AC Seafood Festival

Sept 15-16

Good Time Tricycle and the City of Atlantic City are EXCITED to announce the triumphant return of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival, Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is a two day extravaganza of fun, food and entertainment celebrating the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean while highlighting our sea side city. The festival will offer event goers the opportunity to treat their taste buds to a large variety of dishes prepared by area restaurants and culinary personalities.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive hungry!

The festival returns rain or shine on September 15th & 16th on the peninsula of Bader Field with the Atlantic City skyline as its back drop.  The Bader Field location provides an ample footprint for the variety of multicultural restaurants, fisherman, crafters and other activities as well as onsite parking.  In creating an interactive opportunity for visitors and locals alike to experience what the Atlantic City region has to offer, the 2012 event is constructed to be the ultimate family day at the Jersey Shore! The wide variety of programming, great wines and beers of New Jersey, over a hundred local restaurants, amusements, cooking demonstrations, a chowder cook off and live entertainment adds to the outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy!

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Fall Family Day

At Stickley’s Craftsman Farms

Saturday, September 22, 2012

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate fall harvest and the farming heritage of Craftsman Farms at our 2012 Fall Family Day.  This annual festival, our biggest family program of the year, includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, and “Square Dancing with Sue,” featuring live music and Family Day favorite Sue Dupre, as our square dance caller. Children of all ages are invited to try old-fashioned cider pressing and handcrafts such as woodworking, pottery, knitting, and embroidery. Activities like a scavenger hunt around the grounds, the popular Cow Balloon craft, and old-fashioned carnival-style games and races will round out our celebration.  Bring the whole family and arrive early for a picnic on the grounds.  Enjoy cider, cider doughnuts, and delicious boxed lunches for sale at the Apple Spice Junction booth.

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum

1441 Boardwalk At Corner of New York Avenue Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum has 14 galleries to explore and 12,000 sq.ft. of unusual and fascinating exhibits from the collection of world-famous traveler Robert Ripley. You’ll visit exotic places, meet unusual people and see genuine artifacts as you browse through the museum on your self-guided tour.
Amazing Exhibits, Unusual Art, Unbelievable & Genuine Artifacts from Around the Globe!What do the world’s smallest production car, a hand carved miniature chateau, and a shrunken head have in common? They’re all exhibits in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City Odditorium!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is home to weird class family fun located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Marvel at our collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures. The Odditorium is a self-guided, self-paced tour that allows guests to fully enjoy Atlantic City’s most bizarre attraction!

The Atlantic City Odditorium showcases hundreds of unbelievable exhibits including dozens of amazing exhibits including:

 

 

  • Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce are now here as part of the new amazing insect display! Hand painted on real crickets, these depictions of iconic superstars must be seen to be believed!
  • A genuine human shrunken head
  • A Peel Trident car (the world’s smallest production car!)
  • A life mask of Abraham Lincoln sculpted in 1860
  • A hand carved miniature chateau with 17 rooms, created over a period of 30 years
  • Interactive exhibits and optical illusions
  • A replica of the Santa Maria made out of 27,000 matchsticks
  • A sculpture of Jimi Hendrix made entirely of chicken wire
  • A roulette table made of over 14,000 jellybeans
  • The stomach contents of a 17 yr old girl who complained of stomach pains!  Doctors operated and discovered 75 pieces of metal in her stomach.
  • A spider made from scissors and knives confiscated at airports by security agent Christopher Locke of Texas.
  • A version of the famous WW I Uncle Sam recruiting poster, made by Mark Langan of Ohio out of recycled corrugated cardboard!
  • An African Shaman’s vessel collected by Ripley in Cameroon in 1933.  Made from a large gourd covered with wicker, it was used to store liquid potions used to cure the sick and ward off evil spirits.
  • A bust of JFK made not of bronze, but entirely out of corrugated cardboard.  This recycled art was made by John Graziano, who is also the cartoonist behind the daily Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon.

