NJ Mom’s Weekend Fun Guide: Things To Do 6/6-6/7

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With school ending in only a couple of weeks, you may be starting to feel like your brain is already on vacation mode. That’s why weekends are for fun, not chores! There are some great events this weekend that won’t cost you a dime. Enjoy a trip to the museum, a football camp, a movie in a castle and more without ever reaching into your wallet.

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Free Museum Weekend {Featured Event}

Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th all day
It’s the first weekend of the month, so do you know what that means? Bank of America cardholders and Merill Lynch cardholders can visit over 150 museums and cultural institutions this weekend for free. Each cardholder can enjoy one free general admission ticket to the museum by showing their Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and identification to the ticketing agent.
Find NJ locations HERE
Cost: FREE for cardholders

Benefit Poster 3Liv With All Your Heart {Featured Event}
Saturday June 6th 12pm-4pm
Enjoy Live Music, Food, Drink Specials, family-friendly activities, lawn games, volleyball and prizes (including a 1 week vacation in a VT Lakehouse)
Headliner in Neptune City
Cost: $12 (presale), $15 (door)
Learn more at www.livwithallyourheart.org

1) See a movie in a castle
Friday June 5th 7:00pm
Enjoy one of Disney’s most popular movies – Frozen – in a castle! Kip’s Castle Park will be hosting movie nights every Friday night. Be sure to get there early for the pre-show entertainment. Concessions are for sale as well.
Kips Castle Park 22 Crestmont Road Verona, NJ
Cost: FREE

11053194_790965967668419_325959251080526339_n2) Point Pleasant Summerfest
Friday June 5th 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday June 6th 11:00am-7:00pm
Point Pleasant is kicking off summer this weekend! Moms and dads can get the weekend started with a 21+ party Friday night. Then fun for all ages starts Saturday afternoon with food, games, rides, entertainment, live music and much more!
Point Pleasant Community Park Bridge Ave. & Beaver Dam Road Point Pleasant, NJ
Cost: Varies

11162457_1605696249674335_5213066408074622472_n3) Montgomery Rodeo
Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th
The 22nd annual Montgomery Professional Rodeo and Bullmania is this weekend. Professional cowboys from all over the country come to compete. There are many activities to also enjoy like a kids carnival, food and beverage vendors, live bands, a mechanical bull and much more.
Daube Farm 361 Sunset Road, Skillman NJ 08558
Cost: $15/adult, $10/child

4) Lily’s 7th Annual Lemonade Stand Guinness World Record Attempt
Saturday June 6th 9:00am
Childhood cancer survivor Lily is attempting a Guinness World Record this weekend at her 7th Annual Lemonade Stand for Alex’s Lemonade Stand! Each year over 720 children are diagnosed with cancer and more than 250 will not survive. Join Lily at Lindenwold Park with your friends, family and neighbors as they attempt to drink the largest cup of lemonade at 1,600 gallons all to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand!
Lindenwold Park 1000 United States Avenue Lindenwold, NJ
Cost: As much as you are able to donate to this wonderful cause

5) Marcel Shipp Football Camp
Saturday June 6th 9:00am
New York Jets running back coach Marcel Shipp is hosting a football clinic this Saturday morning. This free football fundamentals camp is geared for children ages 5 to 18. It serves as an introduction to football by teaching the basic skills of the game in a fun environment.
Pennington Park 350 McBride Avenue Paterson, NJ
Cost: FREE

6) Anniversary Arts Festival
Saturday June 6th 11:00am-4:00pm
Grounds for Sculpture is celebrating their birthday!
Come for drop-in kid workshops and performances throughout the day, as they show off their current exhibition in new and unique ways. There’s free ice cream and cake, and everyone’s favorite Peacock Calling Contest! The first 200 children will receive a party gift!
Grounds for Sculpture 18 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $15/adults, $10/Children ages 6-17, Children 5 and under are free

7) Strawberry Festival
Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th 11:00am-5:00pm
Alstede Farms invites you to their annual strawberry festival this weekend. Enjoy your favorite berry in delicious strawberry treats and then take a scenic hayride to the strawberry patch to pick your own! While you are at the farm, enjoy lots of family fun like pony rides, tractor train rides, a moon bounce, and much more!
Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ
Cost: Prices vary for activities

