Free Events in NJ This Month

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Put your wallets away, mom and dad! Enjoy these FREE events throughout the month of June in New Jersey and you’ll be happy you did.

Free Things To Do in NJ June 12th – June 27th

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1. Free Friday Flick
Friday, June 12, 2015 starts at 7pm
This is not your typical movie night. Instead of watching The Lego Movie from your couch like you normally do, enjoy it from inside a castle! Although the movie starts at 7pm, you can arrive at 6:30pm to build Legos before show time.
Kip’s Castle
22 Crestmont Road, Verona NJ 07044
973- 239-2465

2. Arts and Crafts by the Sea
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11am to 7pm
The boardwalk will be filled with more than fifty vendors selling all types of jewelry, candles, art, and homemade products. Enjoy a fun day seeing what unique items each vendor has to offer.
Boardwalk
Dupont & Blaine Aves. Seaside Heights NJ 08571
732-830-3700

3. Pequannock Street Fair
Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
This fair has everything you could want. From food to live music and kiddie rides to a petting zoo, this fair has it all. There will be games and activities for kids all day long as well as opportunities to buy jewelry and apparel.
Newark Pompton Tpk. & Jackson Ave., Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
201-998-1144

4. Earth Fair
Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Enjoy a day of entertainment and activities all geared toward bettering our environment. This fair is both fun and educational. It includes exhibits as well as hands on crafts for kids while teaching them about the Earth.
Historic Smithville Park
803 Smithville Road, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5858

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5. Metuchen Street Fair & Craft Show
Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 11am to 5pm
Perfect for any family for its large amount of amenities. This fair has live music, food, rides, crafters and booths. You can also check out the downtown shops Metuchen has as well.
Downtown Metuchen, Metuchen, NJ 08840
908-654-1400

6. Campfire on the Beach
Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Enjoy a relaxing night on the beach! You can hear about all of the tales and myths that circle around Sandy Hook. Don’t forget to bring blankets and snacks for your little ones.
Lot E Beach, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732
718-354-4606

7. Father’s Day Gift Drop In
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
If your child hasn’t found the perfect gift for dad yet, no need to worry. Wyckoff children in first through fifth grades can come and make their own present for Father’s Day. They will have a fun time crafting and end up with the perfect gift.
Wyckoff Public Library
200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-4866

8. Spring Fine Art and Crafts
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 – June 21, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
This fair is made up of all hand-crafted goods. From jewelry to pottery and photography to furniture this day will be filled with awe and inspiration from all of the beautiful creations.
Brookdale Park
473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield NJ 07003
908-984-5247

9. Mercer County Cultural Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11am to 7pm
Filled with immense diversity, Mercer County wants you to experience all it has to offer at its fifth annual festival. You wont’ want to miss out an opportunity to enjoy the music, dance, and traditional art from an array of cultures. Also check out all of the different food trucks that will be there!
1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor NJ 08805
609-278-2717

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10. Father’s Day Street Fair
Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Spend Father’s day with family fun at the annual Nutley Father’s Day Street Fair. Complete with a petting zoo, face paint, music, and more this street fair will make this Father’s Day a special one for the whole family.
300 Franklin Ave, Nutley NJ 07110
201-998-1144

11. Firefly Festival
Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 4pm to 9pm
Come for a night of outdoor fun. Enjoy wagon rides, music, and firefly catching. Additionally, children can make crafts and also watch a lively circus performance by Circus Place’s Youth Circus Performance Troupe. Kids can also join in on the fun and learn tricks from the circus troupe.
Terhune Orchard
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton NJ 08540
609-924-2310

12. Family Time: Film Night
Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:00
Come hang out and enjoy a fun, family movie night. The feature film will be The Incredibles, which is perfect for all ages.
Edison Township Public Library North Edison Branch
777 Grove Street, Edison NJ 08820
732-548-4759

13. National Marbles Tournament
Monday June 22 – Thursday June 25, 2015 from 8am to 1pm
Come watch the 92nd annual marble competition on the beach. Children ages 8-14 that have won local tournaments will all gather in Wildwood for the championship, and you can watch them. There will be over 1,200 games to watch, so you won’t be bored!
Ringer Stadium
Wildwood Ave and Wildwood beach, Wildwood NJ 08260
609-729-9000

14. “Disney-Themed” Light Show Concert
Wednesday June 24, 2015 from 8pm to 9pm
This show is perfect for every child. Disney characters will be singing and performing, followed by an awesome light show with an array of cool effects. Your family will be very entertained the entire show.
Point Pleasant Community Park
Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
732-892-5813

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15. Victorian Family Fair
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Enjoy a day back in history at this Victorian fair. There will be activities, music, and entertainment all with a Victorian era theme. This will be a day your kids will never forget and they will also learn a bit about history, too.
Emlen Physick Estate, Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts and Humanity (MAC)
1048 Washington Street, Cape May NJ 08204
609-884-5404

16. Bradley Beach Lobsterfest 
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11am to  9pm & Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
Come for an event full of music, rides, face painting, and of course, lobster! Parents can enjoy a wine and beer garden while kids can go on water slides and participate in other fun activities. This event is perfect for the whole family.
500 Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
732-897-1111

Other free places to explore:

Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum
Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
This is the perfect place for all sports fans. Enjoy checking out all sports related items from famous NJ athletes and teams. The museum is filled with awesome relics from famous sports figures that are fascinating for kids of any age.
Burt Avenue Recreation Center, Bridgeton NJ, 08302
856-451-7300

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Cohanzick Zoo
Open everyday from 9am to 5pm
Come explore the NJ’s first zoo complete with 100 animals for your kids to learn about. Take a break from walking around the zoo and listen to the Tiger Talk everyday at 2pm. This is a perfect place for all animal lovers.
45 Mayor Altken Drive, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-1658

Thielke Arboretum
Open everyday from dawn until dusk
Have a picnic or just go for a stroll all while enjoying the amazing sights and sounds of the beautiful outdoors. Filled with flowers, trees, and a pond this is the perfect spot for a relaxing and scenic day.
460 Doremus Ave, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
201-447-0452

Whitesbog Village
Open from dawn until dusk
Come explore blueberry fields, cranberry bogs, and other interesting parts of nature by bike, foot, or horse. You can explore over 18 miles of outdoor beauty and watch birds, fish, or just hike. This is a perfect place for a family adventure.
120 W Whites Bog Road #34, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
609-893-4646

Willowwood Arboretum
Open from 8am until dusk
With 14 gardens to explore, your day will be filled with exciting looks at nature. The trails are a perfect place to appreciate the wonderful world around us while having fun family time as well.
14 Longview Road, Far Hills NJ, 07931
908-2341815

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About Author

Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.

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