GREATER WILDWOODS TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY / End of Summer Block Party

From live music to fairs and festivals with free admission to community theater, we’ve rounded up the best budget-friendly fun in New Jersey in September.

September 1-23

Rise of the New Jersey Diner
Hannah Memorial Garden at Paterson Museum, Paterson
The newest exhibit, “Order’s Up!” Paterson and the Rise of the New Jersey Diner, acknowledges what we already know: that New Jersey is the “Diner Capital of the World.” Learn how Paterson played a role in this statewide phenomenon.

September 1

First Friday Roots & Culture
Downtown Trenton
There will be performances, vendors and food celebrating all Trenton has to offer. Presented by the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, in partnership with 1911 Smokehouse BBQ, Trenton Downtown Association and The City of Trenton.

Car Show and Food Truck Festival 
Downtown Glassboro
There is something for every gearhead or casual car lover. On display will be restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history as well as modern exotics and race cars.

September 2

Downtown After Sundown
Spiotta Park, South Orange
Valarie Adams & The Dimension Band bring their Caribbean, dance, soul and R&B music to the final free outdoor concert in this music series.

HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM / Plowing Match

Plowing Match
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Plowing kicks off a 10-month growing season for Howell Farm’s fall crops: wheat, rye, barley, and the old-fashioned “bearded wheat” known as spelt. Plowing is the first step in “working up” the soil into a seedbed where the fall crops will be planted. When the match is over, farmers will finish the field by joining the “lands” that the contestants plowed. The horses will drag a plank across the loose soil to flatten it before planting the field with a grain drill. Children can make a horse tail ribbon craft after watching.

September 2-3

Fall Flower Market & Craft Festival
Well-Sweep Herb Farm, Port Murray
There will be two days of free lectures and presentations about topics ranging from far-out funky plants to plant breeding to Halloween plants. Shop at the craft market while you listen to bluegrass and Americana music by Rupert and Scheetz. Almost 1,900 varieties of plants will be available for sale.

September 3

Wildwood End of Summer Block Party and Music Festival
Fox Park, Wildwood
The festivities will include games, bounce houses, crafts, activities for kids, food, shopping, live music, and much more.

September 4

Labor Day Street Fair
Riverdale
This year’s annual Labor Day party will also celebrate the town’s centennial. There will be exhibitors selling a selection of assorted items, a special arts & crafts section, live entertainment, kiddie rides and games, great festival foods and food trucks, and so much more. See the shows with live music, dancing, karate demonstrations, and more. Come hungry and eat carnival food favorites, plus order from the food trucks. The Kidz Traveling Shindig is a section in the school parking lot area dedicated to children with kiddie bounce rides, slides, and interactive blow-ups, face painters, sand art and kids’ games.

September 7-10

Hoboken Italian Festival
Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
The street festival that pays tribute to Madonna dei Martiri has food, rides, games, fireworks and a parade for everyone.

Greek Festival
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union
All of the food, vendors, music and entertainment will be Greek-themed.

September 8

Ode to New Jersey Opening Reception
West Windsor Arts, Princeton Junction
You’re invited to opening night, where a reception will be held to celebrate New Jersey, known as The Garden State, the Diner Capital of the World and the Crossroads of the American Revolution. Our state is famous for the Jersey tomato, cranberry bogs and growing blueberries (the state’s official fruit). The art will be exhibited from August 29 to October 28.

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Car Show
Downtown Ridgewood
Spend your Friday evening checking out cool cars, eating great food and listening to music. The entire downtown will be closed off so car lovers can display over 400 unique cars around the park.

SERGE DANIEL KABORE / Seuls en Scène: Princeton French Theater Festival / Dust Settles Tarpaga

September 8-29

Seuls en Scene: Princeton French Theater Festival
Around the Princeton University campus
Ten different works by French writers, actors and directors, all of which were recently presented on stages in France, will be shown around Princeton. Most are performed in French, but some have English subtitles. Note: The September 29 performance at McCarter Theatre Center is ticketed and not free.

