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Asbury Park Music and Film Festival with Big Joe Henry

Join Big Joe Henry in Asbury Park on Saturday, April 22nd and also Sunday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as he broadcasts “the big show” live for the 3rd Annual Asbury Park Music & Film Festival! The Jersey Prize Team will be there hanging out, meeting listeners & giving away great prizes. This is a festival that you don’t want to miss… and who knows what celebrities you might run into on the boardwalk this weekend! See the full schedule here.

Date: April 21st, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States


Annual Earth Day Festival

Our annual Earth Day Festival brings the community together over one common interest -- the environment. The festival features a range of activities for all ages including interactive games and exhibits; hundreds of local vendors selling eco-friendly products; local food options; live music and entertainment; FREE workshops; tours of ACUA facilities and a Colors of the Earth 5k. Full details available online.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Atlantic County Utilities Authority
6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234


Northern Valley Earth Fair 2017

Earth Day Celebration - a fun day for the whole family. Featuring music, arts & crafts, demonstrations, vendors, environmental & education shows, raffles, animal displays, and entertainment.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Tenakill Middle School
275 High St., Closter, NJ 07624

6th Annual Bergen County Earth Week Fair & Market

The B Hive Organic Salon will host its fifth annual Outdoor Earth Week Green Fair and Market. The event will include great products such as local honey, handmade candles and body products, henna and glitter tattoos, face painting, balloons and much more for the whole family. Veterans Plaza, Oradell, next to the Oradell Train Station. 10 am - 4 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Pl., Oradell, NJ 07649


Comedy UnCorked

Social hour 6 – 7 pm (Cash Bar). Seating starts at approximately 6:15 pm. 3 Course wine paired dinner begins at 7 pm. Comedy Show immediately following dinner, 8 pm featuring 3 amazing NYC comics and comedic host Sam Mushman.  $50 per person. All tickets are purchased in advance and prepaid via phone or in person at the winery.  All sales are final and non-refundable.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Willow Creek Winery
168 Stevens St., West Cape May, NJ 08204

Exit Zero Jazz Festival

Headliners: Maceo Parker with the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes and Robert Glasper Experiment. More Great Talent throughout the Weekend – 2017 Artist in Residence Michael Pedicin, Kenny Barron, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Freddie Hendrix, Phillybloco, Brian Betz & Denis DiBlasio 4tet + More Presented by Exit Zero Publishing, Motéma Music, Chris Clemans Sotheby's International Realty and Produced by Spy Boy Productions

Date: April 21st, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204


Earth Day Celebration

This special event will include an outdoor art project, a station about bees and bee conservation, live animals, guided hikes every hour on the half hour, and a scout station featuring Outdoor Survival skills. In addition, visit the Arboretum's brand new STONE HOUSE NATURE CENTER, a museum-quality exhibit featuring sculptural trees and canopies, interactive learning and discovery stations, and, under the historic arched windows of the Stone House, a viewing platform that will allow visitors to look out onto the arboretum's majestic forest. Visit our wonderful honey bees, Eastern Kingsnake, Eastern Painted Turtles, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Corn Snake, Eastern Rat Snake, Eastern Box Tortoise, and Domestic Rabbit! 11 am - 3 pm.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078

Essex County 1-Mile Fun Run & Family Day

Celebrate the arrival of spring and get fit with your family at our one-mile fun fun/walk through the Southern Division of the park. The celebration continues after the race at the Prudential Concert Grove with hula hooping, paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, our grab food from one of many food vendors. Both events are free to participate.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Branch Brook Park, Southern Division
Park Ave. & Lake St., Newark, NJ 07104


11th Annual Bring the Heat Annual Chili Cook-off

Enter chili of any type for $25; individual and restaurant categories - cash prizes for individuals; plaque for best restaurant. Peoples Choice Awards too! Music/Tricky Tray/Wine/Beer too! 4 - 8 pm. Rain or shine. Attend to taste - $15, or $12 in advance; children 12 & under free.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad
48 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809

Spring Food Truck and Wine Festival

Welcome Spring in our picturesque estate vineyard while enjoying cuisine from the region's most popular food trucks, sampling our nationally award-winning wines, and live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under are free. Reservations are not required. Food prices vary by truck. Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass. ABSOLUTELY NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS PERMITTED. This is a food event! By law, only Alba Vineyard's wines may be consumed on the property. No beer or other alcohol is allowed on the premises. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach umbrella. No pets, canopies, or EZ-Up shelters.

Date: April 22nd, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ 08848

Grape Gallop

Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting. 5K run or walk through picturesque Alba Vineyard.  After the race, grab a glass and stimulate your taste buds by sampling Alba's award-winning wines. Participant benefits - Event T-Shirt, Grape Gallop Wine Glass, Tote Bag, Free Event Photos, and Wine Sampling.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ 08848


100% Handcrafted: Arts & Crafts Fair

Do your shopping off the beaten path-at the 11th annual 100% Handcrafted juried arts and crafts fair at Robbinsville High School. You'll find one-of-a-kind gifts for the special people in your life. Over 100 artisans, whose specialties include pottery, jewelry, botanicals, wood, paper, textiles, photography, metal, candles, soap and gourmet food products, will showcase their work in the high school's beautiful skylighted commons and gym. Admission is FREE!!! Parking is FREE!!! Door Prize ticket is FREE!!! FREE Crafters' Raffle ticket for your donation of a toiletry item to the Robbinsville Food Pantry!! All proceeds benefit the Robbinsville High School theater and instrumental music programs.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Robbinsville High School
155 Robbinsville Edinburg Rd., Robbinsville, NJ 08691


Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

APMFF is a three-day festival featuring 15 performances, intimate Q&As and over 40 films. Visit www.APMFF.com for show updates and to purchase tickets. Connect with over 10,000 music & film fans as APMFF takes over all of Asbury Park with venues including the historic Paramount Theatre, the iconic Stone Pony, Wonder Bar and the recently revamped House of Independents. APMFF teams up with galleries on Cookman Ave. and the "Best New Hotel in the Country", (as voted by USA Today readers), the Asbury Hotel. APMFF continues to support the underserved children in Asbury Park; one the most challenged youth communities in the country by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities.

