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.

Friday, Sept. 6

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Go GOLD/GIVE Red in support of a child battling cancer. TAP here for more details. 

Saturday, Sept. 7

Colonial Park 

The Colonial Park Gardens staff will present a unique program, “Forest Bathing,” on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot A, Somerset, New Jersey The program will run from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.

The Somerset County Park Commissioners officially opened its new Children’s Spray Park at Colonial Park last weekend. TAP here for more details. 

Tupac Paint & Sip Tribute Night at 9 p.m.

Where: Above Arts Studio

The Above Arts Studio on Morris Street is celebrating the life and legacy of one of the greatest MC's of all time. Come paint your own Tupac masterpiece with the guided instruction of a master artist instructor. Bring your own wine, champagne, or beer and relax and enjoy the art therapy while Dj Kiss Me I’m Famous plays some of your favorite Tupac songs. All levels welcomed.
For more information and tickets, click here.

Sourland Spectacular Bicycle Rally

The Sourland Conservancy will host the 8th Annual Sourland Spectacular on Saturday Sept. 7th, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with proceeds helping to preserve and protect the ecological and historic resources of the Sourland Mountain.

September Somerville Food Tour

Every New Jerseyan knows that the best time to be out and about is in September when the weather is simply perfect! Enjoy it - and some delicious bites, of course - with this three-hour narrated walking tour to four Somerville restaurants hosted by Beyond the Plate Food Tours! TAP here for details.

Sunday, Sept. 8

‘Yaymaker Event’: Paint Night at 7 p.m.

Where: George Street Ale House

Enjoy great food and drinks while painting your own masterpiece at this weekly favorite event offered at the George Street Ale House. No experience is necessary.  Use code ‘localyaymaker’ to get $10 off your ticket price. For tickets, click here.

 Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House

The Meadows Foundation announces the opening of the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House and Carriage Barn, every second Sunday of the month starting in April and going through September. TAP here for more details.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 9.5 to 9.8

1. Sounds Around Town, Downtown Bernardsville
2. Sourland Spectacular, Sourland Mountain Preserve
3. Open House, Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House and Carriage Barn
4. Forest Bathing, Colonial Park Rose Garden
5. Coming Home: Jim Rodgers – Artist Reception, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery
6. Somerset County Park Commission’s Summer Concert Series: New Power Soul, Duke Island Park
7. Somerville Food Tour, Beyond the Plate Food Tours
8. Flower Pressing: Native Plants and Pollinators, Duke Farms
9. Nature Infused Yoga Fall Series, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
10. Car Cruise Nights on Main Street, Bound Brook

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