Weekend Highlights: Your Guide to Family Fun

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

The sun’ll come out tomorrow! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun. Sorry, I have musicals on the brain, but the weather will approve this weekend and there are some great events to enjoy with the family.

We told you about Ridgewood Avenue School’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., MHS Sisters on the Runway Fashion Show fundraiser, two Big Truck Days, Maplewood Green Day, Mayfair, Spring Fling, and the Montclair Bike Scavenger Hunt — and there’s even more!

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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:

See Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company’s opening night production of Roald Dahl’s  classic The Fantastic Mr. Fox in Westfield tonight. (Friday, May 16)

Another Family Art Adventure takes place at Montclair Art Museum. The hour-long, drop-in gallery program has you walk through the museum together, explore and discuss art and do fun activities. (Saturday, May 17)

Words Bookstore in Maplewood celebrates Children’s Book Week with a party,  stories, snacks and songs! (Saturday, May 17)

presby iris gardens

Presby Iris Gardens throws a mini festival in the gardens with music, crafts, refreshments and exhibits. Also a performance by Jungle Gym Jam. (Saturday, May 17)

Watchung Coop’s Yard and School Moving Sale offers tons of bargains on children’s clothing, toys, household items, baby gear, books, furniture, sporting goods and so much more. (Saturday, May 17)

New Jersey author Yvonne Ventresca debuts her debut young adult novel “Pandemic,” at Words Booksellers. Teens will want to attend this event. (Sunday, May 18)

New Jersey Ballet Company

The classic fairy tale Cinderella comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children follow the story. It all happens at Mayo PAC in Morristown. (Sunday, May 18)