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New Jersey leisure guide news - Issue #013
May 01, 2009

May 1, 2009

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

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

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular May Events and Happenings
Here we Come ---- warm weather and along with many outdoor events and activities for people of all ages, capped by the unofficial beginning of summer on Memorial Day weekend where throngs of residents and visitors to New Jersey head for the "shore".

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday May 3, 2009
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople with 3 stages of live performance. 11am to 6pm
Admission is free

Seaside Music Festival
May 14 - 16, 2009
Seaside Heights NJ
During this 3-day weekend, bands, music industry professionals, music fans, and fun lovers, will come to experience one of the Jersey Shore's top music festivals of the summer. It features live performances, BMX, motorcycle, and car shows, special events, volleyball on the beach, Saturday night fireworks, with a festival shuttle to and from the venues and hotels.

Everything Jersey City Festival
May 16, 2009 11:00 am 6:00 pm
Central Avenue
Jersey City(201) 656-1366
Free admission
Hundreds of exhibitor booths featuring festival food, arts, crafts, novelties and local businesses and community organizations with a fresh entertainment lineup featuring "Queen of Freestyle" Judy Torres and many more artists from Jersey City and beyond more kid's rides and attractions ...and another big dose of the positive community spirit!

Ocean Port Strawberry Fair
May 19 - 24, 2009
Monmouth Park Race Track parking area
Oceanport, NJ
This major family festival is an official State of New Jersey Department of Agricultural event. The fair provides educational displays and programs with rides, games, attractions and delicious food, including the Lions' famous Strawberry Shortcake.

Wildwood International Kite Festival
May 22-25, 2009
On the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.
America's largest kite festival, featuring world-renowned kite builders and competitors, where you can see some of the biggest kites in the world fly high over the famous Wildwood boardwalk. The festival also has kite making workshops and exhibits, and children's activities. 9 AM to 5 PM. Daily. Fri: 9 PM Illuminated night kite fly. Entrance fee for participants. Free to spectators

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant
Stella Marina
800 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
This new waterfront Restaurant located on the Boardwalk opened in the late Fall of 2008 and has since enjoyed good success. The restaurant covers two floors with awesome views of Atlantic Ocean and Wesley Lake.The upscale ambiance has a New York City feel to it with attractive bottle chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, quality tile and stone, neutral color tones, and plenty of open glass for excellent ocean views. Get a complete rating & review.

Looking for outdoor things to do or places to go, check out our guide to outdoor activities.

Looking for inexpensive places to eat, check these out; The Best Pizza, The Best Burgers, and The Best BBQ

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