Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Buttzville, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Buttzville, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
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.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
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 is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' 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 TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and 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
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs. ...
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
Brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ –Warren County Commissioner Kern Calls on New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to Reverse Special Event Limit on Breweries that went into effect July 1, 2022. More than just the Commissioner, brew pubs across the state, as well as customers of the establishments are speaking up for their local brew pubs.
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"Once again Trenton bureaucrats have found a way to hurt a growing industry in our state. New Jersey’s microbrewing community has shown tremendous resiliency over the past two years and found creative and fun ways to attract locals and visitors alike to their establishments. Capping special events such as game nights and performances from local musicians and comedians will significantly hurt local economies.” stated Kern in his press release.
Beyond statements from the Commissioner, it seems both New York and Pennsylvania are also mocking what they call “The Armpit of America” for “stripping breweries down to the bare bones”. The “armpit” is New Jersey. If you are a border town with a brew pub, Pennsylvania with home-grown wineries thriving and pubs operating without restrictions might seem appealing. Unless you are a small business who invested heavily into building your brand, adhering to the existing laws at the time, marketing your business, surviving COVID19 restrictions, and now having to start over.
According to ibisworld, “Since 2005, industry revenue has grown by more than 300.0%. During that period, thousands of new, independent breweries and brewpubs have entered the industry. Industry employment has more than tripled, and the influx of new breweries has put unprecedented pressure on its ingredient suppliers.”
So why would New Jersey squash what is a high growth sector in the economy?
The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently put into effect “ABC Special Ruling of 2019” as of July 1st, 2022. Also known as the “Limited Brewery Special Ruling”. The special ruling, limits breweries to hold 25 on-site activities., 52 private parties and limits them to only attend 12 off-premises events. It also prohibits breweries from:
• Selling coffee on site • Collaborating/ coordinating with food vendors/ trucks • Selling food or operating a restaurant • Selling specialty cocktails using malt alcohol • Offering a free drink to any guest • Offer Happy Hour pricing
Why the fuss?
If you have a visited a brew pub, you know they host events to bring in customers and are often supporting their local communities through events and sponsorships. They bring in food vendors or trucks, so customers stay longer and have food options. In some instances, takeout and delivery were non-stop.
If you haven’t visited one, you should. Invertase Brewing Company in Phillipsburg, boasts having one of the largest outdoor beer gardens in the State of New Jersey. You can watch one of the scheduled bands in their newly constructed band shell, play Corn hole, quoits(a local favorite), pack a lunch or just enjoy a good afternoon with friends. Well, you used to be able to do all that.
Many millennials as well as adults across the country have embraced brew pubs as a lifestyle experience. You can bring your dog, friends and family to a relaxed atmosphere. So, why the restrictions? Pennsylvania is encouraging New Jersey Brew Pubs to hop on over. New York has joined in on various blogs after learning the costs of liquor licensing in New Jersey. Will these businesses be able to survive with the new restrictions? We hope so. They bring culture, diversity and experiences to our towns.
Restrictions Brew Pubs Faced & Clever Marketing
COVID-19 was not easy. Relying on take out when people visit brew pubs for socialization was not ideal. In 2022, several New Jersey Brew pubs joined together to host the first ever Skylands Ale Trail. To promote these businesses, guests could visit one of six participating breweries - four of which are located in Warren County. After purchasing a Brewery Tour Passport, you could taste as you wish. Each $8 purchase of beer or merchandise from a participating brewery earned you a stamp on your passport. Once you collected three stamps at all six participating breweries before April 30, 2022 your passport was complete, and you could claim a collectible hoodie from any one of the participating locations. Experience, that’s what each of these businesses worked together to bring to New Jersey residents as well as to promote their own business. Did it work out? Indeed, it did. TAPinto Phillipsburg spoke with two of the six pubs who had visitors statewide and the pubs were packed with customers. Each time we visited, we met someone new from out of town, and off they went to explore other areas of the town or restaurants. Because, well – the whole food rule.
So What Can Be Done?
