Memorial Day Weekend: Bikes, Blues, Cars, Concerts, Dance, Drinks

The weekend can be as activity-filled or as relaxing as you want to make it.

Where/When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the  in Morristown.
Why Go: You’re interested in seeing over 100 artifacts from the museum's costume collection, ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the . 
Why Go: Because the exhibit will have 35 to 40 works on loan from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 9 a.m. on Saturday at the .
Why Go: To start off your Saturday with a 5-mile group run and finish it off with a free bagel.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at the  in Morris Township.
Why Go: Because you’re a seasoned biker who is looking for a new challenge in the form of a 30- to 50-mile long, hilly, ride.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 12:15 to 12:55 p.m. on Friday at .
Why Go: Because a nice afternoon with live music and lunch after sounds like a great way to start your weekend.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morris Township.
Why Go: To celebrate Memorial Day weekend by learning how the how Americans supported the troops in WWI by conserving food, rationing supplies, making care packages and more.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65-plus), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, $2 for children ages 2 and 3, and free for children under age 2. 

Where/When: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning at .
Why Go: Who doesn’t like a parade on Memorial Day?
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at  in Morristown.
Why Go: To spend your Saturday night enjoying some nice live music.
Pricing: Free (BYOB).

Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at  in Madison.
Why Go: All-level Karma Yoga and Community Yoga classes for people of all levels.
Pricing: Pay whatever you can.

Where/When: From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at  in Lake Hopatcong.
Why Go: To enjoy a night of wine and music. If you’re in the mood for dinner afterward, receive 10 percent off of your bill.
Pricing: $12.

Where/When: From 7 to 7:40 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Because you’ve always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance. Bring a partner or go solo; everyone is welcome.
Pricing: $10 per person.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Seniors can enjoy a "walk-only" trail ride and enjoy the beautiful trails of the Lord Stirling Park Stables.
Pricing: The fee is $28 for Somerset County residents and $36 for non-residents.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m. at  in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Because the talents of the concert choir always hit a high note.
Pricing: $10 per ticket.

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at Natirar Estate Park in Far Hills.
Why Go: To raise you glass to great blues music, crafts and fine wines from New Jersey wineries. Attendees must be age 21 and older.
Pricing: $20.

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To learn how to preserve your garden harvest.
Pricing: $5 per person.  

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: For a full day of family fun raising funds and awareness of juvenile diabetes.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29, at 9 a.m., at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: It's a 60-mile run through Somerset and Hunterdon Counties that ends with a classic pig roast, games, and music.
Pricing: $15.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 1:35 p.m. at  in Bridgewater.
Why Go: Because Sparkee at the Somerset Patriots are honoring all scouts and their leaders with a pre-game parade. Come dressed in uniform and pride!
Pricing: $7 to $15 per ticket.

  and When/Where: Saturday, May 28 at .  A veterans' breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: To honor our veterans and show our national pride.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To learn how to choose flowers and shrubs for their fragrance and beauty as well as how to keep them safe from pests.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  in Warren.
Why Go: To stop by for a great buy and find that perfect "something" you have been searching for.
Pricing: Free admission.

When/Where:  May 28 through 30, through the streets of Somerville.
Why Go: It's the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling"  Family and kid activities, music and more await you at the finish line. 
Pricing: Free.


 The Memorial Day festivities in Morris Plains start on Sat., May 28 with  a 9:00 a.m. Memorial Day service at Robert’s Garden, located on the corner of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way. The parade starts out from the Garden at about 9:30 a.m.
Why go: 
A pair of F-16C fighter jets are schedule to perform a fly-over of the festivities, which is expected to occur at about 10:30 a.m..
Pricing:  Free. 

Morris Township Memorial Day Parade
When/Where: The parade date is Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m., beginning at the Township of Morris Municipal Building and continuing to the Morristown Green for a ceremony. Morris Township Mayor Scott Rosenbush and Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty both will speak.
Why go: For the service honoring those who served in our country’s wars.
Pricing:  Free. 

When/Where:  Monday, May 30 on Somerville's Main Street. The parade begins at 9 a.m. The Kid's Pavilion as well as the sports and music festival activities are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: To say "thank you" to our veterans, and to keep in step with a live music festival.
Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Monday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go:  To wave a flag, thank a veteran, and show your pride. Besides, everyone loves a parade.
Pricing:  Free.


Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the . 
Why Go: Sing and dance to Broadway and pop music in this new group for children ages 8 to 12. The events culminate with a performance in June.
Pricing: Check with Madison YMCA website.

Where/When: From 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday and Saturday at  in Maplewood.
Why Go: Because children ages 2 to 4 are invited to play with paint, pinch and pound clay, make collages and explore art.
Pricing: $15 per child.

Where/When: From 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at  in Chatham.
Why Go: Because children ages 6 to 11 can learn about turtles at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center.
Pricing: $3

Where/When: At 6 p.m. (ages 6 to 8) and 7 p.m. (ages 9 to 13) on Friday at  in Springfield.
Why Go: Because children ages 6-13 can learn the ins and outs of chess for free.
Pricing: Free

Where/When: From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the  in Springfield.
Why Go: Kids ages 5 and older are invited to conduct experiments and observe the results. This week, kids get to make their own sidewalk chalk.
Pricing: $3 for non-members, and free for members.

Where/When: From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at .
Why Go: If you don’t think this race for 2- through 8-year-olds sounds like a ton of fun, then you must have never owned Power Wheels as a child. And you were deprived.
Pricing: $20 registration.

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go: For children ages 12 to 15 to fulfill community service requirements for school.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Sunday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. at  in Bernards Township.
Why Go: For children pre-K to grade three to enjoy activities, crafts, games and an understanding of the spiritual messages of the Bible.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the .
Why Go: Toddlers ages 18 to 36 months will enjoy story time, singing, and clapping. Parents, no shushing allowed!
Pricing: Free. 

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the .
Why Go: To hang out with friends, make candy sushi, and discuss the latest manga.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.  

When/Where: Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at Lowes in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To take flight with a cool project and a soaring sense of accomplishment.
Pricing: Free.  

When/Where: Thursday, May 26 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the .
Why Go: Children ages 5 to 8 will enjoy stories, parachutes, and mini-skateboards. No protective gear necessary.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.

When/ Where: Monday, May 30 at  in Warren. Classes are at noon, 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Why Go:  Because potato chicken fingers, apple pie wedge cookies, and smiles are on the menu.
Pricing: $12.50 per class.


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