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Events to Check Out this Weekend – June 26 – 28, 2015

Tasting and Networking Event – June 26


Lexus / New Jersey Fashion Week is hosting a tasting /networking event on Friday, June 26th, 2015

Date: Friday, June 26th, 2015; 5:30pm to 8pm
Address: Lexus of Bridgewater; 1550 rte22 East, Bridgewater NJ
Cost: $12. Tickets Here

Food Truck Friday – June 26

Food Truck Friday is back in Hopewell, NJ. Food trucks, music and tons of fun! Rain or Shine.  Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Date: Friday, June 26th, 2015. 5pm to 9pm
Address: Hopewell Train Station; Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ 08525
Cost: Free to Attend
Follow on Twitter @FTFHopewell

Sea Isle City Summer Food Truck Festival – June 26 – 28, 2015

official-transThe Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will feature roughly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. There will also be crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more…

Friday: 12-9pm; Saturday: 11am to 8pm; Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Dates: Friday, June 26, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015
Address: Kix McNutley’s; 63rd Street & Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
Cost: Free to Attend

Jersey Shore Greek Festival – June 26-28


OPA! Be Greek for a day at the Jersey Shore Greek Festival on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ. Traditional Greek food, music, dancing, culture and hospitality will be overflowing during the spectacular family event. Traditional Greek food & beverages including Lamb, Gyros, Spanakopita, Moussaka, Pastichio, and Greek beer and wine! Rain or shine, under the giant tent, watch the award-winning church dance troupe dressed in their authentic costumes. They will invite you to join them so bring your dancing shoes! Enjoy shopping at the Boutique featuring jewelry, icons, Greek specialty items. Then rest your feet at our Kafenion with a cup of Greek coffee and authentic hand-made pastries.To keep the kids happy, games and rides.

Dates: June 26th – 28th, 2015
Address: St. George Greek Orthodox Church; 1033 W. Park Ave., Ocean
Cost: $2

Just Jersey Food Truck and Music Fest – June 27


Over 25 food trucks + live music! See website for details!

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 10am to 7pm
Address: Waterloo Village Concert Field in Stanhope, NJ
Cost: $5 GA, under 12 Free

Brew at the Zoo – June 27


Turtle Back Zoo will celebrate its 52nd anniversary by hosting a craft beer festival on June 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. The festival will feature live entertainment, 50 nifty brewers with a selection of 100 craft beers and more fabulous food trucks. Many of the zoo’s exhibits will be open to browse during the event. Only guests ages 21 and over will be permitted.

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Turtle Back Zoo; 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange
Cost: $60, buy tickets HERE

Food Truck Jam – June 27

Experience the hottest trend in food and taste creative cuisine, as these mobile kitchens rally for the chance to be the best!

Date: June 27, 2015
Address: Manahawkin Flea Mart; 657 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin
Cost: Free

Annual Brewfest at the Ballpark – June 27

The BlueClaws partnered on the second BrewFest At The Ballpark. The full-day event includes sampling from over 100 types of beer, food, merchandise, a souvenir glass, and much more.

Date: June 27th, 2015; 2 Sessions
Address: FirstEnergy Park; 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Cost: Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the event. Buy Here

32nd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival – June 27


Celebrate all things blueberry at this old fashioned festival. Enjoy blueberry picking, live country music, lots of children’s activities, exhibits, great food, historical presentations and tours, pinelands artists and crafters, our famous blueberry pie eating contest and lots more.

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 10am to 4pm
Address: Whitesbog Village; 120 Whites Bogs Rd., Browns Mills
Cost: $10 per car load

Beachstock 2015 – June 27


Take tunes and tides, throw in some sun, sand and surf, then mix in more than music, family-friendly activities and fabulous food and spread it all out for 12 hours. The result is the fourth annual “BEACHSTOCK: The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party.” Events and activities include: Live Bands, dancing, food court, beer garden, vendors, Kid’s stage with games, shows, music, treasure hunts,tow at water demonstrations,paddle boarding, free surf clinic, volleyball, FREE movie on the beach at 8:30 pm. No beach tags required at event!! 10 am – 10 pm (raindate June 28).

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 7:30am to 10pm – Rain Date June 28
Address: Beach; Granville Ave., Margate, NJ
Cost: Free

NJ Comic Anime Con – June 27


Come celebrate comics and anime at NJ Comic Anime Con on June 27 from 10-6 at the Hyatt in Morristown, NJ. For updates on the show, make sure to check out their website and like and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Date: June 27, 2015; 10am to 6pm
Address: Hyatt Morristown at 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $20, Early admission tickets $30

Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival – June 27


The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival will be back aboard the Battleship from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Enjoy a tour of the Battleship, live music, a souvenir sampling mug, delicious food and beer from 21 breweries throughout New Jersey!

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Address: Battleship NJ; 62 Battleship Pl., Camden
Cost:$45 GA, $55 VIP. Buy them Here

Eye’s for the Needy Fundraiser – June 27


Hope to see you all at Tumulty’s Pub on June 27 as we celebrate National Sunglasses Day with a benefit for New Eyes for the Needy. This Jersey-based non-profit purchases new eyeglasses for poor children and adults in the United States and recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide. Donate your eyeglasses at the show and enjoy performances from A Halo Called Fred, Zigman Bird, Trio of Madness and Circus Punks!

