Category Archives: Family Events

CEAG to host Adult Learning Event on 11/11/18 Registration is now open!

With a goal of improving Digital Literacy and promoting safety online for the students in Collingswood, NJ the group will be hosting a series of presentations and discussions with local experts for the 2-hour session on November 11th at The Collingswood Public Library.

Students have an increasing number of digital tools at their fingertips – both in school and at home. Get the info, tips, and resources you need to start a conversation. Continue reading CEAG to host Adult Learning Event on 11/11/18 Registration is now open!

May Fair 2016 In Collingswood, NJ

Huzzah! It is time for the BIGGEST event of the year. The estimated crowd size last year was 50,000 residents and visitors.

Things to Know:

  • Parking will be limited: take a walk if at all possible. Be prepared to pay for parking if you do drive.
  • The Farmers’ Market will be relocated for the day (to help as much as possible with the parking situation)
  • Haddon Avenue will be closed, starting at 6 am

See the map below for more helpful information:

Music- Here’s the band schedule from the Borough’s Website:

Stage #1 – Haddon and Crestmont (Car Zone)
10-10:45am – The Hackbeats (ska and rock)
11-11:40am – The Hackbeats (ska and rock)
12-12:45pm –  Monko (rock)
1-1:40pm     – Monko (rock)
2-2:45pm     – Needlefish (mix-rock/R&B/ska)
3-3:45pm     – Holden and Hess (teen rock)

Stage #2 – Powell Lane (Lumberyard)
10-10:45am – She Hates Me (duo-40s, 50s, 60s)
11-11:40am –  Eve Thomas Trio (jazz)
12-12:45pm – Eve Thomas Trio (jazz)
1-1:40pm     –  Hotsy Totsy (retro inde pop)
2-2:45pm     –  Stolen Moments (fusion/jazz)
3-3:45pm     –  Pearl Street (jazz band)
4-4:45pm     –  Pearl Street (jazz band)

Stage #3 – Haddon and Collings
10-10:45am – Blues Hawks (blues)
11-11:40am – Blues Hawks (blues)
12-12:45pm – Juicy (top 40)
1-1:40pm     – Juicy (top 40)
2-2:45pm     – Bill Walton Band (R&B/rock)
3-3:40pm     – Bill Walton Band (R&B/rock)
4-5pm          – John Torres Band (original rock)

Stage #4 – Haddon and Frazer
10-10:45am  – Hotsy Totsy (retro inde pop)
11-11:45am  – GG and Me (father/daughter acoustic)
12-12:40pm  – Trio Nova (jazz)
1-1:45pm     – Suitcase Murphy (mix-dance/rock/R&B)
2-2:40pm     – Suitcase Murphy (mix-dance/rock/R&B)
3-3:40pm     – Coyote Jack (original rock and blues)
4-5pm          – Coyote Jack (original rock and blues)

Stage #5 – Haddon and Stiles
10-10:45am  –  Barometer (rock)
11-11:40am  –  Barometer (rock)
12-12:40pm  –  Alexis Moldanado (solo acoustic)
1-1:40pm      –  GG and Me (father/daughter acoustic)
2-2:40pm      –  Hotsy Totsy (retro inde pop)
3-3:40pm      –  Mary Hates the Relics (90s band)
4-5pm           –  Mary Hates the Relics (90s band)

Art

May Fair was started in 1979 as a small “clothesline” art exhibit. Look how we’ve grown!

This year over 200 artists and crafters will be selling and displaying their wares. Support your local artists!

Don’t miss the rides, food, and other vendors that help may Mair Fair extra special. Stop into your favorite shop on the ‘Ave. to check out any May Fair specials. Restaurants are also running specials.

Other Attractions

Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market has been moved to Irvin Ave for the day- to make room for all of the vehicles from out-of-towners.

Car Show

Antique and classic cars and motorcycles will be on display. Which is your favorite?

Free Comic Book Day May 7th

A national holiday for fans of the graphic novel format, Free Comic Book Day has been celebrated on the first Saturday of May since 2002. (Except in 2004 when it was pushed to July to coordinate with the release of SpiderMan II)

Be sure to check out the event at the library to get your fill of superheros, villians, and fantastic tales.

Where:

Collingswood Public Library

What:

Free comics, giveaways, refreshments, crafts, special guest artist Neil R. King and more! All ages are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Fat Jack’s Comicrypt.

When:

7 May 2016 – 11:00am – 1:00 pm

Not local? Click Here for the official Free Comic Book Day Retailer Locator

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It’s The First Farmers’ Market Of The Season!

 

Selected as the best Small Farmers’ Market in the country (that’s right) by American Farmland Trust:

IT’S MARKET SEASON IN COLLINGSWOOD!

The Collingswood Farmers’ Market is open from 8 am until 12 noon, every Saturday from the first Saturday in May until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. With the changing seasons, expect the freshest produce, tastiest baked goods, the most creative crafts, and the revival of the downtown feel of Collingswood after a mild, but long-lasting winter.

Things To Know Before You Go To The Market

The first couple of weeks are great for plants and some early season produce like Asparagus and lettuces. Don’t miss the Market’s stand complete with printed tote bags, decals, and other swag to help support the market.

Parking can be a little tricky, plan on getting in early to the limited parking in off of Atlantic, or try to small lot by Irving. Also available is the public parking garage in the Lumberyards. All parking is paid in these locations.

Cash please, remember to bring some as very few vendors have the ability to process credit and debit cards.

If you are bringing your dog, please visit the dog tent in the middle of the market to get your official Collingswood Farmers’ Market leash. This allows for local shelters to receive a donation, while helping to restrict the number of pets mingling with shoppers. Cost is $10 for the season, $2 for the day. Service dogs are free.

There is a movement to cut down on the amount of plastic bags used on market days, so you can help out by bringing your own bags or check out this year’s initiative:

reduce plastic at collingswood farmers market

For more details about the Farmers’ Market, visit their website:

www.CollingswoodMarket.com

See you there!

Earth & Arbor Day Celebration April 23 and 24, 2016

 

Learn, grow, and create at Camden Children’s Garden this Saturday  and Sunday during the annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration from 1-4 pm.

Featuring planting activities, themed crafts, and a visit to the Phildelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House.

About Camden Children’s Garden

The Camden Children’s Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.

The Garden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and adjacent to the Adventure Aquarium, Susquehanna Bank Center, Battleship New Jersey and Riversharks Stadium. The Children’s Garden is easily accessible by the RiverLink Ferry from Penn’s Landing, the PATCO High Speedline, or the River Line Train.

Admission

General Admission: $8

Camden City Residents with Valid I.D.: $6

Guests 2 & Under: Free

 

Location:

Camden Children’s Garden

3 Riverside Drive

Camden, NJ 08103

United States

 

More info on the Children’s Garden  website 

Annual Green Festival April 16th

Collingswood’s annual Green Festival will be back on Saturday, April 16th. The event is coordinated with the township’s electronic and hazardous waste collection.

The festival will be in Iwrin Avenue, which connects Haddon Avenue with Atlantic Avenue, by where the Farmers’ Market is during the season.

Parking may be limited due to the large turnout and recycling activities’s traffic through the Atlantic parking area- so dust off your bike, take a walk, or carpool to this event for the whole family.

Vendors will be offering demonstrations, information, crafts, and green living products. See the official Green Festival page on the township’s website for the most up-to-date information:

CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL GREEN FESTIVAL EVENT PAGE

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