Donny’s Picks: Event Recommendations for December 28-31




We know you’re looking for ways to ring in the New Year. However, you don’t have to wait until December 31 to enjoy festivities throughout the Garden State. Jazz, video games and punk rock are on the docket for this exciting weekend.

Music and Memorabilia
Punk Rock Flea Market at Asbury Park
Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Conventional Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Head to the Convention Hall for live music and DJs upstairs at The Overlook. Door prizes, giveaways, variety of bars and food on site. Vinyl, CDs, memorabilia, vintage toys, comics, clothing, jewelry, art, and an assortment of cool oddball stuff to decorate your home, office car or body. Early bird admission $10 from 10 to 11 am, $5 after 11. Small kids free!

Roseanna Vitro (Photo credit: John Abbott)

Food and Jazz

Roseanna Vitro, A Night of Friends
Friday, December 29, sets at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant
6 Depot Square, Montclair

Join us to welcome in the New Year with Grammy Nominated Vocalist, Roseanna Vitro with Mark Soskin, piano; Ratzo Harris, bass; Karl Latham, drums and special guests. $20 per person music charge online advance sales; $25 per person at door with a $12 per person minimum (food/drink)

Interactive Gaming
Video Games Live
Friday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.
NJPAC
1 Center Street, Newark

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!