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The Wellmont Theater - 2019 Calendar of Events

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Where: Wellmont Theater – 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
Details: The Wellmont Theater is Montclair, NJ's premier theater and concert venue. Click here for the best 2019 events coming soon to The Wellmont Theater.


The Mosa Social - Bottomless Brunch

Poster for Mosa Social Bottomless Brunch at Piazza di Roma

Where: Piazza di Roma – 02/03/2019 - 12/29/2019
Details: The Mosa Social is the bottomless brunch experience you have been yearning for. So grab your sexy “I woke up like this” outfit and stop by.


Celebrate the Ultimate Sweet Sixteen at Piazza di Roma

Piazza DiRoma Sweet 16 dining room

Where: Piazza di Roma – 07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019
Details: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.


Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving

Where: Calandra’s Bakery: Caldwell – 10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019
Details: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli Thanksgiving Catering

Thanksgiving Catering

Where: Calandra’s Italian Village – 10/09/2019 - 11/22/2019
Details: Let Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli Cater Your Thanksgiving Dinner. Our catering experts have created a delicious Thanksgiving catering menu.


Jets vs Raiders Tailgate Experience

spirit night

Where: Secaucus Junction Train Station (Edison Parking Lot) – 11/24/2019
Details: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for a large outdoor tailgate before the New York Jets host the Oakland Raiders. Special guests and former athletes!


Special Thanksgiving Buffet at il Vecchio Cafe

il Vecchio Cafe NJ Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving

Where: Il Vecchio Cafe – 11/28/2019
Details: Enjoy a Special Thanksgiving Buffet dinner at il Vecchio Cafe with your loved ones! Featuring a full buffet with seasonal dishes crafted by Chef Francesco.


Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner at Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving

Where: Cucina Calandra – 11/28/2019
Details: Thanksgiving Dinner at Cucina Calandra. Chef Costantino has a Thanksgiving Special Menu! Also entrees from our regular a la carte menu. Fine wines.


Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill NJ Restaurant Open On Thanksgiving

Where: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – 11/28/2019
Details: Join us at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill for our Annual Deluxe Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. Featuring a carving station serving prime rib, ham, and turkey.


GSWGA Holiday Wine Trail Weekend

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Where: Garden State Wine Growers Association – 11/29/2019 - 12/01/2019
Details: Holiday Wine Trail Weekend Kicks off the Holiday Season. When Thanksgiving ends the holiday season begins in New Jersey Wine Country.


The Annual Santa Saturday of Fort Lee

Santa at Fort Lee

Where: Richard & Catherine Nest Adult Activity Center – 12/07/2019
Details: The Annual Santa Saturday of Fort Lee! Have your photo taken with Santa. Listen to carolers singing all the classics. Enter the Instagram Challenge.


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Comedy Events in New Jersey


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The Wellmont Theater - 2019 Calendar of Events

Where: Wellmont Theater – 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The Wellmont Theater is Montclair, NJ's premier theater and concert venue. Click here for the best 2019 events coming soon to The Wellmont Theater.


The Jim Breuer Residency Comedy, Stories & More Vol. IV

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: All Day
Details: Breuer came to national attention during his years on “Saturday Night Live” and the cult classic film “Half Baked” with Dave Chappelle. Today, he can…


Comedy Show
Ramsey Theatre Live Stand-up Comedy Show

Where: Ramsey Theatre – 11/23/2019: 9:30 pm
Details: The Ramsey Theatre Live Stand-up Comedy Show is Saturday, November 23rd! Regina DeCicco will be performing. She is an actress and stand-up comedian.


BY's Christmas Comedy Special
Christmas Comedy Special and Talent Showcase

Where: You’re Cordially Invited – 12/06/2019: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: JBY's Christmas Comedy Special and Talent Showcase. Features an all-female line-up of hilarious comedians from New Jersey and New York.


Stand-Up for Something
Stand Up For Something: Autism

Where: Hopewell Theater – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Stand Up For Something is a series of comedy shows. Each show benefits a different, local charity. This event supports Autism Speaks.


Bobby Collins

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/06/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Special Event! One Night Only Special Event $28 Your Chance to See A Legend A Comics Comic Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully…


Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
An Evening with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: 9th Annual Montclair Film Benefit: An Evening with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Your chance to experience two of the sharpest comic minds.


