Calendar of NJ Events -
April 2014

Friday & Saturday, April 4-5, 2014
2014 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival
Description: Celebrate your love for beer at the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival. Over 150 different breweries from across the country will showcase their unique brews. The 2014 musical headliners are Saves the Day, Dirty Heads & Less than Jake. The 2014 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from prominent area chefs, beer seminars hosted by well-known personalities/brewers and some unique activities. Festival exhibitors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods.
Address: The Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ
Phone#: 609-412-9056

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Highlands Backyard Tree Fruit Seminar
Description: If you've ever wanted to learn how to prune fruits, now is your perfect opportunity. Join Alstede Farms for their Fruit Tree Pruning Seminar. Learn all about pruning and have an opportunity to practice pruning techniques for apples and peaches. Pruning demonstrations will focus both on newly planted trees, mature trees, and abandoned fruit trees that need to be rescued. This is a great NJ event to attend if you're thinking of starting a garden this spring!
Address: Alstede Farms, 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ
Phone#: 908-879-7189

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Wine 101 at Alba Vineyard
Description: Learn everything about wine by one of the best in the business, Alba Vineyard's own John Altmaier. John is a national award-winner winemaker with over 30 years experience and he will teach you the entire wine making process at this 2-hour fun-filled class. Wine 101 will truly enhance your understanding of wine by tasting the wines themselves! The price is $25 per person for this 21 and over, which includes an etched Alba wine glass.
Address: 269 Route 627, Milford, NJ
Phone#: 908-995-7800

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Description: Spring is finally arriving but it is still a bit nippy out. Nothing cures winter blues like a warm winter soup and a sip of good wine! Join us to sample 3 delicious winter soups perfectly paired with 3 of our wonderful wines. You will enjoy a spicy butternut squash, savory black bean and creamy basil infused tomato soups. Admission $25.
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen Rd., CR627 Finesville, NJ 08865
Phone#: 908-995-2072

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sample The Shore
Description: Driscoll Foods and Townsquare Media's 94.3 The Point (WJLK) present Sample The Shore...a food tasting event that will showcase signature and seasonal dishes from restaurants throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. A portion of the proceeds benefit the NJ chapter of Autism Speaks. Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Cost: $15.
Address: Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
Phone#: 848-221-8000

Friday, April 11, 2014
Five Course Food Wine Pairing with Christopher's Kitchen
Description: Join Grape Beginnings and Chef Christopher Dutka for a five course food and wine pairing at Grape Beginnings on April 11th @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Cost: $169 for a couple (gratuity is included.).
Address: Grape Beginnings Hands-on Winery, 151 Industrial Way East Building B, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone#: 732-380-7356

Friday, April 11, 2014
Old York Cellars Wine Tasting at Blue Fish Grill
Description: Old York Cellars Winery will be hosting a free wine tasting event at Blue Fish Grill for all of the restaurant patrons. Stop by and enjoy great food and great wine!
Address: Blue Fish Grill, 50 Mine Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Phone#: 908-237-4528

Saturday, April 12, 2014
3rd Annual Skyland Region Taste of the Town Food & Wine Tasting
Description: This fundraising event attracts 500 people to experience 12-15 food vendors, 125+ wines, 50+ beers, scotch, whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, gin, champagne, hand rolled cigars, 4 different types of live entertainment and 150 item silent auction. Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Cost: 60.00.
Address: Panther Valley Golf & Country Club, 1 Forest Drive, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07820
Phone#: 908-246-7577

Saturday & Sunday, April 12-13, 2014
Travel the Triple Trail
Description: Travel the Triple Trail to Warren County wineries. Taste award-winning NJ wines and test your knowledge at each. Get all answers correct and you could win a Hotair Balloon ride at the Warren County Fair! Whether or not you win your tastebuds will be won over by the delicious wines at Brook Hollow in Columbia, Four Sisters in Belvidere and Villa Milagro in Finesville. Receive a gift wine glass from each winery. $5 admission at each.
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen Rd., CR627, Finesville, NJ 08865
Phone#: 908-995-2072

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bridal Show at Woodlake Country Club
Description: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free admission for all guests. Win a $500 Travel Voucher Provided courtesy of TravelSmiths of Point Pleasant, NJ. Win Bridal Prizes and Discounts from our Exhibitors. Win a $50 Gift Card from Celebrations. See the latest trends in the Bridal Industry - Meet Excellent Wedding Exhibitors, and Amazing live performers.
Address: Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood Township, NJ 08701
Phone#: 732-367-4500

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Bunny Chase Weekend at Terhune Orchards
Description: Celebrate the arrival of spring at Terhune Orchards' Bunny Chase on Easter weekend April 19 and 20 from 10am to 4pm. The bulbs are blooming and the animals are enjoying spring in the pasture. Come for a fun event for the whole family. Adults can visit our Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room to sample our award winning wines made from grapes grown right here on the farm. The kids can follow treasure hunt clues around the farm and find the spring surprise at the end of the hunt. Our food tent will be filled with homemade goodies, and wagon rides and pony rides will be available. Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of our spring season on the farm.
Address: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone#: 609-924-2310

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Barefoot Grape Stomping
Description: Four Sisters Winery has the perfect opportunity to embrace the Spring season. Kick off your shoes and get ready for an unforgettable experience with some barefoot grape stomping fun, formal wine tasting, wine cellar tour and a dessert wine tasting. $50 per person, plus tax

Spend the afternoon enjoying good company and of course, delicious wine! Featuring a formal wine tasting and an appetizing buffet style meal, the day is sure to leave you satisfied with award winning wines from the list of over 25 varieties produced at the winery. But the fun isn’t over, its time to step into a barrel. yes barefoot!

The afternoon concludes with an educational wine cellar tour and a chance to sample specialty dessert wines.

Cost: $50 per person, plus tax 2-5pm.

Address: Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Phone#: 908-475-3671

Monday, April 21, 2014
11th Annual Boss of the Sauce
Description: Driscoll Foods and Townsquare Media’s 105.7 The Hawk (WCHR) present the 11th Annual Boss of the Sauce. Enjoy mouth-watering samples of red sauce, pasta and gourmet specialties from the Monmouth & Ocean County restaurants. Be there to cast your vote and help name 2014’s Boss of the Sauce. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ocean County Hunger Relief. Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Cost: $10.
Address: Jenks, 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Phone#: 848-221-8000

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Escape Taste of Spring Charity Wine Dinner
Description: Join Chef Bryan Gregg Holds His April Charity-Driven Farm-to-Fork Dining Experience with Acclaimed Chef James Laird of Restaurant Serenade. Cost: $95 per person ($60 for food and $35 for wine) with 50% of the food proceeds being donated to benefit cancer research and treatment in New Jersey. Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Address: Escape Montclair, 345 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone#: (973) 744-0712

Did you know the original names of four New Jersey towns? Berlin was Long-A-Coming; Rahway was Spanktown; Matawan was New Aberdeen and Jerey City was Paulus Hook.

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