Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival Set for Saturday, June 27th!

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The Just Jersey Food Truck and Musical Festival is BACK on Saturday, June 27th! Details Below!

The Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015; 10am to 7pm
Address: Waterloo Field Concert Field; 1053 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope
Cost: $5/ $4 with donation of can or boxed item of non perishable food
Kids under 12 FREE
FREE PARKING

Over 30 Gourmet Food Trucks
Craft Beer & Wine Bar
Family and Kids Activities
The Musical Lineup:
10am – 11am: School of Rock – Randolph
11am – 1:30pm: Stepping Stone Band
1:30pm – 4pm: DEVI
4pm – 6:30pm: Mr Love Joy

Produced by JMK Events, the Just Food Truck & Music Festival will benefit the Roxbury Food Pantry, GiGi’s Playhouse-Hillsborough & Morris Rugby Corp.

Press Release:

There really isn’t anything more hip, sophisticated or family cool to do on a summer day than spend it sampling the finest gourmet food while immersed in the sounds of incredible bands and enjoying a multitude of fantastic family activities. What makes this festival more than just fun in the sun though is that it is also a benefit for the Roxbury Food Pantry, GiGi’s Playhouse-Hillsborough, and Morris Rugby. So come on out to the Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival on Saturday, June 27, at the Historic Waterloo Village Concert Field in Stanhope, and show your support for these important charities.

June 27th is the 1st of 3 scheduled food truck & music festivals taking place at Waterloo Village Concert Field this season. The other dates are August 8th & October 3rd. Gates will open at 10:00 am. Parking is free and admission is just $5 (kids under 12 FREE), reduced to $4 if you bring a canned or boxed non-perishable food item to donate to the Roxbury Food Pantry. The First 250 people who bring more than 1 item for the Food Pantry will receive a T-shirt from festival sponsor Pazoo.com!

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This year’s Just Jersey Festival has added 10 additional food trucks to help reduce waiting in line time and will now feature over 30 trucks serving everything from American fare to Puerto Rican, Thai, Cajun, and Creole cuisines. Other gourmet offerings include Lobster rolls, Artisan Pizzas, Empanadas, Tacos, BBQ, Cuban Sandwiches, Exotic Meats, Steak, Sliders, Meatballs, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Batter Fried Cheese Curds, Belgian Waffles, Cheesecake, Cupcakes and so much more. Additionally, Randolph’s Morris Tap & Grill will be sponsoring a Craft Beer & Wine Bar featuring libations from such New Jersey breweries as Bolero Snort, Ramstein & Flying Fish.

Though it may not be easy to drag yourself away from the scent of all the gourmet food, once you’ve had your fill get ready for some Music! We are bringing the music back to Waterloo! No matter what your taste is, this festival has it covered. School of Rock – Randolph gets the morning started at 10am. Come see these incredibly talented young people as they take the stage and support & encourage the arts for today’s children. They will be followed by the toe tapping, thigh slapping, Stepping Stone Band, an alternative country blues band, from 11am-1:30pm. From 1:30pm-4pm, the stage will explode with the sweet rockin’ sounds of Jersey City’s own DEVI. Closing the night out will be New Jerseys popular cover band, Mr Love Joy, from 4pm-6:30pm. WOW! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets so you can reserve the best seats in the house by the stage and take in the sounds. Picnic tables will also be available.

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The Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival is a day devoted to fun, culture, music, family, the arts, and fine food. There will be vendors, a mechanical bull, the always fun Galaxy Meltdown, & activities for the kids, including face painting and an obstacle course! It is also a day devoted to philanthropy, as the Just Jersey Festival, along with event sponsors Pazoo.com, Morris Tap & Grill, No Idea Sports, Kitchen Magic, Heroes Journey Crossfit-Lake Parsippany, Big Brew NJ, and The Morristown Armory Antiques Show, are thrilled to have this event support the causes of three New Jersey charities. The Roxbury Food Pantry provides food for needy families and has seen its needs increase by 300% over the last 18 months. Currently, it is in “desperate” need of supplies and donations to ensure that NO ONE GO HUNGRY. GiGi’s Playhouse of Hillsborough is a Down Syndrome achievement center providing free educational and therapeutic programs to help empower individuals with Down Syndrome and their families to achieve their greatest potential. The Morris Rugby Corporation helps promote sportsmanship and works to establish scholarships for kids to play sports while combining its focus on athletics with community service.

