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New Jersey leisure guide news - Issue #012
April 01, 2009

April 1, 2009

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

In this brief newsletter we'll bring to you a capsule of upcoming leisure events and information about New Jersey.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular April Events and Happenings
  • This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Popular April Events and Happenings
At long last, the signs of Spring are emerging and with it many out door events. With the economy putting a damper on people getting out to some of the pricier leisure activities, our aim in the months ahead will be to highlight more of the inexpensive leisure activities.

Spring Crafts at Morristown
April 3- 5, 2009
Morristown Armory
Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ, 07960
Features contemporary work from 165 artists and crafts people from across the country. Includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media, and specialty foods from across the country.

Newark Cherry Blossom Festival
April 15 - April 22, 2009
Branch Brook Park Alliance
115 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ
This is the second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC, being the largest with peak blooms about two weeks earlier.
Held in Newark's Branch Brook Park, there are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. The cherry trees usually flower in the second and third weeks of April but make their showiest display for just two or three days. This is a weeklong festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.

Cape May Jazz Festival
April 17 - 29, 2009
Cape May, NJ
The Cape May Jazz Festival presents many of the finest "young lions" in jazz today. The festival features an elite up-and-coming new breed of artists: cutting edge musicians across many jazz genres, each honoring the legendary players who came before. The 2009 line-up features a Tribute to Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughn with the B Swingers Big Band and Steve Butler.

28th Annual Shad Festival
April 25 and 16, 2009
Union & Bridge Streets Lambertville
40,000 people will descend on this 1.3 sq mile city to celebrate this acquacultural family event when the shad swim upsteam in the fresh waters of the Delaware to spawn.
The event features:
• The Area’s Finest Artists & Crafters
• Delicious food
• Live Musical Entertainment both days
• Children’s Activities and an all new KIDZONE with rides
• Historic Shad Fishing Demonstrations
• Sunday Shad Festival Scholarship Poster Auction

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

163 Bayard Lane (Rt 206)

Princeton, NJ
This is the finest restaurant in Princeton, and one of the top rated restaurants in New Jersey. Elements is passionate about every detail of their food preparation including the use of the freshest ingredients available, many of them organic, and selectively introduced to provide very creative, flavorful, and attractively presented dishes. Learn more.......

Looking for inexpensive places to eat, check these out; The Best Pizza, The Best Burgers, and The Best BBQ

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