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Things To Do In New Jersey – April 2017

Festivals, Concerts & Cultural Events Among Best Things To Do In New Jersey in April

Celebrate the arrival of spring in New Jersey with fabulous April events! The Things To Do In New Jersey April calendar of events is packed with fun and exciting things to do in New Jersey! It includes New Jersey events such as concerts, theater, family-friendly activities, and much more! Be sure to check back frequently as more New Jersey events will be added to the April 2017 calendar on a daily basis. Read on for a complete guide to all the best things to do in New Jersey in April

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Things To Do In NJ April 2017

April 8

NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

NJ Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ
10:00am – 6:00pm

The NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show is a premier East Coast show where prospectors, paleontologists, miners, fossil collectors, geologists, jewelry artisans, and museum curators mingle with lovers of Earth Science. This year’s special exhibitions are the best yet. The Evolving Universe comes from the Smithsonian Institution and Picturing Science is coming from the American Museum of Natural History. Returning from last year are two more special exhibits as well as the very popular Junior Ballroom full of glowing ultraviolet mineral specimens. Joining our dinosaurs this year is a huge Ice Age Stegodon and woolly rhinoceros. As for buying opportunities, this huge family-friendly show and sale features common, intermediate, and investment grade mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, artisan jewelry, amber, turquoise, emeralds, beads, findings, gold, silver, crystals, cabochons, science gifts, metaphysical, interior decor, petrified wood, craftsman jewelry boxes, tools, supplies, and much more


April 8

Battle of Bound Brook:
Living History Weekend at Abraham Staats House

April 9, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Abraham Staats House
17 Von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook, NJ
10:30am – 5:00pm
Free admission!

Experience Living History and learn about the American War for Independence at the Abraham Staats House in Somerset County, New Jersey!   This exciting weekend includes activities such as marching, drilling and battle reenactments in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook, an 18th century soldiers’ encampment, tours of the Abraham Staats House, presentations and exhibits by local historians, and more! Come see how the American and British troops lived during the American Revolution.


April 8

John & Jen: A Musical Drama About Family and Loss

The Eagle Theatre
208 Vine Street
Hammonton, NJ
8:00pm

Set against the background of a changing America from the 1950s to the 1990s, John & Jen is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and her son. The actors take their characters from childhood through adolescence and beyond. Along the way they explore complicated family connections and how to heal after a tragic loss. John & Jen was the debut musical of composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa, who went on to write music and lyrics for The Wild Party and The Addams Family and contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. See this intelligent and witty look at the complexities of brother-sister and father-son relationships when it comes to The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.


April 9

Spring Festival at Rutgers Garden

Rutgers Gardens
140 Log Cabin Road
New Brunswick, NJ
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Celebrate Spring at the Rutgers Gardens with an afternoon of fun and fresh air for children and families!  Sponsored by Alpha Zeta, the Cook College honors/service fraternity, the afternoon will be filled with exciting activities that will put a “spring” in your step, and a smile on your face. Activities include face painting, arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt (egg hunts will begin at 12:30 pm, and will take place every half hour), a special dance performance featuring the Trenton Education Dance Institute , food, and more! Suggested donation: $5. Registration suggested (see link).


April 9

Red Bank Street Fair

Broad and Monmouth Streets
Red Bank, NJ
11:00am – 5:00pm
Free event

Kick off the spring season at the Red Bank Street Fair with crafters, delicious food, amusement rides, and shopping. This exciting spring event features over 200 artists, crafters and vendors and lots of fun things to do for everyone! The Red Bank Street Fair takes place on Broad Street (between Peters Place and Front Street) and on Monmouth Street (between Broad Street & Maple Avenue).


April 9

“Rome, Vienna And Beyond” featuring the
All Seasons Chamber Players

Reformed Church of Oradell
641 Church Street
Oradell, NJ
4:00pm

Join the All Seasons Chamber Players for an afternoon concert featuring pieces for solo cello and piano trios by Rota and Schubert using flute, violin, cello, and piano. Suggested donation $5.


April 9

John & Jen: A Musical Drama About Family and Loss

The Eagle Theatre
208 Vine Street
Hammonton, NJ
3:00pm

Set against the background of a changing America from the 1950s to the 1990s, John & Jen is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and her son. The actors take their characters from childhood through adolescence and beyond. Along the way they explore complicated family connections and how to heal after a tragic loss. John & Jen was the debut musical of composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa, who went on to write music and lyrics for The Wild Party and The Addams Family and contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. See this intelligent and witty look at the complexities of brother-sister and father-son relationships when it comes to The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.


