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New Jersey Guide Newsletter -April, 2019 Edition
March 31, 2019

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
April, 2019

The arrival of April brings Spring into full bloom with the greening of trees, the emergence of flowers and the resurgence of many outdoor activities. The more adventurous can get out to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, canoeing, and some early spring camping

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular Apeil 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 April 2019 Events and Things To Do

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Website (check here for scheduled events)
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.

27th Annual Easter Bunny Express
April 7th, 13th, 14th, & 20th, 2019
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ
(973) 887-8177‎
Celebrate the return of Spring with a fun themed train ride through northern New Jersey! The Easter Bunny and helpers will be on board greeting everyone during the 45-minute round-trip ride along the Morristown & Erie Railway's historic Whippanong Trail. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Easter Bunny's helpers hand out holiday treats for the kids. You are welcome to bring your camera to take photos en route (free of charge), but be aware that the Easter Bunny has to visit many children and can't stay long with each person. For Tickets & information see website above.

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
April 12th - 14th, 2019
Multiple venues
Cape May, NJ
Cape may comes alive this weekend with more than 40 jazz performances taking place in a three day multi-venue festival featuring top national headliners.

Kenny Loggins
Fri Apr 12, 2019: 8:00PM
Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino

Annual Kites at the Pier Festival
April 13, 14, 2019; 9am - 4pm
Pier Village
Festival Plaza
Ocean Ave and Centennial Dr
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Web Site
Contact: Lynn Zientek, 732-923-0100, Email: [email protected]
Cost: free
Join in for some great family fun! Featuring kite flyers from all areas of the eastern seaboard flying their most incredible creations! Every kind of kite imaginable will be at the festival. Kites of all shapes and sizes – from inflatable flying creatures to traditional kites – will be flying high over the beach between Avenue and McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. A dazzling display of giant kites will be visible for miles and miles

Brantley Gilbert
Sat Apr 13, 2019; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Spring Festival
April 14, 2019; 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Red Bank Battlefield
100 Hessian Ave.
National Park, NJ 08063
Cost: Free
The Whitall House will be open for tours and hearth cooking demonstrations. Enjoy 18th century arts and crafts demonstrations and meet some lovely farm animals.

The Sound of Music
Apr 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2019: 8:00PM
Caesars Atlantic City

The Tulip Festival
Starting mid-April, 2019; 9 am - 6 pm daily
Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
609 448 7483
Website - Blooming Schedule - Tickets
Admission costs $5 - $10 online and $7 - $12 at the door
This annual event features over 50 acres of vibrant flowers. Visitors can stroll the grounds and enjoy the beautiful purple, pink, orange, and yellow fields of tulips.
The tulips will be in blossom for about four weeks, or as long as the weather cooperates.
The farm will also have a Hollandwood Theatre, restored barns, a museum with tulip-harvesting equipment imported from Holland, a gift shop, hayrides, horse and buggy rides, and a local bakery. On weekends, there will be food trucks and face paintings.

Earth Day
April 20, 2019; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
This event features New Jersey's largest Earth Day celebration! Celebrate Earth Day's 29th year. All will enjoy attending the litter free and carbon neutral event filled with non-stop entertainment as well as the HCIA's 5K Race/Walk accompanied by the Kid's Fun Run. Earth Day provides company brands and services numerous touch points to create a powerful connection with a highly desirable local audience.
Over 100 exhibits engage in activities intended to inspire awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth while educating event goers about the world around us. Earth Day is a fun, educational day for the whole family. There will be a shuttle from the light rail at Liberty State Park.

Jerry Seinfeld
Sat Apr 20, 2019; 7:00PM & 10:00PM
Borgata Events Center

Allaire Village Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 2019 ; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Allaire State Park
Route 524 (also known as 4265 Atlantic Avenue)
Farmingdale, NJ
There are over 15,000 eggs on the village green. Hunts will take place every 15 minutes between 11:30 am and 4pm. Children will be grouped according to age, into the following categories: 0-1 (with an assisting adult), 2-3 (with an assisting adult), 4-5 (kids only, no adult assistance), 6-7 (kids only, no adult assistance), and 8-10 (kids only, no adult assistance). Each child can hunt for 6 eggs total. No more than 6 eggs will be allowed per child. Please realize the plastic eggs contain small toys not suitable for small children.

Asbury Park Annual Easter Day Parade
April 21, 2019; Easter Sunday @ 1pm
Asbury Park Boardwalk
This is a long standing tradition that brings out families dressed in their finest spring outfits.
Rain or Shine. In the event of inclement weather, the event is held in Convention Hall or the Paramount Theatre.

Atlantic City Steel Pier's Easter Best Dressed Contest
Sunday, April 21st, 2019; 2 PM
Steel Pier
Back of Steel Pier at the Ocean Reef Oasis Stage
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08752
Registration: Noon - 2 pm; Contest Starts: 2:30 pm Sharp
Fun for the entire family. Features Ages Boy/Girl 0-12, Best Bonnet, and Best Dressed Family
Great Prizes! The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and goodie bag giveaways (while supplies last). There will also be a Buy One Get One FREE Ride Ticket Sale at all ticket-booths.

Asbury Park Music& Film Festival
April 25 - 28, 2019
The Paramount Theatre
The Stone Pony
The Wonder Bar
House of Independents
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
2019 Schedule & Tickets
This event explores and celebrates a single, and perhaps the most dramatic, aspect of cinema…the role of music in film.

Lewis Black
Apr 26, 27, 2019; 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box

Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
New Brunswick

A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food.

Renaissance Faire
April 27, 28, 2019: 11am - 5pm
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205
This event features the a visit back to the days of yore and merry Olde England as the Historic Village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. This event is fun for the whole family and includes comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items.
Historic Smithville offers 60 Shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, and arcade.

Shad Fest
April 27, 28, 2019; 11am - 5:30pm (Rain or shine)
Union and Bridge Streets
Lambertville, NJ
The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area's finest artists and crafters, great food, and family entertainment.

Atlantic City Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, April 28, 2019; 4:00PM
Caesars Atlantic City

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: We are planning a family reunion for about 75 people at either an indoor or outdoor facility, We want to keep costs down and were thinking of doing it at a barn or farm, where we can bring in our own food, alcohol and music. Can you recommend some places?

Answer: With alcohol involved, your best options as you indicated would be at a rustic private party venue such as a barn, farm, and possibly a private campground. Please visit Rustic Private Party Venues for a list of suggestions.
Bear in mind that do it yourself event planning at a " bare bones" venue has many additional requirements that the venue may require:
If you plan to uses a caterer they may need to submit proof of license & insurance. Some venues will allow you to bring in your own homemade foods When you are permitted to provide your own alcohol, you may be required to use a Licensed Bartender. Insurance --- You made need to obtain special events insurance. You can obtain a rider on your homeowners or renters insurance. You may also obtain a stand-alone policy from your insurance agent. If your caterer is serving alcoholic beverages, the caterer may need to submit a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the venue as additional insured.

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 choice with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:
The Molly Pitcher Inn
Red Bank
An historic landmark hotel, serves an exceptional Sunday brunch overlooking the Navesink River.
Restaurant review

Top Ten Things To Do in Apeil - Thepopular NJ seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Easter Events The best New Jersey Easter Events and things to do

April 2019 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

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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