WNJ Picks for the Holiday Weekend: Get Outside Today in New Jersey

Heads up Weekenders! We’re working hard to be accurate – but we are still amid a global pandemic, so please always check with the venue(s) to determine its operating status.

(Photo Credit/Artem Zhukov)

Before you head out:

  • Contact the business for more information about recent service changes.

  • Always call ahead.

  • Check out the organization's website & social media.

  • Make sure you can bring your furry family along with you.

  • Bring cash (where applicable).

  • Have a plan B. Research the local area for events, playgrounds, or restaurants.

  • Above all, have a wonderful time!!

Time to close your laptops, grab an umbrella and leave your apartments/homes to go exploring — we recommend heading for a walk or biking the New Jersey Palisades Park with scenic views of GWB, and the little red lighthouse.

Fort Lee Historic Park

In the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

Hiking, scenic views and history.

Potters Guild of New Jersey

Online and In-Person Spring Pottery Sale

May 23: 11:00am — 5:00pm

Farmstead Arts Center

3450 King George Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Cape May County Park Zoo

ZOO Hours

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

7 days a week

Park Hours

7:00 a.m. - Dusk

7 days a week


NJ Beaches

Free beach admission and a boardwalk with endless amusements from rides to arcade games, nightlife and restaurants.

Tenafly Nature Center

Trails: Open Daily, one hour after sunrise until one hour prior to sunset (View the Trail Map)


(9:30 am - 4:30 pm daily)

Director’s Diamond Walk, Sunday, May 23rd, From 10:30am-12:00pm. Enjoy a 1-1.5 mile leisurely walk through TNC forest guided by Tenafly’s Executive Director. Learn about the history and ecology of the nature center firsthand. Intended for adults ages 18+ and face masks are required.

African art Museum Tenafly

23 Bliss Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Open seven days a week (8am-5pm)

Free admission. Donations are always welcome.

T.: 201-894-8611

Trailside Museums And Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park

Open Daily, Year-Round

New Hours: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, No reservations needed

Can’t go outside? We got you covered!!

Send a Care Package to a Living Soldier

Support our Armed Forces by sending care packages to members of the military serving abroad. Children can include drawings and letters expressing their thanks, along with your care package. Please be considerate when you make your list, and use this fitting time to perform a good deed for our forces.

Click here for more info.

You can also try out the ‘Hoboken Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades, and Drawing over Video’

Stay safe, hydrated, and take a moment to honor our military personnel this holiday weekend!

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