Family & Community Calendar for Cherry Hill and Delaware River Region, NJ

Cherry Hill, NJ Community Events Calendar
Community is an important part of recovery. This page
lists many local activities that are an easy way to
stay connected to your community.

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We will list your event here if it is local for the Cherry Hill,Philadelphia, or Camden/Gloucester 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@ 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 Near Cherry Hill

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Library’s books sales offer the opportunity to browse thousands of books, CDs and DVDs and pick up some great bargains! Hardbacks $2, Paperbacks $1. All proceeds benefit the Library. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 9:30am-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

18th Century Field Day

October 27, 2019: Battle reenactments, colonial demos, sword fighting, a magic show and vendors are part of the entertainment. Visitors learn about the Battle of Red Bank and why the state is called the “crossroads of the American Revolution." Free. Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Ave, National Park. 10am-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Popular Arias, Art Songs & Musicals with Sungji Kim

November 10, 2019: Sunday Matinee with opera singer Sungji Kim accompanied by pianist Joseph Krupa, who will present a concert of popular arias, art songs and musical numbers. 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 3-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Retail & Rebellion

November 29-December 1, 2019: On Black Friday, experience the surprising political and global history of shopping in Revolutionary America and Ireland. Gather under the Liberty Tree to find out what items early Americans bought at the market and what items they boycotted to voice their rights. $13 (Youth 6-17), $21 (Adults). Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd S, Philadelphia. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Winter Wonderland

December 11, 2019: Enjoy stories and holiday music as musician Jessica Carroll returns to entertain with her collection of winter holiday songs. There'll be a special visitor from the North Pole - parents, please bring your cameras! Children, wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed toy. Light refreshments will be served. Stories are for children ages 2 to 5 with an accompanying caregiver. Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave, Philadelphia. 6pm. Visit their website for more information.

Holly Highlights and Winter Greenery Tour

December 28, 2019: An experienced guide will show you the arboretum’s collection of hollies and other broadleaf evergreens that enliven the winter landscape with their lush greenery and provide year-round appeal and an everlasting framework for seasonal plantings. $5-20, under 3 free. Widener Visitor Center, 100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 2-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Seasonal "Any Time" Activities Near Cherry Hill

Indoor Flea Market

Weekends: Free admission & parking for the Peddlers Warehouse Indoor Flea Market! Tons of vendors - records, home décor, jewelry, boutique soaps, comic books & more! Every weekend they're doing something a little different: scavenger hunts, pottery shows & even a PBJ drive! 9-5pm. 366 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd, Sicklerville. Visit their website for more information.

Philadelphia Zoo

Year round: Visit one of the best laid-out & most animal-packed zoos in the country! The Philadelphia Zoo is a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages & animal sculptures. Admission is $19 & up. 3400 West Girard Ave, Philadelphia 9:30-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

The Farmers Market @ Haddonfield

Every Saturday May-October: Local farmers bring fresh veggies, fruit & more to Kings Court! Enjoy live entertainment as you shop outdoors. 150 Kings Hwy, Haddonfield. 8:30am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.

Archive of Some Past Events

South Jersey Pumpkin Show

October 12-13, 2019: Fall fun abounds here! You'll find seasonal food, dog and decorated-stroller parades, a massive pumpkin display, amusement rides, food contests, hayrides and the Little Miss & Mr. Pumpkin pageant. Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown. Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health| FREE NARCAN DAY

September 30, 2019: Health department staff will be available to answer questions, give information about responding to drug overdoses, offer training, and distribute Narcan. Katherine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Rd (Knights & Fairdale Rds), Philadelphia. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2019: The National Constitution Center will be honoring the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution! Enjoy a daylong celebration of the freedoms afforded to us by the Constitution- fun educational activities, timely constitutional conversations with federal judges & an inspiring naturalization ceremony! Free! 525 Arch St, Philadelphia. 9:30am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Oscar Film Series: Black Panther

August 28, 2019: Bring your lunch and enjoy a free film at the Cherry Hill Library. Documentary begins at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Adults of all ages welcome. No registration required. Movie is rated PG-13. 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

Salem County Fair

August 6-9, 2019: The Salem County Fair is an "old type" country experience! Fun for the whole family! Parking fee - $10.00 per vehicle for all 4 days. 735 Rt. 40, Pilesgrove. 9am-10pm. Visit their website for more information.

