JULY EVENTS GUIDE
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EDITED BY SHELBY VITTEK
Alexander’s Little Run
July 8 Spread awareness
about neuroblastoma, a rare
childhood cancer, at this 5K
run/walk. Funds raised benefit the Nemours Center for
Cancer and Blood Disorders.
8: 30 ;;. 15th Street Beach,
Elegance of Hope Gala
July 8 Attend the Lupus Foundation’s Elegance of Hope Gala
and raise funds for the foundation’s New Jersey chapter. The
evening features cocktails,
dinner and a fashion show.
6-10 ;;. Costa’s Restaurante,
Roselle Park ( lupusnj.org).
Golf Outing for Epilepsy
July 10 Tee o; at the Epilepsy
Foundation’s 41st anniversary
Golf Classic. Funds raised will
support programs and services
for the more than 129,000
Jersey residents with epilepsy
and developmental disabilities.
9 ;;- 7 ;;. Upper Montclair
Country Club, Clifton
Ride for Autism
July 22 Hop on your motorcycle
for a 50-mile charity ride through
Morris County. All proceeds
benefit Celebrate the Children
School, a school for children with
special needs. 10 ;;. Garden
State Harley-Davidson, Morris
Plains ( celebratethechildren.org).
Putt for Parkinson’s
July 29 Help raise funds to
support Parkinson’s disease research at the 5th annual Putt for
Parkinson’s charity golf outing.
The event benefits the Michael
J. Fox Foundation, dedicated to
finding a cure for Parkinson’s. 11
;;. Ramblewood Country Club,
Mount Laurel ( michaeljfox.org).
Tee O; for the Kids
July 31 Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey
at the 31st annual Tee O; for
the Kids golfing event. Proceeds
will be used to grant the wishes
of children with life-threatening
medical conditions. 10: 15 ;;.
North Jersey Country Club,
Wayne ( nj.wish.org).
mass hysteria on society during the Salem witch
trials in Massachusetts. Times vary; $24.50-
$29.50.Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton
Annie Get Your Gun
July 28-30, Aug 4-6 Anything you can do, I can do
better! See the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, a New Jersey Hall of Famer who lived in Nutley
from 1892 to 1904. Times vary; $16-$20. Kelsey
Theatre, West Windsor ( kelseyatmccc.org).
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July 1 The comedian, known for her Netflix
special Baby Cobra and as a writer for the ABC
sitcom Fresh O; the Boat, stops in Atlantic City.
7 ;;, $49-$69. Event Center ( theborgata.com).
July 19 The stand-up comic, who has worked
alongside Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew
Carey, brings his shtick to Axelrod PAC. 8 ;;;
$35-$42. Deal Park ( axelrodartscenter.com).
July 22-23 This comic/ventriloquist brings his
act to the Borgata Event Center. Sat, 4 & 8 ;;;
Sun, 3 ;;; $59.50-$75. Atlantic City
New Jersey’s Funniest Females
July 26 Crack up with seven Garden State comedians who are all past winners of the Ladies
of Laughter competition. 8 ;;; $29. Bergen
PAC, Englewood ( bergenpac.org).
July 29 Raised in North Bergen, the Longest Yard
actor and frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience comedy podcast takes the stage in Atlantic
City. 9 ;;; $25. Event Center ( theborgata.com).
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State Fair Meadowlands
June 22-July 9 The 18-day carnival is packed
with family entertainment from magic shows
and hypnotists to a petting zoo and pig races.
$6-$8. Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford
Craft Day by the Bay
July 1 More than 80 crafters set up shop
on West Salem Avenue in Harvey Cedars.
10 ;;- 4 ;; ( harveycedars.org).
Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
July 8 Head to Heather Road beach for a
day of games, live music and sandcastle-building. 9 ;;- 2 ;; ( visitwildwoodcrest.com).
Mercer County Jazz Fest 2017
July 8 Set up your lawn chair at Mercer
County Park and listen to music from six
bands. The festival also includes a beer garden,
craft vendors and kids’ activities. Noon- 8 ;;;
general admission, $10; VIP, $15. West Windsor
Freedom Fest State Fair
July 12-16 Watch pig races, enjoy live entertain-
ment, take a spin on carnival rides and munch
on fair food at the family-friendly festival. Wed
& Thurs, 5-10 ;;; Fri & Sat, noon- 11 ;;; Sun,
noon- 10 ;;; $15. Horse Park of New Jersey,
Allentown ( freedomfeststatefair.com).
July 13-16 Festival goers will do a double
take when they hear tribute bands playing
the hits of Prince, the Eagles, Bruce Springs-
teen, Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin
and Bon Jovi. The Deck, Golden Nugget.
Times vary ( goldennugget.com).
July 15 Watch super-short films (less than
two minutes) from local and international
filmmakers under the stars on the Atlantic
Highlands beach. 5 ;; ( filmonefest.org).
Surf & Turf Seafood Festival
July 15-16 Soak up the sun with seafood
favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder and
coconut shrimp at Monmouth Park Racetrack.
11: 30 ;;- 5 ;;, each day; general admission,
$5; children 12 and under, free. Oceanport
Pet Lover’s Fair
July 16 The inaugural fair features pet-
friendly businesses, adoption and rescue
organizations, demonstrations, games, food,
music and more. 11 ;;- 4 ;;. Fanwood Train
Station ( jcpromotions.info).
Ocean City Boat Parade: A Night in
July 22 Join thousands of spectators for
the 63rd annual boat parade, where
decorated boats make a splash along the bay,
from Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. 6
;; ( ocnj.us/niv/).
Indie Street Film Festival
July 26-30 The second annual fest o;ers
screenings of more than 75 independent and
short films at various locations in downtown
Red Bank. $99-$169
Soulsational Music Festival
July 29 This feel-good fest invites guests
to bring food-pantry, toy and school-
supply donations to this all-day, rain-or-shine
a;air. Enjoy two stages of live music, yoga
classes, organic food, beer and wine, an art
gallery and more. 11 ;;- 8 ;; .Veteran’s Park,
Bayville ( soulsational.info).
Arts Star Craft Bazaar
July 29-30 For the third year, this outdoor
sale showcases handmade goods from
more than 50 vendors. Sat, 10 ;;- 7 ;;; Sun, 10
;;- 4 ;;. Bradley Park, Asbury Park
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July 7 During this family-friendly event,
participants meander through 1. 5 miles of
woodlands and meadows to get a glimpse of
fireflies in action, discover what a glowworm is
and learn to create a home for fireflies in their
backyard. 8-11 ;;. Duke Farms, Hillsborough
Kidz Bop Kids: Best Time Ever
June 15 New performers and songs make this
family concert even more fun. 6 ;;; $25-$55.
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Festival of Nature
June 15 Watch hawks, eagles and vultures soar
over the children’s garden, stroll through the
butterfly exhibit and visit some furry friends
at the petting zoo. 11 ;;- 4 ;;; rain date July
16; $20. Wagner Farm Arboretum, Warren