Tourism

November 23, 2018

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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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October ...

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MONTCLAIR/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Architectural Digest recently announced its selection for the best designed museums in every state in America. The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located n the campus of Montclair State University, topped the list in the Garden State. According to a ...

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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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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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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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BELMAR, NJ — Bruce Springsteen may have put Belmar’s E Street on the rock ’n’ roll roadmap, but the borough is long known for its deep-rooted musical history that spans a multitude of genres. In its current exhibit at the municipal building, the Belmar Historical Society (BHS) pays tribute to ...

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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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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. The Best of the Eagles band is performing ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.    The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.   PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition ...

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James has formally left Cleveland and his famous mural was removed today from the Cleveland skyline. We caught the final moments of the landmark with a few other news crews. For more travel articles, please visit the travel section by clicking here.  For our most recent ...

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There are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ready to find the best spot to view. July 3 Elizabeth at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park at 9:30 p.m. South Amboy/Perth Amboy's joint display at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay.  Here is the ...

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When it comes to a vibrant oceanfront that is second to none, Belmar is that good. BELMAR, NJ — Stretching more than one mile along 21 blocks, nothing compares to Belmar’s beachfront when summer rolls into this popular Jersey Shore town. Belmar is a perennial favorite among day-trippers, ...

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Nearly 47 million people will take a trip this Independence Day, highest travel volume on record HAWTHORNE, N.J., June 28, 2018 — Nearly 47 million Americans, including over 1.32 million from New Jersey, plan to take a trip this Fourth of July, an increase of more than five percent compared with ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Youngsters can let dad know he’s their hero this Father’s Day — and every day — with a custom-designed T-shirt from Big Frog T-Shirts & More of Belmar. Today, June 16 is the last day children can participate in its “Super Dad” T-Shirt Giveaway, just in time for Father’s Day ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast. Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify proved he is a true champion when he made every pole a winning one in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy from the Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic defeated nine rivals in the mile and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Fresh from our Franklin Township bureau, there is tons of things to do in Sussex County this weekend. Friday, June 1 Franklin Township Public Library - Movie Matinee - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her ...

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