Tourism

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — From Westfield’s Workshop for the Arts to the stages of Broadway, Tony and Emmy Award Nominated Composer and Westfield native Matthew Sklar continues to wow with his third musical, “The Prom.” The Broadway show, which opens Oct. 23 at the Longacre Theater, is about a group of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Disappointed that you couldn’t get tickets for Charlie’s Ale Garden during AddamsFest? Despite a “sold out” image on the Beer Garden page on AddamsFest.com, organizers said that more tickets will become available for purchase later this week. “As we said, we can only pre-sell as ...

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RED BANK, NJ - We walked in last month and spoke with John Acara, owner of Red Tank Brewing, 77 Monmouth Street, which will have their grand opening this Thursday. John is also the owner of John Acara Photography. It’s definitely a cool place: poured concrete bar top, industrial chic with a ...

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RED BANK, NJ – One of the best fall events Red Bank has to offer - the Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival. When:  Sunday, September 30th, from noon to 7 p.m. Where: White Street Parking lot What: Family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, and a host of children’s rides and games.  ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Quimby and Elm Streets in Downtown Westfield will become “Charlie’s Ale Garden” on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the town’s first AddamsFest, a three-day town-wide festival celebrating Westfield native Charles Addams, creator “The Addams Family,” that will include family-friendly ...

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EDISON, NJ - The John P. Stevens Marching Hawks will be hosting its 31st annual Marching Band Festival on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 12:00 noon.  The festival, which helps support the school’s marching band program, will include  music, food, and a variety of vendors.    This year’s John P.

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EDISON, NJ – The Mobile Family Success Center in partnership with the Edison Municipal Alliance will be hosting a healthy living initiative on October 21, 2018. The Fall Fest event will take place from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Edison Farmer’s Market, located at 925 Amboy Avenue. A rain date of Sunday, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Wings of Freedom Tour will land at Morristown Airport on September 4 as part of a 110 city tour. The tour brings the Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine," B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter, to the Morristown ...

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Owners of a business that delivers linens and other essentials to vacation homes had two special guests paying them a visit this week. Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern and Belmar Business Partnership Trustee Thomas Burke officially welcomed Blue Cottage Linens with a ribbon-cutting held ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township,. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. The Best of the Eagles band is performing ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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NEW YORK, NY - This week the Associated Press reminded travel media that a person who flies a great deal is a 'frequent flyer,' not a 'flier.'  According to AP, the style rule changed in 2017. 'Flier' is used in the phrase 'take a flier,' meaning to take a big risk.  

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OXFORD, UK -- A visit to England provides a great way to learn about the Beatles, but for a group of American college students studying in Great Britain this summer, their best lesson about the Fab Four came from a familiar source – one of their professors from the states. Laura Peterson, who ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!   Friday July 13 Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two parcels of land totaling 48 acres have been approved for a zip line adventure park which will be located at Mount Arlington Road and Rt. 46 in the Ledgewood section of Roxbury township.  Flagstaff Extreme LLC is the buyer and the owner of an extreme adventure course located in ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -  The National Constitution Center will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to the people and debates played a role in the formation and ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution in the Spring of 2019. A new theater performance and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.   PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition ...

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James has formally left Cleveland and his famous mural was removed today from the Cleveland skyline. We caught the final moments of the landmark with a few other news crews. For more travel articles, please visit the travel section by clicking here.  For our most recent ...

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On Sunday, July 1 at approximately 2:15 pm EDT, the crew of Carnival Glory rescued a 33-year-old crew member from Norwegian Getaway who had been drifting in the water approximately 21 miles north of Cuba.  Norwegian Cruise Line had reported him missing on Saturday.  The NCL crew member is being ...

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WASHINGTON – The Friday before the Independence Day holiday was the second busiest day in the history of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with more than 2.67 million travelers and crew members screened at checkpoints nationwide on June 29. The week of June 24 to 30 was the single ...

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OSLO - June 28, Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos was awarded the 2018 Ambassador’s Award by Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the United States Ambassador to Norway, for significantly contributing to building U.S.-Norway relations and growing the countries’ economies.  “I congratulate Bjørn Kjos on receiving ...

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NEW YORK CITY – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Airline of the Year 2017, has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 for the fourth consecutive year at the 25th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards. The World ...

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There are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ready to find the best spot to view. July 3 Elizabeth at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park at 9:30 p.m. South Amboy/Perth Amboy's joint display at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.88 today, one cent cheaper than last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price in New Jersey  is 13 cents cheaper than one month ago ($3.01), but 60 cents higher than it was on ...

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