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 HGTV and 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. Book and Bake Sale

When: June 16, 9:30 am - 4pm

Where: Central Library, Conference Room, Somerville Public Library

Reading makes for brighter minds. Have a field day and rummage for the books you have been searching for - you may just find it here! Brought to you by the Friends of the Somerville Library.

2. Illustration 101

When: June 16, 1 pm - 3 pm

Where: Somerville Library, 35, West End Ave., Somerville, NJ 8876

Realize your dream of making illustrations. Draw out the artist in you and begin to do what you have always wanted to achieve in terms of artistry. Barbara DiLorenzo will be giving instruction on this beginners course.

3. LEGO® Challenge

When: June 16, 11 am - 12 pm

Where: Somerville Borough Hall, 25 West End Avenue Somerville, NJ 08876 

Give your bright, young minds the opportunity to explore their creativity and imagination at the  LEGO® Challenge. You will be giving them the priceless gift of wonder and discovery!

4. Watchung Recreation's Summer Camp 2018

When: June 16, anytime

Where:  The Brook Hill Swim and Tennis Club, 18 Drift Road Watchung, NJ 07069, USA

The Recreation Centre of the Watchung County is now accepting applicants for the upcoming summer camp beginning June 25. Make sure you register your children for a great summer of mind-expanding activities!

5. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Father's Day Hike

When: June 17, 11 am

Where:  The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ 07078, USA 

Register for this Father's Day Hike and enjoy a day exploring the woodlands of New Jersey with the most influential hero in your life.

6. Father’s Day Brunch Buffet

When: June 17, 10 am - 2 pm

Where: The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant, 225 Route 202 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant has cooked up a great feast for the gallant and brave men of our lives, our fathers. Treat him like a king and enjoy making new memories on this day.

7. Discovery Saturdays

When: June 16, 9 am 

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Make a discovery every weekend and feed your mind! Get your little ones into this program and give them the advantage of nurturing their imagination and wonder in positive ways!

8. Saturday Ground Force Volunteer Session

When: June 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

Join our horticulture staff working outdoors to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds. Make your own brand of impact in our community and volunteer for essential missions a the Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Get involved, you are needed! 

9. Drawing and Illustration Classes

When: June 16, 1 pm

Where: New Jersey Audubon Farmstead Arts Center450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 

Get your creative juices stimulated and improve on working at your drawing talent. Check out the website for the drawing class best suited for you! Mark the date.

10. Oak Tree Exhibit 

When: June 17, 1 - 4 pm

Where: Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Join droves of nature worshipers and pay homage to the great Oak Tree. This exhibit aims to raise awareness and funds to save the great trees of our good state. 

11. Exploring the Negri Nepote Grasslands Preserve

When: June 16, 9 am - 11 am

Where: Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve, 260 Skillman's Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873

This will be a hike that will bring glee and happiness to the bird watchers of our community. Dress for the occasion as participants will be going for an exploration of the winged-wildlife of our neck of the woods.

12. Warren Township Lions Club EXPO

When: June 13-16, 2018

Where: Warren Municipal Playground 

Lions Club EXPO is the organization's major annual fundraiser and community event. 8,000 - 10,0000 attendees are present every year in the Expo Carnival. Bring out your kids to join this wonderful event.

13. Alstede Farms’ Father’s Day Brunch – Chester

When: June 16-17

Where: Alstede Farms Chester NJ 07930

Are you up for a scenic hayride to a brunch buffet that offers farmhouse favorites and freshly harvested produce? A special kids package provides unlimited activities such as pony rides, a bounce house, and wagon rides. Hit the fields for some strawberry picking. Dads will also get a free ice cream cone on June 17.

14. Father’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Bernards Inn – Bernardsville

When: June 17, 9:30 AM

Where: 27 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924, USA

A magnificent brunch buffet at The Bernards Inn is a perfect treat for Dad. This sumptuous buffet will be featuring a variety of breakfast and lunch selections that includes pancakes, French toast, salads, fruits, cheeses, omelets, seafood, pasta, and hot entrées.

15. Somerset Patriots Baseball- Affordable Family Fun In Central New Jersey: 61718

When:  June 17, 1:05 PM

Where: TD Bank Ballpark

Take your Dad out to the ballpark and he may one of the first 2,000 Dads in attendance will receive a T-Shirt courtesy of Flemington Department Store. You can also take advantage of this treat - The Patriots are also offering a special Father's Day Ballpark BBQ! Enjoy Father's Day with an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Buffet from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for just $28 person!

16. 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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