It's time for the weekend! Here are 11 events to consider in Middlesex County and in other parts of Central Jersey. 

Family Movie and Picnic

EAST BRUNSWICK –The library invites community members to a family movie and picnic on Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. The movie will include fruit and popcorn. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket and snacks. 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick.

Friday Afternoon Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

MONROE – The library will show the film “Mary Poppins Returns,” on Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe.

Friday Film: What They Had

OLD BRIDGE – Watch “What They Had,” at the Old Bridge library on Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m. After her ailing mother wanders off during a blizzard, Bridget returns to her childhood home in Chicago, accompanied by her rebellious daughter. Forced to referee between her father’s stubborn insistence that his wife remains at home and her equally determined brother’s efforts to place her in a “memory care” facility, Bridget struggles to make sense of a lifetime of family conflict. With her mother’s decline becoming increasingly obvious, long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface. 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge.

Heat Gun Food Science

PLAINSBORO – Children in Grades 4-7 can learn how to mix science and cooking by using a heat gun to create tasty treats and perform food-based science experiments at the Plainsboro library on Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Register online. Note any food allergies. 9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro. 


NEW BRUNSWICK – Hub City Sounds presents “Carifest,” a tribute to Caribbean culture on Aug. 24 at noon at Boyd Park. The “Carifest” will feature Caribbean cuisine, music, dance, a jerk chicken tasting contest and a theatrical tribute to Paul Robeson. There are also activities for children. Off Route 18 North near Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick.

Latino Festival

HIGHTSTOWN – The annual Latino Festival of Hightstown-East Windsor is Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at Rocky Brook Park. The festival will show the music and dance traditions of the various Latin communities that reside in the region, and will feature educational exhibitions, craft activities and food sales. 170 Bank St., Hightstown.

Out of This World Performance

PRINCETON – The Out of This World Performance Troupe will take attendees on a musical trip through time in its “Music Through the Decades,” on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Nassau Park Pavilion. 100 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton.

Indo-American Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK – Hub City Sounds continues its cultural celebrations with the Indo-American Festival on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Boyd Park. The event will feature food, music and dance based on cultural traditions from northern and southern India. It will also have yoga classes and demonstrations. Off Route 18 North near Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick.

Lobster Food Truck

EAST WINDSOR – Working Dog Winery will host Cousin’s Main Lobster food truck on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of eating lobster and live music by Rhyme & Reason. Free admission. 610 Perrineville Road, East Windsor.

Incredibles 2

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Yard at College Ave will show “Incredibles 2” on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. for its free family movie summer program. 40 College Ave., New Brunswick.

George Krauss Memorial Band

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The George Krauss Memorial Band will perform at the Spring Lake Park Gazebo, Maple Avenue, South Plainfield on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

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