Jerry Seinfeld, Jersey Fresh, and jazz are just some of the events to check out this weekend.
JERRY SEINFELD AT THE BORGATA
Jerry Seinfeld, named the 12th best comedian of all time by Comedy Central, is bringing his observational humor to the Jersey Shore this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the comedic heavyweight will be performing standup at The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Since his "Seinfeld" days, Seinfeld has appeared on a number of television shows and created an Emmy-nominated web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" -- but he regularly returns to his standup roots. Tickets are sold out, but can be purchased on StubHub starting at $181. 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ. www.theborgata.com
ASBURY PARK LOVES JAZZ FESTIVAL
Perhaps the state's epicenter of music, Asbury Park will be introducing a new festival this summer saluting its rich history of jazz. Artists include Brooke Alford, Alex Bugnon, Jonathan Fritzen, Vincent Ingala and many more. The festival begins Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets for Sunday's main event, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with special guest Marion Meadows, start at $19. For information about showtimes and venues, visit www.asburyparkchamber.com.
CAPE MAY BABY PARADE
Break out your finest bib and flashiest booties, the babies are coming to town. Friday, Cape May will be holding its 83rd Annual Baby Parade, where dressed-up youngsters compete in a series of categories: pretty baby' decorated baby carriage; children walking in fancy dress; children walking in comic dress; decorated on wheels, best float (motorized or pulled); and best overall entry. The march kicks off at 11 a.m. on Congress Street, floats down Beach Avenue and ends on Howard Street. Registration required. www.discovercapemaynj.com
Celebrate nature's greatest makeover Saturday at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association's Butterfly Festival in Pennington. Every summer, about 3,000 visitors flock to the Watershed Reserve's 950-acre grounds for this family-friendly event. Activities include tethered balloon rides, live entertainment, an insect zoo, nature walks, crafts, water recreation and more. Children are encouraged to dress up for the Butterfly and Bug Parade. Tickets start at $8. Admission is free for critters under three years old. 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington. www.thewatershed.org
ATLANTIC CITY CIDER SOCIAL
"Pour" into Atlantic City Saturday to pay tribute beer's up and coming cousin, cider. This sweet, crispy libation has been making waves of late, with small cider festivals popping up all over the country. Atlantic City's social will have 30 vendors, food exhibitors, demonstrations, live music and amusements. Bob for apples, have some pie and find your favorite cider at the 21+ events. The two sessions are on Friday and run noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at www.cidersocial.com. Caspian Point, Atlantic City.
VINELAND'S JERSEY FRESH FESTIVAL
In celebration of the Garden State's top-tier produce, this festival will be returning Sunday after a decade-plus-long hiatus. From 2 to 9 p.m., fresh fruits and vegetables from local vendors will be sold, a "Mr. and Mr. Jersey Fresh" pageant will take place, and guests can enjoy themselves with crafting, a watermelon eating contest, face painting/henna, pony rides (2-5 p.m.) and live entertainment. For a full line-up of events and performance schedules, visit www.vinelandcity.org. Giampietro Park, Vineland.
BUSTER KEATON'S "THE GENERAL"
On Sunday, the East Lynne Theater Company will screen a hilarious, action-packed Civil War episode in Buster Keaton's "The General." This 1927 musical comedy follows the roundabout journey of railroad engineer as he tries to save his kidnapped girlfriend from Union soldiers. This installment of the Sunday Silent Film Series is co-sponsored by the Cape May May Film Society, and the musical accompaniment will be provided by Wayne Zimmerman. Tickets are $15 and free for children under 12. Reservations for the 8:30 p.m. film is suggested and can be made here or by calling 609-884-589. 500 Hughes St, Cape May. www.eastlynnetheater.org