We look forward to seeing you at the Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival on Saturday, June 27 at Waterloo Village Concert Field. Parking, Food Truck, and Vendor information, along with Festival updates can be found on our website and Facebook and Twitter pages.

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 www.seaislecityfood.com.

The 11th Annual Princeton Festival Begins June 6th!

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NEW LISTENING CHOICES FOR THIS YEAR’S PRINCETON FESTIVAL AUDIENCES
Country Music, Indian Music and Dance, and Baroque Orchestra join the line-up for the three week long program in June

The Princeton Festival in its eleventh season continues to bring new and different genres to its audiences. This year’s Festival, which runs from June 6 to June 28, will feature for the first time country music by the guitar duo “Striking Matches”, traditional Indian Music and Dance by Pradhanica, and a concert by the Festival Baroque Orchestra to join the wide program of opera, musical comedy, chamber and choral music, piano recital, jazz and a cappella jazz, not to mention the Festival’s own piano competition for young artists.

“Striking Matches” is currently making a grand stir on the country music scene. The new CD by the singer-songwriter, guitar-wieldingStriking-Matches duo of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis, “Nothing but the Silence” produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, hit the music scene in March and was covered extensively by major media. The duo has been in great demand since and is in the midst of an East Coast tour. Their own special brand of music brings together blues, pop, country and rock. “Striking Matches” began its rise in 2012, leading to its frequent appearances on Grand Ole Opry and other top country music stages. Their appearance with the Festival is on Sunday, June 21 at 7:30pm in the McAneny Theatre at Princeton Day School.

From the other side of the world comes traditional northern Indian music and dance performed by Pradhanica, a Kathak dance and world drum ensemble. Their dynamic, spinning dance and haunting music are driven by spell-binding rhythms. Composition is by rhythm master Pandit Divyang Vakil, for many years a leader in teaching the North East about Indian dance. Pradhanica will perform on Saturday, June 27 at 8pm in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton. In line with their mission to show the world more of this engaging Indian artform the group will give a free public demonstration at Clark Music Center, The Lawrenceville School on Saturday, June 6 at 4pm.

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Another first for the Festival is a concert by the Festival Baroque Orchestra. Playing on period instruments, the chamber orchestra led by concertmaster Juan Carlos Zamudio will present a program of music by Baroque masters on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30pm in Miller Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton. The concert in the chapel setting will give the audience a chance to take a step back in time to the late 17th and early 18th centuries with music by Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Georg Friedrich Handel and J.S.Bach.

The new features in The Princeton Festival’s June program are framed by the familiar elements that have been the mainstays of the Festival in its past ten seasons, Mozart’s The LeNozze-di-FigaroMarriage of Figaro was written in 1786 but it remains one of the most popular operas in the repertoire world wide. The upcoming production features rising opera stars to bring to life the human comedy and moving music that continue to speak to us in the twenty first century. Concordia Chamber Players return with their always adventurous programming, this year ranging from Mozart and Mendelssohn to a serenade for flute by Edward T. Cone. Jazz is well represented to jazz afficiandos by pianist Falkner Evans, and pure enjoyment awaits listeners with the a cappella jazz of West Side 5 and The Tribunes. The Festival’s Conducting Master Class will culminate in a choral concert in which the conductor participants will show their new and polished skills. Fei-Fei Dong was a finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano competition. She plays an all Chopin recital for the Festival audience. The Festival’s own Piano Competition for Young Performers will continue to bring in top talent from the mid Atlantic region and beyond. No musical comedy could be younger and more fresh than the Tony award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which will bring its laughter and song to audiences in ten performances.

For more information about the three weeks of the Festival and a link to ticket sales (handled by McCarter Theater), visit www.princetonfestival.org. To purchase tickets by phone, call McCarter Theatre at 609-258-2787.

