Cinco de Mayo Tasting Event at Just Restaurant – May 5th, 2015

Cinco De Mayo Event 2015 Web Flyer
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a flavorful way!

Just Restaurant has partnered with The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank to offer you an exclusive holiday tasting event. This sit-down dinner costs $40 a person and includes chef’s tastings and your choice of appetizer and entree, as well as presentations by both the Just Executive Chef and the flavor experts of The Spice & Tea Exchange®. You will then be able to take the recipes home along with spice samples from TSTE® to recreate the delicious dishes they’ll be offering exclusively for this evening!

Featured Menu:
Sweet Potato Fries with The Spice & Tea Exchange® Chile Lime Sea Salt
Chicken Skewers marinated in The Spice & Tea Exchange® Coconut Oolong Tea
The Spice & Tea Exchange® Sriracha Sea Salt Encrusted Tuna
Filet Mignon with The Spice & Tea Exchange® Espresso Steak Rub & Infused Butter
The Spice & Tea Exchange® Bacon Smoked Sea Salt Sauteed Asparagus
The Spice & Tea Exchange® World Festival Seasoning Short Rib Tacos
The Spice & Tea Exchange® Adobo Chicken
and more!

For more information about the spices, you can contact The Spice & Tea Exchange®  by calling 732.741.3590 or emailing TSTE® is located at 12 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ.

For more information about Just Restaurant, please call 732.707.4800 or email at

Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015; 6:30pm
Address: Just Restaurant; 2280 U.S. 9, Old Bridge, NJ
Cost: Admission: $40.00. Get tickets HERE

Coming Home Rescue Will Hold Adoption Events For Homeless Dogs in May2015

logo-copyPress Release:

Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, will host adoption events for homeless dogs on weekends in May 2015. The rescue group regularly hosts events on weekends at various locations in Morris, Passaic and Essex counties. Interested adopters that can’t make it out to an event, can contact Coming Home Rescue to schedule a meet and greet by calling 1-888-405-7221 to select a day and time. For more information about the organization and available dogs looking to be adopted, visit

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10am-3pm
Garden State Horse Show
Sussex County Fairgrounds Jozie from Coming Home Rescue
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822

Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11am-3pm
275 Route 10
Succasunna, NJ 07876
973-598-8559   Peggi+from+Coming+Home+Rescue

Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11am-3pm
Mike’s Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11am-3pm Dugan from Coming Home Rescue
367 Mount Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11am-3pm
367 Mount Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ

About Coming Home Rescue:

Coming Home Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)3 organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.

It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone. Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and re-homeing as many dogs from these shelters as possible.

We have saved over 750 dogs since starting in 2009.

Sea Bright Farmers’ Market Begins 2nd Season Thurs, May 7th


It’s a sure sign spring has finally sprung as the Sea Bright Farmer’s Market marks its opening day on Thursday, May 7th. Returning for a 2nd season, the Market is held every Thursday through September from 2PM to 7PM and is conveniently located in the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue in downtown Sea Bright.

Hosting small family farms from throughout the region, the Market will again offer a bounty of locally grown fruit and produce, freshly baked bread and pastries, homemade jams and jellies, raw honey, locally roasted coffee and sweet and sour pickles. New additions to the Market this year include pasture raised meats and poultry from Green Duchess Farm, farm fresh cheeses, yogurt and eggs from Central Valley Farm, Asian greens and fresh cut herbs from Holly Hill Farm, organic produce from Harvest Moon Farm and much more. The Market will also feature special events and host guest chefs who will offer tasty samples showcasing Jersey grown fruit and vegetables.

Mrkt Pic Radish

For its kick-off event and in collaboration with Paint the Town Pink, the Market plans a “Pretty in Pink” theme for the month of May. Be sure to come out on May 28th when the Market features gutsy gourmet columnist, seasonal produce fan and local chef Rachel Weston. Chef Rachel will offer samples of a refreshing Rhubarb, Rose Petal and Pink Peppercorn Spritzer. She will also share ideas on how to cook using rhubarb and offer tips on growing edible flowers.