Snake Party

July 31, 2019: Learn all about snake behavior and habitats. Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so we can get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures. If you are brave enough, you can pet one! Independence Library Branch of the Philadelphia Public Library, 18 S. 7th St, Philadelphia (7th Street between Market & Chestnut). 6:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Vintage Baseball Game

June 22, 2019: Part game, part show, part history lesson and ALL fun, the Flemington Neshanock & the Diamond State Baseball Club will play competitive matches of barehanded baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 or 1873. Free. 275 Rosedale Rd, Princeton. 11am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.

ArtWell Festival

June 8, 2019: Learn about the art, vision & leadership of our city's youth, as well as contribute their own dreams & ideas for fostering community wellness. Featuring interactive art stations, exhibits, food and drink & music. Oxford Mills, 100 W. Oxford St, Philadelphia. 1-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Snake Party

May 29, 2019: A snake expert will introduce you to a bunch of his snake friends and he'll tell you about the interesting lives they have. Your snake questions will be answered and, if you are brave enough, you can pet one. For school-age kids and families. Andorra Library, 705 East Cathedral Road (Henry Ave. & Cathedral Rd.), Philadelphia. 4:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

May 11, 2019: Explore literary masterpieces in Western literature that have inspired outstanding musical compositions. A selection of books and musical compositions will be shared and on display as a pop-up exhibition. Rare Book Dept, 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Rutgers Day

April 27, 2019: This event will engage & inform you about the valuable contributions the university makes to the people of New Jersey and beyond! Departments, schools & student organizations will show you what they are teaching, learning, and doing as part of a Rutgers education. All are welcome and admission is free! New Brunswick, College Ave, New Brunswick. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Marvel Universe of Superheroes

April 12 - September 2, 2019: The exhibition debuts during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year, and chronicles the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. $20. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St, Philadelphia. 9:30am-5pm & Thursday - Saturday 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

March 28, 2019: Come and learn about the cities exciting, dynamic & often forgotten history with a guided tour. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department, which is located on the third floor of the library. This is a free, ticketed event through Eventbrite, but reservations are required. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street (between 19th & 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia. 3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Bunny/Easter Hop Adventure

March 17-23, 2019: Bunny ears and color-your-own inflatable Easter egg will be given to kids for decorating alongside a caregiver. Guided play, games and a walk are also on tap. Snack provided. $12. Liberty Lands Park, 913 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia. 3-4:30pm. Visit their website for more information.

Pet Expo

March 9, 2019: Open to ALL Pet Lovers! Come learn, craft and shop at our Pet Expo. You can find everything you need to know or purchase for a happier, healthier pet. Donations of new or gently used pet supplies will be accepted and donated to local animal shelters. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

March 4, 2019: Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness & overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainees will learn: Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia, Potential risk factors for opioid overdose, Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it, The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose, Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection. Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue (2nd St. & Snyder Ave.), Philadelphia. 6pm. Visit their website for more information.

Three Centuries of African American Soldiers

February 23-24, 2019: The Old Barracks Museum celebrates Black History Month! Hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation's history! Learn about the integral role they played in our military, from the early days of our nation's infancy all the way up to World War II. $10 adults; $8 students & seniors. 101 Barrack St, Trenton. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.

R L Stine's Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium

February 2-9, 2019: This frighteningly fun musical based on the beloved series from R. L. Stine investigates the strange things happening during rehearsals of Brooke and Zeke’s school play. Is it a practical joke or is the school’s theater really haunted? Follow the two on a silly and (only a little) spooky musical mystery. $15-$18. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:30am. Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Visit their website for more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019: Schuylkill Center Nature Preschool families work together to provide service to our community. We'll help each other in restoring our environment & maintaining our grounds. This is a gathering including past & current Nature Preschool families as well as members of the community, with adult & child-centered service projects. We'll have classroom & trail activities throughout the morning. 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd, Philadelphia. Free. 10am-12noon. Visit their website for more information.

