South Jersey things to do: Penguin Party, concerts, Third Friday and tons of Easter fun

Moorestown Rotary hosts 2nd Street Market

Rotary Club of Moorestown will host the 2nd Street Market from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month through October, beginning April 14, at the Moorestown Municipal Complex.

The event will feature a food truck, beer garden, music, games and more.

Proceeds will be used for improvements at Fullerton Park.

The complex is at 111 W. 2nd St., in Moorestown.

For information, visit

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Center hosts Art for Ukraine

Perkins Center for the Arts will host Art for Ukraine from April 18 to 29. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 22 and will include pierogies and Ukrainian music.

The exhibit will feature works by three Ukrainian artists, Steve Kuzma, Catherine Kuzma and Athena Zhe. The artists will donate their proceeds from the show to the relief efforts in Ukraine.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The center is at 30 Irvin Ave., in Collingswood.

For information, call (856) 235-6488 or visit

Rodrigo y Gabriela, a Grammy award-winning Mexican acoustic-rock duo, will perform at 8 p.m. April 16 in Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, a Grammy award-winning Mexican acoustic-rock duo, will perform at 8 p.m. April 16 in Pfleeger Concert Hall at Rowan University.

Rodrigo y Gabriela to perform at Rowan University

Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts, home of the Marie Rader Presenting Series, will present Rodrigo y Gabriela, a Grammy award-winning Mexican acoustic-rock duo, in concert at 8 p.m. April 16 at Pfleeger Concert Hall.

Tickets are $100 for VIP, which includes premium seating and preshow reception at 6:30 p.m., featuring wine, beer, light bites and music, $60 for orchestra, $40 for ADA seating and mezzanine, $40 for Rowan employees and alumni and free for Rowan students, while supply lasts.

The university is at 201 Mullica Hill Road in Glassboro.

For tickets or information, visit

Celebrate Third Friday in Millville

Glasstown Arts District will host Third Friday beginning at 6 p.m. April 15 at art galleries, shops, restaurants and more along High Street and in Downtown Millville.

Among the highlights are:

  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts will feature the Associate Artists’ show in the Main Gallery, Multicultural Art by Millville Public School students, “Step Out of Reality,” non-representational art, in the Witt Gallery, artwork by Donna Pio and Ramon Perez in the Associate Artist Alcove, and music by Analog featuring Dan Godbey and Brian Renzi, 22 N. High St.,

  • An Octopus’s Garden will celebrate Earth Month and will feature found art sculptures by Dan Dennison; the shop also has a wide array of hand-crafted jewelry and more, Village on High, 501 N. High St., Facebook: AnOctopusGarden.

  • Bogart’s Bookstore & Cafe will have live music, assorted beverages, coffee and dessert, plus books!, 103 N. High St., Facebook: Bogarts Books.

  • Display of works by artists Glenn Rudderow, Bobbi Berg, and more, LaBottega of Art, Village on High, 501 N. High St., Facebook: LaBottega of Art.

  • Village on High shops will display and sell a wide assortment of handcrafted pieces and fashion items, Facebook: Village on High.

For information, visit Glasstown Arts District at

Adventure Aquarium hosts Penguin Party

Did you know that Adventure Aquarium has two different types of penguins?

You can find out more about African and Little Blue Penguins during the aquarium’s Penguin Party through May 8.

Guests are invited to hunt for the elusive Golden Egg (and a chance to win an Adventure Aquarium gift card!), get all their penguin questions answered by a biologist, meet the aquarium’s two species of penguins (and maybe get a peek at the newest Little Blue Penguin chick, which is tentatively scheduled to be on exhibit April 15), watch penguin enrichment demonstrations, and enjoy some “people enrichment” activities as well.

Tickets are $26.99 to $44.99 for ages 13 to 64, $18.99 to $34.99 for ages 2 to 12 and $24.99 to $42.99 for ages 65 and older; advance ticket purchase is recommended as capacity is limited.

The aquarium is at 1 Riverside Drive in Camden.

For tickets or information, call (844) 474-3474 or visit

Motorless fun scheduled at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Calling all bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, runners, walkers and parents with strollers! New Jersey Motorsports Park will host Inspira Health Motor(less) Nights on the third Thursday of the month through October.

Activities start as soon as daily track activities finish, between 5 and 6 p.m., and continue until dusk.

Visitors are invited to bike, skate, rollerblade, run and walk along one of the park’s road courses. Proper personal protective equipment is required.

The park is at 8000 Dividing Creek Road in Millville.

For information, call (856) 327-8000 or visit

Landis Theater hosts a variety of concerts

The Landis Theater will host a variety of events including:

  • Back in Black, an AC/DC tribute, 8 p.m. April 15, tickets $20.

