Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside your house with today's Groupon to Garden State GreenFest at Kean University in Union. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission for two adults to Jersey Pour, two souvenir sampling glasses, and 10 sampling tickets (up to a $30 value) on Saturday, on March 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- For $10, you get two adult one-day passes to Garden State GreenFest on March 18, 19, or 20 (up to a $30 value).
Occupying the top floor of the STEM building, Jersey Pour moistens maws with a smorgasbord of more than 40 local beers and wines while enthralling ears with live music and enchanting insides with organic nibbles. Bubbling brews and flavorful organic wines are culled from brands that include Dog Fish Head, Flying Fish, River Horse, New Jersey Beer Company, De Martino, and Albet i Noya. Two souvenir sampling glasses to bring home allow eager participants better options than imbibing from their hands, and 10 sampling tickets (one ticket/beer, two tickets/wine) keep cups running over. Designated drivers will be given unlimited soft drinks and supporters for water-fountain keg stands.
Garden State GreenFest mixes more than 60 eco-friendly exhibitors and hands-on workshops for a family-friendly, cunningly educational event. Keynote speakers Jeff "The Green Cheapskate" Yeager (appearing March 18 and 19) and Bill Nye the Science Guy (appearing March 20) will entertain and inform the masses, and a slew of environmental masters will host workshops on composting, rain-barrel construction, and making dryer-lint duvets. On March 19, Carlo's Bakery, of the TLC show Cake Boss, will tickle taste buds with what may be the world’s largest organic cake, and exhibitors, such as Kallari Chocolate, Solar Goose rechargeable LED lights, and Verde Styles earth-aiding tees, get greenhorns and green giants of all ages excited about the environment. Visitors 17 years and younger gain free entry to event, where they can take part in oodles of brain-burgeoning workshops and crafts in the GECKO activity zone. The festival begins at 10 a.m. on March 18 and runs until 2 p.m. it grabs a few extra hours of solar power to run until 4 p.m. on March 19 and 20.