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Latino
New Jersey’s
VISITORS GUIDE
Latino
New Jersey’s
VISITORS GUIDE
N E W J E R S E Y O F F I C E O F T R AV E L & T O U R I S M
20 West State Street
PO Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820
609-777-0885
JON S. CORZINE
G OV E R N O R
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WELCOME TO
NEW JERSEY
WHAT’S HOT!
DINING • FASHION • PARKS
VISITORS GUIDE
Table of Contents
3
Welcome
4
Introduction
5
Major Latino Communities
6
Latino Dining
14
Shopping
17
What’s Hot!: Fashion
18
Museums, Performance Art,
and Culture
23
Festivals
29
State Parks
30
Entertainment
34
Sports
37
Nightlife
37
Periodicals
38
General Information
39
Regions Map
This guide is representative of sites,
attractions and other offerings for those
visiting New Jersey. Information supplied in
this publication is believed to be correct at
the time of publication. The New Jersey
Office of Travel & Tourism is not
responsible for changes and/or
typographical errors.
Many events in this guide are held
annually. If you miss an event, contact the
event’s organizers for next year’s schedule.
To receive details on Americans with
Disabilities Act compliance, please contact
each location directly.
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¡
Bienvenidos a
Nueva Jersey
Welcome!
¡
Latino
New Jersey’s
A rapidly growing Latino population of more than 1.2 million and 47,000 Hispanicowned businesses help to make New Jersey a favorite year-round travel destination.
Enriching a legacy of economic opportunity, ocean resorts, historic sites and
spectacular entertainment venues for people of all ages, interests and cultures, New
Jersey is home to expanding traditions and many new attractions with a distinctly
Latino flavor.
We owe much of this cultural growth to neighborhoods throughout the state, which
proudly honor their heritages from Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking
nations of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
What you will find most in New Jersey is authenticity. Throughout the year, from Día
de Los Reyes Magos to Nochebuena and Navidad, New Jerseyans observe oldcountry traditions and welcome the public to join. Parades and festivals, neighborhood
stores and eateries, houses of worship and civic organizations, music and dance,
family and community are unmistakably genuine and embrace visitors as a home
away from home.
Welcome
What you will also find in New Jersey is cultural diversity at our museums and
performing-arts centers, parks and recreation areas, stadiums and arenas, shopping
centers and world-renowned visitor attractions. This guide will tell you more.
Cuando Usted visite a Nueva Jersey,
siéntase cómo es su casa, ése es
nuestro deseo.
Photo: (Opposite page) The Statue of Liberty, our nation’s symbol of freedom and opportunity,
is viewable and accessible from various points in New Jersey.
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Disfrute en familia, con
amigos, o en aventuras
solitarias. ¡Nueva Jersey es
un lugar para disfrutar!
Major Latino Communities
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Bergenline Avenue in Hudson County, which runs through the
communities of Union City, West New York, Guttenberg and
North Bergen, is New Jersey's most Hispanic area with a
multicultural mix that embraces virtually every Spanishspeaking nation.
2
Newark in Essex County is New Jersey's largest city and site
of the Ironbound district, one of the most-visited Hispanic
neighborhoods. Portuguese and Spanish influences dominate.
The North Ward of Newark is a predominately Puerto Rican
community shared with Italian-American families and an
increasing population from Central and South America.
3
Paterson and Passaic in Passaic County are two other New
Jersey cities where more than half the population is Latino.
Older Puerto Rican neighborhoods have grown and become
integrated with newer residents from Mexico and Central and
South America.
Enjoy your stay in New Jersey!
Generally, you will find New Jersey's Latino communities
where the action is. Highest concentrations are in the
bustling northeast corner of the state, including Hudson, Passaic, Essex,
Union, Middlesex and Bergen counties. Bordering New York City, the area
is known as New Jersey's Gateway Region for its history as the “Gateway
to Freedom” for millions of immigrants. Nearby are Liberty State Park, Ellis
Island and monuments of revered Latino leaders.
The Gateway Region offers New Jersey's largest Latino neighborhoods
and the greatest influences on the state's cultural, social, economic and
political structures. It is here where neighborhood stores, bakeries, social
clubs, cultural institutions, traditional holiday celebrations, and most of the
state's finest Latino restaurants and nightspots are most tightly woven into
everyday life. Any other attraction in New Jersey is within easy distance
for day trips via car, bus or rail lines. If you’re searching for a true home
away from home when visiting New Jersey, the Gateway Region is the
best place to start.
All major population centers throughout New Jersey include established
Latino communities, and all major attractions within the state value
cultural diversity for their commercial success. Whether in a neighborhood
with the distinctive sights and sounds of home, or a vacation spot with an
unmistakably cosmopolitan feel, expect friendly faces, fantastic
experiences and urges to want to stay longer than planned.
Among many other New Jersey cities and towns with growing
Latino populations are:
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Elizabeth in Union County (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico,
Dominican Republic, Central and South America)
5
Perth Amboy and New Brunswick in Middlesex County
(Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Central and
South America)
6
Princeton in Mercer County (Mexico and Central America)
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Trenton in Mercer County (Puerto Rico and other cultures)
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Camden in Camden County (Puerto Rico and other cultures)
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Vineland in Cumberland County (Puerto Rico and Mexico)
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Atlantic City in Atlantic County (Puerto Rico and
other cultures)
Don't be surprised to encounter famous and emerging Latino personalities
wherever you go. Throughout the state, New Jersey is alive with trend
setters and celebrities.
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3
5
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Photos: (Opposite page, top) A young girl displays pride in her Latino heritage at the Festival of the
Andes. (Opposite page, middle) Union City boasts the largest Hispanic population percentage in New
Jersey; New Jersey’s numerous boardwalks offer amusements and family entertainment
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NEW JERSEY
REGIONS
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1
1
Skylands
2
Gateway
3
Delaware River
4
Shore
5
Greater Atlantic City
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Southern Shore
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3
5
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Comida Latina
Latino Dining
In New Jersey, distinctive eateries with authentic cuisine represent virtually every Spanish-speaking nation. There are
traditional restaurants, each specializing in well-known dishes from a distant country of origin, as well as “Nuevo Latino”
restaurants with foods influenced by the creativity of imaginative Latino chefs. Ambience can be anything from family-style
Price
$$$ Higher ? $$ Moderate ? $ Low
Cuba
If you prefer your black beans, stews, meats and fish sautéed
and slow-cooked with olive oil and Cuban sofrito and root
vegetables such as boniato, malanga and yucca, try the
Bergenline area. Upscale establishments with a Cuban-style
“Nuevo Latino” flavor can also be found in Edgewater along the
Hudson River, north of Union City.
