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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - June 2021 edition
June 01, 2021

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
June 2021

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 & Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

    COVID-19 Update
    Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, New Jersey will no longer require restaurants, retail stores, gyms, churches, and other businesses to keep 6 feet of social distance between patrons or groups.
    Also, the same day, the state will stop mandating that people wear masks at most indoor public places. Dance floors at bars and restaurants can reopen, and patrons will not be required to stay in seats while ordering and eating or drinking.

    Beginning June 4, 2021, New Jersey will then end all indoor gathering limits. All this effectively means most New Jersey businesses will soon be stripped of remaining capacity limits that were put in effect more than a year ago to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2021 Events & Things To Do .

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday at 10 p.m. throughout June 2021
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
Fireworks can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Basie Center's Concerts On the Green
Historic Suneagles Golf Club
Tinton Avenue
Fort Monmouth
Eatontown, NJ
Price: $39–$89
An outdoor, socially-distanced concert series
All Concert tickets include a pre-show dinner reservation. Observing full Covid-19 safety protocols.
June Schedule:
Thursday, June 3 / Friday, June 4: Brian Fallon Saturday, June 5 : Almost Queen (2 shows)
Thursday, June 10: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Saturday
June 12: Get The Led Out
Wednesday, June 16: Judy Collins
Thursday, June 17: CSNSongs: Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Cape May Music Festival
June 3 - 27, 2021
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
This annual music festival presents classical, chamber, jazz and more. Most concerts take place outdoors at the Emlen Physick Estate @ $20–$25 per concert.

Lighthouse International Film Festival
June 3, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Beach Haven, NJ
(646) 245-8400
The festival will present feature films, shorts, documentaries and family films, as well as panel discussions with leading film industry professionals. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ -- one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations -- the festival celebrates new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse. See above website for information on films, times, and venues.

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
June 4, 5, 2021
Bader Field
600 Albany Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tickets & Information
This years event will be held outdoors, featuring a celebration of a decade of AC music, brews, breweries. Attendees will experience over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, the biggest music acts to date, interactive touch points such as life size beer pong and a pop-up jam band space. Three sessions:
Session 1 Friday, 8am - 12:00 am, Session 2 Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, & Session 3 Saturday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dog Days of Summer Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, June 4, 2021: 5 PM – 9:30
Church and Main Street
Boonton, NJ
Dog Days of Summer kicks off with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural on Church and Main Street.
The opening coincides with Boonton Main Street's First Friday event Music on Main.
Take in an amazing night of art, music, shopping at unique independent shops and eclectic dining.They say that every dog has it's day, in Boonton they get the whole summer!
There will be over 120 dog and cat sculptures on exhibit up and down the entire length of Main Street, Boonton. This year's designs are as interesting and diverse as the artists who created them. The participating artists include past year favorites and some inspiring new talent to make this year's pack really stand out! Boonton Arts includes younger artists too, with more than 80 sculptures created by local elementary and high school students. Be sure to visit our one-of-a-kind downtown to enjoy these incredible sculptures! All available sculptures can be adopted at Boonton Arts Etsy page,, for a donation benefiting Northstar Pet Rescue, local schools, and future art projects in the community.

Rock Hunger IV 
Saturday, June 5th, 2021; @1pm
Old Canal Inn
2 East Passaic Ave
Nutley, NJ
Website/ Tickets
The live concert will headline The Attic, The Adventures of Matte Black, Drunk Uncles, The Sticky Wickets and The Porch Rockers.
Enter to win prizes including NJ Lottery ticket basket, Ray Ban sunglasses, $50 gift card to Matthews Italian Restaurant, Michael Kors wallet, 2 gift baskets $100 value each, NY Giants tickets, wine baskets, Seton Hall Basketball tickets and NY Yankees item Raffle.
Cash bar, full menu will be available. Proceeds benefit NFSB programs including the Food Pantry

NJ Renaissance Faire
June 5, 6, 2021; 10am-6pm
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
A Renaissance Faire is a unique and magical phenomenon, one that one truly has to experience to understand.
This family friendly faire will feature a variety of shows, music, human chess match, games, jousting, sword fighting, knights of crossford, wine tasting, beer, and much more. Additionally, there will be an array of vendors selling gifts, clothing, handmade artisan goods, delicious food, and more.

