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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Golf Fitness Program

Thursday, June 22, 2017: Lunch and Learn provided by JAG Physical Therapy. Presented by Michael Evangelist, MS, PT, Partner & Clinical Director, JAG Physical Therapy. You will learn: Strength and performance training tips. Common swing faults and how to correct them. Common injuries and injury prevention. Warm-up tips. Registration Required. Space is limited – …

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New Jersey International Film Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017: New Jersey has only one media arts center programming year-round -- offering over 100 annual film screenings and events: The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center. Founded in 1982, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC draws thousands of viewers from throughout New Jersey by providing an alternative media culture. The Rutgers …

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North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017: One of the biggest fairs in New Jersey, the North Brunswick Youth Sports festival is a family friendly event supporting the North Brunswick Youth Sports program. The event features rides for all ages, midway entertainment, music, an array of great food, fireworks, and much more! All entertainment is Free with …

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Summer Dance Camp

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017: A Summer Dance Camp for ages 6 and up.  Princeton Ballet School has created a fabulous new summer camp for children who want to learn dance! Classes offered include Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Zumba and more! For busy parents, before care and after care is available! Sign up today for Princeton …

Summer Theatre Academy

Summer Theatre Academy

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017: George Street Playhouse’s Summer Theatre Academy celebrates each student’s creative expression; providing a fun, engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence, and collaborate with others. Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm with convenient extended care options Registration is open, but limited. Auditions are not required. Website Their nurturing staff of professional …

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Hidden In Plain Sight

Wednesday, May 24, 2017: Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol Maybe Hidden In Your Home. If you have ever wondered if a young person is using alcohol or illegal drugs - after this you will have …

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Morano Gelato Opening Day

Thursday, May 25, 2017: Morano Gelato Westfield will be open to the public as of Thursday, May 25 at 11 am. All are welcome to stop in and discover the authentic, Morano Gelato difference. …


Public Art Project

Saturday, May 27, 2017: In celebration of community, Memorial Day and the 77th Tour of Somerville Cycling Classic bike races, Arts on Division presents the live construction of an interactive outdoor sculpture on Division …

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Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade and Service

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Begins at Lawrence High School and finishes at Lawrence Veteran Park. A memorial service will be conducted at the park. Veterans, neighborhood groups, clubs, teams, schools, youth groups, drumlines, bands, …


Spirit of Princeton

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Parade begins at the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau St and goes to Princeton Monument Hall (1 Monument Drive or 45 Stockton St. in Princeton). There will be a …

Pork Roll Festival

Trenton Pork Roll Festival

Saturday, May 27, 2017: The Trenton Pork Roll Festival New Jersey will feature both classic and innovative culinary creations using Trenton’s finest pork roll. Nowhere else will you find this level of pork roll …

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Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Local veterans, fire companies, police, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, youth baseball and softball teams, and a variety of other community organizations will be marching in this year's parade. …


Hopewell Township Memorial Day Ceremony

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Bring your lawn chairs to this rain or shine event (tent will be provided). There will be a flyover, dove release, military static displays, and unveiling of bricks. Event will …


Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 28, 2017: From Taylor Terrace, the parade will march east on Broad Street and will end at Hopewell Elementary School with a ceremony. Info


Spring Music Series

Sunday, May 28, 2017: Come enjoy live music and wine tasting in Terhune Orchards' Spring music series. Live music will be in their new Wine Barn and courtyard. Enjoy local musicians, country, bluegrass and jazz, …

Mystery Walk

Sunday Mystery Walk

Sunday, May 28, 2017: Join in for a two hour seasonal exploration of Duke Farms. The topic and the educator is a mystery. Each walk will be different and will focus on one of the …

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Edison Memorial Day Parade 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017: Join in for the Edison Memorial Day Parade on Amboy Avenue. Starting from Walsh ending at Brower. Refreshments at Clara Barton Post 324. Info

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The Winemaker’s Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting

