30 Free Events in June


Join us at NJMOM’s Family Yoga Night at the Pier for a fun family night at Pier Village Beach, explore the world of Minecraft at the Minecraft Club, check out local artists at Hoboken’s Annual Spring Music and Arts Festival, or enjoy free ice cream with dad at Alstede Farm’s all for FREE this month.

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 30 Free (kid-friendly) Events in New Jersey this May:

NJMOM Family Yoga Night at The Pier
June 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and June 27, 2017 | 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
We’re so excited to bring a free series of family yoga events to Pier Village this summer. We’ve teamed up with local Jersey Shore yoga studios and businesses to bring you and your littles a fun night of movement and mindfulness, for all sizes, ages and abilities – from 2-102! Join us on June 20th for our Kickoff event which includes a 45 minute performance from Preschool of Rock, healthy vendors, yoga, door prizes, gift bags and more! While these events are free to attend, be sure to RSVP to receive a door ticket prize, or make a donation to get your paws on a special #NJMOM gift bag. 100% of the donations from this series benefits The Valerie Fund.
1 Chelsea Avenue (Pier Village), Long Branch, NJ

1. Art 4 Friends
June 1, 2017-June 15, 2017 | 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Come down to Lambertville, artsy friends. Bank of Princeton Community Gallery will feature the work of four (hence why the event includes the number 4 in its name) local and international artists—Mike Mann, Madonna Davidoff, Nancy Allen & Ruth Manning.
Bank of Princeton Community Art Gallery 10 Bridge St. Lambertville, NJ

2. Minecraft Club
June 2, 2017 | 4:00 until 5:00 PM
Does your child love to play Minecraft and sit behind the computer all day? If so, you and your child will love to get out of the house and socialize with others who are the same way. Registration is required to build, battle and break. Ages 7-9 welcome!
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

3. Rutgers Gardens Farm Market
All of June until Nov 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Designed to provide fresh, delicious and locally-grown food to the Rutgers community, this farm market is the place to check out while the weather is warm. Your children will have fun strolling around and checking out new foods, and you’ll find what you need to prepare a great home cooked meal.
Rutgers Gardens 130 Log Cabin Road New Brunswick, NJ

4. Secaucus Street Fair
June 2, 2017-June 4, 2017
This three-day street fair will be filled with everything summer is supposed to be: live music, food, amusements—and entertaining magicians. You’d better come stroll along because all ages are welcome.
1291 Paterson Plank Rd. Secaucus, NJ

5. Very Young People’s Concert: Philharmonic Families
June 2, 2017 | 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
The notable Rebecca Young will host a night filled with music, singing, humor and orchestral fun for all ages. The Boro-Linc events that’ll be held at this performance night are recommended for all ages. Everyone must be with a parent to attend.
Center for Family Life PS 503/506 343 60th St. Brooklyn, NY

6. National Trails Day
June 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Apparently Jun. 3 is a national holiday for trails, and that must be great news if you and your family love to hike. If you and your young ones are in that outdoorsy boat, then this event is perfect for you because there will be hikes at all lengths and difficulties offered at Norvin Green State Forest and The New Weis Center. Come for the beautiful nature and the exercise.
The New Weis Center 150 Snake Den Road Ringwood, NJ

7. Rockability
June 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
How much do your kids really know about the music that’s cool today? Chances are they should learn music, too, was cool back in the day. This will be a whole day of music from the 50s, and there will be lots of other entertaining things offered such as food and pin-up contests.
Historic Smithville 615 E Moss Mil Road Smithville, NJ

8. Vernon Day
June 4, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Happy town’s day if you’re from Vernon! To celebrate your part of Jersey being the awesome place it is, there will be tons of inflatables for your kiddos, vendors for you to check out and food for all. And did we mention demonstrations?
Maple Grange Community Park 8 Maple Grange Road Vernon, NJ

9. Quilting Snails
June 6, 2017 | 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM
If you’re in need of your own crafty, crafty time, you’re welcome to attend this event. Regardless of if you’ve been quilting for years or you’re a beginner, you’ll have a good time learning to quilt. Registration and bringing your own machine is required.
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

10. GM Auto Show
June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
With great weather, lots of cool cars will be put on display. And if you’ve got an old and cool car to put on display, this event welcomes you to do so by registering. Cars asside, you and your family can enjoy the 60 shops, 7 eateries and carousel ride that’ll be offered.
Historic Smithville 615 E Moss Mill Road Smithville , NJ

11. Young Eagles Flight Rally
June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Calling all your wonderful boys and girls! If they’re looking for a chance to ride an airplane, this is their chance to do so—for free! Registration is required and your kids must be between ages 8-17 to participate.
Monmouth Executive Airport 1717 Rt 34 Main Terminal Building Wall, NJ

12. Hoboken Annual Spring Music & Arts Festival
June 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
If your kiddos are in need of some face paint and you’re in need of some new crafty goods, Hoboken will give you everything you need at this festival. Located on Washington Street, there will be tons of fun, tasty and thrilling things to do.
Washington St. between 8th & 14th St. Hoboken, NJ

13. The Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce
June 13, 2017 | 3:30 PM until 4:45 PM
Sharks are to be enjoyed by those who are brave and fearless. If that’s your kid, he or she will be entertained by the sharky magic tricks performed by Steve Woyce. In addition to these tricks, your kid will learn a lot about sharks along the way. Fun and education, could you ask for more?
Little Silver Library 484 Prospect Ave Little Silver, NJ

