Family & Community Calendar for Roxbury-Succasunna

Middlesex, NJ Community Events Calendar
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We will list your event here if it is local for the Essex County and Northern NJ, encourages safe, wholesome activity for individuals or families, and helps our community members live spirited, full lives free of the influence of substances like alcohol or drugs. Email your notice information to events@ for consideration. Please include a name and telephone number with all submissions. We reserve the right to select which entries get published to this curated listing.

Current and Recent Events & Activities Near Roxbury Township

Dino Day @ Morris Museum

April 27, 2019: Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed New Jersey over 65 million years ago! Handle real fossils, meet a dinosaur expert, and participate in prehistoric themed fun in BASF Kids’ Lab. Enjoy a Touch the Music workshop and other surprises from special guests at Field Station: Dinosaurs! $7/child; $10/adult. 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

National Public Gardens Day

May 11, 2019: Enjoy Macculloch Hall historical garden buzzing with family activities and presentations. Children and their caregivers create art and explore the garden. Includes a visit from Insectropolis. FREE. Pre-registration requested for all programs. Free. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. 10am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.

NJ Public Gardens Day Tours

June 7, 2019: Celebrate New Jersey Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 1:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Seasonal "Any Time" Activities Near Roxbury Township

Late Nights @ Rutgers Geology Museum

First Wednesday Night of the Month: The first Wednesday of every month is Late Night at the Museum. Each event consists of activity stations & events related to the night's specific theme, which can range from a wide array of topics that fall under the categories of geology, anthropology & paleontology. Late Nights at the Museum are designed to educate, as well as entertain, and can benefit children & adults alike. Park in Rutgers Lots 26 & 30 or the College Ave Deck without permits. Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick. 4-8 pm. Visit their website for more information.

Musical Instruments & Automata

Every Tuesday: Visit the galleries for a historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments & automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. From precious smalls that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion. Free with museum admission. $10/adult, $7/child. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Archive of Some Past Events

Whippany Railway Museum

April-October, 2018: Trains, steam locomotives & whistles! Visit the Museum for a firsthand experience with one of the original modes of transportation. All rides depart from & return to the Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, Morris County. $2/adult; $1/children under 12. noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

April 5, 2019: The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty. $25-$35. RVCC Theater, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg. 7-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

Makers Day @ METC

March 23, 2019: Fun for the whole family! We will be joined by fiber artist Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks who will be available to answer questions & demonstrate a variety of weaving techniques. Staff will also guide you in creating your own woven strand. All activities included with regular admission. $5. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St, Madison. 11am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Youth Art Month

March 11, 2019: The Center for Contemporary Art, in partnership with Art Educators of New Jersey, invites you to celebrate a month of exhibitions and events focused on young artists. Exhibit Part I: Artwork by students in grades K-5. March 11 – 24. Exhibit Part II: Artwork by students in grades 6-12. March 25 – 31. 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster. 9am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Maple Sugar Festival

March 2, 2019: All Ages. Join this annual festival celebrating the peak of maple sugaring season. Enjoy tree tapping demonstrations, delicious syrup taste tests, maple snow cones, and fun games. ‘Hike through Maple Sugaring History’ to discover how sugaring has changed over time, learn to identify differences in quality, and so much more. This event is rain or shine. $4 per person. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township. 12 noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

America...We Served! Three Centuries of African American Soldiers

February 23-24, 2019: The Old Barracks Museum celebrates Black History Month! Hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation's history. The integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation's infancy all the way up to World War II, will fill you with awe! $10 adults; $8 students & seniors. 101 Barrack St, Trenton. 10am-5pm. Visit their website at for more information.

Hanover Wind Symphony

February 10, 2019: And the Trumpets Shall Sound! – a program featuring the Trumpet section of the Hanover Wind Symphony and a guest soloist. In its 34th season, it is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. They embrace as their mission to bring “Music to People and People to Music.” Tickets are $15-$25. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. 2 pm. Visit their website for more information.

