5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: April 13 - April 19

There is so much to do with the kids this week! Whether it's dance, or trains or theater, there's something for everyone!


Maks,Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Friday, April 13, 4 & 8 pm

Confidential is the all-new dance tour from the stars of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. How do you follow up the smash hit Our Way national tour that was all about family? You make the family bigger! Joining Maks, Val and Peta are Chris “Kiki” Nyemchek and Koine “Koko” Iwasaki, two of the hottest stars from 2017’s So You Think You Can Dance, FOX’s hit summer competition series.

Tickets $59 - $89



7th Annual Spring Model Railroad Show

North Haledon

April 7 - April 15, 1 - 5 pm

The Garden State Model Railway Club's special exhibit features a 1,200-square foot HO layout with steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, freight and passenger trains, rural and urban scenes, and working signals.

Adults $6, Children free with adult admission


Junie B. Jones

Papermill Playhouse

Saturday, April 14, 10 am

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its production of Junie B. Jones. Junie is finally ready for first grade, at last! But getting used to the whole new group of friends, a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B.

Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her “top-secret personal beeswax” journal. Audience participation is part of the fun.

Tickets $12



Jersey Moves: Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance


Saturday, April 14 @ 7 pm & Sunday, April 15 @ 2 pm

Carolyn Dorfman Dance celebrates 35 years of acclaimed dancemaking with a program that includes signature works as well as a new dance created with Renée Jaworski of Pilobolus.

Be Part of the Movement: Celebrate Carolyn Dorfman Dance and 35 years of bold, powerful, and thrilling performances, dance-making and dance education. The company’s stunning dancers immerse body and soul into the high-energy and technically demanding dance, for which the company is acclaimed. The performance features the world premiere of a ground-breaking collaboration between Dorfman and Renée Jaworski, Co-Artistic Director of the internationally renowned, PILOBOLUS.

Tickets $25 - $45


Luck 'O The Farm

Fosterfields Living Historic Farm

Saturday, April 14, 11 am - 4 pm

Experience a day in the life of Irish immigrant farm workers and house servants who worked for the Foster family during the 19th century. Enjoy an open-air wagon ride around the farm, and immerse yourself in Irish culture through dancing, traditional Irish food, and fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Lend a hand with planting seeds, animal care, and other barnyard chores. Roll up your sleeves, and help weigh eggs, churn cream into butter, and pump water.

$8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, and $4 per child age 2 & 3. FREE for children under age 2