And throughout May, the Market will partner with Paint the Town Pink, a community-wide effort to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography screening. Volunteers will be on-site all month to share information about this initiative and distribute tickets for a market-filled basket that will be raffled on May 28th.

purple carrots

Sea Bright Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Sea Bright Borough Council and its Sustainable Sea Bright Committee. For its 2nd season, the Market will continue to be run by Community Green Market Organizers, a nonprofit organization that assists local municipalities set-up farmers’ markets to support local food systems, connect shoppers directly with growers and encourage social gathering and community building.

Please be sure to visit or follow on Twitter @SB_FarmMarket for a complete listing of weekly vendors and special events.

Boonton Main Street Presents “First Friday: Bike Night” This Fri, May 1

FirstFriday_LogoExperience Boonton Main Street’s historic downtown! Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping. Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonBike and #BoontonFF.

For More Info visit:
Facebook – BtnMainStreet
Twitter: @BtnMainStreet
Pinterest: Boontonmain
Instagram: @btnmainstreet

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5-9 PM
Address: Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Official Press Release:


Boonton Main Street, Inc.  will host it’s first ever First Friday Late Night: Bike Night on Friday, May 1st, from 4-9 PM. Businesses will be open late for dining, shopping, entertainment, socializing, and more.

“We are excited that so many people are looking forward to this inaugural event. Marty’s Reliable Cycle and Gran Fondo have worked with BMS to put together a night you are not going to want to miss,” says Chris Manzella, Executive Director, at Boonton Main Street.

The robust offering of events by both Marty’s Reliable Cycle and Gran Fondo can be found on the Boonton Main Street’s website under the “Events” section at

When asked how Gran Fondo Executive Director William Ruddick feels about joining forces with Marty’s and BMS he said, “Since its inception in 2011, Gran Fondo NJ has been promoting cycling for all and in the process giving back into the community. We are thrilled to be supporting Boonton Main Street in its First Friday Late Night: Bike Night – a great way to see the town, and to relive the joy of riding a bicycle.”

Marty, of Marty’s Reliable Cycle shared, “I am very pleased to sponsor of Boonton Main Street’s First Friday Late Night: Bike Night. Community involvement and cycling advocacy are a major part of our store mission. Our store motto is ‘Saving the World with Bikes’.”

Some hi-lights of the evening are:

– A Community Fun Bike Ride through Boonton leaving from the Post Office at 4pm to kick off the evening. The ride will end back at the Post Office where riders can park and lock their bikes for the evening. Participants can bring their bike helmets into retailers and restaurants in Boonton for discounts and specials.
– Temporary bike racks will be set up in the Upper Plane Street lot, on the Williams Street side of the Post Office, the Division Street lot and the Boonton Train Station lot (202 Myrtle Avenue) for people to park and lock their bikes and then journey into town to take advantage of all that is going on! Main Street will not be closed for this event.W
– William Ruddick of Gran Fondo will be giving two, hour-long talks (6pm and 8pm at the Boonton Main Street Office – 620 Main Street) about his 10 week ride across Canada in 2010 and cataloged in his blog My Summer Behind Bars.
– Boonton Main Street will be running a raffle for the evening’s attendees. You can enter to win a Gran Fondo NJ Cycling Jersey signed by George Hincapie, 5 time Olympian and 17 time Tour De France rider (1st Prize) or $25 Gift Certificate to Boonton Sushi House (2nd Prize).

To enter you must do one of the following
1. Go to Boonton Main Street’s office located at 620 Main Street and donate $1/ticket.
2. Answer a question via social media about the Marty’s Reliable Cycle/ NJ Gran Fondo window on Main Street.
3. Post a picture of Bike Night on Facebook,Instagram or Twitter using #BoontonBike #BoontonFF

