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.

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New Brunswick Jazz Project’s Women in Jazz Month

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: Since April 2010, the New Brunswick Jazz Project has been dedicated to sustaining the legacy of uniquely American music form. March is Women’s History Month. The Jazz Project dedicates the entire month of March to showcasing performance with women as band leaders and wherever possible, mostly or all female ensembles. …



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Tea Time Gift Auction

Friday, March 3, 2017: Mother Seton Regional High School Parents’ Guild Presents Tea Time Gift Auction! Tickets on Sale Now! Info


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Maple Sugaring Living History Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Experience first-hand the North American tradition of maple sugaring at Hunterdon County’s Maple Sugaring Program. You’ll take a trip through time to experience the art of the sugaring process. At …


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Schlachtfest

Sunday, March 5, 2017: Entertainment by Willie Aust. Join in for one of their longest running events, Schlachtfest. An all you can eat pork dinner with all the trimmings served buffet style. Take-out platters also available. …


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Lucky Clover Tricky Tray

Sunday, March 5, 2017: $30 includes a sheet of 20 tickets, door prize ticket and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the 4-H center office. Call for tickets: 908-526-6644. Additional raffle & 50/50 tickets …


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Artworks Ink & Drink

Friday, March 10, 2017: Join in for a relaxing night of “Ink & Drink!” Artworks provides the ink, as long as you bring the drink! The Print Studio at Artworks is hosting a print night …


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Spring Gardening Education

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The three-part seminar, Vegetable Gardening 101, 102 and “Home Composting with Red Wiggler Worms” (Vermicomposting) will run from 9:00am – 12:00pm. An optional build-a-worm bin workshop (an additional $35) will …


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Maple Sugaring Brunch & Hike

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Hike with the Teacher-Naturalists to the tapped trees, learn about the process to convert maple sap to syrup and visit the ‘evaporation station’. Then enjoy a delicious pancake brunch, served with …


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St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Come out an enjoy the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton. Parade steps off at 1pm. Info


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Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The event will feature bagpipers, dancers, grand floats and non-stop music. Join in Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs …


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Taste of New Jersey Annual Dinner Benefit Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Features over 25 NJ farms, fisheries and food producers in an event to honor the Garden State's agricultural achievements and raise funds for the NJ Agricultural Society's three programs. Guests …


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Wine & Art Wine Trail Weekend

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Join wineries of Vintage North Jersey for a weekend of Art & Wine. Participating wineries display the work of local artists. Follow the wine trail and become a connoisseur of …


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Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 12th at 1:30 PM. Please enjoy downtown Somerville the day of the parade. Bar Service starts @ 12:00pm. Info


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Woodbridge St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Parade is March 12, 2017 @ Woodbridge High School (steps off at 1:30 pm) Ends at Woodbridge Town Hall. Info


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Clinton St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place Sunday, March 12 @ 3pm downtown Clinton. Info


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Go Green Day!

Friday, March 17, 2017: Children 6-10. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in a new way! Explore the Watershed Center with the Teacher-Naturalists to learn about its’ innovative green systems and sustainable features then team up …


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TCF 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017: A one-day festival covering computing and electronic technology. The theme of TCF 2017 will be Autonomous Vehicles. The oldest festival of its kind in the world! Info


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Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Come out and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Robinsville. Parade kicks off at 1pm. Info


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Swing Into Spring Event Comedy Night

Saturday, March 18, 2017: An evening of food, drink and funnymen at the 3rd Annual Swing Into Spring event which benefits central NJ nonprofit Spring Reins of Life.  Ticket includes buffet, dessert and hours …


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2017 South Amboy Saint Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Come out to this family friendly parade and say hello to old friends, and make new ones! Bagpipe bands, marching bands, civic and non-profit organizations showing their support for the …


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Grow and Bloom Storytime

Tuesday, March 21, 2017: Moms and toddlers are invited to bloom into spring as they enjoy a read-aloud session of Eric Carle’s award-winning children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Little ones will also enjoy …


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Fishing Clinic

Friday, March 24, 2017: Come and enjoy an evening of fishing at the Echo Hill pond. Bring a youngster and they will teach them the basics of fishing, including safety, etiquette, equipment, and casting. There are …


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24th Annual Tricky Tray & Dessert Bar

