Arts & Entertainment

Family Fun New Year's Eve Activities

4de4a4fa44c2a226ecd2_New_Years_Eve_Baby.jpg
4de4a4fa44c2a226ecd2_New_Years_Eve_Baby.jpg

NEW JERSEY - Don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? Don't despair. There's always plenty to do in the Garden State and that includes some New Year's Eve fun that includes the kids too. So, if there isn't any hope of snagging a last minute sitter, here are some family friendly activites for the last day of 2015 that everyone can enjoy.

  • Head down to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk for First Night Ocean County. Fun begins at noon and lasts until 5 p.m. and includes fireworks. Cost is $5.
  • More Jersey Shore fireworks at JFK Boulevard Beach in Sea Isle City. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and last until 11:30 p.m.
  • South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are always having a party and they never want to go home. Spend New Year's Eve at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a rockin' concert, Jersey style. Show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are still available.
  • Spend New Year's Eve at IPlay America in Freehold. A New Year's Eve party pass for $39.95 includes unlimited rides and attractions, a $10 game card as well as party favors and giveaways. There will also be entertainment and a TV to watch the ball drop. Adults can enjoy a cocktail area too.
  • Take a trip down to Camden to the Battleship New Jersey for fireworks. There will be two shows. Tickets are $10 each. Boarding begins at 4 p.m for the 6 p.m. show and at 10 p.m. for the midnight fireworks display.
  • Splash into the New Year at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Holiday decorations and lights are still up. Count down the New Year early with a fabulous view of the fireworks over the Delaware River.
  • Take a ride down the Parkway to Ocean City's First Night Celebration. America's favorite seaside resort has a bunch of activites happening.
  • Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Delaware River in Lambertville. Fun starts at 9:30 p.m.

If all else fails, curl up on the couch with a good movie, some snacks and when midnight nears watch a bunch of folks on television freezing in Times Square until the ball drops to signal the arrival of 2016.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

A Call for Artists, Artisans and Artisan Farm Market Vendors for East Brunswick’s 16th Annual Art and Music Festival

April 26, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick, Department of Recreation & Parks and the East Brunswick Arts Commission will sponsor the 16th Annual East Brunswick Art & Music Festival – an outdoor juried show of fine art and fine handmade crafts – on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The daylong event is planned to provide artists with a venue to ...

Relief for Somerville Neighborhood: New DMV Office To Open in So. Plainfield May 14

April 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14 -  not a day too soon for residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place.

B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV visited the Somerville facility Saturday at the  invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 28, 10:00 AM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick

East Brunswick Community Preparedness & Awareness ...

Wed, May 2, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Thu, May 3, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

East Brunswick Ward Of Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints To Hold Community Preparedness & Awareness Event

April 26, 2018

The East Brunswick Community Preparedness & Awareness Event is free to local residents
interested in planning for major life events and becoming more self-sufficient during natural
disasters and other emergencies. The event will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until
2:00 p.m. at 303 Dunhams Corner Road in East Brunswick, sponsored by the East Brunswick
Ward of The Church of ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

April 26, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...