Where’s YDKJ This Week? – April 28th – May 4th

by Alice Magdziak • April 27, 2017 • EventsComments (0)1409

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!

Indivisible Underground NJ Benefit Show!

Friday, April 28th at 7pm, Index Art Center, Newark

In 2015 Governor Christie signed a bill stating that federal funds cannot legally go towards refugee and immigrant resettlement programs in New Jersey. In 2017 45 issued a Muslim ban, threats of mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and constant xenophobia. This is why it’s so important to support nonprofits that are solely responsible for protecting the lives of immigrants and refugees. The International Rescue Committee is a global organization dedicated to providing relocation services, education, ESL, disaster recovery, healthcare, job placement, and safety to communities most in need. There is a donation of $5 at the door which will go directly to the Elizabeth Chapter: https://www.rescue.org/united-states/elizabeth-nj Looking forward to partying for a good cause with y’all!

7:15-7:45 Watch the Screen – https://www.facebook.com/watchthescreen/; 8-8:30 RoswellDebacle (acoustic set) – https://roswelldebacle.bandcamp.com/; 8:45-9:15 Junkanoo – https://junkanootunes.bandcamp.com/; 9:30-10:00 The Little Engineers – https://thelittleengineers9.bandcamp.com/; 10:15-10:45 Sunflower – https://www.facebook.com/SunflowerBandOfficial/. *The show will be on the Lower Level of Index*

Who are Indivisible Underground NJ?  Anti-fascist. Pro-mobilization. Promoting intersectional kindness, understanding, advocacy, and education. Our goal is to enable critical social and political conversations to join together in solidarity for the causes we all find important. We will have literature to distribute and plan to organize more benefit shows and local events in the future.

Rent Party Presents The Feelies

Friday, April 28th at 7pm, Rent Party, Maplewood

We are delighted to welcome back The Feelies! One night only, so get your tickets now … General admission and standing room only. 21 and over, please.


Friday, April 28th at 7:30pm, Paul’s Tavern, Lake Como

SCREAMING FEMALES; NIGHT BIRDS; GLAZER. Friday April 28th at Paul’s Tavern, 1705 Main St, Belmar, Age 18+ $15  Doors: 7:30pm

BOF Presents: The Halfway to Halloween Cover Show

Friday, April 28th at 8pm, Court Tavern, New Brunswick

It’s that time of year again. Grab your costumes and come party with us as we celebrate being halfway to Halloween!!  8PM | $10 | 21+   On stage will be…  Fleetwood Mac (featuring members of The Production, Lowlight, The Paper Jets, Batting a Thousand, Candystripers and Finding Feebas); Paramore (featuring members of Rose Boulevard, Death by Fiction, Centennials and The Paper Jets); Green Day (featuring members of Mischief Knight, Catch Me If You Can, The Noebels Bros, Wolfasaurus REX); Killswitch Engage (featuring members of The House of Thieves, I Am Human, Eden, and Of Morla); Metallica (featuring the Coverkillers)

Francie Moon (Kickoff!), Jippo, Michael Ironside, Uncle Einar

Friday, April 28th at 10pm, Tony’s Pizza, Stockholm

HeyyyyyY! We are releasing our first full length album and going on tour!!! Come celebrate with us and send us off at Tony’s Pizza in Stockholm, NJ. We got a full night of music and fun!! All these awesome bands are playing!! ~ Come on outttt!  FRANCIE MOON – www.franciemoon.bandcamp.com; JIPPO – https://jippousa.bandcamp.com/; MICHAEL IRONSIDE – www.michaelironside8888.bandcamp.com; UNCLE EINER – www.uncleeinar.bandcamp.com. Projections all night by Josh Finck.  See you there!!

Paterson’s Mill Mile Walking Tour

Saturday, April 29th at 10am, Paterson Great Falls Welcome Center

Please join us & Richard Polton, author of the book “The Life and Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth: The Architect Who Shaped Paterson, NJ and Its People,” for a guided walking tour of historic mills, sites, and parks in the Great Falls National Historical Park. Bring your own water and dress comfortably!  The tour will meet at the Great Falls Welcome Center at 65 McBride Avenue Ext., Paterson, NJ 07501. Parking is available at the Great Falls Welcome Center, Overlook Park, and the Paterson Museum.  THIS IS A FREE EVENT – but please call or email to reserve your place. For more information or reserve your place, please contact the Historic Preservation Commission at:  Email: moneill@patersonnj.gov   Phone: 973-321-1220

Walnut Street Fair

Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm, Walnut Street, Montclair

Join us for the 5th Annual Walnut Street Fair & YMCA Healthy Kids’ Day.

