5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: March 16-23


Whether it's at Liberty Science Center, Mayo Performing Arts Center or our lcoal book hub, there is so much to choose from this weekend to do with your kids, and to bring out the kid in YOU!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live @ Mayo

Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown

Saturday, March 18 @ 2 & 5 pm

Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes children on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved neighborhood. The performance is based on the PBS Kids series produced by the Fred Rogers Company.

Tickets $20-$50


Read to a Therapy Dog @ Short Stories

Saturday, March 18 @ 1 pm

23 Main Street, Madison

For young readers & writers ages 7 & up: Come read a book - or your own short story or poem - to a friendly dog who's all ears! It's a great way to build confidence in reluctant readers and to inspire young writers to share their work aloud.

Sponsored by Writopia Lab, the tri-state region's top creative writing program for kids and teens, in partnership with Creature Comfort Pet Therapy.


Day of Drones @ LSC

Sunday, March 19 from 10:30 am

Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City

Liberty Science Center partners with the NYC Drone Film Festival to celebrate those popular little flying machines. All activities are free with museum admission.

Programs throughout the day include:

See the NYC Drone Film Festival winners in the JD Williams 3D Science Theater. Shows at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. Take courses from drone experts: Drones 101, 360 Video and Drones, or Winning the NYCDFF. Enjoy Drone Expo, featuring many pro vendors Watch indoor demos by expert flyers and try your drone-flying skills in a giant Dronesium. Follow an indoor micro-drone race and outdoor drone racing and freestyle events. See the action through First Person View goggles. Experience 360 Virtual Reality, sponsored by Samsung

Admission$17.75 - $31.75


New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella @ Mayo

Sunday, March 19 @ 3 pm

One of the ballet company’s most popular shows for kids and families, Cinderella is a colorful spectacle with a lush musical score, beautiful scenery and more than 40 performers. This well-known fairy tale features the sweet-natured Cinderella, the handsome Prince, a magical fairy godmother, wickedly funny stepsisters, hours of the clock that come to life and dance and a Pumpkin that turns into a Coach before audience's eyes.

This performance is accompanied by New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so even young theater-goer can follow the tale.

Tickets $15- $25


New Jersey Devils - Kids Day

Sunday, March 19 @ 1 pm

Prudential Center

Cheer on the NJ Devils when they skate against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The first 3,000 kids ages 12 and under get an NJ Devil Mascot puzzle and can enjoy the Little Devils Fun Zone. Read our review of NJ Devils Hockey for kids.

Tickets start at $25