Fred Rubino

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/07/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Freddy Rubino was born on the lower east side of Manhattan in New York City and then moved to Brooklyn. It is here where Fred…


Comedy Night With Jo Selito Da Puppet

Where: The Early American Tavern – 12/14/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tickets are $25 with a 2 item minimum general - $22.00


Uncle Floyd

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/20/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Also Featuring Tom Mongelli Floyd Vivino began his career in show business as a child performer, giving piano recitals and appearing as a dancer with…


Stand-Up Comedy Night

Where: 208 Vine St – 12/21/2019: All Day
Details: Please join us for our Comedy Series, featuring some of the country’s best comics. Hosted by Kevin Hurley and always at least one featured comic…


Uncle Floyd

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/21/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Also Featuring Tom Mongelli Floyd Vivino began his career in show business as a child performer, giving piano recitals and appearing as a dancer with…


Jim Breuer - Soundwaves

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City – 12/27/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer - Soundwaves


Chris Monty

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/27/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Chris Monty is one of New Yorks busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New Yorks best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor…


Bert Kreischer

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bert Kreischer


Jim Breuer - Soundwaves

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City – 12/28/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer - Soundwaves


Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: All Day
Details: The Capitol Steps began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never…


Classic Comedy of Radio & Television with Walter Choroszewski

Where: Florham Park Public Library – 01/12/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Who’s on first?" On January 12th at 2pm, speaker Walter Choroszewski will be at the Florham Park Public Library to present the history of broadcast…


Masters Of Illusion
Masters Of Illusion

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 02/28/2020: 8:00 pm
Details: Fun for the whole family - but can you figure it out? Masters of Illusion® includes grand illusions, levitation, escapologists, comedy magic, sleight of hand,…


Frank Ferrante

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 03/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Frank Ferrante


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Concerts in New Jersey


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The Wellmont Theater - 2019 Calendar of Events

Where: Wellmont Theater – 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The Wellmont Theater is Montclair, NJ's premier theater and concert venue. Click here for the best 2019 events coming soon to The Wellmont Theater.


Retro Fridays

Where: El Toro Loco Kendall Park – 11/22/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Each and Every Friday! Free admission when you RSVP online KITCHEN open until 12 Strict Dress Code Mandatory City Chic Gents: Sneakers okay worn in…


Jeff Guenther- The Kootz

Where: Grillestone – 11/22/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kootz Show!


Ready Set Go!

Where: The Cabin – 11/22/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ready Set Go!


The Amish Outlaws

Where: Horseshoe Tavern – 11/22/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Are you ready for Rumspringa? On November 22nd starting at 9:30pm, The Amish Outlaws are coming to Horseshoe!


Too Many Godz

Where: Rails Steakhouse – 11/22/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Too Many Godz returns to Rails Steakhouse! Come join the TMG revolution!


Whiskey Crossing

Where: Airport Pub – 11/22/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whiskey Crossing


Benny Benassi At Hq2 Nightclub Atlantic City

Where: HQ2 Nightclub – Ocean Resort Casino – 11/22/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Benny Benassi At Hq2 Nightclub Atlantic City


Legendary night

Where: – 11/22/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: a event you dont wanna miss !!!


November To Remember [Scorpios VS Sagittarius]

Where: MISTER EAST – 11/22/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: November To Remember [Scorpios VS Sagittarius]


Victoria Watts

Where: Captain&39;s Corner – 11/22/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Victoria Watts Band will be rocking 10pm-1am!


Upgrade Your Sound | String Showcase | Princeton

Where: Music & Arts – 11/23/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Experience the LARGEST assortment of instruments around! Meet with on-site instrument specialists from your favorite brands.


John Sudia

Where: Grateful Bites – 11/23/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join me for some songs, food and fun at Grateful Bites. This New Jersey gem has a cozy atmosphere, very attentive staff, wonderful food, desserts…


Nikki Briar

Where: Prudential Center – 11/23/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Nikki Briar


Matilda The Musical

Where: Ridgewood Avenue School – 11/23/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company…


Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra - "A Celebration of Italian Culture and Heritage"

Where: Nutley Public Library – 11/23/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutley Library will present the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra (Enrico Granafei, conductor) in "A Celebration of Italian Culture and Heritage." Seating is limited. To RSVP,…


Live Jazz with Ali Remi at White Horse Winery

Where: White Horse Winery – 11/23/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Our live music performances take place on our outdoor patio, or inside our rustic Tasting Room (depending upon the weather)! There is plenty of indoor…


Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru Life


Maurice Hines Parking (Rescheduled from 2/16)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 11/23/2019: 3:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Maurice Hines Parking (Rescheduled from 2/16)


Allaire Arts Performance

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 11/23/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Come support your community artists and experience a night of music and history!


