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  • Finding adventure among the treetops in New Jersey

    Built right next to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey, the new and expanded Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course is a world class aerial obstacle course. The adult courses (approx. 35ft in height) offer 30 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 1 to 1.5 hours, while the junior courses (approx. 10ft in height) offer 18 unique challenge elements with an average run time of 30 to 45 minutes. A 300-foot long zip […]

  • Mets fan turns his love for the team into a business with The 7 Line

    In 2009 Darren Meenan caught the attention of Mets fans when he wore a t-shirt that read “I Survived” in reference to another losing season. Darren took to his parent’s basement and turned that one t-shirt into a full clothing line. By the summer of 2010 the operation moved from the basement, to a warehouse in Jamaica, Queens. Starting in April 2014, The 7 Line is now an officially licensed MLB brand with a kiosk inside Citi Field. Darren also […]

  • Citi Field in Queens gets Spartan tough

    This weekend Citi Field in Queens will be transformed into a more than 3 mile obstacle course. Thousands of racers are expected to race to the finish in the Spartan Sprint. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles! The Spartan Sprint at Citi Field takes place April 12th-13th. http://www.spartanrace.com/citi-field-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2014.html#.

  • Culinary Fight Night delivers a knockout punch for charity

    Culinary Fight Night is an exciting and interactive cooking competition with elements of “Iron Chef” and “Chopped,” while incorporating an amazing charitable element. Created by Chef Walt Henderson, the event highlights local chefs and raises awareness for various foundations and charities worldwide. Chef De Jesus of Chefs TAPE and Chef Kelvin Fernandez of Blend on the Water went head to head inside a Vegas style boxing ring setting in The Sons of Essex, to compete for the title and a […]

  • Hottest outdoor toys your kids will enjoy this spring

    As the warmer weather approaches, families begin to reunite with their favorite parks. Toy expert, Laurie Leahey, from TTPM introduced the hottest toys to keep your kids moving in the great outdoors. https://www.timetoplaymag.com/

  • Getting off the treadmill and hitting the pavement

    With the onset of spring, runners are getting off the treadmill and heading outdoors. Jeff Dengate, “Runner’s World” senior editor for shoes and gear, gives you tips before you hit the pavement. http://www.runnersworld.com/ To get in the spring running spirit, Mizuno Running launched a campaign, “What if everybody ran?” Together with a research team from North Carolina they scoured through volumes of existing research, statistics and facts, including U.S. Census data, executing detailed calculations that illustrated the effects that running […]

  • Fitness flash mob takes over PIX plaza

    The Rise NYC is a fitness group that hosts free pop up workouts throughout the city at 6:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Co-founder, Dave Johnson put together a special PIX workout for the first day of spring. #RiseUp2014 http://www.therisenyc.com/

  • Kids grab their favorite books for Read Across America

    This week children across the nation are picking up their favorite books for Read Across America. Lisa Mateo joined in on the celebration by reading to third graders at Rev. Dr. Revel F. Webb Elementary School PS 22 in Jersey City, NJ. Read Across America, now in its 17th year, is sponsored by the National Education Association and Dr. Seuss Enterprises. It coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. http://www.readacrossamerica.org

  • Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes for IHOP’s National Pancake Day

    On March 4th IHOP customers can enjoy a free short stack of pancakes for their annual National Pancake Day celebration. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities. Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised $13 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate. http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/  

  • Brooklyn welcomes its first shuffleboard bar

    Forget darts, pinball, ping-pong and foosball. There’s a new bar game in town, complete with a Florida theme. This past weekend Brooklyn welcomed its first shuffleboard bar, Royal Palms. (514 Union Street, Brooklyn NY) http://www.royalpalmsshuffle.com/

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