Fashion Field Launch Party – October 10th, 2014 @ The Headliner

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014; 7pm,, after part at 10pm
Address: The Headliner; 1401 Route 35, Neptune, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of. Age 21+

You can get tickets HERE

RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE

Official Press Release:

Fashion Field LLC and Motor Media in association with The Headliner present an exciting evening of style on October 10th. This night will include a fashion show featuring Setata and DiLaRu Boutique with performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic.

Setata is a clothing line that encompasses the east coast street and shore lifestyle for both men and women. “The brand represents a funky-fresh, couture-inspired line, driven to encourage people to make bold statements,” Lyndsay Palianto, Setata.

DiLaRu Boutique has a unique collection or the most trendy fashion and accessories. They offer fashion jewelry and accessories, handbags, clothing, and much more for any occasion.

DJ Skribble of MTV fame is a DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality, and actor. His most known shows were MTV Jams, The Grind, MTV Spring Break, and Total Request Live. He has also toured and collaborated with artists like Taio Cruz, P. Diddy, Ciara, Britney Spears, Dave Navarro, and Tommy Lee. Skribble was number 3 the last two years in the DJ Times for the top DJ’s in the world and continues to produce top 10 Billboard mix compilations.

DJ Skribble

Louie Devito, America’s top selling dance DJ, was best known for his mix series, NYC Underground Party. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, and Wynter Gordon. Some of his exclusive remixes were The Jungle Brothers “Girl I’ll House You”, Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” and Cody Simpson featuring Flo Rida “lyly”. He has also teamed up with Lucas Prata on “Nowhere Left To Go” and is currently working on a new production.

Vicious Vic was the DJ that gave global recognition to the Caffeine brand and the New York Underground. He also owns the widely successful Moist Music NYC.

The show will take place October 10th with Setata and performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic. Invite only fashion show at 7pm and the after party open to the general public at 10pm at The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, located in Neptune, NJ 07753.

For more information contact or by phone 973-615-8902

13 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th, 2014

Annual Highlands Oktoberfest – Oct 4


The 14th Annual Highlands Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 2pm – 9pm at Veterans Park. Modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating; drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, children’s activities, crafters, live music, dancing and other great entertainment.  Executive Chef Butch Greenwaldt formerly of the Hofbrauhaus is preparing the menu with plenty of traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles along with other tasty fare to please the kids and those less adventurous. Quench your thirst with plenty of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark.

Admission and Parking is Free.

Asbury Park Zombie Walk – Oct 4

Last year, The New Jersey Zombie Walk shattered records, proving to the world that the Jersey Shore lives. We showed what it really means to be strong and we are a community built of many amazing people…or should we say zombies? Are you ready to stumble the streets of Asbury Park in the name of a zombie’s favorite thing….BRAINS?

Like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @NJZombieWalk

Date: October 4th, 2014; Begins at 10am
Address: Asbury Park Boardwalk; Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival – Oct 4

The Glassboro Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro. This event features a sampling of a wide variety of craft beers from all over the country, along with food, fun, live entertainment and vendors tailored to craft beer enthusiasts.

Date: October 4th, 2014; 1 to 5pm
Address: 201 Rowan Boulevard , Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 to $40. $5 for non-drinkers. Get tickets HERE

Harborfest – Oct 4th

Chowder contest, Clam Eating contest, Blessing of the Fleet, Daisy Jug Band and food vendors.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Marina Park; 347 42nd Place, Sea Isle City, NJ
Cost: Free

Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival – Oct 4th

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a free street fair from 10 am – 8 pm on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of free musical entertainment.  A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces will take place from noon – 4 pm.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Address: Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Ave., Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free

Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson St – Oct 4

Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Jackson St, Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Food Trucks and Fire Pits – Oct 4 & 5

Once again food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine! Live music all day and the gathering of good friends will make this day special. Enjoy gourmet treats from the tri-state area’s top food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the view of the vineyard. No pets or outside food allowed. Admission includes parking, shuttle service and entrance to the event

Dates: October 4th & 5th, 2014
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  Event Admission fee $8 per person Saturday or Sunday.  Buy tickets here. 12 and under are free, children are welcome! Tickets can be purchased the day of.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @NJLauritaWinery

Hammonton Fall Festival – Oct 4 & 5

Over 40 seasonal craft beers and ciders to try out. Live Music by The Benderz, Goodman Fiske and Mesquite Honey.  DJ Ralph D’Amelio form the Tropicana Tango Bar in Atlantic City. Over 60 crafters and food vendors.