  • KICK, the INXS Experience, 8 p.m. April 16, tickets $20 to $30.

  • Progject, the ultimate prog rock musical experience, 8 p.m. April 23, tickets $30 to $45.

  • Kix, with opening by Cat Manning and MC Don Jamieson, 8 p.m. April 29, tickets $35.

  • Brain Damage, a Pink Floyd tribute, 8 p.m. April 30, tickets $20.

  • Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, features a high energy, rock-n-roll circus stunt show with loud music and strobe lights, some stunts may be considered extreme, parental guidance suggested,, 8 p.m. May 4, tickets $20 to $30.

  • Deaf Leopard, a Def Leppard tribute, 8 p.m. May 6, tickets $20.

  • Greg Hawkes, founding member and original keyboardist of The Cars, with Eddie Japan, performing the music of The Cars, 8 p.m. May 7, tickets $30.

  • Stryper, 8 p.m. May 10, tickets $30.

  • The Iron Maidens with Burning Witches: Hell Hath No Fury Tour 2022, 8 p.m. May 12, tickets $25.

The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland.

For tickets or information, call (856) 691-3600 or visit

Scottish Rite Auditorium hosts a variety of concerts

BRE Presents will present the following concerts at the Scottish Rite Auditorium:

  • Little Feat: Waiting For Columbus – 45th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m. April 13, tickets start at $59.50.

  • Hot Tuna, acoustic, 7:30 p.m. April 20, tickets start at $39.50.

  • Get the Led Out, music of Led Zeppelin, 8 p.m. April 22, rescheduled from April 17, 2020, 8 p.m. April 23, rescheduled from April 18, 2020, 7 p.m. April 24, rescheduled from April 19, 2020, all tickets for previously scheduled performances will be honored, tickets start at $29.50.

  • Janis Ian, Celebrating Our Years Together, final US tour, with guests Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, 7:30 p.m. May 5, tickets start at $39.50.

The auditorium is 315 White Horse Pike at in Collingswood.

For tickets or information, call 856.858.1000 or visit or

Longwood Gardens presents ‘Spring Blooms’

Visitors are invited to enjoy the colors, scents and sounds of spring during “Spring Blooms” at Longwood Gardens through May 1.

“As the season unfolds, flowering trees delightfully punctuate the landscape, radiant tulips stretch toward the sun, and the delicious fragrance of wisteria floats along the breeze, beckoning you further into the effervescent beauty of spring,” according to the Longwood Gardens’ website.

Tickets are $25 for ages 19 to 61, $22 for ages 62 and older and college students with identification, $13 for ages 5 to 18 and free for ages 4 and younger. Timed tickets are required.

The gardens are at 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

For tickets or information, call or visit

Put on your Easter best and get ready for some Easter fun!
Put on your Easter best and get ready for some Easter fun!

Easter fun

Easter hayride and egg hunt at V&V Adventure Farm, features an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring a camera), pillow bounce, playground, rubber duck race and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 and 16, admission $15 for adults and $5 for kids, cash only, includes all farm attractions, V&V Adventure Farm, 1339 Old Indian Mills Road, Shamong, (609) 801-2495,

Easter fun at Duffield’s Farm, features hayrides around the farm with a stop at “Bunny Egg-cres” to gather colored eggs and take pictures, then visit the Easter Bunny and receive a chocolate treat, noon to 4 p.m. April 13 to 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 and 16, tickets $12 for children older than 12-months, $5 for adults and free for children 12-months-old and younger, Duffield’s Farm, 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, (856) 589-7090,

DiDonato’s Easter EGGspress, features an Easter-themed train ride, meet and greet and free photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, snack and an Easter prize, 40-foot obstacle course, spring hedge maze, pop up snack and toy cottage by Toy Market, 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 and noon to 4 p.m. April 15, tickets $12.95 plus ticketing fee in advance or $14.95 at the door if available, except free for ages 12-months-old and younger, advance ticket purchase recommended, DiDonato Family Fun Center, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, (609) 561-3040,

Easter fun in Ocean City, Great egg hunt, for children up to age 7, visit participating stores on the Ocean City Boardwalk to collect eggs filled with treats and surprises, 1 to 3 p.m. April 16, rain date April 17; Easter Sunrise Service, a traditional non-denominational service by the sea, 6:30 a.m. April 17, Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City; Dueling Pianos Show, features The Philly Keys, noon April 17, in front of the Music Pier, Easter Fashion Stroll, come dressed in your Easter best for the Fashion Stroll and to meet the Easter Bunny, prizes awarded for best dressed children, teen, adults and family, judging begins at 1 p.m. April 17, in front of the Music Pier,

Pemberton Township Easter Eggstravaganza, presented by Pemberton Recreation, Pemberton Township Police Department and others, for children ages 3 to 10, features an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny, Easter mystery bags and a scavenger hunt, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16, rain date April 17, Whitesbog Historic Village, 799 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, Facebook: Whitesbog Preservation Trust (events).