Enjoy Summer Fun at the Tri-County Fair: June 11th – 14th, 2015

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FOUR AWESOME DAYS OF FREE SUMMER FUN AT THE TRI-COUNTY FAIR

Mark you calendars now! On Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 treat your family to wholesome entertainment at the Tri-County Fair. There will be thrill rides, carnival games, face painting, fireworks, awesome music, a car show, great food and more!slide-two-img-one

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!

Tri-County Fair admission and parking are free and all the festivities will happen on the sprawling 107-acre campus of Christ Church, 140 Green Pond Road in Rockaway. For excitement that won’t break the bank, be sure to get your Advanced Sale Ride Tickets now. Save big with 33% off the cost of all rides on the midway.slide-three2

On opening night, Thursday, June 11, get a jump start to the fun at a huge discount with an Unlimited Ride Band—pay one price and enjoy every ride on the midway. The can’t-miss Fireworks Extravaganza is Friday, June 12 under the evening stars. The fun continues with impressive musical talent; catch the performances on The Showcase, Saturday, June 13. On Sunday, June 14 the Fair caps off with some good ole’ 1950’s music including a classic and custom car show.

For directions to the Tri-County Fair, ticket purchases or more information call 973-783-1010 or visit www.TriCountyFair.org.

Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival Named Top 10 in Country!

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A local event has been recognized as one of the best in the country. The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival was named a top-10 food truck festival in the United States by Vacation Idea.

Last year’s 1st Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival took place in Sept. and brought roughly 7500 people to the event. This year’s event doubles the fun with the Sea Isle City Food Truck Rally June 26 to 28 and Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival Sept. 11 to 13. Both events are owned and operated by Stallion Marketing LLC. They will once again be held at Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave.

“We are absolutely honored to be recognized for this top award and bring more recognition to our event,” said Stallion Marketing LLC owner Denis Brown. “This just shows the location, trucks, and people involved are doing a great job.”

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The new Sea Isle City Food Truck Rally will feature roughly 16 food trucks, including a mix of trucks that visited Sea Isle City last fall and some new trucks. Confirmed trucks for the rally include returning trucks like Vito’s Hot Dogs, Cha Yen, Sum Pig, Mike’s Pretzels, Zinna’s Bistro, El Lechon De Negron, Kix Lincoln Grill, Waffle De Lys, Five Sisters and Shore Shake. Also, PB&U, and Spectrum Farm to Truck are confirmed as new trucks, with a number of other trucks to be named closer to the event.

“The event was a great addition to Sea Isle City,” said Kix McNutley’s owner and Sea Isle City Mayor Len Desiderio. “We were happy to be able to offer the event twice this year because the visitors had such a good time last year.

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More information on the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival can be found at www.seaislecityfood.com. A direct link for the top ten article can be found at www.vacationidea.com/ideas/best-food-truck-festivals.html

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

New Jersey Spring Wine Festival – April 24

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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

*5% Off with code NJISNTBORING
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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
For more information like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ChillerTheatre
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Fast Tracks and Food Trucks – April 25

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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
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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
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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
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Rutgers Day – April 25

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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
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Somers Point Bayfest – April 25

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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
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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
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Food Truck and Wine Festival – April 25 & 26

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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
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Terhune Orchards 40th Anniversary Celebration – April 25 & 26

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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
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Lambertville Shad Festival – April 25 & 26

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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
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Day of the Wolf – April 25 & 26

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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
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Makers Market – April 26

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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
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Red Bank 4th Annual International Food Festival – April 26

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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.

Twitter Contest! Win 2 Free Tickets to The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival on May 9!

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Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, live music, mechanical bull and more!!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event!

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must Follow @NJIsntBoring and @BigBrewBeerFest on Facebook.
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Twitter you must ReTweet it.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, April 20th at 8pm. There will be  a Twitter post declaring the winner!

Additional Details:BBNJS

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

The Big Brew Sussex Fest on May 9th will feature:
* Outdoors & Under Tents at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
* 200+ Craft Beers
* 6 Food Trucks
* Mechanical Bull
* Music by Sick Star Nation

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, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $53 GA, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on April 25th. Get Tickets HERE

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 Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is returning to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.  The Fest will be outdoors and under tents.

Over 200 styles of craft beer will be available for tasting, and many New Jersey breweries will be featured including Sussex County’s popular Angry Erik Brewing.

