A Nostalgic Night Out at Improv Jam in Asbury Park

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This past Saturday, my friends and I attended Improv Jam in at Where Music Lives in Asbury Park. They were running a promotion that if you bring in a prop, you get in for free. We figured we’d hang out in Asbury Park (which may be my current favorite Shore town) and then head over to the show at 9pm.

10+ years ago, these same friends and I used to attend Improv Jam every single weekend when they held their show in Red Bank. I am not exaggerating I was very happy to know that Mike O’Keefe, who started Improv Jam, has kept it alive and kicking after all these year.

Asbury Park isn’t really known for comedy, it’s known for music, beaches, and bars. Improv Jam is currently holding it’s own in a somewhat underground way in Where Music Lives. It’s currently more of a “word of mouth” kind of place,  but it deserves more recognition. The location is a small theater in the back of a record shop. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s a great way to spend the night laughing.

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The night began with performances by the current Improv Jam class. I should add that if you want to take Improv classes (something that I myself is considering) they are only $150 for an 8 week course. That’s an AMAZING deal.

ANYWAY…the current Improv Jam class performed in a sort of “graduation” ceremony and they were a lot of fun. They all seemed to be enjoying themselves and seemed comfortable on stage.

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After that, we were entertained by two local stand up comedians who warmed up the crowd, followed by the Improv Jam comedy troupe.

If you’re unfamiliar with improv as a comedy art form, it’s improvised comedy which is curated by suggestions from the audience. I can tell you from an experience that it is a thrill when the comedians act out an idea you have given them.

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In fact, one of the props my friend brought was a Full House book, and the comedians acted out scenes from it. It was fantastic.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive night out, and you love to laugh, I can’t recommend Improv Jam enough. It’s great for teens, adults, date night, girl/guys night out etc.

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If you go, let them know I sent you!

About Improv Jam

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Improv Jam is a South Jersey based improv group that performs weekly at “Asbury Park: Where Music Lives” every Saturday night at 9 PM! For 20 years Improv Jam has been a leader in the underground movement to cultivate New Jersey comedy for the masses, creating a unique performance environment that includes every aspect of comedy. It is this mixture of the various forms of comedy that makes the Improv Jam Comedy Lab unique. Gaps between the various styles of comedy are bridged for performer and audience member alike. Performers from within Improv Jam’s ranks and from the community at large have the rare opportunity to stretch their talents across multiple forms of entertainment in a nurturing environment while audiences are challenged to expand their horizons and educated in forms of comedy they may be less familiar with. Improv Jam alums include Nathan Fillion ( star of ABC’s “Castle” ), Lou Taylor Pucci ( star of “The Story of Luke”, and “Evil Dead” ), and Lorene Scafaria ( writer, “Nick and Nora’s Infinate Playlist”, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” ). Creative Director of the Improv Jam Comedy Lab, Mike O’Keeffe has been performing and teaching improv comedy professionally for over 20 years. After graduating from Villanova University, he worked in Orlando, Florida performing and writing with the Sak Theatre Comedy Lab. His troupe mates included Wayne Brady ( “Whose Line is it Anyway?” ) Jonathan Mangum ( “Whose Line is it Anyway”), Nathan Fillion ( “Castle” ) and Aaron Shure ( producer / writer: “Everybody Loves Raymond” ). Michael performs weekly with the IMPROV JAM COMEDY LAB, and to date has performed over 6000 comedy shows worldwide. Recently, he performed shows with Wayne Brady and Jonathan Mangum when they toured in support of the hit television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. “Every improv performer in the state has either taken classes from or been in Improv Jam at some point in their life. They are essentially the ones who put improv comedy on the map in New Jersey”. Get tickets in advance HERE
Address: Where Music Lives; 708 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Phone/Email: (732) 775-8900, improvjamcomedylab@gmail.com
Like on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @ImprovJamComedy

Coming Home Rescue Will Hold Adoption Events For Homeless Dogs in July 2015

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Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, will host adoption events for homeless dogs on weekends in July 2015. The rescue group regularly hosts events on weekends at various locations in Morris, Passaic and Essex counties. Interested adopters that can’t make it out to an event, can contact Coming Home Rescue to schedule a meet and greet by calling 1-888-405-7221 to select a day and time. For more information about the organization and available dogs looking to be adopted, visit www.cominghomerescue.org.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 11am-3pm  Dugan from Coming Home Rescue(1)
Petco
150 Route 10
East Hanover, NJ
973-515-9500

Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11am-3pm
Petco Peggi from Coming Home Rescue(1)
275 Route 10
Succasunna, NJ 07876
973-598-8559

Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11am-3pm 
Mike’s Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ
973-839-7747  Wally from Coming Home Rescue

Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11am-3pm 
PetSmart
367 Mount Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ
973-361-7970

About Coming Home Rescue:

Coming Home Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)3 organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.

