Top Five Things to Do In New Jersey This Week – August 11-17
The theme of this week’s top five things to do in New Jersey seems to be transportation – we’ve got great events featuring planes, cars, and the Battleship New Jersey! There’s a great musical event happening at the PNC Arts Center too. Here are the events for this week…
1. Thunder Over The Boardwalk – Atlantic City Air Show
Atlantic City Beaches & Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey
The 12th Annual Atlantic City Airshow, Thunder Over the Boardwalk, is the largest free event on Atlantic City’s summer calendar, and the largest airshow of its kind! This year’s spectacular show features the return of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Army Golden Knights elite parachute jump team, a USMC Harrier Demonstration, as well as some of the best aerobatic pilots in the country! After the show, check out this “bonus” event…
Black Aviators in Atlantic City History
Presented by the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
Noyes Arts Garage
2200 Fairmount Ave.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mr. Ralph Hunter presents a special exhibit and discussion on “Black Aviators in Atlantic City History”. The event will feature a discussion on Dr. Albert Forsythe, the first black pilot to fly across the United States and back in his plane “The Spirit of Atlantic City”.
2. 6th Annual Greenwood Lake Air Show
Greenwood Lake Airport
126 Airport Rd.
West Milford, New Jersey
Another big air show is happening this week, this one at the Greenwood Lake Airport in North Jersey. The Greenwood Lake Air Show is a huge event featuring aviation and jet-car performances by some of the best performers on the airshow circuit, a Kids Fun Zone, a car show, displays by all branches of the armed forces, aircraft exhibits, a display set up in Greenwood Lake Airport’s “Constellation” by the Aviation Hall of Fame, and living history displays by the Tuskegee Airmen, the “Top Secret” crew of the 509th Composite Group, and the Army Air Forces Historical Association.
3. Keith Urban – “Raise ‘Em Up” Tour
PNC Arts Center
Exit 116 – Garden State Pkwy
Holmdel, New Jersey
The Buffalo News described Keith Urban’s concert as “a burner, from the get-go”. Featuring hits like “Love’s Poster Child”, “You Look Good in My Shirt”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Somewhere In My Car”, Urban show is a “sleek, vibrant affair” that will thrill rock and country music fans alike. Urban comes to the PNC Arts Center this Friday and tickets are still available. Visit LiveNation online or call (800-745-3000) to purchase tickets.
4. Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show at The Historic Village at Allaire
8am – 3pm
Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, New Jersey
Admission: Adult -$3, Child (6-12)-$2, Children 5 & under – free.
State park fee – $5 per car
The Historic Village at Allaire is a great New Jersey destination in and of itself, but this weekend offers another great reason to visit – the Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show. Walk rows and rows of historic cars as you explore this 19th century industrial town. Vote for your favorite car and enter to win raffle prizes.
5. WWII Victory Day on the Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl.
Camden, New Jersey
Celebrate the anniversary of victory in World War II as you journey back in time to the 1940’s aboard the Battleship New Jersey. View World War II artifacts, military vehicles, and visit with re-enactors. There’s even a BBQ dinner/dance on the ship’s fantail in the evening! Visit the Battleship New Jersey online or call (866-877-6262 x108) for tickets and more information.