There will also be six great food trucks on-site including award-winning food trucks The Cow & The Curd, Oink & Moo BBQ, Empanada Guy, Waffle de Lys, The Outslider and Pizza Vita.

Big Brew Sussex will also feature a Mechanical Bull, which is certain to add to the festive atmosphere.

Music will be provided by high-energy local cover band Sick Star Nation.

Big Brew Sussex Festival is a benefit to support the effort to restore the historic Newton Fire Museum, which due to needed repairs is in danger of closing its doors forever.  The intrinsic value of what the museum contains and represents to the community is priceless. Please visit their website to make a direct donation  www.newtonfiremuseum.org                                                                   

Sponsors for the event include Salt Gastropub and The Trout and the Troll (both of Byram, NJ) and No Idea Sports. Partners include New Jersey Craft Beer and New Jersey Isn’t Boring.

SESSION TIMES:     1:30 PM -5:30 PM

SESSION PRICING:   General Admission – $53     Designated Driver -$10

(Note: ticket prices will increase on April 25th and again on May 2nd).

Tickets are available online at:   http://www.bigbrewnj.com
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Please note that knapsacks and large bags are not permitted on the Festival grounds.

Win 2 Free Tickets to The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival on May 9!

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Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, live music, mechanical bull and more!!

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.
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, April 6th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Additional Details:BBNJS

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

The Big Brew Sussex Fest on May 9th will feature:
* Outdoors & Under Tents at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
* 200+ Craft Beers
* 6 Food Trucks
* Mechanical Bull
* Music by Sick Star Nation

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, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $53 GA, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on April 25th. Get Tickets HERE

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Picture Taken from December’s Big Brew Sussex Festival

 

Events for this Weekend – March 13th – 15th, 2015

St Patrick’s Day Parades/Events:

St. Patrick’s Day at the Allaire Village – March 14th at 10am
Wildwood St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration – March 14th @ 11:30am (Free)
Atlantic City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14th @ 1pm (Free)
Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14th @ 1pm (Free)
Sea Isle City St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14th @ 3:30pm (Free)
Hackettstown St. Patricks Day Parade – March 15th @ 3:30pm (Free)

Monster Mania Con – March 13th – 15th

MONSTER-MANIA CON provides horror film fans the best opportunity to meet the biggest names in all of horror history. MONSTER-MANIA CON offers fans the chance to get autographs, participate in Q&A sessions with the stars, shop our large dealers area and watch films til 2AM.

Address: Crowne Plaza – 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill
Dates: March 13th – 15th, 2015
For more info, like them on Facebook
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Sugar Loaf Crafts Festival – Mar 13 – 15

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It’s the perfect time for a pre-spring shopping spree! More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 22nd Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. Specially selected for their creativity, quality of materials and excellence of workmanship, the artists will delight visitors with handcrafted pieces for the wardrobe, home and garden. The Festival is a great place to find unique gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as well as for graduates and newlyweds. In addition to viewing captivating demonstrations, visitors can indulge their palettes with small-batch foods to try and buy from specialty purveyors. Children’s entertainment makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family.

Dates: March 13th – 15th, 2015
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Dr., Somerset
Cost: $10 a day, buy tickets in advance HERE
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Grapes and Shamrocks – Mar 14

Ticket includes 4 course meal, green sangria or wine.

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2015; 6pm to 10pm
Address: Cava Winery; 3619 Route 94, Hamburg
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door. Get tix HERE
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Sharrott Winery St. Paddy’s Celebration – Mar 14 & 15

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It is time for green again! Our annual “Guess the Green Wine Contest’ is in celebration of St. Patty’s Day. Come on in and taste the green and tell us what wine it is. All tastings will be accompanied by Irish Soda Bread.

Dates: March 14th & 15th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Sharrott Winery; 370 S. Egg Harbor Twp, Hammonton
Cost: Free admission, $8 wine tasting
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4 JG’s Vineyard’s St Patrick’s Wine Weekend – Mar 14 & 15

A house favorite, we will be serving our famous potato soup and open face corned beef sandwiches.