Retailers Participating in the Bike Helmet Promotion:
– Olde Towne Deli, 205 Main Street | 10% off a food order of $10 of more
– Sazon Latino, 209 Main Street | 10% Off
– Pasquales Pizza, 307 Main Street | 10% Off
– Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine, 309 Main Street | $5 Off an order of $25 or more
– Uptown Cutz, 313 Main Street | $15 Haircut
– Boonton Smoke & Deli, 314 Main Street | 10% Off your food purchase
– Mazibon Afghan Kebab, 315 Main Street | A free can of soda with purchase
– European Custom Tailor, 321 Main Street | 20% Off
– Bob’s Men Shop, 602 Main Street | Everything is 20% off
– Don’s Sandwich Shop, 606 Main Street | 10% off your sandwich order
– Darress Theater, 615 Main Street | 15% Off
– Boonton Barber Shop, 618A Main Street | $10 Haircuts!
– Bobby’s News and Gifts, 618 Main Street | Free Cup of Bobby’s Blend Coffee
– Chili Willies, 702 Main Street | 10% Off
– Eyewear By Evie, 715 Main Street | Eyewear will be 10% Off
– Latin American Restaurant, 800 Main Street | 10% Off
– Scoop House, 813 Main Street | Add a free topping to your ice cream!
– Head to Cask and Kettle Homebrew located at 904 Main Street for a free pint glass and bottle opener from Gran Fondo NJ and Marty’s Reliable Cycle and then bring it to Sharky’s West or Maxfield’s on Main for a $1 beer! (Limit one per customer. Craft Beers are excluded. Must be 21+)
– Quality Consignments, 908 Main Street | A selection of merchandise will be offered at 20% – 40% off.
– Electric Lotus Tattoo, 912 Main Street | 10% Off your new tattoo
– The Tyndale Collection, 920 Main Street | Select products will be 1/3 – 1/2 Off
– Unique Jewelry Boutique, 923 Main Street | 10% Off

Musicians and their locations include:
– Eyewear by Evie, 715 Main Street | Old Enough to Know Better, a three piece band that plays Rock and Roll ranging from the 50s through the 90s and Blues.
– Boonton Holmes Public Library, 621 Main Street | Driving Vinyl, a classic rock band playing the 60s through 80s.
– Papyrus Home Design, 922 Main Street | Failure To Launch, an acoustic cover band playing Dave Matthews, Skynryd, Matchbox 20, and many more.
– US Post Office, 501 Main Street | Hot Pink Apocalypse, a Dance Funk Jam Band will be playing outside at the Post Office.
– Iconic Images Art Gallery, 414 Main Street | LucaBoca will be playing Classic Rock/Country on his acoustic guitar.

Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonBike and #BoontonFF.

For more information about the evening’s events please visit:

Gran Fondo NJ is a fully supported endurance bicycle ride with routes of 18, 42, 62 and 107 miles through the scenic Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon counties in Northern New Jersey. The ride begins in Morristown and winds its way to the Delaware River and back. The Piccolo, Medio and Gran routes feature timed hill climbs with KoM, QoM and team awards. The ride features a classic “Mass Start”, themed rest stops along the routes, and a finish-line Expo and Locavore Food Festival to greet riders at the end. In keeping with an underlying theme of sustainability, Gran Fondo NJ is proud to be affiliated with five local charities, The Seeing Eye, Inc., Grow it Green, Morristown, Homeless Solutions, Inc., Sustainable Morristown and The New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition,. In its first 4 years, the event has raised over $600,000 for charitable organizations

Marty’s Reliable Cycle supports the local communities where they are located by contributing to various schools and charities as much as we are able to afford. Marty’s Gran Fondo NJ donated over $100,000 to four local charities; The Seeing Eye, Homeless Solutions, Grow It Green Morristown and Sustainable Morristown. To find out more information about Marty’s please visit them at their website at

Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ. (

About Boonton Main Street Inc:

Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ.

