We found some fun ways to celebrate your socially distanced unofficial end-of-summer. Call ahead for restrictions, rules and to make reservations.
Thursday – Sunday, Sept. 3-6, Beach Haven
The Surflight Theatre has moved its performances outdoors and Under the Big Top in the park across the street from its permanent location. See a family-friendly musical rendition of the classic fairy tale. Tickets are purchased as general admission and seats will be assigned so each group of patrons is physically distant from the next group. Get your tickets in advance here.
Liberty Science Center Reopens
Saturday, Sept. 5, Jersey City
After months of being closed, the massive science museum is opening on September 5. You’ll need to book your tickets in advance, as they are only allowing 25 percent capacity. Your little ones can enjoy a lot of science fun (though some high-touch areas remain closed), as well as the popular Angry Birds Universe and Wild Kratts: Creature Power! exhibits. Get your tickets in advance here.
Saturday- Sunday, Sept. 5-6, Cape May
The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is hosting its annual Airfest. Actors will be on the outdoor stage portraying pilots Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, in addition to jets on display and doing a flyover. Get your tickets in advance here.
The Corn Maze Train
Saturday- Sunday, Sept. 5-6, Phillipsburg
Take one of the Delaware River Railroad Excursions trains on a scenic ride to Snyder Farm and explore the area before you ride home. The trains are socially distanced, have limited capacity and you’ll be required to wear a mask. Book your tickets here.
Barn-B-Q Trail Festival
Saturday, Sept. 5, Berkeley Heights
Visit the Deserted Village of Feltville for an afternoon of hiking, eating and outdoor music. There are capacity limits, so get tickets in advance here.
Annual Labor Day Celebration
Sunday, Sept. 6, Haledon
Scheduled for 1 pm, this annual parade will honor essential workers. An Essential Workers exhibit featuring original photography by the workers and original paintings by Steve Derrick will be on view. All participants are required to wear face coverings. Register in advance here.
Labor Day Concert
Saturday, Sept. 5, Scotch Plains
Advance tickets are required for this outdoor concert at the Jerseyland Park Community Center. You’ll be treated to performances by Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band and DJ Kevin McAllister and DJ Josh. And there will be food available from Two Fish Five Loaves. Reserve a table or lawn seat in advance here.
Floatopia Labor Day Festival
Saturday, Sept. 5, Keansburg
This annual event encourages you to bring your own really cool float and hop in the water. There will be food trucks and music available. Get more info here.