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Your April 1st & 2nd Weekend Guide to Central New Jersey's Local Happenings

Cathy Cooper

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background.

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background.

Jan 24 6 minutes read

Cheers to the weekend! If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do in Central New Jersey, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with an eclectic variety of things to do, whether you're looking for something to keep the little ones busy or just searching for something fun and different!

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1. Food Drive at Bernardsville Library to Benefit Homeless Veterans at Community Hope

When: April 1, 8:00 am

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

The Daughters of the American Revolution (Basking Ridge Chapter) will be sponsoring a food drive for the benefit of homeless veterans. Look for the blue barrel within the library all this month and drop your food donations as well as personal care items. Have your efforts make a good difference and support our veterans!

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2. NJ Audubon: Digital Photography Workshop 8 -- Beyond The Snapshot

When: April 1, 10:00 am 

Where: 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 

Award-winning photographer Jack Moskowitz will speak and discuss how to elevate your photos above snapshots. He will tackle the process of snapping and developing compelling images that will raise the bar of your photographs. Come and raise your game!

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3. Spring 2017 Gala

When: April 1, 10:00 am

Where: 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

This signature party of the season is complete with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, art auctions, music and so much more! The fundraiser benefits the Art Centre's outreach, exhibition and education programs of the Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey. Call 908-273-9121 or visit

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4. Jumping' Jamie Music & Puppets

When: April 1, 10:30 am

Where: Bernards Township Library 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

The Bernards Township Library welcomes all for music, dancing, and fun this weekend as the Library features Jumpin' Jamie, the one of a kind Kindie Rock Musician, and his puppet friends! Come for a morning of laughter and entertainment that'll surely start your weekend right.

5. Pollinators in Peril - Natives to the Rescue!

When: April 1, 2:00 pm

Where: 190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

President of the New Jersey Native Plant Society, John Black, will be talking about the connection between plants and pollinators. Discover why select native foliage are more inviting to our moths and butterflies and how you can attract more of them to your garden. 

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6. Saturday Samplers Book Group to Discuss "The Shelter Collector: Stories"

When: April 1, 3:30pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Come and discuss the contents of Anthony Doerr's debut of exquisitely crafted stories which chart the emotional landscape of our lives. Explore the human conditions in all its splendor and varieties! 

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7. American Girl Cookie Decorating Party

When: April 2, 1:00 pm

Where: 95 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Bring along your American Girl doll this weekend and learn the basics of cookie decorating at the Spring Cookie Decorating Party! Enjoy an afternoon of creative fun and take home a special present for your American Girl doll.

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8. "Ken Ahlering Traditional Fine Art: - Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

When: April 2, 2:00 pm

Where: 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Take a glimpse of the serene landscapes of our beautiful America as Ken Ahlering exhibits his magnificent renderings of seascape and skiscape creations on canvas. Join countless followers of Ken for the artist's reception this Sunday.

9. Summer Art Camp Open House

When: April 2, 2:00 pm

Where: 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

Celebrate 25 years of inspiring young minds and artists this weekend and preview the Children's Art program in Central Jersey. Focusing on Creativity, Imagination, and Ingenuity, the Art Camp shall offer a unique opportunity to young children to develop and enhance their skills in art. Explore various media and learn new techniques as young minds become inspired by artists of fame and glory. 

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10. Breathing Coordination Workshop for Singers

When: April 2, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: 1 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873

Presented by certified Alexander Technique teacher Valerie Van Hoven, The New Jersey Choral Consortium will hold a workshop on The Alexander Technique: Breathing Coordination for Singers. Choral conductors, singers, and voice teachers are cordially invited to learn and practice correct posture habits that will affect their singing voice. Come and sing your heart out in proper form and join for a morning of learning singing techniques that work. 

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