Other NJ News

NJ Zombie Walk Rises From the Dead

Halloween Safety Tips

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Halloween is in the air and many decorations are already gracing porches and homes around the area. For many, the annual NJ Zombie Walk signals the beginning of the Halloween season. Thankfully, it's returned from the dead.

The walk's creator, Jason Meehan, buried the pre-Halloween celebration that began in 2007. Since then, the zombie-inspired parade along the Asbury Park Boardwalk has grown too large and costly to manage. Last year's walk attracted more than 9,000 zombies while many more came to enjoy the spectacle of walking dead.

Asbury Park businessman, John McGillion, resurrected the shore favorite from its premature grave. McGillion owns Johnny Mac's House of Spirits on Crookman Avenue. The walk will take place as planned on Saturday, October 10th.

Sign Up for E-News

Pre-zombie events will begin at noon. They will continue through 8 p.m. along the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The walk commences on the boards at 4 p.m. and will lumber along the planks to Asbury's downtown.

The parade of undead will end on Crookman and Main Street, directly across the street from McGillion's Johnny Mac's House of Spirits.

Make-up artists will be available in the Carousel House. People can get a complete zombie make-over, an undead touch-up or anything in between. Prices range from $10 through around $50.

The NJ Zombie Walk attracts a lot of walking dead and spectators. NJ Transit's New Jersey Coast Line has a train stop in Asbury Park. The station is about a 10-minute walk to the boardwalk.

Pay to park spaces and lots are available in town, but given the scope of the event, mass transit may be the way to go.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

South Plainfield


Steven Zarra, 63, affectionately known as Poppy by his grandchildren, passed away unexpectedly on ...
Read more

Letters to the Editor

Carly Kensey Graduates from ECU

July 13, 2018

GREENVILLE, NC -- Carly Kensey of South Plainfield graduated with a BA-Psychology from East Carolina University during spring commencement exercises May 4 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The fireworks capped off a new format for ECU's 109th spring commencement ceremony, which was held in the evening for the first time.

The keynote speaker for commencement was Linda McMahon, administrator of ...

Community Happenings

Adult “crafternoon” at the South Plainfield Public Library

July 15, 2018

Crafting isn't just for kids anymore!  Come to the South Plainfield Library on Saturday July 28 at 2pm for a fun filled “crafternon” for adults with crafter Patricia Dahl.  Crafters will be decorating a wine bottle. We will supply all the materials, just come and enjoy! If you have a glue gun at home, if you could bring it to the craft program.  Registration is ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Welcomes You

July 15, 2018

The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield is welcoming new members. Enjoy creative fund raisers, interesting activities while participating on standing committees, informative monthly programs, and the camaraderie of women whose efforts enhance the community. The club meets at 1:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at the American ...


Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)


If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...


Time for news from your friendly neighborhood AIR-CONDITIONED South Plainfield Library:

            First, a reminder that we’ll be closed on Sundays for the rest of the summer.  Our other operating hours remain the same.

            Turning to our very active schedule of ...

Press Releases

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey

July 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto South Plainfield has one primary focus.


It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the local council people are doing. What's happening in South Plainfield. And the biggest upcoming events in Hunterdon.

And while TAPinto ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...