September 9

Rocktoberfest
Taylor Park, Short Hills
There will be four performance spaces so that more than 30 bands can perform, plus arts, and activities, food and entertainment. The streets will be blocked off for folk/rhythm/blues/world music, plus Little Explorers, a games and vendor expo geared towards young families sponsored by Explore Millburn. The Taylor Park Rose Garden will have low-sensory acoustic music. There will also be children’s entertainment as well as a beer garden, food and shopping.

Insect Festival
Mercer Educational Gardens, Hopewell Twp.
Spend the day learning about bugs, bees, butterflies, composting and carnivorous plants. There will be bugs in water, and an insect hunt. Speak with the Master Gardeners about all your gardening needs.

Indieplaza Kids
Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
This free kids festival will be held outdoors on Center Plaza, and include music by The Rock and Roll Playhouse, arts and crafts with MerchFriends, DIY musical instruments, face painting, festival hair, and more.

Back to School
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Kids 5 and up will be treated to a unique history lesson, as they attend class in a one-room school as Pleasant Valley children once did. They will do before- and after-school farm chores, play games during recess, and learn math, English and social studies. You’ll also get to meet Larry Kidder, the author of an award-winning book about the school itself. Games and recess will follow.

St. Anthony’s Italian  Heritage Festival 
Downtown Glassboro
There will be carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, a beer garden, and amazing Italian food.

Sailfest
The Toms River, Island Heights
This is New Jersey’s largest sailing festival. Anyone who loves boating, sailing, sailors or anything nautical comes by for music, arts and crafts, vendors, raffles, food, beer, wine, kids’ activities and a special Reflection Ceremony to honor veterans and first responders.

Montclair Jazz Festival Downtown Jamboree
Downtown Montclair
There will be five stages set up in the downtown, plus 150 food and artisan vendors along Bloomfield Avenue. This year there is an expanded Family Jazz Discovery Zone.

September 10

Teacher Appreciation Day
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights
Your favorite teachers will have some summer fun before school kicks into high gear again. If you bring your teacher’s ID, you can get free admission to the ride area and waterpark today only.

Arts in the Park
Raritan Avenue, Highland Park
Stroll through the downtown and check out all the artwork, live music, entertainment, food from local restaurants, children’s activities, promotional booths and more. Artists who signed up for the juried art show will display and sell their work under tents along Raritan Avenue.

Red Bank Street Fair & Music Festival
Downtown Red Bank
The bi-annual street fair will have live music, food, crafters, artists and other vendors. There will be over 200 exhibitors on Broad Street and Monmouth Street, plus the BroadWalk tent on Broad Street between White and Front streets.

PEDDLER’S VILLAGE

September 11 – October 29

Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA
More than 100 scarecrows will be on display throughout the village. If you want to try your own, sign up for a scarecrow-making workshop. Throughout the season there will be a series of events, like Food Truck Thursday, a wedding show, a murder mystery dinner show and a free movie. During the weekend of September 16 and 17, Peddler’s Village will host a Scarecrow Festival that will include scarecrow workshops, live music, a juggling show, pumpkin painting, axe throwing, sand art, and outdoor food and drinks.

September 13-17

Riverdale Carnival
National Guard, Riverdale
This will be a celebration of the town’s centennial. The carnival will have rides, games, food and activities.

September 14

The Future is Newark X Halsey Festival
Halsey Street, Newark
Celebrate Newark’s creatives, local business owners and entrepreneurs at the heart of the city’s art district. The day will include culture, food, music, and free activities, including a mobile van STEM experience by the Girl Scouts Heart of NJ, the Newark Story Bus from Newest Americans capturing stories from residents and employees in Newark, a 360-photo booth, video gaming and arts activities provided by Newark Public Library, The Newark Museum and Newark Arts.

September 16

Festival in the Borough
Downtown Washington Borough
The streets will be lined with three stages of music for 18 different musical acts, vendors, a children’s fun zone, food, local shopping and a beer garden are open to all.

Latino Festival of Monmouth County
East Main Street, Freehold
The streets will be lined with vendors celebrating Latin food, music, games and entertainment.

