5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: April 14 - 20

Easter Weekend, Spring Break and some more nice weather is on hand for the coming days so get out and enjoy it!


Zoo Storytime with the Easter Bunny at The Turtleback Zoo

Friday, April 14 at 10 am

Hop on over to the Turtle Back Zoo for an authentic meeting with the Easter Bunny. Tickets include:

  • Two stories read by Zoo Staff
  • Meet & greet and takeaway photo with the Easter Bunny
  • Meet an animal
  • Light refreshments
  • General zoo admission ticket for non-members

All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets available online and advance purchase is recommended. Story time start at 10:00am and 12:30pm


Fishing Derby at Echo Lake Park

Mountainside, NJ

Saturday, April 15 @ 8 am (every Saturday and Sunday through May 6)

Kids can register and receive a gift bag on the first day of the derby at the gazebo on the lower lake. Entries will be accepted from 8am-2pm.

Prizes for the derby will be awarded at the Newark Bait And Fly Casting Club's meeting on June 6 at 7pm. For more information email: info@nbfcc.org


The Illusionists: Live From Broadway

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Saturday, April 15 @ 4:30 & 7:30 pm

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of some of the most incredible illusionists on earth! The Illusionists™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage performing thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.


Special Presentation: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?

Short Stories, Madison, NJ

April 15, 1 - 2:30 pm

"Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?" is an original film production from the Zoological Lighting Institute. Join us for a special presentation of this short film along with the debut of a very special edition of "The Very Lonely Firefly" by Eric Carle.

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the fireflies you used to see during those summer nights of your childhood?

Fireflies are beautiful creatures that light up the night and bring joy to anyone who witnesses their fascinating language of light. Scientists are finding that light pollution is the major reason for the disappearing flrefly. As fireflies disappear, so does the delicate balance in our environment.


Junior BakersKids Cooking Class @ Kings

Kings Food Market, Short Hills

Saturday, April 15 from 10 am - 12:30 pm

Got a culinary kid in your life?? Kids get the chance to make a full meal featuring Super Double Mint Cookies, Red Velvet Brownies, Chocolate Banana Crumb Cake, Triple Berry Crumbles, Ham and Leek Empanadas!