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Eve Ensler, ‘Goosebumps’ R.L. Stine at 3rd Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival

From the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival: The third annual Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival returns to the Woodland in Maplewood the weekend of June 7 and 8. The festival will open on Friday evening with a library fundraiser featuring Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues.  The proceeds from this event will benefit the Maplewood and South Orange […]

Ninth Annual North Jersey Pride Festival in Maplewood June 9

From North Jersey Pride: North Jersey Pride, the nonprofit dedicated to promoting equality, acceptance, and respect for LGBTQ youth and families in New Jersey, returns to Memorial Park in Maplewood on Sunday, June 9th with an outstanding lineup of national and local talent, featuring headliners Gia Woods, Leland, and Leah Jenea; plus Antigone Rising, Metropolitan […]

Open Now: Chef David Burke at Orange Lawn in South Orange

Update, June 4, 2019: David Burke at Orange Lawn is now open. Beloved for his modern American fare, world-renowned chef David Burke is opening a new Garden State restaurant this spring: David Burke at Orange Lawn. The restaurant, located within Orange Lawn Tennis Club, the 140-year-old South Orange landmark, will be open to the public through the […]

Waterfront Patios, Sidewalk Cafes, Candlelit Terraces: Where to Dine al Fresco in NJ this Summer

From sidewalk tables just right for people watching, elegant patio dining under the stars, to decks with an ocean view — New Jersey has scores of eateries where you can grab a bite outdoors. Now that the warm weather is finally here, it’s time to bring your appetite outside. Here’s NJNext.com’s list of where to […]

Jump Right in, the Water’s Fine: New Jersey’s Lakes Are Perfect for Swimming

Editor’s note: this article was first published in August, 2018. Check with individual parks for opening days and hours. Picture a lake on a hot summer day, the sun dancing and sparkling across its surface. Makes you want to hop right in. New Jersey boasts many lovely lakes. Some are located in state parks and […]

Springfield Avenue Hosts ‘European Vacation’ Wine Tasting Thursday, June 6 at Wine Barrel

From the Springfield Avenue Partnership: Join us for SAM’s European Vacation, a Wine Tasting & Fundraiser, next Thursday, June 6 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. You’ll enjoy unlimited samples of a large variety of the season’s hottest European wines, tunes by djmikel, food from Cornbread and Smokehouse BBQ, all while supporting SAM’s beautification efforts. Tickets are $25 […]

NJ Pride 2019 DRAG Show June 7 in Maplewood

From SOMAPRIDE: NJ Pride 2019 DRAG Show – June 7, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM (annual) Vanguard Theatre Company at Maplewood’s Burgdorff Center This is a ticketed event. More information 

Somerset Patriots Revolutionary Spirit Night June 8

From Somerset Patriots Revolutionary Spirit Night: The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a Patriotic Baseball when they enter the ballpark. The Somerset Patriots will host Revolutionary Spirit Night at the ballpark. Fans will be able to enjoy different displays throughout the concourse honoring the history of the Revolutionary War. Come out and see […]

Downtown After Sundown in South Orange Every Friday & Saturday Through Labor Day

From Downtown After Sundown: Jazz On Sloan Presents Swing Town Big Band in Downtown After Sundown. South Orange Village Center Alliance invites you to dine and dance under the stars as we present Downtown After Sundown in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey. Big Band will be in Spiotta Park. Join us under the […]

MAPSO Storytelling Show June 8 at The Burgdorff in Maplewood

From MAPSO Storytelling Show: Enjoy the Old-Fashioned Art of Storytelling. If you listen to podcasts like NPR’s The Moth, or This American Life, or if you just love to hear people get vulnerable about STUFF that HAPPENS, this event is for you. True tales told straight-out by the people who lived them. Drinks and snacks available. More information

Corpus Christi Carnival June 6 – 8 in Chatham

From Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Parish Carnival June 6 – 7- 8 Thursday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Saturday, 5:00 – 10:00 pm Pre-Sale ride tickets avaialble at a discount online,  after Masses, and in Parish Office. Super 50/50 available after all Masses and in Parish Office.   More information

42nd Annual Chatham Fishawack Run & Festival June 8

From 42nd Annual Chatham Fishawack Run: Fishawack 4 Mile and 1 Mile Run, Saturday, June 8, 2019 Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information

Great Swamp Great Music Festival June 9

From Great Swamp Great Music Festival: Gather up your friends and family for an afternoon of live, outdoor music at our 2nd Annual Great Swamp, Great Music Festival. Grab a spot under the tent or in the field, and check out the variety of tasty food, merchandise, and adult beverages for sale by our local vendors. […]

Somerville’s Summer Stage on Division Street Runs Through Sept. 21

From Somerville: Enjoy live music on Division Street all season long! Date(s): Saturdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day Time(s): 6:00 pm-9:00pm Location(s): Division Street More information

Civil War Weekend June 8 & 9 in Morristown

From Morris County Park Commission: Step onto the battlefield, and become a part of the action as the American Civil War is brought to life. Reenactors from the Second New Jersey Brigade present the daily lives of soldiers, while demonstrating musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, cannon firings, exciting skirmishes, and so much more. Saturday: 10 a.m. […]

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