Things to DO this Weekend April 7 + 8

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Things to DO this Weekend April 7 + 8 Things to DO this Weekend April 7 + 8 Things to DO this Weekend April 7 + 8

While the upcoming weather isn’t promising there are still loads of great things to do- Plant a garden, visit a rainbow house, see a play, watch a robotics competition, hang with Russian ballerinas or Winnie the Pooh!

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 am—11:00 am (Summit- 36 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Let’s Get Growing for Kids: Garden In A Box class at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum – Create a miniature herb and flower garden to take home. Have fragrant and fresh herbs at your fingertips everyday!  Registration is required. Best for ages 5 to 10

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am—5:00 pm (Chester- 45 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Experience the powerful energy of the Black River, as it runs the 1826 Cooper Gristmill’s huge waterwheel and four floors of machinery to grind grain seeds into flour. How much flour do you think is produced daily? History and technology fans, and families can find out the answers, and much more! Admission fees apply to certain programs. The suggested donation to tour the Gristmill is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), and $1 per child age 4 – 16. FREE per child under age 4.

Saturday April 2 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Prospect Park area Brooklyn) Hop on over to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a celebration of Double Dutch. Learn rope tricks and jump instruction from two National Double Dutch League teams, participate in other fun street party activities and games and go to a book-signing with author Doreen Spicer-Danelly, who wrote the upcoming young adult book Love Double Dutch. All ages. Free with museum admission.

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am—12:00 pm (Short Hills- 37 minutes from Hoboken and JC) Visit Greenwood Gardens for an inspiring workshop by teaching artist and designer Karen Fuchs. The beauty, design and function of forms in the natural world such as branching, the Fibonacci spiral, and star-radial will be explored. Participants will observe and study these growth patterns, draw from specimens and images, and create an art project based on these concepts. $25 Greenwood Gardens members; $35 non-members Best for ages 12 and older

Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm (Rahway 39 minutes from Hoboken/JC) The Union County Performing Arts Center welcomes you to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and of course… sharing snacks. This 30-minute musical is perfect for audiences of all ages. Tickets $12

Saturday, April 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (South Orange 34 minutes from Hoboken/JC) Cast off to the South Orange Performing Arts Center forTreasure Island”- a thrilling tale of adventure on the high seas in this fun-filled yarn of piracy and buried treasure. Jim Hawkins, cabin boy on the sailing ship “Hispaniola,” is drawn into this action-packed story full of unsavory characters, including the infamous Long John Silver, who leads a scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle. The greedy mutineers fight each other for treasure as friendships come unraveled, and new alliances are formed. Good ultimately triumphs, but not without lots of twists and turns!

Saturday, April 7, 8:00 pm (Newark 40 minutes from Hoboken/JC) The New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents The Sleeping Beauty: Russian National Ballet The crown jewel of famed choreographer Marius Petipa’s career, Sleeping Beauty tells the magical story of a beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince.Brought to vibrant life by one of Moscow’s finest ballet companies, under the artistic direction of former Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, this production’s luminous costumes and elaborate sets complement the graceful movements of these gifted Russian dancers, resulting in a sublime performance. Tickets $29 – $69

Saturday and Sunday April 7 + 8 8:30 am-5:00 PM (Brooklyn, Prospect Park) This weekend celebrate the opening of Prospect Park in Brooklyn with 2 days of events, many FREE. Visit the zoo, hit the ice for a last skate, enjoy a greenmarket cookout or historical hike. Visit Prospect Park’s website to register for events! All ages

Saturday and Sunday April 7 + 8 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Washington Heights NYC) For one weekend, thousands of talented local and international students will descend upon The Armory on the Hudson for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Students compete in teams to build and showcase their bots, which families can watch for free. Don’t forget to stop by the event’s career fair, where your kiddos can learn more about jobs in tech and engineering. All ages. FREE

Saturday and Sunday April 7 + 8 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) While the season might not be blooming in color yet, some New Yorkers have decided to add a little color to the city. A new installation called MONOCHROME by Cj Hendry is making its debut in Brooklyn this weekend. Hendry built the home entirely from scratch, and sits in the middle of a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Greenpoint. Each of the seven rooms are drenched in one singular color, ranging from welcoming blues to bright yellow.MONOCHROME is open to the public  at 276 Greenpoint Avenue. All ages FREE

Saturday and Sunday April 7 + 8 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (NYC) Spring may be delayed out of doors but Macy’s Herald Square is in full bloom! The 44th Annual Macy’s Flower Show, which brings thousands of brightly hued blooms to the famous midtown department store and arranges them in artful displays that hopelessly upstage the store’s merchandise displays. This year, prepare to be wowed by whimsical arrangements centered around the theme: “Once Upon A Springtime.” The fantasy-inspired installations will feature original characters and sculptures that all play on classic fairy themes. We’re seeing lots of roses, definitely a moat made of forget-me-nots and maybe one or two orchid dragons. FREE

Saturday and Sunday April 7  + 8  1:00 pm -5:00 pm (North Haledon 45 minutes from Hoboken/JC)  For train fans this is an absolute blast! Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957. We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring. The Model Railroad Show runs April 7-8 and April 14-15 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm all days, and features a 1200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, numerous freight and passenger trains, rural and urban scenes, and working signals. Fun for all ages! Adults $6 Children under 12  FREE

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