It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone. Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and re-homeing as many dogs from these shelters as possible.

We have saved over 750 dogs since starting in 2009.

Boonton Main Street’s First Friday Late Night: Pizza Throwdown – July 3, 2015

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Vote for who has the BEST pizza on Main Street in Boonton! Pizzerias on Main Street will be showcasing a sample of their legendary pizza for you to vote on your favorite pizza. Pick up your voting sheet at Boonton Main Street to participate!

Also that evening, wear red, white or blue to get discounts and promotions at participating retailers on Main Street.

Join us for a patriotic evening of music, food and fun! Promotions Include:
The Glass and Vapes, 312 Main Street | 10% off any product in store
Vinnie’s Pizzeria and Ristorante, 406 Main Street | Sharing Margarita Pizza for the Pizza Throw Down!
-The Art in Therapy at Elements Art Studio, 413 Main Street | Visit their studio on First Friday and create a community Mandala! They will also be have a raffle to win 1 free session in a Summer Workshop series (a $40.00 value)!
Don’s Sandwich Shop, 606 Main Street | 10% off your food order
BoonTunes, 609 Main Street | Ice Cream Social will be performing from 5-7 PM followed by a live stream of Fare The Well in honor of The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary.
Roma Pizzeria and Restaurant, 709 Main Street | Flights of Grandma, Regular, and Sicilian pizza
Culture Cabin, 1017 Main Street | One visitor will win a free patriotic flag string art piece.
Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine – 10% off your check
Pasquale’s – 10% off your check

For More Info visit:
Facebook – BtnMainStreet
Twitter: @BtnMainStreet
Pinterest: Boontonmain
Instagram: @btnmainstreet

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015 from 5-9 PM
Address: Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Boonton Main Street, Inc. will host the First Friday Late Night: Pizza Throw Down on Friday, July 3rd, from 5-9 PM. Businesses will be open late for dining, shopping, entertainment, and to your vote for the best pizza on Boonton’s Main Street. Attendees are invited stop by the Boonton Main Street office at 620 Main Street to pick up their ballot to cast their vote for their favorite pizzeria. Patrons are invited to try a sample of each participating pizzeria’s famous pies!

Participating pizzerias are that evening are: Top of the Park (1007 Main Street), Dominos (931 Main Street), Vinnie’s Pizzeria (406 Main Street) and Pasquale’s Pizza (307 Main Street). Each of these pizzerias will be offering samples of their most popular pizza.

In addition to great shopping and dining, there will be live music up and down Main Street for the visitor’s enjoyment.  Sponsor, WDHA – The Rock of New Jersey, will have their promo van outside the post office and will be playing music and giving away prizes to the First Friday Late Night: Pizza Throw Down attendees.

Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonPizza and #BoontonFF.

Boonton Main Street raffles off a gift card from a local retailer each First Friday Late Night so patrons can come back and visit once again. This month BMS is raffling off a $25 gift certificate from Time’s Tin Cup (921 Main Street).  Please see the BMS website for specific details.

About Boonton Main Street Inc:

Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ.

Events for this Weekend: July 3-5, 2015

July 4th Parades, Festivals & Fireworks:

4th of July Parade & Festival in Smithville – July 4
Montclair July 4th Parade – July 4
Ice Cream Social and Fireworks in Tuckerton – July 4
Independence Day Parade in North Wildwood – July 4
Fireworks in Rahway – July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Seaside Heights – July 4
4th of July Fireworks in Point Pleasant – July 4
July 4th Fireworks in Cape May – July 4
Independence Day Parade in Cape May – July 5

For a full list of NJ Fireworks throughout the week visit 101.5’s website and BestofNJ.com
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DexCon – July 1-5

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A NATIONAL 96 Hour Extravaganza Featuring Over 1,200 Events.

