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August 29, 2013

September 1, 2013

With the official end of summer not far off and the weather still very pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities, September is a great month to catch up on visiting attractions and participating in outdoor activities before it turns cold.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular September Events and Things To Do
  • Last Months Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

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Popular September 2013 Events and Things To Do

Note: 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.

The 42nd Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Woodstown, NJ
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.

Indo-American Fair
August 31, September 1, 2013; 11 am to 7 PM (Both days) Rain date - September 2, 2013
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ.
A premier art and culture event for people of South Asian descent. The Indo-American Fair is organized to spread and share the art, culture and heritage of India amongst our American friends and other local and regional communities.

Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Fox Park
(across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)
Wildwood, NJ
Beginning at noon, the event will feature free live entertainment, craft and food vendors, with featured performer Bobby Rydell, and many more entertainers. Admission to the block party and concert is FREE.

The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 5-8, 2013
Hoboken, NJ
The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American festival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The highlight of the feast, aside from the staggering variety of food and entertainment, is the day long procession through the streets of Hoboken, including a pain staking reenactment of the "Blessing of the Fleet" in the Hudson River, The 4 day event has it's huge finale with a huge fireworks extravaganza over the park at 9:00 pm, Saturday

The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Dave Chappelle & Flight Of The Conchords
Friday, September 6, 2013
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
Satu4rday, September 7, 2013
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Keith Urban, Little Big Town & Dustin Lynch
Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Atlantic City Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Atlantic City, NJ
This popular family day features a large variety of great wines and beers of New Jersey, over a hundred local restaurants as well as amusements, cooking demonstrations, chowder cook off and Live entertainment adds to the outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy. The Weekend festival events will include: Food Vendors, Sand Sculptor, Sea Fairing Vendors, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Live Music, NJ Fresh Seafood Market, Kite Flying, Beer and Wine's of the Garden State, Chowder Cook off Amusements, and Cooking Demonstrations.

Sesame Street Live!
Saturday September 21, 22, 2013
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

Irish Fall Festival
September 19 -22, 2013
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the biggest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood.. Free

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Fall Greek Festival
September 27, 28 & 29, 2013
Toms River
Features homemade Greek Food & pastries, the youth of our parish dancing traditional Greek Dances,tours of our beautiful church, live music as well as DJs in between and vendors of all sorts to purchase items as memories of your visit.

Michael Buble
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2013; 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hoboken, NJ
Featuring over 300 artists, crafters, photographers will display & sell their work;
Everything from oil & water color paintings to jewelry, pottery, stained glass and more. Local businesses will set up booths to promote their services. Local restaurants and food vendors will offer culinary delights to tempt your taste buds, including french crepes, cheese steak, gyros, zeppoles, crab cake sandwiches, pulled pork and more. Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children on 3rd St. in the Capital One Bank parking lot
with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, live performances and more. FREE

30 Seconds to Mars
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:30PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Last Months Frequently Asked Question -- Questions from residents and visitors looking for information on New Jersey Leisure activities

Question: Looking for suggestions for a bachelor party in November in Atlantic City - This will be the first time to AC for all of us. We will be a group of 10 in our late 20's, early 30's. Half of us would like to do some gambling. We prefer being close to the action on the boardwalk. Looking for a great experience, price isn't a huge issue.

Bearing in mind, the most important thing is to have fun with the Bachelor.  In November, things slow down a bit in A.C. For places to stay, you can view a list of the popular Atlantic City Hotels.
Since half of your group are not gamblers, gambling oriented activities are not recommended. If your group is interested in having fun at a Strip Club or Gentleman's Club, you need to be aware of NJ law on strip clubs. The dancers cannot get naked in places that serve alcohol. With that in mind, one option is to try Bare Exposure, a BYOB 'entertainment' lounge where the dancers can bare it all. Call ahead for BYOB requirements. Bare Exposure is a pink building on Pacific Ave right behind Boardwalk Hall.
Another option is The Crazy Horse Cabaret. The girls are friendly, good looking, not pushy, and tend have some class. The downsides though is the dancers there don't strip naked; they wear bikinis on stage and never reveal a thing. Also, The Crazy Horse Cabaret is about 3 miles from AC. They can arrange transportation pick up and return for you group. or you take a taxi or drive to it.
Another option is the The Diving Horse Gentlemen's Club and Steak House. This is a New York-style gentlemen's club that offers a newly renovated venue with a steak house, 3 bars and a VIP lounge In addition to watching the girls, there are plenty of TV's for watching sports.
For an on the Boardwalk Gentlemen's Club, you can try Scores Gentlemen's Club in the Taj. Mahal.
For other entertainment options, you can try the Comedy Stop at the Trop located in the Quarter at the Tropicana. If your group plays golf, AC has five area golf courses:
The Twisted Dune Golf Club, The Ballamor Golf Club, The Vineyards Golf at Renault Winery, The Seaview Marriott Resort, and McCullough's Emerald Golf Links

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.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Steakhouse 85
New Brunswick, NJ
A destination restaurant for special occasions, business dinners, and romantic dates. They feature excellent dry aged steaks and sea food dishes with upscale, chic ambience.
Fare: Steakhouse
Price: Expensive
Rating:3.0 Stars
[ Read review ]

For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events
& Things to do:

Top Events in September - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.

Top Things To Do in September
- Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Labor Day Events - Features the top Labor Day celebrations and parades 

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