Big Apple Comedy Club returns to The Newton Theatre Nov 21, 2014

Date: Friday, November 21st, 2014; 8pm
Address: 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ
Cost: $25 orchestra, $20 Balcony. Get Tickets HERE

Official Press Release:

The Big Apple Comedy Club returns to The Newton Theatre on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 8:00 pm, featuring four hilarious comedians, Robin Fox, Rodney Laney, Paul Virzi and Dan Wilson for an evening of high energy and big laughs!

Robin Fox spent 17 years as a New Jersey stay-at-home mom. This “Real Housewife” was the funniest lady at the PTO and bus stop but one day decided to move her act to the comedy stage and has audiences roaring ever since. She can be seen regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. Robin is the 2010 Grand Prize winner of the 11th Annual Gilda’s Club Laugh-off, host of the 2011 Lucie Awards at Lincoln Center and was a finalist at several prestigious comedy contests and festivals including The Bud Light “Ladies of Laughter.” She also has been seen at the NJ Comedy Festival and at The NY Underground Comedy Festival. Robin can be heard on SiriusXm Satellite Radio and has been a guest numerous times on the “Joey Reynolds Show” on WOR coast to coast. On Television, Robin appeared on stand-up series “Nickmom Night Out!

Robin Fox

Rodney Laney was born and raised in Paterson New Jersey, and his comedy career started capriciously in 1988. While in the Air Force, stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio, he accompanied a fellow airman, an amateur comic, to a comedy club. His friend bombed, but Rod took the stage and received thunderous applause. It was instant addiction. Rodney has since gone on to kill ‘em in clubs from New York to California. This funny, dynamic performer is a regular at all the best New York City clubs including Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Caroline’s On Broadway. On television, Rodney has been seen on many shows including most recently HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend and TBS’s “Just For Laughs Chicago.”

Rodney Laney

In the year 2000, Paul Virzi entered The Hudson Valley’s Funniest Man Competition and to his surprise was runner-up. Inspired from this, he has gone on to win many other contests. With an edge all his own, Virzi comes up with his own creative solutions to some of society’s problems. Paul touches on issues such as family, race, relationships, current events, politics, and his Italian and Greek heritage. Paul, a hot, young talent, regularly performs at New York City’s best clubs including The New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s on Broadway and The Laugh Factory. He has been heard on XM Satellite Radio and performed at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and at Town Hall as part of the New York Comedy Festival. On TV, Paul has appeared on Fox’s “Red Eye,” Spike TV’s “Best Gang Ever,” TBS and AXSTV Gotham Comedy Live. He has shared the stage with some of America’s hottest acts including Tracy Morgan, John Pinette, Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Lisa Lampanelli.

Paul Virzi

Dan Wilson is one of those breezy, gentle types that will hit you like a building collapsing if you’re not paying attention. He is one of the great “class clowns” in the business. This is good-time comedy, clean and inoffensive but still mondo humorous. Dan is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Long a favorite on the college and club circuits, Dan began to branch out with an appearance at Budd Friedman’s American Comedy Convention, in Las Vegas. With that industry exposure under his belt, he began a string of television appearances including “Star Search,” A&E’s “Evening at the Improv,” MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour,” ESPN, Lifetime and Comedy Central. His rubbery face and keen ear for voices earned him status as a recurring sketch performer on HBO’s “Hardcore T.V.” Dan has opened for Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis and Richard Belzer appearing at showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Reno. He continues to headline comedy clubs nationwide as well as entertaining many families aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises. His quirky style mixes keen observations with outrageous physical humor, all delivered in a genial “I’m-only-trying-to-fix-the-world-before-it’s-too-late” deadpan.

Dan Wilson

Tickets for Big Apple Comedy Club are $25.00 for the Orchestra and $20.00 for the Balcony. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County’s premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it’s rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey’s Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com.

Dover Little Theatre Presents Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

Neil Simon’s hilarious show about 3 different couples and their adventures in the same suite at The Plaza Hotel.

Dates: Nov 07, 2014 through Nov 22, 2014 Limited Engagement
Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Cost: $17. Get Tickets Here, or call 212 868 4444
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About the Show

Three couples, one hotel room – Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned years before. This awry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!”

Neil FitzPatrick directs. The show runs Nov 7-Nov 22. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The new phone number for DLT ticket reservations is 212 868 4444 That is a direct line to Smarttix. Reservations directly to DLT are only being taken for subscribers.

