SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

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Friday, July 27

Game Night at Somerset Presbyterian Church

Join us for a fun night of board games, snacks, pizza and fellowship on Friday, July 27th from 6 - 9 p.m.  All ages are welcome!  Activities for toddlers and nursery care will be provided.    

Villagers Theatre 

Villagers Theatre is proud to announce our 2018 TeensVill production of Green Day’s “AMERICAN IDIOT!” – Rated R for explicit language and adult themes. TAP here for details. 

Live Music, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: Hub City Brewhouse, 
335 George St., New Brunswick

Live music, check. Drinks, check. Good food, double check. Come out and have some fun at Hub City Brewhouse and listen to “The Do Rights”. “The Do Rights” blend old school sounds with original and contemporary influences. Count me in!

Free Drive-in Movies at Somerset County Parks

Pack a picnic basket, put the kids in their pajamas, pile everyone into the DeSoto, or the minivan, and head over to Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater and Warrenbrook Pool on Warrenville Road in Warren Township for the Somerset County Park Commission Drive-In Movies. 

Saturday, July 28

Community Farmers Market

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!

Saturday Market Fair

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.

Sparky Lyle Joins Volunteers July 28 to Pack Boxes for US Troops Deployed Overseas

Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world.

Sunday, July 29

2018 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

The 36th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Join the other 100 balloons ascending into the sky and experience "Love at First Flight!" You can take a balloon ride (and go up, up and away) during any of our mass ascensions.

Sunday Night Live With Talent & Friends, Presents Sitcom Favorites,

Where: Stress Factory, 90 Church St., New Brunswick

Couldn’t get over to the Stress Factory during the week? No worries, you can head over this weekend. Sunday Night Live with Talent & Friends Presents Sitcom Favorites featuring John Henton a/k/a Overton from “Living Single” and Reginald Ballard a/k/a Bruh-man from the 5th Floor from “Martin.”  Show begins at 8:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchases here.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 7.26 to 7.29

1. 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Sandlot, Somerset Patriots

2. Green Day’s American Idiot, Villagers Theatre

3. The Dog Days of Somerville, Somerville

4. Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series, Duke Island Park

5. Starlit Cinema, Division Street – Somerville

6. Friday Nights at the Drive-In Movies, Duke Island Park

7. Yoga in the Park, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

8. Attack of the Space Pirates, RVCC Planetarium

9. Antique Show & Country Dining, Pottersville

10. QuickCheck Balloon Festival, Solberg Airport


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