March 2015

Found 14 blog entries for March 2015.

Cape May Lighthouse - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cape_May_Lighthouse_from_the_beach_-_1.jpg

Lighthouses are a beautiful way to see New Jersey from a new perspective. There are 18 in the city and 11 of those are open to the public. You’ll experience picturesque views from the area’s lighthouses looking over the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware River. Check out these visitors favorites.

Cape May Lighthouse – 299 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point

Check out the historic Cape May Lighthouse that towers 157.5 feet above the southernmost tip of the state. The beam flashes once every 15 seconds which is seen 24 miles out to sea. It was built in 1859 and the area offers so much history and beauty to explore. Check out the Cape May Point State Park, the Cape May Court House Museum, the World War II Fire Control Tower Fire Control Tower 23 and the

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Calendar

Enjoy Music-in-the-Park this summer with the free music park series taking place in Middlesex County. Check it out at local spots like the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in Sayreville/South Amboy area where concerts take place on Wednesday and Sunday nights.

Head out to the park rain or shine and enjoy some great local talent. It’s the perfect way to celebrate hump day and get your weekend started a little early or to end the weekend right for Sunday night shows. The free live music is the perfect way to celebrate summer during the annual celebration. Here is what you can expect this summer.

The Annual Music in the Park Series

The annual Music in the Park Series is the perfect way to celebrate summer nights with great music. All you need to

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State Theatre, NJ - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:State_Theatre_NJ.jpg

Middlesex County is known for its very diverse population. It is actually one of the most diverse populations in the entire nation. Due to the diverse population, the county has a very vibrant arts & culture scene. It’s a community with a love for celebrating. Here you will find everything from museums, to theaters to programming centered on cultural arts.

The Middlesex County and Heritage Commission offers residents and visitors alike special projects, publications and a variety of different multicultural events. Most programs are held in Piscataway at the County museum or the Cornelius Low House.

Plays in the Park Series

Every year the county puts on the Plays in the Park theatrical production. More than 50,000 attend this production every

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Crossroads Theatre is one of the premiere African American theaters in the nation. It is located in New Brunswick, NJ and received a Tony Award in 1999 for Outstanding Regional Theatre. It is the first African American theatre to receive such an honor.

Crossroads is committed to showcasing literary works that highlight the experience of the African American. When L. Kenneth Richardson and Ricardo Khan first started this theatre they had no idea it will turn into a major institution. People from all over the world now travel to New Brunswick just to visit Crossroads.

The theatre company fills a void that has been left on the cultural canvas in this great country of ours. The body of work at this theatre is unparalleled and can't be matched by any

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Known as one of the highest quality producers of craft beer in New Jersey, Harvest Moon Brewery is a great choice for beer and food. They serve American cuisine with a twist and each dish has a beer recommendation for perfect pairing. Here are some of the things you will discover at the brewery.

The Beer

The beers come in many different flavors, aromas and textures. Some of the top choices include:

  • Moonlight Kolschbier
  • Belgian Witbier
  • Sour Fruit Ale
  • Double Indiana Pale Ale
  • Paddy's Irish Stout
  • Harvest Saison
  • Harvest Gose
  • Passion Fruit Sour
  • Blood Orange Wit
  • And Many More!

Along with the regular beers, the brewery also provides small batches. Usually these brews are celebrated with a release event.

The

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Dining

If you are looking for great Italian food in the Plainfield New Jersey area, you will absolutely love Carmen's Trattoria. For many Italians this restaurant is considered a home away from home. It’s their little piece of Italy right in New Jersey. When you eat at Carmen's Trattoria you will feel like you are eating with a real Italian family.

The mood in this restaurant is usually very relaxed and friendly. However, on some nights it can be very boisterous. The food can be best described as simple and delicious. They keep it authentic and true to its Italian roots. You won't find a lot of Americanized dishes here.

The great thing about Carmen's is how welcoming it is. It doesn't matter how old you are or where you are from, all are welcome to

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The Zimmerli Art Museum has a very diverse collection of art. Many consider it a teaching museum due to its very dynamic programming. No matter what you are into, you are sure to find something you like here.

Large Art Collection

Currently this museum has an art collection that boasts over 60,000 pieces of work. That number is always increasing as the museum continues to add new works on a regular basis. Zimmerli's is committed to showcasing interdisciplinary perspectives.

They have many different special exhibitions on hand. You will see everything from in depth overviews of certain artists to shows that are provocative and thematic.

The social opportunities and educational activities make this a great experience for all age groups. If

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In Middlesex County, the school systems utilize the sports fields and courts that the county offers in their variety of parks. Games and practices are all held at park facilities, which means the sports parks are an important part of Middlesex County. These parks are also utilized by residence, so they see lots of traffic.

With this, the county has been able to offer more opportunities for sports participants to partake in a number of league sports. Here are some of the league sports that you can get involved in.

Freeholders' Youth Basketball Tournament

This tournament is arranged by the Office of Parks and Recreation, and takes place in March every year. The location of the tournament is Middlesex County Vocational School, which is in

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The Mason Galleries offers 4,000 sq ft of various works of art and is located in the heart of New Brunswick. This gallery was built in 1995 and continues to showcase art in different forms in the Livingston Avenue Historic District. With critical thinking stimulated in the brain, contemporary art acts as a laboratory of creation that presents different forms of interpretation. With various programs, lectures and professionally created exhibitions, work of art appeals to students, general public and even the faculty.

Exhibitions

The exhibitions available feature work done by faculty and artists. There are additionally shows organized by the Institute for Women and each year special exhibitions are inspired by the interest and concern of

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For the hiker in you, it can be hard to find ideal places to go hiking. You may be tired of going to the same places and hiking the same trails. Middlesex County offers several miles of trails and many of the trails in the area offer ideal scenery to make your hiking excursion one to enjoy and soak in. Here are a few places to consider the next time you want to take a walk with nature.

Heathcote Meadows

This area was considered as one of the earliest parcels that Middlesex County acquired. It’s located outside Kingston, and offers scenery of rich farming history. For the history buff, this preserve is an ideal way to spend your hiking time. While you are hiking you also get a glimpse of nature at its best and some of the wildlife it offers.

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