Hard Grove Café
319 Grove Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-451-1853
$
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
to upscale; and costs, from economical to pricey. While all types of Hispanic restaurants and bakeries continue to open and
thrive throughout the state, New Jersey is known for its two major destinations for Latino dining. One is Newark's Ironbound
district, which has the greatest concentration of Spanish and Portuguese restaurants and bakeries. The other is Bergenline
Avenue, stretching from Hudson Park in North Bergen to the south through West New York and Union City. Here you will find
the excellent foods of Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and other nations. Other communities
with an ample variety of Latino eateries include Passaic, Paterson, Elizabeth, Hackensack and Perth Amboy.
¡Disfrute de la buena cocina en Nueva Jersey!
SKYLANDS
Martino
212 West Main Street
Somerville, Somerset County
908-722-8602
$$
GATEWAY
Rebecca's
236 Old River Road
Edgewater, Bergen County
201-943-8808
$$$
Cuba Libre
2801 Pacific Avenue
Tropicana Quarter Brighton & The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, Atlantic County
609-348-6700
$$
Dominican Republic
Sanchoco and other Dominican dishes have a place on the
menu at Quisqueya in Perth Amboy and at many of New
Jersey's Caribbean restaurants. While similar to other styles of
Caribbean cooking, the unique differences owing to French,
Spanish and native influences are evident.
GATEWAY
La Isla
104 Washington Street
Hoboken, Hudson County
201-659-8197
$$
Photos: (Above) Bergenline Avenue in the Gateway Region is home to all types of
Latino restaurants, nightclubs and bakeries. (Opposite page, top right) Cuban
dishes are served outdoors at a festival in Newark’s Ironbound section.
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Azucar
495 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-222-0090
$$$
Ria's Café
24 Mercer Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-915-0045
$$
Quisqueya Luncheonette
259 Madison Avenue
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County
732-442-1550
$
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Mexico and
Central America
New Jersey’s Mexican restaurants offer everything from familiar tacos, enchiladas
and burritos to delicious steak tampiqueña, camarones and seafood fajitas.
Related yet distinctive dishes from the nations of Central America could be
SKYLANDS
Jose's Mexican Cantina
125 Washington Valley Road
Warren, Somerset County
732-563-0480
$$
El Familiar
1246 Route 166
Dover, Morris County
732-240-6613
$$
Casa Maya
615 Meyersville Road
Meyersville, Morris County
908-580-0799
$$
Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
200 Route 10 West
East Hanover, Morris County
973-781-0155
$$
Casa Maya
One Main Street
High Bridge, Hunterdon County
908-638-4032
$$
Tortuga's Cocina
11 1/2 Church Street
Lambertville, Hunterdon County
609-397-7272
$$
anything from pupusas at an El Salvadorian restaurant to pollo en pepián at a
Guatemalan establishment.
Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
42 Kinderkamack Road
Woodcliff Lake, Bergen County
201-782-9500
$$
Taqueria
236 Grove Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-333-3220
$
Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
327 Franklin Avenue
Wyckoff, Bergen County
201-891-1331
$$
Jose's Mexican Cantina
24 South Street
New Providence, Union County
908-464-4360
$$
Mexicali Rose
10 Park Street
Montclair, Essex County
973-746-9005
$$
Charrito's
4900 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, Hudson County
201-863-0345
$$
Charrito's
121 Washington Street
Hoboken, Hudson County
201-418-8600
$$
GATEWAY
Baja
104 14th Street
Hoboken, Hudson County
201-653-0610
$$
Charrito's
1024 Washington Street
Hoboken, Hudson County
201-659-2800
$$
DELAWARE RIVER
Tortuga's Mexican Village
44 Leigh Avenue
Princeton, Mercer County
609-924-5143
$$
El Azteca
1155 Route 73 North
Mount Laurel, Burlington County
856-914-9302
$$
Mexican Food Factory
601 Route 70 West
Marlton, Burlington County
856-983-9222
$$
Tortilla Press
703 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, Camden County
856-869-3345
$$
Los Amigos
461 Route 73 North
West Berlin, Camden County
856-767-5216
$$
La Esperanza
40 E. Gibbsboro Road
Lindenwold, Camden County
856-782-7114
$$
San Miguel Mexican Cuisine
373 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, Gloucester County
856-582-1444
$$
Blue Moon Mexican Cafe
216 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, Bergen County
201-263-0244
$$
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Photos: (Top left) Outdoor seating in Newark’s Ironbound district is a great place to see
and be seen; (Middle) A soft taco served at a taqueria in Jersey City; (Bottom left) Diners
enjoy rodizio at many of the Ironbound's Brazilian restaurants. (Opposite page, bottom)
Spicy peppers at a Hispanic market.
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Spain
NEW JERSEY
REGIONS
SHORE
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Juanito's
159 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, Monmouth County
732-747-9118
$$
El Meson Cafe
40 West Main Street
Freehold, Monmouth County
732-308-9494
$$
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Skylands
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Gateway
3
Delaware River
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Shore
5
Greater Atlantic City
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Southern Shore
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3
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Juanito's
3830 Route 9 South
Howell, Monmouth County
732-370-1717
$$
Price
$$$ Higher ? $$ Moderate ? $ Low
Surf Taco
121 Parker Avenue
Manasquan, Monmouth County
732-223-7757
$
Spain 92
1116 Highway 202 South
Raritan, Somerset County
908-704-9292
$$$
GATEWAY
Tapas de España
47 North Dean Street
Englewood, Bergen County
201-569-9999
$$
Mexico Lindo
1135 Burnt Tavern Road
Brick, Ocean County
732-202-1930
$$
Surf Taco
1300 Richmond Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County
732-701-9000
$
Puerto Rico
Somewhat similar to both Spanish and Mexican cuisines,
Puerto Rican cooking embraces its own tasty blend of
Spanish, African, Taíno and American influences. With half
of New Jersey's Latino population island descendants,
favorites of Puerto Rico such as arroz con gandules and
carne guisada should be easy to find.
Surf Taco
212 SE Central Avenue
Seaside Park, Ocean County
732-830-2111
$
GATEWAY
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
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SKYLANDS
Don Pepe
18 Old Bloomfield Avenue
Pine Brook, Morris County
973-882-6757
$$$
El Cid
205 Paramus Road
Paramus, Bergen County
201-843-0123
$$$
El Tenampa
2770 Hooper Avenue
Brick, Ocean County
732-920-0290
Los Amigos
1926 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, Atlantic County
609-344-2293
$$
Many of New Jersey's Spanish restaurants are owned by
immigrants from Galicia, in northwest Spain, and continue the
tradition of fresh seafood for which the region is famous. But
you can just as easily dine on chorizo sausage, sizzling
steaks and chicken–accompanied with fine paella. For the
greatest choice of Spanish restaurants situated in one area,
visit Newark's Ironbound district.