Cast:

Act I: Visitor From Mamaroneck

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Karen Nash – Cindi Halkola
Sam Nash – Bill Dietrich
Bellhop/Waiter – Jake Zillioux
Miss McCormack – Kate Blazo

Act II: Visitor From Hollywood

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Waiter – Jake Zillioux
Jesse Kiplinger – Matt Meier
Muriel Tate – Alison Devereaux-Smith

Act III: Visitor From Forest Hills

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Norma Hubley – Cindy Rea
Roy Hubley – Tim Murphy
Borden Eisler – Jake Zillioux
Mimsey Hubley – Kate Blazo

About the Dover Little Theatre

Many people are unaware of an intimate little theatre nestled in the hills of Dover called, of all things, The Dover Little Theatre. We are always shocked when folks walk in for the first time stating that they are long-time residents of Dover or surrounding towns and never heard of us! Well, truth be told, in most cases, we’ve been here longer than they have been. We’ve just been waiting for them… The theatre itself seats 100 people, allowing audiences one of the most intimate theatre experiences in Morris County. DLT produces four mainstage productions per season, utilizing the talents of local actors, actresses, producers, directors and many other volunteers.

DLT was established in 1933 through the efforts of a dedicated group of theatre enthusiasts who sought to establish a “home” for theatrical arts and artists. The first season (1933/34) included three plays, one of which was “Lady Windermere’s Fan” (pictured). Since then, over 300 successive plays have been produced!

Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Phone: 212 868 4444
Website: http://www.doverlittletheatre.org/

9 Events to Check Out This Weekend – Nov 1 – Nov 2, 2014

Rahway Zombie Pub Crawl – Nov 1


Pub crawl event on Halloween in Rahway.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @RahwayZombie

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014, Begins at 6pm
Address: Downtown Rahway – Starts at Meatball and Brews, 1482 Main St
Cost: Free to attend, pay for make up, food, drinks etc
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Legend of the Jersey Devil Show - Nov 1

Live concert of country and bluegrass music with the New Jersey Devil appearing at the 8 pm set. Show from 7:30 – 11 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Bring your cameras and be ready to be entertained Pineland style. No reserve seating….tickets purchased at door. Light refreshments available.

Date: Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Address: Albert Music Hall; 131 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ
Cost: $5 adults, Children $1
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Pulp Adventurecon – Nov 1

Thousands of Pulp Magazines, Vintage Papebacks, Movie Collectibles, Radio Memorabilia and MORE. If your tastes lean toward classic crime fighters, salt-of-the-earth cowboys, damsels in distress, detectives under duress, space travelers with jet-packs, swooning ladies, or just plain weird creatures that cannot be named this is probably an event you would enjoy. Vintage pulp magazines, movie memorabilia, collectible paperbacks, original artwork, and even some new media turn up.

Date: November 1, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Ramada Inn; 1083 Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $5
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6th Annual Harvest Fest & NJ Microbrew Night – Nov 1

St. James Men of Charity will host their 6th annual Harvest Fest & NJ Microbrew Night on Saturday November 1st. – 6:00 PM at the St. James School Gymnasium – 195 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. The proceeds of the event will benefit Men of Charity projects targeted for local families in urgent need. There will be German Fest foods and music as well as microbrews from NJ craft brewers. Carton Brewing, Cricket Hill Brewery and Flying Fish Brewery headline a group of local breweries that include: Boak’s Brewing, Climax Brewery, Trap Rock Brewery, Ramstein, East Coast Brewing, Uno’s Chicago Grill, and more. Amateur brewers will compete in Home Brew contest. A Tricky Tray raffle is planned. Tickets are only $40. They include a commemorative tasting glass, food, wine, soda, and microbrews. There will also be on an on site babysitting service (3 years and older) offered by the St James RFL Committee for $20 per family.

Date: Saturday, November 1st, 2014; 6pm
Address: St James School Gymnasium, 195 South Finley Ave; Basking Ridge, NJ
Cost: $40, Call Michael Hober – 908-285-5085 for tickets. Limited tickets sold at the door
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Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival – Nov 1 & 2

First ever Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival. The event will feature cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks and live music by The VooDUDES. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. $10 for adults 21 and older, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under are free. Reservations are not required.Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass.

Dates: November 1st and 2nd, 2014
Address: Village of Finesville; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $10 21+, $5 13 to 20, Free 12 and under. Wine Tasting additional $10

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BrickFair NJ – Nov 1 & 2

LEGO fan festival celebrating our favorite toy! BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA to show off their LEGO creations great and small.

