Parade with Mermaids, peruse vintage Italian autos, or enjoy a puppet show at Le Carrousel. These are only some of the Things to DO this weekend June 30 + July 1
Saturday June 30th Festival Italiano Vintage Auto Show at the Hermitage (Ho-Ho-Kus NJ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) . Festival Italiano is a celebration of Italian automotive engineering where area automobile enthusiasts can view a variety of vintage and modern Italian-engineered automobiles including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo. Food and refreshments will be available for sale and Italian music will be played throughout the day. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years of age. Children 5 and under are free.
Saturday June 30th Annual Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids (Asbury Park Boardwalk, NJ 10:00 am-5:00 pm parade at 2:00 pm)
Come watch real-live Mermaids hit the boards to shake their tails and strut their stuff! The littles will love seeing these beautiful and creative creatures hanging out on the boardwalk. There will also be mermaid related vendors at the convention center from 10am to 5pm! FREE
Saturday June 30th Neighborhood BBQ with Mile Square Church (Hoboken, NJ 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm ) Join The Mile Square Church for a summer BBQ in the neighborhood! They’ll be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers, and enjoying the beautiful summer weather. This BBQ is an event for the entire Hoboken community. It’ll be tons of fun for the whole family, and a great opportunity to get to know the folks that live in your neighborhood. All are welcome! FREE
Saturday, June 30th Taco Palooza (Chester, NJ 11:00am-8:00 pm) Hold on to your Sombreros and get ready to shake your Maracas! Taco Palooza is rolling into Chester. A benefit for the Historic Chester Business Association, I love Chester, NJ & Chester First Aid Squad. Enjoy food trucks, restaurants, kids’ activities, \ and great LIVE Music! There will be a Peoples Choice Award for Best Taco & Most Unique Taco. Adults $5 per person. Under 10 Free
Saturday, June 30th Keansburg Independence Day Family Fun Fest (Keansburg, NJ 11:00 am-10:00 pm) This festival for 4th of July invites all families that come by car, foot, or boat to this jam-packed event on the beach. There will be free kayak and paddleboarding, volleyball, hot dog & watermelon contest, food vendors, and so much more! There will be musical performances throughout the day and a screening of Jaws on the beach at Dusk! FREE
Saturday June 30th The Pop-Ups Autism-Friendly Show (New Brunswick, NJ 10:00 am and 12:00 pm) Get ready for The Pop Ups! Two-Time Grammy® nominees for Best Children’s Album, this dynamic duo are bringing their rock and roll puppet musical fun to the State Theatre. Kids and their families will be moving and grooving along to the catchy, upbeat songs, and having a laugh with the whimsical, wonderful puppet characters. Tickets $3.00
Saturday June 30th Puppet Show at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park (NYC Midtown 2:00 pm-3:00pm) What better place to take in a puppet show than Bryant Park? Set up shop along Le Carousel and get ready for characters from Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse (among other fun friends) to delight your little audience members. When you’re through with the show, grab a blanket and relax on the lawn. All ages.
Saturday and Sunday June 30th + July 1st Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival (Leonia NJ 12:00 pm-11:00 pm) Enjoy midway rides for all ages, carnival games, favorite fair food and Fourth of July fireworks at this family-friendly annual event benefiting local competitive youth sports. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for $30, or $20 if purchased online by June 27. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each. Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food.
Saturday and Sunday June 30th + July 1st Famous Food Market (Jersey City, NJ 11:00 am-7:30pm) A family friendly and free Foodie Market set on the water in Jersey City! The Famous Food Market features over 30 food vendors serving dishes from all over the world, local craft vendors, a farm to table tent, a beautiful beer and wine garden.
Saturday and Sunday June 30th + July 1st The New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Hoboken, NJ 8:00 PM Saturday 3:00 + 8:00 Sunday) returns for The 8th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival 1MPF is the country’s largest and longest continually running community-engaged theatre project, aimed at exploring local topics, ideas, trends, and seeding conversations for, by, and about artists and citizens of NJ. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by some of New Jersey’s established and emerging playwrights and directors will have three performances. Get your tickets here for $20.
Sunday July 1st Pancakes and Pick Your Own Strawberries at Alstede Farms (Chester NJ 8:00 am-12:30 pm) Enjoy stacks of pancakes smothered in a homemade very berry sauce in an all-you-can-eat breakfast extravaganza also featuring sausage, eggs, bacon, country potatoes and beverages. Breakfast includes admission to pick your own and tractor drawn wagon rides. Adults $13.99 Kids $8.99 Kids under 2 are free