Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 pm and Sunday November 21 9 am to 2 pm for the Community Food Bank of NJ. Please note the collection day depends on the participating drop-off site's location.
The turkeys and trimmings collected are immediately turned around to our partner charities, getting food on tables in time for Thanksgiving.
Turkey Drive 2010 information
Drop off locations
For children ages 6-8 at the Reeves-Reed arboretum
Learn about this famous native bird and Arboretum resident that was almost our national symbol!
Wednesday, 11/24 – Let’s Talk Turkey! 4 to 5:30 pm
$15/child (members) for a class and $20 per child (non-members)
or you can sign up for the entire 6-week Environmental Explorers series.
Don't miss Turkey Time at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. From10:30 am to 12 pm on Nov. 13, families with children ages 4 to 8 will see turkey feathers and try to make turkey sounds with a “turkey caller.” After a short walk to find what turkeys like to eat, children will create a turkey decoration for their Thanksgiving table. The cost for members is $5 per child and for non-members $7 per child.
Saturday, November 13
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
For families with children ages 4 to 8.
Have you ever seen a wild turkey? Ben Franklin wanted it to be our national bird. We will see turkey feathers and try to make turkey sounds with a “turkey caller.” After a short walk to find what turkeys like to eat, children will create a turkey decoration for their Thanksgiving table. Limit 15.
Cost:members $5 per child, nonmembers $7 per child.
at the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville
For more info
Miller-Cory House Museum
November 21: Thanksgiving Dinner and Table Customs and Manners 2:00 to 4:00 Includes demonstration of the preparation of a colonial Thanksgiving dinner over the open hearth (a few food samples will be offered to visitors; please note - an actual dinner is not served) as well as a program about colonial table manners, settings, and other customs.
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Got Leftovers? Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into works of art the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill. Paint with cranberries and make bread birdfeeders, and feel free to bring your recyclables to continue the “green art” trend. This event is scheduled for noon to 3 pm on Nov. 26.
Visit the Newark Museum for the Thanksgiving Family Festival: Design It! program from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Nov. 26. Through hands-on activities explore the building blocks of design, find out how things are made and invent something new! Enjoy Family Fun Tours of all the Museum's collections and more. This event is free with suggested museum admission.
(Ages infant-5 with parent)
Where is Tom? Turkeys are great birds; not only for eating. We will talk turkey basics and then create a turkey on our own. A taste test is included if you are interested. Get ready for your holiday meal by learning about the main dish.
$10 per pair/$5 per additional Child
Course Code: 51039
EEC-8 Monday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day Craft Workshop
Saturday, November 20
You and your family will create a colorful turkey centerpiece that your guests will “gobble” over as they enjoy their meal on Thanksgiving Day.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Price: $10 per child, includes all workshop materials
Reservations required, (Recommended for ages 7 to 12)
At Liberty Hall Museum, Kean University
Find out how the Foster and Woods' families celebrated Thanksgiving in the early 20th Century. Join in an observance of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day), take a wagon ride, enjoy live farm animals, settle in for Thanksgiving food preparations, make a family craft, and much more.
Date: Sunday, November 14
Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Twp.
GPS: 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 40º48'11", -74º30'14"