Friday, March 24, 2017: The Franklin Woman’s Club is hosting its 24th annual Tricky Tray Basket Auction! Auction prizes include a 50-inch television, Fitbit, Kindle, restaurant certificates and specialty baskets with merchandise and gift cards …


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Watershed Nature Camp Open House

Saturday, March 25, 2017: This is the final open house where you can meet Camp Director Tammy Love, but online camp registration remains open throughout the entire season! Open to families with children 5-16 …


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Taste of Middlesex

Monday, March 27, 2017: The Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor proudly co-host the Taste of Middlesex. Tickets are just $50 each to eat amazing dishes from dozens of the best restaurants …


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Rainwater Harvesting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Learn all about stormwater management at home and the uses of a rainwater harvesting system. Build your own rain barrel to take home! Register through the River-Friendly Workshop Series page.


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Roxey Ballet's Annual Spring Fundraiser

Friday, March 31, 2017: Enjoy dinner and dancing at the historic Prallsville Mills, the original home of the Roxey Ballet, along with unlimited local beers, wine and cocktails. This event is for guests 21 …


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Munch Madness!

Saturday, April 1, 2017: Munch Madness: Rahway's food truck, barbecue and basketball extravaganza! Court Jesters Performing Basketball Team putting on a show for all to see! At 2PM the party moves outside to the …


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8th Annual Indian Holi Festival

Saturday, April 1, 2017: The library is celebrating its 8th annual Indian Holi Festival. Please join in with the whole family for a fun filled and colorful celebration of the Indian Festival of colors, music, …


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Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Sunday, April 9, 2017: The Easter Bunny is hopping into town for this festive Buffet Breakfast! Meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy a spectacular breakfast, enter contests and win fabulous Bernards Inn …


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Spring Fest

Sunday, April 9, 2017: Celebrate Spring at the Gardens with an afternoon of fun and fresh air for children and families! Sponsored by Alpha Zeta, the Cook College honors/service fraternity, the afternoon will be …


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Easter Grand Buffet at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, April 16, 2017: Gather with the family to celebrate a joyous Easter at The Bernards Inn with their Easter Grand Buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom! Feast on Honey Glazed Jones Ham, Roasted Leg of Lamb, …


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Easter Brunch Buffet at Mulberry House

Sunday, April 16, 2017: Join in on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 for the Easter Brunch Buffet at Mulberry House. Seatings available: 10am, 10:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 2pm. Call 908.233.3562 to make your reservation. Info


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Easter Sunday Brunch @ Red Oak Grille

Sunday, April 16, 2017: Join in for Easter Sunday brunch from 11:30am to 4pm, served à la carte featuring eggs Benedict, omelets, and so much more! Info


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Three-Course Easter Dinner at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, April 16, 2017: Seatings for the Three-Course Prix-Fixe dinner in their dining rooms will include chef selections from Chef Heyer's Spring Menu, including organic Griggstown Chicken, Mustard-Glazed Ham, New Zealand King Salmon, Filet Mignon and …


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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 Spring Carnival

Saturday, April 22, 2017: The day’s attractions will include games & activities, face painting & tattoos, a petting zoo, cotton candy, prizes, magic and more than 40 booths for the children to visit! The …


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Earth Day Celebration @ Echo Hill Park

Saturday, April 22, 2017: This year’s motif will focus around games and attractions of a Carnival Midway made from repurposed items. Along with the carnival event, old classic activities will be back. 4-H clubs will …


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Children's Theatre Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017: A free workshop for children interested in a career in theatre acting will be hosted by Just Be You Performing Arts, a mentoring and enrichment organization. Following the workshop, the students …


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RHA’s Earth Day Celebration 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017: The Earth Day party and barbeque will be at Hunt’s End Farm in Peapack, NJ and have live music and entertainment. This is Raritan Headwaters Association’s major fundraising event. Providing …


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2017 Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 23, 2017: Free, annual, outdoor, green/sustainable public event to celebrate Earth Day. Family-Friendly Green/Sustainable Vendors, Presenters and Volunteer Activities. Free Parking. Food Available For Purchase On Site. Call  732-248-7356 for more information.


