Featured North Jersey Events

These are our featured events going on this week, this weekend, and this month in North Jersey. This regional list features events chosen by our editors and sponsors from all over the region. You’ll find events from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren County.

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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 …


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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 …


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 …


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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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 …


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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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 …


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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.  


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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 …



More Events in Northern New Jersey

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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 …


Idan Raichel

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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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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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 …


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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


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


Earth day celebration

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, …


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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 …


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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


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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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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, …


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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 …


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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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A Taste of Talent

Monday, May 1, 2017: Perona Farms will host the 21st annual A Taste of Talent on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency. Featuring samplings of appetizers, entrees and desserts from 35 of the tri-state area’s finest …


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Taste of Vernon

Monday, May 1, 2017: Guests will enjoy exquisitely prepared samples of sumptuous gourmet foods from Vernon area chefs and caterers who incorporate local produce, served amid relaxing music from area musicians. A portion of …


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6th Annual “Roll Call for Veterans”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: All area Veterans are recognized for their service and sacrifice at this special event which includes a guest speaker, patriotic music, and the camaraderie of so many who answered the …


NJ Events: Theatre in New Jersey

Where do Dreams Begin?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Catherine Walker: Where do dreams begin? This program is a musical and emotional adventure, with heartfelt stories and insight into an actor's life. The concert begins with a trip back …


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Humanitarian Dinner

Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Each year the Wyckoff Family YMCA honors a community member for his or her outstanding dedication, unwavering strength, and perseverance in furthering the Y’s mission. Info


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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Led by Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Info


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The Naked Magicians

Thursday, May 4, 2017: The Naked Magicians, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show strips away the top hats and capes to promise full-frontal illusions. Starring the clever and seductive Mike Tyler and Christopher …


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 …


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The O’Jays

Friday, May 5, 2017: The O'Jays are a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the …


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Newport 10K

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Recreational and elite runners can compete for prize money on a USA Track & Field-certified course that interweaves with the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and provides spectacular views of the …


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Secaucus 7th Annual Green Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017: The festival includes environmental activities for children, music, pontoon boat rides, live animals, hourly educational presentations and over 50 food and green product vendors. Last year approximately 4,000 people attended the Green …


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 …


Kearny Food Truck Fest

Kearny Food Truck Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017: The Kearny Food Truck Festival is an annual family friendly food truck event. You can expect to find the best gourmet food food trucks from the tristate area, live entertainment, amusements …


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Hoboken Museum's Black & White Masked Ball

Saturday, May 6, 2017: The Black & White Masked Ball, a Masquerade Party to Make Hoboken History! Join in at the David E. Rue Building, 301 Garden St, for a fun evening to raise funds …


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New Jersey Ballet's Giselle

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Since 1841, when Giselle first appeared on the stage of the Paris Opera, she has protected her faithless lover from certain death countless times in theaters across the world. It …


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