Dates:  October 4th & 5th, 2014; Begins at Noon
Address:Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds; 3rd & French Sts., Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free Admission & Parking

25th Annual Cranberry Festival - Oct 4th & 5th


This is one of the largest Juried Craft Shows in New Jersey. Over 125 vendors featuring the finest craftsmen in the region come to sell their creations from fine arts, pottery, homemade pastries, jams, wines, jewelry and clothing. Enjoy the vintage car show on Saturday and live music and entertainment for everyone all weekend.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: 200 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City, NJ
Cost: Free

Oktoberfest in Historic Smithville – Oct 4th & 5th

Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more!

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: 615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ
Cost: Free

26th Annual Chowderfest Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th

This family fun festival features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. It has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome in the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on October 4, 2014, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off Classic.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Little League Field; 9th St. & Taylor Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
Cost: Free for the Merchant Mart on Oct 4th, Oct 5th – $20+. Buy tickets HERE

Grand Harvest Wine Festival - Oct 4 & 5

20 New Jersey wineries will take a break from the intensity of the Autumn harvest to celebrate the latest and greatest vintages of New Jersey wine at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris County. Bands, food trucks, arts and crafts all will highlight a terrific family friendly event.

Dates: October 4 & 5, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, NJ
Cost:  $20 (additional service charge applies; $25 at the Gate. Two Day Pass – $40 (21 or older). Buy tickets Here

Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Oct 5

High Point Brewing Co. (Ramstein) – Brooklyn Brewery – Flying Dog
River Horse – Carton Brewing Co.  – Kane BRewing Co. – Weyerbacher
Ommegang – Docs Hard Cider

“The Defending Champions”

Date: Sunday, October 5th, 2014; 12pm to 7pm
Address: Pig & Prince; 1 Lackawanna Plaza. Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: $20; $5 per token

Affordable Fall Art Classes & Workshop at Arts Guild NJ in Rahway

Arts Guild NJ, a non-profit arts center located in Rahway, NJ runs classes in the Fall for adult, teens, and kids classes. The classes are super affordable and taught by accredited, talented artists. Classes run for 8 weeks and are generally 2+ hours. See class booklet for details and prices. If you are interested, please register ASAP!

The Following Classes Have Openings:

Adult Day
Expressive Watercolor – Begins this Wed, Oct 1st
Oil Painting: Basics and Beyond – Begins this Thurs, Oct 2nd

Adult Evening
Drawing the Human Figure – Begins Tues, Oct 7th
Watercolor – Wed, Oct 8th
Painting with Oils or Acrylic – Wed, Oct 8th
Beginning Stained Glass – Wed, Oct 8th
Drawing Principles – Thurs, Oct 9th
Int/Advanced Stained Glass – Thurs, Oct 9th

Kids and Teens
Drawing Exploration – Tues, Oct 7th
Sculpture – Tues, Oct 7th
Cartooning – Sat, Oct 11th
Art Story – Sat, Oct 11th
Manga – Sat, Oct 11th

You can register and pay for classes on


The Arts Guild will be offering two exciting workshops: Portrait in a Day taught by Westfield, New Jersey artist Gary Godbee on Saturday, November 1, 2014 and The Six- Hour Art Major, a two-day workshop taught by Gene Wisniewski on November 1 and 8, 2014 . Both workshops will be held in our studio classroom space on the corner of Easterbrook and Milton Avenues in Rahway at the Senior Center Annex, 125 West Milton Avenue.

This marks the second time Arts Guild New Jersey is offering the Six-Hour Art Major seminar taught by Gene Wisniewski. The Six-Hour Art Major, with its tag line “Art School, Condensed”, features mini-versions of Art History and Art Appreciation, hands-on drawing exercises, and a general discussion on developing creativity. “By making yourself into an artist, you get a whole different take on art,” Mr. Wisniewski says.         “You get to learn what goes into making art, and can develop a better understanding of it.”

Mr. Wisniewski has offered versions of his Six-Hour Art Major seminar at prestigious and diverse venues such as the 92nd Street Y, SUNY Purchase, and social club Soho House New York, as well as privately. The 2-part course is going to be offered on two consecutive Saturdays, November 1st and 8th, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00pm (each half) at 125 West Milton Avenue in the Rahway Senior Center ANNEX. The workshop fee is $95 for Arts Guild Members and $105 for non-members.

