There is no shortage of fun stuff to do in NY and NJ this weekend. And thankfully, it looks like we have good weather on the horizon! Howl! Kids and the West Indian Junior Carnival look fun in NYC and the street fairs/craft fairs in NJ look great as well. Enjoy!


Sun., Sept. 6th. Labor Day Parade. 1pm. 83 Norwood Street; Haledon, NJ. American Labor Museum at Botto House.

Sun., Sept. 6th. Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show. 11am to 5pm. Free. Downtown Nutley. 

Mon., Sept. 7th. Labor Day Street Fair and Antique Show. Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. 10am to 5pm. Free.

Fri., Sept. 4th to Mon., Sept. 7th. Labor Day Italian Festival. St. Bartholomew Church; 2032 Westfield Ave; Scotch Plains, NJ. Kids rides, lots of food, check it out!


Sat., Sept. 5 and Sun. Sept. 6th. RiverFest. 12pm to 6pm. Bridge St. Frenchtown, NJ. This year's theme is Green and they have activities like Eco Friendly boat race, Carbon Challenge and Puppet Show. Free. Link here

Fri., Sept. 4th (4-10pm) and Sat., Sept. 5 (11am-10pm.) Revelation Generation. Revelation Farms; 45 Fitzer Road; Frenchtown, NJ. Christian music festival with tons of live acts, activities for kids, and extreme sports. Big acts: Friday at 8:50pm Mercy Me and Sat. 8:45 Switchfoot. Tickets around $45/day.


Sat., Sept. 5 and Sun.,6th. Jazz it Up Festival. Allaire State Park; Farmingdale, NJ. 12-5pm. Sip wine and listen to Jazz. NJ's largest wine festival. There will be activities for kids, too.  $20, kids under 12 free. Link here

Sat., Sept. 5th. Kids Triathlon. 8:30 am. Chester, NJ. Swimming, biking and running. Ages 4 to 15. $10/child. Everyone is a winner! Link here

Sat, Sept. 5th. Newark Bears Game. Riverfront Stadium; 450 Broad St., Newark, NJ. 7:05 pm. They take on the Camden Riversharks. Kidz zone moon bounce, etc. $8-10/ticket. Link here


Sat, Sept. 5th and Sun, Sept. 6th. Howl! Kids. Thompkins Square park. A cultural arts festival for kids including sculpture classes, Japanese drumming, Riverdancing, puppet theater and Orchestra performance. Free.

Sat. Sept. 5th to Mon. Sept. 7th. New York Renaissance Fair. 10am to 7pm. Sterling Forest; 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY. $20.

Sat. Sept. 5th. West Indian Junior Carnival. 9am to 3pm. Brooklyn Museum. Carnival costumes, Caribbean food and culture. This is a smaller version of the adult version. View the parade route here: #4 under PreLabor Day festivities: Link.  

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Sunday, Sept. 6th. Chelsea Handler. The Music Box at Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City. 8 and 11pm. Livingston, NJ native, Chelsea has a show on the E! Channel. She can be bitter but mostly her wit is sharp and surprising. $55-65. Link here