Cheers to the weekend! 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, whether you're looking for something to keep the little ones busy or just searching for something fun and different!

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1. Haiku Retreat, The Art of the Moment: Haiku and Haibun

When: Apr 29, 9:00 am

Where: 211 Dryden Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Detach from the stress and distractions of everyday life as you spend a morning with like-minded creative authors in a specialized workshop to help you regress to the simpler things of life! Find out about haiku and haibun, about how it can improve your poetic and writing skills in a conducive setting promoting thoughtful mindfulness of being present in the moment. 


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2. AARP Driver Safety Class

When: Apr 29, 9:00 am

Where: 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Driving conditions, streets, cars and traffic rules have evolved in consideration of modernity and the increase of automobiles on the roads. Catch up with a refresher course and know the present road rules of today, how to drive even more safely, and learn techniques on defensive driving. 


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3. Healthy Kids Day at Summit YMCA!

When: Apr 29, 1:00 pm

Where: 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day and join in on all the fun activities the whole family can enjoy together.  Families will be able to partake in a scavenger hunt and get a chance to win prizes from the New York Giants, New York Jets, Somerset Patriots, New Jersey Jackals and more! 

Healthy Kids Day at Berkeley Heights YMCA!

When: Apr 29, 1:00 pm

Where: 550 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Healthy Kids Day is an annual state-wide initiative by YMCA which promotes staying active, encourages children to put down technology and get in touch with their inner self and connect with others. There will be an overflow of rambunctious activity like Family Yoga, Family Zumba-a-Thon, kids will be able to learn and get up close to an actual servicing ambulance and Dr. DeFabio, the local chiropractor, will give a lively, informative talk about maintaining your family's health.


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4. Singer/Songwriter Sheri Miller Returns to Millburn Library for New Musical Performance

When: Apr 29, 2:00 pm

Where: 200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041

Head on over the Millburn Library this weekend to enjoy an afternoon of intimate music, featuring classic favorites you grew up loving. "From the Beatles to Patsy Cline: An Intimate Afternoon with Sheri Miller" promises to get you tapping your feet, dancing, and singing along. 


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5. Around the World

When: Apr 29, 8:00 pm

Where: 214 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Fueled by a mission to promote the overall development of the entire being of your child through the play-based curriculum, Cornerstone School of Summit, NJ invites you this weekend for a First Scholarship Fundraiser


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6. "That's Entertainment" - Benefit Variety Show at the Watchung Arts Center

When: Apr 29, 8:00 pm

Where: 18 Stirling Road, "On the Circle", Watchung, NJ 07069

Featuring a talented pool of awesome performers, the Watchung Arts Centre invites all to come on down to the Centre this weekend for a fundraising event for the benefit of The Watchung Arts Centre. Performers of various ages, styles, and talents will be showcasing their gifts. Take part in the preservation of art! 


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7. Swamp Search

When: Apr 30, 12:00 pm

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

Bring the whole family together for a day of exploration, adventure, quality time! Get up close and personal with Rizzo's Reptiles and find out more about the cold-blooded visitor of the day who will be gracing attendees with its presence. 


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8. NJ Audubon: "B" Ready for Butterflies

When: Apr 29, 2:00 pm

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

This weekend program for the whole family will be led by Teacher/Naturalist, Dorothy Smullen, as she talks about commonly found butterflies in our neck of the woods as she focuses on the important roles of host plants and caterpillars.


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9. In Discussion: Walking as a Radical Act

When: Apr 30, 3:00 pm

Where: Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Engage your mind and thoughts this weekend and sit in for a panel discussion which will center on “In Discussion: Walking as a Radical Act.”  There will be 5 featured writers and artists who will head the discussion on getting back to the roots of getting from one place to another - by foot. 


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10. Sundays at Three with the Jefferson Jazz Ensemble

When: Apr 30, 3:00 pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Head to the Bernardsville Public Library this weekend and be embraced by timeless songs of jazz and swing! Get swept away by the music you grew up listening to.