The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is back this spring

After two years of outdoor-only gatherings, the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (TPRFM) will be held indoors (well, and outdoors too) on May 21-22 at the Cure Arena in Trenton.

The TPRFM is one of the most eclectic gatherings in the Garden State; their website describes the event like this:

The TPRFM is a family and cultural celebration and DIY craft show that takes place several times a year in Trenton and beyond and features hundreds of different DIY vendors and food trucks every day. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. We celebrate inclusivity, individuality, the arts, music, family, friendships, small businesses, DIY culture, and most importantly…community.

So what can you expect? TPRFM takes place three times a year and the one this spring will feature more than 300 “unique small businesses, artists and creators” each day, with food trucks and live music as well.

As for what will be available for purchase? A lot.

A few of the merchandise categories include: vinyl, vintage, handmade and original items; interesting curiosities, unique collectibles, horror memorabilia and (my favorite) taxidermy. That alone makes me want to go there.

Here are the details if you plan to go:

  • $15 at the door (valid for both days)!
  • Punx 10 and under are always free!
  • Parking located in the Cure Arena parking lot (81 Hamilton Ave)
  • Rain or shine. The market is indoors and outdoors

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NJ County Fairs are making a comeback: Check out the schedule for 2022

UPDATE 4/10: A current list of county fairs happening in the Garden State for 2022. From rides, food, animals and hot air balloons, each county fair has something unique to offer.

(Fairs are listed in geographic order from South NJ to North NJ)

These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of our listeners’ suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

Municipal tax bill for every city and town in NJ, filed

Just under 30 cents of every $1 of property taxes collected in New Jersey supports municipal services provided by cities, townships, boroughs, and villages. Statewide, the average municipal tax bill alone in 2021 was $2,725, but that varied widely from over $13,000 in Tavistock to nothing in three townships. In addition to the $9.22 billion in taxes for municipal purposes, special tax districts that in some locations provide municipal services such as fire protection, garbage collection or economic development collected 323, $8 million in 2021.

Diana J. Carleton