Top Things To Do In NJ This Week
Include Ballet & Theatre Productions,
Family-Friendly Festivals & More!
Wow! Can you believe it’s May already? Before you know it, it’ll be time for Memorial Day barbecues and outdoor summer concerts (Be sure to subscribe to Things To Do In New Jersey ‘s email list to get the scoop on Memorial Day Weekend events in NJ)! But there’s no need to wait until the end of the month for awesome New Jersey events and activities! There’s lots of fun stuff happening in New Jersey this week too! Read on for the top things to do in New Jersey this week!
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Top Things To Do In New Jersey This Week
May 6, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Here’s your chance to visit a fabulous South Jersey landmark for free! The Eco Fair at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is a free community day that showcases home grown native plants, herbs and berries, handmade items from New Jersey artists and craftspeople, wellness information, nature walks, and a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for families. The day includes free admission to all Wheaton Arts exhibits, studio demonstrations, and museum stores throughout the day.
May 6 & 7, 2017
10:00pm – 5:00pm (most sites – see tour guide for specific site information)
Various historic sites in Monmouth County NJ
The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” event returns this year with 48 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors free of charge to visitors interested in local history. Visitors can see the tour sites in any order and pick up the tour book and map at their first stop.
May 6 & 7, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm
330 Cold Soil Road
Celebrate spring at Terhune Orchards’ Spring Family Festival Kite Day! Bring your own kite or choose a kite from the store. You can also make your own “guaranteed to fly” kite, then test fly your kite in the pasture while the farm animals look on! Terhune Orchards Spring Family Festival will also feature live country music and entertainment, tours of the orchards and fields in the farm wagon, sheep shearing on Sunday (children can take home a piece of real fleece), and special activities for children in the barnyard including make your own pinwheels. Delicious food and refreshments including Terhune Orchards’ apple cider, donuts, pies, chili, hot dogs, fresh grilled asparagus, salads, soup and more will be available all weekend. Admission to the festival area is $5 for ages 3 and up, free for children 2 and under. Save more than 40% on a family four-pack admission to Kite Day at Terhune Orchards – CLICK HERE!
May 6 & 7, 2017
The Voorhees Schools Theatre
1000 Holly Oak Drive
Voorhees Township, NJ
Fresh off their starring appearances in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of Le Corsair, Aaron Anker and Lillian DiPiazza lead the way with Jordan Martin of the Louisville Ballet, Ian Hussey, Principal Dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet, William DeGregory, former Principal Dancer of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Max Baud, star of Awesomeness TV’s reality show Joffrey Elite. Made melancholy by the necessity of marriage, young Prince Siegfried sets out to distract himself with a swan hunt. To his surprise, however, the flock he’s tracking lands beside a crystalline lake and transforms into a group of beautiful maidens, led by Odette, the most beautiful of all. The evil sorcerer Von Rothbart has cursed them to be birds by day and women by night, making true love the only key to their freedom. Prince Siegfried seems like the dashing young man for the job, but he would do well to remember that sorcerers stoop to cheating – even at the game of love.
May 7, 2017
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Some little girls daydream about ponies, and others about princesses. Some want to be champion swimmers and others prima ballerinas. But the only thing Annie wants is a family of her own. Inspired by an enduring, Depression-era comic strip, Annie follows a scrappy, red-headed orphan as she tries to find a place to belong. Help comes from an unexpected corner in the form of the wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, who takes in an orphan in hopes of adding a luster of philanthropy to his already impressive reputation. When he learns that the young girl (accompanied by her adorable dog, Sandy) still dreams of finding her original parents, he offers a sizable reward – and that’s when the vultures start to flock. But in the sunny world of Annie, good news – and tomorrow – are always only a day away.
Looking for more things to do in New Jersey this week? Be sure to check out the Things To Do In New Jersey May Calendar of Events!
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