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Comedy Events in New Jersey


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Concerts in New Jersey


Where The Moon Hides Tour 2020: GARZA featuring Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Where: House Of Independents – 02/26/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Where The Moon Hides Tour 2020: GARZA featuring Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation


New Brunswick Jazz Project - Presents Gerry Gibbs Quartet

Where: The Tavern on George – 02/27/2020: All Day
Details: When Gerry Gibbs tries something different, it shouldn’t surprise. After all, the drummer/composer/arranger’s career includes sideman stints with giants of straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde, fusion, R&B,…


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Konig & Simone Porter - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/27/2020: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Konig & Simone Porter - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 02/27/2020: 1:31 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Parking


Chris Yoder

Where: Crap Trap – 02/27/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Chris Yoder


Annie Masciandaro- Chris Palmerini

Where: Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn – 02/27/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Annie Mash Duo.


Jurassic Park in Concert

Where: Prudential Center – 02/27/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jurassic Park in Concert


Richie G - One Man Band

Where: Best Western Plus Fairfield Executive Inn – 02/27/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Richie G - One Man Band


Ryan Zimmerman

Where: Pino’s Gift Basket Shoppe, Wine Cellar and Lounge – 02/27/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: opening for my bud Keith Kenny


Bruce Hornsby

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 02/27/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bruce Hornsby


Bruce Hornsby and yMusic

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 02/27/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bruce Hornsby and yMusic


Cabaret Night at Rat’s
Cabaret Night at Rat’s: New York on Broadway

Where: Rat’s Restaurant – 02/27/2020: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: Don't miss Cabaret Night at Rat’s: New York on Broadway. Singer Katie Welsh explores the representation of New York City in Broadway musicals.


We Banjo 3

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center – 02/27/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A spirited "Celt-grass" family band from Galway, Ireland, We Banjo 3 delivers a crowd-pleasing fusion of traditional Irish music, Bluegrass and Americana that continues to…


Allen Stone - Samm Henshaw

Where: Asbury Lanes – 02/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Allen Stone - Samm Henshaw


Andy Rothstein Band (21+ Event)

Where: Crossroads – 02/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Andy Rothstein Band (21+ Event)


DJ O

Where: Cuzin’s Seafood Clam Bar – 02/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: DJ O


Jeff Guenther- The Kootz

Where: The Hill – 02/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Acoustic Kootz Show!


Just Now Orchestra - Sync Swim Album Release

Where: Art House Productions – 02/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: After 3 years of improvising together, the Just Now Orchestra in releasing our debut album, Sync Swim at Art House! It is a mostly-improvised deep…


I- 287 Classic Rock Duo

Where: The Canal House – 02/27/2020: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: I- 287 Classic Rock Duo


Jazz Bistro

Where: Kingsway Regional School District – 02/28/2020: All Day
Details: Come out for a great dinner and night of music at Kingsway Regional. All High School Jazz Ensembles will perform and proceeds from the evening…


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Festivals & Expos in New Jersey


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Food & Wine Events in New Jersey


Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest
Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest

Where: TD Bank Ballpark – 05/09/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Fest! You don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy their wide selection of gourmet food-on-wheels.


Mommy and Me! Mother’s Day Class – Saturday, May 9th 11:00 AM

Where: Dana’s Bakery HQ – 05/09/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: MAKING MACS WITH MOM! Make macarons with Mom for Mothers Day! Join us for a special Mothers Day macaron making class where we will make…


Happy Mother's Day
Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

Where: Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery – 05/09/2020 - 05/10/2020: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Join in on Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend at Hawk Haven Vineyard. The wine tasting bar is open. And of course mom’s tasting is complimentary.


Mother's Day Brunch at Beach Plum Farm
Mother's Day Brunch at Beach Plum Farm

Where: Beach Plum Farm – 05/10/2020: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Come to Mother's Day Brunch at Beach Plum Farm. Join in for a Farm-to-Table Family Brunch at Beach Plum Farm. A hayride for the whole family.


Mother’s Day Picnic
Mother’s Day Picnic at Valenzano Winery

Where: Valenzano Winery – 05/10/2020: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Take mom out to the vineyards for the Mother’s Day Picnic at Valenzano Winery. This year they will have a large selection of food trucks and crafters.