Dates: March 14th & 15, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: 4 JG’s Vineyard; 127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck
Cost: Cover charge $10 includes tasting, light lunch, and souvenir wine glass.
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Brook Hollow Winery’s St Patrick’s Day – Mar 14 & 15

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Join your favorite Leprechaun and our favorite Irish Bartender as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We are providing you with delicious Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes to enjoy when you stop in the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day! Live music will be provided both days, who knows maybe you’ll hear your favorite Irish jig! Food to be available while it lasts, pay when you arrive and receive your wristband to participate in the festivities!

Date: March 14th & 15th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Brook Hollow Wineryl 594 State Hwy 94, Columbia
Cost: $10
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Laurita Irish Festival – Mar 14 & 15

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Join us for an amazing few days of delicious Irish food, Irish Step Dancing, and the beauty of Laurita Winery! It’s another one of those Laurita weekends you DON’T want to miss!

Dates: March 14 & 15, 2015; Noon to 8pm
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt
Cost: TBD
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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – March 15

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Guest artists! Cosplay groups! Fun for the whole familyGuests include Alexander Simmons, Howard Bender, Rusty Gilligan, Bob Petrecca, Joe del Beato. Also featuring Ghostbusters and Star Wars cosplay groups.

Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2015; 10am – 4pm
Address: Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
Cost: $3
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New Jersey Jewish Film Festival – March 15- 29

Founded in 2000 by Caren and Herbert Ford, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has become one of the premier Jewish cultural events in the state. Enthusiastic MetroWest audiences anticipate the annual festival that offers the best of Israeli, American and international films of Jewish interest. As the festival has grown, so too has the number of high caliber Jewish-related films.  We promise a roster of first-run offerings that are nothing short of remarkable and, best of all, you can see enjoy them close to home! These are films that have not been shown in commercial theatres or on television. We also offer post screening discussions with the insightful speakers and commentators, including scholars, actors and directors. In addition to its two-week spring run, the festival offers several film programs at other times of the year, including the Reel Series and extra!. The festival offers many exciting opportunities to explore the breadth of the Jewish experience through cultural events that enrich the lives of thousands.

Events to Check Out This Weekend – Feb 27 – March 1st, 2015

Girls Night Out – Feb 27

Want to escape for a night from the stress at home and work!? Grab your favorite ladies and join us for a Girls Night Out at Lago Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet Hall! There will be live entertainment, vendors and four exclusive fashion shows! Diane & Co. will be displaying high-end women’s evening wear fashions followed by Cocktail dresses! Studio One Lingerie will be showcasing sexy women’s lingerie and the event will end with an exclusive Mens exotic underwear preview! The dance floor will be open all night! Engaged? Invite your whole bridal party! Vendors will be offering their products at exclusive Girls Night Out discounts so bring your wallets! Shop, dance, eat, drink and be fashionable all night long at Girls Night Out! And don’t forget, “What happens at Girls Night, stays at Girls Night,” and your secrets are safe with us!

Date: Friday, February 27th, 2015; 7pm to 10pm
Address: Lago; 230 Washington Pl., North Brunswick
Cost:$25, covers two beverages and hors d’oeuvres
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ShamROCK and Roll – Feb 28

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Hometown Heroes is hosting the Shamrock and Roll, coming up on Saturday, February 28th at the Toms River Elks Lodge. It’s an Irish themed event with traditional Irish Fare, unlimited beer feat. selections from Rinn Duin Brewing, a kilt contest where the winner wins a custom kilt from American Highlander Tuxedoes & Kilts, music from Whiskey on Thursday, Birmingham Six, and Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums, plus a whiskey tasting.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 6pm to 10pm
Address: Toms River Elks Lodge; 600 Washington Street, Toms River
Cost: $50, purchase tickets Here!
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A Wing and a Prayer aka Wingfest – Feb 28

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Chicken Wing connoisseurs will gather in Hoboken to determine which local establishment can lay claim to the title, “Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken.” The Third Annual “A Wing and a Prayer” chicken wing cook-off, hosted by the St. Francis Helpers, will be held on Saturday, February 28, at the Hoboken Elks Lodge (1005 Washington St.). Tickets to “A Wing and a Prayer” are $40 per person and include all-you-can-eat wings, sides, beer and wine – and the ability to cast your vote for “Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken!” Various raffles will also be held.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Address: Hoboken Elks Lodge; 1005 Washington St, Hoboken
Cost: $40, Buy Tickets Here
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Jazz in the Vineyards – Feb 28