April 9

NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

NJ Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ
10:00am – 6:00pm

The NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show is a premier East Coast show where prospectors, paleontologists, miners, fossil collectors, geologists, jewelry artisans, and museum curators mingle with lovers of Earth Science. This year’s special exhibitions are the best yet. The Evolving Universe comes from the Smithsonian Institution and Picturing Science is coming from the American Museum of Natural History. Returning from last year are two more special exhibits as well as the very popular Junior Ballroom full of glowing ultraviolet mineral specimens. Joining our dinosaurs this year is a huge Ice Age Stegodon and woolly rhinoceros. As for buying opportunities, this huge family-friendly show and sale features common, intermediate, and investment grade mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, artisan jewelry, amber, turquoise, emeralds, beads, findings, gold, silver, crystals, cabochons, science gifts, metaphysical, interior decor, petrified wood, craftsman jewelry boxes, tools, supplies, and much more!


April 9

Battle of Bound Brook:
Living History Weekend at Abraham Staats House

Abraham Staats House
17 Von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook, NJ
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free admission!

Experience Living History and learn about the American War for Independence at the Abraham Staats House in Somerset County, New Jersey!   This exciting weekend includes activities such as marching, drilling and battle reenactments in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook, an 18th century soldiers’ encampment, tours of the Abraham Staats House, presentations and exhibits by local historians, and more! Come see how the American and British troops lived during the American Revolution.


April 12

The Harlem Globetrotters: 2017 World Tour

Collins Arena
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ
7:00pm

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, are embarking on their 2017 World Tour. The famed team boasts a star-studded roster that includes such faves as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm — plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson. The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. See for yourself why the Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court at the Collins Arena in New Jersey.


April 13

Hawaiian Slack Key Festival:
Acoustic Guitar’s Must-See

Dennis Flyer Theater
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ
7:30pm

Hawaiians are famous for sharing their islands’ riches — the incredible beaches, the dazzling waterfalls, the torch-lit luaus … Don Ho — and now, they’re saluting their signature musical form and its gifted practitioners with the “Hawaiian Slack Key Festival”. This amazing showcase features Michael Keale, Stephen Inglis, Blayne Ahsing, Ikaika Brown, and The Aloha Boys from the islands, along with local artist Bill Wynne, making this a “Must See” event, according to “Acoustic Guitar” Magazine. Experience it yourself when these talented artists bring the Aloha Spirit to the Dennis Flyer Theater in Blackwood.


April 14

Artie Lange at the Bergen PAC

Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ
8:00pm

Jersey native Artie Lange isn’t known for his subtlety, but that’s part of his charm. Brawny, unfiltered, and huggable, Artie’s the bull that offers to clean up the china shop after he’s done his damage. More than most comedians, Artie has often stared down death and won, which he chronicles in his robust standup act and his New York Times best-selling autobiography, Too Fat to Fish. As he unleashes sharp new material mined from the brink, Artie Lange proves the adage that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you funnier.


April 14

Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend”

State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
10:30am & 6:30pm

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special—so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!


April 14

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 15

Moscow Festival Ballet Presents “Swan Lake”

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ
8:00pm

A company of 50 dancers, direct from Moscow, performs the tale of a beautiful woman doomed to be a swan in this opulent production set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Whether you’re a dance aficionado or a newcomer, this ballet about an evil sorcerer who stands in the way of true love, performed to heart-wrenching music, is a must-see.


April 15

Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend”

State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
10:30am, 2:00pm & 5:30pm

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special—so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!


April 15

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
2:00pm & 8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 16

Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend”

State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
2:00pm

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special—so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!


April 20

Joey Alexander Trio

Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
8:00pm

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander is just 13 years old, but he’s already a three-time Grammy nominee who’s played for Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Herbie Hancock. At age six Joey taught himself piano without any formal training, then became an overnight sensation at age ten after Wynton Marsalis invited him to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Joey has since performed at the Newport and Montreal jazz festivals and at the Grammy Awards. Come experience Joey Alexander’s astonishing technique and depth of musicality when he leads his Joey Alexander Trio, featuring a bassist and drummer, at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.


April 21

Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band

Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour Street
Montclair, NJ
8:00pm

Pianist and comedian Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman’s sidekick and band leader for more than 30 years, where he delivered a steady stream of witty banter and music every night. When he wasn’t on the stage with Dave, Shaffer was out collaborating with everyone from R&B legend Bobby Womack to classic “Saturday Night Live” cast members Gilda Radner and John Belushi. In this show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, Shaffer lights up the stage with his group, The World’s Most Dangerous Band, along with a surprise guest vocalist you’ll have to see to believe.


