Where’s YDKJ This Week? – September 23rd–September 29th

by Alice Magdziak • September 22, 2016 • EventsComments (0)942

We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us.  We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time.  Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of these.  Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!

Francie Moon Sun Voyager The Big Drops Elephant Fire & Special Guest

Friday, September 23rd at 8pm, The Other Side, Brooklyn

Francie Moon is releasing an EP and we’re throwing a show with all their homies in Brooklyn! So come out and celebrate a great release and party on the freight train tracks. We also have a surprise guest added to the bill!
$5, Bands at 9, BYOB and Bar

An Evening of VINE ART at the Cemetery!

Friday, September 23rd at 7pm, Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City

VINE ART is a lovely fundraising art evening with a little Painting, a little Vino, and a lot of fun! Paint under the stars surrounded by over 350 years of beautiful Nature and history!! Socialize and sip as you create, under the instruction of our wonderful local JC Artists Diane Lombardi-Fleming and Elaine James!!
Meet new friends and old friends, & leave with your newly created finished painting!! ALL BEGINNERS WELCOMED!! No previous Art experience necessary!!
All materials & refreshments will be provided.
Your $25 Donation at the door will cover ALL Materials and 2 Drink Tickets.
Additional Refreshments & Food Vendor will be on site. Your contribution is applied 100% to the ongoing Restoration of the All Volunteer Cemetery Mission. Come early and Meet our Goats!
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Space is limited, so please Reserve in Advance texting your name & # of guests to 201-707-0738.
All proceeds benefit the Not for Profit All-Volunteer Preservation Mission at the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery!!! www.jerseycitycemetery.org

Free Family Astronomy Field Day at UACNJ

Saturday, September 24th from 2pm to Midnight, United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the whole family to New Jersey’s premier site for public astronomy and astrophotography – the UACNJ observatories and lecture hall in Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ. (Alcoholic beverages are not permitted) There will be numerous events throughout the day followed by observing with our telescopes after dark.

Scheduled Events:
2 to 5 PM Solar Telescope Observing – viewing the Sun
2 to 5 PM Touch Table, Childrens Activities, and other Exhibits
2:30 to 3 PM Jenny Jump Geology, Mark Zdziarski, NJAG
3 to 3:30 PM Tour of the Observatory and What We Do Here
3:30 to 4 PM Awards Ceremony
4 to 5 PM Lecture: Adventures in Antarctica, Gil Jeffer, NWJAA
5 to 6 PM Lecture: IDA: Protecting the Night Sky, James Fischer, IDA
5:30 to 6 PM Jenny Jump Geology, Mark Zdziarski, NJAG
6 to 6:30 PM What is Lidar?
6 to 7 PM Lecture: Astronomy for Kids, Sean Post, NWJAA
6:30 to 8 PM Night Photography Workshop
7 to 8 PM Lecture: Winter Sky, Lonny Buinis, Raritan Valley Community College
8 to 9 PM Lecture: Astronomy for Beginners, Ken Taylor, NWJAA
9 PM to Midnight Star Party
9:15 PM Lidar demo

Additional participants include: International Dark Sky Association, Zoological Lighting Institute, Photography by Tolga, Morris Museum, Jenny Jump State Forest, our Member Clubs, and more to be announced.
For more information, please visit www.uacnj.org or www.facebook.com/UACNJ, or write to info@uacnj

All of our public events are free and made possible by donations from visitors. If you would like to make a donation, you may either on line or in person at our observatory.

Saturday, September 24th from 9am-6pm, Grove Street PATH Station, Jersey City
Get ready for another round of Record Rioting!  Interested in selling? Affordable tables for the amateur or professional music/music merch related slinger.
DJ Sets: 12pm: Bock Monsieur, 1pm: Frankie Moloney, 2pm: Sunshine & The Rain

Live Jazz w/ The Eric Zolan Trio

Saturday, September 24th at 8pm, Iris Records, Jersey City

Join us after the Record Riot for another great session with The Eric Zolan Trio!

Pinkerton 20th Anniversary: An evening with GayGuy/StraightGuy & Yawn Mower

Saturday, September 24th at 10pm, Asbury Park Yacht Club, Asbury Park

September 24th GayGuy/StraightGuy & Yawn Mower will team up to celebrate the original release date of one of the most influential albums of the past two decades. Pinkerton’s 20th anniversary celebration will take place at Asbury Park Yacht Club. Weezer will not be in attendance. FREE AF to enter.

