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!

Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights [Live Broadcast]

Grab your swim suit and join Big Joe Henry and New Jersey 101.5 at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights! We will be broadcasting LIVE from the top of The Spicy Cantina from 10a-3p. The Polar Bear Plunge benefits Special Olympics New Jersey and your contribution can help provide training to athletes and send them to the Special Olympics Games! Come take the plunge, or just come for all the fun. More information about the Polar Plunge and Special Olympics New Jersey can be found at plungeseaside.org.

Date: February 20th, 2016
Location: Spicy Cantina
500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Bergen County

Washington's Birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing

A Country Ball upon the 283rd Anniversary of Washington's Birthday. Eighteenth century dancing will be featured in the Steuben House between 1:30 pm & 4 pm under Denise Piccino's direction with Ridley & Anne Enslow providing 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 the gift shop is also located. Visitors may also see open-hearth cooking demonstrated in the Out-Kitchen. A tiger-stripe maple bedstead that family tradition noted was used in a local home where George Washington stayed during the 1780 Steenrapie Encampment, currently on display.

Date: February 21st, 2016
Location: Historic New Bridge Landing
1201-1209 Main St., River Edge, NJ 07661

Arts and Crafts Exhibition

The exhibition will include, paintings, art, clay work, pottery, photography, needlework, poetry, other publications and anything else that shows your talent.

Date: February 20th, 2016 - February 21st, 2016
Location: Hindu Samaj Mandir
247 W. Ramapo Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430

Essex County

Jazz in the Loft: Tommy Campbell’s Vocal Eyes

Tommy Campbell grew up outside of Philadelphia steeped in a musical environment permeated by the notes of his father, an organist and singer, and his uncle, Jimmy Smith, the renowned Hammond B-3 virtuoso. Campbell attended the Berklee College of Music, the international center for education in professional music renowned for its acclaimed jazz faculty, where he majored in instrumental performance (1979) and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998.

Date: February 21st, 2016
Location: SOPAC - 1 Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

Gloucester County

United States Navy Band Concert Band

The Concert Band is the United States Navy's premier wind ensemble, featuring 56 performers on a range of instruments such as flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, string bass, harp and percussion. The repertoire for this special concert includes marches, symphonic selections, patriotic work, and popular favorites. Tickets are free but advanced tickets are required. There is a limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

Date: February 20th, 2016
Location: Pfleeger Concert Hall - Rowan University
North Campus Dri., Glassboro, NJ 08028

Mercer County

Wicked Faire

We're holding the world's most unique Renaissance Faire for the very last time! Come the mad! Come the strange! Come the wild! Come all who like their reality a little twisted and their weekends jam-packed with entertainment, performers, vendors, and excitement! This is the Wicked Faire. If Renaissance Faires, conventions, Halloween, Rocky Horror, or any place of imagination feels like home to you – then you'll be in the right place!

Date: February 19th, 2016 - February 21st, 2016
Location: The Hyatt Regency of Princeton
102 Carnegie Ctr., Princeton, NJ 08540

Middlesex County

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra

This distinguished ensemble from the historic port city of Gdańsk on the coast of the Baltic Sea performs a splendid evening of Beethoven favorites under the baton of celebrated Polish conductor Boguslaw Dawidow. Founded in 1945 as the Gdansk Symphony on the heels of postwar Polish independence, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic is the largest music institution in northern Poland. 8 pm. Tickets: $35-$70

Date: February 19th, 2016
Location: State Theatre New Brunswick
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Monmouth County

George Washington's Birthday Celebration

Join us in celebrating George Washington's Birthday. In the early 1800's there was no holiday that the new nation could bond over more so than George Washington's Birthday. There were dances and festivities in almost every town. Join the workers and their families of the Howell Iron Works in a day of celebration! There will be a special reenactment in the Chapel at 1 pm. There will be hearth cooking demonstrations, craft demonstrations, and house tours! This event is a great time to get out of the house during winter and explore the village!

Date: February 21st, 2016
Location: The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727


Paul, Prince and Presley's dad is an international superstar: the greatest tight rope walker of all time. But his fame has kept him a mystery to his family, leaving each son searching for his own way to soar to new heights. Written by one of Latin America's leading contemporary playwrights, this moving new play reunites three brothers who try their best to walk the Ropes of life one step at a time.

Date: February 20th, 2016 - March 20th, 2016
Location: Two River Theater, Marion Huber Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701

Morris County

Comas Celtic Band in Concert

Comas is one of the most recognized bands in modern Celtic music throughout Europe and North America. Its four members draw their repertoire from the Irish musical tradition, folk music styles of other countries, and their own compositions. Concert begins at 8:00 pm. This is a Folk Project special concert. Tickets $20.

Date: February 19th, 2016
Location: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960

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. Ages 2-6. 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm. Tickets: $15-$30

Date: February 21st, 2016
Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960

Sussex County

Ralphie May

Comedian Ralphie May's material of his real life observations and frank commentary are hilarious. Since his debut on season one of "Last Comic Standing," audiences can't get enough of the larger-than-life comedian. His no nonsense point of view and sharp wit make his relatable comedic genius in higher demand than ever.

Date: February 21st, 2016
Location: The Newton Theatre
234 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860

Union County

Restaurant Week in Downtown Summit

Please join us and celebrate the wonderful eateries and food purveyors that downtown Summit has to offer. Many eateries will be offering special promotions during this time. A full list of participating restaurants and stores will be posted online closer to the event.

Date: February 19th, 2016 - February 28th, 2016
Location: Downtown Summit Restaurants, Summit, NJ 07901

Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden - Jersey Spirits Tasting

Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden – Jersey Spirits Tasting – sample craft spirits from one of the only craft distilleries in New Jersey, Jersey Spirit Distilling Company, paired perfectly with gourmet delicacies from E.V.O. Catering. (Registration required) 7 - 9:30 pm. Please visit the website to register.

Date: February 19th, 2016
Location: Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-8787 | 908-273-8787

Downton Abbey Luncheon

As the final season of Downton Abbey airs, step back in time and enjoy a luncheon fit for the Crawley family themselves! Our mouthwatering luncheon buffet includes your choice of red or white wine. A tour of Liberty Hall Museum follows the luncheon. Noon - 3 pm. $55 per person. Reservations required.

Date: February 20th, 2016
Location: Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083

The Asbury Park Music Scene

Motor City Revue
John Eddie

Ray Andersen & Friends

Ronnie Brandt & Freewheelin'