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).


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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.



Juneteenth

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

In Person

Sat, June 19, 2021

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

This is a family friendly event with food, live entertainment, giveaways and more.


Location:

1 Swanstrom Place East, Union, NJ 07083


Click here for more info.




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.”


Location:

The Newark Museum of Art

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ


***In-person visits must reserve timed tickets in advance.


Click here for more information.




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!


Location

10PRL

515 Bath Avenue

Long Branch, NJ 07740


Click here for more info.




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.


Location

Trek Bicycle Edgewater

14 Edgewater Towne Center

# 3a

Edgewater, NJ 07020


Click here for more info.




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.


Our locations:

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


Contact Info




6). The 8th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration

Free

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.


Join Fit Fathers for a Live Interactive Workout on Facebook here.


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:

  • Paper

  • Shells (optional)

  • Stones (optional)

  • Crayons

  • Water and/or acrylic paint

  • Paint brushes

  • Imagination



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.


Click here for more info.




9). Climb Absecon Lighthouse - The tallest Lighthouse in NJ

June 19 & June 20

11 am-4 pm

$10/adults, $6


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.


Ages 4-12.


Free Parking.


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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