Call for Artists – New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show! Deadline to Submit Nov 30

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

Art work can be, and is not limited to, paintings, sculpture, photography, etc

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media.  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

Also, don’t forget about my other, small but still awesome art show on Sunday, October 19th. To RSVP to that event click HERE.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

Call for Artists – New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show!

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

Art work can be, and is not limited to, paintings, sculpture, photography, etc

NJIB logo

Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media.  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

Also, don’t forget about my other, small but still awesome art show on Sunday, October 19th. To RSVP to that event click HERE.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

South Jersey Pumpkin Show this Weekend – Oct 10th – 12th, 2014

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is BACK! Enjoy Artist and Craftsmen Village, Fall/Winter Home Show, Little Miss Pumpkin Show, truckloads of pumpkins, live bands, hay rides, The Legend of the Headless Horseman, Giant Pumpkin Pyramid, pumpkin dessert contest, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie and so much more. Boo barn for kids, inside and outside festival. Voted by CBS of New York as one of the best fall festival in New Jersey.

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2014
Address: Salem County Fairgrounds, Rte. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Press Release:

The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10-12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds. South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn & Leslie (Beau) Wright, The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests and so much more.Thousands of families from many states show up year after year in support of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show. The 2014 show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday & Saturday evenings.

The giant pumpkin pyramid will be showcased as the center piece of the festival and kids under ten will enjoy a free, friendly boo barn, pumpkins, craft making and free pumpkins.

Families visiting the festival can enjoy wine sampling, pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home & Living Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, amusement rides, give-a-ways, Adult only pumpkin toss, live bands, festival food court, camping, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, colorful pumpkins, pumpkins and so much more!

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and $6.00 parking fee!

South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy’s son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. Admissions is free, parking $6.00 a carload and free shopping bags for visitors. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen and farm markets are being sought for 2014. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details. Call 856-765-0118

Lighting of Giant Pumpkin Pyamid Friday Night, Headless Horseman arrive on Friday night, Little Miss Pumpkin Show Pageant, Sunday at 2:00pm, Pumpkin/apple dessert contest Saturday, Costumed Dog Parade Sunday at noon, Decorated Fall baby strollers, Amusement and Hayrides all three days.
Free Admission, Parking $6.00 a carlaod

 

20 (!) Events to Check out This Week/Weekend: Oct 9 – 12, 2014

Fall Harvest and Wine Festival – Oct 9

SAVE THE DATE for the Camden Children’s Garden First Annual Fall Harvest & Wine Festival. Taste over 15 wines from Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, enjoy live music, sample hors d’oeuvres showcasing seasonal ingredients from local eateries, and browse hand-made crafts all while taking in the fall scenery at the Garden. For guests 21+ only.

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Camden’s Children Garden; 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Cost:  $35 per person, $60 a couple. To purchase tickets, please call: 856-365-8733.
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Fashion Field Launch Party – Oct 10

Fashion Field LLC and Motor Media in association with The Headliner present an exciting evening of style on October 10th. This night will include a fashion show featuring Setata and DiLaRu Boutique with performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic.  Invite only fashion show at 7pm and the after party open to the general public at 10pm at The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, located in Neptune, NJ 07753.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014; 7pm,, after part at 10pm
Address: The Headliner; 1401 Route 35, Neptune, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of. Age 21+
You can get tickets HERE
RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE
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Canal’s 5th Annual SJ Oktoberfest – Oct 10

The 5th annual event, benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter, will take place  from 7 pm – 10 pm at the 1000-person-capacity majestic Masso’s Orchard Garden. This year’s presenting sponsors are Canal’s of Glassboro, and the South Jersey Times and Washington Township Times newspapers and NJ.com. NJ Social Affair Permit No.14005424. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Ticket purchase includes: all food sampling, beer and wine sampling, party favors, DJ, dancing, live entertainment, contests and prizes and all event festivities-benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter. Patrons must be 21 to attend. Reserve Now On-Line! Visit the website for more information.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7pm to 10pm
Address: Masso’s Orchard Garden, 210 Delsea Dr. S., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Get tickets HERE
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South Jersey Pumpkin Show – Oct 10 – 12

The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10-12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds. South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn & Leslie (Beau) Wright. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show was voted by CBS of New York as one of the best fall festivals in New Jersey The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests.

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2014
Address: Salem County Fairground; 735 Harding Hwy., Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost:  Free
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The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Oct 11

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The Big Brew Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ. The event is split up into 2 sessions, an afternoon and evening session. VIP tickets are available.There will be over 200 Craft Beers – featuring fall seasonal brews, with 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.

