Featured New Jersey Events

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Rutgers Day – Experience NJ’s State University

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Get ready to celebrate Rutgers Day with activities in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark on April 29, 2017. All are welcome and admission is free! This spring, Rutgers is rolling out the scarlet carpet and inviting New Jersey residents and beyond to experience hands-on learning activities in the sciences, arts, and humanities; enjoy performances by musicians and dancers; see exhibitions and demonstrations hosted by accomplished professors and students! And the excitement doesn’t end there—Alumni Weekend takes place the last weekend in April to …

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Earth Day Celebration at ECEC

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Bring your family, friends and neighbors for the annual outdoor Earth festival. On this special day, celebrate nature with crafts, games, and recreational opportunities, such as canoeing and hiking. Enjoy demonstrations, information and a local eco-vendors’ sale, with Environmental Center staff and partner groups on hand to guide you throughout the day. For more information, click here.

Blue Morel

Milagro Tequila Cocktail 3-Course Dinner

Friday, May 5, 2017: Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar features a Milagro Tequila Cocktail 3-Course Dinner led by Jon Grimm on Friday, May 5, at 7:00 pm for $79 per person. Enjoy craft tequila cocktails paired to a 3-course menu. Seating is limited. The tasting begins promptly at 7:00 pm, and guests will receive a Milagro welcome cocktail. Reservation cutoff date is May 3, 2017. For reservations and additional information please call 973-451-2619 or visit their site.

Pokemon Birds

Bird Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, May 6, 2017: For children ages 5 to 15. Come for a spring-time walk and uncover the many diverse bird species of New Jersey, as well as their Pokémon counterparts! Various images will be placed around the grounds in hard-to-find locations. Once found, they will discuss a fact or two about the bird (and its Pokémon!) and then continue the hunt. Please dress for the weather. Advance registration required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $8 per child. Info

Blue Morel

Paul Hobbs 4-Course Wine Dinner

Thursday, May 11, 2017: Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar features a Paul Hobbs 4-Course Wine Dinner led by Matt Hobbs on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm for $130 per person. Enjoy a special 4-course menu paired with five wines. Seating is limited. The tasting begins promptly at 7:00 pm, and guests will be welcomed with a glass of rosé. Reservation cutoff date is May 9, 2017. For reservations and additional information please call 973-451-2619 or visit their site.

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2nd Annual Family Fun Day at Irvington Park

Saturday, May 13, 2017: Arts & crafts, a petting farm, entertainment, a fishing derby, music DJ, gospel choirs, live performances, Irvington public schools performance, free raffles/prizes, kiddie train rides, healthcare information, health screenings and much more! For more information, please call (973) 399-6735 or check their website Hosted by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Irvington Recreation Department. Admission: FREE!    


McDonald’s Gospelfest 2017: Featuring Fantasia

Saturday, May 13, 2017: R&B Soulful Singer, Fantasia, Returns To Her Gospel Roots To Perform During McDonald’s Gospelfest 2017 At Prudential Center. The 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 13th for the gospel event of the year. Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Fantasia was just added to the star studded line up. Fantasia is remembered and highly regarded as one of American Idol’s most shining stars. The soulful R&B singer will be taking it back to her Gospel roots at McDonald’s Gospelfest …

Blue Morel

Mother’s Day at Blue Morel

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat mom to this special 3 Course menu at Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar. $68 for adults and $34 for children under 12 years old. Seating noon to 9:00 pm. The Wine Room is available for private dining for up to 18 guests. Call 973-451-2619 for reservations.Visit their site for more information.

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Family Garden Party at Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Walk through a garden blooming with more than 100,000 iris flowers. Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event! Join in for entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations such as the Essex County Environmental Center and Master Gardeners, and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will be on display and the Bloom Room will be open for shopping. Click here for more information.

Maxwell "Summers' Tour 17" with Special Guest Ledisi

Thursday, June 8, 2017: Maxwell brings "Summers' Tour 17" to Newark's Prudential Center on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm, with special guest Ledisi. Maxwell recently released his fifth studio album, BlackSUMMERS'night. The Brooklyn-born soul legend will be joined on tour by soulful singer and songwriter, Ledisi. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 31 at 10:00 am. Hero (Top) Feature Image: ©Maxwell / Facebook

3A You Can Help

Golf Outing & Auction Supporting People with Disabilities

Sunday, June 25, 2017: Make a difference in the lives of people w/disabilities! Golf - Food - Drinks - Auction - MEGA 50/50 - Fun! One of NJ's biggest outings! You don't have to be a golfer to participate. Call: 973-406-1104  Info Visit dpd.org/auction to bid on fantastic prizes!

