Where’s YDKJ This Week? – May 19th – May 25th

by Alice Magdziak • May 19, 2017 • EventsComments (0)1596

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!

NJ Seafood Festival

Friday, May 19th, through Sunday, May 21st, Belmar

Annual Seafood festival. Located at Silver Lake, 5th and Ocean Avenues. Keep watch for more updates. www.visitbelmarnj.com

Jersey Shore Festival 2017

Friday, May 19th, through Sunday, May 21st, Seaside Heights

The 2017 Jersey Shore Festival will be May 19th – 21st, 2017 in Seaside Heights, NJ!  Featuring performances by over 300 artists, the Jerey Shore Festival is the premier emerging artist festival on the east coast! This year’s event also includes Music Industry Seminars, One-on-One Mentoring Sessions with Music Industry VIP’s, Motocross Stunt Shows, BMX & Skate Demos, MiniMoto GP Demos, Pro’s vs. Heroes Charity Flag Football Game, NFL Play60 Clinics, Free Yoga and Tai Chi on the Beach, Free Monster Truck Rides on the Beach, Food Trucks, JSF Vendor Village, and more!  Check out www.JerseyShoreFestival.com for lineup and more information!

Participating Venues: Captain Hooks Bar in Seaside Heights NJ; Hershey Motel; EJ’s Tap House; Aztec Bar; Jimbo’s Bar and Grill; Riggers ; Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk …and more!

2017 Medicine Wheel Festival May 20 & 21

Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st, Lusscroft Farm, Wantage

Come and experience Living Art & Culture! Both days include an amazing array of Music, Workshops, Garden Tours, Plant Sale, Wild Food Walk, Farmers, Crafters & Vendors, Poetry Readings, Great Food, Pony Rides, Bake Sale, Carriage Rides, Photography Contest, Barn Sale and a Historical House Tour on Sunday!
$7 donation, Kids FREE! All proceeds go to the restoration and maintenance of Lusscroft Farm. Join us as a guest or a volunteer or both!  For Directions and updates go to  www.MedicineWheelGarden.Wordpress.com

♀ Venusfest VI ♀

Saturday, May 20th from 11am to 5pm, Index Art Center, Newark

Venusfest is an ongoing series of showcases created to highlight and empower women-identified and genderqueer/fluid creatives. We seek to create a safe space so that artists and musicians across all genres and styles can come together and celebrate one another.   Sunflower ~ https://sunflowerbandnj.bandcamp.com/; Junkanoo ~ https://junkanootunes.bandcamp.com/; Danni May ~ https://danni-may.bandcamp.com/releases; Trü ~ https://ohhhhtru.bandcamp.com/releases; Tula Vera ~ https://tulaverabuddies.bandcamp.com/; SICK SHIT ~ https://sickshit.bandcamp.com/; Spowder ~ https://spowder.bandcamp.com/; Priyya ~ https://priyya.bandcamp.com/releases

Exhibiting Artists:  Jillian Iscaro; Ariel Shamir; Eva Zar; Jessica Ellis; Sally Helmi; Jillian Keats; Chloe Bourcier; Desiree Feliciano; Alexa Rae Coppola; Taz Yousuff; Racho.  Side Gallery Market:  The Bettys ~ http://www.thebettys.com/; Not Just a Boys Club ~ https://www.instagram.com/notjustaboysclub/; Babe Coven ~ http://www.babecoven.com/; TERRAroma ~ http://www.terraromaessentials.com/; Nora Evita Aresti ~ http://www.noraevitaaresti.com/; Anna Arcuri  ~ https://www.instagram.com/annaarcuriart/; Sinead Day MacLeod ~ http://www.sineadmacleod.com/; ~ https://www.instagram.com/sineadderade/; Yvng Pearl ~https://www.instagram.com/yvngpearl/; Krystle Ortiz ~ Cali Smith ~https://www.instagram.com/riotgrrrlnj

Polaroid photo booth from 6:30-9:30! $3 per Polaroid, $5 for 2! ♥  $5+ Suggested Donation  *Portion of Show proceeds will go to our chosen charity, Apostles’ House Homeless Shelte, a Newark based homeless shelter that provides shelter, clothing, food, and other services for women and children.  **Other portion will be for bands, sound guy, other event helpers, and to help fund Venusfest Magazine.   Curatored and produced by: Desiree Feliciano, Kelli Green, Linda Chen