Friday, June 11, 2021 through Sunday, June 13, 2021
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Center Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, anime music video (AMV) screenings, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, Karoke panels, workshops, masquerade, and video rooms and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture.

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands
Fair runs from Friday, June 18 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
Website (Check Schedule)
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, open air thrill shows, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
All Tickets Include Free Live shows and concerts. Free Live concerts, and Fireworks shows.

Barefoot Country Music Fest
June 18-20, 2021 (rain or shine)
On the beach between the famous Morey's Piers
Wildwood, NJ
Website / Tickets
This is the Northeast's largest outdoor country music festival hosting a unique blend of country music's top artists and up-and-comers on multiple stages including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dan+Shay, and 30+ more performers. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood's backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day festival is a summer vacation destination

June 24 - 27, 2021
Paradise Lakes Campground
Rt 206 (between Mile markers 3 & 4)
Hammonton, NJ
Beardfest is a three night celebration of creative energy that strives to enliven the artist in everyone. Beardfest offers attendees the opportunity to unplug in South Jersey's beautiful Pinelands Preserve while enjoying music that spans an incredibly wide range of genres; but our definition of entertainment goes far beyond the spectator/performer dichotomy. At Beardfest, attendees have the opportunity to collaborate on large scale murals throughout the campgrounds, practice yoga, participate in a variety of collaborative music making activities, and share ideas in our community workshops. art, an open mic, swimming and camping.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Friday, June 25, 2021; @10pm. (Rain date is Sunday at 10 p.m)
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
Pine Ave
Wildwood, NJ
(609) 523-1602
The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk!

Saturday, June 26, 2021: 8am-10pm. (Rain date is June 27, 2021)
On the beach between Huntington and Granville Ave's
Margate, NJ
This festival features a 12-hour nonstop celebration with live Bands, dancing, food court, beer garden, vendors, crafters, Kid's stage with games, shows, music, treasure hunts, tow at water demonstrations, free surf clinic, volleyball, FREE movie on the beach at 8:30pm. No beach tags required at event!
A major feature of this years event is the non stop entertainment on the 100.7 WZXL main stage. The musical line up opens with the ever popular local rock and pop cover band Either Way followed by the get up and get ready to dance party rock and pop classic sensation Mas Tequila Orchestra. Headlining the evening performance will be the renown tribute band The British Invasion Experience playing favorites from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Zombies and more. The excitement continues with a day and evening Samoan fire knife dance performance by South Pacific Island Dancers. Children and adults can learn to limbo and hula with professional Polynesian dancers and enjoy Tahitian drums.

Westville Fireworks Celebration
Saturday, June 26, 2021: (6pm - dusk) (Rain Date Sunday, June 27th)
River Drive
Westville, NJ
This event fetures Food trucks at 6 p.m. and live music at 7 p.m. The Grand Finale Fireworks show will begin at dusk!

35th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Hammonton High School grounds on Old Forks Road, just off the White Horse Pike (Route 30) Hammonton, New Jersey
This annual celebration combines music, classic cars, crafts, Blueberry's and food to become the Delaware Valley's premier family festival.

Seasonal 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 from New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal) Six Flags Great Adventure.
For the Summer season they offer a special packaged rate to Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari or Hurricane Harbor! NJ Transit Details

This Months Featured Restaurant

Asbury Festhalle Biergarten
598 Lake Ave
Asbury Park, NJtel
They feature a 9,000 square foot outdoor rooftop Biergarten and 6,000 square foot indoor halle where our bartenders pour premium draft beers.
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Top Ten Things To Do in June - The popular NJ seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

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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