Wellness Walks of Winter

January 13, 2019: Brisk walks are led by an experienced Volunteer Guide on Sundays. They will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up! Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden & educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people & place through programs that integrate science, art & the humanities. 100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. Admission January - February: Adults/Seniors: $14; Youth, Students & Military: $5. From 1-2pm. Visit their website for more information.

A Mexican Three Kings Day

January 6, 2019: You are invited to participate in one of the most widely celebrated holidays among Hispanics & Latinos. Bring your family for a reenactment of the story of the Three Wise Men presented by the Mexican Consulate & the Mexican Cultural Center. Enjoy activities, piñatas & a piece of traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread. The largest one ever made in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad St, Philadelphia. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

New Year's Eve at Noon

December 31, 2018: It'll be a rockin' good time as you countdown to noon with kid-friendly Top 40 tunes & New Year’s merrymaking! For children ages 18 months-6 years and their families. Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center, Lower Level, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 11:15am-12:15pm. Visit their website for more information.

Lights, Wrapping, Assemble

December 16, 2018: Join the class & celebrate the holiday season by creating your own light-filled orb inspired by Rina Banerjee's Make Me a Summary of the World. The teaching artist will be Lindsey Bloom. This activity is free. Family Arts Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

WinterFest on the Cooper River

December 1, 2018-February 19, 2019: Cooper River Park has once again transformed into a winter wonderland with tasty treats & ice skating family fun! It's the perfect place to spend your holiday nights skating with friends & family. While you're there, make sure you visit The Lodge & Winter Forest. Adults $6, children 5-12 $4. Skate rentals $4. Cooper River, 5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken. Visit their website for more information.

Holiday Garden Rail Seasonal Opening

November 23-December 31, 2018: Come see the Holiday Garden Railway dressed in its wintry finest! The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25). Included with garden admission. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Yogapalooza with Bari Koral

November 4, 2018: Learn yoga at the library with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, sleep like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread man, relax in the garden & much more! Dance, stretch, sing & play to Bari’s award winning songs. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St (between 19th & 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Harvest Festival

October 21, 2018: Round up your family & join Mayor Cahn, Cherry Hill Township Council, Cherry Hill Police Department & Cherry Hill Fire Department for Harvest Festival! Enjoy crafts for kids, face painting, moon bounce, petting zoo, pony rides, craft fair, pumpkin patch, farmers market, beer garden, live music, food trucks, rock wall, inflatables & much more! Croft Farms, 100 Bortons Mill Rd (off Brace Rd), Cherry Hill. 12noon-4:00pm. Visit their website for more information.

Saturday Crafternoons

October 13, 2018: Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St, Philadelphia. 2:00pm. Visit their website for more information.

Yoga in the Park @ Barclay Farmstead

October 6, 2018: Free Yoga in the Park provided by Lourdes Health System through the Mayor's Wellness Campaign. Please bring your own mat and water. Weather permitting. All participants must register in advance. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 209 Barclay Ln (off West Gate Dr), Cherry Hill. 8-9:00am. Visit their website for more information.

Book It 5K & Wellness Day

September 22, 2018: The morning features a chip-timed 5K, 1-Mile Walk, 100 yard Kids Dash & a Wellness Day. Participants of the 5K & 1-Mile Walk will receive a t-shirt. Wellness Day will feature demonstrations and interactive activities, food, raffles, exercise classes & much more! Volunteer opportunities are available during the 5K run. $5/kids dash; $20/1-mile walk; $35/5K. Registration required. Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 8-10am. Visit their website for more information.

The Sandlot: Bike In Movie

September 14, 2018: Free movie on an inflatable screen - bring a blanket or chair for your viewing pleasure! Free refreshments will be on hand. Come early & meet members of the Cherry Hill Police Department Bike Patrol before the movie starts. Memorial Field, (behind Town Hall), Cherry Hill. 7-9:30pm (movie begins 8:15pm). Visit their website for more information.

