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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - March, 2020 Edition
February 29, 2020

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
March, 2020

March is the time of the year when the worst of winter is behind us and we look forward to warmer weather and the onset of Spring. People with cabin fever are anxious to get outdoors for healthy activities and events to attend. For the less adventuresome, there are plenty of indoor events to attend.

This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests

. This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular March 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 March 2020 Events and Things To Do

Springsteen: His Hometown
Now until December 31, 2020 (Wednesday, Friday through Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Thursdays: 11 am to 8 pm, Closed: Monday and Tuesday))
Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court St.,
Freehold, NJ 07728
Website / Tickets
Cost: Adult $15, Senior $12, Student $12, Freehold Boro Residents $0
"Springsteen: His Hometown" displays over 150 unique items featuring selections from both the Monmouth County Historical Association and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.

Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 1, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m
One of the top St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Come at 3rd Ave and North Blvd. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.

March 7, 2020; 11:00am & 3:30pm
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website / Tickets
Tickets: Museum Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum admission) A $2 per ticket handling fee is added for all orders made by phone or online.
Celebrate the 115th birthday of one of the most beloved children's authors – Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel. This is a fun, lively and interactive program run by a very funny and silly Cat who causes all types of mischief. Explore the background of Dr. Seuss and his beloved works. You know Thing 1 and Thing 2, you will now meet Thing 3 – Wild Thing and watch him cause all kinds of mayhem. Come join in on this incredible journey.

The Annual LepreCon St Paddy's Celebration in Hoboken
Saturday March 7, 2020
On Saturday March 7, 2020, Hoboken will unite in solidarity for the biggest event of the year, the annual St Paddy's Hoboken Celebration. Come out and enjoy the best venues Hoboken has to offer while participating in the Irish pride festivities. With so many venues participating in this years "All Access Pass", it's sure to bring out thousands of energetic Hoboken party-goers.

P.T.Barnum and his life's journey
March 7, 2020; 7:30pm- 9pm
Historic Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Ave 
Farmingdale, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $20 per person- Must pre-register for this event.
Come see the Master Showman. Neill Hartley portrays master showman P.T. Barnum in this exciting and entertaining look at one of the most colorful and well-known personalities of all time, who brought high and low culture to all of America. A brilliant and shameless promoter, Barnum gave the wise public of the 19th-century shameless hucksterism, peerless spectacle, and everything in between -- enough entertainment to earn the title "master showman" a dozen times over.

Laurita Shamrock Festival
March 7, 8, 2020
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Eqypt, NJ
Admission: Free
Whether you’re Irish or just look good in green, come celebrate Irishness at the Laurita Shamrock Festival! Bring your family and friends to Laurita for an exciting weekend of fantastic fun, toe-tapping Irish music, wines and Irish food are available for purchase, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Live music lineup:
Saturday 12 - 4pm: Bog Boys & 4:30 - 8:30pm; Successful Failures, & Sunday, 1 - 5pm; Dave and Ellen.

Monster-Mania Con
March 13, 14, 15, 2020
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
2349 W, NJ-70
Cherry Hill, NJ
Website / Tickets
Monster-Mania Con is a horror convention that features horror film giving fans the best opportunity to meet the biggest names in all of horror history. They also offer fans the chance to get autographs, participate in Q&A sessions with the stars.

Newark, NJ - Parade
Friday, March 13, 2020; @ 1:00 pm
The will begin promptly at 1:00 pm, Proceeding from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park . The parade is part of a larger Irish celebration in Newark that includes an Irish Heritage Week

Sherlock Holmes Weekend
March 13-15, 2020
Cape May, NJ
Information, Tickets
Come for a suspense-filled encounter with that inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes in the National Historic Landmark City of Cape May, New Jersey. Solve the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes & Hark! How to Bells!