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 9pm
Address: Tumulty’s Pub; 361 George St, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Cost: Free, donations suggested!

Washington Lake Park Wine Festival – June 27 & 28

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Sip into summer at the 3rd annual Washington Lake Park Wine Festival – You don’t want to miss it! This year, the festival is June 27th & 28th from 12-5 pm. With 18 New Jersey wineries offering tastings of their delicious wines, awesome food trucks, artisan crafters, and live music, this is going to be the best year yet. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 or at the gate for $20. Non-samplers over 21 are $5 and anyone under 21 is free.

Dates: June 27th & 28th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Washington Lake Park; 647 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell
Cost: Advance $15 or at the gate for $20. Buy them Here

Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival – June 27 & 28


The Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival is northern New Jersey’s best party. Come up to the Fairgrounds in beautiful Sussex County and enjoy a full weekend of Classic and Southern Rock along with fantastic BBQ provided by five award winning ribbers and a selection of fine craft beers.

Dates: June 27th – 28th, 2015
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: $15+. Buy here

Win & Wine Festival – June 27 & 28


New Jersey’s finest wineries are back for another weekend of elegant wine tasting.  And this year they’re joined by some of the top local chocolatiers for our first-ever chocolate expo! It’s a two-day festival filled with wine and chocolate – can you really afford to miss this?! So gather up your friends and family, sample from dozens of delicious New Jersey wines and finish it all with the smooth taste of chocolate.  Lots of chocolate!

Dates: June 27th & 28th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport
Cost: $3 general admission to the track. $10 wristband for unlimited wine sampling.  Chocolate sampling is $7.  Or buy a combination ticket for $15

Lobster Fest – June 27 – 28


Two day free event! More Lobsters than ever before! Broiled Lobster, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster rolls etc. entertainment. Over 100+ craft and specialty vendors. One Huge & Wine Garden. Great Oceanfront location. Giant Waterslide and childrens activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Dates: June 27th – 28th, 2015
Address: Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach, NJ
Cost: Free

Medieval Times Brunch @ iPlay America – June 27 – 28


Go back in time at the Medieval Times Brunch at iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill! Come train with the Knights and experience what it takes to be a member of the Kings Court, Sunday, June 28. This Character Brunch is FREE and is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the entire family and see how you match up with the Knights of Medieval Times!

Dates: Sunday, June 28, 2015; 12pm to 2pm
Address: iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: Free

Festival of Dogs – June 28


Come kick off summer with the 3 Hearts 4 Paws Annual Festival of the Dogs 6/28 11-3 at Union Hose FireHouse in Union Beach, NJ. Enjoy shopping amongst our 40 plus vendors, bounce house, games, face painting, gift auction, and best of all doggy daycare while you shop!
Bring your dogs and we will bring our dogs currently up for adoption! Also enjoy live music by Billy D !

Date: Sunday, June 28th; 11am to 3pm
Address: Union Hose Fire Company #1; 1224 Florence Ave Union Beach
Cost: This event is free but donations for the foster dogs are accepted

Firefly Festival – June 28


Fireflies are an “electrifying” part of summer. To celebrate this exciting event, enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, outdoor fun and, or course, the whole farm for firefly hunting!. Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, bug boxes and antenna.. There will be a $5.00 charge for the crafts activities. Schafer’s Gymnastics -the “Art of Flying” techniques will be here to show children some moves through a mini-obstacle course. Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you wait for the fireflies to come out. Hungry? You’ll find lots of goodies available at Pam’s Firefly Tent: grilled chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, pie, apple cider, donuts, cookies, apples and more! Pony rides and wagon rides through the farm and orchards will be available all evening. Everyone should wear their wings! Come and enjoy a flickering, flying, fun evening on the farm.

Date: Sunday, June 28th, 2015; 3pm to 9pm
Address: Terhune Orchards; 330 Cold Soil Rd., Carter Rd., Princeton
Cost: Free

My Day at the Races at Monmouth Park – June 21, 2015


Thanks to America’s Best Racing, I got to attend my first ever horse racing event at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ. I got the “VIP” experience too!

The day began with a tour of the horse stables which was led by Liam Benson, the younger horse trainer in racing! He was super knowledgeable, great with the horses, and gave us an amazing tour.


I got to pet so many horses that day, it was very exciting for me. He has a lot of great horses, some are babies and some are ready to race.

Our group all had a great time. Because we were a group of bloggers we blew up his Twitter feed. You can follow him on Twitter too @LiamDBenson. He’ll have horses racing at Monmouth Park for their July 4th event.  I’ll be rooting for Mulligan’s Singer, even if I’m not able to attend the event.


After the tour, we headed to the race track. If you haven’t been to Monmouth Park, it is a beautiful place to go. It’s clean, it’s big, and even if you’re not into horse racing it’s a great way to spend the day. You can bring in your own food and drink (even beer!), sit on the lawn…watch the race on a TV and listen to live music. It’s so affordable too, it’s worth going at least once to see if you’ll like it.

