A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Sept. 16-18)13 min read
WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings you may want to check out in the coming days.
BEDMINSTER “Off the Wall,” fundraiser with art auction and sale, appetizers, cocktails, live music, 50/50 raffle, 7-10 p.m., Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Road. $50-$60; ages 21 and older. bit.ly/3PRDu9v, 908-234-2345.
MORRISTOWN “Federico Solmi — Joie De Vivre,” opening of new mixed media works, virtual reality and video installations, to run through Feb. 19. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.
SUMMIT “Ripple Effect,” opening of exhibit of works by 37 teaching artists, to run through Jan. 8. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St. artcenternj.org, 908-273-9121.
MONTCLAIR “over, onto itself,” wooden jewelry by Steven KP, through Oct. 15. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17. Gallery Loupe, 50 Church St. galleryloupe.com, 973-744-0061.
SPRING LAKE Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibit, opening, noon, Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. visitspringlake.com, 732-449-0037.
TRENTON “Art All Day,” indoor and outdoor art displays, mural painting, demonstration, activities and tours at various locations, noon-6 p.m., Artworks, 19 Everett Alley. artworkstrenton.org, 609-394-9436. Registration required.
JERSEY CITY “Where is Here,” works by Enrico GOmez, Emmy Mikelson and Kirsten Nash, through Nov. 20. Opening reception, 3-6 p.m., Curious Matter, 272 Fifth St. curiousmatter.blogspot.com, 201-659-5771.
MORRISTOWN “Colorific,” reception, 4-6 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, Art Upstairs Gallery, 100 South St. mayoarts.org, 973-539-0345, ext. 6701.
HAMMONTON “Latin Laughs,” Hammonton Comedy Festival show with Martin Rizo, Mariza Brussolo and Alejandro Morales, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St. $22-$30. theeagletheatre.com, 609-704-5012.
CARTERET Vic Dibitetto, 8 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $29-$59. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.
HAMMONTON “Jersey’s Funniest Female,” Hammonton Comedy Festival show with Ashley Gutermuth and competition with more than 10 woman comedians, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St. $22-$30. theeagletheatre.com, 609-704-5012.
HOLMDEL The Reflecting Fools, political parody group, 8 p.m., also Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road. $46. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9106, ext 14.
HAMMONTON “Dad Joke Championship,” Hammonton Comedy Festival show competition, 2 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St. $22-$30. theeagletheatre.com, 609-704-5012.
METUCHEN Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, “Summerfest” with flamenco dance, outdoor fire pit, sangria, 50/50 and raffles, 4-8 p.m., Lola Latin Bistro, 87 Central Ave. $70. alboradadance.org, 732-598-3979.
PARAMUS Fall Harvest Festival, craft fair, carnival rides,farmers market, animals, live music, face painting, pumpkin picking, entertainment, food trucks, 4-H and master gardener exhibits and activities for children and adults, 6-9 p.m., also Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave. facebook.com/bergen4h, 201-336-6780.
WILDWOOD New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade, meetings, seminars firetrucks on display, vendors, concluding with parade along New Jersey Avenue from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest north to 26th Avenue in North, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. njsfa.com, wildwoodnjfireexpo.com, 800-852-0137.
ATLANTIC CITY AC Latino Festival, free outdoor family event celebrating Hispanic cultural heritage with entertainment, food and vendors, noon-8 p.m., Bader Field, 500 Albany Ave. aclatinofest.com.
FRANKFORD Oktoberfest, more than 25 seasonal beers, traditional German food, live music, games and competitions for ages 21 and older, 1-7 p.m., Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place in Augusta. $25. skylandsstadium.com, 973-383-7644.
LAKEWOOD Lakewood Lions Renaissance Fair, re-enactors, demonstrations, vendors, entertainment, food and contests, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., also Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pine Park, Country Club Drive and County Line Road. $10. lakewoodlions.com, 732-414-9639.
TOMS RIVER Comfort Food Festival, food, vendors, handcrafters, children’s activities, live entertainment and beer and wine garden, noon-6 p.m., Downtown Toms River, Washington Street. downtowntomsriver.com, 732-341-8738.
WASHINGTON BOROUGH Festival in the Borough, free street fair with live music on three stages, art/craft vendors, farmers marke, family fun area and beer garden, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Veterans Park, 44 E. Washington Ave. washingtonbid.org, 908-689-4800.
CRANFORD Fall Festival, food, music, crafters and artists and Cranford Historical Society merchandise and garage sale items for sale, 1-5 p.m., Crane-Phillips House Museum, 124 N. Union Ave. cranfordhistoricalsociety.org, 908-276-0082.
