Featured New Jersey Events

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Princess Breakfast

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Are you ready for a magical Saturday morning? Back by popular request, Cucina Calandra will be hosting a princess breakfast on March 4! Parents and children will have an unforgettable experience as they enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with your child’s favorite princesses! Come dressed in your princess best and enjoy a fairytale brunch from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Princesses will make their rounds at a regal breakfast fit for a queen, allowing for photographs and autographs. For more information, see …

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Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race

Saturday, April 8, 2017: Race through Branch Brook Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, an official New Jersey Bicycling Association event! Various races will occur throughout the morning with the opportunity to win cash prizes. Registration fees apply to racers. If you won't be racing, come cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the park - it's free to enter and watch! For more information, visit this site.

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Cherry Blossom 10K Run

Sunday, April 9, 2017: Race through Branch Brook Park's historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K Run long-sleeved T-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Same day registration begins at 8:00 am. Advanced registration is recommended. Race starts at 10:00 am. Disabled Run starts at 10:10 am. It's free to enter the park and watch! For more …

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Essex County One-Mile Fun Run

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Join your family and classmates in Branch Brook Park on Saturday, April 22 for the 2017 Essex County One-Mile Fun Run, part of the 41st annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2016, over 1,000 children aged six through 14 ran through the park to celebrate the blooming of the historic cherry tree groves. Many then stayed into the afternoon to enjoy activities, crafts, and performances at the Family Day event held directly after in the Prudential Concert Grove section of the park. There is no fee …

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Branch Brook Park Fishing Derby

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Branch Brook Park fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ stories and spending some quality time with your friends and families in some of the most beautiful parks in the area. You are invited to come out, cast your lines and take a look at the improvements they are making to revitalize the parks. For children 15 and under. It's free to enter …

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Essex County Family Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Visit the recently renovated and landscaped Branch Brook Park concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your family. Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted or grab food from one of the many food vendors that will be on-site. For more information, click here.  

Cherry Blossoms at Essex County Parks


Sunday, April 23, 2017: Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more! For more information, visit their site. The celebration continues at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center and the Prudential Concert Grove!

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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.


Takeout Pizza – Now Only $8.99!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: Only at Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli All 16’’ pizza pies from Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli are now only $8.99 each. Made from wholesome ingredients such as Calandra’s semolina crust, your choice of toppings, and cooked to perfection in their stone-deck, wood burning oven, they promise it’ll transport you to Italy. Call 973-226-8889 ext. 3 to place your order today! They’re open seven days a week!                       Calandra’s Italian Market & …


Springtime Flavors at LuNello

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: LuNello's spring farm to table menu features decadent dishes as well as light and refreshing flavors. Dine and indulge in the flavors of the season! Info


Take Out 20% Off at Calandra’s

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: il Vecchio Café | Cucina Calandra | Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Takeout is now 20% off at any Calandra’s restaurant location! Tasty and wholesome takeout is difficult to find and sometimes, after a long day, you want to be able to feed your family a meal that is both delicious and homemade without spending hours in the kitchen. Simply call any Calandra’s restaurant location and order off their standard lunch or dinner menu and receive 20% off any night of the week!   …

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New Brunswick Jazz Project’s Women in Jazz Month

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: Since April 2010, the New Brunswick Jazz Project has been dedicated to sustaining the legacy of uniquely American music form. March is Women’s History Month. The Jazz Project dedicates the entire month of March to showcasing performance with women as band leaders and wherever possible, mostly or all female ensembles. Their sixth annual Women in Jazz Series will kick-off March 1st at INC Restaurant. There will have 19 free events in March at these various locations: Garden State Ale House, Inc Restaurant, Hyatt, …

Sunday Supper Chilean Sea Bass at Blue Morel

Sunday Supper at Blue Morel

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017: Every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Blue Morel features a special 3-Course menu for $34 per person. Enjoy Blue Morel favorites with family and friends during their Sunday Supper. Blue Morel has selected more than 50 wines by the bottle offered at 50% off on Sunday evenings. For more information, click here. Please note: Sushi and seafood raw bar is not available on Sundays. The menu will vary each week based on seasonal availability. Located in the Westin Governor Morris …

Thursday Local Night Oysters at Blue Morel

Thursday is Locals Night at Blue Morel

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017: Thursday is Locals Night at Blue Morel! Every Thursday evening, Blue Morel will feature a different variety of oyster for $1.00 in the dining room and at the bar. For more information, click here. Located in the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, you can also hold your big event or let their wedding venue make your dream wedding come true.