Events to Check Out this Weekend – May 1st – 3rd, 2015

Boonton’s First Friday “Bike Night” – May 1


Boonton Main Street, Inc. (BMS) will host it’s first ever First Friday Late Night: Bike Night on Friday, May 1st, from 4-9 PM. Businesses will be open late for dining, shopping, entertainment, socializing, and more. Some hi-lights of the evening are:
– A Community Fun Bike Ride through Boonton leaving from the Post Office at 4pm to kick off the evening. The ride will end back at the Post Office where riders can park and lock their bikes for the evening. Participants can bring their bike helmets into retailers and restaurants in Boonton for discounts and specials.
– Temporary bike racks will be set up in the Upper Plane Street lot, on the Williams Street side of the Post Office, the Division Street lot and the Boonton Train Station lot (202 Myrtle Avenue) for people to park and lock their bikes and then journey into town to take advantage of all that is going on! Main Street will not be closed for this event.W
– William Ruddick of Gran Fondo will be giving two, hour-long talks (6pm and 8pm at the Boonton Main Street Office – 620 Main Street) about his 10 week ride across Canada in 2010 and cataloged in his blog My Summer Behind Bars.
– Boonton Main Street will be running a raffle for the evening’s attendees.

Date: Friday, May 1st, 2015; 5pm to 9pm
Address: Main St, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Four Sister’s Winery Barefoot Grape Stomping – May 2


Yes, take off those shoes and socks and roll up your pants and get ready to do some barefoot grape stomping. Bring out the Lucy in you while you stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toe’s. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have some real fun using only your feet. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and home made breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a tasting of our dessert wines.

Date: May 2nd, 2015; 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Address: Four Sister’s Winery; 783 County Route 519, Belvidere
Cost: $32.95 per person plus tax. Reservations required. Call 908-475-3671

Toms River Food Fest – May 2


The Toms River Food Fest is an all-day street festival event, right in front of Town Hall. Enjoy a variety of food vendors from seafood to gyros as well as funnel cakes and a beer garden! There are live bands playing all day. Includes FREE children’s rides and bouncy houses.

Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015; 11am to 8pm
Address: Downtown Toms River; 33 Washington St., Toms River
Cost: Free to attend

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival -May 2


It is “wine time” again in Sunset Park as the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Spring 2015 Edition takes place. New York Wine Events is turning Industry City’s Factory Floor into a sumptuous wine and food tasting — just in time for your spring sipping pleasure! General Admission and VIP tickets available. GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDES:

Three (3) hours of sampling 200+ wines.
Delicious light hors d’oeuvres to complement the spring-inspired selections.
PLUS… a sampling selection of Brooklyn (and beyond’s) finest artisan foods.
BONUS: A complimentary wine glass, yours to taste from — and take home.

Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015; 2 sessions
Address: Industry City, Factory Floor(Building 1); 233 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Buy Tickets HERE

*5% Off with code BKISNTBORING

Out of Order Improv – May 2


Out of Order Improv is back on Saturday May 2nd at Dover Little Theatre to wrap up season 9! Don’t miss your last chance this season to see the “O.o.O.” gang live as they take the stage for another night of unscripted, on-the-spot hilarity. Come see why they’re the “funniest show never written”! Out of Order is happy to announce that this show will benefit Red Nose Day USA and Comic Relief. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. So come watch your ticket price be put to amazing use while you enjoy a night of laughs

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8PM
Address: Dover Little Theatre: 69 Elliott Street, Dover, NJ
Cost: $10

Vine to Wine Spring Festival – May 2 & 3

Live music, food trucks, vineyard  tours and much, much more!

Dates: May 2nd and 3rd, 2015; 12 – 5pm
Address: Old York Cellars; 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes
Cost: $15 at door ($10 Case Club Members), $12.50 advance

Smithville Renaissance Faire – May 2 & 3


Step into the days of old and re-live the spirited time of the Renaissance!

Dates: May 2nd & 3rd, 2015; 10am to 6pm
Address: Historic Smithville & Village Greene; 615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville
Cost: Free

Laurita Winery’s Spring Festival– May 2 & 3


Laurita Winery celebrates spring with live musical entertainment, delectable food and award winning estate wines! In addition, artisans will have their hand-crafted merchandise on display and for sale!

Dates: May 2nd & 3rd, 2015; 12pm to 8pm
Address: Laurita Winery; 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt
Cost: FREE


“Truck”erton Food Truck Preview Event – May 2 & 3

Get a taste of what is coming in August with food trucks and fun. Free General admission. Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.

