The long Memorial Day weekend means there's lots of time to get out, get active, and have some fun during the traditional start to the summer. Our combined Planner offers myriad choices of places and activities for adults, kids and families.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
GRAB & GO KIDS PLANNER
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 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 . 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.
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.