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New Jersey leisure guide news - Issue #017
August 31, 2009

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

Popular September Events and Happenings
September is the most popular outdoor festival month of the year. The weather is fantastic, school is in session, and with the vacation season for families with kids over, weekends become the time to enjoy many of these family oriented events.

September 5 & 6, 2009
Frenchtown, NJ
Frenchtown's most attended event; celebrating life on the Delaware River. Riverfest is a family event. This year, being mindful of the green theme, there will be plenty for kids to enjoy including eco art and learning how simple it is to reduce your carbon footprint

The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 10 - 13, 2009
Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
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.

Annual Festival of the Sea
September 19, 2009
Downtown Pt. Pleasant
A street fair located in the heart of downtown Point Pleasant Beach, on Arnold & Bay Avenues, where over 60,000 visitors sample dishes by area's finest restaurants (from clam chowder to lobster to steak); arts & crafts, pony rides, antiques, health, business and non-profit booths, kiddie games and live entertainment.

Ocean City Boardwalk Airshow
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A 2 hour family airshow, beginning at 1 pm. Performances will include World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland in his MX-2, Mike Wiskus in the LUCAS Oil Pitts, the RedStar Raiders Formation Team, flybys from McGuire AFB's C-17A Globemaster III and KC-10A Extender, Thirdstrike Wingwalking featuring Carol Pilon, the USCG Search & Rescue Demonstration, and the USAF F-16CJ Viper East Coast Demonstration Team.

Irish Fall Festival
September 24 - 27, 2009
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the biggest Irish festivals in the country. This yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people.

Asbury Park Guiness Oyster Festival
Sunday, September 27, 2009
11 am - 7 pm
Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
Live music, great food (lots of oysters) rides, craft vendors, and entertainment.
Includes six bands on two stages, Black 47, Chris Barron and the Time Bandits, Funkton 11, The E Street Shuffle.

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant
Steakhouse 85
85 Church St.
New Brunswick, NJ
Steakhouse 85 is a destination restaurant that is sure to please for special occasions, business dinners, and romantic dates. The ambiance is attractive and for the budget conscious who enjoy fine quality dry-aged or wet-aged steaks, if you carefully navigate the menu you should be able to find an outstanding meal to fit your budget.
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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