We really lucked out with the weather (it was supposed to be raining…hard). Because it was Father’s Day the men got in for free, which is cool. There is a ladies’ night coming up in August where women can get in for free if they’re wearing a hat or fascinator…so that’s something to look into.

My husband and I didn’t play bets at first since we had never been there before, so we got up close and watched the races which was neat. It’s definitely a lot more fun when you have a horse to root for.


Figuring out a horse to bet on is a lot more complicated than you think. Thanks to our hosts at America’s Best Racing, we definitely left learning a lot more than we knew before we got there. I think. My husband picked up on it more than I did. There’s a lot of different factors to consider – the horse, jockey, prior wins/losses and the races can be so unpredictable. Just enjoy the experience…

In addition to visiting the horse stables, we also got to stand in the paddock area which usually only the owner’s can do. In the paddock you can look at the horses up close, which can help you in making a decision in what horse to bet on. You also get to see the jockey’s get on their horses before heading to the track.

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After visiting the paddock, we placed some bets and spoiler alert…we lost! It was still a fun experience and we ending up betting (and losing) again before we left.


Overall, we had a great time and we plan on going again. Thank you to America’s Best Racing, and especially Dan and Victoria who were amazing hosts!

“Young Frankenstein” at Plays in the Park in Edison – A Review


Last night I went to the opening of Young Frankenstein, the first production and opening night for Plays in the Park in Edison.

I go to at least one show every year at Plays in the Park. They put on a Broadway caliber performance featuring local talent that’s very, very talented. It is one of my favorite Summer traditions and I highly recommend checking it out.

I love #playsinthepark in #edisonnj! #youngfrankenstein #NewJersey #NJisntboring

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The first show of the season was Young Frankenstein, a musical based on the Mel Brook’s movie Young Frankenstein. I was lucky enough to see the original show on Broadway. The show is based around Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of Victor Von Frankenstein who visits his grandfather’s estate after he has passed away. Despite having not wanting anything to do with his family’s legacy for making monsters, Frederick finds himself making his own with the help of his assistant Igor (pronounced Eye-Gor) and his lab assistant Inga.

One of the things that should be noted in this play is the set design. It combines a very well crafted stage with a small projected movie screen to fill IN for transitions and locations in the show. It was very creative! It really worked well with the show, they even used it for a dream sequence using footage from the original “Frankenstein movie”.


All the actors in the show really bring it to life. Michael Louis who played Frederick was a lot of fun to watch on stage. And he can sing! Billy Geltzeiler, who played Igor, was fantastically funny and really stood out. I remember him last year in “Shrek” playing Pinnochio…he definitely has comedy chops. Both Ali Gleason, who played Elizabeth, and KelliAnn DeCarlo who played Inga had really strong singing voices and were very funny. Basically it was an overall really talented cast including Katie Riley who played Frau Blucher and Scott Daniels who played the Monster. I’m hoping to see them all in future PIP performances.


My favorite part of the show was “Putting on the Ritz”, which is also my favorite scene from the Mel Brook’s movie. So much fun.

The choreography, the costumes, props and the overall production value is something I always look forward to in Plays in the Park and they never disappoint. I also look forward to Gary P. Cohen who is the director and producer introduce the show. He puts his blood, sweat and tears in the productions and it shows. He seems to always have an injury…

Get a lawn chair and bring your butt over to Plays in the Park this Summer. It’s super affordable and it’s a great experience! Young Frankenstein will be there until June 27th (no show on Sundays).

Intermission! Go see #youngfrankenstein at #playsinthepark in #edisonnj now until June 27! #NJisntboring

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PS. Their concessions are very affordable and delicious as well. Support local theater!

Additional Information:
Address: Roosevelt Park; 1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ
Phone #: 732-548-2884
Cost: $7, $5 for 60 and over, 12 and under are free. CASH ONLY
Website, Like them on Facebook

This Summer’s Performances:
Young Frankenstein – Wednesday, June 17 through Saturday, June 27 (No Sundays)
Oklahoma – Wednesday, July 8 through Saturday, July 18 (No Sundays)
Jesus Christ Superstar – Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 8 (No Sundays)

About Plays in the Park:


Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park is a unique partnership that represents better than 53 years of unparalleled government initiative, artistic excellence and community spirit. Fifty two years ago, a small group of devoted community theater volunteers enthusiastically sought a place to produce plays during the summer months. They contacted the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the hopes of finding financial support for their endeavors.

Although funds did not exist for the construction of a new theater building, there was money budgeted for a storage shed. A creative compromise was reached, allowing the shed to be used as a theater in the summer and for storage in the winter. A tree-lined grove in Roosevelt Park was chosen as the site and Plays-in-the-Park officially opened in 1963. Popularity grew, and eventually the shed became a permanent home with the addition of a scenic shop and dressing rooms. Attendance soared and by the mid-1970’s more than 150,000 people came to the free theater each year, making Plays-in-the-Park an important part of summer in Middlesex County.

