Sussex, Middlesex, and Somerset Events to Travel for this Weekend


SOMERSET, NJ - Fresh from our Franklin Township bureau, there is tons of things to do in Sussex County this weekend.

Friday, June 1

Franklin Township Public Library - Movie Matinee - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

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A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit (from IMDB). TAP here for details. 

Saturday, June 2

Colonial Park 

The public is invited to tour the internationally recognized Somerset County Park Commission Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located in Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot A, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, (Franklin Township) New Jersey. TAP herefor details. 

Franklin Township Community Farmers Market

The wait is finally over, this weekend will kick off the start of Franklin Township's 2018 Farmer's Market. TAP here for more details. 

The Citizen's Club of Franklin Township

Come out to an indoor market fair 55 Fuller Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will be on hand selling handbags, fresh smoothies, custom/paparazzi jewelry, ladies fashions and accessories, natural skin products, various crafts and more.

Indie Music Night

Come out and join Sarah Donner, Juliana Finch, and the Band Alpha Rabbit at our clubhouse. Refreshments and food will be served. TAP here for details. 

Food Truck Festival - South Plainfield 

The John E. Riley PTSO (JER PTSO) will be hosting its first ever Food Truck Festival! 11+ food trucks including Johnny’s Pork Roll, Dag Dippers, Shark Bait, The Zeppole Guys, Asian Street Cravings, Daisy’s Taste of Cuba and Cedar Creek Cooking, Co. will be there to satisfy all of your “Foodie” needs. TAP here for details. 

Sampson G. Smith School 

SGS Players Alumni Association Presents its 4th Annual Alumni Cabaret at 7 pm. Directed by Terri Seggio, students past and present from Sampson G. Smith, Franklin Middle School, and Franklin High School will perform. Proceeds go to the SGS Players Alumni Association Kevin J. Maskall Scholarship. General admission is $10, tickets can be purchased at the door. *Gold Cards will not be accepted at this fundraiser event.

Sunday, June 3

2018 Bike Ride for Amy

The Bike Ride for Amy is a refreshing and spirited bike ride – not a race– to raise support for the early detection of breast cancer for uninsured and underinsured individuals throughout central New Jersey who cannot afford procedures to detect this disease early, when it’s most treatable. TAP here for details. 

Weekend Top 10: 6.1 to 6.3

1. Guided Tour, Rudolf W. Van Der Goot Rose Garden

2. Betty Day, Raritan Headwaters Association

3. National Trails Day, Washington Valley Park & Sourland Mountain Preserve

4. Somerville Street Fair, Downtown Somerville

5. Patriotic Tie Dye, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

6. Artist Reception, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

7. Community Garden Snoop Tour, Duke Farms

8. Carborundum Collagraph Prints, Frontline Arts Studios

9. Farm to Table Market, Duke Farms

10. Peak Bloom Party, Peony’s Envy

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