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Mar. 17-19 events — The best things to do this weekend in NJ

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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 in the great Garden State!

St. Patty’s Day with Big Joe Henry

Join Big Joe Henry on Friday, March 17th, starting at 7:00 p.m. as he broadcasts from the Hooters in Lawrenceville! We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and kick off March Madness. Watch all of the basketball action with the Hooters girls, along with a basket of their famous wings! We’ll see you there. 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Date: March 17th, 2016
Location: Hooters of Lawrenceville
400 Mercer Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


BERGEN COUNTY


Under the Shad Moon, Chwame Gischuch – Lenape New Year

The Bergen County Historical Society celebrates Under the Shad Moon, Chwame Gischuch, the Lenape New Year, from 1 – 5 pm. Check our website closer to the event date for more information, or email us.

Date: March 19th, 2017
Location: Historic New Bridge Landing
1201-1209 Main St., River Edge, NJ 07661


BURLINGTON COUNTY


Hairspray, Jr.

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company presents its Winter Stage production of “Hairspray, Jr.” This family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hairspray, Jr.” is a show that celebrates diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor. It’s 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, ‘Tracy Turnblad’, has one big dream – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning ‘Miss Teen Hairspray’, and integrate a TV network in the process. Tickets: $10. Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm.

Date: March 17th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017
Location: William Allen Middle School
801 N. Stanwick Rd., Moorestown, NJ 08057

Women’s History: Taking a Stand Presentation

Women’s History, Taking A Stand: Elizabeth White and Four Mile Colony, presented by Albertine Senske, lead archivist of Whitesbog Preservation Trust. In celebration of Women’s History Month, she will explore the contributions made by Elizabeth C. White over three decades, focusing on her revolutionary approach to empowering developmentally handicapped persons with the founding and day-to-day operations of Four Mile Colony (now known as New Lisbon Developmental Center). Learn about the Colony’s beginning, its expansion, and the people involved in its early history. The presentation begins at 2 pm. A donation of $5 per person is requested.

Date: March 19th, 2017
Location: Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W. Whitesbog Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015


CAMDEN COUNTY


Psychic & Healing Expo

The Psychic & Healing Expo attracts many hundreds of curious people of all ages and backgrounds who come to experience the nearly 50 diverse exhibitors representing Mind, Body and Spirit – as well as the fascinating free lectures. Lots of those attending want to learn what our professional, caring psychics, card readers and mediums have to say to them. Others come to experience one of the many different healing modalities that are available such as reiki, chair massage, reflexology, and others. Our exhibitors offer a wide variety of products including healing crystals and gemstones, spiritual jewelry, metaphysical books, aura photography, henna art, herbal body care, and so much more! Admission is only $5 at-the-door and free for kids 12 and under. This is a family event where there’s something for everyone. It’s a great place to explore, learn, and purchase gifts for family, friends and yourself!

Date: March 19th, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn
2175 Marlton Pike Rd. W., (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


CAPE MAY COUNTY


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: March 18th, 2017
Location: Willow Creek Winery
168 Stevens St., West Cape May, NJ 08204

Spring Bridal Fair

Brides will be able to meet face to face with wedding professionals and find everything they need to create the wedding of their dreams from Noon – 4 pm! All registered brides are eligible to win a five-day, four-night honeymoon. Free admission, free prize drawings, free gift for pre-registered brides! Vendors include Wedding Venues, Caterers & Menu Samples – Save The Dates & Invitations – Photographers, Videographers & Photo Booths – Florists & Decor Specialists – Bridal & Formal Fashions – Salons & Spas – Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Services – Transportation Companies – DJ & Musical Entertainment – Favors, Gifts and much more!

Date: March 19th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


HUNTERDON COUNTY


3rd Annual “Swing Into Spring” – Comdey Night

Keep the Luck O’ The Irish going and celebrate Spring 2017 with comedy, buffet & dessert! There will be an evening of food, drink and funny men at the 3rd Annual Swing into Spring event which benefits central NJ nonprofit Spring Reins of Life. Featured stand-up comic is Don Jamieson, and he will be joined by Mark Riccadonna and Jesse Thomas with intro by Buddy Harris. Ticket includes buffet, dessert and hours of fun with a full service cash bar all night. Doors open for buffet and drinks at 5:30 pm, Comedians take over at 7 pm. Ticket are $35.

Date: March 18th, 2017
Location: Flemington Elks Lodge
165 Rt. 31 S., Flemington, NJ 08822

Tutus and Tiaras

Does your little one dance around the house pretending to be a ballerina or a toy soldier? Join Roxey Ballet for Tutus & Tiaras, featuring music and dance specifically designed to introduce young children to ballet through storytelling. For each event, the program will focus on a different children’s ballet. Young, aspiring dancers will hear a story read by a dancer, learn how dancers tell stories with pantomime, have the opportunity to see and touch the dancers’ costumes and pointe shoes, and create a small souvenir to take home.

Date: March 19th, 2017
Location: Roxey Ballet
243 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530


MERCER COUNTY


Story Time at the Museum

Visit the Museum Saturday or Sunday for story time in the Discovery Den. This month, we’re reading “Corduroy.” This classic is one of School Library Journal’s Top 100 Picture Books of All Time. Corduroy is a small bear waiting on a department store shelf for someone to take him home. Your family will enjoy this wonderful tale of love and friendship whether it’s the first time or the 100th time hearing it. Afterwards, visit the Toy World exhibition to be taken back in time to department store toy displays from the 1940’s to 1860’s. What is your favorite toy?

Date: March 18th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017
Location: New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Highlands 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade begins at 2 pm from Huddy Park at Bay and Waterwitch Avenues. Competition of Floats, many giveaways, 12 Pipe & Drum Bands, Irish Dancers and more. Visit all Highlands establishments for parade specials and festivities.

Date: March 18th, 2017
Location: Huddy Park
Bay & Waterwitch Aves., Highlands, NJ 07732


MORRIS COUNTY


Spring CraftMorristown

Spring CraftMorristown returns offering winter-weary handmade design lovers “first dibs” on the year’s newest creations by 150 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country. These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their pieces with their distinctive creative vision. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Friday 4 – 8 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free.

Date: March 17th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017
Location: Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960

St. Patrick’s Celebration

Chimney Rock Inn is spreading Irish cheer! A special homemade Irish menu starts March 9. A home cooked menu will consist of corned beef, cabbage & potato platter, corned beef sandwich, Guinness beef pot pie & Irish soda bread. Catch FREE live bands playing traditional Irish music. Reservations are recommended. – Sunday, March 12: “Bloody Callan” at Bridgewater & “Round The House” at Gillette (Three Seatings Available: 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm) – Tuesday, March 14: “The Snakes” at Bridgewater & “Bloody Callan” at Gillette (Two Seatings Available: 5:45 & 7:15 pm) – Thursday, March 16: “Round The House” at Bridgewater & “Lagans Love” at Gillette (Three Seatings Available: 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm) – Friday, March 17: “Hooley Shooters” (12-3 pm) & “Courtney Colletti” (5-9 pm) at Bridgewater, “Lagans Love” at Gillette (Performance Times: 12-3 pm & 5-9 pm) – Not accepting reservations for this day.

Date: March 9th, 2017 – March 17th, 2017
Location: Chimney O’ Rock
342 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes you on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved neighborhood. Based on the PBS Kids series produced by the Fred Rogers Company. Time: 2 pm & 5 pm. Tickets: $20 – $50. Ages: 2 – 6.

Date: March 18th, 2017
Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960

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