Plays-in-the-Park has been cited for the excellence of its theatrical productions, making it the pre-eminent Community Theater in Middlesex County. The lighting, scenic and costume designs of each show are generally based on the Broadway originals or National Touring Companies, adapted and recreated by working professionals.

Events to Check Out this Weekend: June 18 – 21, 2015

The Art of John Lennon – June 18 – 22

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Ocean Galleries is thrilled to present the extraordinary works of John Lennon. An unparalleled collection, “The Art of John Lennon” will be on exhibit and available for acquisition from Thursday, June 18 through Monday, June 22, 2015, with Ocean Galleries open daily from 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM. Special receptions with the Collection Curator, Lynne Clifford, will take place from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 21. All events are complimentary and open to the public. Ms. Yoko Ono Lennon, who created the program, had the specific intent of helping local non-profit organizations in each city the exhibit visits. As such, Ocean Galleries will be asking guests to make a $5 or more donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.’

Dates: Thursday, June 18 through Monday, June 22, 2015
Address: OCEAN GALLERIES; 9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor
Cost: Free, $5 donation suggested

NJ Beer and Food Festival – June 20

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The seventh annual NJ Beer & Food Festival takes place on Saturday June 20 with two events – the Brews & Birdies golf tournament and the BBQ & Brews Fest. BBQ & Brews showcases more than 120 beers from 40 breweries including many craft brews from New York and New Jersey paired with delicious barbeque in a picturesque outdoor setting (3pm-7pm, $75). Live band Phillbilly will play classic tunes and today’s hottest hits. Starting at 9am golfers will have the chance to take part in the Brews & Birdies golf tournament on the resort’s Wild Turkey golf course. Tastings of craft beers will be available on several holes of the course ($195 for golf and beer tastings, includes entry to Beer & BBQ Fest).

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015; 3pm to 7pm
Address: Crystal Springs Resort, 3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ
Cost: $75. Buy Tickets Here

Tosho-Con – June 20


Join us at the East Orange Public Library from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 for our first anime and comic convention! There will be panels, special guests, screenings, cosplay, workshops, photo-ops, artist alley, vendors, raffles. Special guests to date include Pokemon voice actress Michele Knotz, samurai swordsmen Yoshi Amao, and the Women in Comics Collective (special guest list may be subject to change).

Date: June 20th, 2015
Address: East Orange Public Library; 21 South Arlington Ave.East Orange
Cost: Free

Hot Rods and Food Trucks – June 20

Join the Borough of Seaside Heights and iRun New Jersey for the return of Hot Rods & Food Trucks. Classic Cars and Hot Rods join the Best Gourmet Food Trucks as they take over Bay Blvd. in Seaside Heights. Bring your cameras, your sunscreen and your comfy shoes because you’ll want to stay all day to capture the colors and excitement of these extraordinary vehicles that feature 1930’s Fords to Camaro Clubs and everything in between. 15 of the Best Gourmet Food Trucks line the Blvd. with cuisine to suit everyone’s taste buds. Plus, an amazing assortment of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to show their wares and demonstrate new products and services. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the Best in Class and the Best in Food. Music is provided by our favorite DJ. This event is sponsored by Seaside Heights Business Improvement District.

Date: June 20th, 2015; 11am to 6pm
Address: Bay Boulevard and Grant Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ
Cost: Free

The StrangeXchange – June 20


Come One, Come All! Join us and Weird NJ at the historic Wellmont Theater! There will be cool vendors, music, food trucks and The Circus Rejects! Fun for the entire family! The event is Saturday, June 20 from 11am-5pm. Tickets are $5 GA/$10 Early Bird.

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015; 11am to 5pm
Address: The Wellmont Theater; 5 Seymour St, Montclair
Cost: $5 GA/$10 Early Bird.

Mercer County’s 5th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally – June 20


Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015; 11am to 7pm
Address: 1638 Old Trenton Rd. West Windsor Township, NJ
Cost: Free

Military Day @ Oasis Farms – June 20


MILITARY DAY ON THE FARM! WE SALUTE OUR U.S. ARMED FORCES & VETERANS Airborne Army Reservists from Fort Dix will be present! Local Naval Commanding Officer will be speaking at 1:00pm!

Military vehicles
Military demonstrations
Military crafts
& More!

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015; 10:30am t0 4pm
Address: Oasis Family Farm; 3 Circle Dr, Robbinsville, NJ
Cost: Free admission

Art All Night – June 20-21


Art All Night – Trenton 2015 will take place on June 20 & 21, 2015! at the Historic Roebling Wire Works in the Chambersburg section of Trenton!

Dates: June 20th – 21st, 2015; 3pm to 3pm
Address: 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Westfall Winery’s Father’s Day Sangria Picnic Weekend – June 20 & 21

Join us to celebrate Dad’s special day! Pack up the kids, dogs, your favorite activities and head to Westfall for a day on the farm. Sample our award winning wines. Purchase a glass of wine or Sangria made from our award-winning Spanish Passion. Sip some wine or Sangria and enjoy your family and picnic on one of our scenic picnic spots.

