Spotlights

Concert featuring traditional harvest songs on September 30!

A concert featuring traditional harvest songs performed by balladeer Linda Russell will help mark the turning of the seasons at the New Jersey State Park Service’s Old Dutch Parsonage-Wallace House historic site in Somerville, Somerset County, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Historic Soldiers Weekend on September 23rd - 24th!

Vist Fort Mott State Park for its Historic Soldiers Weekend on September 23rd and 24th. The annual military timeline is full of display and re-enactors from Roman centurion to German border guards during the Cold War. Both days will feature live music, weapons demonstrations and chance to see what camp life was like in many different time periods.

Maplewood Green Day on October 14th!

Come to one of the largest sustainability fairs in the state! This year Maplewood Green Day will be held on October 14th, in Maplewood's Memorial Park. Present at the event will be a number of "green" vendors and exhibitors, local food, live music and a number of activities and demonstrations. 

Annual Green Fair, Farmers Market, & Shred Event on September 30th!

On Saturday, September 30 from 9am to 2pm The Monroe Township will hold its 2nd Annual Green Fair, Farmers Market, and Shred Event. A Shredding truck, farm vendors, renewable energy vendors, electric cars and more will be present. 

Beach Plum Festival on September 10th!

Visit Island Beach State Park on Sunday, September 10th for the Beach Plum Festival. The day wil be filled with educational opportunities to learn more about Conserve Wildlife Foundation and other non profits in New Jersey. Present at the event will be more than 100 local vendors, selling arts and crafts, and providing guests with a variety of great food. Don't miss out! 

Waves and Wheels Festival on September 9th!

Come visit Old New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, NJ for a celebration of all outdoor activity at the Jersey Shore. Come enjoy and celebrate your favorite outdoor activities including surfing, skateboarding, stand up paddle boarding, biking, kayaking, fishing, running, exercising, cars and water vehicles. 

Tomato Festival on September 2nd!

Come celebrate the end of the summer season at the Tomato Festival in Wilbraham Park. On Saturday, September 2nd, the festivities will begin at 9am and conclude by 5pm. Proceeds from this event benefit the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May, NJ.  

Fall Migration Bird Walk on September 13th!

Visit the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center in Far Hills, New Jersey for the 2017 Fall Migration Bird Walk - Wayward Warblers. From 8am to 10am on September 13th see songbirds pass through New Jersey on their way south for the winter. American Redstarts, Black-throated Green Warblers, and Magnolia Warblers are just a few of the species that could be observed on your hike. 

Enjoy a Wacky Wednesday at Absecon Lighthouse on August 16!

Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City offers free programs for children twelve and under on select Wednesdays in the months of July & August. Themes change weekly and include The Salty Sea, Pirates & Mermaids, Fairy Tales, Gifts of The Garden, Superheroes & Villains, Dinosaurs, and Outer Space.

Track Local Mammals on August 19th!

Visit the Plainsboro Preserve on August 19th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm for the From Chipmunks to Beaver: Tracking our Local Mammals event. Join skilled naturalists and explore different aspects of nature in New Jersey. Learn how to recognize the signs of feeding, denning and digging and discover what mammals live in the local woods and fields.