Dates: July 1st – 5th, 2015
Address: Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey
Cost: Click Here for Pre-Registration. $60
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Operation: War Dogs @ Morris Animal Inn – July 3

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Come and meet U.S. Military War Dog Sgt. Rowan, who served 8 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Help raise money for Operation: War Dogs to bring other canine soldiers back from overseas!

Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015; 9:30am to 11:30pm
Address: Morris Animal Inn; 120 Sand Spring Rd., Morristown
Cost: Free
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Peter Max @ Ocean Galleries – July 3-5

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Legendary artist Peter Max returns to Stone Harbor over the fourth of July weekend, bringing with him a never-before-seen collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades. The new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist, offering a journey through the career of a pop icon that has defined American art and began a new visual culture.

“Peter Max: A Tribute to America” will be on display Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 from 10AM to 10PM. Meet Peter Max at receptions from 7PM-10PM on Fri, July 3 and from 1PM-4PM on Sat, July 4.

One of the highlights of this year’s exhibition will be his latest series of paintings in honor of the Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration. The exhibit also features his iconic and best-known pieces as well as numerous shore-themed paintings created specifically for the Ocean Galleries event.

Dates: July 3rd – 5th, 2015
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Cost: Free
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Oceanfest – July 4

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Each year since 1990, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended upon the city’s oceanfront promenade from points all over the Mid-Atlantic region for Oceanfest — an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season. Not just a music or food festival; much more than a craft sale or street fair, Oceanfest combines the best parts of everyone’s favorite summertime memory — and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display you’ll see anywhere along the Jersey coast. Rain or Shine!!

Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015; 10am to 9:30pm
Address: 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ
Cost: Free
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3rd Annual Fourth of July Pig Roast – July 4

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Celebrate Independence Day with Live Music, BBQ and all the trimmings, Wine and Sangria! – See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/3rd-annual-fourth-july-pig-roast#sthash.mc2BtxNI.dpuf

Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015; 6pm yo 9pm
Address: Willow Creek Farm & Winery; 168 Stevens St., West Cape May
Cost: $40 per person. Ticket price includes 4 wine samples.
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Red White & BlueClaws Weekend – July 4-5

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Join the Lakewood BlueClaws, single A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, in celebrating 4th of July weekend with America’s national past time and fireworks after the game on July 4th and July 5th! Perfect for families and people of all ages!

Dates: July 4th – 5th, 2015
Address: FirstEnergy Park; 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Cost: For tickets click Here
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Ironbound 4th of July Thank You America Festival – July 4-5

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“Ironbound 4th of July Thank You America Festival”, a 2-day open air event for the whole family on Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Come spend the day and enjoy live music, carnival rides, games and activities, a traditional 4th of July BBQ and the incredible international food of the Ironbound. @ 44 Clover Street, Newark, NJ. On Saturday the 4th, a large fireworks display will take place on the Passaic River after 9:00 p.m. On Sunday the 5th, the parade leaves Newark Penn Station at 2:00 p.m. Herman Jose, the most successful comedian from Portugal, closes the event.

Dates: July 4th – 5th, 2015
Address: 44 Clover Street, Newark, NJ
Cost: Free
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Wayne Toy & Collectible Show – July 5

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It’s the Wayne New Jersey Toy Show at Company #1 Firehouse, 97 Parish Drive in Wayne, NJ! This is NJ’s longest running collectibles show with over 80 tables of collectibles you’ve been searching for from your childhood and modern toys that will rekindle your love of all things plastic. The show also hosts a dizzying array of movie memorabilia, hard to find films and comic books. 8am-9am entry – $5 – 9am- 2pm entry is $3. Kids 12 and under FREE. Free parking available and food made on the spot at the venue!

Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Address: Company #1 Firehouse, 97 Parish Drive in Wayne, NJ
Cost: $3
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Red, White & Blue Party – July 5

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Join us for our first-ever Red, White & Blue Party presented by Budweiser, Rockin’ Thunder 106, and Fun 107.1! Food specials will be served hot off the grill as well as your favorite summertime brews: Bud & Bud Light specials all day! Enjoy an eclectic mix of games and competitions including corn hole, horseshoes, and much more – alng with hotdog, watermelon and pie eating competitions! PLUS, wear our nation’s colors to be crowned Best Dressed. There will be live music and so much more. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!In addition, we’ll be honoring our local service men and women. Come out a celebrate our Nation’s Birthday and all of our amazing local heroes.

Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport
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Fireworks and Food Trucks – July 5

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Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015; 3pm to 9pm
Address: Johnson Park; Cooks Bridge, Jackson
Cost: Free

LGBT in New Jersey

In celebration of the historic ruling by SCOTUS for same-sex marriage on Friday, and June being National LGBT month, I decided to start working on a LGBT section of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com. If you have ANYTHING to contribute…please email me at newjerseyisntboring@gmail.com

I’m still in the early stages, but here are a few resources for you:

Garden State Equality
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Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The Pride Center of New Jersey
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The Pride Center of New Jersey, Inc. has been fulfilling the support and social needs of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people since first opening its doors in 1994. A fast-growing community center located in Highland Park, The Pride Center provides a “safe space” for the LGBTIQ community: a place to learn about our community from a vast array of resources, a place to socialize and meet new friends, and a place to gain acceptance and understanding of your gender and sexual identity in a comfortable setting.The Pride Center offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a knowledgeable and helpful staff. Whether New Jersey’s LGBTIQ community is new or familiar to you, The Pride Center is a place to call home and return to again and again.

New Jersey Gay Life
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The original, the official and still the best website for the Garden State LGBT community.

OutinNewJersey.Net
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Out In Jersey Inc. was founded in October 2002. It was an expansion of a local newsletter of the Trenton Gay and Lesbian Civic Association (organization closed in 2008). The earlier publication was called Trenton Out and About. Out In Jersey is the only statewide LGBT magazine in the Garden State and the largest online web portal for the LGBT community in New Jersey for local LGBT news and event information. Out In Jersey magazine is published six times yearly and http://www.OutInJersey.net is updated daily.

Out In Jersey is the #1 and best source for news, commentary, show, TV, books and DVD reviews, as well as entertainment and feature stories. We specialize in covering news and events relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of New Jersey.

Jersey Pride Parade

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NJ’s Largest LGBT Pride Parade & Festival

The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus
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The mission of the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus is:
– To explore a choral repertoire while striving for musical excellence in all performances.
– To prepare and conduct concerts and charity events for the general public focusing on the performance of choral music.
– To use music to bring together the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual communities with the aim to reduce prejudice and discrimination.
– To create opportunities to present a positive image of the gay community to society and make a positive contribution to the entire community.

Diner Round Up – Victoria Diner in Branchville

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Driving to Sussex County is a LONG drive for me. Personally, I love it there but I do not enjoy the 3 hours round trip it takes me to get there. The Victoria Diner, in Branchville, is one of the reasons making the drive is worth it.

I had never been there before but I was reading Yelp reviews about how awesome their BBQ is. I thought that was peculiar. I had never known a diner to be known for their BBQ before. Turns out they are very proud of their BBQ and smoke their meat on premises.

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I’m not a big meat eater but….when in Rome. I ordered the most delicious French Dip I have ever had. The meat was amazing. Pair that with a side of home made fries (no frozen crap here) and au jus and it was heaven on a plate.

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My husband got a cheeseburger that looked very delicious as well.

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It’s a small diner that looks like part of a train. I loved it.

Dining at the #victoriadiner before the #bigbrewbeerfest! #sussexcounty #nj #newjersey #jerseyeats #njdiner #njdiners #njisntboring

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It can maybe fit 50 people, and has a very cute diner counter. The waitresses were lovely, the prices were decent, and the food was incredible. It may not look like much from the outside, but it was a fantastic diner experience. I would love to go back!

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Address: 250 US-206, Branchville, NJ
Phone: (973) 948-0322

Diner Facts:
24 Hours – No
Parking Lot – Yes
Liquor License – No
Salad Bar – No
Homemade Desserts – No

June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month! Check Out These Locations in NJ!

There are lots of Zoos and Aquariums in New Jersey to visit this month and beyond! These locations are great for family fun, and a great way to spend the day!

New Jersey Isn’t Boring.com has these locations listed on the website all year round in a section called “Zoos, Aquariums & Planetariums“. Additionally, there is are sub sections under “Zoos” for Insect Museums and Animal Preserves.

