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.

1. Tiferet Spring Writing Retreat

When: Apr 21, 9:00am

Where: 211 Dryden Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Take a day and experience a day extraordinaire. Learn to tell your stories into narrative poetry and exercise your mind and creativity this weekend. 


2. Saturday Craft Group to Meet at Bernardsville Library

When: Apr 21, 11:00am

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Feeling like a little company and a bit of chatter and still get to work on your project in an atmosphere that stimulates creativity and imagination? Join the Saturday Craft crew this weekend.


3. "River Rats" Saturday Science & Nature Program for 5 to 8 Years

When: Apr 21, 9:00 am 

Where: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Take advantage of the awesome weather and explore the great outdoors as you bond with your little ones. Take an explorative walk around the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River, learn of the animals that live in this neck of the woods!


4. NJ Audubon: Edible Wild Plants

When: Apr 21, 1:00 pm

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ Bernardsville-Bedminster, NJ

It's no big secret that we humans have not even scratched the surface when it comes to the food nature has made available to us. This weekend, learn something new and spice up or add to your recipes! Get a load of the wild plants you can eat!


5. Artfully Young Art Studio and Today’s World Learning Center

When: April 21, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: 186 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren, NJ 07059

Drop by our joint Open House at Artfully Young Art Studio and Today’s World Learning Center of Warren. Learn about our summer camp, Fusion of the Arts, full-day sessions combining art instruction, art history, and thematic writing. Activities include art demonstrations, literary scavenger hunt, refreshments, and free books. 5% discount for all who register same day. 6.


6. The Polar Bears Go Up

When: April 21, 10:00 am and 2:30 pm

Where: Fish And Game/ Unicorn Theatre 

Cost: Ages 2+ All tickets: $10

Two lovable polar bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. Now, they must step up and explore unknown territory: the sky above their heads.


7. Celebrate Spring with Sunday Interpretive Walks at Buck Garden

When: Apr 22, 2:30pm

Where: 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

Take in a sight that will soothe your senses as you go on the Woodland Walk. This informative walking tour introduces participants to the blooms of spring and the wonders of Nature around us.


8. Tribute to Earth - The Long Duo in Concert

When: Apr 22, 4:00pm

Where: 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

Celebrate the magnificence of Nature and join the Long Duo, lauded and acclaimed pianists, as they take you on a musical journey giving Tribute to Earth.


9. Explore the Magnetic Sun and Solar Telescope at ScotLib

When: Apr 21, 1:00pm

Where: 1927 Bartle Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ

Thought you knew about the Sun? You'd be surprised. Get to know more about this great big electromagnetic ball in our solar system. Get your learning cap on and get smarter!


10. Stirling Street Fair 2018

When: Sunday, April 22 at 10 AM - 5 PM EDT

Where: 393 Main Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980-1451

Hosted by Long Hill Chamber of Commerce, this special event caters to all your entertainment needs. From exciting kiddie adventures, live music, great food, and an awesome shopping spree. See the main Avenue will be transformed into a giant town block party between Main Ave and Mercer.


11. Box City 2018

When: Apr 21, 4:30pm

Where: 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

This program is meant to spotlight the plight of the homeless and raise awareness of this phenomenon. Participants will get closer to experiencing what it is like to be homeless. 


12. Sheep to Shawl Festival

When: Apr 22, 1:00pm

Where: 614 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

Come and learn all about life on a farm and get to see how sheep are shorn for summer! Get to see how the fleece of sheep is spun and woven, too!

13. Saddle Up for Autism

When: April 22 (Rain Date)

Where: Freedom Fields Farm, 95 Calais Rd. Randolph, NJ

Polish your boots and join the Saddle Up for Autism, a fundraising family fair. Proceeds of the event will benefit Somerset Hills Learning Institute. 


14. 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

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