Dates: June 20th & 21st, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Westfall Winery; 141 Clove Road Montague, NJ
Cost: Free

Chester Wine & Food Festival – June 20 & 21

10660246_882204231818755_4037036297210229202_nThe Chester Food & Wine Festival is coming back this June! Enjoy tastings of various wine from local New Jersey wineries.

Dates: June 20th & 21st, 2015
Address: Gazebo Field; Main St., Chester, NJ
Cost: $17 advance, $20 door, $5 DD. Tickets Here

Father’s Day Food Truck Fete – June 21


Let the Pros do the cooking this Father’s Day! Party with your DAD and 14 of your Favorite Food Trucks! BEER, BEER and Beer NOT in a garden!!! A portion of the proceeds benefit West Windsor Arts Council,

– Create Memories with Dad in the Photobooth!
– Face Painting
– Twirling Arcade for all ages!
– Mini Car and Truck races!

Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Vaughn Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, NJ
Cost: $3, includes all non food and drink activities

Somerville Craft Beer Fest – June 21


Come celebrate Father’s day with everything Dad loves; live music, good food, great beer and nice weather!Tapastre is hosting another of our annual Craft Beer Fests in Downtown Somerville. Located on Main street, in between Bridge and Grove, the fest will feature:
Live music on stage all day. Great food from local downtown Somerville restaurants like Division Cafe, Hansel ‘n Griddle, Court House Sub Shop and more!

Amazing beers from the following breweries:
Stone Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Company, Abita Beer, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Beer, Oskar Blues Brewery, Tröegs Brewing Company, SLY FOX BEER, Weyerbacher Brewing, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, River Horse Brewing Co., Flounder Brewing, Carton Brewing, Kane Brewing Company, AND MORE!

Event is open to all ages, 21+ with ID to drink. There will be a cash bar to pay as you go, no credit cards.

Portions of all proceeds will go to benefit St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.

Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015; 12pm to 7pm
Address: Downtown Somerville, Somerville NJ
Cost: $5 entrance fee gets you your tasting glass. Tastes will be $1-$2. Full pours $5-$7.

Striking Matches – Live at The Princeton Festival– June 21


The music of Nashville’s Striking Matches – guitar-wielding duo Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis – occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock, and blues.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015; 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Address: Princeton Day School, 650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: $25, get tickets HERE


Father’s Day at Bellview Winery – June 21

Is there anything better than the smell of smoky barbecue? Maybe fermenting wine… But other than that we think not! On June 21st from 12pm to 5pm Bellview will be celebrating Dad with barbecue, music, cigars and of course, wine. JR’s Barbecue will be serving all our favorite barbecue entrees and sides, a la carte. John Coley will be on our stage with his drums playing some tunes, while the guys from The House of Tobacco are enjoying a cigar in their mobile lounge.

Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville
Cost: $5, $5 for wine tasting


Father’s Day @ Alba Vineyards – June 21


Celebrate Father’s Day at Alba Vineyard! Treat dad to a wine tasting, lunch, live music, and winery tours at our annual Father’s Day Celebration. Spend the afternoon in our estate vineyard overlooking the Musconetcong Valley.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard & Winery; 269 Route 627, Milford, New Jersey
Cost: $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children under 12 are free.
Wine tasting:$10 per person which includes 8 samples and an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass.

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival Sets Their Food Truck List for June Event!

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There will be over 15 food trucks at the Sea Isle City Food Truck Rally June 26 to 28. The event builds on the success of the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival, which was held for the first time last Sept. and brought 7500 people to Sea Isle City.

The Sea Isle City Food Truck Rally boosts some of the best food trucks from across the Northeast, including returning favorites from last year Vito’s Hot Dogs, Cha Yen, Sum Pig, Mike’s Handrolled Pretzels, Five Sisters, Zinna’s Bistro, El Lechon De Negron, Kix Lincoln Grill, Waffle De Lys, and Shore Shake. New exciting trucks will bring My Hola Paella, Shore Creperie, Spectrum Farm to Table, Philly Fry, and Eat-A-Pita.Five Sisters
“There are really some diverse food types here for the event this year that is awesome,” said Stallion Marketing LLC Owner Denis Brown. “We brought back some of the best from last year and added in some unique selections for people to try.

The June food truck event will be the first of two food truck events in Sea Isle City this year. The 2nd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival will take place Sept. 11 to 13, and trucks will be announced closer to the event for that one. Both events will once again be held on the property of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City. The events also include crafters, live music, and more.

“We were so happy with last year’s event we wanted to have two this year,” said Sea Isle City Mayor and Kix McNutley’s owner Len Desiderio. “It’s a great event for Sea Isle City and brings a lot of people out.”

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The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival was so well received it got awarded a Top Ten Food Truck Festival in the country, according to Vacation Idea. The 2014 Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival had about 7500 people over the three days during the weekend of Sept. 26 to 28.

More information on the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival can be found at

Static Summer with Ed Smith & The Ego & The Shift @ Maxwell’s Tavern – June 19th, 2015


Maxwell’s presents Static Summer with Ed Smith & The Ego & The Shift.