3rd Central Ave Auto & Music Show

Saturday, May 20th from 11am to 5pm, Jersey City

The 3rd Annual “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show,” is now scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, between 11 AM and 5 PM (rain or shine) in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (352 Central) (near Lincoln and Bowers Street). No streets will be closed during the event. This event features:  A mix of classic and exotic cars; Several ours of entertainment featuring a dynamic lineup of performers; Several exhibitors and numerous local participating businesses; Children activities including face painting, balloons, and give-a-ways; And an unforgettable day of family-friendly fun for the entire community.

The “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show” is organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in partnership with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun, the City of Jersey City Municipal Council and Division of Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and Board of Chosen Freeholders. The event is hosted by the Central Avenue shopping district. This event is creative placemaking at its best. It is an exciting spring affair in the neighborhood that helps our shopping district connect with residents and shoppers in new fun ways.

JC Oddities Market Returns!

Saturday, May 20th from 12pm to 8pm, Cathedral Hall, Jersey City

The JC Oddities Market Returns on May 20th!  TWO floors of fantastic finds!  Join us from 12pm – 8pm. We’re back for more, with all new vendors and some of your favorites. Join us for oddities, taxidermy, macabre collectibles, 8bit art, original works by dozens of talented artists and more. vendors.jcodditiesmarket.com for the full list of vendors.

Take A Stand in the Sand- Long Branch

Saturday, May 20th at 11am, Long Branch Beach

WHERE: Beach Access at Laird St, Long Branch. WHEN: Saturday May 20th 2017, 11:00am- 12:30pm (Demonstration and Photography at 12pm). WHY: On April 28 President Trump signed an Executive Order for Interior to consider re-opening the process to allow oil and gas development in the Atlantic Ocean, among other ocean realms. It also directed the Department of the Interior to reconsider the six ocean blasting permits.   Both of these actions were rejected late in the Obama Administration after a nearly 5 year grassroots struggle. Now oil and gas exploration and development is back.

TAKE A STAND IN THE SAND!!  Clean Ocean Action has teamed up with other organizations in New Jersey to join a global day of action.  “Hands Across the Sand” on May 20th, 2017 (rain or shine)!!  Clean Ocean Action is urging all who care about the ocean to participate at an event near you, or form you own chain with family and friends and take a photo.   Clean Ocean Action is hosting a Hands Across the Sand in Long Branch, NJ. Please visit www.CleanOceanAction.org and the Facebook Event page for more information.  Spread the word, Bring Signs and Banners!!   If you have any questions about the event please email Mae Henry at  Outreach@CleanOceanAction.org or give us a call at (732) 862-0111.

Waves of thanks for your support, and we hope to see you on May 20th.  Clean Energy NOT Dirty Energy!  #JoinHANDS

Trans Lifeline Jam w/ Will Wood, ABNJ, MLH, Alexander Paul +more!

Saturday, May 20th at 6pm, BoonTunes, Boonton

All proceeds collected from this show will be donated to the Trans Lifeline! Invite your friends and see a rad show for a good cause!  Lineup:  Will Wood and the Tapeworms https://willwoodandthetapeworms.com/; Alexander Paul Takes Over the World https://aptow.bandcamp.com/; A Boy Named John  http://www.aboynamedjohn.com/music/; My Lonely Heart  https://mylonelyheart.bandcamp.com/; Roswell Debacle https://roswelldebacle.bandcamp.com/; Danni May (of Teenage Halloween) https://danni-may.bandcamp.com/; G U P P Y https://guppyband.bandcamp.com/.  $10 at the door || all ages. doors at 6 // music at 6:30.  don’t be a dick ; no drugs no booze no phobes, no problem; Boontunes is wheelchair accessible!