The New Jersey Craft Beer (NJCB) website lists 134 breweries statewide, and 96 partner breweries. Warren County Brew Pubs include
The website has a stock letter to write or email your legislators.
You can also sign a petition to support the industry in New Jersey, as well as your local businesses. As of this article publishing, there were over 8,100 signatures.
“We need the Governor to immediately stop this ruling and work with the legislature to develop a long-term plan for supporting our micro brewing communities and help them grow and succeed in New Jersey. Warren County has a thriving brewing community in every corner of our county. With our proximity to Pennsylvania, making a quick trip across the Delaware River would mean avoiding these significant regulations, and many of these breweries may do just that.”
Stretching from Trenton north to Buttzville in Warren County, Route 31 offers a scenic drive featuring New Jersey's farmland, woodland and mountains.Aside from the traffic circles, it's a pleasant driving experience, especially once you enter Hunterdon County.While the highway has been around since the late 1920s, it's only been designated Route 31 since 1967. Before that, it was Route 69. But officials were forced to change the route's number due to people stealing the signs with the route's number on them.The signs wer...
Stretching from Trenton north to Buttzville in Warren County, Route 31 offers a scenic drive featuring New Jersey's farmland, woodland and mountains.
Aside from the traffic circles, it's a pleasant driving experience, especially once you enter Hunterdon County.
While the highway has been around since the late 1920s, it's only been designated Route 31 since 1967. Before that, it was Route 69. But officials were forced to change the route's number due to people stealing the signs with the route's number on them.
The signs were stolen for the exact reason you're thinking: Some people just couldn't get past the fact that 69, or soixante-neuf as I like to call it, defines a specific type of sexual activity between two people.
Truly a dazzling example of how primitive men's humor can be.
One can only presume a slew of these "highway robberies" was executed by students at Trenton State College, aka modern-day TCNJ.
I'm not accusing anybody, it just seems like college is where the number 69 being hilarious has always thrived. Plus TCNJ has an entrance on Route 31.
The signs must have been stolen at an unsustainable rate to force the state to make such a change. It may not seem like such a big deal now, but this is pre-GPS, and you see how confused most drivers are now even with satellite capability.
There's speculation New Jersey tried other methods before re-numbering the route altogether. Road trip enthusiast Steve Alpert of AlpRoads.net, who owns one of these original Route 69 signs as part of his collection, points out the shield is made of wood.
Most, if not all, signs from that time period were made of metal.
It's completely possible the New Jersey Department of Transportation did this because it was cheaper to use wood every time one of the Route 69 signs was stolen.
Alpert adds "the NJDOT did not skimp on quality - you could pour red wine all over this shield and it would all drip off without leaving a stain. Weather-resistant is an understatement."
But not theft-resistant, apparently.
Route 69 in Ohio was renumbered to Ohio Route 235 in 1968. Highway 69 in Texas was renumbered to Highway 112 in 1992. Route 69 in Utah was renumbered to Route 38 in 1994.
But there's still hope. If saying the word "nice" after you see or hear the word 69 is the type of humor that really gets you going, there are still a couple of major roadways that haven't made the switch.
U.S. Route 69 goes from Texas up to Minnesota.
Interstate 69 has existed since 1957, but the history on that one is confusing. It currently consists of many disjointed parts stretching from Texas by the gulf coast all the way up to Michigan.
The plan is to stretch I-69 from the Canadian Border to the Mexican Border, creating a "NAFTA superhighway." So good luck stealing those signs. At that point you're messing with the feds.
I'm sure a selfie would suffice.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 producer, writer, and host Joe Votruba. Any opinions expressed are his own.
Corn, tomato and beer!This may not be a combo you would think about putting together, but on Saturday, Aug. 13, Historic Flemington will play host to the 5th Annual Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival from noon to 8 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14)The event brings together local farmers, restaurants, craft breweries, live bands, artisans, and kids' activities for eight hours.“We’re so excited to bring this event back. It’s been really sad not being able to come together as a community for this well-loved...
Corn, tomato and beer!