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Apple Day is Coming!

Sept 15-16

Apple Day

The Tradition Continues

Over the years, Apple Day has become a local tradition. We are pleased to welcome many of the same families who return year after year mostly because they so enjoy being part of life on a family farm, even for just one day. If you were fortunate enough to attend the first Apple Festival 36 years ago, you might have sampled fresh apple crisp baked by Gary’s Mom, helped make the batter-dipped apple rings, and parked your car with assistance from the Mount relatives!

Although much has stayed the same of the years, some things have changed. Now, for instance, Apple Day is a two-day celebration, and while the relatives still love to visit us on Apple Day, they come to enjoy the day, their tasks assumed by a cadre of Princeton University students.

Apple Day gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the fun activities associated with farming—especially the Terhune Orchards’ staff. Most farm work is suspended for the weekend, and staff become official festival “hosts.”

Make Apple Day a tradition for your family by joining your friends, neighbors, and coworkers for this year’s fun activities and excitement! Help us celebrate the Apple Harvest, Apple Cider, and Autumn by coming to Apple Day at Terhune Orchards on September 15th and 16th, 10am-5pm.

A Weekend of Fun

We’ve planned a whole weekend of fun for everyone — grandparents, moms, dads, and children of all ages! We’ll have farm wagon rides and horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow making  for the kids. Visit our adventure barn to see what stories and farm fun you can see. Each year, Terhune Orchards Farm Staff spends the year planning a new and fun theme for the barn.    Our amazing Corn Stalk Maze is a walk through a cornfield – can you find  you way out? The adventure barn and corn maze will remain open every weekend through the end of October for some family fun during Terhune Orchards’ October Fall Festival weekends.

There’s always lots to do at Apple Day. Try your hand at some “farmer” chores by feeding the animals and picking some apples and pumpkins.  Say hello to our  yellow Labrador dogs, Apple and Peach.

Hop on a tractor-drawn wagon to tour the orchards and our pumpkin patch.   Follow our Trail Signs and enjoy the natural beauty of local flora and fauna along our Farm Trail. Just follow the path starting at the horse stable and say hello to Mexicali, our  horse-in-residence.

Bring your appetite!

After walking in the country air, you won’t be able to resist the delightful aromas beckoning from Pam’s outdoor down-home “cafe.” Join us for lunch  again this year.  Watch the pig roast in  an outdoor roasting pit.  There’s  nothing like a fresh pork sandwich!  Our  “Everything Apple ” buffet will include fresh apple pies, apple cider donuts, apple salad, apple muffins, and lots of other “apple” goodies and, of course, traditional fare of hot dogs, soup, chicken, pies,  cider and more.

Live Entertainment

Relax in the shade and listen to The Daisy Jug Band, one of our favorites, play real country music while dunking your donut in some of Terhune Orchards savory hot or cold fresh-pressed cider.

Make your own scarecrow We supply the straw and bags full of old clothes. You supply the imagination. All out of imagination? Find our “samples” lurking in some very unusual places in our Farm Yard! Check out our “bee” “hanging” around Pam’s flower garden in front of the house.

Pick-Your-Own

Empire, Stayman Winesap, and Red Delicious apples by the pound. Terhune Orchards dwarf apple trees located in the front by the pond make it easy. No ladders, no climbing. The apples are within easy reach. They’re great in pies, applesauce, and for crunchy snacking. Scout our five-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch to find that special Halloween pumpkin. Or, choose one from the bins stacked high with pumpkins of all sizes.

Parking & Admission

Parking is available at the Farm. Apple Day is held rain or shine. Admission is $5.00. Children under 3 admitted free.

The Farm Store, pumpkin and mum display and our new winery and tasting room are open without admission fee. Convenient parking is available at the farm on Cold Soil Road. It’s a great place to bring your out-of-town guests and to meet your neighbors.