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Live music by The Geno White Trio – Geno White is a Cape May favorite who offers a whole other side to the harmonic workings of the blues. Some will call it Jazz-blues but it turns full circle into a lovely sensual and smooth instrumental music experience. Geno is a regular at the Cape May Jazz Festivals, he has toured nationally and has won two ASCAP awards for his Music from Inside the Lighthouse. Join us under the heated tents for a full day of Jazz, wine tastings,wine by the glass or bottle, heated sangria, vineyard tours, and local vendors. Our monthly events are always free admission and rain or shine.

Date: February 28th, 2015; 12 to 5pm
Address: Natali Vineyards, 221 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Courthouse
Cost: Free admission
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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Breakfast – Feb 28

Fans of Dr. Seuss can put on their Bar-ba-loot suits, stick a Wocket in their pockets, hop on pop and make a stop at Liberty Hall Museum for a super good time at our Dr. Seuss Birthday Breakfast! Kids will enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, make their very own Dr. Seuss hat, and even take their picture with silly props and The Cat in the Hat!

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 10am to Noon
Address: Liberty Hall Museum; 1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ
Cost: $30/adults; $25/children. Call 908-527-0400 to reserve
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Winter Warm Up & Family Expo – Feb 28

Free Pop Up style event coming to St Mary’s Parish Center Manahawkin featuring outdoor gaming garden, cinema style screenings of Landfall, demos and merchant marketplace for every one to enjoy from 10 am – 2 pm. Starting with outdoor gaming trailers and National Guard Call of Duty Virtual exhibit, winter warming seating areas, disc golf lessons and demos and Davids Generation Team serving up hot chocolate and treats. Inside Home Depot will have children workshops featuring birdhouses and other take home projects, local businesses will feature winter deals and spring previews at the Marketplace and Lighthouse International Film Society and Jetty will be screening their acclaimed film Landfall. Gourmet food specialties will be for sale . There is no charge for the public to attend or take part in any of the Winter Warm Up activities.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 10a to 2pm
Address: St. Mary’s Center; McKinely Ave. & Bishop Ln., Manahawkin
Cost: Free
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Sugar Maple Celebration – Feb 28 & March 1

Join us in celebrating the Sugar Maple and (quite literally) all it brings to the table! Learn how to tap a tree and enjoy the process of maple sugaring with Duke Farms Executive Director Michael Catania. Participate in activities and nature hikes focused on wildlife, tree identification, best forestry practices, and climate change as it relates to the Sugar Maple and our native forests. Share the taste of New Jersey maple syrup, visit a live sawmill demonstration, and don’t miss your chance to try the maple syrup specialty items that will be served all day in our café!

Dates: February 28th & March 1st, 2015
Address: Duke Farms; 1112 Dukes Pkwy. W., Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: Free
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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show – Feb 28 – Mar 1


The Show features 50+ Tables of Trains for Sale and 150+ Exhibitors from Across the Country

Dates: February 28th – March 1st, 2015
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $8 Adults, 12 and under FREE
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6th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest – Mar 1

Bring your taste buds and best beer-drinking buds to Our Lady of Grace Gym located at 422 Willow Avenue on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 from 2-6pm for a competition that will make you sweat! This year’s proceeds will go to In Jesus’ Name Charities food pantry. Enjoy live music by Gravy Train, unlimited chili and beer samples and a heated competition! Sponsored by Rockefeller Group, 902 Brewing, hMAG, Ben & Jerry’s, and Hoboken Grace!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: 422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
Cost: $40, get tickets HERE
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Maple Sugaring Fest – March 1

Join us Sunday, March 1st from 1 – 4 pm for our Maple Sugaring Fest. Learn the basic steps to making maple syrup, from tapping a tree to cooking the sap. Enjoy homemade flapjacks, refreshments, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Date: Sunday, March 1st; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Reeves-Reed Arboretum; 165 Hobart Ave., Summit
Cost: $10/person or $25 max/family; free for members