JURASSIC QUEST

Take the kids to a massive dino experience, a jousting event, a lavender farm, a comic book show and more. Here’s our lineup of fun ahead this weekend in NJ.

WEEKEND

HT Pride
Haddon Twp.
Thursday – Saturday
The Pride Parade takes place Thursday along Haddon Avenue, followed by an afterparty with music, entertainment, dancing and food. Friday’s Pride + Progress Community Night is an open invitation for everyone to talk about and embrace LGBTQ+ culture. A drag queen story hour will be planned for Saturday.

Feast of St. Anthony
Our Lady of Czestochowa, South Plainfield
Thursday – Saturday
There will be rides, games, kids activities and lots of food vendors during this church fair.

Bayshore Greek Fest
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, Holmdel
Thursday – Sunday
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey presents four days packed with games, rides, Greek food and pastries, specialty booths, and Greek music and dancing.

Jurassic Quest
Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus
Friday – Sunday
Jurassic Quest is known for its life-like dinos and having some of the largest rideable dinos in North America. The event also includes live dinosaur shows and interactive science and art activities like a fossil dig. Kids can see real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and even a life-size dino skull.

Reggae Spring Festival
Paradise Lakes Campground, Hammonton
Friday – Sunday
There will be live performances by 10ft Ganja Plant, Mykal Rose, Exco Levi, Sensamotion, Mighty Mystic, Sundub, Rootsettaz and more; food vendors; and a vendor marketplace. There is RV parking and camping on site.

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire, photo by Michael Ulrich

Renaissance Faire
Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus
Saturday – Sunday
Come to the Shire of New Crossford for jousting events, stage shows, live music, fire-breathing stunts, knights, bubble magicians and acrobatics. This is the final of three festival weekends.

Saazish
Hightstown High School, Hightstown
SaturdaySunday
The South Asian Association at the Heart of Hightstown showcases South Asian culture through dancing, singing and acting. This year, the East Asian Pacific Islander Club will join the performance.

Happy Day Farm Opening Weekend
Happy Day Farm, Manalapan
Saturday – Sunday
U-pick lavender and raspberries kick off the 2024 season at this local farm, known for its photo backdrops, maple sugar syrup and festival grounds.

VONTHUN FARMS

Strawberry Festival
Von Thun Farms, Monmouth Junction and Washington Twp.
Saturday – Sunday
Pick-your-own strawberries will take place while supplies last, but both weekends at both farms you can come down for festival activities like food, hayrides, barnyard animals and games for the kids.

Lebanese Festival
St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, Somerset
Saturday – Sunday
Better known as a Mahrajan, this festival is an outdoor gathering for authentic Middle Eastern food, music, dance and culture. There will be live music featuring a different singer each day, plus dancing and folkloric performances.

Pour into Summer Wine Festival
ShoreTown Ballpark, Lakewood
Saturday – Sunday
Sample over 100 wines from the top vineyards in New Jersey, then buy a bottle or two to take home. If you bring a blanket or lawn chair, you can sit with the bottle while listening to live bands play and getting food from the food trucks. There will be vendors and artisan crafters on site.

GARDEN STATE MODEL RAILWAY CLUB

Summer Model Train Show
Garden State Model Railway Club, North Haledon
Saturday – Sunday
Steam and diesel trains run on the 1,200-square-foot HO scale layout, including Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. A second railroad room will be open, which features a new railroad under construction, a children’s railroad where kids can try their hand at running trains, and items you can buy for your home tracks.

Bayonne Hometown Fair
Broadway, Bayonne
Saturday – Sunday
There will be two stages of free entertainment. Local businesses and vendors will have table displays. There will be blow-up rides, mechanical rides and game trailers for the kids.

Lions, Tigers & Beers Festival
Popcorn Park Animal Refuge, Forked River
Saturday – Sunday
After hours the park will be open for beer and wine tastings and food vendors and more. You’ll get a free 5-ounce collectible tasting glass so you can try drinks from more than 30 vendors from around NJ, plus VIPs are entitled to a one-of-a-kind animal encounter.

National Outlet Shopping Day
Gloucester Premium Outlets, Blackwood
Saturday – Sunday
Aside from shopping for deals, there will be live entertainment, food trucks, selfie stations, DIY demos, a bounce house and splash slides.

Wine and Goat Yoga
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Saturday – Sunday
A 45-minute yoga class is followed by 15 minutes of playtime and a photo with the goats, plus a glass of wine.

