Top Five New Jersey Events for the First Weekend of 2018!

OMG it’s 2018! Crazy! Here are my Top Ten New Jersey Events for January 5th – 7th, 2018*:

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Links and additional information for events are in the Titles. New Jersey Events are listed in date order.

*Please be aware that during Winter, events may be cancelled due to the weather. Please check events before attending!

Top Ten New Jersey Events for January 5th – 7th, 2018:

Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show – Now – January 7th
Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit.
Dates: Now through January 7th, 2018
615 East Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ

Dark City Brewing Co’s 2nd Anniversary & DCBC2 Release Party – January 5th – 7th
Join Dark City Brewing Co’s 2nd Anniversary party as they turn their taps into an EPIC “Weird Beer Weekend” featuring 17 mega-variants, some completely new, some old favorites! Sneak peak of part of the draft list:
– BBA Urban Decay
– DDH Placemaker
– 1871 (Mulled)
Dates: January 5, 2018 – January 7, 2018
Address: Dark City Brewing Company; 1001 Main Street, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free to Attend

Central Jersey Cat Fanciers – January 5th – 7th
Central Jersey Cat Fanciers will be having its sixteenth Annual cat show at the Sheraton Parsippany. 250 cats will be present and competing at this show. Judging will take place in 7 different rings each day. This will be an opportunity to see many different breeds of cats including Bengals, Sphynx, Maine Coons, Siamese, Oriental Shorthairs, Ragdolls, Persians, Toygers, Siberians, and many more breeds. There is also a special category for household pets and kittens, which need not be purebreds. Final awards will be presented in each category as well as Spectator’s Choice Awards. People will be bringing their cats to compete from all over the country as well as several people from outside the United States. In addition to the cats and kittens, there will be many vendors selling gift items for you and your pet; scratching posts, magazines, jewelry, toys as well as unusual items. There will also be food available at the hotel. Rescue group, Angel Paws, will be bringing homeless pets for adoption.
Dates: January 5, 2018 – January 7, 2018 Show hours will be 3:00 – 9:30 on Friday, 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.
Address: The Sheraton Parsippany Hotel; Parsippany, NJ
Cost: $8.00 adults, $6.00 seniors, $6.00 children (4-12) and children under 4 for free.

55th Annual Reenactment of the Colonel Hand March – January 6th
Don’t miss the 55th Annual Reenactment of the Col. Hand March on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10am. In addition to this reenactment, spectators will get a chance to hear Lawrence resident and author David Price give a 10 minute talk in the Lawrence Municipal Building about Irish-born officer, Col. Edward Hand.
Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2018; 10am
Address: Lawrence Township Municipal Building; 2207 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, NJ
Cost: Free

West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market’s Indoor Farmer’s Market – January 6th
Now in its 12th year, the Indoor Farmer’s Market attracts folks from far and wide around amazing local food and producers. Meander throughout the rooms of the Windsor Athletic Club to find winter produce, pastured meats and poultry, fresh seafood, mushrooms, artisan cheeses, sauces, jams, chocolates, wine and much more. Plan on a morning filled with good food, live music and positive vibes!
Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2018; 10am – 1pm
Address: Windsor Athletic Club-USAWAC; 99 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor, New Jersey
Cost: Free

3rd Annual Soup for the Soul and Gently Used Coats Giveaway – January 6th
Andy’s & AngelaCARES 3rd Annual Soup for the Soul and Gently Used Coat Giveaway. In addition, Carepoint will be providing FREE Health Screenings!
Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2018; 11am to 2pm
Address: AngelaCARES, Inc; 696 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: Free

59th Annual Model Railroad Show – January 6th & 7th
Behold the extensive collection of model trains featuring intermodal, mixed freight, coal and passenger trains at the 59th annual Model Railroad Show. Check out the special trains on display for children, including Thomas the Tank Engine and the Santa Claus Express.
Dates: January 6th & 7th, 2018
Address: Garden State Model Railway Club, 575 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, NJ
Cost: $6 per person, free for kids under 12

Morris County Winter Farmer’s Market – January 7th
The Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network is pleased to partner with the Morris School District and Sustainable Morristown to run this market, bringing healthy locally produced food to area residents!
Sunday, January 7th, 2018; 10am to 2pm
24 Mills Street, Morristown, NJ

Wayne NJ Toy Show – January 7th
NJ’s longest running collectibles show with over 80 tables of collectibles you’ve been searching for from your childhood and modern toys that will rekindle your love of all things plastic. The show also hosts a dizzying array of movie memorabilia, hard to find films and comic books. Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel and DC Comics, G.I.Joe, Disney, Kaiju, Anime, MEGO, Funko Pop Vinyl… toys, action figures, statues, art toys, convention exclusives… make a wish, you’ll probably find it here!!
Date: Sunday, January 7th, 2017; 8am to 2pm
Address: Community Volunteer Fire Company #1, Inc.; 93-97 Parish Dr, Wayne, New Jersey
Cost: 8am-9am entry – $8, 9am- 2pm entry- $5. Kids 8 and under FREE.

David Bowie Birthday Bash & Concert – January 7th
Fourth annual David Bowie Birthday Bash! David Bowie touched all our lives with music, art and stardust. The event will celebrate the Starman with a live musical tribute, and tons of Bowie-themed fun!
— Live concert by Bowie tribute band Heroes at 7 p.m.!
— Bowie-themed cocktails all night
— Stargirls face painting with Colleen Margaritte Scheuer!
— Late-night Bowie dance party
— And more!
Date: Sunday, January 7th, 2017; 6pm
Address: LITM; 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

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