5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: NJEA Weekend and beyond!

Kids have days off this week and there’s lots of stuff in store to keep them (and you) busy!


The Year of Frog & Toad

Bickford Museum

Friday, November 9th - 11 am & 4 pm

Frog is the effervescent and happy foil to Toad, a nervous and awkward character. Together they embark on many adventures and participate in many seasonal activities but always remain true to themselves and their friendship.

Presented by Centenary Stage Company.

*Sensory-Friendly performances are theatre experiences in which the environment and typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families and professionals who support them. Everyone is welcome.

Kids ages 3-8

See website for membership information


Apple Cidering

Great Swamp OEC

Sunday, November 11th - 1 pm & 2:30 pm

Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple. Best of all, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and sample the fresh cider.

Admission is first come, first-served.

$3 per person

See website for more information.


Puddles Pity Party

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, November 14th - 7:30 pm

The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex. Puddles performs melancholy music from the likes of Lorde, David Bowie, ABBA and more, peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd that has earned him over 300 thousand Facebook fans and over 76 million YouTube views.

A hit on America's Got Talent, Puddles Pity Party is an act you have to see to believe, and hear to be amazed. “Fantastically brilliant…originality at its best.” – Simon Cowell


Schools Out @ Mud

Madison Mud

Friday, November 9th - 10 - 11:30 am

Candle Holder Workshop

Artists will create a Fall themed candle holder. Includes our staff “dip” glazing it for the artist.
Project will be ready within 3 weeks. There is an additional $15 fee for each project if the artist would like to return in 2 weeks to handpaint it themselves.



Tween Steam Hour

Madison Public Library

Friday, November 9th - 4-5pm 

Join us for an hour of STEAM freeplay fun in the Chase Room.Spheros, Snap Circuits, LEGOS, oh my! See what fun you can get into with the library's techy gadgets.