Step into the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and it's as if the Industrial Revolution never happened. The museum focuses on the life of farmers, builders, and other tradesman of the United State's pre-industrial age. The main floor thrusts visitors into the world of New Jersey farming families from the early 1800s to provide in-depth information about these peoples' lives as well as showcase woodworkers' planks and various hand tools. The lower level, meanwhile, celebrates the working lives of four tradesman from 1850, including a shoemaker and a distiller. While these permanent displays stand as time capsules of a bygone area, a special exhibit space rotates its features regularly. Only a small portion of the museum's artifacts is on display at a time, but visitors can make an appointment to see items from the full collection, which totals more than 8800 artifacts from 21 different trades.
Even without the artifacts, the museum stands as a piece of history, as it's housed within The James Library Building. The building was finished in 1900 and contains stained glass windows, carved stone and wood detailing, and vaulted ceilings that make it the perfect setting to imagine life before Henry Ford invented his flying car.
The Summit Area YMCA with its Summit and Berkeley Heights locations, are part of a cause-driven, non-profit, community organization with a focus on healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. The Learning Circle YMCA in Summit takes care of babies as young as 6 weeks old.
The Y also aims to keep kids and their families healthy with sports leagues, youth sports clinics, group fitness classes, and fitness centers equipped with a climbing wall, basketball court, free weight rooms, and pools. All of the Y’s programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay or perform a back handspring.
Each year, the coaches from Kiddie Soccer introduce thousands of children between the ages of 3.5 and 6 to the most popular team sport in the world—soccer—through safe, fun classes in a constructive environment. For the first 50 minutes of each session, groups of up to 12 kids engage in team-building games such as Red Light Green Light or Sharks and Minnows to build physical and cooperative skills and, above all, have fun. Kids then split off into teams for a 10-minute friendly competition, enjoying themselves while learning teamwork under the coach's watchful, supportive eye.
Madison's Clearview Madison Cinema 4 is a great place to check out a new movie release and munch on your favorite snacks, such as butter-coated popcorn.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this theater just as much as their parents do.
Enjoy the beautiful weather with an exciting movie at Clearview Madison Cinema 4's open air theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
There's no need to run around Madison looking for various arts and crafts supplies. You can find them all at Art by Design.
This store features stunning works of handcrafted art that are easy on any eye.
Score a close parking spot at Art by Design.
So whether you're coloring with your toddler or just discovering your artistic side, Art by Design makes it easy to get your hands dirty with awesome art supplies.
All the world's a stage, but The Sanctuary Concerts in Chatham offers the best shows around.
Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant.
Round up your friends and head on over for a couple craft cocktails.
With a parking lot adjacent to The Sanctuary Concerts, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near The Sanctuary Concerts.