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Festivals & Expos in New Jersey


Big Santa
Big Santa Lighting Extravaganza!

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza – 11/22/2019: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: You won't want to miss The Big Santa Lighting Extravaganza! The lighting of 50-foot tall Big Santa and a Magical Journey to Find Santa.


Jersey City Wine Fest
Jersey City Wine Fest

Where: Harborside 3 Atrium – 11/23/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: Come out to the Jersey City Wine Fest. Get Ready to travel on a world tour of wines! Over 100 Varieties to try all on the beautiful Jersey City Waterfront.


Harry Potter at Liberty Hall!

Where: Liberty Hall Museum – 11/29/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: The Christmas Tour Begins: Harry Potter at Liberty Hall! Join in this holiday season as Liberty Hall steps into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


Vernon Lights Festival
Vernon Lights Festival

Where: Vernon Lights Festival – 11/29/2019 - 02/02/2020: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Vernon Lights Festival is a Wonderland of Lanterns and Light. Don’t miss this walk-through wonderland of family fun. See massive lighting displays.


41st Annual Festival of Trees

Where: 190 Lord Stirling Rd. – 12/01/2019: All Day
Details: December 1-28 (Closed December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday) 9:00 am – 4:30 pmThe December is the time to visit the Environmental Education…


41st Annual Festival of Trees

Where: 190 Lord Stirling Rd. – 12/01/2019: All Day
Details: December 1-28 (Closed December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday) 9:00 am – 4:30 pmThe December is the time to visit the Environmental Education…


Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green
Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green

Where: Morristown Green – 12/01/2019 - 12/22/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. This month-long family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Witness Santa’s rooftop arrival.


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Central Jersey SantaFest by The Goddard School

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Princeton – 12/01/2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Join CentralJersey.com for their second annual SantaFest, presented by The Goddard School. Including holiday movies, crafts, and photo with Santa.


Christmas Castle
Grand Opening of Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/01/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Grand Opening of Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita. Each visitor will be given tokens that they can disperse in the ‘Giving Wells’


Christmas Castle
Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/04/2019 - 12/08/2019: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Come to Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita Winery. Each visitor will be given tokens that they can disperse in the ‘Giving Wells’


IRW Undergraduate Learning Community Final Project Presentations and Podcast Festival

Where: Rutgers University – Douglass Student Center – 12/05/2019: All Day
Details: IRW Undergraduate Learning Community Final Project Presentations and Podcast Festival


Christmas Festival

Where: Lacordaire Academy – 12/05/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Come join the cast of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" as well as grades 4-8 as they bring some Christmas cheer to Lacordaire Academy! The…


Christmas on the Plaza
Christmas on the Plaza

Where: Byrne Plaza – 12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to Christmas on the Plaza. An awards ceremony and tree lighting. Carnival rides, vendors, and family entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus.


The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble
The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita!

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Hear The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita! A community ensemble comprised of auditioned, and advanced-level handbells ringers.


West Cape May Christmas Parade

Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: West Cape May Christmas ParadeStarts at 5:00pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter…


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Crafts in the Warren Tech

Where: Warren County Technical School – 12/07/2019: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Crafts in the Warren Tech 10th Annual Event. This is a fun-filled holiday shopping experience! Non-Perishable Food Drive!


Duffield's Christmas Festival
Duffield's Christmas Festival

Where: Duffield’s Farm Market – 12/07/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Christmas Festival at Duffield's Farm. Join in to celebrate the season. Christmas photo area! Santa and Mrs. Clause are coming.


Verona Fair in the Square
Verona Fair in the Square

Where: Downtown Verona – 12/07/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Verona Fair in the Square! Come out to the 23nd annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities. Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with crafters,…


Dickens Festival
The Dickens Festival In Medford, NJ!

Where: Braddock’s Tavern – 12/07/2019: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in The Dickens Festival In Medford, NJ! Holiday Carolers, Great Food, Hot Chocolate, Magic, Comedy, Juggling, Live Presentations and more.


