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The Best of: Reef-A-Palooza

During the last weekend in June, for the second year in a row, the New York Reef-A-Palooza took over the Secaucus-based Meadowlands Exposition Center for two days of underwater fun. Reef-A-Palooza is America’s largest saltwater aquarium show. The extensive event…

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Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

The Best of: The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

On Sunday, June 12, Hoboken welcomed countless residents of the Tri-state area to celebrate music and the arts. The city’s 22nd Arts & Music Festival was a massive event, allowing patrons to travel down Washington Street and enjoy all of…

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Once Upon a Time

The Best of: The Once Upon a Time Convention

To kick off the first weekend in June, Creation Entertainment brought the highly anticipated Once Upon a Time Convention to the Garden State. Countless fans of the hit television series traveled out to the Marriott Hanover in Whippany on June…

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The Best of: The JerseyFest Food Truck Mash-Up

This past Saturday was a day to remember, as it was New Jersey versus Philly in an epic food truck event. The Meadowlands Racetrack of East Rutherford hosted the JerseyFest Food Truck Mash-Up on June 4, as countless people crammed…

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Mill Hill Park Pork Roll Festival

The Best of: Mill Hill Park’s Pork Roll Festival

It’s an age-old question: Pork Roll or Taylor Ham? This past weekend, Mill Hill Park’s Pork Roll Festival had the answer. The one-day-only event provided the citizens of New Jersey with countless pork roll-based dishes, along with pork roll-themed clothing,…

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Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade

The Best of: Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade

Many Americans spend Memorial Day weekend relaxing and barbecuing with friends and family, but we cannot forget the everlasting sacrifices of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country. Holidays like these were made possible because…

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Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

The Best of: The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

Under a canopy of blue skies, heavenly aromas filled the air at Monmouth Park Racetrack as the fifth annual Jersey Shore Food Truck festival kicked off its three-day run on Saturday. Patti Baxter, founder of Spark Market Solutions, says the…

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Hoboken Irish Festival

The Best of: Hoboken’s Irish Festival

On May 21, Frank Sinatra Park donned the colors of green, white and orange for an entire day of celebration of Irish culture. The Hoboken Irish Festival brought masses of patrons to the city throughout the all-day event. Local and…

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Cosplay Hero

The Best of PAX East 2016 — Part 3: Cosplay

The final installment in Best of NJ‘s PAX East recap trilogy has arrived. (In case you missed the first two parts, you can check them out here and here.) This time around — as the title suggests — we’re selecting…

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PAX East 2016

The Best of PAX East 2016 — Part 2: Booths

Part 2 of our PAX East 2016 coverage focuses on highlighting the best booths on the show floor. Since the idea of showcasing booths may seem a bit confusing at first, allow me to explain. This article is dedicated to…

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