Looking for something to do this weekend? Big Joe’s got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here the great Garden State!


Taste of the Town

Local restaurants, eateries, individuals, and entertainment are showcased in this all day food lover's delight. Along with great food and drink, there is a silent auction at this event hosted by the Hammonton Education Foundation.

Date: April 3rd, 2016
Location: Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037



Paws For Art and Wheaton Barks Dog Show

Paws for Art is created in partnership with the Cumberland County SPCA, this free community event brings pet owners and their dogs on site for a day of art and fun from 11 am - 4 pm. Pet food donations are welcome. Highlights include: WheatonBarks Dog Show and Parade at 2 pm. Trophies will be awarded in both Adult and Children's classes in each of the following categories: Best Pet Costume, Macho Mutt, Petite Pup, Prettiest Pooch, Pet and Owner Look-Alike, Tons of Fun, and Senior Pet (adults only). "Top Show Dog" awards will be Best in Show, Top Dog and Sportsmanship. - Animal Themed Glassmaking Demonstrations in the Glass Studio at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Pet Themed Kids' Hands-On Activities - Dog Activities - And More!

Date: April 3rd, 2016
Location: Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332

Seasonal Re-Opening of the 1730 Gibbon House

The Cumberland County Historical Society invites the public to visit Greenwich for the re-opening of the 1730 Gibbon House for the 2016 season. Light refreshments to be served. All the museums will be open this afternoon from 1 - 4 pm: 1680 Swedish Granary, Red Barn Museum, Warren & Reba Lummis Genealogical & Historical Library, 1852 John DuBois Maritime Museum, Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County, and the 1908 Teaburners' Monument. Program and exhibits to be announced.

Date: April 3rd, 2016
Location: Gibbon House
960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich, NJ 08323


The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was Roald Dahl's personal favorite. On stage, his whizz-cracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures. The BFG won the Federation of Children's Book Groups Award in 1982. In 1989 it was turned into an animated film featuring the voice of David Jason. More than 30 years later, the Big Friendly Giant remains a much-loved character whose turned-around language of gobblefunk continues to tongue-tie us all.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079


South Jersey GeekFest

South Jersey Geek fest is a celebration of your geekery featuring comics, tabletop games, video games, youtubers, cosplayers and more.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Woodbury Heights Community Center
741 Helen Ave., Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

Doo-Wop at The Broadway

Come enjoy Doo Wop at the Broadway featuring: Barbara Harris & The Toys, Emil Stucchio & The Classics, and Charlie Thomas' Drifters. These groups will be performing classic tunes from the 50's and 60's guaranteed to get you moving in your seat! Songs from all groups include: Save the Last Dance For Me, Spanish Harlem, O Solo Mia, Somewhere, A Lovers Concerto, Attack, and many more! Tickets: $35.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071


1st Annual 5K to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

NOCC is hosting it's 1st Annual Run/Walk 5k on April 2, and I was hoping you could lend a voice to our cause, and help promote with your members (or even attend!). The annual Run/Walks (20+ all over the country) are our largest fundraising activation. More info on the charity available here & race details below/attached. 11 am, 11:30 am (running, walking) Cost: $35.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Liberty State Park
Freedom Way, Jersey City, NJ 07305


Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

Join us for our first ever two-day market! Different vendors and a dozen food trucks each day! The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk rock-inspired flea market that takes place three times per year in Trenton, NJ. We include 200+ vendors from more than eight states selling everything from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, silkscreened posters and handmade jewelry to handmade tshirts, vintage toys, vinyl (of course), bone jewelry, taxidermy and numerous other interesting curiosities and unique collectibles. We also join forces with a dozen of the tri-state's BEST food trucks to offer an incredible array of cuisine. The TPRFM hosted our first event in January 2013 and welcomed just over 50 vendors and has grown, in a few short years, to hosting over 200 vendors with 250 tables. We were recently named one of the Best Flea Markets in America by Huffington Post.

Date: April 2nd, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
Location: Historic Roebling Wire Works
675 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08611


Glen Burtnik & Friends The British Invasion Concert Featuring the Weeklings

Glen Burtnik & Friends return! The invading British groups of the 60s created some of the most memorable tunes of that decade. Join Glen Burtnik & Friends as they salute the British Invasion and the classic music from this breakthrough era, from the time the Beatles conquered the world to the end of the explosive 60s (and beyond!). Line-up to be announced. 8 pm.  Tickets: $30-$60

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Visiting Filmmaker Series: Guy Maddin, "The Forbidden Room"

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love in the latest work from the experimental Canadian filmmaker. 6 pm. Free.