Friday Night Wine Lovers at Blue Morel

Friday Night is for Wine Lovers at Blue Morel

Friday, February 3, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017: On Friday nights, Blue Morel selects approximately 50 wines from their wines by the bottle list that they offer at 50% off. They have selected a variety of wines that hail from different regions around the world at a wide price range. Click here for more information. Located in the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, you can also hold your big event or let their wedding venue make your dream wedding come true.

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Zoo Behind the Scenes: Giraffe House

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Get a sneak peek at where the zoo's giraffes spend their off time. Ticket includes: - 30 -45 minute Behind the Scenes Tour - Meet and greet the Giraffe Keeper - Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members) All tours begin at 2pm. The cost is $40 for zoo members; $50 general admission. Registration must be completed in advance online. Tour dates are: - Saturday, February 4 - Saturday, February 25 - Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 25 …

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Weed Warriors

Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Join the Weed Warriors at 9 am in the Puffin Way Parking lot. Info

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Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band

Wednesday, March 1, 2017: The Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band is comprised of some of Atlantic City’s finest showroom musicians. Join them as they present the music of Stockton’s own Jazz Composer In-Residence, Ed Vezinho. Combining …

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2017 Women In Business Conference

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Network with female colleagues and potential clients.  Enhance personal and professional business skills through informative seminars.  Celebrate working women during March, National Women’s History Month. Info

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Workshop for Special Needs Families and Educators

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Navigating The Transition From Education to Adulthood. A workshop to guide and support special needs students, their families and educators during the transition after high school. In the workshop, attendees will …


Tommy Emmanuel

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians …

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Life Size Clue

Friday, March 3, 2017: Play a game of life size Clue & figure out whodunit! Suggested for ages 10-14. Registration required (609) 927-8664. Info


Member Night

Friday, March 3, 2017: In appreciation of your support, they open their doors exclusively to their members on Member Nights. Visit the science center after hours on these special nights and explore your favorite exhibits. Enjoy special …

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Tea Time Gift Auction

Friday, March 3, 2017: Mother Seton Regional High School Parents’ Guild Presents Tea Time Gift Auction! Tickets on Sale Now! Info

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Wine & Beer Tasting

Friday, March 3, 2017: Featuring Over 200 Wines, Hand Crafted Beers and Spirits from New Jersey and Around the World! As well as a fabulous selection of hot and cold Hors D'Oeuvre', saute station, …

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

Friday, March 3, 2017: The Grammy-winning music legend celebrates her 50th Anniversary! Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick. Tickets: 201-227-1030.


Piff the Magic Dragon

Friday, March 3, 2017: Piff is back and funnier than ever in an all new magic show! Piff the Magic Dragon , the standout star of 2015’s America’s Got Talent, returns to MPAC with …


Maple Sugaring Living History Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Experience first-hand the North American tradition of maple sugaring at Hunterdon County’s Maple Sugaring Program. You’ll take a trip through time to experience the art of the sugaring process. At …

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Seventh Annual Community Garden Conference

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up to present their 7th Annual Community Garden Conference. This year’s keynote speaker is Peter Hatch, an independent …

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Kegs and Eggs

Saturday, March 4, 2017: A huge annual Leprecon Day Event where every one wears green and PubCrawls around the city. This year in addition to the PubCrawl, and after-parties, they are starting in the morning …


