Featured Central Jersey Events

These are our featured events going on this week, this weekend, and this month in Central Jersey. This regional list features events chosen by our editors and sponsors from all over the region. You’ll find events from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union County.

Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Join New Jersey wineries from Sussex to Cape May for a weekend of your favorite pairing- wine and chocolate! Each winery will have its own features for the trail weekend, but most will have something CHOCOLATE-related to enjoy! You’ll find special wine tastings and new releases, pairings, entertainment, specials and sales. …

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MLK Day of Service

MLK Day Community Breakfast

Monday, January 16, 2017: Princeton University will host a community breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The public and members of the University community are welcome to …

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Kierson Farm MLK Day Camp

Monday, January 16, 2017: Spend your day off school at the barn! Kierson Farm is offering a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Camp on January 16th! Sign up on the board in the Lounge, …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 16, 2017: "Clearing the Way for Spring":  Join Reeves-Reed Arboretum Horticulture Department for a morning of outdoor work. Volunteers must be age 14 or older. Info

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8th Annual Scotch Plains Fanwood MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 16, 2017: Adults and families welcome! Get your free MLK Day 2017 Volunteer T-Shirt! Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King! Join in song and celebration! Learn about volunteer opportunities in …

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Cllinton MLK Day of Community Service

Monday, January 16, 2017: All ages & abilities are invited to honor Dr. King’s legacy by working on various volunteer projects that will benefit multiple non-profit organizations. Info


Annual Princeton University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2017: This event features a celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, is free and open to the public. Exhibition and seating …

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MLK Day: Spend Time with Elders in New Providence

Monday, January 16, 2017: School-aged children are invited to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by spending time with elders of the community and playing BINGO together. Younger children will be able to spend time …


MLK, Jr Commemorative Event: "Breaking the Color Barrier"

Monday, January 16, 2017: The New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission hosts their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative event. This year’s program will include guest speakers, music, arts, and a Law Enforcement …


MLK Day of Service Event: Special Needs Movie

Monday, January 16, 2017: Youth with special needs, their siblings and/or other young guests are welcome to join in for a showing of the film Monsters Inc. indoors on the big screen along with music …

Fermin Iberico

The Long Cure... A Spanish Wine Dinner

Tuesday, January 17, 2017: Recognized as one of the four aces of global gastronomy along with caviar, foie gras and truffles. Fermin Iberico, free range and acorn-fed ham, is an authentic treasure from Spain. …

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‘BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive

Friday, January 20, 2017: “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Jan. 20. To make a donation of canned or boxed items, look …

NJ Farmers Markets

Rutgers Gardens Farm Market

Friday, January 20, 2017: The mission of the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is to provide the local community, including residents, students, university faculty and staff, University Dining, and restaurants the opportunity to experience and …


Frozen Ball

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Liberty Hall has been Frozen over by Queen Elsa and her icy powers!  Join in at this Frozen-themed event and make a craft, play games, and warm up at our delicious …


Chili and Chowder Cook-off for Charity

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Attendees (adults only) will have a chance to taste many varieties of chili and chowder, and to vote on their favorites. Beer, Wine and soft drinks will be available. A …

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Author Jerry Spinelli

Monday, January 23, 2017: The award-winning author stops by the library to talk about his new book, “The Warden’s Daughter,” about a motherless 13-year-old girl growing up in an apartment above the entrance of …


Maple Tree Tapping

Tuesday, January 24, 2017: Help the Teacher-Naturalists get ready for maple sugaring season 2017! Join in for a short talk about maple sugaring. Then head out on the property and assist as they tap the maple …

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‘Burns Night’ Scotch Pairing Dinner

Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Join in celebrating the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, for a Scotch Pairing Dinner with a menu created by Executive Chef Andrew Lattanzio inspired by the traditional Scottish 'Burns Supper'. Info


Chinese New Year Celebration at Reeves Reed Arboretum

Friday, January 27, 2017: Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as you create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Rooster! Registration is required. For children ages 3 and up with an adult. …

Happy Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2017: Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Watershed Reserve with a hike to check out several burrows of these furry weather forecasters. Learn about their life history and role in the ecological …

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Tap That Tree! Maple Sugaring at Reeves Reed Arboretum

Saturday, January 28, 2017: February marks the beginning of maple sugaring season. Join Director of Children's Education Jackie Kondel as she taps the Arboretum's maple trees. Not only will families learn the hows and …

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Sunday Supper in Rat's Kitchen

Sunday, January 29, 2017: The super bowl is the next Sunday, so why not come to Rat’s and enjoy a classic Sunday supper presented in Rat’s beautiful Kitchen. Stroll through the expansive kitchen and …

Lettuce Workshop

High Tunnel Winter Lettuce Workshop

Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm, explains her winter lettuce production efforts and high tunnel use recommendations. Includes a lite supper at 5:30 pm, followed by the program at 6 …

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Whiskeys of the World Dinner

Thursday, February 2, 2017: Join in as the Rat’s culinary team prepares a five-course American cuisine and whiskey pairing. What a perfect way to spend a chilly January night tasting one-of-a-kind culinary delights and sipping …

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Women's Heart Health Fair

Friday, February 3, 2017: Join in for a free CPR demonstration, information on available classes and a variety of vendors offering jewelry, crafts and gifts. Free information on the risks of heart attack, the number …

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My little man & me: Valentine’s Day party!

