Want to know where we’re going each week so you 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!
Friday through Sunday, July 28th-30th, Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, Whitehouse Station
The 35th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Join the other 100 balloons ascending into the sky and experience “Love at First Flight!” You can take a balloon ride (and go up, up and away) during any of our mass ascensions. Hot Air Balloon Ascension/Ride Times: Friday, July 28th at 6:30 pm; Saturday, July 29th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm; Sunday, July 30th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. Hot Air Balloon rides are $225 per person in the morning and $250 per person in the evening. You will need to purchase a general admission ticket as well in order to get on the festival grounds. Book Balloon Rides early, last year we sold out all flights before the Festival gates opened! Learn more at: http://
Friday through Sunday, July 28th-30th, Convention Hall, Asbury Park
The 8th Annual Visionary Tattoo Arts Festival, the biggest tattoo convention beach bash returns to Asbury Park Convention Hall this July 28th-30th! Who will tattoo you at the show? Don’t miss your chance to get tattooed over 200 world class tattoo artists at this years festival! For a list of attending artists visit www.VisionaryTattooFest.co
Three days of nonstop live tattooing, tattoo contests, live music, lucha libre wrestling, burlesque, sideshow, live human suspension, the 5th annual Miss Asbury Park Pinup Contest after parties and & much more all brought to you by MC Dr. Carl Blasphemy – all in historic Asbury Park Convention Hall Convention Hall July 28th-30th!! Miss Asbury Park 2013 Kitty Crystal and 2014 Tina de Vere return to judge the 5th annual Miss Asbury Park 2017 pinup contest!! To enter email a photo of your self to visionarytattooartsfest@gm
Friday – 2pm-12am; Saturday – 12pm-12am; Sunday – 12pm – 8pm. After parties at The Asbury! Ticket are available only at the door: $20 per day or $40 for the weekend. Tickets are only sold at the show. Children under 12 are free.
Saturday, July 29th from 10:30am to midnight, Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: https://squareup.com/
“The Wizard of Oz” (1939) (Digital Cinema) – 11:00AM. The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy comedy-drama film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) (Digital Cinema) – 8:00pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest running film in cinema history, and on Saturday, July 29th at 8:00pm, it returns to Center Cinemas at the Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ!
Featuring a video dance party and a costume contest, this unique experience is not to be missed! Shawn Stutler, director of “Rocky Horror Saved My Life,” hosts the show with a cast of All-Star Rocky Horror performers, who will bring the magic of this cult classic to life right before your eyes! “Prop Kits” will be for sale at the show, with everything you’ll need to get the full Rocky Horror audience participation experience! Rocky Horror Reception: 6:00pm; “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 8:00pm; Rocky Horror Afterparty: 10:15pm!
Saturday, July 29th from 2pm to 10pm, Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City
Dancing Tony & The Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery presents:
3rd Annual Goatstock: A fundraiser at and for The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery‘s Goats. Gates 2 pm /\ Suggested Donation $10 Adults /\ $5 Children with live Performances by 2:40 latewaves; 3:30 The White Dicks; 4:20 Change Order; 5:10 Underlined Passages; 6;00 Life in a Blender; 6:50 SINS [aka] Garon Whitney; 7:40 June and the Pushas; 8:30 Cyclone Static; 9:20 Fruit & Flowers
About the Goats and the Cemetery: Our live goats are part of our invasive weed eradication program, although the goats technically work for oats, we pay a fee to the farm to help us clean things up at the cemetery, and while they are in care we also need money to feed and house [aka fence] them. This year we needed to build a second fence to house them in a different section of the cemetery. The fences are permanent so this additional cost will shelter our goats for years to come.
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it’s historical significance dates back to the 1700’s as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on our grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents, and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.
Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments. With undivided loyalty, we will protect and preserve, with honor, our ancestors, and veterans in memoriam, while promoting the early American historical events that took place on these sacred grounds.
Saturday, July 29th at 7pm, Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen
Night of Indy,Roots and Rock. Lowlight 9:15; Dan Whitley 8:20; Paper Jets (Acoustic) 7:30. Doors 7pm, Show at 7:30. $5 at the door, additional tips to the bands greatly appreciatded. BYO. 3 Great Acts! All from N.J.-Support Local!!!
Sunday, July 30th at 6pm, Mexicali Live, Teaneck
Come get down with some of Jersey’s finest. Smock (psychedelic surf rockers outta Doomfield); LKFFCT (hometown heroes with unforgettable jams) https://
https://garbagebrains.bandcamp.com/; No Honeymoon (brooklyn rockers with moody melodies) https://
Friday, August 4th at 7pm, Asbury Park Music Foundation, Asbury Park
Come join us at Asbury Park Music Foundation for a Planned Parenthood benefit show. There will be vendors and a raffle! Come hang out! PRESENTED BY Makin Waves. Music: WELL WISHER Fuzzy rock and roll from Asbury Park https://
DOORS AT 7 MUSIC AT 7:30. 10$ donation! Some proceeds also benefit Asbury Park Music Foundation’s music education program
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