5 Favorite Things in and around Madison, NJ: October 6 - October 12


There is really only one thing you need to know about this weekend: Bottle Hill Day!!! Okay, okay, I'll give you some other choices too!

Bottle Hill Day & Classic Car Show

Saturday, October 7, 10 am - 5 pm

Downtown Madison

With the expansion two years ago onto Kings Road, this rain or shine street festival now spans over six blocks and includes sidewalk sales, four stages with live music, the DDC Beer Garden, three separate  Amusement Areas, food and 225+ vendors including non-profits, crafters, retail businesses, etc. - the range of

participants is outstanding!

The event runs from

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

but the area on Kings Road which includes live music on the 


Stage at 

Hartley Dodge Memorial 

and the 

DDC Beer Garden

 will remain open until

6:00 pm

.There will be great food options as well including the Food Court on Cook Avenue, other food vendors throughout the festival, local restaurants and a Food Truck Court on Kings Road.


Chamber of Commerce Car Show

runs concurrently in the Ambulance Corps Lot on Kings Road.

Lenape Day @ The Great Swamp

Saturday, October 7, 12 pm

247 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township

Celebrate the Lenape culture and history with a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, historic tools and artifacts, a wigwam replica, demos, and fun, hands-on activities. Take a guided walk on the wooded trails to discover even more about the Lenape. This event is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Rain or shine.

$5 per person


Dinosaurs After Dark

Through October 28th, 10 am - 5 pm

Overpeck County Park, Leonia, NJ

Celebrate Halloween with your favorite dinosaurs. It's a shadowy trail along a prehistoric river where nocturnal tyrannosaurs prowl the woods in search of prey. Join a fun-filled night of chills, laughs, and music as you explore the park by lantern light, hunt in the darkened woods for an escaped T-rex, and sing your fears away with the Dinosaur Troubadour.

$15 - $20


Fall Planting Party

Monday, October 9, 1 pm

Macculloch Hall Museum

Children ages 3 and up are invited to a fall planting party in Macculloch Hall’s garden. Activities include planting daffodil bulbs, a story, and craft.

To register, please contact Cynthia Winslow at 973-538-2404, ext. 16 or cwinslow@maccullochhall.org

$8, free for members

After School @ The Museum

Tuesday, October 10, 4:15 - 5:15 pm (Runs every week through December 5)

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites students in 1st through 5th grades to a new program on Tuesdays in Fall 2017, After School @ the Museum. This hands-on experience will engage students to learn, create, and explore the worlds of historic tinsmiths, carpenters, printers, and candle makers. Guided by METC's professional museum educators, students will learn tool safety, get hands-on experience with historic tools, and then design and create projects that will be presented to friends and family at the final session.

Pre-registration for After School @ the Museum is required, and parents can register online at metc.org or by contacting educators at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 or education@metc.org.

$96 for the entire session for non-members, Members $80


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