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!


Dance mistress Denise Piccino and the Tricorne Dancers will give three 45-minute public performances in the Steuben House at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Ridley & Anne Enslow will provide musical accompaniment on fiddle and hammered dulcimer. Throughout the afternoon, Rodger Yaden will portray General George Washington. Hot cider and crullers will be served in the restored 18th-century tavern in the Campbell-Christie House, where our gift shop is also located. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the Out-Kitchen, featuring meal items that General Washington might have eaten during his stay at New Bridge in 1780 and recipes from Martha's cookbook. Re-enactors from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment will demonstrate military life. Admission: $10 Adult, $7 Children, BCHS Members are free. Free parking is available or take the train on the Pascack Valley line to "New Bridge Landing" train stop. Walk one block north to New Bridge Landing. HNBL is only 7 miles from the GWB.

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


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

Polar Bear Plunge events will begin on Fri., Feb. 17, with the crowning of the Royal Family. The Prince and Princess Contest will begin at 7 pm, and the King and Queen Contest is 9 pm at LaCosta, JFK Blvd. & Landis Avenue. To enter the Prince and Princess Contest, visit website or call (609) 263-9090. To learn about the King and Queen Contest, visit website or call. Sat., Feb. 18, a Costume Contest will start at Noon at LaCosta, followed by the Plunge at 2 pm on the JFK Boulevard Beach. To enter the Costume Contest or register to take the Plunge, visit website or call. Post-Plunge Party at 2:30 pm and the Costume Contest Awards Ceremony at 4 pm back at LaCosta. Sun., Feb. 19,  a 5K Run and 1.5-Mile Fun Walk for Autism at Noon on the Promenade.

Date: February 17th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Location: LaCosta Lounge
3000 Landis Ave., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243


The classic tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company USA. Following a sell-out tour of China, and the UK, The Panto Company USA brings you their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's beloved story.

Date: February 18th, 2017
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079


Kick cabin fever and join us in our fire-lit Vista Room for an evening of entertainment fueled by delectable wine. Sit back, relax, and soak in the acoustic style of Tam Garcia while sipping a glass of your favorite wine! You are welcome to bring your own food. Time: 6 - 9 pm. Admission: $5 per person, reservation tickets are required for this event. TICKET & EVENT POLICIES, Your name is added to our guest list when you reserve. Just let us know who you are or what group you are in when you arrive. GROUP RESERVATIONS - groups must reserve all tickets in one purchase. If tickets are purchased separately groups may be seated separately. ALL TICKET PURCHASES ARE FINAL, no refunds or transfers. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL - by law, only Old York Cellars' wine is allowed on premise. Coolers and bags will be checked.

Date: February 18th, 2017
Location: Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


George Washington's Birthday Celebration at the Johnson Ferry House from 1 - 4 pm. A host of activities including 18th century music in the parlor, FAQ's about our first president, history and baking of gingerbread, colonial education, toys and games, woodworking, etc. No fee. $5 donation suggested. Refreshments of punch and gingerbread. Call for more information.

Date: February 19th, 2017
Location: Johnson Ferry House
355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560

The Mercer County Chapter of Project Linus is hosting a Make a Blanket Day Event from 2 - 5 pm at Sylvan Learning Center in Hamilton. This is open to the public and people can either bring completed new handmade blankets to donate or bring materials to work on the blankets at the event. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. We also accept donations of fleece, yarn, quilting materials, or monetary donations. The blankets are delivered to children 0 -18 years old who are in need. Some of the organizations we have been able to support are the Robbinsville Police Department, the Bordertown Fire Department, Catholic Charities, several hospitals, PEI Kids, Womanspace, HomeFront, RISE, The Bag Project, etc. In the last quarter of 2016 alone Project Linus Mercer County, NJ delivered 650 blankets to children in need. Please contact me if you have any questions - Cindy Rosen call, email or go online.

