Free Friday! Check Out Free NY/NJ Events!

1. 2012 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series Continues Friday at Brookdale Park!

2012 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series continues Friday, July 13th, with a tribute to Journey & The Four Tops, featuring musical groups Separate Ways and Standing in the Shadows at 7:30pm at Brookdale Park. The free annual concert series brings various dynamic groups of musicians to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System, providing residents with fun, family, friendly entertainment.

Brookdale-Park.jpgBrookdale Park

“Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said.

2. Cape May County Park & Zoo

Rt 9 and Crest Haven Rd Cape May (609) 465 5271 
Over 100 species of wildlife are housed in the beautiful setting of this well maintained zoo. Food concessions are available as well as Picnic areas. Open Daily year round 9 – 5 Admission is Free

3. The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 

Mountainside park – Upper Montclair NJ
Hilly terrain and wondrous homes are the setting for this beautiful park. See over 4,000 varieties of Irises. Because of its stunning visual and historical appeal, the “Iris Gardens” has been designated a National Historic Site. The best time to view most in bloom is late May into June.This is another greatFree attraction in NJ 

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African Burial Ground

One of Lower Manhattan’s most fascinating, and controversial, stories of recent years circulates around the new African Burial Ground National Monument site. It began when a construction project in 1991 uncovered a burial ground of slaves – more than 400 caskets were found – from an age when New York had more slaves than any American city outside Charleston, South Carolina. Outside you can see part of the site now enveloped by buildings, and the compact visitors center does a masterful job at retelling African-American history in the city. See our 76-Second Travel Show episode on the museum’s opening. 290 Broadway between Duane & Elk Sts, Lower Manhattan.


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10. General Ulysses S Grant National Memorial (aka ‘Grant’s Tomb’)

Also called ‘Grant’s Tomb’, the $600,000 granite structure that holds the remains of the Civil War hero and 18th president (and his wife Julia) is the largest mausoleum in the US, and is patterned after Mausolus’ tomb at Halicarnassus, making it a plagiarized version of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Riverside Dr at 122nd St, Morningside Heights.

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