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.

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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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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.

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

Promote Your Event at New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

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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!

What are you waiting for? I’ll promote your event, county fair, restaurant opening, Happy Hour deals…whatever! (I will not promote anything negative, bigoted, racist etc)

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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.

Promote Your Event at New Jersey Isn’t Boring!

Do you need help?

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!

What are you waiting for? I’ll promote your event, county fair, restaurant opening, Happy Hour deals…whatever! (I will not promote anything negative, bigoted, racist etc)

All you need to do is EMAIL me. (Facebook, Twitter messages get lost in the shuffle of social media. Email is the best way to contact me)

I hope to hear from YOU soon!

Atlantic City Seafood Festival Returns to Bader Field – Sept 13th & 14th, 2014

 

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is back! This is a great event filled with NJ craft beer, Live Music, NJ Wine…and of course SEAFOOD!

Dates: September 13th (11am to 7pm) and 14th (11am to 6pm), 2014
Address: Bader Field; 600 N Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Free Admission! Parking is $10 per Car

Find them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ACSeafoodFest

Official Press Release:

Good Time Tricycle Productions, The City of Atlantic City and CRDA are excited to announce the return of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. This two-day extravaganza of fun, food, and entertainment celebrates the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean and highlights the East Coast’s favorite City-by-the-sea. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th on Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For the 3rd consecutive year the Atlantic City Seafood Festival will play host to over 50 restaurants and culinary personalities. This annual event gives attendees the opportunity to experience dishes from some of Atlantic City’s and the region’s best restaurants. Attending foodies and fans get a chance to meet some of the chef personalities as they create their savory dishes. And it’s all in one location.

The festival is not just a celebration of great food but also a great opportunity to mingle with unique exhibitors, local artists and some genuinely unique human beings. The festival is packed full of fun programs that will keep families busy and smiling all day long. This year’s event won’t be short of great entertainment and thanks to a generous grant from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA); the festival is free to attend all weekend long. Attendees are encouraged to arrive hungry!

Just some of the Programming Highlights includes:
Children’s activities
Cooking demos
Live music
Local art & artists
Wine seminars & Tastings
The great Craft Brews of NJ Tasting Tent
Phillips Seafood Crab Eating Competition
Chowder Cook Off – benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

For a third year The Festival is honored to host the fourth annual Atlantic City International Triathlon awards ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of all the weekends’ athletes. The Atlantic City International Triathlon has quickly become one of the most anticipated races of its type in the country. The triathlon is an international-distance event that includes a 1 mile swim, a 20- mile bike and a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run, while the ‘sprint’ race consists of a 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5k run (3.1 miles). Over 1500 athletes from around the globe will compete in this national event.
For more information visit actriathlon.com

A new exciting addition to the festival lineup is the New Jersey Pirates and Privateers Weekend. This interactive historically accurate experience will take attendees on a walk through the historical pirate life of the seventeen hundreds. The organizers promise “All Things Pyrate”, including live pirate music, sword-fight shows, and an afternoon battle on sea and shore. They intend to “bring history to life”. For more information on the New Jersey Pirates and Privateers weekend check out http://www.NJPirateWeekend.com.

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival September 13th and 14th on Bader field in Atlantic City New Jersey admission is free, onsite parking $10. For more information on the Atlantic City Seafood and other weekend festivities check out acseafoodfest.com or contact Jon Henderson 609.412.9056 or at Jon@goodtimetricycle.com

ARRIVE HUNGRY!!!

9 Events to Do This Weekend – Labor Day Weekend

Wine and Romance – the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz

August 29 – Aug 31

Two exceptional artists come together for an extraordinary Labor Day exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. Having grown up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness, Shvaiko developed a penchant for painting little cafes and other intimate places, which have become his trademark. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth to wonderful visions that express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.

Dates: August 29th – 31st. 2014
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Cost: Free
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18th Annual Airfest – Aug 29 – Sept 1

Featuring WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and a P-51 Mustang and other “Flyin” aircraft. vendors, exhibitors, music, food and much more. Stop by NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum to experience “living history.” The public will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to view, explore and even take a flight in these historic treasures. Separate fees required for fighter and bomber flight experiences. For flight reservations and tour information call 800-568-8924. For flight reservations call 800-568-8924 or visit http://www.collingsfoundation.org -Want to be a Vendor or Exhibitor? Call the office or fill out an application on our website!

