The Bergenfield Film Festival’s goal is to celebrate independent and mainstream cinema and bring it to the Northern New Jersey area. The BFF aims to support filmmakers based in NJ as well as the world over. It is held each year, one night only, within five separate screening rooms, inside the beautifully redone Bow Tie Cinemas in Bergenfield, NJ. Filmmakers from all over the world have come here over the last eight years to see theirs and others’ movies screened. It is run by the Bergenfield Film Coalition (a non-profit organization).
Each filmmaker whose work is selected to be screened will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their contribution to the medium. The festival’s Best Feature & Best Short Awards will be given to the filmmakers whose work has been judged to represent the best in all aspects of the filmmaking process.
General Admission: $12 per person
Senior & Student Admission: $10 per person
Don’t miss the first Annual Middletown South Food Truck Fest and Family Fun Night! The event will offer a multitude of Food Trucks, offering at least 6 different cuisines, and all competing to be the fan favorite. We will also be showcasing several live bands, a corn-hole tournament, arcade truck, and several other family-friendly activities. Be sure to pack your beach chair, and stay for our Outdoor Movie. The movie will be shown on the Middletown South Football field, and will start at dusk. Follow on Twitter @FoodTruckFest15 for an updated list of trucks, event details, and the chance to vote for what movie we will be showing.
Date: May 8th, 2015 (Rain Date: June 5th, 2015); 5:30pm to 10pm
Address: Middletown High School South; 900 Nutswamp Road, Middletown
Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival – May 8
Over 200 wines and flavored vodkas. Appetizers presented by the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction – items from the island’s top businesses. Tickets available for purchase at Fred’s Avalon Liquor Store.
Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015; 6:30pm
Address: 30th Street and the Beach, Avalon
Cost: $40. Buy them Here
The 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. You can also get more information on their Facebook and Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta
Cost: $10 for DD, $53+ for GA. Ticket prices increase as date gets closer. Get Tickets HERE
$10 off with the code NJISNTBORING
Unionville Vineyards’s Spring Festival – May 9th
We hope you’ll join us Saturday, May 9, 2015, for a day of great wine and great fun at our annual Spring Festival. Each May, we invite all to come and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and bucolic countryside at our vineyard and winery in Ringoes, NJ. Vineyard walks, winery tours, tastings, and more! On our patio we’ll have live music from two great bands: Working Class Hussys, a local alternative rock group, will perform from 12pm to 3pm. Quimby Mountain Band, returning after a great performance at our 2014 fall festival, will perform from 3pm to 6pm.
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Address: Unionville Vineyards; 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes
Cost: $10+, buy in advance Here
Grape Gallop – May 9
-Participation in the race
-Tasting of Alba Vineyard’s Award-Winning Wines
-Grape Gallop Exclusive Tote Bag
-Grape Gallop Stemless Wine Glass
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; Begins at 8:30am
Address: Alba Vineyard, 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford
Cost: $35+. Register in Advance HERE
NYC Spring Wine Festival – May 9
New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the NYC Spring Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown. Join us at Broad Street Ballroom on Saturday, May 9. There will be two (2) sessions: Afternoon & Evening. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS INCLUDE:
Wine: 3 hours of tasting over 200 wines at our sampling tables.
Food: Feasting on light accompaniments prepped by our first class culinary team — plus delectable bites at artisan food sampling tables.
Live Music: Live contemporary jazz performance by acclaimed saxman Art Sherrod, Jr. and his band.
BONUS Wine Glass: Your custom etched tasting glass to keep after the event.
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Address: Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad St, NYC
Cost: Buy tickets HERE
*5% Off with code NYCISNTBORING
Big Jersey BBQ & Brew Fest – May 9
Big Jersey BBQ & Brew Fest is back! Saturday, May 9th from 12 noon to 5pm at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ! Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy mouth-watering BBQ, amazing drinks from the beer & wine garden, live music from Lifespeed and a live broadcast from NJ 101.5! There’s also plenty of fun for the kids to explore in the Kids Zone and Mom’s, in honor of Mother’s Day, your first beverage is on us! What better way to spend a Saturday in the Spring than outdoors with great friends and family, tasty food and drinks and live music. Admission does not include food or beverages. Rain Date; May 10
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Mercer County Park; 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township
Cost: Advance: Adults $10 / Children $5. Get them HERE; Tickets at the gate: Adults $15 / Children $5
Craft Beer/Rum tasting fundraiser to benefit Sunset Lake Community Club in Bridgewater, NJ and PBA Local 307. Featuring local craft beers from the Ship Inn, Climax Brewery and rum from Jersey Artisan Distilling. Also, craft beer tastings from Hunterdon Distributors, Super Savers Liquors – Somerville, and Wine Central – Warren, including Founders, Weyerbacher, Yards, and more. A home brew demonstration from BYOB (Back Yard Obsessive Brewers) Food is included in the price of admission!!!! Randazzos Subs, Maggianos, Chipotle, Steck’s Deli, Panatieri’s Pizza
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: Sunset Lake; 1377 Coriell Drive, Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: $30 GA, $9 DD. Get tickets HERE
GSWGA’s Mother’s Day Trail Weekend – May 9 & 10
Dates: May 9th & 10th, 2015
Address: Participating vineyards in NJ
Cost: Depends on Vineyard
Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend @ Natali Vineyards – May 9 & 10
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend at our “Old World Farm Winery”. Bring Mom to the vineyard for a tasting of our wines paired with delicious desserts. Relax on the patio while listening to our violinist, Mary Winkel, and grab a glass of sangria! Feel free to bring snacks or lunch and enjoy in our beautiful vineyard. Every Mother receives a free rose!
Dates: May 9th & 10th, 2015; 12pm to 6pm
Address: 221 N Delsea Dr, Cape May Court House
Cost: Free to Attend
Mother’s Day Wine Trail @ Terhune Orchards – May 9 & 10
Celebrate mom on this special weekend. Free tastings for moms. What a wonderful way to treat her with an afternoon of wine tasting. Special samplings from our own bakery. The whole family is welcome here at Terhune Orchards. After wine tasting, visit the barnyard and farm store.
Date: May 9th and 10th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free Tastings for moms, $5 tasting Fee