Bodnar’s Auction HERE at the NJCEC

IMG_20140422_165404061Bodnar's Auction HERE at the NJCEC

A brand new show for the NJCEC but not the first show for this auction. Bodnar’s Auctions have been around for over 10 years and now have made the move to the NJ Convention Center. Come see over 20,000 square feet of different items from furniture, coins toy, jewelry, and much much more!

Preview Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Auction: Thursday July 17th the auction opens at 8:30am. As the sales begin preview ends in those rings except in the box-lot section.

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Brand New Show with a NJCEC staple


Chuckie’s Angel’s first project is our fun day/concert fundraiser July 12, 2014 from 10am-4pm at the NJCEC!

Chuckie’s Angels is preparing to launch We [R] S.T.A.R.S. (Seeking to Acknowledge Real Strength, an exciting fundraiser to raise funds for children with cancer, HIV/AID, paralysis, and Chuckie’s Angels. We are excited to prepare for this fabulous fun day to celebrate the lives of children living in difficult situations.

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The Innovative Beads Expo 11 Years of Quality Bead Shows in the Northeast:

10am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday

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New show and a classic show this weekend at the NJCEC



FEIS – Irish Dance Competition

Sunday June 22nd, Doors will open at 7:30 AM

There will be an admission fee of $12 for all non-dancers payable at the door.

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Sports, Spa’s and NJ Con at the NJCEC


NJCON Yes it’s that time again! Excitement abounds thinking about this year’s NJCON 6 “Fire In The East” This year New Jersey’s Premier Wargaming Convention kicks off on Friday June 6th, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. We are returning to the NJCEC for the 3rd year!

Friday, June 6th Gaming goes from 12pm till 1am and the Marketplace is open from 12pm-6pm.
Saturday, June 7th gaming goes from 9am till 1am and the Marketplace is open from 9am-6pm.
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Rich Altmans New Jersey Show: The Rich Altman New Jersey Show 2014 will be the hottest sports memorabilia show on the east coast at the NJCEC. There will be 200 of the top cards and sports memorabilia dealers in the country set up, along with the industry’s most respected and most recognized card graders and autograph/memorabilia authenticators.

Event hours: 06/06 3:00 – 8:00 PM, 06/07: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 06/08: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ADMISSION: Daily: Adults $7, Children 8-12 $5, Under 7 free.
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Hot Tub Blowout Expo: Don’t miss your chance to save up to 50% on a Hot Tub or Swim Spa at the NJCEC. Browse the Largest Display of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas in the Region from Major Brands at Up To FIFTY percent off. A huge selection of spas will be on display from major brands at huge discounts!

Hours: Fri 2p-8p, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p Free Admission
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Friday and Saturday we have the 24th Annual NJ Homeschool Convention. Workshops – Exhibitors – used Curriculum – plus a children’s program

The hours are Friday from 2 pm – 9 pm and Saturday 9 am – 6 pm.

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Abilities Expo!

Abilities Expo!

Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment.

Hours: 5/2: 11am-6pm, 5/3; 11am-6pm, 5/4: 11am-5pm.

Admission: FREE

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We are right in the middle of Day One of Showstoppers Dance Competition. Come see some amazing dancing
Saturday 7 am – 11 pm and Sunday 7 am – 8 pm

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Gem, Mineral and Fossils this WEEKEND!


A new NJCEC staple in April the Gem & Mineral Show is running Apr 11 2014 until Apr 13 2014. Attractions will include: Fine Mineral & Gem Gallery, Dinosaur skeletons, UV mineral room, Wholesale-Only area, etc. Also exhibiting is The Minerals & Fossil of NY/NJ!

Hours: Friday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

$8 Entry, Ages 5-12 are $3, under 5 years old are Free, Good for all 3 Days

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India Fair

India Fair

Experience Indian art, culture and heritage, ethnic food, and shopping at wholesale rates at India Fair!

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Bodnar’s Auction Sales relocates!

