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New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism - State Tourist Information Site.
"We can tell you where to go whether you are interested in rediscovering our historical past, bodysurfing at the Shore, spying on bald eagles and black bears in the wilderness, trying your luck at the casinos, or bargain hunting at our great shopping outlets."
Calendar of events.
Atlantic City
"With more than 37 million people visiting every year, Atlantic City, New Jersey has become America's most popular destination. Atlantic City entertains like no other destination in the country because Atlantic City has 13 casinos offering 24-hour non-stop action, world-class headline entertainers, bright sandy beaches, a 4 1/2 mile amusement-filled Boardwalk, championship golf courses, tennis, charter boat fishing, sailing, restaurants to please any dining choices, historic sites, the Miss America Pageant, natural attractions, shopping and beach resort recreation."
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Barnegat Light
"The northern tip of Long Beach Island has been occupied for several hundred years by native Americans, the Military, commercial fishermen, summer visitors, and permanent residents. It's existence as a town goes back to 1609 when Barnegat Inlet, from which the town gets its name, was first sighted by Henry Hudson. The area that is now known as Barnegat Light was described in a deed from the English Crown in 1692. "
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Beach Haven
" Beach Haven is a hustling bustling tourist center with many fine hotels, motels, and Bed and Breakfasts, diverse attractions including beaches and parks, The Long Beach Island Historical Museum, Fantasy Island and the Thundering Surf water slide, The Black Whale with its frequent cruises to exciting Atlantic City, and shopping in Bay Village and Schooner's Wharf as well as the large shopping area in the center of town. "
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"As one of the Northeast's premier resort communities, Belmar is a four season community featuring small town charm, while providing big time attractions, numerous recreation facilities and exceptional special events.
Families, singles and mature adults alike will enjoy the various leisure opportunities offered. We invite you to plan to take advantage of any of the following opportunities you see here. "
Calendar of events and special events.
"It seems that the two most picturesque modes of transportation that man has devised have both played an important part in the development of Bogota. The sailing ship, with billowing white sails under a blue sky, is spectacular. It brought the Europeans to Bogota and permitted them to start farms here.
The old fashioned steam locomotive, smoke and steam pouring out of its stack, and with polished brass fittings and gleaming woodwork, must also rank among the most vivid images in the history of transportation. The train, and its cousin the trolley, changed Bogota from a farming area to a suburban community.
The people in Bogota have changed several times in the past 500 years. We have had Native Americans, fur traders, farmers, and suburbanites. In all of that time, we have always been a family oriented, hard working, caring people.
We are proud of our Borough and our heritage."
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This is their calendar of current events.
"rise above the earth and soar
a feeling - yes, you are sure.
in summer months you dwell
beneath the clouds and look oh so swell . . .
In the peak of summer, more than a 100,000 people grace nearby Solberg Airport in Readington Township for the Annual New Jersey Balloon Festival."
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Brick Township
"The opening of the Garden State Parkway in the 1950's marked the beginning of the Modern Era, and set off a tremendous period of growth and evolution that is still continuing today. "
Calendar of events from their home page.
Burlington City
"Each year, Burlington City hosts many special events, including antique, art and craft shows, street festivals, riverfront concerts, and regattas. "
Calendar of events.
Camden County
Parks calendar of events and local calendar from their home page.
Cape May
"History, Historical Sights, Attractions, Events, Birding & Eco-Tourism, Maps and Directions, and Surfing Information from here.
Summer's over, but the migration to the shore is just beginning. The migration of the birds that is. Hundreds of thousands of birds migrate to warmer climates every fall and Cape May is one of the best places in the nation to observe this fascinating journey. During the last weekend of September, over 400 members of the New Jersey Audubon Society also took a journey to the shore to experience the birds in flight, at rest and at play. Even with bad weather, the birders' spirits were lifted with many rare sightings."
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Colts Neck
" County Route 537, in the southern part of the township, is one of the most scenic drives in the county that passes through large farmsteads, lush pasture land, orchards and grazing horses. "
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"More than $2.5 million has been invested into the revitalization of Downtown Cranford. Most noticeable improvements include: sidewalk pavers, Victorian lampposts and plaza areas including Eastman Plaza and Warner Plaza. "
Calendar of events.
