The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Silver Lake, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Silver Lake, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Silver Lake, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
FARMINGDALE, NJ – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrated its 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts: 30 teen world-changers who have created a lasting impact on issues that are important to them. Gold Award Girl Scouts identify the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions that address that problem, and lead a team of people who support their success.The Gold Award is a Girl Scout’s highest achievement, available to girls in high school who drive sustainable change on issues in their communities an...
FARMINGDALE, NJ – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrated its 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts: 30 teen world-changers who have created a lasting impact on issues that are important to them. Gold Award Girl Scouts identify the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions that address that problem, and lead a team of people who support their success.
The Gold Award is a Girl Scout’s highest achievement, available to girls in high school who drive sustainable change on issues in their communities and beyond. This year’s class of Gold Award Girl Scouts invested over 2,400 hours in taking action to tackle the root causes of so many pervasive issues: teaching about and supporting environmental sustainability, empowering the elderly and women’s health and wellness, advocating for animal welfare, promoting interest and access to STEM and STEAM education, creating accessible spaces, fostering community connection, and so much more.
“Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they’re the leaders our world needs,” Heather Coburn, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Interim CEO, told Gold Award Girl Scouts, their families and friends at a ceremony on June 7th, sponsored by Mike and Lorrie Kzirian at B2 Bistro in Bayville, NJ.
Coburn added, “You have demonstrated dedication to empowering yourself and improving your community. You are now part of the legacy of over 1 million Gold Award Girl Scouts who have made meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world since 1912.”
Teri O’Connor, Board Chair, recognized the 30 teens and said, “The Girl Scout Gold Award acknowledges each recipient’s power and dedication to not only bettering herself, but to making the world a better place for others. They are our future – and it is bright!”
In addition to changing the world around them for the better, Gold Award Girl Scouts transform their own lives by building skills for academic, career, and personal success.
At the ceremony, a variety of recognitions were bestowed upon the Gold Award Girl Scouts including letters from the White House and Governor Phil Murphy, certificates from GSJS and GSUSA, US Senator Bob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker, the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Military Order of the World Wars, proclamations from Monmouth and Ocean County Commissioners and recognitions from local mayors.
The ceremony was hosted by Alina de Zoysa, Gold Award Girl Scout and sophomore at Washington and Lee University, who told her fellow Girl Scouts, “Our sisterhood is what unites us and what has made Girl Scouts such an enduring part of society for 110 years.”
An energetic keynote speech was delivered by, Lipica Shah, accomplished actor, member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, and co-founder of “1497”, an initiative to support and uplift talent of South Asian descent to challenge their under representation in the American film and television industry. A lifetime member, Lipica has been involved with Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore since she was a Daisy. She was a girl delegate, on the inaugural “By Girls, For Girls” National Advisory Committee, earned her Silver Award, and in 2005 was names one of GSUSA’s Young Women of Distinction for her Gold Award project. In 2021 she was appointed to GSUSA’s Young Alum and Lifetime Membership Advisory Committee and is also a member of the NVP Growing Strategies for DEI/RJ Team.
Lipica recalled her time at Girl Scouts and left the girls with this powerful message, “You have made history. And you’re sitting here now, proof that you are fully capable of handling whatever life throws your way, no matter how impossible things may seem. Welcome to the sisterhood. I can’t wait to see what adventure you choose next.”
