New Jersey residents swarm to summertime festivities across state

There is nothing like the summer in the

There is nothing like the summer in the Garden State and many say there is something for everyone. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

HOBOKEN - There is nothing like the summer in the Garden State and many say there is something for everyone.

The German Biergarten in Clark was founded four generations ago by German immigrants. The Deutscher Club holds several celebrations each summer, some featuring Bavarian car shows. 

If Bratwurst and a beer in an Oktoberfest setting is your thing, it's the place to be. "You can't get a more authentic Oktoberfest," says Chris Wagner. "If you went to Germany, this is what you would see."

If you're looking for a little more energy to get you into the weekend groove, Newark MusicFest at Lincoln Park has thousands jamming the night away. 

MusicFest features an eclectic lineup of pop, gospel and hip-hop. Even a 10th edition of Newark Idol. "We like to keep it outdoors, family friendly, and as they say, 'turned up,'" says host Nicole Vanessa Ortiz 

St. Ann's Italian Festival in Hoboken kicked off Friday and is going on all weekend. The famous festival has been going on for 104 years.

Hoboken's narrow streets are packed with people looking for that old world Italian feel and a flavor for the old country, in a scene that's played out on the same corner for more than a century. 

"The church was here before most of these houses were here," says church volunteer Mary Ippolito. "And now the new residents like to come down here and check it out and have a good time."

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