What Do Real-Life Sexy Clowns Think of the Creepy Clown Craze? by Matt Chrystal for Weird NJ If you owned a TV, or a cellphone (or at least know someone who did), or have read a newspaper, then chances are … Continue reading
Yearly Archives: 2016
Our state has a long history of unique youth oriented attractions. Most of the really well known ones though, like Palisades Amusement Park or Jungle Habitat, closed down so long ago only older readers would be able remember them in … Continue reading
The demolition of a historic Binghamton Ferry, which shuttled passengers from Hoboken to New York City for more than 60 years before enjoying its second life as a floating restaurant will begin this December. The New York Times reports the … Continue reading
Poor Richard and Charles Hoopar. Some time in 1693, the brothers came across some mushrooms in the vicinity of Edison, New Jersey and decided to eat them. Maybe they found them in the woods and scarfed them down then and … Continue reading
Today it’s hard to imagine that the following sentence is describing an actual rally that once took place in a rural Sussex County, NJ town: “Flames from the wooden cross, forty feet high, crackled into the night throwing lurid shadows on the participants below, some of whom were dressed in hooded white robes, others in the gray uniforms of the German-American Bund. The scene took place at Bund Camp Nordland in New Jersey on August 18, 1940, when the Klan staged a monster anti-war, pro-American mass meeting jointly with the Bund.” Continue reading
Saturday, Oct. 22nd Makin Waves Rock Circus Showcase variety show is being produced by veteran NJ music columnist, Bob Makin and is set to debut at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse. The showcase boasts a stellar lineup that incorporates up-and-coming names from the worlds of music, sideshow and burlesque.
I enjoy shows like this where I can be introduced to new acts that I might not have otherwise seen or go to a gig where I get to see weird worlds collide. All the variety breaks things up a bit and offers something fun for everyone. Continue reading
Home State Hauntings is a 106 pages, fully illustrated, soft bound special issue of Weird NJ, beautifully photographed and designed by Paul Michael Kane with spine-tingling illustrations by Ryan Doan. Here, for the first time, we have compiled the most chilling tales ever told of supernatural encounters in New Jersey in this special issue of Weird NJ. Continue reading
I am in a van in a parking lot with New Jersey’s hottest band, The Battery Electric and we are living (L-I-V-I-N) it up, passing around a bottle of Lairds vodka in celebration. TBE absolutely killed it on stage at yet another gig in Asbury Park. Continue reading
Weird NJ correspondent Matt Chrystal has 10 Questions for Roxy Freefall, the creator of Awesome: The Podcast. Punch & Pie, and Joe Eckenrode, co-host of FizzButtonNJ, two of Jersey’s favorite PodCasts.
Weird NJ correspondent Matt Chyrstal attempts to keep up with the adventures of Paul Brown and Kat Habrukowich creators and stars of the web series, Comic Trips. The series has accurately been labeled as the “American Pickers for 80’s babies” and has already logged in five seasons plus several special episodes (Drunk Toy Review, What’s in the Box? Contest Giveways, Twinkie Taste Test, etc). Paul and Kat are powerhouses of positivity and pop culture knowledge. They are out and about, cruising down the nostalgia highway on a mission to find key issues, vintage toys and unique collectibles. Continue reading