Zoos:

Bergen County Zoo – Paramus, NJ

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The Bergen County Zoo is an accredited member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In July and August, live animal shows are held daily in our outdoor amphitheater – between the spider monkey and alligator exhibits. Shows are free with zoo admission, and seating is first-come, first-served. Check out the shows of the day as you enter the zoo.
Address: 216 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652; Telephone 201-262-3771
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adult $4 resident $8 non-resident, Child resident $2 non-resident $5, under 3 free

Cape May County Zoo – Cape May, NJ

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The zoo is a major attraction to the thousands of visitors to the shore and residents alike. Families who visit our zoo are always impressed by the lush country gardens, leisurely atmosphere and extensive natural environment. Animal lovers are impressed by our collection of over 550 critters, representing over 250 species. But above all we are proud of the conscientious care our animals receive from a dedicated and caring staff.
Address: 707 Route 9 North, Cape May, NJ; Telephone (609) 465-1033
Hours: Spring/Summer Hours 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m; Fall/Winter Hours 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Admission: FREE
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Cohanzick Zoo – Bridgeton, NJ

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The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jersey’s First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals.
Address: 181 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton NJ; Telephone (856) 453-1658
Hours: Spring/Summer 9am – 5pm, Fall/Winter 9am – 4pm
Admission: FREE
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Popcorn Park Zoo – Forked River, NJ

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Popcorn Park Zoo was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned , abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including an African lioness, tigers, mountain lions, a camel, emus, rheas. muntjacs, binturongs and more. Many different types of monkeys clamor for your attention in the monkey house, and the Zoo abounds with all kinds of native wildlife such as white-tailed and fallow deer, a bobcat, and American black bears. Farm animals such as horses, steer. sheep, pigs and goats often look for a handout, and reptiles and tortoises enjoy their own special house. In addition, you’ll find numerous species of birds have made themselves comfortable throughout the park.
Address: 1 2nd Ave, Forked River, NJ; (609) 693-1900
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week, Holidays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults – $5.00, Seniors and Children under 12 – $4.00, Children under 3 – Free!

Space Farm Zoo – Sussex, NJ

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As you tour the wild friends and family at Space Farms, you will have the opportunity to visit and observe the Space Farms Zoo, which includes bobcats, tigers and lions, buffalo, hyena, wild ponies, timber wolves, various types of foxes, bears and deer, leopards, monkeys, jaguars, coyotes, llamas, yaks, snakes, and hundreds more. This private collection of North American wildlife is the largest in the world — even rare, exotic species thrive in the natural Space Farms environment.. The museum consists of the private collections of the zoo owners, ranging from antique automobiles to toys to old farm machinery and jars of pickled snakes. The zoo is open mid-April through end of October.
Address: 218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ; Telephone (973) 875-5800
Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April thru October
Admission: Admission is $16 per adult and $12.50 per child.
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Turtle Back Zoo – West Orange, NJ

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Turtle Back Zoo is a facility of the Essex County Parks Department. The zoo is funded by the County of Essex as a service to the residents of the County and the surrounding areas. The Zoological Society of NJ, Inc. is the fundraising branch of Turtle Back Zoo. The Society is a not for profit organization that helps to raise funds for improvements to Turtle Back Zoo. Located on 20 acres in the beautiful South Mountain Reservation, Turtle Back Zoo exhibits species from all 5 continents. Naturalistic exhibits located throughout the zoo’s landscaped grounds offer the perfect recreational and educational experience. Ride the zoo’s miniature train, play on the animal themed playground, take a spin on the carousel or catch an animal program, there is always adventure around every corner. Visitor amenities including free parking in the zoo lot, cafeteria, picnic area and a gift shop are available for your convenience.
Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ; Telephone  973.731.5801
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00am-4:30pm; Sun: 11:00am – 5:30pm
Admission: Adults: $13.00; Children & Seniors: $10.00
Like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @TurtleBackZoo

Aquariums:

Adventure Aquarium – Camden

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Open 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and new moments of magic.Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more. Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos nose-to-nose, and the only aquarium in the country to feature a Great Hammerhead Shark – among the largest and rarest of sharks! Add two million gallons of fun, a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, a 4D Theater (sponsored by PSE&G) and free live shows and up-close animal experiences daily, and it’s clear to see why a trip to Adventure Aquarium promises to deliver family memories that will last a lifetime.
Address: 1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ; Phone (856) 365-3300
Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $25.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 2-12
Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @AdventureAqua

