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October 28, 2021

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Fun things to do in NJ this weekend

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The back-to-school commercials may have already begun, but summer isn’t over yet. Inside or outside, North Jersey has many options to keep you from hitting a summer slump this weekend. 

Dance to live music and enjoy a variety of food at a jazz festival. Take the family on a hike led by a guide from the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. Share your favorite book with a group of book lovers over coffee. Find your inner Zen and your inner balance with paddleboard yoga and meditation.

There are only a few weekends left in summer so be sure to make every minute count. Here are some things to do for the weekend of Aug.13-15.

Thank our troops at a summer festival 

A band on stage at the 2019 Vets Summer Fest.

Show appreciation for veterans while listening to live music and enjoying tasty food, at the annual Vets Summer Fest in Hackettstown. All proceeds go to Operation Chillout, a volunteer organization working to support homeless veterans in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island by providing emergency supplies and survival gear.

The benefit kicks off with a motorcycle poker run. Bikers can register with a $20 donation fee the morning of the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hackettstown Elks Lodge. Participants will follow a scenic route through Warren County, drawing a playing card at each designated stop. Prizes will be awarded to the best and worst poker hands at the end of the run at Vasa Park.

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