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Top Things To Do This Month: Morris County, September 2013

Donald McDermott

All Aboard!
Don’t miss the chance to take a leisurely ride when the popular Excursion Series comes to a close at the Whippany Railway Museum. Climb aboard on September 8 or 15 for a ride through Morris county on a vintage museum train. Trains depart every hour from 12-4pm at the Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany. Order your tickets by calling the museum at (973)887-8177 or by logging onto www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

Sesame Street Friends
Join Elmo, Big Bird and all of your favorite characters when Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend comes to town! This one-of-a-kind show features eye-catching scenery, sing-along songs, and important messages for young audiences. Catch all of the fun on September 21 at the Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry St., Newark. For tickets and more information, call (973)757-6200 or visit www.prucenter.com.

To The Dogs
Canine lovers of all ages are welcome to come out for the Second Annual Dog Day at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater. Presented on September 15 from 10am-1pm, the event includes kids crafts, special guests, informative exhibits, contests, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the JCC Scholarship Fund. Find out more by calling the JCC at (908)725-6994, ext. 275. 

Family Festivities
Spend some fun-filled time as a family this fall when the 36th Annual Marketplatz Festival comes to the St. Paul Episcopal Church, 51 Mountain Way, Morris Plains on October 5. Open to visitors of all ages from 9am-4pm, the day includes a wide variety of fresh baked goods, crafts, books, jewelry, clothing, kids games, and more. Find out more by calling (973)285-0884 or by paying a visit to www.stpaulsmp.org.

Outdoor Adventures
Give your kids an exciting and educational outdoor treat when the popular Hayrides & Campfires series continues at the Trailside Nature & Science Center. Open to all ages, upcoming events will be held on September 20 and October 4. The Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside. Reserve your place today by contacting the Center at (908)789-3670.

Princess Party
Dance the night away with your favorite princesses when the Princess Ball returns to the New Jersey Children’s Museum by popular demand on September 6. The festivities include a DJ, live entertainment, dancing, delicious food and more. The New Jersey Children’s Museum is located at 599 Valley Health Plaza in Paramus. Call (201)262-5151 or log onto www.njcm.com for more information.

A Colorful Creation
The Imagine That! Children’s Museum in Florham Park encourages you to add a touch of color to your Saturday during the Crayola Experience on September 28. Visitors will have a chance to take part in a top secret craft, sample Crayola’s new line of sidewalk chalk, and take a picture with the Crayola mascot, Tip. Call the museum at (973)966-8000 or go to www.imaginethatmuseum.com.

The Center of Attention
Spend some quality time with your little ones in two delightful shows at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Upcoming productions include The Teacher From the Black Lagoon on September 22, and The Wiggles Taking Off! Tour on October 5. The Union County Performing Arts Center is located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. For tickets, call the box office at (732)499-0441 or visit www.ucpac.org.

Greek Goodies
Take an unforgettable trip to the land of Greece without ever leaving your own neighborhood, thanks to the St. Demetrios Greek Festival. This amazing annual event comes complete with authentic Greek food, golf dancing, music, delicacies, and more. The festival will be held on September 5 and 8 at the St. Demetrios Green Orthodox Church, 721 Rahway Ave., Union. Questions? Call (908)964-7957.

Off to Market
Discover bargains galore when the Second Saturday Craft Market opens its doors once again on September 14. The monthly event offers discounted prices on a multitude of items, from jewelry and photographs to refurbished items, woodworking, textiles, and more. The market will be open from 8:30am-2pm in the Upper Plane Street Parking Lot, 805 Main St., Boonton. Visit www.boontonmainstreet.org for more.

Donald McDermott is the managing editor.