If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in Central New Jersey, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you!

For those who love HGTV and Fixer Upper shows or are in the market to buy and sell a home soon, we've also provided our comprehensive open house list so you can go take a peek. We chose top, highly demanded, local communities.

  • Bedroom communities of NYC including train towns and easy access to Rt 78!
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1. Creature Comforts

When: May 26 -27, 9 - 5 pm

Where: Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge

The talented, artistic and wildly imaginative students of Ridge High will be showcasing their individual renditions of wild animal habitats. Come check them out this weekend!

2. Warrenbrook Pool Opens

When: May 26, 9:30

Where: Warrenbrook Pool, Warren 

Beat the heat and spend some awesome splash-time with the troop! Go round them up and head on to the pool.

3. Hullabaloo - The Children's Party Planning Expo

When: May 26, 2 pm

Where: 500 Rahway Ave, Westfield NJ 

Do you have a children's birthday party to plan? Give yourself a break and let the party experts take the reigns!

4. Horse Care Workshop 102  

When: May 26, 10 am

Where: Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Students will get to learn more advanced horse raising and rearing techniques. Make sure you don't miss out on the last few sessions. 

5. Horse Care Workshop 103

When: May 26, 1 pm

Where: Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Participants will be learning more advanced aspects of equine care and widening awareness of horse behavior and care. 

6. Learn About Henna

When: May 26, 2 pm 

Where: Somerset Library, Bridgewater

See Professional henna artist Maliha Merchant show you how to do a small flower henna demonstration. Learn about this ancient art of body decoration that has been practiced for thousands of years. Your senses will thank you for it. 

7. Discovery Saturdays

When: May 26, 11 am

Where: Reeves Arboretum

Take a break from the bustle of every day and get back in touch with nature. Learn something new every day at the Arboretum!

8. Social/Prevocational Skills Classes

When: May 26, 12:15 pm

Where: Warren, 07059

If you're18 years and up (with or without diagnoses) who want to improve their social interactions. Her is your time to learn skills that will not only enhance your life, but you could also make a positive difference in someone else's.

9. Memorial Day Parade

Honoring the men and women who gave their lives while serving our country, The American Legion Post 293 of Warren Township will again sponsor the annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Starting at 11:30 am, the parade will begin at 173 Old Washington Valley Road, turn left onto Mt. Bethel Road and proceed to Mountain Boulevard where they will proceed to the Municipal Complex.

There will be a Memorial Service and wreath lying at the Veteran's Monument in the center of the Municipal Complex and enjoy free refreshments at the American Legion, 12 Community Place (off Stirling Road) after the parade. 

If your group would like to participate please contact the American Legion Parade Committee at   [email protected]

10. 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 19 Central New Jersey Towns including:

Central NJ Weekly Open House List

Here is your complete guide to open houses in Central New Jersey...

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