Contest Ends this Monday! Win Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

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. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

New Years Thoughts from New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

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First of all, if you are reading this…thank you!

This year has been fantastic for me. It’s hard to believe that I only started this blog 9 months ago (it’s officially a newborn baby) as a side project from my day job, and seen it grown in amazing ways.

Things that have truly been amazing in 2014:
– Gaining readers via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
– The opportunity to do giveaways and contests – Enter the Big Brew Beer Fest Contest this Week!
– Meet and promote amazing artists by starting an “Etsy Store of the Week
– Meeting artists led to my first (small) art show in Oct
– Cory Booker make a pun AND RT a picture of my dog, Frankie, on Star Wars day
– Frankie getting attention on social media- #frankiethedognj

Merry #christmas from Frankie Claus! #frankiethedognj #njdogs #dachshundsofinstagram #newjersey #nj #njisntboring

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– Getting the chance to attend & review a lot of great events
– Getting to try new restaurants and review them too!
– Making new friends with other bloggers – see my diner date
– Speaking of diners, getting to try a lot of new diners and review them

Overall…an amazing year for New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

Things I’m hoping to include in 2015:
– More guest blogger spots
– Adding more fun things to do in NJ to my site
– Getting out to even more awesome events
– Promoting more contests and giveaways
– Revamping the site to make it look even better and easier to use
– Checking off more items off my NJ Bucket list (which I’ll be publishing soon)
– Feature my new pup, Holly, and increase more awareness of dog adoption in NJ

 

…and last but not least, being able to do this full time. That would be pretty freaking awesome.

AND of course, the first annual New Jersey Isn’t Boring art show at Arts Guild New Jersey which will take place March 22nd – April 16th, 2015! Mark your calendars NOW. Free exhibit featuring NJ artists all about why NJ is a great place to live. I’m so excited for it!

Cheers to 2015!

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Until next year (in a few hours)
– Cyd, New Jersey Isn’t Boring

WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on February 21st

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

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. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Giveaway/Contest from Etsy Store of the Week: Chris Ernst

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As you may know, or should know, every week I have a new Etsy Store of the Week. This week the store is Chris Ernst Art.

This week, Chris is offering a 25% off discount at his Etsy Store with the Promo Code: NJISNTBORING. This offer is good until September 30th, 2014.

Additionally, Chris is offering a giveaway for 5 of his “Boss” pop art, inspired by Bruce Springsteen.

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Rules for the Contest:

1. To enter this contest you must like both New Jersey Isn’t Boring and Chris Ernst Art on Facebook
2. You must “Like” and “Share” a status about the contest.
3. The winner will be picking on Monday, Sept 29th at noon on Facebook.

That’s it!

Additionally, you can see Chris’s art at the following locations:
1. OQ coffee in Highland Park.  It will be on display through the Fall
2. Guild of Creative Arts from September 27th through October 28th
3. The New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show – Sunday, Oct 19th in Rahway, NJ

Be sure to follow Chris Ernst on Instagram @CErnstArt
Follow his blog on FreshMilc.com

Artistic Vision (via Chris Ernst):

I am intrigued by the deconstruction of pop art through the process of human fabrication. I believe detours along the creative journey often result in new, captivating destinations.

I have a strong linear focus and an emphasis on complementary colors. The mood is both fresh and nostalgic at the same time. I love when a new piece combines inspirations from my childhood with an original perspective.

My work attempts to capture those indelible moments when an image pops into my head and I know I have to bring it to life. I embark on the journey knowing full well the pursuit will inevitably lead me somewhere different altogether. The beauty is in the journey.

My approach as a self-taught, outsider artist is a reflection of my various homes, including Indiana, Virginia and New Jersey.

If my art was a party, musical stars would mingle with icons of the silver screen, cartoon clouds and a very special cow. Pop art would line the walls. I would DJ and freak out each time the crowd roared to an old school jam.

