May and Happy Memories

What will the month of May have in store for you?! This month, finding special ways to enjoy the weather with friends and family will be no feat! We invite our residents to enjoy many of the following events taking place throughout NJ. Join the fun by going to one, two, or all of these upcoming activities:

Balloon Festival- Cancelled last year due to the pandemic, this event is back, and tickets are already on sale. Taking off July 23rd to July 25th, the balloon festival is from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm (1). Guests are able to enjoy viewing hundreds of balloons up in the sky throughout the day or take a panoramic ride from the balloon (1). The entire experience takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours and rides in the air are 20-45 minutes long (1). This special event will have a concert each day, food, fireworks, magic festival, night-time balloon glow and so much more! General admission tickets go for anywhere from $8.00 – $26.00 and hot air balloon rides start at $240.00 per person. For more information, visit https://www.balloonfestival.com/

South Mountain Fairy Tale Trail– A hidden secret in the beautiful nature of South Mountain Reserve, this trail leads you to a tiny fairy tale with tiny fairy decorations throughout (2). Take the family and enjoy the creativity behind this captivating nature yet magical walk. A little treasure to remember and bring smiles to those little ones in the family.

NY Botanical Garden– An incredible garden experience, this botanical garden has it all! Some of the greatest floral presentations can be found here for all ages! The Spring Gala opening on June 3rd is highly sought out for its beauty and graceful plant demonstrations. Be sure not to miss out on this excellent gala. Find dining, parking, and all kind of accommodations for the family to enjoy. To visit, find information here -> https://www.nybg.org/visit/

Night at the Museum– Museum of Ice Cream (that is!): Satisfy your sweet tooth at this sweet museum (3). There are 13 installations and the largest sprinkle pool you can think of! Tickets are only $46, and guests are welcomed to enjoy dessert afterwards (3). A great way to spend time with loved ones, especially those who love a good ol’cone.

15 Fox Place– A dining experience like truly no other! Discover a restaurant with no set menus and some of the most amazing Italian dishes ever! This restaurant has a romantic ambiance and a 5-course tasting menu to delight your taste buds. Through reservations only, find the small white house that is home to some of the best dishes in Jersey City (4)!

Sandy Hook Lighthouse– Popular for sunset walks and scenic for photos, this 1700’s small lighthouse is a perfect, tiny getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily responsibilities. Take a sunny drive out to sandy hook and discover its charm and sandy winds (5)!


To Our Residents at The Avenue

Every week during the month of May, The Village will be posting its Summer Saturdays’ schedule where residents, guests, and friends can find great music, amazing vibes, good cheer and those Saturday easy nights (6).

In addition to Summer Saturdays, The Village is happy to announce its launch of Sidewalk Sales as well. Taking place on May 15th and 16th from 10AM to 4PM, find great sales and excellent merchandise to take home (7) for yourself or your loved ones.

 

A Happy May to All and A Happy Mother’s Day to All the Moms!

-The Team at The Avenue

 

 

Resources

  1. https://www.balloonfestival.com/balloons/balloon-rides/
  2. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-jersey/south-mountain-fairytail-hike-nj/
  3. https://bucketlisters.com/event/0sZ-museum-of-ice-cream-night-at-the-museum
  4. https://www.facebook.com/15Foxplace/
  5. https://www.visitnj.org/nj/attractions/lighthouses
  6. https://www.facebook.com/SOVillageCenter/photos/a.2037751019680318/3705308642924539/
  7. https://www.facebook.com/SOVillageCenter/photos/a.2037751019680318/3697532633702140/

 

 

Picture Source

  1. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/MxvLDuOaClqzAJfouApuKoPXuQUenPX2Y4dgD0YSjtNVsDLh7qo8FeDTxO5qfVSKy1XxIcUWzpmdKpOH5qfIXX0gy7259Q
  2. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/57775079_1259789707503834_5942839453113384960_o.jpg
  3. https://redtri.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/img_2439.jpg
  4. https://28nwgk2wx3p52fe6o9419sg5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/15-Fox-Place-Italian-West-Side-Jersey-City-3.jpg
  5. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Sandy_Hook_Lighthouse_NJ.jpg/1280px-Sandy_Hook_Lighthouse_NJ.jpg

 

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