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. Discovery Saturdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum - Clover

When: Saturday at 9:00 am

Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901

Enjoy a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy this weekend and come visit the Stackhouse Education Centre and learn about environmental topics as you and your family participate in interactive nature explorations. This is a whole new way of fun learning! 


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2. Shark Tank Course Interest Session - Parents and Middle School Teens

When: Saturday at 10:00 am

Where: 67 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

Future entrepreneurs are invited to come hear seasoned mentor and business expert Jon Budish as he gives insightful tips on creating YOUR "pitch" and how to get involved in the Shark Tank Program. You won't miss a bit as highlights from the last program will be shown. Get involved as business expert or mentor and inspire a future generation!


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3. All About Owls

When: Saturday at 10:30 am

Where: 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Take an in-depth look at the lives of these interesting creatures of flight and camouflage. Find out more about these night birds and how they hunt. The program will include a real owl as you find out more about owls that can be found right here in New Jersey!


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4. Rockette Style Dance Master Class 

When: Saturday at 1:00 pm

Where: 79 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Strap on your dancing shoes and head on down to The Connection this weekend and get a chance to get a proper workout, learn teamwork, and line kick like a Rockette. Sit for a chat with Holly Evans who herself was a Rockette for a decade and find out what a life of a dancer is like.


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5. NJ Audubon: Landscapes of the Pacific North West & Canadian Rockies

When: Saturday at 1:00 pm

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Get ready to be awestruck with beautiful photographs taken by explorers Nick and David as they share shots and reviews of their exploration of the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest. 


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6. Creature Comfort Read to the Dogs

When: Saturday at 2:00 pm 

Where: 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Come and have your little ones practice their reading skills in a surrounding that is comfortable to them. Therapy dogs will be on hand to encourage an atmosphere of calm learning. If your child is 6 years or over and is learning to put letters together in spoken form, come over!


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7. Once on This Island Spring Musical

When: Saturday at 7:00 pm

Where: 25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Come and be entertained by a totally unique, theatrical adaptation of stories we have grown to love in "Once on This Island." Enjoy a magical night of performances from upcoming talents from the Bedwell Elementary School and be mesmerized!


8. Lincoln Center Screening at the Scotch Plains Public Library

When: Sunday at 1:00 pm

Where: 1927 Bartle Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Enjoy an intimate screening of Unsung Caroline Leigh. The performance, recorded whilst performed at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse will include performances of greatly loved standards like "Young at Heart," "Witchcraft," and much more. 


 9. Sounds of Ireland with Ian Gallagher

When: Sunday at 2:00 pm

Where: 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Celebrate St Paddy's a little early this year and enjoy a night of live music by Irish musician and singer Ian Gallagher. Enjoy Ian's personal mastery at captivating and engaging an audience. 


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10. Award-winning A Cappella Groups to perform at Pilgrim Church

When: Sunday at 5:00 pm

Where: 105 Mountainview Road, Warren, NJ 07059

Highlands Voices, Highlands Belles and Highlands Harmonics (all under the direction of Tom Paster) will be holding a special concert at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. A broad selection of contemporary favorites will be performed a capella.