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Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto

Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe.

This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread.

If you have leftover pesto, freeze it in an ice cube tray for future use.

Lemon-Basil Pesto:

1 cup packed fresh basil ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto

June 5, 2021

Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe.

This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread.

If you have leftover pesto, freeze it in an ice cube tray for future use.

Lemon-Basil Pesto:

1 cup packed fresh basil ...

Cool Drinks to Crave on Hot Summer Days

Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks:

Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving.

Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely easy and more flavorful than pouring hot coffee over ice. Watch how to make it with no special ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

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‘Uncork the Vaccination’: NJ Wineries Offer Free Wine After Your COVID Shot

May 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — First there was “Shot and a Beer.” Now there’s “Uncork the Vaccination,” offering adults who get their first COVID vaccine dose during the month of May a free glass of wine at participating New Jersey wineries, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

The program is a partnership between the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Gov. Murphy ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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Happy Bee Day to You: Sweet Ways to Celebrate World Bee Day in NJ

May 20, 2021

NEW JERSEY — May 20 is World Bee Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.

Current bee species extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times higher than normal due to human impacts, the UN says. Without pollinators like bees, our food supply would be quite boring, not to ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

In Season Now: What’s That Weird Vegetable? It’s Kohlrabi!

NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone.

The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did.

Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green and purple. Its crunchy flesh can taste like ...

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Livingston Public Library Accepts Donation From LMPA

June 14, 2021

On June 11, Director of Livingston Public Library (LPL) Amy Babcock accepted a check in the amount of $950 donated to the Friends of the Livingston Library by Livingston Multicultural Parents Association (LMPA), a newly formed parents support group in town. The LMPA team members extended their appreciations to Mrs. Babcock and the staff at LPL for their support and assistance to last ...

New Jersey Ballet Presents First Live Performance: New Look 2021

NEW JERSEY BALLET PRESENTS

New Look 2021: Classical and Contemporary Works New to the Repertory

Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

June 3, 2021 (Florham Park, NJ) – New Jersey Ballet is thrilled to return to the stage and present
New Look 2021: Classical and Contemporary Works New to the Repertory.