Date: April 21st, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Various venues throughout Asbury Park
1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Spring Craft Show

The Spring Craft Show will be held from 9 am - 1 pm. Find the perfect Mother's Day gift or item for your home or garden. Admission and parking are free.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center
151 Red Hill Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748

COA's Beach Sweeps

Celebrate Jersey Shore Pride! Join the wave of Beach Sweeps volunteers at over 70 sites from Cape May to the Passaic River. Thousands of citizens flock to the beaches from 9 am - 12:30 pm to remove harmful litter before the start of the summer season. Beach Sweeps is the longest running and largest environmental grassroots event in NJ. All ages are welcome to volunteer and make a difference for the marine environment!

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: 70 locations throughout NJ, visit website for info.

Walking Tour of Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove was founded by Methodists who wanted to establish a wholesome, religious atmosphere for summer recreation. They created a set of rules and regulations governing behavior that became famous around the world for being strict even by Victorian standards. You might wonder how anyone managed to have a good time! But they did, and on this tour, you'll learn how. This tour explores the famous tent homes of Ocean Grove, Ocean Pathway, and the boardwalk. About 60 minutes. Meets in front of the Great Auditorium at 6 pm. Reservations online or by phone.

Date: April 21st, 2017
Location: Tiny Tours of Ocean Grove
59 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ 07756


Stirling Street Fair

The Stirling Street Fair, hosted by the Long Hill Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 am - 5 pm (no rain date.) Among the highlights will be ethnic foods, music, a special section with craft exhibitors & artists, antiques, rides for children, games and a petting zoo. Local organizations, including the Long Hill Seniors, will also have tables to pass out literature and to meet and greet residents who want to get more information about the programs and services offered. The Long Hill emergency services, including the Stirling and Millington Volunteer Fire Companies, the Long Hill First Aid Squad, the Police Department, and CERT (Civilian Emergency Response Team), will be represented. CERT volunteers and members of the Long Hill Police Explorers will help with crowd control and traffic safety. Come eat, shop & play!

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Main Ave., Stirling, NJ 07980

Diamonds for Kale

Come join us to dance the night away as we celebrate our commitment to building common ground and growing community. Enjoy our signature drink and artisan appetizers. Participate in our silent auction and take home a 'green' swag bag courtesy of our sponsors. Tickets are available through our website. Grow It Green is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building community through collaborative projects centered around food, education and shared outdoor spaces. We donate thousands of pounds of produce to food pantries in Morris County.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: The Kellogg Club
25 Colles Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960


Earth Day Festival

Highlights of the day include interactive recycling arts workshops, gardening activities, outdoor games, an artisan faire with live demonstrations, family line dancing and live music. Walk-ins welcome, no reservation required. Noon - 4 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd., Elmer, NJ 08318


Somerset County 4-H Spring Carnival

The Somerset County 4-H Association is pleased to announce its second annual Spring Carnival on Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm. The carnival will have games, prizes, face painting, a petting zoo, magic shows, and more. Admission is $12/participant which includes unlimited games and activities. Adults are free. Food - including hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, and bubble tea- will be available for purchase. Proceeds will support the Somerset County Youth Development Program. Additional information available by phone, email or online.

Date: April 22nd, 2017
Location: Ted Blum 4-H Center (Parking Lot)
310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Arts & Crafts Festival

Exhibitors are delighted to see the number of visitors that come to the festival. Many of the restaurants have open air seating, there is an area with live music, and a "hands on" free craft section for children (no rides or other festivities for kids are available). This event is juried and has approximately 150 exhibitors, all artists, crafters and photographers, approximately 60% are returning exhibitors.It will feature artisans, craftsmen and photographers displaying & selling a wonderful mix of quality contemporary crafts as well as fine art. There will be original handmade works such as oil & acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden works and more. This festival is open from 10 am - 5 pm. There will be many gourmet food vendors selling along the festival site, so come hungry! There will be demonstrations from some of the exhibitors and a live concert.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Historic Somerville Downtown
E. Main St., Somerville, NJ 08876


Rahway's Taste of Spring

Rahway Taste of Spring is here! It is one of the largest and best attended tasting events in New Jersey. This one night event features culinary delights of more than 40 regional food establishments, Tasting Stations, Fine Wine, Aperitifs, Craft Beer and Live Entertainment. $30 Advance purchase, Door price is $40.

Date: April 21st, 2017
Location: Rahway Recreational Center
275 E. Milton Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065

Daffodil Day

Join us as we celebrate spring among thousands of blooming daffodils at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. This fun spring festival includes games, arts and crafts, activities, food vendors, entertainment, an art exhibit and more. No registration necessary. Entry is free for Arboretum members; Non-members $10/person, $25/family. Additional information available online. 11 am - 4 pm.

Date: April 23rd, 2017
Location: Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901


Flint Hill Farm Cheese Tasting

In addition to outstanding farm education programs, Flint Hill produces handmade goat and cow milk cheese which we will sample. Aged cheddar, garlic-basil seasoned cheese and cream cheese spreads will be available to taste. 1 - 4 pm. Admission $10, includes cheese samplings, wine tasting, a glass of wine to enjoy with the cheese and a gift glass to take home.

Date: April 22nd, 2017 - April 23rd, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rt. 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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