New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
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.
This Edition's Contents...
- Popular March Things To Do
- Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
- This Month's Featured Restaurant
COVID-19 executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.
With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status
March 2021 Things To Do .
American Dream Celebrates Read Across America Day with Children's Read-Aloud and Crafts Hour
March 2, 2021; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Event Cost: No Charge. Pre-Registration is Required.
This year, American Dream celebrates the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day with a fun-filled hour of storytelling, craft activities and giveaways for children ages four to ten.
Leading the Read-Aloud will be New Jersey
Family magazine’s Editorial Director, Dina El Nabli, who will read Breathing Makes it Better by Christopher Willard and Wendy O'Leary. This sweet story teaches children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. After the readings, children will be treated to a physically-distant craft activity and packaged treats to take home.
Each attendee will also receive a coupon good for a future visit to Blacklight Mini Golf or Mirror Maze--American Dream’s newest attraction, a mind-bending galaxy of corridors with twists and turns around every corner.
Allaire Village - St. Patrick's Day Celebartion
Saturday March 13, 2021; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ 07727
Take a 90 minute guided tour of the village and experience the history and culture of Ireland. A period dressed interpreter will escort you to all of our historic buildings and trade shops where villagers are waiting to welcome you and demonstrate traditional Irish cooking, folklore and music! Listen to the Ballycastle Band perform a variety of traditional Irish songs in our historic Chapel, smell the delicious Irish meals and treats prepared by our talented hearth cooks, learn about the history of the holiday and much more!
Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 11:30AM
Ceremony begins on the steps of North Wildwood City hall (9th & Atlantic Avenues) at 11:30 a.m.
Parade begins at noon and proceeds
north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue.
Tuckerton Seaport Owl Walk
March 14, 2021@ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
120 W. Main St.
Join the eaport Staff on a 90-minute walk through the Tuckerton Seaport Nature Trail and learn more about Eastern Screech Owls, Barred Owls & Great Horned Owls that call the Pinelands and the Jersey Shore woodlands home. Groups will be limited to twelve people and social distancing is a must. Each group will meet 10 minutes prior to tour. Each tour departs from the Lighthouse. Flashlights and masks are required. Owl sightings are not guaranteed. Tours are rain or shine, but will reschedule due to heavy snow or winds.
Classic Film Series on 35MM: Caddyshack
March 19, 2021: @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving St
Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member (Ted Knight). Meanwhile, Danny struggles to prepare for the high pressure Caddy Day golf tournament while absorbing New Age advice from wealthy golf guru Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).
Enjoy popcorn, a pre-movie organ show
played on our historic Wurlitzer Organ, the classic Three Stooges short " Brideless Groom" on 35mm, and a 35MM screening of CaddyShack all for $5!
Socially distanced seating for all shows. Main Stage theater has a clean air air conditioner, meaning the air in our theater is not recycled air which greatly reduces the chance of Covid-19 particles
Mike Marino (Pop-Up Stage)
Saturday. March 20, 2021 @ 7PM
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
This Pop-up stage performance will take place with an elevated flooring platform which will allow patrons to sit at seated, socially-distant tables and enjoy performances. The configuration extends the length of the theater stage nearly halfway across the room, providing the space
necessary to seat up to 150 patrons at cabaret-style table
The New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival
March 26, 27, 28, 2021
The Showboat Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
In advance/Day Pass: $30 In advance/ 3-day Pass: $75 Day of show price: $30 Day of show 3-day Pass: $75
Children: 10 and under free with paying adult Ticket sales at the door are cash only
This 3-day event features
a showing of amazing Horror films in the indie scene with an opportunity for attendees to mingle with big names in horror. Horror fans can also participate in Q&A sessions get to interact with vendors from around the Horror scene.
Friday, March 26, 2021: 8:00 PM
Kathedral Event Center
499 S Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
$29 – $49
Enjoy an evening of doo-wop classics with The Belmonts!
The Belmonts are best known for their hits, Teenager in Love, I Wonder Why, and MORE!
Six Flags Great Adventure Opening weekend
March 28, 28, 2021
1 Six Flags Blvd.
The Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Grounds for Sculpture has
reopened to the public with reserved timed ticketing.
Hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
Lakota Wolf Preserve
89 Mt. Pleasant Road
Columbia, NJ 07832
Currently open for limited capacity tours
Hear the howling of wolves echo through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ. Photo opportunities of a lifetime and the experience of watching and listening to packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves will be yours. View wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century. Bobcats and foxes also reside at the reserve
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Kids have plenty
of room to burn off steam while enjoying 100s of exhibits, rock climbing, a suspended maze , live demonstrations (volcano pictured), a mini zoo, films, and shows. They even offer special exhibits and programs for kids ages 2-5. There's so much to do that most visits last 4 hours. Try the famous Touch Tunnel maze, see tiny live monkeys, and dodge a sneeze from the Big Blue Nose. Learning has never been so much fun. The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only three others in the world—two in Japan and one in China—are bigger
Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:
Question: With the long dreary winter behind us, can you recommend an outdoor festival that best represents the arrival of Spring in New Jersey:
A great Spring event is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park,
Newark, NJ. It is held in April. The Dates and information can be found on their Website
This is the 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.
This Months Featured Restaurant
Satis Bistro is an unpretentious cafe-style restaurant popular with locals as the go to place for creative European food in an attractive setting. The ambiance of this bistro style place is romantic and intimate with a chic, rustic European feel to it. In the warmer months there is outside patio dining on the rustic wood and iron tables.
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.
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
New Jersey St Patrick's Day Parades and Irish Events - Latest status on this year's scheduled and canceled St Patrick's days parades and events