Friday, June 24 through Saturday, July 17 - State Fair at The Meadowlands

Join all the fun as the State Fair celebrates 25 years of family fun, delicious foods, exciting rides, animals and special guests. The Cake Boss will be there on July 2nd to unveil his special 25th anniversary cake! Oh, and don't forget the fireworks!

Where: Meadowlands Fairgrounds East Rutherford, NJ
When: Times Vary According to Day
Who: All ages welcome! There is something fun for everyone at the fair!
How: Check website for ticket information.
Cost: Prices vary according to date. There are deals available for select days on the website!
For more info: State Fair Meadowlands | FAIR Information
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Friday, June 24 through Tuesday, December 1 - Safari Mini Golf

West Orange, NJLocated in South Mountain Recreation Complex, next to Turtle Back Zoo. A 19-hole mini-golf course with waterfalls, a handcrafted 12 ft. elephant & more! So much fun SO close to home!

Where: West Orange, NJ Next to Turtle Back Zoo!
When: Times Vary Open Daily Extended Hours!
Who: Everyone young and old that is looking for a fun mini golf experience!
How: Safari Mini Golf is now open from 10am - 9pm on Mondays through Thursday, Fridays 12pm - 9pm, Saturdays 10am - 9pm and Sundays and 10am - 8pm.
Cost: Call for pricing!
For more info: For more info please call 862-520-5024 Twitter:@safariminigolf
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Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, June 26 - Art: Victorian Games

Newark Museum Drop In Activities: .Art: Victorian Games

Where: Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Saturdays and Sundays)
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up
Cost: Free with museum admission.
For more info: www.newarkmuseum.org
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Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, June 26 - Science: Bubbles and Balloons

Newark Museum Drop In Activities: Bubbles and Balloons

Where: Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Saturdays and Sundays)
Who: Everyone!
How: Just show up!
Cost: Free with museum admission
For more info: www.newarkmuseum.org
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Sunday, June 26 - Live Music By Tycoon Dog At Turtle Back Zoo!

Live music by Tycoon Dog at Turtle Back Zoo! Come hear the music of Tycoon Dog performing live in our amphitheater.
Free with zoo admission


Where: Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ
When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Who: Everyone welcome!
How: Just show up and have fun!
Cost: Concert is Free with price of zoo admission
For more info: Main Phone Number: 973-731-5800 Turtle Back Zoo: Event Detail: Live Music by Tycoon Dog
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Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1 - Newark Bears Game

Have fun cheering for your favorite local team; The Newark Bears VS. Rockland Boulders. Saturday nights are more fun with Sizzling Saturdays Fireworks at the game! Fireworks! July 1st!

Where: Newark Bears 450 Broad Street Newark, NJ
When: Check game schedule for actual start times
Who: Everyone!
How: Reserve your tickets in advance.
Cost: Ticket prices and packages vary. Please check www.newarkbears.com/tickets
For more info: www.newarkbears.com
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Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30 - Kearny Library Story Time For Preschool Children

Preschool children can enjoy this storytime at the main library. Bring along your imagination for some fun books, readings and storytelling!

Where: Kearny Library 318 Kearny Avenue Kearny, NJ
When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (11am on Tuesdays, 11:30 on Thursdays)
Who: Preschool children.
How: Just show up and enjoy!
Cost: Free
For more info: For more info please visit: Kearny Public Library
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Thursday, June 30 - One World, Many Stories-Summer Reading Challenge

Storybook readings Unveiling of the new Interactive Toddler Room Summer Reading Lists ~ Public & Private Schools
Friends of the Library will help you make your selections
Pizza, water, and dessert ~ Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Where: Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Avenue Kearny, NJ
When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Who: Children
How: Just show up and enjoy!
Cost: Free!
For more info: Kearny Public Library
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Teen Scene:




Tuesday, July 26 through Wednesday, August 17 - Junior Teen Drama

Junior Teen Drama is a drama club for 11-14 year old children. Classes are kept small, so that the one on one approach can be taken with each child. The classes all lead up to two final shows on July 27, 2011. Students will be exposed to all aspects of the theatre both on and off the stage.

Where: Mater Dei Academy 130 Midland Avenue Kearny, NJ
When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Who: Children ages 11-14 are welcome to sign up.
How: Email [email protected]
Cost: Prices vary. Please check website.
For more info: Junior Teen Drama
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Plan Ahead:



July 5th through July 6th
Tuesday, July 5 - Celebration of the USA Harrison Public Library

"One World, Many Stories", is the theme for this year's summer reading program at the Harrison Public Library. Through the use of literature, song, dance, puppetry and crafts we plan to explore the many nationalities that make up Harrison and East Newark.

Where: Harrison Public Library 415 Harrison Ave Harrison, NJ
When: 10:00 AM (10-11 ages 4-5 11:30-12:30 ages 6-7)
Who: Space is limited to 25 children per class. Pre- registration is required. Programs are open to residents of Harrison and East Newark. Please bring proof of residency.
How: Sign up before the classes begin. Class size is limited to 25.
Cost: Free
For more info: 973-483-2366
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Wednesday, July 6 - Harrison Library Summer Reading Program

Dive into the world of Harry Potter and how it all began. Feel free to join the Harrison Public Library as they explore The Chamber of Secrets in their Young Adult Summer Reading Program!

Where: Harrison Public Library 415 Harrison Avenue Harrison, NJ
When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Young Adult Group 9+)
Who: Young adults 9+
How: Sign up at the library before the program starts. Space is limited. Bring Harrison residency proof.
Cost: There may be a small fee.
For more info: 973-483-2366
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Belle's Crown

In honor of Beauty and the Beast

On the night the Beast planned to confess his love, Belle descended from the west wing wearing a gorgeous glittery gown. Taken by her beauty, the Beast grew timid, but Belle ushered him into the ballroom where the two swept across the floor arm-in-arm as Mrs. Potts and Chip looked on. Adorned with a delicate paper flower, this golden felt tiara is made to match this destined princess' flowing yellow dress.
You'll need:






Cogsworth Cupcakes


No servant in the enchanted castle knew better than Cogsworth how fast time was running out before his master would forever lose the chance to change his sorry fate. So, it's little wonder this trusty timekeeper didn't waste a second trying to convince Belle to give the Beast a chance. For fun, you and your child can spend time together decorating a cupcake in Cogsworth's likeness.
Ingredients (for each cupcake)

  • Peach-colored frosting (Note: to make your own, simply stir 1 drop of red food coloring and 2 ...





Strawberry Rose Shortcake

In honor of Beauty and the Beast

In the Beast's castle, everyone was forbidden to enter the west wing, but eventually Belle's curiosity got the better of her. When she climbed the stairs and stepped inside, she discovered a beautiful red rose the Beast kept under a dome of glass because he knew that when the last petal fell, the spell he was under could never be broken. While the petals of this strawberry rose shortcake undoubtedly won't last long, the good news is that you can easily create another.
Ingredients (for each shortcake ...