GLEN ROCK Street Fair and Craft Show, vendors, rides, food, live music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Glen Rock Boro Hall Train Station, Harding Plaza, Maple Avenue and Rock Road. streetfairs.org, 908-654-1400.
SUMMIT “Arts and Cars,” outdoor arts festival and classic car show with live music, family entertainment, food trucks, beer garden, 10 a.m., Downtown Summit, Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Summit Avenue. summitdowntown.org, 908-277-6100.
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MONTCLAIR “Arts and Flowers” Design Specialty Flower Show, hosted by Garden Club of Montclair with flower designs, botanical arts, photography and educational exhibits, 1-5 p.m., also Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St. vanvleck.org, gardenclubofmontclair.com.
CAMDEN War on Drugs, Patti Smith, Xponential concert, 6:30 p.m., Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. $29-$119. waterfrontamphitheater.com, 856-365-1300.
CARTERET Jeremy Camp, Katy Nichole, 8 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $26-$54. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.
DEAL “Pieta” and “Suor Angelica,” one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini and Jake Landau and Andrea DelGuidice with tenor David Smolokoff, sopranos Claire Leyden and Jordan Bowman and mezzo-soprano Devony Smith, 7 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $31.50-$65. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.
HOPEWELL Karan Casey, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $32-$40. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.
JERSEY CITY Nation of Language, 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $25. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.
MILLBURN Kissy Simmons, “Brookside Cabaret” show at Carriage House restaurant, 7 p.m., also Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $20-$35 and $25-$36 food/drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.
MORRISTOWN Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$59. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.
Happy Traum, 7:30 p.m., The Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10.50. folkproject.org, 973-335-9489.
NEW BRUNSWICK Tusk, Eaglemania, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles tribute acts, 8 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $29-$79. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.
NEWARK Gracias Christmas Cantata, three stages of music, 7-10 p.m., Newark Symphony Hall, Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall, 1020 Broad St. Free but registration required. newarksymphonyhall.org, 973-643-8014.
NEWTON Dirty Deeds, AC/DC tribute, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $33-$48. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.
NORTH WILDWOOD “Boots at the Beach” Country Music Festival, free musical performances, vendors, dancing, crafts and food, noon, also Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. City of North Wildwood, Olde New Jersey Avenue. bootsatthebeach.com, 609-770-8839.
PRINCETON John Roberts, in-person and live-streamed Princeton Folk Music Society concert, 8 p.m., Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane. $20-$25. ccprinceton.org, princetonfolk.org.
SAYREVILLE Sevendust, Nonpoint, Bastardane, Burden of the Sky, 6 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $28. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.
ALLENTOWN US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, free outdoor concert, 3 p.m., Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church St. allentown-umc.org, 609-259-7392.
ASBURY PARK Sea.Hear.Now Festival, Sept. 17 and 18, Stevie Nicks, My Morning Jacket, Boy George and Culture Club, Gary Clark Jr. and others on Saturday; Green Day, Cage the Elephant, Michael Franti and Spearhead and others on Sunday. Asbury Park Waterfront, seahearnowfestival.com
BOUND BROOK The Duprees, comedian Tommy Gooch, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $40-$50. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.
CAMDEN Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Xponential concert, 6:15 p.m., Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. $29-$119. waterfrontamphitheater.com, 856-365-1300.
JERSEY CITY The Districts, 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $15. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.
LAKEWOOD “A Tribute to Rod Stewart Live from Las Vegas,” with Rod Caudill, 8 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $36-$47.50. strand.org, 732-367-7789.
MANASQUAN The Snakes, “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day,” 8 p.m., Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $21-$35. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.
MONTCLAIR 35th Anniversary MiniFest, free family-friendly event with live performances, refreshments, trivia contest with prizes and collection of nonperishable food donations for the Little Pantry, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, Outpost in the Burbs, 40 S. Fullerton Ave. outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560.
MORRISTOWN Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival, free performances by James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band featuring Dan Levinson, Frank Vignola’s Birdland Guitar Group, Bria Skonberg, Veronica Lewis and Walter Trout, noon-9:30 p.m., Morristown Green, South Street and Park Place. morristownjazzandblues.org, 973-714-4763.
NEWARK Carlos Vives, 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $61-$251. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.
NEWTON Richie Kotzen, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $39-$49. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.
OCEAN CITY Ocean City Pops, “Maestro Vince Lee at the Keys,” 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace at Boardwalk. $20-$25. ocnj.tix.com, 609-399-6111.
