Family & Community Events for Clark & Union County NJ

Clark Community Event Calendar
Involvement in Community is one of the keys to
success in recovery. Why not simply get out there
to one of these easy local activities?

Looking for quality wholesome activities and family events in Union County and areas nearby to Clark, NJ? Check this page for ideas!

Events and activities are listed in three sections of this page:

Send Us Your Event Notices!

We will list your event here if it is local for the Clark and Union County areas, encourages safe, wholesome activity for individuals or families, and helps our community members live spirited, full lives free of the influence of substances like alcohol or drugs. Email your notice information to events@clarkcounselingcenter.com for consideration. Please include a name and telephone number with all submissions. We reserves the right to select which entries get published to this curated listing.


Current and Recent Events & Activities

Strawberry Festival

Family friendly events with lots for kids to do including face painting & inflatables. Craft and vendor fair.
Saturday, June 3rd, 9am to 3pm
St. George's, 56 Main St., Helmetta, NJ
Free Admission.

Hasbrouck Street Fair

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 the Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the “New” Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair. The event will be held along the Boulevard from 10AM - 5PM, rain or shine. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. We are expecting to attract thousands of people from the community and other neighboring towns. We hope that you'll consider joining us and we look forward to seeing you.
Sunday, June 4th, 10am to 5pm
Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Free Admission.
For more information, please visit their website.

Berkeley Heights Street Festival

Join us in Berkeley Heights as we partake of hundreds of vendors, delicious food choices, kid's activities and live music all day.
Sunday, June 25th, 10:30am to 5pm
Springfield Avenue, Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Free Admission.
For more information, please visit their website.

State Theater Free Summer Movie - Finding Dory

Come along on an exciting undersea adventure with Dory, the forgetful blue tang who suddenly remembers she has a family. With her friends Marlin and Nemo, she sets off to search for them, getting some help along the way from Hank, a cranky octopus; Bailey, a confused beluga whale; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Dory and her friends discover the magic within themselves, and the importance of friendships and family.
Tuesday, July 18th. Shows at 10:30am and 7pm
State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free Admission.
For more information, please visit their website.

All Aboard the Train! Day

Visit the popular Mega Model Trains and view antique pre- and post-war trains from the Morris Museum Collection. Learn about the different gauges of model trains, whistles, lights and signals, and about the different jobs on the railroad. View photos, models, and memorabilia to learn the history of the iconic “The Blue Comet,” known as the seashore’s finest train. Play dress up, and make a train-themed craft.
Saturday, July 22nd, 11am to 4pm
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Adults: $10, Kids: $7
For more information, please visit their website.

National Night Out

Explore emergency vehicles & check out games, activities, demonstrations, and much more! NNO is followed by the movie ‘Secret Life of Pets.’
Tuesday, August 1st, 6pm - 8pm
Meisel Avenue Park, 278 Meisel Ave, Springfield Township, NJ 07081
Free admission. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)
For more information, please visit their website.

Union County Summer Arts Fesivals

Summer concert series with different musicians on different dates. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free concerts in our parks!
August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd. Concerts begin at 7:30pm
Meisel Avenue Park, 278 Meisel Ave, Springfield Township, NJ 07081
Free admission. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)
For more information, please visit their website.


Seasonal or Any Time Activities

Weekend Farm Fun at Alstede Farms

Enjoy pony rides. Moon bounce, wagon train rides, corn kingdom, Pick Your Own & lots more!
Every Weekend, 9am to 6pm
Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ 07930
Pick Your Own admission: $6.99
For more information, please visit their website.

Summers Shine at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Accepting enrollment for summer camp at Reeves-Reed Arboretum beginning March 1st. Space is limited, so register early! Summer weekly sessions run June 12-August 25. Art, Nature, Science, Performing Arts, Gardening, Cooking, Yoga and more! Pre-K through 5th grade.
Weekly, June 12 through Aug. 25th
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ
Registration opens March 1st, 2017
For more information, please visit their website.

A New Movie Every Wednesday Afternoon at Clark Public Library.

Every Wednesday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 07066
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website


Community & Family Activities at The Counseling Center

Community Support Night at The Counseling Center

Is there a Community Night event at The Counseling Center this month? Almost every month The Counseling Center hosts a Community Support & Education Night, including a presentation on a topic of interest to the recovery community and professionals helping the community. Please check the events page and the blog for details of the next Community Support Night.


Past Events Archive

Nocturnal Neighbors at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

This month's Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a group of animals that many of us do not realize are very active at night; migrating birds. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a different animal and includes a hike, fun activities, and......a story with s 'mores by the campfire!
Friday, April 28, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10 Registration: REQUIRED. On-line registration is available on their website.
For more information, please visit their website.