Holiday Lights Parade
Holiday Lights Parade 2019

Where: Somerville Fire Department Engine #1 – 12/07/2019: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Holiday Lights Parade 2019. Prizes given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats and best decorated houses.


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Food & Wine Events in New Jersey


Poster for Mosa Social Bottomless Brunch at Piazza di Roma
The Mosa Social - Bottomless Brunch

Where: Piazza di Roma – 02/03/2019 - 12/29/2019: 10:00 am
Details: The Mosa Social is the bottomless brunch experience you have been yearning for. So grab your sexy “I woke up like this” outfit and stop by.


Connections + Cocktails
Connections + Cocktails

Where: Tio Juan’s Margaritas – 09/23/2019 - 11/25/2019: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: Connections + Cocktails is held on the 4th Monday of every month. This is the event where existing and potential chamber members can connect with…


Calandra’s Bakery Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Dessert from Calandra’s Bakery

Where: Calandra’s Bakery: Caldwell – 10/09/2019 - 11/28/2019: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: This year, let Calandra’s Bakery prepare your Thanksgiving Desserts! All three Calandra’s Bakery locations are open until 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving Catering
Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli Thanksgiving Catering

Where: Calandra’s Italian Village – 10/09/2019 - 11/22/2019: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Let Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli Cater Your Thanksgiving Dinner. Our catering experts have created a delicious Thanksgiving catering menu.


Ocean Eats
Ocean Eats Restaurant Week

Where: Ocean Casino Resort – Ovation Hall – 11/03/2019 - 11/29/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Noodle & Sushi, and Villain & Saint Ocean Eats Atlantic City is a 6 day celebration of dining at Ocean Casino Resort. Enjoy $39 dinners at American Cut.


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Brick Farm Market Thanksgiving

Where: Brick Farm Market – 11/09/2019 - 11/23/2019: 8:00 am
Details: Brick Farm Market offers a deliciously prepared pasture-raised Thanksgiving dinner. Order a complete meal, or add to your home cooked specialties.


Thanksgiving pumpkin
The German Butcher Thanksgiving

Where: The German Butcher – 11/10/2019 - 11/23/2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: The German Butcher is now taking Thanksgiving dinner orders until November 23. Their menu features uncooked turkeys as well as fully cooked options.


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Friendsgiving Dinner at 100 Ocean

Where: 100 Ocean – 11/14/2019 - 11/27/2019: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Details: Friendsgiving Dinner at 100 Ocean! Enjoy a 3-course dinner served family style. $45 per friend. Grab your crew for turkey, fixings and loads of fun!


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Holiday Walk Around Wine Tasting at Restaurant Nicholas

Where: Restaurant Nicholas – 11/22/2019: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: Tis the season! Restaurant Nicholas is hosting a walk around tasting. The event showcases 16 "must have" wines for the holidays. Nicholas chose these wines.


Mad Batter Restaurant
Mad Batter Wine Dinner: Autumn Flavors

Where: Mad Batter Restaurant – 11/22/2019: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: Mad Batter Wine Dinner: Autumn Flavors. Savor the flavors and colors of autumn during this five course seasonal menu paired with wine.


Kids cooking class
Kids Thanksgiving Cooking Class - Hackensack

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy – 11/23/2019: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Details: Join the Kids cooking class at Maggiano's Little Italy. Kids will decorate their own Thanksgiving Day Cupcakes! First decorate their own Chef hat.


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Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery

Where: Four Sisters Winery – 11/23/2019 - 12/24/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery. Visit Wyckoff's Christmas Farm, Mackey's Orchard & Bakery, and Four Sisters Winery.


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Four Sisters Winery 35th Anniversary Celebration

Where: Four Sisters Winery – 11/23/2019 - 11/24/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Come out to Four Sisters Winery 35th Anniversary Celebration! Come Celebrate their 35th Anniversary of wine making. Discounts on wine, food specials.


Friendsgiving
FSC Friendsgiving Breakfast

Where: Pinelands Family Success Center – 11/23/2019: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Details: Friendsgiving Breakfast at Pinelands Family Success Center. Join in for the Friendsgiving Breakfast to give thanks and celebrate the FSC Family.


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Farm to Table Friendsgiving Feast

Where: Alstede Farms – 11/23/2019: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Details: Create unforgettable memories at a Farm to Table Friendsgiving feast at Alstede Farms. Features an all-you-can-eat assortment of farm fresh offerings.


