Tourism

September 18, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 — Repaired and ready to return home, Belmar’s “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue will be welcomed back by the community with a 9 a.m. celebration on Friday, July 27 at Memorial Field. As the iconic 88-year-old monument is carefully reinstalled on its pedestal, the Belmar Historical ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA -  The National Constitution Center will open a permanent exhibit dedicated to the people and debates played a role in the formation and ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution in the Spring of 2019. A new theater performance and ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach turned into a giant sandbox for the hundreds of participants in Wednesday's 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest. As thousands of spectators crowded around to watch the building process unfold on July 18, sand sculptors of all ages took their pails, shovels, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!   Friday July 13 Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - ...

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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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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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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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NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Last summer, TSA screened more ...

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RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down. Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — Need an excuse to visit Belmar this weekend?  Curious about the eclectic collection of sculpture and other objects that occupies a small corner outside the Belmar Arts Center on River Road?  Why not solve both needs at once? The public is invited to learn more about the Belmar Arts ...

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Summer... a time to do whatever you please without having the stress of school or work. But like many others, you may find yourself unsure of how to spend your summer days. So, if you’re looking for something cool to do when it’s hot, consider these ideas: Get Cultured: Metropolitan Museum of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Many in Chatham know Jean-Eudes Haeringer for his work as a handyman around town, as well as the set he built for the Chatham Middle School's production of Willy Wonka Jr. But Haeringer is now adding a new skill that few can claim: Judge for the 2018 World Championship of Artisan ...

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BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching! That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd. Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Interested in original art by area artists? "Come to the Small Works Art Show, and support local history at the same time,” says Catherine Langley, co-chair of the event, which will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington. The show and sale will be Saturday, May 19 from 11 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – An event to promote mental health awareness will be held at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington.  Click here for more information. "Hold on to the Light” is sponsored by Safe Harbor Child Access Centers and Hunterdon Central High School’s Strides Against ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases. And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council. If the ordinance is ...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom welcomed two Grevy's Zebras to the park on Thursday May 3. Grevy's Zebras are the most endangered species of zebra. There are approximately 2500 Grevy's zebras in the wild and captivity.  The two females that were born on Thursday are ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  During World War I, residents of New York City’s East Side began holding informal gatherings in the streets to honor people from their neighborhoods who were serving the Armed Forces. One hundred years later, “block parties” have become a favorite festive way for neighbors to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPintoTravels got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center (“The Rock”).  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her ...

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