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How to explore New Jersey in 24 hours

How to Explore New Jersey in 24 Hours

We are all so busy living our lives that sometimes we forget to try unfamiliar places to eat, drink and visit in our beloved #HipNJ. There is no better way to attain a fresh look at our home city than by seeing it through the eyes of a tourist. Imagine that you had just 24 hours to spend in New Jersey – how would you spend it? Why not check out our handy go-to guide to exploring the Garden State in just one day and night?

Brunch time!
First agenda of the day is brunch! You can’t beat a great brunch either people watching by yourself or with friends. We love Amanda’s in Hoboken where you can enjoy an efficient and polite service in a stylish setting. Diners can enjoy a classic French toast or a delicious Eggs Benedict. For the more adventurous amongst us, you could swap your espresso for Amanda’s Bellini.

Get Arty
If you are into your culture, why not channel your inner tourist and visit a local gallery featuring art from local artists? A trip to The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is a must-do and you can experience great exhibitions such as ‘Oh, What a World! What a World’, which has been listed as a presentation of work that “addresses issues such as climate change, immigration, politics, gender identity, race relations, feminism, and the state of our democracy.”

Making elefriends!
For a quirky twist to your day out, take a wander over to Margate which is just six miles from Atlantic City. Here you can find the Lucy the Elephant – a 65-foot-high building in the shape of the elephant. This is not only a fun way to while away an hour or two, but it is a protected National History Landmark, too.

Dinner by the Ocean
It’s time for dinner! There are so many incredible restaurants to visit throughout the state but one of our favourites is by the ocean. 2nd Jetty in Sea Bright ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a cool restaurant that truly represents the fun side of Jersey.

From the Sea to a Showboat
Who doesn’t love a night out playing the slots and other games at the casino? Showboat is one of the coolest casinos in the state and as well as playing poker, you can also enjoy events like the ‘House of Blues Party Pit’ on the gaming floor on Friday and Saturday nights. One of their most popular games for people to play is Texas Hold’em and one of the reasons for this is because it’s one of the simplest.

Whether you favour Hold’em, Omaha Hi or Lo or even Badugi, it is important to undertake your research to make sure you know what hand to play. The player with the highest-ranked poker hand is the winner, so it is crucial to understand the correct hand rankings.

Seeing the Stars

One of the best ways to fall in love with New Jersey time and time again is to view it from a relaxing vista or from a fabulous rooftop bar up above. The SkyLab in Newark is one of the coolest places to vibe out and see the city and beyond. In fact, you can even see the New York city skyline whilst enjoying a sublime cocktail at the same time.

We are sure that exploring our wonderful State and seeing it through the eye of a tourist will help you fall in love with New Jersey all over again. Whilst there is something very comforting and familiar about revisiting your favourite places to eat and drink, sometimes we all need a little bit of extra encouragement to try somewhere different. Where will your New Jersey journey take you next?

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents Theresa Caputo, the star of TLC’s Long Island Medium. She conducts interactive readings, answers questions, and shares personal stories about her life and gifts at the event. 

Theresa Caputo is a typical Long Island homemaker and mom, but with one very big difference. She can communicate with the dead, channeling messages from departed loved ones to those left behind.

Caputo’s top-rated show Long Island Medium documents her ability to change lives for the better as well. In addition, she documents the challenges that her psychic gifts create for her and her family. The Experience brings Caputo face-to-face with her fans, as she lets the spirit guide.

In addition to her work on television, Caputo is the author of three inspiring New York Times best-sellers. This includes There’s More to Life Than This, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up and Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven. There is also the recent Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again.

This event will include live video simulcast to ensure that every audience member will have an up-close experience. Please note that purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. VIP packages are available. 

For more information on the event, click here!

Goya Foods Becomes NJPAC’s Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has designated Goya Foods, Inc. as its Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education in an agreement to advance Latin culture in the state through performance, literacy, arts training, nutrition in schools, and community engagement.

A $100,000 grant from the New Jersey-based company will help support NJPAC programs, such as Dancing Classrooms™ – a nationally recognized ballroom dance competition for fifth- and eighth-graders in Greater Newark – and Books on the Move, which brings dramatic readings of children’s books to libraries and community centers.

In addition, NJPAC will be a conduit for Goya Foods’ MyPlate (MiPlato) Nutrition Program by introducing Meriterese Racanelli, Food Scientist/Nutritionist for Goya, to a pair of culinary programs in Newark. The MyPlate campaign was created in 2012, when Goya Foods collaborated with the USDA and Michelle Obama to educate Hispanic and general market consumers about healthy eating.

“I’m a great admirer of the philanthropy practiced by Goya Foods throughout the world, so I’m especially gratified that the company shares our mission and is now part of the family,” said NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber. “As the sponsor of concerts by Latin artists and special programs that focus on nutrition and literacy, Goya Foods will be a valued partner and advocate for positive change in our diverse cultural community.”

President of Goya Foods Bob Unanue added,“We are proud to support the programs offered at NJPAC because of the organization’s commitment to promoting the overall well-being of our communities throughout New Jersey and beyond.”

To learn more, click here.