This may not be a combo you would think about putting together, but on Saturday, Aug. 13, Historic Flemington will play host to the 5th Annual Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival from noon to 8 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14)
The event brings together local farmers, restaurants, craft breweries, live bands, artisans, and kids' activities for eight hours.
“We’re so excited to bring this event back. It’s been really sad not being able to come together as a community for this well-loved event over the past few years,” said Jeremy Long, Flemington Borough Council President.
Flemington is adding many new businesses and arts organizations to the mix since the 2019 festival, including DIY, Humdoo Ice Cream, Within Spirit, Kuros War Game Store, and so much more, plus the opening of a brand new location of Skunktown Distillery.
DIY has moved to Stangl Road with daily music, performances, art workshops, and activities. They will be hosting a community art project during the festival, too. Everyone in attendance can contribute a few brush strokes on a community canvas that will be revealed and on display at the end of the festival.
Flemington Pottery (formerly Kissimmee River Pottery), under new ownership and located in the famous Stangl Factory Building, will host pottery demonstrations all day.
Thousands of people are expected to be on hand for the farm-to-table cuisine festival, plus New Jersey’s fresh corn and tomato dishes prepared by local restaurants and farmers.
A beer garden will feature 10 local Jersey breweries.
The breweries include Lone Eagle Brewing, Opportunity Brewing, Conclave Brewing, CzigMeister Brewing, Jersey Girl Brewing, Ashton Brewing, Buttzville Brewing, and Flounder Brewing, Cyclone Brewing, and Fort Nonsense Brewing.
All the participating restaurants, food trucks, markets, and food vendors will offer variations on dishes featuring corn and tomatoes, including roasted corn, gazpacho, wood-fired pizza, corn salad, homemade empanadas, Mexican street corn, pulled pork, quesadillas, heirloom tomato salad, and fresh salsas with gourmet kettle corn.
Participating restaurants and local hotspots include 55 Main, Bluefish Grill, Factory Fuel Coffee Company, Hardy’s Coffee Bar, Humdoo Ice Cream, The Kombucha Bar, Little Egypt Oasis, Mi Sabor, Nature’s EnerQi, Theresa’s Café, and Viva Mexico.
Participating food trucks, farmers’ markets, and food vendors include Allerton Farm, Cas’s Perogi and Kielbasa Food Truck, Cataline Empanadas, Chanks Grab-n-Go, Coops Confections & Macaroons, Corn Hub, Croton Farmers’ Cooperative, The Empanada Guy, Jerzey Girl Pickles, Jersey Jerk Products, Krakus Polish Foods, Latn Bites, Local Harvest Pizza, Nomad Pizza Company, Mo’s Donughts, Totally Nutz, The Salad Basket, Sweet Concessions, Sweet Valley Farms Corn, Two Barn Farm, Va Fa Napoli Pizza, Waffled, and Wildspawn Mushrooms.
Fruit smoothies, fresh lemon and limeade, and frozen cheesecake on a stick will also be served to compliment the beer and entrees.
Festival organizer from the Flemington Fire Department, Denise Torbik said, “CT&B Fest is the very best representation of all things New Jersey. At what other event can you get such an abundance of sweet Jersey corn, juicy fresh tomatoes, and a variety of local NJ craft beers? Flemington puts it all together in one event with something for everyone.”
Festival admission and parking are free. Take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance near Liberty Village and enter Stangl Road on foot from the south end by the Polo Outlet and Long Eagle Brewing.
For event details, event schedule, and more information about participating businesses, visit www.loveflemington.com
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in and around Somerset County on June 4 and 5.SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of goings-on in and around Somerset County for June 4 and 5.ShedfestRaritan Headwaters’ Outdoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, from 2 to 7 p.m. (Rain or shine)Guests can bring their own chair and/or bla...
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of goings-on in and around Somerset County for June 4 and 5.
Raritan Headwaters’ Outdoor Music Festival will be held on Saturday at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, from 2 to 7 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Guests can bring their own chair and/or blanket and enjoy food trucks, beer, cider, hayrides, kids activities, and games. Pets not permitted.