History Scavenger Hunt: World War I Soldier

In celebration of the opening of their new exhibit, "Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War" families will search through the museum to find solider related objects, documents and clothing from World War I. As you embark on your history scavenger hunt, you’ll also be following in the footsteps of Captain John Kean from his training to the battlefield as a World War I solider.
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union , NJ
$10.00 per child, $8.00 per adult - Reservations required by April 15; To purchase tickets visit their website or call 908-527-0400
For more information, please visit their website.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum


Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM and again at Noon
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union , NJ
$10 for 1 adult and 1 child. (additional adults $5) Reg. required.
For more information, please visit their website.

Fairy House Workshop at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Celebrate the magic of fairies at this special workshop! Children will use their imagination to create a whimsical fairy house using a variety of natural materials collected locally and on the grounds of RRA. All fairy houses will be displayed on the "Fairy Trail" created for their annual Daffodil Day celebration on Sunday, April 23.
Wednesday, April 12, from 1:00 PM to 3:30
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ
Pre-Registration: REQUIRED. On-line Registration is available on their website. Cost: Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
For more information, please visit their website.

Zoo Behind the Scenes: Sea Lion Sound

Get fishy and travel behind the scenes of Sea Lion Sound at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to see the indoor abode of their California Sea Lions. You’ll meet with Keepers, learn about the daily routine of prepping food and Sea Lion training, and discover how much work it takes to maintain this terrific habitat. This experience will be offered during the spring and early summer season for 2017.
Every Sunday from Apr 9, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 from Noon to 1:00 PM
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ
Attendees must be 8 years old or over. Group sizes are limited to 8 people. Costs range from $35 - $45/per person
For more information, please visit their website.

"Peter and The Wolf" in Rahway

This tantalizing version of the classic Russian folk tale, "Peter and The Wolf," brings together all the elements of growing up - daring, defiance, confidence, and courage. An exquisite setting on the edge of a forest captures the carefree colors of childhood while Prokofiev's classic music reflects the ups and downs of the day as the story unfolds. Filled with laughter and love, friendship and feelings, "Peter and The Wolf" is something special for the whole family.
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ
Tickets are $15.00/ per person
For more information, please visit their website.

Oaks & Acorns at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that make the Arboretum so special. Take nature walks, tell stories and sing songs, and create one-of-a-kind art project every week. And at the end of the series, take home a nature book you made yourself! This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure!
Every Wednesday, Mar 8th through Apr 5th, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 02:00 pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ
Registration Required. Register early since space is limited. Family Level membership is required. Membership must be current on day of event to receive membership benefit. Spring Oaks and Acorns Topics: Session 1 – Spring Things March 8 – Tree buds March 15 – Robins March 22 – Here Comes the Sun! March 29 – First Butterflies April 5 – Spring Festivals Around the World
For more information, please visit their website.

Horseback Easter Egg Hunts in Flemington

Easter egg hunt for adults or children: *Adults will enjoy a grown-up Easter egg hunt during a one hour guided trail ride (15 minutes of instruction in their riding ring first to boost confidence) where you can hunt for Easter eggs while meandering through the woods. Don't worry you won't have to get off your horse - they can get the eggs for you! *Children will have a blast on a 15 minute hand-led ride on one of their safe horses/ponies through the woods for their chance to spot easter eggs hidden all through the woods! Eggs contain chocolate, candy, and little toys. Parents can ride along with their children at the same price as them or walk with them (Depending on age, a parent may be required to walk alongside their child) $20 per person (parents are welcome to join the hunt on horseback, too) Enjoy their petting zoo with baby farm animals! Take selfies with them and get up close and personal!
Daily Feb. 26th through April 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Acres Away LLC, 926 County Rd 579, Flemington, NJ
Reservations only, no walk-ins, please.
For more information, please email at info@acresawaynj.com or call 908-809-9019 to schedule a ride!.

Art Explorers at the Five Points Branch Library

Awaken your childs creativity with imaginative art lessons. Each session, your little artist will be given various art materials to explore. Paint, clay, glue, glitter and assorted art materials will be explored through guided art project.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm 
Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ 
Ages 3-5 with parent
For more information, please visit their website.

Read to Waldi the Dog Independent Readers Program

For independent readers. Waldi the dog visits the library two Mondays per month. Please bring a book of your choice that your child would like to read to Waldi. 
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 
Union Public Library, 1976 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 
This is a program geared for children in grades K through 5
For more information, please visit their website.

Join the Union Public Library's Lego Club

The library provides the Legos, you and your child provide the inspiration! No registration required.
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 3:30 pm 
Union Public Library, 1976 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
This program is geared to children over the age of 5.
For more information, please visit their website.

Come Rock It at A Family Zumba Class

With its high energy and simple dance moves, Family Zumba is the perfect physical activity for parents and kids.
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 6:45 pm 
Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ 
For parents with children ages 3+ 
For more information, please visit their website.