Dr. Seuss Family Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Mix up a batch of Oobleck, enjoy readings of Dr. Seuss classics by the Cat in the …

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Joan Calabrese Trunk Show

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Always expect the exceptional at Pitti Bimi; March 4th is no different with their trunk show with Joan Calabrese. Trunk Show featuring world renown dresses for Communion, Marching and Special Occasion …

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Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Celebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season with this annual Festival that hundreds of people attend. Enjoy ‘Hikes through Maple Sugaring History,’ on the trails, playing themed-games, eating delicious …

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The Big Brew Beer Festival

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers …

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Celebrate Dr. Suess’s Birthday

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Bring your favorite book and share it during story times with the Cat in the Hat at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:30pm.  Enjoy crafts too!  All ages.  Included with admission. Info

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Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The parade will be March 4th on Franklin Ave. Step off is at 1pm. Info

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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County begins in Downtown Mount Holly. The Parade is a fun filled day with Pipe Bands, Irish Bands Step Dancers and many …


Steve Petra’s Animal Games

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Get ready for Extreme Pickle Balancing, Champion Banana Wrestling, Coat Hanger Tug Of War, and the Ultimate Chicken Challenge. Steve Petra's Animal Games has a team of uproarious animal athletes ready …

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A Murder Mystery Dinner at Tomasello Winery

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Come to the quintessential whodunit thriller. Enjoy a delicious dinner and solve a murder...! Info

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Vic DiBitetto

Saturday, March 4, 2017: An incredibly powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. …



Sunday, March 5, 2017: Entertainment by Willie Aust. Join in for one of their longest running events, Schlachtfest. An all you can eat pork dinner with all the trimmings served buffet style. Take-out platters also available. …


Spaghetti Dinner in Cumberland County

Sunday, March 5, 2017: This year The Vineland Rotary Club will host their annual spaghetti dinner on March 5th. This great event brings the whole community together and all proceeds will go to their charity …

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Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 5, 2017: In 1974, for the first time, men and women of the Jersey Shore joined together and marched up Main Street in honor of Saint Patrick. Formed and led by the …

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Lucky Clover Tricky Tray

Sunday, March 5, 2017: $30 includes a sheet of 20 tickets, door prize ticket and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at the 4-H center office. Call for tickets: 908-526-6644. Additional raffle & 50/50 tickets …


Make Your Own Groggers

Sunday, March 5, 2017: Make Your Own Purim Grogger for children ages 4 to 6 years old (when accompanied by an adult) and ages 7 to 15 years old.  Admission is $10.00 per child …


Bergen County Audubon Society Walk

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: Look for Wintering Birds? Meet in the Puffin Way Parking Lot. Info


Seen and Heard

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: A solo exhibition of acrylic self-portraits by Kate Griffin. Reception: Tuesday, March 7. Exhibit March 2-30. These themes are explored both literally and figuratively and include, but are not limited to, love, loss, …


Neighbors Night Out

Wednesday, March 8, 2017: A Neighbors Night Out at Dr DePrince CosMedical and The Spa at CosMedical on Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 6-9pm. This is a fun event with free food, wine, complimentary mini …

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017: America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged love, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. In this freshly conceived production of Neil …


An Evening in Conversation with Yanni

Wednesday, March 8, 2017: For the first time ever, fans get up close with Yanni. The celebrated composer & innovative artist breaks barriers with an unscripted forum. Tickets: 201-227-1030

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Burnet Hill Bash 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017: Help Raise Money For Burnet Hill Elementary School! Burnet Hill Bash 2017 . . . Burnet Hill’s annual fundraiser will take place March 9, 2017 at the East Hanover Manor. …


Tricky Tray & Fashion Show

Thursday, March 9, 2017: The Elmwood Park Project Graduation Committee Presents…The Class of 2017 Candy Land Tricky Tray & Fashion Show. Dinner and Non- Alcoholic Beverages Included Cash Bar Available. Info

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Betty Buckley

Thursday, March 9, 2017: Betty Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television …