Date: Friday, June 19th, 2015; doors at 8:30.
Address: Maxwell’s Tavern; 1039 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Cost: $10 Cover

Press Release:

Legendary places, events, and people in Hoboken, NJ are often at times too numerous to count. But some that immediately come to mind include the Birthplace of Baseball, home of Frank Sinatra, and the world renowned music venue Maxwell’s. So it’s only appropriate that a local legend in his own right; performer, singer, and songwriter, Ed Smith, will be gracing this historic stage with his band ED SMITH & THE EGO on Friday, June 19th, 10pm.

ED SMITH & THE EGO features a number of other local rock heroes uniting as one to form Hoboken’s most promising Super Group. Chris “Gibby” Gibson (Frontman/Guitarist from High Speed Chase), Paul Guzzo (Bassist for Crewman Number Six), and journeyman drummer Nelson Pla (Clueless), are growing their raunchy style of tongue in cheek, post-modern irony rock and roll right in the heart of Hoboken.

Born and raised in the Mile Square City, Smith has been involved in bands around the area rock scene since he was 15 and grew up playing music through out the ‘80’s & ‘90’s. Remembering his first ever experience performing at Maxwell’s in 1991, Smith describes his new project as “one of the few bands left doing straight rock and roll.”

It all started for Ed with Fertile Turtle, one of Smith’s earliest bands. Soon after cutting his teeth in that project, it wasn’t long before Ed became a founding member of the well-established Sound of Skin. As he recalls, Smith would describe them as “a more Goth-sounding Nine Inch Nails.” Bearing in mind that Sound Of Skin’s singer was a British transplant, as a result; the band played a number of gigs in England, eventually traveling back & forth between performing in the U.K. and the Hoboken/New York City area.

“At that time, the Hoboken scene mirrored the London scene. It was more of a community,” Smith recalls.

In the early days of that blossoming landscape, Smith witnessed other local legends in the making. After watching bands such as Gutbank (as they transformed into Sex Pod), The Feelies, The Cries, The Individuals, The Bongos (who eventually went on to sign with RCA Records), and Sweet Lizard Illtet (who ended up with Warner Brothers Records), Ed was inspired to make his own mark in the scene. So, not to be outdone, Smith, with his fellow “born and raised” cousins Dominic and Jamie Della Fave, formed the band Eugene to add their voices to a newly rising Hoboken music culture in the early 90’s, eventually morphing into current local favorites The Fave of whom which he still plays bass for.

“Rock and roll bands are a middle class thing with plenty of people to create music within,” states Smith.

Even if he wasn’t “born & raised,” Chris Gibson practically grew up in the local Hoboken rock scene around that same time period after becoming a permanent resident back in 1984. After making the rounds in such bands as Rula Lenzka, The Big Picture, Crim, and Standbye, it was inevitable that he and Ed would cross paths and destinies. Gibson describes ED SMITH & THE EGO as a “tribute to the purposely excessive themes of 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s bands.”
“Hoboken has no pretext here and local bands would go to everyone’s shows,” he adds.

And now, ED SMITH & THE EGO are preparing to bring their unique take on rock and roll to a venue they all have great memories from and great praise for.
“Dave Entwistle always does a great of job of putting together multi-band line-ups. And the staff and crew really make you feel welcome. You get to see everyone’s band in one place, for one price — in addition to being treated with courtesy and respect,” says Gibson. He also states that a night at Maxwell’s is like a family reunion, “where you get a quality night for a few bucks and everyone gets to catch up. On top of that, the new, updated back room looks and sounds amazing!”

Longtime NYC legends Static Summer coming off of recent support appearances for Papa Roach and P.O.D. will hit the stage at 11pm, while touring band The Shift will be starting the night off with a bang at 9pm. Doors at 8:30, $10 cover.

For music samples –

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year” set for June 18 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway

UntitledJune 18 arts fundraiser features array of international wine, cheese and chocolate vendors

Get your taste buds ready for an unforgettable evening of Supreme Summer Delicious-ness at the 2nd Annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year set for Thursday, June 18, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway.

The event is a fundraiser for Union County Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door; patrons must be 21 years or older to attend.

The 2nd Annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year features 25 stations of fine domestic and foreign wines by Witty’s and Metro Liquors, an array of international cheeses from Emmi Roth USA, assorted chocolates by Lindt Chocolate, Italian-American food specialties by Johnny B Caterers, live music by pop duo Karickter and a book-signing of New Jersey wine author Charlie Toms’s new Road to the Vineyard: Cruising Through New Jersey Wine Country.

Get your tickets today online at, by phone at (732) 499-8226 or at UCPAC box office, 1601 Irving St., Rahway.

* For a full listing of UCPAC events, visit the Union County Performing Arts Center website at




June 6, 8 pm – Split Level Concerts presents Dayna Kurtz, UCPAC Loft.

June 18, 5:30 pm Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party of the Year, Hamilton Stage.

July 31-Aug. 9 – Fearless Productions presents American Idiot, Hamilton Stage.