Dates: August 29th – September 1st, 2014
Address: Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, NJ
Cost: $12/Adults $8/Children (3-12) 2 &Under/Free
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BBQ and Craft Beer Festival at Monmouth Park – Aug 30 & 31

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Don’t miss a celebration of everything barbeque at the annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival  held on August 30th and 31st at Monmouth Park 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceaport, NJ. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket etc  will be served up by some of the Garden State’s best BBQ  joints. Cool off with a cold one in the beer garden with the company of a live band!

Dates: August 30th & 31st, 2014
Address: Monmouth Park; 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceaport, NJ
Cost: $3 general admission gets you into the track AND festival area. Food items are priced a la carte. Beer Garden is $10 for ten 2oz samples and a commemorative mini Pilsner glass.

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Jazz It Up Wine Festival – Aug 30 & 31

Join 18 of New Jersey’s finest wineries, jazz bands, food trucks and artisan crafters for two days of great wine and cool jazz notes at idyllic Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, New Jersey! Allaire State Park is home to Allaire Village, a 19th century metal working living history town. The reenactment of early American living will be on display throughout the day alongside the wine festival, making it an incredible family friendly dynamic event!

Dates: August 30 & 31, 2014 (rain date Sept 1); 12 to 5pm
Address: Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person, but $20 per person in advance, Buy tickets Here
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Wine Release Weekend - Aug 30 & 31

Join Old York Cellars for this wine release weekend and be the first to try their 2013 vintages of these two dry white wines. Their new Chardonnay is un-oaked, medium bodied, and has hints of vanilla. Their Dry Riesling is a crisp white with hints of stone fruit and apple.

Dates: August 30th & 31st, 2014, 12pm to 5pm
Address: Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ
Cost: Free
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30th Anniversary Scandinavian Fest, ScanFest ’14 – August 31st

Heritage festival celebrating the cultures, contributions, and current life of Scandinavia and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Estonia, FInland, Iceland, Norway, and  Sweden. Full day of Nordic and traditional festival foods, crafts, imported gifts, artisans, demonstrating handcrafts, special kids events, tradktional Nordic folk, classical, jazz, and world music, dance, folkdress, talks, reenactors, vikings, entertainment through the day on 6 performance areas, plus the 4th annual North American wife-carry championships. Special kids area and stage.

Dates: Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 10am to 6pm
Address:Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Cost: Adults: $14.00, Seniors: $13.00, Children (12 and Under) free. Free entry with authentic folk dress
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Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show  – Aug 31

Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators. Something for everyone!

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 11am to 5pm
Address: Streets of the Downtown, Nutley, NJ
Cost: Free
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Woodland Park  Street Fair – Aug 31

Over 125 exhibitors, merchandise vendors, amusement vendors, special prime section for craft exhibitors, food vendors, kiddie rides,pPony rides. Variety of musical performers, clown, games, face painting, sand art, temp tattoos.No entrance fee.

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 10am , 10am to 5pm
Address: McBride Ave. from Lackawana Ave. to Memorial Dr., Woodland Park, NJ
Cost: Free
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Riverdale’s Labor Day Street Fair - Sept 1

Non-stop music and entertainment along with family fun attractions. Over 150 exhibitors, kiddie rides and  climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos, and more. A special section with craft exhibitors and artists. Fabulous festival foods, everything from shishkabobs, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes, and Italian ices. Come eat, shop and play!

Date: Monday, Sept 1, 2014: 10am to 5pm
Address: Newark Pompton Tpk., Riverdale, NJ
Cost: Free

10 Events to Check Out This Weekend: Aug 22 – Aug 24

Wine and Music Under the Stars – Aug 22

Join Old York Cellars Winery on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Here you can enjoy the wonderful summer night sipping on Old York Cellars’ award winning wines while listening to great music. Guest are welcome to bring food to accompany the wines or grab something from the Fired Up Flatbread Food Truck. Groups are also welcome with reservations. Live Music by Acoustic Road.

