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June 2018

Glassboro Summer Fest

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

Glassboro Town Square, 1 west High Street
West Glassboro, 08028
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Free

Join us this summer for the second annual Summer Fest! Enjoy live entertainment from a variety of bands and interactive activities as well as food trucks and local craft beer on Thursdays 5-9pm from June 7th to July 26th. This is a free community event. There will be no vendors at this event other than food trucks, beer, and wine. FULL DETAILS: https://www.glassboro.org/summerfest/

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk “Aquarium’s More to the Shore”

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 5:30pm

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave 08742
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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Join an expert from Jenkinson’s Aquarium on a beach walk to learn something new about the animals that call the Jersey Shore home. Discover what you can do to keep their home clean too! A day of learning and fun for all ages.

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Carteret Community Walk Series

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

Carteret Borough Hall, 61 Cooke Ave
Carteret, NJ 07008 United States
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Free

Join Mayor Dan Reiman's Community Walk Series on select Thursdays! Participating walkers will meet in front of Borough Hall on scheduled days at 6:15 pm. A trainer will lead in stretching for 10 minutes prior to the 1-mile walk. If it rains we will be relocated inside the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. Fitness Kid Friendly 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm.

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Keyport Thursdays Summer Concert Series

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 24, 2018

Keyport Waterfront Park Keyport, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

What do you get when you mix free concerts on the water, extended retail hours, discount shopping, drink deals and dining specials with a different community event every week? Just another summer Thursday in Keyport. This year’s Keyport Thursday special events include movies, music (held at Waterfront Park) and other special events downtown from 6PM to 9PM each Thursday in June, July, August and September. This year’s lineup includes our signature Dog’s Night Out and Keyport Car Show, as well as our very own Farmer’s Market and on select…

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Phillipsburg Summer Concerts in the Park

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 9, 2018

Shapell Park, S Main St
Phillipsburg, NJ United States
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Free

Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST Shappell Park 353 S Main Street Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 The Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce and Town of Phillipsburg are proud to present the 2018 Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series. Get ready to bring your lawn chairs, smiling faces, and dancing shoes to Shappell Park on Thursday nights!

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North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Route 1 North, Route 1 North near DeVry University
North Brunswick, NJ United States
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$6

Join us June 14-24 for the 22nd Annual North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival, a community and county-wide, family-friendly event supporting North Brunswick Youth Sports. Entertainment includes Victoria Circus, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Elephant Encounter Show, Sea Lion Splash Show, Bengal Tiger Encounter, and spectacular rides! There is also live entertainment nightly on the main stage. All entertainment is free with the $6 admission. Rides are a separate cost. Hours: Weeknights: 6-11 Fridays: 6-12 midnight Saturdays: 3-12 midnight Sundays: 3 -…

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Saint Leo the Great Parish Annual Carnival – Lincroft

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until June 23, 2018

NJ United States
Free

Our Annual Parish Carnival starts on the third Monday in June. This year (2018), it will be held June 18th through June 23rd. ------------------------- Please be sure to pick up your previously purchased Pre-Sale Discounted Ride & Food tickets in the Parish Center Office.   -------------------------- BRACELET NIGHTS ARE: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ($30) Look for the $2 Discount coupons that are now available! Average ride for age 8 and under is 3-4 tickets. Average ride for older child’s ride is 4-5 tickets. No…

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¡Baile! Rahway’s Free Dance Party

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2018

Rahway City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ United States
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Free

Join us for Big Thursdays in June for a fabulous FREE DANCE PARTY each week. All are welcome to dine, drink, and DANCE on Big Thursday’s in June! Starting at 6:30pm each week, the Rahway Train Station Plaza becomes engulfed with colorful decor, dazzling dance performances, both live & dj music and exciting regional food selections. Each week will also include free salsa dance lessons with Amy Garcia-Phillips and Contento Dance. This is a kid friendly event In the event…

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Keyport Movies at the Waterfront

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Waterfront Park Keyport, NJ United States
Free

Movies start at dusk. They play on Keyport Waterfront next to the gazebo. Bring your own chairs and blankets.   Keyport Movies at the Waterfront 2018 Schedule Hotel for Dogs -  June 21st rain date June 22 Wonder Woman – June 28 rain date June 29 Teen Beach Movie – July 5th rain date July 6 The Dog that Saved Christmas - July 12 rain date July 13 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – July 19 Rain date July 20 Coco -…

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Voorhees Summertime in the Park

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on August 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

Connolly Park, 605 Centennial Blvd
Voorhees, NJ 08105
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Free

Free Admission and Parking. Food Trucks will be available for each event (for a fee). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.   Voorhees Summertime in the Park 2018 Schedule June 21- 52nd Street Band (A Billy Joel Tribute band) July 19- Good Vibrations (A Beach Boys Tribute band) August 16- Asbury Fever Band (A Bruce Springsteen Tribute band) September 15- Coco - Read our Coco movie review here

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Plays in the Park – Edison

June 21 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 11, 2018

Roosevelt Park, 1 Pine Drive
Edison, NJ United States
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$7
Middlesex County Plays in the Park

Are you looking for a fun and inexpensive way to introduce your family to live theater?   Plays in the Park is a great way to introduce your child to live theater. Children age 12 and under are able to attend the shows for FREE and adults tickets are inexpensive.   Imagine a night under the stars, (don't forget your lawn chair or blanket to sit on) enjoying a snack with your kids watching a family friendly play on a large…

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Fireworks at Dark

June 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave 08742
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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Join us on the beach for our weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! (Weather permitting, may be cancelled with little or no notice).

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Story Time at Lovin’ Oven -Frenchtown

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until August 24, 2018

Lovin Oven, 62A Trenton Avenue
Frenchtown, NJ United States
Free

Storytime at the Lovin' Oven Join children's musician for stories and songs at the Lovin' Oven in Frenchtown, NJ. Not only will your kiddos get have beloved classic children's books and wonderful new stories read to them, they'll also have a coloring craft and interactive music to dance around to. Plus the Lovin' Oven has a wonderful array of delicious goodies and yummy meals made from locally sourced ingredients! 62 Trenton Ave A, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 (908) 996-7714 for toddlers…

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Infant Story Time at Northeast Branch Library

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Northeast Branch Library- Warren County, 40 US Highway 46 West
Independence Township, NJ United States
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Free

Bring your baby and listen to stories, sing songs, and do finger plays. For infants under the age of 2. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. Age Group(s): Infants (0-2 yrs) Cindy Seelig (908) 813-3858

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North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on June 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Route 1 North, Route 1 North near DeVry University
North Brunswick, NJ United States
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$6

Join us June 14-24 for the 22nd Annual North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival, a community and county-wide, family-friendly event supporting North Brunswick Youth Sports. Entertainment includes Victoria Circus, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Elephant Encounter Show, Sea Lion Splash Show, Bengal Tiger Encounter, and spectacular rides! There is also live entertainment nightly on the main stage. All entertainment is free with the $6 admission. Rides are a separate cost. Hours: Weeknights: 6-11 Fridays: 6-12 midnight Saturdays: 3-12 midnight Sundays: 3 -…

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