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Visiting Newark & the Gateway Region

Newark and surrounding communities like Fort LeeWest Orange, and Elizabeth rise above the shadow of the New York skyline to provide an eclectic array of events and activities for visitors of all kinds. Abundant arts, culture, and big-name entertainment – this summer, visitors will find the New Jersey Gateway region has a lot more to offer than just proximity to the Big Apple.

Travelers coming in to Newark Liberty International Airport will find the Ironbound District to the immediate north. In addition to ample shopping opportunities, the district’s attractions include the NJ Cultural Arts Center, the Newark Museum, and more.

For a way to have fun a little off the beaten path, check out GlassRoots Studio in Newark. Visitors learn the techniques of the ancient art through special workshops and demonstrations, August 4th through 15th. Class times vary, so check the schedule during your visit to make sure you don’t miss the educational fun.

Dog lovers visit the William G. Mennen Sports Arena on July 17th and 18th for the 2016 Twin Brooks Kennel Club Dog Show. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, it's a chance to see a variety of breeds compete for prizes and the coveted Best in Show.

On August 27th, the 2016 Industrial Crafts Day is highlight of the summer for northeast New Jersey creative types. Visit the Cooper Gristmill on Route 513 betwenn noon and 4 p.m. for demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on events. See blacksmiths, tinsmiths, spinners, weavers, and more.

Fair season starts in September, and the 2016 Country Fair & Harvest Festival is fun for families in Morristown on September 18th. Held at the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on September 18th from noon to 5 p.m., this festivites feature wagon rides, a petting zoo, live music, and plenty of food vendors.

Football fans are delivered from the dog days of summer as the New York Jets and the New York Giants gear up for the 2015 NFL season. Newark, Fort LeeWest Orange, and Fairfield visitors enjoy especially convenient access to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, where both teams host home games. Check the schedule to root on your favorite team ­– having two means there’s pro football action just about every weekend this fall.

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