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January 01, 2011

January 1, 2011

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

We wish all our ezine subscribers a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

In this newsletter we'll bring you a capsule of popular leisure events and things to do in New Jersey for January, 2011..

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular January Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Popular January 2011 Events and Things To Do

January is the time for recovery from the holiday's and shopping, and a time for New Year's resolutions to kick in. Hopefully, many of the events we list will be fun and entertaining and will not interfere with your new year resolutions

Here is a capsule of some of the popular events that are happening in New Jersey during the month of January.

Engaging with Nature: American and Native American Artists (A.D. 1200-2004)
The entire month of January
Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-5555
This is the first exhibition ever presented by the Museum to integrate American and Native American art from the collection from all time periods and around a central theme. More than half of the nearly 40 works have never or rarely been displayed.

The Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen's Show
January 13 - 16, 2011
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, New Jersey
(201) 964-1800
A highlight of the Classic each year is a stunning display featuring some of New Jersey's largest bucks. The event culminates in an awards ceremony on Sunday. As part of the Deer Classic, division biologists are present the entire time to answer questions and discuss management strategies, goals and issues. Hunting equipment manufacturers' pro-staffers and division biologists also conduct seminars on various topics.

Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge
January 15, 2011
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
Join the fun of a January Polar Bear Plunge to support a worthy cause. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Plunge at 1 p.m. Event supports training and competition for more than 21,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day
MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year (January 17, 2011) to pay honor to Dr. Martin Luther King and to the principles for which he lived and died. The holiday also celebrates the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. Learn more about New Jersey MLK Day celebrations.

Take the Family to See Disney on Ice
Disney On Ice Presents Princess Classics January 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2011 at the Sun National Bank Center, Trenton
Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes - Thursday, January 27, 28, 29, 30, 2011 at the Izod Center, East Rutherford

2011 Winter Festival
January 26-30, 2011
Lambertvile, NJ
(215) 862-5067
A great winter Family festival that will include ice sculptures, a parade across the free bridge featuring Mummers and floats, a chili cook-off, and concerts. The festival is put on by Twin River Town Projects, a non-profit group of people from New Hope and Lambertville. They aim to promote their towns, provide a good time, and raise funds for worth causes. They have selected the parks and recreation departments of New Hope, Lambertville and Solebury, and the Lambertville food bank at Fisherman's Mark, as the primary recipients of this year's proceeds. Winter Festival also benefits other community organizations such as social services, schools, and fire, police and rescue organizations.

Country Folk Art Craft Show
January 29 -31, 2010
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, NJ
248-634-4151 x-628
Featuring artisans from across the country offering unique decorating and gift items including handcrafted furniture, home and garden decor, quilts, florals, framed art, ironwork, shabby chic, primitive, holiday decor, lamps, rugs, jewelry, wearable art, candles, gourmet delights and more! Show Hours: Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am -5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Take The Family To A New Jersey Museum
New Jersey Museums offer a wide variety of exciting arts and natural science treasures and programs that are educational, fun, and adventuresome. If you are looking for a one day trip, or an attraction to complement your weekend getaway, visit one of New Jersey's treasured museums. Some suggestions are: The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton; The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial in Camden; The Newark Museum in Newark. Learn More about New Jersey Museums.

Take the Family Maple Sugaring
Maple sugaring is a tradition in the Northeast that began centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life at the Environmental Education Center in Somerset County Park . You will see how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious New Jersey maple syrup. This 90-minute program is conducted at their Sugar Shack, which is a mile hike from the EEC. This special event program is free for all ages. Call 908 766-2489 for January 2011 dates and times.

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Amanda's Restaurant, Hoboken, NJ
This Hoboken restaurant fits the bill perfectly for diner's looking for a cozy, romantic, dining experience, with top rated food at a reasonable price.
Amanda's Restaurant review...

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

Top Things to do in January

A schedule of the most popular January events occurring at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment,

For smaller events or local happenings that occur in some of the smaller New Jersey towns, visit the NJ monthly calendar

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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