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!
  • Driveable towns to Morristown and north, Eastern PA, Princeton, and south & Jersey shore --- perfect for couples and families that have opposing commutes. These towns can be a good compromise to fit you. Plus have great schools!   

1. 2018 Step Up for The Arc of Somerset County Walk

When: Jun 02, 2018 10:00 am

Where: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater New Jersey

Join this annual county and statewide 5K and walk-a-thon event. Bring your family, friends, and even your pets! Have fun and help this non-profit organization to empower individuals that have intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

2. Peony Supper - Peak Bloom Party

When: Jun 02, 2018 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Peony's Envy, 34 Autumn Hill Drive, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.

Fee: $100 per person.

Love food and flowers? You'll definitely like this one! Enjoy a buffet-style picnic with Peony Supper - Peak Bloom Party. There will be appetizers, salads, main course, and dessert. BYOB. Call in now and get your spot before it runs out!

3. Theater at Farmstead Arts - The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor Of Venice

When: June 1- 10

Where: 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 

The Farmstead Players Play Reading Group presents Othello, the Moor. “Othello” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, and its themes of jealousy, manipulation, and division remain relevant to the present day.

4. Beach Signs

When: June 3, 2- 4 pm

Where: Pinot's Palette, 40 Market St, Morristown, NJ

Bring forth your best beach memories and relive them over and over on canvas.

5. NJ Audubon: Native Plant Sale 2018

When: June 2, 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Transform your backyard into a  little haven for butterflies and bees and grow some of NJ's very own native wildflowers, shrubs, and ferns.

6. NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ Summer Exhibition

When: June 1 - August 27. Tuesday through Saturday (9 am - 5pm) | Sunday (12 pm - 5pm) 

Where: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

This free photography workshop is geared toward enriching your talents and skills as a shutterbug. Make it a point to be there. 

7. Military Appreciation and History Day

When: June 2, 12 pm

Where: The Ross Farm Basking Ridge 135 N. Maple Avenue Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Come and give appreciation to those who so bravely put their lives on the line so that we can enjoy the freedom we have now. 

8.  Twilight Challenge 5K 

When: June 3, 6pm - 7pm

Where:   262 South Finley Ave Basking Ridge 07920

Hit two birds with one stone! Get your blood pumping and your feet moving as you help to raise funds for our beloved township Alliance. 

9. The Pool is Open!

When: June 2, 11 am

Where: 1 Collyer Lane Basking Ridge 07920

If you don't know it yet, you should! Beat the summer heat and hit the pool this weekend. Make it a day of fun and water frolick with pals and fam!

10. 5K and Family Fun Walk

When: June 2, 9 am - 1 pm

Where: 149 South Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ US 07080

Get your circulation going while exercising for a good cause! The fun-run course is going to be easy and fun! 

11. 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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Cupa Cafe Painting Workshop

When: June 7, 7 pm - 9 pm

Where: 60 Stirling Road,  Watchung, NJ

Fee: $35 per person

Join me at Cupa Cafe for a painting workshop. Fee already includes coffee or tea, light snacks, and everything to paint your masterpiece! If interested, please pre-register with one of their friendly baristas!