The Weekender — Wine Tasting, Tennis, Healthy Kids and More
Check out these fun events that are happening this weekend.
With the promise of beautiful weather (well, perhaps on Sunday!), it's time to pack up the winter sweater and break out the shorts and sun block. We've got a few outdoor events around the towns for locals to enjoy this weekend — just check with organizers in case of rain on Saturday.
Still other events are indoors and weatherproof, including a concert and a Healthy Kids Day. Be sure to check the Patch calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events or to add your event.
Did we miss an event? Tell us in the comments!
New Jersey Greek Fest chairman Peter Ladas invited everyone to "Come be Greek for a day!" as Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Greek Fest.
The festival, which draws thousands from the tri-state area, began Thursday, May 31 and continue from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. The festival concludes on Sunday, when it will begin after church services at noon and wrap up at 5 p.m. The festival includes live music, entertainment and traditional Greek fare including favorites such as baklava.
Kids of all ages can participate in the Healthy Kids Day at the Berkeley Heights YMCA on June 3 starting at 12 noon. The rain date for this day of fun will be June 10 at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool. Fun free activities to include swimming, basketball, volleyball, arts and crafts, face painting and so much more. Free; Sunday, 12 noon – Berkeley Heights
New Providence Tennis Association is hosting a tennis clinic for adults at the New Providence Tennis Courts. This one-hour clinic is followed by an hour of round robin doubles play. This event is free and no fees or advanced registration is required. Free; Sunday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - New Providence
This is an excellent opportunity to get up close with an unusual mammal from Wallaby Tales. Do you like nocturnal animals? Maybe a prehensile tailed porcupine, Astralian Sugar Glider or a Kinkajou? Then this free event is for you! Free; Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - New Providence
Members of the Mountainside PBA Local 126 invite you to join them for wine tasting at L’Affaire Caterers. This evening will be full of fun, great wines, food and cigars. A sampling of signature dishes from local restaurants will be available as well as fine cigars provided by J.R. Tabacco. There will also be a silent auction of sports memorabilia and Disney Artwork. $50.00/per person; Friday 7 p.m. — Mountainside
It is time to apply the sun screen and lace up the hiking boots! You can take a guided nature walk along a hiking trail or help with a repair project. This back to nature event will allow to enjoy the great outdoors. This free event requires registration. Free; Saturday 8:30 a.m to 1 p.m. — Mountainside
Are you familiar with Sister Maureen’s fudge? Maybe Sister Mary Cecilia’s whole wheat bread? This and so much more will be available at this yard and bake sale. Unique items will be for sale along with yummy homemade baked delights. Donations Accepted; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Summit
This event promises to be fun for the entire family with rides, games, face painting and so much more. Stop by the petting zoo and say hi to all the animals. Free; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Summit
Grab your sneakers and get ready to Zumba! This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to work out together. This high energy class will be conducted by certified Zumba Instructor Andrea Lawson. Free; Saturday 10:30 a.m. – Westfield
Relax and enjoy the beautiful music of The Imperial Brass featuring guest conductor Torgny Hanson. All proceeds will go to the Kritsch Anderson Children’s Ed Fund. $20.00 per person; Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Westfield
After the hot humid weather this week, we’re all looking forward to the opening of the pool. Maybe you would enjoy a quick dunk to cool off or participate in one of the fun activities that they have planned. Bring a blanket if you’re going to one of the free movie nights (donations appreciated). Membership is required (residents and non-residents) starting at $180.00 – Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Westfield