General Admission Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $65, Session 2 – $65
– Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
– Souvenir tasting glass

VIP Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $95, Session 2 – $95
-Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
-An extra hour of tasting (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Over 25 special and rare, VIP-only brews in roped-off VIP Lounge (available to VIPs throughout the entire session)
-Beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served buffet-style during the VIP extra hour (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Souvenir tasting glass

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Times:  Session 1 – VIP: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM; GA: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM; Session 2: VIP: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM; GA: 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60, $65 at door, VIP $90, $95 at door

There is a designated driver ticket for $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For tickets visit Here.. $10 off admission code: NJISNTBORING
You can also get more information on their Facebook and Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

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Oktoberfest Food Truck Mash Up – Oct 11

The Food Truck Mash-Up is returning to Bergen County, this time in an Oktoberfest theme. The event will include food trucks, entertainment and vendors.  Free admission.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 5pm to 11pm
Address:  Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment; 1 Racetrack Drive,  East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Montclair’s Dog Walk of the Dead – Oct 11

New Jersey’s only zombie dog walk to help benefit The Montclair Animal Shelter (MAS) returns on October 11th 2014 Erie Park Montclair, NJ.When there’s no more room in Hell the dead will walk their Dog! Join us again this October at Erie Park in Montclair, NJ for zombies, dogs & mayhem to benefit MAS. Vendors, music, pet friendly restaurants, and a pet costume contest will all lead to our Z-Walk. . This is a FREE event.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @DogWalkoftheDead

Date: October 11th, 2014, Noon to 3pm
Address: Erie Park, Montclair, NJ
Cost: Free
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Heart of the Shore World Premiere – Oct 11

On Saturday, October 11th Hometown Heroes presents, “Heart of the Shore”, A Film Documentary of Superstorm Sandy. The film will be presented by Emmy nominated Cliff Charles of “When the Levee Breaks” a Katrina Story.

Date: Saturday,  October 11, 2014; 6:15pm Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Address: Seaside Park Beach Corner of Ocean Ave & Stockton Ave, Seaside Park, NJ
Cost: FREE!

Learn more about the film on their Website, Facebook & Twitter @HeartoftheShore
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The Witches Ball – Oct 11

This outdoor event is a one of a kind opportunity for adults to dress up and act like, well, whatever they want! Surrender yourself to the atmosphere and detail while all around you performances blend with the patrons as the night progresses. A diverse collection of music, art and revels await those who have the inclination and imagination to take part. Costumes are encouraged. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different. More than witches are welcome. Delve deep into the genres of Fantasy, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Steampunk, Pirate, Goblin, Gothic, Horror, Carnival, Celtic and Faerie lore. Visit the ‘Gypsy Village’ and find out what lies ahead of you in your future. Compete in the Costume Contest. Visit the “Bizarre Bazaar” for unique wares. This event is suggested for over 16. -

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 6pm to 11pm
Address:  Mill Race Village; Church Street, White Street, Mount Holly, NJ
Cost: Free
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Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival – Oct 11

The Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts & heritage. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey’s great northwest.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds, Livestock Buildings; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free
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Ocean Grove’s Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show – Oct 11

The event includes a variety of food offerings, sidewalk sales by our merchants, pumpkin painting from noon – 3 pm at The Starving Artist, and a close-up view of a fire truck and ambulance for the children.  Rain or shine.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: 45 Pilgrim Pathway, Main Avenue Business District, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: Free
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50th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show – Oct 11

A free show with about 100 adult visual artists juried exhibition of diverse artistic expression from northern NJ arts community. The 5 juried categories will be: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Watercolors; and Photography. Special concert by the Klezmer-Bluegrass All Stars from 12:30 – 3:30 pm.  Audience chairs available on a first come-first serve basis.  11 am – 3:30 pm. Rain date: Oct. 12.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 11am to 3:30pm
Address: Van Saun County Park; 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ
Cost: Free
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Mullica Hill Ghost Walk - Oct 11

Join the Harrison Township Historical Society for our ever-popular Ghost Walk. Explore Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings along Main Street during the 1 and 1/2-hour guided tour. Tours will depart from outside blueplate restaurant, 47 South Main Street, every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm. . Please visit harrisonhistorical.com for purchasing details. If you require an early tour time, be sure to get your tickets as far in advance as possible as they sell out first.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; Begins at 6:30pm
Address: Blueplate Restaurant; 47 S. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ
Cost: $7; buy in advance HERE
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Unionville Vineyards Fall Festival – Oct 11

