5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: October 20 - 27

Although I am only listing a few events, I HIGHLY recommend you head on over to the Morris County Parks website (www.morriscountyparks.net), as they are offering SO many fun and unique Halloween activities the next couple of weeks!


Spooky Sleepover @ LSC

Friday, October 20, 5 pm

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

Settle in for an evening of magical, creepy, and mysterious Halloween fun and spend the night at the Liberty Science Center.

Halloween activities include bone-measuring real animal skulls to determine which species have the best sense of smell. “Zombie Foodie”  will use organs to teach about anatomy, while “The Spider Maze” will offer information about six individual spiders and their unique traits (spiders won’t jump or frighten). The "Wizard Workshop” will teach apprentice witches and wizards potion recipes and other secrets of becoming a magical master. And "Doom Zoo" will prove a truly creepy Halloween experience, full of frights and spooky sights (designed for guests 13 and older; younger guests will not be permitted).

The cost includes open admission to all the general admission exhibits at LSC, an evening snack and light breakfast, a 3D movie, and live science demonstrations.

To register, call 201-253-1310 or email sales@lsc.org.


Apple Cidering @ The Great Swamp

Saturday, October 21 @ 1 pm

The Great Swamp Environmental Center, Chatham Township

Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple.

Compare this sweet treat to the organic apple juice from the sponsor, Whole Foods Market. 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. First come, first served seating.

$3 per person


Pumpkin Creations

Sunday, October 22 @ 1pm

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Use natural materials to create a unique, decorative pumpkin to take home. Parental supervision required.

$6 per adult, $4 per child


New Providence Street Fair

Sunday, October 22, 10 am - 4 pm

Springfield Avenue will be transformed into a giant town block party with kiddie rides, a climbing wall, pony rides, a petting zoo, a clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment, fair food, and more.

Local shops and artisans will also take to the street with their unique goods and creations.


Junior Risotto Class @ Healthy Italia

Monday, October 23, 3:45 - 5:15 pm

JUNIOR – 10 Years Old

You will enjoy:

  • Cheese frittatina (HANDS ON)
  • Butternut squash risotto (HANDS ON)
  • Healthy Italia dessert

The menu contains eggs, gluten and dairy

Thank you for understanding that we cannot accommodate menu substitutions in our classes.