3rd Annual Food Truck Show at Croft Farm

August 30, 2018: The 3rd annual Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm will be an evening under the stars & twinkling lights! It sets the mood as you enjoy some of the finest food trucks in the area. Enjoy dancing & music as well as lawn games for the kids. 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill. 5:30-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

August 5, 2018: There'll be a super-sized block party in Northern Liberties! A six block stretch of North 2nd Street will be filled with music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops & vendors of all kinds. 2nd St & Poplar St, Philadelphia (between Germantown Ave & Spring Garden). 12-10pm. Visit their website for more information.

Ike's Free Family Fun Fest

July 21, 2018: The Ike Foundation & the Camden County Board of Freeholders present Ike’s Free Family Fun Fest. The day includes free Flambeau tackle boxes to all present kids (while supplies last), games with prizes that help fill your tackle box, color your own Berkley baits, a High School Fishing Skills Challenge (prior sign up required), a Yards Beer Garden, live music, food and a 2 PM live weigh-in. Wiggins Waterfront Park, 2 Riverside Dr, Camden. 11am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Storytime in the Park

July 2, 2018: Meet at the Turtle statue in McMichael Park & we'll enjoy a summer evening storytime. Feel free to wear your pajamas & bring a favorite stuffed toy, along with a blanket to sit on. Best for ages 2 to 6, and siblings are always welcome. Rain date will be the 2nd Monday of the month. Snacks are provided by Friends of McMichael Park. Midvale & Henry Ave, Philadelphia. 6:15pm. Visit their website for more information.

Bored Games

June 15, 2018: Play a board game with your family & friends! Bring a game or play with one of ours. Oak Lane Library, 6614 North 12th St, Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Storytime @ the Arboretum

June 1, 2018: Join us for fun & engaging reading sessions with local librarians! Each session is tailored to the changing seasons & complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the Visitor Center. 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:15 am. Visit their website for more information.

Mess Fest @ CHPL

May 19, 2018: Mess Fest will feature activities & experiments for kids - the gooiest, slimiest and messiest . Be sure to NOT wear your nicest clothes because it’s going to get M-E-S-S-Y! *All activities are weather permitting. 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 10am-noon. Visit their website for more information.

The Station Coffee Hosts Family Game Night

April 27, 2018: Bring the family for a night of board games. Bring your own or use The Station's. 10 e chestnut ave, Merchantville. 6-8pm. Visit their website for more information.

Funzone Friday @ ISC Cherry Hill

March 2, 2018: Once a month ISC Cherry Hill has their Funzone Fridays. Children 6 and under can come and play in their 36 foot indoor climbing gym. noon-2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Art Together

Feb 4 & Mar 3: Get creative at The Zimmerli Art Museum! Children, parents, grandparents & guardians work side-by-side on arts & crafts projects. Each session includes a short tour through one of the galleries. The interactive workshops are led by Mason Gross MFA students & teaching artists. Free! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

MLK Musical Celebration at M'Kor Shalom

January 21, 2018: The Unity Choir, M'kor Shalom Choir & singers representing churches, synagogues, and organizations from throughout New Jersey, will perform on MLK, Jr. Day! National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. The public is invited to attend at no cost. 3-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Shrek the Musical

Jan 12-21, 2018: All the beloved characters you know from the film, Shrek, come to life on stage & proves there's more to the story than meets the ears! $20, adults; $15, students/seniors. Scottish Rite Auditorium 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. 7:30-10pm. Visit their website for more information.

New Year's at Noon & 3pm!

December 31, 2017: The entire Discovery Museum will be singing and dancing and counting down to 2018 with our biggest celebration(s) yet. Be the first to ring in the New Year…kid style! Countdown celebrations begin at 11:45am to countdown to 12:00 pm & 2:45pm to countdown to 3pm. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

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IOP may be recommended for individuals who do not require medically supervised detoxification, and who live within driving distance of the center, and for individuals who have recently completed residential treatment (rehab) and are in the early stages of recovery.

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