Tourism

May 1, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2.  Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be ...

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LBI REGION, NJ -   Mother’s Day is coming up fast, get by with a little help from your favorite restaurant, spa, shop, or service. Plan to treat Mom for a well-deserved day in the LBI Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members are looking forward to assisting with your plans for ...

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Happening Sunday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm decision-makers take a visually stunning, virtual tour that includes over two dozen chances one of a kind prizes, special discounts, and a showstopper of a Grand Prize   It's the Lucky 13th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning tour on ...

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NEWARK, NJ – More than 30 local artists came together this week to work on a one-of-a-kind “Black Lives Matter” mural which encompassed a year’s worth of planning and preparation.  After the killing of George Floyd sparked protests and rallies around the country in 2020, it served as a catalyst ...

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Step back in time and spend an afternoon outdoors at the Farmstead enjoying the “Music of the American Colonies” On Saturday, April 24 at 2 PM, Farmstead Arts will present Anne & Ridley Enslow in a concert of colonial music on the grounds of Farmstead Arts at 450 King George Road, Basking ...

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BRIGANTINE, NJ — The gray seal pup found underweight and injured on the Belmar beach in February has been sprung from rehabilitation. After spending nearly two months at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center — where its feeding instincts kicked in, and it gained some 30 pounds — the four-month old ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Art can affect how we see the world around us. That’s precisely what sponsors of a new, large-scale city art exhibit hope happens. On Earth Day – April 22 – the city is to unveil six one-of-a-kind, family-friendly art exhibits at various prominent venues. The six-month exhibits, ...

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Explore a lobby filled with venues, vendors, experts, and plenty of chances to win prizes as the destination wedding and party event comes directly to you for planning needs LBI Region, NJ - With the world reopening, plans are being made to safely gather, celebrate and make milestones memorable.

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CLEMENTON, NJ — An anonymous buyer has bid $2.37 million to rescue one of our nation's oldest amusement parks, 12 miles south of Camden, from being dismantled and sold for redevelopment. Pieces of Clementon Park and Splash World, which closed in 2019, were being sold off in a virtual auction ...

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NEWARK, NJ —The 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic.  “The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of our lives, but it has not stopped our magnificent Cherry Blossoms ...

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COLUMBUS, NJ -- Country line dancing is back at the County Fairgrounds in Columbus! If you are an experienced dancer, or have ever wanted to learn, now is your chance to put on your boots and head out to the Burlington County Fairgrounds for the return of the Burlington County Parks System's ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new bald eagle exhibit recently opened at Essex County Turtleback Zoo. The exhibit officially opened on Wednesday as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed Freedom, a four-year-old bald eagle, to the Turtle Back animal family. Freedom was rescued from a tree ...

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CRANFORD - Mr. Peanut and his NUTmobile will be making a special stop in Cranford during his east to-west-nut-crackin’ fest. According to the release, Mr. Peanut will be visiting Elinphant at 2 South Avenue E in Cranford on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. to “shell-ebrate” their employees for their hard ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. The Long Beach Island Region has been host to generations of celebrations, and since 2008 the Wedding Road Show & Party Planning tour has been the top resource for planning and booking local experts to make milestone occasions complete. As COVID-19 restrictions are still a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Attendees will enjoy a brisk winter afternoon outdoors learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup when Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) hosts its annual 'Maple Sugaring Fest' on February 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.  The family-friend festival will include tapping ...

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If you missed this very popular free tour last fall, the Sparta Historical Society’s special exhibit at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum, “Thomas A. Edison: The Person, The Vision, and His Genius,” will continue to be open by appointment through Spring 2021.  The exhibit is an overview including ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: In the Lincroft section of Middletown, there's a gem many know well called Thompson Park. There's so much to enjoy there in the 667 acre historic park featuring a lake with canoe rentals in the summer, miles of hiking trails and so much more...like cross country skiing and snow ...

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Connect and get info to create your celebration in this unique destination. Learn the latest tips and trends in an interactive virtual expo with local experts from the Long Beach Island Region of Coastal New Jersey. The members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce are preparing their ...

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Momentum is building for the Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Home Expo taking place this Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon online at www.SWKHomeExpo.com. Swag bag will be given to the first 250 people! Speakers will be covering a variety of topics of interest to ...

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What is not to love about a cool weather trip that is highlighted by your favorite flavors? Hit the road and make a reservation for the sweetest escape of the season. Winter in the Long Beach Island Region is the perfect time to enjoy some quality downtime. Southern Ocean County Chamber of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After the area was blanketed by well over a foot of snow on Monday, Essex County's resident groundhog delivered some potential good news for winter weary residents. Essex Ed, the groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather predication on Tuesday, Feb. 2, which is ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an order regarding all air passengers arriving in the United States from an international distrination. The order, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, is now in effect. The order ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 23, the JCC will stream three extraordinary films that explore the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities. These true stories illuminate the Jewish-Black alliances that helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. “As a community agency, ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season. The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told ...

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It may be sweater weather, but plans for summer begin with a winter trip. The LBI Region invites you down to sample an extraordinary destination where winter activities are set with pristine beaches, legendary pine forests, and historic downtowns.  Planning trends this year are all about ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless. Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed for the entire month of January, the county announced this week. The current COVID-19 data precipitated the decision to keep the zoo shut until Feb. 1, although the zoo will remain open through the end of December. "As a precaution ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT - A 25-ton, male Humpback whale washed up dead this weekend near the lighthouse in Barnegat Light. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has not yet determined the cause of death for the 35-foot whale. The whale is currently surrounded by caution tape and being protected by the NJ ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of sea turtles were unable to migrate this year before water temperatures became too cold. Sea Turtle Recovery, located at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, has added 17 new sea turtle patients. They join one patient already in the hospital from 2019. Turtle Back Zoo ...

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Get in the holiday spirit Fri, Dec 18 @ 6pm with the Holiday Cabaret for the Arts! @WhartonMusic and @ArtCenterNJ join forces for a festive evening of music + art. Also learn how you can shop local in Berkeley Heights. Watch the free livestream:  https://bit.ly/2VX1LBx  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - ...

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