The Gold Award Class of 2022:
Rebecca Aguayo, Freehold, “Feminine Freedom”
Mahathi Chitti, Englishtown, “Rejuvenating and Herb Garden”
Victoria Cicero, Jackson, “Packs of Sunshine”
Anna Connelly, Freehold, “Increasing STEM Education for Girls”
Colleen Dickenson, Spring Lake Heights, “Bike Safety at the Shore”
Julia Ferrara, Point Pleasant Beach, “Panther Wall of Honor”
Jean Gilbride, Morganville, “Togetherness with Creativity”
Aliya Grinberg, Matawan, “Wired Seniors”
Elsa Joseph, Manalapan, “Connecting a Community”
Olivia Krukowski, Beachwood, “Better Prepare Eight Graders for The First Day of High School”
Michaela M., Spring Lake, “Hydrant GPM Bands”
Emma McPolin, Locust, “A Novel Idea: Zoom Book Club for people with Turner Syndrome”
Julia Moran, Spring Lake, “STEAM Summer Camp/Enrichment Program”
Eileen Morrison, Jackson, “The Steps to Self”
Deeya Nevatia, Marlboro, “Memory Rehabilitation”
Orianna Nolan, Highlands, “Time to Talk Pollution”
Sharvani Nune, Manalapan, “Sewing a Better Future”
Julietta Onofrietti, Toms River, “Doghouse Peace”
Elina Patel, Holmdel, “Eating Clean for Teens”
Marley Petti, Manchester, “Service Dogs 101”
Callie Rommel, Toms River, “Sew What? An Extensive Sensory Experience”
Sophia Schindel, Millstone, “Senior Sanctuary for Community”
Christianna Simon, Colts Neck, “Caregiver Connections”
Olivia Skvarenina, Jackson, “Be Happy with Positive Thinking!”
Jessica Soucy, Beachwood, “Underage Drinking Awareness”
Maeve Spang, Manasquan, “Warrior Welcome”
Alexis Terracciano, Manasquan, “Bike to the Future”
Reagan Volk, Rumson, “Mission Milkweed”
Abigail Willmot, Point Pleasant Beach, “Pollinator Gardens”
Alina Zaman, Freehold, ”Mindful of Mental Health”
To learn more about the Gold Award Girl Scouts and the issues they addressed visit: www.gsFun.org/Gold
About Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves over 11,000 girl and adult members in Monmouth and Ocean counties, providing a time-tested leadership experience that inspires and motivates them to take action for themselves and their communities. For over 110 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls become women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For information on how to join, volunteer, partner or donate, visit www.GSFun.org or call (800) 785-2090. ###
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County Clerk Hanlon Advises Voters that Early In Person Voting for the 2022 Primary Election Begins TomorrowVoters can cast their ballots June 3 through June 5 at the County’s 10 Designated LocationsFREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding voters that they have more ways and more days to vote in person with the option of voting early in person for the 2022 Primary Election. Last year, a State law was passed mandating the option of in-person early voting in New Jersey beginning with...
County Clerk Hanlon Advises Voters that Early In Person Voting for the 2022 Primary Election Begins Tomorrow
Voters can cast their ballots June 3 through June 5 at the County’s 10 Designated Locations
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding voters that they have more ways and more days to vote in person with the option of voting early in person for the 2022 Primary Election. Last year, a State law was passed mandating the option of in-person early voting in New Jersey beginning with the 2021 General Election. For the 2022 Primary Election, all registered voters have the option to cast their ballots in person, using a voting machine, during a three day period prior to the Election Day at designated early voting polling locations.
“With the passage of the State law last year, voters now have more ways and more days to vote in person than ever before in New Jersey,” said Clerk Hanlon. “The early in person voting option provides voters with evening and weekend hours resulting in more convenience for voters.”
The option to vote early in person for the 2022 Primary Election will be available at 10 designated early voting polling locations in Monmouth County for three days, Friday,
June 3 through Sunday, June 5. The hours for Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and for Sunday will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The designated early voting polling locations in Monmouth County are under the jurisdiction of the Monmouth County Board of Elections:
· Colts Neck Township – Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive
· Hazlet Township – James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue
· Howell Township – Adelphia Fire Company Station No. 2, Rear Entrance, 993 State Route 33, Freehold
· Little Silver Borough – The Women’s Club of Little Silver, Main Lobby, 111 Church Street
· Long Branch City – Long Branch Senior Center, 85 2nd Ave
· Manalapan Township – Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 &3, 125 Symmes Drive
· Middletown Township – Croydon Hall, Gymnasium, 900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo
· Neptune Township – Neptune Senior Center, Fitness Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue
· Spring Lake Heights Borough – Cornelius V. Kelly Community Center, 902 Ocean Road
· Upper Freehold Township – Hope Fire Company #1, 82 Route 526, Allentown
“Voters who are registered in Monmouth County can vote early in person at any of the County’s 10 designated early voting polling locations regardless of which municipality they reside in,” said Clerk Hanlon. “This gives voters the ability to vote anywhere in the county during the three day early voting period.”