La Ponceña
57 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
New Brunswick, Middlesex County
732-249-3754
$
Photos: (This page) Newark’s Ironbound district.
(Opposite page) Cocales are just one of the outstanding
seafood selections on the menú at Adega Grill.
Segovia
150 Moonachie Road
Moonachie, Bergen County
201-641-4266
$$$
Tapas de España
7909 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, Hudson County
201-453-1690
$$
Adega Grill
130-132 Ferry Street
Newark, Essex County
973-589-8830
$$
Don Pepe
844 McCarter Highway
Newark, Essex County
973-623-4662
$$$
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Fornos of Spain
47 Ferry Street
Newark, Essex County
973-589-4767
$$$
Galicia Spain
150 Lafayette Street
Newark, Essex County
973-465-4422
$$
Iberia
63-69 Ferry Street
Newark, Essex County
973-344-5611
$$$
Mompou
77 Ferry Street
Newark, Essex County
973-578-8114
$$
Spain
419 Market Street
Newark, Essex County
973-344-0994
$$$
Spanish Tavern
103 McWhorter Street
Newark, Essex County
973-589-4959
$$$
Spanish Tavern
1239 Route 22 East
Mountainside, Union County
908-232-2171
$$$
DELAWARE RIVER
Gennaro's
47B Route 206 North
Princeton, Mercer County
609-497-2774
$$$
Malaga
511 Lalor Street
Trenton, Mercer County
609-396-8878
$$
SHORE
Savanna
10 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, Monmouth County
732-741-6333
$$
Bistro Olé
230 Main Street
Asbury Park, Monmouth County
732-897-0048
$$$
Europa South
521 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, Monmouth County
732-295-1500
$$$
South America,
Southern Nations
The culinary preferences of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay at
the southernmost part of South America are also at home in
New Jersey. Visit El Tinajón restaurant in Elizabeth, south of
Newark, for dishes such as parrillada and an adjoining
grocery to stock up with Argentinean and Uruguayan specialty
foods. For Chilean churrasco, start with the El Chalan
restaurant in Union City.
GATEWAY
Brazil
GATEWAY
Boi Na Brasa
70 Adams Street
Newark, Essex County
973-589-6069
$$
Los Andes Bakery
7714 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, Hudson County
201-869-9868
$
Argentinean Delight
7212 Bergenline Avenue
North Bergen, Hudson County
201-861-6300
$$
El Chalan
3812 Bergen Turnpike
Union City, Hudson County
201-863-9533
$$
Cucharama
233 Clinton Street
Hoboken, Hudson County
201-420-1700
$$
South America,
Andean Nations
Colombia, Peru and Ecuador are increasingly wellrepresented on the New Jersey restaurant scene, especially
along Bergenline Avenue. Favorites such as Colombian
sancocho de gallina and arepas, Ecuadorian papa rellena
and Peruvian ceviche are usually among the dining choices in
many of our Latino neighborhoods.
GATEWAY
Latin American
338 Ferry Street
Newark, Essex County
973-491-6600
$
Los Faroles
624 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, Union County
908-289-9289
$$
Sabor Latino
24 Wilson Avenue
Newark, Essex County
973-274-0075
$
Photos: (This page) Tango dancers
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Compras
Most neighborhood shops, retail chains and food stores
recognize the influence and spending power of the state's
large Latino population and carry every category of
merchandise for appeal to consumers.
In addition to products manufactured or hand-crafted
domestically, Port Newark and the Port of Elizabeth combine
to form the largest maritime-cargo-handling facility on the East
Coast of North America and the main point of entry for
consumer goods from around the world. If you cannot
successfully shop for “it” in New Jersey, “it” probably
doesn't exist.
Rather than slight the thousands of New Jersey retailers who
welcome your patronage, this guide identifies only the magnet
destinations that attract millions of shoppers annually because
of their concentrations of stores and restaurants, and
promises of memorable, day long shopping experiences.
Shopping in New Jersey is plentiful and diverse – from
upscale malls and boutiques to discount-shopping outlets,
outdoor markets, auctions, seaside souvenir stores and many
intimate shops in vibrant downtown districts.
Shopping in New Jersey >
¡Qué maravilloso es ir de
compras en Nueva Jersey!
GATEWAY
Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus, Bergen County
201-843-2121
www.westfield.com/gardenstateplaza
The huge Westfield Garden State Plaza features more than
300 upscale to moderate-priced stores and restaurants.
Bergenline Avenue
Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen
Shop all the Spanish-speaking counties of the world along
this avenida central through numerous Latin neighborhoods in
Hudson County.
NEW JERSEY
REGIONS
2
1
1
Skylands
2
Gateway
3
Delaware River
4
Shore
5
Greater Atlantic City
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Southern Shore
4
3
5
6
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The annual Spring Fling Fashion Show in
Jersey City attracts hundreds to get first looks
at spring collections from popular designers
such as Gina Velasco, Santana Garcia and Ana
Segura of Annie S. Limited. Other fashion
events are springing up throughout the state,
often in support of charitable causes.
Cuban-American
Newark
native
Narciso
Rodriguez, who is viewed by many in the
industry as the first American designer to
become a world trend setter, is the most
Ironbound District
Newark, Essex County
www.goironbound.com
Enjoy surroundings of old-world Latin ambiance with
international merchants, incredible restaurants and a
wonderfully stimulating environment.
The Mall at Short Hills
Route 24 & JFK Parkway
Short Hills, Essex County
973-376-7350
www.shopshorthills.com
This luxury-shopping destination includes more than 170
specialty stores and restaurants. Over 40 boutiques have their
only New Jersey location here.
Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Road
Elizabeth, Union County
908-354-5900
www.jerseygardens.com
New Jersey's largest discount mall features 200 outlet stores
under one roof, a deluxe food court, several restaurants and a
children's play area.
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
prominent representative of the new Latin
Pier at Caesars
Atlantic City, Atlantic County
www.pieratcaesars.com
influence, but he is not alone in taking moda to
a much wider audience. From internationally
renowned Carolina Herrera to personalities
Ninety stores, ten restaurants, four floors of world-class retailers
on Atlantic City's oceanside boardwalk, all connected to the
Caesars Hotel and Casino by a sky bridge, make New Jersey's
newest shopping destination one of its most spectacular.
The Quarter at Tropicana Casino
South Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, Atlantic County
800-843-8767 or 609-340-4000
www.tropicana.net
Travel back to Old Havana at this re-creation of a three-story
streetscape with a dazzling array of shops, world-class
restaurants, Latin bands, salsa dancing, palm trees and
South Jersey's only IMAX theater.