Date: February 18th, 2017
Location: Sylvan Learning Center
3635 Quakerbridge Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619

Visit the Museum Saturday or Sunday for story time in the Discovery Den. This month we're reading "A Splash of Red: The life and art of Horace Pippin." This award winning picture book tells the story of local artist Horace Pippin. From the time he was a child Horace loved to draw but he didn't become well known until much later in life. Today museums in Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC and many more have collected his work. You can see one of his pieces right here in this Museum! Story time is held the third weekend of every month in the Discovery Den and is intended for children ages 3 to 8.

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


The New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo has something for every age and interest with hundreds of new boats on sale from the top dealers in the state representing boating's most popular brands. Attendees will be able to board and shop over 80 different boat brands and models of all sizes. The show also has a Boater's Marketplace, FREE Seminars & Boating Safety Classes and the Kids Cove for the little boaters.

Date: February 16th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Location: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center at Raritan Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837


Based on the popular children's book Pinkalicious, the stage musical was written by the original authors Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann with music and lyrics by John Gregor. Pinkalicious and can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe-a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. The show is directed by Teresa Pond. Show tickets include free pink cupcakes for all children!

Date: February 19th, 2017
Location: Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Ave., Deal Park, NJ 07753


Storytelling is the native language of all human beings. But what would the world have become without stories? THE BOX OF STORIES presents a world that might have been. When the trickster gods Coyote, Loki, and Anansi steal the art of storytelling from mankind, sealing away stories into a magical box, it is a young girl without a name that rises to become a hero. Upon finding the box, she uses the stories inside to reintroduce mankind to civilization. Spanning the realms of Native American, Norse, African, Greek, Indian, Vietnamese, Celtic, and Middle Eastern mythology, THE BOX OF STORIES demonstrates the power of the spoken word and the ability of mankind to grow, learn, and survive. Time: Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 4 pm. FREE Post-Show Talkback Sessions: Feb. 10, 11 & 12.

Date: February 10th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Location: Historic Palace Theatre
7 Ledgewood Ave., Netcong, NJ 07857


The Centennial of the young nation's first great hero inspired great celebration among early 19th century Americans.They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. They also held balls, complete with cake and dancing. On Sunday, the Dey Mansion will celebrate Washington's Birthday weekend in the exact same spirit! Visitors can take part in a salute to George Washington, eat cake, and learn more about the country's first president. Special appearances will be made by New Jersey's local militia. The day will also be filled with 18th century dancing, music, demonstrations, and crafters.

Date: February 19th, 2017
Location: Dey Mansion
199 Totowa Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470


The beloved tale of The Little Mermaid follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is something more for her out of the water. With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original and current hit songs, this adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic story is a fantastic, funny and exciting interactive show, fun for the whole family! Shows at 1:30 and 4:30 pm.

Date: February 19th, 2017
Location: The Newton Theatre
234 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860


A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It's the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there's air! This production is presented as part of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders' Sensory Friendly Theatre (SFT) series – live performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and other sensitivities. Show begins at 2 pm. Tickets are $8.

Date: February 19th, 2017
Location: Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065


Ever since good ol' George reputedly cut down his father's cherry tree we have all honored this tasty fruit as a symbol of honesty. Come on out to sample our Honest Cherry Wine and to enjoy a wine cocktail featuring cherries. Admission $10 includes wine tasting, Honest Cherry samples, a wine cocktail featuring cherries and gift glass to keep.

Date: February 18th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rte. 627, Philipsburg, NJ 08865

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember by spending it with someone special at Alba Vineyard. Two weekends to celebrate wine and romance and indulge in triple decadence, Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese. Treat your valentine to samples of award winning wines paired with exquisite chocolates, artisan cheeses, and wonderful culinary treats! We will feature local caterers who will offer samples of their amazing food specialties to pair with our wines. The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older), which includes samples of Alba's award winning wines, chocolates, food pairings, cellar tours, and an etched Alba wine glass. No Reservations.

Date: February 18th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, NJ 08848

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