The Quick Getaway

Pack the car! Four great weekend destinations are just a short ride away.



For the foodie: Culinary Institute of America

Some of the top chefs in the country got their start at the CIA in Hyde Park, N.Y., whose three student-staffed restaurants are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. (A fourth, the Apple Pie Bakery Café, is closed on weekends.)

What are you in the mood for? The menu at American Bounty (845.451.1011, americanbountyrestaurant.com) is inspired by the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley region, while Ristorante Caterina de Medici (845.451.1013, ristorantecaterinademedici. com) serves up authentic regional Italian cuisine in a grand Tuscan-style villa overlooking the Hudson River.

Then there’s The Bocuse Restaurant (845.451.1012, bocuse restaurant.com), named for the famous French chef Paul Bocuse. Sleek and contemporary, it reimagines classic French cuisine— think lavender-pepper crusted tuna, pork loin with fennel puree and bamboo rice, roasted root vegetables en papillotte.

Before heading home, be sure to tour the Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR ’s home and Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage Val-Kill, which are just minutes away from the CIA.

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January 2018

A thousand blooming exotic orchids descend on Rutgers University New Brunswick campus. Rutgers University hosts largest and oldest orchid show in New Jersey at its New Brunswick campus showcasing...

Cost: free

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Rutgers Douglass Student Center
100 George St
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: North Jersey Orchid Society
Telephone: 201-410-3089
Contact Name: Carrie Buchman
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Transport yourself to the magical world of Bubblelandia during the B-THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW at bergenPAC in Englewood. The show focuses on Mr. B., who finds himself transported to a mystical...

Cost: Tickets: $19–39

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bergenPAC
Englewood, NJ


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Jazz Bassist Martin Pizzarelli brings Int'l Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga and Drummer extraordinaire Jonathon Peretz for an evening of music from Bucky, Bossa Nova & Beyond! FB...

Cost: $15.00 Cover

Where:
Maureen's Jazz Cellar
2 N Broadway
Nyack, NJ  10960
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Sponsor: Maureen's Jazz Cellar
Telephone: (845) 535-3143
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Beginners and experts alike are welcome to practice WINTER YOGA with Sherry Fusco of Open Hearts Yoga at the Ramsey Ambulance Corps, 41 S. Island Ave., from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Each class will...

Cost: $40 (for four classes).

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Open Hearts Yoga at the Ramsey Ambulance Corps, 41 S. Island Ave
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We are so excited to once again host the beloved Venerable Bhante Sujatha! This year, we will be at a different (but bigger!) location, only blocks away from Namaste due to the popularity of...

Cost: $35.00

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The Unitarian Society of ridgewood
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Sponsor: Namaste Organic Spa
Telephone: 201-857-3646
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Learn a new culinary skill during the Ramsey Adult School’s CLASSIC MEAT DISHES PERFECTLY DONE class at Ramsey High School, room 102. On Wednesday nights from 7 to 10 p.m., Chef Pascal Beric...

Cost: $93 (tuition), $53 (materials).

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Ramsey High School, room 102
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Join Ramsey business owners for the RAMSEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WINTER SOCIAL at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be a buffet dinner, and beer, wine and soda will be...

Cost: Tickets: $50

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Ramsey Golf & Country Club
Ramsey, NJ


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Dress to impress for the WINTER WHITE NIGHT at Seasons in Washington Township from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be an extensive buffet, a sushi bar, a premium open bar, cigar-rolling...

Cost: Tickets: $80-90

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Seasons
Washington Township, NJ


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Rock out during THE PREMIER ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH at bergenPAC in Englewood at 8 p.m. Professional impersonators Scot Bruce and Mike Albert will portray the young and old versions of Elvis,...

Cost: Tickets: $29–49

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Englewood, NJ


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