What’s Hot!
Vineland
The City of Vineland's Landis Avenue in South Jersey's
Cumberland County boasts a vibrant Latino community and
shopping district with many Puerto Rican and Mexican
businesses.
Jersey-bred Daisy Fuentes, Latin couture
Fashion
transcends cultures and demographics.
Boutiques carrying the latest creations from
Evidence of Latino cultures hitting the
SOUTHERN SHORE
such as Jennifer Lopez, Thalia and New
American mainstream is evident in the
fashion world, making New Jersey with
New Jersey's emerging designers are likely to
be found in downtown retail districts, such as
its rapidly growing Latino population and
along Bergenline Avenue. At chains like Saks
proximity to New York City an emerging
Fifth Avenue, Sears, J.C. Penney, Men's
fashion center.
Warehouse, Kmart and Marshall's, off-theshoulder blouses and guayabera shirts sell at
reasonable price points, putting in motion
sweeping fashion trends owing to Latino
heritages and often with a New Jersey
connection.
Photos: (Opposite page) The Walk in Atlantic City. (This page) Jersey City’s
annual Spring Fling Fashion Show attracts exhibitions by talented Latino
designers. (Fashion: Gina Velasco; Photo: DMWphoto)
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Whether your interests are art, theater, dance, music, literature or history, a stimulating and enjoyable experience is always
GATEWAY
close. The Gateway Region is especially rich with attractions. Newark alone is home to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
the Newark Museum, the exciting Teatro Sí theater and dance company, La Sala Hispanoamericana at the Newark Public
Library, and the New Jersey Historical Society. Nearby, Jersey City offers the Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park with
Montclair Art Museum
Three South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, Essex County
973-746-5555
www.montclair-art.org
tours departing to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Jersey City Museum, the Perfecto Oyola Library and Culture Center,
the Jersey City Historical Society, and more. The Rutgers University Center for Latino Arts and Culture is in New Brunswick, not
far from the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre in East Brunswick. Outstanding collections of Latino artwork and artifacts await
you at the New Jersey State Museum in the capital city of Trenton and the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton.
¡Descubra su interés cultural en su casa, Nueva Jersey!
Cultura
Latino exhibits and productions delight visitors
to cultural institutions throughout New Jersey.
Museums, Performance Art and Culture >
With 15,000 fine-art and ethnographic objects, this
near-century-old museum ranks among the principal
cultural institutions in the state. Exhibits annually include
Latino artists.
New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, Essex County
973-596-8500
www.jerseyhistory.org
The world's largest repository of New Jersey historical
materials hosts exhibits, workshops and lecture series
throughout the year. Themes increasingly relate to the state's
expanding Hispanic communities.
Grace Theatre Workshop
P.O. Box 4412
Union City, Hudson County
201-864-7149
www.gracetheatre.com
Among New Jersey's premier presenters of bilingual
and Spanish-language theater, the Grace Theatre
Workshop offers original productions throughout the
year at their home in Union City as well as on tours
throughout the state.
M&A Books
1902 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, Hudson County
201-866-0010
This is one of the largest Spanish-language bookstores
in New Jersey. M&A Books stocks more than 10,000
titles, including classic literature, novels and poems by
great Latin American writers, as well as texts on the
history, politics and culture of the Spanish-speaking
world. The store occasionally hosts book signings and
events such as a literary peña, during which wine, soft
drinks, cheese and chorizo sausage are served during
meetings with authors.
Park Performing Arts Center
560 32nd Street
Union City, Hudson County
201-865-6980
www.parkpac.org
Productions include drama, musicals, opera, dance
companies and orchestras by well-known professional
performers as well as local artists with roots in Peru,
Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil and Mexico.
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Photos: (This page) The Gateway Region’s Teatro Sí hosts Hispanic performance artists such
as fusion group Manué. (Opposite page) Eva Yerbabuena brings her acclaimed Ballet
Flamenco to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. (photo: Jose Luis Alvarez)
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La Sala Hispanoamericana
Newark Public Library
Five Washington Street
Newark, Essex County
973-733-7772
In addition to New Jersey's largest public collection of
Spanish-language reading materials, La Sala
Hispanoamericana at the Newark Library hosts music and film
programs, dance and theatrical performances, arts and crafts
exhibitions and book discussions. In September, October and
November, a series of cultural programs is featured in
celebration of Hispanic heritage.
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, Essex County
973-596-6550
www.newarkmuseum.org
New Jersey's largest museum, featuring 80 galleries of
inspiration and exploration, holds a wealth of treasures from
the worlds of art and natural science, including a planetarium
and mini zoo. Extensive collections of American, Tibetan,
African and Latino art can be seen throughout the year with
special programs and exhibits during Hispanic Heritage Month
(September-October).
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street
Newark, Essex County
888-GO-NJPAC or 973-642-0404
www.njpac.org
New Jersey's largest performing-arts center, located on
Newark's waterfront, offers a wide variety of Latino and other
programs year-round.
Teatro Sí
Newark Symphony Hall
1020 Broad Street
Newark, Essex County
908-301-9496
www.teatrosi.com
Liberty Science Center
251 Phillip Street
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-200-1000
www.lsc.org
This premier Hispanic and Latino theater-arts company
celebrates the artistic and cultural diversity of Latin America,
Spain, Portugal and Brazil. In addition to performances and
events throughout the Gateway Region, Teatro Sí hosts
Caliente, the “Ultimate Salsa Social,” with delicious cuisine
and professional dance instructions followed by live dancing
and music by guest artists.
The most-visited museum in New Jersey and one of the most
intensively used in the country, the Liberty Science Center
introduces people of all ages to the wonder and awe of handson science discovery through interactive exhibits. The facility is
also home to a 3-D laser light show, the largest IMAX theatre in
New Jersey, and more. (Re-opening July 2007)
Perfecto Oyola Biblioteca Criolla & Cultural Center
280 First Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-547-4541
www.jclibrary.org/libinfo/criolla.php
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
National Park Service, Ellis Island
Ferry from Liberty State Park
Jersey City, Hudson County
212-363-3200
www.ellisisland.com
The three-story Ellis Island Museum is housed in the same
building that processed nearly 17 million immigrants
searching for freedom of speech, religion and economic
opportunity from 1892 to 1954. Ferries leave from Liberty
State Park to the 27-acre island. Trips include an option to
visit the Statue of Liberty, located on another island nearby.
This is the only group of its kind in New Jersey committed to
the preservation and awareness of Bomba and Plena, two
rich musical and dance traditions from Puerto Rico's African
heritage. The group performs at cultural festivals, parades,
schools and concerts, and conducts dance and drumming
workshops and tours of the Center.
