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April 01, 2015

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
April, 2015

The arrival of April brings Spring into full bloom with the greening of trees, the emergence of flowers and the resurgence of many outdoor activities. The more adventurous can get out to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, canoing, and some early spring camping

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular April Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular April, 2015 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.

Moody Blues
Friday April 3, 2015 @8:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Celtic Thunder
Saturday April 4, 2015 @9:00PM
Atlantic City, NJ

Jerry Seinfeld
Saturday April 11, 2015 @8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
April 11 - 22, 2015
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
April 17,18, 2015 @9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
April 18, 19, 2015
Izod Center
East Rutherford, NJ

Kid Ink, Jeremih & Dej Loaf
Saturday Apr 18, 2015 @7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Cape May's Annual Spring Festival
Friday, April 24 through Sunday, May 3, 2015
Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
609) 884-5404

A Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America’s first seaside resort with Private Homes Tours, Chocolate
Championship Tour & Tasting, Ghost Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, crafts and antiques shows, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more.

Frank Caliendo
Saturday April 25, 2015 @9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Rutgers University
New Brunswick

A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food. This year, the spotlight is on Come to the Festival and celebrate
the folk culture of the Garifuna people! Sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Douglas Residential College. There will be a number of jams, so bring your instruments.

Earth Day Celebration
April 25, 2015: 10am-4pm
Liberty State Park
South Field adjacent to the Ferry Parking 
Jersey City, NJ
Download the 5K Run/Walk Form click here.
Celebrate the largest Earth Day event in the Garden State with Lady Liberty as the backdrop. Earth Day is intended to raise environmental awareness and an appreciation of the Earth's environment. The event will feature over 100 vendor exhibits and activities for the whole family. The event will kick off at 10 am with a 5K Run and the 5K Walk for Liberty . Following the 5K Run/Walk, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities to be found. From 11 am to 4 pm, a "Kids' Kingdom" area will include environment-themed displays, information on services available throughout 'Our Hudson Home', tree seedlings. In addition, there will be many other giveaways and interactive entertainment, such as inflatable rides, arts and crafts activities, kite-flying and contests. There will be entertainment on stage throughout the day as well as strolling entertainers who will mix and mingle with the crowds.

New Jersey Marathon
Saturday, April 25, 2015; 8:30 am - noon
Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
Bring the whole family to the Jersey Shore for a weekend of fitness and fun at the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon. The event features a marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K, family activities, and kids races. The race begins at the Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade in Long Branch, just a few yards north of Pier Village between the Ocean Place Resort and Spa and Rooney's Crab House. There will be different race distances for all ages ranging from .25-mile all the way to our 1.2 mile.

Waretown Spring Wine Festival
April 25 & 26, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
Waretown, NJ
Purchase Tickets
This event features a wine tasting from New Jersey wineries along with with crafters, food truck and live music.. Tickets $12 in Advance ….$15 at the gate (designated drivers or under 21 years are free)

This Months Frequently Asked Question

Question: We are planning a family reunion for about 75 people at either an indoor or outdoor facility, We want to keep costs down and were thinking of doing it at a barn or farm, where we can bring in our own food, alcohol and music. Can you recommend some places?

Answer: With alcohol involved, your best options as you indicated would be at a rustic private party venue such as a barn, farm, and possibly a private campground. Please visit Rustic Private Party Venues for a list of suggestions.
Bear in mind that do it yourself event planning at a " bare bones" venue has many additional requirements that the venue may require:

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

Montclair & Ridgewood, NJ

This is a great place for an inexpensive family breakfast/lunch/dinner. The decor is old time diner, but not of the Doo-Wop 1950s tradition. Instead, it's done in a 1930s style, with clean white tiles, dark wood, colored vintage seltzer bottles, antique mirrors, and red banquettes.
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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Easter Events - Here you can find out where and when the 2015 Easter events, parades, and egg hunts are taking place in NJ. This year Easter is celebrated on April 5, 2015

Top Things To Do in April - The top ten seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

April Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests, especially with parents and/or families with children ages 4-18.

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