Week of July 17th – July 23rd, 2019

Photo courtesy of Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari and Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Great Adventure, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently joined forces to fight cancer and celebrate survivorship in a unique way with the unveiling of Coasters for Cancer – the first roller coaster wrapped in the hand prints of cancer survivors and supporters. The colorful handprints were collected at RWJBarnabas Health facilities throughout the state and transferred onto the roller coaster, according to John F. Bonamo, executive vice president, chief medical and quality officer at RWJBarnabas Health. The Coasters for Cancer campaign at Great Adventure includes a breadth of on-site elements that will be implemented across the park throughout the season, along with fundraising opportunities to support cancer research. The Runaway Mine Train roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure will remain wrapped in the decorated hand prints through the close of the park in winter 2019.

Special Events

Trenton Thunder
vs. Hartford
July 18, 19, 20 at 7 p.m.
July 21 at 5 p.m.
vs. Akron
July 22, 23 at 7 p.m.
July 24 at 11 a.m.
Arm & Hammer Park
One Thunder Road, Trenton
609-394-3300; www.trentonthunder.com

Somerset Patriots
vs. York Revolution
July 18 at 11:05 p.m.
vs. Long Island Ducks
July 26 and 27 at 7:05 p.m.
July 28 at 5:05 p.m.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater
908-252-0700; www.somersetpatriots.com

Yoga in the Time of Woodstock: Flashback to the 60’s
Visiting Artist: Cindy Tracy
Flashback to the 60s and explore the yoga concepts and practices that were popular in the days of Woodstock. Dress comfortably and bring something to lie down. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Thursday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m.
For Teens and Adults
Museum members: $15 ; Non-members: $20
The Monmouth Museum
1 Museum Drive, Lincroft, on the campus of Brookdale
Community College, Parking Lot #1
732-224-1992; monmouthmuseum.org

Roar! The “Mane” event
crafts, games, adventures, music
through July 19
Begins at 6:30 p.m. VBS day ends 8:30 p.m.
(light dinner at 6 p.m.)
Simpson United Methodist Church
2095 Route 516, Old Bridge
Register online at https://vbspro.events/p/simpson

Psychedelic Painting; Let Art Set Your Imagination Free
Visiting Artist: Alia Bensliman
Explore the painting techniques of the psychedelic hippie movement and the artistic styles that emerged in the late 1960’s.
Friday, July 19, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
For Teens and Adults
Museum Member: $45; Non-Member: $50
The Monmouth Museum
1 Museum Drive, Lincroft, on the campus of Brookdale
Community College, Parking Lot #1
732-224-1992; monmouthmuseum.org

Asbury Park Summer Bazaar
featuring handcraft and vintage vendors, live music and DJs, workshops, kids art classes, photo booth, food and more
July 20-21, noon-5 p.m.
Convention Hall, Asbury Park

The Gutfeld Monologues Live
Classic Rants from The Five
Greg Gutfeld with Special Guest Tom Shillue
Saturday, July 20
Paramount Theatre, 1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park
tickets: $39.50-$64.50
732-897-6500; www.ticketmaster.com

The sidewalks of Red Bank will have music and entertainment on Saturday nights all summer long. StreetLife performances take place at various locations throughout the business district, weather permitting.
Saturday, July 20, 6-9 p.m.
The Kilkenny Cats at Riverside Gardens Park
Angelyce Gonzalez at 39 Broad Street
MAK at Temple
Erykah Hoops at West Elm

an eco-friendly demonstration combining art and sustainability
Presented by The Metuchen Arts Council
July 21 from 2-5 p.m. Rain date is July 28.
The Metuchen Town Plaza, New and Pearl streets, Metuchen

Restaurant Week
through Sunday, July 21

Lakewood BlueClaws
vs. Charleston
July 23, 24, 25 at 7:05 p.m.
vs. Greenville
July 26, 27 at 7:05 p.m.
July 28 at 1:05 p.m.
July 29 at 11:05 a.m.
FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
732-901-7000; blueclaws.com

