If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do in Central New Jersey, you've come to the right place. 

Our Weekend Guide is packed with an eclectic variety of things to do. If you're looking for something to keep the little ones engaged or searching for fun and unique activities to enjoy this weekend, we have our favorite events to share with you!

If you're looking for a few houses to check out, we've also provided a comprehensive open house guide for 17 surrounding towns! You won't want to miss these.

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1.  Camp Riverbend Super Hero Open House

When: Mar 17, 10 am

Where: 116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ 07059

Cover your summer-bases this weekend and pop in for a morning of fun activities. Camp Riverbend is hosting this weekend's Open House with a Super Hero theme. The awesome counselors will be on hand to supervise games, crafts and cooking activities for the kids, and will be more than happy to fill in the parents with details of the upcoming summer camp activities!

2. NJ Audubon: Make Your Own Rain Barrel

When: Mar 17, 10 am

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Wonder how you can contribute less to the consumption of everything? Save rainwater and use it in your garden and get your car cleaned with white gold from the heavens! Make your own water barrel to save rainwater in for later use, and see how you save a ton and do your bit in healing our planet.

3. JOY! Service

When: Mar 18, 8 pm

Where: 88 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

The JOY! service at the St. Bernard's Episcopal Church invites families with young infants, tots, and young children to enjoy a 25-minute participatory service. Sow the seed of faith, love, hope, and kindness early!

4. Maple Sugar Sunday

When: Mar 18, 2 pm

Where: 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

Give yourselves and your family a treat and take a walk on a lane nostalgic when life was less technologically inclined. Get a glimpse into the ways of colonial life and learn of the seasonal tasks of living on a farm. Learn of the collecting and sugaring techniques employed back then that still holds its ground in today's modern day.

5. Let's Get Growing for Kids: Sow and Sprout!

When: Mar 17, 9 am

Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Register your budding green thumb and have them grow not only their skills and talents but the actual food they can share and eat! This creative plant activity that will get your children to learn the wonders of nature and the bounties of harvest. Bring back wonder and amazement to your little one's lives. 

6. Discovery Saturdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

When: Mar 17. 9 am

Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Bring back the strength of the family unit and do fun stuff with them this weekend! Enjoy the wonders of discovery and re-discovery with your loved ones. Bask in this unique family experience. Be in awe of nature and the riches it brings.

7. Summer Nature Camp Open House at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

When: Mar 17, 10 am

Where: 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Summer is just around the bend and the educators at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum are ready to meet and greet with budding naturist and lovers of nature. 

8. Motion & Meditation at YogaSutra

When: Mar 17, 10:15am

Where: 524 Westfield Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090

Do yourself a solid and get back your equilibrium through yoga, meditation, and mindful breathing. Achieve calmness from within and radiate it as you go. 

9. Please Stop Eating My Garden! Adult Edition

When: March 17, 4:30pm

Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Your garden is one of your pride and joys and should be kept protected from foraging animals. Learn how you can avoid this from happening by registering with [email protected] Save your garden from destruction!

10. Dog Adoption Event

When: March 17, 11 am

Where: 187 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041

PetSmart at Millburn throws opens their doors to welcome loving individuals and families looking for their furry companion. If you have been looking for the dog to love, register here https://homeforgooddogs.org/adoption-application/  before heading down to Millburn Avenue this weekend. 

11. Weekend Open House List 

If you're looking for some inspiration regarding decor or renovations or beginning the process of buying a home, open houses are a great way to start. 

We've created the ULTIMATE guide to open houses this weekend in 17 Central New Jersey Towns including: 

Central NJ Weekly Open House List

Warren ~ Watchung ~ Bridgewater (Martinsville) ~ Basking Ridge ~ Greenbrook ~ Long Hill (G...

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