If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in Central New Jersey, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you!

For those who love HGTV and Fixer Upper shows or are in the market to buy and sell a home soon, we've also provided our comprehensive open house list so you can go take a peek. We chose top, highly demanded, local communities.

  • Bedroom communities of NYC including train towns and easy access to Rt 78!
  • Driveable towns to Morristown and north, Eastern PA, Princeton, and south & Jersey shore --- perfect for couples and families that have opposing commutes. These towns can be a good compromise to fit you. Plus have great schools!   

1. Freedom House 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk

When: May 19, 9:30 am

Where:191 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Make a choice to help those who suffer from substance abuse and join the Freedom House 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk at the breathtaking Duke Island Park!

2. Rummage Sale

When: May 19, 9:30 am

Where: 118 King George Road, between Mt. Horeb and Mt. Blvd., Warren, NJ 07059

This year's rummage sale promises to be a throve of treasures galore! Come for some of the finest finds and best in homebaked goodies. 

3. "Little Wigglers" Composting Workshop for Kids

When: May 19, 10 am

Where: Parking Lot A at Colonial Park, Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Make it a family event this weekend and go back to the basics of simple and clean living by "vermicomposting". Families with children ages 5-12 are encouraged to register. 

4. Caribbean Cuisine and Island Music

When: May 19, 7 pm

Where: 41 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ 08802

Island spice awaits you at Spice Isle. Get the best of Caribbean fusion served up by some of the best servers to the dreamy tunes of calypso music. Make it a weekend of vibing out. 

5. 2018 Fishing Derby

When: May 19 at 11 AM - 2:30 PM

Where: George Dealaman Nature Park & ArboretumWarren, New Jersey 07059

Join The Annual Fishing Derby this Saturday, May 19 (drizzle still on) with a rain date of May 20. This event is free to all Warren Residents so remember to bring your ID. Enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers, fried zeppolis, and water ice. First 200 participants will get a free hat by Warren PBA and free raffles by the Blue Ridge Sportsmen Club. Volunteer at www.wtrec.ivolunteer.com/fishingderby_001

6. Royal Reception

When: May 19, 10 am

Where: Somerset Library, Peapack and Gladstone branch

You are cordially invited to be part of the festivities celebrating the union of Meghan and Harry. Come be part of this Royal event of the year. For more details, call 908-4588440

7. Indoor Spring Vendor Fair

When: May 19, 10 am

Where: 270 State Route 28, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Bring your shopping-game this weekend to the Bridgeway Care and Rehab Center and get a load of over 25 direct ad local vendors. Great munchies will be available for sale, too!

8. American TKDA 25th Anniversary

When: May 19, 12 pm

Where: 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Get into action this weekend as the American Tykwon Do Academy invites one and all to its 25th-year-anniversary celebration. 

9. Homes of Distinction 2018

When: May 20, 2 pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Get a unique opportunity to visit two extraordinary homes in our little nook of the city. Enjoy spirits and appetizers whilst enjoying beautiful music in splendid surroundings. These fundraising events will benefit the many projects of the library.

10. AutomataCon

When: May 18 - 20, 2 pm

Where: Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

Calling all Automata Enthusiasts!   If you're an artist, a collector, or enthusiasts of automatons, then this event is for you.  Enjoy meeting other people with the same interests and share ideas.  Brace yourself with a bigger and better convention this year with lots of surprises in store for you including  a special exhibition showing in the large main gallery.

11. Weekend Open House List 

If you're looking for some inspiration regarding decor or renovations or beginning the process of buying a home, open houses are a great way to start. 

We've created the ULTIMATE guide to open houses this weekend in 19 Central New Jersey Towns including:

Central NJ Weekly Open House List

Here is your complete guide to open houses in Central New Jersey...

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