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Theresa's Trails

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Theresa's Trails 2nd Annual 5K Run/1M Walk to Benefit The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia. Saturday, April 29. Rain Date Sunday, April 30. Race starts and ends at Frist Campus …


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ArtParty

Saturday, April 29, 2017: This is the annual fundraising gala to benefit the Hunterdon Art Museum. Info


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Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride

Sunday, April 30, 2017: This year is the Tour de Franklin’s 28th year, and it has grown into a community tradition. Every April, the event kicks off the riding season for many avid cyclists, …


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Oysterfest at Beneduce Vineyards

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Join in for the much anticipated release of their 2015 Estate Grown Dry Riesling! Freshly shucked oysters, cold, crisp Riesling, lawn games and live music, what’s not to love? Tickets will go …


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Cinderella

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance of the fairytale classic Cinderella for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. …


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19th Annual Buffalo Watch

Saturday, May 13, 2017: 19th annual Buffalo Watch fundraiser benefits the local rescue squad in Readington. New vendors and entertainment always being added. Fun, affordable time for the entire family, right in the heart of …


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Worthy Women's Wealth Walk

Saturday, July 8, 2017: The Worthy Women's Entrepreneurial Sisterhood encourages women entrepreneurs (and aspiring) to invest long-term in themselves and their businesses. The walk is their commitment as women to support one another in this …


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Cranbury Craft Show

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2017: Featuring 120 juried artisans. A variety of media including jewelry, fabric arts, ceramics, toys, wood crafts, food, florals, glass, clothing, and more. Take a chance in the 50/50 raffle, grab a …


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India Fair 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017: Founded in 2010, the India Fair shares Indian culture with its attendees. The festival purposefully makes interactions purposeful and engaging with its crowd. Shop artisanal Indian goods, eat traditional fare …


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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017: What could be more punk rock than going on a shopping spree? Classic video games, horror memorabilia, vinyl records, comic books and tons of other merchandise from more than 200 …


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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.


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Roxey Ballet Presents Cinderella

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017: Enjoy the story of the stepsisters' comic antics, some fairy dust, a handsome prince, and an ill-treated servant girl who, against all odds, finds true love. Sets, costumes, and lighting …


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Honey and Strawberry Weekend

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017: Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life. This golden liquid has been shown to help fix ailments ranging from a pesky cough to …


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The COLECO Retro Gaming & Collectible Convention

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Sunday, August 6, 2017: From the company that has brought you COLECOVISION & Cabbage Patch Kids. An event for the whole family. Enjoy a wide variety of retro video games, toys, collectibles, comics, cosplay, …


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 …


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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Friday, March 24, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017: More than 250 of the most celebrated artisans from around the country showing and selling their handcrafted work. The Festival invites art enthusiasts to meet the jury-selected artists and purchase unique …


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QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning

Friday, July 28, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017: The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. Headlining …


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NJ Quilt Festival 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017: The Quilt Fest will feature a Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, sewing machines, wearable art, embroidery and everything for the quilter and home sewer! Call their office at …


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2017 Trenton Film Festival

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017: This signature film festival is an exploration of all things cinematic. Unparalleled in its diversity, the festival ranges from narrative and documentary shorts and features to music video and experimental media. …


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Egg Hunts on the Farm

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017: Hip hop hooray, Easter is on its way! So, get crackin'. It's time to dust off your favorite basket, and come join in at Oasis Family Farm, for a memorable and …


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Bad Jews

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017: Liam is a self-proclaimed “bad Jew” – and he may actually be an atheist. It is the night after his grandfather`s funeral, and Liam and his cousin Daphna are arguing …


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Curvy Widow

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017: Nancy Opel returns to GSP after her hilarious, show-stealing performance as Ma/The Mayor in The Toxic Avenger to star in this sassy, frank and witty musical comedy that follows the …


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Meatballs & Brews Bar Trivia

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Every Wednesday Night. Come out and enjoy some good food, tasty brews and Trivia. Winner each week receives $20.00 bar credit for the following Wednesday. Info


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Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017: Only those who have shared the experience can understand how stressful providing care for a loved one with dementia can be. Which is why it is so important for caregivers …


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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 …


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Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: Easter egg hunt on horseback for children and adults. Kids will get to meet the petting zoo animals, up close and personal! Any day in the month of April & March is …