Annual “Celebrate Mother Earth Festival!” Fundraiser

Saturday, April 29th from noon to 6pm, Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City

“Talk to the Animals, Walk with the Animals!” Come JOIN US as we CELEBRATE MOTHER EARTH with our annual Family friendly festival of eco exhibits, urban farming, live music, food/drink, mini tours, and of course, the animals!! This year the Cloverland Ranch will be with us with their goats, baby sheep, bunnies, livestock and More surprises!!! Bring the Kids to get closeup with these furry cuties and get to pet, brush, and feed them! We welcome our Eco friends & urban farming & gardening exhibitors! The Hudson County Sierra Club will be there! The Liberty Humane Society will also be on hand with some cute kitties and pups who need loving homes, so maybe you’ll be bringing home a new lifelong friend! We welcome back our good friends from Sustainable JC, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, the Jersey City Gardening Coalition, Rutgers Extension & Master Gardeners, Learn about the Cemetery’s Youth Urban FARM CLUB & other volunteer opportunities. The Community UPLIFT Community Garden friends will be there too!! Enjoy WONDERFUL LIVE LOCAL MUSIC by Ronald McNair High School Chorus, The Sensational Country Blue Wonders , the 4th Street Night Owls, P@tomic and the Bomb, The Porchistas!, and Adam and the Plants!!! (With outstanding help from Rock-it Docket!!) Will be facepainting, Garden Stone painting, and Seed Planting oppportunies for the kiddies too!! Come have a MAGICAL DAY as we CELEBRATE NATURE and the WONDERS of our amazing historic site!!! Your $5 Admission will directly benefit the All Volunteer Preservation Mission that is operating and restoring our amazing historic cultural heritage site.

Shad Fest

Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, Lambertville

Each year the festival highlights our region’s arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, our favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.

First Annual International Food Festival

Saturday, April 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Park United Methodist Church, Bloomfield

Come sample the foods of our diverse community!

2017 Cathedral Arts Festival!

Saturday, April 29th from 7pm to 11pm,Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City

*ART * Food * Drinks * Music * Dancing *  For more than two and a half decades, the Cathedral Arts Festival has played a vital role in distinguishing Jersey City as a premier destination for artists and collectors. This biennial event brings the Jersey City community together with prominent and new local artists, for a glittering evening of art, fine dining, music, dancing, and MORE in the spectacular sanctuary of historic Grace Church Van Vorst in downtown Jersey City. This year’s event will feature dozens of juried artists from the New York metro area — featuring artists from Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Venezuela, and our own Jersey City. Proceeds from the event go to support the ministries and community outreach of Grace Church, and are tax deductible. SEE YOU THERE!

The Values, Deal Casino, Darkwing

Saturday, April 29th at 9pm, Gutter Bar, Brooklyn

Moved from Shea Stadium!   The Values  thevalues.bandcamp.com/; Deal Casino  www.dealcasinomusic.com/; Darkwing  http://darkwingdarkwing.bandcamp.com/. $8

90s by Nature Dance Party!

Saturday, April 29th at 10pm, House of Independents, Asbury Park

Our infamous 90s by Nature Dance Parties are all the rage here in Asbury Park! DJ Funsize will be spinning all of your favorite 90s hits from Spice Girls, Boyz II Men, Nirvana, Nsync, No Doubt, Backstreet Boys, S Club 7, Foo Fighters and MORE! Doors open at 10PM. 21+. NO COVER! Let’s party like it’s 1999!

Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest

Sunday, April 30th from noon to 7pm, White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank

6th Annual Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest, Sunday, April 30th (rain date 5/7/16), Noon-7PM, White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank.  A family friendly, outdoor celebration of International food, music, wine and beer! Twenty of Red Banks finest eateries will be selling specialty International menu items from tented areas throughout the festival! International wines and beers will also be available for purchase. The festival features unique vendors and great live music on multiple stages including Decade-Neil Young Tribute, Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Brian Kirk & the Jirks, The Weeklings w/Glen Burtnik, Remember Jones, Atlantic Watch Pipes and Drums, Verdict Reggae Band and more! Don’t miss the Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Festival presented by Heineken and Asbury Park Press Sunday, April 30th (Rain Date May 7th) from 12-7 PM, White Street Parking Lot, Downtown Red Bank. The event is a fundraiser for Red Bank RiverCenter, Holiday Express and The Parker Family Health Center. Admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 10. We love pets, but please leave them home, borough ordinance does not allow for dogs at gated special events.

