5 Favorite Things: February 1st - 7th

Brrrrr!!!It is definitely feeling like winter so we’ve found some perfect activities for the season, both indoor and out.


Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

Great Swamp Outdoor Environmental Center

Saturday, February 2nd - 1 pm & 2:30 pm

Families can learn about the process of maple sugaring from start to finish—you'll identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Afterward, taste-test different syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. 

Ages 3+

$3 per person

Visit Morris County Parks website for more info.


A Winter’s Day on the Farm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Sunday, February 3rd - 12 pm

Join an exciting, outdoor family adventure, and experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century. Enjoy an open-air, tractor pulled wagon ride, meet the friendly farm animals, learn the importance of ice harvesting and what tools were used, and help with daily farm chores.

Visit the cozy Farmhouse, and follow the inviting scent of seasonal foods cooking on the wood-burning cook stove. 

All Ages

$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. Friends members are half price with a current membership card.

Visit the Fosterfields website for more info.


Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Sunday, February 3rd - 1:30 & 4:30 pm

Have doggone fun when MAYO Performing Arts Center presents Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines. Watch the pups perform amazing and hilarious stunts.

Most of the animal stars were rescued from shelters or pounds!!

All ages

Tickets $12-$15

Visit the MPAC website for tickets & info.

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Valentine’s Day Origami

Madison Public Library

Thursday, February 7th - 4-5 pm

Make some awesome Valentines Day themed origami for yourself or a loved one.

For kids in grades 4 & up

Visit the library website for more info.


The Day the Rainbow Broke Up presented by the Maplewood Strollers

Burgdorf Center, Maplewood

February 1st - 10th - various times

The Maplewood Strollers presents "The Day the Rainbow Broke Up" by Casey Bell. This story for children of all ages poses the question of what might happen if all the colors of the rainbow decided to strike out on their own. Each color learns about cooperation, friendship, and the beautiful power of diversity before the rainbow is once again united and brilliantly arched across the sky.

Tickets - $10

Visit their website for more info.