Things to do in and around Franklin this (4th of July) weekend

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.

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Friday, June 29

This Friday night into Saturday morning close to 350 seniors are expected to participate in what has become a 24-year-old Franklin High School tradition, Project Graduation. 

What is Project Graduation and How to Win Free Tickets

Congratulations to FHS Class of 2018! Approximately 4,000 people are expected to attend. 

2018 Graduation Letter from our Principal Mr. Chmiel

Looking for some fresh crops? Or maybe just something different than your every day food and drink routine. Head to the Highland Park Farmer’s Market where you’ll find vendors like Shore Shake, N & D Bees, Squeezed Fresh NJ, and Cheese Between, just to name a few. If you want to check out all the vendors before heading over you can find the list of vendors here.

Highland Park Farmer’s Market

Help save a life, donate blood. Make an appointment at: www.TinyUrl.com/FranklinTwpBloodDrive . WALK-INS WELCOME! Please bring ID and eat before donating blood! For information about eligibility: Call: 1-800-933-2566 or Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Franklin Township Blood Drive

Saturday, June 30

Come join us at the Zimmerli Art Museum for a Patriotic "Day of Movement," featuring musical, cultural and dance performances by renowned local artists including: Black Circle Symphony, American Repertory Ballet, Danielle Illario, Sagrada Familia and Syr. Tasty refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Elijah's Promise's Culinary School, themed around "1776."

July 4 Celebrations Reception

The Market Fair has a vendor, certified in Reflexology,  doing FOOT MASSAGES. Please include, on your “Saturday To Do List”, shopping with the vendors at the Market Fair. The vendors are different each week, but each one has something good and with a great price. When you support the vendors you are helping The Citizens Club of Franklin Township Inc raise funds to maintain our building.  Are you interested in being a vendor? Call Aurtherine at 732-939-0514.

Saturday Market Fair

The 2018 Franklin Township Community Farmers Market is returning with its mission of supporting Franklin Township and New Jersey agriculture! The Market, with its carefully curated mix of produce and specialty vendors, was the 2017 winner of the Healthier Somerset Award!

Community Farmers Market

The Franklin Township Public Library and Melanated Minds are proud to host a Film Screening and Discussion of Hidden Colors (2011).

Hidden Colors: Film Screening and Discussion at Franklin Library

Sunday, July 1

Celebrate America's Birthday with a sing-along composed of songs from the 18thcentury to the present day, led by Piscataway Township School students and adult vocal and instrumental groups. Bring chairs or blankets.

A Star-Spangled Sing Along

Monday, July 2

Latha Maniam will guide participants through an introductory ADULT yoga session. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or sticky mat. Registration opens at the close of the previous week's class, and registration is required. Participants should consult their personal physician before beginning any exercise routine.

Yoga for Beginners

Fireworks in Elmer B. Boyd Park (Rain Date - July 3). Food vendors, live music at 6pm and fireworks at 9:15pm. Bring chairs or blankets. Alcohol is prohibited.  

Fireworks - Elmer B. Boyd Park

Fireworks in Donaldson Park  (Rain date: July 3). Live music, Youth Theater Musical Review, activities for children and food vendors. Fireworks begin at sundown.

Fireworks in the Park

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 6.29 to 7.4

We’ve included some events for next week’s Fourth of July holiday. Make sure to check out of Independence Day Festivities article for all the holiday events!

1. Independence Day Festival/Fireworks, North Branch Park
2. 3rd Annual Field of Honor, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
3. Free Summer Movie – 1776, State Theatre New Jersey
4. Open Farm Weekend, Bluebird Farm Alpacas
5. Cruise Nights, Downtown Somerville
6. Summer Stage, Division Street-Somerville
7. The Pop Ups, State Theatre New Jersey
8. Papermaking with Natural & Local Fibers, Frontline Arts Studios
9. Farmers Market, Duke Farms
10. Funny As a Mutha Comedy Series, State Theatre New Jersey

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