Portrait in a Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The workshop fee is $85 for Art Guild Members and $95 for non-members. The foundation of a realist portrait is a solid understanding of how to render a like-ness through drawing the way light and shadow defines form. In this one-day drawing workshop, students will work from a live model as we explore the major forms of the head and the individual features of the face. The goal of the workshop is for each student to gain stronger control of form and value as we complete a portrait drawing in one session. We will be creating heightened drawings using hard and soft pencils and white chalk on toned paper. This technique allows the artist to more easily work on both the highlights and the shadow areas of the form in order to create a convinc-ing illusion of 3-dimensional space. There will be a half-hour break for lunch. A materials list will be emailed to you after registering for this workshop.

You can register and pay for workshops on

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.

Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

Diner Round Up – Park Nine Diner in Freehold

This week I got to check out a new diner, and I got to experience it with a fellow blogger who loves NJ diners as much as I do: Hollie who’s blog is

Hollie and I have been trying to get  together for a while, so I’m glad it finally happened. I’m sure we’ll review another diner together soon.


I haven’t been to the Park Nine Diner in Freehold. I was a frequent visitor of this diner location, back when it was called the Golden Bell Diner. Not only has the name changed, but so has the owners and the entire look of the place. It’s definitely more modern looking inside now.


I decided on getting stuffed mushroom caps (stuffed with crab meat) since I had been ordering a lot of paninis lately. The food was good, and I’m glad I got to have the leftovers for lunch the following day. I’m still confused about the random piece of toast though…

Hollie got a Greek Salad with Salmon which looked really good, and I kind wish I got instead. Oh well, next time! She also got coffee with whipped cream which was an excellent idea.

Be sure to check out Hollie’s blog HERE

Follow her on Twitter @FueledbyLOLZ, Facebook & Instagram.

If you’re in the area you should definitely check out the Freehold Raceway Mall as well as iPlay America which is also close by.

Basic Info
Address: 3320 Rt 9 South & Adelphia Rd, Freehold, NJ
Phone #: (732) 462-7259

To see their menu check out their Website

Diner Facts:
24 Hours – No
Parking Lot – Yes
Liquor License – No
Salad Bar – Yes
Homemade Desserts – Yes

Call for Artists – New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show!

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media.  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

Also, don’t forget about my other, small but still awesome art show on Sunday, October 19th. To RSVP to that event click HERE.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.

Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

Ocean Galleries Host Dr. Suess Exhibition for Columbus Day Weekend


Ocean Galleries hosts the “Secrets of the Deep” over Columbus Day weekend, featuring a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss. The exhibition opens Friday, October 10 and runs through Sunday, October 19, 2014, with gallery receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, October 11 and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 12.

About Ocean Galleries:

For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists’ watercolors, nationally recognized artists’ originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit

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For more information on Art Galleries and Museums in NJ click Here

Official Press Release:

Ocean Galleries hosts a whimsical and historic exhibition over the Columbus Day weekend highlighting 70 years of Dr. Seuss’s creativity and artwork.  “Secrets of the Deep,” featuring a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss, opens on Friday, October 10 and runs through Sunday, October 19, 2014.  There will be special gallery receptions featuring noted Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, October 11 and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 12.

Visitors will view works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, and explore The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure.  Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast.


For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds.  However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public.  Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and sculpture that he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.

Ocean Galleries is one of the few galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection.  Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries, explains, “We are proud to provide our community with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time.”

Artworks from this historic collection have traveled to museums and galleries across three continents since its inception in 1997, with works from The Art of Dr. Seuss now hanging in collections alongside the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, and other 20th century masters.  Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions have been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures.  Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.

Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) asked his wife, Audrey, to wait until he was gone before bringing these works to the public.  Secretly, he wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, but publicly, he was quick to describe his private works as “Midnight Paintings.”  In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel writes, “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.”


Amazingly, despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death.  That year, Audrey Geisel commissioned this exclusive project and put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions that would carry out her promise to Ted, while firmly establishing him as one of the most iconic talents of the twentieth century.

Join us for this fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel beginning Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor).  The Stone Harbor gallery will host receptions with curatorial by Jeff Schuffman from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, October 11 and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 12.

Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor is open 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM seven days a week, with extended hours for special events.  For more information or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit

What’s New at

Things have been super busy at New Jersey Isn’t Boring the last few weeks!

Two big changes to the site include a tab at the top of the site called ” New Jersey Isn’t Boring Events” which has a drop down for my weekly update on fun events for the week (updated Wednesday AM) as well as links to events I’m personally sponsoring or co-sponsoring.

The other change is a link to the top of the page called “Fall Events and Festivals – Resources”. This link includes resources on other sites about events going on in NJ for Fall and Halloween. Definitely check those out…there’s so much going on this Fall. Two of the links under the resources are my own: Ghost Tours and Zombie Walks. I have updated those lists for you…so check that out!

Something awesome you should know about is a contest I’m running to win this awesome art work from Chris Ernst:


Read all about how to enter that HERE. PS. It’s super easy to enter the contest!

Speaking of art work…

I have two art shows coming up. One on October 19th at the Rail House in Rahway, and the other March 22 – April 16, 2015 at Arts Guild NJ.

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To apply for the show in March, apply via this link. FREE to apply. Deadline is November 30th. Get to it!

In case you didn’t realize, I reached by 6 month milestone, and wrote all about it. You can read that HERE. Thank you for reading!

Also, not to brag, bu I also reached 5,000+ Facebook fans which was a pretty amazing feeling. Thank you for your support!

I have continuing to add things to Pinterest, and I created a new board about TV shows that take place in NJ. One of those TV Stars happens to follow me on Twitter @NJisntBoring. You should too…

Speaking of Pinterest..I have a new Pinterest helper, Jackie Greenhaus who is awesome and super helpful. I’ve learned about a lot of new things from her. If you are interested in helping too…please email me at It is an unpaid position…but if you enjoy pinning then pin along with me!


I’m finally using my Instagram account more too…so make sure to “follow” me there as well.

I guess that’s it! Thanks for reading!

-Cyd, New Jersey Isn’t Boring

New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show @ Rail House, Rahway – Oct 19

railhouse show

REMINDER! New Jersey Isn’t Boring is SO happy to announce it’s first art show, to be held at the Rail House  in Rahway, NJ on Sunday, October 19th at 5pm. This event is part of a weekly event called called Soft Sounds and Creative Wonders run by the Rail House. It features acoustic musicians and local artwork.

The event will feature 3 artists whose work represents NJ. The three artists will be Chris Ernst, Corey Hudson, and Scott Modrzynski.

“Bruce Buns”, Chris Ernst

All three artists have art work that represents NJ in a fun way.

Chris Ernst from New Brunswick has pop culture art inspired by NJ, Corey Hudson takes refurbished wood from Hurricane Sandy and transforms it into art, and Scott Modrzynski aka Mojoswork takes the state shape and turns in into something awesome ie Spiderman.

Come eat, drink and have a good time while chatting with NJ Artists! FREE to attend! RSVP HERE!

“Seaside Fire NJ Thirteen”, Corey Hudson

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014; 5pm to 11pm
Address: 1449 Irving St, Rahway, NJ
Cost: Free to attend. I recommend getting drinks and dinner at the restaurant. AWESOME menu

The Rail House in Rahway

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook too!

14 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Sept 25 – 28, 2014

Golden Door International Film Festival: September 25th – 28th


The Golden Door Film Festival was founded by actor Bill Sorvino on the dream of giving every filmmaker the opportunity or “Golden Door” to be on equal footing.  We are an elite festival but we are far from elitist! We believe that all selected films to our festival’s program, deserve equal treatment and so do the filmmakers, actor and crew behind them.  The name Golden Door Film Festival was derived from the poem by Emma Lazarus which adorns the base of the Statue of Liberty (in Jersey City waters!). The final line of that poem reads “I lift my lamp beside the golden door”.   Jersey City is that golden door and Ellis Island (also in Jersey City waters) served as the door to opportunity for several decades.

Set with the backdrop of the beautiful Manhattan skyline, this four day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the NYC indie filmmaking landscape. Screenings, after parties and gala celebrations all take place within some of the most beautiful local treasures Jersey City has to offer. Located immediately next to downtown Manhattan, Golden Door Film Festival is an indie filmmakers dream come true. The festival affords all filmmakers the opportunity to be on an equal plane; from the burgeouning helmer to the most well known actors and established directors and producers today.

