5 Favorite Things in and around Madison, NJ: March 9 - 15

There's lots of activity this weekend, as Makers Day is happening on Saturday. There are many events where kids can explore the world of STEAM and let their imaginations guide them! Also, don't forget about the St. Patrick's Parade in Morristown on Saturday, March 10 (a week before the actual celebrations make this a more family friendly event!). So grab the kiddos and take in a show, or create something together!

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3rd MCST Makers Day

Morris County School of Technology

Saturday, March 10, 9 am - 1 pm

Head to the Morris County School of Technology on Saturday for exciting demonstrations focusing on the maker culture. The Maker Faire-style event will feature 3D Printing, Cosmetology, Fun with Physics, Metal Sculpting, Robotics, Screen Printing, Video Game Development, Student Food Trucks, and much more.

NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases, may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning.  Registration for this free event is encouraged.

Please register through Eventbrite: mcstmakersday.eventbrite.com

Ages 10+

FREE

NJ Makers Day: Raising the Roof

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Saturday, March 10, 10 am

Raise a timber-framed house at METC.  Professional Cabinetmake Tyler Merson will lead visitors in building a scale-model East Jersey Cottage.

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12th Annual CCM Festival of Storytelling & World Music

County College of Morris

Sunday, March 11, 12:30 pm

Treat the whole family to an afternoon of storytelling and music with Fishin' with Ish and Other Nonsense, featuring Ken Galipeau, Contagious energy, sincere enthusiasm, and an eclectic repertoire make Ken Galipeau a singer and storyteller unlike any other. Drawing from both time-tested tradition and his own experiences, Ken’s songs will touch your heart and tease your soul. No matter whether he’s playing for world-weary adults or excited kids, Ken knows just what songs are right for his audience. Known for him spell-binding talent and winning warmth, Ken will take you on a wild and wonderful adventure of story, music and imagination.

Also featured are New Jersey storytellers Judy England-McCarthy and Linda Howe, both using audience participation to bring stories to life.

$6 per person

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Sing-a-long with The Muppet Movie

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Sunday, March 11, 2 pm

Renew your rainbow connection with the classic Jim Henson film at this family-friendly, interactive experience. The Sing Along crew brings elements of the film to life via puppetry and more, while children and adults are urged to participate in a variety of fun ways for Muppet fans old and new.

This relaxed performance will have lights up, modified sound, a quiet room, and the ability to get out of your seat, so children with special needs may share in this family experience.

Tickets $20- $40

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Marvel Universe Live

Prudential Center

March 15 - 18

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

$15 and up

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