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!


Come into Historic Whitesbog Village fro a family friendly hike and explore the sights and sounds of our trails. Meet up with experienced family hike leaders at 10 am in front of the General Store on the 2nd Friday every other month. Enjoy nature with a tidbit of history! Reservations are encouraged, but not required. You can register via whitesbog.org/calendar, there is a $5 per family donation request.

Date: January 13th, 2017
Location: Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W. Whitesbog Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015


Join in the fun of a January Polar Bear Plunge at the Wildwoods Convention Center and the Wildwoods Beach! Registration begins at 10 am. Plunge begins at 1 pm. Event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey.

Date: January 14th, 2017
Location: Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


Winter is a special time for the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum. Join Cora's Conservation Corps teen volunteers as they guide you through the woods learning and looking for winter signs of wildlife, and how you can be involved as a Citizen Scientist. Hikes will last about 45 minutes and depart at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Suggested donation: $5/member, $10/non-member. Register online.

Date: January 15th, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078

Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. He performed recitals in London in Steinway Hall and in Paris in the Salle Cortot of the École Normale. Mr. Gewirtzman played with Nikolai Petrov's Kremlin Festival in cities throughout Russia and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra. In the U.S., he has appeared as soloist with Symphony Silicon Valley, the Aspen Concert Orchestra, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the North-West Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Date: January 15th, 2017
Location: South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079


Jersey City is home for the MAC Championship, a major dancesport event held annually over the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend. If you like "Dancing With The Stars," you'll love this three day competition featuring America's top collegiate and amateur Latin and Ballroom dancers. Teams from more than 30 colleges will compete for the right to represent their school at the USA Dance National Championships. America's best amateur dancers from 8 years old to 80 years young also compete for top honors. MAC features amazing music and heart pounding performances. It takes dancers and audiences deep into the world of Latin and Ballroom dancing. Performers and spectators are also treated to Jersey City's vibrant artist community, outstanding dining experiences and the best views of Manhattan just across the river. MAC delivers world class dance performance and access to one of America's most dynamic urban locations. Come! See for yourself! You'll love it!

Date: January 13th, 2017 - January 15th, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Jersey City
2 Exchange Pl., Jersey City, NJ 07302


The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show will take place at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison. There will be 200 plus exhibiting companies and over 15,000 attendees it is the east coast's premier event.

Date: January 12th, 2017 - January 15th, 2017
Location: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ 08837

Come see  spectacular orchid exhibits showcasing plants grown in homes and greenhouses across the tri-state area. Workshops were held to show you how you can grow orchids in your home. Show Ribbons, Best of the Blue Rosettes and Trophies will be awarded. Renown orchid vendors sell plants and supplies. The North Jersey Orchid Society is dedicated to the appreciation and conservation of orchids and to fostering the art of orchid growing. Major society events include monthly meetings, two orchid auctions a year, an annual show, a Holiday party, and special outings and events organized by our members. Everyone is welcome at the monthly meetings!

Date: January 13th, 2017 - January 15th, 2017
Location: Rutgers University Douglass Student Center
100 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Our event will include kids' activities, classes, demonstrations, delicious healthy food, wellness screenings, and information displays hosted by a broad range of local businesses and vendors! Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to join in the festivities with their family and friends!

Date: January 14th, 2017
Location: RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center at Carteret
60 Cooke Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008


One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho's yearning medieval romance L'Amour de Loin ("Love From Afar"), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L'Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

Date: January 15th, 2017
Location: Pollak Theatre Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764


A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes causes a severe case of Pinkititis! Ages 4-12.

Date: January 15th, 2017
Location: Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960

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