Date: November 1st and 2nd, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Drive Somerset, NJ
Cost: $10
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Hometown Heroes Zombie Run -  Nov 2

The Hometown Heroes Zombie 5K Fun Run is the event of the season! Hosted on 100 acres at Argos Farm in Forked River, NJ, the Zombie 5K will feature apocalyptic obstacles, including a giant corn maze. We’ll also have free face painting at The Zombification Station by professional make-up artists. Enjoy the day with family & friends at Argos’ brand new Farm Market and Café by savoring seasonal treats including apple cider donuts and fudge. Come for the run, but stay for the fun!

Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Address: Argos Farm; 1250 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ
Cost: Regular – $40, Kids- $25, Special Group Rate: 6 or more participants $35 Each.

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South Jersey Comic Con and Toy Bonanza – Nov 2

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Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Holiday Inn; Route 70 East, Cherry Hill
Cost: $3
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Day of the Dead – Nov 2

The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead celebration. Celebrate Mexico’s El Diá de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, Mexican paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, professional face painting by Second Look Face Painting, and Mexican dishes.  Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday with the whole family!

Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Address: 301 N. Harris St., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – Win 2 Free Tickets!

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event!

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must LIKE and COMMENT  it as well. If you do not like/comment it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, November 3rd at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming to Sussex County, NJ!

After the resounding success of the Big Brew Beer Festival events in Morristown, New Jersey, and Westchester County, New York, the Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival will have its inaugural launch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ (Inside the Conservatory and Outside in the Courtyard).

Big Brew Sussex Winter Fest will feature:
Over 200 Unlimited Craft Beers
7 Gourmet Food Trucks (including  award-winning The Cow & The Curd and their Wisconsin-battered cheese curds, Empanada Guy, Fired Up Flatbread, Waffle De Lys, Oink & The Moo BBQ and The Taco Truck)
Music
Fire Pits
Ugly Sweater Contest

VIP ticket holders will enjoy:
Early admission
Over 20 additional special craft beers (available throughout the event)

Great food (served during the VIP extra hour) provided by VIP sponsors Forno Italiano of Sparta and Trinity in Newton

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE

Diner Round Up – Monroe Diner

 

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While looking for a spot for breakfast in the Middlesex County area…I decided to revisit the Monroe Diner, a diner I haven’t been to in a long time.

The Monroe Diner is a small diner located in a shopping center on Perrineville Road in Monroe Township.

What I like about the diner is that their prices are very reasonable, and the food comes out quick. I think it was 5 minutes between the time we ordered and when the food arrived. Perfect for when you’re hungry/hangry.

Since I was there for breakfast time, I got the #1 special. It had 2 eggs, home fries, toast, juice and coffee or tea for $5! That’s a pretty fantastic deal…and I left feeling full and caffeinated.

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They have a smaller menu compared to other diners, which I personally think is a good thing since I get overwhelmed by a big menu.

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Overall, this diner is cute and a good spot to eat! Definitely check it out!

Basic Info
Address: 1600 Perrineville Rd, Monroe Twp, NJ
Phone: (609) 655-1217

View their menu on their Website

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

No Tricks, Only Treats ­ Lump’N’Loaf Records Releases Happy Freakin’ Halloween Vol. 1

Lump’N’Loaf Records is excited to announce the release of their first ever Halloween compilation, Happy Freakin’ Halloween Vol. 1, featuring L’N’L acts as well as friends of the Central New Jersey label.

Following in the footsteps of their popular Happy Freakin’ Holidays Christmas compilations, Lump’N’Loaf Records’ Happy Freakin’ Halloween was the wise choice for a follow-up compilation since L’N’L has always loved celebrating this October holiday.

Halloween Vol. 1 offers an array of Halloween-themed standards and original songs, from A Halo Called Fred’s unique approach to H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder Gods mythos with their “Cthulhu’s Head is a Great Big Squid” to Trio of Madness’ exciting re-imagining of the classic 1978 “Halloween” horror movie theme.

As Liz from Trio of Madness explains, “We were very excited to be asked to contribute to the L’N’L Halloween Compilation, and knew right away the the Halloween movie theme song was the perfect choice for Trio. Our version is spooky, yet rockin’…just like us! We hope we would make John Carpenter proud!”

