THERE'S SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO!
We've created this page to share ongoing and date specific events, venues that always have something going on, and sources of even more things to do, all for your enjoyment!
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Events / Happenings in Chronological Order by Start Date
Now - Basking Ridge - Ripple Hill Farm - Apple picking season!
Now through September 30 - Morristown - Freylinghusen Arboretum - Family Photo Scavenger Hunt: Winding Down - grab your camera and family and snap photos to see where summer is still hanging on and where fall is starting to come in. Select days.
Now through October 6 - Basking Ridge - YMCA - Spooktacular Costume Drive - donate new or gently used Halloween costumes to help make Halloween a great holiday for area kids.
Now through November 15 - Morristown - Willowwood Arboretum - The Living Sculpture - Enjoy the sculptures of famed pubic artist Seward Johnson throughout the gardens, meadows and landscapes; exhibit on loan and timed tickets required.
Now through February 4 - Morristown - Morris Museum - From Flame to Flower: The Art of Paul J. Stankard - a retrospective of NJ glass artist who has 50 years of perfecting botanical glass pieces.
September 25-28 - Basking Ridge - Recreation Department - Halloween Costume Swap - donate your new or gently used costumes and get vouchers to pick up a new version at the Mayor's Fall Festival on Sept. 30!
September 27 - October 1 - Newark - Newark Museum of Art - "Cross Cultural Perspectives" - 91 visual artists showing at the museum as part of Newark's Arts Festival, which has other visual, musical, poetic and other artists presenting across Newark's venues.
September 29 - October 7 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - A Man of No Importance - Trilogy Repertoire Theater presents the musical tale of Dublin amateur theater group's fight to present "Salome" in the 1960's.
September 30 - Basking Ridge - Coakley-Russo Memorial Golf Course - Coackley-Russo Cup/Fall Cup Tournament - shotgun start at 8am. Raindate October 7.
September 30 - December 8 - Bedminster - Kendra: A Celebration of Work by Contemporary Indo-American Artists - enjoy works by many local and regional artists.
September 30 - Basking Ridge - Municipal Complex and Astor Fields - Mayor's Fall Festival - Pumpkin rolling races, corn maze, games, crafts, and fall food - join the family fun!
September 30 - December 8 - Bedminster - Counterpoint: Artists from The Arts Access Program at Matheny - enjoy works by talented artists from The Matheny School.
October 1 - Bedminster - Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve - Fall Shedfest - Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy live music, kid’s activities, food trucks, and local craft beer & cider.
October 1 - Basking Ridge - Farmstead Arts Center - High Fashion, High Art, High Tea - spend an afternoon surrounded by creativity and inspiration.
October 1 - Basking Ridge - Lord Stirling Park - 1770s Festival at Lord Stirling's Lost Estate - Lord Stirling had one of the grandest estates in all of the Colonies, but all that's left is Lord Stirling Park! Once a year it comes back to life with 1700s craftspeople, military detachments and more.
October 1 - Bedminster - Delicious Heights - Sipping the Somerset Hills - in person presentation of the history of the area's taverns, inns and customs in a virtual educational "pub crawl." Adults only - sipping provided.
October 1,8,15 - Whippany - Whippany Railway - The Pumpkin Patch Train - enjoy a 45 minute train ride, pumpkin patch, and more.
October 6 - Morristown - MAYO Performing Arts Center - 10th Anniversary Keynote Fundraiser Event: Unscripted - Morristown Festival of Books hosts an on-stage conversation moderated by Brian Selter (former CNN correspondent) and authors James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams.
October 7 - Bernardsville - NJ Transit Station - Apple Festival at Bernardsville Farmers Market - free samples and more during the annual Apple Festival!
October 7 - Morristown - Morristown Festival of Books - join this free event of meeting authors and discussing books! HERE is this year's roster of participating authors.
October 7 - Morristown - Morristown Festival of Books Kidfest - bring your kids to meet authors and illustrators of their favorite books in this activity-filled event! HERE is this years roster of participating children's authors and illustrators.
October 7 - Morristown - Washington's Headquarters Museum - Scouts and Soldiers: Native Americans in the colonial militias and wars - learn the Algonkin life and involvement during the colonial wars.
October 7 - Basking Ridge - The Ross Farm - Brooks Hubbard and Jay Nash: Concert in the Barn - a limited number of tickets for these two talented performers held inside the barn.
October 13 - Bedminster - The Center for Contemporary Art - Art Palooza - join the fun for the annual fundraiser with cocktails, food, music, games and action of Plates designed by local and regional artists.
October 14 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - Constantine Maroulis - LIVE - Tony Award winner performs broadway favorites.
October 14 - Bernardsville - Bernardsville Public Library - Spelling Bee - Bernardsville students grades 6-8 compete for prizes.
October 21 - Basking Ridge - Farmstead Arts Center - A Murder is Announced - The Lord Stirling Theater presents Agatha Christie's novel with Miss Marple on the case!
October 22 - Long Hill - Kantor Memorial Park - Halloween Parade - rain date Oct. 29.
October 29 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - Ronstadt Review - Gesenia and the Ronstadt Review perform Linda Ronstadt's greatest hits.
November 4 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - Sons of Serendip - America's Got Talent quartet favorite bring their etherial pop music for one show only.
November 5 - Bedminster - Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve - Lantern Walk - Keep Watch and Buy your tickets early as this event sells out quickly!
