Getaways

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday. These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - ...

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Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival. Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19.  The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19.  The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An exhibition exploring the Newark Public Library and Newark Museum's past will kick off Jan. 15 to celebrate the historic anniversaries of each institution. The Newark Public was founded 130 years ago and the Newark Museum was established 110 years ago. The library's second ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park. According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE – Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes will compete in the first state-wide event of 2019 and culminating event of the winter sports season, the annual Winter Games. Nearly 800 athletes from across New Jersey have qualified to compete. The figure skating competition will ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Getting into New York City on the weekends just continues to get harder.  With the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel under construction as part of a multi-year project, mass transit would be the advisable way to get to downtown NY.  Until now. From Saturday, January 5, onward PATH’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is joining in a popular trend and getting a beer garden of sorts this spring when a new restaurant opens, filling a now-vacant location near the train station. Redd's Biergarten will open at the foot of Easton Avenue, in the prime downtown site that was ...

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With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 key ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast of 125 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— If you’re looking for last minute New Year’s Eve plans, there are a few family-friendly events happening along the Camden waterfront. The Battleship New Jersey will open its decks to the public for just $10 for both the 6 p.m. or midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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NATIONAL -- With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 ...

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A record-breaking 112.5 million expected to travel nationwide FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- AAA forecasts one-third of Americans (nearly 112.5 million) – including more than 2.7 million New Jerseyans – will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays. The record-breaking travelers ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Holiday activities at the nearby Historic Village at Allaire are among a host of events planned this month at New Jersey state parks, culminating with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day. At Allaire State Park in ...

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BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing ...

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