5 Favorite Things In & Around Madison, NJ - August 25 - 31


I hope you are all enjoying the dog days of summer. No more eclipses, fall sport practices have begun, and the kids are tired of the pool. Here are some new ideas to spend time together around our neck of the woods.

Friday Night Concert @ METC - Hatchet Jack

9 Main Street, Madison

Friday, August 25 @ 6 pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the museum.  Bring a blanket or chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music.  Picnicking welcome.

Rain or shine. In case of inclement weather concert will be held inside the Museum with first come first serve seating.


Industrial Crafts Day @ Cooper Grist Mill

Saturday, August 26, 12 - 4 pm

66 County Road 513, Chester

Industrial Crafts Day features metal and fiber craft demonstrations by a tin smith and tin piercers, a blacksmith, weavers, and spinners.  Add to your skill-set by trying traditional crafts, such as weaving and spinning, and create a tin-pierced craft to take home.  Crafters will have items available for sale.


Make Your Own Ice Cream @Fosterfields Farm

73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township

Sunday, August 27, 1- 2:30 pm

Ice Cream ‘Sunday’

Get cranking as you lend a hand churning a special recipe until it becomes ice cream.


Cartoonist Joe Wos Visits Short Stories Bookshop

23 Main Street, Madison

Tuesday, August 29 @ 4 pm

Maze master and professional cartoonist, Joe Wos, visits for a fun-filled, interactive children's event. With the help of the audience, Joe will create a maze, tell stories, and answer questions about being a professional cartoonist. Your kids (and you!) will love watching Joe in action.


Camp in a Day: Junior Archaeologist

Wednesday, August 30, 10 am to 2 pm

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts invites kids to become an archaeologist for a day. Children will get their hands dirty as they excavate objects in a miniature archaeological dig guided by museum staff. Campers will discover how historic objects found in the ground can show us how people lived, worked and played. Register online.