Pi Day Princeton
March 14, 2020: 9:00am — 10:00pm
Nassau Inn
10 Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ
Website / Registration
Einstein was born on March 14th - 3.14 - the numeric equivalent of Pi! Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events to celebrate Pi and Time's Man of the Century's famous birthday! Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation and Pizza Pie Judging Contests! For the non-competitive types, there are surprise birthday parties, a Pi-Rade, story time and book signing, and a professionally guided tour of Einstein's neighborhood. Be sure to head to Landau's at 102 Nassau Street to get commemorative tees!

Beers on the Boards
March 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: All beer and all food is included in the ticket price and at $60
Enjoy unlimited samples of fine craft beer from over 40 breweries AND unlimited food from our gourmet buffet (open all day).

Harborside Craft Brew Fest
March 21, 2020; 2 Sessions: (Session ) 1 - 4:30PM; (Session2) 6 - 9:30PM
3 Atrium
Jersey City, NJ
This event will feature local variety of fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with a wide variety of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

The 2nd Annual Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 (Session 1: 12:30pm – 2:30pm Session 2: 3:30pm – 5:30pm)
Our Lady of Grace Church
in the Gym Space
422 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website / Tickets
Cost: $30
Round up your crew, bring your family, and get ready to sample all kinds of Mac & Cheese creations (more on that below) from some of the best spots in Hoboken - or dare we say, New Jersey?
Ticket Includes: A sample from EVERY participating vendor & you will receive a special punchcard to keep track Live Music Cheesy contests, activities & photo booth Swag & more awesome surprises!

Super Jersey Comic Expo
March 21, 2020; 9am - 4pm
Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ
Website / Tickets
This event will be enjoyed comic book lovers that can buy & sell comic books, dress up in a costume. find toys & collectibles, and meet famous artists.

South Jersey Toy & Vintage Collectibles Show
March 22, 2020; 9am - 4pm
Wyndham Philadelphia – Mount Laurel
1111 New Jersey 73
Mount Laurel, NJ
Admission: $3 (children 12 & under FREE)
This event features over 75 tables of toys and Vintage collectibles. Vintage toys, action figures, diecast cars, slot cars, comics, records, rock memorabilia, posters, paper, monsters, and wrestling.

Annual Spring Festival
March 28, 2020; 11am -2pm
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $10 for children, free for aged 16+ adults.
This family event features lots of entertainment and fun with face painting, arts & crafts, magician, photo corner, music and more! Celebrate the spring season and upcoming Easter by coming together with other Jersey City families!

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: I'm taking my family for a side trip in NJ on the way home from a cousin's wedding, and I just wanted to know if it's worthwhile. I will be spending two days during the last Sunday & Monday in March, and I'm thinking of staying in Ocean City, or possibly Wildwood and AC as well. I don't expect things to be in full swing, but just how much would I be missing? Is there a particular boardwalk that is more lively this time of year than the others? Is it even worth it to come at this time of year?

Answer: Just to walk the "boards" and enjoy the fresh air? Any Shore town with a boardwalk will do.. For fun, rides, and family entertainment, the three towns you are considering have boardwalks in peak season from May through October. November through April is considered off season, though they tend to have some holiday special events, especially just prior to the beginning and near the end of the peak season. Typically, Easter weekend, which can fall anywhere from the last weekend in March to the 3rd weekend in April, is the beginning of boardwalk activity coming to life. For the last weekend in March and the following Monday, Atlantic City would have more to offer for families. The Atlantic City Aquarium, The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Placade Amusements, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and the Tropicana Family Fun Station are some of the family attractions open year round.
Visit here for a list of Popular AC Kids Activities

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:
McGovern's Tavern
Newark, NJ
A great place to celebrate St. {atrick's Day. Originally opened by Frank McGovern in 1936 as a meeting place for Irish immigrants, and today serves up 12 taps and a carefully selected offering of bottled craft beer, They also offer seasonal drink and shot specials, a chilled Fireball Shot Dispenser.pints of Guinness and other brews and bar fare like a 10-inch bar pie pizza and a sandwich called the Dublin Decker (corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing served on rye bread).

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

March 2020 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations - Where to go for the best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations.

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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