Sunday, May 28, 2017: The Winemakers Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting will feature 32 fine wines from some of NJ's top producers. Attendees will mingle with winemakers and proprietors, with specific opportunities to learn how …

NJ Events: NJ Memorial Day

Groveville Fire Company Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The parade begins at South Broad Street and Sunnybrae Boulevard, Continues Down Church Street, and ends at Main Street at the Groveville United Methodist Church. At the end of the …


Hightstown-East Windsor Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The parade begins at Stockton Street and finishes at the VFW on Dutch Neck Road. Info

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90th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: Honoring Law Enforcement. Parade at 10am. Ceremony at 11:30am at Memorial Park. Veterans and Youth groups are invited to march, pre-registration is required. Info

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Pennington Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: Rain or shine, parade starts between Baldwin Street and Ingleside on South Main Street, walking down South Main Street to Delaware Avenue where it stops at intersection to play Taps …

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Perth Amboy 2017 Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: Parade starts at 10am/Raritan Bay Area. Ceremony starts at 11am/Veterans' War Memorial. Info

Summit Memorial Day Parade

Summit Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: Summit's annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony will take place on Monday, May 29 and will honor those men and women who lost their lives in military service to our …

Memorial Day

77th Annual Tour of Somerville

Monday, May 29, 2017: Park yourself, your friends and your family on the downtown curbs to watch the incredibly fast action, or stroll around enjoying the vendors, live music, kids’ activities, the food stands …

NJ Events: Memorial Day

Nottingham Fire Company Parade

Monday, May 29, 2017: The parade begins at Weston Avenue, Continues Down Nottingham Way to Coleman Road, and Ends at Nottingham Fire Company To participate in the parade, contact the Nottingham Fire Department @ …


West Windsor Township's Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: Line Up: 10:30 a.m. at West Windsor- Plainsboro High School, South. Kick-Off: 11:00 a.m. from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, South. Ceremony: 12:00 (Noon) – West Windsor Municipal Complex corner of …

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Cranbury 2017 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017: Line-up is at 12:30 PM at Station Road and South Main Street with parade starting at 1:00 PM. Post-parade Ceremony to follow in Memorial Park located next to the Firehouse. …

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"Enough is Enough" Empowerment Conference

Thursday, June 1, 2017: The Worthy Women's Enough is Enough Empowerment Conference is dedicated to the woman who has tried everything, yet still finds herself behind the eight ball. This event is for the …

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9th Annual Lakeview 5k, Walk and Stroll & Roll

Saturday, June 3, 2017: The Lakeview 5K is a Grand Prix sanctioned course along scenic park roads starting and finishing in front of Roosevelt Lake. The event also features a 5K walk and Family …

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Spring Wine Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2017: Join Unionville Vineyards for the 24th annual Spring Wine Festival, a day of fine wine, great food, swing & big band music, winery tours, vineyard walks, and more! Walk the vineyard …


Rhythm 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017: For 11 years this festive event filled with dance and music has been highlighting local dance groups while raising money for SOFKIN (Support Organization for Kids in Need). This organization …

Spring Reins of Life

Spring Reins of Life

Sunday, June 4, 2017: 4th Annual Open House & Demo. Live Music from Danny Rongo! Family Friendly Event. Food Catering Truck, Bake Sale, Parking, Restrooms. Horse Demos…and more! Spring Reins of Life is a …

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Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Sunday, June 4, 2017: Bugs Bunny is back and better than ever! Celebrate Looney Tunes and its legendary stars. Kids of all ages will enjoy hearing the extraordinary musical scores performed live and perfectly …

Jay Leno

Jay Leno

Sunday, June 4, 2017: See one of the world’s leading entertainers, comedian Jay Leno, in his first State Theatre NJ appearance since 2004! Leno has captivated living rooms across the world for over 20 …

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Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 8, 2017: Join Jubilation Education Scholarship Fund's Inaugural Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Banquet to be held at the Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course in Kenilworth NJ. Info


