Travel

TAPinto Travels: New Jersey Weekend Events, April 14-16

e3d0dd0d21920a724292_IMG_0220.JPG
Climb aboard the Easter Bunny Express! Credits: Courtesy of Black River and Western Railroad
f40547d2f054d5e878a9_IMG_0222.JPG
Join Peter Cottontail at Heaven Hill Farm for a cool Easter Egg hunt. Just don't leave all your eggs in one basket! Credits: Courtesy of Heaven Hill Farm
7bfaaee1ff999b607171_IMG_0223.JPG
Dress your children up in their best attire...and then let them tear through a field. Credits: Courtesy of Heaven Hill Farm
22233256ce011d48c16f_IMG_0224.JPG
Enjoy a visit to Allstede Farms for an Easter Egg Hunt, hay rides, moon bounce rides, and more. You had us at moon bounce. Two hours of my kid on that allows me to get a good night's rest. Credits: Courtesy of Alstede Farms
31526fcf98e948b5c4eb_IMG_0225.JPG
"Hay ride!" "Hay ride!" "Hay ride!" The chant is deafening. My kids will have a blast. Oh! And the photo ops...priceless. Credits: Courtesy of Allstede Farms
fbcb30c77b6d87f929b2_IMG_0226.JPG
Robert Bruce from “Comic Book Men” and the Easter Bunny will be there. Plus you can let your inner geek out while still being loved by your family. Will Robert Bruce dress as the Easter Bunny or? Credits: Courtesy of the StrangeXChange
e3d0dd0d21920a724292_IMG_0220.JPG

TAPinto Travels Locale - Sunny skies and spring weather has finally arrived in New Jersey. With the forecast finally showing mild temperatures, everyone is eager to bring their family to one of the many fantastic events happening this weekend throughout the state. The following are a few highlights you won’t want to miss.

Black River and Western Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express

All aboard the Easter Bunny Express this coming weekend! This laid-back, all-ages train ride will leave Flemington station and take a 25-minute scenic ride to Ringoes. After a brief pit stop, ticketholders will re-board the train for their return to Flemington. Peter Cottontail will be on the train, available for pictures and to hand out surprise treats. Advanced tickets for the diesel train are recommended and can be purchased through the railroad’s website.

Sign Up for E-News

Heaven Hill Farm Easter Egg Hunt

It’s not too late to gather up the kids and attend one of the area’s annual Easter Egg hunts. One of the most popular hunts in Northern New Jersey takes place at Heaven Hill Farm in Sussex County on April 15. Throughout the day, there will be multiple times for the egg hunts and scheduled hayrides. An Easter bonnet contest will also be held. No pre-registration is required.

Easter and Springtime Family Festival

If you're in Morris County, you must travel to the Chester-based Alstede Farms for their springtime-themed weekend festivals. This coming weekend, the farm has added Friday and Saturday seatings for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. For one low admission price, you can buy entry into the festival for admission to the farm's Easter Egg Hunt, hay rides, moon bounce rides, scavenger hunt, and more.

The StrangeXchange

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary to do this weekend? Then, you should head down to Wellmont Theatre in Montclair on Saturday for the Strange Xchange to buy unusual and unique gifts for everyone in your family. Soaps, leather jewelry, henna tattoos, and more will be available. Robert Bruce from “Comic Book Men” and the Easter Bunny will be there to add star power to the event. Advance tickets are available for purchase.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

Former Jefferson School Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

June 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

June 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday.   There were students on the buses at the time according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.   

One driver and two students had minor injuries said Matos.   According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ALJ's school nurse ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9f96b00f934f44e64d68_fridays-for-families-social-media-03

Fri, June 22, 3:00 PM

Outside of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's office, Morristown

Fridays for Families: Vigil in Morristown calls ...

Government Health & Wellness Law & Justice

Fri, June 22, 8:00 PM

Education Center, West Orange

Night Moves: Evening Guided Zoo Tours

Education Other

Montclair Police Blotter: Thai Chef Burglarized, Four iPhones Stolen and More

June 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The following police blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on June 12, 2018:

Burglary/Theft:

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Burglary to an apartment.  Cash was taken in this incident.  Access was gained through an unlocked rear door.  

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Theft of a scooter from the rear yard of a residence.

06-05-2018 (Elm ...

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety of Special Needs Students on School Buses Clears Assembly Panel 

June 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel. 

This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio of school bus aides to special needs students on a school bus.