5 Free Events in NJ This Weekend: May 6 – 8


Learn about the power of the sun through interactive activities at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed’s Sun Power educational event, experience a history exhibit and get a free tattoo at Battleview Orchard’s Customer Appreciation Day, or show the Cape May Coast Guard your support by engaging in all of the activities at the Cape May Coast Guard Community Festival.

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1. Sun Power at the Watershed Center
May 7th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The clouds are disappearing and the sun is making a warm return. Learn about the power of the sun through an interactive program which includes a hike tour around the watershed, how the watershed is powered, and how important the sun’s energy is for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. During the event, there will be a solar balloon launch and a solar bug race.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ

2. Customer Appreciation Day at Battleview Orchards
May 7th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It’s customer appreciation day at the Battleview Orchards and they are welcoming customers new and old to their special day of free events. There will be a history exhibit, free fun tattoos for kids, wagon rides around the orchard, sampling of products around the orchard, and fun games for the entire family.
Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd., Freehold, NJ

3. Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival
May 7th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate the bravery of the Cape May coast guard at their annual festival. Throughout the weekend there will be various events taking place, but the free events will mainly be on Saturday. Take a guided tour through the Coast Guard Ships, meet and greet with a static helicopter crew, jump around inside a bouncy house, or see a K-9 demonstration. There are many activities going on throughout the day that you don’t want to miss out on.
Training Center Cape May
1 Munroe Ave., Cape May, NJ


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4. Mother Nature Festival
May 7th, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Take a drive to the Lawrence Nature Center in Lawrenceville and experience their Mother Nature festival happening this weekend. Check out their wildlife show being presented by the Philadelphia Zoo, do some hands-on activities, or learn about the inner workings of electricity.
Lawrence Nature Center
481 Drexel Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ

5. National Public Gardens Day
May 6th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Meet a soil scientist and learn about soil, watch honeybees go to work at their hive and meet the beekeeper who takes care of them, create nature filled art, or engage in a scavenger hunt in the garden at National Public Gardens Day at the Historical Museum in Morristown.
Macculloch Hall of the Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ




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