Denville Township
"The Hub of Morris County"
Chamber of Commerce,
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Dover Township
Calendar of events.
"Some of our local roads follow the trails created by the Lenni Lenape Indians who originally came here from Delaware. "
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Egg Harbor Township
Calendar of events from their homepage.
"Historically and architecturally, Elizabeth is a treasure. The first English settlement (1664) in New Jersey, the principal stronghold of Federalism in the state, crossroads of the Revolution and founding site of the school that was to become Princeton University, the city displays its heritage in many original and restored buildings open to the public. "
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"At present Englewood is a sophisticated city which combines much of its historic grace and charm with an exciting cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has many contrasts - between elaborate Victorian mansions and modern low-rise condominiums, between quiet tree-lined residential neighborhoods and the bustling central business district, between large estates and affordable apartments. Its proximity to New York City continues to be a significant feature, but it also has a vital and distinctive character of its own, forged from the richly heterogeneous backgrounds, interests and talents of its citizens. "
Events are on their homepage.
Fair Haven
"A True Community along the Navesink River, Gateway to the World"
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"Flemington became widely known in the early 20th century for the manufacture of pottery and cut glass; one glasscompany continues to operate. "
Calendar of events and things to see.
Under construction September 2, 1997
Glen Ridge
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Gloucester County
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Gloucester Township
"In addition to the foundry and saw mill industries, farming played an important role in the township's economy . By the middle of the 19th century, farming and the shipping of products to Philadelphia markets became the township's leading industries. Before the Civil War, the Township of Gloucester was also noted for its stone quarries and horse farms.
Today the township is primarily a residential suburban community with its major concentration of light industries and commercial activity located in Glendora. "
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Haddonfield (central)
"Welcome to historic Haddonfield, New Jersey, home of the Hadrosaurus foulkii and the Indian King Tavern."
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Hamilton (Mercer County)
"Safe, Clean, Beautiful"
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High Bridge
"The Promise of Tomorrow with the Dignity of Yesterday."
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Hunterdon County
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Island Heights
"Island Heights is a small one mile square town in Ocean County, New Jersey. We are bordered by Dillon Creek, Toms River and the Barnegat Bay. Since the Dillon Creek has long ceased being a significant body of water, we are actually more of a penisula rather than an island."
Events can be found on their homepage.
Jackson Township
"When it was discovered that consuming wild cranberries (by the crews on the long voyages of sailing ships) prevented the dreaded Beri-Beri disease, John "Peg Leg" Webb, a retired seaman turned local schoolteacher, residing in the Bowman Road area east of Cassville, has been credited with initiating the domestication of the wild cranberry and the development of unique cranberry bogs for maximum growth production in the early 1840's. At peak production after the Civil War, more than 200 cranberry bogs were in production with the majority of the harvested crop being processed and shipped in crates and barrels fabricated at the sawmills of Jackson, to Philadelphia, New York and even Boston, by the Holman family of Whitesville, the Allans of Cassville, and the Poppes of Legler. "
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Jefferson Township
"Beautiful Jefferson Township is nestled deep in the northwest corner of Morris County, New Jersey. This countryside town is just minutes off of RT. 80 and located less than an hour from New York City."
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Lawrence Township
"Lawrence has been home to many famous Americans, including such luminaries as David Brearley, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Thorton Wilder, Charles Gilpin and Jon Stewart. In 1816, Maidenhead was changed to Lawrence in honor of Captain James Lawrence, the mortally wounded commander of the Chesapeake. Captain Lawrence was best known for his words "Don't give up the ship"."
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Long Beach Island
"Home of The Famous Barnegat Lighthouse   "
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Long Beach Township
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Mays Landing
"Mays Landing is a growing community approximately 17 miles west of Atlantic City. It is the County Seat of Atlantic County and is located in Hamilton Township which is the largest township by area in the state of New Jersey."
