More than 70 brewers from across the country converge on Sussex County Fairgrounds for Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival, a single-day celebration of all things craft brewing. Souvenir tasting glass in hand, visitors can sample more than 200 unique craft beers that span the taste spectrum. Previous years' pours included those from such brews as Goose Island's 312 Wheat, Stoudts' Fourplay IPA, and Brewing's Brownie Porter. Meanwhile, food trucks such as The Empanada Guy offer purchases of gourmet bites as the space fills with the sounds of live music and the brays of the mechanical bull.
Make your way to the table at Osteria Giotto, and chow down on swanky Italian cuisine.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Osteria Giotto.
Osteria Giotto is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Osteria Giotto is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Osteria Giotto — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Can't get enough of Osteria Giotto's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
At Osteria Giotto, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area has been an welcome destination for skiers, snowboarders, and snowtubers of all ages since 1975. Boasting 23 slopes and trains sprinkled about 125 skiable acres, the resort strives to be accessible to all, with lodging options to suit all budgets and skiing and snowboarding classes catering to first-timers, children, and uncoordinated snowmen. And the fun isn't restricted to winter months?throughout the year, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is home to a wide range of activities and events, including an annual wurst festival, chicken wing cook off, and an autumn timber festival complete with chainsaw artists and lumberjack demonstrations.
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts, musical theater, and competitive musical chairs.
The inaugural Waretown Wine Festival celebrates New Jersey wine country over the span of two, grape-filled days. Guests head to the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area to sample vintages supplied by award-winning wineries from all over the state. In between sips, guests can enjoy live music and entertainment or peruse the wares of local crafters and food vendors.
Celebrating its 47th year, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra tackles traditional baroque and romantic masters as well as contemporary songsters throughout its 2011–2012 season.
An accomplished conductor of opera, Broadway, pops, and classical music, music director Gerald Steichen massages mellifluent tones out of Ridgefield's vibrant violins and boisterous brass. RSO highlights name-brand classical masters with its Beauty of Beethoven and Brahms Fulfilled shows. Young and aspiring musicians congregate at the Young Impressions concert, featuring 16-year old soloist Madeleine Bouissou. Celebrate the time signatures of foreign composers with A Trip to the British Isles, or sit back as visiting Broadway performers Nat Chandler and Teri Hansen belt homegrown classics during February 4th's Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, attended by Oscar Hammerstein's grandson Andy Hammerstein.