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 Big Joe Henry and the Jersey Prize Team as we broadcast live from Spicy Cantina in Seaside Heights for the 24th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, taking place on Saturday, February 25th! The Polar Bear Plunge benefits the New Jersey’s Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities & health screenings to the athletes. Visit the Polar Bear Plunge’s event website for more information and to register for THE 2017 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. Brought to you by Jack Daniels… Warm up this winter with Jack Daniels Family of Brands Cocktails. Your friends at Jack Daniels remind you to drink responsibly. Also sponsored by Ashley Home Stores of Central New Jersey, with locations in Freehold, Eatontown, Linden, Woodbridge, North Brunswick & Green Brook.

Date: February 25 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Spicy Cantina
500 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 United States


BURLINGTON COUNTY


The Roebling Museum STEM/STEAM fun for the entire family! Featuring bridge building, mini-catapult making and... special hands-on labs with STEM Education Majors from TCNJ! Make your own automated simple machine! Make some awesome galaxy slime! Just $5 per person (Kids 5 and under FREE). 10 am – 4 pm.

Date: February 25th, 2017
Location: Roebling Museum
100 Second Ave., Roebling, NJ 08554


HUDSON COUNTY


Elsa and Olaf of Disney's Frozen are heading to Newport Skates, where they'll meet and take photos with children from Jersey City! The characters will be at the rink from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and the event is free to the public.

Date: February 25th, 2017
Location: Newport Skates
95 River Dr. S., Jersey City, NJ 07310


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Mulled wine is the perfect way to spice up a cold day! Oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices are simmered with a red wine to create an amazing aroma and delicious hot beverage. Stop by the winery to taste and sip our mulled wine by the glass. Pickup a bottle and recipe to take home and make it yourself!

Date: February 25th, 2017 - February 26th, 2017
Location: Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


George Washington, retired Continental Army Commander in Chief and First President of the United States, will be celebrated at Rockingham on Saturday, February 25, with tours commemorating his 285th birthday. While Washington will only be present in spirit (and in the form of our wonderful life-sized mannequin in exactingly-recreated uniform on the second floor), visitors can learn about his life and times, before, during and after his famous careers. Find out more about this iconic symbol of our country and why he encompasses so much more than just a means to hype car sales on Presidents' Day! The tours will be followed with cakes and punch in the kitchen to complete the celebration. Tours are from Noon - 4 pm, with tours on the hour and, possibly, half-hour if needed (last tour at 3 or 3:30 pm accordingly). Tour size is limited and reservations are required to guarantee admittance. Please call for reservations. A donation of $5 is suggested.

Date: February 25th, 2017
Location: Rockingham Historic Site
84 Laurel Ave., Franklin Twp., Kingston, NJ 08528

State Theatre New Jersey presents singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams and flat-picking guitarist Leo Kottke in the concert event, "Shut the Folk Up and Listen." The very special evening of music, which will feature a solo set by each artist, will also include some spontaneous collaboration between Williams and Kottke.

Date: February 24th, 2017
Location: State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Claddagh Irish Pub, 297 Bay Ave. Highlands, will host the 2017 Chili Cook Off Fundraiser from 3 - 7 pm. Tickets are $30 (2 or more, $25.00 each) and includes chili tasting, two beer tickets and two voting ballots. All proceeds to benefit the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Date: February 26th, 2017
Location: Claddagh Irish Pub
297 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732


MORRIS COUNTY


Superb vendors displaying a wide variety of merchandise, many in room setting displays. Something for everyone in every price range. Special features include porcelain restorations and verbal appraisals. Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Additional information available online.

Date: February 25th, 2017 - February 26th, 2017
Location: Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960

Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." 2 pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets: $49 - $89

Date: February 25th, 2017
Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960

Laundromat Bar is hosting the second in a winter vegan pop-up shop series!! 16+ vegan vendors and you'll be able to grab a local beer or fancy cocktail at the bar! This event is 21 and older because of being in a bar. You don't need to be a vegan to appreciate good food and good times! Cheers! You can get a "Cut the Line" ticket for $5 and help support GoatsofAnarchy. If there is a line to get into the pop-up shop, you will move to the front and if there isn't, you get in even faster. Either way $5 to support Goats of Anarchy is a pretty good deal. You do not need a ticket to join us. Get your tickets online. Vendors include: Fogwood & Fig Freakin' Vegan Homemade Betty Rockin' Raw Sullivan St. Press Try Vegan Apparel Yeah Dawg

Date: February 26th, 2017
Location: Laundromat Bar
4 DeHart St., Morristown, NJ 07960


OCEAN COUNTY


Face the freezing cold ocean and take the plunge. Registration is from 9 am to 12:30 pm. The plunge takes place at 1 pm in front of Spicy Cantina in Seaside Heights. For more information, visit the website.

Date: February 25th, 2017
Location: 63 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751


SOMERSET COUNTY


Join us for a lively night of whiskey and bourbon, cigars, live music and great food at our winter spirits tasting experience. Sip some of today's most intriguing whiskeys, scotches and bourbons, along with a line-up of craft spirit specialties from local distillers to national purveyors. Slip into The Bernards Inn's exclusive Silver Vault and Wine Pantry, a one-time speakeasy during the Prohibition, and enjoy hand-rolled premium cigars, delicious hors d'oeuvres, live music of John Michaels, and the company of fellow whiskey aficionados. $75 per person, taxes included. Space is limited and reservations are required! Please call, inquire at the front desk, or make an online reservation.

Date: February 24th, 2017
Location: The Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924


WARREN COUNTY


As Lent approaches and we prepare to practice abstinence from fatty and rich foods, join us for a weekend of decadent appetizers. East to make and enjoy in remaining days before the actual "Fat Tuesday!" Admission $10 includes wine tasting, appetizers & gift glass to keep.

Date: February 25th, 2017 - February 26th, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rte. 627, Philipsburg, NJ 08865