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New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being rated by NJ Monthly as "The #1 thing to do in New Jersey!" Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, a new Drone Light Show, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
U-Pick Berries and Flowers U-Pick Raspberries & Blackberries - Weekends 9am to 4pm last car in at 3pm We currently do not take credit cards, an ATM will be on premises. Field fee is $3.00 per person plus cost of berries, field fee for children under 2 yo, free. Raspberries & Blackberries are in the same field, so its one entry fee for both berries. U-Pick Raspberries: We have containers for you to use. 6 oz – $4.00 12 oz – $8.00 U-Pick Blackberries by the pint: $8 Berry picking info: RASPBERRIES - only pick VERY RED berries, they will not ripen once off the bush. If they are ready for picking, they will come off the bush very easy, but be careful they are very delicate. You will need to pick the branches up and look under to be able to find them. BLACKBERRIES - only pick VERY BLACK berries, berries with any red or purple on them are not ripe and will be sour. Blackberries are also bigger than raspberries and not as delicate. They are also a bit easier to pick. U-Pick Flowers- Field fee is $3.00 per person plus cost of flowers, field fee for children
Yoga at Carriage Farm Take your yoga practice outside this summer at Carriage Farm with scenic views of the amazing farm and animals - a fresh perspective for your flow. Instructor Savannah Mignella leads us through an all-level friendly yoga class open to everyone, embracing the benefits of practicing outdoors. Take your breath deeper by breathing in fresh air, reconnect with the natural aspects of yoga, and boost endorphins by flowing in the sun. Each class is focused on breath, mindful movement, building strength and increasing mobility in the body. Walk away feeling refreshed, reenergized, and rejuvenated. Afterwards we have asked Flounder Brewing if they can open their doors a little earlier if you would like a post-Yoga beer and they happily obliged on this dates. All participants are asked to bring their own mat but a mat can be provided, space is limited!
We've gathered the best-of-the-best Farms & Artisans from the Raritan Watershed Region every Sunday from 10am - 1pm at Duke Farms. Stop by for all your grocery shopping needs & much more as our vendors will be fully stocked and ready! Alstede Farms- farm fresh veggies & fruits + baked goods America's Kettle Corn - fresh popped kettle corn Bon Nut Butters & Sweets - stone ground nut butters & more Bountiful Gardens - fresh flower bouquets & all things plants! CALDO Sauce / Hot Sauce 4 Good- local hot sauce & steak sauce Gorgeous Goat Creamery & Soap - goat milk, goat cheese, soap, lotion & pottery Haring Family Farm - eggs, pasture raised pork & grassfed beef The Healthy Hummus Broad - sweet/savory hummus & more Hoboken Farms - fresh bread, pastries & prepared meals Jams By Kim - artisan made jams *Japanese Weekend-cold processed soaps *JD Gourmet- olive oils, balsalmics The Kombucha Bar LLC- kombucha on tap Krakus Polish Delicatessen - kielbasa, pierogies & more Maha Premium Granola- all things granola Martenette Farms - farm fresh veggies, flowers & more Mediterranean Goods - argon oils, spices & cutting boards Neshanic Station Apiaries - all things honey &
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Houses Tours Pass through the checkered Flemish bond brickwork at Old Dutch Parsonage into the historic home of the founder and first president of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Continue through the historic kitchen for Hope Farm and enter the largest home built during the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. Learn about the women and men in slavery and freedom who comprised the "military family" at George Washington's winter headquarters and the challenges and accomplishments of the Commander-in-Chief during the Continental Army's Middlebrook Cantonment from December 1778 to June 1779.
JFK Assassination: Nov 22, 1963: Places, People and Things This is the 60th anniversary of an event that shocked the world. Please join us for a factual journey along the paths of those involved in one of America’s darkest days in history. Presenter Wayne Lucina will walk you from the morning’s preparations to the close of midnight, reviewing the actions and fates of the people who took part, the objects of interest related to the event, and the places in which the story unfolded. Speaker Wayne Lucina was 3 months old at the time of the President’s death and has been a life-long student of the assassination. The afternoon will include a PowerPoint presentation, interesting objects for you to see and touch, and a Q&A period (bring those questions to which you always wanted the answers!). Mr. Lucina is also a local artist, and he will be displaying several paintings relating to the event.
