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April 30, 2016

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
May, 2016

The month of May is highlighted by the unofficial beginning of summer during Memorial Day weekend when visitors will flock by the thousands to the Jersey shore to hit the beaches and the boardwalk amusement parks.

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular May 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 May, 2016 Events and Things To Do

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 1, 2016 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Admission is free
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. More than a music festival, there will be; Fine artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc
Children’s activities with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more. Crafters displaying and selling handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items. And of course what's a Hoboken festival without food. There will be great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

Mothers Day Music Festival: Maze, Frankie Beverly & Charlie Wilson
Saturday May 7, 2016 @7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

2016 Country Megaticket
May 11, 13, 2016
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Tickets (Includes All Performances)

30th Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
May 14, 15, 2016: Saturday 11am - 8pm; Sunday, 11am -6pm
Silver Lake Park
Belmar, NJ
Free admission
This popular family festival features live music, a wine and craft beer tent, contests, kids’ activities, and excellent varieties of seafood.

Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Cam & Tucker Beathard
Saturday May 14, 2016
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Jersey Shore Music Festival
May 20 - 22, 2016
On the beach, boardwalk and in select bars
Seaside Heights, NJ
This weekend event celebrates the beginning of summer with performances by over 350 artists from around the world. It features live bands, Saturday night fireworks, vendor village, Pros vs. Heroes flag football game, after parties, and much more

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes & The Hooters
Friday May 27, 2016 @8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

3rd Annual Pork Roll Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2016; 10am - 7pm
Mill hill Park
100 S. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This fun filled family friendly festivals features one the New Jersey's favorite food along with music, outdoor Food and Craft Vendors with Pork Roll-themed Menus. Day long live entertainment will appear on the music stage with the area’s best bands, along with some Trenton pork roll history, crafts, children's activities, a pork roll recipe contest and the competition and crowning of the annual Pork Roll Queen.

Cape May Music Festival
Sunday,May 29 - June 16, 2016
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
Free admission
Enjoy world-class orchestral and chamber music, presents classical, chamber, jazz and more each year.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Plan to go to Six Flags Great Adventure with my friends from NYC using public transportation. Any Information on this?

Answer:  NJ Transit has a great deal that includes transportation and entrance to the park. Ride NJ TRANSIT on Bus Route 308 departing from New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal) and SAVE up to $37 to Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari or Hurricane Harbor! Package prices include round-trip bus fare and admission to the Theme Park and Safari or Hurricane Harbor. NJ Transit Details

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

Porta Pizzeria
Asbury Park, NJ
Visiting Asbury Park? A great place for diners who enjoy gourmet pizza in a casual, rustic, communal setting.

Restaurant review

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

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages.

Mothers Day Things To Do - This year Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8, 2016. It's a time for saying "I Love You", for breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, brunch out to a family restaurant, or for a family gathering at home.

Memorial Day Weekend Events - Discover the popular Memorial Day Parades and destination events in New Jersey.

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

May 2016 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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