Looking for things to do in Basking Ridge this Month? We’ve got you covered! Find everything from family friendly events to experience with the kiddos to more ‘adult’ events like Art Shows and a Nutrition Seminar. See some of the best upcoming events in Basking Ridge and let me know if you end up going to any!
February 10th – 25th | $6-7
Maple sugaring is a tradition in the Northeast that began centuries ago with the Native Americans and Colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life at the Environmental Education Center (EEC). You will see how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 60-minute, outdoor program is conducted at the Sugar Shack, a ½-mile hike from the EEC. Please arrive at the EEC 30-40 minutes before the program start time to purchase tickets and hike to the Sugar Shack to meet your Naturalist. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Boots are recommended as the trails can be wet, muddy, and/or covered by snow.
Great Swamp Events
This independent, non-profit organization is committed to protecting and supporting Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The 8,000 acre Refuge, located in Morris County, New Jersey, provides excellent recreational opportunities for visitors as well as protecting valuable habitat for wildlife.
Friday, February 9 at 10:00 am
Friday Walks with Friends
Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center
Sunday, February 11 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Second Sunday – Wildlife and Habitats of the Lenni Lenape NWR complex
Friday, February 16 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Refuge Readers – A Book Discussion Group
Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center
New Businesses in Town
The Blue Starfish Creative Arts Center & Ridge Sweep Shoppe
The Blue Starfish Creative Arts Center offers creative experiences for all ages, groups and skill levels. They offer drop-in sessions, workshops and classes in order to inspire and enhance everyone’s creative spark and spirit. Check out a list of activities and classes you can sign your kiddo up for here. They offer classes in: Cartooning, Ceramics, Crocheting, DIY Ideas, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Sewing, and SO much MORE.
Ridge Sweet Shoppe JUST opened and let me be the first to tell you that it is one of the BEST dessert shops in the area. They are proud to be the ONLY bakery/sweet shoppe with ALL of their products being gourmet homemade items made by local baker Caitlin Cunningham. They are located at 24 West Oak Street, Basking Ridge, NJ. Learn more here.
Staying Young At Heart
Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Free
Bernards Township Health Department & Nourish and Thrive Nutrition Center presents: Staying Young At Heart. Are you or a loved one struggling with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes? Join Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists for a nutrition presentation and culinary demonstration to improve your heart health. They will highlight what foods to shop for, review strategies to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, and provide delicious samples of heart healthy meals and snacks! Learn more here.
Community Arts Show
Open Daily, 9am – 5pm from March 16 – April 7 | Free
Bernards Township Parks & Recreation is once again partnering with the EEC to host their thirteenth annual, non-juried art show, Inspired by Nature. Bernards Township residents aged 16 and older will showcase their artwork in a variety of mediums. Artist registration takes place in January and February. Click here for more info.
Fabric of Bernards Digital Photography Show
Townwide “Green” Yard Sale
Register by 4/3 | Free to Register
The following zipcodes are invited to be a part of a Townwide “Green” Yard Sale! If you are a resident of 07920, 07931, 07938, or 07939, join in this community event. There is no cost for a resident to participate. YOU will host a sale in your yard/garage! The town will publicize this sale in a “green” way via tools like a listing of participating addresses that will be available on the township website. The town will also publicize this sale within and outside of our community using our town communication channels, local newspapers, etc. Learn more here.
Want to learn about more things to do in Basking Ridge this Month and beyond? Reach out! I’d love to tell you all about the amazing things this area has to offer.
Jennifer Blanchard Team
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