March 2022: Discover NJ Museums

Whether it’s your first, 10th or 50th year in New Jersey, there’s always something new to discover here. This month, we showcase some of the wonderful museums in our state that have come out strong after a difficult few years.

Small and large, under the radar and well known—they all offer fascinating takes on everything from art to New Jersey’s own history, wildlife, and some of the oddest oddities around.

Now is an especially important time to support our museums—so get out there and start exploring!

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Documentary Explores Why Passaic River is a ‘Victim,’ Not a ‘Monster’

“There is hope for this river, but it’s going to take time. The whole idea of doing something for future generations is really important,” says “American River” director Scott Morris.

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Novel Grapples with Truth and Lies in Stalin’s Russia

Ridgewood author Elena Gorokhova’s debut novel, “A Train to Moscow,” traces the life of an actress seeking refuge in fictional characters.

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NJ Native Jack Wallace ‘Over the Moon’ to Compete in Winter Paralympics

The 2018 gold medalist, who had his leg amputated when he was just 10, is heading to the 2022 Games in Beijing with the U.S. National Sled Team.

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You’ve Been Listening to Musician Marty Nelson for Years. You Just Didn’t Know It

The former Manhattan Transfer member—and jingle composer, and background vocalist for Frank Sinatra—has a new album out.

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New Jersey Embraces Pickleball Craze With Biggest Club in Northeast

Pickleball’s popularity has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Now the Northeast’s largest pickleball facility is set to open in Ewing.

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Englewood Consignment Shop Owner Treats Every Customer Like a Friend

Lauren Turk combs through eccentric closets to stock her playful shop, the Hangout, with designer pieces of all styles and prices.

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Fresh Picks: Playful Home Accessories Perfect for Spring

Verdant greens and fun patterns are happy harbingers of a long-awaited season.

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Stop to Smell the Flowers at Lillie House

This floral studio in Mendham offers custom garden containers, a weekly flower subscription, workshops and more.

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Racing to Give Back: Trail-Running Community Donates Thousands to NJ Charities

The inclusive Sassquad Trail Running group makes a party out of doing good.

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Steve Sweeney Hints at ‘Plans for the Future’ After Losing NJ State Senate Seat

The former state Senate president says there remains “a lot to be done,” and that he plans on continuing his work to make New Jersey more affordable.

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A Look Back at Muhammad Ali’s Life in Cherry Hill

Muhammad Ali—who would have turned 80 years old on January 17, 2022—is Cherry Hill’s most recognizable homeowner ever.

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Makeup Mogul Bobbi Brown on Starting Over and the Magic of Montclair

Bobbi Brown left her billion-dollar global brand in 2016. Her second act, Jones Road Beauty, has received a warm welcome in her longtime NJ hometown.

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Discover NJ Museums: Ultimate Guide to Under-the-Radar Places

These lesser-known museums are fascinating treasure troves of art, history, wildlife and some of the oddest oddities around.

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What’s Hidden Inside NJ Museums’ Permanent Collections

Explore the fascinating finds in NJ museums’ permanent collections and try out their interactive areas.

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Can You Dig It? NJ Fossil Park & Museum to Offer Rare, Up-Close Look at Dinosaurs

The Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park and Museum of Rowan University, set to open in 2023, is an investment 65 million years in the making.

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Best Places to Discover Dinosaurs in New Jersey

Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, but the prehistoric creatures can still be found all over the Garden State.

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Turf Wars: Why New Jersey Towns Are Divided Over Fake Grass

Turf or grass? It sounds like a simple decision, but as Maplewood and other Jersey towns know, this debate can be layered and divisive.

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One-of-a-Kind Point Pleasant Home Built Around Century-Old Trolley Car

In a feat of ingenuity over 80 years ago, a clever sailor created a truly unique abode. It’s been a nostalgia-rich treasure for his family ever since.

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Brasserie Mémère Reviewed: Country French Cuisine in Closter

The dining experience can be uneven, though several dishes have proved reliably delicious.

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Meals from a Big Box: A Peek Inside Camden’s Shipping Container–Turned–Eatery

Camden Lunchbox is one of Damon Pennington’s latest projects aimed at bringing flavors—and hungry folks—to the city’s downtown square.

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Mercado in Montclair Pays Homage to Owners’ Portuguese Roots

The menu ranges from simple breakfast staples (buttermilk pancakes) to sandwiches with Iberian influences (serrano pan con tomate).

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Via Sposito in Old Bridge Brings Flavors of Naples to New Jersey

Inspired by their ancestral Ercolano, brothers Anthony and Vincent Esposito Jr. whip up fresh pastas, pizzas, house-made mozzarella and more.

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Robin’s Nest in Mt. Holly Offers Hyper-Local Food Options

The intimate café also boasts vegetarian, heart-healthy and gluten-free dishes. 

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Flower Power: Why Botanical Brews Are Buzzing

Hello, hibiscus. Cheers, cherry blossoms. Raise a glass to spring in your sip.

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How the Pandemic Got Me Into a Garden State of Mind

A longtime skeptic of New Jersey’s nature-centric nickname, this Montclair author finally explores the state’s untamed woods, waterfalls and wilds.

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