May 2, 2015 / 11am to 7pm
May 3, 2015 / 11am to 5pm

Dates: May 2nd & 3rd, 2015
Address: Tuckerton Seaport; 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: Free General Admission


Bellview Cinco De Mayo Celebration – May 3


Did you miss summer? If you’ve been dreaming of barefeet, soaking up the sun and sipping on sangria then our Cinco de Mayo celebration is for you! On May 3rd we will be featuring authentic Spanish music with a flamenco guitarist, chips and salsa platters (on top of our regular platter menu) and most importantly, Sangria! For the first time this year we’ll be serving up our famous sangria in three different flavors. So bring your lawn chair and some sunglasses and come salsa with us! The celebration will be held here at the winery from noon to 5pm. Wine tasting is $5 and includes 8 tastes of wine as well as a souvenir glass to take home.

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville
Cost: $5

Perth Amboy’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration – May 3


On May 3, 2015, the City of Perth Amboy and Perth Amboy Downtown Business Improvement District, Inc. (PA-BID), will be hosting the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mariachi Day by the Bay in celebration of Perth Amboy’s rich Mexican heritage. All are welcome to attend free event that will take place from 12pm to 6pm at the Perth Amboy Train Station. This year’s Cinco de Mayo Festival will feature live mariachi music, cultural dance performances, food vendors and more. Now in its 5th year, the Cinco de Mayo Festival has been embraced as one of Perth Amboy Downtown’s highly anticipated traditions as each year residents, shoppers, and businesses come together to explore and enjoy the Mexican Culture within the City.

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015; 12pm – 6pm
Address: 249 Smith St, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861
Cost: Free

Mana Contemporary’s Theorem Opening Reception – May 3

Mana Contemporary presents a dynamic Spring/Summer 2015 program of painting, installation, sculpture, video art, performance, and more. Choice Works gathers some of today’s most important contemporary artists for an exclusive preview of an auction to benefit Planned Parenthood; curator Octavio Zaya selected nearly thirty artists from 15 different countries across a range of disciplines for THEOREM. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself in Mana’s 50,000-square-foot Glass Gallery. Dirty Geometry features twenty-three Latin American artists who explore a kind of creolization of orthodox geometric style; Photorealist painter Yigal Ozeri presents a commissioned series of paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by Monet’s gardens for Revolution at Giverny: A Return of Women in Nature; photographer David Levinthal uses large-format Polaroid photography to stage female dolls as objects of fantasy in XXX: Noir et Blanc. Ofri Cnaani and Nelly Agassi present Crippled Symmetry, a dual exhibition of pulsating black-and-white video art and mechanical sounds; creative collective Witches of Bushwick unveils interdisciplinary works by seven female artists-in-residence for Kick in the Door. Galerie Ernst Hilger presents recent works by Austrian artist Gunter Damisch in Worlds, Signs of Ease & Density highlighting the artist’s graphic constructions of micro- and macrocosms. In addition, continuing exhibitions include German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann’s outdoor show, Panta Rhei, and a selection of remarkable paintings from the Pellizzi Family Collection.

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015; 1pm to 6pm
Address: Mana Contemporary; 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free

2nd Annual “HAM it Up” at Hunterdon Art Museum – May 3, 2015


Official Press Release:

Animals, art and live music take center stage at the Hunterdon Art Museum’s second annual “HAM It Up,” a family-friendly community day celebration on Sunday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m.

HAM will preview its summer camp programs, and staff and faculty will lead children through a variety of arts-and-crafts projects.

Lower Center Street in downtown Clinton will come alive with animals including service miniature horses, alpacas and a special appearance by Pee Wee the Painting Pig.

Children can participate in walking pig races, where they will lead toy pigs down Lower Center Street. Winners will receive a gift certificate for a free pink HAM sundae, courtesy of Just Chill.

Flavorganics, sponsor of HAM It Up, will bring its organic syrups to enjoy mixed with imported seltzers from Vintage Importers of Bristol, Pa. Basil Bandwagon Natural Market will also help concoct these unique beverages.

