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16 Things That Make Summer 2016 The Best Summer Ever

2016 is shaping up to be the Best Summer Ever!

  1. Free Wednesday Night “Zoo-Vies” return to  Turtle Back Zoo.  Enjoy blockbuster movies under the stars on the rooftop of the parking deck at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission. Bring your own chair. Rain cancels. 2016 films include Aladdin, Finding Nemo, and Zootopia. Wednesday evenings July 6 – August 31.

Disney zootopia Pixar poster2. An Evening Of Jazz at the Montclair Inn. July 8th. The Montclair Inn is on Hillside Ave in Montclair, near the Hillside School.

3. Montclair Restaurant Week. The Montclair Rotary Club hosts restaurant week featuring many of your favorite Taste of Montclair Restaurants. August 1 – 7.

4. Caldwell Restaurant Week. Now in its 3rd year, Caldwell Restaurant Week showcases the food community of this Essex County gem. Experience classics like Spanish Tapas or new takes on Farm-To-Table. August 7 -14.

5. Tour de Blairstown. Marty’s Reliable Cycle and the Foodshed Alliance present the First Annual Tour de Blairstown, Saturday, August 6, 2016, in beautiful Blairstown, New Jersey, a town ready to share the secret of its unparalleled cycling with the rest of the world!

bloomfield center cruisers green chevy6. Bloomfield Center Cruise Nights Classic cars in Bloomfield Center every Wednesday evening through the end of August.

7. Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 150 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival Saturday, July 23, 2016 Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ.

8. 2016 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning The 34th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning July 29-31. Join the other 100 balloons ascending into the sky and experience “Love at First Flight!” Solberg-Hunterdon Airport 39 Thor Solberg Rd, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889

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9. Friends of the Montclair Rotary Club Food Drives at Whole Foods Montclair. June 25 and 26 12pm to 4pm.

10. Shop Ride with MTB Pro Aaron Chase Come join Pedal Montclair’s Shop Ride sponsored by Shimano with MTB Pro Aaron Chase on Thursday, June 23rd! Ride 6-8pm BBQ 8-10pm Please RSVP on their Facebook Event page or through the shop 973-746-3200.

Gelotti Blueberry Basil 11. Whiskey Fried Classic – An Upscale Backyard BBQ Sip dozens of whiskies and handcrafted cocktails from nationwide distilleries and local bars. Delight in fried, barbecued and Southern-inspired dishes from over 20 restaurants.  Saturday, July 9 at 1 PM – 9 PM Brooklyn Expo Center. 79 Franklin Street Brooklyn NY 11222.

12. Blueberry Basil at Gelotti of Essex. Locations on Bloomfield Ave in Monclair and Caldwell. #FeelTheBasil

13. Budweiser Clydesdale Meet & Greet Sunday, July 10 at 1 PM – 5 PM Seaside Heights NJ. Visit “The Classic American Boardwalk at Seaside Heights” for a meet and greet with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales – Ambassadors of Excellence – Sunday, July 10. These beautiful horses are spending the day in Seaside Heights as part of their Jersey Shore tour. Hang out with the hitch and get your photo taken with these living legends!#FOLLOWTHEHITCH

14. 1st Annual Newark Food Truck Festival THE 1ST ANNUAL NEWARK FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL IS COMING THIS JULY! Let us celebrate Newark beign 350 years with delicious food and music. Over 30 Food Trucks. Vendor Tents Available. Picnic Area. Kid Rides. Live Music. Bar and much much more…..Sunday, July 24 at 11 AM – 10 PM 44 – 60 Clover Street Newark, New Jersey

15. Join the Rotary Club of Jersey City for a day of food, music, and tons of fun. Learn about Rotary and help us to support our local and international service projects. Become a sponsor, volunteer or just attendSaturday, August 6 at 12 PM – 7 PM Exchange Place Jersey City.

16. Foodshed Alliance’s Farm-to-Fork Celebration at Alba Vineyard August 28 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm Alba Vineyard & Winery 269 Route 627
Milford, NJ 08848

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