Enjoy June in New Jersey with culturally themed food events, wine dinners and more. And if you’re heading to the shore, check out New Jersey Monthly‘s best places to eat by the beach.
A Night in Spain, Green Pear Heights Restaurant • Jersey City
June 3, 8 pm
Enjoy a night in Spain at this Jersey City restaurant, complete with a two-hour concert and flamenco show with a dancer from Barcelona. The main dish and dessert menus will be revealed to guests after purchasing their tickets. Options include fish, chicken and vegetarian. Tickets are $60 per person and are required before entry. No sales at the door.
93 Franklin Street, Jersey City; 201-968-7151
Filipino Week, APEM Creamery • Bloomfield
This new creamery is highlighting all kinds of Filipino flavors to celebrate Filipino Independence Day. Stay up to date on Instagram, where the creamery posts all of its rotating weekly flavors, including bananas foster, strawberry cheesecake, mint limeade and more.
870 Broad Street, Bloomfield; 973-666-0438
Wine Dinner with Rombauer Vineyards, Oceanaire Seafood Room • Hackensack
An exclusive, four-course wine dinner is coming up in Hackensack. The night features wines from Rombauer Vineyards, with a representative on-hand to guide guests through each tasting. The dinner menu includes chilled cauliflower and a Maine lobster salad, salmon, wagyu steak, and a cheese plate with fruits and nuts. $175 per person.
175 Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack; 201-343-8862
Summer Fiesta • Flemington
June 11, 1-4 pm
Hosted by the United Way, the town of Flemington is putting on a Summer Fiesta. The party includes food, live music, drinks, artisans and vendors, and activities for kids. Admission is free, but be sure to bring cash for food and drinks.
14 Turntable Junction, Flemington
Comedy and Cocktails, Harbor Pines • Egg Harbor Township
June 11, 6 pm
Enjoy a night of laughs at this South Jersey destination for just $59 per person. The ticket price includes a show from four NJ-based comedians and a gourmet Hawaiian Island buffet. The buffet includes a whole roasted pig, salmon, jerk chicken, rice and beans, pasta, desserts and more. Tickets are required upon entry.
500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township; 609-927-0006
DuMOL Wine Dinner, The Feathered Fox • Livingston
June 16, 7-10 pm
Sip on exclusive wines from DuMOL at an upcoming wine dinner at The Feathered Fox. The menu includes sea scallops, pan-roasted duck, American wagyu, and a special dessert made by Pastry Chef Michael Lee. The dinner is $130 per person.
550 W Mount Pleasant Avenue (#1608), Livingston; 973-994-4900
Bubbles and Rosé Brunch, The Shannon Rose • Ramsey
June 18, 11 am
Partnering with Santa Margherita and Luca Paretti Wines, Shannon Rose is pairing wines with a four-course menu, including watermelon salad, pulled duck quesadillas, avocado toast, and fresh berries with granola. Guests can sip the eatery’s new Pride Month Cocktail, available all month, with all proceeds donated to the Pride Center of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased online, $65 pp.
1200 New Jersey 17, Ramsey; 201-962-7602
Juneteenth Celebration, The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum • Skillman
June 18, 11 am-3 pm
Jersey’s only Black History museum is holding its first Juneteenth celebration. The event includes live music, performances, community speakers and activities for kids. Meals are being provided by The Big Easy in Trenton, which is serving all kinds of BBQ. General admission $25 online, $30 at the door. Children 12 and under $10.
183 Hollow Road, Skillman
Le Diner en Blanc • Atlantic City
This Parisian pop-up picnic is making its way to Jersey this month. The event takes place in a mystery location in Atlantic City, where guests will dress in all white and enjoy a meal in a temporary setup in a public place. Guests can pack their own picnic or pre-order meals from Feast Your Eyes. The event is invite-only, and guests will receive their invitation via email on the day of, with information regarding the event’s location.
Wine Festival, Meadowlands Racetrack • East Rutherford
June 25, 4:30-9:30 pm
Enjoy an evening at the Meadowlands with more than thirty wineries in attendance. The event features harness racing, live music, food vendors and wines from around the world, including samples from Whispering Angel, WolfPack, Concha y Toro Gran Reserva and more. Tickets range from $45-$65; racing begins at 6:20 pm.
