Where’s YDKJ This Week? – September 30th–October 6th

by Alice Magdziak • September 30, 2016 • EventsComments (0)1550

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.

2016 Asbury Park Zombie Walk

Saturday, October 1 at 4pm, Asbury Park Boardwalk

10:00am to 4:00pm: NO REGISTRATION  REQUIRED!

Main Information & Souvenir tables open on Boardwalk in front of the Paramount Theatre. Pro Makeup Artist Alley open at CONVENTION HALL


Zombies will gather on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in full costume. They will begin lurching down the Boardwalk, towards the Carousel House. From there, they will turn and head up Cookman Avenue, shambling towards the Downtown and Press Plaza.


Music and festivities continue Downtown at Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits and at local businesses throughout Asbury Park.


Formal events conclude, Zombie Walk after-parties continue the fun into the late night!

Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 1st from 6pm to 9pm, Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

Hosted by New Jersey’s #1 Zoo, Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest supporters are able to enjoy a live Oompah Band and sample dozens and dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world, all set to the backdrop of the beautiful Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052). In addition to traditional music and beers there will be local craft and food vendors on site. Ales ‘N Tails is a benefit for the Essex County Parks Foundation.

Funds raised at Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest support the Essex County Parks Foundation, a 501c3 organization that supports local activities and programs in the County Parks throughout Essex County.

$60 general admission; $15 designated drivers.

Learn more at http://alesntails.com/

OnPoint Music & Arts Festival

Saturday, October 1st from 1pm to 10pm, Stevens Institute, Hoboken

OnPoint Music & Arts Festival is a one day, student-run, two-stage event taking place at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Over thirty performing artists represent eclectic scenes across the Northeast, from New York to Boston and around Stevens.

The festival will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 and will continue into the night, concluding at 10 p.m.. The lineup, jam-packed with talent, will be holding down two stages, one a stage prime for traditional festival lovers and a smaller stage as a more intimate option, both will house bands, spoken word artists, comedy acts, and singer-songwriters throughout the day.

OnPoint will also feature visual art from local collectives and mixed media artists, food from local vendors, and interactive booths run by student organizations. Taking place on the Stevens campus, festival-goers from students to outside guests will be able to take in a mix of indie rock, hip hop, ambient, bedroom pop against the college’s picturesque Manhattan view. Though free for students who attend the university, $10 tickets for outside guests are available via www.onpointfest.brownpapertickets.com

Through creating an opportunity for meaningful interaction with a multitude of performing arts, OnPoint strives to bridge the Stevens community with those beyond its gates and break the notion that a traditionally STEM school can’t foster a strong arts culture.

Fall Forestry Festival

Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 3pm, Forest Resource Education Center, Jackson

Join us at the Forest Resource Education Center for the 22nd Annual Fall Forestry Festival in Jackson, NJ. This free event features guided hikes, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. Take a hayride, enjoy a hike, and learn about the trees and wildlife in your backyard.

Tacocat with Special Guests Sharkmuffin

Saturday, October 1st at 8pm, Wonder Bar, Asbury Park

All the way from their hometown of Seattle, Washington Tacocat comes to Wonder Bar this Saturday, October 1st with special guest Sharkmuffin.  

It’s the official boardwalk after party for Zombie Walk 2016. Come dressed as a zombie and admission is free. (This event is 21 & up).

One of feminism’s biggest hurdles has always been that it isn’t allowed to be fun. Tacocat gives that notion precisely the credence that it deserves, ignoring it altogether and making fun, funny, unselfconscious pop songs.

Festival of Fine Craft at WheatonArts

Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, WheatonArts Center, Millville

October 1 & 2, 2016, 10am to 5pm, both days Rain or Shine. 130+ Juried Artists • Artist Demonstrations • Hands-On Family Activities • Musical Entertainment • Specialty Foods • Glass Pumpkin Patch • Beer and Wine Garden

ADMISSION $10.00 Adults. $9.00 Senior Adults (62+) $7.00 Students. Children 5 + under are free. FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Ticket good for both days with a “Tomorrow Pass” which is available upon request.

The Seeing Eye Doggy Dash

Sunday, October 2nd from 11am to 2pm, Lidgerwood Park, Morristown

Celebrate Blindness Awareness Month with The Seeing Eye. There’s a fundraising walk, doggy pageant with prizes, and much more.

Montclair Open Streets

Sunday, October 2nd from 10am to 3pm, Downtown Montclair

The Open Streets Festival, presented by Schumacher Insurance, will take place Sunday, October 2. The festival will begin with the Tour de Montclair bike ride throughout the town and end at the Open Streets Festival on Glenridge Avenue with music, food, community partners and parklets for the community to enjoy. The construction of the parklets – mini urban recreational and lounge spaces will take place from 10-12. Then it’s party hardy!

New Jersey VegFest 2016

Sunday, October 2nd from 10:30am to 5pm, Morristown Hyatt

The New Jersey VegFest is all about celebrating the great food and people of the Garden State while promoting compassion and healthy choices. By bringing people of the state together, we hope to further build the vegan community and raise awareness of the vegan lifestyle, and to taste some amazing food.

Paper, Tape & Canvas

Wednesday, October 5th from 7pm to 10pm, Mary Benson Gallery, Jersey City

Mary Benson Gallery is proud to present a group exhibit as part of the upcoming Jersey City Artist Studio Tour. Featuring four artists well known in their mediums. Beth Achenbach (photography), David Dzemian (painting), Renee Dwyer (ink on paper) and Kayt Hester (tape on canvas). The Opening Reception will be held October 5th and then the exhibit will be open for the Studio Tour, Saturday October 8th & Sunday October 9th from 12pm to 6pm.

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