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Junebug Spirit Lives on Through “Junior Bug Zone”

A ton of fun, creative and interactive events for kids will take place from Noon – 6:00 pm in the parking lot behind Metuchen Savings Bank, opposite Lollipop Land.

12:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Community Wall Mural: Leave your mark by painting a pixel on our giant wall mural; attend the reveal of the finished masterpiece at 6pm! (sponsored by Creative Twist Events)

  • Selfie Station: Strike a pose with some fun props! hashtag #metuchen_artfest (sponsored by Creative Twist Events)

  • Life Size Games: Enjoy traditional games like Connect 4, Tic Tac Toe and Hop Scotch with an artsy twist!
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

  • Yoga and Mandala: Join us for some relaxing yoga time, and when you are finished, color your own mandala! (sponsored by Sakula Yoga Studio)

  • Card Making Project: Create beautiful cards to bring some cheer to kids at the Robert Wood Johnson Children’s hospital (sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 80784 from Metuchen)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Face Painting (sponsored by the Metuchen YMCA)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Kindness Rocks Project: Help spread some kindness by painting and writing inspiring messages on rocks that visitors take with them and drop at unexpected places for people to find (sponsored by Metuchen Gives Back)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm

    • Music and Story Time: Join us for some stories and tunes led by Metuchen Public Library director John Arthur on acoustic guitar

    5:00 – 6:00 pm

    • Artsy Bubbles: Create bubbles both big and small in this fun interactive session

    • Jewelry Making: Design and create your own jewelry with tips and tricks from Roxy Aggarwal, Twinkling Creations (ages 5 and up)

    Pop Up Art Events For Kids

    12:00 – 6:00 pm

  • Cai’s Café – Design your own METFEST + Cai’s T-shirts (until supplies last!)
  • LollipopLand – Make your own Edible Sand Art with different colors of sugar ($3 per pixie stick); the popcorn bar will also be available all day ($5 per serving)
  • 2Chicks with Chocolate: Create your own mini chocolate pizza masterpiece, and then devour it!
  • ø 30 – 45 minute sessions: 12pm,1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, or 5pm; $10 per person

    ø RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 888-896-2449; metuchen@2chickswithchocolate.com

    12:00 – 3:00 pm

  • ArteVino: Kids paint their own canvasses
  • Black Belt Institute: Kid’s martial arts coloring and games (inside the studio)

  • Questions? Contact Joanne Cruz (joannecruz@yahoo.com) and Kara Gumnic (kara.moeller@gmail.com)

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    Sculpture 2018!

    Lambertville NJ Artist Susanne Pitak Davis Lambertville NJ Artist Susanne Pitak Davis to Create Sculpture for 2018 METfest.

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    We are seeking community members to help visitors find their way around the ArtFest, no artistic talent required! See the volunteer page for more info.

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