Twitter Contest Ends Tomorrow For The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, October 11th. The event will feature over 250 unlimited craft beers and Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

A winner will be chosen TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 19th at 8pm.

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must follow @njisntboring and @bigbrewbeerfest on Twitter. I can check this as well!
2. When you see a Tweet regarding the contest, you must ReTweet (or RT as the kids say) and Favorite it.
3. I will pick a winner on August 19th at 8pm, and I will declare it in a Tweet.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Time: Session 1 1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm); Session 2 7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: VIP: $80′; General Admission: $50; Designated Driver:  $10
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!
Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Official Press Release:

Event Set To Showcase Over 250 Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings

The Big Brew Beer Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and promises to be the best Fest yet!

“Big Brew” has become synonymous with featuring unique and plentiful craft brews from around the state and around the world. The October Fest will also include some wonderful additions for attendees.

“We are always committed to improving our Festivals,” says Allison Kohler, President of JMK Events, “and we are very excited to welcome four great VIP food sponsors as well as free shuttle service to and from the event!”.

Big Brew Fest is teaming up with My Limo to provide free shuttle service—running every 15 minutes during the event—back and forth between the Morristown courthouse and the Armory. Service is provided courtesy of the Big Brew Beer Fest. Event attendees also have access to discounted sedan rates.

And with a tip of the hat to food-lovers, VIP ticket holders will also enjoy beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served during the VIP extra hour provided by Morris Tap & Grill of Randolph (with menu designed by Food Network “Chopped” Champion, and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner, Chef Eric LeVine), Nicole’s Ten of  Randolph, Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ of Wharton and the Village Food Garden at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.

VIP Food options will include a bbq pulled pork sandwich with sevendust chips (from Morris Tap & Grill), smoked turkey and smoked wings (from Hot Rods BBQ) and seared pepper tuna with micro greens, avocado, wasabi, and tomatoes in a phyllo cup & mini soft shell tacos made with chicken verde and pork al pastor, diced tomato, and crunchy cabbage (from Village Food Garden).

Foodies can also look forward to the return on The Cow & The Curd’s award-winning Wisconsin battered cheese curds.

Morris Tap & Grill will also present the VIP Lounge, where VIP ticket holders can enjoy an extra hour of tasting and more than 25 VIP-only rare beers available throughout the event.

Session times are as follows:
Session 1:  1 pm – 4:30pm      VIP extra hour 12pm -1pm
Session 2:  7 pm – 10:30pm    VIP extra hour 6pm -7pm

Pricing is as follows:
Special Pricing for both Sessions (from now until September 27, 2014):
VIP – $80     General Admission – $50     Designated Driver -$10
Note:   Pricing will change 2 weeks and 1 week before event
from September 27 – October 3:    VIP – $85     GA – $55   DD – $15
from October 3 – October 11:  VIP – $90    GA – $60   DD- $15  (DOOR PRICES)

Advance tickets are available online at:  http://bigbrewnj.com
The Big Brew Beer Festival Fall-Fest
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
Session 1   1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm)
Session 2   7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Morris Rugby, which raises funds and awareness for youth rugby throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.morrisrugby.org

Twitter Contest Starts Tomorrow For The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, October 11th. The event will feature over 250 unlimited craft beers and Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

PS. The Facebook contest ends at 8pm TONIGHT…so if you still haven’t entered…get on it ASAP!

The Twitter contest will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12th at 8pm and a winner will be chosen the following Tuesday, August 19th at 8pm.

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must follow @njisntboring and @bigbrewbeerfest on Twitter. I can check this as well!
2. When you see a Tweet regarding the contest, you must ReTweet (or RT as the kids say) and Favorite it.
3. I will pick a winner on August 19th at 8pm, and I will declare it in a Tweet.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Time: Session 1 1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm); Session 2 7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: VIP: $80′; General Admission: $50; Designated Driver:  $10
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!
Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Official Press Release:

Event Set To Showcase Over 250 Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings

The Big Brew Beer Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and promises to be the best Fest yet!