Visitors can enjoy the sounds of 1970s-era Country Rock by Citizens Band Radio, performing their original tunes in a rare local appearance on HAM’s terrace. Sharing the stage will be New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Collin J. Rocker.

Om Clinton will lead a yoga demonstration, and Nourish to Heal will present an informative and fun family activity. Edible Jersey Magazine is the event’s media sponsor.

Children will also have the opportunity to:

  • Set up and grow a pizza garden with Margaret Koon from School Lunch Farm, based in Hackettstown.
  • Create “Herb Seed Bombs” — gumball-sized seed balls for your garden — and meet the pygmy goats from Emily Hennelly’s Anythyme Farm in Mendham.
  • Visit the service miniature horses from Hope’s Promise, an organization that provides therapy to a wide range of children and adults with disabilities through equine activities.
  • Check out the alpacas from the Bluebird Alpaca Farm and enjoy a fun activity with wool.

Entry is $10 per person or $20 for a family. Please note that Lower Center Street will be closed the day of the event.


The Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. Our website is and our telephone number is 908-735-8415. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm and suggested admission is $5.


The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design in a 19th century stone mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Founded in 1952, the Museum is a landmark regional art center showcasing works by established and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey and corporations, foundations, and individuals.  The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space.  Publications are available in large print.  Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TYY) 1 (800) 852-7899.

Lump’N’Loaf Records’ Cinco de Mayo Summer Kickoff Party!


The Heat Is On! Lump’N’Loaf Records Spices It Up with a Cinco De Mayo Summer Kick-Off Party!

Featuring L’NL’ bands A Halo Called FredLittle DipperTrio of Madness and Zigman Bird, this show marks our return to one of our favorite N.J. venues and will showcase the bands performing new songs from their upcoming 2015 releases.Tuesday May 5th, 2015 @ 9pm!

Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015; 9pm
Address: The Court Tavern; 124 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $5

For more info visit Lump ‘n’ Loaf Record’s Facebook page.

Press Release:

With thoughts of warmer weather in mind, Lump’N’Loaf Records is excited to announce their Cinco de Mayo Summer Kick-Off Party at New Brunswick, NJ’s revered music venue, The Court Tavern.

Featuring L’NL’ bands A Halo Called Fred, Little Dipper, Trio of Madness and Zigman Bird, this party continues the label’s decade-long association with the Court Tavern and will serve to showcase the various acts performing new songs from their upcoming 2015 releases.

Though all the bands have periodically performed at the Tavern on their own, this event brings them all together for one special evening. A Halo Called Fred’s bassist Tiny sums up everyone’s excitement, “We’re excited to play Cinco de Mayo at the Court Tavern. This is going to be the greatest show in the history of time and space!”

Previous L’N’L themed events at the Court Tavern featured L’N’L bands performing original material plus a favorite cover to honor that particular night’s theme, including Piggy In the Mirror (Cure tribute), No Quarter, No S#!t (Led Zep tribute) and The Grapes of Roth (Van Halen tribute).

About the bands:
A Halo Called Fred
New Brunswick’s A Halo Called Fred, also known as “The best guitar, bass, fiddle and Tupperware band in New Jersey,” play the best geek rock ever, with songs featuring such topics as pirates, steampunks, cavemen, and any body part you can think of!

Little Dipper
Little Dipper are a raw, hard-hitting quartet who wield smart songwriting, catchy riffs and creative guitar work like a weapon, aiming to intrigue the masses with just the right mix of mid ’90s alternative and vintage-dipped hard rock.

Trio of Madness
Trio of Madness is a strange psychedelic/surf/prog rock experience keeping audiences on the their toes with their unique rhythms, time signatures, soaring guitar solos, as well as visual effects to enhance one’s live listening experience!

Zigman Bird
Keith Beck’s Zigman Bird fearlessly switches between rocking out as a full-piece band, full of cutting guitars and pounding drums, but also stripping rock ‘n’ roll down to it’s acoustic primal state. A classic mix of catchy hooks, melodies and lyrics.

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.