April 21

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 21

Black Grace

State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
8:00pm

Black Grace, one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance companies, performs a striking collection of short and full length works choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Neil Ieremia. The work itself is highly physical, rich in the story telling traditions of the South Pacific, and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty, and power. The company features some of New Zealand’s finest dancers and has toured internationally to Europe, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, and New Caledonia. In 2004, Black Grace made its U.S. debut performing a sold out season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, with a subsequent return to the Festival in 2005.


April 21

An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ
8:00pm

Known internationally as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (“The Gentleman of Salsa”), this Grammy-winning vocalist and bandleader was recently crowned “Tropical Music Artist of the Decade” by Billboard. Since launching his career in his native Puerto Rico three decades ago, Santa Rosa’s musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures on today’s world music scene. A Latin music pioneer, he was the first salsa singer to perform a concert at Carnegie Hall. The New York Times calls his live performances “spectacular” and credits Santa Rosa with pioneering a smooth fusion of “pop salsa, the soft, romantic salsa … and the harder salsa of the dance clubs.”


April 22

Hopped Up Hackettstown Scavenger Pub Crawl

Various Locations
Hackettstown, NJ
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Begin your Earth Day Celebration with a great brew and delicious grub at the Hopped Up Scavenger Pub Crawl in Hackettstown. Hopped Up Scavenger Pub Crawl features stops at six different locations around the Hackettstown area. Enjoy the specials being offered at each of the participating locations, fun and interactive trivia challenges, and a commemorative t-shirt.

Participating Breweries and Bars:

  • Man Skirt Brewing (headquarters)
  • Panther Pub
  • Taphouse Grille
  • Czig Meister Brewing
  • Marley’s Gotham Grill
  • Bea McNally’s Irish Pu

April 22

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
2:00pm & 8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 23

H.M.S. Pinafore:
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Love Triangle on the High Seas

Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
3:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical story of mistaken identity, love, intrigue and duty in the British navy, with irresistible tunes and hilariously intricate lyrics, is one of the legendary duo’s most beloved operettas. “H.M.S. Pinafore” is the tale of a gentlemanly captain who has arranged for his daughter to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty. The trouble is, she’s already in love with a common sailor. The couple’s plot to elope is discovered by the captain, but a surprise twist at the end changes everything. Poking good-natured fun at class discrimination, this superb example of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta has remained immensely popular throughout the 130-plus years since its debut and contributed significantly to the development of modern musical theater. Take a theatrical journey aboard the “H.M.S. Pinafore” at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center.


April 28

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 29

Uncork Spring Wine Festival

Mercer County Park
1668 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Uncork Spring at NJ’s best new wine festival that will be poppin’ with fun! Head to Mercer County Park for two full days of sipping and savoring. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring by showcasing some of the Garden State’s best wineries including Cava Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Sharrott Winery, Chestnut Run Farms, Wagonhouse Winery, and more. Popular food trucks will also be cooking up some of their best dishes, including bites from My Four Suns, Madame Pearl’s Liege Waffles, Empanada Guy, Nomad Pizza, Mannino’s, and Buzzetta’s Catering. In between bites and sips, browse the fest’s eclectic lineup of artisan vendors, who will be selling everything from crafts and jewelry to spices, and enjoy live music from Funktion (Saturday) and Goldenseal (Sunday)!


April 29

Sussex Big Brew NJ

Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 150 unique tastings of ales and lagers, it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. The event is a fundraiser for the Richards Building project, which is working to a renovate a 40-year-old event space on the Sussex County Fairground.


April 29

Rhythmic Circus’s “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”

Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
7:30pm

Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!. “Heatbox” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It’s easy to see why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat!


April 29

Play On!

Sketch Club Players
433 Glover Street
Woodbury, NJ
2:00pm & 8:00pm

An affectionate tribute to the trials and tribulations of producing community theater, this fast-paced comedy goes behind the scenes of a play called “Murder Most Foul” — which could turn out be a real stinker if the company doesn’t get their act together. From a haughty author who keeps re-writing the script, and actors who keep missing their cues to an opening night where everything that can possibly go wrong, does, “Play On!” provides plenty of backstage laughs. Catch it at the Sketch Club Players’ theater on Glover Street in Woodbury.


April 29

ArtWalk 2017

Downtown Belmar Business District
Main Street between 5th and 13th Avenues
Belmar , NJ
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Belmar ArtWalk is a FREE and family friendly event that takes place along Main in the heart of Belmar’s Business District! The ArtWalk showcases the talent of artists, musicians, and participating businesses in the community and is held rain or shine.  This event also features a secret word search prize drawing, kids interactive area and walking mural tour!


