelinghuysen's. When Matilda Frelinghuysen was a child, magic and illusions were a very popular form of entertainment. Add to that a tea, brunch, and a magic show. Afterwards, young people make and learn a magic trick to try on their friends at home. Saturday, March 8 at 11am. The snow date is Saturday, March 15.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS (East Rutherford, NJ)
If you're looking for a big-ticket item, there's really nothing like this circus of circuses--especially since in this incarnation, they promise to produce a unicorn, a pegasus and a wooly mammoth. Wednesday, March 19 through Sunday, March 23 at various times at the Izod Center.
St. Patrick's Day Events (various locations)
Try Lucky Leprechaun Day at Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Luck O' The Farm at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, St. Patrick's Day Dine at Sesame Place, or visit us on Monday, March 3, for a round-up of all the St. Patrick's Day Parades in New Jersey!
2014 Children's Book Fair: Reading Rodeo at Monmouth County Library (Monmouth, NJ)
Combine "reading", "fair" and "free", and you've got yourself a fun family event. Ride on over to the MCL Ranch in Manalapan and wrangle yourself a good time with author Tara Lazar ("The Monstore"), pony pole racing, lassoing, Presley & Melody’s Pony Trot concert, Rattlenake Jack’s Snakes-N-Scales show and movies, crafts, and a read-a-thon! Saturday, March 22 at 1pm.
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