 

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540

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Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove

595 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ, 07081

(973) 376-3840

THE RESTAURANT: Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove is known for its 20 oz Sirloin & Delmonico Steak, Seafood,Giant Burgers and Pub type menu served in a  relaxed fun, casual atmosphere.

THE COMEDY CLUB: The Comedy Club upstairs at the cove features some of the country’s best comics, many of whom have… more

THE RESTAURANT: Scotty’s Pub & Comedy Cove is known for its 20 oz Sirloin & Delmonico Steak, Seafood,Giant Burgers and Pub type menu served in a relaxed fun, casual atmosphere.

THE COMEDY CLUB: The Comedy Club upstairs at the cove features some of the country’s best comics, many of whom have appeared on “Last Comic Standing,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “The Tonight Show.” Shows are every Friday & Saturday @ 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Show Packages are available.

TWO FUN BARS: We have two bars here at Scotty’s Pub. One main indoor bar and an outdoor patio with a TIKI BAR. We have Happy Hour specials from Monday-Friday from 4:00pm-7:00pm and nightly drink specials that begin after 9:00pm.

You can have it all!  bar/restaurant/nightclub experience at Scotty’s Pub.

Hours:Monday-Friday 11:30 am-2:00am Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm-2:00am

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Duke Island Park

Located in Bridgewater Township, Duke Island  Park is a site of rich natural beauty which offers varied recreational experiences. Truly an “island” park, it is traversed by the historic Raritan Power Canal. The Somerset County  Park Commission acquired this 343 acre site in 1958, and has developed it to provide a wide variety of active and passive recreational opportunities and special events for park visitors.Biking in Duke Island Park Duke Island Park offers bike trails for those Somerset County biking enthusiasts.
Picnic Areas Duke Island Park offers five picnic areas, three of which feature a pavilion. Reservations are available for groups of 20 or more. Each of these picnic groves has at least 12 tables and 8 grills.  Additional picnic tables line the picturesque river trail, and are available on a casual basis. Among these is a fully accessible area, with a paved path, concrete patio, and tables which  accommodate wheelchair seating. A playground is located in the park adjacent  to play and picnic areas. It features innovative, barrier free equipment.

Athletics and Lifetime Sport Opportunities One softball field is available by permit for leagues and tournaments. When not reserved for this use, the fields are available for those who wish to practice  or have a friendly pickup game. In the winter, supervised ice skating and general  cross country skiing are offered when weather permits. The Raritan River is stocked by the New Jersey Department of Fish, Game, and Wildlife, and offers prime fishing locations for beginner and expert anglers. Hikers, walkers, and  birdwatchers may take advantage of the trails which follow along the river and pass through the extensive wooded areas.
Visitors Center The Visitors Center is located near the main parking area, and houses the Park Ranger office and the rest room facilities. Rangers are available for information  on the park recreation activities, and brochures and maps of the Park Commission facilities and programs are available.

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Imagine That!!!, A New Jersey Children’s Museum

Imagine That!!!, A New Jersey Children’s Museum is one of the few local museums that specializes in pre-school age and young school children. For  20 years, Imagine That!!! has provided safe, educational fun for children at several locations throughout New Jersey. Now centralized in one large facility in Florham Park, NJ, we offer a wide variety of exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Learning through play   At Imagine That!!!, children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in our 16,000 square foot space,  featuring over 50 unique exhibits. Embracing a learning-through-play model, Imagine That!!! is a safe environment where young children can  stretch their legs and their imagination. Children will discover  interesting exhibits while absorbing and cementing important concepts as they go. Our exhibits are specifically designed to stimulate the child’s imagination and intellect while providing them with a fun and exciting day!

A day of fun for one low price!
Admission fees are $9.95 for a child and $7.95 for an adult. There is no charge for infants under one year. The admission fee includes unlimited time to explore the activities of our childrens museum in New Jersey.

4 Vreeland Rd
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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