Raritan Headwaters Association is a nonprofit conservation organization protecting land and water. Our vision is that everyone within our reach has access to safe, clean water that is swimmable, fishable, and above all, drinkable. For more information visit raritanheadwaters.org/event/shedfest.
Branchburg Food Truck & Music Fest
The festival will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at White Oak Park, 235 Baird Road, Branchburg. Admission: $ 5, kids under 5 are free.
The festival will include 20 gourmet food trucks, beer and sangria, live music, ax throwing, kid activities, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, knocker ball, games, sand art, spin art, and more.
Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, pop-ups, and blankets. Dogs permitted.
All attendees are asked to bring a no perishable canned or boxed item to help support the food pantry.
For more information visit justjerseyfest.com.
Strawberry Festival & Artisan Fair
The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VonThurn Farms at 438 Route 57 West in Washington.
The Strawberry Picking & Craft Fair Extravaganza hosted by Artistry Jubilee includes:
For more information click here.
Middlesex Borough Touch-A-Truck!
An interactive, hands-on event hosted by the Middlesex Public Library and Middlesex Dept. of Public Works will be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Kids and adults can hop behind the wheel and learn about dump trucks, garbage trucks, skid steers, loaders, and more.https://www.facebook.com/event...
There will also be STEM activities, crafts, DJ and music, face painting and henna tattoos, giveaways and prizes, community groups, ice cream truck, and refreshments.
For more information click here.
Garwood Rocks 2022
The 8th Annual Garwood Rocks! Car Show & Street Fair will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Garwood with a live music stage, food trucks, vendors, classic cars, beer and wine garden, shopping and more at Center Street in Garwood.
For more information click here.
(WASHINGTON, NJ) -- Downtown Washington is taking a step back in time...or is it the future? The 2nd Annual Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair on Saturday, May 21st combines the steam-powered Victorian Era energy of the classic science fiction genre with a punk and rock ‘n’ roll sound that makes for an amazing day of retro-futuristic fun.Themed vendors, live music, and activities are planned on Saturday, May 21 from...
(WASHINGTON, NJ) -- Downtown Washington is taking a step back in time...or is it the future? The 2nd Annual Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair on Saturday, May 21st combines the steam-powered Victorian Era energy of the classic science fiction genre with a punk and rock ‘n’ roll sound that makes for an amazing day of retro-futuristic fun.
Themed vendors, live music, and activities are planned on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am-5:00pm in and around the town’s Veteran's Park at 44 East Washington Avenue (Route 57), Washington (Warren County), in the center of the Downtown. The eclectic music lineup includes punk-inspired bands to set the mood, including national recording artists, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, A Halo Called Fred and Psych-A-Billy.
The Steampunk Fair brings a scene out of a movie set with attendees dressed in "steampunk clothing and gear", unique games including teapot races, and other assorted activities. But you don't need to "dress the part" to attend. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this family-friendly event.
“Last year, which was our inaugural Steampunk Fair and the first of its kind in the county, a lot of people were surprised at how much fun it was," said Melanie Thiel, Executive Director of the Washington Business Improvement District. “It's not your typical event in part because it has an attendee participation aspect to it. At similar events around the country getting dressed up is part of the fun - but it is not essential to someone just being here for the fun of it.”
It is expected that over 50 vendors will participate this year. Some or those confirmed already are The Roguish Rabbit, featuring handmade and steampunk, gothic, and geeky inspired jewelry, wings, hats, goggles, and other accessories; Hallowed Elements with chain mail jewelry; Do Right Brothers with steampunk sunglasses; and a tarot card reader.
The Washington Rock ‘n’ Roll and Steampunk Fair is presented by Washington Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization that highlights local businesses in the Borough.
Sponsors include Buttzville Brewing Co., Visions Federal Credit Union, Swift Print Solutions, Dave Phillips Music & Sound, David Santini, CPA, DM Solutions, Shembre & Gannon, CPA, West Washington Family Dentistry, and Printavilities.
For more information on the fair or to be a sponsor, or to stay on top of event announcements, please follow The Washington BID on Facebook, Twitter or go to washingtonbid.org.