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"Nestled in between the fertile farms and extensive Pine Barrens lies the community of Medford, NJ. Our town of 20,000 serves as the hub of business and culture for the Southern Burlington County region. Unlike many communities, Medford has not lost it's "soul" to the suburban sprawl which has consumed some towns. Medford has a bustling Village area , where fine shops and restaurants line our original and historic "Main Street". This is no Disney World replica, but the real thing ! All the shops are owned by the merchants (no chain stores), and the pace of life is definitely slow - a welcome relief from the fast- paced malls.
The residential areas in Medford have been created with respect for the woodlands, streams and lakes surrounding us. Traffic is minimal, and bike paths and sidewalks allow for many recreational activities. A million acres of protected forest borders Medford, assuring a quiet and healthy environment for the future."
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Medford Lakes
"Historically, Medford Lakes has a rich heritage. During the Revolutionary war, the Etna Furnace made a local contribution to the war effort through the manufacture of cannon balls. Also a part of the industrial life of what is now Medford Lakes was the Saw and Gristmill erected by John Haines."
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"You have reached beautiful Merchantville, NJ. A shade tree borough in Camden County New Jersey. We are located next to Cherry Hill and Pennsauken and are close to everything in southern New Jersey and only 10 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Philadelphia.
Where would you like to go?"
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Monmouth County
"This is a very good land to fall in with and a pleasant land to see"
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Monroe Township
Events from their homepage.
"What is now the township of Montclair began with the merger of three communities -- Speertown, Cranetown and Watchung -- in the 1800s, but the history of the land and its occupants dates back well before that."
Calendar of events.
Montgomery Township
"Since the Bicentennial Celebration, the image of the Mill Pond has been adopted as the official emblem for the township. "
No calendar of events.
Morris County
"A region known for its rolling hills, broad valleys, and glittering lakes, it lies just 30 miles nortwest of New York City."
List of arts and leisure activites.
Mount Arlington
Their library, no calendar of events.
Mount Laurel Township
"During the depression years, middle-class families from Philadelphia used the community as a weekend resort and the name Springville was adopted. Although some land was purchased for use as a day camp, most of the homes were rented to servicemen during World War II. Today few of the original families remain. "
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"Site was being rebuilt, September 2, 1997"
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New Brunswick
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North Brunswick Township
"Founded in 1761, North Brunswick is best described as a great place to work, live, and raise families."
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"The influence of Nutley's original settlers is still felt every time your drive down a highway or in the some of the street names which are in honor of our early Native American, English and Dutch settlers. Our English heritage is even evident in the town name of Nutley, for "ley" is an English suffix meaning field. "
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Ocean City
" The summertime is grand, but the fall and spring is when Cape May County is in its glory. Winter holds a special charm that you won't find elsewhere."
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Ocean County
"Ocean County provides many wonderful experiences that are free to everyone. All you have to do is use your imagination.
Search for Sea Shells - Build Sand Castles - Crab - Sit on a Jetty & Watch Boats sail by - Seine - Inner Tube down a River - Watch Wind Surfers - Root for a Sailboat Regatta Winner - Fish - Beach Comb - Go to Island Beach State Park on Tuesdays and swim, take a tour, visit the aeolium - Surf - Take a Cattus Island County Park Boat Tour - Watch Swim Races - See commercial fishermen bring in the day's catch
Listen to a 1923 Wurlitzer Organ and Watch an Antique Carousel in Seaside Heights - Attend a Beach Concert - Feed Seagulls "on the fly" - Bring a Bike and take a morning boardwalk ride - View the Unique Long Beach Island Architecture - Walk the Boards (Boardwalk) or People Watch - Photograph Barnegat Lighthouse - Watch Ocean Fireworks - See a Laser Light Show in Pt. Pleasant Beach - Enjoy live family entertainment shows - Explore the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail - Take Clam Shucking Lessons - Roller Blade along the Beach Front - Fly a Kite - Play Volleyball - Jog - Count birds along the Flyway - See Fudge or Salt Water Taffy Being Made - "Ooh" and "Ah" to a sun rise over the ocean or sunset over the bay. "
For more ideas, check out free things to do.
Calendar of events.
Ocean City (south east shore)
"Welcome to America's Greatest Family Resort "
Calendar of events through their homepage.