Nubian Heritage Quilters
Crane House & Historic YWCA, Montclair
Saturday – Sunday
The Guild celebrates its 29th anniversary with a quilt exhibit, “Honoring Our Heritage: One Stitch at a Time.” In addition to a variety of quilting styles, NHQG will present quilts and wall hangings that showcase patchwork, applique, collage and abstract textiles.

FRIDAY

Tay Tay Dance Party
Levoy Theatre, Millville
Dance to your favorite Taylor Swift songs while under the synchronized lights with DJ Swiftie.

First Fridays Series
Monument Square Park, New Brunswick
On the first Friday of the month, indulge in the arts and culture of Middlesex County with free food, live music and performances, games and activities, and arts and crafts.

Opening Night: Trenton Makes
Old Barracks Museum, Trenton
June 7 to July 6
As part of the Art at the Old Barracks series, this exhibit will focus on artwork created by Trenton artists.

First Friday Farm Fun Day
Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville
Aside from hayrides, yoga and a wild plant walk, there will be vendors and artists on site, and the market will be open so you can take home some farm-raised meats and cheeses.

Molly & Zoey And Salt Nation Surf Shop Sidewalk Sale
Pier Village, Long Branch
A team of stylists from Molly & Zoey are on hand to help you build your perfect wardrobe. Salt Nation Surf Shop specializes in surf brands, beach essentials and Long Branch merch.

Shabbat on the Lake
Town Center Lake Gazebo, Robbinsville
Beth El Synagogue from East Windsor will hold services on the lake, including a meet-and-greet, crafts for children and a shabbat service.

SATURDAY

Old Time Baseball Game
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Watch the Flemington Neshanocks face off against the Elizabeth Resolutes in a historic baseball club match that follows 19th-century rules, then join Howell Farm’s own Hogs and Bulls for a public game on the farmhouse lawn.

Praise in the Park ’24
Village Park, Cranbury
National recording artists Dave Pettigrew and Dana Isles and Facedown, along with Ocean Grove Worship Collective, Anchored and The Mary Beth DiAngelo Band, will perform during this festival centered on hope, praise and comfort. Pack a picnic lunch, go fishing in Brainerd Lake, and play games on the lawn of the park. Food trucks will be on site.

Czig Meister Brewing Company 8th Anniversary
Czig Meister Brewing Company, Hackettstown
Celebrate with a day of craft beer, food trucks, an artisan market, games, and live music.

Kinnara AAPI Music & Food Festival
Community Arts Center, East Brunswick
The East Brunswick Arts Coalition, AAP of East Brunswick, Asian Creative Network New York City, Kogaracon, and Jellyman Media put together a celebration of up-and-coming AAPI musicians, artists and restaurants.

Barrington Block Party
Deere Field, Barrington
A brand new food truck and beer garden is coming to this family-fun festival, which includes live music, vendors, a kids section and more.

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS / Community Festival

Community Festival
Robbinsville Community Park, Robbinsville
There will be live music, food trucks, a prize alley, non-profit area, amusements and rides, a chocolate eating contest, laser tag, pony rides, a trackless train, a petting zoo, a DJ, a performance at night by Rock & Roll Heaven Band, and then fireworks.

Pride in the Park
Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank
There will be music, vendors and lots of giveaways.

June Festival of Antiques
Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, Blackwood
The show will include antique country and formal furniture, pottery, fine art, glass, stoneware, textiles, quilts, dolls, Americana, jewelry, clocks, porcelain, sterling, toys, advertising and metalware that are set up by vendors outside, under a pavilion, and on the lawn of the fairgrounds. You can also shop inside the Yellow Garage Antiques storefront and the Mullica Hill downtown historic district.

Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally
Mercer County Park, West Windsor
There will be live music and traditional dance performances, ethnic food trucks, a beer garden, art demos, heritage crafters, activities for children, and more.

Pride 2024
Small businesses, community orgs and food vendors will come out in support of Pride Month, hosted by Sussex County Pride, the first LGBTQ+ support group in Sussex County.

The Music of Tina Turner
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
The Princeton Festival celebrates the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” with a live concert premiere of music by Broadway star and American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones, plus Lucas Waldin conducting the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

MARK KRIVOR / Hudson River Showcase Car Show

Hudson River Showcase
Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Check out the collection of vintage and exotic automobiles – over 100 models from pre-1959 through the 1990s. Highlighting the show will be a display of autos inspired by Hoboken-born Frank Sinatra’s impressive car collection, including a rare Lamborghini Miura. Saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood will play a tribute to Sinatra.

