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

For those who love fixer-upper shows and are looking for inspiration for your own home improvement projects or are in the market to buy and sell a home soon and want to take a peek at homes currently for sale, our comprehensive open house list can be a big help!


1. Discovery Saturdays

When: Aug 11, 9 - 1pm 

Where: 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Fun discoveries for the whole family is in store every Saturday at the Arboretum. Come in for a new learning experience each Saturday and come away a little smarter with a lot of family time. 


2. Saturday Tour at the RRA

When: Aug 11, 10:30am and 1:30pm

Where: 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Weekends are for family bonding and leisure time. Get back to basics and recharge your spirits as you remove yourself from the hustle of the daily grind. A good way to kick back. 


3. Stained Glass Sand Dollar Ornament

When: Aug 11, 10 am - 1pm

Fee: $50

Where: 536 South Avenue East, Cranford NJ 07016

Master the art of cutting and setting the glass in these weekend glass cutting classes. Learn the techniques of the trade and pick up a new hobby that will surely bring out the creativity in you. 


4. Open Studio Time

When: Aug 11, 10 am - 1pm

Where: 536 South Avenue East, Cranford NJ 07016

Take advantage of the many on-going projects that are ready for you to pick up and work on. Show your flair and express yourself. 


5. Level 2 - Bar Method

When: Aug 11, 9:30 am

Where: 51 Mount Bethel Road, Suite 210, Warren, NJ 07059 

Have you completed at least 20 Mixed Level Classes? Because if you have, you may want to step up your game with the Level 2 class, a faster-paced regimen promising to give you the workout you require. 


6. Gallery on Main, Artist of the Month - Vikki Sarah Margulies 

When: Aug 11, 6-8pm

Where: 30 West Main Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

The skilled talent behind the lens is on exhibit all month of August. Allow the vision of Vikki Sarah Marguiles fill your imagination and overwhelm your senses with her amazing work!


7. Intro to Lynda.com

When: Aug 11, 11am-12pm

Where: 35 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

Empowering women all over the state of NJ, Lynda.com invites all budding and seasoned business-women to learn creative skills as well as familiarize you with software and modern technology that will propel you and your business forward. Be there. 


8. Retro Game Day: Mario Kart Tournament

When: Aug 11, 12:30 - 3:30pm

Where: 35 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876

Avid classic video game enthusiasts! Gather your equally-eager friends and head out to the Somerville Library this weekend and get your fill on the electronic game systems you grew up with. Yes, Atari and Nintendos included. 


9. Lip Sync Battle - Grades 6 - 12

When: Aug 11, 2 - 3:30pm

Where: 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

This is it! Practicing in front of your mirror is one thing. Being cheered on and riling up a crowd is a whole different ballgame! Lip Sync amateurs are invited to take their talents to the stage. Show up and show off your chops! Go crazy with the costumes and props! 


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.

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