5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: March 24 - March 30


Whether you think it's still too cold, or it's time to head outdoors, there's lots to do inside or out this week!

Oklahoma @ Madison High School

March 23 - 25th

Join the cast of high school students bringing us to the plains of Oklahoma!

Friday @ 7:30 pm, Saturday @ 2 & 7:30 pm

Madison High School


Makers Day @ Madison Public Library

Saturday, March 25 @ 1 pm We will be exploring projects that push innovation, challenge creative efforts and inspire growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, math and more! Stop in at 1p.m. or 2p.m. to see our new 3D printer in action. What is a 3d printer you ask? You just have to see it to believe it! In addition, you can try your coding skills (or we will teach you if you don't have any) with The Finch. The Finch is a small robot designed to provide a tangible and physical representation of the code. It is amazing - you won't be disappointed. A very unique new addition to the library is the Cricut which is part of the DIY technology industry. The Cricut is an electronic cutting machine – like a printer that cuts -- but it cuts intricate designs in a range of materials. Also, we will be turning to inspiration from home economics by inviting you to learn how to sew.


Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt @ Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26 from 9 am - 3:30 pm

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize. Scavenger lists change every month.

March theme is "Stick to the Trails"

$10 per family


Healthy Italia Cooking Class for Kids: Cookies with Gretchen

Wednesday, March 29 @ 4 pm

If you know a kid who loves to bake, join him/her in the kitchen with Madison's own Gretchen Coviello as you create three favorite cookie recipes from scratch. Pass the milk, please!

For kids ages 5-16 years old

$65 per child


Mommy & Me Musical Theater

Thursday, March 30, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Madison Public Library

South Street Dance presents a mother/child musical theater class at our own Madison Library. Does your little one love to sing and dance? Spark creativity and a love for theatre in this Mini Musical Theatre Series! Fun and creative play for your little superstar!

For ages 1-4.

Registration required. Email southstreetdance@me.com, or call (973) 292-2323 for more info!

Oh, and a bonus one because it's just too cool!

Harry Potter Treats Cooking Class at King's

Saturday, March 25 from 2 - 4 pm

Kings Supermarket, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills

Delight in all the Treats from the Train at this Hogwarts Express themed cooking class for kids ages 8-12 years. They'll make Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Juice, Acid Pops, Coconut Ice, Cauldron Cakes and Butter beer Fudge!! Scrumptious!!

$50 per child