Dreamline – RUSH Tribute Show

Saturday, September 24th at 8pm, Pattenburg House, Asbury

DREAMLINE is a tribute to legendary rock trio Rush. We play songs from all eras of the band’s amazing 4-decade career. Not only do our performances capture the spirit of their music, but we also have the signature sounds and equipment that Rush themselves use. This makes seeing us live an authentic experience that you won’t forget and will want to tell your friends about. We look forward to seeing you at a show!

Montclair Center Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 24th from 12-7pm, Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair

The Pig & Prince OKTOBERFEST 2016 will have live music on the Montclair Center Stage, a wide variety of local and traditional beers, handmade crafts, local merchants, and food. Come and enjoy!

Free admission. 14 local food and retail vendors. Live music by: The Defending Champions, The One & Nines and Montclair’s favorite sons, The Porchistas. Great beer selections: Hacker Pschorr, Paulaner, Radeberger, Brooklyn, Carton, Ramstein, Firestone Walker, NJ Beer Co., PBR

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, September 24th at 1pm, 201 Rowan Blvd., Glassboro

46 Brewing Companies in one setting.  Get your drink on!  Doors as noon for VIP tickets, 1pm for regular admission.  Last pour at 4:45pm.

Indian Summer AP 2016

Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, Anchor’s Bend, Asbury Park

Indian Summer returns on September 24th, 2016 for it’s biggest year yet. Featuring headlining act The Dean Ween Group and tons of great acts on three stages. Presented in conjunction with the Asbury Park Bazaar, Indian Summer is proud to showcase the best in local music and vendors, presenting an experience you won’t find any where else.

Did you camp on the beach at Indian Summer 2015? Tickets now on sale for Camping at Indian Summer 2016 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indian-summer-beach-camping-2016-tickets-27613628105. Each camping spot purchase comes with 4 tickets for Indian Summer. Act fast, as space is limited and we expect camping to be extremely popular this year.

Beach Stage:  The Dean Ween Group, GODS, Boytoy, The Cold Seas, Needlepoint, Lyons

Overlook Stage: Nite Nite Bug Out w/ Wreaths, Seaside Caves, Stained Glass

Arcade Stage: Silent Shapes, Gringo Motel, Matt Wade Band

Plus: Adam Worth & Foggy Notion’s Hot Action Dance Party, Shop amazing local & independent vendors at the Asbury Park Fall Bazaar (Saturday & Sunday), Saturday Bonfire & Beach Camping and Sunday Yoga & Brunch at The Anchor’s Bend

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival

Sunday, September 25th from 11am to 6pm, Washington Street, Hoboken

Over 300 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors & local businesses participate. Kid’s activities on 3rd St. including: rides, games, face painting, and more.

3 stages of live music featuring performances by Spyro Gyra, The Amazing Incredibles, Swingadelic, Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns, Zydeco Revelators, Hudson City Rats, Mya Hansen, Preschool of Rock, Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra, Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam, Emily & the Ideals, Chrissy Roberts and much more.

PlayDay South Orange

Sunday, September 25th from 1-6pm, South Orange Ave. and Sloan Street, South Orange

Back for its third play-filled year, PlayDay South Orange is the Village’s largest public event and features more than 10 Play Areas, many sponsored by generous local organizations and companies. From board games to basketball, radio controlled cars to rope jumping, it’s the most fun you’ve ever had between two curbs!

PlayDay South Orange is free and open to the public. Please note that some activities such as inflatables, zipline, euro bungee and radio controlled cars require a wristband which can be purchased at the event for $10.00.

Season Two Opener: September 26th

Monday, September 26th at 6:30pm, The Red Eye Cafe, Montclair

Join us on Monday September 26th at the Red Eye Cafe for our first reading of our second season! Doors will open at 6:30pm for snacks, drinks and mingling and the reading will go from 7-8:30pm. We can’t wait to welcome Mark de Silva, Ben Greenman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Sara Weiss! Watchung Booksellers will be on hand to sell the readers’ books.

North Haledon Restaurant Rally

Monday-Friday, September 26th-30th, Throughout North Haledon

Five nights, seven North Haledon locations. Amazing menus at a fixed price!

2016 North Haledon Restaurant Rally Participants: Prohibition at the Rathskeller, Giuseppe Restaurant,  Jersey Pizza Co, Village Gourmet, Papa Joe’s Bar & Restaurant, Belmont GRILL, Anthony and Mario’s Pizzeria.

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