Editors Picks: April/May 2010

Save The Date

Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, 4/10–11/21
Visitors to this interactive exhibition will explore the power of smell, learn about flowers used in iconic perfumes, discover the detailed scientific composition of fragrance creation, and create their own perfume. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Longwood Gardens; Kennett Square, Pa.; 610.388.1000; longwoodgardens.org

Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare from Everywhere, 4/26
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s annual benefit will feature more than 50 tasting stations from some of New Jersey’s most celebrated chefs. Tickets: $175–250, 6:30–9:30 p.m. The Venetian, Garfield, 973.754.4403, stjosephshealth.org


The Winner’s Circle, for the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center 4/24
Tickets: $175, BMW of Morristown, 908.439.9636, shhrc.org

Designer Showhouse of NJ, for the John Theurer Cancer Center at
Hackensack University Medical Center, 4/25–6/6

10 a.m.–4 p.m., 4 High Meadow Rd., Saddle River, 908.219.4142, thedsnj.com

Affair of the Heart Ball, for the American Heart Association, 5/6
6:30–11:30 p.m., Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, americanheart.org

Go Red for Women Luncheon, for the American Heart Association, 5/17
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Tickets: $250, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, 609.223.3727,

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Angels for Hope Gala, 5/21
7–11 p.m., Tickets: $200, The Pearl River Hilton, Pearl River, NY;

Starry Night Gala, for the American Cancer Society, 5/22
Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, 908.470.4400, acsevents.org


Spring Spa Week, 4/12–18.
Visit spaweek.com to view participating NJ spas.

Starry Night Gala Fashion Pre-Event, for the American Cancer Society, 4/22
6–9 p.m., Gucci, Di Modolo, Christian Dior, and Jimmy Choo, The Mall at Short Hills, 800.227.2345, acsevents.org

An Evening of Beauty in Honor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 5/1
3–7 p.m., Panico Salon & Spa, Ridgewood, 201.652.4515

Lord & Taylor’s “Shop Smart. Do Good! A Fundraising Day” to Support Local Charitable Organizations, 5/4
9 a.m.–11 p.m., Lord & Taylor, Westfield, lordandtaylor.com/dogood

International Hair and Beauty Show, 5/23–24

Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, 800.676.7469, ihshow.com


Jersey Shore Restaurant Week,4/16–25
Visit jersey shorerestaurantweek.com to view participating restaurants.

Eating Green, 4/29

7–8:30 p.m., Mercer County Library System, Robbinsville, princetonhcs.org

New Jersey Food and Wine Festival, 4/30–5/2
Crystal Springs Resort, Hardyston, 973.827.5996, njfoodandwinefestival.com


Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration, 4/24
10 a.m.–5 p.m.; 4/25, noon–5 p.m.; Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills, 908.234.2677, nargs.org

Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Garden, for Morristown Memorial Hospital, 5/1–31
10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Mon.–Sat.), 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sun.), Fawn Hill Farm, Morristown, 973.713.9489,

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties’ Garden Expo and Plant Sale, 5/8
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Ted Blum 4-H Building, Bridgewater, 908.526.6293

Green Living

Living Green: Making the Best Choices for Your Family, 4/21
9–11 a.m., The Willow School, Gladstone, willowschool.org


Diabetes: A Deeper Look, 4/1–5/23
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, 201.200.1000; lsc.org

Breast Cancer Detection—Chocolate Coated, 5/12
7–8:30 p.m., Montclair Breast Center, 973.509.1818, montclairbreastcenter.com


Balance Your Life: A Wellness Gala, 4/18
1–6 p.m., Beth Rishon Temple, Wyckoff, 973.713.6811; 4/25, 2–5 p.m., Post Theatre, Sandy Hook, 732.859.7424; wellnessgala.com