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the wellbeing of trangender people. They run a hotline that is staffed by and for trans people. Their aim is to bring awareness to trans suicide and help prevent it throughout the U.S. and Canada. (https://www.translifeline.org/)

New Hope Takeover II

Saturday, May 20th at 8pm, John & Peter’s, New Hope, PA

Join us for the second installment of the New Hope Takeover, featuring… Steve Burks; Matt Cook Trio; Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel; Wax Wav; The Foes of FERN. Doors at 7:30 | Music at 8:15 | FREE Admission

Keepin’ Asbury Park Weird

Sunday, May 21st from 2pm to 7pm, Bond Street Complex, Asbury Park

Asbury Park has changed a lot over the years, but so much of what makes it appealing to be there is the strange and quirky variety of people, entertainment, and arts scene. Asbury Park is Keepin’ it Weird encourages artists to bring out their weirdest and most bizarre work for this event.

Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks

Sunday, May 21st at 3pm, NJPAC, Newark

Back by popular demand! King of Comedy Mel Brooks returns to NJPAC accompanied by his Young Frankenstein for a full-length showing on the big screen and many hilarious stories. Join America’s funniest film director at a screening of his 1974 comedy classic, Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder as brilliant surgeon Frederick Frankenstein (“it’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’ “), Marty Feldman as Igor (“it’s pronounced ‘Eye-gor’ “), Madeline Kahn, Gene Hackman, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr and Cloris Leachman. The showing is followed by an appearance by Brooks himself on the Prudential Hall stage. Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks: It’s more fun than a “roll, roll in ze hay!” Note: platinum seating does not include a meet and greet with the artist”

TaikoZoku Concert

Sunday, May 21st at 4pm, Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair

TaikoZoku performs Traditional and Contemporary music for Taiko (Japanese Drums).

Hear Me Roar May 2017 HOUSE PARTY

Sunday, May 21st at 8pm, Porchistas Home Studio, Montclair

Hear Me Roar Women Artists present, May 2017 Sessions. (OUT)LOUD And PROUD. Celebrating femme liberation!! Prepare for the biggest HMRWA party yet!! @ None other than the PORCHISTA HOUSE in MONTCLAIR NJ. House Concert / House Party .. Plan to go all night with us!!  YES it’s a sunday night… Take off of work ahead of time!! 😀

Featuring Touring Artists… Vanessa Silberman (Los Angeles); Carissa Johnson (Boston); Jane (brooklyn)   And locals!! Kasey Jean- https://kaseyjean.bandcamp.com/; Olivia Lombari- www.livlombardi.com/index.html

Sunflower/Jean Pool/NGHTCRWLRS/Banana(MA)

Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm, Groov Cafe, Montclair

Banana [on tour from Boston] – BananaMA.bandcamp.com; Sunflower –  SunflowerBandNJ.bandcamp.com; Jean Pool – JeanPool.bandcamp.com; NGHTCRWLRS – Nghtcrwlrs.bandcamp.com   6:30 Doors, 7:00-7:30 Jean Pool, 7:40 -8:10 Banana, 8:20-8:50 NGHTCRWLRS, 9:00-9:30 Sunflower.  $10 donation for the space & the touring band.  BYOB (21+ w/ ID to drink) This show will be capped at 50 people due to the venue’s strict capacity regulations. Please show up early to ensure a spot. For any questions, please contact Terrapin Productions

Paterson’s 225th Anniversary Kick Off

Wednesday, May 24th at 6pm, The Hamilton Club, Paterson

Come learn about the calendar of special events, sponsorship opportunities and how you can help us celebrate the 225th Anniversary of Paterson. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP to the City of Paterson Division of Historic Preservation: moneill@patersonnj.gov; 973-321-1220


Thursday, May 25th at 8pm, Minehill Basement, Trenton

GK PRESENTS: DOC HOPPER! (New Brunswick) Don Giovanni Records; HONAH LEE (Here) GTG/Creep Records https://honahleemusic.bandcamp.com/; HOT BLOOD (Asbury Park) Basement Records http://hotbloodnj.bandcamp.com/; NERVOUS TRIGGERS (NJ) Viking on Campus Records https://nervoustriggers.bandcamp.com/; BLACKWOLF BEACH (Baltimore) http://blackwolfbeach.bandcamp.com/; 96 GHOSTS (Baltimore) https://ninetysixghosts.bandcamp.com/. 8PM $10

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