Plastic Stamp Printing at the Museum of American Glass in Millville

Create both the stamp and the print! Families will learn how to shape, mold, and carve plasticine clay to create one-of-a-kind stamps that will then be used as elements to create a larger print. The stamps will be re-molded and used many more times but the prints are yours to take home.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm 
Museum of American Glass, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ
Geared to children 10+
For more information, please visit their website.

American Rapture... A Rock & Soul Revue "Reunion" at UCPAC Mainstage

American Rapture is A Rock and Soul Revue featuring American pop music of the 50's, 60's, and 70's. For one night only American Rapture will be staging a "Reunion" concert. This performance will include the current American Rapture roster, along with a very special guest list of past performers from the band's 18 year history. Only a stage this big could hold a reunion this big.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 8:00 pm 
UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway , NJ 
Ages 13+
For more information, please visit their website.

Special Needs Youth Recreation Programs

Do you have a family member between the ages of 3 and 17 who has special needs? Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are also welcome to register for several programs offered by Summit Community Programs this winter. These popular and affordable programs, open to children from any town, help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience, using teen Peer Mentors from local middle and high schools to help participants learn and have fun.
Jan 21st, 2017 to Feb 27th, 2017 from 12:00 pm until 01:00 pm. This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information, please visit their website.

Mommy & Me Tea Party Luncheon with the Princess

Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Tea Sandwiches, scones w/ clotted cream & some yummy dessert choices await. All peanut/tree nut free! Make a keepsake picture frame craft to remember this special occasion.
Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Parteaz, #50 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
Tickets are $25.00
For more information, please visit their website.

30th Annual Slavonic Festival at St. Thomas Church in Rahway

The parish center at 1407 St. Georges Ave, Rahway is transformed into a dining hall, where the family can purchase ethnic specialities to eat in or take out. The popular dishes being served are stuffed cabbage, pirohi, chicken paprikash, borst soup, Hungarian goulash, and kielbasi and sauerkraut. Picnic foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers and potato pancakes.Enjoy fresh coffee, tea, soda, wine and beer with your dinner. Desserts available: palachinka, with various fruit fillings and funnel cakes and homemade cakes and cookies. Live Music by the Adlers Band.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from noon to 8:00 pm
St.Thomas the Apostle Church's Parish Center, 1407 St.Georges Avenue, Rahway, NJ
Free Admission
For more information, please visit their website.

Snow Time: A Holiday Fundraiser Concert in Morristown, NJ

Shining Star Players will present a holiday-themed concert in support of their upcoming summer season. This concert will feature AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Top 4 Finalist, Jessica Meuse with performances from previous SSP Productions.
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ
Cost: $18 (Students), $35 (Regular), $40 (VIP Seating)
Visit their website.

Light of Day Winterfest 2017

With a goal of topping last year’s record-breaking $5.25 million dollars raised in its ongoing battle against Parkinson’s disease, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, presented by the Asbury Park Press, the 17th anniversary edition of the anchor event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation, will bring over 150 music acts to 30 venues over 10 days in three New Jersey cities, New York City, and Philadelphia, in January, following holiday season tours of Europe and Canada.
January 6th to January 16th, 2017
The Asbury Park portion of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017, where the bulk of the action will occur, at such fabled rock venues as the Paramount Theater, the Stone Pony, and the Wonder Bar, House of Independents and the new Asbury Hotel, among others. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com),
Visit their website.

There are a number of wonderful holiday events taking place at the Adventure Aquarium this month! Don't miss out! 
Scuba Santa returns! Christmas Celebration wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by the beloved Scuba Santa. Children of all ages can see Scuba Santa swim alongside magnificent sharks, incredible sea turtles and graceful stingrays in the Aquarium’s 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit.
Christmas Storytime (PLUS snow falls inside the Aquarium!) – Listen to an elf share the story of Scuba Santa. At the very end of the story, watch as snow falls inside the Aquarium.
Drop off letters to Scuba Santa – Each day during Christmas Celebration, children can share their wishes with Scuba Santa by dropping their personalized letters in a special mailbox in Ocean Realm. Families that provide an email address will even receive a special message response from Scuba Santa!
Annual TD Bank Tree Lighting – Saturday, December 3 - Adventure Aquarium sponsor TD Bank will kick off the holiday season at 1701 Route 70 East in Cherry Hill with the lighting of a 55-foot tree. The Aquarium will bring along African penguins (from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.) as well as other animals to help celebrate the occasion during this community event from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the tree lighting taking place at 5:00 p.m.
6th Annual Camden Holiday Parade – Thursday, December 8 - The Parade, which begins on Cooper Street and ends at the Camden Children’s Garden, starts at 6:00 p.m. and features holiday performances and, of course, Santa Claus!
Teddy’s Toys for Camden Kids – Tuesday, December 13 - For the 4th consecutive year, Adventure Aquarium, in partnership with the Camden Children’s Garden and hosted by Mayor Dana L. Redd, will serve as the Teddy’s Toys for Camden Kids gift pickup reception venue. Local Camden families will enter through the Garden and have complimentary access to the Aquarium as well as meet with Santa. In addition, each child will choose a special toy and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies during this holiday event beginning at 5:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Splash – Saturday, December 31 - Ring in the New Year among family, friends and fish at our family-friendly New Year’s Eve Splash – the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2017 – included in the cost of admission and held through 6:00 p.m. Guests can visit with their favorite animals during twilight hours and end the evening with fireworks over the Delaware River – and be home before bedtime! 
December 3rd through December 31st, 2016 
Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ
Please 
visit their website for dates and times of specific events.