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Happy Freakin’ Halloween Vol. 1 is streaming and available for FREE download starting on October 1, 2014 at: lumpnloaf.com, facebook.com/lumpnloafrecords and soundcloud.com/lumpnloafrecords

About the Bands

  1. Trio of Madness – Halloween Theme (Main Title)
    TrioOfMadness.com | Written by John Carpenter
  2. Young Jerks – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
    YoungJerks.org | Written by David Haskins, Kevin Haskins, Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash
  3. Zigman Bird – Spooky
    ZigmanBird.com | Written by Mike Shapiro, Harry Middlebrooks Jr., James Cobb, Buddy Buie
  4. A Halo Called Fred – Cthulhu’s Head is a Great Big Squid
    AHaloCalledFred.com | Written by A Halo Called Fred
  5. The One and Dones – Werewolves of London
    FishOnFireRecordings.com | Written by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  6. The Scars Glitter – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
    TheScarsGlitter.com | Written by Buck Dharma
  7. My Soul to Bare – Haunt Me
    MySoulToBare.com | Written by Stuart Matthewman, Helen Adu
  8. Little Dipper – Black Sabbath
    LittleDipper.us | Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
  9. The VRN Project – Terra Malum (Earth Evil)
    Woodrocksound.com | Written by Carmen Verderosa, Jenny Ketrow
  10. Hu$h-kat – Night Of 1,000 Cats
    JennyAndTheFelines.com | Written by Hu$h-kat
  11. Bonk – A Little Bonk In The Night
    tinyurl.com/BonkMusic | Written by Tony Kroposky, Liz Gonzalez, Mike Wojik

About Lump’N’Loaf Records

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Lump ‘N’ Loaf Records
P.O Box 6201
Hillsborough, N.J 08844

L’N’L was founded in 2000 with one mission in mind – to cast a spotlight on original, cutting-edge music from the highly talented central New Jersey music scene. Several L’N’L bands on the Halloween Vol. 1 compilation have new releases planned for 2015 including A Halo Called Fred, Trio of Madness, Young Jerks and Zigman Bird.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope

A Real Munich-like Oktoberfest Celebration Right Here in New Jersey!

Thinking about heading to Munich for the Oktoberfest celebration? You don’t have to because the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope presents its own version of this popular event every Saturday & Sunday now until November 9th. The popular, award-winning German restaurant is owned & operated by renowned Executive Chef, Heinz Aichem, Head Chef Heinrich Aichem and Barbara Aichem Koster, restaurant manager. Their Oktoberfest celebration features the finest German fare, imported beers and live music by the most popular German artists in this area. It will be held every Saturday evening from 5 to 10pm and Sundays from 1 to 8pm.

A special menu has been created for the Oktoberfest celebration, according to the Aichem chefs. Start off with one of the Black Forest Inn’s tasty hot or cold appetizers followed by one of their delicious soups.

Featured Oktoberfest entrees will include a choice appetizers, entrees and desserts. The entrees include Marinated German Sauerbraten, Braised Beef Rouladen, Roasted Prime Rib au Jus, Glazed Smoked Loin of Pork, Free Range Roasted Pork, Oktoberfest Pork Schnitzel, Poached Salmon, Roasted Crispy Pork Shank, Schwäbische Maultaschen, Traditional Wienerschnitzel, Pork Paprika Rahm Schnitzel, Jägerschnitzel, Housemade Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Veal Schnitzelette Gruyere, Braised Wild Boar in Riesling, Marinated Venison, Apples Cassis, Roasted Duck al’Orange and more.

As always, the Black Forest Inn offers a fabulous selection of imported German beers in the tradition of Oktoberfest. You can also complement your entrees with one of their imported German wines.

Reservations are highly suggested for Oktoberfest dates. Call 973-347-3344. The Black Forest Inn is conveniently located at 249 US Route 206 North in Stanhope, just one 1 minute off Exit 25 on Route 80. http://www.theblackforestinn.com.

About the Black Forest Inn:

Since opening to great fanfare in 1978, three generations of the Aichem family have set the tone for fine European dining with a German accent. The family patriarch, Chef Heinz Aichem was born in Germany and directed restaurant kitchens in Germany, Paris, the famous Hotel Savoy, and The Manor in West Orange prior to opening his own facility. His son, Heiner Aichem, also mastered his culinary skills in Germany & France and now guides his two sons, Hans and Heinrich, in the Black Forest Inn kitchen. Barbara Aichem Koster, Heinz’s daughter, manages the restaurant and specializes in planning parties & events.

