The lively borough of Edgewater in Bergen County offers a widely diverse array of talent and family fun. From the nearby Apollo Theatre to the shows at the Mexicali Live venue to pumpkins ready for picking down on the farm, Edgewater is a fall happening’s place!
The box office at Mexicali on Queen Anne Rd., opens nightly at 6 p.m. Events at Mexicali Live this fall include Conspirator, Daniel Rinaldi, Stirfried, and Steve Johnson hosting the Mexicali Live Open Jam most Tuesday night where the advertised event says come down early to sign up – and you are welcome to take a poster with you after the show.
Every seat has a great view of the stage at Mexicali Live with general admission seating for everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Plenty of music is in the air at Bergen Community College. The stage features Gary Lucas, Cristina Fontinelli, and Peter Yarrow this fall.
At the Palisades Center in West Nyack, Chrysler offers the Lucky Strike challenge as participants attempt to bowl a perfect score of 300, for a chance to win a Chrysler 300. Bowlers also compete for other prizes from t-shirts to tumblers to USB chargers in the special Chrysler challenge lane. Every attendee is entered into the national giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 towards purchase of a Chrysler vehicle.
The New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Fall Pumpkin Patch Farms is a premiere event of the fall, offering the chance to go pumpkin picking at this local farming attraction. With the crispness of the fall weather in the air, the home-town folks say that nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm.
With family fun, the organizers promote it as an occasion that will put “a jack-o-lantern-sized smile on everyone’s face”. It is advertised as the best of New Jersey pumpkin farms and Halloween festivals.
The Edgewater Recreation Department offers year-round recreational and leisure time activities for all ages, planned and supervised by the town’s Recreation Department. The events include hobby classes, open gym, and athletic leagues and tournaments. Just outside of the community center is a walking track, multi-sports field, basketball courts, tennis courts, and memorial park.
The diversity of events goes from parks to the Apollo with Amateur Night, Stephanie McKay, Jermaine Paul, Gale Armstead, The Bessies, Janelle Monae, James Brown’s Celebration in Dance, Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia about the life of Richard Pryor, Steady and Chris Turner, Kimberly Nichole, Gary Clark, Jr., the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ballet Hispanico sponsored by Goya, Michael McDonald, Alecia Chakour Band and Jason Walker and Ellington at Christmas, a Kwanzaa Celebration called Regeneration Night, the Martha Redbone Roots Project, and Wayna.
At the Mexicali Live showcase, local music talent shines with an opportunity for bands to prove their abilities, stage presence, originality, and crowd popularity. After playing a showcase, bands have been asked for national events as the venue shows off as one of the premiere music venues in New Jersey.
The destination venue relies is an exciting opportunity for bands to demonstrate their prowess and increase their fan base and it serves as a gathering place and focal point for good times.