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Things To Do In NJ This Weekend – November 4 & 5 2017

The Ultimate Guide to the
Top Things To Do in NJ This Weekend

Looking for fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend? We’ve got the scoop on amazing NJ events happening all over the state! From fantastic theatre productions, to fabulous art events, to NJ Veterans’ Day Parades and much more… the Things to Do in New Jersey Calendar of Events features tons of awesome NJ events happening around the Garden State this weekend! Read on to learn all about the best things to do in NJ this weekend …

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18 Things To Do In New Jersey This Weekend

1. Art All Day

Trenton NJ | November 4 2017

Art All Day 2017 is a free open studio tour (this is the 6th year and the biggest yet), featuring over 100 artists at 37 sites all around the city of Trenton. Several  very  special private studios are open  for the first  time, and unique pop-up events and exhibits are dotted throughout the city. The day includes bike and walking tours, and there will be trolleys available to take participants to various sites around the city. Everything starts & ends at Artworks, where you’ll find everything you’ll need: maps, guides, great food from participating food trucks, tours, trolleys, and plenty of space to park. There’s no better way to experience Trenton as an incubator of creativity! Free Admission! Learn more…

2. Jersey City Veterans Day Parade

Jersey City NJ | November 4 2017

Jersey City’s 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade takes place on November 4th. A Veterans Resource Fair will take place at City Hall (280 Grove Street) following the parade. The Fair will feature a wide variety of organizations who will provide veterans with useful information and will also feature a live band, a vintage automobile and motorcycle show, food trucks, and kid friendly activities. Come on out and honor our veterans! Free! Learn more…

3. Day of the Dead Celebration

Princeton NJ | November 4 2017

Come on out the the annual Day of the Dead celebration in Princeton NJ and learn about the traditions of Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos! Celebrate this rich cultural holiday with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, folk arts and crafts, and live dance performances.  Free admission! Learn more…

4. South Plainfield ZombieFest

South Plainfield NJ | November 4 2017

Join your family and friends in downtown South Plainfield for an afternoon of free family-friendly fun at the South Plainfield ZombieFest! There will be music, dancing, vendors, and lots of Zombie Fun! Please bring pet food donations for the Plainfield Humane Society. Free admission! Learn more…

5. Stand Up Comedy Night at the Eagle Theatre

Hammonton NJ | November 4 2017

Hilarity ensues as the Eagle Theatre presents a night of stand-up comedy hosted by high-energy New York comic Kevin Hurley. With at least one headliner and one featured comedian at every show, this stellar showcase features the likes of “Crazy Old Lady of Comedy” Julia Scotti – a recent finalist on America’s Got Talent – along with former “Philly’s Phunniest Comic” winner Tommy Pope, Steven Bryan and other funny folks running the gamut from laid-back jokesters and ventriloquists to silly songwriters. Don’t miss Stand Up Comedy Night at the Eagle Theatre! Learn more…

6. Legend of the Jersey Devil

Waretown NJ | November 4 2017

Hear the famous legend of the Jersey Devil and be entertained Pinelands style with a live concert of country and bluegrass music! The Jersey Devil will make a live visit to Albert Music Hall during the 8pm musical set! Don’t miss the Legend of the Jersey Devil Show at Albert Music Hall! Learn more…

7. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Morristown NJ | November 4 2017

Getting away with murder can be so much fun – and there’s no better proof than the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. The knock-’em-dead Broadway hit tells the story of a distant heir to a family fortune who tries to jump forward in the line of succession by eliminating the eight relatives who stand in his way. As if dastardly murder plots weren’t hard enough, he also has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Learn more…

8. Pippin at the Ritz Theatre

Haddon Township NJ | November 4 2017

Pippin, the high-flying, death-defying hit musical, is full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats, and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable show tells the story of King Charles the Great’s son, who is searching for his own identity amid betrayal, war, and love. As Pippin embarks on his quest for fulfillment, he encounters a colorful cast of characters with mysterious motivations, particularly a performance troupe led by the charismatic Leading Player. By turns both comic and sinister, Pippin combines compelling drama with the raw energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t miss Pippin at the Ritz Theatre! Learn more…