Wednesday Afternoon Movies at the Clark Library

"Mooseltoe" at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

This new show gets kids rooting for “the Moose with a Dream,” who wants to become one of Santa’s reindeer. The musical is filled with life lessons and colorful costumes for audiences ages four and up.
Sunday, Nov. 27th at 1:30 and 4:30 pm 
Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown, NJ
Tickets start at $12.
For more information, please visit their website.

American Repertory Ballet’s “Nutcracker”

With one of the longest-running Nutcracker shows in the country, this company knows how to bring magic to audiences of all ages.
Wednesday, Nov. 23rd thru Saturday, Nov. 26th - Check website for show times 
McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Pl., Princeton, NJ
Tickets are $25-60 per person. 
For more information, please visit their website.

Touch-A-Truck at Watchung Reservation

Youngsters of all ages can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units, and “The Bear” used by Union County SWAT team in serious emergencies.
Sunday, November 6th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
The Loop at the Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Admission: $4/person & children aged 6 & under are free
For more information, please visit their website.

Toys Through Time: The History of American Fun

This highly anticipated toy exhibit Toys through Time: The History of American Fun will encompass five rooms in the museum and will have interactive and hands-on features.
Tuesday, November 1st thru Wednesday, November 30th opening at 10:00 am 
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
OTHER EVENT DETAILS
For more information, please visit their website.

Pick Pumpkins at the Readington Buffalo Farm

Pick pumpkins at the Fall Harvest. Readington River Buffalo Farm in Readington Township Get On Board! The hay wagons will head out to the pumpkin patch at the Readington River Buffalo Farm. The wagon ride will go past the buffalo herd. Along the trip, a tour guide will talk to you about raising buffalo in New Jersey. As supply lasts, pick your produce in the vegetable garden at the same time! Try buffalo burgers at the end of the tour.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM TO 4 PM Starts on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and continues on weekends through the month of October. 
Readington River Buffalo Farm, 937 Route 523, Flemington, NJ
Cost is $2 per person for hayride
For more information, please visit their website.

Haunted Hayrides at the Deserted Village in the Watchung Reservation

Imagine visiting a whole village of haunted houses and meeting the ghosts of people who actually lived and died there. That is what you will experience at the Haunted Hayrides conducted in the Deserted Village of Feltville. The total program experience lasts about one hour. The program is intended for adults and children age 6 and older. 
Friday & Saturday – October 21 & 22 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 23 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain date – Saturday, October 29
 
Watchung Reservation. Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Advanced ticket sales began September 12th - In-County: $8.00 per person, Out-of-County: $16.00 per person
Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Four Centuries in a Weekend in Union County

Tour the historic sites of Union County Where New Jersey History Began
Saturday, October 15 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, October 16 from Noon – 5 pm 
See website below for locations
Admission is free!
For more information, please visit their website.

Hayrides and Campfires in Warinanco Park in Union County

Come join the fun this fall as Union County presents the annual Hayrides and Campfires in Warinanco Park and the Watchung Reservation. Hayrides and Campfires include folks songs around the campfire, hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted over the fire.
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Sunday, October 2
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Friday, October 7
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Friday, October 14
 
Watchung Reservation. Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Advanced ticket sales began September 6 - In-County: $6.00 | Out-of-County: $12.00
For more information, please visit their website.

Shakespeare in the Park July 17, Meisel Park, Springfield, NJ (free)

Join New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble for a performance of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, "in the park". This family-friendly, fun and often romantic night out in the park is a favorite summer outing for Union County residents, who fill the evening fields with picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Nights Out in The Park rotate through various outdoor community venues : this is the only one in Springfield. For more details and performance status, see http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/shakespeare-performances/.

Shakespeare in the Park July 24, Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, Linden, NJ (free)

Join New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble for a performance of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, "in the park". This family-friendly, fun and often romantic night out in the park is a favorite summer outing for Union County residents, who fill the evening fields with picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Nights Out in The Park rotate through various outdoor community venues. This is the only performance in Linden. For more details and performance status, see http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/shakespeare-performances/.

