Where’s YDKJ This Week? – June 3rd – June 8th

by Alice Magdziak • June 1, 2017 • EventsComments (0)437

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 them.  Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!

Jersey City Record Riot

Saturday, June 3rd from 9am to 5pm, Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City

Vinyl-digging returns to Jersey City as the JCRR convenes on the Grove Street PATH Plaza in its June edition. Over 30 tables of records, CDs, 45s and music memorabilia. Live DJs, tons of fun for everyone, free admission and way too many records! Come on down to the plaza and meet other vinyl-minded folk. Sponsored by Fourth Street Arts of Jersey City & Iris Records.

WaltFEST 2017

Saturday, June 3rd from 11am to 3pm, Whitman Stafford Farmhouse, Laurel Springs

Laurel Springs’ Walt Whitman Arts and Poetry Festival, celebrating the birthday of Walt Whitman on the banks of his beloved Timber Creek. THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE FOR THE FESTIVAL.  Come “Walk where Whitman walked” and enjoy Laurel Springs as Whitman enjoyed it.  Trolley Stops:  • Whitman Stafford Farmhouse – Visual Arts; • Crystal Springs – Literary Arts; • Recreation Center – Indie Film Artistry of Mad Shelley Films; • Downtown Train Station will be open for visitation and information, with nearby parking and lunch spots.

Jersey City Craft Brew Fest

Saturday, June 3rd from noon to 9:30pm, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City

Come join us and enjoy a beer from Jughandle Brewing Co. and many other breweries.

Jeep Jam At Keansburg Amusement Park

Saturday, June 3rd from noon to 6pm, Keanburg Boardwalk, Keansburg

World Jeep will be hosting a fundraiser and Jeep Show on June 3 2017, to raise money to benefit K-9 Valor Task Force. This event will be held at Keansburg Amusement Park. Bill Morgan of World Jeep is a trustee of this non profit 501c3 organization. Our mission at K-9 Valor is to provide the following services: Bulletproof vests and other needed equipment for Police K-9 Units; Pet oxygen masks, for Fire Departments and other First Responders; Pet CPR training for pet owners and First Responders; Search and Rescue training for Valor and other needed equipment; Assistance to people displaced by fire and other disasters.  We will be offering amusement ride specials, specialty food trucks, Police K-9 demos, drink specials, and more.

Tierney’s Tavern Annual Music Festival

Saturday, June 3rd from noon to 1am, Tierney’s Tavern, Montclair

BEER TRUCK, GREAT FOOD, BANDS and much, much more . . . All ages from noon till 8pm. 21 and over after 8pm. With performances by: 94 Proof; Bern & the Brights; Dead Dog’s Eye;  The Defending Champions; The Fabulous Flemtones; Lil’ Bastad; The Porchistas; School of Rock – Montclair; Watchung Mountain Riders

Hard Cider Festival

Saturday, June 3rd from 1 to 7pm, Melick’s Town Farm, Oldwick

Join us for our Hard Cider Festival on Saturday June 3rd from 1:00 – 7:00 at the Cider Mill in the historic village of Oldwick. Ticket price includes two glasses of our own hard cider or wine. Come and enjoy our live music, talks about making hard cider, stroll through the orchards, see our antique tractors and for the kids take a hay wagon ride or try our scavenger hunt. Our own BBQ sandwiches, hotdogs and other snacks will be available for purchase. We had so much fun last year we thought we would do it again! This event is rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased online for $12. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $16. Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 year of age with ID required for entry. Children are free and do not need tickets.

1st Annual Boonton Rock & Brew

Saturday, June 3rd from 1 to 5pm, Main Street, Boonton

Brew Experience and Boonton Main Street (BMS) are proud to announce the first annual Boonton Rock & Brew Festival, Saturday, June 3rd 2017! An exciting kickoff to summer, this craft beer and music festival will take place at Canalside Park in Boonton at 1:00PM and boasts over 30 breweries, with 6 bands!! Highlighted by a VIP experience at 12:00PM, Main Street shops & local restaurant discounts and live music for post festival celebration on Main Street.

