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New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
November 1, 2013

This is the time of the year when the weather is still warm enough for some active outdoor activities and also the beginning of the holiday season with many festive celebrations..

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular November Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

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Popular November 2013 Events and Things To Do

Note: 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.

The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Friday & Saturday, November 1, 2, 2013
TD Bank Arts Centre
Sewell, NJ .

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
November 8-10, 2013
Cape May, NJ Website
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

Jazz Meets Samba
Friday, November 8, 2013 @8:00 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall, Newark, NJ

Steve Miller Band
Saturday, November 9, 2013 @8:00 PM
Revel Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Frankie Valli
November 15, 16, 2013 @ 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody
November 19, 2013 @ 7:30PM
Matthews Theatre - McCarter Center
Princeton, NJ

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!
Wednesday November 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2013 at 7:00PM
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!
Wednesday November 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2013 at 7:00PM
Izod Center , East Rutherford, New Jersey

Disney Junior Live: Pirate & Princess Adventure
November 29,30, 2013 at 1:00PM
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend
Friday, November 22, 2013 to Sunday, November 24, 2013
(609)-884-5404 or (800)-275-4278
Get a head start on the Holiday season!  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. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. 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. Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 24.

Festival of Trees
November. 29th -Dec.8th, 2013, 10am-4pm
Red Mill Museum Village
Clinton, NJ Website
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.

Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting
November 29, 2013; 7:00pm
Broad -Canal Streets
Red Bank, NJ Website
Rock 'n Roll with Holiday Express in concert and see the town of Red Bank light up for the holidays!

Marsha Ambrosius
November 29, 2013 @ 8:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question -- Questions from residents and visitors looking for information on New Jersey Leisure activities

Question: We need to be in Atlantic City for a business trade show during the winter off season and since we are not Casino people, we would like to take the kids with us. Are there activities or things for kids to do the AC?
Answer: Atlantic City is becoming a family destination with plenty of year round activities and things to do for kids. Some of the popular Winter kids things to do are:
Atlantic City Aquarium - Get to see  more than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures.
Lucy the Elephant - Located in neighboring Margate. Listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks, trained staff will assist you in learning about Lucy's unique architecture and her history. You will get to climb a spiral staircase through her insides all the way up to the howdah on her back, providing a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding shore area. It’s the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!"
The Marine Mammal Center - Located in neighboring Brigantine. They are an organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles that wash ashore on NJ beaches.
Haunted Tales - On the Boardwalk. This is a  ghostly Adventure with a special effects theatre where people can get to hear about the Jersey Devil and  pirates who still haunt the Jersey shore.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! - Located on the  Boardwalk. Exhibits a collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures.
IMAX Theater. Located at the Tropicana.  Has a 5-1/2 story screen with the newest  Hollywood  films and IMAX 3D releases.
Family Fun Station - Located in the Tropicana. An arcade with lots of games and prizes.
Placade Amusements. Located on the Boardwalk. Open daily, year round.  An arcade with a huge selection of games and prizes.
Skate Zone - Located on North Albany Ave. Offers public ice skating and rental skates
Rainforest Café - Located in the trump Plaza hotel. It’s a great place to eat with kids. A tropical rainforest with cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation,  animated wildlife and live tropical fish. They have a kids menu with a special treat for dessert!

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.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

The Olde Mill Inn-Grain House Restaurant
Basking Ridge, NJ -
The Grain House was the original "Inn" from 1930 to 1977 with its historical theme and colonial charm surrounded in rich woods, striking hearths and richly beamed ceilings. Open on Thanksgiving. Child Friendly
[ Read review ]

For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events
& 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.

Thanksgiving in New Jersey - Looking for things to do on Thanksgiving in New Jersey in 2013? Or are you looking for help planning your Thanksgiving family celebration? Or just interested in some Thanksgiving trivia? It’s all here!

Best Holiday Dining In New Jersey With Restaurant Reviews - Our top choices for winter seasonal holiday dining in New Jersey. The restaurants are selected for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance and all are open for Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, and some for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Christmas Events in New Jersey - Experience Christmas events and attractions in New Jersey, whether it's jingle bells, Christmas tree lighting, carol singing, or just reenactments of past New Jersey Christmas events, the attractions during the Christmas season in NJ are always festive.

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