Music, animals, rides, thrilling shows: the Monmouth County Fair is here!
Running through Sunday at East Freehold Showgrounds in Freehold, there will be 4-H Exhibits, Home & Garden Competition, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show, Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show, The Motorcycle Madness Thrill Show, Ready GO Dog Show, artisans, food and vendors.
Rides include the Sky Flyer and the Century Wheel. There is also a separate Kids Zone with a Mini Wave Swinger and more. Take a look at the video above to find out what was the biggest draw at the show a few years ago.
Ride bracelets are available daily and allow festival-goers to enjoy unlimited rides each day. Bracelets cost $ 25 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, $ 30 on Friday and Saturday. One-way tickets will also be available daily. The rides are weather permitting.
There is a different group every day on the main stage: Wednesdays present The Big House Band at 8pm and 9.30pm; Shore Thing performs at 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Thursdays; After the Reign is at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Friday; Remember Jones and The Motor City Revue play the best of Motown at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays; and The Last Whippoorwill is at noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The Yosi & The Superdads children’s group performs from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A full schedule of daily activities is available at www.MonmouthCountyFair.com.
Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $ 8, free for those 17 and under. On Sundays, people aged 65 and over and active military personnel with a card are free.
For more information, call 732-842-4000.
‘Grease’ is the word in Lincroft
Musical comedy “Fat” will be the Premier Theater Company’s first indoor production in 2021. Performance dates are 8 pm Thursday (sold out) and Friday, and 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturday at the Henderson Theater in Lincroft, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.
Socially remote headquarters are available, as well as general admission seats. Tickets, $ 15 to $ 28, can be ordered on Premier’s website, www.premiertheater.com.
The beloved show takes place in the 1950s and is full of great songs, oilers, cars, Pink Ladies, and summer love!
Saturday morning will be a special breast cancer awareness show in support of Lauren Mohr Sullivan, the mother of a Premier member. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Mary’s Place by the Sea, Ocean Grove. There will be special breast cancer awareness gifts for sale at all shows, as well as baking items at the concession counter.
Jorma is back in town
Jorma Kaukonen, the Grammy-nominated Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and classic rock and blues icon through work with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, returns to the Jersey Shore this weekend.
Kaukonen will be at Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown, as part of the Count Basie Center for the Arts Concerts on the Green series on July 23-24.
After the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally disrupted the live music world in 2020, the dates are part of a return to normal for the 80-year-old guitarist and singer.
“Being able to come back and shoot for you again is like how we started on the plane,” Kaukonen told The Asbury Park Press. “It’s like starting all over again.”
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Suneagles Golf Club, 2000 Lowther Drive, Eatontown. Tickets, $ 39 to $ 59, are available through thebasie.org.
“Jews of India” in full ownership
the Monmouth County Jewish Heritage Museum presents “From Malabar to Monmouth County: A Global Connection to the Jews of India” at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office at Market Yard, 33 Mechanic St., Freehold.
Derived from the museum’s current rotating exhibit, “The Jews of India: The History and Practices of the Bene Israel, Cochin, and Baghdadi Jews,” this free mini-exhibit tells the story of three major Indian Jewish groups: Bene Israel, Cochin and Baghdadi, their origins and their impact on Monmouth County. Family photos, a Malida ceremonial dish, and other selected artifacts complete the content. He explores the connection between the Jews of India and the United States through the story of Sophie and Yochanan Perry, the original donors of the exhibition.
The mini-exhibition is visible until August 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. More information at 732-431-7324.
The complete exhibit at the Monmouth County Jewish Heritage Museum can be viewed by appointment only. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and sometimes 1 p.m.) on Sundays. The museum is located on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn in Mounts Corner Shopping Center, 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, on the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall ). Visitors must wear masks and be vaccinated.
For more information call 732-252-6990, email [email protected] or visit www.jhmomc.org.
Focus on short films on LBI
the Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly The Black Maria Film Festival) The 40th annual festival tour returns to the Long Beach Island Arts and Sciences Foundation on Thursday and Friday.