45th annual Monmouth County Fair
July 24-26 from 5-11 p.m.; July 27 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; July 28 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The East Freehold Showgrounds
Kozloski Road, Freehold Township
Admission: $8 per person. Children 12 and under are free.
732-842-4000; www.MonmouthCountyFair.com

65th Annual Sidewalk Sale
Red Bank’s walkable downtown
July 26, 27 and 28

The 37th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 26-28
Friday, July 26, from 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, from 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station
Adults General Admission: $30 through July 24 at midnight; $35 July 25-July 28
Children(4-12) General Admission: $12 through July 24 at midnight; $15 July 25-July 28 Children ages 3 and under free
1-800-HOT-AIR-9; balloonfestival.com

New Brunswick Restaurant Week 2019
through July 27
venues throughout City Center

On Stage

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
July 18, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.; July 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; July 28 at 3 p.m.
Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Ave., Deal Park
tickets: $64 Premium Adult, $58 Regular Adult, $56 Premium Senior, $50 Regular Senior
732-531-9106; www.axelrodartscenter.com

Footloose the Musical
Summer Stage Under The Stars
presented by Playhouse 22
July 25, 26, 27
Aug. 1, 2, 3
Rain date: Aug. 4
doors at 5:30 p.m., show starts approximately 8 p.m.
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
tickets @ FootlooseEB.com

Real Women Have Curves
July 26-Aug. 18
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse
35 South St., downtown Freehold
tickets: $25-$27
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org


Thursday’s ROCK! Summer Concert Series
free Thursday night concerts in June, July and August
at the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Soul Project Nolo July 18

Golden Oldies Monday
Preview Band at 7 p.m. Headline Band at 7:30 p.m.
on the lawn at Woodbridge High School
The Capris with Nosstalgix July 22

Tuesday Tributes at 7:30 p.m.
on the lawn at Woodbridge High School
Green River( CCR) July 23

Woodbridge Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Park Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
Daby Toure July 24

Local Band Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Tanzman Park (across from Woodbridge train station)
9 South July 18
Black Rose July 25

Country Sunday at 6 p.m.
Park Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
The Hillbenders perform “Tommy” July 21

Red Bank Rocks
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Dress Code, The Black Ties and Vendetta Ross July 19
Billy Walton Band & Colossal Street Jam July 26
Riverside Gardens Park
42 West Front St., Red Bank

The Township of East Brunswick’s
Free Outdoor Acoustic Monday Concerts
The Municipal Complex located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtyard. Bring a chair or blanket.
Mark Miklos July 22
In the event of rain, the concert will take place the next day (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.
732-390-6797, www.eastbrunswick.org or Facebook@EBREC

Music in the Park
Free Concerts Thursday Nights at 6 p.m.
The Open Grove Gazebo on the Lake
Thompson Park, Monroe Township
Strictly 60s – Songs and Sounds of the Decade driven by a true passion and love of the music of the 1960s July 25
Tanglewood – Live Acoustic Music featuring classic and contemporary rock and pop unplugged July 25

Junkyard Dawgs
Aug. 3 from 6-10 p.m.
Presented by East Brunswick Elks Lodge 2370
21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick
Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair.
Tickets: $10 each. Food purchase additional.
732-718-0167 or email [email protected]

Old Bridge Township free concerts
from 6-8 p.m.
Geick Park, Old Bridge Matawan Road, Old Bridge
We May Be Right July 25
Jerry Spathis Aug. 8


Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre’s Summerfest
Saturday, July 27, at 6 p.m.
The Matawan Italian American Club
Airport Plaza, 1374 New Jersey 36, Hazlet
tickets: $25
732-598-3979; www.alboradadance.org

For Kids

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
through September. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
tickets: $10
reservations: 732-291-1216


It’s A Laughing Matter
Comedy Rock Concert II
featuring the comedy of Bobby “The 8th Wonder of the World” Gonzo and
Paul “The Comedy Tornado” Venier
Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m.
East Brunswick Elks #2370
21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick
tickets: $20

Deon Cole
Thursday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Stress Factory, 90 Church St., New Brunswick
tickets: $30-$50
732-545-4242; stressfactory.com

Please call or check the website for the venue to determine if the event is taking place or has been rescheduled.