Barefoot Grape Stomp Event ar Four Sisters Winery

Where: Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms – 11/23/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery Saturday November 23, 2019 4-7 pm It's Stomping Time! Yes, it's Barefoot Grape Stomping A bit of nostalgia,…


Jersey City Wine Fest
Jersey City Wine Fest

Where: Harborside 3 Atrium – 11/23/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: Come out to the Jersey City Wine Fest. Get Ready to travel on a world tour of wines! Over 100 Varieties to try all on the beautiful Jersey City Waterfront.


Whiskey & Beer Dinner
Whiskey & Beer Dinner

Where: The Palace at Somerset Park – 11/23/2019: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Whiskey & Beer Dinner. Enjoy a night full of good food, drinks and fun at The Palace. A menu to compliment New Jersey's best whiskey & beer.


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Jets vs Raiders Tailgate Experience

Where: Secaucus Junction Train Station (Edison Parking Lot) – 11/24/2019: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for a large outdoor tailgate before the New York Jets host the Oakland Raiders. Special guests and former athletes!


Swedish Christmas Fair
Swedish Christmas Fair

Where: Commonwealth Club – 11/24/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Swedish Christmas Fair featuring handcrafted Christmas decorations, home baked goods, traditional foods, and Swedish Café. Includes a Lucia pageant


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Kids & Family Events in New Jersey


Photo of Wellmont Theater
The Wellmont Theater - 2019 Calendar of Events

Where: Wellmont Theater – 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019: 12:00 am
Details: The Wellmont Theater is Montclair, NJ's premier theater and concert venue. Click here for the best 2019 events coming soon to The Wellmont Theater.


Piazza DiRoma Sweet 16 dining room
Celebrate the Ultimate Sweet Sixteen at Piazza di Roma

Where: Piazza di Roma – 07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019: All Day
Details: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.


Bee on Coneflowe
Photo Contest

Where: Somerset County Administration Building – 08/07/2019 - 11/29/2019: All Day
Details: Amateur or professional photographers living in Somerset County are invited to submit photos that showcase the vibrant communities, historic sites, and engaging community events. Like…


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Holiday Toy Drive

Where: Buena Vista Township Municipal Complex – 09/02/2019 - 12/02/2019: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Holiday Toy Drive. Give a child a happy holiday experience! Donate unopened and unwrapped toys for all ages. Santa and Mrs Claus will hand out…


HM Walking Tour
Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour

Where: Rutgers University – Douglass Student Center – 09/13/2019 - 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: Hall-Mills Murders Walking Tour. Friday nights at 8 pm from September 13 to November 29, 2019. Walk the streets of New Brunswick where the star-crossed…


Scarecrow
Scarecrows in the Garden

Where: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 10/19/2019 - 12/01/2019: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Scarecrows in the Garden at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows.


Holiday Craft Show
Classic Creations Holiday Craft Show

Where: The Hermitage Museum – 10/25/2019 - 12/01/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Shop at the Classic Creations Holiday Craft Show at The Hermitage. Hundreds of artisans and crafters offer unique holiday decorations and gifts.


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Santa HQ at Deptford Mall

Where: Deptford Mall – 11/06/2019 - 12/24/2019: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: Deptford Mall partners with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age. A custom photo opportunity with Santa.


Santa HQ
Santa HQ at Freehold Raceway Mall

Where: Freehold Raceway Mall – 11/08/2019 - 11/29/2019: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: Santa HQ at Freehold Raceway Mall! Visitors can use the workshop’s Magic Mirror to transform into one of Santa’s elves. Explore Santa’s Workshop.


Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health Open Houses

Where: Jefferson Health – Management Services Center – 11/14/2019 - 12/06/2019: 6:30 pm
Details: Y.A.L.E. School welcomes school districts, parents and students to attend a free Open House. Learn about Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health in Cherry Hill.


Seasons Greeting lights
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show & Village

Where: Skylands Stadium – 11/15/2019 - 12/30/2019: 5:00 pm
Details: Skylands Stadium's spectacular Christmas Light Show & Village is back! With more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course.


The Polar Express Whippany
The Polar Express

Where: Whippany Railway Museum – 11/16/2019 - 12/30/2019: 11:35 am
Details: The Polar Express at Whippany Railway Museum. Relive the magic of the classic story as you are whisked away for a magical one-hour trip to the North Pole.


storybookland chimney santa
Christmas Fantasy with Lights at Storybook Land

Where: Storybook Land – 11/16/2019 - 12/23/2019: 4:30 pm
Details: Join in the Christmas Fantasy with Lights at Storybook Land. Santa appears at the chimney, waves his wand and magically lighting up the park.


