Have Fun This Father’s Day ––Ideas To Do In NJ This Weekend Including The Juneteenth Day Celebration
Celebrate the special person in your life – whether your stepfather(s), biological father, or just spiritual father(s).
Whether this weekend is about being active, artistic, funny, or even daring, we’ve got some great suggestions to make it a weekend to remember.
This year the Juneteenth in-person and virtual celebrations are kicked off for the first time as a recognized national holiday as of this week, but more symbolic than anything.
1). Juneteenth Arts Festival
Sat, June 19, 2021
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
This is a family friendly event with food, live entertainment, giveaways and more.
1 Swanstrom Place East, Union, NJ 07083
2). Juneteenth, virtual & in - person events:
Presented by Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
Saturday, June 19,
10am - 5pm
The Newark Museum of art is offering a wide virtual selection into history to honor this day that still “underscores the inequities and the chasm between the racial divide in America.”
The Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington St, Newark, NJ
***In-person visits must reserve timed tickets in advance.
3). Jersey Shore Juneteenth Celebration
Sat, June 19, 2021
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
This event is located in Long Branch, NJ - just a mile from the beach.From unique great food to the latest fashion trends from minority owned businesses, to history of the “great migration,” to dancing, in a celebration of African Culture.
In addition you can learn about how to start your own business in our home state!
515 Bath Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
4). Juneteenth Ride with Blood Sweat and Gears Bike Club
Sat, June 19, 2021
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM EDT
Join Trek bikers for a solidarity ride to celebrate Emancipation Day and honor Black lives.
“Meet at Trek Bicycle Edgewater at 11:00 am and ride to 125th Street Pier (700 W 125th St, Harlem) where we will meet more riders. Together we'll roll out at 2pm, and ride 8 – 10 miles through Harlem.
We’ll be stopping at Black-owned businesses along the way, so be sure to bring money in addition to your bike, helmet, and hydration.”
Free bike checks, water, and light snacks will be provided before the ride at Trek Bicycle Edgewater.
Trek Bicycle Edgewater
14 Edgewater Towne Center
Edgewater, NJ 07020
5). Escape Room NJ
Contact for price
Whether you’re planning to solve a mystery, crave a virtual escape, or crave to break some items, the Escape Room NJ seems to have a variety of options to satisfy most cravings.
Good to know:
Arrive 15 -20 minutes before your scheduled session time. Late arrivals will not be permitted into the room.
157A Main St Hackensack, NJ 07601
19 Waverly Lane Madison, NJ 07940
Pompton Lakes, 200 Wanaque Ave, 07442
36 North Dean St Englewood Nj 07631
6). The 8th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration
June 20, 10am – noon
Father’s Day kicks off the 8th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration. This is a free live interactive two hour event hosted by Fit Fathers.
The entire family and friends can try different physical and wellness activities, like boxing and yoga, in quick, 20-minute classes. The full schedule of events can be found online.
In- Person Attendance:
Sunday June 20, 10am -12pm EDT
Silver Spring Civic Center, At Veterans Plaza
8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
(Rain or shine Event takes place under the pavilion)
*Arrive at 9:30 am for check-in and bring an exercise or yoga mat
You can check out the website here for more info.
Happy Fathers Day to all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers –whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.
7). Have the Family Create The Father's Day card or painted shells // stones.
This can be an inexpensive project that everyone can participate in. Have the kids add their art work and thoughtful sayings, or if they are too young to do that, add their tiny hand and foot prints.
What you’ll need:
Water and/or acrylic paint
8). Father's Day Walk
Sunday, June 20, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.,
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Tenafly Nature Center is offering a guided walk outdoors for Fathers Day. This is great for outdoor enthusiasts, or for anyone who wants to be outdoors on this special day.
All ages welcome.
9). Climb Absecon Lighthouse - The tallest Lighthouse in NJ
June 19 & June 20
11 am-4 pm
The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City is a fun and different thing to do today (that if you’re not afraid of heights).
Why not take this challenge and climb the 228 steps to the top of New Jersey’s tallest beacon. The last climb for the day will leave at 3:30 pm.
You can also check out the free Keeper’s House Museum, exhibits and lighthouse grounds.
Complete list of admission costs, discounts for students, seniors, and Atlantic City residents, along with coupons can be found on their website.
10). Go on a Road Trip
With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, there is no better time to go on a road trip. Why not take your dad, or father figure on an exciting road trip?
Best part about road trips; you can go as far as you want and visit various places that he likes, such as museums, ice cream places, or outdoors spots.
With these 10 Father’s Day ideas for gifts and activities, you’ll be able to plan the most memorable day for your dad.
No matter what you decide to give or do this weekend, your dad/grandfather/father figure will know how much he is loved. For dads, that’s the greatest gift of all!!
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