“Big Brew” has become synonymous with featuring unique and plentiful craft brews from around the state and around the world. The October Fest will also include some wonderful additions for attendees.

“We are always committed to improving our Festivals,” says Allison Kohler, President of JMK Events, “and we are very excited to welcome four great VIP food sponsors as well as free shuttle service to and from the event!”.

Big Brew Fest is teaming up with My Limo to provide free shuttle service—running every 15 minutes during the event—back and forth between the Morristown courthouse and the Armory. Service is provided courtesy of the Big Brew Beer Fest. Event attendees also have access to discounted sedan rates.

And with a tip of the hat to food-lovers, VIP ticket holders will also enjoy beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served during the VIP extra hour provided by Morris Tap & Grill of Randolph (with menu designed by Food Network “Chopped” Champion, and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner, Chef Eric LeVine), Nicole’s Ten of  Randolph, Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ of Wharton and the Village Food Garden at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.

VIP Food options will include a bbq pulled pork sandwich with sevendust chips (from Morris Tap & Grill), smoked turkey and smoked wings (from Hot Rods BBQ) and seared pepper tuna with micro greens, avocado, wasabi, and tomatoes in a phyllo cup & mini soft shell tacos made with chicken verde and pork al pastor, diced tomato, and crunchy cabbage (from Village Food Garden).

Foodies can also look forward to the return on The Cow & The Curd’s award-winning Wisconsin battered cheese curds.

Morris Tap & Grill will also present the VIP Lounge, where VIP ticket holders can enjoy an extra hour of tasting and more than 25 VIP-only rare beers available throughout the event.

Session times are as follows:
Session 1:  1 pm – 4:30pm      VIP extra hour 12pm -1pm
Session 2:  7 pm – 10:30pm    VIP extra hour 6pm -7pm

Pricing is as follows:
Special Pricing for both Sessions (from now until September 27, 2014):
VIP – $80     General Admission – $50     Designated Driver -$10
Note:   Pricing will change 2 weeks and 1 week before event
from September 27 – October 3:    VIP – $85     GA – $55   DD – $15
from October 3 – October 11:  VIP – $90    GA – $60   DD- $15  (DOOR PRICES)

Advance tickets are available online at:  http://bigbrewnj.com
The Big Brew Beer Festival Fall-Fest
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
Session 1   1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm)
Session 2   7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Morris Rugby, which raises funds and awareness for youth rugby throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.morrisrugby.org

2 Ways to WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on Oct 11th

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, October 11th. The event will feature over 250 unlimited craft beers and Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be on Facebook which started on Monday, August 4th. A winner will be chosen on Monday, August 11th at 8pm.

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. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, August 11th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

The Twitter contest is similar. It will begin on Tuesday, August 12th at 8pm and a winner will be chosen the following Tuesday, August 19th at 8pm.

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must follow @njisntboring and @bigbrewbeerfest on Twitter. I can check this as well!
2. When you see a Tweet regarding the contest, you must ReTweet (or RT as the kids say) and Favorite it.
3. I will pick a winner on August 19th at 8pm, and I will declare it in a Tweet.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Time: Session 1 1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm); Session 2 7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: VIP: $80′; General Admission: $50; Designated Driver:  $10
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!
Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Official Press Release:

Event Set To Showcase Over 250 Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings

The Big Brew Beer Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and promises to be the best Fest yet!

“Big Brew” has become synonymous with featuring unique and plentiful craft brews from around the state and around the world. The October Fest will also include some wonderful additions for attendees.

“We are always committed to improving our Festivals,” says Allison Kohler, President of JMK Events, “and we are very excited to welcome four great VIP food sponsors as well as free shuttle service to and from the event!”.

Big Brew Fest is teaming up with My Limo to provide free shuttle service—running every 15 minutes during the event—back and forth between the Morristown courthouse and the Armory. Service is provided courtesy of the Big Brew Beer Fest. Event attendees also have access to discounted sedan rates.