Fall Plowing and Manure Spreading
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
It’s time to plant winter wheat, which means it’s time to help fill the farm’s spreader with old bedding, corn cobs and manure. Then, follow the farmer and horses out to the field and watch as they spread it over the ground. Once the soil is ready, you can help turn over the earth with a mouldbord plow pulled by another team of horses. Farmers will be there to drive the team and teach you how to turn a perfect furrow.

Haddon Township Fall Festival
Haddon Twp.
Formerly known as Haddon Township’s Block Party, this year’s highlights include an apple pie bakeoff and a wing eating competition, JamFest, a car show, character meet-and-greets, rides, games, food trucks, a beer garden and vendor shopping.

Harvest Brew Fest
Cape May MAC, Cape May
Celebrate South Jersey through its local beer, food vendors, artisans and musical talent.

September 16-17

Nellie Bly: A Chain Around the World
The Apple Tree House, Jersey City
Travel around the world with Nellie Bly as she races to beat the record set by the fictional Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days!” On November 14, 1889, The World’s convention-defying reporter set sail from Hoboken on a daring adventure that awed the nation and changed her life forever. After Sunday’s matinee, kids are invited to join a special book club and bring a picnic lunch.

Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA
During the weekend of September 16 and 17, Peddler’s Village will host a Scarecrow Festival that will include scarecrow workshops, live music, a juggling show, pumpkin painting, axe throwing, sand art, and outdoor food and drinks.

September 17

Ridgewood Fall Craft Street Fair
Downtown Ridgewood
This family fun day will have 200 exhibitors from three states bringing their arts, crafts and photography to display and sell. For the kiddies, there will be a large Kids Zone with inflatables and children’s activities to keep them busy. Music will be played by the trio Tomfollery with classic rock from the ’60s to the ’90s.

Arts & Cars Downtown Art Festival & Summit Elks Classic Car Show
Downtown Summit
The Summit Downtown Art Festival is an outdoor, juried art show that showcases a diverse range of artistic talents. The main stage will include performances by Candice Lee, The Carnival Dogs and The Rusty Monks. The beer garden will feature Zuko, Phillips, Cohn & Starr and Sabrinna Dias. Hundreds of classic cars will be on display, and food trucks will be open for lunch. You can also order takeout from downtown restaurants and bring food to the beer garden. There will be cornhole, a juggler, a balloon artist, spin art and henna. Visit the farmers market in the morning.

September 21-24

Irish Fall Festival
North Wildwood
On Thursday, start with a golf tournament, and then Team USA vs. Team Ireland Amateur Boxing between No Limits Academy from Rio Grande and Crumlin Boxing Club from Dublin, Ireland (Conor McGregor’s amateur boxing club). Vendors will sell Irish merchandise Friday to Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, watch Irish entertainment such as music and dancing. Saturday includes a 5K run and 1-mile family walk, plus performances during the day and free Irish dance lessons. On Sunday, attend a special Mass followed by a parade.

September 22

Baby Walk
Columbia Trail, High Bridge
Get outside with your baby and explore the local trails. You will listen to some nature education in the company of other parents and caregivers before walking at the pace of the adults; babies should be carried or in a stroller.

September 22-23

The (Mini) Life of Henry V
The Paterson Museum, Paterson
The King is coming! And he’s bringing swordfights, drama and suspense. There are three different performances, both outside and inside, appropriate for all ages.

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival
Pioneer’s Plaza and the Morristown Green, Morristown
Friday – Saturday
On Friday, the Spectrum Jazz Ensemble features musicians from Morristown High School, followed by jazz singer Ty Stephens with Soul Jaazz. The music turns to Chicago blues with guitarist Debra Devi and her group taking the stage. Direct from the South Side of Chicago, it is the Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band; singer Charles Brown returns to Morristown to celebrate his 50th reunion from Morristown High School. On Saturday, kick off the day with the U.S. Navy’s Big Band, The Commodores. Next up is Gotham City Latin Jazz Band featuring pianist Bill O’Connell, followed by The Hot Sardines. Closing out the festival is blues guitarists Ana Popovic who will be followed by Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses.