July 31, 10 am, 1 pm – Sensory Friendly Theatre presents Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could, UCPAC Mainstage.

Aug. 12, 8 am UCPAC Golf Classic (fundraiser), Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth NJ.

Aug. 24-28 UCPAC Children’s Theatre Camp, UCPAC Mainstage.

Sept. 19, 8 pm – Split Level Concerts presents Michael McDermott, UCPAC Loft.

Oct. 3, 8 pm – Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, UCPAC Mainstage.

Nov. 13, 8 pm – Uncle Floyd’s Last Authentic American Burlesque Show, UCPAC Mainstage.

* For all showtimes and tickets, call Union County Performing Arts Center box office at (732) 499-8226 or go online to

Events to Check Out this Weekend: June 11 – 14, 2015

Lambertville Food Fair – June 11


Lambertville Food Fair is the city’s premier food festival, a roving food event spotlighting Lambertville’s classic dining establishments, as well as the Philadelphia Region’s best ethnic and specialty food trucks. Besides being pleasing for your palette, Food Fair strives to showcase Lambertville’s diverse arts and culture scene. Rain date June 18th

Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2015; 5pm to 10pm
Address: Center Street, Lambertville, NJ

Tri-County Fair – June 11-14

Tri County Fair Logo

The excitement of carnival attractions including rides, games, music and more is coming to the Morris County area at the sprawling 107 acre site of Christ Church located at 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 – Exit 37 off of RT-80. Come out and enjoy classic rides such as the Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides and the Zipper, games of chance, great fair foods such as gourmet Belgian waffles by Waffle DeLys, oven roasted turkey legs, handmade crepes by Bonjour Creperie, fried Oreo’s, delicious homemade lemonade and much more! The Tri-County Fair will also feature free family entertainment such as; family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show, a complimentary musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain fair-goers and an old time car show complete with 50’s music! Save BIG when you purchase advance sale ride tickets online at

Dates: June 11th – 14th, 2015
Address: 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Cost: Free

Hammonton Food Truck Festival – June 12

10994642_431166360373162_2697865988021983777_nThe Hammonton Food Truck Festival, an event that will connect food trucks and foodies alike. This is the first food truck festival to ever be held in Atlantic County and we have great expectations! We hope you will join us for a night of unique street eats that will be sure to satisfy every taste bud in addition to local art and entertainment.

Date: Friday, June 12th, 2015; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Address: Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton
Cost: Free to attend

NJ Con: Fire in the East – June 12th & 13th

This year New Jersey’s Premier Wargaming Convention kicks off on Friday June 6th, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. We are returning to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Raritan Center located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837. In addition to the usually diverse gaming schedule you can expect to see a number of Tournaments. Saga, X-Wing, DBMM and Flames of War events are all in the works and more information will be sure to follow.

Address: New Jersey Convention and Expo Center – 97 Sunfield Ave. Edison, NJ
Dates: June 12th & 13th, 2015
To get tickets click Here

NJ Seafood Festival – June 12 – 14


Does anything scream summer at the Jersey Shore more than fresh seafood? Come celebrate the best the ocean has to offer at our annual three-day New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar. Featuring 40+ Seafood Vendors, Beer Tent & Wine Garden, Children’s Activity Tent, and Live Music.

Dates: June 12: 4-8pm | June 13: 11am-8pm | June 14: 11am-6pm
Address: Silver Lake Park | 5th & Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

AnimeNext – June 12 – 14

AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990’s and 2000’s, anime conventions have seen positive growth in their attendance; AnimeNEXT is no exception. AnimeNEXT has been in existence since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation.

Date: June 12th – 14th, 2015
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ
Cost: $30+. Get tickets HERE

Atlantic City Boardwalk Beer Festival – June 13


The boardwalk and beer — glorious beer — combine in the inaugural Boardwalk Beer Festival in Atlantic City. Even given A.C.’s 100-year-plus history of amusements, there has never been an event like this outdoor craft beer festival on the city’s world famous boardwalk. Craft brewers from all over the region (and the world) will gather on the beautiful oceanfront courtyard of Harry’s Oyster Bar to showcase their tasty brews. Your ticket will give you access to one of two four-hour sessions as well as a souvenir glass you can fill as many times as you wish with beer samples. Live music, games and a variety of food available for purchase will further enliven this sure-to-be legendary event in the heart of “America’s Playground.”

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2015; 2 Sessions
Address: Harry’s Oyster Bar; Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City
Cost: $40. Buy them Here

The Arc of Union County’s 7th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting – June 13

To raise money for the Arc’s programs and services. The Arc of Union County supports more than 1,000 adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. Affiliated with both the New Jersey and National Arc, the Arc of UC was founded in 1949 by parents of children with disabilities. We support the community through educational services such as the Arc Kohler School of Mountainside, Early Intervention, Camp Star, Residential Services, Employment services, and Adult Day – social and respite programs.

