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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - March 2022 edition
February 28, 2022

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 with the onset of Spring. This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, entertainment, and sports that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

This Edition's Contents...

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

    Note: 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.

    March 2022 Events & Things To Do

    Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective
    Now until April 3rd, 2022
    Grounds For Sculpture
    80 Sculptors Way,
    Hamilton, NJ
    Experience this rare opportunity to explore Grounds For Sculpture at night through more than a dozen site-specific works, including an illuminated tree-lined path. Night Forms, crescendos between order and chaos, with unexpected twists and "glitches" heightening the shared experience along the way. Enter sumptuous worlds never explored, this is the awe and wonder of Night Forms.
    Night Forms is a unique synthesis of video projection, light and sound as a bridge between technology and storytelling. Digital projection mapping is designed to create a dialog with sculptures in the collection, offering new perspectives and turning the act of viewing into immersive event. Sculptures shrouded in the winter landscape become beacons to remembering a long-forgotten ritual.

    Atlantic City Boat Show
    March 2 - 6, 2022
    1 Convention Blvd
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    This annual event welcomes nautical novices, seasoned sailors and water lovers to discover why life is better with a boat. With more than 415,000 new boat owners taking to the water in the past 18 months, demand for boating remains at an all-time high. Attendees are invited to celebrate the homecoming of this annual boating tradition as they see and shop the most comprehensive selection of boats and gear in the area, learn new skills, and connect with fellow boating enthusiasts.

    Warren's Annual Winter Festival
    Saturday, March 5, 2022: from 4 to 7 p.m.
    the Municipal Grounds
    46 Mountain Blvd,
    Warren, New Jersey
    This annual family winter festival features carnival rides, a petting zoo, horse and carriage rides, ice carving, carnival games, ice skating, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, fireworks, and more.

    Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade
    March 6, 2022 @12:30pm
    Belmar, NJ
    One of the top St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Como at 3rd Ave and North Blvd. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.

    Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
    Sundays March 6th & March 13, 2022
    AMC Theatre in Essex Green Shopping Center
    Prospect Avenue
    West Orange, NJ.
    The West Orange Classic Film Festival provides lovers of cinema a chance to experience their favorite films as they were meant to be seen— on the big screen. This year's event will feature comedy-focused festival screenings .
    March 6th : Some Like It Hot (1956) With an appearance by local film critic Stephen Whitty.
    March 13th: Buck Privates (1941) With film historian, comics & animation writer Paul Castiglia.
    Tickets are $14 and must be purchased in advance on EventBrite. Please note: Tickets will not be available at the theatre box office or through Fandango.

    Jersey City Restaurant Week
    Monday, March 7 - Sunday, March 20, 2022
    Discover deliciously prepared meals from a host of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines all over Jersey City—from Greenville to Grove Street.
    For Information and participating restaurants

    Drinks & Drag Drag Queen Show
    Friday, March 11th, 2022; @8pm
    Wildwoods Convention Center
    4501 Boardwalk
    Wildwood, NJ 08260
    Cost: Tickets are $35
    March can be a DRAG… Join us for a hilarious, entertaining and wicked good time! Hosted by the fabulous Astala Vista! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m. WARNING ***Adult show, adult language, adult content***

    Spring Craft Morristown
    March 11-13, 2022
    Morristown National Guard Armory
    430 Western Ave
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    Phone: 845-331-7900
    Cost: Adults $10 // Seniors (62 and up) $8
    This event features unique and one-of-a-kind handmade items for every age, taste and budget. This a thoughtfully curated shopping event includes 150+ modern makers! Find original fashions, accessories, jewelry, home décor, furniture, photography and fine art, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, mixed media and more! After you shop-til-you-drop enjoy yummy gourmet specialties to snack on or bring home like gourmet nut butters, bourbon barrel -aged maple syrup and much more.

    Atlantic City St Patricks Day Parade
    Saturday, March 12, 2022 @1pm
    On the Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ
    On this day in Atlantic City everyone is Irish, Break out your green and join us on the boardwalk for a fun-filled family day in Atlantic City!
    The parade begins North of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk ending at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk. It will feature pipe bands, string bands.

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Allaire!
    Saturday, March 12, 2022; 11am - 4pm
    The Historic Village at Allaire
    4263 Atlantic Avenue
    Wall Township, NJ 07727
    Cost: $15
    Take a 90 minute guided tour of the Historic Village at Allaire to 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.

    North Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
    Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 11:30AM
    North Wildwood, NJ 08260
    The celebration begins @ 11;30am on the outside steps of North Wildwood City Hall, 901 Atlantic Avenue. Parade to follow the ceremony, marching down Atlantic Avenue (North) to 1st Avenue and proceeding West into the Entertainment District. A Catholic Mass honoring Irish Heritage will also be held at St. Ann Church of Notre Dame La Mer Parish in Wildwood at 10 a.m. before the ceremony.
    In the case of rain, ceremony and festivities will be moved to the inside of the North Wildwood Recreation Center located at 9th and Central Avenues.

    Greenberg’s Toy & Train Show
    March 12, 13, 2022
    New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
    97 Sunfield Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08837
    The largest and longest-running train and toy show in the northeast, Greenberg's has been running train shows since 1976. The shows feature thousands of trains and collectible toys for sale, hundreds of merchandising tables, huge operating layouts, free modeling seminars and mo

    The Chocolate Expo
    March 13, 2022: 10am -6pm
    New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
    97 Sunfield Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08837
    The Chocolate Expo features tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wines, spirits, ciders and much more. Besides the opportunity to indulge, they offer their guests entertainment, demos and a variety of children's activities.

    Newark, NJ - St. Patricks Celebration & Parade
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022; @ 1:00 pm
    (973) 735-2135
    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.

    20th Annual Garden State Film Festival
    March 23 - 27, 2022
    Multiple venues
    Asbury Park, NJ
    Website & Tickets
    The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. In addition, our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring. Past attendees include Glenn Close, Paul Sorvino, Budd Schulberg, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Celeste Holm and Clarence Clemons.

    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, Central Pier Arcade and Speedway, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and the Tropicana Family Fun Station are just some of the family attractions open year round.
    Visit here for a list of Popular AC Kids Activities

    This Months Featured Restaurant

    St. Stephen's Green Publick House
    2031 Rt 71
    Spring Lake Heights, NJ
    A great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Located in the Spring Lake shore area known as the "Irish Riviera". With many of the patrons having been to Ireland, they know they have to be authentic to succeed. It's one of the best places on the shore to hear traditional Irish music. They feature drafts from local breweries like Kane and Flying Fish right alongside Irish favorites like Guinness and Harp and lesser-known Irish brews like Murphy's, Magners, and Kilkenny. It's set in a large quaint old house with ambiance that is consummate Irish pub with dark woods, cushioned bar stools, and a fireplace

    St Patrick's Day Celebrations The Best New Jersey St. Patrick's Parades and Events

    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 - Helpful for planning your activities in the future. usually 3-4 months in advance.

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