Set in bucolic Hunterdon County, Unionville Vineyards consistently produces award-winning wines. At the annual fall festival, the winery welcomes thousands of visitors, who come to celebrate the harvest and taste amazing wines. Wine lovers and future wine enthusiasts will find plenty to do. Each adult ticket includes a wine tasting and complimentary glass. Winery tours and vineyard walks are offered throughout the day, and visitors will get the chance to engage with the entire winemaking team! Guests can attend talks by key figures in the New Jersey food and wine industry. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Unionville Vineyards offers the ultimate chance to relax on 90 acres of idyllic farmland.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Unionville Vineyards; 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, New Jersey
Cost: $20; Get tickets HERE
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Cape May Wine Festival – Oct 11 & 12

Held adjacent to the classic Cape May Winery & Vineyard, cherish the last whisper of the summer shore season with 20 premier New Jersey wineries, delicious shore-inspired foods, and terrific live music. $25 per person, $20 in advance if purchased online

Dates: October 11 & 12, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Cape May Winery; 711 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at gate. Buy tickets Here
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Secrets of the Deep Exhibition featuring The Art of Dr. Seuss – Oct 11 & 12

A whimsical and historic exhibition highlighting 70 years of Dr. Seuss’s creativity and artwork. “Secrets of the Deep,” featuring a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss. This fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel includes gallery receptions featuring noted Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman from 7 – 10 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 & 1 – 4 pm on Sun, Oct. 12. -

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ
Cost: Free
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Allentown Fall Festival Beer Garden – Oct 11 & 12

The Allentown Lions Club will be hosting a Craft Beer Garden at this years Fall Festival on October 11&12. We will be pouring a selection of local brews from River Horse, Yards, Sixpoint, Dogfish, and Weyerbacher. The Fall Festival features live music, food trucks, classic cars, craft vendors, A civil war camp and reenactment and activities for kids. All proceeds for Beer sales got to benefit the Allentown Lions Club and are used to fund AHS scholarships, the Mememorial Day Parade, The Easter Egg Hunt, and other local efforts!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: 19 Main St, Allentown, NJ
Cost: $5 per our 16oz pour
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Vernon Harvest Festival - Oct 11 & 12

Enjoy live music, wine tasting, and awesome BBQ while taking in the breathtaking fall foliage. Shop over 30 area farmers markets and crafters for delicious fresh fare, fine handcrafted pottery and art, handmade soaps, honey, preserves, artisanal breads and much more.  Plus, kids will love the pony and hay rides, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: The Farm; 135 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ
Cost: FREE
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Belvidere Harvest Festival – Oct 12

The Fun Family Activities include but not limited too …

* Sack Races   * Hay Ride   * Pony Ride   * Mechanical Bull Ride   * Face Painting   * Bounce House   *Readings with Ms. Gerrie   * Sand Art   * Pumpkin Patch   * Pumpkin Bowling   * Caricatures  * Lasso & Whip Demonstration  * Food Vendors   * Assorted Vendors & Other Family Friendly Activities

Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2014; Noon to 4pm
Address: Garrett D. Wall Park (The Square); 2nd St., Belvidere, NJ
Cost: Free
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Riverside Fall Festival - Oct 12

Bring your families and take part in the festivities. There will be: makin’ bacon in the smokehouse, LIVE Bluegrass music, tours of the buildings with architectural historian Dennis Bertland. Plus pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, storytelling by the campfire and MORE. Chili, artesian bread, donuts and cider will be served … while it all lasts! Admission, activities and food are FREE! Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday,October 12th, 2014; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site; Rt. 46, Ramseyburg Rd., Columbia, NJ
Cost: Free

JUST JERSEY JAZZ AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL makes its debut on Sunday, October 19th

The Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival is  fun filled family day filled with over 25 Gourmet food trucks and Jazz Music! This is a Special Benefit Event for the Roxbury Food Pantry.

Date: Sunday, October 19th 2014; 11am – 6pm
Address: Horseshoe Lake – Island. 72 Eyland Ave. • Succasunna, NJ 07869
Cost: $5 admission, Kids under 12 Free. $4 with donation of can or boxed item of non perishable food. Free parking

For more information find them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @JustJerseyFest

The Jazz Lineup:
11:30 – 1:30: The Eric Mintel Quartet
1:30 – 3:30: Dick Voigt’s Big Apple Jazz Band
3:30 – 5:30: Alan Dale & The New Legacy Jazz Band

Eric Mintel Quartet

Produced by JMK Events, the Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival will benefit the Roxbury Food Pantry.