Featuring in-person and virtual screenings, this international jury-based competition defends, exhibits and rewards cutting-edge works by independent filmmakers and videographers.
TEFF focuses on short films – narrative, experimental, animated and documentaries – including those that address issues and struggles with the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability and Moreover.
Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 per person and are available at lbifoundation.org.
The LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.
Eternia arrives in Monmouth County
Kevin Smith, the Red Bank-born, Highland-raised director of “Clerks” from 1994, is the executive producer and showrunner of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” the new He-Man saga series which debuts on Netflix on Friday. .
Smith and company will celebrate the release of the first installment of the series with the “Masters of the Universe: Celebration of the Apocalypse!” fan gathering from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 at his Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store, 65 Broad St., Red Bank.
Tickets, $ 65, include a poster, t-shirt, comic book, and photoshoot with Smith and series co-stars Jason Mewes and Griffin Newman, who voiced Stinkor and Orko, respectively. The first 50 children aged 10 and under in attendance will also receive a free Masters of the Universe toy from Mattel.
Newman, an actor who appeared in the recent reboot series “The Tick” and co-host of the story podcast of the film “Blank Check”, will also appear as a special guest during a live recording of the movie. Smith and Marc Bernardin’s “Fatman Beyond” podcast. recording at 7 p.m. Saturday at Smith’s SModcastle Theater, 64 Leonard Ave. in the Leonardo section of Middletown. Tickets are $ 50, with a post-show photo opportunity available for an additional $ 50.
Outdoor music in Middletown
Middletown Arts Center presents the MAC Music Café – Outdoor Edition 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, featuring local talent Shotgun Bill Anania, who considers himself a late singer-songwriter; Jim Crawford, born in Scotland, who has performed solo and in groups in and around Monmouth County; Audra Mariel, jazz singer whose second album will be released this summer; and Fire in the Garden, a quartet that performs everything from folk and world rock to seductive blues to quiet jazz.
The concert will take place outdoors, on the MAC tent patio. (Check https://middletownarts.org/ for weather related changes. All safety guidelines will be followed.
The event is free with a suggested donation of $ 5. The center is located at 36 Church St., next to Middletown Station. Free parking is available on site, with additional free parking available in the resort car park on weekends.
For more information, call 732-706-4100.
Dinner at the new Salt Steakhouse
Diners looking for an upscale experience will find it at Salt, a newly opened steakhouse under The Lofts at Pier Village luxury condos in Long Branch.
Restaurateur David Mizrahi, who also owns LBK Grill at the nearby Wave Resort, opened the 5,500-square-foot restaurant on Monday.
The menu includes starters of beef carpaccio, hamachi crudo, beef cheek ravioli and mushroom risotto; and Wagyu pastrami entrees, flatbread with sweetbreads and Jerusalem artichoke, braised ribs, sea bass, and a selection of steaks and side dishes.
Salt Steakhouse is at 15 Morris Ave .; 732-813-7258, saltlb.com.
Burlap on the promenade
Fancy some free cashmere burlap music? The group Stephen DeLopoulos and Johnny philippidis will play a cashmere burlap themed show at 9 p.m. Friday at Langosta Lounge on the promenade in Asbury Park.
The Jersey Shore-born folk rock band burst onto the scene in 1998 with their debut label, “Anybody Out There?” It has received critical acclaim and several Dove Awards.
Their road has been long and winding, and now DeLopoulos and Philippidis are working as a duo. They are also polishing a new project called Kinfolk Revival, which will perform folk songs from the Greenwich Village stage.
DeLopoulos is writing new stuff too, and you can hear it at www.stevendelopoulosofficial.com. He is also part of the show for The Acoustic Night of Thrills by Pat Guadagno with Peter Myers and Carolann Solebello Thursday at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, also on the promenade in Asbury Park. Tickets cost $ 22.50.
Alex Biese and Sarah Griesemer contributed to this story.