Shakespeare in the Park July 27, Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ (free)

Join New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble for a performance of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, "in the park". This family-friendly, fun and often romantic night out in the park is a favorite summer outing for Union County residents, who fill the evening fields with picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Nights Out in The Park rotate through various outdoor community venues.This is the only performance of this show in Mountainside. For more details and performance status, see http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/shakespeare-performances/.

Shakespeare in the Park Aug 5, Rahway River Park, Rahway, NJ (free)

Join New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble for a performance of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, "in the park". This family-friendly, fun and often romantic night out in the park is a favorite summer outing for Union County residents, who fill the evening fields with picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Nights Out in The Park rotate through various outdoor community venues. This is the one performance local in Rahway. For more details and performance status, see http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/shakespeare-performances/.

Shakespeare in the Park Aug 8, Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ (free)

Join New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble for a performance of Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, "in the park". This family-friendly, fun and often romantic night out in the park is a favorite summer outing for Union County residents, who fill the evening fields with picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Nights Out in The Park rotate through various outdoor community venues. August 8th is the only performance in Clark. For more details and performance status, see http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/shakespeare-performances/.

Meet Me in Morristown, Thursday Nights Out

On the last Thursday of the month, visit downtown Morristown for sidewalk sales, artists, street vendors, entertainers, and a community of locals coming out to enjoy the summer air and all that Morristown has to offer. The Rain date will be the following Friday and will be announced by 12noon the event day. 
Saturday, May 26, 2016 from 11:00am to 9pm 
14 Maple Avenue, Suite 201, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey 07960 
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Big Greek Festival of Morris County

After 46 years, the Big Greek Festival continues as one of New Jersey's greatest celebrations of Greek culture and food, food, food. Watch the website develop with more information, but rest assured this Greek festival is a great time for everyone. 
Saturday, June 10, 11, 12 2016 from 11am-2pm and 5pm-midnight 
1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey 07869 
http://www.biggreekfestival.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/biggreekfestival

Summit Farmer's Market, Summit, NJ

Sunday Farmer's Market of Summit, now in its 21st year. Come for the fruits and vegetables, vendor booths, fresh brewed coffee and local pastry, or to simply get outside in a relaxed, local community environment at the start of your weekend. 
Sundays from 8:00am to 1:00pm 
22 DeForest Avenue, Summit, Union County, New Jersey 07901 
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

"Sunday Fundays" specials at the Summit Farmer's Market

Special events at the Sunday Farmer's Market of Summit, in addition to the usual weekly community activity: contests where you can submit your own tasty delights the morning of the event to be evaluated by the judges - you may win Best of Show!

July 10: Blueberry Pie Contest
July 17: 
Sept 18: Salsa Contest
October 9: Apple Pie Contest
October 23: Pumpkin Painting

Meet Me in Morristown, Thursday Nights Out

On the last Thursday of the month, visit downtown Morristown for sidewalk sales, artists, street vendors, entertainers, and a community of locals coming out to enjoy the summer air and all that Morristown has to offer. The Rain date will be the following Friday and will be announced by 12noon the event day. 
Saturday, June 30, 2016 from 11:00am to 9pm 
14 Maple Avenue, Suite 201, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey 07960 
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Union, NJ

Explore the grounds of the Liberty Hall Museum while searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape, filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event. Registration is required.
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ
Cost: $10/child and adult, $5/all additional children, $4/all additional adults. For more information visit their Website

Teen Arts Festival at Union County College

The Union County Teen Arts Festival, sponsored by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, is an annual two-day celebration of the arts. The event is open to all students from public, charter, private, and parochial middle and high schools in Union County.
Wednesday & Thursday, March 23rd & 24th, 2016 from 8:30am until 2:00pm
Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ
Cost: Call 908-558-2550 for cost. For more information visit their Website

Maple Sugaring Fest at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup! Take part in the family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the "Maple Syrup Challenge." Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup made at the Arboretum! Registration is not required.
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ
Cost: $5/person, $20/family, free/under 3 yrs. For more information visit their Website

Al Johnson High Schol Flea Market & Collectible Show

This special fundraising event to benefit the Clark UNICO welcomes exhibitors displaying quality merchandise such as handbags, sports collectibles, jewelry for all ages, clothing, hair bows, dollar items, gift items, gloves & scarves, toys, 2nd hand items, antiques & collectibles and garage/tag sale items all at bargain prices.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
365 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 07066
Cost: Admission is FREE

The Jazz Club at UCPAC - A Valentine's Day Jazz Special

World renowned jazz artists and Rahway's own, Reut Regev and Igal Foni headline a full jazz ensemble at UCPAC in a monthly event series. The UCPAC Loft transforms itself into a full on Jazz Club Experience with dedicated music genres for a guaranteed evening of unforgettable music!
Sunday, February 14, 7:00pm 
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065
Cost: $20.00/person. For more information visit their Website