Date: Saturday, June 13, 4-7 p.m.
Address: Liberty Hall Museum, Kean University; 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
Cost: $45. Buy Here

Hidden Gardens Tour – June 13


Garden and art lovers are in for a special treat this June, when the Allentown Garden Club and Allentown Art Guild partner on the Hidden Gardens Tour. The tour, historically offered just every two years, offers rare glimpses into area residents’ most exquisite private gardens. The 2015 Hidden Gardens Tour features a number of gardens in Allentown, NJ and surrounding areas and will also include art displays from Allentown Art Guild artists with artists at work in the gardens. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to shop for plants at Pleasant Run Nursery. This wholesale nursery has graciously opened its doors for this one day to allow tour ticket-holders to visit, view their display gardens and purchase plant material during the tour. Sales are cash or check only. The nursery is over 15 acres and features many rare and hard-to-find Woody Ornamentals, Perennials, Vines, Grasses and Tropicals. The Hidden Gardens Tour is recommended for gardening lovers of all experience levels and varied gardening interests. In addition to the opportunity to tour the private gardens and see the artists at work, one lucky person will receive a painting by AAG artist Andree Lisette Herz.

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, rain or shine
Address: Keris Tree Farm, Route 524, Allentown, NJ
Cost: $15 advance, $20 Day Of. Buy them HERE

Jersey Shore Wine Festival – June 13 & 14

The two-day wine festival will feature samplings from a variety of award-winning wineries from throughout the Garden State. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and sponsors.

Dates: June 13th & 14th, 2015
Address: First Energy Park; 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance of the event. Get them Here

Bizarre Con – June 13 – 15


Atlantic City’s one & only Horror Convention.

Dates: June 13th – 15th, 2015
Address: Tropicana Casino; 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $20 advance/$25 day of. Get them HERE

Wildwood Beer Fest – June 13 & 14


The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. Located in Fox Park, between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Aves in Wildwood, NJ – this first time festival will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into this inaugural event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food and craft vendors. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, food and merchandise is available for purchase.

Dates: June 13th & 14th, 2015
Address: Fox Park; E. Burk & Ocean Avenues, Wildwood
Cost: $40. Buy them HERE

Summer Fest – June 14


Summer Fest Food Truck and Craft Beer with Live Music. Featuring The Cow & the Curd, Pierogi Flats by Pompier, Phoebe’s BBQ, The Flying Deutschman, Surf & Turf, & Waffle de Lys.

Date: Sunday, June 14th, 2015; Noon to 7pm
Address: 215 Uncles Pete’s Road, Trenton, NJ
Cost: $5. Get them in advance Here

From Dumpsite to Destination: Food Trucks Invade Princeton Junction on Father’s Day


Let the Pros do the cooking this Father’s Day! Party with your DAD and 14 of your Favorite Food Trucks! BEER, BEER and Beer NOT in a garden!!! A portion of the proceeds benefit West Windsor Arts Council,

– Create Memories with Dad in the Photobooth!
– Face Painting
– Twirling Arcade for all ages!
– Mini Car and Truck races!

Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Vaughn Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, NJ
Cost: $3, includes all non food and drink activities

Press Release:

Wedged between the Trenton-bound train tracks and Alexander Road there was once an abandoned dumpsite used for municipal and household trash. This strategically located plot was not toxic, but needed a lot of TLC if it was ever to be reclaimed as a useful asset. Working with town officials, the Parking Authority agreed to invest in its care and leased the site to transform it into the surface lot that it is today.

Before the lot was built there was a parking permit waitlist exceeding 2 years, now a permit can be issued within 2 weeks.

The Princeton Junction Farmers’ Market, which operates every Saturday during the summer months, has successfully capitalized on the 3500 parking spot facility as a convenient destination; and the Parking Authority wants to build on that success.

Over the winter, Parking Authority board member Lyle Girandola planted the seed for the idea of merging the growing popularity of food trucks with the opportunity to utilize this community asset as a popular destination – and the Father’s Day Food Truck Fete came about.

With help from the Farmers’ Market, as well as the West Windsor Arts Council, the Parking Authority will ignite a spirit of community right in the heart of Princeton Junction by hosting the Father’s Day Food Truck Fete. It will run from noon to 5pm on Sunday, June 21, 2015; offer activities for all ages, beer for purchase and a photo booth to create memories with Dad. With the help of Surf and Turf Truck owners Adam and Beata Browne, dozens of delectable and unique dishes will be offered, and the new Vaughn lot will provide free parking for those attending.

Participating Food Trucks include:

Amandas Bananas – frozen non-dairy gluten free desserts

Cow and the Curd – Wisconsin fried cheese curds

Cupcake Carnival – artisan cupcakes

Dump ‘n’ Roll – fresh dumplings, made to order

The Feed Truck – breakfast/brunch inspired items

KAMI – korean american inspired cuisine

My Hola Paella – seafood paella

Oink and Moo BBQ – slow smoked bbq

The Outslider – sliders (beef, crab, pork) and fries

Pompier Catering – pierogi’s, kielbasa and more

Samosa Deb – indian food

Surf and Turf Truck – lobster rolls, steak sandwiches, tofu rolls, fries

Tico’s Smoothies – all natural smoothies