Dates: September 25th – 28th, 2014. View Schedule HERE
Address: 31 Glenwood Ave Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $10+. View all options and purchase tickets HERE

Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest – Sept 26-28

The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival is a three-day festival in the popular “shoulder” season of Cape May County. It will take place on Sept. 26-28, on the property of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City. The property is home to a number of other popular events, including Sea Isle City’s Columbus Day Weekend Italian Festival and the Sea Isle City Craft Beer and Rock Fest. The event itself will feature up to a dozen food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, family fun, and more. The focus is to bring all of the hottest food trucks in the Tri-State Area., the best sweets along the Cape May seashore, along with the top crafts in food and cooking related products.

For more info follow them on Facebook and Twitter @Seaislecityfood

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City
Cost: Free admission

New Heights Festival - Sept 26 – 28

All events are free admission – featuring live music, action sports and more. Surf, SUP & Wakeboard events Surf & SUP clinics, Yoga & Tai Chi on the beach, live music, freestyle BMX, and skateboard stunt shows, elite amateur boxing matches, vendor village, fireworks, and more.

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: 901 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Beer on the Pier Festival in Belmar – Sept 27

belmar beer on the pier

What beats spending the afternoon sampling a wide array of the best craft beer from across New Jersey, the US and the globe, while enjoying the cool breezes and scenic vistas of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar Marina? The Second Annual Beer on the Pier festival will be help on Saturday, September 27th,2014 at the Belmar Marina; K Street Pier. The festival features over 40 labels (12 oz or more) with representatives on hand. Food provided by 9th Ave Pier.A great way to say goodbye to summer and support the Belmar Relief Fund.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014; Two sessions: 12:30-3:30pm and 4:00-7:00pm
Address: Belmar Marina; K Street Pier, Belmar, NJ
Cost: $35 before Sept 26th, $40 at the Gate. $10 Designated Driver. Get Tickets HERE

Capital City Food Truck Battle – Sept 27

All-star collection of the best food trucks in the Tristate area compete for the first ever CAPITAL CITY FOOD TRUCK BATTLE!  Competition will be fierce! Bragging rights will be earned! Stomachs will be filled! Locally designed and sourced trophy from the Trenton’s AbominOg Intl. Arts Collective Cash prize for the winner. Beer garden and wine bar located in the courtyard of Trenton Social. Trucks will be parked and served in the Trenton Social parking lot.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014; 11am – 7pm
Address: Trenton Social; 449 S Broad St, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Cost: $5

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival – Sept 27

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is an Annual Event in September at Hamilton Square, Jersey City. Full of BBQ, vendors, live bands, fun and excitement, it is NOT to be missed!! Proceeds of the BBQ Festival support the Hamilton Park Conservancy!

Date: Saturday. September 27th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: 232 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Read Between  the Vines – Sept 27

Come and mingle with your favorite Adult/NA authors while enjoying tastings of wine! Join us September 27th, 2014 at 12 PM for one of the sassiest author events to hit New Jersey! Hosted by Ginger Sharp, the day will be filled with a book signing, wine tastings, giveaways, and more!  Must be 18 or older to mingle, 21 and over to drink. Ticket price includes wine tasting and buffet lunch. Glasses of wine are also available for purchase. This event will be held at Plagido’s Winery, in Hammonton, NJ.

Date: Saturday, September 28th; Begins at Noon
Address: Plagido’s Winery; 570 N. First Road, Hammonton, NJ
Cost:$25 General Admission Tickets available until September 26th, 2014. $30 at the door day of show if not sold out

Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival - Sept 27 & 28

Sponsored by Alba Vineyard and Wegmans to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines at the first annual Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival at Alba Vineyard on September 27 and 28, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m..

The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy.

In staying true to the Foodshed Alliance’s mission, the festival will feature:

  • New Jersey’s most reputable chefs who will present cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples.
  • Local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers will also share tips and strategies on how to best prepare, preserve and enjoy food locally produced in New Jersey.
  • Tours of the vineyard will be ongoing throughout the even

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; 12 to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard, Milford NJ
Cost: $25 in advance, $25 at door. Buy Tickets Here

16th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend – Sept 27 & 28

Keeping with tradition, the Oktoberfest will focus on celebrating traditional music, native dress and a special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. Authentic German foods including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. The weekend long event will offer non-stop entertainment. The Adler’s, a notable German Band will perform familiar German tunes and will be accompanied by spectacular dancers, bell ringers and water goblet musicians. Activities for kids will include Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Super Slide, and more. RAIN OR SHINE!