Juneteenth, A Recognition and Celebration
Franklin Elementary School, Succasunna
Open to the public under the outdoor pavilion, you can experience live African drumming, step dancing, singing, vendor shopping, crafts and games.

Montclair Pride
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
In addition to nonstop live entertainment, you can explore a sponsor village filled with artisans, LGBTQ+ owned businesses, community organizations, a family zone and food trucks and vendors.

Wildflower Walk
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Check out the many delightful flowers and ferns in the shady, wooded Wildflower Garden.

AC Pride’s Third Annual Rainbow Ride & March
Ventnor to Atlantic City
Following the Rainbow Ride & March, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will hold a ceremony to raise the Pride Flag, featuring special guest three-time Daytime Emmy winner and writer Anthony Wilkinson, and Garden State Equality. Hard Rock will hold an after-party at The Terrace on the rooftop after the flag raising.

SOMERSET PATRIOTS

New Jersey Diners
TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
The Somerset Patriots will pay tribute to Jersey diners during three baseball games this season. Tonight they go up against the Hartford Yard Goats, the Minor League team for the Colorado Rockies. During the rebranding, there will be special diner-themed music, blue plate specials at the concession stands and diner-themed promos.

Pride Street Dance Party
Bloomfield and Fullerton Avenues, Montclair
DJ Vito Fun leads the party in Downtown Montclair.

Community Post Office: Celebration of Mail Art by Ulises Carrion
Costen’s Children’s Library, Princeton
During the final weekend of the Ulisis Carrión exhibit, learn about the artist who was a force in the mail art movement of the 1970s. You’ll make your own colorful mail art, then send it through the interactive “Community Post Office,” where it will receive customization and a very special stamp. There will be two 20-minute tours of the main exhibit that will cater to kids ages 6-12.

Pride Family Picnic
Wayne YMCA, Wayne
There will be music, food, crafts and more.

CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES / Pawsitively Perfect Pup Cruise

Pawsitively Perfect Pup Cruise
Pier 83, New York, NY
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises lets you bring your dog on board as you sail around NYC.

Celebrate Middlesex County
Roosevelt Park, Edison
Celebrate community with free family fun, including live music, arts and crafts, a fishing derby, games, touch-a-truck and lots of local food vendors.

Freedom Month Comedy Extravaganza
Stress Factory Comedy Club, New Brunswick
All of June’s holidays will be marked in hilarious fashion during this standup comedy show: Father’s Day, Puerto Rican Independence, Juneteenth and Pride Month.

SUNDAY

Nature Day
Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly
Whether it’s strolling on a guided trail, canoeing on Pfister’s Pond, taking part in dinosaur discovery activities, getting crafty with nature-inspired art, meeting The Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors, enjoying snacks, listening to bird songs, or browsing vendor tables, there’s lots to do to celebrate nature.

3.2.1 Play! Fundraiser
Northern Valley Sports Academy, Closter
There will be a bubble show, games, a bounce house, a toddler play space and raffles. All proceeds will be donated to Hearts of Joy International, which provides lifesaving heart surgeries to infants with Down syndrome in developing countries. NVSA is a family business, and two younger brothers of the founder, Edin and Haris, have Down syndrome and underwent open-heart surgery as infants.

North Jersey Pride Festival
Memorial Park, Maplewood
There will be live music, a vendor court with 100+ merchants, nonprofit tables, a large food court, the Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables and obstacle courses, and the Kids Stage.

FBC Spring Festival & Siperstein’s 120th Anniversary
Siperstein Ford Paint Corp., Fords section of Woodbridge
Nathan and Lottie Siperstein founded  Siperstein Paints in 1904 in a tiny storefront in Jersey City. Currently fourth generation Sipersteins, Jana Siperstein-Szucs and her family want to celebrate this milestone with an event including bounce houses, an obstacle course, a photo booth, slides, a pizza eating contest, music and entertainment.

HYPHEN PHOTOGRAPHY INC. / Sonia De Los Santos

Princeton Festival Family Concert
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Latin Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Sonia De Los Santos headlines the concerts with original songs sung in English and Spanish. There will be kid-friendly activities for two hours prior to the concert.

Medford Arts Center Art, Wine and Music Festival
Downtown Medford
The is one of Medford’s biggest events and features a variety of artists, crafters, vendors and wineries.

