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August 01, 2010

August 1, 2010

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

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

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular August Events and Happenings
August is the final full month of summer and the last chance for many families with children to take a vacation or weekend getaway before the kids head back to school.

It is also a popular month to head to the Jersey shore to enjoy the beaches, the amusement parks, outdoor festivals, and restaurants with outside dining on the ocean.

Here is a capsule of some of the popular events that are happening in August.

New Jersey State Fair
August 6 - 15, 2010
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
One of the more popular New Jersey family festivals, The New Jersey State Fair offers agricultural competitions and education, horse shows, 4-H, livestock and animals, rides and attractions, free entertainment, vendors, foods and much more.

The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean 33rd Annual Italian Festival
August 11- 15, 2010
Joe Palaia Park corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Ocean Township, NJ
(732) 531-5768
This four day Italian Festival annually attracts over 80,000 people with a taste for our traditional foods and wholesome family fun. Celebrating Italian heritage and culture!

Rock, Ribs and Ridges
August 14 & 15, 2010
The Hidden Valley Club
Vernon, NJ
973 764-4200
A celebration of great rock, BBQ, Beer, and more at this scenic natural amphitheatre and mountainside resort. Featuring Dave Mason, The Marshall Tucker Band, and New Riders

The Wiggles Wiggly Circus Live!
Tue. August 17
IZOD Center Meadowlands, NJ
Like all great circus inspired shows the Wiggly circus has acrobats, clowns, gymnasts, dancers, trapeze artists and more!

Atlantic City Air Show "Thunder Over The Boardwalk"
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
From 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
On the beach and Boardwalk of Atlantic City, NJ
See flybys and demonstrations that reach up to 15,000 feet and as low as 50 feet over the water in front of the Atlantic City skyline.

Take a Canoe or Kayak trip
Batsto River - Hampton Furnace to Quaker Bridge - The lower Batsto River from Quaker Bridge to the lake at Batsto Village is a good paddle for all levels. Rentals available at Adams Canoe Rental 1005 Atsion Road, Atsion 609- 268 - 0189
Merrill Creek Reservoir, Warren County - Paddle past the red pine and cedar-lined shore forests and fields amongst wildlife and water fowl, where you will find mergansers, king fishers, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, muskrat, hawks and herons.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in August visit:

Top Things to do August

August Events

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Cafe Matisse
167 Park Ave
Rutherford, NJ
(201) 935-2995
Dine in the "Secret Garden", a plush outdoor garden with fountains. The garden can also be viewed from the inside through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rating and Review

Other top outdoor dining restaurants

Note: Most of this information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

New Jersey Leisure Guide will be launching a restaurant forum to complement our Restaurant Ratings and Reviews service offered on our web site. As many have found, our restaurant ratings and reviews is the largest single source of all-inclusive, impartial New Jersey restaurant reviews. Unlike other sources that review restaurants on the basis of a single visit by a restaurant critic, or on the basis of a few restaurant diners, our restaurant ratings and reviews take into account a wider audience and are the result of a compilation of many sources, including restaurant critics and diners who have eaten there.

At his time we are looking for moderators to help us launch and manage the new restaurant forum. Visit us to find out more about being a restaurant moderator and how you can apply.

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