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Time Out: Things to Do Without the Kids in August

Looking for a night out without the kids? Call a babysitter and enjoy these NJ activities this August.


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Pinot’s Palette

While the kids are hanging with friends or asleep with the sitter, enjoy adult beverages and painting. On Mondays, get together for Girl’s Night Out, while Friday nights are all about love with date night paintings. If you want to sleep in, head there Sundays for brunch where you can paint and enjoy bagels with fresh orange juice.

Pig and Prince Gastro Lounge

If you’re looking for locally grown food, head over to this location. Chef Michael Carrino's curated menu contains popular entrees like burgers and salmon, plus unique dishes like braised rabbit. While eating, make sure to scour the long list of beer and wine options.

Hunterdon Ballooning, Inc.

Soar high above Hunterdon County in a hot air balloon. As you take in amazing views, snap pictures of the New York and Philadelphia skylines, as well as the Delaware Water Gap. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate the flight.

The Couple’s Kitchen

If you and your significant other lack chemistry in the kitchen, you can head over to this spot in NYC. You'll be able to participate in private lessons that cover topics everything from knife skills to mixology to healthful cooking and low-fat baking. There are even classes to teach you quick recipes for the family that work perfectly for busy schedules.

Statue of Liberty Brunch Cruise

Head to Weehawken and board a Vista Yacht Cruise for an amazing brunch experience. This two-and-a-half-hour ride boasts views of the Lower Manhattan, The Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. While enjoying the sights, grab some food from the Brunch buffet. General Admission is $59.

Go Kart Racing Thrilling Thursdays

For just $20, you and your friends can show off your wild sides at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. Every Thursday you and your crew can feel like kids again, racing each other to the finish line. Paintball is also available at this location. Ladies play for free on Thursdays, and play is free for everyone on Fridays.

August 10

Movie Date Night

You and a special someone can come together under the stars to enjoy a flick together. Grab your lawn chairs and towels and enjoy the movie Dirty Dancing.

August 10-12

Rich Vos at Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory Comedy Club

If you’re looking for a great night out with food and jokes so funny you’re stomach will ache, head over to this comedy club in New Brunswick. Comedian Rich Vos will deliver a hilarious show sure to make you laugh out loud all night long. Make sure to grab your tickets ASAP.

August 17-29

F Theory- A World Premiere Play

Grab your crew and head to the NJ Repertory Company to enjoy this new comedy about what it means to be a true friend. 

August 18

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Laser Concert

Get transported back to 1973 and enjoy the sounds and lights of Pink Floyd with friends or a date.

August 19

Edison Food, Wine and Beer Festival

Head over to Edison on a Saturday night for a night full of food, fun and festivities. This festival will allow you to sample different beverages and enjoy food from ecclectic food trucks serving up scrumptious fare.

August 25

Couples Clay Dates

If you and your significant other want to try something new on your special night out, head over to Madison Mud Clay Studio for a pottery class. Similar to the popular scene in the movie Ghost, you and that special someone can bond with clay, wine and much-needed laughter.

Elvis’ 40th Anniversary Spectacular

Head to Lakewood to celebrate “The King of Rock and Roll” and enjoy Richie Santa and his ten piece band. Relive the music and legacy of Elvis Presley through this awesome cover band.

August 26

An Evening With Smokey Robinson

Head to Montclair State University for a night full of the sweet melodies from Smokey Robinson. This is the quintessential sans-kids event.


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