OCEAN TWP. Bluegrass Show, Lonesome Turnpike Ramblers, Church Street Revival, Prograsstination, 18 Below, 6:30-9 p.m., Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Road in Waretown. $1-$5. alberthall.org, 609-971-1593.
RED BANK Heaven 17, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $32-$35. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.
Patti Smith, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $35-$99. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.
SOUTH ORANGE David Broza and Trio Havana, 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $30-$48. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.
STAFFORD The Bronx Wanderers, 7 p.m., Stafford Township Arts Center, OceanFirst Theater, 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin. $35-$45. njstac.com, 609-489-8600.
WATCHUNG Danielle Amedio, “She Sings for You” cabaret, 7 p.m., Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road. $25. watchungarts.org, 908-753-0190.
WAYNE Floyd Nation, Pink Floyd tribute, 8 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $45-$55. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.
WEST ORANGE West Orange Jazz Fest, outdoor performances by Nat Adderley Jr., Dave Stryker Richard Baratta Latin Jazz, Sweet Lee Odom, Clarence Conover MPACK, Leonieke Scheuble Generation Trio, Jan Carden, 2-9 p.m., Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive. $10-$20. ospacnj.org, [email protected]
WOODBRIDGE Pianist Danny Mixon, 8 p.m., Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $29.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.
BERNARDS Discovery Orchestra, concert taping of Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 in C Minor for 2023 PBS airing, 2:45-4:30 p.m., Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road in Basking Ridge. Free but tickets required. discoveryorchestra.org, 973-379-2200.
Christian Lopez Band, 6 p.m., The Ross Farm, 135 N. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. $25, $5 students. rossfarm.org, 973-650-6458.
BRANCHBURG Herrmann-Stuparevic Piano Trio, in-person benefit concert to subsidize private lessons for music majors with violinist Raina Arnett, cellist Kayla Herrman and pianist Marko Stuparevic, 2 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, Edward Nash Theatre, 118 Lamington Road. $15, seniors free. rvccmusicprogram.org/mozaika-concerts, 908-725-3420.
FREEHOLD Deborah Zecher, in-person and live-streamed concert by the rabbi-turned-cabaret singer, 6:30 p.m., Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mounts Corner Drive. $15-$20. jhmomc.org, 732-252-6990.
HOPEWELL Sunny War, 7 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $20-$30. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.
LITTLE SILVER Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Concert, hosted by Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association of New Jersey with live music, jam workshop, 1 p.m., Embury United Methodist Church, 49 Church St. $8. njbluegrass.org, 732-580-9937.
MADISON Opera at Florham, 40th anniversary concert and dinner with tribute to founders Charles Del Rosso, Violetta DuPont and Steve DeMaio and performance by soprano Alexandra Razskazoff and Shanley Horvitz, baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli and tenor Frederick Schlick and accompanied by pianist Mary Pinto, 3 p.m., Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Mansion, 285 Madison Ave. $100. operaatflorham.org, 973-443-8620.
NEWARK Hip Hop Against Hunger Benefit Show, New Jersey’s local hip hop scene joins forces with Newark YMCA and musical performances, DJs, breakdancing, live art, vendors, information tables on community resources and collection of food personal hygiene items and monetary donations for the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity homeless shelter, 1 p.m., Military Park, Broad Street and Park Place. militarypark.com, hiphopagainsthunger.org.
RED BANK Australian Pink Floyd Show, tribute, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $39-$69. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.
SAYREVILLE Henry Rollins, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $35. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.
TEANECK Pianist Karine Poghosyan, “Khachaturian, Liszt, Gershwin,” 4 p.m., Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way. $10 suggested donation. puffinculturalforum.org, 201-836-3499.
WESTFIELD Lincoln Trio, 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 E. Broad St. $10-$25. steepleconcerts.org, stpaulswestfield.org, 908-232-8506.
CAPE MAY “The Lifespan of a Fact,” comedy about an fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker who takes on writer’s essay to save a sinking New York magazine from collapse, 7 p.m., also Sept. 17, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets. $35-$45. capemaystage.org, 609-770-8311.
FRANKLIN TWP. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams drama, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset. $18-$20. villagerstheatre.com, 732-873-2710.
HILLSBOROUGH “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy following young competitors in a spelling contest, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $20-$22. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.
LEONIA “Sentimental Journey,” Linda Wielkotz revue detailing the life and music of Rosemary Clooney, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, 130 Grand Ave. $22-$25. leoniaplayers.org, 201-947-9606.