You can find this event and all other NJ Food Truck Events on the Food Truck Events section of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com!

Official Press Release:

There really isn’t anything more hip, sophisticated or family cool to do on a beautiful fall day than spend it surrounded by the finest gourmet food, immersed in the sounds of incredible jazz bands, while enjoying a multitude of fantastic family activities and fall fun. What makes this even better – it is an important benefit for the Roxbury Food Pantry. Eat Good! Play Good! Feel Good! That’s the Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, October 19th at beautiful Horseshoe Lake –Island in Succasunna.

Gates open at 11:00 am. Admission is just $5 (kids under 12 FREE). Bring a can of food or non-perishable food item (to go directly to the Roxbury Food Pantry), then admission is just $4. You can park your car for free in the ample parking areas. The First 300 people who bring more than 1 item for the Food Pantry, will receive a T-shirts from the festival sponsor, Pazoo.com!

You will be engulfed in the scent of gourmet food wafting from the over 25 trucks featuring everything from; Lobster rolls, Puerto Rican cuisine, Pizza, Thai, Cajun, Creole, Grilled Cheese, Empanadas, Tacos, Sliders, Steak, Seafood, Fried Cheese Curds, Exotic Meats, Waffles, Mac & Cheese, Bacon, Cupcakes and so much more. For the first time, there will be Farm to Table truck! To help keep the line time down, we have added 10 more trucks, for this Just Jersey Fest! The Barn Restaurant of Rockaway & Randolph, will be serving a special Octoberfest menu. Check that out – foodtastic as well!

Take a break from the food frenzy for a minute and get ready for 11:30am, as the stage comes alive with the first incredible Jazz Band of the day. The Jazz Lineup begins with the amazing Eric Mintel Quartet they will be playing the powerful sounds of Jazz and Classical until 1:30 when the style and energy of Dick Voigt’s Big Apple Jazz Band take the stage until 3:30pm. Coming from Washington D.C., the next 2 hours will fill the island with the sounds of Alan Dale & The New Legacy Jazz Band. WOW! Make sure to find a spot to lay your blanket or set up your lawn chairs over by the band shell to reserve the best seats in the house. There will be picnic tables available across the field. We encourage everyone to bring their own chairs, blankets and relax.

The Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival is a day devoted to fun, culture, music, the arts, and fine food. There will be vendors & activities for the kids, including face painting, an obstacle course and other fall fun! More important, is in this privileged region of the State, there are still thousands of people and families that don’t have food to eat. It’s with great honor that the Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival is doing its part to ensure that the Roxbury Food Pantry, whose needs have increased by 100% over the last 18 months, for food and money, continues to thrive because we believe NO ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY. JMK Events, producer of this event, would also like to thank their sponsors for joining them in this cause: The Barn Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank, Pazoo.com, Kitchen Magic, New Jersey Siding and Window, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Big Brew NJ, and The Morristown Armory Antiques Show.

Going hungry certainly WON’T be the case for everyone who attends the FoodJazzmic Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck on Sunday, October 19th at Horseshoe Lake-Island. Additional parking is available at Eisenhower Middle School, located across the street and at the Roxbury High School whose driveway connects to the Middle School.

 

Call for Artists – New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show!

A “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

NJIB logo

Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media.  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

Also, don’t forget about my other, small but still awesome art show on Sunday, October 19th. To RSVP to that event click HERE.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

12 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Now – Sept 21

Cape May Food and Wine Festival – Now –Sept 21

Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights and events during the 18th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Tickle your taste buds while sampling the best of the best and find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Visitors can enjoy winery tours and tastings, a beer tasting dinner, a Harvest Food & Wine Tasting, luncheons at some of Cape May’s best restaurants, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, and more. Most festival events cannot accommodate children.

Dates: Sept 13th – 21st, 2014
Address: Tastings and Tours all over Cape May
Cost: Depends on location. Download Brochure Here
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Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer and Food Festival – Sept 18

Enjoy an evening of fine wines, craft beers and interactive food stations at the 2014 Uncorked and Uncapped – Wine, Beer & Food Fest. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote for the home brew competition. All event proceeds will benefit The Arc of Essex County.