September 22-24

Bergen County Fall Harvest Fest
Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park
The fair features 4-H and Master Gardener displays and exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, local farm vendors, a petting zoo, chick hatching, educational and hands-on activities for children, games, county organizations, live music, a midway and more. NOTE: The festival has been canceled for Saturday due to the impending rainstorm. Come by from 6-9 pm Friday for rides and food trucks. Visit Facebook for an update on Sunday.

Greek Festival
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Toms River
Order some authentic Greek food and either stay outdoors by the food court or eat inside the dining room. Grab some homemade pastries, too. While you digest, listen to a live band, play games and raffles, and take part in authentic Greek dancing.

September 23

Woofstock
Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees
The 27th annual animal festival includes dog demos, food trucks, craft and retail vendors, a beer garden the Voorhees Animal Orphanage Alumni Parade, booths set up by animal rescue groups, and a basket raffle pavilion. Enter your dog into the Woofstock Pet Contest to win awards for best costume, most glamorous, best pet trick and friendliest.

Autumn Equinox Hike
Hunterdon County Arboretum, Lebanon
Join Laura Bush, principal park naturalist, for an afternoon walk to see what is happening in nature during the transition from summer to autumn.

Claim to Fame At The Museum
Historic Wicoff House Museum, Plainsboro
If you’ve seen the TV game show, now you’ll get to play in person. You choose a card that shows what celebrity you are related to. During the game you get clues, and at the end, everyone has to figure out who everyone else is related to.

RiverFest Art & Music Festival
Downtown Bound Brook
From Main Street to Hamilton Street, walk along for arts, crafts, food and live performances.

Monroe Township Green, Health & Wellness Fair
Monroe Twp. High School, Monroe Twp.
Check out exhibits on green and sustainable living products, recycled/upcycled creations, organic food, environmental and wildlife protection programs, and environmentally-friendly products. Stop by the children’s activities wing for environmental craft-making. Drop into the health and wellness area for free flu shots and wellness checks. Outside, visit the EnviroMobile, shredding truck, freecycling booth, locally grown farm table, and a bike collection.

KidsFest and Porch Fest
Ballantine Gate, Forest Hill Historic District, Newark
Residents from the neighborhood will turn their porches into stages for more than 50 performing and visual artists of all styles and genres. The entertainment kicks off with KidsFest, a fun-filled hour of kid-friendly activities and entertainment including a performance by members of The New Jersey Symphony. There will be food trucks along the route.

Canning Day
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Learn the ins and outs of canning as you help prepare summer produce for use in the fall and winter. You will use equipment you can get at the store as well as farm antiques.

Edison’s Fun Family Spectacular Street Fair
Clara Barton section of Edison
There will be eight blocks of family fun. Bring the kids for kiddie rides, games, face painting, sand art, a pro-wrestling ring, remote control car track and more. Shop at the exhibitor booths along Amboy Avenue. There will be two stages of live music, and two different food courts, plus a beer and wine garden.

Seafarers Celebration
Sunset Lake and Centennial Park, Wildwood Crest
Start the day at 9 am with a massive street festival along the banks of Sunset Lake. The live music lineup includes performances by the Star Band (Motown, oldies, pop), Animal House (dance/party hits) and the Billy D. Light Trio (classic rock and pop hits). Magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, interactive games for children, bounce houses, roving street performers, children’s pie-eating contests, face painting, and more take place during the day. At 7 pm, move to Centennial Park for a Motown rock performance by Big Bleu, and the annual beachfront fireworks show.

Gospel Folk Jam ’23 
Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown
Listen to different local and regional Gospel music. Headlining this year is Grammy and Dove Award nominee, Bill Itzel.

Merchantville 10th Annual Music Festival
Eclipse Brewing, Merchantville
There will be five bands plus lots of food trucks and vendors on site. Headlining this year’s festival is Edgardo Cintron’s Inca Band, celebrating the music of Carlos Santana, Also appearing are local favorite the Mark Stinger Band, surf rockers Blue Wave Theory, classic rockers Fair Use and the Laura Shay Band. Michael Jackson impersonator Buddy Katz makes a special appearance.

Picnic in the Park
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
Monmouth County seniors, adults with disabilities, and veterans are invited to a free picnic with lunch, music, games and giveaways. Resources from community partners will be available.