Dates: September 27th – 28th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: Chubb Park; Rt. 24 W., Chester, NJ
Cost:  $6, 12 and under Free.

Waterfront Wine and Food Festival – Sept 27 & 28

The festival will feature multiple tastings from nine wineries: Renault, Natali, Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa, Di Matteo Vineyard, Plagidos, Sharrot and Wagonhouse.

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East; 753 Park Road, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Cost: $20 – $40. Buy Tickets Here

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival– Sept 28

The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is back on Sunday, September 28th (Rain Date Oct 5), 2014 from noon – 7pm. A huge family food and music festival featuring Red Bank’s top restaurants as well as entertainment with live music!    It will also be a family friendly event, with activities for the kids. Top bands performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues, funk and rock and roll.  There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants. The festival will be held in the White Street Parking Lot. The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, and Red Bank RiverCenter.

The after-party begins at 7PM at THE DUBLIN HOUSE, 30 Monmouth Street, adjacent to the festival site.

Date: September 28th, 2014; Noon to 7pm
Address: White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10.

BBQ Showdown – Sept 28

Join the City of South Amboy and iRun New Jersey for the hottest BBQ festival in Central New Jersey. Previous food events at the Park have drawn thousands so plan to get there early! BBQ Showdown features the best Gourmet BBQ Food Vendors in the area with plenty of retail vendors, exhibitors, workshops and activities. There will be live music on stage all day, with the bands After the Reign, the Mark Miklos Band, Kentucky Rifles, AJ Jansen, and 11:56. The event is emceed by WCTC’s radio host, Bert Baron.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, friends and most of all, your appetites! Event is Rain or Shine!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Raritan Bay Waterfront; Keenan Way, South Amboy, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival – Sept 28

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and more. Plus 3 stages of live music and a special children’s section with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.  Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 11am to 6pm
Address: Between Observer Hwy. & 7th S, Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Harvest Home Festival – Sept 28

An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s. It takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company. It calls not only for the exhibition of the best products that have been grown and the best needlework that has been done in the community, but also for games, athletic contests and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago with wagon rides, games and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions ranging from needlework, baked goods to homegrown vegetables. Each person entering in a competition will have a chance to win a prize ribbon.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: Historic Longstreet Farm; 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Giveaway/Contest from Etsy Store of the Week: Chris Ernst

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As you may know, or should know, every week I have a new Etsy Store of the Week. This week the store is Chris Ernst Art.

This week, Chris is offering a 25% off discount at his Etsy Store with the Promo Code: NJISNTBORING. This offer is good until September 30th, 2014.

Additionally, Chris is offering a giveaway for 5 of his “Boss” pop art, inspired by Bruce Springsteen.


Rules for the Contest:

1. To enter this contest you must like both New Jersey Isn’t Boring and Chris Ernst Art on Facebook
2. You must “Like” and “Share” a status about the contest.
3. The winner will be picking on Monday, Sept 29th at noon on Facebook.

That’s it!

Additionally, you can see Chris’s art at the following locations:
1. OQ coffee in Highland Park.  It will be on display through the Fall
2. Guild of Creative Arts from September 27th through October 28th
3. The New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show – Sunday, Oct 19th in Rahway, NJ

Be sure to follow Chris Ernst on Instagram @CErnstArt
Follow his blog on

Artistic Vision (via Chris Ernst):

I am intrigued by the deconstruction of pop art through the process of human fabrication. I believe detours along the creative journey often result in new, captivating destinations.

I have a strong linear focus and an emphasis on complementary colors. The mood is both fresh and nostalgic at the same time. I love when a new piece combines inspirations from my childhood with an original perspective.

My work attempts to capture those indelible moments when an image pops into my head and I know I have to bring it to life. I embark on the journey knowing full well the pursuit will inevitably lead me somewhere different altogether. The beauty is in the journey.

My approach as a self-taught, outsider artist is a reflection of my various homes, including Indiana, Virginia and New Jersey.

If my art was a party, musical stars would mingle with icons of the silver screen, cartoon clouds and a very special cow. Pop art would line the walls. I would DJ and freak out each time the crowd roared to an old school jam.