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show 10th Anniversary
Toms River Elks Lodge, Toms River
There will be comic books, trading cards, toys and crafts on display and for sale. Meet Sharon Smyth Lentz from TV’s “Dark Shadows,” plus author Tony DiGerolamo (The Jersey Devil) and the Star Wars 501st Legion.

Juneteenth Celebration
Downtown Freehold
Main Street, from Court Street to Throckmorton, will be filled with vendors, entertainers, food booths and musical acts to celebrate Juneteenth.

Pride Day
Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA
Stop by Impala Plaza to connect with local LGBTQIA+ and allied organizations to learn more about the important work they do. Catch a special performance from Ants on a Log, look for Pride-themed decor and animal enrichment in exhibits across the zoo, and talk to keepers who will share facts about the wide spectrum of the animal kingdom’s own natural representation of LGBTQIA+ relationships.

FORBIDDEN TROPICS

The Forbidden Tropics Band
Madison Community Arts Center, Madison
The band blends Afro-Peruvian rhythms with harmonic elements of jazz. The styles evolved from the music of the African slaves brought by the Spanish to Peru during the 17th century. The styles include the upbeat “celebration” Festejo, the slower Landó, and Panalivio which was a forerunner to tango music.

Mercado Esperanza
War Memorial Park, New Brunswick
The food, arts and culture of New Brunswick and its diverse Latino community will be on display through music, dance, food and vendors.

Denville Garlic Festival
Todd Johnson Field, Denville
Denville’s first Garlic Festival will include food trucks and vendors, kids’ games and more.

The GOAT Boat Supper Club Cruise
Atlantic Highlands Marina, Atlantic Highlands
Chef David Burke’s Union Beach Italian-American restaurant will set sail aboard Teal Cruises’ 85-foot Festiva for its inaugural cruise. You’ll have a three-course dinner including an appetizer, popovers, main dish and dessert prepared by Burke, who will be aboard. The cruises will continue during the summer.

In the Footsteps of Abbott: A Marshlands Birthday Party
Tulpehaking Nature Center, Hamilton
Leave a message for Charles Conrad Abbott as you celebrate the birthday of the person who has a marsh and a National Historic Landmark named in his honor. This afternoon of free educational and fun activities for the whole family includes crafts, table activities, an interactive show of Abbott’s readings by Righteous Jolly, a walk to Abbott’s homestead site, and of course ice cream and cake.

Na’Bodach Celtic Music for the Modern Masses
Bobolink Dairy & Farmhouse, Milford
Na’Bodach (broad Scots for “not old men”) have been playing Celtic music for 20 years. The farm-to-fork picnic items include cheese plates, bread, sandwiches, burgers, produce and ice cream that come from the farm.

ONGOING

Friday Night Live
Marcus Live! Bar & Grille, American Dream
Every Friday
Harlem band The Nate Lucas All-Stars will perform every Friday night at Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new restaurant.

Tours of Crane House & Historic YWCA
Crane House & Historic YWCA, Montclair
Every Sunday
Take a self-guided tour to learn about the women of the Historic YWCA and the Crane family at your own pace. Take some time to walk through the gardens and meadow on site.

Vegan in NJ Monthly Market
American Legion Post 346, Neptune
First Sunday of every month
More than 20 vegan vendors will be set up indoors and outdoors, selling food, sweets and retail items.

PARANORMAL CIRQUE

Paranormal Cirque
Rockaway Townsquare, Rockaway
June 6-16
This is no traditional circus! You have to be at least 13 to attend, and anyone under 17 needs a parent, because the acrobatics, stunts and creatures are scarier than you’re used to.

Neon Nights: DJ in the Dome
Big SNOW, American Dream
Fridays in June
It’s retro month at Big SNOW, so wear your brightest ski gear and slide down the slopes while DJ Siege spins records at night.

Princeton Festival
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
June 7-22
There will be performances of music, opera and other genres performed throughout the duration of the festival, all on the beautiful grounds of the Morven Museum.

Anime Night
Yestercades Locations in NJ
June 7 (Red Bank), July 5 (Westfield), August 2 (Metuchen)
Yestercades partnered with Anime NYC convention to host the official meet-ups. Dress up in your Instagram-worthy cosplays. There will be music and arcade games.

Trenton Makes
Old Barracks Museum, Trenton
June 7 to July 6
As part of the Art at the Old Barracks series, this exhibit will focus on artwork created by Trenton artists.

