Weekday Fun in NJ: Pirate Day, Peanuts Movie, Afternoon Tea

Nothing says summer evenings like entertainment under the night sky, especially when it’s free! Spend relaxing evenings this week at Point Pleasant’s Kiddie Beach Show, Van Saun’s Zoo-Flix, and Wildwood’s Concert Under the Stars. While we’re talking free, stop by the no-cost Pirate Day and Peanuts Movie. And don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more options!


Sip with your best friend at Afternoon Tea with My Doll and Me. Photo courtesy of Just Bead Yourself.

Monday, August 15

Northern NJ:
Afternoon Tea with My Doll and Me (Westfield)
Take a break from the heat and enjoy treats and crafts at Just Bead Yourself. Participants can create jewelry for themselves and their dolls. Pre-registration is required.

Jersey Shore:
Kiddie Beach Show (Pt. Pleasant Beach)
Head down to Point Pleasant Beach for free evening entertainment every Monday night. Show takes place by amusements. FREE

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Tuesday, August 16

Northern NJ:
The Peanuts Movie (Morristown)
Catch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang on the big screen at Mayo Performing Arts Center. FREE


Pears are on the menu at Terhune Orchards' Read & Pick event. Photo via Bigstock.

Central NJ:
Read & Pick: Pears (Princeton)
Pears are the fruity theme of this semi-monthly family farm program at Terhune Orchards. Kids will hear stories about pears then pick their own. Pre-registration is required.

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Wednesday, August 17

Jersey Shore:
Pirate Day (Point Pleasant Beach)
Ahoy Mateys! Swing by Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for a special pirate-themed day, with balloons, face painting and a pirate show at 6pm. FREE

Southern NJ:
Groovin’ and Grubbin’ (Cherry Hill)
Garden State Discovery Museum hosts this weekly garden party, complete with food trucks, face painting and a kids concert.

More Wednesday Events

Thursday, August 18

Northern NJ:
Zoo-Flix (Paramus)
Bring the family to Van Saun Park after dark for a free showing of Alvin & the Chipmunks: Road Chip. Family-friendly movies play every Thursday. FREE

Jersey Shore:
Wildwood Concert Under the Stars (North Wildwood)
Rock out to Bruce Springsteen hits with The “B” Street Band at Wildwood’s weekly outdoor concert, held at the Lou Booth Amphitheater. FREE

More Thursday Events

Friday, August 19

Jersey Shore:
Music Together Open House (Point Pleasant)
Babies and preschoolers will love singing and dancing at Clarizio Music Studio’s Music Together trial class. Discounts for class registration will be offered at the event. FREE

Northern NJ:
Little Explorers Nature Stroll (Roseland)
Preschoolers are invited to on a nature stroll through wooded wetland and discover summer wildlife at Essex County Environmental Center. Pre-registration is required.

More Friday Events

Top: The Peanuts Movie. Image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

Giant Corn Maze Adventures
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM Pick
Swallow Hill Farm Alpaca Open House
Swallow Hill Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Movie Night at the Farm
Snyder's Farm - 5:30 PM Pick
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
Tymor Park - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides