FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend? You can take the family to a summer festival. Would you like to oppose intolerance and hate over a potluck dinner? Maybe you would rather listen to live classical music at a ‘Garden Party.’

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, July 14

Celebrate Bastille Day at Sophie's Bistro

Celebrate Bastille Day "Jazzin' with a French Twist" PJ Parker, Vocals and Joel Zelnik, Piano 

Prix Fixe Menu $35.95 reservations encouraged 732-545-7778

PJ Cavanaugh’s 

Who's ready for #HappyHour? Grab the crew and get to #PJCavs for Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm; Late Night 10pm-Close! $3 Select Domestic Draft, $4.50 Select Craft $4 House Wine, $4 Premium Drinks! #Summer2k17

Saturday, July 15

Franklin Township: 'Garden Party' at Colonial Park

The Somerset County Park Commission will host its 18th annual "Garden Party" at the Perennial Garden at Colonial Park.

The party will start at 11 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m., and admission is free, but donations are kindly accepted.

Franklin Township: FBCLG to Host Summer Family Festival

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Baptist Church will invite the public to celebrate its 80th Anniversary during its Summer Family Festival at Naaman Williams Park. 

Sunday, July 16

New Jersey Interfaith Coalition:  Gathering and Potluck Dinner

Sunday, July 16 from 5:30 pm to dark

Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Rd., Somerset

This is a non-partisan network of houses of worship, organizations and individuals who oppose intolerance and hate.  Join us for a great opportunity to meet and network with people from all faiths and cultural traditions.  For more information and to RSVP using the form available, go to:  Questions?  Email Skip Winter at

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Top Ten Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 7.14 - 7.16

1. U.S Women’s Open, Trump National

2. Starlit Cinema Opening Night, Downtown Somerville

3. Park Commission Summer Concert Series: Darlene Love, Duke Island Park

4. 18th Annual Garden Party, Colonial Park Gardens

5. Farm To Table Market, Duke Farms

6. The Worlds Beyond/Countdown to the Eclipse, RVCC Planetarium

7. Boz Scaggs, State Theatre New Jersey

8. Festival of Nature, Wagner Farm Arboretum

9. Plays in the Park: Jesus Christ Superstar, Pleasant Valley Park

10. Bound Brook Food Truck Festival, Billian Park


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