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February 26, 2024

SHORT HILLS, N.J., February 19, 2024 – The Mall at Short Hills, the dominant fashion and  luxury destination in the suburban metropolitan New York area, is pleased to announce photos  with the Easter Bunny. Bunny Photos will be held from February 23 – March 30:  February 23 - March 17  Monday ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Orchid lovers will travel from far and wide to visit the Deep Cut Orchid Society Show and Sale right in Holmdel! It is the biggest orchid show in the tri-state area and will be held February 16, 17, and 18, 2024.  Deep Cut Orchid Society is holding a 3 day show and sale in the ...

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CENTRAL NEW JERSEY — Saturday marks the start of the Lunar New Year with a host of events and celebrations across the Garden State from now until Saturday, Feb. 24th. This is the “Year of the Dragon,” an Asian zodiac sign that represent power, success, honor, and luck, especially for children ...

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EDISON, NJ - The 23rd annual Super Pet Expo will be held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue in Edison. Participants can see animals perform tricks with celebrity trainers, purchase food and toys for their pets, and speak to representatives from an animal ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - East Brunswick's Dr. Lauren Adamo, a Rutgers Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the director of the university's Geology Museum, wants visitors to listen to the stories that rocks tell. She wants people to hang out for a while with some mosasaurs.  ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ring in 2024 with a First Day Hike in the Garden State.  Each New Year's Day, the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry offers free and guided hikes across the state as part of America's state Parks First day Hikes program. These free hikes "offer a great incentive to get ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- While Times Square is known worldwide for its New Year's Eve celebrations, New York is ranked only third-best city for ringing in the New Year, according to a study by WalletHub. The personal finance website rated 100 U.S. cities and examined 26 key metrics, including entertainment ...

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NEW JERSEY — Approximately 115.2 million travelers will travel 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period from Saturday, December 23 to Monday, January 1, projects AAA. The number of travelers is a 2.2% increase over last year and the second highest since 2000 when ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - The largest outlet and value retail center in New Jersey, The Mills at Jersey Gardens, has announced its annual Jingle Bell Dash 5k on Sunday, December 3, 2023, in support of Children's Specialized Hospital. All proceeds from the race, including registration fees, will go directly ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Mayor and Council have announced that there will likely be an increase in beach badge fees heading into the new year. At its most recent meeting, officials amended an ordinance that would change how the borough reaches its prices.  In previous years, the borough used ordinances ...

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NEW JERSEY -- AAA is projecting that almost 1.4 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 2.7% over last year and the highest number on record since AAA started tracking holiday travel in 2000. The Thanksgiving holiday travel ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Glen Rock photographer Eileen Hillock got a sneak peek of the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats on November 14 and shared them with TAPinto. Featured this year, Thursday, November 23, are four new floats, one car and six new balloons. New Floats: Brach’s Palace of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo has announced that the Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo and in the surrounding Essex County Recreation Center in West Orange will begin on Sunday, November 17. According to a press release, admission is free and the ...

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After a season of weekly reports from the New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS), the peak leaf viewing season is over. On Friday Nov 10, the NJFS reported, "The time has come... The State of New Jersey is completely passed peak for this season's fall foliage. Hopefully you were able to experience the ...

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NEW JERSEY - With Halloween just three days away witches, goblins and ghosts are in the air. Well, not really, but for those who love to be scared, New Jersey has a cornucopia of ghost stories that will send a shiver down even the strongest spine. If you're looking for a creepy spot to visit on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Leaves are changing color fast across the state, so much so that the New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS) issued their weekly 'Fall Foliage Conditions' report two days early this week.  According to the NJFS, areas along NJ's northern border are at peak. Hunterdon and Warren counties ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The annual Fall Foliage show in New Jersey's tree canopy is now statewide, with some areas much further along in their colorful display than others.  The New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS) reports no areas of the state at "Peak" status yet, the residents of the northernmost part of ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY: Are you brave enough to take on the haunting imaginations of our students' minds? Designed, built and run by past and present students, this tormented trip through body parts, evil creatures, and more will redefine "stage fright"....FOREVER!!! Brookdale Haunted Theater is ...

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Asbury Park, NJ - Get ready for a spine-chilling spectacle this Saturday as Asbury Park transforms into a ghoulish gathering ground for the annual Zombie Walk. The undead will rise from their graves this Saturday, October 7th, at 4 pm sharp, congregating at the iconic Convention Hall on the ...

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The New Jersey Storytelling Festival will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 12pm to 5pm - featuring more than 50 storytellers in six locations in the Flemington Arts & Cultural District. The Festival is free, and will feature a Legacy Storytelling workshop for families in the morning from ...

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At 4-5:30pm on Sunday, October 1, we welcome MJXpressions to Van Kirk Museum with “Thrillerween”.   MJ will perform with his dancers in 2 song & dance costumed sets on our OUTSIDE performance deck.  Afterwards, will be a group Thriller performance followed by step by step audience instructions ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Festival on the Green is back! The family friendly free event, sponsored by the Morristown Partnership, is scheduled for Sunday, October 1 from noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. The event will offer a wide variety of entertainment and activities for all ages including ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -  Residents 12 and over will once again have the chance to “Paddle the Peninsula” on September 16.  The event, now in its sixth year, will have the chance to kayak in the Newark Bay from one of two locations, a statement from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ office said.  More experienced ...

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided cart and walking tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 am and Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am. This will be an opportunity to enjoy all that is in bloom in the arboretum at the end of summer. To join a tour, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy visited the borough Thursday and signed legislation sponsored by two Hillsborough lawmakers that will require the state Division of Travel and Tourism to re-draw the State tourism map to create a “Central Jersey” region and to incorporate it in all regional ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Come shake your maracas at Sunday’s outdoor Latin music fest. The city’s 6th Annual Latin Festival is Sunday, Aug. 20 from noon to 10 p.m. in the North Ward on Bloomfield Avenue, between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue. This festival, which has attracted scores of spectators from ...

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NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP, PA—A local group of stargazers will host a viewing party for the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night in Nockamixon State Park. The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association will begin the event at about 8:00 p.m. at the Tohickon Boat Launch in the park. The night will start ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The County Fair returns to the Middlesex County Fairground on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick beginning Monday, August 7. This year, the Fair celebrates 85 years of farming and fun here in the Center of New Jersey. Events this year include horse riding shows; chainsaw ...

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CAMDEN – A familiar site, and major tourist attraction, will disappear from Camden's waterfront for as long as 14 weeks late this year or early in 2024. The Battleship New Jersey will be towed by tugboat about seven miles down the Delaware River to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for dry-docking ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For some people, La Festa Italiana is like a trip back in time, partly because it harkens back to an era when Italian immigrants dominated downtown Jersey City. While in recent years, some of the religious aspects of the traditional feast have been cut back in order to ...

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