Bodnar’s Auction Sales relocates
to New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison

Central New Jersey’s largest auctioneer is going, going – and will be gone from their current location in Franklin Township, moving to a new and more expansive home at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison.
Bodnar’s Auction Sales inaugural sale at the new location in the Raritan Center industrial complex will be Thursday, April 24 beginning at 10 a.m. Previews are Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. the day of the sale.
The auctioneer has been stockpiling a wide variety high-quality antiques from four major collections for the first-ever sale at the new location. The collections include high end antiques and collectibles, Victorian jewelry, English and period American furniture, cut glass and 19th century decorative arts and more than 1,000 toys from all generations.
The final sale at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Ave., Franklin, will be April 10.
The two weeks in between will be a busy time for Bodnar and his crew as they prepare for the inaugural sale at the new site in Raritan Center, located at the intersection of several major interstates and state highways – the New jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Routes 1, 9, 35 and Route 287 and Route 440.
Just a few minutes ride from the Outerbridge Crossing and adjacent to the campus of Middlesex County Community College off Woodbridge Avenue, the centralized location was one of the main reasons Bodnar chose to relocate.
Helping to welcome Bodnar to the new venue will be Somerset Patriots’ mascot “Sparkee” and race car driver Chuckle Stones who competes at New Egypt Speedway in the Fast Track Crate 1 Sportsmen Division. Stones is overall track champion and was voted No. 1 newcomer in 2013. Bodnar has signed on as a sponsor with Chuckle Stones Motorsports. The race car will be on display.
The Convention & Exposition Center, a premiere location for trade shows, antiques and crafts shows, exhibitions and large-scale events moves the auction closer to those New York customers who cross the river into New Jersey each month for Bodnar’s wide-ranging sale.
The auction format features a “five-ring circus” of multiple auctions within the auction – antiques, collectibles, household items, furniture, toys, comic books, vintage and costume jewelry, coins, paper ephemera and the contents of entire households, with more than 6,000 lots being sold at each sale by a team of veteran auctioneers.
Bodnar will fine tune and streamline the format at the new location.
“We’re looking to have better customer service for sellers and buyers,” he explained. “Instead of running a five-ring auction, we’re going to try to contain the sales, rein it in so every sale is not going on during the main auction event which begins later in the afternoon.
“We’ll weed out some of the lower-end merchandise and stick to better quality merchandise, cut out the garage sale stuff from coming through the door,” he added.
The larger space will enable Bodnar to isolate each of the preliminary auctions leading up to the main sale.
“No longer will there be two sales in the same room simultaneously,” Bodnar said. “That can be daunting for the buyer; sometimes the auctioneers interrupt one another. What we plan to do is take each auction ring and contain it to its own separate room so they won’t be competing against each other.”
Whether it’s a fine piece of Victorian jewelry, a rusted weather vane or a vintage movie poster, a good auctioneer will goad, cajole and humor their audience to raise their paddles and bid higher and higher, looking for more, more, more.
More is what Bodnar will have at the new location – more space to display items, more room to load and unload merchandise before and after the sale and more parking for bidders.
Bodnar had also run out of room at the Ukrainian Center, an 8,000 square foot hall.
“Right off the bat, we’re going to more than triple our size, upwards of 30,000 square feet if needed,” Bodnar said.
Another plus for Bodnar’s crew and consignors is the availability of 14 bays at the loading dock providing plenty of room for unloading merchandise that is transported from Bodnar’s warehouse and brought to the auction by consignors.
The Edison site will also provide more parking with spots for 1,800 cars.
Bodnar has come a long way since conducting his first auction as a teenager in a Bound Brook parking lot in 1996, moving to the East Brunswick Elks’ Lodge for several years before relocating to the Ukrainian Center in 2002.
He has been honored twice in the past five years as the reigning Bid Calling Champion by the New Jersey Association of Auctioneers. Bodnar and his monthly auction sales are featured regularly on two cable television shows, “The Toy Hunter” on the Travel Channel and on “Comic Book Men” on AMC.
The schedule for Bodnar’s monthly sales at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center follows: April 24; May 29; June 19; July 17; Aug. 21; Sept. 25; Oct. 30; Nov. 20; Dec. 11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available at the on-site cafeteria.
Consignors are able to drop off merchandise on the Tuesday prior to each sales from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center is located at 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ, 08837. Further information is available on the website, or by calling (866) 349-7378.


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