2017 Asbury Park Restaurant Tour

Sunday, April 30th from noon to 4pm, Asbury Park

Featuring Small Bites, Sampling, & Demos!  Free Tour Transportation All Over Town  Restaurant Tour wristbands will be sold in advance (on sale April 1 via website & by phone) Price $35. A limited amount of wristbands will be available for purchase on the day of the tour.  At the event, the Restaurant Tour Check In Tent will be stationed in Press Plaza for guests to collect wristbands. Tour guests will pick up their wristbands along with a tasting guide and map of participating sites as well as offers from local merchants. FREE tour transportation will make continuous loops around town provided by the Chamber throughout the day. The Chamber will be awarding prize packages at the end of the event that include an Asbury Park Seasonal beach badge & other fun surprises to ‘Top Tasters’.

‘Restaurant Tour Ambassadors’ (students paired with merchant volunteers) will be stationed throughout the city guiding food-lovers to sites on the tour and demonstrations happening all day.  A list of participating Asbury Park Restaurant Tour venues is available at AsburyTour.com.

A vegan pop-up shop: April

Sunday, April 30th from noon to 6pm, Laundromat Bar, Morristown

Join us at the Laundromat Bar in Morristown for a vegan pop-up shop!   Tickets are $5 and in April, a portion of the sales will go to help out The Barnyard Sanctuary.  We are hosting vegan pop-up shops in Morristown on the last Sunday in April, June and July. The Morristown Vegan Pop-Up Shops are 21 & over. 

Happy Mondays: Gay Guy/Straight Guy & Yawn Mower, Little Vicious

Monday, May 1st at 8:30pm, Wonder Bar, Asbury Park

Happy Mondays returns to Wonder Bar this May! Featuring a spectacular kick-off show Monday, May 1st with a special set from GayGuy/StraightGuy & Yawn Mower, and special guests Little Vicious. Doors 7 PM/ Music 8:30 PM | FREE | 21 + | Food & Drink Specials

HDSID Farmers Market 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Monday, May 1st from 3pm to 8pm, Grove Street Path Station, Jersey City

2017 marks the 10th year the HDSID Market has been open!  We are super excited to commemorate the occasion with a fun-filled afternoon. Opening day festivities will included a a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor Steven Fulop, DJ Dancing Tony,((The) Rock-it Docket) and more!

Baked / Lost Boy ? / Uni at The Saint

Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:30pm, The Saint, Asbury Park

CoolDad Music & Little Dickman Records bring you another great low dough show. This time our friends Baked, Lost Boy ?, and Uni are coming down for a Tuesday night party. Baked are kicking off their long North American tour right in Asbury Park.   Doors 7:30pm. $5

Decade-ance — The Groove on Grove 10 Year Anniversary Party

Wednesday, May 3rd from 5pm to 8pm, Grove Street Path Station, Jersey City

Groove on Grove is back for it’s TENTH SEASON! That’s right, it has been a decade of decadance on the Plaza. Join The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for an opening night celebration to mark the occasion.   Once again, Dancing Tony of (The) Rock-it Docket will be bringing us the very best of local musicians!   Showtimes for the followiing homegrown bands will be announced shortly:  The Milwaukees; Segunda Quimbamba; Universal Rebel. Artist & Maker Market is bringing in some excellent vendors for a unique outdoor shopping experience! You can find local artisans with a wide variety of handmade items from vintage, art, fashion and the like!


Wednesday, May 3rd at 8pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair

—–> Emperor X // Berlin GE.  introspective songs about life and political struggle http://emperorx.bandcamp.com/; —-> Fire is Motion // Union NJ. amazing songs written by amazing people, adrian took my school picture once http://fireismotion.bandcamp.com/; –> Secret Mountain // Long Branch NJ. twee pop meme songs mixed with emo mixed with flavor http://secretmountain.bandcamp.com/; -> Sunflower now a seven piece ensemble! new song out now on bandcamp! http://sunflowerbandnj.bandcamp.com/

Sharkmuffin Record Release Party At Bond Street

Thursday, May 4th at 9pm, Bond Street Complex, Asbury Park

Brooklyn’s very own glam grunge rock n rollers, Sharkmuffin are coming out with LP # 2 on May 5th, 2017. Come celebrate the release of “Tsuki” at Bond Street Basement the night before on Thursday, May 4th. Joining them will be Asbury Park favorites, The Off White. This is a free show, and one of the last area appearences of Sharkmuffin before they head to the U. K. We will have plenty vinyl copies of Tsuki on hand at the show.

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