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What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do during the long Memorial Day weekend? How about going on a hike or to a local parade? Maybe you would rather see live music or make some of your own at an open mic night. 

Well, you can do all that and more right here in town!

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

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Friday, May 26

Bottle Republic 

No purchase necessary to win either a Coors Light Cooler OR a Heineken Foosball/Cooler combination. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, but you must drop off your registration on Friday starting at 5 p.m. 

https://www.facebook.com/BottleRepublicWarehouse/

Stage House Tavern

Artist Bob Denson will be playing this Friday at Stage House Tavern

“Kicking off the outdoor solo gig season this Friday, May 26th at Stage House Tavern in Somerset, NJ looping my guitar and vocals on their outside stage in the beautiful patio area,” Denson announced on his Facebook page. “Come get some awesome grub and take in the tunes.”

https://www.facebook.com/bobdensonmusic

Big Hix will be performing the late show at Stage House Tavern this weekend

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICK OFF! LAST HIX SHOW FOR SUMMER AT STAGE HOUSE, SO DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

https://www.facebook.com/BIGHIXBAND/

Saturday, May 27

Canal Walk and Book Signing - May 27 - 11AM to 2PM

The Blackwells Mills Canal House Association will sponsor Linda J. Barth, local historian and author, as she presents the history of the Delaware & Raritan Canal followed by a book signing. 

Afterwards, join Bob Barth for a short walk along the historic towpath.

Sunday, May 28

PJ Cavanaugh’s 

"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,” PJ Cavanaugh Hospitality Manager Michele Klinger said. “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 yo 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 7 pm, get on the set list beginning at 6:45 pm."

Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day!)

Memorial Day Parade

The municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Don't fret, because there will be a township parade, and the public is invited!

The parade will start at 11 a.m. on the corner of New Brunswick Road and Demott Lane and will end conclude at that municipal complex.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/franklin-township/sections/arts-and-entertainment/articles/franklin-township-memorial-day-parade-and-munici

Things to do close to home worth mentioning…

Friday, May 26

Spring means fresh produce. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick. More than 20 vendors will be on hand.

This could be your chance to meet that special someone. Glo, 376 George St., hosts a speed-dating session at 7 p.m. for singles in their 20s and 30s. Each participant will go on roughly 15 five-minute-long dates, and when all is said and done, they’ll get contact information for their matches. Tickets cost $35.

What’s better than sushi? How about a free shot—and poetry and music. Spoken Visions holds its first open-mic night of the summer from 7-11 p.m. at the Sushi Room, 12 Easton Ave. Tickets run $5, and the first 10 people get a free shot.

Saturday, May 27

If you’re looking for a purpose, this might be for you. Young Divas with Purpose Ministry holds a forum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on self-perception, positive change and more at Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Rd., room 138A. Lorninda Funderbunk Perkins is scheduled to speak to the crowd.

Sunday, May 28

Take a load off with comedian Shawn Wayans. The famous star of movies like “Scary Movie” performs at the Stress Factory all weekend, ending with a 7 p.m. show this evening.

Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 5.26-5.29 – Memorial Day Weekend

1. Tour of Somerville, Somerville

2. Cruise Nights – opening night, Somerville

3. Tour of Raritan & Family Fun Bike Ride, Raritan

4. Memorial Day Parade, Somerville

5. Somerset Patriots Kickoff Summer, TD Bank Ballpark

6. Canal Walk and Book Signing, Blackwells Mills Canal House

7. The Way Back Home, The Theatre at RVCC

8. Framing Nature Artist Talk, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

9. Sunday Mystery Walk, Duke Farms

10. Friday Night Picnics, Peony’s Envy

http://visitsomersetnj.org/weekend-top-10/

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