Ocean City Information another site.
Ocean Grove
Ocean Township
Calendar of events from this page.
Old Bridge Township
No calendar of events.
Park Ridge
The only Wampum machine in the world is on display in their museum located at 19 Ridge Avenue.
"The Ackersons were the first to recognize the value of the Pascack Brook as a source of water power. They built a dam across the brook, where the town now has its municipal field, and built and operated a woolen mill. This later became the Campbell Wampum Mill (1789), operated by William Campbell and his four sons. They were the first to realize the value of wampum as a means of trade between the Indians and the "whites". They had built a "special" machine for making the wampum and it is on display in the Historical Museum on Ridge Avenue. Campbell made wampum is in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. "
Calendar of events and list of local events.
Pennington (central west)
"Although the town of Pennington, in the beautiful Hopewell valley region, had experienced a population boom for some years, its growth in more recent times has remained relatively stable. First settled in the late 17th century, Pennington has undergone a number of name changes. At first named Queenstown in honor of Queen Anne, it later acquired the name of Penny Town, perhaps because of its diminutive 0.9 square miles size. By the middle of the 18th century it had settled into its current name. Like other historic towns in the area, Pennington's architecture is a mixture of Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian styles. Convenient to Routes 1 and I-95, it has been a residential center for commuters for decades. The Pennington School, the oldest Methodist secondary school in the United States, is in the center of town. Nearby Kunkel Park and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watersheds Reserve with its extensive nature trails provide recreation. "
Pennington Day.
Perth Amboy
Pictures of the area.
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Pine Hill
"The Borough of Pine Hill is situated in the southwestern region of New Jersey just outside the New Jersey Pinelands. Only 15 miles south of Philadelphia, easy access to Pine Hill is available via the Atlantic City Expressway and the North-South Freeway. "
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Plainfield (north east)
"Plainfield is a delightful fusing of past and present. Six beautiful historic districts invite you to explore tree lined streets and view unique, historic architecture. Best known for its fine Victorian residences, Plainfield is also home to 17th Century and Colonial Revival buildings. Always a cultural center, the city has the oldest community symphony orchestra in the state, the Plainfield Symphony. Ariosa Chamber Music, Cantoris, Plainfield's Community Boychoir, Ars Musica Antiqua, the Ric-Charles Choral Ensemble, Schola Cantorum, Satin Strings, repertory theater, and special programs and concerts appear on Plainfield's cultural calendar. The Plainfield Arts Festival and the October Festival from the Arts attract visitors from far and wide as does the famous Fourth of July parade. The Library owns two watercolors by Winslow Homer; two Albert Bierstadt paintings are displayed in the Municipal Court, Parish Players and Tweed Arts Group add appeal. Enjoy a visit to the City's unique historic, cultural and archietectural assets. Welcome to Plainfield."
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Point Pleasant Borough
"You've discovered one of the nicest towns on the central New Jersey shore... Located on the inter-coastal waterway. "
No calendar of events.
Events are linked from their homepage and events link page.
"Welcome to Randolph Township in north-central New Jersey. Our 21 square miles encompass state historic sites and new homes, lakes and fields--and highways that carry you swiftly to jobs and activities in the New York metro area."
Calendar of events.
Ridgefield Park
" Ridgefield Park proudly boasts one of the longest continuous Fourth of July parades in the USA."
Special events are linked from their homepage.
"The Borough of Ringwood is a pretty town nestled in the Ramapo Mountains of northern New Jersey, a few miles northwest of New York City."
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Riverdale (north east)
"Did you know that Babe Ruth donated baseball uniforms to the Riverdale school team 1942? That "The Windbeam," once located at the top of Windbeam Road, was a popular watering hole during prohibition, serving "Jersey Lightening?" That the first school house was built here early in the 1800s, even before the state legislature enacted laws mandating free public education?"
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Roselle Park
Roselle Park is boundried on the east by Galloping Hill Road of Revolutionary War fame. Scouts with messages to and from George Washington in Morristown and Governor Livingston in Elizabeth Town continually galloped along this artery. It is believed to be the route that British columns advanced to the Battle of Connecticut Farms in June of 1780, battling along the way with militia men."
