History Fair, Irish Festival, Family-Friendly Theatre Top Things To Do In NJ This Week
Hey everyone… lots of great things to do in New Jersey this week! We’ve got the year’s biggest history event in the state happening at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, a fantastic (and free!) celebration of Irish heritage in Hoboken, an awesome theatre production that’s perfect for the entire family, and more! Read on for the top five things to do in NJ this week!
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Top Five Things To Do In New Jersey This Week
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208 Vine Street
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of “the boy who wouldn’t grow up” in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this production of Peter and the Starcatcher at Hammonton’s Eagle Theatre weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that’s bound to appeal to your entire crew.
May 13 2017
11:00am – 5:00pm
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 Business Route 33
Free admission / Suggested Parking Donation $10
The Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair is a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history demonstrations, military re-enactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance, and historical organizations and museums from around the state. This year’s fair will commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI with several special programs including music of the era, a one-man stage production featuring President Woodrow Wilson and a reading of New Jersey poet Joyce Kilmer’s poetry. Other exciting new programs will feature a program on the role of Fort Monmouth during WWI and a presentation on Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII. This award-winning fair features plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults, from participating in historical games to plowing a furrow or participating in a military drill. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet such historical figures as Harriet Tubman, President Teddy Roosevelt, Alice Paul, Dr. James Still, Walt Whitman, President Woodrow Wilson, Molly Pitcher and George Washington.
May 13 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm
937 County Road 523
Free admission / Parking $5
Buffalo still roam the range at the Readington River Buffalo Farm, an historic, maintained working farm preserve! Get a rare up close and personal view of bison and their newborn calves at the 19th Annual Buffalo Watch Fundraiser Open House! Enjoy farm tours, two live bands, displays and reenactments, blacksmith demonstration, live wild west cowboy shows, native American Indian and civil war encampments, pony rides, antiquers and crafters, face painters, hay wagon rides, and more.
May 13 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm
The Hoboken Irish Festival features Irish music & step dancing, food, crafts, rides, games, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a beer garden, hurling games & demos, an Irish Soda Bread Contest and more. Musical performances by: Gold N’ Brown, McClean Ave. Band, Colin Nisbet, Garden St. Irish Step Dancers & Emerald Fire, Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance, Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance and more.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there are so many fun things to do in NJ on Mother’s Day, we couldn’t choose just one! So hop on over to our post Things To Do In New Jersey On Mother’s Day where you’ll find a ton of fun things to do including Mother’s Day wine tastings, brunches, lighthouse climbs, hikes, baseball games, special Mother’s Day deals at NJ amusement parks and Jersey shore boardwalk amusements and lots more!
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