“Easter Kegg Hunt” at Cold Spring Brewery, pick up a map at the brewery then search for eggs in Historic Cold Spring Village and answer questions to move on to the next clue, prize is a Cold Spring Brewery Growler, noon to 4 p.m. April 16, Cold Spring Brewery,733 Seashore Road, Cape May, (609) 854-3077,

Easter egg hunt adventure at Paradise Organic Farms, features an Easter egg hunt, hayrides, crafts, local vendors, and the opportunity to visit the farm’s gift market and shop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16, admission $14.95, Paradise Organic Farms, 139 Bordentown-Georgetown Road, Chesterfield, (732) 329-0999,

Cape May Seashore Lines’ Easter Bunny Express, enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny along the rails between Tuckahoe and Richland, trains depart from the Tuckahoe Train Station at Mill Road and Railroad Avenue at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. April 16, tickets start at $21.95 for ages 13 and older and $19.95 for ages 2 to 12 for coach seating; and children age 1 and younger ride free,

Easter Bunny Pop-up at Shoppes at Dragon Village, features an opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt, a chance to ride the Dragon Express, shopping at village merchants, plus a food vendor will be on site, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16, tickets $10, advance ticket purchase recommended, Shoppes at Dragon Village, 97 Trench Road, Hopewell, (609) 381-4462,,

Easter fun at Johnson’s Corner Farm, features an egg hunt hayride around the farm, story about how Peter Rabbit’s eggs were left in the field, egg hunt and a visit with Peter Rabbit, through April 16, reservations required, tickets $9 to $10 for egg hunters and $5 to $6 for non-egg hunters; also discount admission offered to egg hunters for Discovery Barnyard/Animal Farm, Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Road, Medford, (609) 654-8643,

Lil’ Peeps Easter egg hunt at Creamy Acres, features a hayride to the egg hunt field and bunny land where the Easter Bunny will be available for a meet and greet and take your own photo opportunity, Easter baskets provided, no outside baskets or buckets allowed, plus food, flowers and yard décor available for purchase, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 and 16, tickets $15 for “egg hunter,” a child age 12 and younger plus one adult, and $5 for “non egg hunter” age 13 and older, advance ticket purchase recommended, Creamy Acres, 448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill, (856) 223-1669,

Easter fun at Coombs Barnyard, features a hayride, visits with the barnyard animals and the Easter Bunny, barrel train rides and egg decorating stations, and Egg & Veggie Hunt, 1 to 4 p.m. April 16, tickets $20 for children and $5 for adults, Coombs Barnyard, 20 Route 77, Elmer,

Easter fun at Storybook Land, features visit with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt with prize at the end, noon to 4 p.m. April 15, 16 and 17, tickets $27.95 in advance or $30.95 at the gate, advance ticket purchase recommended, Storybook Land, 6415 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, (609) 646-0103,

Easter Parade at Historic Smithville, wear your Easter best, awards for the best outfits, 1 p.m. April 16, Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway,

Elks annual Easter egg hunt, for children age 11 and younger, collect eggs and prizes, noon April 16, free, on the beach at 19th Avenue, North Wildwood, (609) 729-5776,

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter egg hunt, for children ages 1 to 12, dig for eggs buried in the sand which contain a toy, plus special golden eggs are worth a bigger prize, noon April 16, free, on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, (609) 729-5501.

Step Back Foundation Easter egg hunt, hunt by age groups, 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10, 9 a.m. to noon April 16, rain date April 17, donations benefit student-athletes and families in Cape May County, register at, (609) 972-5910.

Easter egg hunt, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Cape May and the City of Cape May, for children, toddlers through age 10, 10 a.m. April 16, fields at Cape May Elementary School Fields, 921 Lafayette St., Cape May.

Easter fashion stroll in Cape May, registration, noon April 17, Rotary Park, 900 Lafayette St., Cape May.

Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, through April 16, walk-up visits permitted if space is available, Cumberland Mall, 3849 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland, reservations, (856) 825-9507,

Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, through April 16, walk-up visits permitted if space is available, Moorestown Mall, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, reservations, (856) 231-4444,

Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, through April 16, walk-up visits permitted if space is available, Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Route 38 in Cherry Hill, reservations, (856) 662-7440 ext. 7047,

Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, through April 16, walk-up visits permitted if space is available, Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, (856) 848-8100,

Visits and photos with the Easter Bunny, through April 16, Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing, reservations, (609) 646-8326, contributed to this report. Send event information and community news items to Help support local journalism with a digital subscription to The Daily Journal/ Courier Post/ Burlington County Times.

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