2020 Trenton Pork Roll Festival.com

Where: Trenton Social – 05/23/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Trenton Social's annual celebration of NJ's iconic meat, Pork Roll (Taylor Ham if you must). Food trucks, live music, beer garden and more!


Caribbean Dinner at Brick Farm Tavern
Caribbean Dinner at Brick Farm Tavern

Where: Brick Farm Tavern – 05/28/2020: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Details: Don't miss the Caribbean Dinner at Brick Farm Tavern. Each dinner is a carefully curated four-course tasting menu with beverage pairings.


Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest
Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest

Where: Donaldson Farms – 06/06/2020: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Bring your family and your besties and have a blast at the Donaldson Farms Food Truck Fest. You will enjoy 15+ gourmet food trucks, wine and craft beer.


Sea Isle City Restaurant Week

Where: Participating Restaurants – 06/07/2020: All Day
Details: Come experience the flavor of Sea Isle City at participating restaurants.


Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship!

Where: Battleship New Jersey – 06/20/2020: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship! Adults can sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State.


Galloway Green Market

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 06/25/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Every Thursday beginning June 25th thru Sept 3rd 4-7 pm, weather permitting. Stop by The Village Greene to get your veggies, produce, seafood, and all…


Jersey City Week

Where: Jersey City – 07/01/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jersey City Week is a 7 day celebration of Jersey City Local Businesses including Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Spa & Massage Therapy, Restaurants, Bistros and…


Pig & Corn Roast at Valenzano Winery
Annual Pig & Corn Roast at Valenzano Winery

Where: Valenzano Winery – 07/11/2020: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Join in family for the 2nd annual Pig & Texas Corn Roast at Valenzano Winery. There will be live bands, food trucks, craft vendors and more!


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Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival

Where: Lake Lenape Park East – 07/12/2020: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in at the 5th Annual Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival! This event features dragon boat races, Brews for Dragons beer tasting, food…


Junior Vetri Chef Academy: The Ultimate Cooking Camp - Week 4

Where: Chapin School Princeton – 07/13/2020: All Day
Details: Junior Vetri Chef Academy: The Ultimate Cooking Camp - Week 4


Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest
Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest

Where: Ginty Field – 08/22/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come to the Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest. Join in at this beautiful outdoor park and ball fields. Check out a wide variety of gourmet options.


2020 Tour de Farm NJ - Sussex County

Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds – 09/06/2020: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Bicycle from farm to farm in the beautiful NJ countryside. Stop at the included farms for small tastings and a tour at each.


Hospitality Night

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 12/05/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The village will be overflowing with hospitable merchants! Each store will have a special event going on from 6-8pm, from music to food tastings. Come…


Girls Night Out

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 12/10/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Grab your girls and head to the Village for some shopping from 6-8pm. Each store will be running its own promotion, from discounts to food…


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Kids & Family Events in New Jersey


Make a Sock Puppet

Where: Little Egg Harbor Branch-Ocean County Library – 03/21/2020: 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Celebrate Maker Day by making a sock puppet. Sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch. For ages 6 and up. Please register.


Explore the Fun of Science

Where: iPlay America – 03/21/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Explore the Fun of Science Date: March 21, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Free for all Kid’s Club Members Explore the fun of…


Explore the Fun of Science at iPlay America
Explore the Fun of Science at iPlay America

Where: iPlay America – 03/21/2020: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Explore the fun of Science with Mad Science at iPlay America. Activities include make and take station, Super bouncy balls and IPA Promo Team making slime.


Girl Scout Workshop
Girl Scout Workshop

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 03/21/2020: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Girl Scout Workshop. Brownies can earn the Dancer badge at Morven where many fancy steps were taken throughout history. Juniors can earn the Gardener badge


Newton St. Patrick's Day Parade
Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Newton Theatre – 03/21/2020: 11:00 am
Details: Come out to the Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts at Lower Spring Street and ends at Memory Park. The parade will feature floats, animals, bands


St Patrick's Day
11th Annual Robbinsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Foxmoor Shopping Center – 03/21/2020: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: The 11th Annual Robbinsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts at 12:00pm from the shopping center and left on Washington Blvd.


Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
2nd Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival

Where: Our Lady of Grace Church – 03/21/2020: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Details: 2nd Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival. Join in on Saturday, March 21st at Our Lady of Grace Church for a food festival you don’t want to miss!


South Jersey Toy & Vintage Collectibles Show
South Jersey Toy & Vintage Collectibles Show

Where: Wyndham Philadelphia – Mount Laurel – 03/22/2020: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: The South Jersey Toy & Vintage Collectibles Show. 75+ tables of toys and Vintage collectibles. Vintage toys, action figures, diecast cars


Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade
38th Annual Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade

Where: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: The 38th Annual Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade. The parade begins on Broadway and 5th Street, proceeding north to 39th Street and turn west to Avenue C


Girl Scouts of Central and South NJ
Girl Scouts ‘Passport Around the World’

Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Passport Around the World. Girl Scouts presents displays for countries around the world. Experience activities from different countries.


Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Presents Beethoven 250th Birthday Celebration

Where: Presbyterian Church in Leonia – 03/22/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society presents Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with a special celebration. The program features these two great works of Beethoven's chamber…


Letterkenny Live

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/22/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Letterkenny Live


Babysitting

Where: Civic Center – 03/23/2020: All Day
Details: Babysitting


Preschool Yoga Class Spring Break

Where: Wildwood Park District – 03/23/2020: All Day
Details: Preschool Yoga Class Spring Break


Spring Break Camp Extended Care

Where: Wildwood Park District – 03/23/2020: All Day
Details: Spring Break Camp Extended Care


Toddler Dance: Grownup + Me

Where: Civic Center – 03/23/2020: All Day
Details: Toddler Dance: Grownup + Me


Family Gaming

Where: Teaneck Public Library – 03/23/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Participants age 0-99+ are invited to gaming at the library. We'll have video games and board games for the family. Drop-in program.


Family Craft Program

Where: Teaneck Public Library – 03/23/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Children age 4 and up are invited to make and keep a craft project. Drop-in program.


Maker Mondays: Hour of Code

Where: Princeton Public Library – 03/23/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Princeton High School’s SiSTEM club presents a hands-on coding workshop. Intended for children in grades 1 to 5.Co-presented by the library and Princeton High School’s…


Toddler Gym Time

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 03/24/2020: All Day
Details: Toddler Gym Time


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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/21/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles


The Boys in the Band

Where: The Levoy – 03/21/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Boys in the Band


The Boys in the Band

Where: The Levoy – 03/21/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Boys in the Band


Cabaret 4 A Cure

Where: The Valley Regency – 03/22/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cabaret 4 A Cure is a dinner show with live performances and Tricky Tray! The event will benefit Diana Maksymowicz, a single mom of 2,…


Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Broadcast


The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is…


The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Where: Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is…


Erths Prehistoric Aquarium

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 03/22/2020: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Erths Prehistoric Aquarium


"Chicago: High School Edition" at Fair Lawn High School

Where: Fair Lawn High School Auditorium – 03/22/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: ***Although seats may be shown as sold out online, there are additional seats available at the box office before the show!*** The award-winning Musical Theatre…


Ballet Hispanico: CARMEN.maquia

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/22/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ballet Hispanico: CARMEN.maquia


The Boys in the Band

Where: The Levoy – 03/22/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Boys in the Band


The Boys in the Band

Where: The Levoy – 03/22/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Boys in the Band


Erths Prehistoric Aquarium

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 03/22/2020: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Erths Prehistoric Aquarium


Kyung Wha Chung Classical Recital

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 03/22/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kyung Wha Chung Classical Recital


Revisiting the Founding Era: Readings Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center

Where: Woodbridge Main Library – 03/23/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: In celebration of Women's History Month please join actors from Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center as they present dramatic readings of primary documents from Mercy Otis…


Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 03/25/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake


Mr. Ray

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/26/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Mr. Ray


Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/26/2020: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony


Honk! Jr.

Where: Newton Theatre – 03/26/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Honk! Jr.


The Amazing Kreskin

Where: James Caldwell High School – 03/26/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Amazing Kreskin will be returning to his hometown area for a performance to benefit the James Caldwell High School HSA. With a showmans flair,…


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