Mommy and Me Tea Party Ladies and Little Ladies! Put on your best Derby-style hats and dresses, and join us for a delightful afternoon filled with fun, fashion, and unforgettable memories at our Mommy and Me Tea Party – Derby Style Extravaganza! This isn't your average tea party - we're bringing the excitement of the Derby right here, complete with stylish outfits and charming activities for everyone. Whether you're a fan of the races or just love a good tea party, this event offers something for everyone. Here's what's in store: Delicious Tea & Refreshments: Enjoy a selection of teas accompanied by a delectable assortment of pastries, and treats. Face Painting, Mini-Manicures, Vendors and more Musical Chairs & More: No party is complete without games! We'll have a fun-filled round of musical chairs and other exciting games for a bit of friendly competition and lots of laughs. Best Dressed Competition: Don your fanciest Derby hats and dresses as there will be a competition for the 'Best Dressed Mommy-Daughter Duo'. Prizes await the winners! This event is more than just a tea party. It's an opportunity to spend quality time with your daughters, create beautiful memories, and meet
Cool Critters (All Ages) Come and see some truly cool, live critters and learn what helps them to survive in nature. Our guest list includes bugs, reptiles, and more! $6 per student/senior $7 per adult Activity Number: 51424 EEC-21
Botanical Art 101: Vase Arrangement Still Life Join us among the flowers for an immersive, artistic experience as Taylor Brosseau leads a class in Botanical art! During this class, Taylor will outline the step-by-step process for drawing a floral arrangement. Capture the brightly colored petals and organically shaped leaves that make flowers so unique! Find out how you can make your "Still Life" come to LIFE by adding precise techniques during this class. All the supplies required to make one art project during this workshop are provided. All you need to bring is an open and creative mind! This class is great for all flower and art lover, no artistic experience is necessary.
Masonic Family Day at the Ballpark Somerset Patriots (NY YANKEES Double-A-Affiliate) versus the Bowie Baysox Come out to the Ballpark and enjoy a Day of Fun, Food and Family with The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of New Jersey!!! Suite Level Party Deck Admission including Food!!! Golf Towels (1st 1,000 Adults) / Sparkee's Birthday Presented by General Plumbing Supply 4:05PM Gates Open 4:35PM-6:05PM Food and Beverages (All You Can Eat) 5:05PM Game Starts $50.00 pp Includes Ticket to the Game / Admission to the Private Party Deck and the amenities listed below:• Private cash bar on the deck• Exclusive• Designated usher to make sure only your group is on the deck• Access to our suite level restroom• Beautiful view of the rest of the ballpark Food is served one half hour before scheduled game time and ends one hour after the scheduled start of the game. Includes Epic cookies & brownies with coffee and tea for dessert Unlimited fountain soft drinks through the 7th inning A full bar with an assortment of bottled beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, soft pretzels, and popcorn are available for purchase FOOD STATION: Grilled Bourbon Chicken Premio Sausage and Peppers
Huntertones at Ross Farm Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 25 countries worldwide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Huntertones claims more authority than ever as they drive into their 10th year. Their latest release “Engine Co.” serves as a reminder both to Huntertones and their listeners that the best way to ge tto the heart of any song is to capture it simply, honestly, and in the moment. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested and picnics are welcome, carry-in, carry-out.
2023 Summer Concert Series July 23, 2023 – K Brown Express (Funk/Pop/Soul) The KBrownExpress has been entertaining the tri-state area for over 10 years. Their jazzy flair for performing and their strong vocals have made them a top choice in NJ, NY, and CT entertainment, with their roster of songs ranging from jazz, old R&B to new soul and funk. Being consummate professionals has earned many of the musicians in the band the opportunity to have worked with well-known artists such as El Debarge, Sam and Dave, The Manhattans, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, and many others. The vocal versatility of the band members enables them to cover everything from Al Green to Frank Sinatra To Bruno Mars. July 30, 2023 – Kickin Nash (Country) Kickin' Nash is a high-energy five-person country band available for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and more! Performing throughout the Tri-State, they blend their electrifying performance with captivating vocals to bring the best in country music to every event they play. If you are looking for a boot stomping kickin’ country time, then look no further than Kickin’ Nash! August 6, 2023 – Super Trans Am (70’s & 80’s Music) Roll down your