Roller Derby Double Header

Saturday, June 3rd at 6:45pm, Inline Skate Club of America, North Arlington

Don’t miss your chance to see the future all stars of roller derby take the track on Saturday June 3rd as Jersey Junior Roller Derby will face NY Junior Roller Derby! Followed by an exciting bout between your all time favorite GSR Brick City Bruisers and the Penn Jersey She Devils! Two times the derby excitement for the bargain price of $10! Get your tickets now, before it’s too late! What’s better on a Saturday night than to watch live flat track roller derby kickass action from 56 amazing all female athletes?  Doors open at 6:45 pm; First whistle is at 7 pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Kids 10 and under half price. Children 3 and under are free!

BOAB PARTY | Toy Cars, Weakened Friends, Hodera, and Ernest

Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm, Cowerks, Asbury Park

BandsonaBudget.com presents the BOAB Party! Come join us at Cowerks on Saturday June 3rd for a night of kick ass company, music, and art.   We will be showcasing some of our favorite local artists featuring: Maggie Brown; Rob Warhurst; Ashley McFarland; ToniAnn Eisman; Stephanie Sommerlad Bello.  Alongside a killer line up of performances by: Toy Cars; Weakened Friends; Hodera; Ernest.  Special guest sponsors TBA. This is an all ages event so come kick off the summer with us in downtown Asbury Park!  Doors at 7pm, $8 Admission at the door

Pioneer the eel/ The Big Drops/Bradykynin/Young Legs

Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm, Sticks and Stones, Hawthorne

Music and Art show – $5. pioneer the eel; the Big Drops; Bradykynin; Young Legs. Art Bryan Rackleff; Grove; Chris Rowland; Tom Shelton

Exmaid / Nervous Triggers / School Drugs / Finchler / Jeff Lane

Saturday, June 3rd at 7:30pm, Asbury Park Music Foundation, Asbury Park

CoolDad Music Presents:  Exmaid; Nervous Triggers; School Drugs; Finchler; Jeff Lane. This is going to be a night of all-ages fun. Really just a fun time all around. I don’t wanna get ahead of myself here, but I think this could qualify for the “Certified Hot” stamp. We’ll see.  Asbury Park Music Foundation  $7. All-ages. No booze served.

South Jersey Comic Book Show

Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th, Smithville Inn, Smithville

comic books for sale, face painting for the kids, crafts, super heroes walking around to greet you. No rain date

Jersey Pride – NJ’s 26th Annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration

Sunday, June 4th from noon to 7pm, 5th and Boardwalk, Asbury Park

JERSEY PRIDE – NJ’s annual gay pride celebration at the jersey shore. The 26th Anniversary. Enjoy the fabulous pride parade, headline performers, great food, arts and crafts, exhibits and community information, activities for the entire family, and the best in entertainment. The festival features 150 artisans, crafters, and organizations, and a diverse Food Court. Fun for all ages in the “Family Zone.” PARADE ROUTE Kicks off at 12 noon from Town Hall. Down Cookman to Grand to Sunset to arrive at the festival grounds at Sunset & Ocean.  Rain or Shine!

Roadside Graves, Noordzo at Anchor’s Bend

Sunday, June 4th at 3:30pm, Anchor’s Bend, Asbury Park

We had such a beautiful and amazing day last time that we’ve decided to do it again. CoolDad Music and Indian Summer bring you: Roadside Graves; Noordzo  at The Anchor’s Bend for a Sunday afternoon. Doors at 3:30 with Graves kicking us off at 4pm. No cover.  21+

Index BBQ at 27 Mix

Sunday, June 4th from 4 to 9pm, 27 Mix, Newark

Regular Entry $35, Open bar with 27 Mix: $50. Questions? Give us a call or send us an e-mail 🙂 Your contribution entitles you to: -A variety of thoughtfully prepared foods, fresh off the grill; -Your favorite brews (and wine) served, and included with your donation; -Special treats including The Merkel Burger; -Jojo and Seth; -Sriracha; -CORNHOLE!; -Make a $50 donation and you’ll be entitled to an open bar with 27 Mix. (limited availability-contact us for details)

Little Falls Block Party

Thursday, June 8th from 6 to 8:30pm, Main Street, Little Falls

Come and join LittleFallsBiz for a fun evening of entertainment, food, face painting, balloon animals, music, art and a DJ to keep the party going. (Raindate June 15th)

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