Voters who wish to vote on Election Day, June 7, in person should report to their assigned polling location, which can be found on their sample ballots or online at MonmouthCountyVotes.com.
For more information regarding the 2022 Primary Election, please visit our Elections Website at MonmouthCountyVotes.com or download our free Monmouth County Votes mobile app.
From lobster rolls to scallop kabobs, the New Jersey Seafood Festival will satisfy all of your seafood cravings. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this savory-filled fest is set to run from May 20 to May 22 in downtown Belmar, New Jersey. Known for its beach and boardwalk, you can enjoy ocean views while sampling the varieties of seafood that will be offered. Here’s what you should know if you plan on attending the New Jersey Se...
From lobster rolls to scallop kabobs, the New Jersey Seafood Festival will satisfy all of your seafood cravings. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this savory-filled fest is set to run from May 20 to May 22 in downtown Belmar, New Jersey. Known for its beach and boardwalk, you can enjoy ocean views while sampling the varieties of seafood that will be offered. Here’s what you should know if you plan on attending the New Jersey Seafood Festival.
Previously, this festival was held in Silver Lake Park—located across from Belmar Beach—but made the switch to the downtown Belmar area in 2019. With the event making a comeback in 2022, it will mark the 35th year of the New Jersey Seafood Festival. There is no admission fee and no registration required for entry. The festival welcomes both Belmar residents and out-of-town visitors. You will be able to enjoy lots of seafood classics such as coconut shrimp, crab legs, sushi and lobster rolls, amongst numerous other dishes.
Besides seafood, there will be several food trucks located around the area. You will find some of these trucks selling street corn, cheesy grits, hush puppies, lobster and crab fries and salads as well. Some of the New Jersey Seafood Festival participants include Ragin’ Cajun, Klein’s, Mr. Shrimp, Federico’s and Coney Waffle. Also, you can check out the drink tent being hosted by Belmar’s very own 10th Ave. Burrito Co. This tent will feature wine, margaritas and beers. To enjoy this amenity, you will have to pay a $5 admission fee.
To take a break from the savoriness, you can enjoy some sweet treats located throughout the area. Vendors will be selling funnel cakes, apple fritters, fried Oreos, deep-fried brownies, cannoli cream waffles and ice cream treats.
Throughout the entire festival weekend, visitors will get the chance to also shop at the vendor market. You will find vendors located along the 8th Avenue sidewalk in Belmar, which is not too far from the seafood festival. Other than eating and shopping, there will be entertainment such as live music performances. Among the live music lineup, Pat Roddy Band, Beach Music Studios Kids Rock Band, Danny White Band, Holme, Tommy B & the Deep Blue Sea and Jim Barrone’s Elvis Presley Tribute Band are set to perform.
Each day, the festival will have different starting and ending times. On May 20, the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. On May 21, it will begin earlier from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To conclude the weekend on May 22, it will have the same starting time of 11 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. This festival will take place rain or shine.
Are you planning on going to the 2022 New Jersey Seafood Festival? Let us know in the comments!
Evan Tallmadge and Harvey Ludington captured titles and Anthony Santaniello was second at the NJSIAA championships in Atlantic City.ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Three Brick Memorial wrestlers came home with medals, with two state champions and a state runner-up at the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday.The Mustangs had seven wrestlers reach the state championships, the pinnacle of the season for the thousands of athletes who take to the mats in December.Evan Tallmadge, Anthony Santaniello and Harvey Ludington made...
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Three Brick Memorial wrestlers came home with medals, with two state champions and a state runner-up at the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
The Mustangs had seven wrestlers reach the state championships, the pinnacle of the season for the thousands of athletes who take to the mats in December.
Evan Tallmadge, Anthony Santaniello and Harvey Ludington made it through the first two days of wrestling, reaching Saturday's finals, and Tallmadge and Ludington were able to claim crowns at 120 and 175, respectively, with Santaniello taking second in a hard-fought final at 132.
Tallmadge, a senior, finished off his high school career with a 7-3 decision over Luke Stanich of Roxbury. Tallmadge was trailing 3-2 late in the match when he caught Stanich and took him down with less than 20 seconds to go.
