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New Jersey leisure guide news - Issue #014
June 01, 2009

June 1, 2009

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

In this brief newsletter we'll bring to you a capsule of upcoming leisure events and information about New Jersey.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular June Events and Happenings
  • This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Popular June Events and Happenings
Finally, summer has arrived and with it many of the most popular activities take place at the Jersey shore and towns showcasing their attractions with street festivals.

Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival
June 5, 6, 7, 2009
Marine Park, Red Bank, NJ
Marina, Riverfront
The 23rd Annual free Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, overlooking the beautiful Navesink River, offers three full days and nights of jazz & blues on 3 stages and lots of food, crafts and plenty of family fun. Nearly 150,000 attendees are expected this year to enjoy some of the best Jazz and Blues music around.

New Jersey Seafood Festival
June 13, 14, 2009
Silver Lake Park
Ocean Avenue between 5th & 6th Avenues
732- 681-3700 ext 213
One of the most popular annual family festivals in New Jersey with over 150,000 people attending each year. The event is a a culinary celebration of master chefs showcasing their favorite seafood preparations along with and many fun activities for the entire family, arts and crafts, and musicians.

Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival
June 13, 14, 2009
Ethel Jacobson Field
Barnegat & 5th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ
Over 200 artisans and millions of dollars of artwork will be exhibited at the event, including original paintings and sculpture and unique, one-of-a-kind clothing and jewelry. Showcased will be works in clay, drawing/pastel, clothing/fiber, furniture/wood, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, painting, photography, print-making and sculpture.

2nd Annual Cape May Harbor Fest
June 20, 2009
At Cape May's harbor while most land based activities will be held at or near the Nature Center located adjacent to the Coast Guard Base and the Corinthian Yacht Club.
Harbor Fest is a celebration of seafood and song; the sea, its culture, its economy and its ecology.It includes a street festival with music and over 100 vendors offering something for everyone, including a beer garden and a family dining area. There will also be arts/crafts, lab gab, touch tank, a crabbing demo, and a regatta, and the U.S. Coast Guard performing an air-to-sea search and rescue.

Celtic Woman - "Isle of Hope Tour"
June 22, 2009
Sovereign Bank Arena
81 Hamilton Ave. at Rt. 129
(800) 298-4200
The international sensation CELTIC WOMAN returns to North America with their brand new tour

North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
June 26-28, 2009
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage held in North Wildwood.This three-day event draws over 75,000 people and features continuous live Doo-Wop entertainment, Italian Craft & Food vendors, children's activities and many other exciting events.

Family Overnight Encampment With Fireworks
June 27, 28, 2009
Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ
1-866-877-6262 ext. 203
A great overnight family experience and the best view of the Independence Week fireworks on Saturday June 27. Enjoy dinner and breakfast from the crew's galley, a tour of the ship, a ride on the 4D flight simulator, and the change to sleep in the bunks the crew once did. All this and the best view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk.

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant
Lua Restaurant
1300 Sinatra Dr N
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 876-1900
Lua has one of the most awesome waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and is also one of the most trendy spots in New Jersey. It has a high energy atmosphere and a great place for singles, dates, or a night out with friends who enjoy good drinks and food in an attractive, upscale, and energetic atmosphere. The huge bar, packed with a good-looking, 25 - 45 + year olds is open to 3 am on weekends.Get a complete rating & review.

Looking for outdoor things to do or places to go, check out our guide to outdoor activities.

Looking for inexpensive places to eat, check these out; The Best Pizza, The Best Burgers, and The Best BBQ

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