Statue of Liberty
National Park Service, Statue of Liberty
Ferry from Liberty State Park
Jersey City, Hudson County
212-363-3200
www.statueofliberty.org
More than a monument, a trip to this symbol of freedom to
millions around the world, includes guided tours, exhibits and
a spectacular 360-degree view of New York Harbor from the
observation balcony.
Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-413-0303
www.jerseycitymuseum.org
Housed in a fully renovated 80-year-old landmark building,
the Jersey City Museum strives to reflect the cultural diversity
of the region and Hudson County artists.
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This branch of the Jersey City Public Library system has more
than 20,000 books, magazines, filmstrips and recordings. It
also hosts cultural and literary events, a bilingual reading club
for children, art exhibitions, and performances of Latino dance
and music.
Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center
279 Second Street
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-420-6332
Photos: (Opposite page) New Jersey Performing Arts
Center. (photo: Esto) (This page, left) The Newark Museum
features regular exhibits of Latino artists; (Right) Carolina
Jaurena performs Tango Tonight!
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Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
122 College Avenue
New Brunswick, Middlesex County
732-932-1263
clac.rutgers.edu
The Center researches, documents, interprets and promotes
Latino, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Latin American arts and
culture. Programs include visual-art exhibitions, music and
theater productions, scholarly lectures and conferences,
literary symposia, community education and cultural events.
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, Middlesex County
732-246-7469
www.statetheatrenj.org
Performances include a diversity of world-class events
including international orchestras, Broadway musicals, jazz
productions, dance ensembles, touring operas, country music,
educational programs, children's events, world music, film
series and more. When not presenting its own performances,
the theater is available to a number of community, civic and
performing-arts organizations.
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre
East Brunswick, Middlesex County
732-255-4071
www.alboradadance.org
Recognized for its Spanish dance programs, this nonprofit
company performs at concerts and festivals, and conducts
educational lectures, demonstrations, and dance classes.
Repertoire includes flamenco, Spanish neoclassical dance,
poetry and drama.
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Festivales
New Jersey has many pan-Hispanic festivals that bring together revelers from throughout the Spanishspeaking world, as well as Americans of other nationalities who look forward to joining the fun.
Festivals in New Jersey >
Princeton University Art Museum
McCormick Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, Mercer County
609-258-3788
www.princetonartmuseum.org
One of the state's largest public collections features
paintings, sculptures and artifacts produced during various
historical periods from across the Hispanic world. Explore
everything from medieval Spain and pre-Colombian Mayan
and Olmec cultures to Picasso and modern Latin American
artists.
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, Mercer County
609-292-6464
www.state.nj.us/state/museum
Since 1965, this collection of fine artwork and artifacts has
grown to be one of the most impressive in the state. Exhibits
have included Jack Delano’s works from Puerto Rico, and the
permanent collection includes pieces from Paulo Chávez,
Marisol Escobar and many other Latino artists.
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, Camden County
866-877-6262
www.battleshipnewjersey.org
The former USS New Jersey, America's most decorated
battleship from service during World War II and conflicts in
Korea, Vietnam and Lebanon, is now a floating museum open
for tours, events and overnight encampments.
Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center
Second and Cooper Streets
Camden, Camden County
856-964-8300
www.waltwhitmancenter.org
Photos: (This page) Soledad Barrio dances in the Teatro Sí presentation
of Noche Flamenca. (Opposite page ) Festival of the Andes, Jersey City
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This nonprofit, multicultural literary, performing- and visualarts center presents a variety of cultural programs to a
regional audience.
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In New Jersey, we love to celebrate! We love the pageantries of parades and ceremonies, the aromas and tastes of ethnic foods,
the infusing energy of music and dancing and the splendor of fine arts and crafts. Our largest Latino communities honor the
La Fiesta Patronal Festival Boricua
Newark, Essex County, September
Branch Brook Park, Lake Street
973-481-3233
respective heritages of their native countries. Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican
neighborhoods and civic organizations are particularly prominent with celebrations to promote cultural awareness while
commemorating national holidays, historical and religious events, or a patron saint. Events take place throughout the year, but
especially during New Jersey's Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 16, the anniversary of Mexican and Central American
independence, to October 12, the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, heritage-preserving
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, November
100 First Street
732-442-1081
Puerto Rico
Cuba
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Desfile Cubano de New Jersey
North Bergen to Union City, Hudson County, June
201-325-0484
www.desfilecubanodenj.com
One of several annual events hosted by the Latin American
Kiwanis Club of Hudson County, the “Cuban Parade of New
Jersey” travels the core business districts of Bergenline
Avenue, from Braddock Park in North Bergen to Celia Cruz
Park in Union City.
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rican Statewide Parade
Newark, Essex County, September
973-481-3233
More than 12,000 people gather to watch this spectacular
event, which begins at Bloomfield and Broadway Avenues and
proceeds along Bloomfield. A sizzling Latin music festival
follows the parade in Branch Brook Park.
educational events, parades, concerts, art exhibits, craft shows and food festivals explode upon the New Jersey scene.
Major Annual Events
A show of Puerto Rican pride and preservation of culture
have made this a fabulous annual summer event in New
Jersey's largest city.
Puerto Rican Festival
Hoboken, Hudson County, June
Sinatra Park
201-420-2368
Every year, on the third Sunday in November, the Puerto
Rican Association for Human Development celebrates Puerto
Rican heritage with special church services, a flag raising and
festivities with music, dancing and ethnic foods.
Crafters, food, music, amusement rides and games make this
festival in Hudson County a fun-filled way to celebrate Puerto
Rican heritage.
Roberto Clemente Festival
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, September
732-442-1081
Puerto Rican Parade Committee Carnival
Hoboken, Hudson County, July
Sinatra Park
201-420-2368
Hosted by the Puerto Rican Association for Human
Development, this annual three-day event named for
the late great baseball player offers plenty of food,
music, amusement rides, craft exhibits, dancing and
family-oriented fun.
This annual three-day carnival features amusement rides,
games, great food and music.
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic County Puerto Rican Parade
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, August
Atlantic City Boardwalk
609-909-0262
New Jersey's famous casinos take a back seat to Puerto
Rican heritage on this day of celebration featuring a
boardwalk parade and a lively Latin music festival.
SOUTHERN SHORE
Festival Puertorriqueño de New Jersey
Vineland, Cumberland County, July
Landis Avenue
856-696-1147
This Cumberland County city with a strong Puerto Rican
community hosts heritage events including a banquet, flagraising ceremony and festival parade through the central
business district.
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GATEWAY
Dominican-American Parade and Festival
Paterson, Passaic County, September
33rd Street and Park Avenue
973-345-2326
As part of Dominican-American Week in Paterson, this
parade makes the streets come alive with the contagious
rhythm of merengue. Prior to the grand parade are three
days of music and folkloric performances.