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2013; 6:30pm
Address: Westminster Hotel: 550 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
To Get Tickets Click Here
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Summit Wine and Food Fest - Sept 19 – 21

The Summit Wine and Food Festival brings together leading chefs and wine makers from around the country to celebrate and advance public knowledge of and appreciation for great wine and food, while supporting charitable organizations. The Festival provides a diverse range of interactive and educational epicurean experiences while showcasing the area’s unique and rich culture and history, and promoting local businesses

Dates: September 19th – 21st, 2014. For a full schedule click HERE
Address: Various places in Summit. See website
Cost: $45+. Get tickets HERE
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37th Annual Festival of the Sea – Sept 20


Vistors sample dishes by area’s finest restaurants, from Clam Chowder to Lobster, to Steak, even Desserts! Arts and Crafts, pony rides, hundreds of vendors attend this festival. Kiddie games, live entertainment and more. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers Year after Year! Rain Date: 9/21.

Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014; 10am to 7pm
Address: Arnold & Bay Aves., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: Free
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Valenzano Wine Fest – Sept 20 & 21

Dates: Sept 20 & 21, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at gate. Buy Tickets Here
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28th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest – Sept 20 & 21


Get your lederhosen out for the #1 Oktoberfest in the Northeast! Enjoy tons of carnival rides and games, along with whacky contests, pony rides and sumo wrestling. Feast on delicious roast pig and knockwurst paired with authentic German beer. Kick up your heels to 18 Time Grammy Award- Winner Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra with Special Guest Chris Caffery of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014
Address: Mountain Creek; 200 McAfee Vernon Rd., Vernon, NJ
Cost: $7+. Buy Tickets Online Here
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Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire – Sept 20 & 21


The Lakewood Lions Club and The Society for Creative Anachronism will host their 33rd  Annual Charity Renaissance Faire. It features Shane Adams, host of History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting and The Knights of Valour whose jousters will compete in full combat armour. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will present Knights in combat, sword fighting, archery competition, soccerers, belly dancers and magicians. On Sunday a King and Queen of the Faire will be chosen from children ages 10 and under dressed in period costumes. This event will take place at 2 pm on the main stage. Plenty of crafters, merchants and food vendors to please every taste and thirst. This event is used by the Club as it’s main fund raiser. Proceeds will go to support many of its charitable causes ie: Lehman School (Ladacin Network), scholarships for high school seniors, eye exams and glasses for the needy and many others.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014; Opens at 10am
Address: Lakewood Pine Park;145 Country Club Dr., Off West County Line Rd. (Rt.526) at Hope Chapel Rd., Lakewood, NJ
Cost: $10 adults, $2 kids in advance. Buy Tickets Here
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New Jersey Highlands Coalition Festival – Sept 20 & 21

The 2nd Annual Festival at Waterloo is an environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and cultural and natural resources of New Jersey. This rain or shine event will benefit the New Jersey Highlands Coalition while providing attendees with the opportunity to not only enjoy the Festival, but also the activities and attractions of Waterloo Village. This event will host performances by 20 NJ musicians/bands, a Local Food Court, Crafts and Fair Trade Marketplace, a Living Green Expo, workshops, an art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hikes.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014; Begins at 11am
Address: Waterloo Village; 525 Waterloo Rd., Byram, NJ
Cost: $15+. Buy tickets in advance Here
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Grand Harvest Wine & Music Fest – Sept 21

The 7th annual Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival offers guests an opportunity to TASTE AND LEARN: Sample and learn more about outstanding, award-winning wines produced by Four Sisters Winery and those of our invited guest, Brook Hollow Winery. Tour the grounds and enjoy the music of Electric Gumbo, Michael Long, Steve Kirchuk, and WNTI Public Radio’s Nine of a Kind – guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing in the field! BREAKING NEWS! We are pleased to announce a special appearance by The Devyl Nellys!  Rain or shine!

Date: Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 12 to 5pm
Address: Four Sisters Winery; 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy Tickets Here
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COMIC ART CON – Sunday, Sept 21

The First Exclusive Comic Art Convention. NO COMIC BOOKS! No fan boys! No hustle and bustle of the big cons! This is a gathering of Comic Art collectors in a friendly venue to buy, sell, trade, network and talk about comic art . . . and only comic art! Vendors and collectors gather from all over the country for what is truly a comic art collectors dream – a jammed packed room with wall to wall comic art. If you collect comic book art then this is the convention for you!

