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April 01, 2012

April 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

April in New Jersey is the long awaited first full month of spring and the time of the year when many residents and visitors seek outdoor activities. The more adventurous can get out to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, canoeing, and some spring camping.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular April Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular April 2012 Events and Things To Do

Cirque Du Soleil - Michael Jackson The Immortal
Sunday April 1, 2012 at 4:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo
Sunday April 1, 2012 at 1:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 7 through April 22, 2012
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long 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.

Asbury Park Annual Easter Day Parade
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012
This is a long standing tradition that brings out families dressed in their finest spring outfits.
Rain or Shine. In the event of inclement weather, the event is held in Convention Hall or the Paramount Theatre.

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
April 19, 20, 21, 22, 2012 at 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb
April 21, 22, 2012 at 3:30PM
Izod Center
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Cape May's Spring Festival
April 27 - May 6, 2012
Cape May, NJ
Celebrate the arrival of Springtime in America's first seaside resort with Private Homes Tours, Ghost Tours, Chefs' Dine-Around, Murder Mystery Dinners, Vintage Dance Workshops, food and wine events, living history programs and much, much more.

18th Annual New Jersey Folk Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2012
At the Eagleton Institute
Douglass Campus
Rutgers University
Corner of George Street and Ryders Lane
New Brunswick
A family friendly one day folk festival featuring three stages of music, dancing, craft vendors, children's activities, and food. This year, the spotlight is on Kalmykia! Sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Douglas Residential College. There will be a number of jams, so bring your instruments.

Lambertville Shad Fest 2012
April 28, 29, 2012
12:30-5:30 pm both days
Lambertville, New Jersey
This annual festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized event that features the area's top artists and crafters, great food, and family entertainment. The event also provides local non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise operating funds.
Admission is free. Rain or shine!

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Celebrate Easter Sunday with the family in style
Rams Head Inn
Galloway, NJ
An old style, elegant restaurant set on five acres with beautiful gardens and flower lined fences is open for Dinner on Easter.
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New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in April:

Top Events in April - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in April - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Note: Most of this information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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