The Aichem family prides itself on celebrating Continental-German cuisine showcasing the finest, freshest ingredients presented with simple elegance. The restaurant and chefs have received numerous accolades and awards from local newspapers, critics, and most importantly its patrons

Address: 249 US Route 206 North, Stanhope, NJ
Phone: 973-347-3344
Find them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @BlackForestInn

Toast Your Way Into Fall in Beachwood this Weekend!

Toast your way into the fall season at New Jersey’s best new wine festival! The “Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park” will be taking place this Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 12 noon to 5pm daily in Beachwood, NJ.   The Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park will feature 10 of New Jersey’s finest wineries including: Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Ventimiglia Vineyard, and Wagonhouse Winery.  Wineries will be offering samples and sales of more than 150 wines, including their very best varietals and seasonal favorites.

Food Trucks in attendance at the event are Waffle de Lys, El Lechon de Negron, and JB Wood Fired Pizza.

There will also be live music both days. On Saturday the Jody Joseph Band will be playing and on Sunday the Dancing Goats.

Come hang out, drink, listen to live music and check out local artisans and crafters!

You can RSVP and check out any updates on the Facebook event page.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 (Cash only) at door. Tickets can be purchased HERE
PS. I’ll be there too! Look for me!

11 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 24 – 26, 2014

There are a lot of events to choose from this weekend, these are just a few I’m highlighting! Be sure to check out all the “Fall Events and Festivals – Resources” Section of the Website as well as Ghost Tours!

Chiller Theatre - October 24th-26th

The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo, held twice a year at the Parsippany Sheraton aka the Tara Hotel in April and Oct, is your Premiere Convention for all things Cool! Chiller Theatre, with over 24 years in the business, is your #1 stop for the Best Celebrities, Dealers rooms that are second to none, a Rock n Roll Costume Party the Saturday Night of both events and in association with WPIX Channel 11 in NY, they’ve brought back the TV show you know and love every Halloween, namely CHILLER THEATRE movie night!

Dates: October 24th -26th, 2014
Address: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel- 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany
Phone: 973-515-2000
To get tickets click Here
For more information like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ChillerTheatre
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Zombie Outbreak – Oct 24 & 25


A mysterious plague is spreading like wildfire among the population causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. Not to fear, the Zombie Contingency Agency has been called into action to protect the public from the undead menace. Take shelter from the zombie horde in our fortified refugee center. All is well. What could possibly go wrong? Zombie Outbreak is part of the Operation Halloween event held Friday and Saturday, October 24-25 at the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation At Brookville, NJ. In addition to the Zombie Outbreak attraction, Operation Halloween will feature the Jersey Devil Hayride and Pumpkin Street for kids.  Tickets are good for unlimited re-entry to all attractions for one day.  100% of profits will benefit the various participating non-profit groups.

Dates: Oct 24th – 25, 2014 (Begins at 7pm)
Address: Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation; 229 Brookville Road, Barnegat Township
Cost: $10 at gate, $8 in advance. Buy  tickets HERE
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Atlantic City Cinefest/Downbeach Film Festival: Oct 24 – 26

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The mission of the Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest is to present a cultural event for residents of and visitors to the communities of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Ocean City and beyond.

The festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking. We are rooted in the celebration of independent and studio film, and the creation of a form where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.

Our event also provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring.

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Blend Central Jersey Beer Fest – Oct 25

Tickets will include beer, a pig roast, live music, and much, much more!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 1pm to 5pm
Address: Blend Bistro & Bar, 911 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $15 to $55, But Tickets Here
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October Beerfest 5K – Oct 25

Come RUN, PLAY, DRINK, EAT, PARTY with us and for once you can justify your beer guzzling, game playing, hot dog eating habits – all by running a 5K first! ​

Your registration gets you:
Access to our 5K course complete with Beer Stations OR entry into the Lawn Games Tourney OR Both!
Picnic Party with Hot Dogs, Beer, and Lawn Games
​Music by Nightmoves DJs
Prizes in surprise categories
Official “Here’s To Me!” October Beerfest shirt!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 10am to 3pm
Address: Rahway River Park, Clark, NJ
Cost: $25+. Register HERE
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South Jersey Geek Fest - Oct 25

SJ Geek fest is a celebration of your geekery featuring comics, tabletop games, video games, youtubers, cosplayers and more.