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Laurita BaconFest!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: Mmmmmmmm……..Bacon!! Laurita BaconFest ’17 is coming in April. There will be food, wine, entertainment and of course, bacon! It's an all-bacon food truck fest! Don’t miss this fun-filled, pork overload weekend! Click here for more info.  

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2017 Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Travel through New Jersey's wine country! The Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend offers unique, special ways to celebrate the important women in your life! Each winery offers their own take on the wine trail weekend across the state, but expect special wines, complimentary tastings, live music, delicious brunches, food pairings, and much more from Sussex to Cape May and everywhere in between! For the listing of events happening at each winery, visit the wine trail calendar here.  

Lu Nello

Soft Shell Crabs Have Arrived at LuNello

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017: Chef Lou's soft shell crab dishes are now available for a very limited time. Enjoy them with thinly sliced prosciutto and melon topped with arugula and balsamic vinegar. Hurry and make your reservations now while they last! Visit their site for more information.  


Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017: On Wednesday, March 22, April 5, April 19, and May 10 at 12:15 pm, head to the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick for a free recital followed by a free lunch. The first recital of 2017: "Star-Crossed Love" with Lynda Saponara, Samantha Dango and Jeremy Blossey has been announced. It includes the music of Gounod, Bernstein, Rogers & Hammerstein and Loewe. For more information, click here.

Cucina Calandra

Mid-day Happy Hour at Cucina Calandra

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017: What better way to break up the work day than with a mid-day happy hour? Beginning March 1, Cucina Calandra will now be offering happy hour Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm! Enjoy your favorites off of our drink and bar menu for half price. Chef Costantino will also be creating weekly specials so be sure to stay tuned on the Calandra’s Facebook page to see what seasonal ingredients have inspired him this week!     Cucina Calandra Located …

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Goal Setting Seminar For Athletes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Attend this event to get clear on your purpose and your real Goal. You will learn: An important way of setting Goals, How to ensure success, Why you should celebrate, How …

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UX Customer Journey Mapping

Tuesday, April 25, 2017: UX Customer Journey Mapping: Visualizing the Shape of Your Customer's Experience. This visualization method enables you to gain insights that will humanize and prioritize design and technology decisions. The goal …

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Idan Raichel: Piano-Songs

Tuesday, April 25, 2017: International musician Idan Raichel, well known and loved as the band leader of the Idan Raichel Project over the last 12 years, is making a bold new move by returning …

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Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: A special lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and the Jews,” by Rabbi Dr. Robert Fierstien of Stockton University. Will highlight not only the Great Emancipator’s personal relationship with the Jewish people, some …

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Business at the Beach Expo

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Hundreds of products and services for Cape May County businesses will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is open to the business public, featuring over 100 exhibitors …


Dance Night at Luciano's Italian Ristorante

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: You can go to dance and practice new steps or just go to dance your heart out!! They will be featuring all types of dance styles, ballroom, cha cha cha, salsa, etc. …


Morris Museum Ladies’ Night Out

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Ladies’ Night Out is back and you won’t want to miss it! In celebration of special exhibition, Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance, they welcome you to enjoy Italian-themed finger foods and …

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Bolero Snort Pairabull Beer Tasting Dinner

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Chef Wayne has created an exclusive culinary work of art you won't want to miss! Experience an innovative, daring dining experience carefully crafted to pair perfectly with the subtle flavors …


Drug Addiction Epidemic in Our Back Yard

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: The panel will discuss opioid misuse; the warning signs of addiction; the impact on academics, school life, peers and family; treatment and recovery; support that is available to patients and …

New York Strip Steak

Mid-Life Crisis Series: SteakHouse Dinner

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: In the Fire Lily Room of Restaurant Nicholas for one night only. Don't miss out celebrating this All American classic menu. Reserve: 732.345.9977 (phone reservations only). One Night Only....Space is Limited. Info

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Food Bank Hunger Games

Thursday, April 27, 2017: The Food Bank Hunger Games is an entertaining, team building challenge with proceeds going to benefit the Food Bank of South Jersey’s hunger relief programs for children. Corporate teams get …

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Green Gold

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 4JG's is pairing up with Sickles Market for a night of olive oil and wine!  Have you ever wondered what makes olive oil "Extra Virgin?"  What in the world is …

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2nd Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture

Thursday, April 27, 2017: The Second Annual Gaelen Lecture features Mickalene Thomas, a contemporary African American artist best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Program followed by Q&A and …