Inviting Nature to Your Backyard

Saturday, June 10, 2017: Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners as they discuss: Insects as pollinators, Monarch Butterflies (life cycle, food preference & migration) and Backyard habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The cost for …

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31 & Main Farmers Market

Sunday, June 11, 2017: On Sunday, June 11th at 10am 31 & Main Farmers Market will open their 2nd farmers market season at TCNJ Campus Town. Info

Real Diamond

Real Diamond – The Premier Neil Diamond Tribute Band

Sunday, June 11, 2017: Real Diamond is a professional band dedicated to the faithful re-creation of the live Neil Diamond experience that provides its audience with the finest Neil Diamond show, short of having …

Happy Together Tour

Happy Together Tour 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Join in for a trip down memory lane. The Turtles, Chuck Negron, The Association, The Cowsills,The Box Tops and The Archies Ro Dante! Info

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat

Friday, June 16, 2017: Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Keith Sweat has been bringing his “new jack swing” to life for over 30 years. Since 2007, Keith Sweat has been host of the popular radio show …

NJ Events Happy Father's Day Green

Father's Day Brunch Buffet at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, June 18, 2017: Treat Dad to a magnificent Brunch Buffet at The Bernards Inn on Sunday, June 18. This sumptuous buffet will feature a variety of breakfast and lunch selections including pancakes, French …

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Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or chair and join in at the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden at 6 pm. The music begins at 7 pm and ends at …

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt

Thursday, June 22, 2017: See country music superstar Travis Tritt live in concert! Enjoy a special evening with the CMA and Grammy Award®-winning multi-platinum artist as he performs some of his biggest hits including …

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Somerset County 5K Race to Wellness

Saturday, June 24, 2017: The fourth annual 5K Race to Wellness and one-mile Fun Walk for county residents on Saturday, June 24. The goal of the Wellness Committee is to promote greater health awareness by …

Glen Burtnik

Glen Burtnik’s Beatles Bash

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Glen Burtnik and Friends—including a featured performance by The Weeklings—return to The State in their annual Beatles Bash concert! This summer, join the party as Glen and friends recreate the …


Firefly Festival

Sunday, June 25, 2017: Fireflies are an “electrifying” part of summer.  To celebrate this exciting event, enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, and outdoor fun! Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, …

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Vineyard to Glass

Friday, June 30, 2017: Join in for a lively night of locally produced wines, fine regional cheeses, live music and great food at this summer wine tasting experience Vineyard to Glass:  A Local Winery & Fromagerie …

The Incredibles

Free Summer Movies: The Incredibles

Wednesday, July 5, 2017: Wed, July 5, 2017 at 10am & 7:30pm. After 15 years of living in forced retirement as a “normal” family, superheroes Bob and Helen Parr (better known as Mr. Incredible …

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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 …

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Free Summer Movies: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Tuesday, July 11, 2017: Tue, July 11, 2017 at 10:30am & 7pm. Take an unforgettable, magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Five lucky …


Festival of Nature

Saturday, July 15, 2017: This wonderful family event boasts a wide array of animal exhibits, outdoor activities, food, games, music, honey extraction, dancers and vendors. It’s a great day out for the whole family. …

Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

Saturday, July 15, 2017: Singer, songwriter, and Grammy Award®-winner Boz Scaggs is taking the stage at State Theatre New Jersey! Scaggs began his career as the lead singer and guitarist of the Steve Miller …

Pet Lover's Fair

JC'S Pet Lover's Fair

Sunday, July 16, 2017: On Sunday, July 16 JC will bring it's very first Pet Lover's Fair held at the north side of the Fanwood Train Station. It will showcase pet friendly businesses, adoption …

Finding Dory

Free Summer Movies: Finding Dory

Tuesday, July 18, 2017: Tue, July 18, 2017 at 10:30am & 7pm. Come along on an exciting undersea adventure with Dory, the forgetful blue tang who suddenly remembers she has a family. With her …


