September Special Events

September Special Events

September Special Events

SEPTEMBER 2013 SPECIAL EVENTS

 September 6 through October 6

“Proof” – at the McCarter Theatre Center’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place in Princeton. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Proof” is an elegant and engaging story of passion, genius, and family bonds. Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but does she also share his madness? When one of his graduate students discovers a groundbreaking proof among the professor’s notebooks, Catherine must face the legacy her father has left behind. Directed with wit and compassion, this is a play about fathers and daughters, the power of ideas, and the sacrifices we make for family. Call (609) 258-5050 or visit www.mccarter.org.

September 7

35th Annual Giant Outdoor Flea Market – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Highlands Marina, off First Avenue in Highlands. Hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, furnishings, household items, toys, clothing, tools, books, postcards, jewelry, fishing tackle, second-time-around and new items from more than 100 vendors. Refreshments and a variety of food and baked goods will be available. Proceeds to benefit the Strauss Mansion, the society museum, and educational programs. Rain date is September 14. Call (732) 291-9337 or (732) 291-4313.

Ocean Grove Giant Fall Flea Market – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove. Sponsored by the Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce, with 370 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, new items, old stuff, a variety of food, and more. Held rain or shine; free admission. Call (732) 774-1391 or visit www.oceangrovenj.com.

September 8

Red Bank Street Fair – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Broad and Monmouth Streets in Red Bank. Come out for the fall Red Bank Street Fair and visit over 200 artists, crafters, and vendors, including many of your favorites. Enjoy rides, games, and family fun, plus

live entertainment. Admission is free. Red Bank retailers and restaurants will be open to participate in the festivities. Visit www.acoollittletown.com.

 

September 14

15th Annual Irish Festival at the Jersey Shore – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sea Girt National Guard Base in Sea Girt. Irish Mass, music, dancing, food, and vendors celebrating all things Irish! Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate; sold at various locations. Visit www.njshoreirishfestival.com.

 

Manasquan Arts and Crafts Festival 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Squan Plaza, off Main Street in Manasquan. Rain date is September 15. Featuring quality artists and crafters, great gift ideas and home décor, pumpkin painting, pumpkin and apple pie contests, music, and food. Come and enjoy the day! Free admission. Call (732) 223-3710.

 

September 20 through 29

“Damn Yankees” – at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank. Presented by Phoenix Productions.  Joe Boyd is a typical middle-aged man who is addicted to baseball. Every baseball season is painful for him because his team always loses to the Yankees. Joe ends up making a pact with the devil that allows Joe Boyd to turn into the slugger Joe Hardy. He becomes the savior of his team and a star in the major leagues. The problem is that Joe has also agreed to let the devil have his soul. Call (732) 842-9000 or visit www.countbasietheatre.org.

 

September 20

TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, 756 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft.  The first TEDx event ever on the Jersey Shore, this all-day conference brings together leading minds to give the “Talk of their Lives” on reinventing the shore. TEDxNavesink talks will cover shore ecology, New Jersey history seen anew, innovation, gardening, psychology, science, arts, culture, and comedy. Visit www.tedxnavesink.com/#talks.

 

September 22

4th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival – 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the White Street Parking Lot in Red Bank. A great time for one and all, fashioned after the 58-year-old Galway Oyster Festival, which celebrates the opening of the oyster season. This is a huge food and music festival, showcasing Red Bank’s excellent restaurants and entertaining thousands with great live music! A family-friendly event, with lots of activities for the kids. Talented musicians will be performing on two separate stages with a mix of Irish music, blues, and rock and roll. The culinary feast will offer tons of Guinness and fresh oysters, plus a variety of specialty menu items from Red Bank’s favorite eateries. Wine and lighter beers will be available for purchase. Visit www.acoollittletown.com.

September 24 through October 27

“Getting’ the Band Back Together” – at the George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Mitch Shapiro is 40 years old, and when Wall Street cuts him loose, he moves back to Sayreville, NJ and reconnects with the old gang for an epic high-stakes battle of the bands. Best buddies, old girlfriends, and one hot momma make for fast times and a new start for this Jersey boy. Who says you can’t go home? Call (732) 246-7717 or visit www.gsponline.org.

 

September 26 through October 27

“Honeymoon in Vegas – The Musical” – at the Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn. A world-premiere musical heading to Broadway, starring television, screen, and stage icon Tony Danza. Based on the hit movie, this insanely funny musical tells the tale of a guy with an extraordinary fear of marriage, his longtime girlfriend, and an unscrupulous gambler looking for another shot at love. A side-splitting show with all the glitz, fun, and brassy glamour of a night out in Vegas! Call (973) 379-3717 or visit www.PaperMill.org.

 

September 29

Harvest Home Festival – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel Park in Holmdel. An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s, this annual event takes visitors back in time to when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company.  It calls for not only the exhibition of the best products that have been grown and the finest needlework that has been done in the community, but also for games, athletic contests, and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago, with wagon rides, games, and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions, including needlework, baked goods, and homegrown vegetables, for the chance to win a prize ribbon. Call (732) 946-3758 or visit  www.monmouthcountyparks.com.