The Magic of Adam Trent

January 26, 2019: The immersive entertainment extravaganza of Adam Trent’s magic, comedy and music is perfect for the entire family! Watch as he brings his signature brand of magic & illusion to this high-tech spectacle. Tickets are $29 and up. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. 7:30-9:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Family Garden Game Days

January 6 and February 10, 2019: Kick that cabin fever and get out of the house and into the garden this winter with Family Garden Games. Play Garden-opoly, Plant Scrabble and join in the garden Bingo challenge and win prizes. Even try your hand at life-sized chess and dig into popcorn and other seasonal snacks. $3/person. Please call to register. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave, Morris Twp. 1-4 pm. Visit their website for more information.

First Night Morris County

December 31, 2018: The Town has something for everyone with Children’s Programs, Music, Dance, Comedy, Theater, Visual Arts and World Cultures. Your Button (Admission is $20-$25) offers you access to all Performances which start at 4:45 pm on December 31st and conclude at Midnight with our Second Fireworks Show! Downtown Morristown. Visit their website for more information.

NJ Ballet's Nutcracker with NJ Symphony Orchestra

December 14-27, 2018: This annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Ages 4 and up. Tickets $29-$69. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. Visit their website for more information.

Holiday Classics Concert with Synergismus

December 9, 2018: Millie and Randy Calistri-Yeh’s violin-cello duo Synergismus will be performing a festive concert of classic holiday favorites. Please register in advance. Free. Florham Park Public Library, 107 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Community Nativity Exhibit

November 30-December 2, 2018: Enjoy over 300 nativities from 50 countries! There will be a live nativity and musical performances. This event is free. Families are welcome. Nov 30, 6-9pm, Dec 1-2, 12-7pm. 283 James St, Morristown. Visit their website for more information.

Holiday Bazaar

November 17-18, 2018: Boy Scouts of the American Legion Post 119 are hosting their Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair. The fair will feature 50 crafters, vendors & artisans. American Legion Post 119, 137 New Market Rd, Dunellen. 9am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

RTEA Pumpkin Fest 2018

October 16, 2018: Join the Rockaway Township Education Association for its 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest! Each child registered will receive their very own pumpkin to decorate or carve. This is a family event, no drop-offs, please. Only those registered in advance will be guaranteed to receive pumpkins. Full-size pumpkins, carving kits, apple cider, and fresh donuts will all be provided free of charge by the RTEA! Copeland Middle School Cafeteria, 100 Lake Shore Dr, Rockaway. 6:30-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Morris Plains Food Truck Festival

October 6, 2018: Bring the whole family for a day of delicious fun from a variety of food trucks while enjoying music and kids games and activities. Proceeds to benefit the Morris Plains Borough Class 2019 8th Grade Class Trip to Washington DC. Advanced tickets available for only $5 per person until Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8pm. (Children 2 and under are free.) Same day tickets available at the gate for $8 (cash only). Morris Plains Community Park, 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Riverdale's Annual Labor Day Street Fair

September 3, 2018: This Labor Day Street Fair will have arts & crafts, merchandise & food plus Kids Traveling Shindig! Enjoy rides, ponies, games, petting zoo, crafts, face painting & more. See website for complete schedule of events, flea market & collectible shows. 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

National Night Out

August 7, 2018: Join the Morris County Park Police & over 40 law enforcement & community agencies for an evening of awareness & fun. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, police motorcycles, ambulances, enjoy a live DJ featuring top hits & play fun games to win prizes. Free food, entertainment, ice-skating & more! Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Ave, Morris Township. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

Florham Park 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2018: Say “Happy Birthday, USA!” at this all-day event featuring a family picnic, a parade, live music, food, plus so much for the kids to do, including a water slide, bungee runs, a petting zoo and a trackless train, among other attractions. The parade begins at 9:30 AM at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road. 9am-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

Big Greek Festival

June 1-3, 2018: Held annually for 48 years, the festival offers a welcoming venue to have fun with kids, while also offering a firsthand view of the rich cultural heritage & tastes of Greece. During the festival, everyone’s a Greek! Try all kinds of fresh dishes & delicacies, while sampling Greek wines & liquors. Then view live entertainment or shop with marketplace vendors & tour our church. Adults $2. Children 12 & under free. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 1447 Sussex Tpke, Randolph. See website for hours. Visit their website for more information.

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