5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: April 20 - April 26

Welcome the spring weather with some great Earth Day celebrations! There's lots of theater and kids entertainment in our area this week too!


Jersey City Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 10 am - 4 pm

Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is the place to be this weekend for food, a fun run, crafts, health-screenings, Kid's Kingdom and a family-friendly fair.



Party For The Planet at Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22, 11 am - 2 pm

Head to the zoo for this Earth Day Celebration. Festivities include animal talks and entertainment to help young and old connect with the natural world.

All activities are free with zoo admission.



The Lightning Thief

Papermill Playhouse

Sunday, April 22, 10 am

Based on the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them.

This is an autism-friendly performance.

Tickets $12.75



Pete the Cat Relaxed Performance

Monday, April 23, 4 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Everyone's favorite groovy, rockin’ cat moves in with a super-square family and turns their lives upside down in this far-out, fun adventure based on the popular book series.

This 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.




PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero

Tuesday, April 24, 3 pm & 6 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center

PJ Masks fans will love PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero, a super-heroic, brand-new live show, featuring the heroic trio from the popular TV series. Experience PJ Masks like never before—leaping, flipping and climbing live on stage, complete with your favorite music and brand-new songs

Tickets $29.50