14. Free Intro to Volleyball Class
June 15, 2017 | 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Has your child or teen found their sport yet? If not, this class might turn them into avid volleyball players. Xtreme Volleyball Academy will be teaching girls and boys in elementary and middle school how to serve, throw, jump and love the sport. Space is limited, so registration is necessary.
Xtreme Volleyball Academy 114 Hillcrest Avenue Ledgewood, NJ

15. City Place Grand Re-Opening Weekend
June 16-17, 2017 | 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM
City Place’s newly-renovated promenade will be revealed along with two outdoor areas perfect for enjoying the water with your whole family—including your pets. The event will benefit NY/NJ Baykeeper and that will protect the Hudson River.
City Place 225 River Road Edgewater, NJ

16. Fair Lawn’s Family Fun Day
June 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Bring the whole family! Fair Lawn communities will be celebrating by putting on live music, doing dance demonstrations, providing balloon sculptures and giving away prizes. You and your family can stroll along and enjoy the whole thing.
River Road District Between Berdan and Fair Lawn Avenues Fair Lawn, NJ

17. Gamer’s Club
June 17, 2017 | 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM
If you’ve got a teen between the ages of 13-20, they can bring their own video game devices, Pokémon trading cards and play with those who also love gaming. Fun!
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

18. Summit Helping Its People—Feeding Those In Need
June 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Giving back is always a good idea, and there a plenty of people who’d always appreciate a warm meal and community. Coming to this event is free and is a great way to feed people who might be homeless or less fortunate.
Oakes Center 120 Morris Ave Summit, NJ

19. Sing into the Sunlight
June 17, 2017 | 4:00 PM
To provide the community with mental health awareness and to end the stigma surrounding suicide, this event a performance by TIAN—a band who’s opened up for notable artists such as Avril Lavigne and Fifth Harmony. There will also be lots of food, art and yoga at this event, too.
Sesselman Park and Bandshell Carlton Ave East Rutherford, NJ

20. Free Ice Cream For Dads
June 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Your husband probably needs a treat! If you tell your kiddos to bring him to Alstede Farms, he can get himself a free cone or cup. And your children can treat themselves, too.
Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ

21. Hoboken Museum Spring Family Fun Day
June 18, 2017 | 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM
To bring out your kiddo’s creativity, this event offers lots of hands-on crafts, games and entertainment. This year world music band Funikijam is performing at the event and the whole family will enjoy.
Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St. Hoboken, NJ

22. Retro Pokémon Club & Lurie Party
June 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Since today is the first day of summer reading, Warren County Library will be hosting a Pokémon party! Yes, that’s right. Bring your mobile device so you can play Pokémon GO, and come enjoy Mewtwo Strikes Back while eating pizza.
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

23. Bookworms Book Club
June 21, 2017 | 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM
Do you need a reason to read more? If so joining a book club is a good way to stay motivated to crack open a novel. Warren County Libary’s book club meets this time every month.
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

24. Play Theatre Kids Cabaret
June 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Time to hear Talented Union County Kids perform well-known Broadway songs in a brief concert. Maybe your kids will be inspired to perform themselves one day.
UCPAC Cafe 1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ

25.Karaoke & Pizza
June 23, 2017 | 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM
Is there anything better than singing as badly as you want and enjoying pizza? Not really! Your young ones can enjoy this event as a way to celebrate their first Friday off from school. All ages are welcome.
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch 40 US HWY 46 West Hackettstown, NJ

26. Marty’s Place Flea Market, Craft and Yard Sale
June 24, 2017 | 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Bring your youngsters, bring your dogs and come enjoy a yard sale that’s free of admission. Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary will feature lots of merchandise you can buy, food trucks you can eat at and old and new crafts to purchase.
Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary 118 Rte 526 Upper Freehold Township, NJ

27. Light Years Away
June 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Featuring art that reminds us of and educates us about celestial mapping and star navigation, this event will teach us a lot about the universe. The artwork will include diagrams and other visuals that will increase your understanding about the stars above.
Index Art Center 237 Washington Street Newark, NJ

28. Summer Street Festival
June 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Summit, NJ has a fun Sunday planned! The street will be filled with games, food and other fun.
Downtown Summit, NJ

29. Music Under The Stars
June 29, 2017 until August 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Starting in late June, there will be a series of free night concerts and performances in Flemington, NJ. In case you cannot make it to the first one, you can go all summer. All ages appropriate.
Deer Path Park 120 West Woodschurch Road Flemington, NJ

30. Free Movie Nights in Dover
June 30, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Bring a blanket, bring your kiddo and grab some snacks. This movie night will happen once a month this summer at JFK Commons Park and will start with the movie Sing.
JFK Commons Park Dover, NJ


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Sophia Borghese is a passionate and adventurous lifestyle writer who strives to bring readers fun and unique things to do around New Jersey. When she isn't writing or doing makeup, you can find Sophia liking pictures of pugs on Instagram or following her favorite Snapchat stories. Aside from all things social media, Sophia loves singing, trying new foods and playing with her cat, Ron. Her favorite "Jersey Girl" things to do are picking Jersey tomatoes and enjoying the NYC skyline from Hoboken.