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From Wheaton Arts: What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a Wheaton Gather” guest artist, Richard Royal. Located in The Gallery of Fine Craft, this exhibit is free for everyone to experience (except during special outdoor events). More information
From [words]: Fleishman Is in Trouble with author Taffy Brodesser-Akner in conversation with Oprah Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber Wednesday, June 19 — 7:30 pm If you could do it all over again, would you? Should you? One man finds out in this finely observed, occasionally raunchy and often hilarious exploration of marriage, sex, and dating. In her debut novel, Brodesser-Akner beautifully navigates the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope. More information
From BB&T Pavilion: If you loved the Grateful Dead, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Dead & Company, the group formed of three original members plus John Mayer, is on tour once again in 2019!! They’re bringing the Grateful Dead experience to the BB&T Pavilion on Thursday 20th June 2019! It’s going to be incredible – you’ve got to be there!! Hit the “Buy Tickets,” button now and get ready for the show of a lifetime!! Formed of Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, in addition to John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, Dead & Company perform the songs of the Grateful Dead so the live experience for fans never dies! This perfect combination of musicians vibe off one another to give the Grateful Dead songs all new life, live on stage. For a band that improvises a lot onstage, there are extra steps that need to be taken in order to work together as a unit. “There’s a certain kind of weightlessness that you feel,” drummer Mickey Hart said, when asked about the band’s rehearsal and preparation for their tours together. “Everything that you do works, and everybody’s smiling and jumping up and down. There’s magic, […]
From North Jersey Pride: From Selma to Stonewall – June 20, 7:00 PM – 10 PM North Jersey Pride Documentary showing and talkback at The Woodland, Maplewood Ticketed event More information
From Slow Food Northern NJ: Slow Food Northern NJ is proud to partner with Garden State Kitchen for an evening of tastes prepared by Chef Rolf Baumann. Ingredients will be locally sourced from NJ farms, the Foraged Feast, Coeur et Sol Urban Farm and other nearby purveyors. Ironbound Hard Cider will be on hand with free tastes and information about their NJ-made drink. You are also welcome to bring your own wine or beer. Wine pairing recommendations have been graciously provided by Kimberly Severson of Spoon & Cork. More information
From Jenkinson’s: Join us on the beach for our weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! (Weather permitting, may be cancelled with little or no notice). More information
From Downtown After Sundown: Jazz On Sloan Presents Swing Town Big Band in Downtown After Sundown. South Orange Village Center Alliance invites you to dine and dance under the stars as we present Downtown After Sundown in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey. Big Band will be in Spiotta Park. Join us under the Gazebo on Fridays for Jazz on Sloan and in Spiotta Park on Saturdays where every style of music from acoustic to zydeco, jazz to flamenco will be represented. Concerts kick off Memorial weekend through Labor Day, every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10pm. Downtown After Sundown is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance and graciously sponsored by the Township of South Orange. Special thanks to SOVCA volunteer Gregory Burrus for managing the series. More information
From New Jersey VegFest: New Jersey VegFest is partnering with YogaFest Jersey City on June 22, 2019, and will offer an array of products and vegan food, including a vegan breakfast starting at 7am. 500 yogis and several thousand onlookers are expected to attend YogaFest, which will be held from 7am to 6pm at Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. New Jersey VegFest vendors include Mo’Pweeze Bakery and Hybrid Coffee for breakfast, and Freakin’ Vegan, Busy Bee Organics and Cinnamon Snail will be there with their award winning truck and menu for lunch. Harmless Harvest will be passing out free coconut water and local Newark company AeroFarms will giving out samples of greens as well. About the event, New Jersey VegFest co-founder Kendra Arnold said, “This is our first street festival and we are honored to have been selected to partner with YogaFest Jersey City. The event organizers asked us to join them because their focus on a spirit of unity and oneness is directly related to our mission of being kind to animals.” More information
Unlimited wine…sweet dessert samples….what more do you need! It’s the sweetest weekend of the summer. Gather your friends and come on out for our Wine & Chocolate Festival! New Jersey’s finest wineries are back for another weekend of elegant wine tasting as are some of the area’s best chocolatiers and dessert vendors. Plan your weekend right and reserve your tickets in advance! Advanced tickets will be available here closer to the event. So gather up your friends and family, sample from dozens of delicious New Jersey wines and finish it all off with the smooth taste of chocolate. Lots of chocolate! Option 1: $10 Unlimited Wine Sampling, Commemorative Wine Glass Option 2: $7 Chocolate Sampling Only Option 3: $16 Wine and Chocolate Sampling Combo, Commemorative Wine Glass Wristband sales are cash only and ticket sales end at 4pm each day of the Festival. Enjoy two days of live music and on Sunday enjoy FREE Family Fun Day featuring clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house. You definitely don’t want to miss the most decadent two days of the year! More information
Join us for the 9th Annual Weequahic Park House Music Festival June 22, 2019, as we go back in time to the days of Club Zanzibar, Paradise Garage, Club 88, Cheetah’s Club and party to all the great hits. This event starts “The Essex County Summer Music 2019 Live Free Concert Series.” Confirmed Lineup DJ Mix Mash Charles Dixon Adeva DJ Dawud Johnson Basement Boys featuring Jasper Street Company Aaron Gray DJ Sassi Viola Sykes More information
From CapeMayMac: Help us kick off summer in Cape May with some blues, brews and BBQ! This all-day outdoor family festival will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities. This event is FREE to attend. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors More information
Whitesbog – 36th Annual – Blueberry Festival June 22 & 23 10am-4pm “Preserving the History of the Blueberry from where it began” $5 per Carload More information
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