Feast of San Gennaro
Gordons Corner Fire Company, Manalapan
Come by for Italian food trucks, beer and wine, pastries, live bands, a petting zoo and pony rides, family entertainment, and lots of games for the kids.

Country Fair
Veterans Community Park, Randolph
The main purpose of this event is to celebrate local businesses. There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables and a tricky tray. Additionally, there will be pumpkin painting, vendors, axe throwing and a video game truck.

Fall Family Festival
Seaview Orthopaedics, Holmdel
Seaview Ortho’s third annual Fall Family Festival will be an afternoon of live music by No Standards, food trucks, a petting zoo, crafts, games, vendors, face painting and an ice cream truck.

Stella Farms Fall Festival
Stella Farms, Berlin
There will be live music, foodandalcohol, tractor rides, pumpkin picking and other fun activities for your children.

Italian Festival
Village Green, Historic Smithville
Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re in the presence of Italian music greats Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Louie Prima, when Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band featuring Tony DeLuca sing Italian tribute music. Accordionist Carmen Vitanza and drummer Harry Himies perform throughout. There will be a bocce area, Italian food and dessert, wine tasting and Italian folk dancing.

September 23-24

Rose Squared Art Show
Anderson Park, Upper Montclair
As you walk through the park you’ll see displays by 130+ Rose Squared artists in media including ceramics, paintings, photography, art clothing and jewelry, metal, mixed media and wood, plus artisanal food.

September 24

Antique, Glass & Bottle Show
Historic Batsto Village, Hammonton
Expect almost 100 dealers offering all types of antiques and bottles that you can add to your own collection. Take a wagon ride around the historic grounds of the village. Then, stop by a food vendor for an afternoon treat.

Raritan River Environmental Festival
Boyd Park, New Brunswick
Celebrate the environment, and the community, through live music, vendors, the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market, activities for children, cardboard canoe races and more along the waterfront.

Harvest Home Festival
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
During this old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s, you’ll go back in timewith wagon rides, games and live entertainment. The Home & Garden competition will feature needlework, baked goods, and a brand-new harvest-themed artwork category. All day, there will be old-fashioned games, beekeeping demos, blacksmith demos, woodworking demos, cider making, two-man saw, craft demonstrations (like rug hooking, felting, lace making, spinning and knitting, chair caning, basket making, etc.). Entertainment includes the Wahoo Medicine Show and Phydeaux Flea Circus, Jugtown Mountain Band and banjo music. Take part in corn husking, potato sack and pie eating competitions. There will also be timber frame building and potato harvest gleaning.

Garfield Fall Family Street Fair
Garfield
No cars allowed! The street will be closed off so you can shop from vendors, do arts & crafts, listen to music, taken your kids on rides, play games, eat at the food trucks and get some free gifts.

Fall Fest
Heavy Reel Brewing Co., Seaside Heights
Heavy Reel Brewing Co. and Donuts Plus are putting on this festival, so there is sure to be great beer and treats. Jelly Fingers will celebrate the release of its apple cinnamon and pumpkin beers. Watch NFL football. Shop at the craft fair. Listen to live music. Paint pumpkins. This is dog- and kid-friendly so bring everyone.

September 27

Haunted History of New Jersey
Woodbridge Public Library, Woodbridge
As a paranormal investigator, Greg Caggiano has always been interested in things that go bump in the night at historic sites in New Jersey. He has served on two museum boards over the years, both of which were haunted! Profiled in this presentation will be a Royal Governor’s former residence, a Victorian mansion, a house with Revolutionary War notoriety, a cemetery, a legendary road, and even a college campus.

September 27 – October 1

Newark Arts Festival
Newark Museum of Art, Newark
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, and the Newark Arts Festival 2023 will feature arts and culture events spanning all five wards of Newark over the course of four days. A signature event to celebrate Hip Hop will be on Saturday, September 30, at The Newark Museum of Art. This one-night-only experience, called “Strings and Stanzas,” will honor the music genre and also Newark-area pioneers who paved the way in Hip Hop. Some of the famed rappers who hail from Newark include Redman, Lords of the Underground, and Rah Digga.

