NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 6/13-6/14


New Jersey favorites return this weekend like the largest Seafood Festival in Belmar, Monster Jam and Laurie Berkner! This weekend kids can also learn how to pilot a plane or fish for free. Be sure to check out our 60 Things You Must Do This Summer in New Jersey post for additional ideas!

Laurie-Berkner-15-Web-BlockLaurie Berkner Band {Featured Event}
Sunday June 14th 12:00pm and 4:00pm
New Jersey native, Laurie Berkner returns to iPlay America this weekend for two great shows! Known as the “Queen of Children’s Music” by People magazine, Berkner has recorded original children’s songs for more than 15 years. Get ready to dance and sing along to hits from her latest album, The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection.
iPlay America Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road Freehold, NJ
Cost: $27.50/ticket

nj mom free eventsFREE Things To Do in New Jersey June 12th- June 27th
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.

1) Movie in the Park
Friday June 12th 8:00pm
Gloucester County Recreation invites you to get your blankets and chairs to watch a free movie: Frozen! All movies begin at dusk.
National Park ACA Fields on Hessian Avenue Gloucester County, NJ
Cost: FREE

2) 29th Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
Friday June 12th 4p-8p, Saturday June 13th 11a-8p and Sunday June 14th 11a-6p
The Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival at Belmar is a summer tradition! Celebrate all things seafood and more all weekend long. There will be over 40 seafood vendors, a beer and wine garden, children’s tent and live music. Friday night features fireworks!
Silver Lake Park 5th & Ocean Avenue Belmar, NJ
Cost: FREE

3) New Jersey Free Fishing Day
Saturday June 13th ALL DAY
In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a free fishing day! Fishing is allowed in our public waters without a license or a trout stamp. The purpose of the day is to allow an introduction to the sport without an investment.
Public waters throughout New Jersey
Cost: FREE


photo via TheaterWorksUSA

4) Curious George Musical
Saturday June 13th 10:00am
TheatreWorksUSA invites you to join everyone’s favorite little monkey – Curious George in this delightful musical! Perfect for ages five and up.
Paper Mill Playhouse 22 Brookside Drive Millburn. NJ
Cost: $12.75/ticket

5) Victorian Family Fair
Saturday June 13th 10:00am-4:00pm
Emlen Physick Estate invites you to an open house all day with crafts, live music, vendors, family activities, living history characters and much more.
1048 Washington Street Cape May, NJ
Cost: FREE

6) Kids to Parks Day – Monarch Discovery
Saturday June 13th 10:00am-11:30am
Come learn about the life cycle of the beautiful Monarch butterfly. The program will include hands-on activities, a nature walk and how you can help the monarch from your own home.
Liberty State Park Nature Interpretive Center Freedom Way Jersey City, NJ
Cost: FREE

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photo via Young Eagles

7) Airplane Rides for Kids
Saturday June 13th 10:00am-4:00pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program is hosting their next event this Saturday! Enjoy flight-oriented family fun all day including games, aircraft displays, movies and more. Children ages 8 to 17 can spend some time as a student pilot!
Trenton-Mercer Airport 18 West Piper Avenue West Trenton, NJ
Cost: FREE

8) Tots on Tour
Saturday June 13th 11:00am & 1:00pm
Come to the Grounds for Sculpture for a very special tour just for 3-5 year olds. Children can listen to a story, become park explorers, and make art in a hands-on workshop. Meet in the Welcome Center.
Grounds for Sculpture 18 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $15/adults, $10/children (6-17), 5 and under are free

9) Hoboken Book Festival
Saturday June 13th 11:00am 11:00am-5:00pm
Read, Imagine, and Create at the Hoboken Public Library’s Book Festival! The event is Rain or Shine with lots of fun things for kids to do like a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, a meet and greet with a super hero and even a puppet show performance of the Wizard of OZ.
Church Square Park Hoboken, NJ
Cost: FREE

10) StrawBeary Surprise
Saturday June 13th and Sunday June 14th 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Camden Children’s Garden is celebrating summer’s sweetest fruits with a special twist to honor Mum Bear, the Garden’s mascot, on her 8th birthday. Have fun with nature  crafts and a make and take planting activity.
Camden Children’s Garden 3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ
Cost: $6/person, under 2 is free


photo via Momma Lew

11) Monster Jam
Saturday June 13th 7:00pm
Feld Motor Sports® will be bringing Monster Jam® Path of Destruction back to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00PM, starting with a Monster Jam Pit Party from 1:30 – 5:00PM.  This year’s line up of 20 of Monster Jam’s most popular trucks will battle in racing and freestyle competitions.
MetLife Stadium
Cost: Start at just $10

12) Family Movie Night
Saturday June 13th 8:00pm
Enjoy an old-fashioned movie night under the stars at Dykstra Park in Sparta. This week’s movie will be Paddington. There will also be music by a DJ, face painting and tattoos prior to the show. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Dykstra Park 22 Woodport Road Sparta, NJ
Cost: FREE

13) 2nd Annual Dairy Day
Saturday June 13th 10:00am-4:00pm
Creamy Acres Greenhouse is celebrating all things dairy this Sunday with their 2nd Annual Dairy Day! Come visit the farm to learn where your milk comes from. Events include milking cows, ice cream eating contests, and tons of kid’s activities!
448 Lincoln Mill Road Mullica Hill, NJ
Cost: FREE

14) Mermaid Tea Party
Sunday June 14th 1:30-3:00
Enjoy snacks and “tea” at this undersea themed classic tea party at Jenkinson’s Aquarium! Dress in your best mermaid outfit! Mermaids ages 4-10 can enjoy crafts and more!
Jenkinson’s Aqaurium 300 Ocean Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: $15/per person

15) Kite Making Craft
Stop into Urban Play Jungle for an afternoon of arts & crafts! This weekend’s theme is kites!
Urban Play Jungle 1140 Maxwell Lane Hoboken, NJ
Cost: FREE

For Moms & Dads only:

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20) Go on a picnic at one of our 275+ Parks and Playgrounds throughout New Jersey.

In search of more things to do this weekend in New Jersey? Visit NJ Mom’s event calender for more events happening around the state. Remember to use hashtag #NJMom this weekend for your chance to be featured.


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