Dance Party at the Saint in Asbury Park w/ The Funktion Band – May 1st

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The Funktion will take the stage at The Saint – Asbury Park on May 1st 2015. This band brings world class vocal and style packed with funky rhythms and a swinging horn section. Join them for a fun night of dancing!

Date: Friday, May 1st, 2015; 10pm
Address: The Saint; 601 Main St, Asbury Park
Cost: $12, Buy tickets in advance HERE

About the Funktion Band:

Having been in the entertainment industry for over 8 years KLN Entertainment places the highest value on the strong relationships we have developed with clients. You will not find this band in your average club as we have set the bar higher for ourselves, thus resulting in a show to be seen rather than your typical bar band you can see any given weekend.

With incredible diversity and showmanship, there is a polish to the band as well as an edge. This in conjunction with showmanship and personality is a rare blend we possess. We are very proud to host an exceptional array of talent from the best pool of musicians in the area from the Jersey Shore to New York City.

Maxum Cigars presents The Great Smoke Out and NFL Draft Party – April 30. 2015


Please join Maxum Cigars for The Great Smoke Out and NFL Draft Party benefiting Tic Toc Stop!

Tic Toc Stop is a charitable organization founded by Sports Radio personality, Crag Carton of WFAN, geared towards raising awareness and helping improve the lives of children living with Tourette’s. We are grateful that Craig Carton will be in attendance!

Redd’s Restaurant & Bar, overlooking the incredible MetLife Stadium is the perfect location for this event!


Dinner will be served and cigars will be available for smoking in the outdoor smoking lounge. Enjoy a sampling of scotch too!

Save $5 by purchasing your tickets online: $75 in advance, $80 at the door.

A special VIP Package is available for $150 and will include a private room with balcony, luxury dinner, and a premium cigar package and scotch sampling

Register today:

*Redd’s Restaurant is a non-smoking venue with an outdoor smoking lounge.

Visit Maxum Cigars on Facebook

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Address: 317 Washington Ave, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Cost: $75 in advance, $80 at the door.

For more information: Email Rob Menaker at

Events to Check Out this Weekend April 24 – 26, 2015

New Jersey Spring Wine Festival – April 24


New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual New Jersey Spring Wine Festival on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, New Jersey’s Premier Urban Resort. Celebrate spring and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ wines selected by the Wine Library! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — awesome wines for Spring and Summer!Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying live jazz. Our 8th Annual Spring Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2015; 7pm to 10pm
Address: Hilton Short Hills; 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Buy tickets HERE

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Chiller Theatre – April 24 – 26

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: April 24th -26th, 2015
Address: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel- 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany
Cost: To get tickets click Here
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Fast Tracks and Food Trucks – April 25


Come out to Six Flags Great Adventure for this incredible food and wine festival. With various local wineries and 20 gourmet food trucks, the event is sure to be fun for everyone!

Date: April 25th, 2015; 12pm to 7pm
Address: Six Flags Great Adventure; 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
Cost: Six Flags Admission, Wine Tasting – $12.99 in advance, $15.99 at the door

Spring Fling @ Natali Vineyards – April 25

SPRING FLING 2015Join us on April 25th from 1-6pm as the vines awaken! Spring is a beautiful time of year on our farm as the vines begin to wake up from their long winter nap. Our live entertainment for this Event will be Arianne Rox, playing from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Tastings, sangria or wine by the glass, or purchase a bottle and grab a table in the vineyard. There will be a variety of different local vendors on hand. There is enough space for the entire family, including the dog! We also have a picnic area, a bocce ball court, and horseshoes.

Dates: Saturday, April 25th, 2015; 1pm to 6pm
Address:221 N Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House
Cost: Free admission

Warren Arts, Crafts, & Craft Beers – April 25

Original Artists & Crafters eligible for cash prizes. Online registration. The Festival includes Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Craft Beers, Live Music, & Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!

