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

by Alice Magdziak • August 18, 2017 • EventsComments (0)1090

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!

Edison’s Food Wine & Beer Festival

Saturday, August 19th, noon to 7pm, Lake Papianni, Edison

Food, music and booze. What’s not to love?  $5 entry fee, Children under 10 are FREE

Punk Rock Disco/Dance Party II w/ DJ Jay Insult at PS Wine Bar!

Saturday, August 19th at 8pm, Pet Shop, Jersey City

DJ Jay Insult returns to PS Wine Bar at Pet Shop JC Saturday, August 19, bringing his crates of vinyl to spin punk, new wave, and more to keep you dancing all night long!

Toy Cars, Retirement Party, Subtitles, Ken Depoto at Stosh’s

Saturday, August 19th at 7pm, Stosh’s, Fair Lawn

Retirement Party is on tour from Chicago! Toy Cars is doing a few dates with them! Subtitles and Ken Depoto doing this one! Yes! Ken is a band man!  Retirement Party: https://retirementparty.bandcamp.com/; Toy Cars: toycars.bandcamp.com; Subtitles: https://wearesubtitles.bandcamp.com/; Ken DePoto: https://kendepoto.bandcamp.com/releases

Summer StrummerJam 2017

Saturday, August 19th at 7pm, Stone Pony, Asbury Park

Jesse Malin & Jeff Raspe present “Summer StrummerJam 2017” at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on Saturday August 19 2017. Featuring performances by Jesse Malin & band, The Vansaders, Matty Carlock and a Joe Strummer birthday tribute set with special guests.  “Summer StrummerJam 2017” will benefit Music & Memory and The Joe Strummer Foundation and will be an official StrummerJam 2017 event. Joe Strummer, former frontman for The Clash and The Mescaleros, who passed away in 2002, would have celebrated his 65th birthday August 21.

Guests scheduled to appear during the Joe Strummer/The Clash tribute set include Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem, Craig Finn & Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, Ted Leo, Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, Richard Barone of The Bongos, Daniel Rey of The Dictators, Mike Montali & Jonathan Bonilla of Hollis Brown, Anthony D’Amato, Danny Clinch, Don DiLego, RB Korbet of Even Worse, Doug Zambon of The Vansaders, Matty Carlock and more.

Tickets will go on sale Friday July 21, 12 noon, at The Stone Pony box office. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show.

New Hope Takeover V

Saturday, August 19th at 8pm, John and Peter’s, New Hope, PA

Third Saturday can only mean one thing…Another installment of the New Hope Takeover!!! This month we feature the following acts:  Tara Dente; Jesse Elliot & the Falconaires; Dentist; The Paper Jets; Jenny & the Felines

Solar Eclipse in New Jersey

Monday, August 21st at 12:30pm, United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, Great Meadows

Come and witness one of the most amazing astronomical events of your lifetime in New Jersey. Watch the lights go out as the Moon passes in front of the Sun, making for an exceptional show at UACNJ. We will be here to share this amazing astronomical event with all who attend. There will be solar telescopes to safely view the sun, and we will be assisting with solar photography if you are interested in taking pictures. Make sure you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. We also have our Free Family Astronomy Field Day at UACNJ on September 16th, 2017. Mark your calendars and additional details will be out soon.   All of our events at UACNJ are free, but donations are greatly appreciated to help us fund our facilities and future public programs. Visit uacnj.org for additional details about the observatory, or to make a donation.

Solar Eclipse Party

Monday, August 21st at 1pm, Gateway National Park, Highlands

Join a park ranger and S.T.A.R. Astronomy to view the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks out the sun, revealing the sun’s outer atmosphere called the corona. This is a rare event as the last solar eclipse visible in the continental United States was in 1979 and the next one will take place in 2024. Rangers and astronomers will share with visitors how to safely enjoy the solar eclipse. FREE.  Sandy Hook – History House, Bldg. # 1, Fort Hancock Historic Post

8/23 Groove on Grove : The ROCK Emporium

Wednesday, August 23rd at 6pm, Grove Street PATH Station, Jersey City

HDSID presents Groove on Grove! The Rock Emporium. Although we won’t be turning it up to 11, tonight’s showcase will be a full throttle show of Rock. with featuring performances by Hong Kong Graffiti, The Brixton Riot, and Overlake. Local bands booked by Dancing Tony of (The) Rock-it Docket. No matter your age, you’re never too old to #getyourgrooveon

Wyldlife//Nervous Triggers at Pet Shop

Thursday, August 24th at 8pm, Pet Shop, Jersey City

Wyldlife making their triumphant return to Jersey City with special guests Nervous Triggers!!!  Wyldlife = https://wyldlife.bandcamp.com/; Nervous Triggers = https://nervoustriggers.bandcamp.com/   Free show! Doors at 8PM

WFDU Fundraiser featuring Positive No, Overlake & St. Lenox

Friday, August 25th at 9:30pm, Mercery Lounge, NYC

Signal to Noise NJ and Iris Records are proud to present a WFDU fundraiser, featuring Positive No, Overlake and St. Lenox, at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/1515033-wfdu-signal-noise-benefit-new-york. All proceeds benefit WFDU FM, the long-running noncommercial radio station at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

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