NJ Events: Community Events

The Impact of Trauma on Children & How You Can Help

Friday, April 28, 2017: Participants will learn about the prevalence of different types of childhood trauma and the impact it has on neurobiological development, learning and emotional growth. The program also will review evidence-based …

Frog an Peach Mexican dinner

A Collaborative Mexican Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017: The Frog has invited Chef Daniel Mena and his team from Hecho en Dumbo to collaborate on a special dinner Friday, April 28. With the authenticity of their cuisine and an …

plagidos winery

Cabernet Franc & Chardonnay Lovers Vertical Tasting

Friday, April 28, 2017: This is a fantastic way to experience just how unique every year can be in the world of wine. It can also enhance your understanding of the many factors that …


Barenaked Ladies

Friday, April 28, 2017: Barenaked Ladie's only New  Jersey appearance!  "Gotta see the show, 'cause then you'll know," sings Ed Robertson on Barenaked Ladies' chart-topping hit, "One Week."  Tickets: 201-227-1030


Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Celebrate – learn grow – at the 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival at historic Croft Farm; this year’s theme is “Love Your Earth.” Experience more than 100 earth-friendly vendors, educational …


Theresa's Trails

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Theresa's Trails 2nd Annual 5K Run/1M Walk to Benefit The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia. Saturday, April 29. Rain Date Sunday, April 30. Race starts and ends at Frist Campus …

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Clinton Township Country Run

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 1 Mile at 8:30am - 15K at 9:00am - 5K at 9:15am. Music, Food, Long Sleeve T-Shirts (New - Ladies' sizes this year, Cash awards for 15K, Participation medals for …

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Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Saturday, April 29 promises to be another great race! The 5K race begins at 8:30 am. Following the race, there will be an awards ceremony with refreshments, children’s activities, and …

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Building Tomorrows - 5k Run, Family Walk, and Fun Fest

Saturday, April 29, 2017: The event will once again feature games, activities, food, and fun for the whole family. This is The Arc's largest grassroots event and funds raised will fuel vital services for …

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Morris County's All-County Garage Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Do you have a basement or attic full of intersting collectables, vintage goods, and unique finds? Ready to lighten the load and make money? Register to become a vendor at …

Arbor Day

Raritan Borough Environmental Commission Arbor Day Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Come celebrate Arbor Day with the Raritan Borough Environmental Commission and receive free tree seedlings to Borough residents. Guidance will be provided on how to plant and care for your trees. …

Rutgers Garden

Rutgers Ag Field Day Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Pick up the new Rutgers Scarlet Strawberry and classic Rutgers 250 Tomato! Don't forget your plant wagon! Info


43rd Annual NJ Folk Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Showcasing Turkish Traditions and featuring the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. There will be live music and dance performances, an astounding array of crafts and food vendors, children's activities & games, and heritage …


Cattus Island Nature Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Join in at Cattus Island County Park for the Cattus Island Nature Festival. This year, they celebrate 37 years of connecting the community with Nature! Enjoy Crafts, Seining, Kayak Tours, Nature Walks, …

Cumberland County College

CCC Spring Open House

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Learn about all Cumberland County College offers at their Open House on April 29th. Info


Drum Circle

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Herban Legend presents a Drum Circle Event! Come prepared to have fun dancing and drumming on The Greene. Bring your favorite percussion instruments and your best energy! Don't have a …

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Junk in the Trunk Community Garage Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Pack it Up and Park it Here! Spring is here! Time to clean out and load up your trunk with clothing, furniture, kitchenware, baby items and knick knacks to sell …

Allaire Beer Fest

Allaire BBQ and Brew Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Join in for a day of hops and hogs in the village! This is the first beer festival in the village. There will be a general admission fee of $5, children under …

Mini Golf

Debt Angels Mini Golf Classic

Saturday, April 29, 2017: This fun mini golf tournament is a great opportunity to have an exciting afternoon out with the family! Teams of 4 are invited to participate. The teams can be a …

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Girl Scout Earth Day Art Fair

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Craft, sculpt, photograph and draw your best earth day message about using energy efficiently, reducing plastic waste and staying "forever green." Prepare your creations at home before coming out to …

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The Little Mermaid

Saturday, April 29, 2017: The classic tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production. The Panto Company USA brings you their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved …

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Container Gardening with Beth Riley

Saturday, April 29, 2017: As part of the exhibit related public program series, Beth Riley (who created METC’s own Griffin Garden) and proprietor of The Potted Garden, will conduct a tutorial on Container Gardens. Container …