Date:  Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Address: Downtown Washington; 44 E. Washington Ave., Washington
Cost: Free to attend

Rutgers Day – April 25


On Saturday, April 25, Rutgers will roll out the scarlet carpet for its 7th annual Rutgers Day celebration, inviting New Jerseyans of all ages to experience their state university at a family-friendly day packed with more than 500 free programs including stage performances, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, lectures and more. Visitors to the Cook/Douglass Campus can enjoy traditional activities like Ag Field Day, and the New Jersey Folk Festival, while the Rutgers Business School Carnival, health sciences programs, and the School of Engineering barbecue are just a few events featured on the Busch Campus. A parade led by the Rutgers Pep Band will kick-off activities on the College Avenue Campus including a variety of children’s activities, the popular R Garden, and BIG 10 tent. Free shuttle buses allow visitors the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of all 3 campuses.

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Address: Rutgers University; 101 Somerset St., New Brunswick
Cost: Free to attend

Somers Point Bayfest – April 25


A 14-block block party along Bay Avenue packed with over 120 crafters, 38 food vendors, 15 children activities, live musical bands, and bicycle and kayak giveaways. The Somers Point Bayfest is now the largest, single day festival in South Jersey.

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015; 10am to 5pm
Address: Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Waretown Spring Wine Festival – April 25 & 26

The event will feature NJ Wineries, crafters, food truck and live entertainment. The event hours are Noon – 5 pm each day. Enjoy Live music while sampling New Jersey WInes! Tickets $12 in Advance ….$15 at the gate (designated drivers or under 21 years are free)

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Waretown Recreation and Lake Area; 182 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown
Cost: $12 in Advance, $15 at the gate (DDs or under 21 years are free)
Get Tickets HERE

Food Truck and Wine Festival – April 25 & 26


To be held in the upper field surrounded by the natural beauty of the mature vineyard with panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides. Featuring cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks and live music by Jeff Bellfy and Co. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person

Dates: April 25 & 26, 2015
Address: Village of Finesville; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford
Cost: $10 adults, $5 Kids

Terhune Orchards 40th Anniversary Celebration – April 25 & 26


Stop by Terhune Orchards on the weekend of April 25 and 26 and celebrate our 40th anniversary with us! Thank you reception for our customers’ support over the years at 12:30 pm. Enjoy a free farm tour and get an inside look at the farm behind the scenes, and learn about the farm’s history from the Mounts. Free light refreshments including cider and donuts, and free wine tasting. Farm tour at 1 pm both days.

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015
Address: Terhune Orchards; 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

Lambertville Shad Festival – April 25 & 26


Featuring over 80 of the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment. Get your O’Fish’l Shad Fest T Shirt designed by a local artist.You’ll find everything – jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel, accessories, home décor and more! In The Food Court: everything from taco salads to fried Calamari! There will also be shad chowder, hot dogs, fried oreos, hamburgers, fries and fresh lemonade! Family fun: Face Painting, Sand Art, and other children’s games and activities. Kids will go crazy for the rides because they’re back! Don’t miss the fun and educational shad seining demonstrations down at Lewis Island where the Delaware River Basin Commission will be teaching us about how to test water quality. Over 150 original art posters, created and donated by local artists, are on display and will be auctioned off on Sunday to raise money for scholarships.

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015
Address: 11 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Day of the Wolf – April 25 & 26


A Creation Entertainment Salute to the MTV Hit Series TEEN WOLF.

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015
Address: Marriott Hanover; 1401 New Jersey 10, Whippany, NJ
Cost: $20+ Buy Here

Makers Market – April 26


Jersey Shore Artists present their various wares…jewelry, glass, pottery, hand made soaps and lotions, handbags and more…in time for Mothers Day and Summer living.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 1-5 p.m.
Address: St. James Episcopal Church, 69 Broad St., Eatontown
Cost: Free to Attend

Red Bank 4th Annual International Food Festival – April 26


Twenty-five of Red Banks finest restaurants will be serving International favorites outdoors at the event. It will also feature International beers, wines and great entertainment on two stages.Family Friendly! This really, unbelievable event is a fundraiser. The proceeds will benefit Red Bank RiverCenter and other deserving local non-profit groups.

Date: Sunday, April 26th, 2015; Noon to 7pm
Address: White St., Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $5 admission for anyone over age 10.