Somerset County Events

From Display Gardens & Nursery: The Display Gardens & Nursery are open annually for the Peony Bloom from the last Friday in April through the second Sunday in June. On May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and June 7th we extend our normal 11-5 hours for Friday Night Picnics from 5-7pm. Admission is our standard $10 per person per visit. Infants and children under 2 are free. No reservations are necessary. Our Friday Night Picnics are wonderful events. We have tables and chairs spread throughout the garden but they can fill up. We recommend you bring a picnic blanket and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable. More information 

From Tour of Somerville: Join the fun to kickoff the Memorial Day weekend with the 14th Annual Legal Runaround 5K presented by the Somerset County Bar Foundation. Benefitting the local community the fun starts at 5PM Thursday, May 23 and includes a 3K Poker Walk and Kids’ Dashes. There is music, prizes, and post-event fun all starting at the Somerset County Courthouse, Somerville, NJ. The bike racing action begins on Saturday in Bound Brook, NJ for the 20th Annual Bound Brook Criterium. Top cyclists come to Central Jersey in preparation for the weekend of racing and Main Street, Bound Brook is where it starts. Racing begins at 9 AM and features nine racing categories from juniors, up to seniors, masters, and culminates in professional women’s and men’s races. More information

From Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership: The 2019 Bound Brook Memorial Day Parade presented annually by Giles-Biondi American Legion Post 63 is set for Monday, May 27, rain and/or shine. The parade convenes at Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E. High Street, at 9:30 a.m. and steps off promptly at 10 a.m. The route moves west on High Street, turns right on Church Street and then left on Union Avenue (Route 28) to the War Memorial at Vosseller and Union Avenues for the traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Bound Brook Memorial Day Parade is open to any group, business or individual. Register by emailing BBMemorialDay@gmail.com or using the form at  https://bbmemorialday.wixsite.com/parade/contact-us. For more information call Brad Higginbottom (908-672-6965) or Ben Auletta, Jr. (732-236-6804). More information

From Dunellen’s 6th Annual Spring Market and Craft Show: Scout Troop 119/BSA is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Market and Craft Show, with a new spin and new date! This year’s Indoor and Outdoor Market will be held on June 1 & 2 at American Legion Post 119 located at 137 New Market Rd in Dunellen, NJ. Located one block from the Dunellen Train Station and Downtown Area and is a short distance from Routes 22, 78 and 287. Our indoor & outdoor event has something for everyone! Crafters offering a wide array of handcrafted items, from home décor, clothing, soaps, jewelry and accessories. Brand name consultants selling a huge variety of brand merchandise from jewelry to skincare to clothing! Marketers selling new and gently used merchandise; from mom’s attic, dad’s garage, and the kid’s closets and toy bins! More information

From Peony’s Envy: Join us for a buffet style picnic in the garden among the stunning peak peony bloom. Includes: appetizers, salads, bread, mains, and dessert. BYOB. Saturday, June 1, 2019. 5:00-7:00pm. $100 per person. Space is limited, we recommend getting tickets in advance. More information

From Stone House at Stirling Ridge: Ever wished you could make your own delicious cocktails like the ones you get at the Stone House bar? Then you won’t want to miss our monthly cocktail classes. Bring a friend, a coworker, or even a date and one of our master mixologists will teach you how to mix up the drinks yourself and impress your house guests! All materials are provided, and a selection of appetizers are served for the evening. Starts at 7pm. $45 per guest. SOLD OUT February 7th All About Love March 14th Saint Patrick’s Day Theme April 4th Spring Cocktails May 16th National Mimosa Day June 6th Summer Cocktails July 18th American Cocktails August 8th Tiki Cocktails September 19th Fall Cocktails October 31st Spooky Cocktails November 21st Punch “Goup Cocktails” December 19th Eggnog class

From Somerset Patriots Revolutionary Spirit Night: The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a Patriotic Baseball when they enter the ballpark. The Somerset Patriots will host Revolutionary Spirit Night at the ballpark. Fans will be able to enjoy different displays throughout the concourse honoring the history of the Revolutionary War. Come out and see a replica boat that George Washington used to cross the Delaware. The first 500 Fans in attendance will receive Quill Pens presented by Crossroads of the American Revolution. Come out to the ballpark and meet General George Washington. More information

From Downtown Somerville: The 2019 Somerville Craft Beer Fest presented by Tapastre and Project PUB will be here before you know it! More information

From The Brook Arts Center: Join the Historic Brook Theater as we celebrate the 4th of July! On June 29, at 8 pm, you will be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in 1776 the movie, based on the musical about the birth of a nation! With the Boston Harbor still stained from over-taxed British tea, a revolution is brewing in the colonies! And now England has thousands of troops headed for America’s shores to squelch her subjects’ freedom-loving spirit! Then, on Sunday, June 30, we bring to the big screen the 1942 classic Yankee Doodle Dandy. Starring James Cagney, as the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. More information

From The Center for Contemporary Art: Good Libations from 7-10 p.m. Good Libations is a walk-around tasting of fine wines, craft beers and spirits in the unique setting of fine art galleries and professional art studios. Surrounded by contemporary art, guests sample and savor little-known wines from around the globe, cold craft beers, curated seasonal cocktails, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by live music. More information

From Far Hills Race Meeting: The 99th annual Far Hills Race Meeting – the country’s most prestigious steeplechase event and one of New Jersey’s beloved social events — will be held Saturday, October 19th at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ. The event is co-sponsored by Open Road Auto Group and Peapack-Gladstone Bank to benefit Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey, LifeCamp, Somerset ARC, Bonnie Brae School, Community in Crisis and healthcare in the region. More information

From Downtown Somerville: Somerville Spooktacular Community event presented by Somerville Recreation. Enjoy music, activities, and entertainment on Division Street, Main Street, and at Borough Hall. Participating merchants will be handing out candy to trick or treaters! Free parking in lots 1, 2, and 4 as a treat for parents. Rain or shine. Date(s): October 31, 2018 Time(s): 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location(s): Downtown Somerville More information