And with a tip of the hat to food-lovers, VIP ticket holders will also enjoy beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served during the VIP extra hour provided by Morris Tap & Grill of Randolph (with menu designed by Food Network “Chopped” Champion, and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner, Chef Eric LeVine), Nicole’s Ten of  Randolph, Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ of Wharton and the Village Food Garden at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.

VIP Food options will include a bbq pulled pork sandwich with sevendust chips (from Morris Tap & Grill), smoked turkey and smoked wings (from Hot Rods BBQ) and seared pepper tuna with micro greens, avocado, wasabi, and tomatoes in a phyllo cup & mini soft shell tacos made with chicken verde and pork al pastor, diced tomato, and crunchy cabbage (from Village Food Garden).

Foodies can also look forward to the return on The Cow & The Curd’s award-winning Wisconsin battered cheese curds.

Morris Tap & Grill will also present the VIP Lounge, where VIP ticket holders can enjoy an extra hour of tasting and more than 25 VIP-only rare beers available throughout the event.

Session times are as follows:
Session 1:  1 pm – 4:30pm      VIP extra hour 12pm -1pm
Session 2:  7 pm – 10:30pm    VIP extra hour 6pm -7pm

Pricing is as follows:
Special Pricing for both Sessions (from now until September 27, 2014):
VIP – $80     General Admission – $50     Designated Driver -$10
Note:   Pricing will change 2 weeks and 1 week before event
from September 27 – October 3:    VIP – $85     GA – $55   DD – $15
from October 3 – October 11:  VIP – $90    GA – $60   DD- $15  (DOOR PRICES)

Advance tickets are available online at:  http://bigbrewnj.com
The Big Brew Beer Festival Fall-Fest
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
Session 1   1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm)
Session 2   7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Morris Rugby, which raises funds and awareness for youth rugby throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.morrisrugby.org

Milestones, Promotions and More!

Wow, 3,000 likes on Facebook! Thank you so much for the support!

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Do you have an upcoming event coming up that you’d like to promote? I’d love to help!

It’s easy: Just send me your press release, info, pictures etc to newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com. It’s completely FREE to promote through me, all I ask is that we cross promote!

Additionally, the Etsy Store of the Week, is getting a lot of popularity  but I need more stores to feature! If you have a store or know someone with a store PLEASE contact me at newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com. Not only are you featured for a whole week, but you are added to a list of past featured winners so you are always on the site. Pretty cool, right? And yes it’s FREE to submit and be featured.

You may have also noticed that every Tuesday I’ve been listing fun events for the weekend. I will continue to do that and have that posted every Tuesday at 6pm.

I have been very active on Pinterest, I have posted a bunch of great day trip ideas, food, diner reviews and more. A few people expressed interest in helping me out on Pinterest but did not follow through with emailing me. So if you are interested…please email me at newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com. It is an unpaid position…but if you enjoy pinning then pin along with me!

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Don’t forget to follow me Instagram!

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…and Twitter @njisntboring

I guess that’s it! Thanks for reading!

-Cyd, New Jersey Isn’t Boring

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my Birthday! Yay me!

If you’re looking to get me a gift, I have a great idea(s) on what to get me. Best thing is, it’s FREE!

If you haven’t already, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! I am constantly working hard on all social media sites to give YOU great information on all things going on in New Jersey.

If you’re looking to get me an even better gift…please let all your friends know about this site by linking it to them or telling them about it via social media sites mentioned above.

This blog has been the greatest gift I could give myself. I have gotten to meet and talk to new people, try new things, and travel to new places. Thank you for all your support!

Also, If you are interested in writing for this blog email me at newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com. I need help!  PS. This is an unpaid position (Sorry! No money to be paid at this time).

Thanks for Reading!

-Cyd, New Jersey Isn’ t Boring