New Jersey

1st Annual Boonton Rock & Brew Craft Beer Fest

June 3/BOONTON – Join us on Main Street Boonton for the first Boonton Rock & Brew Craft Beer Fest from Noon – 5 pm! #BoontonBeer – See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/1st-annual-boonton-rock-brew-craft-beer-fest#sthash.uUO4JBYE.dpuf or call 973-257-9107

Hop Sauce Festival

June 3/BEACH HAVEN – at the Taylor Ave Ball Field on Taylor Ave. and the Waterfront. Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts.  As Jetty’s largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors.  A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty’s nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.  This growing shoulder season event also aims to improve business and tourism during the traditionally slow period after the holiday weekend.  Featuring musice by Lee Fields and the Exressions among many others. 800-900-6435 >MORE

Making their Way: Colonial Women in Newark

June 4/MONTCLAIR – At the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Celebrating colonial women who shaped New Jersey Official town records contain scant reference to the contributions of women in the colonial period, but other archival sources show that colonial women – young or old, well-educated or barely literate, slave or free – found ways to make their way and contribute to the development of early Newark. This program is presented by Timothy J. Crist, a Montclair resident and President of the Newark History Society. 2 pm. Suggested donation: $5/person. Presentation in the Founder’s Room. 973-744-1796 >MORE