10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: May 6 – 8


Join in on the food truck fun this weekend with the Middletown South Food Truck Fest, give your ears a treat with family and friends at the Rutger’s Children’s Choir and Scarlet Singers Spring Concert, have your child make a beautiful plate for Mother’s Day at the Mother’s Day Plate activity at Learning Express Toys of Holmdel, or check out handmade items and vintage pieces at the Asbury Park Spring Bazaar.

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1. Middletown South Food Truck Fest
May 6th, 2016 | 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The season of food truck festivals is here and Middletown is hosting a 20+ truck festival with local seafood, vegan options, barbecue delights, and sweet desserts. With live music, fun activities for the family, and endless free entertainment, the Middletown South Food Truck Fest is sure to add a delicious twist to your weekend.
900 Nutswamp Rd., Middletown, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

2. Rutgers Children’s Choir & Scarlet Singers Spring Concert
May 7th, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Give your ears a treat and listen to the beautiful voices of the Rutgers Children’s Choir & Scarlet Singers Spring Concert that is free and open to the public. Being hosted at the Nicholas Music Arts Center, chamber sings and the children’s choir are putting on a spring spectacular that will celebrate the arrival of spring.
Nicholas Music Center
85 George St. Route 18, New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: Free

3. Mother’s Day Plate at Learning Express Toys
May 6th, 2016 | 4:00 PM
Bring your child to Learning Express Toys of Holmdel this Friday for their mother’s day ‘make a plate’ event where children are encouraged to showcase their art abilities while creating a wonderful gift for mom.
Learning Express Toys of Holmdel
2107 State Route 35, Holmdel, NJ
Cost: $10

4. Asbury Park Spring Bazaar
May 7th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bring your child to the Asbury Park Spring Bazaar so they can find the perfect gift for mother’s day. Featuring over 40+ vendors selling vintage and handmade items, live music, and an Asbury Oyster Bar, the Asbury Park Spring Bazaar is the perfect event for checking out vintage items, art, and amazing music.
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ

5. Just Jersey Food Truck & Music Festival
May 7th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Over 20 gourmet food trucks are partnering with local New Jersey artists to bring families a fulfilling Saturday food extravaganza. On top of the awesome food trucks, there will be a beer and wine garden for the adults.
1053 Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, NJ
Cost: $5 Admission, children 10 and under are free admission

6. Children’s Festival
May 7th, 2016 | All Day Event
Hosted by the Historic Smithville, the Children’s Festival will have a Cape May Zoo show, popcorn, balloon animals, and other activities that are all meant to celebrate the beauty of childhood.
Historic Smithville and the Village Greene
1 N New York Rd., Absecon, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

7. The Addams Family
May 6th + 7th, 2016 | 7:00 PM
May 8th, 2016 | 2:00 PM
The Addams Family are coming to a theatre near you! Based on the bizarre story of a quirky family, the Youth Company Production brings to life a classic comedy of characters such as Morticia, Wednesday, Fester, and more.
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $12-$18 at the door, $8-$15 in advance


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8. Spring Festival Crafts and Collectibles Show
May 7th, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
As part of the Cape May Spring Festival which features many events, shows, and activities through out the beginning of May to introduce the beautiful season of Spring, Emlen Physick Estate presents its popular Crafts & Anitques collectible show. Parents and children of all ages are welcome to check out all of the booths at the Emlen Physick Estate this Saturday with old items and antiques never seen anywhere else.
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

9. Mother’s Day Festival
May 8th, 2016 | 12:00 PM
For Mother’s Day, Alba Vineyard is hosting its Mother’s Day Festival that includes a beautiful scenic view of the valley, a chance to sit and relax with lawn chairs and blankets, a cellar tour, wine tasting, a delicious lunch, and alluring live music that will have everyone on their feet and dancing.
Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for adolescents, children 12 and under are free


10. Arbor Day Celebration “ARB-B-QUE”
May 7th, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Leaves are growing back on the trees and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills wants to celebrate everything green at their Arbor Day Celebration. There will be fun activities, local cuisine, a close look at some of the animals from the area, and the chance to meet a raptor.
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South., Short Hills, NJ
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children, children under 3 are free




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