Sunset Sips & Sounds
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Fridays, June 7 to September 6
Come to the historic apple orchard after work for Terhune wine, music, light bites and friend-filled evenings.

Wine and Goat Yoga
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
June 8-9, 22-23
After a 45-minute yoga class led by a certified instructor from Pure Toms River Yoga, you’ll have 15 minutes of playtime and a photo with the goats, and a glass of wine from Laurita.

Saturday Series: Evenings at the Farm
Riamede Farm, Chester
Saturdays, June 8, 15 and 29; July 20; August 17
Different nights include line dancing lessons for the whole family, live music and a make-your-own hat bar.

Morning Walks
Schermann Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville
Saturdays, June 8 to August 24
Either a New Jersey Audubon staff member or Associate Naturalist will lead you on an informal and informative walk, helping you to take notice of the birds, trees, tracks, wildflowers, reptiles and amphibians along the way.

Nature-Infused Yoga
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville
Saturdays, June 8 to August 24
Choose the in-person or virtual option, and spend 75 minutes improving your flexibility and strength while exploring the connections between yoga and nature.

Downtown After Sundown
Spiotta Park, South Orange
Saturdays, June 8 to August 31
South Orange Downtown’s live music series features 13 live performances from local musicians covering R&B, soul, flamenco, rock, jazz and more.

New Jersey International Film Festival
Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Fridays – Sundays, through June 9
You can watch a variety of films either in person or on demand. The complete schedule is available online.

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Through June 9
Hosted by L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence), the festival has a lot of fun but also addresses the dangers of drugs and violence. There will be food, rides and entertainment.

Magical Meet & Greets
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Sundays, June 9 and 16
Kids can take photos with their favorite princess characters.

Low Sensory Days
Sesame Place Philadelphia, Langhorne, PA
June 9 and 23
The volume and lights will be lower and less stimulating during Sensory Dine with Elmo & Friends and “Welcome to the Party!” at Abby’s Paradise Theater.

Yoga Flow on the River
Historic Portland Place, Locust (Middletown)
Saturdays, through June 15
Practice yoga sun salutations and deep stretches along the Navesink River.

FUNBOX

FUNBOX
By Dick’s Sporting Goods, Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Twp.
Fridays – Sundays, through June 16
There are 10 inflatable houses and on obstacle course for kids, and adults, to bounce on across this 25,000-square-foot park.

Evita
Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal
Through June 16
Asbury Park-based rock and soul singer Remember Jones will star as Che; and Gaby Albo, fresh off her starring role as Gloria Estefan in the national tour of Broadway’s On Your Feet, takes the title role of Eva Peron.

COURTESY OF NORTH 2 SHORE FESTIVAL / Australian Pink Floyd

North to Shore Festival
June 10-16 in Asbury Park
June 17-23 in Atlantic City
June 23-30 in Newark
Three cities play host to a month-long festival that will showcase the best music, comedy, film and technology New Jersey has to offer.

Cape May Music Festival
Throughout Cape May
Select Dates, through June 23
This year’s 35th annual festival organized by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) features 15 classical, chamber, jazz, indie-pop and brass band musical performances, some free to attend.

Micah Williams: Portrait Artist Exhibit
Cornelius Low House, Piscataway
Through June 30
Learn about Middlesex and Monmouth County residents from the 19th Century through the portraits of artist Micah Williams. Adults can work with pastels to create their own portraits, and kids can contribute to the Student Gallery.

Bedminster’s Field of Honor Display
River Road Park, Bedminster
Through July 13
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House host an annual tribute with a display of over 200 American flags on the north field of the park. On June 1, join the Field of Honor Celebration where you can walk through the field of flags and tour the house, including a model of the Pluckemin Cantonment, America’s first military academy. Take part in the planting of a Salem oak tree and listen to music by the White House Wind Symphony.

150 Years of Washington Association of New Jersey
The Morristown & Morris Twp. Library, Morristown
Through August 31
The self-guided walking exhibit has original photography, artifacts, pins and medals, and commemorative plates dating back to Revolutionary War time. WANJ was founded in March 1874 to preserve the Jacob Ford Mansion, where General George Washington and his troops stayed during the winter.

Winery Weekend Music Series
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Saturdays, through August 31
Set in the wine orchard among 100-year-old apple trees, sip on some Terhune wine or a wine slushie, listen to music from local artists, hang out at the farm with the kids, stop into the farm store, order from the Barn Door Cafe. Admission is free, but wine and food are separate purchases.

Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Through September 2
You’ll be able see role models from every era of Barbie’s history. You’ll learn about the dolls as if they were real, including their backgrounds, struggles and accomplishments. Each area will highlight a particular role type – leader, problem solver, creator, nurturer or adventurer – and you can try each career option for yourself.

Apollo: When We Went to The Moon
Intrepid Museum, New York, NY
Through September 2
Climb aboard a lunar rover model, leave your footprints on the Moon and learn about the Space Race through this exhibit at the sea, air and space museum. Starting April 4, you can check out the Concorde super jet that recently underwent renovations and returned to the museum.

Delsea Drive-In 2024 Season
Delsea Drive-In Movie Theatre, Vineland
Fridays – Sundays, through September 3
Watch two movies back-to-back while sitting in your car, just like they did in the ’50s.

Black River Limited Train Ride
Black River & Western Railroad, Flemington or Ringoes station
Select dates, through September 14
This 90-minute trip takes you through Hunterdon County aboard a train, with stops at both historic train stations.

Hunterdon Wine Express
Black River & Western Railroad, Flemington
Select dates, through September 14
The round-trip excursion goes from the Flemington station to Old York Cellars Winery, where you’ll be treated to a wine tasting, chocolate and cheese pairing, and lunch. You’ll have time to walk through the vineyards before heading back.

Like Clockwork! Guinness Collection Conservation
Morris Museum, Morristown
Wednesdays – Sundays, through September 22
Learn how the Morris Museum keeps hundreds of mechanical objects running like clockwork for twenty years.

The BEAST NYC Speedboat Ride
Pier 83, New York, NY
Tuesdays – Sundays, through September 29
Roar down the Hudson River from Pier 83 to The Statue of Liberty on this high-speed boat.

Yoga on the Beach
Burk Avenue, behind the Wildwoods Convention Center
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through September 29
A traditional Hatha yoga-style class will be infused with Qi Gong, a variety of healing therapies and lots of modifications.

Free Guided Garden Tours
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood
Sundays, through the end of October
NJBG docents take you on a tour of what’s blooming around the Botanical Garden.

Friday Night Bites
The Hungry Puppy Dog Park, Farmingdale
Fridays, through October 25
Bring your pup and your friends to the double-gated, specially-designed dog park, where you can relax and listen to some music while mingling with other pet parents. There will be free snacks and treats from a sponsoring pet food manufacturer each week.

BECCA MATHIAS . Festival of Fountains – Monet’s Garden

Festival of Fountains
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Through October 27
There are new garden spaces, the return of the Fireworks & Fountains Shows, performances in front of the Illuminated Fountain, a beer garden, Festive Fridays with live music, and a Wine & Jazz Festival (September 14), plus all the gorgeous landscapes we can’t get enough of.

We All Scream For Ice Cream
Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May
Through November 3
Learn about the history of ice cream dating back to the Victorian era. It started as an elite and expensive dish but by the end of the 1800s came in simpler flavors and was used in cones, sundaes and banana splits. You’ll see an authentic ice cream maker and other equipment, plus a Victorian ice cream wagon.

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Overpeck County Park, Leonia
Select dates through November 10
New for the season is the Feathered and Fearless exhibition, three new dinosaurs and tons of new games, activities, and shows featuring T-Rex, Toddlersaurus, dinosaur hatchlings and the park’s Dinosaur Troubadour.

Frank V. Marina Flea Market
Frank A. Vincent Marina, Kearny
Second Sunday of every month, through December
There will be more than 100 vendors selling everything at bargain prices.

Main Memorial Park Flea Market
Memorial Park, Clifton
Second Saturday of every month, through December
There will be more than 100 vendors selling everything at bargain prices.

Morven Revealed: Untold Stories From New Jersey’s Most Historic Home
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Wednesdays – Sundays, through March 2, 2025
This special exhibit is part of Morven’s 20th-anniversary celebration and will shed light on lesser-known stories of this historic home and its residents. You’ll see rarely-seen objects and newly discovered photos about American life: childhood, hosting guests, pets, fashion, and more.

STAFF PHOTO / SHHH, part of Slow Motion

Slow Motion
Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton
Through September 1, 2025
Five artists from Monument Lab in Philadelphia created gigantic, creative, introspective monuments that will be on display for their beauty, but also to address political, cultural and social issues.

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