Dominican Day Parade and Festival
Paterson, Passaic County, September
Briland Street
973-345-2326
More than 150,000 people crowd the streets to see this
colorful parade. The festival follows on Grand Street with
lively entertainment and Dominican pageantry.
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Puerto Rican Day Parade of Trenton
Trenton, Mercer County, August
East State Street
609-586-9097
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New Jersey's capital city in Mercer County celebrates Puerto
Rican heritage with a fabulous parade, music festival and
native foods.
San Juan Bautista Parade and Concert
Camden, Camden County, June
Wiggins Waterfront Park
856-365-8888
Along the Delaware River in the City of Camden in Camden
County, festivities include a parade with beautifully decorated
floats, local Latin bands and amazing performers, and a
concert follows at Wiggins Waterfront Park after the parade.
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South America,
Andean Nations
Latin-American Heritage Festival
West Orange, Essex County, October
Town Hall on Main Street
973-325-4130
GATEWAY
Peruvian Parade and Festival
Passaic and Paterson, Passaic County, July
201-794-9648
The diverse Hispanic community of this Essex County city
joins in this festival to celebrate with foods and music from
Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico
and Uruguay.
A main event during a celebration of Fiestas Patrias, festivities
include floats, marching bands, traditional music and the
crowning of Miss Peruvian Parade. The parade travels from
downtown Passaic to the Paterson City Hall.
Colombian Cultural Arts Summer Festival
Hackensack, Bergen County, July
201-342-7399
Weeklong annual festival in downtown Hackensack in Bergen
County celebrates Colombian heritage with art exhibits,
performances, a flag-raising ceremony and a parade.
Festival of the Andes
Jersey City, Hudson County, June
Hepburn Hall Lawn, New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
201-200-3270
Annual outdoor festival celebrates the highlands cultures of
Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Enjoy live
Andean music, dance, native clothing, crafts and foods.
Pan Hispanic
GATEWAY
Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival: San Juan Bautista
Celebration
Paterson, Passaic County, June
St. John the Baptist Cathedral, DeGrasse Street
914-762-8878
This celebration features mambo, tango, merengue and salsa
performances by celebrities and local talent, as well as a wide
variety of crafts and foods.
Rutherford Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Rutherford, Bergen County, October
51 Beech Street
201-933-4930
The program for this event in Bergen County consists of
arts, crafts, and music and dance performances native
to Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina
and Spain.
Photos: (This page) Holding hands on Bergenline Avenue.
(Opposite page) Festival dancers
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Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival: St. Rose of Lima
Street Fair
Newark, Essex County, June
St. Rose of Lima Church, Gray Street
914-762-8878
Along the Raritan River in New Brunswick in Middlesex
County, this festival features traditional Latin dance, folkloric
music, salsa and merengue bands, ethnic foods, amusement
rides and more.
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Children especially will love this multicultural celebration
featuring an exciting mix of live music, dancing, crafts and
foods.
NY/NJ Salsa Festival
New York and New Jersey, February-March
Committee Headquarters:
40 Bowers Street, Jersey City, Hudson County
201-386-0788
www.nynjsalsafestival.com
This “salsa congress” annually attracts top professional salsa
dancers from around the world for an entire weekend of
performances, competitions, social dances and workshops for
anyone at any skill level to learn from the pros. Whether to
dance or watch, enjoy truly unique entertainment in a great
environment.
Carnival Elizabeth
Elizabeth, Union County, September
Front Street
908-527-0687
One of New Jersey's largest Hispanic festivals, this event fills
over a quarter mile in the center of the city's business district
with Latin music, arts, crafts, games, prizes and plenty of
ethnic foods.
Hispanic Riverfront Festival
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, August
Boyd Park
732-828-4510
www.prab.org
Caribbean Carnival
Camden, Camden County, June
Wiggins Waterfront Park
856-964-8300
enthusiasts looking to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking, swimming
This annual carnival hosted by the Walt Whitman Arts Center
features plenty of soca, plena, calypso and reggae, as well as
Caribbean foods, stilt performers, masqueraded dancers and
crafts along the Delaware River.
and camping are just a few of the activities visitors can enjoy while exploring the 42 parks,
Summer Latino Music Festival
Camden, Camden County, July
Wiggins Waterfront Park
856-964-8300
and forest habitats at the southern tip, visitors can witness the beauty of nature while taking
More than 25,000 people gather to sample traditional foods
and enjoy the sounds of salsa, bachata, merengue, balada
and mariachi.
visit www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/.
11 forests and three recreation areas located throughout the Garden State. From the
gloriously wooded Watchung Mountains of the north to Cape May’s coastal dune, marsh
advantage of learning experiences offered at museums and environmental centers across
the state. For more information about New Jersey State parks, forests and historical sites
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
Photo: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Long Beach Island
Festival Latino Americano
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, September
Gardner's Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue
609-513-1543
www.haac.org
SKYLANDS
At this two-day festival, expect to dance, listen or just clap
your hands to some of the best live performances of salsa,
cumbia, Latin jazz, bachata, merengue, mariachi and
flamenco music. Other attractions include ethnic foods, arts,
crafts and souvenir tables for plenty of family fun.
