Weekend Family Highlights: Easter Egg Hunt, Sesame Street Live, Lego Day and More!

BY  |  Friday, Apr 14, 2017 9:00am

It’s a holiday weekend and spring break for many, but there’s still lots of fun to be had around town! Check out these great events.

If you’re looking for Easter activities, check out our earlier post featuring family activities for this weekend.

Sesame Street Live will be at State Theatre New Jersey (15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick) this weekend. “Make a New Friend” has all your favorite Sesame Street characters! Join them as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India. Together they explore friendship and culture. Tickets range from $17 to $77.

This weekend will be Free Entrance Days in the National Parks in honor of National Park Week. There are nine national parks in New Jersey, many of which ordinarily charge a fee.

On Saturday, Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair) will host their monthly Family Art Adventure from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Explore and discuss artwork and participate in a hands-on project in the studio. This activity is for children ages 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations are not required. Cost is $18 per family for non-members and $6 per family for members.

Barnes & Noble at Clifton Commons (395 Route 3 East, Clifton) will host Too Many Carrots Storytime on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Find out what happens when Rabbit collects too many carrots and is unable to sleep in his cozy burrow. Stick around for activities and coloring to follow.

Drop in to Lego Day at Glen Ridge Public Library (240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge) on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Build amazing creations using the library’s huge Lego collection!

The Newark Museum (49 Washington Street, Newark) hosts Creative Play programs for families on Saturdays at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00PM. April’s theme is Environment and Nature. Each one-hour program is designed especially for early learners ages 3-5. On Saturday and Sunday, you can catch two different Planetarium shows. At 1:00 PM, explore the sky with Sesame Street’s Big Bird in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. This 25-minute show is recommended for kids ages 4-6. At 3:30 PM, there will be a Planetarium Show, “New Jersey Skies,” which is recommended for adults and children ages 6 years and up. This interactive tour of the constellations and planets under the starry sky of the planetarium dome will teach you to find bright nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.

On Sunday, stop by Montclair Art Museum for Drop-In Studio between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The new Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio will be stocked with a range of art materials to explore with a seasoned MAM studio instructor. This is free for members and included in Museum admission for non-members.

For more upcoming events, check out the family friendly events, showcased in green, on Baristanet Calendar.

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