Free Friday!

Check out our free events in the NJ/NY Area!

Full Moon Hike at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Moonlight isn’t guaranteed, but there’s plenty to learn about New Jersey’s Great Swamp and the natural world at night on this full-moon hike through an area of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge that is usually off-limits to the general public. Maybe we’ll hear barred owls, or flying squirrels, or even coyotes calling out in the dark! Sharpen your senses as we play some games designed to learn more about what it means to be out after dark without a flashlight. To ensure your participation in this event, please PRE-REGISTER right now at Registration is limited to 20 participants. Permission to access the Management Area of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is granted only during the time specified (7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and only in the company of the designated GSWA guide.

July 6 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
32 Pleasant Plains Rd, Harding Twp, NY
Contact Great Swamp Watershed Association for more information 
973-538-3500 or

2. In NYC, we have a free summerscreen at McCarren Park. NYC!

July 11: Cruel Intentions (1999)
July 18: Raising Arizona (1987)
July 25: Dirty Dancing (1987)
August 1: The Princess Bride (1987)
August 8: Top Gun (1986)
August 15: Audience Pick

3. Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. (Floral Park—Little Neck Pkwy/73 Rd)
Queens, NY 11004
phone: 718-347-3276 | fax: 718-347-3243
A working farm within city limits? Enjoy a taste of the country when you visit this museum, situated on the largest remaining tract of farmland in the Big Apple. Nestled within the 47-acre property are historic farm buildings, greenhouses, an orchard and herb garden, farm machinery, and goats, pigs and other animals. Open year-round, this gem of a spot hosts hayrides for the kiddies on weekends (weather permitting), and special events like wreath-making workshops, antique motorcycle and auto shows and the annual Queens County Fair.
4. Sports Cars, Toys, and Comic Book Expo!

Over 125 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet! Featuring: Sports cards, Non-Sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Pokemon, sets, supplies, unopened packs and boxes, toys, games, comic books, coins, beanie babies, videos, posters, jerseys & much more. If you’re looking for it, it’s probably here! Celebrity appearance autograph session! FREE admission! There’s something for everyone!

July 6 – 8
Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Contact Rob Gomberg for more information

5. June 12–August 9

Madison Square Kids at Madison Square Park
This series of family-friendly shows at Madison Square Park features some shows that adults may enjoy, too. For example, Bubble do Beatles (July 17) perform (naturally) Beatles classics. For more info, visit


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