"I pancaked him," Tallmadge said.
"He's tough. His hand-fighting was great," which Tallmadge said made it hard to find an edge to get control until the end of the match.
"I wanted this. I needed it. I had to get the second one," said Tallmadge, who won his first state title last April.
"My career would not be complete, even though I'm going to still be wrestling," said Tallmadge, who is headed to the U.S. Naval Academy after graduation. "Two is way better than one."
Ludington, a freshman who moved to New Jersey from Nevada, earned a 5-2 decision over Jared Schoppe of Delsea at 175 pounds. Ludington was aggressive from the opening whistle, relentlessly working to put Schoppe to the mat.
Ludington said he had come to New Jersey because of its reputation as "a wrestling mecca." At Brick Memorial, long a wrestling powerhouse in the state, trips to Atlantic City are commonplace.
Actually making the trip to Atlantic City "exceeded my expectations," he said with a grin.
"It's insane," Ludington said of the boisterous crowds and the fanfare that includes the wrestlers in the finals being introduced in a darkened arena, spotlights on them as their achievements are read off in Lehigh introductions. "It's the coolest thing ever."
Ludington had just one loss, at the beginning of the season in the Mustang Classic, where he said he let up when he got behind.
"I never give up now," he said.
Santaniello, a junior, lost a 2-1 decision to Tyler Vasquez of Delbarton in the 132-pound final. Vasquez got an early takedown and controlled the tempo the rest of the way, never allowing Santaniello to get an opportunity score.
Brick Memorial's Braden Scott (138 pounds), Ryan Smith (150 pounds), Cory Martin (190 pounds) and Sam Azzaretti (285 pounds), all seniors, closed out their high school wrestling careers with a trip to Atlantic City, a year after the championships were reduced to a one-day event by the pandemic.
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Celebrate May with wine dinners, benefits, farmers’ markets and more throughout New Jersey. Looking for places to eat on Mother’s Day? We’ve got you covered with a variety of great brunches and dinners around the state.Cinco de Mayo Party,...
Celebrate May with wine dinners, benefits, farmers’ markets and more throughout New Jersey. Looking for places to eat on Mother’s Day? We’ve got you covered with a variety of great brunches and dinners around the state.
Celebrate the anniversary of the May 5, 1862 victory of Mexico over a much larger French force. The night will include Mariachi bands and outdoor and indoor band performances. The menu includes Mexican classics such as fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and an assortment of creative margaritas. The party starts at 6:30 pm. 365 NJ-3, Clifton; 973-777-6277
Enjoy a night with the ladies. For one night only, women can enjoy discounts at local Millburn and Short Hills shops and restaurants. More than 40 businesses are participating, among them Amazing Lash Studio, Splurge Bakery and Evolve Med Spa. Attractions include live music, psychic readings, poetry and a closed-off outdoor dining section on Main Street in Millburn.
Enjoy the Kentucky Derby in an afternoon of food and fun at the Ryland Inn. The event includes a carving station (smoked brisket, collard greens, shrimp and grits), dinner station (fried chicken, sugar waffles) and appetizers such as hushpuppies, croquets, and fried oysters. Tickets are $109.14 pp and include two mint julep cocktails. 115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station; 908-534-4011
Located at the Blue Water Grille at Bolero Resort & Conference Center, the Showcase offers tastes of local restaurants and shops. Tickets are $30 pp; all proceeds benefit the Wildwood Chamber of Commerce and scholarships for graduating seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 3320 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood; 609-729-4000
The people of Ukraine, via Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen, are the beneficiaries of this fundraiser by the Lighthouse International Film Society. The event includes a screening of the award-winning drama Olga, based on the true story of a young exiled Ukrainian gymnast hoping to compete in the 2014 Olympics. 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies
Enjoy a night of Spanish wines at this dinner in Amada at the Ocean Resort. The Andalusian menu includes tapas, entrées and dessert from Chefs Alex Kopp and Jose Garces. Wine from Spain’s Numanthia Vineyards is being paired with each dish. Tickets are $145 pp. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-783-8000
With a ribbon-cutting on May 14, this South Jersey market kicks off its season, which is set to run every Saturday through October 15. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafted jewelry, coffee, treats and more. Interested in becoming a vendor? Applications are open online. 2 Kings Court, Haddonfield
