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. New Jersey has been in “Stage Two” since Monday June 15, and many moderate-risk activities have been opened up.

READ: Murphy Announces New Stage 2 Guidance; Indoor Dining Allowed and Casinos Can Reopen with Limits on July 2

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Thursday, June 25

Virtual Open House - Pillar College

Please join Pillar College online, Thursday, June 25, 7 pm - 8pm for a virtual open house event. Pillar College offers undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs and our DEED program.* TAP here to Learn More.

Friday, June 26

Stage House Tavern 

We’re opening the kitchen tonight at 5 pm, but the bar is already open. First come first serve for the bar, limited seating so get here ASAP, drinks only until 5 pm! TAP here to Learn More. 

Open for Business, Outdoor Dining Now Allowed Locally

New Jersey has entered Phase 2 of its six-step re-opening, with business owners hopeful that Phase 3 will be coming soon. TAP here to learn more. 

Downtown Somerville Restaurants and Retail Stores Re-Open

Three months ago their glass doors were posted with hastily-scribbled signs, most of them reading "Due to the Coronavirus..." with the ominous news that the store or restaurant would be closed until further notice. TAP here to Learn More. 

Franklin Township Public Library 

The library started curbside pickup service on Monday. On that date library staff began processing existing holds and patrons cam request library materials via an online catalog, calling the library between 10 AM to 5 PM, or using the chat service on the library homepage. You can find the full details for the curbside service, including information on returns, late fees, and more details about the library's safety precautions by visiting this page on our website.

Saturday, June 27

Create Change: Peaceful Protest Through the Arts in Somerville

"Create Change: A Peaceful Protest Through the Arts" will be staged on the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Jamie DelRocco, the promoter of the two-hour event, is the owner of Stage Stars Productions; she is being assisted with the show by Reginald D. Hampton of Bedminster. TAP here to Learn More. 

Stress Factory 

Come and be a part of the LIVE audience this week!! Two ways to see the Saturday 7:30pm show-Live at the Club on Saturday Night or watch on Facebook for free! TAP here to Learn More. 

Sunday, June 28

Free COVID-19 Testing for ANYONE

Organized by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Just show up, provide your Name, Address, and Phone Number and take the COVID-19 test. For questions please contact my office at 732-247-3999, or at asmdanielsen@njleg.org. TAP here to Learn More. 

The Farmers' Market at Duke Farms

Now in its fourth week, the farmers' market will be open every Sunday through Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the visitor's center off Duke Parkway West.

Dining Outdoors in NJ? What Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that indoor dining may resume on July 2, limited at first to 25% capacity. Until then, and even afterward, outdoor eating continues to be a big part of restaurant service. TAP here to learn more.

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