Tourism

November 10, 2019

The annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club is back for another season at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union Township. The centerpiece of the festivities is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout. “The Holiday Sound and Light ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Museum rolled out an official rebrand nearly two years in the making on Wednesday, greeting visitors with a new name and logo for a daylong community celebration.  Now the Newark Museum of Art, museum leadership said the historical institution decided to refresh its identity ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The New Jersey Ballet, New Jersey’s Premiere Dance Company, presents an evening of works by a variety of contemporary choreographers that highlight the breadth and depth of the company’s artistic offerings. The evening’s performance will include excerpts from Vincente ...

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Palisades Virtuosi concert at Farmstead Arts Center on Sunday, November 10 at 2 PM   On Sunday, November 10 at 2 PM, Farmstead Arts will present Palisades Virtuosi, one of New Jersey’s premier chamber music ensembles in the Farmhouse at 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. Tickets: $20 ...

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NEW JERSEY - With Halloween just three days away witches, goblins and ghosts are in the air. Well, not really, but for those who love to be scared, New Jersey has a cornucopia of ghost stories that will send a shiver down even the strongest spine. If you're looking for a creepy spot to visit on ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds senior residents that the new Guided Nature Walks series is continuing at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, every Wednesday through November 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The series is free and participants age 55 and older are ...

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The public is invited to explore the fascinating world of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and jewelry at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Admission to the event is free. The Gem, Mineral and ...

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On Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm, Opera at Florham presents “La Bella Musica di Bel Canto” in the beautiful and historic Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Baritone Samuel McDonald, soprano Brenna Markey and tenor Ian Matthew Castro perform Bel Canto opera selections emphasizing the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - You never know who or what is lurks in the shadows along the boardwalks in New Jersey when the rides close and everyone goes home for the night especially during the days leading up to Halloween. If you love enjoy thrills and chills, head to the 2019 Milltown Haunted River ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick City Center's Oktoberfest is returning for its third annual celebration Saturday. Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, food, beer, and community held on George Street in New Brunswick's City Center from noon to 5 p.m. Oktoberfest returned to the Hub ...

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MT. TABOR, NJ - There is a spooky opportunity coming soon where you can stroll the historic streets of Mt. Tabor learning first hand about its ghosts and spirits, past and present.   The second annual Mt. Tabor Ghost Walk will be held on October 18th and 19th and tickets are going fast!  Based ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The annual ritual of “closing” the beach for the winter has been completed in Belmar, with one visible difference. There are no temporary dunes on the southern end of the 1.3-mile oceanfront. Under Belmar’s new beach management plan, the entire beachfront will remain free of these ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   Can you handle It? Too scary for you?  Only have friends among the living?  Then maybe this annual East Brunswick event is not for you.  But you are ready for a frightening adventure that' all in good fun... The 4-H Haunted House and Hayride begins ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As humpback whales begin heading south for the winter, their journey is giving whale watchers boundless opportunities to see these massive mammals — sometimes just a short distance off the Belmar shoreline. In a recent excursion on the Sea Eagle, marine conservationist Gina Greer of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Kite Festival will get off the ground on Sunday, September 29 along the Third Avenue beach, beginning at 11 a.m. All eyes will be turned the skies for the free event, sponsored each fall by the Belmar Business Partnership, with members of the South Jersey Kite Flyers and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Actor Kirk Cameron, known to many for his role in ABC's 'Growing Pains' will be at the Nutley Free Public Library Thursday September 19 for the launch of 'Trapped In My Body In My Own Words.' 'Trapped' is the story of Nutley resident Melissa Centrella, who despite serious physical ...

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, September 22 at 12:30 pm. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the first burst of fall color in the arboretum. To join a tour, meet at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 ...

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Union County residents and visitors looking for an educational activity for all ages can come to Open House events at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union Township every Saturday afternoon in September from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and experience the sights and sounds of an enormous HO ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Before Hurricane Dorian scurried away from the Jersey Shore coastline, photograph Paul Spennrath captured these photos of the storm’s strength yesterday along the Belmar oceanfront. The unidentified photographer in several of the photos taken on September 6 provides a perspective of ...

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STAFFORD -  The weather report looks great!  Hurricane Dorian will be far out to see.  This Saturday is the opportunity to celebrate the Irish at the Jersey Shore. The Ocean County Chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh members are all set to welcome everybody at the 2019 Ocean County ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ -- When Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGA) in Jackson tells you they are one of the safest parks in the USA, they now have a great example to back that claim up. A real life Fright Fest was averted when quick thinking security at SFGA and their partners at Jackson Police Department ...

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NEW JERSEY - It's arrived; the final weekend of summer. Most college kids are off. Back-to-school sales are in full swing and pumpkin spice is back in coffee shops across the Garden State. For residents who didn't pack up the car and head off for the last three-day weekend of summer, here are some ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Rumor has it that it was a lovely farmgirl that brought Captain Kidd to Barnegat, while legend suggests the notorious pirate left behind some hidden treasure. Meanwhile, this September 7th, young and old buccaneers are expected to take over Barnegat for its annual Pirate’s ...

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MARGATE CITY, NJ - With summer camps finished for the season and school still more than a week away, the wanning days of August scream day trip. So, how about spending an afternoon inside a six-story pachyderm? Lucy the Elephant is just a ride down the Garden State Parkway and is a unique piece of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County ...

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