Chinese New Year Celebration in Summit, NJ

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as you create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Monkey! Registration is required. Suitable for children ages 3 and up with an adult.
Monday, February 8, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am or 1:00pm to 2:00pm 
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 
Cost: RRA members free; Non-members $15/family. For more information visit their Website

Year of the Monkey: The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Dancers and acrobats in dazzling costumes move to exotic music, bringing a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. At this performance, the Monkey King is joined by the spirit of dragons and lions as they welcome the return of Spring. Arrive in the lobby a half-hour before the show to witness the magic of a paper-cutting demonstration and browse through the Silk Road Market for that special gift.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm 
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Robert Treat Center, 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: Tickets range from $25.00 to $37.00/person. For more information visit their Website

"The Little Star That Could" at The Planetarium at the Newark Museum

Join a lonely little star as he embarks on a spectacular journey through the galaxy. Along the way he meets different types of stars, learns about their colors and what they mean.
Saturday and Sunday, February 6 & 7, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
The Planetarium at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington Ave., Newark, NJ
Cost: Planetarium Admission (in addition to Museum admission): Adults $6; Children under 12, seniors, and college students $4. Members: Adults $4; children under 12 $3. Museum Admission: Adults: $15, U.S. and Canadian Veterans & their families with valid I.D. - $8; Children, Seniors & Students with valid I.D. - $8; 2 years and younger: FREE
For more information visit their Website

HereNow: Rutgers 250 Exhibition at Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

If someone in your circle is headed to Rutgers University, this exhibition of photos by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and campus visitors share their experiences with Rutgers University.
Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:30pm January 19 through January 29, 2016
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

MONSTER JAM in Newark!

This action-packed live event showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger®, Max-DSM and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. These Monster Jam trucks deliver on what fans want to see most - more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies and more action!
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm 
The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: Kids tickets start at $10.00. Adult tickets range from $20 - $59/per person For more information visit their Website

Farmers, Warriors, Builders at the Liberty Science Center

Ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett’s stunning macro photographs tell incredible stories about the lives of ants—hunting, communicating, dealing with disease and agriculture—and chronicle the work of entomologists in the field. Ready for a live encounter with these fascinating insects? Don’t miss their new live ant colony in the "Eat and Be Eaten" exhibit on the third floor!
Thru January 3, 2016
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 
Cost: General admission fees apply. For more information visit their Website

Open Skate at the WCC Roller Skating Rink

The WCC Roller Skating Rink located in the Woodbridge Community Center is widely recognized as one of the premier roller rinks in the country. Skate rentals (Quads and Inline Skates) are available. They also offer a variety of healthy foods and beverages at WCC Café.
Weekly on Saturday from 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm through December 27, 2015
WCC Roller Skating Rink, Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ
Cost: $7.00, addt'l. $1 for adult over 18, plus skate rental fee. For more information visit their Website

Rahway’s Annual Halloween Parade

Dress in your finest Halloween costume and join the gang at the Rahway Train Station Plaza!
October 31st, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Rahway Train Station Plaza - Irving St. & E. Milton Ave., Rahway, NJ
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Zombie Scavenger Hunt

Specially geared for the "tween" age group. Join the epic real life adventure game that is expected to have hundreds of zombies wandering the City looking for food. Participants, dressed as zombies, will be given a story that leads to a series of clues. Not for the faint hearted, this is a mentally challenging journey that can be completed entirely on foot and must be completed before sundown. Not everyone who begins is expected to complete the challenge, but those who do will be entered to win one of three $150 gift cards. 
October 31st, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Halloween Hoedown at the Clark Public Library

Bring the little ones to celebrate Halloween at the library. Play games, create a craft and listen to a story. Be sure to dress in your costume as they will wrap up the morning with a Halloween parade through the library! Registration is required. For children ages 2 - 5 years old.
Friday, October 30, 2015 from 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Clark Public Library - Ayers Room (lower level), 303 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Pumpkin Patch Day at the Liberty Hall Museum

Join friends and family for the annual Pumpkin Patch Day – a fall tradition for so many families! Enjoy a day filled with pumpkin picking, hayrides, pumpkin carving and painting, crafts and much more! 
October 24, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 
Cost: Children: $12, Adults: $6, Under 3: Free. Additional charge for pumpkins; lunch available for purchase from vendor. For more information visit their Website

UCPAC presents 'On Kentucky Avenue'

This is a critically acclaimed celebration of Atlantic City’s famed Club Harlem. During the decades before the casinos took over Atlantic City - when nightclubbing was in vogue with gorgeous showgirls, zany comedians, great singers and dancers and fashionable audiences, the hot spot and place to be seen was Club Harlem on the musical street named Kentucky Avenue.
October 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm
UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $22.50 and can be purchased by calling the UCPAC box office at 732-499-8226 or visit their Website

