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Today is National Macaroon Day!

Today, May 31, 2015 is National Macaroon Day! To celebrate the

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Today is Mint Julep Day!

Today, May 30, 2015, is Mint Julep Day! Today is a day to join together for a glass of the classic drink that is a Kentucky Derby tradition.
The Old Bay Restaurant located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a great place to get Mint Julep as well as many other drinks from their full bar. They also have multiple festivals, events, and specials with tons of food. They also have live entertainment after 10:00 pm. Their dinner hours are Monday – Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and they are closed Sundays. The bar hours are Monday – Saturday 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. On Sundays, the bar is open from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am but only from April to October. If you have any questions, call 732-246-3111.


At The Phoenix Bar and Grill  in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Classic Mint Julep is one of their signature cocktails. Not only do they have the finest beer and cocktails they also have a delicious grill menu. They open at 11:00 am and if you have any questions, call 1-201-216-0888.


Cadillac Cantina located in Hoboken, New Jersey, has Honey Mint Julep as one of the specialty cocktails as well as many other options from the bar. They are open Monday –  Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 2:00 am, Thursday –  Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 am and Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 am. If you have any questions, call 201-420-7070.

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Today is World MS Day!

Today, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 is Multiple Sclerosis Day. This day was created to celebrate and raise awareness for people with MS.
The New Jersey Metro Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS living in New Jersey and raise funds for MS research. To help people affected by MS you could participate, donate, or volunteer in events such as the Muck Fest MS in West Orange, NJ on June 13.
Join the 2015 Bike MS: Barrels & Brews ride on September 13 to support programs, services and national research to stop, restore and end MS. This event will be held at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, NJ. Registration is at 7:30 am and the ride starts at 8:30 am.
 

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Today is Sierra Club Day!

Today, Thursday, May 28, is Sierra Club Day. This is a day to celebrate the nation’s largest environmental organization. The Sierra Club has helped protect millions of acres of wilderness. They also helped pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.


On June 3, The Sierra Club is participating in the “Blitz” on water clean up. The clean-up is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and starts at the Barnegat public launch area where their participants paddle their kayaks to areas designated for cleanup in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Rental kayaks are not available. To confirm participation contact George and Leona at 609-259-3734.


Learn how to live responsibly with black bears and advocate for their protection at the Oradell Public Library in Oradell, NJ. On June 23 at 7:00 pm The Bear Education and Resource Group Coordinator, Elaine Dunn will speak about recent legislation affecting the bears and what people can do to avoid conflicts. If you have any questions contact the leader John Kashwick at 201-660-8820.
 

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Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

Today, Tuesday, May 26, is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. Celebrate National Blueberry Cheesecake Day today by enjoying a delicious blueberry cheesecake. New Jersey has some of the best places to get cheesecake.


Anthony’s Cheesecake in Bloomfield, NJ has about 25 kinds that are available to order. They are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays; 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. For more information, call (973) 415-8885.


Mara’s Cafe & Bakery located in Fanwood, Denville and one about to open in Berkeley Heights is most popular for its caramel apple streusel cheesecake. Another favorite is called Explosion, a mix of chocolate cake, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, chocolate chips, white and dark chocolate, caramel, and chopped pecans. They are open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call (908) 322-4422.


Marc’s Cheesecake in Glen Rock, NJ has about 30 kinds available to order. The blueberry cheesecake the most popular is made with a layer of sour cream which makes the cheesecake smoother and creamier. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (201) 857-0880.

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Today is the Indianapolis 500!

May 24 – Today is the Indianapolis 500! Although there isn’t indy racing in New Jersey anymore, there are plenty of other racetracks.


At the Island Dragway in Great Meadows, NJ they have drag racing every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from March to November. Call for more information about racing hours at 908-637-6060.


The New Egypt Speedway located in New Egypt, NJ is a half-mile oval race track. Every Saturday night from April to October about 150 race cars compete. For more information call 609-758-1900.


Located in Bridgeport, NJ the Bridgeport Speedway offers micro sprints, demolition derbies, outlaw stocks, and much more. It is known as “The Fastest Dirt Track in the East.” Call for schedule information at 856-467-4408.
 

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Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!

Time to celebrate small chunks of chocolate!

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Today is Armed Forces Day!

May 16 is Armed Forces Day. Celebrate the men and women that serve in the military.

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Today is National Pizza Party Day!

Need an excuse to throw a pizza party? Well, today is National Pizza Party Day!

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Today is Endangered Species Day!

Endangered Species Day celebrates the importance of protecting endangered species.

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