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 6pm to 9pm
Address: Old York Cellars Winery; 80 Old York Rd., Ringoes
Cost: $5 in advance, $7.50 at the door. Buy in advance Here
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Reel East Film Festival – Aug 22 – 23

The first annual Reel East Film Festival is honored to bring independent and upcoming feature films and shorts to Camden County and greater South Jersey. This event will feature screenings of new and classic films, discussions, workshops, and a gala. Attendees can look forward to meeting regional and visiting filmmakers over the course of three nights in June. A weekend festival, Reel East serves area residents, visitors, students, local businesses, and the regional film community. Committed to a global perspective and the power of storytelling, the festival will feature independent films of all levels and genres. John Sayles will be there on August 23rd to screen his new film, GO FOR SISTERS.

Dates: August 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Address: Ritz Theater; 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, NJ
Cost: $7 to $40, depends on ticket. Buy Tickets Here
Find them on Facebook
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Garden State Comic Fest – Saturday, August 23

Garden State Comic Fest will be a Great Day Out for all Fans of Comics, Toys, Comic Art, and Pop Culture Memorabilia.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave. Morristown
Cost: $10 adults, 10 and under FREE

For more info check out their Facebook page
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Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival – Aug 23

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival! Enjoy live music, food, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, crafts, kids activities, good company and plenty of dancing and fun for the entire family, followed by fireworks

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 12pm to 9:30pm
Address: The Great Lawn at the Boardwalk; 28 McKinley Street, Long Branch
Cost: Free
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40th Annual Salem Market Street Day – Aug 23

Enjoy a day in Historic Salem NJ from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will include a variety of musical entertainers, crafts, food court, antique cars & exhibition cars auto show, demostrations by local artisans and a display of various fire truck apparatus. This is a FREE event.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Broadway (Rt. 49) & Market St., Salem, NJ
Cost: Free
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Gourmet Food Truck Weekend – August 23 & 24

Once again food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine! Live music all day and the gathering of good friends will make this day special. Enjoy gourmet treats from the tri-state area’s top food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and beach blankets to enjoy the festivities on Laurita Winery’s rolling grassy slopes, many terraces and pergolas overlooking 40 cultivated acres of vineyards, or stake your spot in the adjacent Wine Garden, a cool, shaded area with children’s playgrounds and two entertainment stages.

Dates: Saturday, July 19, 11:00-10:30pm; Sunday, July 20, 11:00-8:00pm
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  $8 per person Saturday or Sunday. 12 and under are free, children are welcome!
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Bradley Beach Boardwalk Festival – Aug 23 & 24

Free Two-Day event presented by the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce! 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and specialty vendors, HUGE beer & wine gardens, GIANT waterslide and children’s activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Dates: August 23rd and 24th, 2014; Sat 11 am – 9 pm & Sun 11 am – 6 pm.
Address: 500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach
Cost: Free
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Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show – Aug 23 & 24

The Largest Train and Toy Show in the Northeast! Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale. Exhibitors from Across the Country. Operating Model Train Displays. Free Workshops and Demonstrations.Hourly Door Prize Giveaways. Plus Much, Much More!

Dates: August 23rd & 24th; 10am-4pm, both days.
Address: New Jersey Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Adults $8, kids 12 and under FREE
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150th Anniversary and Grape Stomping Festival – Aug 24

Award winning chefs will have a great BBQ menu for you to enjoy. The outdoor bar pavilion will have Renault wines, seasonal cocktails and beers. Various crafters and artisans will have their latest wares on display. Plenty of activities for the kids, with the featured event of the day GRAPE STOMPING.

Grape stomping tickets are just $5 per person and includes a souvenir bottle with the fruits of your labor! Purchase grape stomping tickets on line. Before the festival join us for Sunday brunch starting at 10 am. Admissions free and this event is rain or shine!

Date:  Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 12pm to 4pm
Address: Renault Winery; 72 N. Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City
Cost:  Free, grape stomping $5

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Cranford Street Fair and Craft Show – Aug 24

Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators.

Date: Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 11am to 5pm
Address: Downtown Cranford; 8 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Cost: Free

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
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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