Date: Sunday, Sept 21, 2014; 10am – 4:30pm
Address: Empire Meadowlands Hotel by Clarion; 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus
Cost: Adult admission $10. Children are FREE. Free parking
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Champion of the Grill BBQ & Blues Fest – Sept 21

11th annual event! Enjoy an amazing day full of great eats and melodic blues!  Sample each competitor’s grilled food and vote for the one you think should win People’s Choice!

Date: September 21st, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free
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22nd Annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival – Sept 21

Come celebrate New Jersey’s 350th birthday with entertainment by more than 40 NJ storytellers, surrounded by amazing sculptures.  Exercise your imagination with tales of inventions, innovations, and intrigues as you stroll through a park, highlighting its founder’s 50 years of work.

Date: September 21st, 2014; Noon to 6pm
Address: Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton Twp., NJ
Cost:  The festival is free with park admission: $15 Adult, $12 Senior, $10 Student Under 5 Free.

Call to Artists – New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show!

Okay…here is my exciting news that I’ve been hyping for a while now…

There’s going to be a “New Jersey Isn’t Boring” art show to be held at Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway, March 22nd – April 16th, 2015.

Right now there is an OPEN CALL  TO ARTISTS for this show. It’s FREE to submit. Deadline to submit is November 30th, 2014.

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Details on the Art Exhibit:
If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that New Jersey it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.

What most people don’t know about New Jersey is how much there is to do – including a big art scene all throughout the state. Many artists work and live in New Jersey, participating in local art shows, street fairs and craft shows. This is a chance for artists to display their art work which will represent New Jersey in a new, exciting way.

It’s time to prove that New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. Artists must be residents of New Jersey and their art work must reflect some aspect of New Jersey. The exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any media.  Artists must be a minimum age of 18 to enter. Artwork must have been completed in the past 5 years, and may not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Guild New Jersey.

You can submit to the show via this link or by visiting www.agnj.org. Remember, the Deadline is November 30th, 2014.

Also, don’t forget about my other, small but still awesome art show on Sunday, October 19th. To RSVP to that event click HERE.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
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Arts Guild New Jersey Presents Nexus – Starting Sept 14th

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

To find out more about the downtown Rahway Arts District
Website: www.artsrahway.com
Facebook: Rahway Arts District
Twitter: @Rahwayarts

Official Press Release:

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present “Nexus”, an International Juried exhibition. This exhibit will feature 40 artists from New Jersey, New York, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Washington DC. The juror for the Nexus show was Dorrie Papademetriou, who is currently the Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey. The exhibition, which opens on September 14th and runs through October 9th, 2014 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, September 14th, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri: 10am to 1pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

For the past several years, Arts Guild NJ presented NEXUS NEW JERSEY, a juried exhibit open only to artists living in New Jersey. This successful exhibit has now led us to the wider horizon of an international juried exhibit, and, while several artists from other countries submitted work for the exhibit, only artists from the USA were ultimately selected by our juror.

Our plans are to make this new NEXUS exhibit a staple. It will most likely be offered every two years as an on-going effort to bring fine art from around the country and the globe to our Gallery.

The artists for the Nexus exhibit are from all over the United States. Featured artists for this exhibit are: MaryAnn Goodhue (AL), Walt Curlee (AL), Xiao Fu(CA), Ronnie Cramer (CO), James Brown Jr.(Washington DC), Joe Krawczyk (FL), Sarah Bielski (GA), James Calvin (MO), Michael Teters (NJ), Janice Gossman (NJ), Jane George (NJ), William A. Davis (NJ), Tania Sen (NJ), Amy Becker (NJ), Indu Ramkumar (NJ), Bill Ross (NJ), Tony Scutari (NJ), Richard Earl (NJ), Kathy Cantwell (NJ), Len Merlo (NJ), Pauline Chernichaw (NJ), Gerald Mantell (NJ), Linda Hirschman (NJ), Matty Wade (NJ), Maryann Cannon (NJ), Ron Brown (NJ), Nicholas Mockoviak (NJ), Andrew Werth (NJ), Michael Zambelli (NJ), Grace Zambelli (NJ), Dawn DiCicco (NJ), Eva Marie Fitzsimmons (NJ), Maggie Moran (NJ), Susanna Baker (NJ), Danielle Jonas (NJ), Katarzyna Iwaniec (NJ), Alan Walker (NJ), Donna Conklin King (NJ), Paul Mordetsky (NJ) and Dan McCormack (NJ).

For more information about this program and exhibit opportunities at Arts Guild New Jersey visit our website and join our mailing list or contact us at: info@agnj.org or by phone at (732) 381-7511.