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Salem County
"Located in the south west portion of New Jersey, Salem County is a perfect site for new business as well as a great place to live and visit. Salem County is located close to the metropolitan areas of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA but retains its rural attraction. It is an area rich in history with one of the largest inventories of 18th and 19th century architecture in this part of the state. "
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Sea Isle City
"The Sea and Sand family Vacationland"
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Seaside Heights
"Seaside Heights offers delightful activities and attractions for every age and a wide variety of interests, whether you visit for part of a day or weeks at a time.
Delight at:
•Sparkling Beaches & Fresh Ocean Air •An Entertainment-Filled Boardwalk •Amusement Piers •Water Park •Miniature Golf •Ocean and Bay Swimming, Surfing, Boating •Fishing & Crabbing •Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets •Dining from Japanese sushi to an Irish-style pub to sausage sandwiches on the Boardwalk •...and much more.
Or just sit back on the beach or on a bench and wrap yourself around your favorite book. Best of all, Seaside Heights is easily reached by car or bus. This is convenient family fun at its best. "
Calendar of events.
Somerset County
Calendar of events through their homepage.
South Orange
"Not many of the thousands of people who travel across this town's Valley Street every morning know that this country's first president once led his men down that street and through their village. It is unclear whether there were any cherry trees in Mr. Washington's path though if there were, they are surely long gone now, along with the dirt roads on which his soldiers marched. Thankfully, there is still plenty of green in the quiet little Village of South Orange, which bears little physical resemblance to its 18th century incarnation, back when South Orange Avenue was "Third Road", Valley was "Second" and every street was a rocky Indian trail."
Calendar of events.
Stanhope Borough
"Gateway to Sussex County"
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"Summit's business district is a model downtown, exemplifying the old-fashioned variety that shoppers seek. About 200 stores and restaurants, with 800 city operated shopper parking spaces occupy the compact, nine-block downtown."
Calendar of events.
Local Source page for Summit
Sussex County
Calendar of events through their homepage.
No clear calendar of events, maybe under the newsletter from their contents page.
Many links to special interest event pages on their homepage.
Calendar of events.
Union County
A very active community with an active parks department.
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Upper Deerfield Township
"The Pride of South Jersey. Located in Cumberland County, in Southern New Jersey, Upper Deerfield Township has provided it's residents with a great state of living for its past 75 years of establishment.  "
Calendar of events.
"Our suburban community is located less than 20 miles east of Philadelphia, and midway between New York and Washington, DC. The New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 295 provide access to the New York/Washington corridor. "
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Washington Township
"The Township's oldest community is Grenloch which was a thriving Lenni-Lenape Indian Village called Tetamekon. Some twenty other Indian encampments have been identified within this Township's borders. Some of the early settlers and influential families to the area were the Collins family of Chestnut Ridge Farm (1771), the Turner family (1701) for whom Turnersville was named, the Hurff family (1800) Hurffville, the Heritage family (1725) whose family began the Heritage Dairy Farm Stores, the Morgan family who were the first residents of the Olde Stone House (1730) and the Bell Family who arrived in 1889 turning our 139 year old grist mill into GENERAL MILLS, INC. The mill, located at Bells Lake, was destroyed by fire in the early 1960's. "
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Wayne Township
"Located in the heart of Passaic County, New Jersey, less than twenty miles from midtown New York, Wayne Township offers its citizens and guests a balanced suburban community. From shopping centers to museums, an excellent modern free public library and William Paterson University, as well as lake communities loaded with recreational facilities, Wayne has something for everyone."
Calendar of events.
Westfield unofficial
Calendar of events.
West Deptford Township
"Located along the Delaware River across from Philadelphia, our Township has a rich history dating back to 1871. Today, West Deptford features many residential neighborhoods, diverse businesses and progressive community groups. We hope you will find time to visit in person as well"
Calendar of events.
West Orange
"Home of the Edison National Historic Site"
Calendar of events.
Everything is through their framed homepage. A good example of good frames gone mad....CAL
"The Garden Town In The Garden State"
Calendar of events in their Municipal Calendar.

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