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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - May, 2018 Edition
April 30, 2018

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
May, 2018


May is the month for the unofficial beginning of summer 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, 2018 Events and Things To Do

Chris Tomlin, Kim Walker-Smith, Matt Maher & Christine D'Clario
Thu May 3, 20187:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Motor Social -- Atlantic City
Saturday May 4 - Sunday May 6, 2018; Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Showboat Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
Phone: (609) 857-1213 or (347) 528-5372
Cost: Free for Spectators Entry Fee for Cars & Vendors
This 3 day event will feature an indoor/outdoor car show, bands, burlesque, sideshow and much more in a Mardi-Gras style atmosphere.

Atlantic City Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Sun May 6, 2018 4:00PM
Atlantic City, NJ

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakurst "Power in the Pines"
May 5, 6, 2018
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
2901 Falcon Ln, 08641
McGuire Air Force Base, NJ
Facebook Page
This family weekend event features an open house and air show. Highlighting the activities will be the ACC F-22 Raptor Demo Team, Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team, and the U.S. Army Golden Knights

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2018; 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs
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.

Mother's Day Music Festival: Maxwell & Gladys Knight
Saturday, May 12, 2018; 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City's historic venue, the renovated Boardwalk Hall, features the Mother's Day Music Fest, one of the most popular R & B events of the year. This years event will feature co-headliners Maze ft. Frankie Beverly, Gladys Knight, KEM & Carol Riddick.

Country Megaticket Tickets (Includes All Performances )
Fri May 18, 2018;
PNC Bank Arts Cente
Holmdel, NJ

Jersey Shore Music Festival
May 18th to 20th, 2018
On the beach, boardwalk and in select bars
Seaside Heights, NJ
The Jersey Shore Festival is a FREE ADMISSION, rain-or-shine music and arts festival that kicks off the summer festival season and proves that summer really does start sooner at the Jersey Shore. With performances by over 300 artists from around the world, the Jersey Shore Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in New Jersey! Aside from the music, the Jersey Shore festival also includes activities that are fun the for whole family including BMX and Skate Shows, Motocross Shows, Ford Car show, Pro's vs. Heroes Charity Flag Football Game, Free Monster Truck Rides, Food Trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and much more!

New Jersey Seafood Festival
May 18, 19, 20, 2018
Silver Lake Park
5th & Ocean Aves.
Belmar, NJ 07719
Admission: Free
This annual family event features many new activities and attractions for the whole family: Live music, wine and craft beer tent, contests, kids' activities, craft vendors, and of course the tastiest seafood around.
Parking and Shuttles at the NJ Seafood Festival Free parking at the Municipal parking lot at 5th and River Road and Dempsey Park on 16th Avenue. Free shuttles will run through Belmar continuously from 11 am until 8 pm on Saturday and 11 am until 6 pm on Sunday, with stops at the Marina, the Belmar train station, delivering visitors to the end of Silver Lake at 5th Avenue (right next to the festival)

MMR*B*Q: Alice In Chains, Ghost B.C., Stone Temple Pilots & Dorothy
Sat May 19, 2018; 12:30PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne & LANCO
Sat May 19, 2018; 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
Wildwoods Beach
Rio Grande to Burke Aves.
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Free to spectators.
This annual event is one of the largest kite festival in North America. It features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations.
Event begins on Friday at noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach behind the center. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 pm illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Ave. and the beach.
Saturday & Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 am daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the center at 7 pm on Saturday night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off.
Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition from 11 am - 12:30 pm inside the center where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind.

The 5th Annual Pork Roll Festival
Saturday, May 26, 2018; 10:00 AM - 7:00  PM
Mill Hill Park
Trenton, NJ
Event cost: $5
This year's festival will celebrate Trenton's unique pork roll product while promoting the city's history, art, music, small businesses and cultural diversity. One of New Jersey's famous foods, the pork roll, although North Jeryans will call it Taylor ham will be the featured food.
It will feature Music Stage (all day) Entertainment, Children's Events, Pork Roll Recipe Contest and Awards, and the 2018 Pork Roll Queen Pageant and Crowning. The event is held annually during the Memorial Day Weekend, will honor those who have served and sacrificed so that we can enjoy the benefits of freedom.

Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
May 27, 2018: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
Event is free and open to the public.
This family event features performances by the U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, the U.S. Navy Band and the U.S. Marine Corps band.
Attendees will also get to expedrience parachute, helicopter, and search and rescue demonstrations by the Navy and Coast Guard. Military tactical vehicles, a U.S. Navy dive tank. More exhibits will also be on display throughout the day along with kids activities, and more.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Family Reunion. We are planning a family weekend reunion with lodging, meals and activities, preferably a rustic environment on a lake or the Jersey Shore and within driving distance of the major airports. Budget is flexible.

Answer:  Try the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ-  As an alternative, for that out of the ordinary family reunion, check out the Rustic Private Party and Event Venues and Event Planners that can suggest venues with overnight accommodations and arrange the entire event.

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Find a restaurant in a town of your choise with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:
The Manor

111 Prospect Ave.,
West Orange, NJ
973 731-2360
Lookking for a great place to celebrate Mother's Day or a special occassion. The Manor provides an elegant setting for that special occasion. They are serving special Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner buffet. Cap off the day with a stroll through their 20 acres of manicured gardens

Other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:
Top Ten 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 2018 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

Mother's Day Events Tips for making Mother's Day 2018 a special day for Mom

Memorial Day Weekend Events - It is a time for parades, flags, and wreath-laying ceremonies paying tribute the who died serving our country. Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of summer in New Jersey with the Jersey Shore beach communities coming alive with activities.

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.

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