Date: Oct 25, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Woodbury Heights Community Center; 741 Helen Ave, Woodbury, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. To get tickets click here
For more information like them on Facebook
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Zombie Crawl at the Lake Hopatcong Elks – Oct 25

Zombies, Vampires, and undead creatures of all kinds are expected to turn out in full make up. Open to Monster enthusiasts of all ages! Participants will crawl along a 1 mile haunted trail. The walking undead will cease their lumbering at 6pm.  6-10pm is the After-Life Party. Music, food, fun, & more! Contests for best costume, best group, & more.For more info or to sign up contact the organizers by email: bpoe782@optonline.net. All proceeds benefit the Lake Hopatcong Elks, Special needs children, and youth charities.

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 4pm
Address: Lake Hopatcong Elka Lodge; 201 Howard Blvd., Mt. Arlington, NJ
Cost:  $10 in donations to crawl, $30 in donations includes a ticket to the after-life party, a crawl t-shirt, and a $5 food voucher.
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Toast Your Way Into Fall Festival at Jakes Branch Park- Oct 25 & 26

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Toast your way into the fall season at New Jersey’s best new wine festival! The “Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park” will be taking place this Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 12 noon to 5pm daily in Beachwood, NJ.   The Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park will feature 10 of New Jersey’s finest wineries including: Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Ventimiglia Vineyard, and Wagonhouse Winery.  Wineries will be offering samples and sales of more than 150 wines, including their very best varietals and seasonal favorites.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 (Cash only) at door. Tickets can be purchased HERE
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Halloween at Sharrott Winery – Oct 25 & 26

Scary tunes, people in costumes, tricks and treats – and hot wine! That’s the way we celebrate Halloween at Sharrott Winery. Stop by the Tasting Room for Halloween fun; complimentary tastings for everyone in costume. Also enjoy Live Music on our patio from 1 pm to 4 pm both days.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Sharrott Winery; 370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free
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Hallowine Weekend - Oct 25 & 26

Dress up for a free tasting, “Costume” Wine Labels, Pumpkin Give-away, Mulled Wine, Cheesecake & Pumpkin Butter Tastings. Don’t let the kids have all the fun this All Hallows’ Eve. It’s the grown-ups turn to have a good time on the vineyard at our HalloWINE Weekend. It will be a SCREAM! Come in costume and get a complimentary wine tasting. Take a picture at our “costume” label station and get it put on a bottle of wine. Sample Pecan Pumpkin Butter from Muirhead Foods and Pumpkin Cheesecake from Maddalenas.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Old York Cellars; 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes, NJ
Cost: Free with Costume
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Smithville Zombie Walk  – Oct 26


Vendors, entertainment and prizes. Zombies walk at 6pm. Free! No registration required! When Hell is full…zombies will walk Smithville! Join us for a day of vendors, music, entertainment and prizes. This is an all day event. Zombies will walk at 6pm. Raffle Of The Living Dead at 6:30 pm. Come dressed as a zombie (or zombie hunter) and participate for free, or have your make up done in front of Underground for $5. No registration required. Every person in costume receives a free raffle ticket at Underground. Itinerary will be posted on this page as info becomes available.

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Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Address: Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Cost: Free to Attend

The First New Jersey Isn’t Boring Event – The Rail House, Sun, October 19th, 2014

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Yesterday, I got to be a part of a weekly event at the Rail House in Rahway called “Soft Sounds and Creative Wonders”. This is a weekly event run by the Rail House every Sunday at 5pm till close. Yesterday I was there representing New Jersey Isn’t Boring along with 3 artists whose work represents NJ. Those three artists were Chris Ernst, Corey Hudson, and Scott Modrzynski.

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Chris, Scott and Corey

About the artists who were there: 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 (among other things).

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Check out Chris on  Website, Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.

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Check out Corey on his Website, Facebook and Instagram.

Check out Scott on his Website, Etsy, Facebook and Twitter.

We had a decent turn out for a Sunday night! The event was really laid back, the food was great, lots of craft beer on tap AND there was a fire pit with live music outside. The Rail House is in a really nice downtown area of Rahway, so if you find yourself there I recommend stopping by for drinks and food. I got a “Rosalita” burger (guac, pico di gallo) and it was fantastic…and not photographed because I ate it. Oops.

I’m in talks to do another event there in the near future…so keep an eye out for that!

You should check out Soft Sounds and Creative Wonders. They do it every Sunday. As I mentioned…super laid back. Like the Rail House on Facebook to check out upcoming events!
Address: 1443 Irving St, Rahway, NJ
Cost: Free to attend. I recommend getting drinks and dinner at the restaurant. AWESOME menu