1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford; 201-843-2446
Northern NJ Empanada Festival • Clifton
June 25, 11 am-7 pm
To raise money for the Passaic County Parks Commission, Clifton is hosting an empanada festival highlighting local vendors. Guests can sample a variety of empanadas, vote for their favorite, and see who wins best empanada. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Dogs welcome. $8 for adults, $5 for children.
794 Park Drive (Weasel Brook Park), Clifton
Bell Works Fresh Farmers & Makers Market • Holmdel
June 29, 11 am-4 pm
Every Wednesday through November, Bell Works hosts this all-day market featuring local farmers, vendors, food makers and about 50 artists.
101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel; 732-226-8818
Anglesea Night Market and Food Truck Fest • North Wildwood
June 30, 5-10 pm
Enjoy a night of award-winning food trucks, food vendors and craft vendors on Olde New Jersey Avenue. Admission is free. Night Markets will continue in July and August.
Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood; 609-318-4504
New Brunch Menu, Taverna Veranda • Edgewater
Saturdays and Sundays
This new restaurant in Edgewater recently introduced brunch to its weekend guests. Dishes include bread pudding French toast, baklava pancakes, falafel in a bun, omelets, dips and more. The menu is available Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3:30 pm.
725 River Road, Edgewater; 201-830-1650
West Windsor Community Farmers Market • West Windsor
The 19th year of the West Windsor Farmers Market is underway. Every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm, guests can enjoy this season’s market with plenty of local vendors and goodies, including jams, meats, honey, coffee, fresh pasta and more. Food trucks are also attending.
877 Alexander Road, West Windsor; 609-913-7581
New Chef, The Fox and Falcon • South Orange
Kris Welz joins The Fox and Falcon this month as executive chef. Welz has worked in New York for the past several years. While making a few changes to the contemporary American menu, he will keep some local favorites. His favorite proteins are seafood, so look for more of those this summer.
19 Valley Street, South Orange; 973-419-6773
Wine Flights, Spuntino Wine Bar • Clifton
Spuntino Wine Bar is introducing a new wine flight menu that will change monthly. This month, options include pours of red wines, including a 2000 Barolo La Serra Roberto Voerzio, a 2013 Howell Mountain Cade Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2008 Bouquet Garni Morlet Syrah. The perfect option for all wine lovers.
70 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-661-24335
New Summer Menus, LT Bar & Grill • Hackensack
Chef Laurent Tourondel is introducing new summer menus. Lunch features a blackened tuna burger and grilled chicken panini; dinner features fish & chips and garganelli alla vodka. Sunday features brunch specials. New weekly happenings include Wednesdays with a DJ and Mondays 50 percent off wines under $100.
390 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack; 551-287-6333
Pride Cocktail, The Shannon Rose • Clifton & Ramsey
Celebrate Pride this month with a specialty cocktail. A portion of cocktail proceeds will go to the Pride Center of New Jersey and the Gay & Lesbian Organization in Highland Park. The cocktail is made with vodka, lemon juice, passion tea syrup, club soda and Peychaud’s bitters.
1200 NJ-17, Ramsey; 201-962-7602
98 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-284-0200
Happy Hour & Late-Night Menu, The Shannon Rose • Ramsey & Clifton
Monday to Thursday, 3-6 pm, enjoy Happy Hour specials at both Shannon Rose locations. Drinks are $4 off house wine and $6 off rum buckets, cocktail specials and more. A Monday-Thursday late-night menu is available, 10 pm to close, featuring curry fries, beer cheese nachos, boneless wings, pretzel bites and more.
1200 NJ-17, Ramsey; 201-962-7602
98 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-284-0200
Meadowlands State Fair • East Rutherford
The annual State Fair runs through July 10th and features all kinds of family fun. Dig into corn dogs, fried Oreos, frozen drinks and more from over 50 vendors. Admission with the Fun Pass ($38.99) includes unlimited rides, free parking, entertainment and more.
1 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford; 201-355-5911