Events

May 16, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como. The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend. From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of ...

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High School sophomore Elizabeth Chin knows first-hand how pediatric cancer affects families. Her brother, Connor, was diagnosed with bone cancer two and a half years ago. Connor was successfully treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering and is enjoying life as an eighth grader.  Elizabeth is leading ...

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Want to up your Mother’s Day game this year? Vineyards and wineries across New Jersey are participating in the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s 2019 Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend, featuring brunch packages, tours, live entertainment, food and wine tastings and more.  The event is one of ...

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April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28. Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, ...

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What’s on tap to start off the weekend? Dogfish Heads, Flying Fish, Founders, Heavy Reels, Guinness, Harpoon, you name it. There will be 600 beers at the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on Friday and Saturday from 150 different breweries. The festival will be on March 29 and March 30 ...

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Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving. Each of the ...

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In many New Jersey communities, it’s become an annual event. Restaurants large and small participate in restaurant weeks, which are held throughout the year and often take place for more than just a week. Business districts hold these events to bring patrons into town to shop and dine out, ...

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Thin Mint Lamb Sliders. Peanut Butter Do-si-do Wings. These were two of the entries in last year’s Great Cookie Cook-Off hosted by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. The second annual cook-off March 14 in Scotch Plains will feature more big-name chefs and their newest creations using Girl ...

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An estimated 1,000 people came to Pines Manor in Edison, NJ, to taste the results of 24 teams of New Jersey fire departments and the retirees union competing in a friendly but fierce cooking competition Monday. Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, the ninth Annual ...

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Eat your way through Fair Lawn, NJ, on Feb. 25 during their 10th Annual “A Taste of Our Town,” a multicultural celebration of food. The Community Center at 10-10 20th Street (corner of Kipp Street, adjacent to Fair Lawn Sasso Field) will be filled with the tastes of Fair Lawn's restaurants and ...

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Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel. A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban ...

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These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this ...

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February marks the annual maple sugar harvest in New Jersey. We found 10 places where you can learn the sweet truth behind this local treat. Maple sugaring has been around since Native Americans began taking sap from the trees. The activity has evolved throughout the centuries from shooting ...

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Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival. Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer ...

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At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show. Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” ...

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