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. Cool Summer Night

When: June 9, 4 - 6 pm

Where: Pinot's Palette (Morristown), 40 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 

Release your artistic side and paint a picture this weekend. Pinot's Palette (Morristown) is hosting an event make this weekend an inspiring one. Get into the mood of creativity with like-minded individuals. 

2. Morning Nature Walk at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

When: June 9, 8 am

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

Enjoy morning informal and informative walks at the Sterling grounds where the beauty of the crisp morning kisses your face. Dress up for the occasion and get ready to take in the beauty of nature. 

3. Preschool Storytime

When: June 9, 11 - 11:45 am

Where: Watchung Library, 12 Stirling Rd., Watchung, NJ, 07069

Impart the gift of learning a second language to your young one early. Participants are given an opportunity to explore the beauty of other languages such as Spanish and Mandarin through storytelling.  

Don't pass up the chance to offer your child a chance to learn another language whilst they are young! Creativity is also tapped into with craft activities. For more info, contact them at908-458-8455 or email at [email protected]

5. Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering

When: June 9, 1 - 4:30 pm

Where: 35 West End Ave., Somerville, NJ, 08876

Step into a realm where bravery, cunning, and wizardry collide. Come with your best game face and enjoy a world of imagination and strategic gaming. Sponsored by Somerville Library. For more info, contact them at 908-458-8445 or email at [email protected] 

6. Knit in Public Day Event Planned to Help Prevent Child Abuse

When: June 9, 10 am

Where: 3391 Route 27, Franklin, Somerset County, New Jersey 08823

WORLDWIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY! – BETTER LIVING THROUGH STITCHING TOGETHER! WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.

Be a part of this local event put together by a group of volunteers. Enjoy of a very colorful, passionate and cozy community, HOST a KIP in your local community and join a global movement 

7. Bikers For Brooke

When: June 10, 9 am

Where: Mount Carmel Hall, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Bikers for Brooke is sponsored by The Brooke Healey Foundation to build awareness and raise funds for research Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) The ride is police escorted and attracts hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts.  This year the ride will start in Berkeley Heights and travel through New Providence and winds through the surrounding towns.  The family fun begins after the ride, where families attend to eat, play and shop.  Participants do not have to ride to attend

8. Invisible Disabilities

When: June 9, 3:30 pm


Sponsored by The Brooke Healey Foundation to build awareness and raise funds for research Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Discover the unseen disabilities related to chronic pain to create better awareness of people around us. Alexandra Ricciardi, along with her service dog, Ginger, hopes to raise awareness to erase social stigmas. 

9. ART in the Garden

When: June 9, 6 - 11 pm

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

This is the annual celebratory kick-off to a season of wonderment and awesome eye candy! Get counted and help fund the community services of the arboretum as you enjoy a night of culture and good company!

10. Music Festival

When: June 10, 1 - 5 pm

Where: Spring Valley Road, Harding Township, NJ 07960 United States

It's going to be an afternoon of kicking back and relaxation. Get your comfiest blankets and lawn chairs and pack up a mouthwatering picnic to enjoy with friends and family. 

11. Art In The Park

When: June 10, 1 - 3 pm

Where: 385 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090

Hear, ye! Hear, ye! All are cordially invited to find inspiration in our beautiful town park and to gather with like-minded individuals who see the world with eyes wide open. 

12. 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 town. 

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