Shooting Opportunities and Photography Events Calendar


Date / Time Shooting Opportunity / Photography Event / Workshop



Saturday, June 1, 2:00 PM – Sunday, June 2, 4:30 PM
Photography Event: Greenwood Lake Air Show.  Also a car show.
126 Airport Road, West Milford, NJ 07480
Sunday,  June 2 to Wednesday, June 5
Photography Event:  OPTIC 2019, Wildlife & Travel Photo/Video Conference. This four-day imaging event will explore the inspiration, techniques and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors with an emphasis on conservation. Speakers include seasoned Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Photographers plus an assortment of impressive, contemporary photographers. Trade show, shooting stations, photo walks, parties, portfolio reviews, contests and much more.


The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Saturday, June 8, at 11 AM – 5 PM
Shooting Opportunity: Colonial Gardens Annual Rose Day Festival. The Festival celebrates the first signs of summer. Roses in bloom. In the heart of the park, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of roses many varieties, with both modern and historic significance. Visitors are encouraged to celebrate and revel in the day by strolling through the gardens, enjoining music, meeting local artisans and indulging in some great food.
Colonial Park Gardens,156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Saturday, June 22, at  1PM – 4 PM

Shooting Opportunity: Coney Island Mermaid Parade. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

Coney Island, Stillwell Ave & Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, New York 1122

Coney Island Mermaid Parade


Friday, July 26 at 1 PM – Sunday, July 28 at 9 PM

Shooting Opportunity: New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.  The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  

39 Thor Solberg Rd, Readington, New Jersey 08889

Balloon Festival



Wednesday, August 21 approximately 10 AM to 4 PM 

Shooting OpportunityATLANTIC CITY AIRSHOW 2019.  The 17th Annual Thunder Over The Boardwalk, features the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Royal Air Force Red Arrows, as well as, the GEICO Skytypers and the Miss GEICO Offshore Race Team!

Don’t forget to catch Practice Day on Tuesday, August 20 with a loose schedule of acts from approximately 11 am to 3 pm, as they circle and soar above the free beaches and Boardwalk of Atlantic City

Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Atlantic City Air Show 2019