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May 01, 2012

May 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

May in New Jersey brings on the warmer weather and on Memorial Day it kicks off the unofficial first day of summer. This is the time of the year when the Jersey Shore comes alive with trips to the beach, amusements parks, boardwalks, and restaurants.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular May Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular May 2012 Events and Things To Do

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance.11am to 6pm. Admission is free

East Coast Boardwalk Nationals Car Show
May 10, 11, 12, 13, 2012
Wildwoods Boardwalk
Cars displayed 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Open to all makes and models, including custom, imports, tuners, trucks, classics, street rods and modified. Trophy Classes include Top 40, Ladies Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best of Show, Hi/Low Competition, Most Likely to Get Pulled Over, Club Participation Award, Lowest Car and Top Gun.

Mother's Day Music Fest
Saturday May 12, 2012 at 7:30PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Sunday May 13, 2012 at 3:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, New Jersey

Seaside Music Festival
May 17, 18, 19, 2012
Seaside Heights NJ
This 3-day music festival will give bands, fans, families & music industry pros the chance to Start Summer Sooner in Seaside Heights with live performances and events! This year the festival features -Over 130 bands on 14 stages. The music festival supports emerging music with the platform to perform with other talented emerging bands, put on a great show for their fans, and expose their art to new one as well. Free admission at each show fosters the welcoming atmosphere to music lovers who want to catch all of their favorite local artists and discover new music from one end of town to the other.

The Bamboozle at Beach front
May 18, 19, 20, 2012
The Asbury Park Oceanfront
Asbury Park, NJ
Returning to Asbury Park where the festival was originally started with headliners Bon Jovi, Blink 182, Foo Fighters, and many more. Bring your beach blanket and enjoy the music with a main stage on the beach and eight other stages covering the best in mainstream pop, rock, metal, comedy and more. From the re-creation of Skate And Surf in the Convention Hall Complex to the $10,000.00 B-Boy Challenge, The Bamboozle promises to deliver the most diverse and balanced line up as it returns to its roots. For tickets and information:

Tuckerton Irish Festival
May 19, 20, 2012, 10am to 5pm
Tuckerton Seaport
A family event with live Irish bands, pipers, step dancers, Celtic crafts, artists foods, an outdoor beer garden, and vendors. Irish mass on Sunday 10am.

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 25 - May 28, 2012
Starts Friday at noon
On the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center
A great family event. Festivities follow at 9 p.m. with an illuminated night kite fly and music on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue. Saturday and Sunday will feature the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach along with kite exhibits and workshops.

Cape May Music Festival
May 27 to June 14, 2012
Features a musical treat for every musical taste — orchestra, chamber, world traditions, beloved classics and even a few intriguing new sounds.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Celebrate Mothers Day with the family in style
Rat's, Hamilton, NJ - An ideal place for celebrating Mother's Day. Prepare for an unrushed dining experience and don't miss a walk through the beautiful sculptured grounds.
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New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

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

Top Events in May - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in May - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

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.

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