Atlantic City Aquarium – Atlantic City

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Atlantic City Aquarium is located in Historic Gardner’s Basin. Check out the aquarium, crafters village, take a boat ride, enjoy a fishing trip and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that Gardner’s Basin has to offer.
Address: 800 North New Hampshire Ave. Atlantic City, NJ: Telephone (609) 348-2880
Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $8.00, Seniors (ages 62 and up)$6.00, Children (ages 4-12): $5.00
Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @ACAquarium

Jenkinson’s Aquarium – Point Pleasant

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Jenkinson’s Aquarium is a privately owned facility located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The aquarium is dedicated to educating the public on all aspects of marine life and conservation. Each exhibit is designed to promote awareness of the animals, their habitats and conservation.Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals give you the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Another attraction, the touch tank, allows visitors to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray!
Address: 300 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ; Telephone 732-892-0600
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Summer 10am to 10pm
Admission: Adult: $11.00; Child (3-12) & Semoprs: $7

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What are you waiting for? I’ll promote your event, county fair, restaurant opening, Happy Hour deals…whatever! (I will not promote anything negative, bigoted, racist etc)

All you need to do is EMAIL me. (Facebook, Twitter messages get lost in the shuffle of social media. Email is the best way to contact me)

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Nepal Cultural Night Fundraiser Set for July 18th in Flemington

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The Homes of Hope Nepal project will be hosting a Nepal Cultural Night Fundraiser at Flemington DIY [90 Main Street, Flemington] on July 18 from 5-9.  The evening will feature traditional Nepali dishes created by local chefs, as well as traditional music, dance, and art.  The event is free to attend, and food is all you can eat for $10.  All the proceeds will go to the Homes of Hope Nepal project.

After the April 25 earthquake, the Homes of Hope Nepal project began with the help of the Friends of Nepal – New Jersey, the Lions Club of New Jersey, and the Rotary Club of Branchburg. The goal of the campaign is to build 1,000 homes for and provide $50,000 in micro-credit loans to the people of Nepal.  Along with these homes, the project aims to construct community centers and schools in Nepal.  They will be working in partnership with a number of organizations in Nepal and America, to bring hope for a better future to some of the world’s poorest people.

To RSVP to the event on Facebook click HERE

To learn more about this event and the Homes of Hope Nepal project, please visit www.homesofhopenepal.com or contact Anil Maharjan at amaharjan92@gmail.com.

About Homes for Hope Nepal

LogoFinalMediumOne thousand homes, Fifty thousand Dollars in Micro-Credit Loans

Following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Tulsi Maharjan recognized that something needed to be done to help rebuild his home nation. Within the month, he brought together members of Friends of Nepal – New Jersey, New Jersey Rotary District 7510, and Lions Club of New Jersey to create the Homes of Hope Nepal Campaign.

The goal of the campaign is to build 1,000 homes for and provide $50,000 in micro-credit loans to the people of Nepal. Along with these homes, we will be constructing community centers and schools in Nepal. We will be working in partnership with a number of organizations in Nepal and America, to bring hope for a better future to some of the world’s poorest people.

We plan to visit every year in early April to help build houses and community centers. In April 2016, a fifteen-member team will embark on the inaugural trip.

In addition to construction projects, we will also plan to implement healthcare service, as well as farming and vocational training during the inaugural mission.

Got an Etsy Page? Promote on New Jersey Isn’t Boring! Accepting Submissions for Late Summer/Fall 2015

As some of you New Jersey Isn’t Boring readers may already know, each week I promote an Etsy Store of the Week on my site, Facebook etc.

I am looking for submissions for August 2015 and beyond!

I do this all for free. I do not want a commission, I just want to promote YOU! Let’s cross-promote so people know all about you and the items you’re selling.

I love supporting local NEW JERSEY artists, designers, product makers and more so this is a win win partnership. Every Monday I will update the site to include your Etsy page, as well as post an item on Facebook daily of a particular item from your store.

At the end of each week, I put your Store in the “Past Etsy Stores of the Week” section of the site so you are always apart of New Jersey Isn’t Boring.

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