5 Favorite Things: June 14th - 20th

There is so much going on both inside and out. Some of these events may not be right in our backyard, but they are definitely worth the trip!


Matilda the Musical

Through Sunday, July 21st - various times

Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Ages 6+

Tickets: $27 - $32

Visit the theatre website for tickets and more information.


Tri-County Fair

June 13th - 16th - various times

Christ Church, Rockaway

This community event features live entertainment, fair food, midway games and rides. Spectacular rides include the Dream-catcher, classics like the Ferris Wheel and kiddie rides. Plus, enjoy games, fair foods such as ice cream, handmade zeppoles, fried Oreo’s, po’boy sandwiches, sausage and peppers and delicious homemade lemonade.

Free family entertainment includes family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show (Friday), a complimentary live musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain fair-goers an old time car show, an illusionist performance and monster Ttruck rides. Fair hours are:

  • Thursday and Friday 6pm-11pm

  • Saturday 3pm-11pm

  • Sunday 1pm-7pm

Build an Automaton!

Sunday, June 16th - 12:30 pm

Morris Museum

Join the Guinness Collection staff at a maker's workshop where each child will receive one automaton kit to assemble, decorate, and then bring home.

 For children ages 5 and up. Advance registration is required.

Children 5+ - $15

Visit the museum website for more information.


Father’s Day Train Ride

Whippany Rail Museum

Sunday, June 16th - various times

All aboard with Dad, and take a ride through the past on Whippany Railroad Museum's Excursion Train. The trains feature restored vintage cabooses and make a 45 minute round-trip along the countryside.

The train departs 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm


Monarch Magic

Liberty State Park

Wednesday, June 19th - 10 am

Come on out to Liberty State Park, and get up close and personal with the monarch butterfly.  Participants will learn all about the life cycle, feeding habits, and migration journey of this amazing little insect.

 There will also be a story and a craft to make and take home.

The program will begin in the picnic area located at 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Please be sure to dress to be outdoors, and if it is a hot day, sunscreen and water are recommended.

This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Groups of six or more, please call for special arrangements.

Ages 4+

Visit the park website for more information.