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!


Join us for the 2nd annual Ride the Vines event! Enjoy your choice of 2 courses through flat farm land and vineyards. Relax afterwards with wine tasting from 3 local wineries: Bellview Winery, Coda Rossa Winery, and Plagido Winery. There will be live music, a food vendor and plenty of fun to go around. Registration begins at 7:30 am and closes at 9:30 am. Riders will leave in groups of 8-10 from Bellview Winery and must be wearing a helmet and obey all traffic and safety laws. Live Music and Tasting will begin at 10 am at Bellview Winery. Pre-registration is $30 which includes wine tasting, t-shirt, souvenir glass, and music. Day of ride registration is $40 and includes t-shirt (while supplies last), souvenir glass, and music. If you would rather just cheer on your friends and taste some wine there is also a $10 spectator option that includes wine tasting, souvenir glass and live music. Questions?

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08326

The race starts at 9 am, day of registration starts at 7:15 am. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Alzheimer's Outreach Services of Seashore Gardens Living Center, an independent nonprofit Home for the Aged. Be a Superhero for Alzheimer's! Run or walk in your best superhero costume during the race! Prizes for Best Individual Costume, Best Family/Group Costume, & Best Children's Costume. Cash Awards: 1st Place Overall Male & Female: $250 each 2nd Place Overall Male & Female: $150 each 3rd Place Overall Male & Female: $100 each Medals for top three male and female in each age category (overall winners excluded): 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Prizes will also be awarded for top fundraising team, largest team, Best Individual Costume, Best Family/Group Costume, & Best Children's Costume!

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

30+ Local artists and their wares will be displayed in the Village. The Art Walk is hosted by Underground and any artists who would like to participate can call them at 609-652-5200. Historic Smithville has over 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel, train, paddle boats, antique arcade, lodging and over 26 free weekend events!

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205


Over 200 Artists, Crafters and Vendors. 25,000 Spectators. Free Admission. Free Parking on streets. 11 am – 5 pm.

Date: April 16th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016
Location: Downtown, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Over 125 exhibitors, merchandise vendors, amusement vendors, special section for craft exhibitors, great food vendors, kiddie rides, face painters, nonprofits, commercial vendors, entertainment- variety of musical performers on stage, and much more! No entrance fee. For more information call or visit the website.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: W. Pleasant Ave., Lincoln Ave. to Maywood Ave., Maywood, NJ


Trek and paddle along the edges of the Mullica River at Goshen Pond and discover its secrets. Join Pinelands Adventures Naturalist and educator John Volpa for this special Pine Barrens sampler, a three-hour exploration of Pine Barrens life. This program includes a shore walk to learn about uplands and Atlantic Cedar Swamp habitats, conduct a water quality survey, try dip and seine netting. This guided adventure also includes a 90-minute canoe trip on Goshen Pond. Great for families and recommended for kids age 8 and older.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Pinelands Adventures
1005 Atsion Rd., Shamong, NJ 08088


Grab your best girlfriends and enjoy time away from the holiday to-do list as you play bingo, enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company and win some great prizes.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean St., Cape May, NJ 08204


Dozens of artists and crafters, as well as live music and a selection of international foods. Younger visitors will enjoy the pony rides, petting zoo, clowns and jugglers. Admission is free.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Downtown, Millburn, NJ 07041

Visit the recently renovated and landscaped concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your family. Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, our grab food from one of many food vendors. The main stage entertainment will be contortionist Jared Rydelek with two shows at 11 am and 3 pm. Other family activities include a fishing derby that runs from  Noon to 2 pm with the award ceremony at 2:30 pm.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park
Concert Grove, Southern Division, Park Street Entrance, Newark, NJ

A howling good time at Turtle Back Zoo! Celebrate the wolves of our pack and their relatives in the wild. Ticket includes breakfast, activities, and admission to the zoo for the day. A portion of this event goes to animal conservation initiatives. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. $25/person. Children under two are free. Space is limited. Learn more and register online.

