May 2022: Thrills and Chills
Are you the type of person who craves an adrenaline rush, especially as the weather turns warmer and the urge to get outside and start exploring revs up? Or would you rather spend your free time in a more peaceful, relaxing manner? Either way, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to New Jersey’s Thrills and Chills.
First up: Our list of exhilarating adventures, which spans across all areas of the Garden State, runs the gamut from swimming with sharks to riding the world’s fastest single-rail roller coaster (located at Six Flags Great Adventure) to racing high-speed cars to trying some truly adventurous restaurant dishes.
On the flip side, our peaceful pursuits include visiting some of the state’s most gorgeous secret gardens, walking a labyrinth where self-reflection is the goal, and luxuriating in the state’s best spa experiences. So get out there and start exploring.
Plus, other New Jerseyans are writing to children in Kenya, Brazil and beyond.Read more
The 27-year-old IT analyst, personal trainer and model went to Rutgers and lives in Newark, NJ.Read more
Jonathan Koppell has taken over for former President Susan Cole, who served for 23 years.Read more
A Montclair State program jumpstarts college credits for qualified Newark high school students, with the added bonus of a teaching job.Read more
Tenafly resident Saranne Rothberg, the founder of ComedyCures, believes laughter is the best medicine for those battling cancer.Read more
Amid World War II, NJ’s Garden Club dreamed up “a living tribute” to military sons and daughters. Today, there are 39 such sites throughout the state.Read more
Sink your teeth into this wild, up-close-and-personal experience.Read more
New Jersey has an endless array of spas, but only a handful of traditional Russian banyas.Read more
Several New Jersey racetracks offer high-speed driving experiences.Read more
In the ever-changing landscape of Covid-19, we salute nurses, who have proven a bedrock of tireless support, dedication and professional expertise.Read more
Recognizing 298 medical professionals from New Jersey with diverse practice specialties at more than 70 participating hospitals and facilities.Read more
New Jersey public schools will soon be required to teach Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history and achievements.Read more
WHERE & WHEN
The Front Bottoms, now a popular indie rock band, got their start playing in Ramapo College dorm rooms in the late 2000s.Read more
HOME & GARDEN
EAT & DRINK
The restaurant has such a devoted following it moved to a larger location, though the food could use a little more refinement.Read more
The club-like bar and restaurant is an ode to the Caribbean country’s history.Read more
The Neptune restaurant serves such down-home staples as fried chicken, mac-and-cheese, peach cobbler and more.Read more