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High Point State Park, Sussex County
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex County
Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
Swartswood State Park, Sussex County
Jenny Jump State Forest, Warren County
Worthington State Forest, Warren County
Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Morris County
Farny State Park, Morris County
Hacklebarney State Park, Morris County
Hopatcong State Park, Morris County
Stephens State Park, Morris County
Washington Rock State Park, Somerset County
Bull's Island Recreation Area, Hunterdon County
Round Valley Recreation Area, Hunterdon County
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Hunterdon County
Voorhees State Park, Hunterdon County
Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, Burlington,
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset counties
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Princeton Battlefield State Park, Mercer County
Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer and
Hunterdon counties
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Burlington County
Penn State Forest, Burlington County
Rancocas State Park, Burlington County
Wharton State Forest, Atlantic, Burlington and
Camden counties
Bass River State Forest, Burlington and Ocean counties
Fort Mott State Park, Salem County
Parvin State Park, Salem County
SHORE
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Monmouth County
Allaire State Park, Monmouth County
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Ocean County
Double Trouble State Park, Ocean County
Island Beach State Park, Ocean County
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State Parks
With more than 375,000 acres of state parkland, New Jersey has plenty to offer nature
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Photo: Caribbean dance and music performance
New Jersey’s
Ringwood State Park, Bergen and Passaic counties
Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Bergen and
Passaic counties
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, Passaic County
Long Pond Ironworks State Park, Passaic County
Norvin Green State Forest, Passaic County
Wawayanda State Park, Passaic County
Liberty State Park, Hudson County
Cheesequake State Park, Middlesex County
SOUTHERN SHORE
Belleplain State Forest, Cape May and
Cumberland counties
Cape May Point State Park, Cape May County
For more information and virtual tours:
www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/
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Ocean Resorts
Between festivals and visits to museums and performing-arts centers, enjoy beaches, festival-like seaside boardwalks,
amusement parks, water parks, city parks, national recreation areas, zoos, cinemas, arcades, casinos, professional-sports
From Sandy Hook down to Cape May, the New Jersey
shoreline is awash with carefree pleasures. By day, relax or
play on the beach, swim in the Atlantic Ocean, descend a
water slide, try deep-sea fishing, whale watching, jet skiing,
sailing and more. By night, experience wonderful foods,
games, live shows, amusement rides, nightclubs, stores, and
fun loving crowds. All of New Jersey's 71 shore communities
offer a great escape from everyday life. North to south, here
are some of the best:
events, golf, tennis, biking, hiking, camping, water sports, air sports, winter sports and more. Our world-famous ocean resorts
tantalize with the allure of fun in the sun and exciting evenings at boardwalk attractions. More fun awaits at places like
Six Flags Great Adventure, one of America's largest theme parks with more than 100 thrill rides and the world's largest drivethrough wild-animal safari outside of Africa. Sporting events are also popular destinations in New Jersey, home to eight
professional béisbol teams, a major league fútbol team, international fútbol exhibitions, horse racing, and boxing, as well as
(Find destinations labeled on map, bottom right)
professional basketball, ice hockey and American football teams. Have you ever seen an auto race? Or watched an authentic
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Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
Monmouth County
732-872-5970
www.nps.gov/gate/shu/shu_home.htm
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Asbury Park
Monmouth County
732-775-7676
www.cityofasburypark.com
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Point Pleasant Beach
Ocean County
732-899-2424
www.pointpleasantbeach.com
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Seaside Heights
Ocean County
800-SEASHORE
www.seasideheightstourism.com
professional rodeo with real American cowboys riding broncos and bulls? Or taken a ride in a hot-air balloon? Unique
experiences that you may have never considered are everywhere.
Entretenimiento
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Atlantic City
Atlantic County
888-228-4748
www.atlanticcitynj.com
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Ocean City
Cape May County
800-232-2465
www.oceancityvacation.com
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Only in New Jersey can you find such abundance
and variety of entertainment destinations.
Entertainment in New Jersey >
Photos: (This page) Roller coaster at Morey's Pier,
along the Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk.
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Amusement and
Water Parks
While amusements are very much part of the scene at many
ocean resorts, here are other favorite destinations with rides,
games and attractions for family fun.
Keansburg Park and Water Park
Keansburg, Monmouth County
732-495-1400
www.keansburgamusementpark.com
Six Flags Great Adventure Park, Water Park and Safari
Jackson, Ocean County
732-928-1821
www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure
Jenkinson's Amusement Park
Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County
732-295-4334
www.jenkinsons.com
Clementon Park and Water Park
Clementon, Camden County
856-783-0263
www.clementonpark.com
New Jersey Shore Destinations
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Sea Isle City
Cape May County
609-263-TOUR
www.seaislecity.org
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The Wildwoods
Cape May County
800-992-9732 or 609-729-9000
www.wildwoodsnj.com
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Cape May
Cape May County
609-884-5508
www.capemaychamber.com
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Destinations
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Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, Hudson County
201-915-3440
www.libertystatepark.com
One of America's most spectacular urban parks features
more than 1,000 acres along the Hudson River with views of
the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New York City
skyline. Enjoy strolling along Liberty Walk, nature trails,
hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, playgrounds and more.
DELAWARE RIVER
Adventure Aquarium
One Riverside Drive
Camden, Camden County
856-365-3300
www.adventureaquarium.com
See more than 5,000 aquatic animals in over 80 individual
fresh and salt water exhibits. A huge 760,000-gallon Ocean
Base Atlantic Tank has two-dozen sharks, giant stingrays, sea
turtles and 1,400 other aquatic animals.
Cowtown Rodeo
780 Route 40
Pilesgrove, Salem County
856-769-3200
www.cowtownrodeo.com
Photos: (This page) Cape May, New Jersey (Opposite page) Balloons fly
over New Jersey’s Wine Region.
A real professional rodeo, reminiscent of the Old American
West, features career cowboys competing in bronco riding,
calf roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. It’s a unique
experience for the whole family, outdoors and under the
lights, on Saturday nights from May through September.
Across the State
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Hot Air Balloon Rides
www.funnj.com/leisure/hotair/index.htm
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www.new-jersey.com/col/golf/
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At least 100 balloon pilots and hundreds more crewmembers
call New Jersey their home. Clinton in Hunterdon County is
the busiest place for hot air balloon rides. Along Route 173,
three major balloonports are located within a few miles.
New Jersey offers public and private courses for every level
of golfer. Course layouts range from treed fairways to
traditional links-style courses that are becoming increasingly
popular near ocean resorts.
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Sports abound year-round throughout the State, and Latino athletes are
well-represented on the rosters of New Jersey’s professional sports teams.
Deportes
Sports in New Jersey >
Futbol Professional
(Soccer)
GATEWAY
New York Red Bulls
Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Complex
Routes 3 & 120
East Rutherford, Bergen County
201-583-7000
www.nyredbulls.com
International Exhibitions
New Jersey Sports & Exhibition Authority
Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Complex
East Rutherford, Bergen County
201-935-8500
www.njsea.com
Beisbol Professional
(Baseball)
SHORE
Lakewood Blueclaws
First Energy Park
Hampshire & Cedar Bridge Avenues
Lakewood, Ocean County
732-901-7000
www.lakewoodblueclaws.com
DELAWARE RIVER
Trenton Thunder
Mercer County Waterfront Park
Thunder Road & Route 29
Trenton, Mercer County
609-394-3300
www.trentonthunder.com
Camden Riversharks
Campbell's Field
401 North Delaware Avenue
Camden, Camden County
866-742-7579
www.riversharks.com
SKYLANDS
Somerset Patriots
Commerce Bank Ballpark
One Patriots Park
Bridgewater, Somerset County
908-252-0700
www.somersetpatriots.com
GATEWAY
Sussex Skyhawks
Skylands Park
94 Championship Place
Augusta, Sussex County
973-300-1000
www.sussexskyhawks.com
New Jersey Jackals
Yogi Berra Stadium
Montclair University Campus
Valley Road & Normal Avenue
Little Falls, Passaic County
973-746-7434
www.jackals.com
Newark Bears
Riverfront Stadium
10 Bridge Street
Newark, Essex County
973-483-6900
www.newarkbears.com
Pictured: (Above) Cuban-born pitcher Adolfo Luque, who became one of the first Latino stars in
American baseball, began his career with the Long Branch Cubans of the NY-NJ League in
1913. He went on to a successful Major League career, winning nearly 200 games and earning
the win in the final game of the 1933 World Series. (Opposite page) The nationally recognized
Newark Bears are one of several minor-league baseball teams across the state.