Date: April 16th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016
Location: Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

A one-hour documentary film screening on the life and music of renowned cultural treasure, Sephardic composer, and performer Flory Jagoda. Q&A & reception with Mrs. Jagoda following the film. 2 – 4 pm. $20 members /$25 nonmembers.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Montclair Art Museum
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042


Join us for a day of sheep shearing, colonial textile demonstrations, spinning, embroidery, hearth cooking, and kids' activities. Learn about the importance of textiles in colonial America.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Red Bank Battlefield and Whitall House
100 Hessian Ave., National Park, NJ 08063


The Arts Council of Princeton, in collaboration with the students of Princeton University and the town of Princeton, presents the 46th annual Communiversity ArtsFest from 1 - 6 pm. Communiversity ArtsFest features over 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise and culinary masterpieces from local chefs, plus six stages of continuous live entertainment. Communiversity ArtsFest draws over 40,000 art lovers and fun seekers to downtown Princeton, making it Central New Jersey's largest and longest running cultural event. For more information, please visit website or call.

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Palmers Square, Princeton University Campus
Nassau & Witherspoon Sts., Princeton, NJ 08542


American Repertory Ballet presents an evening of ballets inspired by infamous, revolutionary works that the legendary Ballets Russes brought to America in the early 20th century. The ambitious program features: Artistic Director Douglas Martin's Firebird, set to a compelling score by Stravinsky, Martin's Rite of Spring, also set to music by Stravinsky, and Kirk Peterson's Afternoon of a Faun (L'après-midi d'un faune), set to Debussy's provocative score.

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


Join us for our 19th Century Spring Festival! The village is welcoming spring; after a long cold winter, it is time to clean the flower and vegetable beds in time for spring. Get your hands dirty along side the villagers or join us for a garden tour. Historic homes and craft shops will be open for tours from 11 am - 4 pm. We have a spring auction in front of the General Store at 2 pm featuring handcrafts from our Allaire craftsman, arrangements by local florists, much more! This event is free to the public. The Historic Village at Allaire, the non profit living history museum receives no funding from the State of New Jersey and so relies on donations, admissions, and purchases made at the General Store and Bakery to continue teaching the public about life in New Jersey in 1836.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Homemade Honey Ice Cream, Honey for sale, Observation bee hive, Honey products for sale, Honey corn dogs, Wagon ride around the farm and Free game activities for the kids. Additional farm attractions are available daily. Event details subject to change without notice.

Date: April 16th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016
Location: Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ 08691


Help the Irish farmers with spring planting and barnyard chores. At The Willows, assist the Irish servants with the annual spring cleaning. Become acquainted with the Irish culture through food, dance, music, and a craft. 11 am - 4 pm.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township, NJ 07960


Enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $22.16 or $32.16. Visit the website for menus and details. Also check out the special events hosted throughout the week!

Date: April 15th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
Location: Asbury Park, Belmar, Long Branch, Red Bank
Various Locations, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 07852

Join us for our Earth Day celebration! You will learn how you can be a hero for our planet! There will be games, activities, crafts and keeper chats as well as conservation organizations on hand to offer ideas on how we can all keep our planet healthy. Come dressed in full costume of your favorite super hero and receive a $1 off admission.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

You are cordially invited to the Wedding Road Show on Long Beach Island - a self-guided wedding planning event. This special day is devoted to introducing you to the distinctive wedding experience available within the beautiful Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore. It's your opportunity to explore the area's many wedding venues, ceremony sites, inns, shops and services while earning chances to WIN prizes, sample menus and consult with our local wedding specialists along the way!

Date: April 17th, 2016
Location: Southern Ocean County Chamber Office
265 W. 9th St., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008


Celebrate NJFW with a fun night of dancing over savory and sweet tastings with the participating designers and models. Meet and network with sponsors, press, beauty professionals, media and supporters of New Jersey Fashion Week 2016. Your per person ticket includes a full night of fun with tastings, fashion shows and dancing.

Date: April 16th, 2016
Location: Lexus of Bridgewater - Dealership
1550 Rt. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08869

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