Free Summer Movies: Zootopia

Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Tue, July 25, 2017 at 10:30am & 7pm. Welcome to the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia, where animals from every environment live together—but don’t always respect each other’s differences. Officer …

Mary Poppins

Free Summer Movies: Mary Poppins

Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Tue, August 1, at 10:30am & 7pm. Grab your flying umbrellas and hold onto your hats—the wind is blowing Mary Poppins right into the State Theatre! In this Disney classic, …

The Secret Life of Pets

Free Summer Movies: The Secret Life of Pets

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: Tue, August 8, at 10:30am & 7pm. If you’ve ever wondered what your pets do when you’re not home, you’re about to find out! The Secret Life of Pets is …

Retro Futura Tour

Retro Futura Tour 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017: New wave fans rejoice! The Retro Futura tour is coming to New Brunswick! Headlined by synth pioneer Howard Jones, the jam-packed show will also feature sets from the English Beat, …

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Thursday, August 10, 2017: Four-time Grammy Award®-winning singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the …

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka

Friday, August 11, 2017: During the course of his impressive 60-year career, Neil Sedaka was one of the first teen pop sensations of the 1950s, a successful songwriter for himself and other artists in …

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17th Annual Butterfly Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017: The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. The event will feature local crafts and products …

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy

Thursday, August 17, 2017: Buddy Guy returns to State Theatre New Jersey! A major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee …

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Friday, August 25, 2017: See blues rock troubadour Ben Harper and his band The Innocent Criminals live in concert at The State! Known for combining an acoustic aesthetic, a groove-laden funk sensibility, and reggae-tinged …

Riding with Heart

Farm To Stable Fundraiser

Saturday, September 9, 2017: This event is the major fundraiser for Riding with Heart an equine therapy center. RWH is dependent on local business, resident donations and foundation grants for care and management of …

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Dunellen HarvestFest

Sunday, October 8, 2017: This event will feature artists and crafters from around the Garden State, local nonprofits, carriage rides, activities for kids, foods, music, dancing, and more. Enter the apple pie baking competition …


The Amazing Kreskin

Friday, November 3, 2017: He can influence your thoughts, guess the names of your family members, and even make you forget your own name! It's The Amazing Kreskin, world-renowned mentalist who predicted the results …

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Worthy Women’s Reinvention Convention

Thursday, November 9, 2017: The Worthy Women’s Reinvention Convention is an event dedicated to helping women reinvent themselves for bigger, better and bolder lives. This event will be an evening of women discovering their …

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Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Spring Train Show

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017: The Trainmasters’ 40-by-60-foot layout will be on display and continuously running throughout the event. Fun, hands-on play stations and crafts for children. Thomas the Tank Engine & The Polar Express, as …

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Garden State Cat Club Annual Expo / Show

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017: Calling all Cat Lovers! Join in for the 81st Annual Cat Show 7 Expo! Fun for all ages! 35+ vendors with things for cats and people - Check out the Cats and …

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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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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 …

Hover Craft

Sciensational: Hover Craft Camp

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017: Build and keep an air-powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Build and take home your own car powered by more than one source of energy. We provide you …


Somerset County Online Auction

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017: The selection of 154 items to be sold includes cars, pickups, buses and other vehicles; lawn mowers and garden equipment; miscellaneous tools, lights and vehicle parts; generators; a forklift; miscellaneous …

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Nature Retreat for Little Scouts and Friends

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, August 11, 2017: Valley Crest will host a Nature Retreat this summer designed especially for young scouts and their friends. All children (whether they are scouts or not) are invited to have some …

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28th Raritan River Music Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017: The award-winning Raritan River Music Festival brings world-renowned performers to historic locations in picturesque settings throughout rural Western New Jersey. May 6, 13, 20 & 27. Check website for details.

West Windsor Farmers Market

West Windsor Community Farmers Market

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017: West Windsor Community Farmers Market is in its fourteenth year! Live music, community groups, special events and cooking demonstrations round out the market experience. Check their website for June's schedule …

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