Sailing Clubs on the New Jersey Shore

There is no doubt that sailing is one of the nation’s oldest pastimes. Some people enjoy the refreshing, relaxing breeze of being out upon the water. Others love the thrill and bursts of adrenaline that competing in an intense regatta provides. No matter what your reasons for being a sailing enthusiast, New Jersey has a plethora of different sailing clubs situated all over the state which promote the sport and are aimed at helped members advance their skills.

As a state with a lot of shoreline, New Jersey has no shortage of water activities. While this list is not all-inclusive, here are six of the state’s most popular organizations:

Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club – Located in Atlantic Highlands on Sandy Hook Bay, the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club was founded in 1953. The club plays host to a number of different events each year such as the J/24’s Blue Water Regatta and several US Olympic finals.

Cooper River Yacht Club – Founded by a small group of sailboat enthusiasts in 1945, the Cooper River Yacht Club prides itself on opening its doors to members from all aspects of life, not just the wealthy and social elite. To join, you do not necessarily need to own a boat or even live in the state of New Jersey. They club also offers beginner and intermediate sailing lessons for those interested in learning a little bit more about the sport.

Liberty Yacht Club – Situated just across the Hudson River from New York’s Financial Center, the Liberty Yacht Club has promoted boating and sailing on the Hudson since 1998. The club operates out of the Liberty Landing Marina and promotes weekend sailing, maritime resources and races throughout the entire year.
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Win a Family 4 Pack to Disney On Ice

Disclosure- I will receive tickets to this show for posting. All photos and information were provided to me by the sponsor.

disney on ice

Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ January 3rd-5th and Prudential Center in Newark, NJ January 15th-20th!

More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo, the Incredibles and many more!
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Travel Adventures – Share Your Photos

Have you guys seen the new United Sharing Adventure yet?  I contributed to it, my photos represent the State of New Jersey.  From the Land of Make Believe (geared for kids under twelve) to the teenage stomping grounds at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier & Boardwalk in Ocean City, to adult-sized entertainments at Jersey Shore’s dazzling casinos, award-winning restaurants and theaters – New Jersey has something fun for everyone.

margate NJ elephant

Even visiting their historic sites is fun, with scenic ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or guided tours up Lucy the Elephant, a six-story structure standing since 1881 with spectacular views of Atlantic City’s skyline. Once a Hoboken neighborhood secret, when Carlo’s Bakery was dubbed “the Cake Boss” on a popular cooking show, visitors started lining up to score their delicious Grab & Go meals featuring Italian cannoli and lobster tails topped off with luscious gourmet cupcakes. The homemade ice creams at Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery in Bloomfield draws locals but Sopranos’ fans come for the onion rings.
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Sahara Sam’s New Water Park

waterparkSahara Sam’s Oasis is expanding once again. The new two acre outdoor water park is scheduled for in a few short months, May 2013. The 5 million dollar outdoor expansion will feature a 25 meter leisure pool (The Blue Lagoon), a children’s splash park (Splish-Splash), a full service bar (The Wipeout), volleyball courts and a 12,000 sq ft wave pool (The [Read more…]

Jersey Girls #Funny

My husband just sent this to me, and I thought I would share it.

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had set their
new wives straight on their duties. …..

The first man had married a woman from
Massachusetts. He bragged that he had told his wife to do all the
dishes and clean the house. He said that it took her a couple of days, but on
the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were all washed
and put away.

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Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Rare, On-Stage Access for Theater Fundraiser

(Millburn, NJ) Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is pleased to announce a unique fundraiser on the stage of the historic Millburn Theater on Saturday, September 15, at 7:00pm. With live-entertainment by cabaret performer Eddie Bruce, cocktail party guests will be treated to food from Exquisite Entertaining, one of NJ’s premier caterers known for their delectable creations, and wine by Sean Larkin whose Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon have garnered rave reviews. Tickets are $300 per person, $200 of which is tax deductible, and all of the proceeds will go to benefit the many artistic, education, and outreach programs of Paper Mill Playhouse.

To RSVP Call 973-315-1663. There are a limited number of tickets available, so don’t wait!

“We invite you to join us on the Paper Mill Playhouse stage for a cocktail party like none you have ever been to before,” remarked Todd Schmidt Paper Mill Playhouse Managing Director. “What a thrill to sit on the same stage where impressive performers have launched their careers for nearly 75 years. This is a true behind the scenes look at Paper Mill Playhouse with unprecedented access to our famed stage.”

“Paper Mill Playhouse has hosted some of the most legendary actors and actresses of our time,” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director. “How unique to be able to walk in the footsteps of performers like: Ginger Rodgers, Anne Hathaway, Patrick Swayze, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters and Kristen Chenoweth. This on-stage event will be a truly theatrical experience.”

For more than 25 years, Eddie Bruce has been engaging and delighting audiences. For Paper Mill’s event, he will be performing a special cabaret act. Bruce performs jazz standards throughout the country and after his show at Feinstein’s, the celebrated nightclub of New York, Michael Feinstein said of Bruce, “His voice is wonderful and his stage presence is just as good.” Bruce acknowledges that his career has personally been inspired by Bennett’s “musical integrity, wonderful musicianship, masterful phrasing and total commitment to the preservation of a particular genre of music.”

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Lucy The Elephant- Unique New Jersey #FamilyTravel

There are some very unique attractions in NJ. Of course, I mean unique in the kindest of ways. There are Jersey Devils and Vortexes, albinos who attack cars, and of course enough ghosts and aliens for even the most hard-core skeptic to get goose bumps. (Have you ever read an issue of Weird NJ? You totally have to!) Today we are checking out Lucy the Elephant in Margate Beach, NJ. Lucy is a building in the shape of an elephant that you can actually go inside of. Lucy the Elephant is a part of New Jersey history.

Lucy was built by a real estate investor who was trying to drum up interest in the area in hope of pulling in investors, land owners, and tourists. The idea worked and Lucy was first built-in 1881 for the cost of $38,000- which at the time was quite the fortune. Lucy has acted as quite a few humble abodes as well as vacation homes and now a hot [Read more…]

Day Out With Thomas- Fun For Families #Trains #FamilyFun

My son loves Thomas the Tank Engine- he loves all trains, really! Thomas the Tank Engine is making his way across the country, to bring joy and happiness to little (and not so little) train lovers everywhere. Stop on by your local train station and spend the day with your favorite Little Blue #1 Engine, Sir Topham Hatt, rides, fun, food, and all sorts of entertainment for your children.

What is more fun then spending the day riding in a steam engine? Well, riding in a Thomas steam engine, of course!

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