FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you like to dance to oldies? How about rubbing elbows with some of your favorite athletes or helping to feed your neighbors in need? 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 things to do close to home. 

Friday, April 28

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Franklin Middle School Auditorium

FMS Drama Department Presents 

Honk A Modern Version of The Ugly Duckling 

Directed by Ellen Beattie

$12 Adults - $8 Students/Children

Franklin Middle School 

7 p.m.

PJ Cavanaugh’s 

Stop by this Friday and get your boogie on with all your favorite oldies but goodies. Come in for dinner and stay for drinks and a lil dancing. Dinner specials available, and a late night 10 p.m. to close happy hour with drink specials will be available. 

$3 Select Domestic Draft, $4.50 Select Craft

$4 House Wine, $4 Premium Drinks

½ Price Appetizers 3pm-7pm

Saturday, April 29

Hageman Farm

Join the Shade Tree Commission, local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Meadows Foundation for the Franklin Township Arbor Day Event, on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at 209 South Middlebush Road, Somerset (near Benne s Lane). 

Rain or Shine! 

We are giving away 500 free tree seedlings to the first 100 Franklin Township families that arrive (in bundles of 5 trees).

Garden State Exhibit Center 

40+ Super Star Guests. Terry Bradshaw, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry, LaDainian Tomlinson, Marcus Allen, Jim Plunkett, Doug Flutie, Kirk Cousins, Carli Lloyd, Bo Jackson, Howie Long, Jim Otto, Dave Casper, Jerry Rice, Len Dawson, Warren Moon, and Many More.




Sunday, April 30

Franklin High School

For the second consecutive year, Franklin High School will be the site of the annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride scheduled to take place April 30.

The day includes 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, and 10-mile bike rides, as well as a 1-5 mile neighborhood ride or walk and 1-10 mile rides and walks along the scenic D&R Canal path, according to a release from the Franklin Foodbank. 

Attendees can participate in a free bike drawing and lunch will also be served. So if you are interested you can either register online or in person.

Ukranian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Avenue 

Men Who Cook

Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

"Our chefs satisfy, our raffles delight and our 50/50 intrigues!"

LIMITED # OF TICKETS AVAILABLE! Chef tickets not purchased by April 15, 2017, will be made available to the general public.

Purchase Tickets Register as a Chef -

Things to do close to home worth mentioning… 

Rutgers Day

Project E.A.R.T.H. Swamp Search, Environmental Education Center

Astronomy Day, RVCC Planetarium

Rock the Revolution Dinner Dance, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, State Theatre New Jersey

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Opening Weekend, Somerset Valley Players

Finding Your Way in the Night Sky, Duke Farms

You can also visit  to get a full list of Top 10 events in Somerset County! 

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