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New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
June 1, 2014

The month of June is a great time of the year with excellent weather and un crowded conditions to visit the popular attractions before school is out and vacationers and day trippers are in full force.

This Edition's Contents...

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

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Popular June 2014 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 Atlantic City Water Show
June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014 -- Runs every hour on the hour
on the Boardwalk level at the ocean end of the building
The Pier Shops at Caesars
Atlantic City, NJ
This free family event is a multi-sensory blend of music, sound, and light. There are two distinct versions of the show. A daytime version which takes guests on a musical journey through the history of dance, and a nighttime show, a more sultry performance choreographed to the jazz song "Fever." Between shows, "intelligent" fountains will keep guests mesmerized with their playful diversions. "The Water Show" is the world's largest indoor fountain matrix of 150 individually controlled fountain nozzles, a 19,000 gallon reflecting pool, 179 LED and intelligent lighting fixtures, which create illuminated water effects with infinite color possibilities, and state-of-the-art audio technology.

Broadway at Moorland
Thursday, June 5, 2014; gates open @ 5:30pm, concert @ 7:30pm (Rain or shine)
Moorland Farm
50 Route 202
Far Hills, NJ
Tickets are available by calling 1-888-466-572285
Broadway at Moorland is a family music open-air concert under the stars featuring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winner Liz Calloway, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and other great Broadway performers. The concert will present an array of Broadway musical hits with the finale ending with a blast as it presents it's traditional grand fireworks display by Grucci. Concert-goers are welcome to bring their own picnics. Food and refreshments are also available for purchase

Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Revel Ovation Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday, June 6, 2014 @7:00 PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2014, Noon - 8pm
1300 Ocean Avenue (across from Convention Hall & The Boardwalk)
Asbury Park, NJ
Free Event
Two Stages all day, Main Stage and Acoustic stage by MOAM Featuring a Beer & Garden, Arts, Crafts, Food, Lake Views and more. Six great bands including: Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues, Sandy Mack & Friends, Chuck Lambert Band, Carlos Colina & Straight Up, Slim Chance & The Gamblers, Jon Herington Band, and more.

Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles
Tuesday, June 10, /2014
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Monster Jam
Saturday, June 14, 2014 @7:00 PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Earth, Wind & Fire
Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Friday, June 29, 2014 @ 9pm
Revel Ovation Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

State Fair Meadowlands
Friday, June 20 through Sunday, July 6, 2014
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium

This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
All Tickets Include Free Live Entertainment. Free live shows include: Circus Maximus, Shark Adventure Show, The Big Cat Show, The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Belmont Festival of Magic, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, and the Educational Petting Zoo. Free Live concerts. Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of July 3 & 4th

Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts & Gloriana
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 7pm
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
Friday, June 27 - Sunday, June 29, 2014
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage held in North Wildwood. This three-day event draws over 75,000 people and features continuous live Doo-Wop entertainment, Italian Craft & Food vendors, children's activities and many other exciting events. Discover other top Italian Festivals in New Jersey.  Italian festivals or feasts are usually organized by either a Catholic church with a large Catholic following or an Italian community service organization with an interest in promoting their culture and providing knowledge and stories for future generations to benefit from

Red Bank Rockin' Country Music & Food Festival
June 28, 29, 2014, Saturday noon - 9-m, Sunday Noon to 7pm.
Marine Park
Red Bank, NJ
This weekend family event features bluegrass,folk and country music, food and children's activities. Performer's include Nashville Recording Stars Maggie Rose, Madeline Smith, After the Reign, Ronnie Brandt & Freewheeling' , Citizens Band Radio, Tequila Rose, Scott DeCarlo, NashEast, Harper's Fellow and more! Plus Line Dancing and Kids Cowboy Sing-A-Long!

The Ladies of Country & Bluegrass Music
Saturday June 28, 2014; Doors Open at 6:00pm, Live Music 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mill Road (Rt. 532)
Waretown, NJ
Website and Tickets
The Albert Music Hall is one of the best places on the East Coast to hear a live country, bluegrass, & pinelands music concert. This events features live performances by Heidi Olsen Heidi Winzinger, Sharis Shartley, Miriam Stavola Erin Ricca, Cindy G, Jeannie O'Neill and Elaine Orzechowski.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges
June 28, 29 2014
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Augusrta, NJ
A celebration of great rock, BBQ, Beer, and more. Check the website for updated information on this years event

103.5 Ktuphoria: Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris & Ariana Grande
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Izod Center
East Rutherford, NJ

This months featured (FAQ) Frequently asked question.

Question: Planning A NJ Beach Vacation With A Mini Trip to NYC. My family would like to go on a beach vacation in New Jersey with a side trip to NYC. What is the best way to travel from the shore to NYC that is not expensive? Also, what beach would be our best bet to stay at for this?

: Suggest staying in Point Pleasant Beach. It is nice place for families with a safe, clean beach and a boardwalk with an amusement park. To Learn more about Point Pleasant Beach visit: Point Pleasant Beach.
The trip to NYC is approximately 1 1/2 hours by car or train. If you plan on splitting your trip and staying in NYC, this can become very expensive as NYC hotels are costly, especially if you are taking your car with very pricey parking fees. The one way fares for train travel (NJ Transit) are: Adult, One Way $15.50
Child/Senior/Disabled, One Way $7.00 For information on train fares and schedules visit: NJ Transit.

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

Rats Restaurant
Hamilton, NJ
[ Read restaurant review ]
Looking for a great way to give dad a special Father's Day experience. Take dad to Rat's restaurant on Father's Day. Before or after Brunch or Dinner, take a tour of the "Grounds for Sculpture."

Owned by noted sculptor and pharmaceutical heir J. Seward Johnson, Jr., Rats restaurant was created, at least in part, as an added inducement to visit Mr. Johnson's magnificent Grounds for Sculpture, the adjoining 22-acre sculpture park located on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. The grounds are attractively developed along the lines a small European village.

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

Celebrating Fathers Day in New Jersey - Learn more about what you can do to make it a special day for mom.

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

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

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