Tourism

December 13, 2018

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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WHARTON, NJ – Operation Toy Train will make stops in Morris County for the third consecutive year on Dec. 8 and 9. Operation Toy Train is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a special annual collection train for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation in northern New Jersey ...

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 Donations will be collected on behalf of the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad’s campaign for a new ambulance. Ambulance tours will be available outside the theater. Seats are limited for ELF, please RSVP by Nov 27 by scanning the QR code or emailing ...

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Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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World Wide Flash Mob Dance Promotes KINDNESS with Kick Cancer Overboard by Sending a Family on a Cruise!  Red Bank, NJ…Dancers and spectators took to the streets of Red Bank on November 11th to promote KINDNESS during World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 20,000 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The very popular German Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.  This is the 17 year of the event that raised money for several local charities. Having exhausted all possible space on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk and inside the Country ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club. The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in ...

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Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey, the Town of Newton and the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce for A Spellbinding Afternoon of Hocus Pocus NEWTON, NJ – Polish your wand, grab your spell book and rev up your broom as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey has ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield New Jersey community is set to celebrate "AddamsFest," honoring the legacy of hometown cartoonist Charles Addams, of Addams Family fame, from October 26-28, 2018. Held just before Halloween, the festival will be packed with events "altogether ooky," such as ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Halloween Parade & Magic Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 27 and is sponsored this year by Beneath the Surface Spa, 19 Waverly Pl., Hat Shop Madison, 81 Main St. and Woodland Bakery & Cafe, 650 Shunpike Rd., Chatham ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Great surf conditions, offshore wind, gorgeous warm weather, sold-out event, and hundreds of fans combined to create an epic day on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for the Clean Ocean Action Open Surf Contest at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, NJ.   Surfers in eight ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 4th Annual LBI FLY International Kite Festival kicks off on Ship Bottom's beaches this Friday, October 5 at noon and runs through Columbus Day. "The first LBY FLY International Kite Festival was held in October 2015 had 32 invited kite fliers, however, many more kite fliers ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Come rain or shine, the third annual Food Truck & Family Festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Gardner Field in Denville, 12 – 6 p.m. This year’s event will feature something for everyone: --onstage kids acts --face-painting --temporary tattoos --arts and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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LAFAYETTE, NJ –A Classic Car Cruise will be hosted on the green at the Shoppes at Lafayette on Saturday.  The village held a grand re-opening ribbon cutting on Thursday evening.  In addition to the classic car cruise this weekend, Extreme Energy Solutions' race cars and drivers will be on hand.  ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday.  Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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The South Orange Department of Recreation is presenting a 19th century baseball game on Saturday, September 15, starting at noon on Cameron Field in South Orange. Part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in ...

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — Four sea turtles, including a 250-pound loggerhead, will be returned to the ocean from the Point Pleasant beach at 7 a.m. tomorrow, September 5. Sea Turtle Recovery (STR), the nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, will be conducting the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will be hosting their third Annual Fall Festival.  This year, in addition to activities for young and old, vendors, live music and blacksmith demonstration the event will feature a classic car show. Children can enjoy a hay bale maze and face painting.  There will ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Snow leopards and Amur leopards are the centerpiece of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s newly reopened leopard exhibit, which officially reopened on Monday. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was on hand Monday afternoon to cut the ribbon at the exhibit as part of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Before heading back to college, Belmar lifeguard Tyler Daniskas ended his summer with quite an eventful week. After he was among a handful of Belmar beach patrol members who got their chance to test a done-assisted lifesaving system along the beachfront on August 22, the next day he ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device on August 22 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden will hold a program on one of the most royal of insects in our area _ “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” _ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills. Cynthia Hedin, ...

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LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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