Pumpkin Painting at the Westfield Memorial Library

Join the gang for a fun Halloween story and a pumpkin-painting project. Each child gets to take home his/her own painted pumpkin!
October 17, 2015 from 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Westfield Memorial Library, 50 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Step Up For The Arc, 5K Run Walk in Clark

COME OUT & JOIN THIS GREAT EVENT! Support our special needs community. Shirts are guaranteed to all preregistrants! Local Food and Drink will be provided!
October 10, 2015 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arc of Union County, Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ 
Cost: There is a registration fee for runners ranging from $15 - $30. For more information visit their Website

Clark Unico's Italian-American Feast

Clark Unico's 8th Annual Italian-American Feast. Bring the whole family for a great day of FUN! A huge selection of food, continuous live entertainment, rides, games and more!
October 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Clark Township, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ
Cost: FREE. For more information call 732-388-3600 or visit their website at Website

Union County Summer Arts Festival at Oakridge Park in Clark

All events are free. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. Concerts start at 7:30pm
July 29 - Hey Bulldog (Beatles Tribute)
July 22nd - Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul 
July 15 - Ed Palermo's Big Band 
July 8 - Tusk (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Rd Clark, NJ 07066
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Union NJ – Worthy Women’s Entrepreneurial Expo Summer Series

The 3rd Annual Worthy Women’s Entrepreneurial Expo Summer Series features products and services of women entrepreneurs from all over the state. The Expo this year will be bigger than last year and will feature food, fun, entertainment for the whole family.
Saturdays, August 22nd, July 25th and June 27th all day 
Super Stop & Shop of Union, 1401 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union NJ 07083
Cost: Admission is FREE. For more information visit their Website

Monday Afternoon Movies at the Clark Library

"Interstellar" (Rated PG-13). A group of space travelers journey through a wormhole in search of a new habitable planet. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Monday, June 15th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Public Library - Ayers Room (lower level) 
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

The Paper Mill Playhouse Presents "Curious George" and "Ever After"

The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn is the place to be for for great live entertainment for the entire family. Upcoming performances for the month of June include:
Curious George on June 13th 
Ever After through June 26th

Showtimes vary
The Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041
Cost: Ticket prices vary, depending on which performance you attend, and the location of the seats. Ticket prices start at $28, plus a $3-per-ticket Facility Preservation Fee. For more information visit their Website

6th Annual Father's Day Charity Car & Bike Show in Mountainside

The annual Bring Your Ride to Mountainside Charity Car and Motorcycle Show welcomes all makes, models and years. Tuners, classics, sports, muscle, trucks, choppers, trikes, vintage, cafe bikes, sport bikes, etc. are encouraged to attend. Trophies for various classes and included Peoples’ Choice for car and motorcycle. Kids can show their “kid’s ride” for free and a chance to win a trophy, too. All proceeds go to Overlook Hospital Foundation and NJ Hospice for breast and lung treatment and palliative care.
Sunday, June 21st from Noon to 6:00pm
Corner of Mountain Avenue & New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ
Cost: $5 each, or $20 for family of 5 or more. For more information visit their Website

The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch - Free Membership for 7th Grade Students

The Family YMCA is a great place to meet up with family and friends to get fit and have fun. Seventh graders are special this year so will be able to belong for free now through August 31, 2015
Open daily from 9:00 am - 11:38 pm
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 
Cost: Free for 7th graders thru Aug. 31, 2015. Call 732-388-0057 for more information and pricing     Website

Join the Lego Club at the Clark Library

If you have little ones and want to foster their creativity, you can bring them to the Lego Club at the Clark Library. Create your own lego structures. Legos are provided by the library. Creations are displayed in the Children's Area. For children in grades K - 5. No registration required.
Every Friday afternoon from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave, Clark, New Jersey 07066
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Parent's NIght Out at Pump It Up Roselle Park NJ

Drop your children off for 3 hours of SAFE SUPERVISED FUN while you have an evening out together... Each child will receive Pizza, Drinks and a snack. There will be bouncing, movie, games, and other fun filled activities. All this and a craft to take home. Reservations are required for this special event. Children must be at least 5 years of age!
Friday, May 22 2015, 06:30pm-09:30pm
158 Westfield Avenue East, Roselle Park, NJ
Cost: $20.00/per child. For more information visit their Website

Free Family Day at Montclair Art Museum

Participate in a day of exploration with many Museum-wide art activities. Roll up your sleeves and enjoy art projects for the entire family inspired by MAMs exhibitions. Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s. Special appearance by Montclair School of Rocks House Band!
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Fine Arts and Crafts Fair at Verona Park, NJ