April 29

Rutgers Day

Rutgers University
Busch, College Avenue, Cook/Douglass Campuses
(visit Rutgers Day online for specific program sites, maps, directions)
New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University – Camden
Fifth Street and Lawrence Street
Camden, NJ

Rutgers University – Newark
Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd (between Warren & Bleeker Streets)
Newark, NJ

On April 29th, Rutgers University will roll out the scarlet carpet and invite visitors of all ages to experience Rutgers Day – a terrific opportunity for New Jersey residents of all ages to experience their state university. Rutgers is a FREE family-friendly event packed with over 500 free things to do including tours, stage performances, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. Visit the website for more information.  Music, dance, hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations hosted by accomplished professors, students, and staff are the exciting things that you will find on Rutgers Day.  Visit Rutgers Day online for specific campus programs and information regarding directions, parking, and more. Rutgers Day takes place from 10:00am – 4:00pm on all campuses.


April 29 & 30

Allaire BBQ and Brew Fest

Historic Village of Allaire
Farmingdale, NJ
11:00am – 5:00pm

Enjoy a day of hops and hogs in the village! Explore the historic buildings of Allaire Village, visit craft shops, listen to music, taste beers hard ciders in the beer corral, and enjoy some good barbecue with family and friends! The historic village will be providing craft demonstrations at the blacksmith shop and carpentry shop. All historic buildings will be open for tours with costumed interpreters. There will be also historic 19th century children’s games being demonstrated. Musical entertainment by Jonny B & the Blue Blazers, The VooDUDES, The Gas House Gorillas, and Marel Hidalgo and The Stone Feather Band. The BBQ and Brew Fest is a fundraiser to help support the Historic Village at Allaire’s educational program. General admission $5 / Children under 18 are free.


April 29 &30

Lambertville Shad Festival

Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
All day

The Lambertville Shad Festival was launched in 1981 by local residents as a means in which to highlight the local art scene. The festival coincided with the beginning of spring and the annual shad migration upriver, hence the name. Over the years, Shad Fest has grown from a small local event to an award-winning tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over New Jersey and beyond. The 2017 Lambertville Shad Festival will feature more than 80 of the area’s best artists and crafters, fantastic food, great family entertainment, and tons of things to do and see. You’ll find everything at Shad Fest – ceramics, jewelry, apparel and accessories, furniture, home décor and more! Food offerings will include everything from fried Oreos to shad chowder. The festival’s activities will include educational shad seining demonstrations down at Lewis Island, environmental programs, and children’s games and activities including face painting, sand art, and amusement rides. The Lambertville Shad Festival is a free event; there may be a charge for various parking areas or certain activities.


April 30

May Day at Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park, NJ
9:00am – 4:00pm

Yeah, it’s still April but go with it. May Day at Island Beach State Park promises to be an awesome day full of fun for all ages. This spring celebration will include:

  • Beach-Island Music
  • Free Kids Games with Prizes
  • Kids Crafts-Face Painting-Balloon Figure Twisting
  • Naturalist Presentations
  • Nature Hikes
  • Food trucks and concessions
  • Zipline for kids and adults
  • Beach Yoga and Tai Chi Chi (register)
  • Massage-Chiropractor-Dermotologist
  • NEMO
  • Trails to hike
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Natural and Holistic Vendors
  • Farm and Garden
  • Beach/Nautical Crafts and Jewelry  

Local Eco and Enviro Presenters:

  • Reclam the Bay
  • Clean Ocean Action
  • Save Barnegat Bay
  • Project Terrapin
  • Barnegat Bay Partnership
  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center
  • MATES
  • Master Gardeners

Suggested donation: $8 per car.


April 30

LeAnn Rimes

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
6:00pm

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With 44 million albums sold, two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person ever to win a Grammy Award and was the first country artist to win a Grammy for Best New Artist.


April 30

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
2:00pm & 5:00pm

Get ready for the ultimate playdate—65 million years in the making—as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live guides you on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. Observe, meet, and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide—but don’t!


April 30

Uncork Spring Wine Festival

Mercer County Park
1668 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Uncork Spring at NJ’s best new wine festival that will be poppin’ with fun! Head to Mercer County Park for two full days of sipping and savoring. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring by showcasing some of the Garden State’s best wineries including Cava Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Sharrott Winery, Chestnut Run Farms, Wagonhouse Winery, and more. Popular food trucks will also be cooking up some of their best dishes, including bites from My Four Suns, Madame Pearl’s Liege Waffles, Empanada Guy, Nomad Pizza, Mannino’s, and Buzzetta’s Catering. In between bites and sips, browse the fest’s eclectic lineup of artisan vendors, who will be selling everything from crafts and jewelry to spices, and enjoy live music from Funktion (Saturday) and Goldenseal (Sunday)!

 

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