Christmas in the Ballantine House
Christmas in the Ballantine House

Where: Newark Museum – 11/20/2019 - 01/05/2020: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: The 1885 Ballantine House Christmas depicts Christmas in late Victorian Newark. In these times, the English, German and Dutch holiday traditions merged.


10 Hairly Legs
Trouble Will Find Me

Where: Bickford Theatre of the Morris Museum – 11/21/2019 - 11/23/2019: 9:00 pm
Details: Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed – 10 Hairy Legs and Doug Elkins. New Jersey’s own dance heroes, 10 Hairy Legs, celebrate the artistry of the…


Christmas Exhibit
An Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 11/22/2019 - 01/01/2020: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit at the Physick Estate Carriage House. Including a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, and more.


holiday events
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights

Where: Turtle Back Zoo – 11/22/2019 - 12/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights. Take a nighttime stroll through the Turtle Back Zoo to see more than 50 illuminated winter scenes and animal characters.


Big Santa
Big Santa Lighting Extravaganza!

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza – 11/22/2019: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: You won't want to miss The Big Santa Lighting Extravaganza! The lighting of 50-foot tall Big Santa and a Magical Journey to Find Santa.


Child care Event - Babysitting

Where: Civic Center – 11/23/2019: All Day
Details: Child care Event - Babysitting


Kids cooking class
Kids Thanksgiving Cooking Class - Hackensack

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy – 11/23/2019: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Details: Join the Kids cooking class at Maggiano's Little Italy. Kids will decorate their own Thanksgiving Day Cupcakes! First decorate their own Chef hat.


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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


Lily
Lily

Where: New Jersey Repertory Company – 10/24/2019 - 11/24/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: Aging country superstar Toby Crenshaw is ready for his usual post-performance "meet and greet" with a line of eager, young groupies. But when Lily, the…


10 Hairly Legs
Trouble Will Find Me

Where: Bickford Theatre of the Morris Museum – 11/21/2019 - 11/23/2019: 9:00 pm
Details: Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed – 10 Hairy Legs and Doug Elkins. New Jersey’s own dance heroes, 10 Hairy Legs, celebrate the artistry of the…


Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling Live

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 11/22/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling Live


SopranosCon - 2 Day Pass

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center – 11/23/2019: All Day
Details: SopranosCon - 2 Day Pass


Salzburg Marionette Theatre

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 11/23/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Salzburg Marionette Theatre


Salzburg Marionette Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 11/23/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: One of the world’s great family entertainments, they have cast their spell on audiences since 1913 with their sumptuous productions of classic fairytales.


SopranosCon - Saturday

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center – 11/23/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: SopranosCon - Saturday


A Magical Cirque Christmas

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Magical Cirque Christmas


Salzburg Marionette Theatre

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 11/23/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Salzburg Marionette Theatre


JB Smoove

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 11/23/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: JB Smoove


Carmen: Presented by Center Stage Opera

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 11/23/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: November 23 at 7:30pm; $29.50 Center Stage Opera is the only touring opera company based in the Central Pennsylvania region. We perform 3 operas per…


A Magical Cirque Christmas

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Magical Cirque Christmas


An Evening with John Cleese

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 11/23/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: An Evening with John Cleese


Freda Payne: The Classics

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Freda Payne, a Detroit native, got her start singing with big bands & then sang with great Duke Ellington’s band then in New York where…


Jim Breuer: Comedy, Stories & More

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer: Comedy, Stories & More


Raku Firing Sun., Nov. 24

Where: The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum – 11/24/2019: All Day
Details: Raku Firing Sun., Nov. 24


SopranosCon - Sunday (Time: TBD)

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center – 11/24/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: SopranosCon - Sunday (Time: TBD)


Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire - Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 11/24/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire - Broadcast


“It Was a Very Good Year” ~a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 11/24/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: You’ll never get a chance to see Frank Sinatra, or even Frank Sinatra Jr., perform in concert, but some people say that Tony Sands is…


History Lecture - Benjamin Franklin - Sun, Nov 24

Where: Farmstead Arts – Farmhouse – 11/24/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Benjamin Franklin by Nolan Asch


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