Bring the family and spend the day enjoying the arts and crafts fair in the park!
Saturday, May 16 2015, All Day
Verona Park, Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave, Verona, NJ 07044
Cost: Free. For more information call 908-874-5247

Sensory Friendly Theatre presents Cinderella in Rahway, NJ

Come see why Cinderella is one of New Jersey Ballet’s most popular ballets for families!This full two-act ballet has a beautiful Cinderella, a handsome prince, two wickedly funny stepsisters, and a pumpkin that turns into a carriage before your very eyes! All scenes are accompanied by original storyteller narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ
Cost: General Admission is $8.00/per person. For more information visit their Website

Jersey Cares Day 2015

Jersey Cares Day is a day of true partnership and community building as 2,500 volunteers from all over New Jersey unite for the common goal of revitalizing and beautifying communities in New Jersey. Jersey Cares Day is also a fundraiser to support the important work of Jersey Cares all throughout the year. Like a walk-a-thon, Jersey Cares Day volunteers raise pledges for the time they are contributing, making the event an inspiring way to build stronger communities and help continue that work all year round.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00am - Noon
Locations will be assigned by event coordinators.
Cost: Register on www.jerseycares.org. Both teams and individuals are welcome to participate and volunteers ages 4+ are welcome at some sites. Advance registration is required to participate. For more information visit their Website

Wild EarthFest and Touch a Truck at Trailside Nature & Science Center

An entertaining family event to celebrate the earth. Learn ways to become Eco-friendly and increase your awareness of wildlife conservation. There will be live animal demonstrations, educational displays, family activities, music, face painting, a wildlife photography contest and Environmental Hero Award winners will be announced.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092
Cost: $4.00/per person. Includes admission to Touch a Truck event.Ages 6 and under free. For more information visit their Website

Jim Hensons Dinosaur Train Live! at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ

Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure takes preschoolers on a fun-filled and interactive trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth … and rode in trains! Join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and other characters of the hit PBS series on a fascinating journey about natural history and paleontology.These prehistoric friends are the stars of an exciting musical story created for the stage, where the audience is always part of the action.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark NJ 07102
Cost: Tickets range from $19 - $45/per person. For more information visit their Website

Camp Riverbend Open House in Warren, NJ

Are you thinking of sending the kids to camp this year? Come sample Camp Riverbends awesome summer activities this spring! Parents and children can try their hands at lots of fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts, cooking and more, run by Camp Riverbend counselors. Take a tour of the camp site.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Riverbend, 116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren, NJ
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Shen Yun at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Imagine an experience so profound, so inspiring, it touches your soul. Let Shen Yun take you on a journey through 5,000 years of divinely-inspired culture: a journey where the virtues of ancient China, the world's finest dancers, a unique East-West orchestra, and dazzling animated backdrops converge in one spectacular performance.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 2:30pm - 4:15pm and Sunday, April 12, 2015 deom 1:30pm - 3:45pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: Tickets range from $64.00 - $184.00 per person. For more information visit their Website

Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum

Children will explore the grounds of Liberty Hall, searching for plastic eggs hidden throughout the landscape and filled with holiday treats. A surprise visit from the Easter Bunny caps off the event.
Saturday, April 4 2015, 10:00am-02:00pm
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ
Cost: Admission for one child and one adult is $10.00. Additional adults are $5.00/each. Reservations required, please call 908-527-0400 or visit their Website

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour showcases the hobby of model railroading. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer's Association - Model Railroad Division and by the World's Greatest Hobby Program, the show introduces you and your family to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere. The hobby of model railroading has a unique ability to bring the family together in activities that teach many skills. Model railroad skills span from carpentry to artistry, from electrical engineering to historical research.
Saturday, March 28 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, March 29 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Usually $10.00/adults and kids under 16 free. For more information visit their Website

Celebrate Spring Event at the Y in Westfield

Goodbye Winter, hello Spring! Bring your friends and welcome the new season. Enjoy a catered lunch and sparkling conversation with new and old friends. Register by 3/13
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
At the Main Y Facility at 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ, 07090
Cost: $12.00/Member, $15.00/Non-Member. For more information visit their Website

The Ringling Brothers Circus Xtreme is Coming to East Rutherford!

Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you've never seen before and that can't be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth and it will be at the IZOD Center!
Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22, 2015. See Website for daily times.
IZOD Center at the MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: Tickets start at $15.00. For more information visit their Website

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The Counseling Center at Clark is an outpatient mental health & addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, dual-diagnosis, addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an intense, focused experience designed to enable sober and productive living, utilizing evidence-based, state of the art treatment methods combined with 12 Step principles.

Eligibility is based on a clinical assessment. The first step is to call us to schedule an appointment, or use this convenient and confidential form. Now offering Saturday assessments!

Contact Us Today (732) 882-1920