September 29

Astronomy Night
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY
This is the final Free Friday of the year. Margaret Weitekamp, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will talk about her new book, “Space Craze: America’s Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight,” which pays tribute to almost a century’s worth of real-life space achievements as well as sci-fi media. Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help you navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing.

September 29-30

NJ Greek Fest
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield
Holy Trinity will be selling some of your favorite homemade Greek foods and desserts like pastichio, gyro, souvlaki, baklava, and koulourakia. There will also be dancing and other cultural activities.

September 29 – October 1

Hackettstown Oktoberfest
Downtown Hackettstown: Grand Avenue, Main Street, Valentine Street
Kick off Oktoberfest weekend on Friday with a beer tapping at Grand Ave Tavern. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be street fair-style events, kids’ activities, non-alcohol-related activities, music, craft vendors, live music, food and more.

September 30

Diversity Day Children’s Festival
Lake Topanemus Park, Freehold
Kids ages 5- 10 and their families will learn about diversity and inclusivity through live performances and hands-on activities, such as dance groups, children’s choirs, readings from children’s books, crafts projects, basketball teamwork, cultural displays and diversity-themed giveaways.

Chowderfest and Bayfront Festival
Taylor Avenue Waterfront, Beach Haven
Eight local restaurants will compete in the chowder cookoff, and then you can taste what they make. There will also be wine and beer, live music and activities.

Made in Jersey Festival
Wiggins Waterfront Park and Marina, Camden
The Made In Jersey Festival is a celebration of all things New Jersey. From tomatoes, peaches, and corn to beers, wines, and spirits, farm fresh food, and world-class artisanal products, New Jersey is home to the best in the country. There will be farmers, vendors and crafters from all over the state. Enjoy live music, family fun, and Jersey-made wine, beer and spirits.

ROSELLE PARK ARTS FESTIVAL

Roselle Park Arts Festival
Chestnut Street, Roselle Park
There will be more than 65 art and craft vendors; live street art painting; two music stages; a beer garden; and dance, roller skating and hula hoop performances. Make an instrument and join the New Orleans second-line parade with the Big Noise Brass Band. There will be food trucks and outdoor restaurant dining.

Wheat Planting
Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Join farmers in the barn to thresh wheat and lend a hand cutting firewood for the kitchen stove, or hang outside the farmhouse to help churn butter for whole wheat bread made with Howell Farm wheat. You’ll receive a sample of homemade bread, and a recipe to make your own at home.

Princeton Green House Tour
Princeton Public Library, Princeton
Learn how your neighbors are creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes and environments with green building practices such as solar panels with energy storage, rain gardens, superior insulation and more. The day kicks off with a screening of videos of four sustainable homes in Princeton. Then, register for a time slot for an in-person, deep-dive tour of Princeton homes with green building features.

First Responders Day
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights
Essential first responders and their immediate family members will receive a free Unlimited Ride Wristband in the afternoon.

BRIDGEWATER COMMONS / Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase

Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater
The free interactive showcase focuses on K-12 students to inspire and energize them to think about STEAM skills needed to become tomorrow’s innovators and leaders. You can see the latest in robotics, experience a live robot battle, participate in sensory-friendly STEAM activities, pose for photos with the famous robot Spot™ by Boston Dynamics and more. Both levels of the mall will be filled with activities.

September 30 – October 1

Asbury Park Bazaar
Grand Arcade at Convention Hall and Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the market; shop from artisans from the Jersey Shore; go for a customized bonded jewelry experience; get your face painted; sip on some craft beers; listen to music by The Wright Trio, DJ Ayo Tay, Songbird and Brent Shibla; go bowling; and customize your own sunglasses.

Through October 28

Ode to New Jersey Opening Reception
West Windsor Arts, Princeton Junction
You’re invited to opening night, where a reception will be held to celebrate New Jersey, known as The Garden State, the Diner Capital of the World and the Crossroads of the American Revolution. Our state is famous for the Jersey tomato, cranberry bogs and growing blueberries (the state’s official fruit). The art will be exhibited from August 29 to October 28.

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