To celebrate Spring, the winery will hold a full day of festivities. Guests can enjoy live music, fresh food and an assortment of Autumn Lake’s wines. Vendors include Mary’s Mobile Diner, Buon Viaggio Pizza and Big Papa Jai’s. Tickets are $15 and include a souvenir wine glass. 870 West Malaga, Monroe; 856-516-4594
Sample dozens of vintages from leading Jersey wineries at this weekend event. Guests can also enjoy live music, vendors and food. Salem Oak Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, White Horse Winery and more will be on hand. Each admission includes a commemorative wine glass for tasting. Tickets are $20 per person; the event is rain or shine. 182 Wells Mills Road, Ocean Township
Founders Kendra Arnold and Marisa Sweeney of the Vegan Local host their vegan food festival at the Shore this year. The event includes vendors specializing in vegan clothing, food, products and more, all from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. One-day tickets are $15 pp, two-day tickets are $20. Same-day ticket purchase available. 101-199 Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park
A special five-course meal is being offered with wine pairings from Silver Oak in California. The menu features burrata ravioli, porcini-crusted king salmon, chocolate-and-coffee braised short rib, filet mignon, and chocolate coconut cake. Wines to be served include a Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and more. $165 pp. 1 Hilton Court, Parsippany; 973-889-1400
Enjoy a five-course meal accompanied by wines from CakeBread Cellars, featuring wines from Napa Valley and more. The menu includes octopus carpaccio, lobster cannelloni, braised pork belly, braised veal osso buco, and grand marnier ganache with fresh raspberry. The event is $150 per person. 70 Kingsland Road, Clifton; 973-661-2435
The chef of the Pier House restaurant at La Mer is preparing a special four-course menu, each dish paired with a different tequila. Dishes include chicken mango tostada, pan-seared scallops, carne asada, and a dulce de leche empanada for dessert. The dinner is $85 pp; reservations are required. 1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May; 609-884-9000
Soup Kitchen 411 is teaming with NJ Chef David Burke to raise funds for soup kitchens across the state. Restaurants attending include Nicholas Barrel and Roost, Steakhouse 85, Red Horse by David Burke and more. Guests can purchase meals directly from the participating restaurants and donate to those in need. The goal is to raise $1 million to provide 1 million meals to New Jersey soup kitchens. 678 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick; 732-238–4200
Over Memorial Day Weekend, diners can enjoy lobster specials and live entertainment. Following the weekend, Harbor Pines will continue offering lobster night and live entertainment every Friday throughout the summer. Reservations encouraged. 500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township; 609-927-0006
Located in the church parking lot, the food truck extravaganza is $5 per person, with access to a catalogue of vendors. Live music, a kids zone and a beer and wine garden (plus margaritas) can be found as well. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle River
Step into the Renaissance era with a weekend-long celebration. Over 20 merchants and vendors are attending, joining live music, skits and more. Guests can snack on bites from Pickles on a Stick, Comfort Fun Foods, Mel’s Magickal Meals, Duke’s Kitchen and more. Tickets start at $10 for kids, $25 adults. 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown Township; 888-864-8222
Singer/songwriter Tab Benoit, Grammy-nominated for his Delta swamp blues, will perform at Exit Zero’s new Ferry Park lawn. The venue will have food and beverages for sale; the performance will take place rain or shine. Tickets $10-$30. 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May; 609-770-8479
The bakery recently launched a new lunch menu, in addition to patio seating. The new dishes include tartines made with smoked salmon, quiches with roasted shallot and goat cheese, and baked goods like challah, chocolate babka, pistachio cardamom loaf cake and more. Lunch offered Friday to Sunday, 2-6 pm. 184 Essex Street, Millburn; 973-218-6922
With live music throughout the summer, Drifthouse is offering weekly specials, including a midweek taco and tequila night. On Wednesdays, guests can enjoy special tequila cocktails, including the ancho chili mango margarita and the pomegranate citrus margarita. Taco choices include smoking chicken, skirt steak, pork and salmon. 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright; 732-530-9760