Anime NYC 2022 (5th Anniversary)

This year’s Anime NYC was a 5th Anniversary celebration! Returning to the Javits Center, New York’s very own premier Japanese pop culture convention ran from November 18-22, 2022 and was complete with a spectacular Exhibitor Hall, top-notch cosplay, panels & programming, and an all-star guest list which includes even more Japanese guests than ever before!Continue reading “Anime NYC 2022 (5th Anniversary)”

Anime NYC 2021

Anime NYC is the premier anime convention in New York City. Powered by Crunchyroll, it returned to the Javits Center for 3 epic days from November 18-20, showcasing the biggest and best in Japanese pop culture, literature, media, and art. This year’s convention featured 60+ special guests, hundreds of vendors & artists, and dozens ofContinue reading “Anime NYC 2021”

Edison Holiday Art & Craft Festival 2021

Fans of handmade artisan crafts & specialty gourmet foods might remember the fan-favorite Sugarloaf Craft Festival which unfortunately shuttered during the pandemic. But thankfully a new craft show has emerged to fill the void, thanks to Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors! Inviting many familiar vendors from past Sugarloaf Festivals, Howard Alan Events alreadyContinue reading “Edison Holiday Art & Craft Festival 2021”

Yard House Preview Party at American Dream Mall

Opening soon on November 15 in the second biggest mall in America, Yard House hosted a VIP preview party at their newest location in American Dream Mall (East Rutherford, NJ)! This exclusive invite-only event featured a mini selection from their curated menu served butler-style table by table. Each VIP received two drink tickets to tryContinue reading “Yard House Preview Party at American Dream Mall”

Quakertown Spring Craft Fair 2021

It was the first day of Spring and the annual Quakertown Spring Craft Fair was held outside the Quakertown Farmers Market building on March 20 & 21. With free admission to the fair, you gain access to over 75 local crafters & vendors specializing in all kinds of handiwork like ceramics, glassware, woodwork, jewelry, candles,Continue reading “Quakertown Spring Craft Fair 2021”

Sakura Japanese Sake Kit Kats (Valentine’s Day 2021)

It’s a Valentine’s Day tradition here at LesDudis to take a look at a limited flavor of Nestlé’s (or Hershey’s, here in the states) Kit Kat. And since this past year was a bit more on the “sucky” side, I thought I’d mix things up with “Sake” (pronounced /sakeh/)! That’s right! The Sakura Japanese SakeContinue reading “Sakura Japanese Sake Kit Kats (Valentine’s Day 2021)”

Red Mill Museum Winter Village 2020

This year’s Winter Village at Red Mill Museum along with the 11th Annual Festival of Trees took place during Thanksgiving weekend from November 27-29. With over 30 handmade craft vendors and decorative trees, the Red Mill grounds became a Winter Wonderland! With the holidays quickly approaching, Winter Village was the perfect way to kickoff yourContinue reading “Red Mill Museum Winter Village 2020”

Art In The Garden 2020 (Calgo Gardens)

The annual Art In The Garden show at Calgo Gardens is a one-day event showcasing nearly 50 artists & vendors specializing in jewelry, home decor, soaps, pottery, sewn products, and even food & snacks! All the tables were spaced apart throughout the Freehold, NJ garden’s grounds so that the show could be safe & enjoyableContinue reading “Art In The Garden 2020 (Calgo Gardens)”

Kevin Smith’s Mooby’s Pop-Up Restaurant (Red Bank, NJ)

A Mooby’s restaurant has popped up in Red Bank, NJ… but only for a week (September 18-25). Gianni’s Pizzeria temporarily became the fictional fast food restaurant found in Kevin Smith’s cinematic universe, offering a takeout experience that would make even Jay & Silent Bob jealous! Fans were able to book a pickup time in advanceContinue reading “Kevin Smith’s Mooby’s Pop-Up Restaurant (Red Bank, NJ)”

Oktoberfest 2020 at Tranquillity Farms

Oktoberfest was a 3-day event hosted at Tranquillity Farms in Andover, NJ from September 18-20 and featured food by James Off Main, beer & hard seltzer by Czig Meister Brewing, craft vendors, live music, and farm activities like hay rides, pumpkin launchers, and a corn maze! Spread across four 4-hour sessions, the event followed stateContinue reading “Oktoberfest 2020 at Tranquillity Farms”

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (Summer 2020)

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk-inspired flea market with unique collectibles, antiques, original artwork, handmade items, and other interesting curiosities. It’s held multiple times a year and for its post-quarantine comeback show, it took over the Cure Insurance Arena parking lot in downtown Trenton, NJ! Over 60 vendors assembled each day forContinue reading “Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (Summer 2020)”

Paramus Food Truck Festival 2020

You know it’s officially summer when Food Truck Festivals start rolling in! And with the area still slowly opening up and trying to understand what the new norm is, the Paramus Food Truck Festival took extra precautions to make sure their summer kickoff event on July 12 was as safe as possible for all whoContinue reading “Paramus Food Truck Festival 2020”