MAPLEWOOD “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” The Theater Project production of Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood comedy set during a 1956 social gathering of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road. $15-$25. thetheaterproject.org, 908-809-8865.
MONTCLAIR “Nehanda,” Gwinyai Rutsito’s Shona spiritual dramaturgy performed by Nora Chipaumire, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. $40-$50. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.
MONTVILLE “Forever Plaid,” musical about a guy singing group that face the afterlife following a freak accident, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17-18, 2 p.m. The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive. $25. barntheatre.org, 973-334-9320.
NEW BRUNSWICK “Thou Shalt Not,” Thinkery & Verse production of site-specific drama about the Halls-Mills double homicide, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Assembly Hall, 189 George St. $25-$45. thinkeryandverse.org, [email protected]
NUTLEY “I Ought to be in Pictures,” Neil Simon comedy, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place (off Brookfield Avenue). $20. nutleylittletheatre.com, 201-294-9157.
OAKLYN “The Bisley Boy,” world premiere of gothic musical fantasy that follows the private life of “Dracula” author Bram Stoker, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 915 Whitehorse Pike. $27. ritztheatreco.org, 856-858-5230.
POMPTON LAKES “Vanities,” comedy chronicling the lives of three Texas girls in 1963, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m. StageWorks at Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. stageworksnj.org/tickets, 973-513-9159.
UNION “Scab,” Gino Di Iorio drama about a middle-aged shop foreman and her young Mexican trainee, 8 p.m., also Sept. 17, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Kean University, Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, 1000 Morris Ave. $15-$35. premierestagesatkean.com, 908-737-4092.
FRENCHTOWN “The Accidental Hero,” free one-act show by Patrick Dewane using vintage home movies, photos and sound clips to tell the true story of his grandfather’s World War II experiences, 7 p.m., Frenchtown Bookshop, 28 Bridge St. frenchtownbookshop.com, 908-628-9297.
MOUNT OLIVE “Inherit the Wind,” 8 p.m., also Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Drive in Budd Lake. $18-$22. paxamicus.com, 973-691-2100.
NEW BRUNSWICK “Havana Hop,” Family Saturday production with Paige Hernandez about an aspiring dancer who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her hip-hop style, 11 a.m., Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. Free but registration required. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.
NEWARK “A Raisin in the Sun,” scholarship fundraiser production of the Lorraine Hansbury drama, 7 p.m., also Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Newark Symphony Hall, Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall, 1020 Broad St. $10-$400. newarksymphonyhall.org, 973-643-8014.
PRINCETON “The Wolves,” new Sarah DeLappe comedy about the travails of a competitive women’s soccer team, 8 p.m., also Sept. 18, 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. $45-$60. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.
RAHWAY NJACT Perry Awards, 5:30 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center’s The Loft, 1601 Irving St. $35-$40. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.
FREEHOLD N.J. Sports Card Convention, 3 p.m., also Sept. 17, 9 a.m.; Sept. 18, 10 a.m. iPlay America Encore Event Center, 110 Schanck Road. $16; $35 for three-day ass. iplayamerica.com, 732-577-8200.
NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Film Festival, in-person and on-demand online screenings, also Sept. 17-18, Rutgers University, Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton St. $15 per screening; $100 for festival pass. njfilmfest.com.
PARAMUS Circus Vazquez, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 17, noon, 3 and 7 p.m.; Sept. 18, noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Westfield Garden State Plaza, second level, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. $15-$60. westfield.com/gardenstateplaza, CircusVazquez.com.
ROCKAWAY Paranormal Cirque, adult-themed circus, theater and cabaret show, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 17, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 18, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Rockaway Townsquare, 201 Mt. Hope Ave. $10-$50. paranormalcirque.com.
DENVILLE Great Denville Duck Race, Sunrise Rotary Club of Denville fundraiser for charities with family activities, prizes, jugglers, performance by Academy for the Performing Arts Singers and duck-decorating contest, 10 a.m.-noon, Gardner Field, Route 46 and Savage Road. [email protected]
SOUTH RIVER Diocesan Latino Festival, Mass in Spanish followed by food, Venezuelan dancing and musical groups, blessing of Casa Amistad, Friendship House, new center for Hispanic, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave. holytrinitysr.org, 732-254-1734.
WOODBRIDGE “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day,” American Irish Association of Woodbridge celebration with music by Ryan’s Express,
Middlesex County Pipes & Drums and others), food, beer and wine, craft and Irish goods vendors, 1-5 p.m., Woodbridge High School, Kelly Street. amerirish.com, 732-742-0909.
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