Date: April 1st, 2016
Location: Van Dyck Hall, Room 211
16 Seminary Pl., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

SCA Holi Festival of Colors

After the grand success of our annual Festival of Lights -Diwali event in NJ we are now bringing you SCA HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS. Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of Sharing love. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. Colors are available to Purchase at the event! (while supplies last) No outside colors will be allowed.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Edward A. Grekoski Park
375 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ 08882


The Historic Village at Allaire's Opening Weekend

All of the historic homes and craft shops will be open for tours and craft demonstrations! There will be a special Evening Lantern Tour from 7 - 9:30 pm exploring the sights and sounds of the village at night. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $10 per person. Admission is free for the day event. 11 am - 4 pm

Date: April 2nd, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
Location: The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727


Frog Jamboree

All Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about these frogs while listening to their chorus. 10 - 11 am. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ 07928

4th Psychic Fair

Come join us at The Meyersville Inn for a magical day filled with crystals, energy, fairies, unique items to purchase, healing, and more! This is a fun event for all! Noon - 4 pm. RSVP on Facebook.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Meyersville Inn
632 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933

African Violet Club of Morris County Annual Show and Sale

This is the 21st year for this popular flower show and sale for the African Violet Club of Morris County. Come see a room full of these beautiful diminutive house plants, get growing tips and advice from the experts, and purchase a few of these lovely plants to take home. This year's show theme is 'Violets on the Campaign Trail.' Saturday: 1:30 - 4:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm. Free.

Date: April 2nd, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960


The Civil War and the Evolving Role of Women in the American Society

Special Program, Sandi Grant will talk about the changes that occurred in women's lives during the Civil War, how it affected them, how they dealt with the loss of income, companionship, support, and how they were able to help the men who went off to war. The Civil War had a significant impact on women who took on new roles in support of the men who marched off to war to defend and maintain their way of life and culture. In order to survive and care for their families women of all ages in the North and South had to take on the responsibilities traditionally held by men. They stepped up to become farmers, bankers, merchants, and in some cases, nurses, doctors, spies and soldiers. The Civil War marked a major turning point for women and their roles in society. The sacrifices women made heighten the Nation's perception of its citizens' capabilities and accelerated attainment of equality, and civil rights not only for the races but for women. The program will begin at 1 pm.

Date: April 3rd, 2016
Location: Pennsville Township Historical Society
86 Church Landing Rd., Pennsville, NJ 08070


Around the World Wine Tasting

Taste your way around the globe when our popular spring wine tasting affair returns and enjoy sampling over 100 wines from some of the most celebrated regions in the world. Hosted by Terri Baldwin, Wine Director and Sommelier, and held in the Fenwick Ballroom where light hors d'oeurvres will be served. Reservations are $55 per person with $20 credit towards wine purchases.

Date: April 1st, 2016
Location: Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924


8th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Join us for a celebration of the world's best wines and renowned local and national chefs at the 8th Annual NJ Wine & Food Festival. The weekend's events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados! This year's exciting line up of events will include The Grand Tasting, an Italian themed Wine Cellar Dinner with award-winning winemaker Sebastiano Rossa from Sassacaia & Biserno, Top Chefs & Top Wines Dinner, tastings of award-winning small production wines, and a variety of exciting seminars with chefs and winemakers from around the world.

Date: April 1st, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
Location: Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute

Critically acclaimed Yesterday recreates historic Beatles performances in an amazing musical tour through the greatest hits of the Fab Four's illustrious career. Yesterday has thrilled audiences worldwide with their amazingly convincing and accurate portrayals of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and their outstanding vocals and musicianship.

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: The Newton Theatre
234 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860


Munch Madness Family Festival

Get ready for MUNCH Madness! The second annual family festival and BBQ competition will take place from Noon - 6 pm. Starting at Noon to 2 pm at the Rahway Recreation Center we will have the Court Jesters basketball team putting on a show for all to see, admission is free. Then at 2 pm, we take the party outside where face painting, food trucks, carnival-style games, basketball competitions, BBQ competition, and many more surprises will take place! After this cold winter come out and have some spring fun!

Date: April 2nd, 2016
Location: Rahway Recreation Center
3 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

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