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October 31, 2012

November 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

As we close out October in New Jersey, this month will long be remembered for Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the Jersey Shore.

The Jersey shore is one of the treasures of New Jersey, especially for it's beautiful beaches, boardwalks and amusements piers --- all of which took the brunt of the damage. Some of the hardest hits towns, Seaside Heights in particular, will never look the same. Fortunately, New Jerseyans are resilient and will no doubt rise to the challenge and will rebuild.

We are heartbroken for those who experienced loss of homes, businesses and lives.

For those of us fortunate to escape the damage with nothing more than loss of power, and who look forward to November and the beginning of the holiday season, New Jersey has lots of exciting leisure activities planned for November.

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular November 2012 Events and Things To Do

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions (especially;y due to Hurricane Sandy) 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.

Mike Epps
Friday November 2, 2012 at 7:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall Newark, New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure Grape Adventure Wine Festival
Saturday and Sunday, November 3, 4, 2012
Six Flags Great Adventure
Route 537
Jackson, NJ
(732) 928-1821
Sample nearly 150 locally produced award-winning New Jersey wines, enjoy live entertainment and stroll through a craft village. Wine glasses will be provided.

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
November 9, 10, 11, 2012
Cape May, NJ
More than 100 internationally known musicians will perform more than 50 shows over the course of the Festival, with performances taking place in intimate club venues and on the Main Stage of the Cape May Convention Hall during this three-day event. FOR MORE INFORMATION about tickets and the festival visit their website at or call Festival Phone: 609-849-9202 or Festival Toll Free: 888-943-1864 For more information about purchasing tickets visit the Convention Hall website at or call (609) 884-9565

Carrie Underwood
Friday November 9, 2012 at 7:30PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Justin Bieber
Friday November 9, 2012 at 7:00PM
Izod Center
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Disney On Ice: New Disney
Wednesday November 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2012 at 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

Kellie Pickler
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:30 pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall Newark, New Jersey

Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend
:November 16-18, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609)-884-5404 or (800)-275-4278
Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland during the holiday season. The Carriage House Gallery exhibit, An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years, captures the feeling of Christmas past with a Dickens Village collection, model trains, trees, toys and much more (through January 6, 2013). For kids, there are Santa's Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides.

Festival of Trees
November 23-25 and November 27 -December 2, 2012;10am-4pm
Red Mill Museum Village
Clinton, NJ
This years' Festival of Trees begins with hot cider, music, lights and ornaments galore and showcases a collection of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season. Trees and wreaths decorated by local individuals, organizations and businesses will be on display and up for auction in the Red Mill during Dickens's Days in Clinton. Entrance Fee: $5 (Members and Children 12 and under are FREE)

Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting
November 23, 2012; 7:00pm
Broad -Canal Streets
Red Bank, NJ
(732) 842-4244
Rock 'n Roll with Holiday Express in concert and see the town of Red Bank light up for the holidays!

Holiday Light Show
November 23 thru January 6, 2012; Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., #96
Smithville NJ,08205
Phone: 609.748.8999
Watch in awe as over 100 Christmas Trees, magically floating on Lake Meone, light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. Admission: Free

Lights On! Weekend of Winter Wonders
Saturday, November 24 & Sunday November 25, 2012
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ
(609) 586-0616 ext. 111
Kick off the holiday season at Grounds For Sculpture for two days of merriment just after Thanksgiving. Music, performances, workshops, artisan crafts, holiday gifts, and more fill each day, and at sundown watch the park come ablaze with tens of thousands of lights. Stroll the paths as trees and buildings dazzle with holiday magic.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
November 25, 2012 1pm & 4pm
November 26, 2012 at 7pm
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave. at Rt. 129
Trenton, NJ
To purchase tickets call 1-800-298-4200

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Grain House Restaurant - At The Olde Mill Inn
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ
Enjoy a holiday dinner in an historic ambience with a fireplace in the main dining room, and comfortably spaced tables.
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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:

Top Events in November - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in November - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.
Traditional Thanksgiving Day restaurants - Serving traditional holiday dinners in an historic setting

Learn about the benefits of Farm Raised Organic Turkeys and where you can purchase them in New Jersey

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