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September 30, 2015

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
October, 2015

The month of October is a great time of the year to take in many of the fall activities and a great time to plan a weekend getaway or late season vacation.

If you plan to get out an enjoy the beautiful fall foliage colors, especially in northwest New Jersey, the season is at it's peak from October 19th through 29th..

 This Edition's Contents...

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

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

Popular October, 2015 Events and Things To Do


Saturday October 3, 2015 @8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Chowderfest Weekend Festival
Saturday, October 3, 4, 2015
Taylor Avenue Waterfront
Beach Haven, NJ
This family event features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. The event is nestled in Beach Haven surrounded by beautiful views of the bay and plenty of year end discounted shopping.

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
October 9, 10, 11, 2015 ( Festival hours: Friday, 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am to 10:00pm, & Sunday, 10:00am to 8:00pm)
Grant Avenue from Bay Blvd. to Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, N.J
Celebrating the Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Heritage Festival. A fun filled weekend of food, friends, and Italian Culture. This years' special attraction is "Scialapopolo di Capri" from Napoli, Campania
The Parade will be held on Sunday at 1 pm, on the Boulevard from J Street to Sampson Avenue.

Frankie Valli
October 9, 10, 11, 2015 @9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

October 10, 11, 2015 @8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Atlantic City Comedy Festival: Sommore & Earthquake
October 10, 11, 2015 @8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

8th Annual Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Atlantic Avenue
between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
This family event features a full day of eating, dancing and all-out fun. The festival will include live music, delicious food vendors, messy pie eating contests, a clam chowder contest, craft vendors and much more. The festival will provide fun for the kids with a“Kids Korner,” open from noon- 4 p.m., featuring pumpkin painting, face painting, and inflatable bouncers. Admission is Free

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Tuesday October 13, 2015 @8:00PM
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

Bernadette Peters
Friday October 16, 2015 @8:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 17th & 18th, 2015; 9am to 4pm
Downtown, Chatsworth NJ
The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. This family event features live entertainment many artists & craftsmen demonstrating their crafts and offering them for sales.
Admission is FREE. Parking is available at the school. Signs will be posted and traffic will be directed.

Ricky Martin
Saturday October 17, 2015 @8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Air Supply
Friday October 23, 2015 @8:00PM
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ

REO Speedwagon
Saturday October 24, 2015 @9:00PM
Atlantic City, NJ

The Who
Sunday October 25, 2015 @7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Looking to Go Mountain Climbing, Hiking, and Kayaking: Looking for a place to do mountain climbing, kayaking, and hiking over a fall weekend in New Jersey.

Answer: One of the top places to go mountain climbing, hiking and kayaking in NJ is the Delaware Water Gap area.
Mount Tammany on the Delaware River offers some spectacular views from the The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge is a NJ natural treasure. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad. A good hiking trail to take is from Dunnfield Creek parking area in Worthington State Forest. There are over 26 miles of trails within the park including 5 miles of canoe trails on the Delaware River and over 7 miles of the Appalachian Trail. All trails within the park are hiking only. Boat Launches (River Access Points) on The NJ side of the Delaware are:
Namanock Access (No fee) GPS 41.255441 -74.845498 & Poxono Access (No Fee) GPS 41.040349 -75.022222
Click here for more information on hiking in NJ

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

The Hamilton Inn
Jersey City, NJ
Recommended for diners who enjoy an eclectic Sunday Brunch, or for an affordable date night, or for meeting up with friends for drinks and eats, or for late night drinks and a snack after a concert
[ Read Review ]

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

Halloween Events - Discover the top events and places to celebrate Labor Day weekend

Top Fall Activities in New Jersey - This is an exciting time of the year to experience the many fall activities, attractions, and festivals. a It's also an ideal time of the year to get out and see the beautiful fall foliage and the many harvest end of the growing season celebrations that occur throughout the State of NJ.

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

October 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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