Charity, Non-Profit Events in New Jersey

Fund Raisers for Recognized Charities

These events include exhibits, walks, performances, gala's, shows, and other charity activities.

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.

Scheduled NJ Charity, Non-Profit Events

October 2019 NJ Charity Non-Profit Events

Fido's Festival USA
October 3, 4, 2015; 10-am - 5pm
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd
Columbus, NJ
Website & tickets
Fido's Festival USA® presents “SUPERMUTTS” a fun filled weekend for dogs, dog lovers, and their families. Dog and family activities include Superhero themed contests, dock diving, expert demonstrations, valuable dog topics, special guests, freestyle dog dancing, vendors, food, entertainment, and more!
A highlight of the festival is the Lure Coursing event with dogs have running the course. Proceeds from this event go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.
Children under 10 free; Dogs free. Tickets available on website for $8 per day or $15 for a weekend pass. Tickets $10 at gate.

Almost Queen
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
A Night of classic Rock and Roll to benefit the Homeless.
Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic "Queen experience". The band can boast an unbroken string of sold out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the US.
Ticket prices: $25 to $40 ($5 fee applies)

Easter Seals Walk With Me
Saturday, October 17th 2015; Registration begins at 9 am, Walk starts at 10:30 am
First Energy Park (Lakewood Blueclaws Field)
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Website & Registration
This annual fundraising event held to raise awareness for families living with disabilities. Participants can join in for either a 5K Halloween fun run or a 1 mile Trick-or-Treat walk around Blueclaws Stadium while enjoying other family fun activities!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Easter Seals, non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs.
Registration cost is free, but there is a suggested donation of $25.

A Karaoke 4 A Cure
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Graystone Inn
131 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Little Falls, NJ
This fund raiser is for 4 year old Henry Catalano. Henry is from Wayne, NJ and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in June 2015.
Contestants can register at 7pm for the singing competition. The first song is a $10.00 donation; additional song entries are $5.00 each. Contestants will be scored by a panel of judges. First prize will be a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8gb), second prize is a $50.00 Visa gift card and third prize is a $25.00 Visa gift card. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well. Winners will also have the opportunity to perform at the annual Cabaret 4 A Cure 2016 fund raiser, to also help benefit Henry Catalano!

6th annual Color 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, October 25, 2015
First Energy Park (home of the Lakewood BlueClaws)
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Website & Registration
Check-in: 8am; Race Starts: 9am
Participants will wear an all-white t-shirt provided by Harbor House and will finish decked out in a The 5K Run/Walk event will feature community resource and sponsorship tables. We’re expecting over 500 people this year and hope you will join us for this fund raiser to benefit homeless kids.
Continuing the trend from last year, we’ll be throwing colors at your while you run/walk in the Color Run for Shelter.
Participants will wear an all-white t-shirt provided by Harbor House and will finish decked out in a spattering of bright, dazzling color. At each kilometer of the race, runners are blitzed by volunteers with a new color.
Registration includes: An all-white t-shirt, Goodie Bags, Post Race Refreshments, and First/Second/Third Place Prizes.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Harbor House whose mission is to provide a safe haven and caring environment for at-risk youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.

Art on Tap

October 27, 2019; 2pm - 5pm
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center St.
Clinton, NJ 08809
Web Site
Contact: Dave Harding, Phone: 908-735-8415, Email:
Event Cost: $35 in advance; $45 at door; $15 designated driver
Enjoy an afternoon sampling craft beers, wine, whiskey, and food from Clinton-area restaurants. Hunterdon Brewing Co. is supplying the beverages, and will have several tasting tables set up. Participating restaurants donating food or drink include:
Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet, A La Carte, Scout’s Coffee Bar + Mercantile, Frank’s Italian Restaurant, Clinton Burger Co., and Hilltop Deli & Catering.
Art on Tap is sponsored by Basil Bandwagon Natural Market.
Halloween costumes are not required, but guests are welcome to dress creatively and festively for the event.
Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Museum’s education programs and exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design. The fundraiser also includes live music with New Road Band performing on the Museum’s Toshiko Takaezu Terrace. There will also be a raffle with plenty of great prizes. Inside, guests can check out the Museum’s current
This is a 21 and older event. This event is rain or shine, and will be moved into the Museum if necessary.

November 2019 NJ Charity Non-Profit Events

Meadows Miler Trail 10K/5K/Fun Walk
November 2, 2019; 9am - 11am
Rosedale Park
424 Federal City Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
Web Site/Registration
Contact: Patti Gianone, Phone: 609-924-6280, Email:
Event Cost: $15 - $55
Come on out to this family friendly event with a wide variety of complimentary food and fun activities for the kids!
The 10K and 5K races take place on a combination of paved paths, grass meadow and hiking trails through beautiful woodlands.  The Fun Run takes place on grass and pavement.  Last year's races had almost 600 participants, including many local Run Clubs from Mercer County. 
Proceeds benefit Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI) programs for children and adults with autism. Your support helps make the accomplishments of individuals with autism possible.

VFW Rock n Roll Dance Party
November 2, 2019; 6pm to 12am
VFW Post 2867
340 Outwater Lane
Garfield, NJ 07026
Web Site
Contact: Joe DiLeo, Phone: 201-889-1943, Email:
Event Cost: $25 PP
3 bands featuring Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite, Guest Vocalist Dave DelMonte, The Greyhounds, dance lessons by Nissreen.  doors open at 5PM dance lessons 6:30-7:30, show starts @ 8PM.  This show benefits the Veterans.  $25PP  includes soft drinks, snacks for purchase and cash bar.

Comedy Night for the Scouts
November 8, 2019; 7pm - 10pm
Long Branch Elks Lodge
150 Garfield Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Web Site
Event Cost: $50 per person, $90 per couple
Come on out to Long Branch, New Jersey to support the Scouts and enjoy yourself at a great night of comedy featuring local professional entertainment!
Doors open at 7PM for dinner, with the show to follow.  Admission includes dinner, show, and 3 complementary drinks. 

Comedy Night for Lanoka Harbor Fire Company
November 9, 2019; 6:30pm - 10pm
Lanoka Harbor Firehouse
2 Warren Ave.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
Web Site
Event Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Support your local firefighters, and enjoy a great night of comedy featuring local professional entertainment, presented by the Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Company.

Forked River Fire Department Mattress Fundraiser
November 16, 2019; 9am - 5pm
Station 60 Forked River Fire Department
127 Oak Street
Forked River, New Jersey 08731
Web Site
Contact: Robert Riggs, Phone: 732-436-1000, Email:
Event Cost: Free
This fundraiser event features a wide selection of famous mattress brands to select from in all sizes as well as pillows, bedding and bases (including adjustable bases). The event is an easy, affordable & enjoyable way to purchase a mattress while supporting your local first responders.
A portion of every sale will help pay for a new roof at the Main building and a storage trailer for the non-profit Forked River "Volunteer" Fire Co.

Jingle on Main
November 30, 2019; 10am - 4pm
Presbyterian Outreach Center
35 Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Web Site
Contact: Sandy Roberts, Email:
Event Cost: Free
For more than a decade, this beloved holiday event has featured vendors, original artists, community groups, live music, free kids'
activities, and delicious local food.
Full of rural charm, Jingle on Main is set in Blairstown's Village area on Historic Main Street, right next to the Blair Falls, Roy's Hall, the Blairstown Museum and Blair Academy. Don't miss the official Blairstown tree lighting, complete with holiday characters and caroling!
Every dime raised goes towards this community event and the Greater Blairstown Business Association scholarship fund.

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