FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you want to take the kids to see the Easter Bunny? How about showing off your talent at an open mic, or learn more about colonial history? Well, you can do all of those things and more right here in town.

Check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s roundup of some of the best events close to home. 

Friday, April 7

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The Franklin Township Public Library 

Encourage language development in your little ones! Parents or grandparents are invited to share some nursery rhyme fun with their children ages 0 - 4 years.   

 This program is designed to help increase your child's attention span by alternating active rhymes, chants, and quiet activities.

 Plan to arrive early enough to check in at the Children's Desk before the program starts. By doing this, you will give your child will get the most benefit from this program.

Franklin Township Open Space Program (Rescheduled from last week)

Would you like to take a nature walk and see unique species of plants and animals right here in town?  

Then the township's open space program has what you are looking for. For the 13th consecutive year, it will be providing the community with free guided nature walks on the township's open space parcels. 

Franklin Township: Explore wilderness on a spring nature walk

Saturday, April 8

Franklin High School Girl’s Softball Team

FHS Girls Softball team has a double header 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  at the high school. 

The team is holding a charity fundraiser for the Lymphoma Society at these regularly scheduled games. 

The proceeds from t-shirts and concessions, as well as donations will go to the Lymphoma Society in Ava Danielsen's honor. She is a Junior at FHS who plays for the team. 

She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in August 2016. Come on out to support the girls and the cause!!

Franklin Parks and Recreation

Come join us for Bunny Jamboree! See Mr. & Mrs. Bunny! Play Games! Eggcellent Prizes! Refreshments! and more fun!

Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - $5 per child - 505 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ 

Don’t Forget Your Cameras! 

Non-perishable food items will be accepted to benefit the Franklin Township Food Bank Contact Franklin Recreation for info: (732) 873-1991, Option 4


First Annual Community Health Fair at Masjid-e-Ali

Location: 47 Cedar Grove Ln. Somerset, NJ 08873

APPNA-NJ Health Clinic will be collaborating with Masjid-e-Ali for their first community health fair.  Screening includes blood pressure, pulse, blood sugar, and body mass index

Physicians will be present to answer general health questions and to provide counseling. Lectures on weight management, pediatric prevention, and when to get help with anxiety, depression, bereavement and more will also be offered. Workshops on self-defense for women and fitness for men will also be available. Click the link below for more details.

Sunday, April 9

Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House Open Free to the Public

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 October. There will be docents on hand to conduct tours and answer questions about colonial life.  The recently renovated carriage barn features a used book and gift shop. 

In addition, talks and craft demonstrations will be conducted in the conference room, and videos about life in colonial times will be shown in the media room.  The buildings will be open from 1pm-4pm, April through October.  This is a FREE EVENT, so bring family and friends and enjoy an interesting afternoon with us!  

You may print the flyer for this event (pdf):  2nd Sundays 2017

Punta Cana Restaurant 

Punta Cana restaurant will have their grand opening at 11 a.m. and ribbon cutting at 3 p.m., on Hamilton Street. 

From Cuban Sandwiches to Ox Tails you will find what you are looking for to satisfy your craving for authentic Spanish food. 

PJ Cavanaughs

Every Sunday PJ Cavanaugh's presents Open Mic Night! Come on down to enjoy music & laughter! Whether you can play the guitar, tell a few jokes, even mime badly we want you here. We welcome any talent you have up on our stage, at all levels from novice to pro. 

Admission is free! Parking is free! There's top notch food, tap beer & drinks kick back & watch the show with. Enjoy All You Can Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs with Garlic Bread, $3 Champagne Cocktails & $3 Coors Light Pints All Day! Show starts at 7pm, get on the set list beginning at 6:45pm.

Things to do close to home worth mentioning… 

Friday Night Special: Somerville Extends Free Parking to Hot Rods and Cruisers

Spectators Invited to Hillsborough for Rock Climbing Competition

Somerset Patriots Host Fanfest at TD Bank Ballpark April 8

Rutgers women’s softball takes on Nebraska at 1 p.m. at the softball complex off Hospital Road, Piscataway.

Rutgers women’s lacrosse battles Maryland at 7 p.m. at HighPoint Solutions Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way.

If you have any suggestions on events around town, please contact us! 

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