9. Ragtime presented by the Sketch Club Players

Woodbury NJ | November 4 2017

Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few historical figures who make cameo appearances in Ragtime, a soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely – this acclaimed show paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through three ethnically diverse characters – a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician – whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, the show’s dynamic jazz and gospel-influenced score comes from the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Seussical, Rocky the Musical). Learn more…

10. NJ Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Fifth

Newark NJ | November 4 & 5 2017

Everyone knows the iconic four-note melody that opens Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Dark and bold, it heralds the start of a four-movement symphony that sprang from turmoil both political and personal. When Beethoven wrote it, the Napoleonic Wars were roiling Vienna and Europe at large, and the composer himself was losing his hearing. Despite these obstacles and an initially lukewarm reception, Beethoven’s Fifth has since become one of the most famous symphonies of all time. Hear it performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at the NJ PAC in Newark NJ! Learn more…

11. Quiet Festival

Ocean City NJ | November 4 & 5 2017

Enjoy a unique family friendly day of free quiet activities at the Quiet Festival in Ocean City NJ! The festival features fun activities like a checkers tournament, storytime with Miss Ocean City, arts and crafts activities, a crossword puzzle competition, a kids’ ballet demo and class, family yoga, the quiet pet and stuffed animal competition, bubble blowing, a mime show and workshop, a teddy bear tea, and much more!!! Free Admission! Learn more…

12. Woodland Park Street Fair

Woodland Park NJ | November 5 2017

The Woodland Park Street Fair will feature non-stop music &  entertainment along with tons of family friendly attractions. There will be over 100 exhibitors, kiddie rides and a climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos & more. Enjoy fabulous festival foods including everything from shishkabob, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes & Italian ices. Come eat, shop & play! Free admission!
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13. Election Day at Allaire Village

Wall Township NJ | November 5 2017

It’s Election Day at Allaire Village! Join the villagers of the Historic Village at Allaire as they cast their ballots. Enjoy and participate in speeches and debates. The topics are similar today: the role of government in education, obtaining and paying loans, and the Federal Bank. The Whigs and the Democrats will debate, trying to swing the public to their opinions. Free admission! Learn more…

14. Belleville Veterans Day Parade

Belleville NJ | November 5 2017

The Belleville NJ Veterans Day Parade takes place on Sunday, November 5th. The parade begins at Union & Belleville Avenues and ends at Tiona and Union Avenues. Come to the parade and honor our veterans! Free! Learn more…

15. Hoboken Artists Studio Tour

Hoboken NJ | November 5 2017

Enjoy a free, self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios, galleries and group exhibition spaces at the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour. As diverse as the art itself, the tour’s popularity draws artists far beyond the banks of Hoboken. You will see art in many forms, representing an exciting variety of mediums. Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists, photographers, sculptors and artisans and witness the creative process at work. Even poets, musicians and performance artists will be on hand to make your day a memorable one. The tour features over 100 participating artists. Tour maps will be available at Hoboken City Hall. Free admission! Learn more…

16. Middletown Veteran’s Day Parade

Middletown NJ | November 5 2017

The 60th annual Middletown NJ Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 5th. Following the parade, Following the parade there will be a complimentary lunch and the opportunity to speak with local veterans at the VFW Post 2179 (1 Veterans Lane in Port Monmouth). There will also be displays, awards, DJ music, and a “Message to a Veteran” graffiti wall. Free! Learn more…

17. Irish Music at East Jersey Old Town Village

Piscataway NJ | November 5 2017

Brian Szura, an Irish Set Leader, will perform traditional Irish melodies and dance tunes on one of Ireland’s most prized instruments, the Irish Uilleann Pipes. These bagpipes are known for their mellow and sweet tones. Free admission! Learn more…

18. Crosscurrents: Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

Newark NJ | November 5 2017

Indian tabla great Zakir Hussain and legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland – both Grammy winners – make beautiful (world) music together as Crosscurrents. Well-known for his work on the Planet Drum series with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, Hussain’s recorded more than 50 albums over the course of his long career, in genres ranging from jazz to classical to rock. Holland was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2017 and recently deemed “a master bassist and bandleader, and one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world” by the Boston Globe. Now these two powerhouse performers are bringing their acclaimed mix of Indian classical music and jazz to NJPAC in Newark. Learn more…

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