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Monmouth Museum Family Concert

Friday, March 10, 2017: The Jungle Gym Jam really shines, seeking first to delight, entertain and make emotional connections, and then occasionally slip in a little scientific learning or a vital message about living …

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Artworks Ink & Drink

Friday, March 10, 2017: Join in for a relaxing night of “Ink & Drink!” Artworks provides the ink, as long as you bring the drink! The Print Studio at Artworks is hosting a print night …


The Irish Tenors

Friday, March 10, 2017: The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in …

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Spring Gardening Education

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The three-part seminar, Vegetable Gardening 101, 102 and “Home Composting with Red Wiggler Worms” (Vermicomposting) will run from 9:00am – 12:00pm. An optional build-a-worm bin workshop (an additional $35) will …

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Maple Sugaring Brunch & Hike

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Hike with the Teacher-Naturalists to the tapped trees, learn about the process to convert maple sap to syrup and visit the ‘evaporation station’. Then enjoy a delicious pancake brunch, served with …

South Jersey Book Expo

South Jersey Book Expo

Saturday, March 11, 2017: This event features locally, as well as, nationally known authors that will be signing and selling copies of their various works for the reading public. Info

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North Wildwood's St Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall at 11:30 am. A festive parade will begin at noon. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of …

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Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day parade in Seaside Heights is a Jersey Shore tradition not to be missed! It starts at noon on the Boulevard at J Street …

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St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Come out an enjoy the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton. Parade steps off at 1pm. Info

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St. Patrick's Day at Knife & Fork Inn

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The Saint Patrick's Day Parade ends at Knife and Fork Inn, so stop in for some corned beef sliders and kobe sliders with guinness cheddar and celebrate the Irish in …

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Tech Fest 7

Saturday, March 11, 2017: See some of NJ's finest talent as well as up-and-coming artists on the same bill. Students on the Tech Fest crew providie professional-quality concert sound, lighting, and production for all …

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The AC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The AC St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at 1 p.m. on the boardwalk in front of Revel, then continues south along the length of the boardwalk to Albany Ave. Info

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Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The event will feature bagpipers, dancers, grand floats and non-stop music. Join in Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs …

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Sea Isle City's Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts - and plenty "Wearin' of the Green." Info

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Taste of New Jersey Annual Dinner Benefit Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Features over 25 NJ farms, fisheries and food producers in an event to honor the Garden State's agricultural achievements and raise funds for the NJ Agricultural Society's three programs. Guests …

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Murder in the Wild West

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The mystery will begin at 7pm with dinner of garden salad, bread, and sausage and peppers and dessert of Cozy Cabin Bake Shoppe cupcakes around 8pm. Choose to be an …

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Comedy & Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Fundraiser for PURRsonal Space NJ's 1st Cat Lounge, Randall's Rescue. This PAWsome Saturday night BYOB comedy show will benefit PURRsonal Space - NJ's 1st Cat Lounge so they may begin their mission of …

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Grupo Niche

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Grupo Niche, a salsa band founded in 1981, is known for its music’s fast and vigorous dance as well as romantic themes of a much slower pace.  Grupo Niche is …

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New Jersey Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, March 11, 2017: This production is the full-length classical ballet that has drawn people to ballet for more than 100 years. Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, spectacular dancing and glorious Tchaikovsky …

St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day in the 1830s

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Tensions are rising in Allaire Village as the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day approaches. The Irish immigrants are facing opposition from the other works. The English and French workers don’t …

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FBAC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12PM. Parade Grand Marshall: Jerry Martin. 1:30PM: After Party with Pat Roddy Band at The Freehold Elks Lodge 1454. Info

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Wine & Art Wine Trail Weekend

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Join wineries of Vintage North Jersey for a weekend of Art & Wine. Participating wineries display the work of local artists. Follow the wine trail and become a connoisseur of …

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West Orange St Patrick's Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The parade route begins at the corners of Main Street & Mt. Pleasant Avenue (WO Town Hall) and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagle …

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