Week of Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

Photo courtesy of Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
Six Flags Great Adventure ramps up the scare factor for Fright Fest, weekends and select days through Nov. 3. More than 20 Halloween-themed attractions including new scares and shows take center stage at the Park, located at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Special Events

The Toms River Train & Toy Show
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
presented by National Collectors Club, Inc.
Hands on train layout for children
Kids Coloring Table – Free Crayons and pictures to color
Greenberg Book Store
Show features all Gauges
free appraisals, free parking
Elks Lodge #1875, 600 Washington St., Toms River
Admission: $6, children under 10 free w/adult
Show information: 732-845-5966 (John)

2019 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, Oct. 17
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free for Community Managers, Board Members and Homeowners
Attendee pre-registration is recommended
Info www.cainj.org
email [email protected] or call 609-588-0030

Fright Fest
Weekends and select days through Nov. 3
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson

Deepak Chopra to speak about his newest book:
“Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential”
Oct. 4. Doors open 6:30 p.m., talk starts at 7:30 p.m.
iPlay America’s Event Center
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: $35

37th annual Heritage Day event
Oct. 5, from 1-10 p.m.
Live music, food, vendors, rides, dancing, crafts, pony rides, a beer garden and a petting zoo. The Ann Marie Chandlee Heritage Day Award at 7 p.m., followed by a live band and fireworks
North Brunswick Community Park
2053 Route 130 south, North Brunswick

Metuchen Country Fair
Theme: Broadway
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rain dates: Oct. 12, Oct. 19

Matawan Day and Fall Festival
crafters, artisans, retailers, food vendors, local restaurants, professionals and non-profit organizations
Saturday, Oct. 5, from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Rain date Sunday, Oct. 6
Main Street in Matawan
732-290-1125; MacocNJ.com

The Kickin’ It Kids Kindness Concert & Comedy Show
Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood
tickets: $22
732-446-3636; strand.org

Harvest Fest
Food, crafts and business vendors, beer & wine, free activities
Oct. 5, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel
$10/car parking
732-946-2820, ext. 1225; www.holmdeltownship-nj.com

History of Spanish and Italian Immigrants in
New Jersey
A Lecture-Demonstration focusing on Spain’s 300-year rule over Siciliy and Naples
Presented by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and accompanied by music, dance and demonstrations
Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Rutgers Academic Building (RAB 1180)
15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick
Reservations at 732-598-3979; [email protected]

The Beer Run 5K and Craft Beer Festival
Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Wall
Tickets: $69.95 for 5K and beer festival and beer festival only available via Eventbrite

The Aubrey Foundation Purple for Pappas 5K Run & Walk
Children’s activities, food and entertainment
Oct. 20. Race starts at 10 a.m.
North Brunswick Community Park
2053 Route 130, North Brunswick
Register online at purpleforpappas5k.theaubreyfoundation.org

8th Annual Hub City Sounds
5th Annual Corazon Latino Festival in partnership with El Mercado Esperanza
Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Joyce Kilmer Park, 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave., New Brunswick
908-917-2862; www.NewBrunswickArts.org

Polka dance
Hosted by The South Amboy-Sayreville rotary as a fundraiser to support community service projects.
Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 2 p.m.
The VFW located on Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville
Tickets: $20 per person. Refreshments and polish kitchen available for purchase.
732-721-0400 or 732-721-0475 or [email protected]


The Atlantic City Ballet presents Dracula
Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood
Tickets: $35 Orch/Loge, $25 Mezz, $20 Seniors,
$15 Students
732-367-7789; strand.org

World of Dance Live! Tour
Monday, Oct. 28, from 8-10 p.m.
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: $35-$85
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

On Stage

Funny Girl
Oct. 4-12
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Main Street Theatre
3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin

through Oct.13
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
Tickets: $40-$70; $25 under age 30
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

Last Days of Summer
a new musical based on the best-selling novel by Steve Kluger
Oct. 15-Nov. 10
The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick


Fall Concert Series
Wednesdays in September and October in front of the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Turnstyle Oct. 2
CSN Songs Oct. 9

Don Pasquale
Opera-in-Concert by Boheme Opera, NJ
Presented by Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission
Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.
Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Tickets: $25 Patrons, $30 General, Free for all students (High school and college students will need to show current IDs)
Call by phone ETix 1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EST. or 732-521-4400 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Music at Saint Mary’s presents an American Organ Recital 
Join organists Shea Velloso and Christopher Deibert as they open the 2019-2020 concert season with an old-fashioned Americana organ recital. This concert/sing-a-long event will highlight the power and majesty of the Saint Mary Church Jardine and Sons 1883 pipe organ.
Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested). A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
For questions call MASM at 732-857-0202

Chamber Music series
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Quartet for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Viola
Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township
Registration is not required. Free Admission
Sponsored by the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission

Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series
Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15 p.m.
Join the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet as they perform a celebrated collection of French works that highlight the saxophone’s unique story in the world of French music.
First Reformed Church of New Brunswick
9 Bayard St., New Brunswick
Free recital, free lunch and free parking. Barrier-free entrance at 9 Bayard Street. Parking vouchers are available for the Church Street Parking Deck.

An Evening of Musical Favorites, Featuring Cantor Wayne Siet, accompanied by David Schlossberg
Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township
Admission: $36 per person. Paid reservations are recommended.
Sponsorship: $136 (includes two tickets and an acknowledgement in the concert program)
732-252-6990; jhmomc.org/events

Popular Classics with The Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Presented by Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission
Enjoy the full orchestral concert of music, conducted by Nell Flanders, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and the music of Johann Strauss, Jr., and Ennio Morricone.
Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m.
Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township
Cost: $25 for Patrons of the Arts; $30 General; Students [with ID] Free
1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. EST; 732-521-4400 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or 877-77CLICK

Monroe Township Chorus Presents 
“A World of Song” 
Free Concert
Sunday, Nov. 17
Concert begins at 2 p.m. Doors open 1:15 p.m.
Richard P. Marasco Performing Arts Center
Monroe Township Middle School
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township
For Information call Sheila Werfel, Director


The 38th Bi-Annual New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019
Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries. Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Oct. 13 with 7 p.m. start times.
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick

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