Tourism

November 28, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Holiday tunes, Neapolitan songs and classic arias, including selections from the “Great American Song Book” will be included in upcoming performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. For David Wroe, the orchestra’s music director, picking a favorite part of the orchestra’s ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -   The 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream.  The incredible masterpieces can be viewed from Friday November 30 through Sunday December 9. Last year, over 179 edible masterpieces were crafted by schools, scouts, families and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was built in 1739 on a rise overlooking the Raritan River. George Washington visited it, so did British soldiers, who according to legend left their marks that are still visible today on the heavy wood floors. Buccleuch Mansion, in Buccleuch Park, is still standing and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Winter Wonderland opened Friday, Nov. 23 at Van Saun County Park. On Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, the county will light the Winter Wonderland Tree at 6:30 p.m. The Winter Wonderland Menorah Lighting is set for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Located on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, ...

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Experience Historic Holiday Traditions, and Honor the U.S. Armed Forces MORRISTOWN, N.J. On Sunday, November 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday and mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season continues every night Every Night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the light at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25 The ...

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PATERSON, NJ- In a Friday ceremony punctuated by moving song and poetry performances by four talented Paterson residents, Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of national, state, and county officials in announcing the launch of the next phase of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park improvements, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A comprehensive statewide nature photography exhibit will be on display through the end of November at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Photographer, Dave Blinder is a licensed real estate agent, real estate photographer, volunteer board-member of Protect Our Wetlands, Water and ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to celebrate fall during Columbus Day Weekend October 5-8 and take advantage of the Long Beach Island Region's best time of year. Whether it is on the beach, bay or the pines there will be plenty of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Former Secretary of State and five-term US Senator John Kerry joins the roster of award- winning authors at Morristown Festival of Books! EVERY DAY IS EXTRA: AN EVENING WITH JOHN KERRY is an event you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendars now! Kerry will be speaking at 7:30 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The full schedule for AddamsFest has been announced on AddamsFest.com, and it’s jam-packed with events for people of all ages. The town-wide celebration will honor Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creation, "The Addams Family," throughout October all around ...

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WOODBRIDGE, 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 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Enjoy a fun filled day of wagon rides, farm animals, live music and hands-on activities at the Fall Harvest at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm. The event takes place on Sunday September 16 from 12 noon - 5pm. Visitors can hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield's own New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your ...

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Edison, NJ - The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, located on 37 Christie Street in Edison, is open from Thursdays thru Saturdays, from 10 am- 4 pm.  Every visitor is given a special tour of the museum, which features original artifacts as well as souvenirs available for purchase. The historic ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The St. Bart's Italian Festival is an annual tradition in Scotch Plains that bids farewell to summer and kicks off the fall calendar. Founded in 1974, the festival features live music, amusement park rides, games, and, of course, great food, including pizza, pasta, clams, ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .   The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance. The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm. The parade run through Oak Tree Road starting in Iselin, New Jersey and end in front of The Mall on Oak Tree Road in Edison. Last year’s parade attracted about 15,000 people from all over the ...

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This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival.  RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being ...

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Florham Park, N.J.,  — As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38 percent) are likely to purchase travel insurance for future ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Over 300 volunteers and sponsors gathered at Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey ahead of the New Jersey India Day Parade, which runs from Edison to Iselin on Oak Tree Road. The event was the local kickoff for the parade. The Indian Business Association, which hosts the annual ...

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ANAHEIM, CA- Employees, or cast members, of the Disneyland Resort in Souther California will soon receive one of the highest minimum wages in the nation. It was announced on Friday that the company reached a deal with its largest labor union to raise the wage for those  represented by Master ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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