Free Friday! Check Out Free NY/NJ Events!

Howell Living History Farm
101 Hunter Rd Titusville NJ 609-737-3299 
Howell Living History Farm is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 – a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley. When you visit You could build a barn, or deliver a lamb, or bake a loaf of bread from wheat that you grew yourself. Kids can play with the animals or help sweep up the barn. Admission is
 Free to this wonderful farm. Saturday is the best day to go. Clink on link above for more info

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton St. New Brunswick, NJ (732) 932-7237
$3.00 per person for adults who are not members of the museum. But entrance to the museum is 
Freeat all times for members. The museum has many different exhibitions. Click on the link above to see what is happening this month

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 
Mountainside park – Upper Montclair NJ
Hilly terrain and wondrous homes are the setting for this beautiful park. See over 4,000 varieties of Irises. Because of its stunning visual and historical appeal, the “Iris Gardens” has been designated a National Historic Site. The best time to view most in bloom is late May into June.This is another great
Free attraction in NJ 

Sunday, June 24
LGBT Pride March 
The gay pride movement started in New York City more than 40 years ago after the Stonewall Riots, which marked the first uprising of LGBT people against widespread oppression in the United States. Though the struggle for equality is far from over, the reasons to celebrate are piling up, with gay marriage finally legal in New York and the official repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” last year. The annual NYC Pride celebration is the largest in the world, with a week of festivities leading up to the extravagant march through Manhattan, attended by more than 1 million revelers each year. The march begins at noon, heads down Fifth Avenue from 36th Street and ends at the intersection of Christopher and Greenwich Streets. For more information on the week’s activities, see our guide to NYC Pride 2012.

Monday, June 25
Astoria Park Independence Celebration 
Commemorate America’s independence a week early at central Astoria’s annual Independence Day bonanza in Astoria Park. The evening kicks off at 7:30pm with music by Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band, as well as a special performance by United We Sing, a trio of former USO girls who have a distinctly American sound. After nightfall, take in the festive fireworks display over the East River.

Tuesday, June 26
Twelfth Night 
Shakespeare in the Park isn’t the only outdoor theatrical game in town: New York Classical Theatre puts a new spin on the classic Bard comedyTwelfth Night; or, What You Will, a humorous tale of love and mistaken identity, by changing its setting to New York City in 1900. Relax outside and let the talented cast entertain you against the charming backdrop of Battery Park’s historic Castle Clinton. The show starts at 7pm.


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