Think there's nothing to do in NJ?  Think again!  Many of the venues and businesses below host live concerts, art shows, poetry readings, film screenings, community events and more on a daily/nightly basis that feature NJ's local artists and creative minds. 

If you would like your event to be added to this list, visit the Add an Event page.  

Atlantic County

Boneyard Bar & Grill (20 S Virginia Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401)

Eagle Theatre Inc. (208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037)

  • 4 - 6 AUGUST, FRIDAY - SUNDAY - New Jersey Fringe Festival at The Eagle Theatre.

    Part street fair, part theatrical marathon, all uniquely NJ.  Jersey Fringe is a 3-day event featuring multiple theatrical productions at a variety of venues within walking distance of the central location and ticket hub, the Eagle Theatre.  Multiple producing organizations will offer eclectic, unique selections for festival goers throughout the entire weekend.  Fringe also features a beer and wine garden, pop-up art, food and art vendors, live music, street performers, and more! Jersey Fringe is the ultimate social experience not to be missed! 

    Single day, weekend-long, and group rate wristbands will be available.

    Friday, August 4th 6:00pm-12:00am
    Saturday, August 5th, 12:00pm-12:00am
    Sunday, August 6th, 12:00pm-6:00pm

    Relevant Links:

    Keywords: Fringe Festival, Jersey Fringe, outdoors, indoors, theatre, theater, South Jersey, Jersey Shore, Hammonton, Eagle Theatre

Bergen County

Mexicali Live (1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666)

Stosh's (18-15 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410)

Burlington County

Randy Now's Man Cave (134 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505) 

Camden County

Coffee Works Too - Brewed From The Heart (910 Berlin Rd, Voorhees Township, New Jersey 08043)

Studio Luloo (215 W Clinton Ave, Oaklyn, New Jersey 08107)


Chalk Zone SJ (Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210)

Essex County

73 See Gallery (73 Pine St., Montclair, NJ)

Arts Unbound (542-544 Freeman St, Orange, New Jersey 07050)

Essex Regional Educational Services Commission (369 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ)

  • 6 OCTOBER - FRIDAY, 10AM - 1PM - Nonprofit Arts Unbound, in partnership with Essex Regional Educational Services Commission, presents the 2nd Annual “Arts Accessible Festival” for children, teens and adults with disabilities and seniors. 

    “The feature of the festival is all hands-on visual art workshops led by Arts Unbound instructors. Participants will also enjoy healthy snacks, art games, music by a local DJ, yoga, art contests, photo booth, etc. The festival is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.”

    To register for the event, visit 

    Regarding questions, contact Armisey Smith at asmith[at]

Gallery OVO (126 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079)

Local Coffee (107 Watchung Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043)

Montclair Public Library (50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042) 

Newark, NJ (various locations)

  • 1 AUGUST - Guard d' Avant Progressive Music Festival

    "Festival producers The Honors Program are working to change the global conversation and perception of Newark by curating a calendar of live alternative music events, conferences and festivals designed to entice visitors to enjoy the Newark Renaissance [...]

    GdA Weekend starts FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH with a launch party, the DUKA buyer’s market and panel at the Prudential Center on Saturday featuring Ouigi Theodore, Owner of Brooklyn Circus, a Sunday brunch and Holiday cookout on Monday with Dino BBQ & Vonda’s Kitchen.  Each night ends with open bar after parties."

    For more information, see the Press Release

SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center (1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079)

Trend Coffee & Tea House (411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ)

Gloucester County

Hudson County

Andco (201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Beat Street (150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-3318, United States)

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers' Market (Grove Street PATH Plaza, Newark Ave & Grove Street, Jersey City)

Index Art Center (237 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102)

Inner Space: A Chamber Gallery (175 Duncan Ave., Unit 2, Jersey City, NJ 07306)

Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305)

Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 )

Maxwell's Tavern (1039 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030)

Transmission (150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Hunterdon County

Flemington DIY (90 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822) 

Mercer County

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812)

Middlesex County

Elmer B Boyd Park (Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick, NJ) 

Naner Manor (contact event organizer for address, New Brunswick, NJ)

NJ Skateshop (160 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

  • 9 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY, 8-11PM - Alcohol-free all-ages ROCK New Brunswick Warmup Party with Neighborhood Watch DJ collective.  Free show.  For more information, see the PRESS RELEASE.

Random House Publishing NB (contact event organizer for address, New Brunswick, NJ)

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812)

Rutgers University Alexander Library (169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

  • 8 SEPTEMBER - FRIDAY, 7-9PM - New Brunswick Music Scene Archive - ROCK New Brunswick Panel Discussion.  Panelists will be announced soon.  For more information, see the PRESS RELEASE.

Scarlet Pub (131 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey, NJ 08901)

Volume IV (120 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

Monmouth County

    GameChanger World (798 Route 9 S, Howell, New Jersey 07728)

    Paul's Tavern (1705 Main St, Lake Como, New Jersey, NJ 07719)

    Wonder Bar (Fifth & Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712)

    Morris County

    BoonTunes (613 Main St, Boonton, New Jersey 07005)

    Hot Rods BBQ (175 N Main St, Wharton, New Jersey 07885)

    Maxfield's on Main (713 Main St, Boonton, New Jersey 07005)

    Morristown National Historical Park, Museum Building (30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ)

    Taphouse 15 (75 State Route 15 S, Jefferson, New Jersey 07885)

    Ocean County

    Laurita Winery (85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533)

    Point Pleasant Branch-Ocean County Library (834 Beaver Dam Rd, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742)

    Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 (600 Washington St, Toms River, New Jersey 08753)

    • 20 AUGUST - SUNDAY, 10 AM - 4 PM -  Jennifer Renson: Author of Carousel, The Cottontail and more will signing books at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show.

      "Hello everyone! Come on down to The Toms River Elks Lodge in Toms River, N.J August 20th for the Jersey Show Comic Book Show to see me! Enjoy comics, art and some suspense filled books! Stop by and pick up paperback copies of all of my works including the newly released "The Cottontail". I'll be posting on here and my other social media accounts leading up to the show and throughout the day. Get your copies signed, chat with me and have a fun time! I'd love to meet you! 

      For more information about the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show visit the Facebook page:

      I believe it is $5.00 for entry to the show and will be held inside! 

      Full list of books:
      The Cottontail
      Delightfully Dark: A Collection of Poems and Tales
      Eo: Go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel

      If you want to grab your copies of my books to bring with you visit:

      Be sure to leave a review and share your thoughts!

      Social Media:
      Twitter handle: @JennyRenson
      Facebook: Books and Poetry by Jennifer Renson
      Tumblr: jenniferdarjeeling
      Youtube: Jennifer Darling

      Relevant Links: Where you can find my books:

      Barnes and Noble:



      Keywords: writer, book signing, author signing, Jennifer Renson, poetry books, young adult novels, Carousel, The Cottontail, Jersey Shore Comic Book Show, Delightfully Dark: A Collection of Poems and Tales, Eo: Go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel, Uncharted

    Passaic County

    Clash Bar (39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011)

    Somerset County

    Sussex County

    Union County

    Crossroads (78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027)


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