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Live entertainment by the legendary Frank Bey. Wines by the glass or bottle, sangria, wine slushies, tastings. Bring your own food for a picnic in the vineyard. Info

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Superhero Day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Dust off your superhero costume and unite with other caped crusaders at Liberty Hall! Participate in a variety of fun activities to test your superhuman powers, make a craft and …

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The Magic and Illusions of Anthony Salazar

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Witness amazing illusions choreographed to high-energy music. It is a carefully blended combination of magic, comedy, dance, and audience participation that will leave you breathless. Performances at 1&3pm. Tickets: 201.227.1030

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8th Annual Clinton Township Community Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Celebrate the arrival of spring by joining in at Bundt Park for food, games, activities and music for the entire family! Celebrate Clinton Township with your neighbors and friends. Activities will …

Arbor Day

Arbor Day - Tree Planting Celebration

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Join the gardeners at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to learn the correct way to plant a tree, what you should look for when purchasing a tree from the nursery, and how …

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Gallery Reception: Works by Bob Minnick

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Enjoy the art of Bob Minnick. Ever since he was a child, Bob Minnick loved to draw. Art class was his favorite subject in school and he was fortunate to …

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Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 150 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers …



Saturday, April 29, 2017: This is the annual fundraising gala to benefit the Hunterdon Art Museum. Info


Halfway to Halloween at Tropicana Atlantic City

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Halloween only comes once a year…or does it? Tropicana Atlantic City is celebrating Halfway to Halloween, a property-wide nightlife party full of sexy tricks and mysterious treats with over six chilling …


The Hit Men: Time Travel Tour

Saturday, April 29, 2017: The Hit Men either played, sang or did both on some of the most memorable hits of the era! The Hit Men connect with audiences on a level rarely seen by today’s …

Charity Bike Ride

Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride

Sunday, April 30, 2017: This year is the Tour de Franklin’s 28th year, and it has grown into a community tradition. Every April, the event kicks off the riding season for many avid cyclists, …

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Family Fun Color Run

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Get messy with color and enjoy a day out with the family taking in the fresh air at Camp Sacajawea getting some exercise together. Come run, sprint, or stroll through …

Street Fair

Maywood Spring Street Fair

Sunday, April 30, 2017: On Sunday, April 30th, Maywood Chamber of Commerce is holding its Semi Annual Street Fair in downtown Maywood along West Pleasant Avenue. The event features over 100 exhibitors selling new …


Vernon Earthfest

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Earthfest is a multifaceted event centering on the environment and keeping things green. The day is full of activities paying homage to the earth, and it’s also a lot of …


Oysterfest at Beneduce Vineyards

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Join in for the much anticipated release of their 2015 Estate Grown Dry Riesling! Freshly shucked oysters, cold, crisp Riesling, lawn games and live music, what’s not to love? Tickets will go …

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Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest

Sunday, April 30, 2017: This street festival (the first one of the year) is a great time for one and all and features international food from Red Bank's great restaurants, international beer & wine, …

Wine 4 Wags

Wine 4 Wags at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Please support Caring Canine Connections at Brook Hollow Winery. 10% of all bottles purchased will be donated to the rescue. You can consume bottles you purchase on premise. Weather depending, they will have …

Wellness Gala

Wellness Gala

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Attendees can participate in mini sessions, workshops and demonstrations in massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, reiki, yoga, skin care, mind-body stress management, reflexology, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling, and wellness advisors. Throughout the evening, …

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Matisse Spring Family Day

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Celebrate your creativity and join the MAM community for a fun-filled day inspired by Henri Matisse. Participate in a day of exploration with many dynamic Museum-wide art activities reflecting MAM’s …


Pierogi Tasting

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Pierogis are like Italian raviolis, Chinese dumplings and other little stuffed packages of deliciousness. Kraskus Polish Deli hand makes them filled with meats, veggies and traditional herbs and flavors. Taste …

Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs

Sunday, April 30, 2017: The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, …

TASK day

TASK Party

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Celebrate International Sculpture Day with this exciting improvisational art party where participants will write, interpret, and select tasks to construct a creative environment. Join in for an evening of dancing like there’s …

Cumberland County College

CCC Spring Concert

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Enjoy the Spring Concert at Cumberland County College. This Reserved Seating event requires tickets for entry. Info

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Snack & Whack

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Join in for a fun afternoon of playing 9 holes of golf with a delectable buffet dinner and drinks to follow. Info

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Healing a Sick Healthcare System

Sunday, April 30, 2017: Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News and Award-winning former New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal launches her new book An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back. …

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