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Vida Nocturna
Horse Racing
GATEWAY
Meadowlands Racetrack
Meadowlands Complex
Routes 3 & 120
East Rutherford, Bergen County
800-227-4480 and 201-843-2446
www.thebigm.com
New Jersey Nightlife
New Jersey nights come alive with the music and
SHORE
dancing of salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, Latin
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, Monmouth County
732-222-5100
www.monmouthpark.com
jazz, rhythm and blues, Latin hip hop and more. Clubs
are plentiful and competition intense with a clamoring
for the hottest Latin DJs and bands, and promotions
Auto Racing
such as free salsa dance lessons, complimentary
tapas, “Latin Thursdays,” “Fantasy Fridays,” “Salsa
SHORE
Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown, Monmouth County
732-446-7800
www.etownraceway.com
Saturdays” and “Tropical Sundays.” Some places
Wall Speedway
1803 State Route 34
Wall, Monmouth County
732-681-6400
www.wallspeedway.com
experiences.
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, Ocean County
609-758-1900
www.newegyptspeedway.net
exciting music and dancing. Some clubs cater to young
feature state-of-the-art sound systems, special lighting
and even plasma video screens to accentuate dancing
the
crowds, others mature audiences; most schedule
entertainment for all age groups on different nights
through the week. Preferred attire can range from
“casual chic” to “dress to impress.” Jeans, athletic wear,
baseball caps, shorts, sneakers and other “too casual”
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Skylands
out for the night! Check newspaper and periodical
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Gateway
listings for timely information about New Jersey clubs
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Delaware River
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Greater Atlantic City
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shows but the main focus of every night is always the
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Pictured: (Above, right) New Jersey offers visitors a variety of
music, dancing and entertainment choices at a number of latenight entertainment venues throughout the state. Club goers can
experience state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting while
dancing salsa, merengue and Latin hip hop among other popular
forms of music and dance.
occasionally
entertainment to include Latin comedy acts and fashion
DELAWARE RIVER
Atco Raceway
1000 Jackson Road
Atco, Camden County
856-768-2167
www.atcorace.com
Others
and evening entertainment.
Periódicos
Periodicals
Al Día (South Jersey)
news.aldiainc.com
Dominican Times News (Union City)
www.dominicantimesnews.com
El Diario La Prensa
(USA oldest & largest, New York City)
www.eldiariony.com
El Especialito (Union City)
www.elespecial.com
El Hispano (South Jersey)
www.el-hispano.com
El Latino Expreso (Trenton)
www.njexpreso.com
El Nuevo (Jersey City)
www.nj.com/elnuevo
El Nuevo Coqui (Newark)
973-481-3233
El Progreso Latino (Jersey City)
201-868-2239
Hoy (New York City)
www.hoyinternet.com
Nuestra Comunidad (New Brunswick)
www.njcomunidad.com
Noticiero Colombiano (Elizabeth)
www.noticierohispano.com
Mensaje (Elizabeth)
908-355-8835
Su Guia (Passaic)
866-784-8421
The Latin Post (New York City)
www.thelatinpost.com
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Bus & Rail
New Jersey Transit
Daily, 6 a.m. to midnight
800-772-2222
Hearing Impaired (NJ only, with teleprinter)
800-772-2287
Atlantic City Rail Line
800-772-2222
PATH
800-234-PATH
PATCO
856-772-6900
SEPTA
215-580-7800
AMTRAK
800-USA-RAIL
New Jersey & Vicinity Airports
Newark Liberty International Airport
973-961-6000
Kennedy International Airport
718-244-4444
LaGuardia Airport
718-533-3400
Philadelphia International Airport
800-745-4283
Atlantic City International Airport Pomona
609-645-7895
Central Jersey Regional Airport
Hillsborough/Manville
908-526-2822
Teterboro Airport
201-288-1775
Trenton/Mercer Airport
609-882-1600
For complete general aviation airport listings contact:
Division of Aeronautics of the New Jersey Department of
Transportation at 609.530.2900
Produced for the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism by EFK Group,
Trenton, NJ. ©2006. All rights reserved.
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NEW JERSEY TOURISM INFORMATION CENTERS
ATLANTIC COUNTY
Hammonton • 609-449-7101
Atlantic City Expressway, Farley Plaza, Mile Marker 21
New Jersey
Regions Map
Pleasantville • 609-383-2727
Atlantic City Expressway Mile Marker 3.5
BERGEN COUNTY
Montvale • 201-391-5737
Garden State Parkway, Mile Marker 172N/S
Ridgefield • 201-943-8757
Vince Lombardi Travel Plaza, NJ Turnpike Mile Marker 116N/S
CAPE MAY COUNTY
Ocean View • 609-884-5404
Garden State Parkway, Mile Marker 18.3N/S
ESSEX COUNTY
Newark • 973-623-5052
Newark Liberty International Airport
Terminal B, International Arrivals
HUDSON COUNTY
Jersey City • 201-459-2070
Liberty State Park Exit 14B off NJ Turnpike, Morris Pesin Drive
HUNTERDON COUNTY
Flemington • 908-782-8550
Liberty Village Premium Outlets, One Church Street
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Cranbury • 609-655-1610
Molly Pitcher Rest Area, NJ Turnpike South, Mile Marker 71.9
OCEAN COUNTY
Jackson • 732-833-0503, NJ Turnpike Exit 7
Jackson Outlet Village, 537 Monmouth Road
SALEM COUNTY
Deepwater • 856-351-0194
Route 295 North, Mile Marker 2.3
Penns Grove • 856-299-8246
John Fenwick Rest Area, NJ Turnpike North, Mile Marker 5.4
SOMERSET COUNTY
Bridgewater • 908-725-1552 ext. 16
Somerset County Business Partnership
360 Grove Street & Route 22
WARREN COUNTY
Knowlton • 908-496-4994
Delaware Water Gap, I-80 East, Mile Marker 7
SKYLANDS
www.skylandstourism.org
800-4-SKYLANDS
DELAWARE RIVER
www.visitsouthjersey.com
856-757-9400
GREATER ATLANTIC CITY
www.actourism.org
609-343-4882
GATEWAY
201-436-6009
SHORE
www.shoreregion.com
732-BIG-WAVE
SOUTHERN SHORE
www.njsouthernshore.com
800-227-2297

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