Weekender: Chowder Cook-Off & Harvest Festival

Some of us are still in denial about it officially being Fall. If you fall into that category, here are some events to help you

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Some of us are still in denial about it officially being Fall. If you fall into that category, here are some events to help you get into the Autumn spirit and some summery events in case you're just not ready yet!

We, the People
First Annual Constitution Day and Freedom Concert Celebration
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 
(201) 707-0738 (973) 204-9888 
This Sunday, meet George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin as we celebrate history with art and music in honor of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution! Meet your elected representatives and take photos with our founding fathers. Exhibits include arts/crafts, walking tours, and live local musical performances by Christina Alessi, Leaf Pile, Scott Wolfson, and many more. A $5 donation is asked to help the volunteers operate and preserve the historic cemetery. Festival runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 
(609) 494-7211
Unlimited chowder tasting, live music, children's entertainment, and a food court all part of the event, which is held rain or shine from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Enjoy beautiful views of Barnegat Bay at Chowderfest Weekend which signifies the “The Official End of Summer on LBI.”

"Heads" Art Exhibit
New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art
2 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ
(908) 818-8288
New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art presents its newest exhibit, “Heads.” The exhibit will feature 50 new, large-scale paintings by Romanian artist Dumitru Gorzo. This marks Gorzo’s first exhibition in the United States. His paintings will be installed throughout various locations around downtown Red Bank. Exhibit runs until October 14 and admission is free.

Endless Summer Tiki Weekend 
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Ocean Avenue between Asbury and Sunset Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

(732) 776-6700 
The Endless Summer Tiki Festival is for you if you go into mourning the day after the summer solstice in June, when the days begin to shorten. Includes vintage fashion show, Polynesian pinball contest and sand castle-building competition. Call for times and admission is free. Event runs from 5 p.m. past 10 p.m. on September 28-30.

Grand Harvest Festival 
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road
Milford, NJ 08848
(908) 995-7800
Alba Vineyard’s 5th annual Grand Harvest Festival will raise a glass to the Garden State’s top wineries. Vineyards including Cape May Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyards and Valenzano Winery will offer guests samples of their finest vintages. The festival will also feature food, local vendors, activities for kids and performances by local bands. Event runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29-30 and admission is $30.

Fright Fest
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
(301) 249-1500
Start the Halloween season early and beat the lines. Fright Fest is in full haunting as of September 29 until October 28 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (check site for hours). Venture through the park's newest exhibits such as Voodoo Island and Wasteland.

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