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Get ready for Valentine’s Day with your little man! Moms, grandmas, and aunts: grab your sons, grandsons, and nephews and have some fun! Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, punch, and a photo …

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Brush off your dancing shoes, invite your sweetheart, and get ready to celebrate at a fun-filled Valentine’s Day Dance to benefit the Dominican Nuns of Summit Centennial Campaign. Includes a …

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Molto Bene Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: To serve you better Molto Bene will have 3 seating's: 4:15pm - 06:00pm (Special - $35), 6:15pm - 08:15pm $49, 8:30pm - 10:30pm $49. Check their homepage for the Menu. Don't wait - …


Valentine's Day at Ponte Vecchio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Celebrate Valentine's Day at Ponte Vecchio! Make Your Reservations Today - Call (732) 607-1650. Info

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Valentine's Day at Steakhouse 85

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Take your sweetheart out to an elegant Valentine's Day Dinner at Steakhouse 85! Reserve your table for Tuesday, February 14. Info

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Valentine's Day Dinner At The Bernards Inn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Romance is on the menu all year long at The Bernards Inn, but on this day dedicated to lovers, they're expanding their offerings to allow more guests to expereince an enchanting …

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Valentine's Day Dinner Paired With Wines At The Bernards Inn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Fall in love for the first time or all over again with a romantic Tasting Dinner you'll remember forever.  Immerse yourselves in the sultry Silver Vault and Wine Cellar and …

On the Rocks and Roll

On The Rocks & Rolled - A Whiskey + Cigar Experience

Friday, February 24, 2017: Join in for a lively night of whiskey and bourbon, cigars, live music and great food at the winter spirits tasting experience.  Sip some of today's most intriguing whiskeys, scotches and bourbons, …


Maple Sugaring Fest at Reeves Reed Arboretum

Sunday, February 26, 2017: Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup!  Take part in the family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the "Maple …

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Worthy Women's 'Enough is Enough' Empowerment Conference

Thursday, April 20, 2017: Lions Vision Productions, Worthy Women's Entrepreneurial Network will produce its 1st Annual Worthy Women's 'Enough is Enough' Women's Empowerment Conference featuring an evening of education, inspiration, motivation, empowerment & support. Info

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4-H Trainmasters Winter Train Show

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017: The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters' annual Winter Train Show! The Trainmasters’ 40-by-60-foot layout will be on display and continuously running throughout the event. The first 20 children through the doors each day …


Winter Artisan Market

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, January 29, 2017: Sip while you shop from over twenty gourmet food producers and artisan craft vendors. Enjoy live Spanish guitar by Victor Tarassov 1-4pm each day, and try barrel samples of their developing …

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Tot Walk: Groundhogs

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Friday, February 3, 2017: Join Park Naturalist Laura Kroon Bush on these early adventures to discover nature and groundhogs! Each one-hour program will include a walk and an indoor time of a story and craft. …

Walk MS

Walk MS

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: Walk to creat a world free of MS. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. See website to find a NJ location near you.

Baby Expo

Baby Show Expo

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017: This is a family Friendly event for New or expecting Mom's to be. Local and Regional Baby and Toddler experts all on display.  Call 973-477-9101 for more info on this …

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Opera at Rutgers: "Dialogues of the Carmelites"

Friday, January 27, 2017 - Sunday, February 5, 2017: During the Reign of Terror—the French Revolution—a noblewomen joins an order of nuns and learns that religious vows are not a refuge from worldly fears. Performed in French with English …


Friday Social Night for Adults

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017: Ballroom & Latin Social Night for Adults: First and Third Friday of every month, between 8pm-12am @ Ballroom Dream Dance Studio located at South River, NJ. Social Parties are . . …

Jump In

Jump In!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Children 5-12 with special needs. The group will teach participants to integrate their sensory skills to improve motor function, rhythm and timing through play. Held on Tuesdays. Info

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“Winter Light” Solo Exhibition by Marcel Juillerat

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017: “Winter Light” is an enchanting and whimsical winter landscapes of New Jersey. The exhibition will be on view from January 15 to March 15. The winter landscape focuses on the use …


Passport to Art

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, February 5, 2017: Thess interactive workshops allow families quality time to be creative together; projects vary each month. Now free & no registration required. See website for dates and times.

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Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Tuesday, February 7, 2017: Stop by for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays in Dec, Jan & Feb. Enjoy curator-led tours, live local music and Slide Jam. 5 to 9pm. Free and open to the …