Meadowlands

Attention History Buffs:
Love baseball? Love history? Step back into yesteryear when the Bergen County Historical Society hosts an old-time game in the meadow at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge. On Saturday, July 9, a double header is scheduled featuring the Flemington Neshanocks verses the Brooklyn Eckfords.  These reenactor teams play with 19th century rules, equipment, and uniforms in an open field. Watch for “Casey at the Bat.”

While visiting the new Bridge Landing, make sure to reserve enough time to explore this battleground in the American Revolution and the bridge that is known to have saved the nation.  New Bridge served as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters, and intelligence-gathering post in every year of the American Revolution. The Steuben House, c. 1752 and a state-historic site, is the only extant building from the 1776. Retreat through Bergen County: Thomas Paine wrote about George Washington leading the troops across the New Bridge in the narrow escape “Retreat to Victory”.  For more information, visit  www.bergencountyhistory.org.

The Meadowlands Museum’s new exhibit A Stitch in Time: Clothing and Textiles of the Meadowlands 1890-1915 is  now open until September 29, 2018. This exhibit showcases fashionable clothing of the period, with highlights from the Museum’s collection of historical garments, while  further exploring “behind the seams” to relate these garments to the Meadowlands and its surrounding cities that contributed to the fashion industry. As distinguishing stylistic elements from 1890-1915 are noted, so too are the factories and mills producing textiles, notions, and clothing embellishment of the Meadowlands area. Open only on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is  $5 (children – $3). >MORE

Attention Nature Lovers:
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority hosts free public viewings at The Observatory at William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst every Wednesday night from 7 – 10 p.m., and free guided bird walks the first Sunday and Third Tuesday of each month.  There are also free public parks throughout the region  http://www.njsea.com

Family Entertainment:
Visitors to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Lyndhurst will see heroic knights on spirited horses displaying astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay. For tickets visit www.medievaltimes.come.

At RPM Raceway in Jersey City, everyone gets the high-RPM go-kart experience. Check the event calendar before visiting for track restrictions and closures at www.rpmraceway.com

Liberty Science Center just opened the largest planetarium in the western hemisphere and features an entirely new Cosmic Celebration.  It’s open seven days a week including New Year’s Day.  Visit www.lsc.org.

Kids-Free Entertainment:
Meadowlands Racing and Entertaining offers dining and wagering on some of the most exciting horse races in the country.   Visit www.thebigm.com.

Banana’s Comedy Club at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights has a great line-up.  Visit http://www.bananascomedyclub.com for details.

The Meadowlands cuisine offerings are as diverse as its residents with everything from delis for fast food to multi-course French, Italian and Spanish restaurants. It offers more than 8,000 hotel rooms at many price points just minutes from all the entertainment that The Meadowlands has to offer as well as Midtown Manhattan.

For more information about events happening throughout the season in the Meadowlands Region of North Jersey, visit www.meadowlands.org or call 201.939.0707.