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photo via Tuckerton Seaport

8) Privateers & Pirates Fest
Saturday June 6th 11am-5pm
It’s all things pirate this weekend at the Tuckerton Seaport. Learn the difference between privateers and pirates and then pretend to be one. Learn about pirate history (authentic and make-believe), plus have fun with a treasure scavenger hunt, costume contest and pirate craft activities.The crew of the Valhalla Pirates and the Bloody Historical Privateers of the Northern Star will be providing historic pirate entertainment. Also enjoy live music, food and vendors all day. Your admission also includes miniature golf and admission to Tucker’s Island Lighthouse.
Tuckerton Seaport
Cost: $8/adults, $5/children (ages 5-12), under 5 is free

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photo via Levoy Theater

9) Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve
Saturday June 6th 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Join Disney Jr.’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve for a fun and interactive concert at the Levoy Theater Saturday afternoon!
Levoy Theater 126-130 N. High Street Millville, NJ
Cost: $24-28/ticket

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photo via Ignite Yoga

10) Magical Yoga Book Reading
Saturday June 6th 1:00pm
Ignite Yoga Studio invites children ages 2 to 9 years old to go on a Magical Yoga Adventure with Lucinda. This 45 minute book reading includes yoga, music, breathing and relaxation as the children pretend to “be” the animals and characters they meet in the story! Parents will learn tools and excercises needed to creative positive experiences at home and at school. After the event, enjoy a meet & greet and book signing with the author.
Ignite Yoga Studio 19 S. Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ
Cost: $15/child, $25/family

11) Junie B. Jones
Sunday June 7th 10:00am
Follow along with June B. Jones as she gets ready ready for the first grade and chronicals her adventures in her “top secret personal beeswax journal”. This performance is autism-friendly and perfect for ages 5 and up.
Paper Mill Playhouse 22 Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ
Cost: $12.75/ticket

PAL Pet show

photo via PAL Pet Show

12) Summit PAL Pet Show
Sunday June 7th 11:00am
Bring our your pet at the annual PAL Pet Show on Summit’s Village Green this Sunday morning. This free event will be awarding prizes for first, second and third place in the following pet categories: big dogs, little dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, fish, reptiles, and rodents!
Summit Village Green 356 Broad Street Summit, NJ
Cost: FREE

13) WaterFest
Sunday June 7th 11:00am-4:00pm
Gloucester County’s park and recreation is hosting a family fun day! This free event includes live animal shows, canoeing, kayaking, face painting, music, crafts and more!
Scotland Run Park 980 East Academy Street Clayton, NJ
Cost: FREE

14) Dinosaurs of New Jersey
Sunday June 7th 1:00pm-3:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm
Come learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed New Jersey. Make a plaster cast of a Hadrodsaur footprint and take a walk and use your imagination to go back to prehistoric times! When you are done, visit the animals of Historic Longstreet Farm or play in the playground at Holmdel Park. This event is for ages 4 and up.
Historic Longstreet Farm 44 Longstreet Road Holmdel, NJ
Cost: $12.00/parent & child, $5/each additional person

15) National Trails Day
Saturday June 6th All Day
The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is this Saturday and is the country’s largest event throughout the country. Enjoy hikes, biking, horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations and more!
Find National Trails Day events in New Jersey here
Cost: FREE

For Mom & Dad Only

iStock_000045570004_XXXLarge16) Plan your summer bucket list with our guide of over 60 Must-DoThings for this summer!

17) Get up early before anyone else in the house and head to your local farmer’s market. Everyone will be delighted when you return with some fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods.

Look! I'm taller than you!18) The weather may have gotten slightly cooler again, but that makes for some beautiful walks on the beach searching for seashells.

19) Moms and Dads need a day off too! Find a date night idea or spend the day at one of our NJ Mom approved spas so you can rest and recharge!

20) Did you fail to make arrangements for your children for the summer? We have 20 great camps for your kids to have fun at all summer long here!

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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