November 11 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - Borders of the Mind: The Psychic Show for the Whole Family - dazzling demonstrations of intuition.
December 9 - Basking Ridge - Sieminski Theater CAC - A Celtic Christmas - Thomaseen Foley's annual touring performance of Irish carols, dancers and more inspiring the season.
Welcome New Businesses!
Summit - Nakorn Thai Restaurant - Vibrant Thai flavors from Bangkok bring authentic flavors to our area.
Bridgewater - iCode - Do your kids want to learn to build games, produce videos, 3D print, or any other technology or digital based projects? Check out the classes and camps for this fabulous newly opened STEM resource business!
Basking Ridge - Hills of Herat - A new expansion of this wonderful Afghani restaurant, fresh and delicious chicken, rices, bread and other dishes with that warm home cooked feel!
Watchung - POURtuga Coffe Shop - Family owned Portuguese specialty cafe serving coffee, bread, pastries and rolls delivered fresh daily! Check Instagram for more info on this great addition on Stirling Road in Watchung.
Basking Ridge - StretchLab - One-on-one stretching sessions for your wellness: for sports performance, pain or just plain enhancing your body's abilities visit the studio at this new business on Mountain View Boulevard.
East Brunswick - Rock N Air - Kids climbing up the walls? Take them to Rock N Air to climb, bounce, run and play at this new indoor adventure park!
There's always something going at These Great Places!
Summer Nature Day Camp and Watershed University for High School Students - Raritan Headwaters, various towns - summer registration has begun for outdoorsy, environmentally minded kids from little ones (3 and up) through high school. Certificate program for high school student levels.
Somerset Patriots 2023 Season Tickets! - Bridgewater - Single game, full and half season tickets are available. First home game starts April 6!
The Stable at Lord Stirling Park Guided Public Trail Rides - Basking Ridge - special walk-only rides for new and beginner riders. Also Available: Grooming Lessons and Lead Line Pony Rides! Our horses are back!
The Rapture Trust - Millington - Another wonderful local resource! Self guided tours on the avian trail and the Education Center is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Cooper Gristmill - Chester - Flour Fridays - Baking enthusiasts can take home a 1 lb bag of stone ground pastry flour or cornmeal with their Cooper Gristmill tour and demonstration
Kids Street Park - Bridgewater - when you need a get away for an hour or two and the kids need to get some exercise, consider Kids Street Park (weather permitting). This park has a lot of space to run around in!
Somerset County YMCA - One of the 5 YMCA's of Greater Somerset County, there is always something going on that is healthy, fun and community based.
US Golf Association Museum - Liberty Corner - Do you sometimes forget we have the countries largest and most significant golf museum in the country in our backyard? Filled with history, art, artifacts, research, minority history - the collection is amazing! Current special exhibits include photography and diverse stories.
Farmstead Arts Center - Choose from a variety of fine arts instruction classes right now!
Mayo Performing Arts Center MPAC - Music, ballet, comedy and holiday special events all here in Morristown. Don't miss Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical or The Nutcracker ballet!
NJPAC - From music to community discussions to poetry to dance to painting for kids, NJPAC in Newark has you covered for amazing one day activities in November and December!
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium - Did you know we have wonderful shows for all ages at a local planetarium? Saturdays are packed with different options including a sensory-friendly one!
Bernards Township Library - Health Tote Bag Checkout - Informal conversational Spanish practice, monthly book and show discussions, Friday night Opera, and that's just for the adults! Are you keeping up with our library's amazing offerings?
Bernardsville Borough Library - Teen writing, book clubs, zoom meditations and history lectures, the library is an amazing resource for things to do for the whole family!
Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster - Drop in Bridge lessons and practice, virtual yoga, and museum passes for NJ museums, the Woman's Forum, virtual author talks and great history archives and connections!
Somerset County Library System of NJ - 12 branch locations including Peacock & Gladstone and Bridgewater. Many programs and events so check the events calendar.
Delaware River Railroad Excursions - A Day Out with Thomas tickets for August 11-13 are available and always popular. Tickets for Dino Days Jurassic train ride in September are on sale also.
Ridge Performing Arts Center - YouTube Channel - Did you know you could watch recordings of ALL Basking Ridge school concerts and programs? Check the list here!
Movie Theatre Schedules:
Bernardsville Bowtie Cinema - Available only for parties and events
Great Resources by Topic and Location:
Visit Somerset County - Great collection of events, restaurants, and even a weekly top ten! We enjoy many of their links and highly recommend! You can even sort by zip code!
Only In Your State NJ - Varied and sometimes offbeat - there's something in here for everyone! Covers the whole state and we bet you will find things new to you here!
NJ Mom - Raising a family and looking for information on all things local? NJMom has loads of events and things to do, and even some health related articles!
Private Walking Tours - Are you interested in scheduling a private or group walking tour for NJ: Morristown, Princeton, Hoboken, Jersey City, Oyster Bay, or Garden City? Literally any type of tour of NYC: literary, museum, neighborhood, ethnic history, tasting, biography, film, children's etc? Text me and I'll send you the email and number of a small company NYC Discovery Walking Tours that runs on email and phone alone.
Weekend Open Houses - Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Long Hill Love this area so much you want to live here? Click the link and get acquainted with the area -- better yet, call me and we will show you the area as your local expert! It self updates!
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