Entertainment

Arcade in Asbury Park

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

Dozens of pinball machines in mint condition, from mechanical 1950s games to modern classics such as Addams Family. Play all you like, for a single price.
Live Music in Pine Barrens

Albert Music Hall

Not to be confused with the Royal Albert Hall of London, this venue packs a punch with smokin' live bluegrass and warmed-up hot dogs. American folk legend Pete Seeger played two benefits here to raise money for the …
Live Performance in Ocean Grove

Great Auditorium

Towering over the tents, the 1894 mustard-yellow Great Auditorium shouldn’t be missed: its vaulted interior, amazing acoustics and historic 11,000-pipe organ recall Utah’s Mormon Tabernacle. Make sure to catch a rec…
Live Music in Asbury Park

Stone Pony

Best known as the bar where Bruce Springsteen launched his career, the Pony has continued to be a respectable rock venue – a genuine, sweaty, feet-stick-to-the-floor club – and hosts a big outdoor festival at the be…
Spectator Sport in Northern New Jersey

MetLife Stadium

Both the New York Giants and the New York Jets play in New Jersey, at the 82,500-seat stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. From Manhattan take NJ Transit via Secaucus Junction (round trip $11, 35 minutes) or b…
Performing Arts in Asbury Park

Convention Hall

This once-derelict airplane-hangar-sized structure is home to a revitalized Convention Hall for concerts and such, an upscale Grand Arcade with fine dining restaurants and bric-a-brac shops, and the art-deco Paramou…
Live Music in New Jersey

BB&T Pavilion

Mainly used as an outdoor amphitheater for rock and pop concerts between May and November, the BB&T Pavilion attracts major talents such as Green Day, John Mayer and Rod Stewart.
Cinema in Northern New Jersey

Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

One of the original Loew's 'wonder theatres,' a decadent cinema that's now mostly restored to its former glory, and features concerts and other events. Films are introduced with a tune on the original pipe organ.
Cinema in Princeton

Princeton Garden Theater

For nearly a century this cozy little theater has been offering quality arthouse cinema. So after you've done your walking tour of town, plop yourself down with a box of popcorn and scale the cinematic heights.
Soccer in Newark

Red Bull Arena

Just a 10-minute walk across the river from the Ironbound, this arena hosts Major League Soccer and international matches, which bring the area pubs alive with scarf-waving fans. It also hosts concerts.